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Latest Premier League Injury News

The most recent fantasy soccer injury updates from the Premier League.

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Tim Krul    G    Brighton & Hove Albion
Krul (neck) is available for Saturday's match with Swansea City.

Fantasy Analysis

Krul suffered a neck injury during last Saturday's 3-1 win over Coventry City in the FA Cup, but the injury isn't serious and shouldn't force the goalkeeper to miss time. Matthew Ryan should regain his place in the starting XI for Saturday's match.
Shinji Okazaki    F    Leicester City
Okazaki (knee) will return to training next week, according to manager Claude Puel. "Shinji comes back next week in normal training. Everybody else is fine."

Fantasy Analysis

Okazaki could return for the Mar. 3 match with Bournemouth, but will likely need time in training to build his fitness back up before making it back into the starting XI.
Scott Arfield    M    Burnley
Arfield is doubtful for Saturday's match with Southampton due to a calf injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Arfield missed training due to a tight calf, which will likely keep him out Saturday. The injury doesn't seem to be serious enough to keep him sidelined for an extended period of time.
Phil Bardsley    D    Burnley
Bardsley (hamstring) is back in training and could return Saturday against Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

Bardsley missed Burnley's 1-0 win over Swansea Feb. 10, as well as the 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup. A return to training this week bodes well for Bardsley's inclusion back in the side, which could move Matthew Lowton back to the bench.
James Tarkowski    D    Burnley
Tarkowski (groin) could return Saturday against Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

Tarkowski has missed the past three matches, but was able to train throughout the week and could be restored to the Burnley back line. Kevin Long has filled in at center-back and could keep his place at center-back if Tarkowski is unable to recover.
Tom Heaton    G    Burnley
Heaton (shoulder) won't feature in Saturday's match with Southampton. "Tom's not there yet to worry about that," said manager Sean Dyche. "Tom's main thing is to get fit. He knows that and I know that. Now it's about true fitness and as a keeper it's about timing, getting your eye in and about reminding yourself about game awareness and game management and all the different things that add into a goalkeeper's performance. He's not under any pressure to be considered at the moment because we want him to be right, not just on what you see, but right in himself and that's an important factor for us."

Fantasy Analysis

Heaton will continue to work on his fitness, while Nick Pope will keep his place in the starting XI. Pope has performed very well while Heaton has been sidelined, which should give manager Sean Dyche a tough decision to make once Heaton is fully fity.
Chris Wood    F    Burnley
Wood (knee) could feature in Saturday's match with Southampton, according to manager Sean Dyche. "Woody got 70 minutes in so he's back in the thinking."

Fantasy Analysis

Wood appears to be nearing full fitness after being sidelined since the end of December. He's got a chance to make it back into the starting XI after building his fitness in a development match this week, though Ashley Barnes should keep his spot in the Burnley attack.
Stephen Ireland    F    Stoke City
Ireland (calf) will miss Saturday's match with Leicester City.

Fantasy Analysis

Ireland picked up the injury a week ago and won't be able to recover in time for Saturday's match. His absence is unlikely to hurt many lineups as he's made just one start this season.
Peter Crouch    F    Stoke City
Crouch (ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's match with Leicester City. "The game will come around a little bit too early for Peter, but he is making good progress which is pleasing," manager Paul Lambert added. "Realistically, he could be back in contention for the Southampton game next weekend."

Fantasy Analysis

Crouch missed Stoke's 1-1 draw with Bright Feb. 10 and isn't quite ready to feature Saturday, though it sounds like he's on the upswing and should feature in Stoke's next match Mar. 3.
Nacer Chadli    M    West Bromwich Albion
Chadli (thigh) is unavailable for Saturday's match with Huddersfield Town.

Fantasy Analysis

Chadli is nearing a return to training but isn't ready for match action quite yet. Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore, and Grzergorz Krychowiak are all options in the central midfield for Saturday's match.
James Morrison    M    West Bromwich Albion
Morrison (Achilles) will miss Saturday's match with Huddersfield.

