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Fantasy AnalysisPocognoli (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.
Fantasy AnalysisShelvey 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.
Fantasy AnalysisWelbeck 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.
Fantasy AnalysisManager 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.
Fantasy AnalysisWalcott 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.
Fantasy AnalysisVan 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.
Fantasy AnalysisSturridge 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.
Fantasy AnalysisColeman 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.
Fantasy AnalysisKompany 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.
Fantasy AnalysisGiven 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.