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Mario Balotelli    F    Nice
Balotelli (groin) missed Sunday's match against Nancy, but boss Lucien Favre hinted that he may return for Thursday's match, Goal reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Balotelli has scored four goals in three matches in all competition since his arrival to the french squad. Favre has not ruled out the possibility of him being featured in the Europa League match against Krasnodar. The Italian international will be reevaluated later this week to determine his fitness and availability.
Rafael    D    Lyon
Rafael was substituted off seven minutes before the half-time whistle due to a thigh strain during Saturday's match loss to Lorient, ligue 1 reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The right-back has had a terrific start to the season so far for a club that sits in the middle of the table. Coach Bruno Genesio said that the reason for the early substitution was to keep the injury from worsening. This injury could make him doubtful for the Champions League trip to Sevilla on Tuesday.
Remi Walter    M    Nice
Walter (undisclosed) is in the starting XI for Sunday's match with Nancy.

Fantasy Analysis

Walter will start at defensive midfielder. His role as a holding midfield limits his value.
Michael Chretien    D    Nancy
Chretien (achilles) is in the starting XI for Sunday's match against Nice.

Fantasy Analysis

Chretien has fully recovered from his achilles surgery and will start at right-back.
Florentin Pogba    D    St. Etienne
Pogba has been ruled out for several matches with a hamstring injury, according to L'Equipe.

Fantasy Analysis

This timeline will surely mean Pogba will be out until after the international break with probably the end of October as an initial possibility for his return. The versatile defender will be sorely missed as the Greens are in the midst of an injury crisis. With Loic Perrin also out Leo Lacroix and Kevin Theophile-Catherine will probably anchor the defense in the center.
Fabien Lemoine    M    St. Etienne
Lemoine has been ruled out for several matches with a calf injury, according to L'Equipe.

Fantasy Analysis

This timeline will surely mean Lemoine will be out until after the international break with probably the end of October as an initial possibility for his return. The central midfielder has been a key cog in Les Verts' squad, though, he's not much of a fantasy factor and won't be sorely missed by fantasy owners.
Serge Aurier    D    Paris Saint-Germain
Aurier was sent off in the 46th minute of Friday's 2-0 upsetting loss to Toulouse for two yellow cards after racking up one shot on target, five crosses and three tackles.

Fantasy Analysis

Aurier registered, arguably, his worst performance of the season. His offensive tendencies were kept in check by the Toulouse feisty defense. In the build up of the PSG attacks, he wasn't sharp and cost some possessions for his team. All that frustrated the right back and he became victim of the intensity of the game earning a couple of quick cautions that ended his game prematurely. The second one for causing the Violets' PK. He'll still be available for the UCL midweek action and will miss next Ligue 1 match 1 Oct. versus Bordeaux.
Alphonse Areola    G    Paris Saint-Germain
Areola made one save in Friday's 2-0 shocking defeat by Toulouse.

Fantasy Analysis

Areola couldn't do absolutely anything to prevent a perfectly executed PK and fix the exceptionally clumsy mistake of Thiago Motta that left Jimmy Durmaz one-on-one with the keeper. Outside those situations the Violets were extremely cautious and played from the back not disturbing Areola much the rest of the time, which only limited his opportunities to reduce his fantasy damage with some saves.
Oscar Trejo    M    Toulouse
Trejo tallied one shot off target, two key passes and three dribbles in Friday's 2-0 stunning victory over PSG.

Fantasy Analysis

For the little time he checked in, Trejo looked on fire again. He's ready for full time action and could be expected to slot right back in the starting XI 1 Oct. versus Caen where he'll hold a very solid fantasy upside.
Clement Michelin    D    Toulouse
Michelin took a shot off target and made two dribbles in Friday's 2-0 stunning victory over PSG.

Fantasy Analysis

Michelin checked in his first senior start instantly after grabbing his full debut. The 19-year-old midfielder played like a grizzled old veteran and besides his offensive contributions he logged in three tackles, four interceptions and two clearances on the defensive side of the ball. However, fantasy owners shouldn't get too pumped up as the youngster probably won't deliver consistent playing time yet at this early stages of his career.