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Youssuf Mulumbu    M    Norwich City
Mulumbu is expected to be out of action for several weeks after fracturing a metatarsal last weekend against Brentford, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The midfielder had surgery on the injury on Monday. The team said the injury would be assessed, but his recovery is expected to take several weeks.
Bobby Zamora    F    Brighton & Hove Albion
Zamora joined Brighton on a new one-year contract after leaving Queens Park Rangers, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

This is the second time Zamora has joined Brighton, the first coming 15 years earlier. He scored 83 goals in three seasons in that initial stint before moving to Tottenham.
Rafael    D    Lyon
Rafael signed a four-year contract to join Lyon on Monday, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

The defender had one year remaining on his contract with Manchester United, but was deemed excess to manager Louis van Gaal's squad for the coming season. New signing Matteo Darmian is seen as Rafael's replacement at the club.
John Stones    D    Everton
Stones could miss Everton's Premier League opener against Watford after picking up an ankle injury during Duncan Ferguson's testimonial last weekend, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Stones has been a big target of Chelsea this summer, with Everton rejecting numerous bids reaching up to £30 million. He'll start at centerback alongside Phil Jagielka when he's fit, but his fantasy value is fairly limited in most formats since he doesn't get involved in the attack much.
Gerard Deulofeu    M    Everton
Deulofeu is unlikely to play in Everton's Premier League opener against Watford on Saturday because of his hamstring injury, The Guardian reports. “He’s already working at 60%, so I don’t expect him to be too far away," manager Roberto Martinez said. "Maybe the weekend will be too early for him.”

Fantasy Analysis

Deulofeu always seemed like a long shot to start the season on time after suffering the injury during the Asia Trophy in Singapore last month. However, once he's fully fit, Deulofeu is expected to get more starts than games on the bench, and he's a solid attacking option for the Toffees.
Kevin Mirallas    M    Everton
Mirallas suffered an ankle injury during a testimonial match for Duncan Ferguson this weekend, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Mirallas' role under manager Roberto Martinez continues to be a question mark, and he has considerable talent but hasn't been able to fully put it together. He's been rumored to a move away from the club this summer, though any injury would certainly hurt that chance.
Steven Gerrard    M    Los Angeles Galaxy
Gerrard picked up an assist in added time during the Galaxy's 3-1 victory in Colorado.

Fantasy Analysis

Gerrard also took two unsuccesful shots during his 90 minutes of action, thus compiling a respectable output in just his second ever MLS game. However, he passed up a shot on a breakaway that ultimately lead to a Robbie Keane goal, which poses some questions regarding his own intentions to be a pass-first or shoot-first player while in MLS. Either way, the Englishman is a starting member on a potent offense where he'll have plenty of assist and goal-scoring opportunities during the remaining season ahead.
Juninho    M    Los Angeles Galaxy
Juninho picked up an assist off Sebastian Lletget's goal in the 56th minute of Saturday's 3-1 win in Colorado.

Fantasy Analysis

Juninho has now compiled four goals and four assists this season after 22 starts but his role as a starter is in danger with the recent arrival of Giovani Dos Santos. Head coach Bruce Arena could continuously alter his lineup during the final stretch of the season, but Juninho, Lletget, and Alan Gordon are all in danger of diminished playing time.
Robbie Keane    F    Los Angeles Galaxy
Keane took two shots and ultimately scored a goal during Saturday's 3-1 win over the Rapids.

Fantasy Analysis

Keane scored on a sloppy breakaway which was assisted by Steven Gerrard during added time once the game was already in hand. The Irishman now has 10 goals on the season and most importantly shook off his recent shoulder injury that kept him out of the All-Star Game.
Alan Gordon    F    Los Angeles Galaxy
Gordon scored a goal after two shot attempts in his return to MLS on Saturday against the Rapids.

Fantasy Analysis

Gordon briefly left the Galaxy to compete in the Gold Cup but should be available moving forward for head coach Bruce Arena. He's started in just seven games this season, and the recent arrival of Mexican national Giovani Dos Santos threatens Gordon to a permanent role off the bench during the season ahead.