Scout Scribbles – Bale Back for Spurs

Filed under: Scout Notes - Posted by: Paul

Gareth Bale is fit and available for Tottenham’s home clash with Stoke. Jose Enrique has recovered from a hamstring problem ahead of Liverpool’s game with Fulham, Ben Foster could return for West Brom, Adam Lallana is ruled out for Southampton, Michel Vorm is on the verge of a comeback for Swansea, while Grant Holt is doubtful for Norwich’s trip to the Hawthorns…

Andre Villas-Boas also rolled out an injury update yesterday The Spurs boss announced both Gareth Bale and Michael Dawson have recovered from hamstring injuries to return to the squad for the visit of Stoke tomorrow:

“They have made great progress with their injuries, even last week. For this fixture, both will be available.”

While Dawson’s first-team role remains uncertain after Jan Vertonghen was moved to centre-half alongside William Gallas against Swansea last weekend, Bale’s return could see a change in tactics from 4-4-2 back to 4-2-3-1. Villas-Boas also revealed Emmanuel Adebayor has failed to train all week after sustaining a hamstring problem against the Swans and if the Togo international fails to shake off the problem, Clint Dempsey could tuck in behind Jermain Defoe once again. With many Marouane Fellaini owners still shopping around for a replacement, Bale’s availability will surely see him snapped up by plenty before tomorrow’s deadline – he is now down to 9.5 in FPL, with just 13% ownership.

Brendan Rodgers gave Fantasy managers reason to be happy yesterday after revealing Jose Enrique is fit and available for Liverpool’s home game with Fulham.

“Jose Enrique is back in, which is great news because he was absolutely flying when he picked up his niggle at West Ham. He comes into the squad.”

The left-back lasted just 26 minutes of the Gameweek 16 trip to Upton Park before picking up a hamstring strain – Stewart Downing has deputised in his absence but Enrique was sorely missed as the Reds lost at home to Villa last weekend. Over 20,000 FPL managers have sold him on ahead of tomorrow’s deadline but with 31 points accrued over his last three home appearances, Enrique could well be set to produce the goods once more against a Cottagers side that has scored just once on their last three on the road.

Ben Foster could be set to return for West Brom this weekend. Speaking to the club’s official website yesterday, Foster reckons he is now over the groin injury which has sidelined him in recent weeks…

“I started training properly yesterday so we will see how training goes this week and take it from there. I trained fine yesterday. I felt absolutely fine. The team has been doing well, Boaz has been doing great, so we will just see how it goes.”

The Baggies have managed just a single clean sheet in Foster’s absence – ironically in their previous game with West Ham – and have clearly missed his presence between the sticks, with their defensive appeal taking a real dip in recent matches. With a strong upcoming run of fixtures, including games against Norwich, QPR, Fulham, Reading and Villa, in the next six, Foster could be set for a prosperous comeback, should he get the nod ahead of deputy Boaz Myhill for tomorrow’s Hawthorns clash with the Canaries.

Adam Lallana has been ruled out of Southampton’s home game with Sunderland tomorrow. A somewhat vague Nigel Adkins admitted to the press yesterday:

“Adam is still in his knee brace, but he’s progressing well and is off crutches. I believe we have several good players who can play in offensive positions, especially where Adam plays. Gastón Ramírez played ever so well against Reading, and there are several other players who can play in that position.”

Despite being quizzed on the length of Lallana’s possible absence, Adkins refused to elaborate on the injury that forced his skipper off in Gameweek 16. The midfielder has been an ever-present so far this term, returning two goals and four assists, but with uncertainty over his prospects, his owners have the obvious alternative of Jason Puncheon as a cheaper route into the Saints midfield. Coming in at just 4.7 in FPL, Puncheon has come to the fore in recent weeks and with 34 points in his last five Gameweeks, he’s becoming an integral figure in Southampton’s upturn in fortunes of late.

Adkins also revealed that Argentine stopper, Paulo Gazzaniga, is available to return to the Saints’ lineup against Sunderland having recovered from a shoulder injury. The Southampton boss must now decided whether to recall Gazzaniga or stick with Kelvin Davis who kept a clean sheet in the win over Reading…

“Paulo has been on the training ground. Today he had a proper training session. Kelvin played against Reading because Paulo was injured. He came in and did very well. He kept a clean sheet and put a good performance in so we’ve got good competition for places and that is important.”

