Injuries

The Treatment Table – Gameweek 30

We scour the weekend’s matches and analyse the post-match reports for news of any fresh injury concerns ahead of double Gameweek 31:

Arsenal
Reports suggest Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was replaced by Thomas Vermaelen with five minutes left of yesterday’s win over Spurs due to a tight calf. Nicklas Bendtner missed the north London derby win as a result of illness, according to Arsene Wenger.

Aston Villa
Gabby Agbonlahor was withdrawn in Saturday evening’s win over Chelsea with a calf complaint. Paul Lambert remains optimistic the forward will be ready for Sunday’s home clash with Stoke:

“Gabby had a little problem at half-time just with his calf and so we watched it and took him off because we still have masses of games to play – I think he’ll be okay.”

Everton
Gareth Barry needs to be assessed after suffering a shin problem in Everton’s win over Cardiff. Roberto Martinez rolled out an update on the midfielder, who picked up the problem following a strong challenge by the Bluebirds’ Kevin Theophile-Catherine:

“Gareth has stud marks on his shin. It’s a strong knock but it didn’t affect any joints so that’s the reason he could carry on. I haven’t seen the replay, but I believe the player has both feet off the ground and he doesn’t get the ball so it was a reckless, violent challenge.”

Fulham
The Cottagers record signing Kostas Mitroglou failed to make the weekend win over Newcastle after picking up a knee problem, whilst Darren Bent was unavailable due to “personal reasons” once again, though is expected to return next week. Goalscorer Ashkan Dejagah is an early concern for Saturday’s trip to the Etihad after he was forced off towards the end of the 1-0 triumph. The Iranian emerged from the benched to grab the winner but lasted just 26 minutes, with manager Felix Magath revealing:

“It’s too early to talk about it. He was injured before and has done almost the same thing. I’m afraid it might last a bit longer this time.”

Man United
Chris Smalling’s run of six straight league starts came to an end yesterday after he missed the home clash against Liverpool with a hamstring injury.

Southampton
Dejan Lovren was forced off towards the end of Saturday’s 4-2 win over Norwich with a groin problem. Mauricio Pochettino revealed after the match that the Croatian suffered the most tender of injuries:

“Basically, one of his testicles was stepped on by another player and I’m pretty sure that one testicle is quite inflamed, quite swollen.”

Stoke
Erik Pieters was subbed off with less than 15 minutes on the clock after sustaining a muscle injury. Post-match, the Dutchman gave an update on the problem after a trip to the hospital:

“Had my first scan in half time and I’m happy to say everything it’s ok. Weekend rest and see how it’s on Monday.”

Sunderland
Steven Fletcher lasted just 45 minutes of Saturday’s goalless draw before limping off at half-time with an ankle injury, with Jozy Altidore now looking in pole position for the central role ahead of the Black Cats’ double Gameweek.

West Brom
Morgan Amalfitano was ruled out of Saturday’s win over Swansea after picking up a knock in training, according to reports in the local press.

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  1. King Nemanja
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Foolish to go into this gameweek without an Everton defender?

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      1. Evs
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        2 years, 2 months ago

        I would have cover there.

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      2. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
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        2 years, 2 months ago

        I have 2 of them

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        1. tm245
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          2 years, 2 months ago

          Great minds...

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          1. Woy of the Wovers
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            2 years, 2 months ago

            I agree. I applaud your geniuses.

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      3. tm245
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        2 years, 2 months ago

        I just got my second one.

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      4. King Nemanja
          2 years, 2 months ago

          Cheers lads, confirmed my thoughts

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        • Le Saux Solid Crew
            2 years, 2 months ago

            Yeah. Distin is a nice cheapie.

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        • BENCHW⚽NKER
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          2 years, 2 months ago

          Any reason not to do Lallana ------> Gerrard tonight?

          A few thousand others have. :)

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          1. Evs
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            2 years, 2 months ago

            Nope.

