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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

James Tomkins    D    West Ham United
Tomkins (hamstring) will miss Saturday's match against Liverpool.

Fantasy Analysis

He will hope to be fit for next Sunday's match against Manchester United.
Carl Jenkinson    D    West Ham United
Jenkinson is not in the squad for Saturday's match against Liverpool, due to his calf injury.

Fantasy Analysis

The injury should not keep him out for an extended time. Jenkinson's spot will be filled by Joey O'Brien.
Diego Costa    F    Chelsea
The FA denied Costa's appeal of a three-match ban for violent conduct Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Costa will miss three Premier League matches, starting with Saturday's huge tilt with Manchester City, followed by matches against Aston Villa and Everton. Didier Drogba is likely to start in his place, with Loic Remy another attacking option.
Michael Carrick    M    Manchester United
Carrick will miss at least the next four weeks because of a muscle rupture, manager Louis van Gaal said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Carrick plays primarily as a holding midfielder, but his absence will force United to reshuffle the lineup yet again. Daley Blind could move back to the midfield from his centreback position, or Ander Herrera could get a shot to start again.
Andre Schurrle    M    Chelsea
Schurrle is expected to undergo a medical exam ahead of a move to Wolfsburg from Chelsea on Friday, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The midfielder has reportedly agreed to personal terms with the German side, and the two clubs are expected to finalize a transfer fee on Friday.
Kyle Bartley    D    Swansea City
Bartley will be suspended for Sunday's match against Southampton for his red card in the FA Cup on Tuesday against Rovers, HITC Sport reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Bartley's next opportunity to get on the pitch will come against Sunderland on Feb. 7.
Ki Sung-Yueng    M    Swansea City
Sung-Yueng will not be available to play for Swansea when they face Southampton on Sunday since he's still competing in the Asia Cup for Korea Republic, Express reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sung-Yueng has been away from Swansea for the entire month of January and he won't be available for Premier League play until Feb. 7 against Sunderland. Upon his return, he will more than likely regain his spot in the starting XI since he racked up 19 starts before heading to Asia.
Gylfi Sigurdsson    M    Swansea City
Sigurdsson will not be available for Swansea until the Feb. 21 contest against Manchester United as he serves a three-match ban for a red card in the FA Cup against Rovers on Tuesday, the Western Mail reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sigurdsson's benching will allow the likes of Jonjo Shelvey and Nathan Dyer to see more opportunities in front of the net over the next three matches. Bench Sigurdsson across all formats until Feb. 21.
Leon Britton    M    Swansea City
Britton is dealing with a groin injury and will likely have a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's match against Southampton, Express reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Britton has been relegated to the sidelines since Jan. 10, although he's only made seven total appearances for Swansea this season. The 32-year-old started in all but one of those seven matches, so there's a real possibility that the midfielder moves directly into the starting XI when he eventually return to health.
Wayne Routledge    M    Swansea City
Routledge is expected to be sidelined until late February with an Achilles injury, Western Mail reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Routledge has made 23 total appearances for Swansea this season as he's managed to record four goals during that span of games, three of which came during Premier League play. The 30-year-old midfielder should be considered out for at least the next three weeks.
Ashley Williams    D    Swansea City
Williams will have a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's match against Southampton, HITC Sport reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Williams injured his shoulder during the Jan. 17 match against Chelsea and was forced to miss Tuesday's FA Cup match against Rovers as a result. The 30-year-old has eight clean sheets on the season but is in slight danger of missing Sunday's match.
Tim Howard    G    Everton
Everton manager Roberto Martinez said Wednesday that Howard is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a calf injury, and he is expected back next month.

Fantasy Analysis

Howard has already been ruled out for this weekend's tie at Crystal Palace, but he may be able to return Feb. 7 against Liverpool at Goodison Park or Feb. 11 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Mamadou Sakho    D    Liverpool
Sakho (back) will have a late fitness test to determine if he can play Saturday against West Ham.

Fantasy Analysis

Sakho aggravated his back during Tuesday's Capital One Cup match against Chelsea and is still recovering, which throws a bit of a wrench in manager Brendan Rodgers' plan, as he has been starting three centrebacks recently. Glen Johnson, who replaced Sakho in Tuesday's game, could start against the Hammers if Sakho is unable to go.
Alexis Sanchez    F    Arsenal
Manager Arsene Wenger said Friday that Sanchez is dealing with a hamstring concern, and he will be assessed Saturday to determine his availability for Sunday's game against Aston Villa. "He might be out for Sunday," Wenger said.

Fantasy Analysis

While Arsenal has enough fire power to cover for Sanchez against a lowly Aston Villa side, his absence would be a huge hit for fantasy owners that were drooling over the mismatch. If Sanchez does sit, Theo Walcott could get the start in his place.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain    M    Arsenal
Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin) is not expected to play Sunday against Aston Villa, manager Arsene Wenger said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

With Theo Walcott nearly back to full fitness, Arsenal already have a solid replacement until Oxlade-Chamberlain returns.
Jack Wilshere    M    Arsenal
Manager Arsene Wenger said Friday that Wilshere (ankle) will start training in 10 days.

Fantasy Analysis

Wilshere has been sidelined since undergoing surgery at the end of November, and he was initially given a three-month timeline for recovery. Given that he's still nearly two weeks away from training, his return to matches won't be soon.
Danny Welbeck    F    Arsenal
Manager Arsene Wenger said Friday that Welbeck is close to a return from this thigh injury, and that he will feature against Spurs on Feb. 7. "He is very close," Wenger said. "He is really, really, really nearly there. He will be available for the Tottenham game."

Fantasy Analysis

Given the timeline, Welbeck will not play Sunday against Aston Villa, leaving Olivier Giroud to continue to lead the line.
Yaya Toure    M    Manchester City
Toure is unlikely to play Saturday against Chelsea, even if Ivory Coast are knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

As captain of the Ivory Coast squad, Toure is required to attend a banquet Thursday, which means he will not be able to get back to England until Friday at the earliest.
Abel Hernandez    F    Hull City
Hernandez returned to training earlier this week and could feature for Hull City in Saturday's match against Newcastle United, reports the Hull Daily Mail. Hull City manager, Steve Bruce, does not want to rush Hernandez back but is hopeful he could feature for the club as early as this weekend.

Fantasy Analysis

Hernandez's status for Saturday is up in the air, but it is promising that he was able to return to training. Should he be fit, he would return to a good match up at home against Newcastle United.
Nikica Jelavic    F    Hull City
Jelavic could be set for an early return to the lineup after he returned to training this week, reports the Hull Daily Mail. Hull manager, Steve Bruce, does not want to rush Jelavic back to the lineup, but is hopeful the striker could feature as soon as Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Jelavic's return would be a boost for a struggling Hull City squad. He is the team's leading goal scorer and shot taker and would have a decent match up at home against Newcastle United. Be sure to confirm his status Saturday morning before selecting him.
Branislav Ivanovic    D    Chelsea
Manager Jose Mourinho said after Tuesday's Capital One Cup match against Liverpool that Ivanovic is dealing with numerous foot issues, but he was still able to play on. "Ivanovicís boot should be put in the lobby of the Academy, so the kids can see a boot completely full of blood," Mourinho said. "His foot with the big cut and lots of stitches cannot go there, but the boot, which is white, is full of red blood and should go to the Academy, but thatís just one example. They gave absolutely everything."

Fantasy Analysis

Filipe Luis suffered a calf injury during the match, so Mourinho may not be able to deploy him at leftback and move Cesar Azpilicueta to the right side if Ivanovic has to miss Saturday's match against Manchester City, though Ramires is another option.
Filipe Luis    D    Chelsea
Luis was forced out of Tuesday's Capital One Cup match against Liverpool after suffering a calf injury, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed after the game.

Fantasy Analysis

Cesar Azpilicueta, who recently dealt with a groin injury, came on for Luis and is expected to continue starting ahead of him at leftback during Premier League play.
Cesc Fabregas    M    Chelsea
Manager Jose Mourinho confirmed after Tuesday's Capital One Cup match against Liverpool that Fabregas suffered a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Analysis

While Mourinho confirmed what the issue was that forced Fabregas out of the match, the severity wasn't discussed, which will certainly make him a serious injury doubt for Saturday's Premier League tie with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Bojan    F    Stoke City
Bojan will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL during Monday's FA Cup match against Rochdale.

Fantasy Analysis

This is a huge hit for Stoke, as Bojan has been one of their best offensive weapons this season. Victor Moses will likely be expected to shoulder more of the offensive load in his absence.
Brad Jones    G    Liverpool
Jones continues to be sidelined with a thigh injury as he hasn't seen time on the pitch since Boxing Day.

Fantasy Analysis

The next opportunity for Jones to get back on the pitch will be against West Ham on Saturday. Although Jones has only competed in three Premier League matches this season and it's still unclear whether or not he'll start over Simon Mignolet when he returns to full health.
Mohamed Diame    M    Hull City
Diame will miss Saturday's trip to Newcastle United, but the team is hopeful he will be able to return to full training within the next 10 days, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Diame played an integral role in Hull City's attack before injuring his knee back in December. If he is able to return this season, he will likely be eased back into the rotation to prevent any further damaged to such a key contributor to the club.
Jon Flanagan    D    Liverpool
Flanagan continues to rehab but has no timeline for a return to the pitch.

Fantasy Analysis

Flanagan hasn't played in any games this season as he's been dealing with a lingering knee injury. He should be off the radar across all formats until he returns to health.
Jay Rodriguez    F    Southampton
Rodriguez, who has been the subject of multiple transfer rumors involving at least Liverpool and Tottenham, is hoping to return from his torn ACL in late February, ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Rodriguez suffered the injury in early April last year and has yet to resume even light training with the squad. Given such a lengthy time away, it wouldn't be surprising if his return estimate was delayed again, which means he'll only have a handful of games to produce.
Jason Davidson    D    West Bromwich Albion
Davidson has played in just two games since arriving at West Brom in the summer.

Fantasy Analysis

Davidson has found it tough to get in a defence that has been solid under the stewardship of both former boss Alan Irvine and new manager Tony Pulis. The Australian international's appearances both came in August and he has played three times in the Capital One Cup.
Jerome Thomas    F    Crystal Palace
Thomas has made just one substitute appearance for Crystal Palace this season.

Fantasy Analysis

Thomas made a late substitute appearance in the 3-0 loss to Man City in December, which was former manager Neil Warnock's penultimate game in charge.
Toby Alderweireld    D    Southampton
Manager Ronald Koeman said Thursday that Alderweireld (quad) could return in two weeks.

Fantasy Analysis

Alderweireld has been a great contributor in central defense for the Saints this season, even moving up to defensive midfield while Morgan Schneiderlin, Victory Wanyama, and Jack Cork were out. Given the time frame, he could return Feb. 11 against West Ham, with an outside shot of the match before that, which comes Feb. 7 at QPR.

Injured Players Likely To Return Today

Players Who May Be Returning Soon

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Game-Time Decision

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