Top players to watch this week in EPL Fantasy Marcos Alonso (Chelsea DEF): Having scored four goals and made three assists so far, Chelsea left wing-back Marcos Alonso is still on radar to gather points at both ends of the pitch ahead of Swansea City visit to Stamford Bridge
The English Premier League return after a on week break for the FA Cup actions which saw lots of actions across England with much expected results and very few unexpected results.
The Premier League returns this weekend and the league leaders - Chelsea FC still sits comfortably in first position. I actually call them awaiting champions because I do not see a lot of minor upsets as we saw last two weeks with the Chelsea side dropping two points.
Injury Update ahead of Gameweek 26 matches
Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea (GTD): Courtois (illness) is in doubt for this weekend’s match with Swansea. Asmir Begovic is likely the starter at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Defenders that might miss-out this week are:
Virgil van Dijk, Southampton (Out)
Michael Dawson, Hull City (Out)
Danny Rose, Tottenham (Out)
Antonio Barragan, Middlesbrough (Out)
Dejan Lovren, Liverpool (Questionable)
Scott Dann, Crystal Palace (Questionable)
Simon Francis, Bournemouth (Questionable)
Santi Cazorla, Arsenal (Out)
Nathan Dyer, Swansea City (Out)
Erik Lamela, Tottenham, (Out)
Sofiane Boufal, Southampton (Out)
Nordin Amrabat, Watford (Out)
Jeff Hendrick, Burnley (Suspended)
Sam Clucas, Hull City (Suspended)
Jack Rodwell, Sunderland (Questionable)
Xherdan Shaqiri, Stoke City (Questionable).
Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City (Out)
Andy Carroll, West Ham (Out)
Jonathan Walters, Stoke City (Out)
Abel Hernandez, Hull City (Out)
Islam Slimani, Leicester City (Questionable)
Top players to watch this week in EPL Fantasy
Marcos Alonso (Chelsea DEF):
Having scored four goals and made three assists so far, Chelsea left wing-back Marcos Alonso is still on radar to gather points at both ends of the pitch ahead of Swansea City visit to Stamford Bridge.
Kyle Walker (Spurs DEF):
The Spurs defender would be in the lookout for yet another clean sheets and assists as he currently has 11 & 6 respectively.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea MID):
As one of the in form home player in the league, the blue Hazard is in prospect to entertain us on Saturday against the Swans. A sure pick for my EPL Fantasy team for the weekend.
Saido Mane (Liverpool FOR):
Leicester currently struggling for confidence, the Reds attack looks like an easy option to go for and who else but the most transfer-in player in FPL in Gameweek 25.
Diego Costa (Chelsea FOR):
I don't see any FPL Manager transferring out Diego Costa just yet. With 15 goals to his name so far, the striker will now face his favourite top-flight opponent in Swansea City. Costa has scored an impressive seven times in four meetings against the Swans.
Troy Deeney (Watford FOR):
Finally, we are anticipating goals in Watford’s home clash with West Ham Troy is the man to put as an alternative to Diego Costa.
Troy's upturn in form has seen him score in three of the last four Gameweeks.
A countdown of the winter sports I'm going to focus on during the two weeks in which the Olympic Winter Games will be in the spotlight..
As we are already into the second Grand Slam (French Open) of the year and the third one (Wimbledon) is not so far, let us review the mid year performance and progression of India's top ranked singles players. All these players have already spent years on ATP circuit and gained good enough experiences at the highest level of the sport.
The two-time ISL runners-up are not having the best of the result so far. The team is slowly, and steadily restoring the parity, and these stars, both overseas, and homegrown, have played contributed immensely to their gamepaly.