Michel Vorm is another keeper who could make his comeback this weekend, as Swansea prepare to face United at the Liberty this Sunday. The Dutchman returned to training a fortnight ago and has gradually built up his fitness, with Michael Laudrup determined not to take any risks over his long-term availability. Gerhard Tremmel has returned two clean sheets in eight appearances as Vorm’s deputy between the sticks and has afforded Fantasy managers a real cut-price keeper option, at 4.1, but looks set to step aside in light of Vorm’s imminent return. Laudrup may still have to make do without Angel Rangel and Pablo Hernandez for the showdown with the league leaders, though – the Spanish pair are still struggling with calf and hamstring problems respectively. Dwight Tiendalli looks set to cover at right-back if Rangel remains out, while Hernandez’s likely continued absence looks set to boost the prospects of Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge on the flanks once again.

Chris Hughton may be without Grant Holt for tomorrow’s trip to West Brom. The forward was subbed off in the last few minutes of last weekend’s win over Wigan with a hamstring injury and according to his manager:

“The good news is it is certainly not anywhere near as bad as either it could be or as we feared it might be – but I would have to say Grant is touch and go for the weekend. If he did miss West Brom, we would certainly hope he is fit enough for the rest of the Christmas period.”

With any possible absence for Holt set to be short-term, Hughton has the option of Steve Morison or Simeon Jackson for the lone forward role in his favoured 4-4-1-1 formation against the Baggies. The Norwich boss also suggested he could turn to Harry Kane as an alternative, though. The on-loan Spurs forward has only just returned to fitness but could come into contention as the Canaries look to extend his side’s unbeaten run to 11 league matches.

“Harry has done a fair bit of work but he will be lacking in some areas, which is normal, but the good news is the injury is fine. It is good to have him back. If he was involved (at WBA) it would be based on the fact he has done enough. We don’t want him to break down.”

The Daily Mail are reporting this morning that Steven Fletcher is fit and in contention for Sunderland’s trip to Southampton, having suffered a back injury in the defeat at Old Trafford last time out. However, local reports still indicate that there is some doubt surrounding Fletcher’s availability, along with that of Danny Rose who missed out against United through injury…

“Fletcher has done a bit of work, and each day that goes on is easier. Danny Rose is also improving, he has a bit more work to do, but he is certainly improving as well. Steven turned and twisted in the warm-up. Danny’s was a matter of time. He failed a fitness test last week and Steven’s injury was a new one, but at this time it is certainly better than it was last week. But we have got Friday to get through yet.”

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  1. Have I got the order right this week?

    Johnson Ridgewell Clyne (Demel Cuellar)

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. yup. good order

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. thanks

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  2. People are making apocalypse jokes like there's no tomorrow!

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Ba-dum-chaaa

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. I smiled

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. There is no tomorrow.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. Leave. Just go. :roll:

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Isn't there going to be a rapture too? Not the Debbie Harry kind but the other. Do we hold off on transfers or WC? Or is there an article coming out on who will be left behind?

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  3. So.. Silva vs Mata.. comparison last 6 games:

    Mata last 6 (2 PL, 1 CL, 2 CWC, 1 LC):

    5 goals
    3 assists

    Silva last 6 (5 PL, 1 CL):

    1 assists

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Sorry, Mata has 4 assists, not 3.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Oohh. That's interesting. I knew he was in form, that's why i got him in, but that's just staggering. Might have to think this " cap vs Reading "all over.

        In all fairness, they are both good picks. Comes down to luck...

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. How about goals conceded in the last 6 between Reading and Villa though?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. It's a fixture over form.

      Cazorla's form didn't indicate 3 goals and an assist. It's Reading man.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Hallelujah.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  4. Punch vs Ramirez, this gw only, bench one. What ye's reckon?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. I've got Punch but would probably chance my arm with Ramirez if I could.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Ta mate think I will give him the start

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. ram > pun

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. after lose 0.2M at him, is this week exactly when you want to play him, isn't it?

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. yeah think it's gotta be Ramirez choco

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
  5. who would u bench outta sterling and snodgrass?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Sterling just because he might get rested

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  6. Who would you play this weekend? Sagna @ Wigan, or Rafael @ Swansea?


    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. I think Rafa

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
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    2. rafael

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. sagna. but i'd try and play both

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    4. Thanks, in that case, how about sagna VS puncheon? Which to bench?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. punch > any 4th or 5th defender

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    5. Who is your other defender? Clean sheets are so hard to come by, I am I would think those are both every week players. Then again I benched Raf at City.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  7. Looking for a Tevez replacement after this GW.
    8.4 or less?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Demba Ba.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Benteke!!!!

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. berbatov based on fixtures and the fact that he's too good to go much longer without a few goals

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
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    4. The three I was considering but form, fixtures and Aston Villa are a problem.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. If Benteke can score a brace against Liverpool, he can score a brace against at least one other team in the Premiership.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. Well I'd want more than that.

