Player News

Date: Team: Pos:

Hull City defender Andrew Robertson will face a late test in week 19.

Robertson is considered a big doubt despite having to face a late test. Liam Rosenior will likely feature in his place. Robertson has shown he can be a good source of fantasy points but fantasy managers will miss him once again.
Dec 27 - 6:23 PM

James Chester will serve a one-match ban in gameweek 19 for accumulation of yellow cards.

This is a big loss for Hull City as Chester is one of their better defenders. Leicester City looked great against Tottenham on Boxing Day and will probably cause Hull trouble tomorrow. Chester will return for gameweek 20 and be a solid fantasy option.
Dec 27 - 6:21 PM

Emanuele Giaccherini looked healthy in week 18, making a 30 minute cameo from the bench.

Giaccherini had been out for three months and came off the bench on Boxing Day, so it's unknown if he'll have enough to earn a start on Sunday. We don't see him playing a full 90 minutes and he shouldn't be considered in fantasy this week.
Dec 27 - 6:17 PM

Connor Wickham returns from suspension in week 18 and will be available to face Aston Villa.

Wickham was suspended for accumulating five yellow cards. He has had a quiet fantasy season and has only averaged five fantasy points per match. Away at Villa, he is not a great fantasy option.
Dec 27 - 6:14 PM

Ryan Bertrand is unavailable for week 19 due to a clause in his contract preventing him from playing against his parent club.

Bertrand is on loan from Chelsea and cannot face the Blues due to a clause in his contract. The options to replace him at left-back are experienced Toby Alderweireld and youngster Matt Targett. Alderweireld is a lock to play either at left-back or center-back and thus is the better fantasy option.
Dec 27 - 6:11 PM

Grazianno Pelle and Steven Davis are both suffering from fatigue and are at risk of being rested on Sunday.

The Southampton players have been overworked in recent weeks and were both taken out on Friday. It's not certain that they will be rested, but both are risks to play in fantasy this week. Harrison Reed, Dusan Tadic, and Shane Long will earn playing time if Pelle or Davis are rested.
Dec 27 - 6:08 PM

Hugo Lloris is expected to play on Sunday after he went through a scare of a concussion.

Lloris collided with Jamie Vardy on Friday but suffered only a minor mouth injury. Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Lloris was not concussed and is expected to play against Manchester United on Sunday. Tottenham have a full squad to choose from in week 19.
Dec 27 - 6:02 PM

Kyle Walker is a high risk to be rested on Sunday after missing nine months to injury.

Walker returned from injury just a few weeks ago and is now a risk to be rested due to not having full match fitness. After missing nine months, it would be incredible to see him play twice in 48 hours. Kyle Naughton will likely benefit and get the start, but his fantasy value is limited with Manchester United coming to town.
Dec 27 - 5:59 PM

Fraizer Campbell picked up a knock on Boxing Day and is at risk to missing the week 19 match at QPR.

Campbell's injury isn't expected to be very serious but with only 48 hours to recover from Boxing Day, it's unlikely he is passed fit for Sunday. With Crystal Palace's manager getting sacked, Campbell is to be avoided for at least this week. Depending on the new manager and his injury/circumstance, he could become an option in later weeks. Don't drop him just yet in season-long formats. Marouane Chamakh is also injured and Palace will have to rely on Dwight Gayle to lead the line.
Dec 27 - 5:53 PM

Steven Naismith will serve a one-match ban during gameweek 19 for accumulation of yellow cards.

Samuel Eto'o is set to start against Newcastle and makes for a decent option considering he is rested. Naismith will likely start on New Year's Day against Hull City and will be a solid option as a part of Everton's attack. He is definitely usable in season-long formats where depth is an issue but probably shouldn't be considered in the Yahoo! Fantasy game.
Dec 27 - 5:46 PM
Joel - G - Everton

Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles is likely to start on Sunday against Newcastle due to the injury to American goalkeeper Tim Howard.

Everton are playing at St James' Park so the matchup is not ideal for a goalkeeper, but Everton aren't likely to get destroyed and at £ 2.33M, Robles is a decent enough option to allow you to spend extra elsewhere. Everton's New Year's Day game is also away from home so Robles isn't likely to have a premium matchup anytime soon. Use with caution.
Dec 27 - 5:39 PM

Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic could feature in GW19 after being an unused substitute on Boxing Day.

Jovetic is Manchester City's only active striker at the moment and they need him to get healthy sooner rather than later. After being an unused substitute, Jovetic will likely be given at least half an hour on Sunday against Burnley. Manchester City are bound to score a number of goals against Burnley and it's just a matter of whether or not Jovetic is on the pitch when the goals start flowing. He is a risky differential play this week but makes for a fantastic barn-door candidate due to Manchester's easy matchup in week 20.
Dec 27 - 5:31 PM

Manchester City forward Pozo remains a doubt with an illness.

Manchester City are very short on forwards but Pozo remains a doubt. If Stevan Jovetic doesn't impress on Sunday, Pozo could possibly be utilized in gameweek 20. If he finds a place in the City rotation, it will only be short-term, with Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko set to return in late January.
Dec 27 - 5:24 PM

Brad Jones will likely miss Liverpool's match on Monday against Swansea.

The goalkeeper left Friday's match with an injury and he's expected to miss at least week 19. He is getting a scan on his thigh to learn the extent of the injury. Simon Mignolet will start on Monday while Danny Ward will be promoted from the practice squad to act as backup.
Dec 27 - 5:17 PM

Joe Allen faces a late-fitness test before Liverpool's week 19 match.

Allen is dealing with a knee issue and will be a late fitness test on Monday. He isn't very likely to be passed fit and should be avoided until ruled healthy. He has only averaged about four points per match this year and shouldn't be considered in the Yahoo! Fantasy game.
Dec 27 - 5:13 PM




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