February
15

The Watchlist – Adel Taarabt

Filed under: The Watchlist - Posted by: Paul

It’s a fair assumption that if QPR are to avoid the dreaded drop under Harry Redknapp, much will depend on the contribution of Adel Taarabt. While former Spurs boss has instilled a new-found resilience which has harvested four clean sheets in the last six, it’s also telling that of the nine goals the R’s have scored since the departure of Mark Hughes, Taarabt has had a hand in six of them.

Indeed, based on the data in the members area, which analyses Opta goals and assists, there’s a greater than 50% chance that Taarabt will be involved in his side’s goals when on the pitch. Quite simply, no other midfielder can match that contribution to their respective side, underlining his importance to the QPR cause.

Since Redknapp’s first official match in charge in the Gameweek 14 draw at Sunderland, the maverick Moroccan has chipped in with two goals and four assists and, with 11 bonus points also thrown in, has averaged 4.4 points per game under the new regime. With Redknapp revealing only this morning that he “won’t take any risks” with record signing Loic Remy’s groin problem and with Bobby Zamora not yet fit enough for a starting berth, Taarabt’s role in “the hole” offers us an intriguing mid-price prospect over the next few matches.

With a share of set-pieces and corners in his locker and with spot-kick duties still intact despite his recent miss against Norwich, Taarabt’s upcoming schedule looks particularly enticing. The Loftus Road outfit now square up to six of the current bottom nine in the next nine Gameweeks, offering Redknapp plenty reason to be optimistic as he attempts to claw back a seven point deficit on fourth-bottom Aston Villa.

The R’s play host to Sunderland, Wigan and Stoke and travel to Southampton, Villa, Fulham and Reading – plenty of proverbial six-pointers are on the cards, then, and with draws no longer good enough, Redknapp needs to go on the offensive. As the pressure begins to mount in the drop zone, these last few months tend to hand Fantasy managers some unexpected gems at the foot of the table – priced at just 5.8 in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) and 5.2 in Sky Sports game, there’d be no better time for Taarabt to finally dazzle.

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  1. Can I just say, I love footyroom. I was just gonna check how City did against Chelsea last season (who scored), cause that's who they are facing next weekend. So I type into the search area "Manchester City - Chelsea". Pops up instantly. Genius site. Aguero and Nasri scored btw.

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. They'd have to make the search area work first. Tried on 2 computers and it didn't work on either.

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    2. Works like a charm for me. Maybe it's your browser. There's a drop down menu that pops up instantly as you write on mine.

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  2. REPOST from last page:
    So Harry’s statement indirectly confirms ‘Remy out for GW 27′?

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      1. So I should keep him even after knowing his price going to drop?

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        1. TBH I would shift him out. Still unproven, and injury could reoccur.

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        2. do as you like

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  3. If you think that some American Indie Rock will get you through the rest of your Friday afternoon, try some of The Hold Steady.

    Their classic rock sound and intelligent storytelling lyrics make for great listening.

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Oh yeah, listened to them for years. Very Springsteen and very good.

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      1. Big Springsteen fan here. *checking The Hold Steady on youtube*

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    2. Try the Gaslight Anthem too if you like Springsteen.

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  4. quick genuine question. do you think the likes of bolt, blake heck all these 100m sprinters are on performing enhancing drugs?

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Some of them are presumably but i'd like to think the best guys like bolt and Blake aren't

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    2. Not "illegal" ones no, I don't see anyway they'd get away with it.

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      1. team of doctors
        look how long lance armstrong got away with it

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      2. i was chatting to this guy and there was a big thread about it on another forum, he is very knowledgable and yes i know its his opinion but he was saying the chemists are ahead of the testing so they wont get caught, yes theese are great athletes these drugs will help push them that 1/10th of a second quicker

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        1. dont get me wrong they are still great athletics. but to compete at a level playing field they all have to be on it.
          complete joke how far behind the testers are....

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    3. yes any and all elite athletes. different sports use different drugs.

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  5. Guess who's back....