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
    5. Jelavic

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Oohh different. Bit of a shoddy form though. Will see how he gets on this week.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. Fixtures of - WIG CHE new SWA sot WBA AVL

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
  8. vermaelen has 4 goals an assist and 2 clean sheets in his 3 appearances against wigan.
    cue 1 pointer

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Does he have any of those goals at the JJB (or whatever they are calling it these days)?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. yep, got a goal, assist and clean sheet in a 0-4 there last season

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. wow that would be an epic return if he could repeat it tomorrow

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
          1. I don't buy all this 'past history against a specific team' nonsense.

            Cue hat-trick tomorrow.

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
            1. Maybe not for defenders, that maybe more luck of the draw. But i think it has some merits for attacking players. Like Suarez against Norwich or RVP against Blackburn EVERY season :(

              • 3 years, 1 month ago
      2. Jax

        DW Stadium...

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  9. Anyone facing an FPL cup opponent whose team is radically different then their team...

    My opponent and me have only 4 players in common, RVP, Sterling, Sess and Michu... It also looks like he is not on this site as his team doesnt look like the template team...

    I am starting off with -4 against him having done 2 transfers to his 1...

    Hopefully Mata, Silva and Tevez will push me over the top against him...

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Playing a Japanese girl, ranked over a million in world, only Bego and Berba in common. Should be a walk in the park. Cue my usually early exit

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Yup.
      Ghost team, all Chelsea
      1st round exit for me, then

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Yeah, i got a ghost team with Ivan as (c) and Hazard, no activity since week 3, the rest is not too bad either, but what can you do. I have no Chelsea but if I play to this one game, it could mess up my goal of just getting as high as possible. In the FPL rank, that is.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  10. Play Baines or Clyne?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. so why do you own Baines ? 😉

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Very good question.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  11. Think I'll do Cazorla to Bale next gameweek as long he doesn't get the dreaded 5th. Anyone doing the same?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. I'm benching Theo. Ramirez to Mata rather than Bale for me as I already have two players on 4 yellows

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. if mata plays 90 this weekend theres a good chance of a rest come the 27th...

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. Not bothered too much about potential rests tbh

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Dafuq? Have you actually watched Cazorla play, the little man is good, really good. Anyone else you can swap?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. very tempted by this. one of these days i will actually sort out my defence with my free transfers!

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Thank jeebus for the Jan wildcard 😀 I used to sit on defenders I didn't want all season before they brought that in

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    4. Gerrard to Bale, just gonna keep Cazorla in there i think.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    5. Thinking on the lines of Theo to Bale..

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  12. Morning to all...

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  13. Here is my team


    All opinions are welcomed!

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  14. Fellani to Silva
    Migs to Green (for funding), other keeper is Krul and Green rotates well if he keeps his place.
    Too risky?
    Any advice greatly appreciated!

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Its all right in the short term, I would think. Not sure how good Krul's value for money is bearing in mind the number of goals Newcastle are leaking but can't fault your logic in bringing in Silva over the festive period.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. I wouldn t go for Green, when cesar Will be back you will have only one keeper and it s a problem!

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  15. Who to bench...?

    Sterling (FUL) or Puncheon (SUN)
    Schwarzer (liv) or Mignolet (sot)

    I've gone Puncheon and Mignolet at the moment...

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Ster and Mig

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Rui

      Sterling and Mignolet.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. Ster and schwa

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Despite rotation risk? I thought Sterling was going to have a light Xmas after comments made by BR this week? And his return recently have been sparse. Either way, whoever I don't pick will do the business!

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  16. For Demi, regarding the possession I expect in the Swansea-United and Southampton-Sunderland games, it's based on the tactics I've seen Swansea and Sunderland use recently against those sorts of opponents. Swansea parked the bus in a flat 4-5-1 and had 39% possession against Spurs. If attacking threat were the motivation, the same approach is consistent against United. Sunderland also park the bus against opponents out to attack and typically only get their possession figures up towards the end when they're already trailing having been dominated. They had 40% possession against Chelsea and 46% against Norwich. I expect Southampton to be on the attack and Sunderland on the defensive away from home.

    Just some food for thought, good luck choosing between Michu, Puncheon and Snod.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. (If it helps, Spurs played a 4-4-2 and United have been 4-4-1-1/4-4-2 of late so there's additional similarity there.)

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Spot on.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. what has snod got to do with this?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Nothing, he was just trying to choose between benching one of Michu, Snod and Puncheon.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  17. Greetings and Happy Holidays people! Hope everyone is doing well :) How am I looking for the weekend? Everyone where they should be? Still not set on captain choice but this is how I have it as of now:

    G: Gazzaniga

    D: Enrique - Cuellar - Cameron

    M: Silva (vc) - Bale - Mata (c) - Michu

    F: RVP - Suarez - Beneteke

    B: Begovic - Sterling - Shorey - Davies

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. I don't think Gazzinga will play but, other than that, decent.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Although it is 'Happy Christmas', not 'Happy Holidays', for your info!

