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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain    M    Arsenal
Manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday that Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin) faces a late fitness test before Saturday's Premier League match against Liverpool.

Fantasy Analysis

Oxlade-Chamberlain had an injection in his groin earlier this week in order to aid in his recovery. If he's cleared to play, he could be inserted into the starting XI, as the Gunners are missing a number of attacking midfield options.
Mario Balotelli    F    Liverpool
Balotelli has been suspended for Sunday's Premier League match against Arsenal for posting a racist message on his Instagram account, the Independent reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Balotelli is currently recovering from a groin injury and had a chance to return this weekend, but with Liverpool unlikely to appeal the charge, he will sit out and try to be available to face Burnley on Boxing Day.
Jake Hesketh    M    Southampton
Hesketh is unavailable for Southampton because of injury, the club have revealed.

Fantasy Analysis

The 18-year-old midfielder was injured on debut in Saints' 1-0 loss to Burnley last weekend. With Southampton's squad decimated by injuries and suspensions, Hesketh could have been set to pick up more Premier League minutes had he not also suffered an injury.
Victor Wanyama    M    Southampton
Wanyama will miss Southampton's game with Everton on Saturday after picking up a suspension for a fifth yellow card of the season.

Fantasy Analysis

Wanyama was booked against Sheffield United on Tuesday evening. The Kenyan midfielder will be sorely missed in the Saints' midfield, especially as many others are missing through injury. He has scored three Premier League goals this season and is key to preventing other teams from playing.
Dusan Tadic    M    Southampton
Tadic will miss Southampton's game on Saturday with Everton because of a muscular injury, according to the club's official website.

Fantasy Analysis

Tadic has featured in every Premier League game this season for the Saints and will be a big miss. The Serbian midfielder has contributed eight assists but has looked jaded recently and fatigue has clearly caught up with him.
Graziano Pelle    F    Southampton
Pelle is an injury doubt for Southampton's game with Everton on Saturday manager Ronald Koeman has admitted.

Fantasy Analysis

Pelle is Southampton's main attacking threat and leads the goalscoring chart with seven Premier League goals so far this season. The Italian striker missed Saints' 1-0 loss to Sheffield United in the League Cup on Tuesday and will be assessed before prior to the game.
Steven Davis    M    Southampton
Davis is an injury doubt for Southampton's game with Everton on Saturday manager Ronald Koeman has revealed.

Fantasy Analysis

Davis missed Southampton's midweek League Cup defeat to Sheffield United and will face a fitness test to judge availability. The Saints' squad is stretched and Koeman admitted that this injury was a result of fatigue caused by the fixture list.
Adrian Mariappa    D    Crystal Palace
Mariappa (knee) has returned to full training, according to the club.

Fantasy Analysis

Mariappa (knee) could be in line for the place on the substitute's bench for this Saturday's trip to Manchester City.
Chris Brunt    M    West Bromwich Albion
Brunt (hamstring) will return for Saturday's trip to QPR, manager Alan Irvine told the Express & Star.

Fantasy Analysis

Brunt (hamstring) is expected to be among the substitutes for the trip to the capital. “Brunty trained yesterday...I would expect him back for the weekend," Albion manager Alan Irvine said. The club captain has been hampered by injuries this season yet has still managed to tally four assists.
Steven Naismith    F    Everton
Naismith and Everton agreed to a three-year contract extension the week the forward forward returned to action from a hamstring injury, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Naismith will now be at the club until the summer of 2019. He joined the team in 2012, and has six goals to his credit this season including one on his return to action Monday against Queens Park Rangers.