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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

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Lucas    M    Liverpool
Lucas is expected to be sidelined for at least one month after suffering a hamstring injury during last week's friendly against Huddersfield Town, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Lucas has been rumoured to be on the move, as his playing time at Liverpool this season was likely to be limited, but the injury could very well scupper any potential deal.
Emerson Hyndman    M    AFC Bournemouth
Hyndman suffered an ankle injury during training and could be held out of the rest of preseason, manager Eddie Howe said on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

It remains unclear how Hyndman suffered the injury, but the US international will find playing time very hard to come by given he's already going to be behind many other players fighting for the same opportunities.
Moses Odubajo    D    Hull City
Odubajo is expected to miss up to six months because of a knee ligament injury, the BBC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Odubajo's injury comes at a very tough time for Hull, who are missing a number of defenders with the season less than a month away. Given the timeline for recovery, he could return some time in January, though with long-term injuries, it could certainly be longer.
Allan McGregor    G    Hull City
McGregor could miss up to six months because of the back injury he suffered during the Championship playoffs, the BBC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

There was a hope that McGregor could avoid surgery for his injury, but it was much more serious than initially anticipated, forcing him to miss the rest of 2016.
Michael Dawson    D    Hull City
Dawson is expected to miss at least three months because of an MCL injury suffered during Tuesday's friendly against Mansfield, the BBC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Dawson's issue is another hit to a Hull side that has been stung by the injury bug, and while he isn't a big fantasy asset in many formats, it's a big blow to Hull.
Joe Gomez    D    Liverpool
Gomez is expected to miss the beginning of the Premier League season because of an Achilles injury suffered in preseason training, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gomez missed nine months due to a torn ACL, and he'll now miss additional time due to the new issue. It comes at tough time for the Reds, who will also not have Mamadou Sakho for the Premier League opener against Arsenal due to his own Achilles injury, which will allow Dejan Lovren to likely start alongside Joel Matip.
Mamadou Sakho    D    Liverpool
Sakho is expected to be sidelined for up to a month because of an Achilles injury, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sakho's injury will force him to miss the beginning of the Premier League season, with Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip expected to be manager Jurgen Klopp's starting centerbacks.
Joel Matip    D    Liverpool
Matip underwent scans Monday on his injured ankle, which showed the issue is not serious, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Matip picked up the injury during Sunday's friendly against Wigan, and the news is a huge boost to the Reds, who are going to start the Premier League season without Mamadou Sakho (Achilles) and Joe Gomez (Achilles).
Wilfried Zaha    F/M    Crystal Palace
Zaha left Saturday's friendly against FC Cincinnati because of an ankle injury, and he was seen after the match using crutches and wearing a walking boot, the Croydon Advertiser reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Zaha scored earlier in the match and looked quite comfortable with new acquisition Andros Townsend in the attacking midfield. Palace boss Alan Pardew said he did not think Zaha's injury is serious, giving optimism that the former Manchester United product will be fit for the Premier league season opener.
Alexis Sanchez    F/M    Arsenal
Arsenal are keeping close tabs on an ankle injury suffered by Sanchez that could force him to miss the start of the season, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Sanchez injured his ankle while on duty at the Copa America tournament with Chile this summer. He has been receiving treatment, but Arsenal are concerned that the issue may force him to miss the team's opening match against Liverpool in August.
Aaron Ramsey    M    Arsenal
Ramsey could miss the beginning of the Premier League season after helping Wales reach the semifinal of the European Championships, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ramsey, who was suspended for the semifinal against Portugal due to yellow card accumulation, is expected to head out on holiday and rejoin the Gunners on 1 Aug., only two weeks before the start of the season. A number of German stars missing the beginning of the 2014/15 season after winning the World Cup, and it appears Ramsey could follow suit, with Mesut Ozil also a possibility, as Germany have made it to the semis as well.
Manuel Lanzini    M    West Ham United
Lanzini is expected to miss the beginning of the Premier League season after being called up by Argentina to participate in the Olympics, Sky Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The tournament will run from 4 August to 20 August, which means Lanzini could miss West Ham's first two fixtures, which comes at Chelsea and West Ham's home opener in the Olympic Stadium. Lanzini's fantasy value could rise if the Hammers are forced to sell Dimitri Payet, as he would likely take over on most free kicks.
James Tomkins    D    Crystal Palace
Tomkins signed a five-year contract with Crystal Palace after transferring from West Ham United for a £10 million fee.

Fantasy Analysis

Tomkins made 25 appearances for West Ham last season including 23 in the starting XI. The defender failed to tally a goal, but compiled 14 crosses and 46 tackles. While he has solid ancillary defensive stats, the 27-year-old does not do enough in the final third to truly justify a roster spot except in the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Mousa Dembele    M    Tottenham Hotspur
Dembele has returned to training with Belgium after missing their last two games with an injury, Sky Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Dembele picked up the ailment during the June 18 match versus Ireland and was replaced in the 57th minute. While Dembele has been a key cog for Belgium and Tottenham and his presence on the field would bring a lot of experience to the team in a crucial game, he's not much of a fantasy producer playing primarily as a holding midfielder.
Jan Vertonghen    D    Tottenham Hotspur
Vertonghen has been ruled out against Wales for Friday's quarterfinal matchup, Reuters reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Vertonghen's absence is a huge blow for the Belgium back line as the Red Devils will already be without Thomas Vermaelen who is serving a suspension for yellow-card accumulation. In terms of fantasy value, the 29-year-old Tottenham defender has launched 17 crosses into attacking areas during the Euros. Keep an eye out for youngster Jordan Lukaku to fill the open slot in the starting XI.
Jamie Vardy    F    Leicester City

