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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

David Silva    M    Manchester City
Silva was taken to a local hospital after suffering a head injury during Sunday's match against West Ham, the club's official website reports. "At this moment he is in the hospital and they are checking if he has a broken bone in his cheek," manager Manuel Pellegrini said after the match.

Fantasy Analysis

Silva had to be stretchered off the pitch in the 75th minute, and the length of his absence won't be known until the full scans are completed.
Loic Remy    F    Chelsea
Remy (calf) did not make Jose Mourinho's 18-man squad Saturday against Manchester United.

Fantasy Analysis

Didier Drogba will be handed another start with Diego Costa (hamstring) also missing the match.
Nelson Oliveira    F    Swansea City
Oliveira was able to train ahead of Saturday's match against Leicester City, although it's still unclear if Oliveira will take the pitch.

Fantasy Analysis

Oliveira suffered an ankle injury during last week's match against Everton but the injury apparently wasn't severe enough to hold him out of training. That said, manager Garry Monk will be the ultimate decider of whether or not the 23-year-old forward will face Leicester.
Jefferson Montero    M    Swansea City
Montero (hamstring) returned to training this week and may be available for Saturday's match against Leicester City.

Fantasy Analysis

Montero has been off the pitch for the last few weeks with a strained hamstring but appears to be nearing a return, if not Saturday. The 25-year-old has moved in and out of the starting XI this season and it would be somewhat surprising to see him as a starter Saturday since manager Garry Monk will likely ease him back into action upon his eventual return.
Neil Taylor    D    Swansea City
Taylor has been suspended for the next two matches since he received his 10th yellow card against Everton on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Taylor won't be eligible to return for manager Garry Monk until May 2 against Stoke City in Premiere league play. This leaves Monk in a bind since Taylor was the last viable option at left-back with no obvious replacement for the next two matches.
Jon Flanagan    D    Liverpool
Flanagan (knee) has returned to practice but still is without a definite timetable for his 2015 debut, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Flanagan hasn't made any appearances during the 2014-15 campaign but is apparently making a late-season push to get back onto the pitch. He's currently working on a new contract with Liverpool and his health will be a determining factor for that deal to be completed, meaning there's added incentive for the 22-year-old to play as soon as possible.
Daniel Sturridge    F    Liverpool
Sturridge (hip) will have a late fitness test of Sunday's FA Cup semifinal against Aston Villa.

Fantasy Analysis

Sturridge is currently dealing with a knock to his hip and his availability won't be unveiled until closer to kickoff. His unexpected availability makes him a hard player to utilize Sunday, and it might be wise to consider other options in the event that the 25-year-old is ruled out at the last moment.
Bafetimbi Gomis    F    Swansea City
Gomis has been ruled out for 3-to-4 weeks after suffering a hamstring injury last weekend against Everton, the club's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gomis has been a consistent starter for the Swans ever since they sold Wilfried Bony to Manchester City in January, but they'll now have to likely go with Nelson Oliviera, who recently recovered from an ankle injury, or Marvin Emnes, who came on for Gomis in last weekend's match.
Jack Wilshere    M    Arsenal
Wilshere (ankle) is expected to be available for Saturday's FA Cup match against Reading, manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Wilshere was expected to be fit for last weekend's match against Burnley, but he was ultimately left out of the squad once again. The Arsenal midfield is surprisingly fit right now, giving little reason for Wilshere to be rushed back before he is 100 percent healthy.
Mikel Arteta    M    Arsenal
Arteta will not play in Saturday's FA Cup semifinal against Reading, as he is still not match fit following his recovery from an ankle injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Arteta had ankle surgery back in January, and while he has been working his way back with the U-21 side, he's obviously not ready for full-time play yet. The Arsenal midfield is surprisingly fit right now, giving little reason to rush Arteta back, especially with how good Francis Coquelin has been in his absence.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain    M    Arsenal
Manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday that Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring) is "at least two weeks away" from returning.

