Week 35: Injuries and Suspension News

4 cup finals left! - Clive Brunskill

Hello ladies and gents! Welcome back to NMA for all your injuries and suspension news! We are back to single games this week giving many of us head ache selection as we approach the Saturday deadline. Let's get started!

I apologize for the lateness of the Injuries/Suspension post, I've been buried under a pile of paperwork since returning from my last contract in Alaska. Basically all this week I have been pouring over every line of my data, checking the numbers against the vessel's copy, the computer copy, and my own hard copy. Very exciting right! All of our data needs to be picked over to make sure all entries are correct, a very labor intensive process to say the least! Okay enough of that, let's get started!

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Arsenal:

Out: Abou Diaby, Akpom, Coquelin, Djourou, Gibbs, Miyaichi, Park, Walcott, Wilshere

Doubt: Gnabry, Monreal, Ozil

Win: Lucas Podolski - a move even better if you picked up the German international on the barn door after his 2 goal salvo against West Ham. There is still too much doubt over Ozil's fitness, so better to wait until next week.

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Aston Villa

Out: Benteke, Delfouneso, Gardner, Herd, Kozák, N'Zogbia, Okore

Doubt: None

Win: Grant Holt - hard to like the move given the riches of striker options this week, but a certain dark horse pick.

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Cardiff City

Out: Brayford, Hudson, Maynard, Noone

Doubt: John, Jones

Win: Steven Caulker - one of the bright spots of the Cardiff squad this season, always a threat from the set pieces and a decent clean sheet shout home to Stoke.

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Chelsea

Out: Chalobah, De Bruyne, Hazard, McEachran, Romeu, Van Aanholt

Doubt: None

Win: Salah - A Chelsea attacker is a must for this week and Salah fits the bill. With too many doubts over which striker starts (Ba, Eto'o, Torres) and Hazard on the sidelines, the Egyptian winger looks a strong candidate to get amongst the points home to Sunderland.

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Crystal Palace

Out: Campaña, Garvan, Hunt, Kébé, Price, Ramage

Doubt: Bolasie, Chamakh, Dikgacoi, Mariappa, Ward

Win: James Puncheon - He's been Crystal Palace's savior as of late and 2 more goals in the double week mean the winger is in fine scoring form. If you kept him at any discount, another roll of the dice against West Ham doesn't look a bad move.

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Everton

Out: Duffy, Gibson, Koné, Oviedo, Pienaar, Traore, Vellios

Doubt: Jagielka

Win: Lukaku - He can't score against the teams he should which means he'll back a brace this weekend against Utd. Everton will need the big Belgian at his best for their top four hopes to stay alive after defeat to Crystal Palace last match.

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Fulham

Out: Berbatov, Briggs, Cole, Dempsey, Duff, Etheridge, Holtby, Hughes, Mitroglou, Ruiz, Taarabt, Tunnicliffe

Doubt: None

Win: Hugo Rodellega - Not much to love from the relegation strugglers, but Hugo has been in scoring form as of late.

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Hull City

Out: Brady, Dudgeon, McGregor, McShane

Doubt: None

Win: Tom Huddlestone - Not exactly the match up you'd want, but a consistent point earner given his free kick duties.

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Liverpool

Out: Coady, Coates, Enrique Sanchez Diaz, Fernandez Saez, Ibe, Ilori, Reina, Robinson, Wisdom

Doubt: Sturridge

Banned: Henderson

Win: Suarez - obviously, clear cut captain this week.

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Manchester City

Out: Nastasic, Rekik, Touré

Doubt: Navas, Silva

Win: Sergio Aguero - the Argentine striker is back after being afforded limited minutes during the double. I don't expect him to take long to get back to scoring form.

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Manchester United

Out: da Silva, Evans, Johnstone, Lingard, Oliveira, Powell, van Persie

Doubt: None

Win: Wayne Rooney - passed fit and should take the lone forward slot along with penalty duties. Should you feel a bit worried, Juan Mata provides an excellent second option.

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Newcastle United

Out: Abeid, Ameobi, Ferguson, Obertan, Santon, Sissoko, Tavernier, Taylor, Vuckic

Doubt: Ben Arfa, Debuchy, Remy

Win: Loic Remy - the Frenchman has been an excellent performer for much of the season and his return to fitness is a huge boost for a faltering Newcastle side. All indications say he is fit, whether or not he starts is up to Pardew, but something tells me it would be foolish to leave his talent on the bench.

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Norwich City

Out: Murphy, Rudd, Surman, Yobo

Doubt: None

Win: Robert Snodgrass - Not the match up you want AT ALL, however the Scot is playing at the top of the midfield diamond just behind the strikers. One of his wicked free kicks may just be what the Canaries need to boost any chance of taking points off Liverpool.

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Southampton

Out: Davis, Fox, Mayuka, Osvaldo, Ramírez, Rodriguez, Sharp, Yoshida

Doubt: None

Win: Ricky Lambert - with Jay Rodriquez out for the rest of the season, Lambert should return to lead the line and take penalties.

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Stoke City

Out: Butland, Etherington, Huth, Kightly, Ness

Doubt: Adam, Assaidi

Win: Steven Ireland - filling the role left by Adam, Ireland is playing just behind the strikers, although you just feel this is going to be a tight defensive match.

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Sunderland

Out: Adilson Cabral, Diakité, Fletcher, Graham, Ki, Moberg-Karlsson, NDiaye, Vaughan, Westwood

Doubt: Bridcutt, Cuellar

Win: Connor Wickham - opened his account for the season with 2 goals against City. Can he score again to help keep Sunderland up?

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Swansea City

Out: Bartley, Donnelly, Monk, Tate

Doubt: Cuesta

Win: Wilfred Bony - the Swans striker shouldn't have much trouble bullying the Newcastle defense.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Out: Assou-Ekotto, Capoue, Carroll, Defoe, Falqué, Fredericks, Lamela, Vertonghen, Walker

Doubt: Dawson, Guimarães Cordeiro, Soldado

Win: Adebayor - the Spurs striker is much cheaper than Christian Erikson and should lead the line against Fulham. Regardless, one or both should be considered this week.

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West Bromwich Albion

Out: Anelka, Gera, Sinclair, Thorne

Doubt: Morrison, Olsson

Win: Sessegnon - can't love the match up, but Sess did get back to scoring ways. A solid dark horse pick.

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West Ham United

Out: Borriello, Collison, Maiga, Morrison, Spence

Doubt: None

Win: Andy Carrol - always an intimidating presence and threat with his head. If he can get the right service, Carrol will be a threat for any team to handle.

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Well there you have it ladies and gentlemen. How have your teams come along? Who are you tipping to score big this week?

My current side looks like: Lloris, Kabul, Stones, Kompany, Erikson, Salah, Gerrard, Ramsey, Aguero, Podolski, Suarez (capt) Bench: Garcia, Bertrand + Fillers. Fairly happy with it, but paying a lot for Gerrard/Erikson. I am tempted to draft in Hart at his cheaper price and fit in Adebayor in Podolski's place. Much to think about until the deadline!

Cheers

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