first_imgChelsea have not given up hope of N’Golo Kanté playing a part in the Europa League final, despite the midfielder missing training on Monday to have treatment on a knee injury.Kanté was due to travel to Baku the squad on Monday afternoon and his fitness will be closely monitored before a decision is made as to whether he plays against Arsenal on Wednesday, with Ross Barkley standing by to step in.Kanté, who had only just recovered from a hamstring complaint that ruled him out of Chelsea’s previous two matches, twisted a knee while making a challenge in a training session on Saturday.Although initial impressions of his prospects had been far from positive, the injury appeared to have settled by the time the player reported back on Sunday afternoon to be assessed by the medical department.He drove himself into the Cobham complex again on Monday and was apparently moving freely enough, though he sat out the team’s final session before their departure for Azerbaijan and remains a doubt for the final.Chelsea’s options for the game have already been limited after Antonio Rüdiger, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were ruled out with long-term injuries over the run-in. Source: Guardian Footballlast_img read more

first_imgWith only four games on Monday’s MLB schedule (one of which is in the afternoon), there isn’t much margin for error in MLB DFS contests. There are still some pretty decent pitching options, but obviously picking the right one on FanDuel and right pair on DraftKings is more important than ever.If you’re playing an all-day tournament, we like Jon Lester (vs. Angels) to break his slump. He’s had some tough matchups lately, but the Angels have struggled struggled against lefties most of the season before a recent uptick, so this is a good opportunity to get Lester at a bargain price. Even better, he’s in good position for a win, as Chicago should be able to batter around Trevor Cahill (@ Cubs). If you’re sticking to the three-game evening slate, Aaron Nola (@ Padres) is in a good spot despite an up-and-down season. San Diego generally struggles against righties and at home, so Nola is worth paying up for. Walker Buehler (@ D-backs) has a decent matchup, as Arizona ranks in the bottom 10 in wRC+ against righties, though he hasn’t been great this year and will be in a hitters park. Robbie Ray (vs. Dodgers) is in the same tough environment and has a much tougher matchup, but he has major strikeout upside. Both Eric Lauer (vs. Phillies) and Corbin Martin (@ Mariners) are boom-or-bust candidates who are better suited for GPPs, but on a night with so few options, you might see them in cash games, too.Check the Fantasy Alarm Weather Center closer to lineup lock for the latest weather reports.Today’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Monday, June 3RankPitcherTeamOpponentOpp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)FDDK1Jon LesterCubsvs. Angels100 (T-12th)N/A$6,700$7,0002Aaron [email protected] PadresN/A85 (22nd)$9,600$9,6003Walker [email protected] D-backsN/A90 (T-20th)$10,400$8,9004Robbie RayD-backsvs. Dodgers126 (T-3rd)N/A$8,000$9,2005Eric LauerPadresvs. Phillies98 (14th)N/A$7,400$7,3006Corbin [email protected] MarinersN/A108 (10th)$6,500$7,1007Trevor [email protected] CubsN/A110 (7th)$6,000$5,1008Wade LeBlancMarinersvs. Astros137 (1st)N/A$6,200$5,000wRC+ is defined by Fangraphs as “[measuring] how a player’s wRC compares with league average after controlling for park effects. League average for position players is 100, and every point above 100 is a percentage point above league average. For example, a 125 wRC+ means a player created 25% more runs than a league average hitter would have in the same number of plate appearances. Similarly, every point below 100 is a percentage point below league average, so a 80 wRC+ means a player created 20% fewer runs than league average.” For more on the stat, click here. Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNlast_img read more