Roberto Di Matteo rules David Luiz and Gary Cahill out of Chelsea’s home clash with Newcastle tomorrow. Danny Welbeck could be a doubt for United due to an ankle problem, Matt Jarvis expects to overcome a groin problem for Wolves’ home game with Everton, while Newcastle welcome back Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveuax to the first-team squad ahead of their trip to the Bridge:

David Luiz and Gary Cahill have both been ruled out of Chelsea’s game with Newcastle tomorrow evening. Roberto Di Matteo confirmed the defensive duo will be missing from the Magpies clash, though with Branislav Ivanovic available after a three-game suspension, his options at the back have increased from Sunday’s squad against QPR. Ivanovic is likely to partner John Terry in the heart of defence against Alan Pardew’s visitors, with Jose Bosingwa perhaps favourite to get the nod over Paulo Ferreira at right-back. Although reports earlier today suggested Luiz is on course to recover in time for Saturday’s FA Cup Final with Liverpool, the interim Chelsea boss gave no indication of a time scale for a return.

Reports suggest Danny Welbeck could be an injury doubt for United after leaving Old Trafford with a protective boot on his ankle last night. Welbeck was in decent form heading into the City match, with two goals and a pair of assists in his last couple of Gameweeks but dropped out of the starting lineup as a result of United’s change to a 4-5-1. Climbing off the bench with just over half an hour left, he was subject to a heavy challenge by Nigel De Jong, resulting in Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini squaring up on the Etihad touchline – with United needs goals on Sunday, Javier Hernandez could be a decent differential as Swansea roll up to Old Trafford.

Matt Jarvis expects to overcome the groin problem that forced him off at Swansea last weekend. The Wolves winger lasted 71 minutes at the Liberty, returning two goals and the maximum bonus points for his Fantasy owners and continues to be the main performer for the midlands outfit under Terry Connor, having scored five of the side’s 10 goals since the dismissal of Mick McCarthy. With Wolves grabbing four at Swansea last weekend, it seems as if caution has been thrown firmly to the wind and, with their final home game of the season against Everton followed by a trip to Wigan, Jarvis has the potential to continue his recent strong form.

Gabriel Obertan has declared himself fit and available for Newcastle’s trip to Chelsea tomorrow evening. The winger has failed to feature since Gameweek 28 due to an ankle problem but is likely to be on the bench as Newcastle look to bounce back from their 4-0 thrashing at Wigan last weekend. Sylvain Marveaux is likely to join him – the Frenchman has recovered from hip and groin problems which have ruled him out since November.

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  1. An early injury to a liverpool defender would be nice so enrique could get 60 mins.

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  2. Fulham 2-1 Dempsey to score first 75-1

    Thank me later. ;-)

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
    1. Likewise PP's insure bet first goalscorer for Dempsey at 7.5 is pretty good too

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
  3. Right!
    Suarez, you are excused.

    Pienaar, Demps, Jelly (oh yeah, and limp wristed Kelly):
    Get out there and win me my mini-league, bozos!

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  4. JC

    Kelly plays :(

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  5. I'm sure I speak for most on here when I say

    COME ON CAPTAIN AMERICA

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
    1. yeeeee-hah

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
    2. Hurrah!

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
    3. I don't have a copy....

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
    4. Yes!

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
    5. Not everyone !!

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
    6. Good luck Dempsey captainers!

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
    7. Red, White and F Yeah!!

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
  6. Aha my rival has Agger, Shotton, Gerrard and Suarez(c). Not a happy bunny

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  7. Before the games, treat yourselves to this:
    Feckin hilarious (bear with it)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wtOKVfB1lk

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
    1. Saw that youtube clip before! Brilliantly funny.

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
      1. Seth's a genius.
        :)

        • 2 years, 4 months ago
        • 2 years, 4 months ago
        1. went to you tube before, as I started typing it came up through my history. Had to watch it again, it's just brilliant.

          • 2 years, 4 months ago
          1. Stop i watched it 20times before i posted it on here yesterday!

            • 2 years, 4 months ago
        • 2 years, 4 months ago
  8. Lordy. Hanging on to skrtl and enrique since dgw28 has been painful. Never again Liverpool, you've turned into are a joke.

