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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

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Tammy Abraham    F    Swansea City
Abraham is ineligible to play Saturday against Chelsea due to the terms of his loan agreement.

Fantasy Analysis

Abraham has found regular starts hard to come by at Swansea, especially since the addition of Andre Ayew, so while his absence is a hit to the Swans' attacking depth, it's unlikely to affect many fantasy decisions.
Morgan Schneiderlin    M    Everton
Schneiderlin was taken off in the 51st minute of Monday's 1-0 win over Newcastle. According to manager Sam Allardyce, Schneiderlin is simply dealing with a dead leg and could return to play Saturday versus Huddersfield, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Schneiderlin has grown in importance to Everton lately, so the timing of his injury is most inopportune. Fortunately, it doesn't seem like he'll be sidelined long, although his status ahead of Saturday's match will need to be monitored. Prior to exiting the win over Watford, Schneiderlin made three interceptions and two tackles and completed over 90 percent of his passes.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan    M    Arsenal
Mkhitaryan (knee) will not play Thursday against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League.

Fantasy Analysis

Mkhitaryan is expected to return before the end of the year, but the midweek match is apparently too soon. His next opportunity to play will come Sunday at Manchester United.
Mohamed Elneny    M    Arsenal
Elneny (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of the Premier League season, though he could be available for Egypt in the World Cup.

Fantasy Analysis

Elneny suffered the injury during last Sunday's match against West Ham, and his absence will put more strain on Granit Xhaka and Jack Wilshere in the holding midfield.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain    M    Liverpool
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out for the rest of the Premier League season and this summer's World Cup because of the knee injury he suffered during Tuesday's Champions League match against Roma.

Fantasy Analysis

The full extent of Oxlade-Chamberlain's ligament injury has yet to be determined, though it's clear that the issue is serious enough to hold him out through the end of the summer. Liverpool are optimistic that he will be available to play next season, though no timeframe has been established.
Roberto Pereyra    M    Watford
Pereyra suffered an undisclosed injury in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace.

Fantasy Analysis

Pereyra was replaced by Richarlison in the 55th minute. The injury didn't seem serious at the time, but an evaluation from the medical staff should provide a clearer outlook. His availability for the Apr. 30 match with Tottenham is in question currently.
Jack Wilshere    M    Arsenal
Wilshere (ankle) missed Sunday's 4-1 win over West Ham.

Fantasy Analysis

Wilshere will hope to recover enough so he can feature in Thursday's Europa League semi-final with Atletico Madrid. Manager Arsene Wenger will likely provide an update in the pre-match press conference Wednesday.
Nacer Chadli    M    West Bromwich Albion
Chadli (thigh) was not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's 2-2 draw with Liverpool.

Fantasy Analysis

Chadli is on the cusp of returning to action, but Saturday's match came too early. Chadli could feature next Saturday when West Bromwich travel to Newcastle.
Mesut Ozil    M    Arsenal
Ozil is not in the 18-man squad for Sunday's match with West Ham due to illness.

Fantasy Analysis

Ozil picked up the illness late this week and was unable to overcome it with such a short turnaround. He'll use Sunday's rest to get healthy and hopefully return in Thursday's Europa League semi-final with Atletico Madrid.
Petr Cech    G    Arsenal
Cech was held out of Sunday's match with West Ham due to a hip injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Cech had recently overcome a minor groin injury, but has picked up another slight knock. His absence may be precautionary ahead of Thursday's Europa League semi-final with Atletico Madrid.
Kasper Schmeichel    G    Leicester City
Schmeichel (ankle) was not in the 18-man squad for Thursday's 0-0 draw with Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

Schmeichel was unable to recover from a knock suffered in last weekend's loss to Burnley, which allowed Ben Hamer to start in goal, while Eldin Jakupovic received a call up to the match day squad to deputize. Schmeichel will have a week to recover before Leicester travel to Crystal Palace next Saturday.
Shinji Okazaki    F    Leicester City
Okazaki (ankle) was not in the match day squad for Thursday's 0-0 draw with Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

Okazaki was unable to overcome the minor injury picked up in last weekend's loss to Burnley. Kelechi Iheanacho made a rare appearance in the starting XI as he played just behind Jamie Vardy in Okazaki's typical role. Okazaki's next chance to return will come Apr. 28 as Leicester travel to Crystal Palace.
Mario Lemina    M    Southampton
Lemina (hamstring) was not in the 18-man squad for Thursday's 0-0 draw with Leicester City.

Fantasy Analysis

Lemina picked up the injury early in training this week, which forced the midfielder to be left out of the squad. The return of Steven Davis (hamstring) helped cushion Lemina's absence, while James Ward-Prowse continue to see minutes in the starting XI. Lemina, Davis and Ward-Prowse will likely share minutes once all three are fit. Southampton will host Bournemouth next Saturday in a must-win for a side hoping to avoid relegation.
Sofiane Boufal    M    Southampton
Boufal (illness) missed Thursday's 0-0 draw with Leicester City.

Fantasy Analysis

Boufal was doubtful heading into the match after picking up the illness in the days leading up to the match, making his absence unsurprising. He'll continue to take a back seat in the Southampton attack as Dusan Tadic appears to be the preferred attacking midfielder. Boufal's next chance to feature will come next Saturday against Bournemouth in a must-win for Southampton as they try to make their way out of the relegation zone.
Antonio Valencia    M/D    Manchester United
Valencia subbed off with an undisclosed injury during Saturday's FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham.

