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

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Nampalys Mendy    M    Leicester City
Mendy is considered doubtful for Wednesday's Champions League match versus FC Porto as he continues to recover from an ankle injury, UEFA.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Mendy has been progressing toward a return to the pitch after a long absence, but with first place in the group already in hand the club seems unlikely to risk him in this match. His next chance to play will come Saturday against Manchester City.
Andy King    M    Leicester City
King will be rested for Wednesday's fixture with FC Porto, UEFA.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

King and the Foxes have already earned a first-place seed from the group, so several regular members of the lineup will sit out ahead of Saturday's match versus Manchester City.
Robert Huth    D    Leicester City
Huth did not make the trip to Portugal for Wednesday's match against FC Porto in order to rest, UEFA.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The Foxes have already wrapped up first place in the group, so Huth and several other key members of the first team will rest ahead of Saturday's league fixture with Manchester City.
Islam Slimani    F    Leicester City
Slimani is sitting out Wednesday's match against FC Porto in order to rest, UEFA.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Slimani and company have already wrapped up top spot in the group, so they will rest the majority of their top contributors in order to keep them fresh for Saturday's league match against Manchester City.
Riyad Mahrez    M    Leicester City
Mahrez is set to be rested for Wednesday's match versus FC Porto, UEFA.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The reigning English Champions have already secured top spot in the group so they will rest Mahrez and several other key regulars ahead of Saturday's league match against Mancester City.
Jamie Vardy    F    Leicester City
Vardy will be rested for Wednesday's Champions League fixture with FC Porto, UEFA.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The Foxes have already secured top spot in the group so they will rest Vardy and several other key regulars ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Manchester City.
Ben Davies    D    Tottenham Hotspur
Davies is close to being available after missing time with an ankle injury, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Davies' return will be a boost to Spurs' depth, though he's unlikely to get many league starts ahead of a fit Danny Rose.
Vincent Janssen    F    Tottenham Hotspur
Janssen has been ruled out for Wednesday's Champions League match against CSKA Moscow because of an ankle injury.

Fantasy Analysis

With Harry Kane back to full fitness, Janssen has found playing time hard to come by, so while his absence certainly hurts Spurs' depth, it's unlikely to affect many fantasy decisions.
Erik Lamela    M    Tottenham Hotspur
Lamela has been ruled out for Wednesday's Champions League match against CSKA Moscow due to a hip injury, but he has already traveled back to Argentina due to a personal matter.

Fantasy Analysis

Lamela has not played since 22 Oct. due to the injury, and while Spurs have plenty of cover in their midfield, Lamela's absence is still a hit to their depth.
Toby Alderweireld    D    Tottenham Hotspur
Alderweireld (knee) will be available for Wednesday's Champions League match against CSKA Moscow.

Fantasy Analysis

Alderweireld has been out since suffering the knee injury back on 15 Oct., and given that Spurs have already been eliminated from knockout round contention, it's entirely possible he gets a start Wednesday in preparation for Sunday's Premier League match against Manchester United.
Duncan Watmore    F    Sunderland
Watmore is expected to miss the remainder of the season after damaging cruciate ligaments during Sunday's win against Leicester City, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The player was stretchered off and a scan of the injury on Monday revealed the extent of the damage. Watmore is expected to undergo further assessment of the injury, but is expected to miss the rest of the season as he recovers.
Yannick Bolasie    M    Everton
Bolasie is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering damage to his anterior cruciate ligament during Sunday's draw with Manchester United, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The midfielder was hurt in a tackle against Anthony Martial. He underwent scans on the injury following the match and is now expected to undergo surgery in the next week.
Francis Coquelin    M    Arsenal
Coquelin (suspension) won't play against Basel in Tuesday's Champions League match, UEFA.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The french midfielder is vital to Arsenal's tactic in midfield, so there's a chance could impact the team's chances even if he doesn't contribute much in terms of fantasy stats. Expect Mohamed Elneny to take his place in the starting XI.
Hector Bellerin    D    Arsenal
Bellerin (ankle) has been ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League clash against Basel, according to UEFA.com.

Fantasy Analysis

Bellerin should be nearing a return but the tie with Basel just comes too soon for any kind of involvement. Gabriel played well at right back against the Hammers on Saturday and is expected to remain there until the former returns.
Olivier Giroud    F    Arsenal
Giroud (hamstring) is expected to play in Tuesday's Champions League clash against Basel, according to UEFA.com.

Fantasy Analysis

Giroud missed the drubbing of the Hammers over the weekend but is expected to be fully fit and even start against Basel. The Swiss side is nowhere near the form they've been previous years and the striker will hold a high fantasy upside if indeed started.
Brian Lenihan    D    Hull City
Lenihan (knee) didn't make the 18-man squad Monday versus Middlesbrough.

