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Fit or Miss: Premier League Injury Tracker - Gameweek 29

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird is the Senior Soccer Editor for RotoWire, as well as a fantasy football and college basketball contributor.

Due to a number of FA Cup matches, the Premier League schedule has been thrown into a tizzy, with only five fixtures scheduled for this weekend. I've marked a few of the fantasy-relevant players below, but just remember that if you have any of the guys in your fantasy starting XI who are off this week, don't be surprised when you get zero points from them.

As a reminder, you can find a full list of injured players on our Injury Updates page, or if you're looking for information on a specific player, just search their name and the latest news will be on their player page.

For a few key players, here's what we're seeing heading into Gameweek 29:

West Brom vs. Manchester United
Nicolas Anelka looks set to be fit from his knee injury, but a five-match ban for making an anti-semetic gesture will keep him out. Stephane Sessegnon is expected to return from a groin injury, and Claudio Yacob should be back from his hamstring issue. Phil Jones (hip) will likely sit for another week, but Jonny Evans (calf) and Rafael (concussion) are expected to be fit. Meanwhile, Chicharito could be sidelined for a while after picking up a knee injury in Wednesday's international friendly against Nigeria.

Manchester City vs. Aston Villa POSTPONED
Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo, Edin Dzeko, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, and Joe Hart will face off against Wigan in the FA Cup this weekend, while Christian Benteke, Leandro Bacuna, and Brad Guzan are off.

Norwich City vs. Stoke City
Robert Snodgrass (wrist), Ricky van Wolfswinkel (knee), Martin Olsson (shoulder), and Joseph Yobo (muscle injury) are all expected to be fit. However, Jonas Gutierrez (calf) will likely miss out and Leroy Fer is expected to miss a few weeks with his hamstring injury. Charlie Adam will miss out as part of a three-match ban for stepping on Arsenal's Olivier Giroud last week. On the flip side, Robert Huth (knee) and Peter Odemwingie (calf) are expected to return.

Crystal Palace vs. Southampton
Damien Delaney pulled out of Ireland's international friendly against Serbia on Wednesday due to a calf injury. Joining him on the injured list of Palace players pulling out of international duty are Marouane Chamakh (hamstring), Kagisho Dikgacoi (back), and Joe Ledley (hip). Jos Hooiveld (eye) is expected to return to fitness.

Cardiff City vs. Fulham
Craig Noone missed last weekend's match with a slight knock, but may be able to return. Andrew Taylor is also dealing with a knock, while Mark Hudson remains out with a hamstring injury. Kostas Mitroglu (hamstring) played 60 minutes in Greece's international friendly against Korea on Wednesday, but will be assessed again before the match. Additionally, Damien Duff picked up a knock, and Fernando Amorebieta continues to deal with a muscle injury.

Arsenal vs. Swansea City RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 25
Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny (hamstring), and Wojciech Szczesny, will be facing off against Everton in the FA Cup this weekend, while Wilfried Bony, Jonjo Shelvey, and Michel Vorm are all off this weekend.

Also of note, Jack Wilshere suffered a hairline fracture in his ankle during Wednesday's international friendly against Denmark and will be out for at least six weeks. On the plus side, Aaron Ramsey is expected to return from his thigh injury next weekend against Tottenham.

West Ham vs. Hull City RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26
Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll, and Adrian are off this week, while Nikica Jelavic, Shane Long, Tom Huddlestone, and Jake Livermove will face off against Sunderland in the FA Cup.

Chelsea vs. Tottenham
Eden Hazard picked up a slight ankle injury during Wednesday's international friendly against Cote d'Ivoire but he is expected to play. On the other side, Christian Eriksen (back), Kyle Walker (hip), and Younes Kaboul (calf) are expected to be fit, but Spurs will likely be without Danny Rose (knee), Etienne Capoue (ankle), and Vlad Chiriches (back).

Newcastle vs. Everton RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 25
Loic Remy, Yoan Gouffran, Hatem Ben Arfa, and Tim Krul are all off this week, while Romelu Lukaku, Kevin Mirallas, Ross Barkley, Seamus Coleman, Leighton Baines, and Tom Howard will face Arsenal in the FA Cup.

Liverpool vs. Sunderland RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26
Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho, Martin Skrtel, and Simon Mignolet are all off this week, while Adam Johnson, Phil Bardsley, and Vito Mannone will face off against Hull City in the FA Cup.