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Fantasy AnalysisRamires has not played since Sept. 21 against Manchester City and given the relative health of the Chelsea midfield, there is no real reason to rush him back.
Fantasy AnalysisOn the plus side for Chelsea, Diego Costa may be able to return from his hamstring injury, though if he is ultimately unable to be fit enough, Didier Drogba or Andre Schurrle could start up front.
Fantasy AnalysisIn addition to the hamstring issue, Costa also spent a brief time in the hospital this week due to the stomach bug. Mourinho all but ruled Costa out for the United match earlier this week, so he's clearly trending in the right direction.
Fantasy AnalysisSenderos has been sidelined since Oct. 9 with a lingering thigh muscle strain that he can't seem to get rid of. If he's ultimately not able to play Monday, his next opportunity to get back on the pitch will be against Tottenham on Nov. 2.
Fantasy AnalysisCarroll tore ankle ligaments in July, and will spend the next two weeks playing with the U-18 and U-21 sides to regain match fitness.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter getting injured in the build-up to last weekend's game against FC Köln, Durm had to sit out that game as well as the encounter with Galatasaray. Now it has emerged that as of Thursday, he is till not back in training. Jurgen Klopp may well choose to move centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos to left-back to cover, after the experiment worked successfully against Galatasaray.
Fantasy AnalysisBender was taken off against Galatasaray Wednesday after falling on his elbow. After initially not being able to move his arm, it was feared that it was a break and that he'd be out long-term. However scans show no evidence of damage and training will show if he is fit enough to play. Jurgen Klopp said "the scans in Istanbul didn’t show any damage, so it looks like nothing is broken...It could have been a pinched nerve."
Fantasy AnalysisMoses was able to play 73 minutes during Sunday's match against Swansea City, although his recurring issues with his hip have flared up during the practice week and are currently posing problems for his availability Saturday.
Fantasy AnalysisDummett initially suffered a hamstring injury over the most recent international break but made a return against Leicester City that seemed to suggest he had gotten over the injury bug. Despite the return against Leicester, Dummett is still dealing with the lingering hamstring issue that now threatens to sideline him from Sunday's match.
Fantasy AnalysisYacob returned home prior to Monday's game against Manchester United and won't be back for Saturday's fixture with Crystal Palace. “He's not going to be back before this game. We are in contact with him – as much as we can whilst being compassionate as well,” manager Alan Irvine said. Yacob has yet to start a game so far this campaign therefore the news won't have much impact for fantasy managers.