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ESPN SoccerNet has my favorite consolidated reporting of team news. The only problem is that they generally have a lot of trouble with their web coding so it isn't unusual for the post to have some issues with centering and spacing and things like that. Today is one of those days where they aren't at their best. My solution is to copy the web content and past it into a MS-Word document. If any of you have better consolidated resources (i.e., all team news on one web page vs. having to go to 10 different match previews) then please feel free to let me know. I'm always happy to get suggestions.

In any event, here's all the news you need to know from that consolidated report and how it will impact your fantasy selections:

Aston Villa vs. Everton - Robbie Keane may or may not get his clearance in time to feature. Cuellar and Herd are both still out which makes Clark a viable option to continue for a decent price. Darron Gibson is available for the Toffees but it isn't certain that he'll start so soon after coming over. If you believe in an EVE clean sheet then Shane Duffy may get a start and represent some value as Jagielka is still out. In general not a ton here other than some potential enablers at the back.

Blackburn Rovers vs. Fulham - Lots of Rovers players look likely to return - Robbo, Hoilett, Dunn, and Samba - but none are definite so if you were thinking about any of them (unlikely) you probably want to still that urge. Nothing particularly interesting on the Fulham side.

Chelsea vs. Sunderland - Honestly there isn't much here worth reporting other than that Frazier Campbell will likely make the squad and should be monitored as a nice value play at forward in future matches. There is also confirmation that Wes Brown isn't going to make it back in time for this one.

Liverpool vs. Stoke - Not much here to be honest with you.

Manchester United vs. Bolton - Not much useful information here either.

Tottenham vs. Wolverhampton - Lots of injuries for Spurs with Parker still likely out with Lennon joining him after his hamstring issue. Gallas and Sandro are definitely out. The only question here is whether you're interested in taking a flyer on Jake Livermore as an enabler under the assumption that Parker and Sandro will both be out. Milijas is back for Wolves but not likely a great pick.

West Bromwich Albion vs. Norwich - Lots of questions for WBA with McAuley, Olsson, Thomas, Scharner, Mulumbu, and Shane Long all questionable and Brunt and Gera all out. I'd just avoid the entire lot unless you like Odemwingie against a team that hasn't kept many clean sheets.

Newcastle vs. Queens Park Rangers - Hatem Ben Arfa's chances of starting continue to improve with Ba away and Lovenkrands, Sammy Ameobi and Marveaux all unavailable from among the potential attackers. Barton is suspended for QPR and Adel Taarabt and Armand Traore are both away at the ACN.

Swansea vs. Arsenal - Nothing specific on whether Gylfi Sigurdsson will start or not but they seem to be leaning that way in the team notes. Djourou is back for Arsenal but Miguel will be starting as an outside back in what will definitely be a make-shift defensive group. Still, Miguel will represent an option as a defending enabler.

Wigan vs. Manchester City - The important news here is that David Silva should be back for fantasy managers everywhere. Kompany is suspended making Savic a risky but still cheap defensive option. Problem child Mario Balotelli is listed as doubtful so Aguero and Dzeko are most likely to pair up in the attack.

Honestly, not a ton of meaningful information out there.