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

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Eric Dier    M/D    Tottenham Hotspur
Dier (hamstring) is unavailable for Tuesday's match with CSKA Moscow.

Fantasy Analysis

Dier is now in week two of recovering from a hamstring injury, with no timetable on his return currently available. His absence means that Dele Alli and Victor Wanyama are likely to start as holding midfielders.
Danny Rose    D    Tottenham Hotspur
Rose (hamstring) will miss Tuesday's Champions League match with CSKA Moscow.

Fantasy Analysis

Rose continues to rehabilitate his hamstring but will not be healthy enough to play Tuesday. Kyle Walker and Ben Davies are expected to start at wing-back.
Mousa Dembele    M    Tottenham Hotspur
Dembele (concussion) will miss Tuesday's Champions League match with CSKA Moscow.

Fantasy Analysis

Dembele was subbed off in the 70th minute of Saturday's match with a head injury that will hold him out of the CSKA match. Expect to see a combination of Heung-Min Son, Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, and Vincent Janssen in Tottenham's attack.
Kevin De Bruyne    M    Manchester City
De Bruyne has been ruled out for four weeks because of a hamstring injury, Kristof Terreur of HLN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

De Bruyne's season was off to a cracking start with two goals and four assists in six Premier League starts. He will be sidelined until late October, with Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Nolito and Ilkay Gundogan the most likely players to benefit from extra playing time.
Olivier Giroud    F    Arsenal
Giroud (toe) is in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match against Chelsea.

Fantasy Analysis

Giroud passed a late fitness test and will be able to help, but will start on the bench. Arsenal's attack will feature Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi on the wings, with Mezut Ozil as the attacking midfielder, and Alexis Sanchez at centre forward.
Steven Pienaar    M    Sunderland
Pienaar was subbed off with an apparent hamstring injury in the 14th minute of Saturday's match with Crystal Palace.

Fantasy Analysis

Pienaar was replaced by Duncan Watmore.
Jakob Haugaard    G    Stoke City
Haugaard (ankle) is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match against West Brom.

Fantasy Analysis

Haugaard was not expected to play, but Stoke City's goalkeeper injury situation opened the door for Lee Grant to start against West Brom.
Jonathan Walters    F    Stoke City
Walters (foot) is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match with West Brom.

Fantasy Analysis

Walter continues to battle a foot injury. In his place, Wilfried Bony will start at striker.
Saido Berahino    F    West Bromwich Albion
Berahino is not in the 18-man squad to face Stoke City on Saturday because of a viral infection.

Fantasy Analysis

Berahino has found regular playing time hard to come by this season, so his absence Saturday shouldn't affect too many fantasy rosters.
Brendan Galloway    D    West Bromwich Albion
Galloway is not in the 18-man squad to face Stoke City on Saturday because of a viral infection.

Fantasy Analysis

Allan Nyom will move into the starting lineup in Galloway's absence.
Dejan Lovren    D    Liverpool
Lovren is not in the 18-man squad to face Hull City on Saturday because of a viral infection.

Fantasy Analysis

Ragnar Klavan will get the start in Lovren's absence.
Fabian Delph    M    Manchester City
Delph (knock) is not in the 18-man squad to face Swansea on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Delph reportedly traveled for the match, so he could make the game-day squad for Wednesday's Champions League tie with Celtic.
Leighton Baines    D    Everton
Baines is not in the 18-man squad to face Bournemouth on Saturday because of a hamstring injury, according to Phil Kirkbride of the Liverpool Echo.

Fantasy Analysis

Bryan Oviedo will get the start in his place.
Nampalys Mendy    M    Leicester City
Mendy (ankle) is not in the 18-man squad to face Manchester United on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Mendy is closing in on a return, but Saturday's match came too soon, which will allow Daniel Amartey to keep starting next to Danny Drinkwater.
Kasper Schmeichel    G    Leicester City
Schmeichel (muscular injury) is not in the 18-man squad to face Manchester United on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ron-Robert Zeiler will get the start in Schmeichel's place.
Luke Shaw    D    Manchester United
Shaw (groin) is not in the 18-man squad to face Leicester City on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Shaw missed United's EFL Cup match at midweek, and his absence will push Daley Blind to left back, with Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling lining up centrally.
Sofiane Boufal    M    Southampton
Boufal (knee) is progressing well through his rehabilitation and could begin playing in matches after the international break.

Fantasy Analysis

Boufal suffered a knee injury in early August and is now progressing towards playing time. The club-record signing could make an impact 16 October against Burnley FC.
Jay Rodriguez    F    Southampton
Rodriguez (groin) will miss Saturday's match with West Ham and is expected to be back after the international break.

Fantasy Analysis

Southampton manager, Claude Puel, has indicated that it is not a serious injury and that he is expected to be ready to play after the international break.
Andre Gray    F    Burnley
Gray has received a four-match ban after an Independent Regulatory Commission found him guilty of six aggravated breaches of FA rules.

