fantasy premier league injuries and line up predictions -game week 18


Here’s my fantasy premier league line up predictions for game week 18 plus injuries

Arsenal  (Wigan A)

  • Injuries

A Santos Abdominal Strain no return date
L Fabianski Ankle/Foot Injury 14th Jan 13
V Diaby Thigh Muscle Strain no return date

  • Likely line up.

Szczesny
Sagna
Mertesacker
Vermaelen
Gibbs
Oxlade-Chamberlain
Wilshere
Arteta
Podolski
Cazorla
Walcott

  • Main question is whether walcott or Giroud will play up front

Aston Villa  (Chelsea A)

  • injuries

S Ireland Illness 23rd Dec 12
G Agbonlahor Thigh Muscle Strain 23rd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
D Bent Hamstring Injury no return date
R Vlaar Calf/Shin Injury 23rd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
G Gardner ACL Knee Injury May 13
R Dunne Gilmores Groin no return date
S Petrov Acute Leukaemia no return date

  • predicted line up

Guzan
Herd
Clark
Vlaar
Lowton
Westwood
Bannan
Lichaj
Holman
Benteke
Weimann

  • Whether Vlaar returns or not is the only point of debate

Chelsea  (Villa H)

  • Injuries

R Bertrand Knock 23rd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
O Romeu ACL Knee Injury Jun 13
D Sturridge Hamstring Injury 23rd Dec 12
J Terry Knee Injury no return date

  • Likely line up

Cech
Ivanovic
Luiz
Cahill
Cole
Moses
Ramires
Azpilicueta
Hazard
Mata
Torres

  • I’m going for Luiz to play in midfield to give some athleticism

Everton  (West Ham H)

  • Injuries

T Hibbert Calf/Shin Injury no return date
K Mirallas Hamstring Injury no return date
P Neville Knee Injury 16th Jan 13
V Anichebe Hamstring Injury no return date

  • Likely line up

Howard
Coleman
Jagielka
Distin
Baines
Naismith
Osman
Gibson
Heitinga
Pienaar
Jelavic

  • I’m going for Naismith as the advanced midfielder

Fulham  (Liverpool A)

  • Injuries

N Etheridge Leg Injury no return date
S Riether Hamstring Injury 22nd Dec 12
M Diarra Knee Injury no return date
B Ruiz Hamstring Injury 12th Jan 13
S Davies Hip/Thigh Injury 2nd Jan 13

  • likely line up

Schwarzer
Kelly
Hughes
Hangeland
Riise
Duff
Baird
Karagounis
Richardson
Berbatov
Rodallega

Liverpool  (Fulham H)

  • Injuries

O Assaidi Knee Injury no return date
J Enrique Hamstring Injury 22nd Dec 12
F Borini Ankle/Foot Injury 14th Jan 13
M Kelly ACL Knee Injury Mar 13

  • Likely line up

Reina
Johnson
Skrtel
Agger
Enrique
Lucas
Gerrard
Allen
Shelvey
Suárez
Cole

  • Enrique will be fit by all accounts so only question is the rotation threats around Sterling.  Home to Fulham sounds like a good time so I’ve gone for Joe Cole in the front 3.

Man City (Reading H)

  • Injuries

M Balotelli Illness no return date
A Kolarov Hip/Thigh Injury no return date
S Nasri Groin/Pelvis Injury 29th Dec 12
V Kompany Hamstring Injury 22nd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
J Milner Hamstring Injury 22nd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
M Richards Cartilage Knee Injury 11th Feb 13
J Rodwell Hamstring Injury no return date

  • Likely line up

Hart
Zabaleta
Kompany
Nastasic
Clichy
Silva
Y Touré
Javi García
Milner
Aguero
Tevez

  • If not Kompany then KToure will probably go in defence.  Dzeko is obviously the potential fly in the ointment over the captain prospectsfor Aguero or Tevez

Man Utd  (Swansea A)

  • Injuries

Rafael Hamstring Injury no return date
M Carrick Hamstring Injury 23rd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
J Evans Hamstring Injury 23rd Dec 12
Anderson Hamstring Injury 29th Dec 12
Nani Hamstring Injury no return date
S Kagawa Knee Injury no return date

  • Likely line up

de Gea Jones Evra Vidic Ferdinand Carrick Cleverley Young Valencia RVP Rooney

  • tricky to predict the CB partnership otherwise apart from the Scholes v Cleverly issue team should pick itself

Newcastle Utd  (QPR H)

  • Injuries

H Ben Arfa Hamstring Injury no return date
S Taylor Hamstring Injury 22nd Jan 13
G Obertan Toe Injury 22nd Dec 12
Y Cabaye Groin/Pelvis Injury Feb 13
D Gosling Knee Injury no return date
H Vučkić ACL Knee Injury May 13
R Taylor ACL Knee Injury Mar 13

  • Likely line up

Krul  Simpson  Santon  Colocinni  Williamson  Anita  Tiote  Jonas  Obertan  Cisse  Ba

Norwich  (WBA A)

  • Injuries

G Holt Hamstring Injury 22nd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
A Surman Knee Injury no return date
R Bennett Knee Injury 22nd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
J Ruddy Hip/Thigh Injury Feb 13
H Kane Metatarsal Fracture 22nd Dec 12

  • Likely line up

Bunn  Whittaker  Garrido  Turner  Bassong  Johnson  Tetty  Pilkington  Snodgrass  Hoolahan  Holt

  • Holt is the main question

QPR  (Newcastle A)

  • Injuries

K Dyer Knock no return date
J Cesar Back Injury no return date
J Bosingwa Back Injury no return date
J Park Knee Injury no return date
B Zamora Hip/Thigh Injury 19th Jan 13
A Johnson ACL Knee Injury Mar 13

  • Likely line up

Green  Onouha  Traore  Nelsen  Hill  SWP  Faurlin  Mbia  Mackie  Taarabt  Cisse

  • hard to see there being any changes to last week.

