Matty is doing Exams this week so I’ll have to fill in on the news wrap, I can’t promise as much detail as him but I’ll try to give you a bit of injury info and random news from about the place.
Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken of his intention to rotate his goalkeepers over the course of the domestic season, beware!
Demba Ba may have struck a brace to earn Newcastle a point on the weekend but he remains unhappy at being benched, there seems to be a standoff beginning between he and Pardew and Pardew admits he may leave.
Stoke’s Andy Wilkinson has been charged for an off-the-ball incident. He faces a three-match ban after the incident was caught on video. With Stoke already out of the League Cup, Wilkinson would miss (che, SWA, liv)
Kevin Mirallas is yet to reach full match fitness but he looks set to continue in Evertons first team against Swansea, with Darron Gibson’s recent injury and Nikica Jelavic’s 3 week injury he may be used as a lone forward.
Thomas Vermaelen gave away a champions league early penalty but Arsenal’s resilience came to the fore with Lukas Podolski leveling while Gervinho was amongst the goals once more.
We await the prognosis on Nasri’s injury from the City champion’s league tie. Already there is talk from some sources that the Frenchman will likely miss 3 matches with a hamstring.
Fabio may also be out for a number of weeks with a hamstring strain.
Tottenham say that Benoit Assou-Ekotto may require surgery to alleviate a niggling knee complaint and may be out for over a month. Kyle Naughton seems the man to replace him.
Wayne Rooney has begun full training again but may still be a week or 2 away from full fitness.
It has been suggested Carlos Cuellars hamstring strain may be minor but is still missing this week.
Oscar has sustained an ankle injury after scoring twice in his champion’s league debut.
Daniel Sturridge also had a hamstring twinge although RDM has suggestion he may drop Torres for him soon!
Adebeyor completes the injured trio with a hamstring keeping him out of the euro tie last night.
Goran Popov very doubtful to play for West Brom this week giving Ridgewell an extra week’s peace!
Wigan’s Anton Alcaraz is out for a few with a groin injury.
Andy Johnson will miss QPRs season after sustaining a knee injury. Advantage Zamora/Cisse?
Adam Federici has been dropped from Reading for ‘tactical reasons’ sell sell sell!
Michu has gone on record saying manager Michael Laudrop is still their best player!!
Stokes Kightly is getting frustrated at not being able to attack under Pulis, Stoke are however undefeated after a tough run so i’d say Pulis is in the right here!
Evans returned for Man U’s champions league tie. Nani missed a penalty, making it three on the trot for united. Rooney will be glad!
Steve Clarke suggests Lukaku could make his first start this week. He has shown great potential coming from the bench so far.
Thats about all i can muster from my daily interweb trawl today, hope it helps! Look out for the round preview this afternoon and then Seags selection tomorrow.. good luck!