Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has confirmed that Wayne Bridge will start for Manchester City but there will be no Adebayor. Tottenham are struck down by a virus and Liverpool and Fulham suffer injuries to key players on Europa League duty.
English-born Scottish international Steven Fletcher is key to Burnley's survival hopes. He was criticised by some for making the move to the Premier League in the summer as they didn’t believe he was ready for the pace and physicality of the English game. Fletcher is on form at the moment though and he is the Attacking Player to Watch this week.
Today's news that Wayne Bridge doesn’t want to play for England anymore leaves a gapping hole in Fabio Capello's World Cup plans. The Manchester City defender decided he'd better stay away from the national side following the John Terry scandal meaning England could be without a recognised international left-back in South Africa. Step forward Leighton Baines.
The Insider Eye gazes through the tunnels of time once again to guide its loyal followers to fantasy football glory. Stoke and Liverpool promise much this weekend, but times are hard for Manchester City. There is also the injury latest featuring Ferdinand, Eduardo and Lennon.
Stoke sent another one of the Premier League's big-boys crashing out of the FA Cup but Villa and Spurs go through. Tony Pulis' side, having already dispatched Arsenal, needed extra time but eventually ran out 3-1 winners over 10-man Manchester City.
Welcome to the Chilli Guide - our weekly guide to which players you should be looking to bring into your team and who you should be avoiding. Who decides on the chillis and snowflakes? you may ask. You do - the guide is based on the number of times a player is transferred in and out, by you the Fantasy League Classic managers.
Wayne Rooney continued his sensational form with two goals and six Fantasy League points in Manchester United's comfortable 3-0 win over West Ham. Wing wonder Antonio Valencia impressed again on the right and bagged four points for two assists.
Downing, Drogba and Pavlyuchenko all grab a brace but Blackburn's Gael Givet adds a goal and an assist to his clean sheet for eight Fantasy League points. Big wins for Villa, Tottenham and Blackburn means there were plenty of points around this week.
Each week the Goals Guide will take a look back at the weekend's action, review all the goals and explain any dubious assists. Aston Villa hit Burnley for five and Spurs pile further misery on Wigan as City and Liverpool play out bore draw. Chelsea pulled clear at the top, taking advantage of Manchester United's slip-up.
French defender Gael Givet was the top points scoring player at the weekend as Blackburn extended their unbeaten home run with a comprehensive 3-0 win over local rivals Bolton. Givet bagged a goal, an assist and a clean sheet for eight points in Blackburn's fourth straight win at Ewood Park.
A round up of all the team news ahead of this weekend's Premier League action. Will Almunia be fit or will Fabianski have a chance to redeem himself? Look out for the Fantasy League Team to Watch when planning weekend transfers.
When Adam Johnson completed his January move to big spending Manchester City few expected the left winger to make much of an impact. His talent was without question, but how could the young Englishman, with only half a season as a first team regular under his belt, break into City's stellar line up?