The Pre-Match Preamble – Gameweek 8

Filed under: The Preamble - Posted by: Mark

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Gameweek 8

  • Adrián
  • Francis
  • Dann
  • Kolarov
  • Ritchie
  • De Bruyne
  • Payet
  • Hoolahan
  • Hazard
  • Vardy
  • Aguero
  • Amavi
  • Barkley
  • Gestede

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Last updated: 30 Sep, 2015 8:21am
Player Club Factors
No Change Myhill WBA B, Vs, Rest
No Change Butland STO B, Vs
No Change Begovic CHE C, Vs
Down Hart MCI B, Vs, Inj
No Change De Gea MUN B, VsX
No Change Fabianski SWA B, Vs
Up Cech ARS C, Vs
Up Stekelenburg SOT A


Last updated: 27 Sep, 2015 8:56pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Kolarov MCI B, Vs
No Change Dawson WBA A, Vs
Up Bellerín ARS A
No Change Azpilicueta CHE C, Vs
No Change Naughton SWA C, Vs
Up Dier TOT A, Sus
Up Cédric Soares SOT A, Rest
Up Janmaat NEW B, Vs
Up Dann CPL C
No Change Martin NOR B
Down Cresswell WHM B
Down Francis BOU C


Last updated: 1 Oct, 2015 5:59pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Mahrez LEI A, Vs
Up Sánchez ARS A
Up De Bruyne MCI A, Vs
No Change Payet WHM A
Up Mata MUN A, VsX
Up Mane SOT A
Down André Ayew SWA C, Vs
No Change Hazard CHE C, Vs
Down Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Inj
Up Walcott ARS B, Rest
Up Barkley EVE A
No Change Bolasie CPL C
Up Coutinho LIV C, VsX
Up Lamela TOT B
Up Lens SUN C, Vs


Last updated: 2 Oct, 2015 9:32am
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI C, Vs
Up Vardy LEI A, £
No Change Martial MUN A, VsX
Up Pellè SOT B
No Change Ighalo WAT A, £
Down Gomis SWA C
Up Lukaku EVE B
No Change Sakho WHM B
No Change Kane TOT C
No Change Berahino WBA B, Vs

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
Player Team YC
Clark AVL 4
Schlupp LEI 4
Fernandinho MCI 4
Mangala MCI 4
Colback NEW 4
Jones SUN 4
Dele Alli TOT 4
Dier TOT 4
Noble WHM 4

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