- Jermain Defoe continues to keep Adebayor stuck on the bench, and playing as a lone striker – is in great form
- David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard are friends, despite rivalry, but will the Manchester United goalkeeper rotation nightmare [for fantasy managers] continue?
- QPR’s Andy Johnson injured knee ligaments which will keep him out most of the season
- Tottenham’s Benoit Assou-Ekotto ruled out for 4 weeks. Kyle Naughton should offer short term cover and would be a FPL bargain replacement with 2 home games in the next 3 including QPR and Aston Villa – a clean sheet or two are likely.