Each game week we give you a quick breifing on the weekend’s injuries and their implications on your FPL teams.
At Stamford Bridge, Willian and Zouma (ACL) are out. Moses is new name on injury list but that’s unlikely to have any impact on our FPL teams. Terry is passed fit while Willian is ruled out. Palace remain without Souare and Remy, although Dann is expected to return.
Stealing a chopper, We fly following the Victoria line to Arsenal to find they are without Akopm (back), Giroud (toe), Ramsey (Hamstring), Mertesacker (knee), and Welbeck (knee) so squad changes are unlikely, other than a Chilean report that Sanchez won’t play this weekend.
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Heading up the seven sisters roas, local rivals Spurs report that Dembele will be assessed before game while Kane is expected to be available for North London Derby. Kane is a shock as on Wednesday Talk Sport indicated he’d be out for at last another month. As per Pochettino, there are some concerns over players who went for international duties but no specific names were mentioned, keep bench ready guys!
Shooting back east, we pass Alan Sugar heading from his East London office towards White Hart Lane, and for fun shout, “Your fired!”.
Hitting the Olympic Park, Billic tells us Tore (Thigh), Byram (hamstring), Masuaku (knee), Nordtveit (knock), Ayew (thigh), Carroll (Knee), Cresswell (knee), and Sakho (knee) are out, with Tore expected to miss around 4-5 weeks. The good news is Cresswell, Carroll and Masuaku are back in training and will be checked before game to decide their game time. Could West Ham’s fortunes be about to change.
Shooting north towards the M1 we pass Watford where Success (dead leg), Cathcart (groin), Britos (thigh), Sinclair (hamstring) and Janmaat (shoulder) are reported injured. However, the felling this is a Elton John style rouse, as all could play except Janmaat.
Flying north as fast as our little chopper will allow, we pass the King Power stadium where James (ankle) and Mendy (ankle) are crook, but Okazaki has been passed fit along with Drinkwater; flying over Hull, McGregor (back injury) and Bruce (Achilles) remain injured while Dawson can make his return this weekend and Elmohamady returns from suspension; passing the Riverside where there is no new injury news and Leadbitter (hernia) remains out; and arrive in Sunderland to be given a long in jury list. Kirchoff (Hamstring), Anichebe (groin), Cattermole (back), Pienaar (hamstring), Januzaj (Ankle), Mannone (elbow), Borini (Toe) and Larsson (MCL).
We now fly towards beautiful Lancashire, home of all that is great in this world, including the beautiful hamlet of Chorley.
— Lancashire Life (@lancashirelife) October 5, 2016
Burnley report Heaton is expected to be fit. Barnes continues to recover but won’t be available for this week, nor will Gray who remains suspended.
The blue half of Manchester say Sagna and Sterling were injured during break with former likely to miss few weeks while Sterling is expected to be fit. KDB and Delph will checked before game. Kompany remains Kompany’ed. The reds have it better with no fresh injury concerns and Mkhiaryan to assessed before game.
Flying over Liverpool the Toffee’s say McCarthy recovered from injury but played more than 160 mins during international break which has led to fatigue; he will be checked before game and proibably won’t play given the amount of kerfuffle created. Lukaku, Jagielka and Baines are passed fit. Klopp waves hello and tells us Clyne and Lovren are expected to be fit while Lallana and Wijnaldum will be checked after suffering from groin and hamstring injury respectively.
Back down the M6 and the M5, Stoke remain without Butland (ankle), Johnson (thigh), Affelay (ACL) and Ireland (broken leg), although Allen will be assessed before game; and Pulis waves his cap to say he’s a happy bunny with a full squad.
Hitting Wales, the new manager Yee-Haa’s that Llorento and Montero are likely to miss this week’s game and Dyer will. be out for a while having undergone a successful operation to now start recovery process.
Shooting down to the South coast, Arter (groin) and Pugh (Hamstring) of Burnley have recovered and are expected to be on the bench this weekend. 30 minutes east and we land in Southampton where some fresh faces join J Rod. on the injury list: Long, Bertrand and Soares were injured during break. Soares is expected to be fit but other are major doubts. This means more gametime for Austin and Redmond upfront with a cheap defender, Targett also an option.
And we quickly return Roman Abramovic’s chopper to Stamford Bridge before anyone notices.