Friday, 18 September 2009

Billy Injury

Confirmation of the injury to Bilyaletdinov...

Everton manager David Moyes praised new signing Diniyar Bilyaletdinov for an impressive full debut in the 4-0 Europa League victory over a poor AEK Athens side at Goodison Park.
The £9million former Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder set up the first two goals for Joseph Yobo and Sylvain Distin with corners.

Bilyaletdinov was withdrawn in the second half with a groin injury, but Moyes was impressed with the Russian.

"He came off with a groin strain, which was disappointing because we wanted to give him as much time as possible," he said.

"But I think he enjoyed it and I think we enjoyed him as well. There are early signs he could be a good player."

If it's a groin strain I can't see Moyes risking him in 2 days time when Everton have a long season ahead of them & also have so many available midfielders to choose from. However, we saw enough to suggest Billy is going to be a great fantasy points scorer in weeks & months to come.



bean said...

"Oh Billy, Billy, Billy..don't let me down Billy"

anyway, everyone should keep in mind that most teams have carling cup midweek this week and champions league next week (for those involved), so prepare yourself for squad rotations.

Ash in Oz said...

Looks like Billy is a no go for this week then! Hopefully I will get chance to Barn Door him, cos he looks like a quality fantasy player, and not bad in real life either come to that!

Got a couple of big decisins to make this week, which I know are the same questions alot of you guys will have too.

Stick with Torres after last weeks poor return? The only player I would replace him with would be Van Persie this week. So...

Torres V RVP???

Midfielders...Young or Fab?

Will Cuellar continue for Villa at fullback? if not I reckon Helinga might be the go...especially with the Billy and Neville injuries!

Alot of my questions may be answered in AM's predicted lineups, but any thoughts on these situations, as I am sure you you are asking yourselves the same questions too!


Ash in Oz said...

From the above post:

Helinga isn't a new player thats been added to the game by the way :)

Schoolboy spelling/typing!

Doctor Teeth said...

His name is Heitinga - and yes, he's available at 5.81 million. Big new signing but consider how Neil's signing will effect his appearing regularly in the starting 11.

greginho said...

ash i would drop torres in a heart beat for RVP. i personally think young is over rated at that price and would go for m taylor, first or fab, second.
robin van persie has been earning his points with just one goal and he is still third or fourth.

greginho said...

so if these posts are correct that means heitinga will slot into the holding midfield slot. g. alexander has been doing that all year for burnley and is picking up some great fantasy points, along with 2 clean sheets. i might like heitinga even more now, than if he were on the wing. he will get less crosses and more fouls, but his assists, passes and goals might go up.

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