Team News ahead of Saturday's clash at Goodison Park. Everton's injury crisis continues but Baines is set to return. Stephen Warnock faces a late fitness test to satrt in the Villa defence.
Chelsea's diamond geezer Joe Cole is Fantasy League's attacking pick this week. After almost a year out with a knee injury the England midfielder has shone at the tip of Carlo Ancelotti's 4-1-2-1-2 since making his long awaited comeback and will surely start raking in the Fantasy League points before too long.
With enforced retirement's, injuries and lack of form, Villa boss Martin O'Neill was always going to have to strengthen his defence in the summer. Of all the new recruits, Collins and Dunne have made the headlines but Aston Villa's Stephen Warnock is this week's Defensive Player to watch.
The Fantasy League insider returns to gaze ahead at the weekend's fixtures and predict which teams will do well (Sunderland and Stoke) and which won't (West Ham), plus the always useful injury and suspension news.
Once again we provide another Fantasy XI, this time a look at West Ham's would be 2009/10 title winning team, had they retained many of their since long-gone players. We give you the Ex-West Ham Premier League XI.
Fantasy League takes a look at the latest injury news and recommends a couple of players to bring into your injury plagued team. Lennon and Figueroa have been sidelined, Everton are in the midst of an injury crisis and two midfielders return for Liverpool.
Chelsea's Frank Lampard is back in goalscoring form, the England man netted twice in the 5-0 win over Blackburn. Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega also scored twice, and picked up an assist as the Latics ended Burnley's unbeaten home record.
Each week the Goals Guide will take a look back at the weekend's action, review all the goals and explain any dubious assists. Liverpool won the big game of the weekend, beating Manchester United meaning Chelsea regained top spot by thrashing Blackburn.
The Carling Cup may be an inconvenience to the bigger clubs who see it as an unwelcome addition to an already congested fixture list. Manchester United and Liverpool will be delighted with their ties this week though as it softens the blow of losing two key players through suspension.
Colombian striker Hugo Rodallega was the top points scoring player this weekend with eight points. The powerful forward notched two goals and an assist as Wigan ended Burnley's 100% home record with a 3-1 win.
Team news ahead of the huge clash between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday. The main focus is on the fitness of Wayne Rooney and Fernando Torres while Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is also doubtful.
Team news ahead of Fulham's trip to face Manchester City on sunday at Eastlands. Robinho is out for a further two weeks for City after suffering an injury set-back and Zabaleta is suspended while Fulham are without skipper Danny Muprhy.