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Latest Premier League Injury News

The most recent fantasy soccer injury updates from the Premier League.

Steve Harper    G    Hull City
Harper will miss the next three weeks due to a torn bicep muscle, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

With Harper and Allan McGregor out this weekend, expect Eldin Jakupovic to get the start against Liverpool.
Michael Dawson    D    Hull City
Dawson will miss the next four Hull City matches after scans revealed he suffered ligament damage to his ankle during the Tigers' match against Arsenal, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Since returning to the Hull City lineup in Gameweek Three, Dawson has led the team in blocked shots and is second in clearances. Three of the next four matches are against teams in the top-half of the table, which could provide troubles for the Hull City defense.
Nikica Jelavic    F    Hull City
Jelavic is expected to miss the next four to six weeks after scans showed he suffered torn cartilage during the warm ups of the match against Arsenal, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Jelavic could potentialy return for the November 29 match against Manchester United. While he is out, look for Abel Hernandez to see an increase in fantasy value.
Diego Costa    F    Chelsea
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said after Tuesday's Champions League win over Maribor that he does not expect Costa (hamstring) to play Sunday against Manchester United.

Fantasy Analysis

Loic Remy, who has started the last two games in place of Costa, suffered a muscle injury during Tuesday's match after scoring a goal, leaving Didier Drogba as the likely starter against United on Sunday.
Loic Remy    F    Chelsea
Remy is not expected to play in Chelsea's Premier League match at Manchester United on Sunday after picking up a muscle injury in Tuesday's Champions League match against Maribor.

Fantasy Analysis

Remy injured himself on the opening goal of Chelsea's 6-0 rout and figured to be in line for another start with Diego Costa (hamstring) still sidelined. With both out, Didier Drogba, who replaced Remy after he suffered the injury Tuesday, could get the start, though he just returned from an ankle injury.
David Ospina    G    Arsenal
Ospina has been ruled out for up to three months due to a thigh injury, the Mirror reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ospina re-aggravated a thigh injury during Arsenal's most recent Champions League match, which will likely prevent his from being available until 2015. His absence adds to the Gunners' countless injury woes and leaves Emiliano Martinez as No. 1 goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny's understudy.
Frank Lampard    M    Manchester City
Lampard will not play in Manchester City's Champions League match at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday due to the thigh injury he picked up last Saturday against Tottenham, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

While the injury is serious enough not to bring Lampard to Russia, it's possible he could return for Saturday's Premier League match at West Ham.
Robert Green    G    Queens Park Rangers
Green was unable to play in Sunday's loss to Liverpool due to illness.

Fantasy Analysis

In Green's stead, Alex McCarthy started and allowed three goals, though he was hardly at fault. Green will try to get back to full strength before next Monday's clash against Aston Villa.
Damien Delaney    D    Crystal Palace
Delaney was given his marching orders in the 43rd minute in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.

Fantasy Analysis

Delaney needlessly brought down Chelsea forward Loic Remy for a second yellow card that evened up the numbers. The centre back's first yellow came after he argued back with the referee following an earlier foul and he is now out of next week's match at West Bromwich Albion.
Andre Schurrle    M    Chelsea
Schurrle (illness) was held out of Saturday's Premier League match against Crystal Palace on Tuesday and he is not expected to play in Tuesday's Champions League match against Maribor, manager Jose Mourinho said Saturday

Fantasy Analysis

Schurrle battled the flu during the international break, and while he is not expected to play Tuesday, he may be able to return the following Sunday against Manchester United.
Ramires    M    Chelsea
Ramires was held out of Saturday's Premier League match against Crystal Palace due to his groin injury, and he will not play in Tuesday's Champions League match against Maribor, manager Jose Mourinho said Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ramires picked up a groin strain back on Sept. 21 against Manchester City and he's been unable to play since. Mourinho intimated that he would be able to return after the international break, but that hasn't happened yet. With Tuesday too soon for a return, his next opportunity comes Oct. 26 against Manchester United.
César Azpilicueta    D    Chelsea
Azpilicueta was sent off in the 40th minute of Chelsea's Premier League match against Crystal Palace on Saturday due to a two-footed late challenge.

