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Tyler Blackett    D    Manchester United
Blackett and Manchester United have agreed to a new contract that will expire in 2017 for about 20,000 per week, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Blackett 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.
Christian Benteke    F    Aston Villa
Manager Tim Sherwood challenged Benteke to score a hat trick to rediscover his goal-scoring form from past seasons, according to the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Benteke 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.
Jose Enrique    D    Liverpool
Enrique picked up a knee injury and is without a definite timetable for return, Setanta Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Enrique 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.
Glen Johnson    D    Liverpool
Johnson wasn't available for Thursday's Europa League loss to Besiktas because he was dealing with an illness.

Fantasy Analysis

Johnson 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.
Daryl Janmaat    D    Newcastle United
Manager John Carver said Thursday that Janmaat (groin) is fit to face Aston Villa on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Janmaat 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.
Kasper Schmeichel    G    Leicester City
Schmeichel (foot) returned to training last week, and he could return in the coming games, the Daily Express reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ben 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.
Aly Cissokho    D    Aston Villa
Cissokho is an injury doubt for Saturday's match against Newcastle, manager Tim Sherwood said Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Cissokho 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.
Alan Hutton    D    Aston Villa
Hutton is considered an injury doubt for Saturday's match against Newcastle, manager Tim Sherwood said Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Sherwood wouldn't specify on the nature of the injury, only describing Hutton as "touch and go." He isn't a great fantasy play in most season-long formats, though his crossing ability keeps him active in some daily contests.
Ryan Bertrand    D    Southampton
Bertrand is available for Saturday's game against West Brom after serving a three-match red-card ban.

Fantasy Analysis

Bertrand is expected to slot right back into the starting XI playing on the opposite side of Nathaniel Clyne.
Toby Alderweireld    D    Southampton
Alderweireld (quad) is close to a return, but he will not play Saturday against West Brom, manager Ronald Koeman said Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Florian Gardos is the top option to replace Alderweireld, who could return as early as Tuesday against Crystal Palace.