Fantasy Analysis

Wenger gave the two-week timetable last Thursday as well, so it's a little disconcerting that Oxlade-Chamberlain's recovery was pushed back another week. The good news for Arsenal is that their midfield is surprisingly fit right now, outside of Oxlade-Chamberlain, though it certainly doesn't help fantasy owners in season-long formats.
Diego Costa    F    Chelsea
Manager Jose Mourino said Friday that Costa may return from his hamstring injury to face Arsenal on April 26. "He is progressing very well," Mourinho said. "I think he has a chance for next weekend. As I have said our target is for Diego to play the last four matches, and Arsenal is the sixth match before the end, so if he doesnít play against Arsenal or Leicester itís not a problem because our focus was on four, but things are going so well that we think he has a chance to play next weekend."

Fantasy Analysis

Costa aggravated a previous hamstring injury April 4 against Stoke City and was expected to miss numerous weeks. Given that he re-injured himself after possibly returning too soon, it would not be surprising if he wasn't rushed back before the initial timetable. If he does return for the last four matches, he'll get back May 3 against Crystal Palace.
Luke Shaw    D    Manchester United
Manager Louis van Gaal confirmed Friday that Shaw (hamstring) is available for Saturday's match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Fantasy Analysis

Shaw has been sidelined since suffering the injury during last month's FA Cup loss to Arsenal, and he may be thrust right into the starting XI upon his return, as United will be without Marcos Rojo (abdomen), Daley Blind (ankle), Michael Carrick (calf), Phil Jones (ankle) and Jonny Evans (suspension).
Marcos Rojo    D    Manchester United
Rojo (abdomen) has been ruled out for Saturday's trip to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Fantasy Analysis

Rojo, who suffered the injury during the Manchester derby last weekend, will be joined on the sideline by Daley Blind (ankle), Phil Jones (ankle), Michael Carrick (calf) and Jonny Evans (suspension). The plethora of injuries to the defensive corps comes at a terrible time for United, who may at least get Luke Shaw back from his hamstring injury.
Phil Jones    D    Manchester United
Jones (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Fantasy Analysis

Jones' injury comes at a terrible time for United, who will also be without Jonny Evans (suspension), Marcos Rojo (abdomen), Daley Blind (ankle) and Michael Carrick (calf). With all the absences, Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett could be thrust into the starting XI against a very powerful Chelsea attack, albeit one without Diego Costa (hamstring).
Daley Blind    M    Manchester United
Blind (ankle) has been ruled out for Manchester United's trip to face Chelsea on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Blind has been a vital piece for United this season, mostly playing defensive midfield, though he has also slotted back into defense on occasion. The injury comes at a really tough time, as the Red Devils will also be without Michael Carrick (calf), Phil Jones (ankle), Marcos Rojo (abdomen) and Jonny Evans (suspension). Manager Louis van Gaal has a number of players he can play in defensive midfield, including Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini, though that would certainly sap some of their fantasy values.
Michael Carrick    M    Manchester United
Carrick (calf) has been ruled out for Manchester United's trip to face Chelsea on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Carrick suffered the injury during last weekend's Manchester derby, and while it was not considered overly serious, he'll miss another big game for the Red Devils. With Daley Blind also sidelined, manager Louis van Gaal may need to push Ander Herrera back to the defensive midfield.
Gael Clichy    D    Manchester City
Clichy will not play Sunday against West Ham because of a muscular injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Clichy has been an up-and-down fantasy performer this season, though he's still serviceable in many formats. Aleksander Kolarov could get the start in Clichy's absence.
Stevan Jovetic    F    Manchester City
Jovetic (muscular injury) has been ruled out for Sunday's match against West Ham.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Manuel Pellegrini didn't give many details regarding Jovetic's recovery during Friday's press conference, only saying that he was "recovering." The injury comes at a tough time for Jovetic, who could have gotten at least a little playing time in place of Wilfried Bony, who is out with an ankle injury. It appears Jovetic's days in Manchester are numbered, as he is widely believed to be sold this summer, though the current ailment certainly won't help his transfer fee.
James Milner    M    Manchester City
Milner (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's match against West Ham.

