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Billy Jones, who has made West Brom's right-back spot his own this season, is out for an indefinite time with a hamstring injury he picked up against Crystal Palace.

Steven Reid will likely deputize for Jones, but this certainly doesn't help their preparations to play Chelsea this weekend.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 03:43:00 PM

According to teammate Bobby Zamora, Vargas is "still finding his seat since coming to the Premier League" from Serie A.

Vargas played limited minutes in QPR's 4-0 loss to Man United, but since then has started the last two consecutive matches, notching an assist in the team's 2-1 loss to Southampton this past weekend. "He’s come all the way over here and he doesn’t speak any English so it takes time," said Zamora. Hopefully the 24 year-old can give a boost to the club's attack from here on out because with the way things look right now, QPR will need everything they can get to escape relegation at the end of the season.
Source: Standard
Oct 1 - 6:29 PM

Chelsea striker Diego Costa will not skip international duty with Spain next week despite his nagging muscle injuries.

Costa has played through all of his injuries and has been on a prolific goal scoring spree in the past month, but Jose Mourinho was certainly hoping his star striker would take the international week off. This is both good and bad news for fantasy managers. Good news is that Costa feels healthy enough to play for Spain but the bad news is that he is putting himself at a high risk of injury. Follow Costa's status before Premier League matches but as of now we don't think he is in danger of missing time.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 1 - 10:42 PM

Sadio Mane played very well in his Southampton debut and should have a cemented starting spot going ahead.

Mane is a very fast attacking midfielder/winger who can create danger for any Premier League opposition. He was active the entire match and created chances for his teammates, ending the match with an assist, two shots on target, and three fouls won among a series of other stats. What was impressive was that he finished with 12 fantasy points despite receiving a yellow card. He is a fantastic player to own in fantasy and at £ 7.51 M, he gives you a great differential option.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 1 - 11:08 PM

Nemanja Matic has become an integral part to Chelsea's success in both the Premier League and Champions League.

Matic scored a goal to give Chelsea a 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon to further prove his worth. The defensive midfielder is mostly known for his contributions on the defensive side of the pitch, but he also provides an important passing skill to the Chelsea attack. The problem with Matic comes in fantasy. He doesn't provide enough attacking stats to give fantasy managers enough production, only averaging six points per game. Avoid him in fantasy but enjoy his importance on Chelsea's squad.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 1 - 9:05 PM

Rio Ferdinand has been on the field for all 13 goals QPR has conceded to start the season.

Ferdinand has had a few blunders this season already, including Hull City's winner on opening day and another on a giveaway against Southampton this past weekend. QPR have conceded four goals twice this season already and eight goals in its last three matches. It's not all Ferdinand's fault, but it doesn't look good on him at this point. He could find his way to the bench if the right player comes along. Until then, stay away from any QPR defenders, other than perhaps, Steven Caulker.
Oct 1 - 6:40 PM

Arsenal dominated Galatasaray 4-1 at the Emirates in Champions League action behind a Danny Welbeck hat trick.

Danny Welbeck announced his claim as Arsenal's first choice center forward with a Champions League hat trick at home against Galatasaray on Wednesday. With news of Olivier Giroud's contract extension coming yesterday questions about who the starter might be when both are healthy were raised. Welbeck provided his answer with a clinical hat trick. The frightening thing is that he could have had a couple more. He certainly looks like he could follow in the footsteps of Daniel Sturridge in finding a home after a transfer between big clubs. Alexis Sanchez also scored for Arsenal and Wojciech Szczesny was red carded.
Oct 1 - 4:43 PM

Ryan Shawcross has been a standout for Stoke City and fantasy managers alike and his excellence continued in the Week 6 clean sheet win over Newcastle.

Ryan Shawcross's name was linked with a return to the club he came up with, Manchester United, a number of years ago but since that infatuation faded (if it was ever there) he has faded from the collective consciousness somewhat. A pillar at Stoke City since 2008, it is easy to forget about him. With the advent of statistics that describe central defending play, Shawcross has started to re-emerge for fans and fantasy managers. In the Yahoo format he is averaging just over 10 points/match this season on performances like the one he put in on Monday. Three blocked shots, two interceptions and a tackle won leading to a clean sheet is a lot of fantasy goodness in almost any format. Expect his solidity to continue.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 5:23 PM

Nacer Chadli has four of Tottenham's eight goals (six games) to start the season.

Chadli's most important goal of his career to date was washed away when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain equalized for Arsenal in the North London Derby this past weekend. Nevertheless, Chadli has rightfully earned a spot in Mauricio Pochettino's starting XI. He's the leading scorer on a top 10 team who'll need continued production from him if the rest of his supporting cast keeps coming up dry. He's in form and looks to be progressing. Add him to your Yahoo Fantasy PL team while his price is still fairly reasonable.
Oct 1 - 5:32 PM

According to New York City FC head coach Jason Kreis, Lampard will not stay with Manchester City beyond their initial loan deal.

Lampard's stock has been on the rise since joining City on a six-month loan. So much so that multiple reports have suggested the EPL side would like to retain him longer than originally planned. However, NYCFC boss Jason Kreis has adamantly denied this claim, telling reporters "there is no truth to that rumor at all". Lampard will join the 21st club in Major League Soccer in January along with Spanish star David Villa for preseason. NYCFC will play at Yankee Stadium while it looks for a place to build its own stadium.
Oct 1 - 6:04 PM

Angel di Maria finally had a clunker of a match after three weeks of strong contributions after his arrival at Old Trafford.

Angel di Maria is human after all. His first three matches with the Red Devils had fantasy managers drooling but his fourth was a bit of a dud despite his club winning the match. He won two corners and intercepted a pass but that was about it which is a bit surprising for a player as talented as he is. Still, absolutely no reason to panic as he'll surely be back to his best sooner rather than later.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 2:58 PM

Marcos Rojo had a second solid fantasy return in three weeks in Manchester United's Week 6 win over West Ham United.

Despite not getting a clean sheet or any meaningful attacking points, the Argentine Center Back/Left Back returned a solid 10 points in the Yahoo format. He contributed two blocked shots, four interceptions and a tackle as he moved centrally in the absence of Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Tyler Blackett. Given United's overall defensive issues, this was definitely a solid return.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 2:51 PM






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