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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

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Danny Drinkwater    M    Leicester City
Drinkwater tallied an assist and was sent off after picking up two yellow cards in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Fantasy Analysis

Drinkwater was lucky to have not conceded a penalty on the second yellow card, taking down Memphis at the razor's edge of the box. His link-up play has been the key to bring together the midfield and their talented upfield players. His dissent after his second yellow card could prove problematic if he is given supplementary discipline, similarly to Jamie Vardy after his own sending off. Drinkwater has two goals and eight assists in 34 Premier League matches this season (all starts).
Wilfried Zaha    F/M    Crystal Palace
Zaha (leg) didn't make the 18-man squad Saturday versus Newcastle.

Fantasy Analysis

Zaha's lingering injury may shut him down for the rest of the season. Even if he makes a healthy return, though, he hasn't been able to produce much in fantasy. Jason Puncheon may continue starting on the wing while Zaha is out with James Macarthur playing in the middle of the park behind the striker.
Yoan Gouffran    F    Newcastle United
Gouffran (leg) didn't make the 18-man squad Saturday versus Crystal Palace.

Fantasy Analysis

Gouffran remains sidelined and with two weeks left into the season and Newcastle chasing survival even if he returns he probably wouldn't be heavily involved which will limit his fantasy upside.
Per Mertesacker    D    Arsenal
Mertesacker picked up a hamstring injury in the second half of Saturday's 1-0 victory over Norwich City.

Fantasy Analysis

Mertesacker was assured throughout the first half, but seemed to pick up some sort of hamstring injury early on in the second half and was removed shortly thereafter in favor of Gabriel. With how well Gabriel performed, it wouldn't be surprising, fit or otherwise, if Mertesacker wasn't selected for the starting XI for next weekend's fixture against Manchester City.
Timm Klose    D    Norwich City
Klose (knee) is out Saturday versus Arsenal.

Fantasy Analysis

Klose has been a huge boost for the Canaries' defense but it turns out his injury was more serious than initially hoped for.
Kieran Gibbs    D    Arsenal
Gibbs (back) is out Saturday versus Norwich.

Fantasy Analysis

Gibbs wasn't expected to make the team and with Nacho Monreal ahead of him in the pecking order his absence wouldn't impact many fantasy rosters.
Fabricio Coloccini    D    Newcastle United
Coloccini (calf) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Crystal Palace.

Fantasy Analysis

Jamaal Lescelles will likely continue to start in Coloccini's absence.
Daryl Janmaat    D    Newcastle United
Janmaat (groin) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Crystal Palace, though he could return next week.

Fantasy Analysis

With Vurnon Anita playing well in Janmaat's absence, there is little reason to rush the latter back before he's fully fit, especially with the Netherlands not playing in the European Championships this summer.
Danny Ings    F    Liverpool
Ings (knee) could return to full training soon and possibly play in a Premier League match before the end of the season, manager Jurgen Klopp said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ings tore his ACL back in October but has apparently recovered quickly enough to get a shot at playing in the next few weeks. That being said, his fantasy value is going to be quite limited if he's unable to get his match fitness up enough to start.
Kieran Richardson    M/D    Aston Villa
Richardson (calf) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Watford.

Fantasy Analysis

Richardson's fantasy upside has been fairly limited for most of the season, so even a return to fitness wasn't going to make him a potential target for fantasy managers.
Adam Smith    D    AFC Bournemouth
Smith will visit with a specialist to aid in his recovery from a groin injury, manager Eddie Howe said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Given Smith's inability to train due to the injury, he seems highly unlikely to return before the end of the season, which means Simon Francis will continue to start out wide.
Max Gradel    F/M    AFC Bournemouth
Gradel (knock) is questionable for Saturday's match against Everton.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Eddie Howe said Friday that the club will take its time on Gradel, giving little optimism that he'll play enough Saturday to make a fantasy impact.
Eric Dier    M/D    Tottenham Hotspur
Dier (concussion) is a late fitness test for Monday's match against Chelsea. "Eric suffered concussion but he's doing well this week," manager Mauricio Pochettino said. "We need to wait until Sunday to make a decision as to whether or not he's available for Monday."

Fantasy Analysis

Dier has been the rock in the middle of Spurs' defense and his absence would be a huge blow to their fledgling title chances. Dier has featured in all but one Premier League match this season, missing that match due to a yellow card accumulation. The holding midfielder is currently on nine yellow cards, putting him just one away from an additional suspension.
David Silva    M    Manchester City
Silva (hamstring) is out for the duration of the Premier League season, but could return if City reaches the Champions League final.

Fantasy Analysis

Silva picked up a hamstring injury against Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League clash and needs "two or three weeks to recover," which would keep him out for the duration of the Premier League season. The creative midfielder does have a chance to play in the Champions League final, if City can make it there. Silva's absence could be problematic for City, who have struggled moving forward at times this season. The creative midfielder has two goals and 11 assists in 24 Premier League matches this season.
Yaya Toure    M    Manchester City
Toure (thigh) is out for Sunday's match against Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

Toure has struggled with fitness all season, but is in training and hopes to be able to play in Wednesday's key Champions League clash with Real Madrid. Toure has six goals and five assists in 30 Premier League matches this season, but seems to be the spark plug that gets the Citizens going when he's engaged.
Seamus Coleman    D    Everton
Coleman (hamstring) is out for Saturday's match against Bournemouth.

