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Tottenham have completed the signing of France midfielder Etienne Capoue from Ligue 1 club Toulouse.

The fee is rumoured to be £9million and Capoue will provide competition in central midfield and central defence, which is ideal with both Sandro and Younes Kaboul being eased back after long term injuries. Capoue's arrival should see Scott Parker make his long awaitied move to join old boss Harry Redknapp at QPR.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 09:26:00 AM

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.
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Oct 25 - 12:35 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

Ben Foster returned to training following a minor calf problem and Alan Irvine will have to decide between he and Boaz Myhill for the visit of Crystal Palace.

Boaz Myhill helped the Baggies earn a point against Manchester United which might get him the benefit of the doubt if there is even a little concern over Foster's health for Week 9. With Palace the opponent it is legitimate to consider whichever player starts a reasonable fantasy play in unique-ownership leagues or even salary cap leagues where you need a bargain in goal to spend elsewhere. The only thing holding you back from the West Brom keeper this week will be knowing which one will play.
Oct 24 - 4:53 PM

Geoff Cameron will likely return to the Stoke City starting line-up for the Week 9 match-up against Southampton with the only question being where he might start.

The versatile Cameron can play center back, holding midfield and right back and two of those three spots have potential vacancies for the Potters this week. Phil Bardsley is doubtful due to a back issue and Andy Wilkinson has joined Milwall on loan which means the most likely option is Cameron deputizing at right back. The other alternative is holding midfield where Glenn Whelan is definitely out with a broken leg. Either way, Cameron is an OK option in that he's likely to start but not spectacular in that it seems unlikely that Mark Hughes' squad will keep a clean sheet or have the upper hand against the team that scored eight last weekend.
Oct 24 - 4:59 PM

Stoke City right back Phil Bardsley has been listed as doubtful for the Week 9 clash with Southampton with a back complaint.

Going on the road and facing a team that just put up eight goals isn't the time to be missing starting defenders but that is what Mark Hughes may be facing with Phil Bardsley's back being an issue. US international Geoff Cameron, himself just returning from injury, is available to deputize but will face a tough time trying to contain the rampant Saints attack in his first start back. Stranger things have happened but it certainly doesn't look like the ideal situation for Stoke.
Oct 24 - 5:02 PM

Angel Di Maria should be fully fit and ready to go against Chelsea in the weekend's marquee match-up.

Beating Chelsea was always going to be a tough ask for this edition of Manchester United but doing it without player-of-the-season-so-far Angel Di Maria would have been an even bigger ask. Fortunately for United supporters and neutrals alike we won't have to find out as Di Maria has been passed fit and should be ready to go for the showdown on Sunday.
Oct 24 - 5:05 PM

Nikica Jelavic was expected to start at the Emirates last weekend but was a late scratch with a knee issue that could see him out for as long as six weeks.

The Croatian forward has been in great form for Steve Bruce so far this season but Hull City will have to get by without him as he will be on the shelf for approximately six weeks with a knee complaint. Abel Hernandez will likely continue to start with Bruce likely to see which of Hatem Ben Arfa and Gaston Ramirez is better suited to play regularly in Jelavic's stead.
Oct 24 - 1:07 PM

Michael Dawson was heroic against Arsenal but won't be able to build on that effort as he has been ruled out with an ankle injury for six weeks.

Steve Bruce spent the summer looking for a strong third center back to join James Chester and Curtis Davies in a 3-5-2 alignment. In Michael Dawson he appeared to find that player but he will have to make alternative arrangements for the next six weeks as Dawson will be out. The likely options are the manager's son Alex Bruce may return to the starting line-up with the alignment remaining the same or Bruce reverting to a 4-4-2 with another midfielder coming into the starting line-up in place of Dawson.
Oct 24 - 1:10 PM

While he is certainly no sure bet to start or even enter as a substitute, Theo Walcott has taken a step forward with the news he will be with the team for the match with Sunderland.

Arsenal could certainly use an attacking boost with Mesut Ozil on the shelf for another eight weeks or so. Walcott is certainly not a like-for-like replacement for the German playmaker but there is no doubt that the England international makes Arsenal's attack more dangerous when he is fit. It's hard to imagine Walcott seeing more than 20 minutes if he makes it on to the pitch at all but the good news is that he should be starting again soon even if it isn't this week.
Oct 24 - 1:15 PM

According to Lee Ryder on Twitter, Papiss Cisse has emerged as a late doubt for Newcastle ahead of their Sunday trip to White Hart Lane.

Ryder is a trusted source on all things Magpie, but unfortunately he could offer no details as to why Cisse is a doubt, nor can any of the other sources at this point who are picking up the story. Cisse has been a monster since returning from a long term injury but also contracted an illness that hampered his form and now this mysterious late-week issue. This makes him a potential fantasy headache to own, especially in leagues with limited transfers. With Emmanuel Riviere a doubt as well, it could be a long day for the Magpies this coming Sunday. Upgrade Spurs defensive options in an already favorable matchup.
Oct 24 - 12:36 PM




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