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Oft-injured midfielder Anthony Pilkington is suffering from a knee injury picked up on Norwich's USA tour.

Pilkington hasn't played in Norwich's recent friendlies, and has pulled out of the Republic of Ireland's upcoming match. This may be a good opportunity for new signing Martin Olsson to lay claim to the left-midfield slot. That would be a boon for fantasy managers as Olsson is listed in most games as a defender.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 10:47:00 AM

Alexis Sanchez capitalized on two horrible Sunderland mistakes for the only goals of a match where Arsenal will be flattered by the 2-0 scoreline.

For the second week in a row Sunderland were in a very giving mood. Arsenal weren't very good on their own but when Sunderland, first in the form of Wes Brown and then in the form of Vito Mannone, gifted Sanchez golden opportunities in alone on net he made no mistake. On either side of halftime the Chilean took a free shot on goal. Other than those Sunderland-generated chances, Arsenal didn't produce much on the day. To add injury to insult, Kieran Gibbs went off with yet another injury, this time apparently to his hip.
Oct 25 - 11:57 AM

Sunderland mistakes effectively threw away a good home point against an Arsenal team that looked completely out of sorts as the Black Cats lost 2-0 to the Gunners.

Vito Mannone's position has to be up for serious debate after his howler late in the match leading to an Alexis Sanchez goal helped seal a 2-0 Arsenal victory. The former Arsenal reserve's mistake compounded the first half mis-kick from Wes Brown which also led to an Alexis Sanchez goal. After giving up eight goals to Southampton last weekend you get the sense that no one at the Stadium of Light is, or should be, safe in their job.
Oct 25 - 12:02 PM

Liverpool dropped points at home to Hull City, settling for a 0-0 draw in which Mario Balotelli once again could not grab his first PL goal in a Reds shirt.

He grabs headlines when he scores, he grabs headlines when he doesn't. No matter how you slice it, Balotelli cannot help but grab headlines. Liverpool fans and fantasy owners would rather see him grab something else - A goal. The opportunities were there. Liverpool enjoyed a better than 2 to 1 possession battle, took 14 corners to the Tigers' just one, and had an 11 to 4 shot on target advantage. Alas, chance after chance went frustratingly unfinished, including a stoppage time flurry that came up empty. The Reds defense were mostly untested but credit is still due for keeping Hull out on their end. The return of Daniel Sturridge is needed to jump start the attack, he cannot come back fast enough.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 25 - 12:08 PM

Sadio Mane scored to give Southampton a 1-0 win over Stoke City and take his team to second place in the standings.

The Saints played another spectacular match and this time it was Sadio Mane who took them to victory. The young winger scored from inside the penalty box on a rebound off of a Grazianno Pelle shot. Pelle was unlucky in this one as he hit the woodwork more than once. Dusan Tadic was by far their best player once again and almost scored himself but kept being denied. All three of the Saints attackers are great options as we go forward with this season.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 25 - 12:10 PM

Hull City were under a steady bombardment by the Liverpool attack but refused to concede, earning a cheeky road point at Anfield in a 0-0 final.

Liverpool dominated the stat sheet but if there were a stat for "moxie", Hull certainly were the better side. Despite being on the back foot for most of the match, they never appeared disorganized and tore down every buildup by the Reds systematically, with Davies as the leader in the back. On the negative side, their own attack was virtually non-existent and may be a worry going forward. They will try to correct when they host a tough opponent in Southampton next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 25 - 12:19 PM

West Brom came out with another 2-2 draw this week, this time coming from behind against Crystal Palace.

Last week, West Brom finished 2-2 against Manchester United, letting the Red Devils come from behind twice. This week, it was West Brom that pulled off a comeback in late fashion, coming back from 0-2 to end in another 2-2 draw. Victor Anichebe scored the first for the Baggies and red hot Saido Berahino scored from the spot in added time to tie it all up. West Brom now find themselves in 12th spot with 10 points, but they are only three points clear from the relegation zone. They have lots of work left to do.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 25 - 12:20 PM

Arsenal are expecting Aaron Ramsey to return to Premier League action when they face Sunderland in gameweek 9.

The midfielder played the full 90 minutes against Anderlecht and should draw another start here as Arsenal are missing a number of important players from midfield including Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil. Ramsey has been spectacular in the past two season when he's been able to stay healthy and we would recommend him in a favorable matchup this week.
Source: Player Picks
Oct 25 - 12:35 AM

West Ham United continued their fine season to date with a spirited 2-1 defeat of Manchester City, the game-winning goal coming from red hot Diafra Sakho.

West Ham are sitting squarely 4th in the table and unless Liverpool go crazy later today, the Hammers will remain fourth at gameweek's end. Their success this season has to be credited in large by their new attack, spearheaded by Sakho and Enner Valencia who are both proving to be a handful for some of the world's best defenders. It is Sakho who is reaping the fantasy benefits more, scoring now in his 5th consecutive match after he headed home a perfect cross by Aaron Cresswell. Morgan Amalfitano grabbed the game's first goal. There are plenty of attractive fixtures ahead for West Ham. Sakho is looking like a premium 3rd forward to own.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 25 - 9:47 AM

David Silva scored a world class goal for Manchester City today, but the woodwork appeared to be the 12th man for the opposition as West Ham would go on to defeat the defending champions, 2-1.

After their thumping of Spurs last week, investment in City players was understandably high heading into this gameweek, with Sergio Aguero a must-own, but unless you had Silva in your side, you probably aren't too happy with the returns. It wasn't from a lack of chances, to be sure. While somewhat lethargic in the first half, European competition and travel may have something to do with that, they were swarming the Hammer final third for most of the 2nd period. Aguero took seven shots in all, with two on target, but it was the one off-target that smashed the bar from point blank range that will be remembered. Yaya Toure also hit woodwork in a later surge. Only Silva could find paydirt, after finishing a sublime run and strike. Credit to West Ham, who proved today that their place in the table is no fluke. Its the Manchester Derby up next for the Sky Blues.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 25 - 9:57 AM

The latest word from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho regarding the availability of his prizes striker Diego Costa is that "he has a little chance" of being fit for the showdown on Sunday with Manchester United.

The status of Costa is as cloudy as ever, and many a manger will have to make tough decisions with their fantasy XI's as the deadline looms. One would have to imagine though that the best case scenario for Costa is a start, but no more than an hour of pitch time. It may be a likelier scenario that he begins the match on the bench, Mourinho deploys one of Didier Drogba or Andre Schurrle up top, and Costa comes on at the hour mark. Either way, one is playing a game of chance this weekend. Even if you pick the right starter, whoever that may be does not look to get a full shift in.
Source: Twitter.com
Oct 24 - 5:24 PM

Arsenal's defensive woes continue with the news that Laurent Koscielny will likely be out until after the international break if not longer.

Arsene Wenger wasn't precise on Koscielny's prognosis in his press conference leading up to the Week 9 match-up with Sunderland but what seemed clear is that the French international is likely to be absent through the mid-November international break. Calum Chambers will return from his suspension which will ease some of the defensive issues but it seems likely that Arsenal will continue to depend on Nacho Monreal to deputize at center back which isn't ideal.
Oct 24 - 4:50 PM






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