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. I give up

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      1. David de Gea hey JK! :D

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        1. What a performance, those 2 saves from Coentrao :D

          Still prefer Evans as an FPL pick though, only 0.1 more for an added attacking threat.

          Next season i may consider DDG though

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          1. Danny Welbeck...

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    2. Arnold Schwarzenegger?

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    3. with a brand new swag

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  6. Hoping Sturridge can still repay my faith in giving him the armband this weekend!

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. he might do a poldi

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    2. Best way he can do that for me is to not show again!

      Probably the only time I'll be wishing a player I got in for a hit and captained doesn't make it.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. I stupidly moved my VC from Michu to Mata last minute.. Definitely need Sturridge to play and get a couple of goals!

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  7. Anyone have a good joke I can use as a facebook status?

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. I'm so homophobic I've even found a way to have a wank without touching my cock.

      I get my mate, Dave, to do it for me.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. Fair enough, now how about finding a joke for Jkisthe1.

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    2. They've found conclusive evidence outside Oscar Pritorious's house that PROOVES he didn't do it.

      Footprints

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. but he can wear proper shoes, right?

        i mean he's made a bit of money so he should have some decent prosthetics, surely.

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        1. I think your on to something there. I'll let them know.

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          1. *you're

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          2. this is a good point.

            if it was in the middle of the night, was he wearing his limbs or not? i'd have thought not. so how did he get from his bed to where the incident took place in the house?

            blows the whole investigation wide open.

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            1. We need Lateriser on the case!

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    3. Was sat opposite this stunning Thai girl on the train earlier, thinking to myself "please, please don't get an erection".

      Unfortunately, she did.

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      1. Had that one sadly

        Very good though

        You also buggered it up

        The punchline is

        Unfortunately HE did

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        1. This reads like some sort of weirdly elongated haiku poem

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    4. click my link. read my pressers and pick something you like.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
    5. Thats not quite what Oscar Pistorious's girlfriend had in mind when she said he could shoot his load all over her on Valentine's day.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  8. Which front 8 is better?

    Bale, Mata, Walcott, Michu, Fellaini

    A) RVP, Le Fondre, Suarez
    B) RVP, Le Fondre, Aguero
    C) RVP, Sturridge, Lambert

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    1. .

      C

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    2. B for me. If you can get Aguero/RVP with the Power 5 without completely killing your defence I'd say you're onto a winner!

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  9. I'd like some more advice from ADVICE MALLARD

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Don't try to understand women.

      Women understand women, and they hate each other.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. Noted.

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  10. How are people feeling about the Swansea Liverpool game?

    Deflated after the west brom result? Or full of belief that our Liverpool captain's will make up for Monday?

    I'm deflated.

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Nearly burst.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
    2. Stay double deflated

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  11. Harry's gone crazy.. I guess he signed Remy for upcoming Championship season ;)

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. and you seems crazy too, bought him in after his only fpl goal

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
    2. Remy is not fit, you already know that. Play him ahead of time and he will be out for the season.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
    3. I'd not play my only hope up-top when he's injured. Guess that's common sense. :?

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  12. Do you think Man City can up there game in PL?

    Surely they have lost the PL, so there is no way they think united will lose in coming games? Is it?

    I am tempted to go for Suarez :arrow: Aguero for the first time this season i will take man city forward line... But will he deliever?.

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Get Dzeko if anyone....VALUE.

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      1. ^^this^^

        May contemplate a coverage change if I ship Fellaini, might swap Fellaini, Mata and Sturridge to Gerrard, Lampard/Hazard and Dzeko

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
    2. Nah City are done, if Yaya doesn't have a big impact on his return i think Spurs could overtake them. Mancini will be gone in the summer.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Jesus christ...

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
    2. Ridiculously good free-kick. Everything about it until the point of contact pointed towards the ball going the opposite side. The technique is godly. I would say he has taken the CR7 technique and refined it.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
    3. keeper at fault.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. If the ball goes over the wall it would need to be hit slower so it can stay on target. The keeper was covering the correct part of the goal, it's just the dip was so extreme that Bale was able to hit it very quickly. Little he could do.