Fantasy Analysis

Morrison continues to work through an injury that has left him sidelined since the end of September. He'll be a nice addition to the West Brom midfield when he returns, though it's unclear when that will be.
Kieran Gibbs    D    West Bromwich Albion
Gibbs is available for Saturday's match with Huddersfield Town.

Fantasy Analysis

Gibbs was left out of the squad for last Saturday's 2-1 loss to Southampton, which saw Jonny Evans receive a rare start at left-back. Evans will likely move back inside to center-back with Gibbs starting at left-back.
Jake Livermore    M/D    West Bromwich Albion
Livermore (hamstring) is available for Saturday's match with Huddersfield.

Fantasy Analysis

Livermore hasn't featured in over a month, but has been participating in training this week. It's unclear if he'll be fit enough to make it back straight into the starting XI after missing a fair amount of time.
Daniel Sturridge    F    West Bromwich Albion
Sturridge (leg) has been ruled out of Saturday's match with Huddersfield.

Fantasy Analysis

Sturridge suffered a thigh injury during the 3-0 loss to Chelsea 10 days ago, but hasn't recovered enough to feature Saturday. His next chance to return will come Mar. 3 against Watford. Salomon Rondon is expected to start up front against Huddersfield.
Renato Sanches    M    Swansea City
Sanches (hamstring) could return in the next month, according to manager Carlos Carvalhal. "I believe also that Renato Sanches will be back with us in the next month, so it is good to have more options."

Fantasy Analysis

Sanches is still likely a few weeks away from featuring, but the good news is he hasn't hit any bumps in his return from injury. He'll add good depth for the Swansea midfield when fit.
Leon Britton    M    Swansea City
Britton (thigh) returned to full training Thursday. "It's good news with Leon," manager Carlos Carvalhal said. "He will not be available for Saturday because he has only trained for one day, but let's see if he can be involved next Tuesday in the FA Cup."

Fantasy Analysis

Britton will miss Saturday's match with Burnley, but has a good chance to play a part in next Tuesday's FA Cup replay against Sheffield Wednesday.
Alfie Mawson    D    Swansea City
Mawson (knee) will be available for Saturday's match with Brighton. "Alfie is okay," manager Carlos Carvalhal said. "He has recovered as we expected. He is training normally and he will be available to be in the 18 on Saturday. It's not a problem that we have to manage. His knee locked before the game last weekend, which has happened to him before, and by the end of the game he was feeling much better. The most important thing is that he can play and we expect him to play for the rest of the season."

Fantasy Analysis

Expect to see Mawson back in the starting XI after being forced to pull out of last weekend's FA Cup match during warmups. Kyle Naughton replaced him in central defense, but should be moved back out wide with Mawson fit.
Julian Speroni    G    Crystal Palace
Speroni is facing an extended absence due to a knee injury, the Croydon Advertiser reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Speroni reportedly suffered a grade two tear of a ligament in his left knee leading up to a match in early February. This leaves Palace short of fit keepers as they were unable to sign a shot stopper in the January transfer period. Wayne Hennessey will remain the first-choice keeper, but an injury to him could spell problems for Palace.
Shane Long    F    Southampton
Long (hamstring) is doubtful for Saturday's match with Burnley.

Fantasy Analysis

Long is unlikely to feature Saturday, though manager Mauricio noted he hasn't been ruled out. If he is unable to play, next weekend's match with Stoke City is a likely return date.
Steven Davis    M    Southampton
Davis (undisclosed) is unlikely to feature in Saturday's match with Burnley.

Fantasy Analysis

Davis missed last weekend's 2-1 win over West Bromwich and is doubtful Saturday. He does have a good chance of returning Mar. 3 against Stoke City.
Maya Yoshida    D    Southampton
Yoshida will miss four to five weeks due to a knee injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Yoshida's absence should solidify Jack Stephens and Wesley Hoedt's grip on the starting center-back pairing for the time being. Yoshida could return in late March or early April depending how his recovery goes.
Sofiane Boufal    M    Southampton
Boufal (undisclosed) could return in Saturday's match with Burnley.