Fantasy Analysis

Gray will miss this weekend's Watford match, as well as matches against Arsenal, Everton, and Southampton. His suspension stems from tweets he sent out before joining Burnley in 2015. Gray has apologized and pledged to improve as a person and role model. During his absence, a combination of Sam Vokes, Rouwan Hennings, and Patrick Bamford could see playing time at striker.
Kurt Zouma    D    Chelsea
Zouma (knee) has been progressing well in his rehabilitation and could be available after the international break.

Fantasy Analysis

Zouma tore his ACL in February and is about seven months out from surgery. His return would certainly bolster the Chelsea defence with John Terry, David Luiz, and Gary Cahill all centre-back options.
John Terry    D    Chelsea
Terry (ankle) will not be available for Saturday's match with Arsenal.

Fantasy Analysis

Terry suffered an ankle injury during stoppage time of the Swansea City match and will not be able play against Arsenal. David Luiz and Gary Cahill are expected to pair at centre-back.
Aaron Ramsey    M    Arsenal
Ramsey (hamstring) will not be available till after the international break according to Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger.

Fantasy Analysis

Ramsey suffered a hamstring injury during the season-opening match with Liverpool and will remain out for the next couple weeks. Despite Ramsey's absence, Arsenal has plenty of midfield options in Mezut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, and Francis Coquelin.
Anthony Martial    F    Manchester United
Martial (concussion, ankle) will miss Saturday's match with Leicester City due to an ankle contusion he received during the Watford match.

Fantasy Analysis

Martial was forced out of Sunday's Watford match after a receiving a concussion and apparently also suffered a "contusion to the calf and ankle area." Marcus Rashford is likely to retain his place with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the United attack. Juan Mata and Ashley Young could be vying for playing time because of Martial's injury.
Scott Dann    D    Crystal Palace
Dann (hamstring) will not be fit enough to play in Saturday's match with Sunderland.

Fantasy Analysis

Dann injured his hamstring during Wednesday's EFL Cup defeat to Southampton. The injury will rule him out of this weekend's match and potentially the Everton match. In his absence, James Tomkins is the most likely candidate to replace him Saturday.
Andy Carroll    F    West Ham United
Carroll is progressing in his recovery from a knee injury, and he is expected to return to first-team training after the October international break, according to West Ham manager Slaven Bilic.

Fantasy Analysis

There were concerns that Carroll suffered a setback with his knee, and while Bilic disputed that, it's still going to be a few weeks before Carrol can get back to training, let alone playing in matches. Simone Zaza is expected to continue starting up front with Carroll out.
Aaron Cresswell    D    West Ham United
Cresswell is progressing in his recovery from a knee injury, and he is expected to resume full training after the October international break, manager Slaven Bilic said on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Cresswell's absence has been a big blow to the Hammers' defence, and the hits keep on coming, as Arthur Masuaku has been ruled out for at least six weeks because of his own knee injury. Newly signed Alvaro Arbeloa looks slated for more playing time.
Arthur Masuaku    D    West Ham United
Masuaku will be sidelined for at least six weeks after suffering a knee injury during Wednesday's EFL Cup match against Accrington, manager Slaven Bilic said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Masuaku's absence is a massive blow to the Hammers' defence, as they are already without Aaron Cresswell and have gotten little production out of Sam Byram and Havard Nordtveit. Alvaro Arbeloa looks slated for an extended run of playing time with Cresswell and Masuaku out.
Daryl Janmaat    D    Watford
Janmaat has been ruled out for up to six weeks because of the shoulder injury he suffered last week against Manchester United, the Watford Observer reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Watford have a number of players who could slot into Janmaat's right wingback spot, including Nordin Ambrabat and Juan Zuniga.
Vincent Kompany    D    Manchester City
Kompany (thigh) is waiting for an assesment on his injured thigh.

Fantasy Analysis

Kompany last played in the Champions League semi-final before Tuesday's EFL Cup match with Swansea. If he is out for an extended period of time, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi are the preferred centre-back pairing.
Darron Gibson    M    Everton
Gibson will start a running program in one week as he returns from a groin injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Gibson is set to return to match fitness in three weeks according to Everton manager, Ronald Koeman. Gibson doesn't offer much value as he is predominately a backup to current starters, Idrissa Gueye and Gareth Barry.
James McCarthy    M    Everton
McCarthy has began running outside as he attempts to return from groin surgery.

Fantasy Analysis

McCarthy's initial injury outlook was three weeks, which means he is on track to return to training during that allotted time. Gareth Barry and Idrissa Gueye are well cemented as Everton's current centre midfielders. Upon McCarthy's return, he will most likely have to wait to see starting minutes.

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