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?

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

    Bale Cazorla Pienaar Michu Sterling
    RVP Ba Crouch

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

      • 2 years, 11 months ago
    2. sterling

      • 2 years, 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 ?

    • 2 years, 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.

    • 2 years, 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 :)

    • 2 years, 11 months ago
  6. heyy guys thoughts on this team?

    hangeland rafael clyne
    michu pienaar bale hzard
    aguero RVP C berba

    sterling , jenks, demel

    • 2 years, 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.

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


    • 2 years, 11 months ago
  9. Clark (sun) or Hangeland (EVE) ?

    • 2 years, 11 months ago
  10. lallana or morrison?

    • 2 years, 11 months ago
    1. morrison

      • 2 years, 11 months ago

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Last updated: 30 Sep, 2015 8:21am
Player Club Factors
No Change Myhill WBA B, Vs, Rest
No Change Butland STO B, Vs
No Change Begovic CHE C, Vs
Down Hart MCI B, Vs, Inj
No Change De Gea MUN B, VsX
No Change Fabianski SWA B, Vs
Up Cech ARS C, Vs
Up Stekelenburg SOT A


Last updated: 6 Oct, 2015 12:22pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Kolarov MCI B, Vs
No Change Dawson WBA B, Vs
Up Bellerín ARS A
No Change Naughton SWA C, Vs
No Change Azpilicueta CHE C, Vs
Up Cédric Soares SOT A, Rest
Up Janmaat NEW B, Vs, Inj
Up Dann CPL C
No Change Martin NOR B
Down Dier TOT A, Sus
Down Cresswell WHM B
Down Francis BOU C


Last updated: 5 Oct, 2015 12:37pm
Player Club Factors
Up Sánchez ARS A
Up De Bruyne MCI A, Vs
Up Mane SOT A
Down Mahrez LEI A, Vs, Rest
No Change Payet WHM A
Up Mata MUN A, VsX
No Change André Ayew SWA C, Vs
No Change Hazard CHE C, Vs
Up Walcott ARS B, Rest
Up Barkley EVE A
Down Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Inj
No Change Bolasie CPL C
Up Coutinho LIV C, VsX
Up Lamela TOT B
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Last updated: 5 Oct, 2015 12:38pm
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No Change Aguero MCI C, Vs
No Change Vardy LEI A, £
Up Pellè SOT B
No Change Martial MUN A, VsX
Up Lukaku EVE B
No Change Ighalo WAT A, £
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