Archive for the ‘From The Physio’ Category

  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. Chamakh and Dikgacoi both doubtful for Palace, confirms Pulis http://t.co/s9omJCi41I

  2. Shane Long available for Hull after recovering from calf problem. Aluko to be assessed but expected to be passed fit http://t.co/6ERDHOWiSA

  3. Giggs reveals Rafael and Van Persie are the only absentees for United http://t.co/X7NM4P3eeZ

  4. Vermaelen could return for Arsenal. Gibbs still ruled out http://t.co/GvbvJOxiTC

  5. Southampton's Harrison Reed could miss out with illness http://t.co/EnxBzr4jd3

  6. Diaby ruled out for Arsenal after picking up groin problem in U21 match earlier in the week http://t.co/tS1cDbDgeN

  7. Schneiderlin ruled out for Southampton http://t.co/WlSMPPFnXc

  8. Noone and Hudson still out for Cardiff. Bellamy returns after illness http://t.co/zMp2MGrsq6

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Last updated: 23 Apr, 2014 6:50am
Player Club Factors
No Change Hart MCI C, Vs
Up Mannone SUN B, Vs, £
Up De Gea MUN C, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS B, Vs
Up Foster WBA B, Vs
No Change Guzan AVL B
Up Stockdale FUL B, Vs, £
Up McGregor HUL C, Inj

Defenders

Last updated: 23 Apr, 2014 6:49am
Player Club Factors
Up Demichelis MCI B, Vs
Down Ivanovic CHE B
Up Koscielny ARS B, Vs
Up Alonso SUN B, Vs, £
Up Smalling MUN B, Vs, Rest
Up Kaboul TOT B
No Change Skrtel LIV B
Down Baines EVE A, VsX
No Change Vlaar AVL B, £
Up Caulker CAR A
Up Chester HUL C, £

Midfielders

Last updated: 22 Apr, 2014 7:15pm
Player Club Factors
Up Eriksen TOT A
Up Mata MUN B, Vs
Up Ramsey ARS A, Vs
Up Sterling LIV A, £
Up Nasri MCI B, Vs
Down Gerrard LIV B
Down Lallana SOT C
No Change Johnson SUN C, Vs
Up Y Touré MCI C, Vs, Inj
Up Amalfitano WBA A, Vs, £
Up Arnautovic STO A, £

Forwards

Last updated: 22 Apr, 2014 7:14pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Suárez LIV A
Up Aguero MCI C, Vs
Up Rooney MUN B, Vs
Up Bony SWA A
Up Borini SUN B, Vs, £
Up Podolski ARS A, Vs
Down Adebayor TOT B
Down Lukaku EVE B, VsX
No Change Rodallega FUL B, Vs, £

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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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