NEW ROTOWORLD BETA SITE

Latest Headlines

Christian Benteke will get the chance to reboot his Crystal Palace career this weekend after being passed fit.

The former Liverpool forward has missed the last four months since undergoing knee surgery in September, but returns at an opportune time with Palace hurting for goals and one forward short after loaning out Alexander Sorloth to Belgian side Gent. Crystal Palace forwards have only contributed four league goals so far this season. Said manager Roy Hodgson: "Yes he is [in the squad]. Obviously he's short of match practice and the sharpness you only get from playing games. It will be a risk putting him in the squad to some extent but he's come through the training sessions very well."
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 11 - 11:39 AM

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy is closing in on a return from injury after returning to team training this week.

While manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that Sunday's match against last-place Huddersfield Town will come too soon for Mendy, the Frenchman is eyeing a return in Gameweek 24 in 10 days time. Originally expected to miss three months, Mendy is on track to return after only nine weeks on the sidelines since undergoing knee surgery. In his absence Fabian Delph saw some starting minutes before a three-match red-card ban meant Danilo and Aymeric LaPorte took on left-back duties. "He is closer - not this weekend - but he is closer," Guardiola said. "He has had his third or fourth training session with the team. It is going well. Now it is time to get his best condition."
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 18 - 12:14 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was coy on who would start the weekend up top for the defending champions.

Gabriel Jesus was unstoppable with two goals in a man of the match showing against Wolves last week while Sergio Aguero has scored in each of his last two league starts. However, with four games in the span of the next two days, including a League Cup semifinal on Wednesday and the FA Cup fourth round next weekend, Guardiola said that he will have to rotate his stars to get the best result, which may not be the news fantasy managers want to hear. "I am going to play one or both, I don't know. There are many games and everyone is going to play a lot. We don't know what will happen in the future."
Jan 18 - 12:21 PM

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl suggests that striker Michael Obafemi will miss at least another three weeks with a hamstring injury.

The once-capped Republic of Ireland international striker has been absent since he sustained a hamstring injury in December. The German boss has suggested that Obafemi's recovery has been hampered because he is "missing a bit of professionalism" like many young players. He suggests that Obafemi "has a very, very stiff body" which needs a lot of work if he is to play as Hasenhuttl expects. The new boss requires pressing by all his players, which means a forward like Obafemi must sprint "20 or 30 times" in a game and work hard on his training and recovery. He suggests that the youngster may not do enough of this work off the pitch.
Source: Daily Echo
Jan 18 - 12:32 PM

Southampton striker Danny Ings is available for selection for Ralph Hasenhuttl when the Saints host Everton on Saturday.

Ings has been out of action since Southampton's first game of 2019 on January 2 with a hamstring issue. Hasenhuttl said: "He trained two times on Tuesday and Wednesday, two tough sessions, and it looks good. He doesn’t have any problems. It looks good he is an option for Saturday." Ings' return is timely as Southampton have endured a tough week with a tough 90 minutes last weekend in the win over Everton and 120 minutes which ended in FA Cup Third Round Replay defeat to Derby County during the week.
Source: Daily Echo
Jan 18 - 12:40 PM

Jonny Evans will make a surprise return to the Leicester City squad after making a rapid recovery from injury.

Claude Puel ruled the defender out for up-to 45 days with a broken toe in the build-up to game week twenty-two, but during Thursdays’ press conference, the Foxes boss confirmed Evans is back in contention for the trip to Molineux. "It was not an important or serious injury and he will be in the squad for Saturday. When a player can come back in the squad, I am happy." Aside from Daniel Amartey, who is still recovering from ankle surgery, Puel has no other injury concerns.
Jan 17 - 5:32 PM

Will Hughes looks set to miss out this weekend after sustaining a concussion during the opening exchanges of the game at Selhurst Park.

The Watford midfielder suffered a knock to the head in the opening moments, and after initially being cleared, he still looked a little dazed and was replaced by Ken Sema on 19 minutes much to his disappointment. Hughes’ reaction suggested the problem was more of a precautionary measure, but Javi Gracia confirmed on Thursday that the 23-year-old is yet to rejoin the group and his involvement against Burnley is in serious doubt. "We'll see what happens because after the last game, he is not training," he said. "We need to wait and see his evolution, but it's difficult in this moment. He is not training in this moment, but maybe we will see with a good evolution in the next days. But playing in two days’ time, I am not optimistic." Tom Cleverley is pushing for his first league start in almost a year after scoring the winner from the bench in GW22.
Source: Watford FC
Jan 17 - 4:22 PM

Newcastle's medical staff faces a tall task in getting several key starters ready to face Cardiff City this weekend.