Fantasy Analysis

Azpilicueta has three clearances and two interceptions before being sent off. It's a tricky situation for the Spaniard, who will now be replaced by Filipe Luis in the starting XI, a player who has been more active in Champions League play this season than in the Premier League.
Kieran Trippier    D    Burnley
Trippier was a doubt coming in, but started and played a full 90 minutes in the 3-1 loss to West Ham on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Trippier led the Championship in assists last season, but has really struggled to find his form in the Premier League. Hopefully he can start providing assists for this struggling offense who severely need him to setup easier chances for the strikers.
Pablo Zabaleta    D    Manchester City
Zabaleta is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's Premier League match against Tottenham, with Stuart Brennan of the Manchester Evening News speculating that he is being rested after two international games for Argentina in Asia and Manchester City having seven games in 21 games.

Fantasy Analysis

Zabaleta not even making the bench is quite surprising, as City will have only Aleksander Kolarov and Dedryck Boyata available off the bench. Bacary Sagna gets the start against Spurs in Zabaleta's place.
Ander Herrera    M    Manchester United
Herrera may be able to return Monday against West Brom while wearing a corset to protect his broken rib, manager Louis van Gaal said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

While van Gaal called Herrera "a fit player," he also made the point that he would need to select him first, though it would be an odd decision to sit Herrera if he's able to play.
Daniel Sturridge    F    Liverpool
Sturridge, who was set to possibly return Sunday against QPR after missing more than a month with a thigh injury picked up while on international duty, has been ruled out for two to four more weeks after picking up a calf injury in training, Sky Sports reprots. "Daniel has pulled his calf," manager Brendan Rodgers said. "He's look at being out for another two to four weeks. It's a big blow as we were looking forward to welcoming Daniel back."

Fantasy Analysis

With the new timeline, Sturridge could miss up to seven matches, including two Champions League ties with Real Madrid. Mario Balotelli will likely continue to start up front for the Reds, with Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert also getting time in Sturridge's absence.
John Stones    D    Everton
Stones underwent successful surgery earlier this week and he will be sidelined for at least eight to 10 weeks, according to manager Roberto Martinez.

Fantasy Analysis

Stones was getting fairly regular playing time thanks to injuries to Sylvain Distin and Seamus Coleman, but he'll now be sidelined for quite some time. It wouldn't be surprising if he was out longer than eight to 10 weeks if that's his return date to training and not matches.
Sylvain Distin    D    Everton
Distin is set to face Aston Villa this weekend after missing time recently with dead leg, manager Roberto Martinez said Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Distin has struggled to stay fully fit this season, but with John Stones out for 10 weeks after having ankle surgery, Distin will be thrown back into the mix against an Aston Villa attack that will welcome back Christian Benteke.
Eliaquim Mangala    D    Manchester City
Mangala suffered a thigh injury during international duty for France and he will not play Saturday against Tottenham, ESPN FC reports. "We have just a small problem with Mangala, who has a small muscle injury, but I think he will be fit without any problems for Tuesday (at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League).

Fantasy Analysis

With Mangala sidelined, Martin Demichelis figures to regain his spot in the starting XI.
Jordon Mutch    M    Queens Park Rangers
Mutch (hamstring) will be unavailable for Sunday's home clash with Liverpool.

Fantasy Analysis

Mutch's hamstring is still not at 100 percent, so QPR boss Harry Redknapp will be cautious with the midfielder, who joined up with the club over the summer. Mutch has one assist and five total shots through five Premier League matches in 2014/15.
Joey Barton    M    Queens Park Rangers
Barton (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's match against Liverpool.

