We've made some considerable upgrades to the soccer section of RotoWire recently, which I think will vastly improve our ability to cover the beautiful game. In addition to weekly confirmed lineups that are posted prior to every Premier League match, we now offer up-to-date injury news in two different formats: one is a full page that shows recent injury notes, plus a full list of players who are currently dealing with ailments and their expected return dates (if they have one). The other can be seen on the player page of each injured player, where we highlight in red the player's status, what their injury is, and their expected return date (you can see an example here on Aaron Ramsey's page).
The goal of these improvements is to provide the best and clearest injury information for anyone who is looking for an update.
As a result of the upgrades, the focus of this weekly column will change from listing all the injured players for each team to simply highlighting some of the more fantasy-relevant ones. If you're looking for someone specific and they are not listed below, make sure to check either the full injuries page, or hit up that player's page directly.
We're always trying to improve our coverage, so if you have any additional suggestions, feel free to leave a note in the comment section below and we'll be sure to address it.
And with that, here's a look at some guys on the Gameweek 24 injury list:
Newcastle vs. Sunderland
Loic Remy will not play after picking up a red card in Tuesday's match against Norwich City. Yoan Gouffran faces a late fitness test due to a muscle injury. Papiss Cisse also faces a late test for a back injury. Phil Bardsley left Wednesday's match against Stoke City with a back injury and faces a late fitness test.
West Ham vs. Swansea City
Mohamed Diame will have a late fitness test after suffering a gash on the back of his leg during Wednesday's match against Chelsea. Joey O'Brien will miss at least the next three months after dislocating his shoulder Wednesday. Michu (ankle) and Michel Vorm (knee) appear likely to return next week.
Cardiff City vs. Norwich City
Jordon Mutch picked up a knock in Tuesday's match against Manchester United and could miss out. Jonathan Howson's return date from a back injury has been pushed back until February 23.
Everton vs. Aston Villa
Romelu Lukaku suffered an ankle injury early in Tuesday's Merseyside derby and will be out for a number of weeks. Seamus Coleman has been effectively ruled out by manager Roberto Martinez due to his hamstring injury, as has Sylvain Distin due to a muscle injury. Gabriel Agbonlahor will face a late fitness test for his injured ankle. Joseph Bennett could finally return from his back injury.
Fulham vs. Southampton
Fernando Amorebieta could return from his knee injury. John Arne Riise remains out with a hamstring injury. Rickie Lambert missed Tuesday's match against Arsenal with a hamstring injury, but has trained this week. Dejan Lovren remains out for a few weeks with an ankle injury.
Hull City vs. Tottenham
Allan McGregor will miss out as part of his red card ban. Sone Aluko may return next week from his Achilles injury. Jan Vertonghen looks set to return from his ankle injury. Sandro (hamstring), Paulinho (ankle), and Younes Kaboul (hip) are all expected back. Andros Townsend (hamstring) is now not expected back until February 12. Danny Rose picked up a red card in Wednesday's match against Manchester City, but is appealing it.
Stoke City vs. Manchester United
Robert Huth looks set to return from his knee injury. Steven N'Zonzi will miss out after picking up two yellow cards in Wednesday's match against Sunderland. Nemanja Vidic will serve the final game of his red card ban. Marouane Fellaini looks ready to return from his wrist injury.
West Brom vs. Liverpool
Stephane Sessegnon will miss at least a month with a groin injury. Nicolas Anelka is a major doubt thanks to a knee injury suffered in Wednesday's match against Aston Villa. Joe Allen is due back from a hamstring injury. Mamadou Sakho (hamstring) and Glen Johnson (ankle) are still a couple weeks away.
Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
Mathieu Flamini misses out as part of his red card ban. Jack Wilshere has been ruled out with an ankle injury, but may return the following week to face Liverpool. Aaron Ramsey suffered a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury and will continue to sit out. Jonathan Parr looks set to return from his concussion. Kagisho Dikgacoi remains out with a calf injury.
Manchester City vs. Chelsea
Sergio Aguero suffered a hamstring injury in Wednesday's match against Tottenham. James Milner (groin) and Javi Garcia (knock) look set to return, while Samir Nasri remains out for at least another month with his knee injury. Fernando Torres remains out for another few weeks with a sprained LCL.