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
  13. Parm where have you been??

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Yeah Parm where have you been? You never even left a note.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. I was so lonely...and scared...

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
        1. CS, we shall wait until GW29 to put our team together

          • 1 year, 7 months ago
        2. I felt cold, numb and extremely insecure.

          • 1 year, 7 months ago
    2. Holidaying....

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. So you missed school and the banter on FFS!

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
        1. Half Term Tom...

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          1. ahh I see! Is Tom my new nicknAme??

            • 1 year, 7 months ago
      2. Not even as much as a card, with bikini clad girls on it! Have I done something to offend you?

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
  14. So this week I have captained Kebe

    FOR THE BOTTOM 7 TEAM

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. i captained Kebe too!

      i don't have a Bottom 7 team though.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. yes, but you are a nutcase, and the Reading manager

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
        1. there's a link there somewhere.....

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    2. So...JK,Would you recommend Kebe or Sissoko for GW27?

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. Well Kebe has Wigan, but if i had Sissoko i woud'nt bench him

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
        1. Means u rate Kebe higher. ;-)

          • 1 year, 7 months ago
      2. i have both!

        but i don't have a Bottom 7 team.

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
        1. You're funny guy Sporting!
          :lol:

          • 1 year, 7 months ago
          1. but i wasn't joking.

            • 1 year, 7 months ago
            1. But where's my answer?

              • 1 year, 7 months ago
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                1. Again.
                  I only need 1.

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  15. Everyone get a Swansea Kit
    Everyone tell me who they are getting on the Back!
    Me Davies33

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Michu, 9 of course

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. Yeah sure but you getting one??

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    2. CR7 Pablo

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    3. The Swansea legend, Parmtree No9.

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    4. No Thanks.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. original

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
        1. I have got one of MATA already! :P

          • 1 year, 7 months ago
          1. well done :wink:

            • 1 year, 7 months ago
            1. CHEERS! :D

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    5. Evs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights

      Laudrup 10 ;-)

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  16. Sturridge confirmed fit for the weekend on the BBC

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      1. Don't know whether to laugh or cry!

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
        1. RVP(vc) and R. Martin first sub means 18 points if Sturridge doesn't play. I guess its not inconceivable that Sturridge(c) could match that though.

          • 1 year, 7 months ago
          1. don't tease me

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    1. I don't know how to take this. So i will just wait and see how he plays.

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      1. Same here, just hope it works out well

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    2. Sturridge confirmed fit for theweekend on the BBC.....as pundit.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. I wish, confirmed by Brendan Rodgers himself according to the scout tweets

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  17. My opponent in the bottom 7 league this week

    http://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/2313509/event-history/26/

    If I lose this I shall retire in shame

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. *crosses fingers*

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    2. atleast he had a goal scoring defender so he won that mini duel, give credit to him

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    3. I played him last week. Just won. Phew

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  18. Um....this doubles thingy, do I have to find a partner?

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. well it's called a 'doubles' tournament.

      The clue is in the title :P

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      1. He caught the sun alright!

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    2. Evs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights

      Sounds a bit gay that...

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. Someone was looking for you. MJ i think.

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
        1. Evs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights

          Yep, Doos mailed me.

          Fellow Welshman.

          Only a few regs from wales, JOMT, Reinaman others that spring to mind.

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    3. Bit tricky on your own!

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    4. Just go back to your holiday ;)

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    5. it 'aint ballroom dancin' sweetheart. just grab a man and get stuck in!

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
    6. I'm single ;)

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      1. Imagine those words, but said by that grav

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        1. You just made my day, visually.

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        2. *puts on clean pair of underwear*

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      2. I'm sure you are! ;)

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      3. I'm gay...

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        1. Me to, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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        2. Wanna team up? With your rank and my January EPL Manager of the Month award we'll be unstoppable ;)

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  19. Going to make a bottom 7 team can someone tell me the code and also what team players you can pik
    Thanks Guys!!