Fantasy Analysis

Valencia was replaced by Matteo Darmian in the 80th minute with United clinging to 2-1 lead. He had been seen stretching his calf, which may be the reason for his replacement. His availability for the Apr. 29 match with Arsenal now comes into question.
Jason Puncheon    M    Crystal Palace
Puncheon (knee) returned to light training this week.

Fantasy Analysis

Puncheon tore his ACL in late December and will likely miss the remainder of the season. His return to light training is a good sign that his recovery is going according to plan.
Connor Wickham    F    Crystal Palace
Wickham (groin) remains out injured and will miss Saturday's match with Watford.

Fantasy Analysis

Wickham has yet to feature this season and won't play a major role for Palace even when he does return to full fitness.
Sergio Aguero    F    Manchester City
Aguero (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Fantasy Analysis

Aguero is in Barcelona going through the first part of his rehabilitation. His aim will be to prepare himself for the upcoming World Cup, which is still a possibility for the Argentinian striker.
Scott Arfield    M    Burnley
Arfield (calf) will miss Sunday's match with Stoke City.

Fantasy Analysis

Arfield isn't expected to return to the match day squad any time soon.
Ben Mee    D    Burnley
Mee (leg) will miss Sunday's match with Stoke City.

Fantasy Analysis

Mee's continued absence will allow Kevin Long to keep his place in the starting XI.
Kostas Stafylidis    D    Stoke City
Stafylidis (ribs) will miss Sunday's clash with Burnley.

Fantasy Analysis

Stafylidis appeared to have settled in nicely with Stoke City after coming over from FC Augsburg, including cracking the starting XI in his previous four contests. Since joining the Potters, the defender has garnered 12 tackles, 11 clearances and 73 passes. During Stafylidis' absence, Martins Indi should see an uptick in minutes.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting    F/M    Stoke City
Choupo-Moting (undisclosed) will not be available to face Burnley on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Choupo-Moting last was on the pitch for Stoke City on March 17 when he made a brief seven-minute cameo. In his 30 contests this season, the forward has tallied five goals and five assists (a career high). Without the Cameroonian in the squad, Jese or Peter Crouch could see additional minutes.
Pedro Obiang    M    West Ham United
Obiang (knee) is making good progress and could return by the end of the season.

Fantasy Analysis

Obiang continues to work his way back from knee surgery and may feature by the end of the season, though that isn't guaranteed.
James Collins    D    West Ham United
Collins (hamstring) will miss Sunday's match with Arsenal.

Fantasy Analysis

Collins has been back in training recently, but isn't fit enough to be considered for the match day squad. Declan Rice should continue to see playing time with Collins sidelined.
Christian Atsu    M    Newcastle United
Atsu (undisclosed) won't be available against Everton on Monday.

Fantasy Analysis

Atsu "has a little problem," according to manager Rafa Benitez and the club seems to be just taking a precautionary approach with the midfielder. In his 28 outings this season, the Ghanaian notched two goals, a pair of assists and 57 crosses. Jacob Murphy could see some action in Atsu's stead.
Tom Cleverley    M    Watford
Cleverley (hamstring) remains sidelined, according to manager Javi Gracia. "Cleverley is looking for a solution to his recovery because he's out of the team."

Fantasy Analysis

Cleverley is hopeful over returning by the end of the season, but remains doubtful for the time being.
Gerard Deulofeu    M    Watford
Deulofeu (foot) is hopeful over returning to the squad before the end of the season. "He was recovering," said manager Javi Gracia. "He was in the process but this week he was ill and he was two or three days with a throat infection. Now he needs to come back and see, but he's in a good condition. I would like to see him play with us this season."

Fantasy Analysis

Deulofeu joined Watford on loan over the winter transfer period and became a key member of the Watford attack before breaking his foot in late February. His impact is likely going to be small, though he could offer value if he can get into the starting XI towards the end of the campaign.
Younes Kaboul    D    Watford
Kaboul (leg) is back in full training, according to manager Javi Gracia. "Kaboul is in full training, but he needs to improve his condition."

Fantasy Analysis

Kaboul will need to work on his fitness before he can be considered for the match day squad.
Nathaniel Chalobah    M    Watford
Chalobah (knee) has been stepping up his recovery. "Chalobah is in light training," said manager Javi Gracia. "He's doing something with the team, warming up. He's not available yet."

Fantasy Analysis

Chalobah isn't quite in full training, but should be back next week and could feature in the Tottenham match Apr. 30.
Emre Can    M/D    Liverpool
Can (back) remains out injured. "There is no real news about Adam and Emre; they are in a good way [but] we will see what that means at the end," manager Jurgen Klopp said. "Everything is possible that they will be part of the squad again this season, or not."

Fantasy Analysis

Can is hopeful over returning by the end of the season to help his status for this summer's World Cup with Germany.
Adam Lallana    M    Liverpool
Lallana (thigh) remains out with his injury status unchanged. "There is no real news about Adam and Emre; they are in a good way [but] we will see what that means at the end," manager Jurgen Klopp said. "Everything is possible that they will be part of the squad again this season, or not."

Fantasy Analysis

Lallana will continue to work through injury in hopes that he can return by the end of the season and play for England in the World Cup.

Injured Players Likely To Return Today

Players Who May Be Returning Soon

OUT

Game-Time Decision

Suspended