Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Tuesday November 2 Injury Gossip

Football365.com - The Tuesday November 2 Injury Gossip

According to the Daily Mirror, the news is worsening for the beleaguered Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.

'Carlos Tevez is almost certainly out of next week's Manchester derby after suffering a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury,' the newspaper reports. 'Tevez was due back in Manchester yesterday after City boss Roberto Mancini had given him permission to return home to Argentina to undergo treatment and see his family.

'But the doctor treating Tevez back in Buenos Aires for the blood clot on the striker's thigh said it was too dangerous for Tevez to board the 12-hour flight back to Manchester. The situation is a huge embarrassment to Mancini, who let Tevez return home on the proviso he returned by Monday to be treated by City's medical staff at the club's Carrington training complex.'

And just to compound the impression that the Manchester tide has turned in United's favour, nor would it be a great surprise if Wayne Rooney is passed fit for the game.

Yes, yes, Ferguson said on Friday that his well-paid forward would be out for longer than first feared, but, as The Guardian notes, 'is a confusing picture, not least because of the frequency with which Ferguson changes the prognosis. After initially saying last Friday that Rooney would be out for three weeks, Ferguson then changed that to five weeks when speaking to Sunday newspaper journalists, and the latest update has altered again.'

And that latest update? Here:

"He did a bit of running for the first time yesterday and I was quite surprised by that. He is keen to get back. I still think it will be three weeks and a bit."

Ferguson also had a positive update on Ryan Giggs' recovery from his hamstring problem:

"Ryan started training last Thursday, general stuff with the physios, so he should be ready in 10-15 days. The derby is possible."

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that he expects Frank Lampard to return against Liverpool on Sunday and that the midfielder will go straight back into the team:

"Lampard started training with the team last week. I don't think he will be ready for Wednesday but for the next game in the Premier League against Liverpool.

"Now the team without Lampard is doing very well. But when he comes back I think we will have him straight into the team. We have a lot of games, we have a game every three days and all the players will be involved."

Lampard last played for Chelsea at the end of August, but it's unlikely he will face a reunion with Joe Cole at Anfield because there seems little or no chance that the Liverpool player will be passed fit for Sunday's game after limping off at Bolton with a hamstring injury.

The Times suggests that 'Cole had a scan at Liverpool's Melwood training ground and although the results have not been made known, the initial prognosis was that Cole would be out of action for up to two weeks. Should Liverpool's worst fears be realised Cole would miss Sunday's match at home to Chelsea as well as Thursday's Europa League game against Napoli at Anfield and the trip to Wigan Athletic in the Barclays Premier League on November 10.'

Arsenal's team news for the trip to Shakhtar Donetsk will be released later but the general expectation is that the Gunners will field a team similar to the one which faced Newcastle in the Carling Cup last week.

Cesc Fabregas is very unlikely to travel after aggravating his longstanding hamstring injury on Saturday and Alex Song is also doubtful. 'Arsenal's match winner against West Ham suffered a kick to his calf towards the end of that victory and departed the stadium with heavy strapping on his leg. The Cameroonian will be assessed again before the squad depart for Donetsk, with greater emphasis inevitably to be placed on Jack Wilshere in their anticipated absence,' says The Guardian. There's a possibility that Abou Diaby will return but, frankly, we doubt it.

Cheers,
AM

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent job AM

Michael said...

Some good news for Spurs is the Van Der Vaart is fit again as well as Thud so both should start against Inter Milan tonight.

Anonymous said...

i don't care whether tevez will be available or not as long as I got good points in my fantasy team....:)

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Tayo said...

The Chelsea and Arsenal situations are more confusing then ever...
It will be interesting to see who and who play mid-week, and to get an idea of what the teams will look like for the EPL matches.

Anonymous said...

Foster
Salcido Bale Zhirkov
Silva VDV Nani Adam
Balotelli Drogba M.Diouf

Orphans said...

Props to AM for the heads up on each of these considerations.
Fabregas and his hammy have been a major concern all season. When fit, he is one of the best fantasy players in the prem. When not, he is a waste of fantasy $$$$.
I too, look forward to the updated reports here at midweek. I had dropped VDV and kept Cesc through the barn door.

Anonymous said...

Some Tuesday tinkering
Foster
Zhirkov Bale Salcido
VDV Nolan Nani Adam Silva
Hernadez Adebayor

Outside of the obvios ManU at home, I like Brum defenders this week and look for Sunderland to bounce back at home to Stoke (Big Day for Bent), and Fulham should do well all around against the ruderless Villans.

AdmiraLord Nelson said...

Who will score well today in CL Fantasy, any suggestions?

Here is my YFF team for next week:
(hoping Liverpool will struggle against the leaders)

Mignolet
Bale Jacobsen Zhirkov
Malouda Adam Van der Vaart Nani Brunt
Drogba Benjani

Anonymous said...

Nik,

I visit your blog regularly everyday and i just cant wait for your next post. I am addicted!!

Anonymous said...

IMPORTANT TRANSFER MESSAGE

Fantasy Football will no longer be including midweek games in the same game week as weekend games. Midweek games on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th November will now be counted separately.

Therefore you have the option to make separate transfer choices for these midweek games. The transfer window for midweek games is open from midday Saturday 6th November until Tuesday 9th November at 7pm.

After 7pm on Tuesday 9th November you will then be able to make changes for the following weekend's games on the 13th/14th November.

Anonymous said...

Anon @6.50pm - That comes from the yahoo website so it is official. NO DOUBLE WEEK!

Also can anyone tell me Benjani's status on his injury? 13.50 points in one half is impressive versus Chelsea.

BCB

greginho said...

AM and other tottenham supporters,
if tottenham keep playing that attacking style i will start rooting for them, in the champions league. watching bale pants every inter player he faced was awesome. i hope the semi finals will be tottenham, barcelona, milan and arsenal.

AdmiraLord Nelson said...

Since there are no longer any double game weeks only means we will have double barndoor weeks instead! This change lets the people who take/make time to work the barndoor well gain the advantage.

I'm gonna struggle to get good discounts from an be paying full price for players.

Well I'll just have to pull out the longshots on double BD weeks. I think I have a new team I like for the weekend. Well at least for now...

Mignolet/ Bale Jacobsen Samba/ Adam Van der Vaart Nasri Arshavin/ Drogba Balotelli Benjani

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Nik. Tottenham owned Milan big time today! do you guys think VDV will play on saturday?



Moe :)

Anonymous said...

cant afford to drop nani as i got him at 11.xx =(

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