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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

Oussama Assaidi    F    Stoke City
Assaidi has moved back to Stoke City on another season-long loan from Liverpool

Fantasy Analysis

Assaidi wasn't going to get any playing time at Anfield this season, so his move to Stoke will surely increase his fantasy value. He scored four goals in 19 appearances last season and he should get plenty of playing time this season to try to beat that mark.
Oscar    M    Chelsea
Oscar was held out of Saturday's Premier League match against Everton after suffering an ankle injury in training Friday, according to Get West London.

Fantasy Analysis

There haven't been many details about Oscar's injury, so it is unclear if he will be out for awhile. Luckily for Chelsea, he will be able to rest over the international break with the hope of being ready to face Swansea City on Sept. 13.
Angel Di Maria    M    Manchester United
Di Maria suffered a calf injury during Manchester United's scoreless draw with Burnley last weekend, but manager Louis van Gaal confirmed that it is not serious, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Di Maria was subbed off after 70 minutes, but van Gaal said it was simply a precaution for a player who was making his Premier League debut.
Adam Lallana    M    Liverpool
Lallana was not included in manager Brendan Rodgers' 18 for Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Tottenham on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Lallana was thought to be fit for the match but looks to just have missed out. With an international break coming up, it's likely the English starlet will be ready for Liverpool's clash with Aston Villa on September 13th.
Marouane Chamakh    F    Crystal Palace
Chamakh will miss “almost a month” after sustaining a hamstring injury during Saturday’s 3-3 draw at Newcastle United, reports the Croydon Advertiser.

Fantasy Analysis

Chamakh left Saturday’s game early in the second half and the injury means he will miss the home games against Burnley and Leicester City as well as the visit to Everton and possibly the trip to Hull on 4 Oct. Fantasy owners won’t be surprised by this injury to Chamakh given his injury woes in the past and it comes after a solid start to the season that has already included a goal and an assist.
Roberto Soldado    F    Tottenham Hotspur
Soldado was not in the 18-man squad that faced Liverpool on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Even though he's reportedly dealing with a neck injury, Soldado sits behind Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane on the depth chart, so it wouldn't be surprising if Spurs look to unload Soldado before the transfer window closes.
Mikel Arteta    M    Arsenal
Arteta was unable to pass fit for Sunday's Premier League match against Leicester City due to his ongoing ankle injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Arsene Wenger said recently that Arteta "could be back quite quickly," but apparently that was a little too optimistic. His next opportunity to play comes Sept. 13 against Manchester City.
Mesut Ozil    M    Arsenal
Ozil picked up a knock to his ankle during Sunday's Premier League match against Leicester City on Sunday, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed in his post-match press conference.

Fantasy Analysis

The injury doesn't appear to be terribly serious, and luckily for Arsenal, Ozil will be able to rest the ankle over the international break.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain    M    Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said after Sunday's Premier League match against Leicester City that Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a calf injury during the game.

Fantasy Analysis

Oxlade-Chamberlain came off the bench in the 77th minute for Santi Cazorla, and thankfully will have the international break to deal with the latest ailment.
Laurent Koscielny    D    Arsenal
Koscielny suffered a head injury during Arsenal's Premier League match against Leicester City on Sunday, but manager Arsene Wenger confirmed after the match that he did not suffer a concussion. "No, he was not concussed," Wenger said. "He had a little opening on the top of his head."

Fantasy Analysis

Koscielny was bleeding from the shot he took, but it's encouraging that he avoided a concussion. Thankfully for Arsenal, they don't play again until after the international break, although they return to a tough home match against Manchester City on Sept. 13.
Romelu Lukaku    F    Everton
Lukaku returned from his minor toe injury to start and play 89 minutes against Chelsea in the 6-3 loss Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

It was disappointing not to see Lukaku score in a 9 goal match against his former club, but he may be just easing back into fitness with the nicks he has picked up. Lukaku plays another former club in West Brom in two weeks and will look to get his name on the score sheet in a good matchup.
Fernando    M    Manchester City
Fernando had to be subbed off in the first half of Manchester City's Premier League match against Stoke City on Saturday due to a groin injury, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Fantasy Analysis

Fernando was replaced by Fernandinho, which would be the case if the former has to miss any additional time. Fernando isn't a big fantasy producer anyway as a defensive midfielder, so picking up Fernandinho isn't likely to change many fantasy rosters.
Juan Mata    M    Manchester United
Mata picked up a hamstring injury and had to be replaced in the 87th minute of Manchester United's Premier League match at Burnley on Saturday, according to the BBC.

