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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

Philippe Senderos    D    Aston Villa
Senderos (thigh) will have a late fitness test ahead of Monday's match against QPR, the Independent reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Senderos has been sidelined since Oct. 9 with a lingering thigh muscle strain that he can't seem to get rid of. If he's ultimately not able to play Monday, his next opportunity to get back on the pitch will be against Tottenham on Nov. 2.
Andy Carroll    F    West Ham United
Carroll has returned to first-team training after recovering from his ankle injury and should be ready for a return to action in two weeks, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Carroll tore ankle ligaments in July, and will spend the next two weeks playing with the U-18 and U-21 sides to regain match fitness.
Victor Moses    M    Stoke City
Moses is still dealing with lingering hip issues and will face a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's match against Southampton, FOX Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Moses was able to play 73 minutes during Sunday's match against Swansea City, although his recurring issues with his hip have flared up during the practice week and are currently posing problems for his availability Saturday.
Paul Dummett    D    Newcastle United
Dummett (hamstring) will have a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's match against Tottenham, Chronicle Live reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Dummett initially suffered a hamstring injury over the most recent international break but made a return against Leicester City that seemed to suggest he had gotten over the injury bug. Despite the return against Leicester, Dummett is still dealing with the lingering hamstring issue that now threatens to sideline him from Sunday's match.
Claudio Yacob    M    West Bromwich Albion
Yacob has yet to return from Argentina where he is dealing with a family emergency, manager Alan Irvine told the Express & Star.

Fantasy Analysis

Yacob returned home prior to Monday's game against Manchester United and won't be back for Saturday's fixture with Crystal Palace. “He's not going to be back before this game. We are in contact with him – as much as we can whilst being compassionate as well,” manager Alan Irvine said. Yacob has yet to start a game so far this campaign therefore the news won't have much impact for fantasy managers.
Jonas Olsson    D    West Bromwich Albion
Olsson (achilles) is expected to miss this Saturday's game against Crystal Palace, manager Alan Irvine told the Express & Star.

Fantasy Analysis

Olsson (achilles) has been troubled by the problem for a number of years and the latest flare up could mean time for surgery. “It's been something that has been bothering him for some considerable time," manager Alan Irvine said. “He has had an injection, and if you can imagine getting an injection in your Achilles, it's not nice. He's in a bit of discomfort still." Olsson has been displaced from the side by the central defensive duo of Joleon Lescott and Craig Dawson and would only make the bench if he was fit.
Ben Foster    G    West Bromwich Albion
Foster will return to the starting XI for Saturday's game against Crystal Palace, manager Alan Irvine told the Express & Star.

Fantasy Analysis

Foster missed Monday's draw against Manchester United due to a calf problem but is now ready to take his place between the sticks. “Ben trained today and he's fine," manager Alan Irvine said. A game against Crystal Palace represents a good chance for him to pick up a fourth clean sheet of the season.
Damien Delaney    D    Crystal Palace
Delaney (suspension) won't play this Saturday against West Brom.

Fantasy Analysis

Delaney (suspension) was given his marching orders in the first half of last week's 2-1 defeat against Chelsea after picking up two yellow cards. Delaney and central defensive partner Scott Dann (knee) are both out and it will be down to Brede Hangeland and Adrian Mariappa to fill the void.
James McArthur    M    Crystal Palace
McArthur (hip) is "extremely doubtful" for Saturday's game against West Brom, manager Neil Warnock told the Croydon Advertiser.

Fantasy Analysis

McArthur (hip) limped off against Chelsea on Saturday and a final assessment will be made by the physio on Friday as to whether he can play any part on Saturday. Manager Neil Warnock admitted that it "doesn't look good" and that it is a muscle around the hip that is injured. The central midfielder has been ever present since joining from Wigan in September and his place in the side will be taken by Marouane Chamakh.
Scott Dann    D    Crystal Palace
Dann (knee) won't be risked for Saturday's game at West Brom, manager Neil Warnock told the Croydon Advertiser.

