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Fantasy AnalysisBlackett is a product of United's youth academy, and was one of the team's priorities to sign to a longer contract. He has successful earned his spot in the first team, making 10 appearances for the side so far this season.
Fantasy AnalysisBenteke has scored twice since returning to action after an achilles injury, and was dropped from the starting squad by previous manager Paul Lambert. He was promoted back to a starting position by Sherwood, but still has some work to do to get back to his old form.
Fantasy AnalysisNani said his move to Lisbon was in an effort to play more frequently, and that he still loves Manchester United. He added that he has had some message exchanges with Manchester United executive Ed Woodward.
Fantasy AnalysisFollowing a challenge by Juventus' Paul Pogba on Tuesday night, Piszczek had to be taken off the field on 32 minutes. Further analysis of the injury has found that Piszczek damaged the syndesmosis ligament that connects the tibula and fibula. Team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan suffered a similar injury in September and had to endure a six week stint on the sidelines.
Fantasy AnalysisEnrique doesn't see many opportunities on the pitch for Liverpool and may stay on the bench when he ultimately returns to health. In evidence of this, the 29-year-old has only played in four Premier League matches this season.
Fantasy AnalysisJohnson will likely have a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's Premier League match against Manchester City to determine his availability. The defender has three clean sheets on the season but should have a hard time getting his fourth if he ultimately overcomes his illness and takes the pitch Sunday, considering that City averages 2.15 goals per match this season.
Fantasy AnalysisJanmaat was removed from last Saturday's match against Manchester City due to the issue, but Carver confirmed that it was just precautionary in order to avoid making it worse. The news is excellent for fantasy owners, as Janmaat has been a very solid offensive producer this season and faces a decent clean sheet opportunity against a Villa side still trying to find any sort of offensive rhythm.
Fantasy AnalysisBen Hamer initially took over when Schmeichel was out, though veteran Mark Schwarzer has been getting the starts of late. Whenever he's fit, Schmeichel will be back in goal.
Fantasy AnalysisMoore found playing time very tough to come by this season, so he'll head to Brentford to get more first-team football with the hope that the Foxes can somehow avoid relegation when all is said and done.
Fantasy AnalysisCissokho had been a consistent starter earlier this season, though he came off the bench last weekend against Stoke and it's unclear if Sherwood has any plans to keep him on the bench consistently, which would obviously plummet his fantasy value.