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

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Sofiane Boufal    M    Southampton
Boufal (knee) signed a five-year contract with Southampton on Monday after transferring from Lille.

Fantasy Analysis

Boufal scored 12 goals in all competitions last season and his signing creates some questions for the Saints' attack, as they've relied so far on Shane Long, Charlie Austin and Nathan Redmond in various points up front. That being said, it'll take a few weeks before that comes to fruition, as Boufal is still recovering from knee surgery.
Sergio Aguero    F    Manchester City
Aguero has been ruled out for the Argentina World Cup qualifiers in September due to a calf injury he sustained Sunday against West Ham, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Aguero was replaced in the 88th minute of Sunday's victory, and the full extent of the injury is still unclear. Complicating matters even further, he could be facing a three-match ban after elbowing West Ham's Winston Reid in the head during the match, an action that went unnoticed by the referee.
Jeremy Pied    D    Southampton
Pied tweeted on Sunday that he will require surgery to address a torn cruciate ligament in his knee.

Fantasy Analysis

Pied has been sidelined with the injury, but the latest scan finally showed the full severity of the injury. Given the timing, it appears very possible that he will not play at all this season, leaving Ryan Bertrand and Cedric Soares as the starting fullbacks, with Matt Targett and Cuco Martina (for now) also available.
Dimitri Payet    M    West Ham United
Payet (leg) is not in the 18-man squad for Sunday's match with Manchester City.

Fantasy Analysis

Payet will miss his second straight match with a leg injury. West Ham will try to compensate for his absence by playing in a 3-5-2 system. Michail Antonio and Arthur Masuaku will play in the wing-back roles with Cheikhou Kouyate and Gokhan Tore playing higher up the pitch.
George Friend    D    Middlesbrough
Friend (calf) is not in the 18-man squad to face West Brom on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Friend picked up the injury during midweek EFL Cup play, and he was unable to recover in time to make the start. Antonio Barragan will start in his place.
Marouane Fellaini    M    Manchester United
Fellaini picked up a back injury in Saturdayís victory over Hull City.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Jose Mourinho confirmed after the match that Fellainiís injury ďis not good." Fellaini played a full 90 minutes against Hull but is considered doubtful for Belgium over the international break. If Fellaini is not fit, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera or Morgan Schneiderlin could fill his role for United. Unitedís next match is 10 Sept. against Manchester City.
Nacho Monreal    D    Arsenal
Monreal came off in the 72nd minute of Saturday's 3-1 victory over Watford with an ankle injury. "Monreal has a kick. It's nothing major," manager Arsene Wenger said after the match, Chris Wheatley of Gooner Talk reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Monreal was having a tough go of things on Saturday, facing immense pressure from Nordin Amrabat on the left side, but mostly held firm. While his injury didn't look too major, already facing something of an injury crisis and with reinforcements not-yet-arrived, Wenger was not going to take any chances and brought in Kieran Gibbs. With the international break looming, Monreal will have two weeks ahead of hosting Southampton and a stretch of seven matches in three weeks as their Champions League and League Cup campaigns kick off.
Kasper Schmeichel    G    Leicester City
Schmeichel was replaced in the 57th minute of Saturday's match against Swansea City after picking up a knock.

Fantasy Analysis

Ron-Robert Zieler came on for Schmeichel and would likely take the starting job if Schmeichel has to miss any additional time.
Craig Cathcart    D    Watford
Cathcart was a late scratch from the lineup Saturday against Arsenal due to injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Younes Kaboul and Christian Kabasele will join Sebastian Prodl along the three-man back line.
Leon Britton    M    Swansea City
Britton (illness) is not in the 18-man squad to face Leicester on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Britton was deemed fit to play earlier this week, so his absence appears to be tactical, which is obviously not good news for his fantasy prospects.
Xherdan Shaqiri    M    Stoke City
Shaqiri (calf) is not in the 18-man squad to face Everton on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

With Bojan only on the bench, Joe Allen could take on a bigger play-making role for the Potters, who will likely get Shaqiri back right after the international break.
Glen Johnson    D    Stoke City
Johnson (quad) is not in the 18-man squad to face Everton on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Johnson was doubtful to play anyway, so his absence isn't surprising. Phil Bardsley will get another start at right back.
Jack Butland    G    Stoke City
Butland (ankle) is not in the 18-man squad to face Everton on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Butland is progressing in his recovery but was not expected to play anyway. Shay Given will be in goal again, with Butland likely returning after the international break.
Billy Jones    D    Sunderland
Jones (hip) is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match with Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

Jones' hip injury will force him to miss another match. Javier Manquillo and Patrick van Aanholt will start at the outside back positions in the third game of the Premier League season.
Jon Flanagan    D    Burnley
Flanagan is not in the 18-man squad to face Chelsea on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Flanagan played a full 90 minutes during the midweek league cup, but he's apparently still not high enough on the depth chart to have much of a fantasy impact.
Jan Kirchhoff    D    Sunderland
Kirchoff (hamstring) is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match with Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

Kirchoff continues to battle a hamstring injury that he suffered in a preseason match. Lamine Kone and Papy Djilobodji will start at centre-back.
Wayne Hennessey    G    Crystal Palace
Hennessey (knee) is not in the 18-man squad on Saturday against Bournemouth.

