In Up The Tweets on November 6, 2012 at 3:24 am
We’ve been missing from the fantasy EPL scene for more than a week following a loss of power, television, phone and more. Back and ready to dive headfirst into one of the more interesting weeks of Fantasy Premier League gameweeks.
Sunderland are a one-man show and unfortunately that one man does not create many chances of his own. Steven Fletcher has scored five goals, still level-fifth in the Barclays Premier League, but has not found the net in four gameweeks having failed to score in October. In the Top 50 most creative players in the BPL only one Black Cat finds his name – Seb Larsson. Larsson’s 13 chances created are level-44th in the BPL with Baggies forward Peter Odemwingie and just one more than players like Leon Osman — fourth among Toffees — and Andy Carroll — who has played 443′ in the League this term. We love Fletch, but he is playing in a side that lacks the creativity to provide him with consistent opportunities in front of goal.
In News of the Day on September 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm
Fantasy EPL News & Notes will be abbreviated on Friday’s but Last Minute Tinkers will be up later today.
First from the BBC, news that Kun Aguero was returned to first-team training on Friday and could feature against Stoke on Saturday:
Fellow forward Mario Balotelli has been cleared to play against Stoke if needed after undergoing laser eye surgery during the international break. ”We will try this morning with Sergio,” Mancini said. “And after we try we will decide. He is getting better.” When asked if he could be involved at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, the Italian manager added: “Maybe.”
We mentioned this earlier in the week and will touch on it again later, but expectation is 15-20′ to get him prepared for Real Madrid in Midweek.
The Beeb is also reporting that Darren Fletcher is set for the Manchester United squad v Wigan and that Sir Alex Ferguson is not facing any new injury concerns:
Alex Ferguson confirms Darren Fletcher is back in the squad for Manchester United’s game with Wigan on Saturday. The midfielder could be on the bench for the match after training well following his long absence with a bowel problem.
Ferguson says he has no new injury concerns other than long-term abseteesWayne Rooney, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, so Robin Van Persie andShinji Kagawa are expected to play despite both picking up slight injuries on international duty.
The addition of van Persie is not one we’re surprised by in the least, however the addition of Shinji Kagawa comes as a mild shock. Read the rest of this entry »