Friday, 15 January 2010

Week 19 Injury News


Some team news courtesy of BBC SPORT....

CHELSEA
Suspended: None  
Doubtful: None
Injured/unavailable: Bosingwa (knee), Deco (match fitness), Drogba, Essien, Kalou & Mikel (all Africa Cup of Nations)
v
SUNDERLAND
Suspended: Turner (one match)
Doubtful: Jones (calf), Richardson & Zenden (hamstring)
Injured/unavailable: Cattermole & Reid (hamstring), Ferdinand (ankle), Gordon (arm), Mensah (calf/Africa Cup of Nations), Nosworthy (knee)

EVERTON
Suspended: None
Doubtful: Distin (hamstring)
Injured/unavailable: Anichebe (knee), Arteta (knee), Jagielka (knee), Rodwell (hamstring), Yakubu & Yobo (both Africa Cup of Nations)
v
MAN CITY
Suspended: None
Doubtful: Robinho (groin)
Injured/unavailable: Adebayor (compassionate leave), Bridge (knee), Ireland (hamstring), Johnson and Lescott (both knee), Onuoha and Santa Cruz (calf), Toure (Africa Cup of Nations)

MAN UTD
Suspended: Fletcher (one match)
Doubtful: Foster (back), Macheda (hamstring), Nani (foot), Vidic (nerve in leg), Van der Sar (knee)
Injured: Ferdinand (calf/back), Hargreaves (knee), O'Shea (thigh)
v
BURNLEY
Suspended: None
Doubtful: Carlisle (groin)
Injured/unavailable: Bikey (Africa Cup of Nations), Caldwell (groin), McCann & Paterson (both knee), Rodriguez (ankle/foot)

PORTSMOUTH
Suspended: None  
Doubtful: Boateng (ankle), James (calf)
Unavailable: Belhadj, Dindane, Kanu & Yebda (all Africa Cup of Nations)
v
BIRMINGHAM
Suspended: None
Doubtful: None
Injured: Carsley (ankle), Murphy & Tainio (both knee), O'Connor (hip), Parnaby (back), Vignal (hamstring)

STOKE
Suspended: None
Doubtful: Sorensen (finger), Tuncay (hamstring)
Injured: None
v
LIVERPOOL
Suspended: None
Doubtful: None
Injured: Benayoun (rib), Gerrard (hamstring), Johnson & Torres (both knee)

SPURS
Suspended: None
Doubtful: Pavlyuchenko (groin)
Injured: Cudicini (broken wrists), Assou-Ekotto, Hutton, Lennon & Woodgate (all groin), King (knee)
v
HULL CITY
Suspended: None
Doubtful: None
Injured/unavailable: Altidore (compassionate leave), Ashbee & Bullard (both knee), Cousin & Olofinjana (Africa Cup of Nations)

WOLVES
Suspended: None
Doubtful: None
Injured: Edwards, Keogh & Kightly (all ankle), Maierhofer (hernia), Murray (knee)

WIGAN
Suspended: None
Doubtful: Gohouri (fitness)
Unavailable: Kingson (Africa Cup of Nations)

ASTON VILLA
Suspended: None
Doubtful: None
Injured/unavailable: Bouma (toe), Davies (shoulder), Salifou (leave of absence
v
WEST HAM
Suspended: None
Doubtful: Noble & Parker (both hamstring)
Injured: Boa Morte, Cole & Hines (all knee), Davenport (leg), Dyer, Gabbidon & Ilunga (all hamstring), Franco (unspecified)

BLACKBURN
Suspended: Diouf (one match)
Doubtful: Givet (head), Jacobsen (thigh)
Injured: Grella (thigh), Roberts (knee)
v
FULHAM
Suspended: None
Doubtful: None
Injured/unavailable: Davies (ankle), Etuhu (Africa Cup of Nations), Kamara & Pantsil (both knee), Zamora (shoulder)

BOLTON
Suspended: None  
Doubtful: None
Injured/unavailable: Davis & J O'Brien (knee), Shittu (Africa Cup of Nations)
v
ARSENAL
Suspended: None
Doubtful: Senderos (foot), Walcott (back), Wilshere (hamstring)
Injured/unavailable: Bendtner (groin), Denilson (stomach), Djourou (knee), Eboue & Song (both Africa Cup of Nations), Gibbs (ankle), Van Persie (ankle)

I hadn't realised exactly how many key players Sunderland had out; I'm suddenly very tempted by Anelka...