Fantasy Analysis

Boufal missed last weekend's 2-1 win over West Brom in the FA Cup, but has been able to train this week and could be involved Saturday. Nathan Redmond made his way back into the starting XI against the Baggies and may keep his place in the side after a crucial win.
Alex Pritchard    M    Huddersfield Town
Pritchard (not injury related) will be available for Saturday's match with West Bromwich Albion.

Fantasy Analysis

Pritchard has featured in three matches since joining, with two of those coming in the starting XI. He could once again return to the starting XI as an attacking midfielder in Saturday's must-win match against clubs stuck in the relegation battle.
Aaron Mooy    M    Huddersfield Town
Mooy (knee) has been ruled out of Saturday's match with West Bromwich Albion.

Fantasy Analysis

Mooy was given a two-match layoff after being diagnosed with an infection last week. This should be the second match of the two which could make him available for the Mar. 3 match with Tottenham. Manger David Wagner noted that Mooy could return to individual training in the middle of next week.
Chris Lowe    D    Huddersfield Town
Lowe (hamstring) will return to training Friday, according to manager David Wagner.

Fantasy Analysis

Lowe was unable to participate in last weekend's 2-0 loss to Manchester United in the FA Cup, but a return to training could make him available for Saturday's match with West Bromwich. Scott Malone has been starting at left-back while Lowe has been sidelined, which could be the case again Saturday.
Aaron Ramsey    M    Arsenal
Ramsey (groin) will miss Thursday's Europa League match with Ostersunds. "He's not in the squad," manager Arsene Wenger said. "He had a good training session but he's a bit short for Thursday. We'll see how his evolution goes now from today until Sunday. I don't rule him out yet, it depends on how well he can improve with the intensity of training until Sunday."

Fantasy Analysis

The biggest news is that Ramsey is back in training, which is typically a good indicator he's nearing a return. Full participation in training over the next couple days would help his chances of making the squad for Sunday's League Cup Final with Manchester City. If he's unable to play, Mohamed Elneny may feature in place of him with Jack Wilshere still dealing with a knock.
Ander Herrera    M    Manchester United
Herrera subbed off with a left hamstring injury during Wednesday's Champions League match with Sevilla.

Fantasy Analysis

Herrera attempted a back-heel flick near the Sevilla box and immediately called to come off the pitch after injuring himself during the move. He was replaced by Paul Pogba in the 17th minute.
Islam Slimani    F    Newcastle United
Slimani has been training at Algeria's national football center while he continues to work his way back from a thigh injury, the Northern Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Slimani has yet to play for the Magpies since joining on loan from Leicester City at the end of January, and if he's unable to train this week when he returns to the side, he'll certainly not be available for Saturday's Premier League match at Bournemouth.
Phil Jones    D    Manchester United
Jones (knock) has been ruled out for Wednesday's Champions League match at Sevilla.

Fantasy Analysis

Jones hasn't been playing particularly well lately, so it's unclear if he would have even started now that Eric Bailly is back from his own injury.
Marcos Rojo    D    Manchester United
Rojo (knock) has been ruled out for Wednesday's Champions League match at Sevilla.

Fantasy Analysis

The severity of Rojo's injury is unclear, though he was unlikely to get a start with Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling fit to play.
Eliaquim Mangala    D    Everton
Mangala is facing a long-term injury, according to manager Sam Allardyce. "The injuries this week were a blow, with Mangala in particular - that looks like it could be long-term, which is a great shame for him and for us because I think he was a very good addition to the squad."

Fantasy Analysis

Mangala came off in first half of the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace 10 days ago. Everton have been away on a warm weather training, but Mangala hasn't been able to participate. The full extent of the injury is unclear, and more specifically whether or not the defender will need an operation to fix the problem. He'll likely be sidelined for the time being, which should see Ashley Williams or Phil Jagielka restored to the side.

Injured Players Likely To Return Today

Players Who May Be Returning Soon

OUT

Game-Time Decision

Suspended