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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

Gaston Ramirez    F/M    Hull City
Ramirez will be inelgible to face his parent club Saturday when Hull City host Southampton, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ramirez has been relatively quiet as a reserve for Hull City this season. His absence should not have much fantasy impact.
Allan McGregor    G    Hull City
McGregor will miss his fourth consecutive match as he will not be fit to face Southampton on Saturday, reoprts Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Hull City will turn to Eldin Jakupovic for Saturday's match against Southampton.
Varela    F    West Bromwich Albion
Varela (groin) has resumed full training yet isn't expected to be ready for first team action until the end of November. "Today was his first full session since coming back from injury so I'm really pleased about that but he's obviously a long way away from being ready to play in the Premier League. He will need time. He is one who, during the international break, we will try to top up. I wouldn't have thought there is any chance (of him playing) before then," manager Alan Irvine told the official club website.

Fantasy Analysis

Varela (groin) returned to parent club Porto and underwent a groin operation at the start of October. The winger hasn't appeared for West Brom since arriving in August due to persistent injury problems. Varela had five goals and five assists in 25 leagues games last season and has potential to be a surprise package for fantasy players once fit.
James McArthur    M    Crystal Palace
McArthur (thigh) has a good chance of making Monday's game against Sunderland. "I thought he might be a couple of weeks but I wouldn't write him off for Sunderland. He always wants to play. He wanted to stay on when he got his injury," manager Neil Warnock told the South London Press.

Fantasy Analysis

McArthur (thigh) missed last weekend's 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion after being forced out of the 2-1 home defeat to Chelsea earlier this month. Marouane Chamakh has replaced him in the side and McArthur may have to be content with a place among the substitutes if he does indeed return.
Scott Dann    D    Crystal Palace
Dann (knee) will decide over the weekend if he is fit enough for Monday's clash with Sunderland. ďI donít think Iím completely ruled out for Monday but I wouldnít like to say Iíll be fit and then I donít play, itís taking it day by day. Iíll know at the weekend if Iíll be ready or not. Itís only been around three weeks, and after just one I was able to run so I have kept my fitness up really well. I havenít lost any fitness work," Dann told the Croydon Advertiser.

Fantasy Analysis

Dann (knee) hasn't returned to full training and looks increasingly likely to be absent for Monday's game against Sunderland. The central defender picked up the injury on Oct. 4 at Hull and has missed two games since then. Brede Hangeland is expected to fill in alongside the returning Damien Delaney.
Diego Costa    F    Chelsea
Costa (hamstring) will be in the squad for Chelsea's Premier League match against QPR on Saturday, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Costa has missed the last four games for Chelsea, but figures to head right back into the starting XI in place of Didier Drogba, who has been starting lately with Loic Remy (groin) also sidelined. Costa co-leads the Premier League with nine goals this season and the matchup against QPR is an enticing one to add to his total.
Papiss Cisse    F    Newcastle United
Cisse, who has missed the last two games due to a knee injury, will have a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Liverpool, manager Alan Pardew said Friday. "The only slight issue I have is with Papiss Cisse and is he going to be fit," he said. "We are in a very similar position to where we were at Tottenham (last weekend), so we will have to wait and see."

Fantasy Analysis

Cisse's return would surely be good news for fantasy owners, as the matchup against Liverpool is an enticing one from a scoring perspective, despite their home clean sheet last weekend against Hull City.
Wayne Rooney    F    Manchester United
Manager Louis van Gaal confirmed Friday that Rooney (foot) is fit to face Manchester City on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Rooney is eligible to return from a three-match ban for picking up a red card, but he was reportedly also dealing with a foot injury of late. However, he'll return for the Manchester derby and figures to start with Falcao out with a foot injury.
Falcao    F    Manchester United
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confirmed Friday that Falcao will not play Sunday against Manchester City due to his foot injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Falcao was unable to play last weekend against Chelsea, but at the time van Gaal said he was confident he would return for the Manchester derby. That won't be the case, though the good news for United is that Wayne Rooney is fit and returns from suspension.
Yaya Toure    M    Manchester City
Toure picked up a groin injury in Wednesday's Capital One Cup match against Newcastle, but manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday that he expects Toure to play Sunday against Manchester United.

