Frisking the Fixtures

  1. Having assessed those teams with Strong upcoming schedules yesterday evening, we now turn our attentions to those with less favourable fixtures across the next four-to-six Gameweeks. Three of the current top six face testing times ahead, whilst nearer the bottom of the table, Burnley face a tough task to steer clear of the drop zone.

  2. We turn our attentions to strength of schedule over the next four to six Gameweeks this evening. As always, the first instalment shines a light on those clubs with the more favourable fixtures, where last year’s top two and a couple of the bottom three could be poised for a prosperous festive period.

  3. After taking a look at those teams with Strong fixtures to follow over the next four-to-six Gameweeks, we now assess those with tougher upcoming schedules. North east pair Sunderland and Newcastle face some testing times, whilst bottom two Burnley and Leicester also have little reason for festive cheer.

  4. We cast an eye over the festive schedule this evening and focus on those sides with favourable sets of fixtures over the next four to six Gameweeks. Both halves of Manchester have reason for optimism, whilst Swansea and Everton have the platform to push on from disappointing weekend defeats.

  5. After taking a look at those clubs with kind upcoming schedules yesterday evening, we turn our attentions to those with some tough fixtures to follow. Trouble could be brewing for the Tyne-Wear duo, whilst the Saints’ recent rise to prominence is set to be put to the test.

  6. There’s reason for optimism at the Liberty Stadium as we assess the strength of schedule over the next four to six Gameweeks this evening. The fixture list also smiles kindly on Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal, whilst Sam Allardyce will be confident of bouncing back from Saturday’s loss at Goodison.

  7. After casting an eye over those teams with some kind schedules to follow last Friday afternoon, we turn our attentions to those with less fortunate fixtures. Sunderland and Hull will do well to steer clear of the drop zone, whilst Stoke face a tough task to retain their current mid-table comforts.

Scout Tweets

  1. Southampton XI: Forster, Alderweireld, Fonte, Yoshida, Clyne, Reed, Ward-Prowse, S. Davis, Bertrand, Long, Pellè

  2. Leicester XI: Hamer, Simpson, Wasilewski, Morgan, Konchesky, Cambiasso, King, Drinkwater, Mahrez, Schlupp, Vardy

  3. QPR XI: Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Suk-Young, Vargas, Barton, Henry, Fer, Austin, Zamora

  4. Everton make two changes to the side that started against QPR with Eto’o and Barry replacing McGeady and Mirallas.

  5. Hull XI: McGregor, Bruce, Davies, Chester, Robertson, Elmohamady, Meyler, Livermore, Ramírez, Hernández, Jelavić

  6. Swansea confirm that Sigurdsson (foot), Britton (knee) and Montero (hamstring) all ruled out of today’s fixture with minor knocks.

  7. West Ham XI: Adrian, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell, Song, Kouyate, Nolan, Downing, Sakho, Carroll

  8. Bony among the Swansea substitutes. Sigurdsson is not in the squad.

  9. Di Maria among the #ManU subs.

  10. WBA XI: Foster, Wisdom, Lescott, McAuley, Pocognoli, Gardner, Dorrans, Morrison, Varela, Sessegnon, Ideye

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For Gameweek 17

  • Lloris
  • Zabaleta
  • Ivanovic
  • Cresswell
  • Sánchez
  • Eriksen
  • Y Touré
  • Downing
  • Bony
  • van Persie
  • Austin
  • Evans
  • Nasri
  • Carroll

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 1:25pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hart MCI A, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Up Green QPR B, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN A
Up De Gea MUN A
No Change Fabianski SWA B
Up Adrián WHM B

Defenders

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 12:51am
Player Club Factors
Up Zabaleta MCI B, Vs, Rest
Down Ivanovic CHE B
Down Baines EVE C
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Up Davies TOT C, Vs, Rest, £
Up Janmaat NEW B, VsX, Inj
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Down Hutton AVL B, Vs, £, Sus
No Change Taylor SWA B
Up Chester HUL C, Vs, VsX
Up Evans MUN B, Vs

Midfielders

Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:40pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS A, VsX, OoP
Up Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Sus
Up Downing WHM A
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Nasri MCI A, Vs, Inj
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
No Change Bolasie CPL A, VsX
Down Oscar CHE B, VsX
Up Fer QPR B, Vs
Up Sissoko NEW B, Vs, VsX

Forwards

Last updated: 20 Dec, 2014 10:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
No Change Bony SWA A, Vs
Up Austin QPR A, Vs
Up van Persie MUN A
Up Kane TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Sakho WHM B, Rest, £
Up Giroud ARS B, VsX
Up Benteke AVL B, Vs
Down Rooney MUN B, Inj, OoP
Up Carroll WHM B
Up Cissé NEW A, Vs
No Change Pellè SOT C

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
Oxlade-Chamberlain ARS 4
Agbonlahor AVL 4
Boyd BRN 4
Marney BRN 4
Chamakh CPL 4
Besic EVE 4
Naismith EVE 4
Chester HUL 4
Robertson HUL 4
Moore LEI 4
Vardy LEI 4
Balotelli LIV 4
Gerrard LIV 4
Skrtel LIV 4
Kompany MCI 4
Mangala MCI 4
Y Touré MCI 4
Tioté NEW 4
Fer QPR 4
Clyne SOT 4
Mane SOT 4
Mame Biram Diouf STO 4
Shawcross STO 4
Wilson STO 4
Gómez SUN 4
Wickham SUN 4
Ki SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Mason TOT 4
Dorrans WBA 4
Tomkins WHM 4

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder