Injuries and Suspensions

Premier League team news - ESPN Soccernet

  • Sturridge and Steinsson are both doubtful for Bolton which is certainly a bummer for fantasy managers - Sturridge has been great (and still leads Torres 7 goals to one meaningless goal since the Transfer Window closed). Steinsson is a bummer because he's a cheap way to get in on Bolton's potential CS against Rovers who have been bad since their ownership/managerial change. [Thought: PRobbo switches to the right and Alonso gets in at (attacking) left-back. -jeremy]
  • Eth is confirmed out for the match at Blackpool - Pennant becomes even more attractive as the percentage of kicks that come his way increases. [Thought: Whelan is a NICE enabler. Under 3 and likely to take some percentage of corners. -jeremy]
  • Sunderland are missing all of their forwards which should push Sessegnon up as a great fill-in option - the bitch of it all is that he isn't listed in the game so while he WOULD be a great option, Yahoo! has shown their weakness in never adding him. [Thought: Malbranque likely to start behind the "forward" and may be your way in if you fancy Sunderland. And if you do, why? -jeremy]
  • Zamora and AJ are both "pushing" for starts - no idea what that is going to translate to other than "I'd avoid the situation" [Thought: Shame as I'm liking Eidur "Iceman" Gudjohnsen as an enabler this week. Eidur and Steed... what is this, 2002 all over again?. -jeremy]
  • Brunt, Thomas and Reid are out for WBA which will hurt their attack against Villa. [Thought: Jara and Vela become relevant, but Cox isn't listed. He's been sessegnoned. -jeremy]
  • Old blog favorite fallen on hard times Mikel Arteta has a chance to come back into the squad - this one is worth watching but more for next week than this one. [Thought: Beckford or Osman in this one. -jeremy]
  • THud is doubtful along with Corluka and Kranjcar with BAE definitely out of action.
  • SEB appears unlikely to return joining Doyle on the sidelines as Wolves see it all slipping away. [Thought: As Neal suggested in The Week Ahead, load up on your BRM defenders. Maybe Larsson as well. -jeremy]
  • Carroll seems likely but not definite to return for the NUFC match. [Thought: I'm thinking this is another SAF 'resting' Rooney @Everton. It works in Liverpool's favor if Carroll misses this one. I'm in on Suarez and Kuyt. Don't trust that Maxi was anything but a flash in the pan -jeremy]
  • No useful news on the Citeh line-up other than confirming that Tevez will definitely NOT play.


  1. Ah, thats a Brunt-al way to kill my hunch of the week...!!! *sigh*

  2. I'm also changing my hunch of the week from Brunt to Larsson whom I sold at the last Barndoor and habe now bought back - #wasteful

  3. Anonymous1:51 PM

    my Line-up

    Boyata, Kompany, Lescott, Zabaleta
    AJ Y.Toure Silva
    Chicharito Dzeko Balotelli

    All from Machester!!!
    i tend to do this once every season when I already surrendered in private league and wants to gamble big :D

  4. Anonymous2:50 PM

    @Anonymous: good luck squeezing points out of Dzeko and "Batty"telli...#bloodfromturnip