Injuries and Suspensions

Head-to-head this week.

So I started the week with a real bee in my bonnet for 2-gamers. As I posted on Monday I made room for ten of them in my team.

Now? Now I'm not so sure.

I think there's value in some of the one-gamers, notably Bolton hosting Sunderland, Rovers @ West Ham, and West Brom @ Wolves. And I can't get a good handle on whom will play (and perform) for the doubles.

So here's where I am going into what is sure to be wild Friday trading:

Of course now, I've put two rules in direct opposition.  If I don't Friday trade, I'll be betting on Bolton.  Which we never do; unless we do.

Here's a look at the injury news this morning, some of it drawn from my Twitter feed:
  • Scharner suspended for WBA; Brunt and Reid doubts.
  • Ramsey will play against Stoke, but Nasri and Cesc won't.
  • Dempsey and Hangeland back for Fulham. Duff done for the season.
  • Gardner and Zigic out for Birmingham. Newcastle lose Williamson and won't have Ben Arfa, Best or Ireland again this season.
  • KRich Gyan Campbell Welbeck Bramble & Gordon out for Sunderland. LeeCatt & Henderson "struggling" #neverbetonbolton
  • THud, BA-E out for Spurs. Corluka unlikely. #baleintheback4 #kaboom
  • O'Neil & Noble out; Parker & Upson worry for West Ham. Bridge eligible. #backrovers
  • @NickyButt Sturridge trained today. Now I'm thinking of splurging on him in lieu of a crappy 2-gamer like PVC or Crouch
  • @NickyButt Does this help? RT FFScout Coyle... hopes Srurridge and Steinsson will be available. #sturridgegate
  • Mancini: Zabaleta is okay, de Jong could be ready to face Everton. Richards could be on the bench.
  • Wigan wait on N'Zogbia and Diame.

Any news shaping your decisions today? Any players - 1 or 2-gamers - catching your eye?


  1. Hitzlsperger is due a goal. Robinson to Sandro. Modric to Hitz and use the remainder to upgrade Benjani to ANYONE :D

  2. I could move PRobbo to either Hitz or Sandro. But there's not much available between Benjani and say Crouch. And that's a leap I'm having a hard time affording.

  3. the low costing mids really look like a poor bunch this week...i hav yaya and i trying to find someone to replace him with and the best i can find is valencia who might b rested

  4. Anonymous10:09 PM

    I think yaya is due a goal and will surely return his value over the two games

  5. Anonymous11:04 PM

    10 DGs + RSC = ?

    I hate math.

  6. Akshay2:45 AM

    Thomas has missed most of the season with tendon problems but could feature against Stoke on Sunday. "Thomas Vermaelen is available and could be in the squad," said Arsene Wenger.