Statto News Round Up Henderson, Lampard

By: Andy Sum 31st May 2012


Scholes to stay, Fulham men on way out and Lampard doubtful for Euros


Sky Sports reports that Paul Scholes has signed a new contract with Manchester United, which will keep the former England international at Old Trafford until the end of next season.

The midfielder originally retired after the 2010-11 season before making a successful comeback in January, marshalling United’s midfield on his way to scoring 12 fantasy football points thanks to 4 goals in 14 league appearances.

Elsewhere, although the BBC reports that Premier League wages are at an all-time high, two Fulham players have made it clear that they'll be seeking larger pay packets elsewhere next season.

According to the Guardian , Clint Dempsey and Andy Johnson are both on their way out of Craven Cottage this summer.

Dempsey was a revelation last season, going on to score more fantasy football points than any other midfielder in the league, with 65.

However, the bright lights of Champions League football will likely see him move to either Manchester United or Arsenal.

Johnson on the other hand had a difficult season, only scoring 3 goals in 14 appearances, which earned him 17 fantasy football points.

The former Palace man is out of a contract in the summer and the Guardian reports that he might be looking for a bumper pay check in the United Arab Emirates.

Fulham’s neighbours Chelsea, meanwhile, will be concerned by reports that Frank Lampard has suffered an injury scare while training with the England team before Saturday's game against Belgium.

The 33-year-old midfielder, scorer of 43 Fantasy League points last season, will have his thigh injury assessed today, the BBC reports.

England boss Roy Hodgson has named Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson as Lampard's replacement.

Henderson only scored 10 fantasy football points last season but will be hoping to impress in England’s final test before the start of Euro 2012.

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