Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew, is still unsure as to what Moussa Sissoko's best position is, and how to use him in the Magpies side. ""You could argue that Moussa Sissoko needs to define a position," Pardew told the Gazette. "He needs to find a position and he needs to be in the first team. If he’s going to play behind the striker, then he needs a few more goals. If he’s going to play through the middle, then who comes out? Is it going to be Cheik Tiote or Yohan Cabaye? Or is he going to play on the side, where he played for France and Toulouse?"
Disaster has been averted for Newcastle United as third choice goalkeeper Jak Alnwick was passed fit today after picking up a shoulder injury during the Capital One Cup defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday night.
Kieran Trippier continued his hot streak this weekend with 13 fantasy points against Southampton.
Stephen Ireland is expected to recover from a "bang on the knee" in time to face Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium on Monday night.
Adam Lallana continued to disappoint fantasy managers in Liveprool's 3-0 loss to Manchester United.
Mario Balotelli has been suspended for GW17 for posting an abusive Instagram photo.
After missing three league matches due to a hamstring issue, Steven Naismith returned to Everton's starting XI and promptly delivered a goal and an assist in the Toffee's win over QPR Monday night.
Mesut Ozil was spotted heading to a training session before the weekend win over Newcastle and is hopeful that he will return sooner than the January estimate.
Arsene Wenger has indicated that he isn't certain about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's prospects for playing against Liverpool on Sunday after injuring his groin against Newcastle.
With the busy festive schedule ramping up, fantasy managers will be looking for cheap bench players that can offer something should a fantasy starter be rested and Scott Arfield can provide that in midfield.
With the current rash of injuries among the Reds, Brendan Rodgers has been using three centerbacks and playing Alberto Moreno further up the pitch as more of a wingback/midfielder which adds to his fantasy value.
Stephane Sessegnon collected three shots on target in West Brom's 1-0 win over Aston Villa in Week 16.