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Alan Hutton    D    Aston Villa
Hutton signed a new three-year contract with Aston Villa just month after manager Paul Lambert declared that the defender would never play for the club again, reports the Mirror.

Fantasy Analysis

The defender was locked out of the team last season, but has made a strong comeback and has been part of the team's strong defensive start. He spent two years on the fringes of the first team, but is now a regular in the back line.
Jonas Gutierrez    F/M    Newcastle United
Gutierrez revealed that he has been receiving treatment for testicular cancer in Argentina for the past month, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gutierrez hasn't played since April, and spent part of last season on loan at Norwich. He has been undergoing chemotherapy, and is continuing to battle the disease.
Brad Guzan    G    Aston Villa
Guzan recorded his third clean sheet of the season with Saturday's one-save performance against Liverpool.

Fantasy Analysis

Aston Villa's early success is definitely a surprise, but Guzan should be highly valued regardless. Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester City are next on the docket for the American goalkeeper which should pose some problems for his value, but then again, Villa wasn't supposed to shut out Liverpool.
Ron Vlaar    D    Aston Villa
Vlaar (calf) wasn't deemed fit for Saturday's match against Liverpool and was sidelined as a result.

Fantasy Analysis

Vlaar has been a staple in Villa's defense this season, but they didn't need his efforts Saturday as the Villans pulled off a surprising 1-0 victory over Liverpool. Looking ahead, Vlaar will likely have another late fitness test ahead of Saturday's match against Arsenal.
Federico Fernandez    D    Swansea City
Fernandez has an opportunity to see more time on the pitch with the recent injury to fellow defensive comrade Jordi Amat (knee), the Daily Mail reports.

Fantasy Analysis

With Amat out for the next six weeks, Fernandez will receive a boost in value despite only making one Premier League appearance this season. However, he made the start during Swansea's Capital One Cup qualifying match against Rotherham and was able to record a clean sheet while serving in Amat's place.
Jordi Amat    D    Swansea City
Amat suffered ligament damage in his knee during the Chelsea match Saturday and will be ruled out for the next six weeks, the Daily Mail reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Amat has been a crucial part of Swansea's successful back line this season and he'll be sorely missed over the next six weeks. Federico Fernandez stands the most to gain from this injury and has the best chance to assume Amat's role in the starting XI.
Steven Gerrard    M    Liverpool
Gerrard scored from the spot three minutes into stoppage time to save Liverpool in their 2-1 Champions League victory over Ludogorets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Mario Balotelli put the Reds up 1-0 after 82 minutes, but Dani Abalo netted the equalizer one minute into stoppage time to silence Anfield. However, Javier Manquillo drew a foul in the penalty area to set up Gerrard's game-saving score, something he's done countless times in his career.
Mario Balotelli    F    Liverpool
Balotelli scored in the 82nd minute of Liverpool's 2-1 Champions League victory over Ludogorets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

With Daniel Sturridge still sidelined with a thigh injury, Balotelli continues to lead the line for the Reds. Despite just joining the squad, he seems to have good chemistry with those around to set him up, and he'll take that into Saturday's Premier League match against West Ham.
Jack Wilshere    M    Arsenal
Wilshere suffered an ankle injury during Arsenal's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday and manager Arsene Wenger said he is unsure how much time Wilshere will miss. "It's difficult to say how bad it is because I am a bit cautious, normally it's not very bad but because of his history I'm a bit cautious," Wenger said.

Fantasy Analysis

Wilshere scored during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Manchester City, though he is not generally a big contributor in most fantasy formats. The injury bug is starting to bite Arsenal a bit, which could lead to a very shuffled lineup Saturday against Aston Villa.
Mathieu Flamini    M    Arsenal
Flamini will not play in Arsenal's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday due to a slight thigh problem.

Fantasy Analysis

Mikel Arteta will start at the holding midfielder, and could do the same Saturday against Aston Villa if Flamini is not fully fit.