fantasy premier league line up news in brief

Here’s the brief fantasy premier league line up news for GW 17


  • Kosicelny has a good chance of being fit but i expect Mertesacker to continue
  • Walcott less certain. Rated 50/50
  • Giroud recovered and should lead the attack

Aston Villa

  • Vlaar out for 2 weeks.  Herd and Baker may stat with a 3 at the back alongside Clark
  • Agbonlahor 50/50
  • Bent out with hamstring
  • Stevens returns to fight LB position with Bennett

Chelsea – no game


  • Hibbert out with unknown return date.  Coleman should continue
  • Mirallas still out with hamstring no return date, expect Naismith to continue
  • Neville out no return date with knee injury expect Gibson and Osman as CMs although heitinga may come in for steel in midfield


  • Diarra unlikely to play.  Expect Baird and Sidwell to continue as CMs
  • Ruiz not expected back to 5 Jan.  Expect Berba to continue behind Rodallega


  • Enrique rated as %50 .  Likely to be Downing to replace if doesn’t make it or wisdom at RB Johnson to LB.  I think it will be the former


 Man City

  • Kompany unlikely to make it.  Nastasic looks certain to start at CB next to Lescott or k Toure
  • Kolarov likely to be out so Clichy at LB
  • Barry suspended for 1 game.  Milner 50/50 so Garcia should play
  • Has to be Tevez and Aguero surely?

Man Utd

  • Evans definitely out.  look for Vidic to start along side Ferdy
  • Nani Anderson and Kagawa all remain injured so look for Young Valencia Carrick and either SCholes or Cleverly in midfield
  • Hopefully Rooney and RVP to start


  • Turner back ,Whittaker likely to be fit but I think Turner will go straight back in with R martin to RB.  R Bennet not fit but will provide doubt for Turner next week
  • Tetty likely to return to line up


  • Tricky line up to predict with Harry tinkering
  • Cesar fit and should come in for Green
  • Derry over Granero, Cisse over Mackie, who knows?


  • Morrison out until next week.  Gorkss should start
  • Robson Kanu 50/50.  Mcleary likely replacement
  • Roberts and Pogrebnyak doubts look for hunt to start with now nailed on Le Fondre

Southampton – no game


  • Shotton suspended until next week so Wilko will start at RB
  • Adam likely to come back in to team at Whiteheads expense


  • Bardsley unlikely to play so Gardner likely to move back to RB
  • Johnson likely to make it


  • Vorm not likely to be back until next week.  Tremmel to continue
  • Pablo wont make it.  Routledge and dyer to fight out the starting place
  • Williams back to start along side Flores at CB.
  • Schecter v Graham for striker role


  • Dawson likely to be fit.  I think Gallas and Caulker likely CBs though
  • Bale unlikely to play.
  • Defoe and Adebayor to continue up front?  Dempsey on the left if this happens and no Siggy


  • Ridgewell and Foster both 50/50 although Steve Clarke made positive noises.  Myhill and Popov likely starters if they dont
  • Yacob also 50/50 which means Morrison could play deeper and Gera starts
  • Who knows up front.  Percentages are with  Long

West Ham

  • McCartney 50/50 so look for O’brien to start with Demel
  • Diame out for 12 weeks so Tomkins may play at CM as previously


  • Ramis Caldwell and Alcaraz all unlikely to play.  Boyce Piscu and Figueroa likely back 3
  • Watson injured but Maloney available.  Di Santo or Gomez likely to play with Maloney back in