November
02

The Weekend Team News

Filed under: Team News - Posted by: Paul

Juan Mata and David Luiz are both “very doubtful” for Chelsea’s trip to Swansea, though Ashley Cole is fit and available. Dimitar Berbatov (as predicted by our recent “From the Physio” article) and Chris Baird have recovered from knocks and will face Everton tomorrow , while Demba Ba has a “good chance” of making Newcastle’s trip to Liverpool, according to Alan Pardew:

Elsewhere, Gaston Ramirez returns for Southampton at West Brom, though the hosts still have concerns over Shane Long and Claudio Yacob.

Martin O’Neill has worries over Carlos Cuellar’s hamstring, David Moyes is hopeful of a return for Kevin Mirallas and Bobby Zamora is hoping to overcome a hip problem with the help of injections ahead of QPR’s home showdown with Reading.

All today’s news has been collected and rolled out along with our predicted lineups, over in the team news section.

We’ll continue the updates up until the eleventh hour, with tomorrow’s Pre-Match preamble offering the teamsheet views from the press.

As always, keep an eye on our Twitter feed for the very latest.

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  1. pienar or fellaini?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  2. Choose 1 player to bench among my front 7 :

    Bale Cazorla Pienaar Michu Sterling
    RVP Ba Crouch

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. crouch personally and im a stoke fan lol! other than that probs cazorla if u have the balls

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. sterling

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  3. Lads

    is there really ab ig difference between huth and shawcross in terms of goal threat ?

    Is Huth worth the extra 0.5 ?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  4. Any QPR fans about?

    How nailed on is Taarabt these days? I was burnt at the start of the season, but 5.5 for a quality fifth midfielder appeals greatly.

    Crouch/Nomar - you around guys? Appreciate your feedback here. Ta.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  5. Just wondered what sort of team I could get if I only went for players starting with B

    Begovic - Boruc

    Baird - Boyce - Baines - Bassong - Buttner

    Ben Arfa - Bale - Benayoun - Brunt - Barry

    Ba - Berbatov - Bent

    Not too bad, midfield looks a bit lightweight though as some are not playing much. Could stick Britton and Beausejour in there if I want regulars........

    ....Hmmmm, January wildcard :)

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  6. heyy guys thoughts on this team?

    begovic
    hangeland rafael clyne
    michu pienaar bale hzard
    aguero RVP C berba

    sterling , jenks, demel

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  7. Foster (Begovic)
    Baines Cuellar Nelsen (Clyne) (Hughes)
    Nolan Michu Hazard Fellaini (HBA)
    Crouch RVP Tevez

    Don't know whether I'm happy with my team e.g. Begovic not playing, Southampton have only failed to score in one match.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  8. Chances of a spurs CS and vertonghen goal this GW

    ?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  9. Clark (sun) or Hangeland (EVE) ?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  10. lallana or morrison?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. morrison

      • 1 year, 11 months ago

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  • Foster
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  • Bertrand
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  • Fábregas
  • Di María
  • Sterling
  • Welbeck
  • Diego Costa
  • Pellè
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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 2 Oct, 2014 12:24pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A, Vs
No Change Begovic STO B, Vs
No Change Mannone SUN B, £
No Change Heaton BRN B, £
No Change Schmeichel LEI B, Vs, £
No Change Fabianski SWA A
Up Mignolet LIV C, Vs
Up Adrián WHM C
Up Howard EVE C, Vs
Up Szczesny ARS C

Defenders

Last updated: 2 Oct, 2014 12:15pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A, VsX
No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Baines EVE B, Vs
Up Taylor SWA B, £
No Change Chambers ARS C, £, Sus
No Change Van Aanholt SUN B, VsX, £
No Change Shawcross STO B, Vs
Down Trippier BRN B
No Change Morgan LEI C, Vs, £
Up Kompany MCI C
No Change Moreno LIV C, Vs
No Change Ward CPL C
Up Wisdom WBA B, £
Up Kaboul TOT B

Midfielders

Last updated: 1 Oct, 2014 9:05pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sterling LIV A, Vs
No Change Tadic SOT B, Vs
No Change Di María MUN A, VsX
No Change Sigurdsson SWA C
No Change Fábregas CHE B, VsX
Up Silva MCI B
Up Chadli TOT A
Up Downing WHM A, £
Up Sánchez ARS A, Rest
Up Puncheon CPL B
Down Hazard CHE C, VsX
Up Moses STO B, Vs, £
Up McGeady EVE C, Vs, Rest, £
Down Larsson SUN B, £
Up Boyd BRN C, £

Forwards

Last updated: 1 Oct, 2014 9:04pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE A, VsX
No Change Pellè SOT A, Vs
No Change Aguero MCI A
Up Welbeck ARS A
No Change Ulloa LEI A, Vs, £
No Change Lukaku EVE B, Vs
Up Dzeko MCI B, Rest
Up van Persie MUN B
Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
Down Balotelli LIV C, Vs
Down Adebayor TOT 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
Chambers ARS 4
Wilshere ARS 4
Shelvey SWA 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
Pellè SOT 3
Dorrans WBA 3
Gardner WBA 3
Reid WHM 3

“Petr is an amazing goalkeeper, but the difference between them is ten years and we think we have to make a decision about the future of the club and to give the goal to Courtois”

Jose Mourinho Chelsea Manager