Fantasy Analysis

The highly-rated fullback has missed the past two matches with a hamstring injury after being withdrawn on 54 minutes against Southampton. It's unclear his timetable for return other than he'll be held out against the Cherries. He has one goal and three assists in 28 Premier League matches this season.
Gareth Barry    M    Everton
Barry (groin) is out for Saturday's match against Bournemouth.

Fantasy Analysis

The holding midfielder turned in a 45 minute shift in the team's last Premier League math, but missed the FA Cup semifinal against Manchester United. The 35-year-old aims to return to the squad for the next match at Leicester City on May 7.
Gary Cahill    D    Chelsea
Cahill (illness) is fit for Monday's match against Tottenham Hotspur.

Fantasy Analysis

Cahill has played just one of the past four Premier League matches while dealing with a variety of ailments. Furthermore, he's struggled with form and fitness, which has seen him play just 19 Premier League matches this season (17 starts). When fit, he's likely a starter alongside John Terry, who is also recovering from an injury.
John Terry    D    Chelsea
Terry (Achilles) is available for Monday's match against Chelsea. "Regarding John, maybe hes not at full 90-minute fitness, we will see in the upcoming training sessions," manager Guus Hiddink said. "They have experience and it will be good to have them back in what will be a very exciting and tough game."

Fantasy Analysis

The Chelsea skipper has missed seven of the past eight Premier League matches, but finally appears ready to play. Even if he doesn't go the full-90, having the captain back for an hour could be a huge boon to a Chelsea side that's not used to having little to play for in May.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain    M    Arsenal
Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) is likely unavailable for Saturday's match against Norwich City. "It's Oxlade-Chamberlain's first week in full training now, so I don't think I will select him this weekend," manager Arsene Wenger said.

Fantasy Analysis

Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn't played since coming off injured against Barcelona in the Champions League on Feb. 23, missing the last nine Premier League matches. While he's on the road to being fit again, with virtually the full squad available, the Ox may not have a place for the remainder of the season with the development of Mohamed Elneny and Alex Iwobi in addition to the fitness of Jack Wilshere.
Divock Origi    F    Liverpool
Origi will not require surgery on his injured ankle, which could allow him to return to fitness in time for this summer's Euro tournament, according to the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Additional scans have revealed that only one ligament was damaged, and it could heal with rest and rehabilitation alone. Origi will still be out for four weeks and miss Liverpool's season finale, but may be able to return in time to help Belgium in this summer's tournament.
Phil Jagielka    D    Everton
Jagielka could miss the rest of the season after aggravating a hamstring injury last weekend versus Manchester United, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Jagielka soldiered through the entire 90 minutes, but the re-injury may have ended his 2016/16 campaign prematurely. Everton have multiple options, including John Stones, available at the back to fill in for as long as the veteran is sidelined.
Jonathan Walters    F    Stoke City
Walters (knee) could return Saturday against Sunderland.

Fantasy Analysis

Walters has missed the last four games after undergoing knee surgery, and while he's not a prolific goal-scorer, Stoke have just one goal in their last three. Given his return from surgery, it would be surprising if he was inserted back into the starting lineup right away.
Alberto Paloschi    F    Swansea City
Paloschi will not play Sunday against Liverpool, and he could be sidelined for the rest of the season because of a hamstring injury, the South Wales Evening Post reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Paloschi has been a consistent starter since coming over this winter, and his absence could allow more playing time for Bafetimbi Gomis.
Leroy Fer    M    Swansea City
Fer will not play Sunday against Liverpool, and he could miss the final three games of the Premier League season because of a hamstring injury, the South Wales Evening Post reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Fer has been a solid performer of late, though his fantasy value is always higher in formats that give points for peripheral stats, as he doesn't figure into many goals.
Mamadou Sakho    D    Liverpool
Sakho will not contest his failed drug test results, according to Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sakho reportedly tested positive for a fat-burning substance following last month's Europa League match against Manchester United. The defender had until Tuesday to request a test on a B sample, but he has accepted the initial result. He is not currently suspended for the result, but was left out of the team's draw with Newcastle and did not travel to Spain to face Villarreal.
Dele Alli    M    Tottenham Hotspur
Alli has accepted the FA's violent conduct charge after he appeared to striker Claudio Yacob in the stomach during Monday's draw with West Brom, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Accepting the charge now means that he could face up to a three-game ban, which would be a big impact to Tottenham's chase of Leicester City for the Premier League title. The FA is expected to convene on Thursday or Friday to judge the case.
Etienne Capoue    M    Watford
Capoue was stretchered off of Saturday's FA Cup semifinal match against Crystal Palace because of a knee injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Capoue's fantasy value wasn't that high given his role as a holding midfielder, so any potential absence isn't likely to move the fantasy needle.
Jeremain Lens    F/M    Sunderland
Lens (illness) is out Sunday against Arsenal.

Fantasy Analysis

Lens wasn't likely to get a start anyway, so his fantasy value isn't greatly altered by missing out.
Phil Jones    D    Manchester United
Jones (ankle) didn't make Saturday's 18-man squad in FA Cup tie against Everton.

Fantasy Analysis

Jones is expected to be back soon but he wasn't selected for the so important FA Cup semi-final tie versus the Toffees as manager Louis van Gaal desperately needs to win the tournament to save his job and he decided to go a fully healthy squad.
Adnan Januzaj    M    Manchester United
Januzaj (hamstring) didn't make the 18-man squad in Saturday's FA Cup tie against Everton.

Fantasy Analysis

Januzaj is expected to be back soon but he wasn't selected for the so important FA Cup semi-final tie versus the Toffees as manager Louis van Gaal desperately needs to win the tournament to save his job and he decided to go a fully healthy squad.

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