Cheers,
AM

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm currently thinking about my two last spots - a defender and a midfielder:

Ivanovic+Aquilani
or
Cuellar+JCole
or
Evans+Jarvis
or
Givet+Lee

These are the best I've found. The fisrt ne is probably the best, but I have a good fealing about the second and the third as well, so I'd love to read some comments about this.

Right now:

Given
Vermaelen Bale Ivanovic
Valencia Milner Modric Aquilani
Rooney Eduardo Sturridge

SF

Anonymous said...

Aquilani/Kuyt or Modric/N,gog

Neale said...

Will Degen play? I would have thought the back four would be Insua Carragher Agger and Skrtel?

Anonymous said...

Hi SF

Not sure sturridge will start - Ngog (a similar price) is sure for 2 games with pool, so Id go with the latter

Pauly

Anonymous said...

Hot off the press

Babel has revealed on his Twitter page that he is NOT picked for the Stoke match
AAAH! the ups & downs of YFF !

Keep up the good work AM - Im cheering on your team over the next week!

Pauly

Anonymous said...

Can anyone be sure to predict the Bolton line-up now that they have a new manager in Owen Coyle?

Also who is Liverpool's new kick-taker with Gerrard/Benayoun out? (For that matter, who currently takes Spurs/Bolton's kicks?)

STM said...

Set piece takers...
http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/premiership-set-piece-takers/

kenny said...

No weather concern for this week?

Assistant Manager said...

The weather should be fine, it's warmed up significantly in the past 48 hours - there are no games at risk at time of writing.

Anonymous said...

AM - I would highly appriciate it if you answered my question from the top of the comments part.

SF

Assistant Manager said...

SF - I think the 1st option is the best of the 4, but go with your gut feeling.

Anonymous said...

Cheers STM, you're a diamond!!!

Anonymous said...

STM, the set piece takers are from ages ago

Anonymous said...

AM thanks for all the good work it has really helped!!

Almunia
Verm Bale Alexander
Kranjcar MTay Arsh Aqualani
Defoe Klasnic Eduardo

I was thinking about downgrading MTay or Arsh to either Nasri or Valencia so that I can get Modric for Aquaman but im still undecided.

CP

Anonymous said...

good info STM & Pauly . has the twitter page been pulled as i can't find it now, but the story is all over the web/media now. S.P.

Anonymous said...

Really like this format btw AM, makes it a lot quicker than trawling through bbc/physioroom etc, thanks. Joshtottenham

Anonymous said...

is o'hara available this week?

Anonymous said...

So far sitting on Kirkland, Bale, Verm, Bassong, Arshavin (afraid to drop him), Aquilani, M Taylor, Defoe, Eduardo, Ngog

Thought about switching Bassong for Degen simply because Degen might get forward more. Might also change aquilani for ramsey but not sure wether he will start??

Any thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Hello all. Have Traore in the back. But I'm worried he will get knocked off the 2nd game. Does anyone have an opinion on a change to Degen or Skrtel? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Picking a Gunner's midfielder is going to be tough this week outside of Arsh and Diaby. I think those two are the only ones who should start and play both games against Bolton. I highly doubt Fab will be risked for the full 90 minutes in either game, although we all know what he is capable of in a short amount of time.

Having said that I am sitting on:

Almunia
Verm/Alexander/RJohnson/Bale
Modric/Nasri/Arsh
Rooney/Tevez/Crouch

I really want to upgrade Crouch to Defoe but there is no way to do it without dropping Arsh. I'm thinking of replacing Crouch with Sturridge and upgrading Nasri to Kranjcar. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

-Neal

Anonymous said...

Agree that Arshavin and Diaby are probably the only two arsenal mids guaranteed to start! I would keep Crouch, reckon you need at least one spurs striker. Also would try and upgrade to Kranjcar if possible as Nasri can be a bit hit and miss!!

Anonymous said...