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            1. BENCHW⚽NKER
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              2 years, 2 months ago

              right answer. 😀

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          2. Bemba_Da
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            2 years, 2 months ago

            don't follow the crowd, that's how so many people ended up with lukaku who was a certainty for a hat-trick this week

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            1. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
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              2 years, 2 months ago

              I ended up with him as everyone else got injured, I just didn't fancy having Carroll over Nolan

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              1. Bemba_Da
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                2 years, 2 months ago

                He might still do well but he was destined to fail v cardiff after all the big hype

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              2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                  2 years, 2 months ago

                  this was the reason, there were few sexy options plus he had a dgw

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              3. BENCHW⚽NKER
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                2 years, 2 months ago

                gerrard is fpl gold. lukaku is bronze at best.

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            2. Woy of the Wovers
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              2 years, 2 months ago

              I would if I could.

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            3. Pasqualinho
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              2 years, 2 months ago

              Depends who else you have. I find the Gerrard v Silva debate quite a good one. In the context of just GW31 then it would be Gerrard for me (despite what the RMT tool says). But longer term I'm not so sure - of course you could transfer one for the other but you have to put a value on that FT.

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          3. El Reagano
              2 years, 2 months ago

              Considering both this GW and long term
              A) Lallana to Silva or Gerrard (do mention) with Distin to Coleman -8 hit
              B) Only Lallana to Silva or Gerrard -4hit
              C) Mention another needed transfer.
              3m itb

              Adrian

              Distin Bruce Cahill
              Yaya Hazard Mirallas Lallana
              Lukaku Suarez Sturridge

              Boruc Ward Noone Fonte

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              1. Le Saux Solid Crew
                  2 years, 2 months ago

                  Lallana -> Silva

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              2. Utd Gaal-vanized
                  2 years, 2 months ago

                  Who would you remove for Coleman?

                  A) Cahill (ensures I have cash for future transfers)

                  B) Azpi (Allows me to keep cahill who is more of a goal threat)

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                  1. Le Saux Solid Crew
                      2 years, 2 months ago

                      Cahill imo

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                      1. Le Saux Solid Crew
                          2 years, 2 months ago

                          Luiz can still displace Cahill from the team. Allthough he isn't first choice atm it doesn't take much.

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                          1. Bemba_Da
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                            2 years, 2 months ago

                            luiz will play in cdm position rather than cb I think

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                            1. Le Saux Solid Crew
                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                He will while Ramires is out 100%.

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                        • El Reagano
                            2 years, 2 months ago

                            B

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                          • JohnRoss
                              2 years, 2 months ago

                              Consider Kos as an option if you dont have him. Still scoring well and Ars nice fixtures for the run in.

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                              1. Utd Gaal-vanized
                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                  Will do mate.
                                  Btw who would you lose, Azpi or Cahill?

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                            • Le Saux Solid Crew
                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                Repost (no response)
                                My team going into DGW.

                                Mannone - Adrian
                                Azpilicueta - Coleman - Demel - Chester - Bardsley
                                Yaya - Silva - Gerrard - AJ - Mutch
                                Suarez - Lukaku - Sturridge
                                0.1m ITB

                                Do I use my FT this week or hold off? Thinking of moving on Lukaku but I'd feel stupid with those fixtures.

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                                1. JohnRoss
                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                    I would prefer Nolan for the DGW if you can afford it. Wouldnt have mannone AND adrian

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                                    1. Le Saux Solid Crew
                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                        I would do that but I think I'd just end ep brining AJ back in for the future DGWs. I was thinking Lukaku -> Carroll but even that would be just for the DGW.

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                                  • wachu
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                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                    wow, Suarez has recived points for assist :)

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                                    1. Woy of the Wovers
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                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                      You just woken up?

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                                      1. wachu
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                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                        after work :)

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                                  • CynicalSteve
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                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                    Team is nearly set, apart from 2 final decisions.

                                    Cahill, Hazard, Collins, Januzaj.

