Your daily round-up of the world of football (soccer), from a fantasy manager point-of-view, including early weekend team news from Premier League managers' press conferences.
Chris Hughton: "Tettey will be out for a couple more weeks, and Andrew Surman a number of weeks after an operation." twitter.com/NorwichCityFC/…— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) March 7, 2013
Long has aggravated ankle. Doubtful for Saturday. Brunt is back #wba— Chris Lepkowski (@chrislepkowski) March 7, 2013
More fuel for the "Lukaku is a must pick this week" fire.
Brian says he's confident in Stuart Taylor - who was "excellent" against Everton. Jimmy Kebe also a doubt for Saturday #readingfc— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) March 7, 2013
Third-choice keeper for Reading, if you feel like betting on Aston Villa.
Pochettino says Adam Lallana trained today, as have other players who suffered knocks last weekend. #saintsfc— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) March 7, 2013
Good news for Sunderland fans - Danny Rose played in a practice game this week and is back in training.— Sunderland AFC (@SAFCofficial) March 7, 2013
He may have arrived on these shores as a relative unknown last summer but Premier League defences are now more than familiar with Christian Benteke.
"Colo has gone back to Argentina. There's no treatment he can have - he's broken two of the bones in his back.
"We think it's going to be anything between three and seven weeks.
Wigan have fit-again pair Adrian Lopez and Ryo Miyaichi available for Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final at Everton.
New arrival Philippe Coutinho has settled in nicely at Liverpool and is helping the Reds solve their attacking conundrum.
What might have been - ESPN FC
Much to the frustration of Stoke supporters, Charlie Adam spends more time on the bench than on the pitch.
Major League Soccer
The old saying "with money comes power" applies not just in the real world, but in the world that is fantasy soccer as well. And it is downright critical in MLS Fantasy Soccer: Manager.
Triumphant but tamed, Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford.