The Technical Area

  1. There’s no doubt Roberto Martinez is a big fan of Ross Barkley. Deprived of the youngster’s services for the first seven Gameweeks of the season, the Toffees boss has thrust him straight back into league action, with three starts and a sub appearance in the subsequent four league fixtures.

  2. The fall-out from Aaron Ramsey’s hamstring injury absence persuaded over 50,000 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers to snap up Stewart Downing after a change of position looked to have transformed the former Liverpool man. Handed a role at the tip of West Ham’s midfield diamond in the previous three matches, Downing had served up a […]

  3. After making his debut in the midweek cup win over Arsenal, Saido Mane retained his place in the Saints’ first XI for the weekend clash against QPR. With the Senegal wide man starting on the left of a 4-3-3, Dusan Tadic switched flanks to accommodate the new boy and both players earned an assist apiece […]

  4. A change of tactics from Arsene Wenger helped Arsenal sweep aside Villa last weekend and recover from a midweek humbling at Dortmund. The Gunners boss benched Alexis Sanchez and switched from his new 4-1-4-1 formation to last year’s 4-2-3-1 system, which crucially allowed Mesut Ozil to move to the role in “the hole” behind Danny […]

  5. A 4-0 thrashing of QPR helped Man United to their first win of the season under Louis van Gaal last weekend. After failing to find a way past Burnley in their previous league fixture, the Red Devils ran riot against the hapless R’s, with a trio of midfielders, Angel di Maria, Juan Mata and Ander […]

  6. All eyes were on White Hart Lane last Sunday as Liverpool rolled up to face Tottenham with new boy Mario Balotelli on board for the first time. After tasting defeat at City in their previous match, Brendan Rodgers’ side returned to form in style, sweeping aside their previously unbeaten hosts with a 3-0 win which […]

  7. Reduced to 10 men before the half-hour mark of their opening league match under Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham’s attacking assets were given little chance to shine as they ground out a gritty 1-0 win at West Ham. Last weekend, however, the north London club faced QPR in the first home fixture of the Argentine’s tenure and turned […]

Scout Tweets

  1. Shelvey kept on the bench by Swans on return from suspension as Carroll retains his start. Dyer returns for Emnes on the flank.

  2. QPR start with Onuoha at the back with Isla benched. Barton in for Vargas in other change to R's lineup.

  3. Newcastle bring Williamson in for injured Coloccini. Ryan Taylor starts in midfield as Abeid misses out.

  4. City recall Zabaleta for Sagna at right-back. Kompany in for Mangala, while Jovetic comes in up front and Fernando drops to the bench.

  5. Cattermole returns from ban to displace Bridcutt in the only change for Sunderland at Leicester.

  6. Konchesky recalled by Leicester as Schlupp moves to midfield. Mahrez returns on the flank as Drinkwater & King drop to the bench.

  7. Sessegnon is recalled for Anichebe while Jacob comes in for Morrison in the Baggies engine room.

  8. Baird makes first league start for West Brom as Pocognoli misses out through injury. Gardner returns for Mulumbu in midfield.

  9. Fabregas is fit to start for Chelsea. Willian comes in for Ramires in midfield.

  10. Carroll, Cole, Amalfitano, Nolan & Tomkins drafted in for Everton visit.

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  • Begovic
  • Azpilicueta
  • Bertrand
  • Clichy
  • Sánchez
  • Tadic
  • Moses
  • Hazard
  • Aguero
  • Diego Costa
  • Austin
  • Clyne
  • Zaha
  • Kane

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 18 Nov, 2014 1:48pm
Player Club Factors
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Up Green QPR C, Vs
Down Forster SOT A, VsX
Up Fabianski SWA B
Up Krul NEW A
Up Heaton BRN B, Vs

Defenders

Last updated: 19 Nov, 2014 7:15am
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Inj
No Change Ivanovic CHE B, Vs
Up Cresswell WHM B, Vs
Up Vlaar AVL B, Vs, Inj
Down Bertrand SOT A, VsX
Up Taylor SWA B
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Up Dummett NEW B, £
Up Trippier BRN B, Vs
Up Lovren LIV C, Vs
Down Chambers ARS B
Down Clichy MCI C
Down Kaboul TOT C

Midfielders

Last updated: 19 Nov, 2014 7:15am
Player Club Factors
No Change Sánchez ARS A, OoP
Up Hazard CHE B, Vs
Up Downing WHM B, Vs
Up Oscar CHE B, Vs
Down Di María MUN C, Inj
Up Sigurdsson SWA B
Up Chadli TOT A
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
Down Tadic SOT B, VsX
Up Barkley EVE C, Rest
Up Sissoko NEW B
Up Zaha CPL C
Down Fer QPR C, Vs
Up Boyd BRN C, Vs, £
Down Brunt WBA B

Forwards

Last updated: 19 Nov, 2014 7:14am
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI A
Up Diego Costa CHE B, Vs, Sus
Up Austin QPR A, Vs, £
No Change Sakho WHM B, Vs, £
Down Pellè SOT B, VsX, Sus
Down Berahino WBA B, VsX, £
Up Bony SWA B
Down Welbeck ARS B, Inj
No Change van Persie MUN B
Up Sturridge LIV C, Vs, Inj
No Change Kane TOT B, Rest, £
No Change Ayoze Pérez NEW A, Rest

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
Weimann AVL 4
Diego Costa CHE 4
Fábregas CHE 4
Barry EVE 4
Naismith EVE 4
Moore LEI 4
Colback NEW 4
Janmaat NEW 4
Dunne QPR 4
Pellè SOT 4
Schneiderlin SOT 4
Taylor SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Reid 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