Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner sidelined with facial injury


There's the old joke, "Does your face hurt? Because it's killing me!" In this case, Bendtner is suffering from at least a broken nose. While he could be fitted with a protective mask - like Simon Mignolet has been wearing - he'll surely miss the FA Cup match this weekend and is a doubt for Sunderland's next league match, at home against Norwich. While Sessegnon will continue to be the sexy pick as he's listed as midfielder but playing striker, and Sebastian Larsson will get interest as the team's set-piece taker, I am going to be looking at Connor Wickham. He'll be a cheap option at forward and may be a better bet than the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa or Michael Kightly whom I grabbed on the barn door this past weekend.