Heres the fantasy premier league news of the day for Monday 12th November with stories on JT, Aguero, Zab, RVP, Rooney and Ba
JT’s injury doesn’t seem anywhere near as bad as first feared. Here’s the clubs statement
‘Chelsea Football Club’s medical team will conduct further tests over the next two or three days once the swelling has subsided to determine how long John will be out, but it will be a matter of weeks not months.’
The trouble is with all this is that Ivanovic is a better CB than Cahill or Terry so if you want to get some value by anticipating who will take Terry’s place its just not that straightforward. The defence could even involve Azpilicueta at RB and still leave you guessing which of Luiz and Cahill will partner Ivanovic. In any case the fixtures aren’t great so I wouldn’t rush out and buy either.
Both have withdrawn from international friendlies this week. Difficult to know if this is due to injury or “injury” but a weeks rest probably gives RVP more chance of playing rather than less. Whatever the case fantasy premier league managers should be looking seriously at a back up captain option in case he’s rested although the Champs league tie on Tuesday is meaningless which is good news.
To be honest it would have been a bit rich for fantasy premier league managers if after struggling with an injury for a couple of weeks for him to have flown half way round the world for a friendly so this is definitely good news. Apparently struggling a little bit as he walked off the pitch, I think he may have just been setting the scene. Pardew said on the website
“Demba (Ba) was struggling with his shin a little bit”
Personally I’m confident he will be lining up at home to Swansea
Thats all you need before a juicy home game against Villa. Zab and Aguero are off to Saudi Arabia although the good news is that it seems Tevez won’t be joining them. Mancini will look to win the champs league game despite the inevitability of elimination and therefore you have to be concerned about whether either Zab or Aguero will start
Panama? Really? Mata and Cazorla are in the 14 man squad. Torres and Silva not. Its inconceivable Cazorla wont play for Arsenal. Mata’s a different story. I think one of the 3 amigo’s could easily be rested for Moses at the moment. WBA away is no picnic but its possible Mata could be rested.
Again the last thing you want from your cheapie defender before a home game to Southampton is him travelling to Shangai for a meaningless friendly. All in preparation for a difficult world cup qualifying campaign against the likes of Fiji and the Solomon Islands. It’s great relief then that Nelsens withdrawn ostensibly due to ankle and knee injuries according to the site. Winston Reids fantasy premier league owners aren’t so lucky though he’s in the squad.
Fit to travel to Sweden with the England squad after a precautionary scan for a knee injury. He’s a bit of a fantasy premier league irrelevance at the moment but what the heck its reasonably big news generally 100 caps etc