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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

Marcos Rojo    D    Manchester United
Rojo's transfer to Manchester United is still waiting for the Premier League to endorse the deal due to the involvement of funding group Doyen, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Rojo's move was consummated more than a week ago, but he has yet to play for the team as the Premier League continues to process the paperwork. The League's issue with the transfer is Doyen's claim to 75% of the fee. Rojo needs completion of the paperwork by noon on Friday to be eligible to play Burnley on Saturday.
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.
Diego Costa    F    Chelsea
Costa suffered a hamstring injury in training Wednesday, though the severity of the injury has yet to be determined, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The 25-year-old striker has enjoyed a fine start to his Chelsea career, scoring in each of the team's first two league matches, so manager Jose Mourinho, as well as Costa's fantasy owners, will be hoping the injury isn't severe. More on the extent of the issue should be known soon, with the Blues facing a tough trip to Goodison Park to do battle with Everton on Saturday.
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.
Yaya Sanogo    F    Arsenal
Sanogo (hamstring) is expected to be fit Wednesday to face Besiktas in the second leg of their Champions League tie, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sanogo missed the first leg and last weekend's match against Everton due to the hamstring injury, but he could be thrust right into the starting XI, with Olivier Giroud potentially missing significant time after suffering an ankle injury Saturday against Everton.
Kieran Gibbs    D    Arsenal
Gibbs (hamstring) is not expected to return until after the international break, manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Gibbs suffered the injury during Arsenal's Premier League opener against Crystal Palace and was originally given a two-to-three week timetable for return, which he will blow through before the international break. The Gunners face Manchester City at home on Sept. 13, but if Gibbs cannot return by then, he may be able to face Aston Villa on Sept. 20.
Mikel Arteta    M    Arsenal
Arteta will not play in Arsenal's Champions League match against Besiktas on Wednesday due to an ongoing ankle injury, but manager Arsene Wenger said it "is a quite short term injury, he could be back quite quickly.".

Fantasy Analysis

Arteta's role as Arsenal's main defensive midfielder is a little more secure after Sami Khedira decided to stay with Real Madrid, but that doesn't make Arteta's fantasy value increase much.
Martin Skrtel    D    Liverpool
Skrtel appeared to suffer a knock to his knee during Monday's Premier League match at Manchester City, as his knee collided with City midfielder Yaya Toure on a clearance.

Fantasy Analysis

Skrtel could not be subbed off because Liverpool had already used all three, plus Glen Johnson was taken off with a thigh injury, so the Reds were already down to 10 men. He will undergo further tests Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury, although he's certainly iffy to face Tottenham on Sunday.
Edin Dzeko    F    Manchester City
Dzeko started Manchester City's Premier League match against Liverpool on Monday, but had to be subbed off after 67 minutes due to a leg injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Dzeko took a boot to the side of his leg from Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, and he had a visible mark on his leg. He will likely undergo further exams Tuesday, and it is unclear if he will have to miss any time. If he does, Sergio Aguero, who subbed on for him Monday, would be inserted into the starting XI alongside Stevan Jovetic.
Glen Johnson    D    Liverpool
Johnson suffered a thigh injury during Monday's match at Manchester City, according to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo.

Fantasy Analysis

Johnson moved over to right back on Monday to make way for new-signing Alberto Moreno to play on the left. If he can have success there, his fantasy value should remain constant, although Liverpool have a tough matchup at White Hart Lane next weekend.
Alberto Moreno    D    Liverpool
Moreno left Etihad Stadium following Monday's loss to Manchester City limping and with his right ankle heavily taped, according to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo.

Fantasy Analysis

Moreno got his first start at leftback for Liverpool on Monday, while pushing Glen Johnson over to the right side. He was brought in to help sure up a leaky back line, although next weekend's trip to White Hart Lane isn't a great one from a fantasy perspective in terms of a clean sheet.
Lukas Podolski    F/M    Arsenal
Juventus is targeting Podolski for a loan en route to a permanent transfer to the club, according to the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Podolski has fallen down the depth chart at Arsenal and could be interested in moving to see more playing time. Juventus has contacted Arsenal about the transfer, and Podolski did not play in the 2-2 draw against Everton on Sunday.
Kevin Nolan    M    West Ham United
Nolan fractured his shoulder in training on Thursday and is expected be out for six weeks, BBC Sport reports.

Fantasy Analysis

It's a big blow for the Hammers, though they did manage just fine without the 32-year-old midfielder in Saturday's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. Mauro Zarate started in place of Nolan over the weekend and scored his first career goal for West Ham.
Chris Smalling    D    Manchester United
Manager Louis van Gaal confirmed Sunday that Smalling suffered a groin injury during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Sunderland.

Fantasy Analysis

United have been ravaged with injuries early in the season, particularly in the back-line, and Smalling's latest ailment only adds fuel to the fire. He will be further assessed Monday to determine if he will be able to recover in time to face Burnley on Saturday.
Mike Williamson    D    Newcastle United
Williamson recorded a clean sheet but was sent off after picking up his second booking in Newcastle's 0-0 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Williamson will be suspended for Newcastle's upcoming match against Crystal Palace which will see Steven Taylor fill in at center back alongside captain Fabricio Coloccini.
Steven Pienaar    M    Everton
Pienaar suffered groin injury in Saturday's Premier League match against Arsenal and had to be subbed off after just 10 minutes.

