The Pre-Match Preamble – Gameweek 9

Filed under: The Preamble - Posted by: Mark

How do you follow a 114-point Gameweek? You don’t. You just hope that you can muster a reasonable tally the week after and avoid an anti-climatic red arrow. Such is the roller-coaster of a Fantasy season. Realistically, my moment in the sun will have passed within the next hour. I’ll probably never hit that kind […]

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    The Weekend Team News

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    Captain Sensible – Gameweek 9

    Filed under: Members - Posted by: Paul

    Our weekly analysis of the Captaincy contenders arrives once again this evening. As always, we take a three-part approach which includes the weekly poll standings, the Opta statistics and our Rate My Team projections to help steer your thoughts on the armband conundrum.

Scout Tweets

  1. Reports suggest that Diego Costa came through training on Saturday and is in contention to start against United http://t.co/ta1dpimMrY

  2. Falcao is a doubt for United's clash with Chelsea after picking up knock in training http://t.co/goDDyXofvr

  3. Allardyce on Sakho: "I sincerely hope that [the shoulder] damage is not severe and he can recover very quickly." http://t.co/AvzRwLWAEB

  4. Sigurdsson confirms that he was forced off with a groin problem against Leicester.

  5. Palace XI vs West Brom: Speroni, Ward, Mariappa, Hangeland, Kelly, Jedinak, Ledley, Zaha, Bolasie, Chamakh, Campbell.

  6. West Brom XI vs Palace: Foster, Wisdom, Dawson, Lescott, Pocognoli, Brunt, Gardner, Dorrans, Morrison, Sessegnon, Berahino.

  7. Arsenal XI vs Sunderland: Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Arteta, Flamini, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Alexis, Welbeck.

  8. Sunderland XI vs Arsenal: Mannone, Vergini, van Aanholt, O’Shea, Brown, Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Buckley, Johnson, Fletcher.

  9. Stoke XI vs Southampton: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Cameron, Nzonzi; Walters, Adam, Moses; Crouch.

  10. Southampton XI vs Stoke: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Cork, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Mané, Tadić, Pellè.

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Scout Picks

For Gameweek 9

  • Fabianski
  • Baines
  • Dawson
  • Bertrand
  • Sánchez
  • Sterling
  • Eriksen
  • Tadic
  • Pellè
  • Aguero
  • Berahino
  • Vlaar
  • Chadli
  • Lukaku

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 22 Oct, 2014 8:17am
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A, Vs
Up Lloris TOT B, Vs
Up Howard EVE B, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS C, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B
Up Guzan AVL B
Down Schmeichel LEI B, Vs
No Change Mignolet LIV C
Up Foster WBA C
Down Heaton BRN C, £

Defenders

Last updated: 22 Oct, 2014 8:19am
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Vs
No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Ivanovic CHE B
Up Chambers ARS C, £
Up Kaboul TOT B, Vs
Up Vlaar AVL
Down Tomkins WHM B, Inj
Up Robertson HUL B, VsX
No Change Lovren LIV C, Vs
Down Schlupp LEI B, Rest, OoP, £
Up Kompany MCI B
Up Dawson WBA B
Down Shawcross STO B
Down Trippier BRN B

Midfielders

Last updated: 21 Oct, 2014 12:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sterling LIV A, Vs
No Change Tadic SOT A, Vs
No Change Di María MUN A, VsX
Up Sánchez ARS A, Vs, Rest
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, VsX
No Change Fábregas CHE A, VsX
Up Chadli TOT B, Inj
Up Downing WHM B, Vs, £
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
Down Silva MCI B
No Change Puncheon CPL B
No Change Milner MCI B, Rest, £

Forwards

Last updated: 25 Oct, 2014 2:01pm
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Pellè SOT A, Vs
Down Diego Costa CHE A, VsX, Inj
No Change Welbeck ARS A, Vs, Inj
Up Sakho WHM A, Vs, £
Up Falcao MUN B, VsX
Up Berahino WBA A, £
Down Ulloa LEI B, Vs, £
Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
No Change Bony SWA B, VsX
Up Cissé NEW A

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
Bardsley STO 4
Reid WHM 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Fábregas CHE 3
Barry EVE 3
Naismith EVE 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moore LEI 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
Dunne QPR 3
Henry QPR 3
Pellè SOT 3
Schneiderlin SOT 3
Mame Biram Diouf STO 3
Cattermole SUN 3
Dorrans WBA 3
Gardner WBA 3

“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