Manchester City's potential quadruple went from unlikely to impossible on Sunday with Wigan getting the better of them in the FA Cup for the second year in a row.
Last year's Wigan upset of Manchester City was on neutral ground with European football beckoning for the soon-to-be-relegated club. This season, Wigan upped the ante with a win at the Etihad to knock Manchester City out of the FA Cup at the quarter final stage. James Perch beat Gael Clichy to a ball Clichy should have cleared and scored it early in the second half to give Wigan a 2-0 lead. The underdogs then clung on through a Samir Nasri goal and furious late pressure from City. The big win earns Wigan a semi-final date with Arsenal at Wembley. If only Wigan could play like this against everyone else maybe someone would show up at their matches.
Christian Benteke used the old "it bobbled" excuse for his horrible miss in Belgium's friendly in midweek.
Benteke has been struggling to score this year and missed a empty goal sitter in Belgium's friendly on Wednesday. Despite the miss, Benteke could be on an upswing. The forward scored two goals in his last Premier League game and has overall looked decent in recent weeks. He is active and has been getting chances from Villa's midfielders. Continue to follow Benteke's situation and feel free to use him in fantasy if he gets any sort of goal streak going.
Joseph Yobo started and ended up playing the entire match against Stoke City on Saturday.
Yobo was questionable to play against Stoke because he pulled out of international duty in midweek but it seems the move was just a precaution and he looked just fine against Stoke. Yobo has found himself a consistent role in Norwich's back line and has averaged 6.4 points per game in his five games. At £8.67M, I would consider playing him, especially when the matchup is right.
Harry Redknapp has praised young midfielder Ravel Morrison, who is on loan to Queens Park Rangers.
Morrison was having some trouble with Sam Allardyce and was sent on loan to QPR. He has been impressive there and continues to show promise. He is young, quick, talented, and has a bright future ahead of him. If Morrison lands on a good attacking squad in the Premier League next season, he can be a useful fantasy asset. Make sure to keep your eye out for him.
Matthew Taylor has been enjoying his new role as a central midfielder in West Ham's rotation.
Taylor usually plays left-back or left-mid but has been recently been playing in the central part of midfield and is enjoying his new role. His fantasy production has been mediocre at best, so I would avoid him until something changes. West Ham have four wins and a draw in their last six games and have separated themselves from the relegation zone.
Joe Allen recently returned from injury and started Liverpool's last game against Southampton in place of Raheem Sterling.
Allen came off the bench in Liverpool's game against Swansea the week before and his play was good enough to earn him a start. The move may have been tactical, in an attempt to contain Southampton's midfield, so it's not necessarily certain that he'll keep starting. Avoid both Allen and Sterling until the situation settles.
Daniel Agger started Liverpool's last game and helped the Reds to a clean sheet in their 3-0 win over Southampton.
Agger has battled a series of injuries and missed five games due to a calf injury last month. He is finally back and looks to be the preferred choice at center-back for Brendan Rodgers. Liverpool have looked bad in defense but if he can help them improve, he could be a decent choice in fantasy at a £10M. Liverpool travel to Old Trafford next.
Aigo Aspas came off the bench in Liverpool's win against Southampton last weekend and has generally been limited to a bench role.
Aspas has been healthy for a few months now but is stuck behind Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, and Raheem sterling on Liverpool's pecking order. With the way those three have been playing, Aspas likely won't be getting much playing time unless there is an injury at Anfield. Avoid him for now but keep an eye out for injury concerns in Liverpool since Aspas can be a quality player if given the chance.