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    1. Pochettino is hoping Wanyama can return before the end of the year. Alderweireld likely to be in early 2018. Harry Winks [illness] will be assessed ahead of the trip to Leicester.
      Pochettino says Erik Lamela “is in contention” for the game on Tuesday. “Always in a very busy schedule you need everyone fit to help and that is very good news for the team.”
      Pochettino confirms left-back Danny Rose will also be available, after being left out of Tottenham’s previous two Premier League games.

    2. No fresh injury concerns following the 0-0 draw against Bournemouth. “After Saturday, everyone is okay.” Tammy Abraham is ineligible under the terms of his loan agreement. “Kyle Bartley is not far off training and hopefully he will be back in the next couple of weeks.
      Frederico Fernandez missed the game on Saturday [following the death of his father] and the defender could be absent once again.

    3. Confirmation that there will be no action taken against Lukaku. The incident was referred to an @FA independent panel who agreed is was NOT a sending-off offence.
      Michael Carrick is close to a return following his recovery from a minor heart procedure. Eric Bailly is hoping to be available soon while defensive teammate Phil Jones is progressing after aggravating a thigh injury on international duty with England.

    4. No new injuries for Palace who take on Brighton tomorrow. “It’s a short turnaround between games, but everybody trained this morning and should be ready to play tomorrow.” #CPFC
      Chung-Young Lee [muscular] and Connor Wickham [ACL knee] are the only expected absentees.

    5. RAFA Losing Faith in Ashley by the sounds of it.
      Rafa Benitez: ‘We have to compete against Huddersfield & Brighton but we couldn’t sign the players they signed or pay the wages they paid.’ So we didn’t compete…..
      Lascelles [ankle], Dummett [hamstring] and Atsu [thigh] will miss out tomorrow. Merino is pushing for a start following his introduction from the bench on Saturday.

    6. Chris Hughton confirms there are no fresh injuries ahead of the Palace fixture. Steve Sidwell [back] is the only expected absentee, Chris Hughton is hoping Steve Sidwell can begin training outside [from next week] as he steps up his recovery from a back injury.

    7. Only Huth [foot] and James [Achilles] are sidelined currently. “All the other players available,” reveals Puel. The pair are targeting a return in early December. “We will see for rotation or not, now we start with games every three days. I will see for the future.”

    8. “We have a couple of knocks and niggles but nothing to be overly worried about,” says Moyes. “Chicharito has not trained today, so he’s going to be a few days or a bit longer, but we want him back fit because we have so many games coming up.”
      “It’s the same for James Collins and even Michail Antonio, in that we have to be really careful because our squad isn’t the biggest. It’s important to get these boys fit and ready to play.
      Noble will be a part of the squad at Everton: “If anyone is going to rally #WHUFC it’s Mark. In the time I’ve been with him, he’s driving everybody on and making sure everyone is doing the right thing in training. He took [being left out] the right way as you’d expect.”

      1. Arnautovic [knee] is one of those who will be assessed ahead of the game. Sounds like Moyes may not risk Collins or Antonio, maybe the latter could make the bench. Fonte, Hernandez and Byram confirmed out.

    9. Berahino back in the squad: “We didn’t know how long Mame Diouf would last on Saturday and needed cover on the bench which is why Saido missed out. He’s in my thoughts for Wednesday.”
      “We’ve had everyone in today and there doesn’t seem to be any doubts from the weekend. There’s a few bumps and bruises but we’ll have a clearer idea tomorrow. Ramadan is fine. Geoff Cameron won’t be involved this week.”

    10. captain Troy Deeney returns for the clash with Man United after serving a three-match ban. Miguel Britos faces a late fitness test after picking up a knock during the 3-0 win over Newcastle.
      Craig Cathcart, Isaac Success, Tommie Hoban and Nathaniel Chalobah [all knee] will miss out while Younes Kaboul [hamstring] is not quite ready yet. Fit-again Sebastian Prodl could be handed his first PL start since August.

  1. Hi guys, what’s the situation with Bernardo Silva? Do you think he’ll be likely to play on Wednesday considering the busy period of fixtures coming up? I have seen any of him – is he looking good?

  2. Having a nightmare trying to respond to RDL’s last message.
    You have a similar squad to mine in some ways.
    I have a decision to make to bring in either Hazard, Sterling, Niasse and Mariappa for a -8 or
    Austin, Gross, Sterling and Azpilicueta in stages for -4 worst case.
    My squad would then be
    De Gea Elliot
    Azpilicueta Monreal Ward Gomez Naughton
    Salah Sterling Richarlison Gross RLC
    Kane Morata Austin.
    I think I prefer that more solid team with a busy schedule coming up.
    Thoughts RDL particularly.

    1. The need for hazard alone in this form is what convinced me to go with the unusual -8 mate . This new role he’s showing glimpses of a few seasons ago where he was the best in the game

      I prefer the top one. Could you go for zeeglaar over Mariappa at all? Extra. 4 ?