Fantasy Analysis

Pienaar will have to undergo a set of scans this week, but it wouldn't be surprising if he missed out on next weekend's match against Chelsea given how quickly he had to be removed after suffering the injury.
Romelu Lukaku    F    Everton
Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that Lukaku was removed from Saturday's match against Arsenal in the 77th minute due to a toe injury. "Romelu has been struggling with a knock on his toe and he did incredibly well to be available today," Martinez said in his post-match press conference.

Fantasy Analysis

Despite the toe injury, Lukaku is expected to play next weekend against Chelsea, who sold Lukaku to Everton this summer after sending him on loan there last season.
James Chester    D    Hull City
Chester was given a red card in the 14th minute of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Stoke City after a hard foul on Stoke's Glenn Whelan.

Fantasy Analysis

A red card was unexpected as it was the first of Chester's career. Because of the booking, Chester will miss Hull City's next match.
Sébastien Pocognoli    D    West Bromwich Albion
Pocognoli departed Saturday’s game at Southampton with an injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Pocognoli was replaced as left-back by Jason Davidson after suffering an undisclosed injury in the 60th minute. The Belgian left-back arrived in the summer and missed the final six weeks of last season with a groin injury that recurred during preseason. Pocognoli provides a significant upgrade to a West Bromwich Albion defence that leaked goals last season and manager Alan Irvine will want him back sooner rather than later.
Jamie Vardy    F    Leicester City
Vardy was unable to play in Saturday's Premier League match against Chelsea due to his ongoing hip injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Vardy was headed for a late fitness test before their Premier League opener last weekend against Everton, but it's clear that the injury is a little more serious that what was initially let on. If he is unable to play next Sunday against Arsenal, he'll get the international break to possibly recover in time to face Stoke City on Sept. 13.
Joe Ledley    M    Crystal Palace
Ledley picked up an injury during the pre-match warm-up before Saturday’s defeat to West Ham United.

Fantasy Analysis

Ledley’s replacement in the side was Stuart O’Keefe and it’s as yet unclear what the nature of the injury is. Crystal Palace missed Ledley’s protective presence in front of the back four as the team went down 3-1 to their London rivals.
Scott Dann    D    Crystal Palace
Dann (quad) failed to shake off an injury in time to take his place in Saturday’s game against West Ham United.

Fantasy Analysis

Dann was replaced in the starting line-up by Damien Delaney in what was a 3-1 defeat for Crystal Palace. Once the central defender is fit he will slot back into the team and remains a good bet for clean sheets in a resolute defence.
Stephen Ireland    F    Stoke City
Ireland will be sidelined for a number of weeks after picking up a rib injury in training Friday. "It looks like he will be out for a couple of weeks at least," manager Mark Hughes said. "Or until the pain has gone to allow him to move around the pitch comfortably."

Fantasy Analysis

At the very least, Ireland will miss this Sunday's match against Hull City, and he is likely to miss out facing Manchester City on Aug. 30. With the international break following suit, it's possible Ireland could return Sept. 13 against Leicester City.
Jon Flanagan    D    Liverpool
Flanagan (knee) is "still a bit of time off" according to manager Brendan Rodgers when asked about the players fitness ahead of Liverpool's match against Manchester City on Monday.

Fantasy Analysis

Flanagan is still dealing with a knee injury he picked up in the preseason. Playing time is going to be hard to come by for the local lad with Liverpool's defense becoming as crowded as their attack after adding quite a bit of depth ahead of a heavy campaign this year.
Jose Enrique    D    Liverpool
Enrique (knee) looks to be in question for Liverpool's upcoming match with Manchester City according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

Fantasy Analysis

Enrique seemed to be over his knee problems this preseason, but with Rodgers recently stating, "We'll see how Jose Enrique goes..." when asked about the players availability for Monday's match against Manchester City, his fitness is now in question. Enrique wasn't likely to see much playing time regardless of his fitness with new signings Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno clearly ahead of the 28-year-old on the depth chart.
Adam Lallana    M    Liverpool
Lallana (knee) has been ruled out for Liverpool's upcoming clash with Manchester City but is expected to return to training with the group soon.

Fantasy Analysis

Lallana wasn't expected to be in the mix for this match but it is good news that the £25 million signing is progressing smoothly. Based on manager Brendan Rodgers remarks, it sounds like he could be ready for Liverpool's trip to White Hart Lane on August 31st.
Jesse Lingard    M    Manchester United
Lingard has been ruled out of Sunday's match against Sunderland due to a knee injury he suffered during last Saturday's match against Swansea.

Fantasy Analysis

Lingard made his competitive league debut last weekend for United, but barely lasted 20 minutes before having to be taken off with the injury. He was seen this week in a knee brace while using crutches, and it could be awhile before he's fit again.

Injured Players Likely To Return Today

Players Who May Be Returning Soon

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Game-Time Decision

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