Injuries and Suspensions

With a house full of relatives there isn't really a lot of time for analysis but please consider this to be at least a solid resource that will help you catalog the injuries and suspensions in the Premier League for this weekend.

  • Cesc/Eboue/Vermaelen - Just when you thought the list might really get smaller, it gets larger again.
  • Albrighton/Heskey/SPet/Reo-coker/Sidwell -  With Collins back, the big issue will be central midfield
  • Zamora/Dembele/AJ - This presumably means Dempsey will start at forward instead of midfield.
  • Gardner - Hard to believe he's Brum's leading scorer but he's out.
  • Fletcher plus the long termers - Not much missing for ManYoo this weekend really.
  • Harewood - Out for six weeks making Varney a first team choice
  • Williamson/Coloccini/Barton - That's a lot of suspensions which can't help with Chelsea coming to town.
  • Lamps/Zhirkov/Essien - Still thin for Chelsea which could be made worse if Terry and Alex go from "doubtful" to "out" 
  • Fellaini - Last match of his suspension - fortunately for Everton Brunt is still doubtful for WBA as well.
  • Gerrard - Spurs vs. Liverpool could be missing two of the biggest names with Gerrard definitely out an VDV apparently a "major doubt" with an ankle issue.  
  • Pennant - He's not all the way "out" but it certainly sounds unlikely that he'll make it in time.
  • Zabaleta - Suspended for accumulation but Balotelli is back from his suspension and might be solid value in Citeh's attack.
  • Bramble/Turner - Not a good sign when your two best defenders are out for the most congested 5 or 6 weeks of the year.  Those who were excited about Gordon, you might want to reconsider.  The good news is that Gyan seems likely to return from his thigh strain that pissed off fantasy managers like me who had no idea he'd be out last Monday.
  • Rodallega/Alcaraz - Both suspended in the wake of their defeat to ManYoo.  Not good to be Wigan, playing on the road, and missing two of 11 first choice players.
OK, I hope that is enough to get everyone through the selection process.  I'll try to be around for as much "Live Chat" as I can be tomorrow but with relatives still here, it will be a match-time decision.  Regardless, enjoy the matches. 


  1. Anonymous4:07 PM

    not happy with keepers this week but gone for jussi, keeping VDV even though I don't think he will play cos I got him at +4 and last time I dropped him he played unexpectadly and scored. Dropped Brunt this week, loooks like he may be out and with VDV 1 risk is enough for me. I've also gone for Obinna, who mysteriously gets benched from time to time but with Dyer out has a strong chance of playing (hopefully). I've also gone for N'Zog, I think I'm right in saying allhis goals this season have been scored away from home, just call it a gut feeling.

    Kolarov, Crainey, Ilunga.
    Nani, VDV, Cahill, N'Zog.
    Odemwingie, Elmander, Obinna.

  2. Anonymous5:07 AM

    bale sktrel bosingwa
    nani vdv nasri muamba holden
    piquonne elmander

    hows mine?