Reading  (Man City A)

  • Injuries

J Roberts Hip/Thigh Injury 29th Dec 12
S Morrison Ankle/Foot Injury no return date
A McCarthy Shoulder Injury May 13
J Karacan MCL Knee Ligament Injury 22nd Dec 12 Late Fit Test

  • likely line up

Federici  Cummings  Shorey  Mariappa  Gorkss  Leigertwood  Tabb  Kebe  McAnuff  Le Fondre  Pogrebnyak

  • I’ve gone for Le Fondre as surely common sense will prevail

Southampton  (Sunderland H)

  • Injuries

A Lallana Knee Injury no return date
P Gazzaniga Shoulder Injury 22nd Dec 12
D Fox Knee Injury 22nd Dec 12
R Chaplow Knock 22nd Dec 12
F Richardson Hip/Thigh Injury 22nd Dec 12

  • Likely line up

Davis  Clyne  Shaw  Yoshida  Fonte  Schneiderlin Cork  Puncheon  Rodriguez  Ramirez  Lambert

Stoke City  (Spurs A)

  • Injuries

M Owen Hamstring Injury 29th Dec 12
R Delap Inguinal Hernia no return date
M Wilson Broken Leg no return date

  • Likely line up

Begovic  Shotton  Cameron  Huth  Shawcross  NZonzi  Adam Whelan   Etherington  Walters  Jones

  • fairly predictable team.  Adam could be unavailable following the death of his father in which case KIghtly would come in

Sunderland  (Southampton A)

  • Injuries

S Fletcher Back Injury 22nd Dec 12
D Rose Ankle/Foot Injury 22nd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
P Bardsley Knee Injury 22nd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
L Cattermole Knee Injury 5th Feb 13
W Brown MCL Knee Ligament Injury 29th Jan 13

  • Likely line up

Mignolet  Bardsley  Rose  Cuellar  O’Shea  Larsson  Colback  McLean  Johnson  Sessegnon  Fletcher

  • I’ve gone for everyone making the late fitness test for such a crucial game although expect the midfeld to play in defence if there are failures

Swansea (Man Utd H)

  • Injuries

A Rangel Calf/Shin Injury 23rd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
P Hernandez Hip/Thigh Injury 23rd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
M Vorm Groin/Pelvis Injury 23rd Dec 12
N Taylor Ankle/Foot Injury May 13

  • Likely line up

Vorm  Rangel  Davies  Chico  Williams  Britton  Dyer  Routledge  Ki  De Guzman  Michu

Tottenham  (Stoke H)

  • Injuries

E Adebayor Hamstring Injury 22nd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
G Bale Hamstring Injury 22nd Dec 12
M Dawson Hamstring Injury 22nd Dec 12
B Assou-Ekotto Knee Injury 22nd Dec 12
Y Kaboul Knee Injury no return date

  • Likely line up

Lloris  Walker  Naughton  Vertonghen  Gallas  Sandro  Dembele Bale  Dempsey  Lennon  Defoe

  • Loads of permutations here including Vertonghen or BAE  at LB and Adebayor starting  upfront

WBA  (Norwich  H)

  • Injuries

S Reid Calf/Shin Injury 29th Dec 12
C Yacob Hamstring Injury 29th Dec 12
L Ridgewell Ankle/Foot Injury 22nd Dec 12
B Foster Groin/Pelvis Injury 22nd Dec 12

  • Likely line up

Foster  Jones  Ridgewell  McAuley  Olsson  Mulumbu  Morrison  Brunt  Odemwingie  Gera  Long

West Ham (Everton H)

  • Injuries

G McCartney MCL Knee Ligament Injury no return date
M Diame Hamstring Injury no return date
A Carroll Knee Injury 30th Jan 13
Y Benayoun Knee Injury 22nd Dec 12 Late Fit Test
A Diarra Thigh Muscle Strain 26th Dec 12
R Vaz Te Dislocated Shoulder 4th Jan 13
J Collison Knee Injury 22nd Dec 12

  • Likely line up

Jaas  Tomkins  O’Brien  Collins  Reid  Noble  O’Neill  Nolan  Jarvis  Taylor  Cole

Wigan  (Arsenal  H)

  • Injuries

A Lopez Hamstring Injury 18th Feb 13
J McCarthy Ankle/Foot Injury 29th Dec 12
G Caldwell Hamstring Injury 26th Dec 12
I Ramis Hamstring Injury 22nd Dec 12
R Miyaichi Ankle/Foot Injury no return date
B Watson Broken Leg 2nd Feb 13
A Crusat Knee Injury no return date
A Alcaraz Groin/Pelvis Injury 29th Dec 12

  • Likely line up

Al habsi  Stam  Beaujesour  Boyce  Caldwell  Figueroa  McArthur  Jones  Gomez  Maloney  Kone

  •  2 from Gomez Maloney and Di Santo is the main point of debate

Injuries from physio room