Inside the Index: February 18th

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Good old VAR was at the forefront of discussions following Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Chelsea on Monday.

Whether it be for Harry Maguire luckily avoiding a red card for a kick-out at Michy Batshuayi or Kurt Zouma and Olivier Giroud seeing their goals ruled out, it was a case of the ‘Monday Blues’ for Frank Lampard’s side.

The result also makes the race for securing Champions League football – which returns tonight – extremely interesting, as just six points separate Chelsea in fourth to Burnley in 11th, while the prospect of fifth place now qualifying for next season’s competition only adding to the excitement.

Monday 17 February Bronze Match Day Winners:

  • Star Player: Harry Maguire (2p)
  • Top Defender: Harry Maguire (2p)
  • Top Midfielder: Fred (2p)
  • Top Forward: Ante Rebic (2p)
  • Media: Harry Maguire (3p)

Now for the latest activity on the Index:

Tottenham Dealt Another Major Injury Blow

No sooner was Son Heung-min (ยฃ2.00) celebrating his winner against Aston Villa on Sunday, the South Korean international will now be sidelined for a number of weeks after sustaining a broken arm in said game.

It’s no surprise then to see his price drop by 14p in the last 24 hours following the recent news, although with six goals in his last five games, it could be a good time for Traders to capitalise on his drop and get the forward in their portfolio.

As a reaction, it’s meant the Share Price of Troy Parrott (ยฃ2.07) has risen by 17p in the last 24 hours, as the 17-year-old could find himself leading the line for Spurs in their Champions League round of 16 tie against RB Leipzig on Wednesday, as Son joins Harry Kane (ยฃ5.56) on the treatment table.

Eric Bailly Stars in Stamford Bridge Shutout

It was a first start for Eric Bailly (ยฃ0.73) since April when he lined up for Manchester United against Chelsea on Monday, but the Ivorian international proved the faith installed in him by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was justified.

After an indifferent start to the game, the Ivorian international soon settled and helped the Red Devils to only their sixth Premier League clean sheet of the season in their 2-0 win.

It was a performance that has seen his price increase by 20p in the last 24 hours, and if he continues to perform as he did at Stamford Bridge, and stay fit, he will be a mainstay in the United backline for the foreseeable future

Timothy Weah Suffers Injury Setback

Making his return to first-team action following a six-month absence at the weekend for Lille against Marseille, Timothy Weah (ยฃ1.20) lasted only ten minutes after sustaining a hamstring tear.

The 19-year-old prospect was making only his third appearance for the Ligue 1 side, but will now undergo another course of rehabilitation for his latest injury.

In terms of his Share Price, it’s fallen significantly by 20p in the last 24 hours, with a return date still unknown. His current price however could entice plenty of Traders, with Weah an undeniable talent that could be Lille’s main striker next season should Victor Osimhen (ยฃ2.22) move on in the summer.

*All Share Prices, rises and falls accurate at time of writingย 

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