      I am a huge Austin fan but his fixtures are awful. I’d need to assess him over the next couple. Southampton are not usually full of goals , Everton are poor to say the least

      For info a lot of the very good consistent high finishers in my ml have taken 2, 3 and one even 6 hits. A lot of players ripping their teams apart to fit in Hazard and morata. Makes me feel a bit better.

      1. Interesting point of view. Now I’ve brought Gross in I’ve started the chain. I couldn’t get Zeeglar, 0.1 short. When I looked I thought Austin’s fixtures were mixed. I Don’t fancy Everton at the moment, Don’t know who Big Sam will go for up front.
        I’m going for the solid route with the busy schedule in mind.
        Interesting to see if Hazard outscores Azpilicueta over the next few games. I have the option of Sane too with this route. Bit more flexible. I like the look of the squad, and yours too! ☺⚽

        1. Sane sterling double up is where I would be with no Hazard. Be careful though sane is on 4yc

          Tactical yc tomorrow and rest vs West ham?

          1. I hadn’t realised Sane was in 4 yellows, good point.
            You do have a cynical mind!!

          2. No he’s on 4 mate. He got his 3rd vs West brom in cup

            He was booked after the final whistle vs Hudders

      1. Where do i start

        Alli don’t wanna be there
        Alder and wanyama out is huge
        I think Poch be better sticking with 1 set of full backs rather than changing.

        And as much as I like Poch….he doesn’t have much of a plan B at times . Hard to curse him though, he’s a great man and manager. That’s his only real negative

      1. “I think that we have to make the best decision game by game, to try to find the best solution for the team, also to give the right rest to my players,” Conte said when asked if Morata would start.

        “Last time, Morata played three games in a row, the third game against Manchester City he was injured. I have to pay great attention in all situations to try to take sometimes the risk. This is my job. I like to do this.”

          1. If he rests Morata and doesn’t get the result he’s looking for then the chase for title will be over imo. You never see kane or Lukaku rested and rightly so. These players should be able to play in all League games and champions league games and rested for all other competition’s. Pepe can do it because he has two top strikers. I.e. if you have players like Jesus and Agureo in the same team then resting one of them makes it a lot easier but who have Chelsea or man utd had in recent times to do the same.

  3. Current team:

    Fabianski • Elliot
    Jones • Davies • Mee • Naughton • Rosenior
    Sterling • Salah • Ramsey • Richarlison • Carroll
    Kane • Aguero • Vardy

    2 FT, 0 ItB

    Thoughts on potential transfers?

    I’m thinking that with a FT to use, Jones to Smalling as a direct swap. How much of a game time risk is Smalling because really going to need 5 playing defenders over the Xmas rotation period.

  4. Hi Guys,

    I have the exact money to do Cork > Hazard and Alonso to Christensen.

    Appreciate the latter one is v sideways for a -4 but Alonso must be downgraded to free up funds for Haz.

    I am now convinced that 5 playing mids is the recipe for success in FPL. Aguero and Jesus are game time risks. Lukaku while consistent is not explosive and Kane is frustrating. I intend to rotate Gross, Richarlison and Wilson based on the fixture.

    I appreciate the defence could be improved and i need a better keeper. I can always downgrade Sane back to Sterling, Kane to Lukaku or Wilson to Niasse. And play the same tactic.


    Team is linked.

    1. If you’re not sure about the 5 mid logic then just have a look at the top few midfielder scores vs the top few strikers. Compare prices…

      Aguero, Morata, Lukaku and Kane (72-75 pts) are about as effective as Pascal Gross (73pts). The man once cost 5.4m FFS.


        1. As I’m doing similar I agree with your logic. Premium fwds have been a pain/disappointment so far. Going OTT myself on the mids by having 5 premium guys (is Richarlison premium?) balanced by Niasse who will be first sub most days to cover rotation. Hopefully the new Everton manager fancies Niasse. Have Jones & Otamendi + a rotating trio. 1 mil OR so got to gamble.

          1. I’ve made the jump boys. Thanks for your input. At the end of the day I’m only 2 transfers away from moving back to the “template” if needs be.

            Yes, aware the defence needs work but i can free up funds over the next couple of weeks to improve that. Jones will be on the radar when he’s fit again and has dropped .2 or .3 from his peak value!

            The question is whether Richarlison is the correct man to bench…

            Lowton, Mustafi, Kiko
            Hazard (C), Salah, Gross, Sane
            Wilson, Morata (VC), Kane

            Speroni, Richarlison, Naughton, Mbemba.

  5. Silva is very definitely a slow burn; he’ll get to 170 points if he remains fit and he’s also my only City asset but he typically caps at about 8-9 points. Thinking about Hazard til the new year. On the other hand, I am in a position to fix my defense and Silva will continue to roll along.

    2.2 mil itb, 1 FT

    Thinking either –
    (1) Hazard/Tarkowski in for Silva/Matip, -4, 0.5 mil itb
    (2) Bellerin in for Britos, 0.6 mil itb

    Thoughts ?

  6. Have we found a solution to keeping this site open? Are the any ways we can make this happen? Its too good to be shut down just like that.

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