Several of the biggest midfield stars in England are still struggling for match fitness. Frank Lampard, Cesc Fabregas, and Steven Gerrard are still one or two weeks away from a return while Rafael van der Vaart could be sidelined for a month or more.
Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic's career Britannia Stadium almost came to an end before it began as he failed to go straight into the first team. He opted to stay though and earned his place and is the Defensive Player to Watch this week.
The bumper Christmas December edition of the Fantasy Football Show is out now and ready to guide you through the festive football season, starring Kermit the Frog, Ian Holloway and Mick McCarthy.
Each week the Goals Guide will take a look back at the weekend's action, review all the goals and explain any dubious assists. This week Manchester United hit Blackburn for seven while Arsenal also won, but Chelsea and Manchester City dropped points.
At least three clubs have been hit with major defensive problems ahead of the games this weekend. Wolves, Sunderland and Newcastle are all without their first-choice central defensive partnerships. Read this and the rest of the key team news here.
The Insider Eye has braved the cold to predict the fantasy football future once again. It favours Bolton and thinks Brede Hangeland will keep the Birmingham attack that vanquished Chelsea at bay. Plus a bumper edition of The Injury and Suspension Latest.
Big things were expected of Jon Walters as teenager when he was on the books of Blackburn and Bolton, but he preferred a party rather than hard work and quickly found himself as a lower league journeyman. Now he is back and ready to fulfil his potential in the top-flight.
Each week the Goals Guide will take a look back at the weekend's action, review all the goals and explain any dubious assists. This week Chelsea slipped up again while Spurs finally won away at their bitter rivals.
The Fantasy League Insider returns and predicts a rare West Brom clean sheet. It also thinks Chelsea may struggle again but Wayne Rooney could return to Manchester United. Plus there's injury and suspension news.
Each week the Goals Guide will take a look back at the weekend's action, review all the goals and explain any dubious assists. This week Arsenal were the big movers as Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City dropped points.
Frank Lampard will be out for a further two or three weeks after picking up a leg muscle injury in training on Thursday. Read this and all the other latest team news here...
Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh was the top points scoring player from the midweek Premier League matches with six points. The target man got both goals in the 2-0 win away at plucky Wolves.