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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

Jonny Evans    D    Manchester United
Evans had to be removed from Sunday's game against Leicester City due to a foot injury, and manager Louis van Gaal confirmed after the game that Evans was on crutches. "He got a kick," van Gaal said. I don't know how bad it is. We have to wait and see. He's on crutches."

Fantasy Analysis

Evans appears to have a spot in the starting XI when he's fit, but if he is forced to miss any time, which appears likely, Chris Smalling figures to take his place, as he did Sunday.
Ricky Alvarez    M    Sunderland
Alvarez did not play in Sunderland's Premier League match against Burnley on Saturday after picking up a knock in training, but manager Gus Poyet said he should be available for Tuesday's Capital One Cup match against Stoke City.

Fantasy Analysis

Alvarez has made only one substitute appearance for Sunderland after joining on-loan from Inter Milan, but he figures to get more playing time once he's fully fit.
Emanuele Giaccherini    F    Sunderland
Giaccherini picked up a knock to his ankle during Sunderland's scoreless draw with Burnley on Saturday, though manager Gus Poyet relayed that it may not be serious. "I think it is less than what we thought, it looked bad because he cleared the ball and had a tackle on his ankle, but he was telling me in the dressing room that he doesn't think it is bad," Poyet said.

Fantasy Analysis

Will Buckley came on for Giaccherini in the 73rd minute after he suffered the injury. Even if the injury is not serious, Giaccherini will not likely play in Tuesday's Capital One Cup match against Stoke City, but may be available next Saturday against Swansea if his ankle responds to treatment.
Mathieu Flamini    M    Arsenal
Flamini, who is battling a thigh problem, was not in the 18-man squad to face Aston Villa on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

There likely weren't too many fantasy teams affected by Flamini's absence, as he primarily plays a defensive role for the Gunners anyway, which limits his fantasy production.
James Ward-Prowse    M    Southampton
Ward-Prowse had to be stretchered off from Southampton's Premier League match against Swansea City on Saturday due to an ankle injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Ward-Prowse came into the match with assists in back-to-back matches, but the injury appeared to be pretty serious Saturday. He'll undergo additional scans to determine the full extent of the injury.
Fabian Delph    M    Aston Villa
Delph was able to play the full 90 minutes during the match with Arsenal on Saturday but he's been battling a stomach virus throughout the week.

Fantasy Analysis

Delph and his teammates have been battling the stomach bug, although Delph seems to be in the clear since he was able to play the full match Saturday. The midfielder has been a crucial player for Villa this season as he's started in all five of their Premier League matches.
Andreas Weimann    F    Aston Villa
Weimann came down with the stomach flu during halftime of Saturday's match with Arsenal.

Fantasy Analysis

The Villans had many players fall prey to the stomach bug Saturday and Weimann was one of the unfortunate ones. With an upcoming match against Chelsea, the entire squad will try get healthy over the course of the next week.
Ashley Westwood    M/D    Aston Villa
Westwood was one of the many Aston Villa players who came down with a stomach bug during the Arsenal match Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Paul Lambert has decided to close down Villa's facilities for the rest of the weekend in an attempt to get his players back at full strength. Westwood was ultimately unable to play Saturday and will try to get well before his squad faces Chelsea.
Nathan Baker    D    Aston Villa
Baker was unable to play against Arsenal on Saturday due to a stomach bug.

Fantasy Analysis

Baker was not alone with the stomach bug as many of the Villans have come down with the illness as well. Manager Paul Lambert has decided to close the facilities over the weekend in an attempt to get his players healthy for their upcoming match against Chelsea.
Darren Bent    F    Aston Villa
Manager Paul Lambert said Bent was unable to play Saturday against Arsenal due to a stomach bug.

Fantasy Analysis

The stomach bug is reportedly running rampant through the dressing room, with Bent hardly the only player missing from the teamsheet Saturday. He isn't expected to be out for long, though he's struggling to get first-team football even when fit.
Danny Ings    F    Burnley
Ings suffered a hamstring last weekend against Crystal Palace and could miss four weeks, according to the Daily Express.

Fantasy Analysis

Ings seemed to be the best offensive option for Burnley, but they'll have to rely on the likes of Scott Arfield to try to break through after two straight goalless matches.
Stephen Quinn    M    Hull City
Quinn set up Hull City's second goal Saturday against Newcastle United and was credited with the assist in the 2-2 draw.

Fantasy Analysis

Quinn now has three assists on the season while leading Hull City with seven assisted shots. Now that he is getting more playing time with the Tigers, he may see an increase in opportunities from last season.
Joe Cole    M    Aston Villa
Cole is dealing with a calf injury and may not be available for Saturday's match against Arsenal, the Daily Star reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Cole has dealt with multiple injuries this season and hasn't played in a Premier League match for Aston Villa as a result. However, his most recent calf injury doesn't seem too alarming for his long-term availability.
Matthew Jarvis    M    West Ham United
Jarvis will not play in West Ham's Premier League match against Liverpool on Saturday due to a thigh injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Jarvis has yet to play this season due to the ailment, but he could return as early as Sept. 27 against Manchester United. Given all the additions the Hammers have made this summer, Jarvis may find it tough to get consistent playing time in the early-going.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto    D    Tottenham Hotspur
Assou-Ekotto has been suspended for three games for tweeting support for Nicolas Anelka following his suspension for using the quenelle gesture last season, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Assou-Ekotto, who was on loan at QPR last season, isn't likely rostered in many leagues, so his absence shouldn't affect too many fantasy teams.
Daniel Sturridge    F    Liverpool
Sturridge (thigh) will not play in Liverpool's Premier League match against West Ham on Saturday, but he may be able to return Sept. 27 against Everton, manager Brendan Rodgers said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Sturridge has already missed two matches after picking up the injury while on international duty with England. He is an elite forward option in nearly all fantasy formats and his return will be a big boost for Liverpool, who will continue to start Mario Balotelli up front.
Jon Flanagan    D    Liverpool
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said Thursday that Flanagan underwent knee surgery this week and will be "out for a few months.".

