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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

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Younes Kaboul    D    Sunderland
Kaboul was unable to return from his hamstring injury Saturday against Liverpool after suffering a groin injury in training Friday, according to Chris Young of the Sunderland Echo.

Fantasy Analysis

The latest ailment is not considered serious, but given that Kaboul has already missed two months with the hamstring injury, the club will ensure he's fully fit before considering him for next weekend's match against Manchester United.
Steven Davis    M    Southampton
Davis (hamstring) is not in the 18-man squad to face West Ham on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Ronald Koeman intimated Friday that Davis would be in the squad, so it's a bit surprising that he's sitting out. That being said, he hasn't provided a ton of fantasy value this season, so his absence isn't likely hurting too many fantasy rosters.
Angelo Ogbonna    D    West Ham United
Ogbonna (illness) is out Saturday against Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

Ogbonna was unable to play Tuesday against Aston Villa, and he'll be forced to sit again due to the ailment, allowing Winston Reid and James Collins to start in central defense.
Miguel Britos    D    Watford
Britos was removed from Saturday's match against Spurs due to dead leg.

Fantasy Analysis

Sebastian Prodl came on for Britos, and he could presumably start for him if the latter has to miss any additional time.
Joe Allen    M    Liverpool
Allen came off in the first half of Saturday's match against Sunderland after suffering a knock.

Fantasy Analysis

Allen, who was replaced by Jordon Ibe, doesn't provide a ton of fantasy value, so his absence isn't likely to hurt many fantasy rosters.
Dejan Lovren    D    Liverpool
Lovren left Saturday's match against Sunderland in the first half with a possible recurrence of his hamstring injury, according to Andy Kelly of the Liverpool Echo.

Fantasy Analysis

Kolo Toure replaced Lovren on Saturday, and he could move into the starting lineup if the latter has to miss any time, as Martin Skrtel is still a few weeks away from returning from his own injury.
Duncan Watmore    F    Sunderland
Watmore left Sunday's match against Liverpool because of an ankle injury, according to Chris Young of the Sunderland Echo.

Fantasy Analysis

While Watmore has gotten a fair number of starts this season, he hasn't produced nearly enough to warrant serious consideration in most fantasy formats. Dame N'Doye replaced him Saturday and could certainly position himself to snag the starting job.
David Silva    M    Manchester City
Silva aggravated a previous ankle injury during Saturday's match against Leicester City, manager Manuel Pellegrini said.

Fantasy Analysis

Man City are already down Kevin De Bruyne, so losing Silva would certainly be another huge blow. At this point, he seems fairly doubtful for next weekend's clash with Spurs.
Stephane Sessegnon    M    West Bromwich Albion
Sessegnon is out Saturday against Newcastle due to a knock, according to manager Tony Pulis.

Fantasy Analysis

Sessegnon has been a fairly consistent starter of late, but he'll sit Saturday, which will allow Craig Garnder to start with Sandro.
Salomon Rondon    F    West Bromwich Albion
Rondon is out Saturday against Newcastle due to a knock, according to manager Tony Pulis.

Fantasy Analysis

Rondon has been one of West Brom's best attacking pieces this season, but he'll sit Saturday as Victor Anichebe leads the line.
Alan Hutton    D    Aston Villa
Hutton (hamstring) is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match against Norwich.

Fantasy Analysis

Micah Richards will start at right back in place of Hutton, with Jores Okore and Joleon Lescott in the middle.
Dwight Gayle    F    Crystal Palace
Gayle (hamstring) is not in the 18-man squad to face Swansea City on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Emmanuel Adebayor will lead the line for the Eagles, who also have Fraizer Campbell and Marouane Chamakh available off the bench.
Tim Howard    G    Everton
Howard (knee) is not in the 18-man squad to face Stoke City on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Howard was always a long shot to play, and Joel Robles will get another start in his place.
Fabio Borini    F    Sunderland
Borini is out Saturday against Liverpool due to an illness.

Fantasy Analysis

Borini will miss out on his first chance to face his old club at Anfield, as Duncan Watmore and Wahbi Khazri join Jermain Defoe in the attack.
Jeremain Lens    F/M    Sunderland
Lens is out Saturday against Liverpool due to a groin strain.

Fantasy Analysis

Lens apparently failed a late fitness test because of the ailment, and his next opportunity to play will come next weekend against Manchester United.
Alexander Tettey    M    Norwich City
Tettey is suspended for Aston Villa game on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Tettey picked up his 10th caution of the season on Tuesday versus the Spurs and has received an automatic two-match ban. The holding midfielder has been invaluable for the Canaries and his absence will be a major blow for the team on the verge of a five-game losing streak across all competitions. He's not a major fantasy factor, though, and his discipline is of major concern.
Jordan Ayew    F/M    Aston Villa
Ayew's three-match ban has been confirmed and he is out of Norwich game.

Fantasy Analysis

Another major hit upfront for the desperate Villans. With Rudy Gestede and Libor Kozak also confirmed to be out, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Scott Sinclair are up for some extensive playing time in the foreseeable future.
Siem de Jong    F/M    Newcastle United
De Jong (eye) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against West Brom, the Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

De Jong will find regular playing time very hard to come by when he returns to fitness, so he's unlikely to get much fantasy consideration in most formats.
Jack Colback    M    Newcastle United
Colback (hamstring) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against West Brom, the Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Colback has been sidelined since Jan. 16 due to the ailment, though he doesn't get involved in the attack enough to warrant much fantasy consideration even when he's fit.
Bastian Schweinsteiger    M    Manchester United
Schweinsteiger looks to have made minimal progress since injuring his knee almost a month ago and will be out for Sunday's match at Chelsea.

Fantasy Analysis

The older you get, the harder it is to come back from injuries and that's probably the case here. Schweinsteiger hadn't done much fantasy-wise this season as it is and Marouane Fellaini is expected to get the start again. Fellaini, with one goal and two assists this season, also has minimal value at Stamford Bridge.
Phil Jones    D    Manchester United
Jones trained with the Manchester United first team Friday, according to manager Louis van Gaal.

Fantasy Analysis

Jones is training with the first team, but Van Gaal didn't indicate whether he'd be ready to start or not. Having missed four straight league matches, it's hard to see Jones getting the call at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson may be in line for another start.
Matt Targett    D    Southampton
Targett (knock) will miss Saturday's match against West Ham.

Fantasy Analysis

Targett picked up a minor injury in training and will be held out of Saturday's fixture as a result. Targett had been playing quite well, picking up two assists in his past four matches while playing in a more advanced role in the midfield as opposed to his more natural role as a fullback.
Sebastian Larsson    M    Sunderland
Larsson (knee) will miss Saturday's match against Liverpool.

Fantasy Analysis

After suffering a MCL injury more than two months ago, Larsson has suffered a variety of setbacks that have continued to hold him out of the lineup. Larsson has played in just 11 Premier League matches this season, starting five of them.
John Stones    D    Everton
Stones (hamstring) is doubtful for Saturday's match against Stoke City.

Fantasy Analysis

While it wasn't announced ahead of Wednesday's match, Stones picked up a hamstring injury and was ruled out for 10 days by manager Roberto Martinez. With a second match in four days, Stones is highly unlikely to play, leaving Phil Jagielka and Ramiro Funes Mori to start in Stones' place.
Muhamed Besic    M    Everton
Besic (hamstring) is doubtful for Saturday's match against Stoke City.

Fantasy Analysis

Besic was ruled out by manager Roberto Martinez for "a couple of weeks" ahead of Wednesday's match against Newcastle, so missing Saturday's match against Stoke City wouldn't be altogether surprising. In fact, it would be more surprising if he were to play. Besic has only featured in six Premier League matches and has yet to score a goal or tally an assist.
Rudy Gestede    F    Aston Villa
Gestede (hamstring) is out for Saturday's match against Norwich City.

Fantasy Analysis

The big center forward has been in something of a holding pattern of late, looking like he could return in the run-up to the match, but eventually being held out. With Libor Kozak out as well, Villa is down to just Gabby Agbonlahor and Scott Sinclair up front against the Canaries. Gestede has four goals in 22 matches this season with two of those goals coming as a substitute.
Libor Kozak    F    Aston Villa
Kozak (ankle) will miss one month with a fractured bone in his ankle.

Fantasy Analysis

The sparingly used center forward was finally starting to get some regular action in 2016, starting three consecutive matches in January including the team's only three-match point streak and first win since Aug. 8. He has four goals and an assist in the U21 Premier League, but has yet to break duck in the Premier League. With Rudy Gestede also out this weekend, Villa's already thin attacking options just got thinner.
Divock Origi    F    Liverpool
Origi could return from his knee injury for Tuesday's FA Cup match against West Ham, manager Jurgen Klopp said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Origi suffered his injury back on Boxing Day, which came at a terrible time as he had just begun to play well with regular playing time. Given how Roberto Firmino has played during Origi's absence, it may be tough for the youngster to get consistent playing time when he returns, especially since Christian Benteke is fit and Daniel Sturridge (hamstring) is ready to return as well.
Philippe Coutinho    M    Liverpool
Coutinho could return from his hamstring injury for Tuesday's FA Cup match against West Ham, manager Jurgen Klopp said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Coutinho suffered the injury in early January and was expected to miss about three weeks, a timeline he's already surpassed. The Liverpool midfield has been fairly productive of late, though Coutinho shouldn't have too much trouble getting his starting spot back once he's fully fit.
Martin Skrtel    D    Liverpool
Skrtel suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury and his return will be delayed by another two or three weeks, manager Jurgen Klopp said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Skrtel suffered the injury back on Dec. 20, and his continued absence will allow Dejan Lovren to continue lining up with Mamadou Sakho in central defense.
Loic Remy    F    Chelsea
Remy (calf) will miss his second straight match Sunday against Manchester United, but manager Guus Hiddink said he will be involved next week.

Fantasy Analysis

Remy is purely a substitute and as long as Diego Costa is healthy, there's no reason to consider him. However, with the addition of Alexandre Pato, field time may be even less for Remy.

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