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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

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Jan Vertonghen    D    Tottenham Hotspur
Vertonghen could miss up to 10 weeks because of the ankle injury he suffered last weekend against West Brom, the Telegraph reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Vertonghen had to be subbed off immediately after suffering the injury, and his absence could open up more playing time for Kevin Wimmer.
Nathaniel Clyne    D    Liverpool
Clyne has no serious damage to his injured ribs, and he could be available for Saturday's match against Swansea City, according to Ian Doyle of the Liverpool Echo. "After scans, we know there's nothing else," manager Jurgen Klopp said on Tuesday. "We will give him time to get comfortable and running."

Fantasy Analysis

Clyne was held out of last weekend's match against Manchester United due to the injury, with Trent Alexander-Arnold filling in well, though the youngster is likely to head back to the bench if Clyne is fit enough to return.
Olivier Giroud    F    Arsenal
Giroud is questionable for Sunday's match against Burnley because of the toe injury he suffered last weekend against Swansea City, the London Evening Standard reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Giroud has scored in four consecutive league matches (and five in all competitions), and while his absence is a big void to fill, the Gunners should still be able to comfortably handle the Clarets without him.
Kieran Gibbs    D    Arsenal
Gibbs (knee) is expected to be available for Sunday's match against Burnley, the London Evening Standard reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gibbs has not played since suffering the injury on Boxing Day, and while his return to fitness is a plus, Nacho Monreal is still expected to start.
Francis Coquelin    M    Arsenal
Coquelin (hamstring) is expected to be available for Sunday's match against Burnley, the London Evening Standard reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Coquelin has been out since suffering the injury on 3 Jan. against Bournemouth, and while Aaron Ramsey has played well alongside Granit Xhaka in Coquelin's absence, the latter is still in contention to start.
Hector Bellerin    D    Arsenal
Bellerin is expected to return from his ankle injury on Sunday against Burnley, the London Evening Standard reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Bellerin was reportedly close to returning last weekend at Swansea, but manager Arsene Wenger decided to hold him out for one more match. His return will be a solid boost for the Gunners, who are expected to handle the Clarets easily.
Steven Davis    M    Southampton
Davis (knock) has been ruled out for Wednesday's FA Cup replay with Norwich City.

Fantasy Analysis

Davis was held out of last weekend's match after picking up the knock the week prior, and while his absence hurts Southampton's depth, it's unlikely to move many fantasy needles.
Ryan Bertrand    D    Southampton
Bertrand is not expected to play in Wednesday's FA Cup replay with Norwich City due to a small injury.

Fantasy Analysis

While he is likely to be held out in the midweek, Bertrand is expected to be available for Sunday's Premier League match against Leicester City.
Virgil van Dijk    D    Southampton
Van Dijk is unlikely to play in Wednesday's FA Cup replay with Norwich City because of a slight injury, according to manager Claude Puel.

Fantasy Analysis

Given the lack of seriousness with regard to the injury, van Dijk is still expected to be fit for Sunday's Premier League match against Leicester City.
Dimitri Payet    M    West Ham United
Marseille failed to reach a transfer agreement for Payet after talks between clubs, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan rejected a second bid from the French side, and has resisted to sell the midfielder so far. Payet has reportedly turned down offers from clubs in England in China in favor of a move back to Marseille for family reasons. It is also understood that the player would accept a cut in pay to make the move a reality.
Steve Mandanda    G    Crystal Palace
Mandanda (knee) visited a specialist in France Sunday and is still weeks away from a return.

Fantasy Analysis

Mandanda hasn't trained yet, which doesn't bode will for a speedy return. He has started just nine matches this season. Wayne Hennessey will continue to feature in net while Mandanda is out.
Fraizer Campbell    F    Crystal Palace
Campbell is recovering from a hamstring injury and will miss Tuesday's FA Cup match with Bolton.

Fantasy Analysis

Campbell has just eight substitute appearances in the Premier League and one FA Cup start this season. This match was likely his best chance to make it into the starting XI, though he will miss out Tuesday.
James McArthur    M    Crystal Palace
McArthur will undergo a scan on his calf to see the extent of his injury.