Fantasy Analysis

Milner has been dealing with a knee issue for a number of weeks, and while he has been able to play through it, manager Manuel Pellegrini simply stated Friday that Milner is unfit to play. Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas could occupy the wings Sunday in place of Milner.
Victor Wanyama    M    Southampton
Wanyama is suspended for the next two matches due to yellow-card accumulation.

Fantasy Analysis

Primarily a holding midfielder with limited fantasy upside in many formats, Wanyama will be eligible to return May 2 against Sunderland, with Stephen Davis a possible replacement.
Filip Djuricic    M    Southampton
Djuricic will not play Saturday at Stoke City.

Fantasy Analysis

Djuricic missed last weekend's match against Hull City, though with so much midfield depth for Southampton, his absence isn't likely to cause many issues.
Wilfried Bony    F    Manchester City
Bony (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's match against West Ham.

Fantasy Analysis

Bony also missed last weekend's Manchester derby, and while the issue was not considered serious at first, it's become obvious that the injury was worse than initially believed. Sergio Aguero will continue to lead the line, with Edin Dzeko either starting next to him or available off the bench.
Vincent Kompany    D    Manchester City
Kompany has been ruled out for Sunday's match against West Ham, and he could miss the rest of the season, manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday. "Vincent is injured," Pellegrini said. "It's very difficult to know (how long he'll be out). He has a muscle injury -- we don't know how many weeks. You don't know if he will be fit before the end of the season."

Fantasy Analysis

While Kompany hasn't had a great season, his absence will be a huge void to fill for City. Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala will likely start in the center of the defense while Kompany is sidelined, with youngster Dedryck Boyata available after recovering from a knee injury.
Moussa Sissoko    M    Newcastle United
Sissoko will miss the next two matches for Newcastle after picking up two yellow cards in the loss to Liverpool on April 13th.

Fantasy Analysis

The midfielder's current suspension follows a red card he received earlier in the season, pushing the ban to two matches.
Enner Valencia    F    West Ham United
Valencia completed an individual training session Wednesday, and he is expected to be cleared to face Manchester City on Saturday after recovering from a toe injury, the club's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Valencia aggravated a toe injury last weekend against Stoke City, but it was never considered overly serious and he'll likely slot back into the starting XI against City. However, even more of the scoring load will be on his shoulders with Diafra Sakho out for the season because of a thigh injury.
Mario Balotelli    F    Liverpool
Balotelli is expected to be available for Sunday's FA Cup match against Aston Villa after recovering from a illness, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Balotelli has dealt with a number of nagging issues of late, and he may even be able to feature Sunday if Daniel Sturridge is unable to recover from his hip injury.
Adam Lallana    M    Liverpool
Lallana (groin) has yet to rejoin full team training and is unlikely to play in Sunday's FA Cup semifinal against Aston Villa, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Lallana has been dealing with the injury for the past month, and while he doesn't have a Premier League match this weekend anyway, he'll need to get back to training in order to face West Brom on April 25.
Diafra Sakho    F    West Ham United
Sakho has been ruled out for the season because of a thigh injury, the Daily Mirror reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sakho suffered the injury during last weekend's match against Stoke City, and manager Sam Allardyce indicated that Sakho may miss the remaining fixtures. His season ends with 12 goals on the season, while leaving the Hammers very light in attack.
Rolando Aarons    M    Newcastle United
Aarons suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury and he is not expected to play this season, the Newcastle Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Aarons has not played since November because of the injury, and he will now have to wait until July before he can likely get back to full training.
Victor Moses    M    Chelsea
Moses is returning to parent club Chelsea after injuring his hamstring on Saturday and being ruled out for the remainder of the season while on loan at Stoke, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Moses had a scan on the injury and has returned to Chelsea for treatment. Stoke are reportedly still interested in completing a permanent agreement to take the midfielder permanently this summer.

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