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David de Gea    G    Manchester United
De Gea's move to Real Madrid, which was finally agreed to Monday, could fail to be finalized because the completed paperwork failed to be filed with the Spanish FA before the transfer deadline, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

De Gea's contract with Manchester United expires after the season, and while Madrid could certainly have him next summer on a free transfer, they were reportedly willing to pay up to 36 million for him now, or possibly a reduced fee along with Keylor Navas. He could still presumably move in January, but the fee will likely be less, and United may not agree to another deal.
Jonny Evans    D    West Bromwich Albion
Evans signed with West Brom on Saturday after transferring from Manchester United.

Fantasy Analysis

Evans wasn't close to getting consistent Premier League playing time with United, so he'll move to The Hawthorns for more first-team football. A Tony Pulis-designed defense is certainly fantasy friendly, though they've struggled so far this season and Evans' role as a centerback puts a fairly low ceiling on his value.
Anders Lindegaard    G    West Bromwich Albion
Lindegaard signed a two-year contract with West Brom on Monday after transferring from Manchester United.

Fantasy Analysis

Lindegaar was too far down the depth chart at Manchester United to get close to playing time during Premier League play, and while he's behind Boaz Myhill at West Brom to start, he'll at least get a shot to compete for playing time until Ben Foster (knee) returns.
Dieumerci Mbokani    F    Norwich City
Mbokani joined Norwich City on Monday on a season-long loan from Dynamo Kiev.

Fantasy Analysis

Norwich have an option to buy Mbokani at the end of the loan, a certain possibility if he can continue his solid play. He scored 19 times in 46 matches for Kiev and could find a consistent spot in the Canaries' starting lineup given their lack of firepower up front in their attack.
Fabio Borini    F    Sunderland
Borini signed a four-year contract with Sunderland on Monday after transferring from Liverpool.

Fantasy Analysis

Borini spent the 2013/14 season on loan at Sunderland and the Black Cats have been trying to get him back ever since. He was adamant about staying at Liverpool and fighting for a starting job, but it never materialized, particularly after they added Christian Benteke and Danny Ings this summer, plus the arrival of Divock Origi after his loan. Borini will find playing time much easier to come by at Sunderland, and he could very well start as part of a three-man attack with Jermain Defoe and Jeremain Lens.
Kevin de Bruyne    M    Manchester City
De Bruyne signed a six-year contract with Manchester City on Sunday after transferring from Wolfsburg.

Fantasy Analysis

De Bruyne is likely the last piece of a significant summer signing period for the Citizens, who also added Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Nicolas Otamendi. De Bruyne struggled in the Premier League when he was with Chelsea, but he flourished in Germany and Man City are surely hoping he'll be able to transfer his form over. He's likely to start out on the wing opposite Raheem Sterling, with David Silva firmly entrenched in the No. 10 role, though the two could rotate in and out.
Jack Butland    G    Stoke City
Butland made four saves in Saturday's 1-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion.

Fantasy Analysis

Butland made a few fine saves before being beaten by a Salomon Rondon header on the stroke of half time.
Ibrahim Afellay    M    Stoke City
Afellay was dismissed in the 25th minute of Saturday's 1-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion.

Fantasy Analysis

Afellay reacted angrily to West Bromwich Albion midfielder Craig Gardner and raised his hand to the opponent's face to give the referee no choice but to produce a straight red card for violent conduct. Afellay will miss three games that includes league matches against Arsenal and Leicester before returning to contention for the game against Bournemouth on Sept. 26.
Charlie Adam    M    Stoke City
Adam was shown a 31st minute red card in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

Fantasy Analysis

Adam stamped on West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson following a wild challenge and was given a straight red card by the officiating team. Adam will miss three games that includes league matches against Arsenal and Leicester before returning to contention for the game against Bournemouth on Sept. 26.
Boaz Myhill    G    West Bromwich Albion
Myhill picked up a clean sheet in Saturday's 1-0 win at Stoke.

Fantasy Analysis

Myhill, who is filling in for the injured Ben Foster (knee), made four saves on an afternoon when he was barely troubled by a Stoke side that was reduced to nine men after just 31 minutes. Myhill now has two clean sheets on the season and is an astute pick-up in most leagues whilst Foster (knee) is still out.