The Weekend Team News

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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?

    • 3 years, 25 days ago
  2. Choose 1 player to bench among my front 7 :

    Bale Cazorla Pienaar Michu Sterling
    RVP Ba Crouch

    • 3 years, 25 days ago
      • 3 years, 25 days ago
    1. crouch personally and im a stoke fan lol! other than that probs cazorla if u have the balls

      • 3 years, 25 days ago
    2. sterling

      • 3 years, 24 days 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 ?

    • 3 years, 25 days 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.

    • 3 years, 25 days 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 :)

    • 3 years, 25 days ago
  6. heyy guys thoughts on this team?

    hangeland rafael clyne
    michu pienaar bale hzard
    aguero RVP C berba

    sterling , jenks, demel

    • 3 years, 25 days 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.

    • 3 years, 25 days ago
  8. Chances of a spurs CS and vertonghen goal this GW


    • 3 years, 25 days ago
  9. Clark (sun) or Hangeland (EVE) ?

    • 3 years, 25 days ago
  10. lallana or morrison?

    • 3 years, 25 days ago
    1. morrison

      • 3 years, 24 days ago

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Last updated: 24 Nov, 2015 6:59pm
Player Club Factors
No Change De Gea MUN A
Up Mignolet LIV C, Vs
Up Butland STO A, VsX
No Change Hennessey CPL B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Gomes WAT B
Up Lloris TOT B, Vs
Up Pantilimon SUN C, VsX
Up Adrián WHM C, Vs
No Change Cech ARS B
Down Begovic CHE C, Rest
No Change Myhill WBA B
No Change Stekelenburg SOT B
No Change Howard EVE C
No Change Hart MCI B


Last updated: 24 Nov, 2015 6:55pm
Player Club Factors
Up Moreno LIV B, Vs
Up Dier TOT B, Vs, OoP
Down Bellerín ARS B, Vs
Up Coleman EVE B, Vs
No Change Smalling MUN A
Down Otamendi MCI B, Rest
Up Zouma CHE B, Vs
Down Dann CPL B
Down van Dijk SOT B, VsX
Up Cresswell WHM C, Vs
No Change Janmaat NEW C
Up Simpson LEI B, £
Up Wollscheid STO A, VsX
No Change Dawson WBA C, VsX


Last updated: 27 Nov, 2015 2:34pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ozil ARS A, Vs
Up Coutinho LIV A, Vs
Down De Bruyne MCI B
Down Sánchez ARS C, Vs
No Change Mahrez LEI A, VsX
Up Eriksen TOT B, Vs
Up Barkley EVE A, Vs
Down Mane SOT B, VsX
No Change André Ayew SWA B
Up Deulofeu EVE A, Vs
Down Wijnaldum NEW A
No Change Lanzini WHM B, £
Up Bolasie CPL B
No Change Willian CHE B
No Change Tadic SOT B, VsX


Last updated: 24 Nov, 2015 6:53pm
Player Club Factors
Up Lukaku EVE A, Vs
Up Kane TOT A, Vs
Up Aguero MCI C, Inj
No Change Vardy LEI A, VsX
Up Ighalo WAT A
Up Diego Costa CHE C, Vs
Down Pellè SOT C, VsX, Sus
No Change Giroud ARS A, Rest
No Change Martial MUN C, Inj
Down Benteke LIV B, Rest

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
Player Team YC
Clark AVL 4
Ritchie BOU 4
Cabaye CPL 4
Zaha CPL 4
McCarthy EVE 4
Huth LEI 4
Can LIV 4
Clyne LIV 4
Mangala MCI 4
Tioté NEW 4
Bassong NOR 4
Romeu SOT 4
Whelan STO 4
Williams SWA 4
Nyom WAT 4
Yacob WBA 4

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