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    1. I'm also interested in this!

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      1. Me also

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    2. Teams are Reading West ham, Qpr, Norwich, Wigan, Aston Villa & Southampton

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      1. League code?

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        1. No idea. Think parmtree set it up

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  20. Anyone here thinks Wilson will start against Fulham?

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    1. i have a sneaky suspicion that he might. if not, he most definitely will as a sub though.

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      1. And Demel? Basically, I have to play on of Wilson/Demel. And Demel's on the bench for now.

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    2. Kalouless Indian Sherlock

      Like?

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      1. I came up with something similar, Indian Sherlock ain't got a kalou, that'd be too long. Yours looks like better. I like.

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        1. Register? your email id or mine?

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          1. Anyone's. I hardly check mine though..

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      2. ACP of CID. :lol:

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  21. What does Spurs have, that Oscar Pistorius doesn't?

    Bale! :shock:

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    1. LOLLL

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  22. Call me biased but the best kit this season is Chelsea's European kit.
    Luff this golden theme! :)

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    1. Do they not use the same kit in the PL?

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      1. Different in back.White numbering in PL.

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  23. Any scouts around?

    I joined the Members cup in January and got a confirmation email but didn't get a draw. I have emailed Akers but not had a reply.

    Anyone else had this problem?

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Do a search for Members Cup in the search box. Should pull the draw article right up.

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  24. Do you think its worth doing michu to any midfield and then back for -4, i wont lose any value on michu and will allow me to play 11 this week, surely yes? the downside is a wasted transfer there and back

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    1. Not worth it. Get rid of one of your 3 Liverpool players.

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  25. @Sporting :Kebe vs Sissoko
    Actually I don't know for how long,it's upto them till when they want to be in my team...They'll be contracted on performance basis. ;)

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  26. "Peter Schmeichel will be like a father figure to Kasper Schmeichel" Jamie Redknapp.

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Did he actually say that?

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      1. Yes he did.
        He also said

        "Steven Gerrard makes runs into the box better than anyone. So does Frank Lampard."

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  27. So for a 4pt hit I need to do one!

    Clyne (NEW) / Santon (SOU) / Wilson (FUL) instead of Jagielka (NOR)

    or

    Mirallas (NOR) / Lambert (NEW) instead of rooney (QPR)

    my thought are the i cannot double on everton defence long term (I have baines) however Jags could see out this gw. Rooney's starting place is in contention but I might wait to see his contribution on monday!

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For Gameweek 6

  • Foster
  • Ivanovic
  • Duff
  • Bertrand
  • Puncheon
  • Fábregas
  • Di María
  • Sterling
  • Welbeck
  • Diego Costa
  • Pellè
  • Dawson
  • Tadic
  • Lukaku

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The Watchlist

Goalkeepers

Last updated: 29 Sep, 2014 1:20pm
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 Szczesny ARS C
Down De Gea MUN C, VsX

Defenders

Last updated: 29 Sep, 2014 4:45pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A, VsX
No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Baines EVE B, Vs
No Change Van Aanholt SUN B, £
Up Taylor SWA B, £
Down Chambers ARS C, £
No Change Trippier BRN B
No Change Shawcross STO B, Vs
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: 29 Sep, 2014 1:24pm
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 Puncheon CPL B
Down Sánchez ARS B, Rest
Down Hazard CHE C, VsX
Up Moses STO B, Vs, £
Up McGeady EVE C, Vs, Rest, £
Down Larsson SUN B, £
Up Boyd BRN C, £
Down Herrera MUN B, VsX, Inj

Forwards

Last updated: 29 Sep, 2014 4:44pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE A, VsX
No Change Pellè SOT A, Vs
No Change Aguero MCI A
No Change Ulloa LEI A, Vs, £
Up Welbeck ARS B
No Change Lukaku EVE B, Vs
Up van Persie MUN B
No Change Balotelli LIV B, Vs
No Change Adebayor TOT B
Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
Up Sakho WHM A, £

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