Say What? – FA Cup Fourth Round

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The FA Cup Fourth round results gave us plenty to digest over the last few days. Jose Mourinho explains his reluctance to rotate, Arsene Wenger admits he’s still uncertain over his Santi Cazorla/Mesut Ozil conundrum, Gus Poyet calls for more creativity from Sunderland, whilst Brendan Rodgers concedes Mario Balotelli has much to do before returning […]

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    Say What? – FA Cup Fourth Round

    Filed under: Say What - Posted by: Paul

    The FA Cup Fourth round results gave us plenty to digest over the last few days. Jose Mourinho explains his reluctance to rotate, Arsene Wenger admits he’s still uncertain over his Santi Cazorla/Mesut Ozil conundrum, Gus Poyet calls for more creativity from Sunderland, whilst Brendan Rodgers concedes Mario Balotelli has much to do before returning […]

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  1. Reports suggest Sakho could face ban after Senegal complain to FIFA over his weekend appearance for Hammers http://t.co/hkINSg00JR

  2. "Fabregas reported a tight hamstring. He said he wasn't yet injured but that he would be soon if he continued" - Mourinho

  3. Mourinho confirms Fabregas hamstring concern. Felipe Luis has a calf problem, Ivanovic had stitches in a foot injury http://t.co/7p1aUfl1B9

  4. Stoke confirm Bojan will miss the rest of the season with knee injury sustained last night http://t.co/gxl42d9rfY

  5. Reports suggest Palace are set to sign left-back Pape Souare from Lille http://t.co/jFWkKuwVrZ

  6. De Jong steps up recovery with 45-minute run out for Newcastle reserves http://t.co/fk64RuBPqq

  7. Reports suggest Bojan could be out of action for six months with anterior cruciate ligament damage http://t.co/jho9HrrblR

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 27 Jan, 2015 1:10pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Pantilimon SUN B, Vs
Up De Gea MUN B, Vs
Up Forster SOT A
Up Begovic STO A
Up Ospina ARS B, Vs, Rest
Up Foster WBA A, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs, Inj
Up Hart MCI C, Vs

Defenders

Last updated: 27 Jan, 2015 1:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A
Up Bertrand SOT B
Up Koscielny ARS A, Vs
No Change Van Aanholt SUN B, Vs
Up Jones MUN B, Vs
No Change Wisdom WBA A
Up Wollscheid STO B, Vs, £
Down Janmaat NEW B
Down Baines EVE B
Down Zabaleta MCI B, Rest
Up Davies HUL C, Vs
Down Trippier BRN B, VsX
No Change Ward CPL C
No Change Hutton AVL B, VsX

Midfielders

Last updated: 28 Jan, 2015 8:18am
Player Club Factors
No Change Sánchez ARS A, Vs
No Change Hazard CHE B
Up Puncheon CPL A, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Di María MUN C, Vs, Inj
Up Cazorla ARS A, Vs
No Change Fábregas CHE B, Vs, Inj
Down Sterling LIV B, VsX, OoP
Up Moses STO B, Vs
No Change Chadli TOT B
Up Tadic SOT B, Vs
Down Downing WHM A, VsX
Down Silva MCI B
No Change Eriksen TOT B

Forwards

Last updated: 28 Jan, 2015 8:19am
Player Club Factors
Up Diego Costa CHE A
Up Giroud ARS B, Vs
Down Aguero MCI C
Down Kane TOT B, £
Up Rooney MUN B, Vs, OoP
Down Austin QPR B
Up Pellè SOT B, Vs
No Change Berahino WBA B
Up Defoe SUN B, Vs
Down Ings BRN A, VsX, £
Up Gayle CPL A, £
Up Gomis SWA B

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A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

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Player Team YC
Cattermole SUN 9
Diego Costa CHE 8
Barry EVE 8
Bardsley STO 8
Reid WHM 8
Hutton AVL 7
Fábregas CHE 7
Matic CHE 7
Gerrard LIV 7
Colback NEW 7
Dunne QPR 7
Pellè SOT 7
Taylor SWA 7
Chambers ARS 6
Clark AVL 6
Cleverley AVL 6
Okore AVL 6
Livermore HUL 6
Vardy LEI 6
Skrtel LIV 6
Kompany MCI 6
Fernandinho MCI 6
Janmaat NEW 6
Tioté NEW 6
Fonte SOT 6
Schneiderlin SOT 6
Wanyama SOT 6
Shelvey SWA 6
Gardner WBA 6

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