Fantasy Analysis

The contract extension doesn't quite end the speculation that Vardy will transfer to Arsenal, who triggered a release clause in the striker's contract earlier this month that would have allowed him to join any Champions League qualifier for £22 million. The full terms of Vardy's new contract are still unclear, but Leicester's decision to pay up to retain him suggests the team fancies itself as more than just a one-year wonder. After bringing in Vardy for a mere £1 million pounds in 2012, Leicester watched him blossom into a star in 2016, as he potted 24 goals en route to the team's improbable Premier League title.
Diafra Sakho    F    West Ham United
Sunderland are kicking off a transfer effort for Sakho, according to the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The move is expected to be in the region of £10 million. Sakho signed for West Ham from Metz and score 12 goals in 26 appearances in his first season with the club. He scored seven goals this past season, and is expected to speak with manager Sam Allardyce about the transfer.
Rolando Aarons    M    Newcastle United
Aarons scored on his lone shot on goal and added an assist and a yellow card in 14 minutes off the bench in Sunday's 5-1 season finale win over Tottenham.

Fantasy Analysis

With the Magpies running away with the game Aarons was given golden opportunity to show what he is capable of ahead of a trying season in Championship. The youngster picked up on the spirited atmosphere in the stadium right away and played like there's no tomorrow grabbing his first goal and assist of the season. The promising talent has increased his playing time in the second season of his career ending with a total of 10 Premier League appearances (three starts).
Aleksandar Mitrovic    F    Newcastle United
Mitrovic tallied a goal, an assist, six shots (three on target) and received a direct red card in the 67th minute of Sunday's 5-1 season finale win over Tottenham.

Fantasy Analysis

It was a rather eventful night for Mitrovic. He started the game with a lot of desire and could've had quite the outing if it wasn't for an elbow he threw in the chest of a Spurs' player which ended his night prematurely. The Magpies' young gun ends his season with nine goals, four assists and two red cards in 34 Premier League appearances (22 starts). He's averaging 2.3 shots and 2.4 aerials won per game.
Jonathan Leko    F    West Bromwich Albion
Leko tallied an assist, four dribbles and one cross in Sunday's 1-1 season finale draw to Liverpool.

Fantasy Analysis

It was mainly the fantastic run of Leko that made the opening goal for the Baggies. The youngster flashed an enormous potential for first time in the fifth game of his young career. Thats his first assist in his maiden senior season.
Andy Carroll    F    West Ham United
Carroll took one shot off target in Sunday's 2-1 loss versus Stoke City.

Fantasy Analysis

Carroll was not a threat in West Ham's final match of the season and was substituted off in the 67th minute. Carroll finished the season with nine goals and two assists on 56 shots, while starting 13 matches for West Ham.
Jordan Veretout    M    Aston Villa
Veretout (hip) is not in the 18-man squad on Sunday against Arsenal.

Fantasy Analysis

Veretout's playing time has stagnated in 2016, so his fantasy upside was fairly limited anyway.
Vurnon Anita    M/D    Newcastle United
Anita (knock) is not in the 18-man squad on Sunday against Tottenham.

Fantasy Analysis

Daryl Janmaat will get the start for Anita, who had been playing very well of late, though his fantasy upside was fairly limited against Spurs.
Alan Hutton    D    Aston Villa
Hutton (calf) is out Sunday against Arsenal.

Fantasy Analysis

Hutton was doubtful for the match due to his injury, and Jordan Lyden will get the start at leftback.
Nabil Bentaleb    M    Tottenham Hotspur
Bentaleb will not return from his knee injury for Sunday's season-finale against Newcastle.

Fantasy Analysis

Bentaleb wasn't likely to get much playing time anyway, so his continued absence shouldn't affect many fantasy teams.
Pablo Zabaleta    D    Manchester City
Zabaleta (calf) will be out of the squad for Friday's matchup with Swansea City.

Fantasy Analysis

Zabaleta featured very infrequently this season with a mere 16 appearances in all competitions. The defender's fantasy contributions in those outings have been limited as he registered just 16 crosses and 39 tackles.
Danny Welbeck    F    Arsenal
Welbeck will require surgery on his injured knee, and he will be out for nine months, Arsenal announced Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Welbeck will miss this summer's European Championships and quite a bit of the next Premier League season, putting a huge dent in Arsenal's attacking depth. The Gunners will continue to rely on Olivier Giroud, though they will likely try to bring in another forward to help fill the void.
Stephen Ireland    F    Stoke City
Ireland is expected to miss the next six to nine months after breaking his leg in training, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The injury occurred Tuesday morning training in preparation for the final game of the season. Ireland made 16 appearances for the club this season.
Alberto Moreno    D    Liverpool
Moreno and the Liverpool defense held Watford scoreless in a 2-0 win Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Moreno has now scored, assisted or recorded a clean sheet in four straight matches for Liverpool. The midweek meeting with Chelsea will be a little more difficult for the Reds.
Vincent Kompany    D    Manchester City
Kompany is expected to miss the beginning of the 2016/17 Premier League season after undergoing surgery Thursday to address his injured groin and thigh, The Independent reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Kompany dealt with multiple calf injuries this season, which limited him to just 14 Premier League appearances, and with new manager Pep Guardiola coming in for next season, it's unclear what Kompany's role will be when he returns to fitness.
Adam Smith    D    AFC Bournemouth
Smith (groin) is out for the season as he recovers from a hernia.

Fantasy Analysis

The father of capitalism has missed the past four matches with this hernia after playing in every match after the opener. With the ability to play both sides and in a more advanced position if need be, the 25-year-old right back will be a key piece of the future for the Cherries—something they don't want to risk with little to play for the duration of this season. He'll finish with two goals and five yellow cards in 31 Premier League matches this season.

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