Fantasy Analysis

Dann (knee) sustained the injury during the defeat to Hull City earlier this month and manager Neil Warnock isn't willing to play him until he is 100 percent fit. "I would imagine it's looking doubtful with Scott at the moment," Warnock said. "He is training harder and doing more each day, but we're not going to play him unless he's 100 per cent and we're sure." Dann has two clean sheets so far this season and Palace will struggle to keep West Brom at bay considering central defensive partner Damien Delaney is also serving a one-game suspension.
Dean Marney    M    Burnley
Marney (hamstring) faces a late fitness test ahead of Burnley's game with Everton on Sunday, according to The Lancashire Telegraph.

Fantasy Analysis

Midfielder Marney played every minute of Burnley's first five Premier League fixtures this season before his injury. However, Burnley have struggled so far in front of goal and have scored a league low of four goals in eight games. Marney is defensive-minded player and has not managed a single goal or assist so far this season.
Diego Costa    F    Chelsea
Costa will not play in Chelsea's Premier League match against Manchester United on Sunday after picking up a groin strain, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Costa has been held out for Chelsea after returning from the international break with a groin strain, with Loic Remy getting the last two starts. However, Remy picked up his own injury in Tuesday's Champions League match against Maribor, which could leave Didier Drogba to start against Manchester United.
Angel Di Maria    M    Manchester United
Fears for Di Maria's fitness after he was substituted from the team's 2-2 draw at West Brom have been eased after team sources said the injury was just a minor kick, according to the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Di Maria did light work on Wednesday, and the same team sources have said that he has a chance of being fit for Sunday's match against Chelsea.
Steve Harper    G    Hull City
Harper will miss the next three weeks due to a torn bicep muscle, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

With Harper and Allan McGregor out this weekend, expect Eldin Jakupovic to get the start against Liverpool.
Michael Dawson    D    Hull City
Dawson will miss the next four Hull City matches after scans revealed he suffered ligament damage to his ankle during the Tigers' match against Arsenal, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Since returning to the Hull City lineup in Gameweek Three, Dawson has led the team in blocked shots and is second in clearances. Three of the next four matches are against teams in the top-half of the table, which could provide troubles for the Hull City defense.
Nikica Jelavic    F    Hull City
Jelavic is expected to miss the next four to six weeks after scans showed he suffered torn cartilage during the warm ups of the match against Arsenal, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Jelavic could potentialy return for the November 29 match against Manchester United. While he is out, look for Abel Hernandez to see an increase in fantasy value.
Loic Remy    F    Chelsea
Remy is not expected to play in Chelsea's Premier League match at Manchester United on Sunday after picking up a muscle injury in Tuesday's Champions League match against Maribor.

Fantasy Analysis

Remy injured himself on the opening goal of Chelsea's 6-0 rout and figured to be in line for another start with Diego Costa (hamstring) still sidelined. With both out, Didier Drogba, who replaced Remy after he suffered the injury Tuesday, could get the start, though he just returned from an ankle injury.
David Ospina    G    Arsenal
Ospina has been ruled out for up to three months due to a thigh injury, the Mirror reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ospina re-aggravated a thigh injury during Arsenal's most recent Champions League match, which will likely prevent his from being available until 2015. His absence adds to the Gunners' countless injury woes and leaves Emiliano Martinez as No. 1 goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny's understudy.
Frank Lampard    M    Manchester City
Lampard will not play in Manchester City's Champions League match at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday due to the thigh injury he picked up last Saturday against Tottenham, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

While the injury is serious enough not to bring Lampard to Russia, it's possible he could return for Saturday's Premier League match at West Ham.
Rio Ferdinand    D    Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers may part with Ferdinand in January after the defender was dropped from the squad that faced Liverpool, reports the Mirror.

Fantasy Analysis

The veteran defender joined QPR on a free transfer over the summer on a one-year deal. He has been criticized for his performances for the club, and may be offloaded by the club this winter.
Robert Green    G    Queens Park Rangers
Green was unable to play in Sunday's loss to Liverpool due to illness.

Fantasy Analysis

In Green's stead, Alex McCarthy started and allowed three goals, though he was hardly at fault. Green will try to get back to full strength before next Monday's clash against Aston Villa.
Andre Schurrle    M    Chelsea
Schurrle (illness) was held out of Saturday's Premier League match against Crystal Palace on Tuesday and he is not expected to play in Tuesday's Champions League match against Maribor, manager Jose Mourinho said Saturday

Fantasy Analysis

Schurrle battled the flu during the international break, and while he is not expected to play Tuesday, he may be able to return the following Sunday against Manchester United.
Ramires    M    Chelsea
Ramires was held out of Saturday's Premier League match against Crystal Palace due to his groin injury, and he will not play in Tuesday's Champions League match against Maribor, manager Jose Mourinho said Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ramires picked up a groin strain back on Sept. 21 against Manchester City and he's been unable to play since. Mourinho intimated that he would be able to return after the international break, but that hasn't happened yet. With Tuesday too soon for a return, his next opportunity comes Oct. 26 against Manchester United.
César Azpilicueta    D    Chelsea
Azpilicueta was sent off in the 40th minute of Chelsea's Premier League match against Crystal Palace on Saturday due to a two-footed late challenge.

Fantasy Analysis

Azpilicueta has three clearances and two interceptions before being sent off. It's a tricky situation for the Spaniard, who will now be replaced by Filipe Luis in the starting XI, a player who has been more active in Champions League play this season than in the Premier League.
Daniel Sturridge    F    Liverpool
Sturridge, who was set to possibly return Sunday against QPR after missing more than a month with a thigh injury picked up while on international duty, has been ruled out for two to four more weeks after picking up a calf injury in training, Sky Sports reprots. "Daniel has pulled his calf," manager Brendan Rodgers said. "He's look at being out for another two to four weeks. It's a big blow as we were looking forward to welcoming Daniel back."

Fantasy Analysis

With the new timeline, Sturridge could miss up to seven matches, including two Champions League ties with Real Madrid. Mario Balotelli will likely continue to start up front for the Reds, with Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert also getting time in Sturridge's absence.
John Stones    D    Everton
Stones underwent successful surgery earlier this week and he will be sidelined for at least eight to 10 weeks, according to manager Roberto Martinez.

Fantasy Analysis

Stones was getting fairly regular playing time thanks to injuries to Sylvain Distin and Seamus Coleman, but he'll now be sidelined for quite some time. It wouldn't be surprising if he was out longer than eight to 10 weeks if that's his return date to training and not matches.
Jordon Mutch    M    Queens Park Rangers
Mutch (hamstring) will be unavailable for Sunday's home clash with Liverpool.

Fantasy Analysis

Mutch's hamstring is still not at 100 percent, so QPR boss Harry Redknapp will be cautious with the midfielder, who joined up with the club over the summer. Mutch has one assist and five total shots through five Premier League matches in 2014/15.
Joey Barton    M    Queens Park Rangers
Barton (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's match against Liverpool.

Fantasy Analysis

Barton is nearing a return, but will not feature against the Reds this coming weekend. The 32-year-old midfielder has yet to pick up a goal or an assist in four league matches this season.
Fabian Delph    M    Aston Villa
Delph will have surgery on a dislocated shoulder suffered in training Tuesday and he will be sidelined for at least two months, the BBC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Delph's fantasy upside in most games is limited given his role as a defensive midfielder, though his absence could be a hit to the Aston Villa defenders with less help up front now.
Varela    F    West Bromwich Albion
Varela (groin) has yet to return to first team training following a groin operation, reports the official club website.

Fantasy Analysis

Varela (groin) underwent the operation over the international break and manager Alan Irvine admitted they are taking things slowly. "Silvestre isn't quite ready. The last thing we want to do is push him but the operation went well. Everyone was happy with the procedure but we'll take it carefully," Irvine said. Varela has yet to play a minute in the Premier League and fantasy managers should stay away until he is back to full training.

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