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Michael Dawson    D    Hull City
Dawson is likely to make his Hull City debut Sunday against Aston Villa, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Dawson signed with the club just three days ago, but is expected to make his debut as James Chester is serving a suspension for picking up a red card last weekend. The Hull City defenders have a good match up against an Aston Villa squad that has scored just one goal this season.
Angel Di Maria    M    Manchester United
Di Maria will make his Manchester United debut Saturday against Burnley, manager Louis van Gaal said Friday. "I believe he is ready to play," van Gaal said. "He is fit enough. He played a match in Madrid and he is ready to play."

Fantasy Analysis

Di Maria is an elite talent that should thrust the Man United attack to another level.
Diego Costa    F    Chelsea
Costa faces a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Everton after picking up a hamstring injury in training this week. Manager Jose Mourinho said "We are trying everything for him to play tomorrow. He didn't train for the last two days, but today is the last day and we must make a decision to select him or not. He has to try a light training session to see if the reaction is positive. If it is e take him to Everton to play or be on the bench; if the reaction is not positive today then obviously we don't select him. Let's see."

Fantasy Analysis

It's clear that Costa is going to be limited in the match if he's able to play, so it's tough to expect a big performance. With Fernando Torres being sent to AC Milan Friday on a two-year loan deal, Didier Drogba is the only true striker to replace Costa, although Mourinho played Andre Schurrle in that role a few times last season.
John Guidetti    F    Manchester City
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday that Guidetti is not part of the squad this season but the club has yet to receive any offers for him.

Fantasy Analysis

Guidetti spent last the second half of last season on loan at Stoke City, but he didn't do nearly enough to attract interest from other clubs. As such, his fantasy value is very limited.
Micah Richards    D    Manchester City
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday that Richards is not part of the squad this season but the club has yet to receive any offers for him.

Fantasy Analysis

Richards has been supposedly on his way out of Manchester for nearly a year, but with no bids there can be no move.
Scott Sinclair    F    Manchester City
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday that Sinclair is not part of the squad this season but the club has yet to receive any offers for him.

Fantasy Analysis

Obviously if he's not part of the squad, Sinclair's fantasy value is extremely limited.
Adam Lallana    M    Liverpool
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed Friday that Lallana (knee) is fit to be selected for the squad to face Tottenham on Sunday. "Adam will be in the squad, for sure," Rodgers said. "He has looked fantastic in training. Of course he is well short of match fitness but in training for the last couple of weeks he has been exceptional."

Fantasy Analysis

With the weapons that Lallana has around him, including new-signing Mario Balotelli, he projects to be a big fantasy contributor this season and should be a great start once he is fully fit.
Eliaquim Mangala    D    Manchester City
Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Friday that Mangala is not ready to face Stoke on Saturday after missing most of preseason training. "Mangala is not in the squad for tomorrow," Pellegrini said.

Fantasy Analysis

After spending over 30 million to secure Mangala from FC Porto, Pellegrini continues to wait on the centerback until he is fully fit. When he is, it's likely that he will replace Martin Demichelis in the starting XI.
Sergio Aguero    F    Manchester City
Aguero is fit to face Stoke City on Saturday, but manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday "we'll see tomorrow how many minutes he will play."

Fantasy Analysis

Aguero has come off the bench for both of Man City's Premier League matches this season, although he's netted in each. With Stevan Jovetic healthy and Edin Dzeko fit following a boot to the thigh Monday against Liverpool, Pellegrini has no reason to force Aguero to play the full 90.
Edin Dzeko    F    Manchester City
Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Friday that Alvaro Negredo is the only injury City are facing, which means Dzeko should be available to face Stoke City.

Fantasy Analysis

Dzeko took a boot to the thigh Monday against Liverpool and had to be removed from the game, but it is apparently not serious enough to hold him out. Pellegrini did add that Sergio Aguero may still be limited, which means he and Dzeko could split time next to Stevan Jovetic.