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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 12

    Tottenham rate star playmaker Rafael van der Vaart as a 75 per cent chance to feature in Monday night's fixture against Aston Villa.

    Van der Vaart, who has scored six goals in nine Premier League games this season, suffered a hamstring injury in Netherlands' friendly draw against Switzerland last week.

    Joe Jordan, deputising for manager Harry Redknapp after his heart operation, said: "We have to get Rafa from 75 per cent to 100 per cent. We'll take it day to day and we do have a few days with the game on Monday."

    The international weekend also saw Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 11

    There are a whole host of injured Manchester United players while struggling Chelsea come under the microscope ahead of Fantasy gameweek 11.

    United went from being one of the fittest squads leading into the 1-0 win at Everton, to one of the most ravaged as Tom Cleverley, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young and Ryan Giggs all picked up injuries when they would otherwise have been expected to feature as boss Sir Alex Ferguson rolls in 25 years in charge against Sunderland.

    That will see Antonio Valencia - who scored in the Champions League win over Otelul Galati - and Nani likely to start, while in

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 6

    Liverpool defender Daniel Agger could be out for up to four weeks after fracturing a rib in Sunday's 4-0 Premier League defeat at Tottenham.

    The Denmark international sustained the injury when he fell heavily in the first half and he had to be substituted before half-time.

    There are contrasting reports on the extent of the injury, but he will definitely miss the visit of Wolves this weekend.

    Mixed news for Manchester United, who look set to welcome Rio Ferdinand to the side as the England centre-back has recovered from a calf strain, but they may be without Chris Smalling, who has a groin

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  • Friday Yahoo! Fantasy Football webchat

    The Fantasist dropped by to answer your questions about this weekend's Premier League fixtures and how they will affect your Yahoo! Fantasy Football team.

    There are plenty of intriguing match-ups this weekend, with table-topping Manchester clubs City and United respectively hosting Everton and travelling to Stoke.

    Arsenal bid to get over their disastrous defeat at Blackburn last weekend as they welcome Bolton Wanders to the Emirates, while their north London neighbours Tottenham travel to Wigan.

    Elsewhere, Liverpool host Wolves and Chelsea are visited by Swansea.

    Check out how the webchat

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 7

    Striker Emmanuel Adebayor may be shaping up to face former club Arsenal in Sunday's north London derby, but Tottenham will be missing another ex-Gunner for the clash at White Hart Lane.

    Centre-back William Gallas has not played a game all season, and the calf injury which has sidelined him keeps him from playing his old side this weekend.

    Arsenal have their own injury problems, mind. Jack Wilshere's ankle surgery has ruled him out until the New Year, while Laurent Koscielny, Theo Walcott and Gervinho are all doubtful with various ailments.

    Both sides in the weekend's other big derby - Everton

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  • Fantasy Football chat

    The Fantasist dropped by to discuss all the big slection issues ahead of the weekend's Premier League fixtures.

    We mulled over all the big selection dilemmas - but if you want the key advice boiled down to seven words, try these:

    Don't. Pick. Carlos. Tevez. Or. Fernando. Torres.

    Got that? Good.

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 8

    Manchester City have selection issues ahead of their 3pm kick-off at home to Aston Villa on Saturday.

    Carlos Tevez has returned to training following his suspension after the events of Munich but further disciplinary action awaits the striker and he will not be considered for the game at the Etihad Stadium.

    Sergio Aguero, who has scored eight goals in seven games following his summer move from Atletico Madrid, is suffering from a groin injury sustained against Blackburn and he is likely to miss out against Villa.

    Mario Balotelli is also a doubt due to a back strain but he has a much better

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  • Fantasy Football chat

    The Fantasist stopped by once again with his tips ahead of the Premier League weekend.

    Are there any players you should be jettisoning from your squad, or any bargains you should be picking up?

    Which players might rack up the points this weekend and put you in a stronger position?

    Read back over the chat to find out. 

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 9

    Manchester City are full strength for the derby against Manchester United, although Carlos Tevez is unlikely to feature as his disciplinary investigation continues.

    United's only absent starter is Tom Cleverley, who has an ongoing foot problem: Antonio Valencia or Ryan Giggs should start in midfield, while Rio Ferdinand is expected to return after being rested in midweek.

    Tottenham Hotspur have serious defensive issues ahead of their Sunday clash with Blackburn Rovers.

    Ledley King (groin) has joined Michael Dawson (Achilles), William Gallas (calf) and Vedran Corluka (ankle) on the sidelines,

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  • Fantasy Football chat

    The Fantasist stopped by once again with his tips ahead of the Premier League weekend.

    Are there any players you should be jettisoning from your squad, or any bargains you should be picking up?

    Which players might rack up the points this weekend and put you in a stronger position?

    Relive the chat to find out.

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