From The Physio

  1. December
    15

    Sergio Aguero’s calf injury in the 6-3 win over Arsenal has served up a potential major setback for thousands of Fantasy managers. With Manuel Pellegrini offering us little insight into the severity of the injury and a scan imminent, we can only wait on news from the Etihad. However, resident Fantasy Football Scout physio, Facer, […]

  2. The sight of Daniel Sturridge clutching an ice pack to his thigh after 90 minutes against City offered some concern for those Fantasy managers banking on the new Anfield arrival for this week’s double fixture. Sturridge has been a hugely popular transfer target this week, despite the concern surrounding his chances of making Liverpool’s opening […]

  3. December
    04

    Despite recording a fine 3-0 win at Craven Cottage last weekend, Tottenham’s victory came at a cost. Gareth Bale limped off nursing a hamstring tear which Andre Villas-Boas later revealed could keep the winger out for one to two weeks. Facer examines the footage to offer his latest prognosis…

  4. November
    30

    Reports emanating from Goodison Park this week could well serve as the final tree shake for frustrated owners of Leighton Baines. David Moyes, in his post-match press conference following the battling comeback against Arsenal, suggested that the Toffee’s talismanic left-back had sustained a hamstring injury…

  5. Robin Van Persie had many a Fantasy Manager reaching for the Beta-Blockers to combat heightened anxiety and raised blood pressure as news filtered through that leading Fantasy Premier League (FPL) points scorer Robin Van Persie had suffered a suspected thigh strain.

  6. November
    14

    As a string of leading Fantasy assets line up with sick-notes for their International Managers, we cast an observational eye from the physio over Wayne Rooney’s ankle and Theo Walcott’s hip…

  7. November
    02

    This week’s update, sees Dimitar Berbatov fall languidly, once again, firmly on the Scout’s physio plinth, landing a further body-blow to Fantasy Managers, this time squarely in the ribs. Commenting after the Reading match Martin Jol confessed that Dimitar Berbatov received a pain-killing injection at half-time to facilitate his second half appearance: “He needed an […]

Scout Tweets

  1. West Brom confirm the signing of Jonny Evans from Man United http://t.co/BnVibKUxuo

  2. Howe on Mings & Gradel - "Tyrone didn't look good, seeing him in that much pain, it’s not nice to see. Max knew early it was serious"

  3. Ranieri reveals Mahrez was subbed off at the break after feeling effects of a heavy challenge in first-half https://t.co/RsNWG4b5s3

  4. Two changes for Spurs as Bentaleb & Rose start for Lamela & Davies who drop to the bench.

  5. One change for Everton from the side that lost to Man City as Oviedo makes a first appearance of the season replacing the injured Galloway.

  6. Watford bring Abdi in for Anya in the only change to their lineup for the visit to Man City.

  7. Lescott returns to the West Brom starting XI for the injured Brunt. Gardner also recalled as McManaman drops to the bench.

  8. Stoke bring Adam into their lineup to face West Brom with Arnautovic dropping to the bench.

  9. Man City unchanged for the visit of Watford.

  10. West Ham bring Tomkins in for suspended Jenkinson. Lanzini earns first start replacing the departed Nolan.

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Gameweek 4

  • Butland
  • Richards
  • Skrtel
  • Kolarov
  • Sánchez
  • Mahrez
  • Hazard
  • Ritchie
  • Benteke
  • Aguero
  • Wilson
  • Zouma
  • Chadli
  • Mame Biram Diouf

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 25 Aug, 2015 12:31pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Butland STO C, Vs
Up Mignolet LIV A, Vs
Up Hart MCI A, Vs
Up Stekelenburg SOT C, Vs
No Change Boruc BOU C, Vs
Up Myhill WBA C, Vs, Rest
Up Courtois CHE C, Vs
Down Ruddy NOR C, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Down Fabianski SWA B

Defenders

Last updated: 24 Aug, 2015 7:10pm
Player Club Factors
Up Kolarov MCI A, Vs, Rest
Up Skrtel LIV A, Vs
Up Francis BOU B, Vs
Up Muniesa STO C, Vs
No Change Cédric Soares SOT C, OoP
Down Darmian MUN A, VsX
Up Richards AVL C
Up Dawson WBA C, Vs
No Change Naughton SWA B
No Change Martin NOR A, Vs
Up Azpilicueta CHE B
No Change Walker TOT C
Down Mertesacker ARS B, Rest
Up Nyom WAT B

Midfielders

Last updated: 24 Aug, 2015 9:01pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Silva MCI A, Vs
No Change Mahrez LEI A, Vs
No Change Sánchez ARS C
Up Ritchie BOU C, Vs
Up Coutinho LIV B, Vs
Up Y Touré MCI A, Vs
No Change André Ayew SWA B, Vs
Up Shaqiri STO B, Vs
Down Payet WHM B, Vs
No Change Redmond NOR A
No Change Hazard CHE C
Up Chadli TOT B
Down Depay MUN C, VsX
Down Mane SOT C, VsX, Inj

Forwards

Last updated: 27 Aug, 2015 10:31am
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI B, Vs
Up Wilson BOU B, Vs, £
No Change Gomis SWA A, Vs
Up Benteke LIV C, Vs
Up Mame Biram Diouf STO B, Vs
Up Diego Costa CHE B
Down Kane TOT C
No Change Vardy LEI B
Down Pellè SOT C
Down Sakho WHM C, Vs, Inj
Down Lukaku EVE B, VsX
No Change Deeney WAT C, VsX

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

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