Fantasy Analysis

Manchester City will be without David Silva for at least three weeks after he picked up a knee injury Wednesday, putting even more pressure on Toure to move the attack forward against a Manchester United defense that has really struggled this season.
Jose Enrique    D    Liverpool
Manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed Thursday that Enrique is dealing with a new knee injury, which will at least keep him out this weekend against Newcastle.

Fantasy Analysis

This isn't likely to have an affect on many fantasy rosters, as Enrique is behind a number of better options on the depth chart.
David Silva    M    Manchester City
Silva will be sidelined for up to three weeks after suffering knee ligament damage during Tuesday's Capital One Cup against Newcaslte, manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

It's a tough blow for fantasy owners, as Silva was really starting to come into form. The good news for Manchester City is that Samir Nasri has returned from injury and figures to start Sunday against Manchester United.
Jack Wilshere    M    Arsenal
Wilshere (knee) is unlikely to play in Arsenal's next two games, the London Evening Standard reports.

Fantasy Analysis

We won't see Wilshere in Saturday's Premier League match against Brunley, and he's unlikely to go in Tuesday's Champions League match against Anderlecht. The Gunners always have strong depth in the midfield, so this is an unfortunate absence but far from a crippling one.
Olivier Giroud    F    Arsenal
Giroud (broken tibia) is still considered ahead of schedule on his injury rehab, the London Evening Standard reports. Manager Arsene Wenger thinks Giroud might be able to return around Christmas.

Fantasy Analysis

That timetable would be about three weeks ahead of schedule, not that anyone should lock it in stone.
Bryan Oviedo    M    Everton
Oviedo (leg) is still sidelined after having surgery earlier in October but is expected to start scrimmaging sometime next week, the Independent reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Oviedo was originally expected to be ready for competition a couple weeks ago but still hasn't managed to make a return to the pitch. The 24-year-old will likely see time on the pitch when he makes his eventual return for Everton, despite only playing in one Premier League match this season.
Romelu Lukaku    F    Everton
Lukaku picked up a knock against Burnley and will now have a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's match against Swansea City, FOX Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Lukaku has scored four goals in Premier League play this season and will be sorely missed by Everton if he's deemed unfit for Saturday's match with Swansea. If he's ultimately unable to play, the 21-year-old's next opportunity to get on the pitch will be Nov. 9 against Sunderland.
Alan Hutton    D    Aston Villa
Hutton (ankle) will face a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's match against the Spurs.

Fantasy Analysis

Hutton was unable to play in last week's match against QPR due to his injured left ankle and manager Paul Lambert is not too optimistic about a potential return Sunday. If he's ultimately unable to play Sunday, his next opportunity to get on the pitch will be Nov. 8 against West Ham.
Nathan Baker    D    Aston Villa
Baker (hamstring) will face a late fitness test before Sunday's match against Tottenham.

Fantasy Analysis

Baker suffered a hamstring injury during the Oct. 18 match against Everton and hasn't been on the pitch since. However, manager Paul Lambert said in his weekly press conference that Baker will have a serious chance at making a return Sunday.
Andreas Weimann    F    Aston Villa
Weimann (calf) will face a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's match against the Spurs.

Fantasy Analysis

Weimann had to be taken out of last week's match against QPR as he was dealing with a noticeable limp. Although, manager Paul Lambert seems to think Weimann will be able to play Sunday which is certainly a positive sign.
Abou Diaby    M    Arsenal
Diaby continues to recover from a calf injury, and while he has been training, he is still a few weeks away from returning.

Fantasy Analysis

Even when he does reach full fitness, Diaby will remain a very limited fantasy option given his expected lack of playing time during Premier League fixtures.
Yaya Sanogo    F    Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed Thursday that Sanogo (hamstring) is available for Saturday's Premier League match against Burnley.

