The Weekend Team News

Filed under: Team News - Posted by: johnfinlay

Louis Saha will not feature for Tottenham after former boss David Moyes and Harry Redknapp strike up a “gentleman’s agreement” prior to the Goodison fixture, whilst Aaron Lennon misses out with injury.

Moyes welcomes back a host of players including Jack Rodwell, Victor Anichebe and Leon Osman. Chris Smalling will be assessed ahead of Manchester United’s game with West Brom, who have lost Steven Reid for the season.

John Terry and Ashley Cole are both available in a fully fit Chelsea squad as they take on Stoke. Arsene Wenger is sweating on a number of players in the build up to their clash with Newcastle.

For the latest head over to our Team News page which includes detailed reports ahead of the weekend along with Predicted lineups and outs and doubts. Our Twitter feed continues to bring you all the latest news direct from the official sites.

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  1. Ooh 2 red flagged players? You spoil me fpl!

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. LOL. Oh dear, Menly. I have done the preview ... ;-)

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
    2. snap but i wasnt going to play 1 of them anyway

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
  2. Which is more pressing – lose Dawson for Evans, or Kompany for Skirtel? Both for a hit and already have Enrique and Suarez for DGW?!

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. evans bench kompany for 2 matches he will be back soon

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
  3. Any Norwich fans give any insight on Pilkington.

    I know he's going to score against either Wigan or Wolves but will Lambert pick him?

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
  4. Last midfield spot

    a) Song

    b) Miyachi

    c) Pilkington

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. That's my problem

      Have you not considered Siggy?

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
      1. Got Siggy mate

        • 2 years, 9 months ago
    2. Song. I've got him! :-)

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
      1. Playing well just now. AOC has the potential to outscore him but not guaranteed to start.

        • 2 years, 9 months ago
  5. Hold Richards this week or double up on Liv defence and get in Roy's "Brother" GJohnson? Already have Skrtel(c) :8

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. richards

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
    2. Lee


      • 2 years, 9 months ago
  6. Who would you pick for this gameweek?

    Caulker. Shotton. Simpson (Pick one)
    Rooney. Suarez. Holt. Pogrebnyak (Pick two)

    Thanks in advance. Cheerio :)

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. Caulker and Holt and Rooney

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
    2. shotton holt suarez

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
  7. new post btw

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
  8. So who will Igive the (C) to from Enrique, Adam, Rooney or RVP???.,

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
  9. No Liverpool, no United, one Everton...

    It's only a matter of how much I beat 100 points by...

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. yep you said it

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
  10. whats your favourite(favorite) film(movie) of all time? (for FNS)

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. Shawshank Redemption

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
      1. ya its top 5 for me

        • 2 years, 9 months ago
    2. The Magnificent Seven.

      In Bruges for an outsider.

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
  11. rdb


    reina bogdan

    simp enrique skrtel(C) caulker evans

    nani silva demp sig pilk

    rooney rvp pog

    any suggestions?

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. looks good :)

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
      1. rdb


        • 2 years, 9 months ago
    2. no tottenham ?

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
      1. rdb

        Had bale..removed him for nani..will get them in after 3 weeks

        • 2 years, 9 months ago
        1. 3 pool denfensive players can also be hard to slowly remove u'll be bringing in kompany BAE or hart/friedel soon i guess

          • 2 years, 9 months ago
          1. rdb

            plan to keep all 3 pool players till the end..they have some cracking fixtures..dont think other teams will keep many cs from they have tough fixtures.

            • 2 years, 9 months ago
  12. Team
    Kompany Cahill Jevans Raylor
    Dempsey bale Silva
    Aguero pog RVP

    Vorm Reocoker Naylor Sess

    Can't decide who to bring in, rooney or suarez for aguero, or swap either kompany or sess to skrtel or a midfielder.
    Could you advise?

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
  13. My Team Value Is Currently: £102.6 Tell me how to Improve on It for the next gameweek!
    My Team

    Friedel Ruddy
    Simpson Assou-Ekotto Baines Skrtel Huth
    Coleman (Iam Taking Him Out who for ?? ) McClean Mata Dempsey
    Pogrebynak Suarez Ba

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. bit late looking for value

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
    2. AND YAYA

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
      1. Colemen was last years buzz.

        • 2 years, 9 months ago
  14. Should i keep Persie or go with Suarez who has 2 games to outscore persie?

    I would get Persie straight back though

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. Keep.

      Waste of a transfer to do that

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
        • 2 years, 9 months ago
  15. what you think McClean or Dempsey this GW?

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. dempsey all the way

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. We finished training and now We are going to Sunderlan ready for the match of tomorrow!

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
  16. All set and ready to rumble,

    Here it is the home side,Stoke City!!!!!!!

