Injuries and Suspensions

Here is the list of important players who are either "Out," "Doubtful," or back from either suspension or injury.

  • Song, Sagna, and the usual suspects - Arsenal continues to be weakened severely at the back with Clichy the only first choice option in the back six (GK, four defenders, and holding midfielder).  Even second choice HM Denilson is out.  Hard to keep out the goals that way.
  • Nolan/Tiote/Perch - Why am I high on Villa's chances? That's a lot of suspended talent for NUFC.  Especially Tiote who has been integral to their defensive efforts when they have played well.
  • Bentley - Not a terribly promising weekend for him if he were healthy but he isn't
  • Jiranek - Not sure why you'd be thinking about him but if you were, don't.
  • Doyle - SEB likely to continue to deputize
  • Rooney - I'm pretty sure we're all aware of this one.
  • Evans - Also suspended meaning that Smalling is really the only option if Rio is rested between Champions League matches.
  • Rafael - Started off the season the more advanced of the twins but Fabio seems to have rocketed ahead more recently.
  • Bramble - Amazing that this is even relevant but testament to how far he's come.
  • Campbell - Frazier that is and just making sure you know since SUN have a solid match-up.
  • Walcott - I'd LOVE to pick him against Blackpool's speed-challenged defense but there isn't enough chance of him playing to warrant the spend.
  • Zigic/Oba - Lots of questions around the Birmingham attack with Bentley definitely out and these two question marks.  
  • Rodwell/Coleman/Cahill - More reasons to like Wolves' chances at home.
  • Duff - I'm sure you weren't high on him on the road at Old Trafford but he's up to his old tricks again and uncertain to play.
  • Lennon - Fill in your own joke here related to his mid-week issues.
  • Clark/Albrighton - Not definitely starting but more likely than they were last weekend.  I'd still watch myself in both cases but at least worth thinking about.
  • MGP - With Birmingham in disarray his return could mean good things for Rovers who need the three points.
  • Kightly - I've been waiting for him to stay healthy since Wolves came back up to the Premier League - will this be the time he starts and shows his fantasy potential?
  • Scholes - Just so you know, no reason to take an action here.
  • Carew/Pennant - Stoke's attack is much more interesting with an additional battering ram up top and a second strong crosser of the ball.
  • KRich - I'm not endorsing him as a pick but he should be back and available if you think he'll recapture his form of a month or so ago.
  • Bardsley/Onuoha - More reason to think Sunderland will be more solid this weekend than they were in being undressed by Citeh last weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:23 PM

    Bale doubtful per The Guardian