Winger Kenedy, defender Paul Dummett and midfielder Jonjo Shelvey all missed the club's FA Cup win over Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday due to injuries, but the biggest concerns come from defenders Jamaal Lascelles and Ciaran Clark. The starting center-backs each came away with injuries and will be assessed ahead of the weekend match with a relegation rival. Said manager Rafa Benitez: "We have to wait and see how they are. Ciaran Clark has a knock in his knee. Jamaal, it seems, was feeling his hamstring. We will see. It seems that it was not very serious, but he couldn't carry on. In a couple of days we will have a better idea. At the moment, it's too early. (Isaac) Hayden was fine, he had a kick in his back. Shelvey and (Paul) Dummett, we have to wait."
Jan 17 - 12:08 AM

Crystal Palace lost more than just three points after blowing a lead against Watford at home over the weekend.

After starting goalkeeper Vicente Guaita was subbed off before half-time due to a calf injury, Wayne Hennessey also sustained an injury to his thigh but was able to finish the match. However, both goalkeepers could miss some time, meaning that 39-year-old Julian Speroni could be in line for a surprise start against Liverpool this weekend, according to Rotoworld injury expert Ben Dinnery: "Hodgson looks set to hand Speroni a recall. Guaita, suffered a calf strain on Saturday while his replacement, Hennessey, finished the game with a thigh related problem. Both goalkeepers require a scan, but there are fears that they could miss the remainder of the month."
Jan 17 - 12:13 AM

Derby County came from two second half goals down to defeat Southampton on penalties after extra time in their FA Cup Third Round replay.

In a game packed with talking points, Derby thought they had taken the lead in the first half through Craig Bryson but his goal was ruled out for offside in the build-up after a lengthy VAR consultation. In the second half the Saints found fresh impetus after the introduction of Nathan Redmond off the bench and they scored twice in two minutes. Stuart Armstrong headed home the first before Redmond chipped Kelle Roos to double the PL side's lead. Harry Wilson added to his growing reputation by firing home a free-kick to pull the Rams back into the game and Waghorn completed the comeback for the visitors to force extra-time. Neither side could break the deadlock in the extra 30 minutes and the Saints could not match Derby's perfect record in five attempts from 12 yards. Nathan Redmond was the only Saint to miss a spot-kick for the hosts.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 16 - 8:49 PM

Newcastle managed to win their first away game in the FA Cup for 13 years at Blackburn on Tuesday but the victory came at a cost.

Speaking after the extra time win at Ewood Park, Rafa Benitez bemoaned his sides luck following two more injuries which heaped yet more strain on an already threadbare squad. Ciaran Clark was paired alongside Federico Fernandez in a much-changed line-up chosen with one eye on this weekends’ crucial home fixture against Cardiff City. But, the defender could only manage 45 minutes before succumbing to injury. "I don’t think it is very serious," mused the United boss. "It was a kick to his knee, an inflammation, but we will see in a couple of days." However, it was the departure of his replacement – Jamaal Lascelles – before the hour mark which is the cause of greater concern. "We have to wait, it is too early. It is a hamstring and you never know." With such a quick turnaround between games, you have to feel that the skipper is a major doubt for Saturday.
Jan 16 - 5:02 PM

Fulham officially announced their first signing of the winter transfer window in Besiktas winger Ryan Babel.

The 32-year-old arrives in a permanent deal through the end of the season as the Cottagers looked to avoid relegation (they are currently in 19th place). The signing adds more depth to an attack that has only scored 20 goals this season with production from Aleksandar Mitrovic drying up over the last few months. Said the Dutch international: "My first impressions are good and I'm very excited. I definitely have faith that Fulham can stay up. That's one of the reasons that I'm here, to try and help that to happen. I'm ready to go, I'm excited and I can't wait."
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 15 - 6:59 PM




Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Player News: Week 17

    Player News: Week 17
  •  
    Matchups: Gordon, Jeffery

    Matchups: Gordon, Jeffery
  •  
    DFS Analysis: Williams/Coleman

    DFS Analysis: Williams/Coleman
  •  
    Dose: Cam

    Dose: Cam's Season Ends
  •  
    DFS Analysis: GB

    DFS Analysis: GB's Williams
  •  
    Dose: Cam Shut Down

    Dose: Cam Shut Down
  •  
    Dose: Lindsay Makes Pro Bowl

    Dose: Lindsay Makes Pro Bowl
  •  
    Dose: Gordon Eyes Wk 16 Return

    Dose: Gordon Eyes Wk 16 Return