    1: Michel Vorm, Wayyyyy
    4: Michael Turner, Wayyyyy
    3: Jose Enrique,Wayyyyy
    6: Jonny Evans, Wayyyyy
    27: Hadem Ben Arfa, Wayyyyy
    23: Clint Dempsey, Wayyyyy
    21: David Silva, Wayyyyy
    17: Luis Nani, Wayyyyy
    10: Robin van Persie(C), Wayyyyy
    9: Wayne Rooney, Wayyyyy
    24: Ayegbeni Yakubu

    And your Substitutes,

    29: Thomas Sorenson, Wayyyyy
    2: Steven Caulker, Wayyyyy
    5: Danny Simpson, Wayyyyy
    28: Stephane Sessegnon, Boooo

    Now please take your seats as the sides make there way onto the pitch led out by your skipper today Robin van Persie.

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
  17. Am wondering if I should jump on the Poggy or Suarez bandwagon but that would leave me a selection dilemma. Here's the team so far:

    Mign (vorm)

    Lescott, Clichy, J Evans, (BAE) (Simpson)

    Silva, Siggy, Bale, Dempsey, Mata

    VP(C), Holt (Ba)

    With Kompany out there is a chance that both Lescott and Clichy might play again but that might be tempting fate.

    If I bring in Suarez for the DGW I'll then transfer to poggy next week but it will be a 4ph. Also who would I sub from the midfield??

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
  18. sorensen
    1 ft cant believe this ,just pffffffffffttttttt

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
  19. How about this for a last minute knee jerk....was very happy with my team...brought in adam a week earlier to prepare for the DGW and did ok last plan was to change Aguerro and bring in Reina for Krul and Skrtel for Taiwo...I did all that...bringing in Pogrebnyak for Aguerro. An 8 point hit, but justified as I wanted to keep all three. Then I decided to go one better and bring in Kompany for Vermaelen....-12....and now, after hearing of Kompany's injury I panicked and brought in Jones (who to be fair I will keep) so now I am up to -16....brilliant! Still upbeat about having a good game week but an unneccessary hit of -8 stings. My team for the GW is as follows:
    Jones, Skrtel, BAE
    Siggy, Morrison, Dempsey, Adam
    Rooney, Pogrebnyak, RVP
    bench: McClean Evans Simpson and Vorm

    Any thoughts for Captain and/or taking out morrison for evans to double up on a possible Man U cleanie against W Brom?

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. Lulz, 176 points hits this season. You gotta go cold turkey.

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
      1. nevermind I'm bad at maths.

        • 2 years, 9 months ago
        1. 84. That's a whole heap my friend

          • 2 years, 9 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 17

  • Lloris
  • Zabaleta
  • Ivanovic
  • Cresswell
  • Sánchez
  • Eriksen
  • Y Touré
  • Downing
  • Bony
  • van Persie
  • Austin
  • Evans
  • Nasri
  • Carroll

Fixture Ticker

The Watchlist


Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 1:25pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hart MCI A, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Up Green QPR B, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN A
Up De Gea MUN A
No Change Fabianski SWA B
Up Adrián WHM B


Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 12:51am
Player Club Factors
Up Zabaleta MCI B, Vs, Rest
Down Ivanovic CHE B
Down Baines EVE C
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Up Davies TOT C, Vs, Rest, £
Up Janmaat NEW B, VsX, Inj
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Down Hutton AVL B, Vs, £, Sus
No Change Taylor SWA B
Up Chester HUL C, Vs, VsX
Up Evans MUN B, Vs


Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:40pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS A, VsX, OoP
Up Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Sus
Up Downing WHM A
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Nasri MCI A, Vs, Inj
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
No Change Bolasie CPL A, VsX
Down Oscar CHE B, VsX
Up Fer QPR B, Vs
Up Sissoko NEW B, Vs, VsX


Last updated: 20 Dec, 2014 10:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
No Change Bony SWA A, Vs
Up Austin QPR A, Vs
Up van Persie MUN A
Up Kane TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Sakho WHM B, Rest, £
Up Giroud ARS B, VsX
Up Benteke AVL B, Vs
Down Rooney MUN B, Inj, OoP
Up Carroll WHM B
Up Cissé NEW A, Vs
No Change Pellè SOT C

Selection Factors

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

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Cazorla ARS 4
Oxlade-Chamberlain ARS 4
Agbonlahor AVL 4
Boyd BRN 4
Marney BRN 4
Chamakh CPL 4
Besic EVE 4
Naismith EVE 4
Chester HUL 4
Robertson HUL 4
Moore LEI 4
Vardy LEI 4
Balotelli LIV 4
Gerrard LIV 4
Skrtel LIV 4
Kompany MCI 4
Mangala MCI 4
Y Touré MCI 4
Fer QPR 4
Clyne SOT 4
Mane SOT 4
Mame Biram Diouf STO 4
Shawcross STO 4
Wilson STO 4
Gómez SUN 4
O'Shea SUN 4
Ki SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Mason TOT 4
Dorrans WBA 4
Tomkins WHM 4

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

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