Fantasy Analysis

Flanagan has become excess for Liverpool at this point, though he was important depth as the team will have to compete in the Champions League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup this season, in addition to Premier League play.
Edin Dzeko    F    Manchester City
Dzeko felt soreness in his back following Manchester City's Champions League match at Bayern Munich on Wednesday, but he is expected to be available for Sunday's Premier League match against Chelsea, manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Stevan Jovetic has been ruled out with a hamstring injury, leaving Dzeko to likely come off the bench against Chelsea, with Sergio Aguero in the starting XI. Dzeko has yet to score this season, but he gets enough playing time that his first score will come sooner rather than later.
Fernando    M    Manchester City
Fernando will not play Sunday against Chelsea due to an ongoing groin injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Fernando isn't a great fantasy option given that he's primarily a holding midfielders, so his absence likely won't hurt too many fantasy teams. Fernandinho is expected to continue replacing him in the starting XI.
Stevan Jovetic    F    Manchester City
Jovetic will not play Sunday against Chelsea, as he is still recovering from a hamstring injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

With Jovetic sidelined, Sergio Aguero will likely start up front alone, with Edin Dzeko spelling him off the bench. Jovetic started off the season very well, scoring two goals in three games, but he missed a significant portion of last season with injuries, making his latest ailment a little more concerning.
Yaya Sanogo    F    Arsenal
Sanogo will not play Saturday against Aston Villa due to a hamstring injury, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Sanogo appeared to be headed for more playing time when Olivier Giroud went down with a broken ankle, but the Gunners purchased Danny Welbeck from Manchester United, which crushed any hopes of Sanogo getting first-team football in league play.
Christian Benteke    F    Aston Villa
Benteke (Achilles) hasn't suffered any setbacks during his first week of training but is still multiple weeks away from returning to the pitch, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Benteke has yet to play for Aston Villa this season as he suffered an Achilles injury in April that has left him rehabbing since then. Despite the extensive time away from the game, the striker will likely have an immediate fantasy impact as he'll be the featured weapon up front for the Villans' attack.
Hatem Ben Arfa    M    Hull City
Ben Arfa is ineligible to play Saturday against Newcastle United, reports Sky Sports. He is on loan from the Magpies and will not be able to be selected to take on his parent club.

Fantasy Analysis

Ben Arfa will be eligible to return for Hull City's next match against Manchester City on September 27. The move from Newcastle United to Hull City should provide Ben Arfa with more opportunity for playing time, although his fantasy value still remains limited until he can prove he can convert shot attempts into goals at an improved rate.
Mathieu Debuchy    D    Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Friday that Debuchy will have exploratory surgery on his ankle to determine the severity of his injury and if he does need an additional operation, he could be sidelined up to three months.

Fantasy Analysis

If Debuchy avoids an additional surgery, he could return in six weeks, but even that it quite a ways off. Calum Chambers is expected to get a majority of the starts in Debuchy's absence.
Nacho Monreal    D    Arsenal
Monreal has been ruled out of Arsenal's Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday due to his ongoing back injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Monreal was held out of Tuesday's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund, but manager Arsene Wenger said earlier in the week that he thought Monreal would return Saturday. As of Friday, Wenger said he doesn't know when Monreal will return, but indicated he didn't think it would be long-term.
Ron Vlaar    D    Aston Villa
Vlaar continues to battle a calf injury and he could miss out on Saturday's Premier League match against Arsenal, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The Aston Villa defense has been excellent this season and Vlaar has been a strong contributor despite missing last week's match. Unfortunately, they have Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton on the fixture list, so it's tough to play Vlaar with much confidence even if he is fit.
Andros Townsend    M    Tottenham Hotspur
Townsend suffered an upper leg injury and was forced to be replaced in the second half of Tottenham's draw with Partizan Belgrade, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Townsend may be forced to miss Tottenham's match with West Brom on Sunday as a result of the injury. The team will assess the extent of the issue on Friday.
Adel Taarabt    M    Queens Park Rangers
Manager Harry Redknapp expressed concerns about Taarabt's ability to remain fit through recovery of his ankle injury, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Taarabt twisted his ankle this past week and returned to training for just 15 minutes before injuring it again. Redknapp openly debated giving the player some extra rest, but was torn as he felt the player would gain weight and lose fitness during the time off. There is no expected return for Taarabt at this time.
Jonas Gutierrez    F/M    Newcastle United
Gutierrez revealed that he has been receiving treatment for testicular cancer in Argentina for the past month, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gutierrez hasn't played since April, and spent part of last season on loan at Norwich. He has been undergoing chemotherapy, and is continuing to battle the disease.

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Game-Time Decision

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