@Neal - I'd say drop Arshavin and use the cash to upgrad Crouch to Defoe and then if you can afford him, downgrade Arshavin to THudd(I really like him). Good luck,

I'm sitting on...
Kirk
Verm/Bale/Gallas
Rosisky/Krankjar/A.Young/Palacios
Defoe/Tevez/Crouch or EdS

or
Almunia
Verm/Bale/Bassong
Rosisky/Krankjar/THudd/Palacios
Tevez/Defoe/Crouch

What do you guys think? I wanted Anelka for Tevez but I have Tevez on the cheap and he will have a DG soon, so I'll just probably BD Anelka after the weekend fixture.

(Honduran-Saul)

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone,

Rosicky or Modric? Thoughts?

I'm a Gooner, so, of course, I hate choosing Modric over 'Sicky... but if it is the right YFF move, then I will do it, as I'd like to beat my mates.

Thank you,
Michael

init said...

From the fixtures it looks like Man City and Stoke will have 0 games in week 20, everyone else has one game. Don't know if that helps any of the Tevez holders...

Michael I would choose Modric this week but its a tough one!!

Saturday, 23 January 2010
Man Utd v Hull, 15:00
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Bolton v Burnley, 20:00
Portsmouth v West Ham, 19:45
Tottenham v Fulham, 19:45
Wolverhampton v Liverpool, 19:45
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Aston Villa v Arsenal, 19:45
Blackburn v Wigan, 19:45
Chelsea v Birmingham, 19:45
Everton v Sunderland, 20:00

init

Anonymous said...

While ManU has only one game this week, it seems likely that they will trash Burnley, so any suggestions on which ManU defender may pick up an assist or a goal along with CS?

Cesc will probably only play 100-120 minutes, but I'm still tempted so...

I have 2.97 left to spend on one player so I think I'll sell Tevez for 14.50. Any ideas for two players to spend 17.47 on?

Almunia
Vermaelen Bale Corluka
Aquilani Cesc Huddlestone _____
Eduardo Tevez Sturridge

Thanks.
- SK

init said...

down to 2 options (almost)

Any advice for this?

Almunia
Verm/Bale/(salgado or nelsen)
Modric/Krankie/Aqua/Arsh/(diaby or rosicky)
Eduardo/Defoe

OR

Kirkland
Verm/Bale/Gallas
Mod/Krank/Aqua/Rosicky
Rooney/Ed/Defoe

init said...

SK

17.47 will get you Arshavin + filler
Krank + Modric if you downgrade Corluka to Seabass
Modric + Ngog
Kuyt + filler

I am thinking about Ngog, might do something as with Babel out too he surely will start

Anonymous said...

init - I do like Ngog. I'm not sure about downgrading Corluka though. He's been doing fairly well recently. Based on this (no Sturridge):

Huddlestone + Modric + 7.74 (on any one player on field)
Krank + Modric + 6.15
Krank + Huddlestone + 6.01

Hmmm....

Personally like Almunia better than Kirkland this week, but I think having Gallas instead of Arshavin is a safer pick but I could be wrong. Sorry I couldn't help you more.

- SK

richy 'liverpool' said...

hmm loaded with arsenal and spurs, with a liverpool, then just alexander and tevez at discount.. i should have 20 X 90min plays out of that but the problem is that those are only involved in 7 individual games, so i need plenty of points in those, and im not sure liverpool-spurs and arsenal-bolton will be huge scoring games.. heres hoping... final change was malouda out despite the matchup, and aurelio in, expecting him to be on FK duty. hmm i just dont see it being a killer week, probably will be happy with 130 or so. wish i had rooney. and anelka. and Ngog. screw it.

almunia
verm alex bale aurelio
nasri arshavin modric
tevez defoe eduardo

Anonymous said...

assuming you have tevez for 14.50 you can get anelka for 0.53 more if you have the spare cash, I think that's a good idea since Everton has been picking up their form and City does not have any scheduled games the following week. In addition, considering City has scored far more at home vs away (26 vs. 16 both 10 games), I have to say it's a good time to sell Tevez.

Alex said...

Found this really tough, my team all saved and probably not changing;

Kirkland
Vermalaen Bale Corluka
Arshavin Aqua Modric Mok (filler)
Defoe Anelka Rooney

Girlfriend went for;

Almunia
Bale Evra Degen
Arshavin Aqua Modric Mok
Rooney Defoe Ngog

With her thinking on downgrading Arshavin to Nasri, Evra to Aurelio and upgrading Ngog to Eduardo.

Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

@anon 11:33 - I was considering taking Tevez out and bringing Anelka in but decided not to because Tevez is on great form and he takes the PK's for City. On Chelsea, Lampard takes the PK's...but I'll BD Anelka tomorrow morning and probably get rid of Tevez, or not.

My team...
Kirk
Verm/Gallas/Bale
Rosisky/Palacios/Krankjar/A.Young
Defoe/Tevez/Crouch

I'm in a pickle, I'm thinking of downgrading Gallas to Bassong and upgrading Crouch to Anelka...what to do?
(Honduran-Saul)

Anonymous said...

Sorry I meant downgrading Gallas to Degen and upgrading Crouch to Anelka, but I do like the fact that Crouch has 2 chances to impress and Anelka has one(which could turn out to be a goose egg lol). Also I don't like the fact that I'd have a liverpool defender, they're just not good.
(Honduran-Saul)

justin said...

It is so hard to figure out who will be playing advance/holding roles in arsenal midfield so i think only arshavin is a certainty. i know he's been rubbish for quite a few games but he's arshavin, rite?

For bolton i had klasnic at 6++ so i'm gonna keep him. playing twice against arsenal so i'm not looking at other players (even m taylor seems overpriced)

I'm trying to bet on arsenal and tottenham. so here' what i can't decide:
corluka/arshavin/defoe or
kranjcar/dawson/arshavin(money left 3.3) or
kranjcar/dawson/defoe?

any help?

Anonymous said...

Could Jenas cause Kranjcar to get less time on the pitch? Also Goal.com had Defoe lame with a hamstring. Any Spurs fans out there who can deny or confirm?(Donegal08)

Anonymous said...

Is Defoe fit? physioroom says he will return in 1 day

STM said...

The first choice midfielders for Spurs as I see for this week would probably be Modric, Huddlestone, Palacios and Kranjcar. I am tipping them to start the games, but I could be wrong because realistically, nobody can ever be 100% sure, more so with such congested fixtures.

Jenas had come off the bench lately to replace Lennon, Palacios, and Kranjcar more often than starting. He started in place of Huddlestone in one or two matches in the past two months (IIRC) though.

So the answer to your question would be yes, potentially, but Palacios/Modric/Huddlestone may all equally get some rest at some point in time.

Once again, regarding Defoe... he was reported as having a tight hamstring in the FA Cup clash on Nov 2. (Whatever tight hamstring means..) I don't recall seeing any confirmation report as suffering from an injury, tight hamstring may just be fatigue.

..."Meanwhile, Harry reported that Jermain Defoe was substituted 15 minutes from time as a precaution as his hamstring was a little tight and that both David Bentley and Jermaine Jenas missed out because of injury..."

http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/articles/harryswinninghabit020110.html

That was on Jan 2, but it has been 2 weeks since and in the latest team news, Defoe was not mentioned in the injury report. So... PRESUMABLY... he should be fit.

http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/articles/teamnews150110.html

So, make your own educated guess on whether he is fit. :-)

STM said...

Correction: FA Cup clash on Nov 2 should read Jan 2. :-P

Anonymous said...

With Lennon out, I decided to go with both kranc and modric. Hope this works out.
Here is my team
Given
Verm Bale Dunne
Kranc Modric Lee Nasri
Tevez Klasnic Crouch

bengoh91

Anonymous said...

Looking at week 20, it seems as if Stoke and ManC don't play at all, and that puts me in a really big dilemma - I have Given on almost 4mil discount, and his fixture on week 21 will be home to Pompey. Very tempting to keep through the zero, but Robinson is even cheaper and next week he's home to Wigan.
Any advices?

SF

Anonymous said...

Almunia
Vermaelen Bale Bassong
Bilyaletdinov Arshavin Kranjcar AbouDiaby
Eduardo Defoe Ngog


I think I'll settle for this team. Last minute decision to swop Modric to Diaby as I have funds left, hopefully that it would be a good move

Anonymous said...