Fantasy Analysis

McArthur was replaced by Lee Chung-yong in the 70th minute of Saturday's 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace. He has shared time with Yohan Cabaye, Joe Ledley, and Chung-yong at centre-mid this season. His absence could create more playing time for the aforementioned players.
Diego Costa    F    Chelsea
Costa (coach's decision) has been training away from the squad after missing Saturday's match with Leicester, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Costa trained by himself Sunday and Monday. Costa is allegedly dealing with a back injury which has held him out despite reports of an ongoing feud with Antonio Conte and a fitness coach. He has also been the subject of transfer bids from the Chinese Super League.
Joel Matip    D    Liverpool
Matip was left out of the squad for Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United because of complications over FIFA's international clearance rules, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Matip is stuck in the middle of a peculiar situation as he considers himself retired from international duty, while Cameroon continues to include the centre-back in call-ups. He had trained throughout the week after recovering from an ankle injury, only to miss out on Sunday's match because of FIFA's international clearance policy. Ragnar Klavan is expected to feature if Matip remains on the sideline.
Vincent Kompany    D    Manchester City
Kompany (knee) is not in the 18-man squad to face Everton on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Kompany has reportedly recovered from his knee injury and was expected to be available, but apparently his match fitness is not up to snuff, even for the bench. John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi will start in the middle on Sunday.
Fernando    M    Manchester City
Fernando (knock) is not in the 18-man squad to face Everton on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Fernando was looking at a potential start in the absence of Fernandinho (suspension), but instead it will be Pablo Zabaleta who starts next to Yaya Toure in the holding midfield.
Heurelho Gomes    G    Watford
Gomes subbed off injured during Saturday's match with Middlesbrough.

Fantasy Analysis

Gomes was replaced by Costel Pantilimon after landing awkwardly. If he misses any future matches, Pantimilion is expected to replace him.
Modou Barrow    F    Swansea City
Barrow (knock) is not in the 18-man squad to face Arsenal on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Barrow's absence will allow Nathan Dyer to get a start on the right wing.
Bojan    F    Stoke City
Bojan (hip) is not in the 18-man squad to face Sunderland on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Bojan suffered his injury during training Thursday, so it's not overly surprising that he'll miss out. He hasn't been getting consistent starts this season, so his absence isn't likely to affect many fantasy managers.
Alex McCarthy    G    Southampton
McCarthy is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match with Burnley.

Fantasy Analysis

McCarthy was unlikely to feature regardless of his fitness levels. His next opportunity to feature will come in Wednesday's FA Cup match with Norwich City.
Joshua Tymon    D    Hull City
Tymon (undisclosed) is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match with Bournemouth.

Fantasy Analysis

Tymon has made just two Premier League appearances, which makes it difficult to tell if his absence is selection or injury related for this match. Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone will start at the outside-back positions.
Marc Wilson    D    AFC Bournemouth
Wilson is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match against Hull City.

Fantasy Analysis

Wilson was unlikely to play so his absence comes as no surprise. His fantasy value will remain low until he can work his way into the side.
Daryl Janmaat    D    Watford
Janmaat (groin) is not in the 18-man squad to face Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Janmaat was doubtful to play, so it's not surprising that he was left out yet again. Christian Kabasele will start in his place.
Allan Nyom    D    West Bromwich Albion
Nyom is not in the 18-man squad to face Spurs on Saturday, as he has still not received international clearance after his non-selection by Cameroon for Africa Cup of Nations.

Fantasy Analysis

With Chris Brunt recovering from a knock, Nyom was unlikely to get a start anyway.
Jonathan Leko    F    West Bromwich Albion
Leko (knock) is not in the 18-man squad to face Tottenham on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Leko was highly unlikely to get a start even when fully fit, so while his absence hurts West Brom's depth, it's unlikely to affect many fantasy decisions.
Santi Cazorla    M    Arsenal
Cazorla underwent a second surgery on his injury foot, and he is expected to be sidelined for at least another 10 weeks, with the possibility that he could miss the rest of the season, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Cazorla has been sidelined since mid October because of the injury, and given that a second operation was needed to address the issue, there's little incentive for the club to rush him back when he gets to a point of being able to train. Aaron Ramsey is expected to start alongside Granit Xhaka for the time being, with Francis Coquelin battling a hamstring injury and Mohamed Elneny away on international duty.
Jonathan Walters    F    Stoke City
Walters is out indefinitely after requiring surgery on his knee.

Fantasy Analysis

Walters' absence is a hit to the Potters' attack, though it could open up more playing time for Ibrahim Afellay.
Jordan Pickford    G    Sunderland
Pickford is recovering faster than expected from his strained ACL, though he is still likely a few weeks away from training.

Fantasy Analysis

Vito Mannone is expected to continue starting in Pickford's absence.
Steven Pienaar    M    Sunderland
Piennar (calf) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Stoke City.

Fantasy Analysis

Pienaar's absence is yet another blow to the Black Cats, who are dealing with a plethora of injuries throughout the team, though his fantasy upside was fairly limited even when fully fit.
Victor Anichebe    F    Sunderland
Anichebe (hamstring) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Stoke City.

Fantasy Analysis

Anichebe has been sidelined since suffering the injury on New Year's Eve, and his absence should require Fabio Borini to keep his starting spot up front with Jermain Defoe.

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