Fantasy Analysis

Steve Mandanda will get the start for Palace, a situation that will likely continue as long as he's fit, pushing Hennessey into a reserve role.
Junior Stanislas    M    AFC Bournemouth
Stanislas (groin) is not in the 18-man squad to face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Stanislas reportedly faced a late fitness test despite playing 60 minutes on Wednesday in an EFL Cup match, but he apparently did not recover in time to make the match day squad. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Stanislas should be available after the international break.
John O'Shea    D    Sunderland
O'Shea is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match against Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

O'Shea was injured in last Saturday's match with Middlesbrough and was unable to find the full fitness necessary to start the Southampton match.
Kyle Walker    D    Tottenham Hotspur
Walker was subbed off after 25 minutes during Saturday's match against Liverpool due to injury, according to Sam Wallace of the Telegraph.

Fantasy Analysis

Instead of bringing on youngster Cameron Carter-Vickers, manager Mauricio Pochettino inserted Vincent Janseen into the game, moving Dele Alli back to the holding midfield and pushing Eric Dier to right back. The severity of Walker's injury is obviously unclear at this time, but he looks unlikely to play for England during their upcoming international matches.
Emre Can    M/D    Liverpool
Can (ankle) is not the in 18-man squad to face Spurs on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Can suffered the injury during Tuesday's EFL Cup match against Burton Albion, and while manager Jurgen Klopp said that it is not serious, it will hold Can out for at least one game, with the upcoming international break giving him time to recover.
Fabio    D    Middlesbrough
Fabio (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's match against West Brom.

Fantasy Analysis

It is unclear how much time Fabio will be sidelined, though he will get the upcoming international break to help in his recovery.
Jeffrey Schlupp    D    Leicester City
Schlupp will miss Saturday's match against Swansea due to a muscle injury, according to manager Claudio Ranieri.

Fantasy Analysis

Ranieri liked what he saw from Schlupp before the injury, but he'll have to wait before appearing in the Premier League. With a set back four, Schlupp's spot in the Leicester lineup is still a question when he returns.
Nampalys Mendy    M    Leicester City
Mendy will miss Saturday's match against Swansea due to an ankle problem, according to manager Claudio Ranieri.

Fantasy Analysis

Mendy made it just 52 minutes before being subbed out of the draw against Arsenal last weekend. Even when he returns, it's hard to see him having much fantasy value with Leicester this season.
Ashley Barnes    F    Burnley
Barnes (hamstring) will miss another match, this one at Chelsea, according to manager Sean Dyche.

Fantasy Analysis

Barnes has yet to appear for Burnley this season and even when he is ready, his role is unknown with Andre Gray and Sam Vokes up top.
Havard Nordtveit    M    West Ham United
After getting a kick to his foot, Nordtveit is expected to miss Sunday's match at Man City, according to manager Slaven Bilic.

Fantasy Analysis

Nordtveit started the first two matches, but with Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini both expected back, this shouldn't hurt the Hammers midfield too much. When everyone is healthy, it'll be a bigger question of who gets the starts.
Bacary Sagna    D    Manchester City
Sagna will miss Sunday's match against West Ham due to a hamstring injury suffered last week. He should be able to return after the international break.

Fantasy Analysis

With Sagna out again, Gael Clichy and Pablo Zabaleta could be in line for starts at left and right back on Sunday against West Ham. While City haven't recorded a clean sheet yet, it's a favorable matchup at the Etihad.
Vito Mannone    G    Sunderland
Mannone will be sidelined for at least three months after tearing ligaments in his elbow this week, the BBC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Jordan Pickford, 22, is set to take on the starting job, though manager David Moyes has made it clear that he is in the market for another keeper.
Neil Taylor    D    Swansea City
Taylor will be unavailable for Saturday's match with Leicester City as he continues to build up his fitness levels.

Fantasy Analysis

Taylor has yet to play this season after Wales made it to the semifinals of Euro 2016. He should be available after the international break in September.
Borja Baston    F    Swansea City
Baston will not play Saturday against Leicester City because of his thigh injury, but he could debut after the international break, Wales Online reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Baston's delayed debut should allow Fernando Llorente to continue starting, though this weekend's match against Leicester is far from an easy one.
Mamadou Sakho    D    Liverpool
Sakho (Achilles) may be loaned this season from Liverpool in order to rebuild his fitness, according to the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The defender has been dealing with the injury for the past summer, but he did return to the team headquarters on Monday. With two new defenders at the club fighting for his assumed position, Sakho may be loaned to another club as he works toward a complete return to action.

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