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Martin Skrtel joins a growing list of injured Liverpool defenders as he will need to be assessed over the next 48 hours before Brendan Rodgers can decide on his availability against Tottenham.

With a plethora of defenders heading into the season, Rodgers is finding himself quickly going from having a selection headache to now needing to piece together a healthy back line for Spurs. Should Skrtel miss out, Mamadou Sakho would most likely make his first start of the season and partner Dejan Lovren in the center of defense.
Aug 29 - 10:38 AM

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Adam Lallana will be in the squad for Liverpool when they travel to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham this weekend.

Rodgers went on further to say that the midfielder was still short of match fitness so you can rule out any chances of him starting. In fact, it is likely Lallana will not feature at all unless in an emergency situation as he is making a quicker-than-expected recovery from his knee injury.
Aug 29 - 10:24 AM

Mauricio Pochettino's winning start as Tottenham manager continued as they thrashed AEL Limassol to clinch their place in the Europa League group stage.

That's four wins out of four games for Pochettino, and this victory was achieved while giving many key players a rest ahead of the match with Liverpool on Sunday. Harry Kane missed an early penalty but scored the opening goal on the stroke of half-time, before a Paulinho goal and Andros Townsend penalty made it 3-0 for a comfortable 5-1 aggregate win.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 29 - 5:17 AM

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez can be picked up for a bargain price for the match against Leicester.

Withdrawn at half-time against Everton in Week 2, but Sanchez was much improved playing as the main striker in the Champions League victory over Besiktas as he grabbed the goal that took Arsenal through to the group stage. In the absence of the injured Olivier Giroud the Chilean may lead the line again at Leicester and he can be picked up for less than £5million in the Yahoo game.
Aug 29 - 4:51 AM

Manchester United's Robin van Persie can open his goal account for the season against Burnley in Week 3.

The return to fitness of van Persie is likely to have a negative impact on Wayne Rooney's fantasy returns as the two men share attacking points, but you cannot ignore RvP at £12million when he has a match against Burnley. Especially when you remember the Dutchman will take penalty duty back from Rooney.
Aug 29 - 4:48 AM

Nik Argiropoulos believes Stevan Jovetic will continue his excellent start to the season against Stoke in Week 3.

The striker displayed his class against Liverpool in Week 2, grabbing a brace to back-up the superb performance put in throughout pre-season. In this form Jovetic will be a starter for the foreseeable future and he can be added to your Yahoo team for almost half the cost of Sergio Aguero.
Aug 29 - 4:41 AM

West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate is showing signs of being a solid points scorer in the Yahoo fantasy format

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce reckons Kouyaté reminds him of Patrick Vieira, and the new man at Upton Park has put in two powerful midfield performances already. He's intercepting passes, winning tackles and has registered an assist and two shots on target in his first two games, suggesting he could prove a very handy fantasy option as the season progresses.
Aug 29 - 4:39 AM

Dusan Tadic can continue his good fantasy form as Southampton travel to Upton Park to face West Ham in Week 3.

The summer signing from FC Twente is already showing signs of promise with a 12 point haul against West Brom in Week 2, containing a smattering of successful crosses and a couple of shots on target. Tadic is classed as a midfielder but had an excellent goal-scoring record in Holland and is lining up as a left-sided forward in Ronald Koeman's current system, so he's well worth a look for the Saints' trip to West Ham.
Aug 29 - 4:36 AM

Nik Argiropoulos is tipping Yaya Toure to break out of his fantasy slump against Stoke in Week 3.

Do not adjust your screens; Yaya has scored two big fat zeroes in a row in the opening two weeks of the season after playing a slightly deeper role in comparison to last season. However, we expect him to get forward more often against Stoke and that usually brings fantasy points. The midfielder is well priced at around the £11million mark in the Yahoo game.
Aug 29 - 4:34 AM

Arsenal's star midfielder Aaron Ramsey is the top premium midfield choice for Week 3.

Arsenal seemed destined for defeat at Everton before Ramsey popped up with yet another vital goal to trigger the fight-back, and the midfielder will be fresh after missing the exhausting Champions League victory in midweek due to suspension. Expect another inspired display against Leicester in a game the Gunners need to win to ensure they don't start dropping behind the early pace-setters.
Aug 29 - 4:32 AM

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is another defender with a great fixture in Week 3.

The most affordable Manchester City defender guaranteed to start (until new signing Eliaquim Mangala becomes a regular), Kompany has had a quiet beginning to the season from a fantasy stand-point, but Stoke at home could bring a clean sheet and the captain is a danger in the opponent's box when going up for set-pieces.
Aug 29 - 4:31 AM

Alan Hutton should be high on the list of defenders you're considering for Week 3 of the Yahoo Fantasy Premier League game.

Many people had forgotten Hutton was still at Villa before his name showed up in the line-ups on opening day, but the Scotland defender has already started making up for lost time after rebuilding his relationship with Paul Lambert. He was excellent in the win at Stoke and followed that up with a man-of-the-match performance - and 16 fantasy points - against Newcastle, so should be considered for the home game against Hull.
Aug 29 - 4:29 AM

Tim Krul is worth considering for your goalkeeper position as Newcastle face Crystal Palace at home in Week 3.

The majority of you will own Thibaut Courtois at around £5million in the Yahoo game, and you certainly shouldn't be selling him at that price, but that doesn't mean the Chelsea keeper is a top pick in Week 3 with a tough away game at Everton. Newcastle are at home to a Crystal Palace side struggling to adapt to life after Tony Pulis, and the ever-reliable Krul can be picked up for a very reasonable £6million. A good alternative.
Aug 29 - 4:27 AM

West Ham midfielder Matthew Jarvis is ruled out until mid September with a thigh injury.

Jarvis has been out for a few weeks now and continues to miss time with the thigh problem. He is losing his starting job to Steward Downing and Mauro Zarate while he continues to miss time and could find himself on the bench even when healthy. West Ham's attack has been better this season with Mauro Zarate and Enner Valencia and they should continue improving with or without Jarvis.
Aug 28 - 10:48 PM

Guy Demel started West Ham's midweek Capital One Cup match and looked healthy.

Demel is healthy again and has the right-back position to himself after his competition suffered injuries in recent weeks. West Ham have a good defense that is solid year after year and Demel should be a good pick for the next few weeks while he has the starting spot. On top of that, West Ham face an average squad in Southampton this week and could very well keep a clean sheet.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 28 - 10:41 PM

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