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Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko believes that his best position is as a number ten, playing off a lead striker.

Sissoko was played off the striker for most of last season to much controversy. He's seen by many as a box-to-box midfielder, and Newcastle need to find his best role if they are to get the best out of an obviously talented player.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 11:22:00 PM

Emmanuel Adebayor has been allowed to return to his homeland - Togo - for personal reasons.

Adebayor has been practically replaced by Harry Kane in the Tottenham rotation this season so he won't be missed in the final gameweek. Tottenham face Everton tomorrow and will be fighting for points as they battle for a spot in the Europa Cup. Adebayor's future at Tottenham is shady at best and he will have to answer a number of questions in the summer. His fantasy value for next season will largely depend on where he lands in the transfer market.
May 23 - 4:09 PM

Wes Brown will miss the last match of the season due to a knee injury.

The 35-year old has played 25 matches for Sunderland this year but will be missing in week 38 due to a knee injury. No Sunderland players are really worth owning in regular formats this week since they face a tough match against Chelsea.
May 23 - 3:15 PM

Nigel Pearson praised Jamie Vardy, who has established himself as a consistent option for Leicester.

Vardy has been called into the England squad for their upcoming matches against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia and his manager, Nigel Pearson, has praised him. Vardy has been fantastic for the past two months and has earned the call-up. Pearson also noted that he doesn't expect Leicester to spend big this summer and will instead rely on the development of his squad for next season. If that turns out to be true, Vardy will be a solid fantasy pick in drafts next year.
Source: Sky Sports
May 23 - 2:26 PM

Costel Pantilimon will not be risked in gameweek 38 with a knee injury.

Sunderland have successfully avoided relegation and there is zero reason for them to risk their goalkeeper with a knee injury. The injury is not supposed to be very serious and shouldn't be a problem for next season. Vito Mannone is expected to start for the first time this year but is not a good fantasy option against Chelsea.
May 23 - 2:44 PM

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

Tim Sherwood is convinced that Christian Benteke will stay at Aston Villa despite the interest of bigger clubs.

Benteke's late season goal surge has resulted in 15 goals for the striker and he once again looks like himself after a prolonged injury absence. The big clubs are again rumored to be going after him, but Tim Sherwood is more than convinced he'll stay. Sherwood says Benteke is happy at the club and wants to be there next season. Regardless of where he ends up, Benteke will have a lot of fantasy value next season if he can stay healthy.
Source: Sky Sports
May 23 - 1:34 PM

Nathan Baker will miss Aston Villa's last match of the season with a knee problem.

Baker is still recovering from his knee injury and has been ruled out of Aston Villa's match against Burnley this weekend. Villa have already secured a spot in the Premier League for next season so it's unlikely that they risk Baker ahead of their FA Cup final six days later. Nathan Baker's fantasy season is effectively over and he will hold very little value for next season as well.
Source: Sky Sports
May 23 - 1:42 PM

Tim Sherwood says he won't rest players in gameweek 38 ahead of Aston Villa's FA Cup final just six days later.

Aston Villa have avoided relegation so they have nothing to play for in the final week, but Sherwood insists he won't rest players. Six days is plenty of rest for professional players so we would assume he isn't lying to us. Use Aston Villa players in fantasy this weekend with confidence, especially in an easy match against Burnley.
Source: Sky Sports
May 23 - 1:49 PM

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





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