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Luke Shaw    D    Manchester United
Shaw could return to action on Boxing Day after injuring his ankle in late November, according to the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Shaw is nearing a return to full training, and may be available for selection next week if the next few days of training continue to show solid progress for the defender.
Jay Rodriguez    F    Southampton
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman expects Rodriguez i to be out of action for another six weeks as he continues to recover from a long-term knee injury, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Rodriguez has been out of action for more than eight month after rupturing a cruciate ligament in April. Southampton was originally hoping the striker would return by the end of the year, but is likely to be out of action until February.
Ravel Morrison    M    West Ham United
West Ham manager Sam Alladyce said that Morrison will likely move away from West Ham during the winter transfer window after an unsuccessful loan to Cardiff City, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Morrison returned to West Ham from Cardiff before the loan agreement was complete, and the West Ham manager does not see a spot for Morrison in the current squad.
Bryan Oviedo    M    Everton
Oviedo (leg) returned to the pitch against FK Krasnodar during Europa League competition.

Fantasy Analysis

Oviedo (leg) had a procedure to remove a screw from his surgically-repaired leg back in October and has been sidelined ever since. With his appearance against FK Krasnodar, the 24-year-old should be available moving forward.
Antolin Alcaraz    D    Everton
Alcaraz (shoulder) made his long-awaited return to the pitch against FK Krasnodar during Europa League competition.

Fantasy Analysis

The defender has been sidelined with a shoulder injury since Nov. 1. Alcaraz also returned to the starting XI against FK Krasnodar, so the 32-year-old seems to be in full health moving forward.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain    M    Arsenal
Manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday that Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin) faces a late fitness test before Saturday's Premier League match against Liverpool.

Fantasy Analysis

Oxlade-Chamberlain had an injection in his groin earlier this week in order to aid in his recovery. If he's cleared to play, he could be inserted into the starting XI, as the Gunners are missing a number of attacking midfield options.
Mario Balotelli    F    Liverpool
Balotelli has been suspended for Sunday's Premier League match against Arsenal for posting a racist message on his Instagram account, the Independent reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Balotelli is currently recovering from a groin injury and had a chance to return this weekend, but with Liverpool unlikely to appeal the charge, he will sit out and try to be available to face Burnley on Boxing Day.
Jake Hesketh    M    Southampton
Hesketh is unavailable for Southampton because of injury, the club have revealed.

Fantasy Analysis

The 18-year-old midfielder was injured on debut in Saints' 1-0 loss to Burnley last weekend. With Southampton's squad decimated by injuries and suspensions, Hesketh could have been set to pick up more Premier League minutes had he not also suffered an injury.
Victor Wanyama    M    Southampton
Wanyama will miss Southampton's game with Everton on Saturday after picking up a suspension for a fifth yellow card of the season.

Fantasy Analysis

Wanyama was booked against Sheffield United on Tuesday evening. The Kenyan midfielder will be sorely missed in the Saints' midfield, especially as many others are missing through injury. He has scored three Premier League goals this season and is key to preventing other teams from playing.
Dusan Tadic    M    Southampton
Tadic will miss Southampton's game on Saturday with Everton because of a muscular injury, according to the club's official website.

Fantasy Analysis

Tadic has featured in every Premier League game this season for the Saints and will be a big miss. The Serbian midfielder has contributed eight assists but has looked jaded recently and fatigue has clearly caught up with him.