Fantasy Analysis

Barton is nearing a return, but will not feature against the Reds this coming weekend. The 32-year-old midfielder has yet to pick up a goal or an assist in four league matches this season.
Fabian Delph    M    Aston Villa
Delph will have surgery on a dislocated shoulder suffered in training Tuesday and he will be sidelined for at least two months, the BBC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Delph's fantasy upside in most games is limited given his role as a defensive midfielder, though his absence could be a hit to the Aston Villa defenders with less help up front now.
Brown Ideye    F    West Bromwich Albion
Ideye (ankle) has trained all week and should return for Monday's game against Manchester United, manager Alan Irvine told the official club website.

Fantasy Analysis

Ideye (ankle) has trained all week and manager Alan Irvine sounded confident that the striker will be fit enough to return. Ideye is West Brom's record signing after arriving in the summer and is yet to score a Premier League goal. His path back into the team is blocked by the in-form Saido Berahino and fantasy managers will only get the chance for points off the bench from the Nigerian forward.
Victor Anichebe    F    West Bromwich Albion
Anichebe (groin) has returned to training and could make Monday's game against Manchester United, manager Alan Irvine told the official club website.

Fantasy Analysis

Anichebe (groin) trained in the USA over the international break and manager Alan Irvine still sounds cautious over a return on Monday. "Victor Anichebe has been in the States and trained well. Hopefully he will be ok but we will see how he is," Irvine said. Anichebe has been hampered by injury problems so far this season and increased competition at centre forward gives him a low fantasy price tag.
Varela    F    West Bromwich Albion
Varela (groin) has yet to return to first team training following a groin operation, reports the official club website.

Fantasy Analysis

Varela (groin) underwent the operation over the international break and manager Alan Irvine admitted they are taking things slowly. "Silvestre isn't quite ready. The last thing we want to do is push him but the operation went well. Everyone was happy with the procedure but we'll take it carefully," Irvine said. Varela has yet to play a minute in the Premier League and fantasy managers should stay away until he is back to full training.
Emmanuel Rivière    F    Newcastle United
Rivière has been ruled out of Newcastle's upcoming match against Leicester City, after suffering a knock in the build up to the match.

Fantasy Analysis

Rivière had been dropped from the squad in Newcastle's last match, already bringing his playing time into question for Newcastle's home clash with the Foxes. After already struggling to settle on Tyneside, the former Monaco striker is now going to have to fight back from both form and injury to see time on the pitch.
Rolando Aarons    M    Newcastle United
Aarons is working his way back from a hamstring injury suffered over a month ago while on international duty with the England U-20 squad.

Fantasy Analysis

Aarons looks to be inline to return November 1st when Newcastle welcome Liverpool to St James' Park. Despite nearly forcing his way into the starting XI just before his injury, Aarons will likely make a few appearances off the bench once fit. Fantasy owners looking to fill a bench spot with a high upside option, should jump on Aarons while the cost is low.
Niko Kranjcar    M    Queens Park Rangers
Kranjcar is expected to have an injection in his foot that allow him to play through a broken toe suffered in training last week, manager Harry Redknapp said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Kranjcar has been one of the lone bright spots for QPR this season, though his fantasy totals are still fairly limited with one goal in four games.
Claudio Yacob    M    West Bromwich Albion
Yacob will miss Monday's game against Man Utd after being granted compassionate leave to return to Argentina, reports the Express and Star.

Fantasy Analysis

Yacob has been granted permission to tend to an illness in his family and is expected to return for next Saturday's game against Crystal Palace. The central midfielder has yet to start a Premier League game this season and as such his absence won't be a big one for manager Alan Irvine.
Philippe Senderos    D    Aston Villa
Senderos continues to deal with a thigh muscle strain and will have a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's match against Everton, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Senderos sustained his strain during play for Switzerland over the international break. If he's ultimately ruled unfit for Saturday, his next opportunity to play will come against QPR on Oct. 27.

Injured Players Likely To Return Today

Players Who May Be Returning Soon

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Game-Time Decision

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