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There are just four Premier League matches this weekend, making fantasy team selection more of a gamble than usual. Not only do the majority of sides not play until Tuesday or Wednesday - meaning that there won't be good information until days past the deadline - but many of those teams have an important FA Cup match at the weekend. We've already seen Everton prioritize the Cup at the expense of their match at Anfield. Who will play which matches, who will pick up injuries, who will be banned? We have no idea. What we do know is...


Aaron Huges is fit again, which may see Philipe Senderos return to the bench.


Hugo Rodallega is a doubt, which could mean a start for Franco Di Santo. For West Brom, Peter Odemwingie is a doubt and Jonas Olsson is suspended. Liam Ridgewell or Gabriel Tamas will come inside to partner Gareth McCauley so Billy Jones or Nicky Shorey could start at outside back. If Jerome Thomas is indeed fit to return then Chris Brunt can shift to the right to cover for Odemwingie. Otherwise, Somen Tchoyi would be my guess as to who starts.


Wolves have only Karl Henry missing and could be unchanged from last weekend. Manchester United have the complication of having played Thursday. Antonio Valencia traveled, but didn't make the sixteen. Phil Jones missed out as well with the flu and is considered doubtful for this match. Tom Cleverley started, Chris Smalling and Danny Welbeck were subs, while Paul Scholes and Javier Hernandez weren't used from the bench. Sir Alex Ferguson has a nasty habit of surprising fantasy managers with his line-ups against the League's lesser teams, but hopefully he'll resist the urge this time around.


Cheick Tiote and Danny Simpson are doubts, which could mean starts for Danny Guthrie and James Perch, with Davide Santon moving to right back. Ryan Taylor could be fit and unseat Gutierrez. Ryan Taylor has been ruled out.

FA CUP NEWS (which may or may not have any bearing on the upcoming League matches)

Mixed news for Sunderland as Niklas Bendtner should be fit, but Kieran Richardson isn't. Stephane Sessegnon and Lee Cattermole will still be serving suspensions against Blackburn in midweek.

Spurs have hamstring trouble with Aaron Lennon out and Emmanuel Adebayor a doubt.

Chris Eagles is a doubt for Bolton, who should have Marcos Alonso available.