Fantasy Analysis

Mata had a day to forget in his first instance of playing with new-signing Angel di Maria. Of all the Manchester United attackers, Mata seems like the toughest piece to fit, which could certainly affect his fantasy value.
Glen Johnson    D    Liverpool
Johnson (thigh) should be considered doubtful for Liverpool's upcoming clash with Tottenham on Sunday after manager Brendan Rodgers said, "Johnson is probably the one that it could be difficult for, with a thigh problem".

Fantasy Analysis

Johnson will most likely be replaced by new signing Javier Manquillo and if the young Spaniard does well, Johnson's place in the starting XI could be in jeopardy upon his return.
Cheick Tiote    M    Newcastle United
Tiote has been ruled out for Newcastle's upcoming match with Crystal Palace on Saturday, the BBC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Tiote is still dealing with a hamstring injury and will look to return in two weeks when Newcastle take on Southampton at St. Mary's Stadium.
Marcos Rojo    D    Manchester United
Rojo is unlikely to be available for Saturday's match against Burnley, as manager Louis van Gaal confirmed Friday that Rojo has still not received his work permit.

Fantasy Analysis

“I cannot change the law of Argentina," van Gaal said. "I am Manchester United manager, which is the biggest club in the world, but I cannot change the law. It’s only a matter of time.” Rojo is expected to be thrust into the starting XI as soon as he is eligible to play.
Eliaquim Mangala    D    Manchester City
Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Friday that Mangala is not ready to face Stoke on Saturday after missing most of preseason training. "Mangala is not in the squad for tomorrow," Pellegrini said.

Fantasy Analysis

After spending over £30 million to secure Mangala from FC Porto, Pellegrini continues to wait on the centerback until he is fully fit. When he is, it's likely that he will replace Martin Demichelis in the starting XI.
Stuart O'Keefe    M    Crystal Palace
O’Keefe (ankle) is doubtful for Saturday’s trip to Newcastle, according to the club website.

Fantasy Analysis

O’Keefe was called in as a last minute replacement for Joe Ledley (groin) against West Ham United and stayed on for the full 90 minutes despite carrying an injury for part of the game. New manager Neil Warnock is expected to name Adlène Guédioura as O’Keefe’s replacement after the Algerian impressed during the routine 3-0 win against Walsall in the Capital One Cup second round.
Joe Ledley    M    Crystal Palace
Ledley (groin) is out of Saturday’s game at Newcastle United, reports the club website.

Fantasy Analysis

Ledley sustained the groin strain during the warm up ahead of last Saturday’s defeat against West Ham United and was replaced by Stuart O’Keefe (ankle), who is also a doubt for this weekend’s game in the North East. Ledley has been almost ever present since arriving at Selhurst Park in January though represents low fantasy value due to his defensive nature and a lack of goals and assists.
James Collins    D    West Ham United
Collins is dealing with a hamstring injury that may leave him sidelined for multiple weeks, BBC Sport reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Collins was forced to pull out of Wales' Euro 2016 qualifier match that will take place on Sept. 9 due to his current hamstring injury. Since he doesn't think he'll be fit by Sept. 9, the earliest possible return to the EPL would come Sept. 15 against Hull City.
Diafra Sakho    F    West Ham United
Sakho (back) faces a late fitness test for Saturday's matchup with Southampton, the Daily Mail reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sakho signed a four-year contract with West Ham earlier in August after he transferred from Metz. The native of Senegal was able to score during Tuesday's Capitol One Cup match against Sheffield but will be in question for Saturday's EPL game.
Sébastien Pocognoli    D    West Bromwich Albion
Pocognoli (thigh) is very doubtful for Saturday’s trip to Swansea, manager Alan Irvine told the club website.