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
    1. JC

      What ya complaining for, yav still got at least two clean sheets with the possibility of another on the way... Im stuck with Kelly (with 16 point Moses on the bench :()

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
      1. at least 2? skrtl didn't play sat and enrique won't tonight - do you think they'll hold Fulham off?

        • 2 years, 4 months ago
        1. JC

          Its a dead rubber so could go either way imo

          • 2 years, 4 months ago
  9. Cisse run onto the pitch from the stands and score two in the Stoke game. Then drives to Anfield and repeat it. One time!?

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  10. Best song by a footballer?... Clint Dempsey comes close but my vote goes to this outstanding effort:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9UHcRrCWlI

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
      1. lol, quality

        • 2 years, 4 months ago
    1. He ain't got shit on this gem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1urq4Vb0XM

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
      1. Suddenly i need the toilet!

        • 2 years, 4 months ago
    2. He should write some dope lyrics about SAF.

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
      • 2 years, 4 months ago
  11. Hey guys, looking for some advice on who to bring in next week for cisse?

    front 8 of:

    VdV, Dempsey, Pienaar, Siggurdsson, Moses

    RvP, Rooney, Cisse

    10.1 < ?

    Also have JEvans and Kelly (so far that could use sorting) if Cisse looks to score against city?

    Much appreciated guys!

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
    1. Jelly is @ Wolves- get him

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
      1. Yak and Kevin Davies should do well also

        • 2 years, 4 months ago
  12. Shotton starting then dropped? WTF?

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  13. Of shit off Skrtel.

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
    1. Zod

      My sentiments exactly. And c*nt off Kelly.

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
  14. Come on Captain America(C)....

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  15. Freddie Pogrebnytoff hatrick.

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  16. fulham draw no bet 3/1 looks big to me after seeing liverpools team so had alittle punt on that

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
    1. Which site are those odds Tosey?

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
      1. i got it on paddy

        nearly backed the win outright at 9/2 but thought id play safer with the draw no bet

        • 2 years, 4 months ago
        1. then you should bet on double chance x2, you will win more money in a long run than playing DNB

          • 2 years, 4 months ago
  17. i case this gets missed above, BEST SONG EVER!!!!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iad3gV-9C1U

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  18. Kelly - a cs and an assist will do nicely thankyou.

    Dempsey - a brace

    Pienaar - see Dempsey

    Jelly - nothing and subbed after 30mins to be fresh for gw37

    Thats all...

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  19. Help me out with this:(Week 37)

    A. Start Petrov and Bench HBA
    B. Bench Petrov and do HBA->Moses for a 4 point hit

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
    1. Im getting Maloney maybe Moses for HBA.

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
  20. Fulham/Everton double, tenner pays £175. Yes please :)

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
    1. Two away games, wouldn't do it personally.

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
    2. will follow

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
    3. has to happen one time out of 17 to be profitable

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
  21. Pienaar :-) or Clinton :-( to score tonight ?

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
    1. Score most that is

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
      1. I think both will do well, hard to say.

        • 2 years, 4 months ago
  22. C'mon Jellyfish! He could be getting us a monster score this DGW.

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
    1. A Begovic Penalty save you say?

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
      1. Haha, wash your ears out ;)

        • 2 years, 4 months ago
  23. The only thing that will make me feel less stupid about how i played my WC is Pienaar getting sent off. Please let it happen (sorry guys).

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
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  24. Come on Captain America (C), Pienaar, Jelavic and Schwarzer... get me some points tonight :)

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  25. Whilst I hope Fulham and Dempsey go bananas tonight, this tweet from Opta Stats is not encouraging: 0 - In 48 league trips to Merseyside to play Liverpool or Everton, Fulham have never tasted victory. Unsound.

    My dead Head-to-Head opponent also has Kuyt captained so expect that fella to bag two. Am thankful for the Enrique and Suarez omission though.

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  26. Come on Kelly! Hatrick will do nicely.

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
    1. thanks!

      • 2 years, 4 months ago
  27. Good evening all. Interesting line up for Liverpool tonight - Cue for a Demps goal then !!

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  28. With Hibbert now, every single player I was considering to get for this gameweek has now scored or assisted.

    • 2 years, 4 months ago
  29. Which is a better transfer?

    a) Siggy -> Moses
    b) Siggy -> Pieenar
    c) Cisse -> Rooney

    cheers.

    • 2 years, 4 months ago

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