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. Or Merry Christmas 😉 Gotta please the masses though lol. Ya I don't think Gazzaniga will play either but if not then Bego will just come in obviously.

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. RVP c is the only change to make imo

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Considering someone different since I have a lot of decent options this week but wouldn't be surprised if the (C) ended on him before the deadline.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  18. Who to (C) RVP, Silva or Suarez. I haven't been able to keep it on one player but for now im on Suarez as I've just got that feeling he'll get double figures this week.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. I'm on Suarez too at the moment and have those 3 players

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
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    2. Having a similar problem myself with Mata in the mix as well. Hard to go with Suarez considering their showing against Villa last week. Currently going with Mata but we'll see.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. Gav

      i'm capo on Silva RVP v

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    4. Heart says Suarez, head says Vanman.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    5. Mine's on Suarez too at the minute but i may change it to RVP.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  19. Gav

    gents, how to bench?

    A) Berbs
    B) Taarabt
    C) Sterling.

    Thinking a or b currently.


    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Sorry to confuse you but....C for me.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. sterling

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. How?

      You just drag the player you want to sub down to the bench, replacing the guy u want.

      No problem :)

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    4. Im going to say c

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    5. C fo sho. B is just hitting form & A may be rested.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    6. If I had Berb, I wouldn't even consider benching him. But I always go for 3-4-3 and play home players, so that means Sterling for me. If he is benched, you have a great back up, unless he plays 58 min.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  20. I'm actually thinking that Reading will be very, very worried about getting an embarrassing result tomorrow, and so will be much more motivated and put on a 'heart on sleeve', 'bodies on the line' type performance. I think it might not be the massacre so many here are expecting.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  21. Ok guys, cheers for the Arteta feedback. How is this DGW Team? (0.3m in bank)


    Gibbs, O'Brien, Collins

    Cazorla, Walcott, Jarvis, Silva,

    Rooney, Benteke, RVP

    Subs: Cerny, Rafael, Puncheon, Davies

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  22. Which player do you think will get the most points between GW 18 to GW 21? Please enter a letter or a name, thanks.

    A - Rooney
    B - RVP
    C - Tevez
    D - Aguero
    E - Silva
    F - Berbatov
    G - Santi
    H - Walcott
    I - Bale
    J - Defoe
    K - Ba
    L - Suarez
    M - Gerrard
    N - Mata
    O - Torres
    P - Hazard
    Q - Michu
    R - Other (please name)

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  23. Hmmmmm... Who to bench...
    A) berbs
    B) punch
    C) michu
    D) demps
    E) mata
    F) yaya

    All mids have home games, and feels wrong to bench berbs despite liv(a)???

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  24. Best 3rd striker for GWs 19-24? Maximum price 8.7

    A) Benteke - TOT, WIG, swa, SOT, wba, NEW
    B) Defoe - avi, sun, REA, qpr, MUN, nor
    C) Berbatov - SOT, SWA, wba, WIG, mci, WHA
    D) Jelavic - WIG, CHE, new, SWA, sot, WBA

    I'm leaning towards A or C

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Berb is the word.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Yup, probably the smart choice. Will wait and see how he does against Liverpool this weekend.

        Main rival in ML has Berba however, so Benteke could be a nice differential considering I'm waaay behind.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  25. Pick 3 to start:

    Nelson (new)
    Cuellar (sou)
    Cameron (tot)
    Shorey (mcy)
    Hughes (liv)

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Nelson, Cuellar and Hughes

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  26. Worth taking a 4 point hit to improve this team?

    3.7m in the bank

    Begovic (away to Spurs)
    Ridgewell (home to Norwich), Mertesacker (away to Wigan), Demel (home to Everton)
    Mata (home to Villa), Nolan (home to Everton), Michu (home to Man. United), Puncheon (home to Sunderland)
    Defoe (home to Stoke), Suarez (home to Fulham), RVP (away to Swansea)

    Ruddy (Injured), Sterling (home to Fulham), Cuellar (away to Southampton), Cameron (away to Spurs)

    Thanks a lot

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. The only move I'd make would be for a 'keeper.
      But not for a 4 point hit!
      Save it for next week.

      Only having Bego with a bad run of upcoming fixtures is a potential weekness.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. You would probably want to have a City player this week, but at the same time, the likes of Nolan and Defoe might pick up some points this week.

      So I guess the answer is no.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  27. Tempting Sessegnon -> Bale with -4 hit???

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  28. Fellaini for Silva or Mata?

    Already have Tevez for City coverage this weekend (hoping he plays!) and considering him capn. If getting Silva then he would be Capn.

    Torn between the two as Mata looks awesome right now and then I’d have some chelsea coverage.

    Any help please?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago

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