SF it really seems they won´t play. that´s why i left given amd tevez.
my team

PRobo
Bale Mancience Salgado
Nasri Valencia Arshavin Palcios
Rooney Eduardo Defoe

good luck to everyone to go through the next round of the AM Challenge Cup

Rasto (mfk petrzalka)

lynn said...

this is my final team

almunia
verm/bale/corluka/evans
kranjar/aquilani/diaby
ecuardo/crouch/kuyt

this week hoping gin more point from cleen sheet and SOT as crouch and kuyt both are high SOT

Ian Sanderson said...

Team sorted, but over 10 units left...

S. Given
T. Vermaelen Heitinga Bale
C. Dempsey Modric Arshavin Nasri
Tuncay Rooney Ngog

Some non DGers with big discounts, but short term pain - long term gain.

Anonymous said...

It starts again...

http://www.bcfc.com/page/News/NewsDetail/0,,10412~1934279,00.html

The Pompey-Brum match is now off. Fortunatelly, there's no other team close to the south. I guess it doesn't hurt me, as I have no Brum or Pompey players right now, but the nightmare from last week begins flashing back.

SF

STM said...

ALERT!!! Portsmouth & Birmingham match has been postponed due to waterlogged pitch.

init said...

Most difficult week ever!!

2 tricky choices - Rooney/Salgado, Diaby/Sagna, Corluka/Kuyt. Gone for Arsenal...

Almunia
Sagna, Verm, Bale
Aqua, Modric, Krankie, Rosicky, Diaby
Eduardo, Defoe

Arsenal x 6
Spurs x 4
Liverpool x 1

I have changed about 20 times this week. I might still change Rosicky for Ngog... thoughts?

Anonymous said...

I think many would, in normal circumstances, agree the Rooney would be a far better choice than Sturridge. In fact, my 3-4-3 position has Defoe, Tevez and Rooney as strikers.
However, Chelsea will essentially be playing against Sunderland's reserve players, as compared to ManYoo who will play a Burnley that has fewer injured first team members as compared to Sunderland.
In addition, if i switch Rooney to Sturridge, i'll be able to switch out my filler Mok and play a 4-3-3 formation (i have Dunne in mind).
That said, I still think i'll keep Rooney. But I'd like to know your thoughts :P

-Anorexic Pig

Anonymous said...

did A.Mokoena can play this weekend??

i saw at yahoo, he get 5 yellow CARD..

init said...

I have just dropped Rooney, bascially to free up cash for Diaby in midfield to avoid having Salgado filler. I figured 4 games for Diaby/Sagna is preferable to 1 game for Rooney, just looking at the averages really. Rooney could easily rip Burnley to shreds however and get 35 points!!

I have been stung before NOT having double gamers so personally i have majored on that. Coyle is more attacking than defensive so Arsenal could prosper. Also could work the other way...

Dificult week, also if I were you I would think about Tevez, away at Everton and no game next week...

Anonymous said...

TELL ME YOUR OPINION PLEASE:

ALMUNIA
VERMAELEN - BALE - FOLEY
ARSHAVIN - KRANJAR - MODRIC - AQUILANI
DEFOE - EDUARDO - ROONEY

ANY CHANGES?

Anonymous said...

init, i'm probably keeping Rooney because ManYoo also face Hull next week, and as for Tevez, i'm holding him at a 5mil discount and of course after the blank week, he has games at Porstmouth and Hull...
Argh dilemna! I've still got an hour to decide though...

Anonymous said...

Eduardo, Klasnic, Diaby or Crouch?

init said...

Diaby

AP - yeah this is a tough one, but its got me thinking that there really is so much luck involved in this game!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks init!

Anonymous said...

PORTSMOUTH vs BIRMINGHAM CALLED OFF DUE TO WATERLOGGED PITCH! Remove any players that you have picked for this game!

CJ SHIELDS

Anonymous said...

yeah he's right... now gotta get rid of Carr... hmm wonder who should be put in his place. Also, I dropped Tevez, if he's really very worth it i'll buy him back at 20mil when needed :P

-Anorexic Pig

Anonymous said...

On bbc sport website

Portsmouth v bham Postponed!

Good luck for this week all

Pauly

Anonymous said...

liv plays 6D 2DM 2F...rafa underpressure to avoid defeat :P

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