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Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak has won the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Player of the Year award.

Jedinak was outstanding in Palace's promotion campaign and has been their best performer in the opening eleven games of this season. The defensive midfielder has been quietly producing some stunning fantasy points returns despite no goals, no assists and just two shots on target. Interceptions and tackles won have been the name of the game and Jedinak has become a genuine option for your Yahoo team.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:24:00 AM

Danny Welbeck, still recovering from the hamstring injury he picked up against Watford, will miss the trip to Merseyside to face Everton on Sunday.

The England international appears to have a starting spot in the Arsenal line-up when healthy. The "when healthy" part has been the challenge. After returning from one injury after the international break he didn't last a full 90 minutes before going down with his latest injury, this time to his hamstring. It doesn't appear to be a long-term injury and Arsene Wenger will hope to have Welbeck back as soon as Week 10.
Source: espnfc.com
Oct 20 - 1:58 PM

Laurent Koscielny has trained with Arsenal ahead of their Week 9 trip to Everton and should be available to participate.

Whether Arsene Wenger calls on the France international as he returns from his latest injury is another question but after the disappointment against Watford last weekend, you have to expect that he'll pull out all of the stops to get a win. Expect a trio of Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, and Nacho Monreal to start at the back flanked by Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal for the match against Ronald Koeman's mightily struggling Toffees early on Sunday.
Source: espnfc.com
Oct 20 - 2:01 PM

Aaron Ramsey is back in training and Arsene Wenger will have the choice to deploy him against Everton on Sunday.

With the option of playing it cautious, both with selection and Ramsey's injury status, you'd never want to predict what Wenger will do here but after Arsenal struggled to generate an attack with Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny at the base of midfield, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Ramsey right back in the starting line-up. The alternative would be Wenger giving Jack Wilshere a first Premier League start after a couple of Europa League run-outs. As always, Wenger's choices will be highly scrutinized regardless of which player he chooses this weekend.
Source: espnfc.com
Oct 20 - 2:06 PM

West Ham will be without defender James Collins for Friday's match against Brighton and Hove Albion.

The 34-year-old has missed the last three matches after he suffered an ankle injury during a goalless draw with West Brom in mid-Sept. His absence on Friday should see Winston Reid and Jose Fonte continue at center-back, while Angelo Ogbonna will be available off the substitute's bench. However, manager Slaven Bilic suggested in his pre-match press conference the Wales international and striker Diafra Sakho could both be back for next Wednesday's Carabao Cup match against Tottenham. "James Collins is out for a matter of days and Sakho has back pain," said Bilic. "They could both be back for the Spurs game."
Oct 20 - 1:13 PM

Troy Deeney has only started one match so far this season but after a goal, albeit from the penalty spot, in the win against Arsenal he will hope he gets the call against Chelsea.

After two strong seasons as a Premier League target man, the benching of Troy Deeney has been almost as surprising as Watford's start to the season. If Andre Gray were hitting the back of the net regularly you might understand but the summer signing from Burnley has been merely OK replacing Deeney. With Deeney dispatching a strong penalty to draw the Hornets even with Arsenal last weekend, it will be interesting to see if he is given a chance to reclaim his place in the starting line-up.
Source: espnfc.com
Oct 20 - 1:42 PM

Xherdan Shaqiri is unlikely to be available as the Potters host struggling Bournemouth at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday after suffering an ankle sprain against Manchester City last weekend.

The Swiss international has been enjoying a healthy and productive start to the 2017-18 season but that may grind to another temporary halt due to a minor injury. This will renew the frustrations that Stoke City supporters and fantasy managers alike endured last season wondering when Shaqiri might actually feature. Here's hoping that this is just a random blip and not a return to the perpetual state of being questionable.
Source: espnfc.com
Oct 20 - 1:47 PM

Joe Allen missed the 7-2 loss to Manchester City last weekend due to a concussion suffered on international duty but is healthy enough to return for the Week 9 clash with Bournemouth.

With Xherdan Shaqiri likely absent with an ankle injury, Mark Hughes will be happy to get another one of his starting midfielders back from injury. While not a like-for-like replacement by any means, the visit of the Cherries is a rare opportunity where the Potters should be solid favorites to win and between missing center backs and the absent Shaqiri, missing Allen as well might have tipped things back to more of a coin flip. Look for Allen to be an integral part of an attack that should have significant opportunities.
Source: espnfc.com
Oct 20 - 1:50 PM

After missing the Leicester City match with a knee complaint, Ben Foster trained ahead of the Week 9 trip to the south coast to visit Southampton.

The Albion goalkeeper was a scratch for the Monday draw with Leicester City but he has resumed training. If Foster isn't quite back up to speed, Tony Pulis also has Boaz Myhill, last seen limping through the final minutes of Monday's match, back in training from his hamstring injury. One way or the other, it seems likely that Albion will have an experienced goalkeeper in net on Saturday and the chances are that it will be Foster.
Source: espnfc.com
Oct 20 - 1:54 PM

Crystal Palace is expected to have Wayne Hennessey back in goal for the weekend match against Newcastle.

The Welsh keeper returned from the international break with a calf injury that kept him out of the club's first win of the season in a 2-1 upset of Chelsea last weekend. And while Julian Speroni filled in, Hennessey looks set to regain his place in the starting XI for the trip to Newcastle this weekend after being cleared. "Wayne Hennessey has recovered from the kick he received playing against Ireland, so we have a clean bill of health" manager Roy Hodgson said. "We're lucky that we have no further injuries, apart from the two long-term ones in Christian Benteke and Connor Wickham."
Oct 19 - 9:12 PM

Arsenal's Europa League successful campaign continued in Belgrade as the Gunners beat Red Star on a late, spectacular goal from Olivier Giroud.

The France international's chances have been few and far between in the Premier League but he showed in the late going that he still has some magic in his boots. It was no scorpion kick but it was an impressive quasi-bicycle with his left foot from a looping header from just wide of the net. The tally was important as the Gunners were on the verge of leaving the Serbian capital with only a point and at least giving Red Star some hope of topping the group. With the win, the Gunners open a five point lead in the Group H standings. The Gunners took advantage of a red card to Milan Rodic in the 80th minute. Without the dismissal it might have been an uncomfortable nil-nil draw. The win should give the Gunners freedom to play increasingly inexperienced line-ups as the group stage wraps up which will help with their Premier League efforts as the fixture schedule gets clogged up.
Source: espnfc.com
Oct 19 - 2:56 PM

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be assessed after he was forced off during the 1-0 win over Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Jose Mourinho believed the 19-year-old was suffering from cramp when he went down in the 75th minute, but he later confirmed that Rashford was injured: "I thought it was muscular fatigue. But no, he told me he felt something in his knee. It didn't look to me like a big thing but we don't know." Phil Jones will also be checked ahead of the trip to Huddersfield as he continues to struggle due to an ongoing knee problem, although barring any further setbacks, the centre-back will be available. However, "it will be difficult" for Eric Bailly to make the trip while Saturday will come too soon for Paul Pogba [hamstring] and Marouane Fellaini [knee]. Marcos Rojo is said to be a "few weeks" away but his return is likely to be with the under-23s as he builds fitness.
Source: ESPN.co.uk
Oct 19 - 5:22 AM





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