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Swansea, who have been extremely active thus far in the transfer market, appear to be in no danger of stopping with Esteban Granero now a rumored target.

Young and talented with a strong preference for Spanish seems to be the marching orders for those negotiating transfers for Swansea this summer. The trend appears like it may continue with Esteban Granero linked to the Welsh side today. The former Real Madrid man would bring a different skill set to the attacking midfield role than Michu but would certainly fit in with Michael Laudrup's passing game. This would be a great depth move for the Swans if it comes to fruition.
Source: TeamTalk.com
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 12:06:00 PM

Newcastle United were able to avoid relegation on the final day of the season with a 2-0 win over West Ham United.

It was a nervy atmosphere at St. James' Park as expected, and though the Magpies showed themselves better in the opening half of the match than they had in quite a long time, anxiety continued to grow around the stadium as they went into the locker room at halftime with the game still 0-0. The breakthrough came in the 54th minute, when Jonas Gutierrez sent a cross toward the Hammers' far post and found Moussa Sissoko, who headed it in strongly. The job was not finished though, as a second goal was needed to truly feel safe and it came courtesy of Gutierrez who sent a strike that was helped by a deflection into the net for his first goal in over two years. Newcastle ended February looking like they would only need one more positive result to avoid relegation. Though there is plenty of issues with the club, they can rest easy now that they got the job done in time.
Source: NBC Sports
May 24 - 11:58 AM

Loic Remy scored twice to give Chelsea one last win in the Premier League this season, this time a 3-1 win over Sunderland.

The Blues finish the season with 87 points and an eight point lead on Manchester City but it could have easily been more if they didn't get complacent in the last couple of weeks. Loic Remy showed he possesses the quality needed at the top level as he's done all season when filling in for the injured Diego Costa. Costa also scored today and the Chelsea striker force goes into next season healthy and in form. The Blues are already the favorites for the title next season and Costa and Remy will be big part of their run.
Source: Sky Sports
May 24 - 11:50 AM

Gareth McAuley scored a consolation goal as West Brom lost to Arsenal 4-1 at the Emirates on the final day of the season.

It didn't mean much to either side but only West Brom played like it. Arsenal, powered by returning stars Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott, scored four in the first half to end the tie. McAuley scored a consolation goal to keep it from being too embarrassing in the end.
May 24 - 12:08 PM

Theo Walcott returned to the Arsenal starting eleven with a first half hat trick as Arsenal cruised to a 4-1 home victory.

In a match that meant very little in the grand scheme of things, Arsenal got good news in the form of big production from key reserves. Theo Walcott scored a hat trick and Jack Wilshere added one as both players get sharp after long injury layoffs. The goals will help their confidence if they are called on in the FA Cup Final.
May 24 - 12:03 PM

Burnley beat Aston Villa 1-0 in the last match of the season in what is a consolation win for the relegated side.

Burnley have been relegated for a few weeks now and the win is meaningless, but it does confirm Danny Ings has the talent needed in the Premier League. Ings scored the only goal in the match and he will certainly be sought after by bigger clubs this summer. He will have good fantasy value next season if he can land in a good situation in the Premier League. Aston Villa finish 17th on the season and just barely avoid relegation, but they'll take anything at this point as long as they have a healthy Christian Benteke heading into next season.
Source: Sky Sports
May 24 - 12:06 PM

West Ham United came up empty against a Newcastle United side that were fighting for their lives in the league, finishing the season on a negative note after a 2-0 loss.

While Newcastle are clearly happy today that the season is over, it is West Ham who should be thankful the season isn't any longer. The attack hit a wall down the stretch as they were able to only score two goals over their last six games combined, being kept out again today by a Magpie side that isn't exactly known for keeping clean sheets. It is an area that will need to be addressed in the summer, as they do not have a standout first choice striker between Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia while Stewart Downing experienced a major dropoff in production in the second half of the season. We may see more of the young defender Reece Burke next season, as he made a positive impact in his time down the stretch.
Source: NBC Sports
May 24 - 12:07 PM

Leicester City defeated QPR 5-1 in the last match of the season.

The Foxes took the lead early and never let go as they scored five goals, one each from Vardy, Albrighton, Ulloa, Cambiasso, and Kramaric. Leicester finish off the season on a hot streak, winning seven of their last nine matches to secure a spot in the Premier League next season. Nigel Pearson will be proud of the effort in the last two months and he's stated there won't be big spending this summer. Look out for Vardy in fantasy drafts next season, as he's shown growth this year and has looked incredible in the past few weeks. QPR, on the other hand, will be relegated as they finish last in the league.
Source: Sky Sports
May 24 - 11:56 AM

Juan Cuadrado was subbed out in Chelsea's last match of the season with a knock.

Cuadrado was replaced by Loic Remy right before the half. The extent of the injury is unknown, so we will update you as we know more. Cuadrado was rarely used by Jose Mourinho this season and his future at the club is uncertain. There will be rumors surrounding Cuadrado this summer and he could very well leave just months after arriving at the club. If he does stay at Chelsea, his fantasy value will be limited next season as we don't know how much playing time he'll get from Mourinho.
May 24 - 10:46 AM

Didier Drogba was carried off the pitch in what is most likely his last Chelsea match.

The Blues' legend started the last Premier League match of the season in what was a move to give him the respect he deserves at the club. He was subbed out after 28 minutes and he saw his teammates literally carry him off the pitch while he earned a standing ovation from the fans. Drogba said earlier today that he wants to play another year of football but will likely need to go to another club to do it because of the situation at Chelsea, so it seems his time in a Blues' shirt is over. He has said multiple times he would be interested in returning to Chelsea in a managerial role, but his time as a player is finished.
Source: BBC
May 24 - 10:40 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

Liam Bridcutt has failed to recover from injury in time to face champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the final day of the 2014/15 British Premier League season.

Bridcutt returned to the starting line-up against Leicester last weekend replacing the injured Jordi Gomez [fractured patella] but the winger was replaced on the hour mark after taking a knock to the knee. It was hoped that Bridcutt could play a part on Sunday but having secured their top-flight status at the Emirates midweek Dick Advocaat will take no risks and Adam Johnson looks set to retain his place. Lee Cattermole could also miss out – the midfielder has accumulated 14 yellow cards this season [joint BPL high] and one more caution would see a suspension carried over to the beginning of the 2015/16 campaign. Duncan Watmore is on standby should Danny Graham fail to recover from an ankle injury.
May 24 - 8:05 AM





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