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Sébastien Pocognoli    D    West Bromwich Albion
Pocognoli (hamstring) is unlikely to play Saturday due to a hamstring injury, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Pocognoli (hamstring) will be assessed ahead of Saturday's game against Chelsea and manager Alan Irvine isn't confident he will make it. “Pocognoli didn’t train yesterday but I’m hoping he’ll be available to train today and if he is then if he comes through he’s certainly in contention,” Irvine said. Right back Andre Wisdom is expected to fill in on the left side with Cristian Gamboa starting at right back.
Jonjo Shelvey    M    Swansea City
Shelvey is available to face Manchester City on Saturday after serving a one-game ban for picking up two yellow cards against Everton on Nov. 2.

Fantasy Analysis

Shelvey always has the ability to strike from distance, but he's still way to defensive-minded in his role to warrant a considerable amount of fantasy attention.
Danny Welbeck    F    Arsenal
Welbeck could miss Saturday's Premier League match against Manchester United because of a hamstring injury, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Welbeck reportedly will face a late fitness test in order to face his old club. Olivier Giroud is expected back from his broken fibula, though it is doubtful he is fit enough to play all 90 minutes in Welbeck's place.
David de Gea    G    Manchester United
De Gea is expected to start for Manchester United on Saturday despite dislocating his finger a week ago, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Louis van Gaal previously said that the keeper was making a quick recovery from the injury, but his return this Saturday is still unexpected for most fantasy players after initially hearing news of the injury.
Theo Walcott    M    Arsenal
Walcott will miss Saturday's match against Manchester United after picking up a groin injury while on duty with England, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Walcott has just returned from a long period out of action due to a knee injury. He is expected to miss this week's game due to a tight groin.
Daley Blind    M    Manchester United
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said that Blind's knee injury isn't as bad as initially feared, but would still take significant recovery time, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Van Gaal said the player has a brace on his knee, and will rest the next 10 days before having another scan on the injury. He expects Blind to be out for a number of weeks, but not up to six months.
Daniel Sturridge    F    Liverpool
Sturridge (thigh) is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the calendar year, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sturridge is dealing with a slight tear in his thigh as this is remarkably the ninth thigh injury that has plagued him over his career. His rough timetable for a return is scheduled for the Jan. 1 match against Leicester City.
Seamus Coleman    D    Everton
Coleman (Achilles) will be assessed before Saturday's match against West Ham to make sure that the laceration on his foot has properly healed.

Fantasy Analysis

Coleman suffered a cut on the back of his foot and Achilles area that required stitches earlier in November after a match against Swansea City. The 26-year-old was able to play with the cut during Europa League play but will face a late-fitness test Saturday nonetheless.
Vincent Kompany    D    Manchester City
Kompany participated in first-team training Thursday and he could feature in Saturday's Premier League match against Swansea City, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Kompany did not play in Belgium's Euro 2016 qualifier against Wales last Sunday, but appears close to returning for Saturday's match. If he is unable to play, he will likely get back for Wednesday's Champions League tie with Bayern Munich.
David Silva    M    Manchester City
Silva (knee) is back in training and is hoping to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League match against Bayern Munich, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Given the timeframe, Silva will not play this Saturday against Swansea City, with the club hopeful he does not suffer a setback before Wednesday's tilt.