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FIFA have handed Luis Suarez his punishment for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini - a nine match ban from international play ending his participation in World Cup 2014, and a four month ban from all play, which would cause him to miss Liverpool's first nine Premier League matches.

A key here in the ban is that Liverpool are allowed to transfer Suarez during the interim of his ban should another club want to take a chance on the dynamic player despite his clear pattern of an inability to control himself at times. Considering Liverpool have already dealt with his bite on Branislav Ivanovic, it would be a shock to see them keep him around and stand behind him again. He has suitors in La Liga and they may get his services at a discount but do not count on seeing him in the Premier League any time soon, if ever again.
Source: SkySports
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Antolin Alcaraz has been ruled out for Everton's last match of the season on Sunday against Tottenham with an undisclosed injury.

The news comes via Everton's official Twitter account and there is no detail on the center back's injury. Alcaraz has been a peripheral figure during his time with Everton, so his absence against Spurs at the weekend will not influence Roberto Martinez's team selection. It has been a disappointing reunion between Martinez and Alcaraz as Martinez once managed him at Wigan, but this bit of news may be the last the two share as the Toffees will likely want to be done with the injury-plagued defender.
May 23 - 11:16 AM

Sylvain Distin has picked up an illness this week and will need to be assessed before getting the go-ahead for what would be the final match of his career tomorrow against Tottenham.

The Martinez quote in the tweet that this news is attached to states that "We hope he (Distin) can make a farewell appearance on Sunday." Judging by his turn of phrase, even if Distin is a full go, it doesn't appear he will play any more of a role than a cameo substitution in the latter stages of the match, unless of course an injury or a sending off results in an earlier substitution. For fantasy owners, it is a situation to avoid.
May 23 - 11:24 AM

Mario Balotelli is a doubt for Liverpool's last match of the season, perhaps missing out on the final game of his beleaguered first season with the Reds.

To think that Balotelli was brought in to at least make up a bit of the production that Luis Suarez brought to Liverpool must seem laughable to everyone by now. Balotelli has one league goal on the season and it seems management are happy to use any minor ailment he may have as an excuse to keep him off of the pitch. With his exit this summer all but a lock, Steven Gerrard moving to MLS and Raheem Sterling's future quite unclear, we will likely see a very different looking club come August.
May 23 - 11:37 AM

West Ham defender James Collins will miss West Ham's trip to Newcastle this weekend.

West Ham have not been able to keep anyone healthy in recent weeks and Collins is another casualty that they'll miss in the final week. Collins has also been ruled out of the European Championship qualifier against Belgium on June 12th. The good news for the Hammers is that James Tomkins returns from a shoulder injury and will likely start at center-back.
Source: Sky Sports
May 22 - 7:13 PM

James Tomkins is hopeful to feature in West Ham's last match of the season.

Tomkins has missed several matches due to a dislocated shoulder but he is back at training and hopeful to feature in the last match. Due to the uncertainty, we'd recommend avoiding him in fantasy. Either way, he should be good to go for the beginning of next seasons and he's been good enough this year to earn a spot in the rotation going forward.
Source: Sky Sports
May 22 - 7:16 PM

Eden Hazard has been upgraded to doubtful for GW38.

Hazard was initially ruled out for the last match of the season after undergoing a dental procedure to remove his wisdom teeth but Jose Mourinho now hopes Hazard can be involved on Sunday. This is Chelsea's last match of the season and they'll be presented with the cup, so Mourinho will want to play his regulars. If Hazard can be fit, he will feature, but he is a huge risk for fantasy managers.
May 22 - 7:26 PM

Jose Mourinho confirmed today that Diego Costa will play once again in the final match of the season.

Costa returned from injury last week and looked healthy. He will play again on Sunday and most likely start, as Jose Mourinho previously said he's going with his best XI in the final week. Didier Drogba or Loic Remy could feature from the bench, but Costa can be trusted in fantasy as long as Chelsea show some sort of energy.
May 22 - 7:30 PM

Petr Cech will play some part of Sunday's match but may not start.

Jose Mourinho is unsure if Petr Cech will start but he will play some part of Chelsea's last match. This could very well be Cech's last match in a Chelsea uniform so it's not out of the question that he starts and is taken out early to get the fans' respect. Since we don't know how much either goalkeeper(Cech or Thibaut Courtois) will play on Sunday, it's very risky to play either one in fantasy. It's very likely neither one earns a clean sheet due to restricted playing time. Avoid both at all costs.
May 22 - 7:44 PM

Morgan Schneiderlin will miss the last match of the season due to a knee problem.

Schneiderlin was considered questionable for the last match so he is obviously close to returning but won't be risked. Schneiderlin has been a big part of Southampton's success this season despite only playing in 26 Premier League matches. There are multiple rumors sending him to other clubs this summer though, so his fantasy value could be impacted in a major way depending on where he lands this summer. Keep an eye on his status through the transfer window.
May 22 - 5:51 PM

This is just a reminder that Kelvin Davis will start Southampton's last match of the season.

Ronald Koeman confirmed earlier that Davis will get his 300th match for Southampton ahead of Paulo Gazzaniga. Gazzaniga was given a chance to prove himself in the last two matches so the Saints can plan ahead for next season and his performance was solid for the most part. It's unknown if Saints think they can survive with Gazzaniga and Davis next season with Fraser Forster expected to miss a big part of the campaign. We think Davis will lead the Saints in August if no new goalkeeper is signed this summer.
May 22 - 6:12 PM

David Nugent will not be ready for gameweek 38 with a nagging calf injury.

Nigel Pearson told the media today that Nugent will not make it for the last match of the season due to an injury but also clarified that the injury wasn't very serious. Nugent would have been in contention would this game have meant anything but considering Leicester City have avoided relegation, Nugent will not be risked. Jamie Vardy and Leo Ulloa will likely start for the Foxes.
May 22 - 6:32 PM





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