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Fantasy AnalysisDwyer bagged 22 goals last season but had surprisingly been quiet this season, scoring just once in his first seven games. However, he now has a goal and an assist in his last two games, and fantasy owners should take advantage now.
Fantasy AnalysisOscar was unconscious after taking a brutal hit from Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina on Sunday, so it's very surprising that the team is even considering having him play. He played as a false-9 early on, as Diego Costa (hamstring) and Loic Remy (calf) were out, while Didier Drogba (ankle) was on the bench. Given the traumatic injury, it wouldn't be surprising if he sat out, as Chelsea have plenty of options to replace him.
Fantasy AnalysisRemy has supposedly been close to returning for the last three matches, but apparently he's still not that close to getting back on the pitch. Diego Costa may return from his hamstring injury, but if he is unable to go, Didier Drogba could start up front.
Fantasy AnalysisCosta re-injured his hamstring earlier this month and was expected back for the final four matches of the season. Wednesday's tie is one before that mark, and with Chelsea needing just six points out of their last five matches, there appears to be little reason for Costa to be rushed back.
Fantasy AnalysisThe goals were Feilhaber's first of the season, but he came into the match with three assists in his last three games. He's clearly the fantasy-upside play in the SKC midfield, well ahead of the likes of Graham Zusi.
Fantasy AnalysisAltidore bagged a brace in the season-opener as well, but he failed to find the back of the net again until Sunday's match. He's always capable of scoring while fronting a very effective attack, but he's hardly the definition of consistent.
Fantasy AnalysisThe defender fell heavily against Stoke the prior week, but was back and playing through the pain on Sunday against Tottenham. Alderweireld said there was nothing that could be done for the injury, and that his focus is on pain management. It would be best to keep tabs on his fitness for the upcoming matches.
Fantasy AnalysisChicharito was given the rare start with Karim Benzema out injured, and he took advantage. Despite scoring in two important matches, Chicharito admitted he still doesn't know where he will be playing next season despite Real Madrid having an option to make his loan permanent.
Fantasy AnalysisHazard was widely believed to be the favorite ahead of finalists Diego Costa, Alexis Sanchez, David de Gea, Philippe Coutinho and Harry Kane, the latter of whom won the PFA Young Player of the Year Award. Hazard co-leads the Premier League in goals by a midfielder (13), while his eight assists trail only Cesc Fabregas, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Angel Di Maria and Leighton Baines. He is arguably the most important piece of the Chelsea attack, one that has them just six points away from clinching the Premier League title.
Fantasy AnalysisKane was all but a slam-dunk to win the award, as the 21-year-old has 20 Premier League goals this season, plus another six in Europa League play. His league goal total trails on Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, and he's got a number of beatable defenses left on the fixture list, starting with next weekend's game against Manchester City.