                                    A) Start two of these
                                    B) -4 to bring in Zabaleta
                                    C) -4 to bring in Koscielny
                                    D) -4 to bring in Rosicky

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                                    1. Le Saux Solid Crew
                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                        Start Collins & Januzaj

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                                      • BENCHW⚽NKER
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                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                        A - cahill & hazard

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                                      • Woy of the Wovers
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                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                        Hazard/Collins

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                                    2. gomenor
                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                        Would say A)

                                        Tiote, Cahill, Hazard, Collins. Please pick two for next GW:)

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                                        1. Le Saux Solid Crew
                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                            Collins, Hazard

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                                          • Woy of the Wovers
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                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                            Same answer ^^^

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                                          • HulkyPunter BloodBath
                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                              Sensible : hazard Collins

                                              Gamble : tiote and collins

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                                          • sminkypinky
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                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                            What you lot think about Kolarovs chances for game time this week? 180 unlikely. 90?

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                                            1. Le Saux Solid Crew
                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                probably 120. Start one, come off the bench in the other.

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                                              • Woy of the Wovers
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                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                120. 3pts for gametime.

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                                                1. sminkypinky
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                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                  I'd be happy with this.

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                                              • GREENDREAMS11
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                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                90

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                                            2. Costa Cafe De Laet
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                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                              Thoughts on the possible options below in place of Ivan and Lallana. Many thanks

                                              1 ) Coleman/Zaba and Nolan

                                              or

                                              2 ) Kolarov/Distin and Silva

                                              Current squad

                                              Boruc
                                              Baines, Koscielny, Cahill
                                              Sterling, Lallana, Hazard, Yaya Touré
                                              Sturridge, Lukaku, Suárez

                                              (Puncheon, Ivanovic, Dann)

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                                              1. rdpx
                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                  both look good.

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                                                  1. Costa Cafe De Laet
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                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                    Cheers mate. Any preference?

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                                                • Villan
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                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                  Kolorov isn't nailed on for both.

                                                  Doubling up on Everton defs seems risky too with the poor form but better fixtures...

                                                  I'd probably go Distin and Silva as they have DGW 34 coming up soon too

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                                                  1. Costa Cafe De Laet
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                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                    Cheers. Kolarov is a risk but one that can be profitable. You are probably right though and Distin is safer. Maybe Zaba is the way forward with Nolan as this avoids doubling on Everton defence.

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                                              2. Villan
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                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                Thinking of getting Zaba or Distin to keep for the next DGW.

                                                A)Zaba (not the best DGW fixtures WK31 and 34, no Kompany but good form)

                                                B)Distin (better fixtures but poor form)

                                                Advice?

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                                                1. rdpx
                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                    both are sound choices

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                                                    1. Villan
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                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                      I already have Coleman so is it worth doubling up on Everton defs?

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                                                2. fatherted
                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                    Aguero and Lallana > Studge and Silva -4 pts

                                                    Only have 7 DGW so far?

                                                    Good idea/bad idea

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                                                    1. Karlihno
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                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                      Good

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                                                  • MJ6987
                                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                                      How am I looking?

                                                      Mannone
                                                      Terry* Coleman Bruce* (or Ward if he doesn't play)
                                                      Hazard* Yaya Silva Mata
                                                      Suarez (c) Sturridge (v) Lukaku

                                                      (-4)
                                                      Zero bank!
                                                      * = no DGW or unlikely to play two

                                                      I don't think anything else is worth a hit, do you?

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                                                      1. rdpx
                                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                                          Mata to Gerrard would probably get you a pretty unanimous YES GO FOR IT.

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                                                          1. rdpx
                                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                                              [Then again Mata to Heskey would probably get you same reaction]

                                                              😉

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                                                        • Karlihno
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                                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                                          Oscar, Lallana, Dzeko --> Silva, Sterling, Sturridge

                                                          Worth -8?

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                                                        • ktk_interista
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                                                          2 years, 2 months ago

                                                          I keep changing (c) back and forth between ronaldo and hazard. I guess the question is: Will ronaldo be rested for the classico or play to establish a firm lead in CL top scorer charts?

                                                          Any thoughts?

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