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Eden Hazard did not participate in Monday's training session but has traveled to Spain for Chelsea's Champions League match tomorrow.

Hazard not participating in training is a huge blow for Chelsea as he will almost certainly start on the bench tomorrow. The reason for him traveling is probably a late fitness check before the match; if he is determined to be fit, he could make an appearance off the bench. He has missed two weeks with the calf injury so the chances of him playing a full 90 minutes are close to zero. Andre Schurrle will likely start in his place to face Atletico Madrid.
Apr 21 - 1:55 PM

Louis van Gaal confirmed during yesterday’s press conference that new signing Ander Herrera will be absent from Sundays team sheet after the player suffered an injury in training.

Herrera joins an ever growing list of players currently sidelined after the midfielder was reported to have injured his ankle during a training session on Thursday becoming the third Manchester United casualty within the last seven days. Jesse Lingard hobbled out of the opener against Swansea City with suspected knee ligament damage while teammate Marouane Fellaini was spotted at hospital on Tuesday with his ankle in a protective cast. Herrera will undergo further tests next week once the swelling subsides allowing for a more accurate assessment and diagnosis.
Source: Daily Star
Aug 23 - 5:01 AM

Mike Williamson earned a second yellow card late on for Newcastle United but it did not help Aston Villa find a goal in a sloppy 0-0 draw.

It was a tough break for Williamson, as his first yellow in the 86th minute was very soft and seemingly given to "even out" things as the Magpies had not received a single yellow up to that point while Villa already had four. It made no difference, as Villa were positively inept in the final third. Newcastle were equally poor in their attacking, but they did come close as Siem De Jong, making his debut as a substitute, had a terrific chance but was denied by Brad Guzan. Newcastle have a nice run of fixtures on tap, however their attacking players have done little to give fantasy managers confidence and the success of their defense today had more to do with Villa's poor display.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 23 - 9:49 AM

Aston Villa escaped their home opener with a point thanks to another clean sheet by Ron Vlaar and company as they finished 0-0 with Newcastle United.

Amazingly, Villa sit on four points after two games having registered a total of ONE shot on target. Today, obviously, they had none. Possession and midfield work was fair, but every time they reached the final third, it was an inaccurate pass here, a shot sailing well into the crowd there...it is clear they are in serious trouble this season in terms of staying in the top flight unless they can find another dynamic player or two to strengthen the attack. Otherwise, they will have to rely heavily on their defense to keep up their end of the bargain.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 23 - 9:56 AM

Leicester City were game opponents but Diego Costa and Eden Hazard scored as Chelsea cruised to victory at Stamford Bridge in Week 2.

Kasper Schmeichel did his best to keep his team in it but his opposite number, Thibault Courtois, was just as impressive and eventually Chelsea's talent was just too much for Son-of-Peter. Diego Costa (sort of) controlled a centered Branislav Ivanovic pass with his chest and had enough time to power it past Schmeichel for the opener. Eden Hazard scored on a brilliant piece of individual effort to seal the win for Chelsea. Ivanovic was impressive going forward all day and unlucky not to get more tangible statistics for his efforts.
Aug 23 - 11:55 AM

Kasper Schmeichel made a few excellent saves and Leicester stuck with Chelsea for 62 minutes but couldn't hold back the tide of Chelsea's attack.

Schmeichel looked every bit his father's son saving eight shots against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Unfortunately, David Nugent wasn't up to the task of beating Thibault Courtois when he was in alone on the Belgian keeper and Chelsea's attack just kept coming. Diego Costa scored in the 63rd minute and Eden Hazard scored in the 77th to close out a Blues win. Make no mistake though, Leicester City will not be a pushover this season.
Aug 23 - 11:59 AM

Brendan Rodgers is set to have another weapon from his summer shopping spree available to him this weekend as Lazar Markovic has been deemed fit and will be in the squad Monday night when the Reds battle Manchester City.

Much like the departure of Gareth Bale from Tottenham last summer, the apparent strategy is to scoop up as many players as possible in the hopes to somehow fill the void left behind by Luis Suarez. Truth be told, all the quantity in the world cannot compensate for the level of quality special players like Bale and Suarez deliver. Markovic will have to earn his way into regular playing time and with the apparent arrival of Mario Balotelli imminent, it only complicates matter for fantasy managers in attempting to determine which players will be dependable regular starters. Jon Flanagan, incidentally, has been ruled out of this weekend's clash.
Aug 22 - 5:48 PM

Blackburn Rovers are holding out for the entire fee Hull City received for Shane Long or maybe even more if they are to part with prolific hitman Jordan Rhodes.

Hull City looked like savvy players in the transfer market when they more than doubled their money on Shane Long in approximately six months (half of which were vacation months). That windfall may quickly head back out the door if reports are to be believed that Hull City want Jordan Rhodes and Blackburn want the entire £12million for the man who has scored 53 goals for them in 99 Championship appearances. It seems likely Rhodes will want to make the move but will the clubs come to an agreement?
Source: ESPNFC.com
Aug 22 - 5:25 PM

There appear to be only the details standing between Mario Balotelli and a move to Liverpool.

Reports have the transfer costing Liverpool £16million in addition to £120,000 a week in wages which isn't a huge price if you consider Balotelli a premium forward. The question is whether Balotelli is a premium forward. The physical talent appears to be there but it's hard to see him fitting into a Liverpool attack that is based on rapid-strike counterattacks. "Quick on the counterattack" is not a phrase typically used to describe the mercurial Italian leaving us to wonder how he'll fit in and, if he isn't a regular starter, how that will go down in the locker room. Here's a question for you to ponder...who makes way for Balotelli? Sturridge? Sterling? Coutinho? Henderson? Gerrard? A holding midfielder?
Source: bbc.com
Aug 22 - 1:05 PM

Arsene Wenger has indicated that Ozil will be included in the squad for Week 2 at Everton but he is more likely to be on the bench than start.

Arsenal have been very careful with the returns of Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski after their World Cup-winning summers. Wenger has indicated that his Germans are ready to be involved on Saturday but the implication in his statement is that they are most likely to be on the bench for Week 2. In fantasy formats where you have to make a decision before line-ups are announced then the prudent move will be to wait until Week 3 to include either Mertesacker or Ozil.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Aug 22 - 10:50 AM

Louis Van Gaal's team notes feature fantasy managers' least favorite term - could return - in relation to Robin van Persie.

There was a great deal of excitement about the potential partnership between RvP and his international manager when the hiring of Van Gaal was announced. Van Persie's success at the World Cup (at least in the group stage) just built the anticipation. With the Dutch forward held out to recover from his World Cup exertions uncertainty has been introduced to the equation. Today's United team notes indicate that van Persie could return this weekend against Sunderland but that doesn't seem like enough to commit a starting spot and the requisite budget necessary to have him in your fantasy team. Probably best to wait a week and see how things progress.
Source: bbc.com
Aug 22 - 11:00 AM

Daniel Drinkwater is still recovering from a hamstring injury and will miss Leicester's trip to Chelsea.

Drinkwater played fairly well in Leicester's tie against Everton but finished with zero fantasy points, making us question his fantasy value in the future. When healthy, Drinkwater has a starting spot in Leicester's team but his fantasy value is currently low. Avoid until he shows to be healthy and earning fantasy points.
Aug 21 - 9:14 PM




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