Fantasy Analysis

With Danny Welbeck fully fit, and Alexis Sanchez getting occasional playing time as the lone striker, there isn't much room for Sanogo to make a fantasy impact in Premier League matches.
Serge Gnabry    M    Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Gnabry (knee) is "not quite ready yet" to return.

Fantasy Analysis

Gnabry has yet return to training, but he is still some ways off from being available for selection. However, even when he does get to that point, there are plenty of players ahead of him on the depth chart, which keeps his fantasy prospects pretty limited.
Laurent Koscielny    D    Arsenal
Koscielny (Achilles) was not among manager Arsene Wenger's list of players returning from injuries Thursday, and he appears very unlikely to play Saturday against Burnley.

Fantasy Analysis

Koscielny has been dealing with the issue for much of the season and was sent back to London by the French national team during the last international break. With no recent updates from Wenger, it's tough to gauge when Koscielny will return, which likely leaves either Calum Chambers, who has been playing in place of Mathieu Debuchy (ankle), to move to centreback, or possibly Nacho Monreal.
Kieran Gibbs    D    Arsenal
Manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday that Gibbs (hip) is still an injury doubt for Saturday's match against Burnley, but his participation in training Friday will help make the decision.

Fantasy Analysis

Arsenal have been hit hard in the back, as they are already without Mathieu Debuchy (ankle) and Laurent Koscielny (Achilles), so losing Gibbs only adds to the issues. If he is unable to play, Arsenal could move a number of different pieces around, possibly giving a start to Hector Bellerin.
Daniel Sturridge    F    Liverpool
Sturridge continues to recover from his calf injury, but he may not be able to return until after the international break, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed Thursday that Sturridge is unlikely to play in the Champions League against Real Madrid next week, and will likely stay back rather than join the England squad for Euro 2016 qualifiers against Slovenia and Scotland during next month's international break.
Ki Sung-Yueng    M    Swansea City
Sung-Yueng (shoulder) has been able to train ahead of Saturday's match against Everton but will still face a late fitness test to determine his availability.

Fantasy Analysis

Sung-Yueng was not available for Tuesday's Capital One Cup loss to Liverpool and was allowed to rest his injured shoulder instead. With this rest and confirmation that he's been able to train, it seems likely that the 25-year-old will be available to face Everton, although a late fitness test may ultimately prove otherwise.
Gylfi Sigurdsson    M    Swansea City
Sigurdsson (groin) will have a late-fitness test ahead of Swansea's match against Everton, although he's been involved with training in preparation for Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Sigurdsson was forced off the pitch early against Leicester on Saturday with a groin injury but still managed to record his seventh assist of the season in Premier League play. The fact that he's been able to train is a good sign that he'll be available against Everton, although a late fitness test will be the ultimately decider.
Sadio Mane    M    Southampton
Mane is suffering from an ankle problem and is a doubt for Southampton's game with Hull on Sunday, according to The Daily Echo.

Fantasy Analysis

The winger missed Southampton's midweek League Cup game against Stoke with the injury. Mane has been on good form recently and scored his first goal for Southampton in their 1-0 win over Stoke last week. The Senegalese international is likely to be replaced by Shane Long if he is not fit, as the Saints look for their third straight league win.
Rio Ferdinand    D    Queens Park Rangers
The FA have given Ferdinand a three-match ban and a £25,000 fine for a derogatory comment he made on Twitter in September, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ferdinand made the comments in response to another user who suggested Queens Park Rangers needed another defender. He will now miss the next three matches against Chelsea, Manchester City, and Leicester City.
Mathieu Debuchy    D    Arsenal
Debuchy has begun working out in the gym and is expected to rejoin full training by the end of December after damaging ankle ligaments, reports the Mirror.

Fantasy Analysis

Debuchy posted pictures of himself working out, and may be available for the third round of the FA Cup if his schedule continues to stay on track.
Ramires    M    Chelsea
Ramires (groin) is expected to play Saturday against QPR, Get West London reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ramires has not played since suffering the injury Sept. 21 against Manchester City, and while he usually plays a more holding role, he does have one goal and three assists in four appearances this season.

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