Fantasy Analysis

Pocognoli limped off during last weekend’s draw at Southampton after making the left back spot his own following his arrival in the summer. Pocognoli has also been left out of the Belgian squad for the upcoming international break due to the injury, and his spot in the team is likely to be taken by fellow new recruit Jason Davidson.
Bojan    F    Stoke City
Bojan trained with the first team Thursday despite his rib injury, and he is expected to be fit for Saturday's match against Manchester City.

Fantasy Analysis

Bojan will continue to start up front for Stoke, but a trip to Etihad Stadium isn't the easiest opportunity to register his first goal of the season.
Phil Bardsley    D    Stoke City
Bardsley was unable to train with the full squad Thursday, leaving him questionable to play Saturday against Manchester City.

Fantasy Analysis

With Geoff Cameron sidelined with a groin strain, Bardley's fitness becomes even more important for a Stoke side set to face one of the best attacks in the Premier League.
Geoff Cameron    M/D    Stoke City
Cameron picked up a groin strain and he will be sidelined for a few weeks, according to the club's official website. "Geoff picked the injury up on Wednesday and won't be in the squad this weekend," manager Mark Hughes said before adding that he is "likely to be out for a number of weeks."

Fantasy Analysis

Cameron hasn't gotten much playing time this season and a move away from Stoke may be his best bet to change that situation.
Joleon Lescott    D    West Bromwich Albion
Lescott (knee) won’t make his debut this Saturday at Swansea City, manager Alan Irvine told the Birmingham Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Lescott has almost overcome the knee injury that hampered preseason and manager Alan Irvine admitted that it is now a case of getting Lescott up-to-speed fitness wise over the international break. Lescott’s past injury problems mean that manager Irvine won’t rush him back into the side and fantasy owners should be very wary of how regularly Lescott picks up injuries before picking him.
Georgios Samaras    F    West Bromwich Albion
Samaras isn’t fit enough to play for his new club until after the upcoming international break, manager Alan Irvine told the Birmingham Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Samaras is being held back from first-team action due to a lack of match fitness that stemmed from an absence of preseason action after his appearances at the World Cup for Greece. Samaras won’t return until West Brom’s next home match with Everton on Sept. 13, at the earliest. Once fit he should provide interesting fantasy potential given his hard work ethic and ability to pop up with the odd vital goal.
Varela    F    West Bromwich Albion
Varela won’t play for his new side in Saturday’s visit to Swansea City due to a lack of match fitness, manager Alan Irvine told the Birmingham Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Varela isn’t close to match fitness and West Brom manager Alan Irvine admitted that “he’s going to need the international break to have a mini preseason” to reach the level required. Varela joined West Brom on a season long loan from Porto and fantasy owners shouldn’t rush to pick him up due to his expected sporadic appearances off the bench for the next four to six weeks.
Olivier Giroud    F    Arsenal
Giroud (leg) suffered a broken left tibia and has been ruled out for up to four months, BBC Sport reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Giroud, who underwent surgery Wednesday, was injured in the dying minutes of Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Everton on Saturday. It's a massive blow for the Gunners, who will now have to rely on the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Yaya Sanogo, Joel Campbell and Lukas Podolski to fill the void in attack.
Aly Cissokho    D    Aston Villa
Cissokho tallied his second clean sheet of the season Saturday after the 0-0 draw with Newcastle.

Fantasy Analysis

The newest member of Aston Villa has performed well so far during the first two matches of the season. His next task will come against Hull City on Sunday who will be yet another formidable foe, considering that they've already recorded four points after just Week 2 in the EPL season.
Ron Vlaar    D    Aston Villa
Vlaar was able to record his second clean sheet of the season after Aston Villa's 0-0 draw against Newcastle on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Vlaar's stellar performances aren't all that surprising, but the early success of Aston Villa certainly is. While a third-straight clean sheet against Hull City on Sunday seems unlikely, it's not out of the question considering that the Tigers have gotten all four of their points from teams off to a poor start.

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