RotoWire Partners

Latest Premier League Fantasy News

The most recent Premier League fantasy news from RotoWire.

Soccer News:

Latest

Premier

Bundesliga

Ligue 1

La Liga

Serie A

MLS

Robert Brady    M    Norwich City
Brady signed a three-year contract with Norwich City on Wednesday after transferring from Hull City.

Fantasy Analysis

Brady was widely believed to be heading back to the Premier League after Hull were relegated last season, and he lands with the Canaries with plenty of opportunities for playing time. Brady is very solid on set pieces, and if he takes over the role at Norwich, he could be an interesting fantasy play in many formats.
Mario Balotelli    F    Liverpool
Italian team Bologna have indicated interest in bringing Balotelli to the club, according to the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Balotelli hasn't cemented his place with Liverpool after joining last season, while the team has brought in Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino, and Danny Ings this summer. Liverpool is reportedly asking 7 million for the striker.
Christian Atsu    M    AFC Bournemouth
Atsu came off after 30 minutes in Bournemouth's friendly with Yeovil Town on Tuesday because of a back injury, manager Eddie Howe confirmed.

Fantasy Analysis

Atsu will reportedly undergo scans to determine the severity of the ailment, but he appeared to be in quite a bit of pain. With less than two weeks before Bournemouth plays their first Premier League match, Atsu is in danger of missing their opener Aug. 8 against Aston Villa.
Gabriel Agbonlahor    F/M    Aston Villa
Agbonlahor suffered a leg injury during Tuesday's friendly against Molineux, and he could miss the Premier League season opener Aug. 8 against Bournemouth, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Agbonlahor was a solid second fiddle to Christian Benteke last season, as Villa staved off relegation, but with the Belgian striker sold to Liverpool this summer, Agbonlahor will surely have to take on a bigger part of the scoring load. While he is likely to take more shots, a vast increase in fantasy production is unlikely.
Steven Caulker    D    Southampton
Caulker will spend the 2015/16 Premier League season on loan at Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

The Saints have had some significant changeover in their back line this summer, with Toby Alderweireld heading to Tottenham and Nathaniel Clyne to Liverpool, giving Caulker plenty of opportunity for playing time right away. If Southampton can be as good defensively as they were last season, he could be a solid fantasy option in leagues that prioritize clean sheets.
Gary Cahill    D    Chelsea
Cahill suffered a nose injury during Tuesday's International Champions Cup match against Barcelona, and there is a concern it is broken, Sky Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Cahill was hit by the goalkeeper as he connected on a headed goal, and he immediately went down to the ground clutching his face. He was removed from the game after being examined on the field, and if he requires surgery to correct the issue, he'll likely have to play with a mask and could certainly miss the Community Shield on Sunday against Arsenal.
Diego Costa    F    Chelsea
Costa is questionable for the Community Shield against Arsenal on Sunday after feeling tightness in his hamstring during Tuesday's International Champions Cup match against Barcelona, Sky Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Jose Mourinho said he didn't think the issue was serious, but they will have to wait on a scan before the severity of the ailment is determined. If Costa is unable to start against Arsenal, Falcao and Loic Remy are the top two choices to replace him.
Romelu Lukaku    F    Everton
Lukaku felt tightness in his hamstring during Tuesday's friendly with Dundee, but manager Roberto Martinez said his removal after 32 minutes was precautionary. "Rom has obviously been playing a lot of minutes and it was important for him to get some sort of action," Martinez said. "After the first 25 minutes, he was feeling his legs were a little bit too heavy and we didn't want to take any risks. It's not a problem at all. I think he got a lot of good work between the two games we we've had up here, plus the games we had in Singapore. Now we have got a little period before the weekend to make sure he is ready and refreshed."

Fantasy Analysis

Lukaku is by far Everton's top offensive option this season, and his presence at the top of their attack keeps him as a very attractive fantasy option. With the issue not believed to be serious, Lukaku is expected to start the Premier League opener Aug. 8 against Watford at Goodison Park.
Bryan Oviedo    D    Everton
Oviedo said he is nearly fully recovered from his foot injury, though he could miss the start of the season because of a lack of match fitness, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Even when he's fully fit, Oviedo is firmly behind Leighton Baines on the depth chart, which means his playing time will be minimal if the latter is healthy.
Steven Pienaar    M    Everton
Pienaar will miss the start of the season after picking up a hamstring injury during last week's friendly against Hearts, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Pienaar played only 11 times last season because of numerous issues, though even when he's fully fit, he's not a regular starter, which makes him a very unreliable fantasy option.