This is a big blow for Spurs and of course the 20% of fantasy managers who own him. Wow! I had no idea it was that high. Anyway, there have been a bunch of theories floating around the FEPL-blog-o-sphere about what Spurs might do. Options seem to include 1) Bentley playing on the left, 2) Johnny Two-Saints getting a run in the side, and most likely, 3) Keane dropping back into a wide spot and Crouch starting alongside Defoe. For fantasy managers, only Giovani coming in (option 2) would be feasible based on cost. Otherwise, managers would be wise to look elsewhere for their $8 middie... perhaps N'Zogbia, Deco, JGomez or Milijas. Or if you're bound and determined to stay with Spurs (even with ManU and Chelsea their next Premier League opponents) maybe THud is your pick.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric will be out for at least six weeks after breaking a bone in his right fibula in Saturday's 2-1 win over Birmingham City.
The 23-year-old midfielder, who has been in inspired form as Spurs have won their opening four league matches of the season, was hurt in what seemed an innocuous collision with Lee Bowyer at the start of the second half.
He told the Croatian daily Jutarnji List: "It's like my whole world has crumbled because I will be out for at least six weeks. I am terribly sad.
Please, please, please let this happen:
Bulgarian international Martin Petrov's transfer to White Hart Lane appears to be certain, and according to several media reports, he is expected to become a Spurs player by the end of the day on August 31.