Fantasy Analysis

Lenihan continues his rehab and is still on the look for his long-awaited return. Given his lengthy absence even when he returns to action he'll have to be used sparely at first which will keep his fantasy upside fairly low for the time being.
Shaun Maloney    F    Hull City
Maloney (back) didn't make the 18-man squad Monday versus Middlesbrough.

Fantasy Analysis

Maloney wasn't able to gain enough fitness to make the lineup versus Boro. The veteran hasn't been much of a factor even when fully healthy and won't be rushed back until fully recovered.
Abel Hernandez    F    Hull City
Hernandez (groin) didn't make the 18-man squad Monday versus Middlesbrough.

Fantasy Analysis

It was apparently too soon for Hernandez and without any practice during the week it was going to be too much of a risk for the forward to be involved. Markus Henriksen and Adama Diomande are starting upfront.
James Husband    D    Middlesbrough
Husband (shoulder) didn't make the 18-man squad for Monday's clash with Hull City.

Fantasy Analysis

Given his lengthy absence Husband has been spared and given additional time to fully recover and gain more match-fitness. He'll attempt to return Sunday against the Saints but will surely be eased back in action slowly off the bench.
George Friend    D    Middlesbrough
Friend (knee) didn't make the 18-man squad for Monday's clash with Hull City.

Fantasy Analysis

As expected, it was just too soon for Friend to make a come back versus Hull. He'll be a better bet to play Sunday versus the Saints. Fabio and Antonio Barragan are starting at the two full back spots Monday.
Daniel Ayala    D    Middlesbrough
Ayala (ankle) didn't make the 18-man squad for Monday's clash with Hull City.

Fantasy Analysis

Ayala apparently will need some more time to fully heal before put under competitive intensity. He'll probably be expected back Sunday versus the Saints. Ben Gibson and Calum Chambers will anchor Boro's defense versus Hull.
Nicolas Otamendi    D    Manchester City
Otamendi will miss the Leicester City match due to yellow card accumulation.

Fantasy Analysis

Otamendi picked up his 5th booking of the season in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Chelsea. Although he will miss next Saturday's match with Leicester City, he will be available for Tuesday's Champions League match with Celtic.
Luke Shaw    D    Manchester United
Shaw (undisclosed) is not in the 18-man squad for Sunday's match with Everton.

Fantasy Analysis

Shaw picked up a knock during a the midweek EFL Cup game that will keep him out of the Everton match. Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian will start at outside-back.
Charlie Daniels    D    AFC Bournemouth
Daniels (hip) is not in the 18-man squad to face Liverpool on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

After being replaced by Brad Smith last weekend against Arsenal, Nathan Ake will now slot into the vacant spot in the starting XI in place of Daniels.
Joel Matip    D    Liverpool
Matip is not in the 18-man squad to face Bournemouth on Sunday because of an ankle injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Lucas Leiva will start in place of Matip and partner with Dejan Lovren in central defence.
James Collins    D    West Ham United
Collins came off on seven minutes with an injury in Saturday's 5-1 defeat to Arsenal.

Fantasy Analysis

With the injury bug biting the Hammers hard, Collins' fall is just another in a long list of players on the trainer's table, joining Michail Antonio, Sam Byram, Aaron Cresswell and Diafra Sakho. He was replaced by Alvaro Arbeloa and there's no initial timetable for his return.
Roberto Pereyra    M    Watford
Pereyra was sent off in the 84th minute of Saturday's 3-1 defeat to West Brom.

Fantasy Analysis

Pereyra was sent off via a straight red card following his reaction to a rough tackle by West Brom winger James McClean. He will miss the next three matches for Watford through suspension.
Fernandinho    M    Manchester City
Fernandinho was given a red card in the 96th minute of Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Chelsea.

Fantasy Analysis

After an ugly challenge by Sergio Aguero that saw him see a red card as well, Fernandinho grabbed Cesc Fabregas by the throat and pushed him over the advertisements on the touchline, which capped off a miserable final half-hour for City. Eligible for the team's Champions League match mid-week against Celtic, he'll be suspended for trip to Leicester followed by home visits from Watford and Arsenal before being eligible on Boxing Day against Hull City.
Federico Fernandez    D    Swansea City
Fernandez will miss Saturday's match with Tottenham because of a broken toe.

Fantasy Analysis

Fernandez will miss an extended period of time with the broken toe, though there is no established timetable yet. Mike van der Hoorn will replace him in the starting XI for Saturday's match.
Adrian Mariappa    D    Watford
Mariappa has an undisclosed injury which will hold him out of Saturday's match with West Bromwich Albion.

Fantasy Analysis

Mariappa will be held out, though he was not expected to start. Sebastian Prodl and Christian Kabasele will start at centre-back.
Daryl Janmaat    D    Watford
Janmaat picked up a knock in training and will be sidelined for Saturday's match with West Bromwich Albion.

Fantasy Analysis

Janmaat will be replaced at outside-back by Camilo Zuniga.

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