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

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Yohan Cabaye    M    Crystal Palace
Cabaye is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match against Burnley because of an undisclosed reason.

Fantasy Analysis

James McArthur will start in Cabaye's absence.
Ben Mee    D    Burnley
Mee (shin) is not in the 18-man squad to face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Mee was unable to pass a late fitness test, and he will be replaced in the starting XI by James Tarkowski.
Benik Afobe    F    AFC Bournemouth
Afobe was subbed off in the 57th minute of Saturday's match against Sunderland because of an apparent hamstring injury, according to the NBC Sports broadcast.

Fantasy Analysis

Afobe hadn't done much in the match before coming off, and it's unclear if the muscular injury will hold him out beyond the duration of Saturday's match. Joshua King will likely lead the line with Afobe out.
Sam McQueen    M/D    Southampton
McQueen (groin) is not in the 18-man squad to face Hull City on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

McQueen was unlikely to get a start even if fully fit, so his absence isn't likely to affect many fantasy decisions.
Wes Morgan    D    Leicester City
Morgan (hamstring) is not in the 18-man squad to face West Brom on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Morgan's absence will allow Yohan Benalouane to continue starting alongside Robert Huth.
Jonathan Walters    F    Stoke City
Walters (knee) is not in the 18-man squad to face West Ham on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Walters was unable to pass a late fitness test, though he wasn't guaranteed a start even if he was fully fit. Saido Berahino will lead the line for the Potters, with Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri out wide.
Jack Rodwell    M    Sunderland
Rodwell (groin) is not in the 18-man squad to face Bournemouth on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Rodwell has been an important part of the Black Cats' midfield when he's fit, though he's not great at accumulating many attacking or defensive stats, making him a tough fantasy play in most formats.
Darron Gibson    M    Sunderland
Gibson (groin) is not in the 18-man squad to face Bournemouth on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Gibson wasn't guaranteed a spot in the starting XI even if he was fit, so his absence isn't likely to affect many fantasy decisions.
Jason Denayer    M/D    Sunderland
Denayer (dead leg) is not in the 18-man squad to face Bournemouth on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Denayer was doubtful for the match because of the leg issue, and it will allow Lamine Kone to partner with John O'Shea in central defence.
Lee Cattermole    M    Sunderland
Cattermole (Achilles) is not in the 18-man side to face Bournemouth on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Cattermole was doubtful for the match due to the injury, and his absence will allow Steven Pienaar to get a rare start.
Diafra Sakho    F    West Ham United
Sakho has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Stoke City because of a back injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Sakho missed most of the season after undergoing back surgery, so any new issue is certainly cause for concern. With Andy Carroll (groin) out as well, Jonathan Calleri and Andre Ayew will lead the Hammers' attack.
Billy Jones    D    Sunderland
Jones has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Bournemouth because of an undisclosed injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Donald Love will start in Jones' place.
Andy Carroll    F    West Ham United
Carroll (groin) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Stoke City, according to manager Slaven Bilic.

Fantasy Analysis

Jonathan Calleri and Andre Ayew partnered in the attack for last weekend's match against Everton, and the duo could start again in Carroll's continued absence, though Diafra Sakho is also a possibility.
Hal Robson-Kanu    F/M    West Bromwich Albion
Robson-Kanu could miss the next two games because of a hamstring injury, according to manager Tony Pulis.

Fantasy Analysis

The West Brom attack has really struggled of late, and Robson-Kanu's absence certainly doesn't help matters. Salomon Rondon is expected to start in his place.
Matthew Phillips    M    West Bromwich Albion
Phillips has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Leicester City because of a hamstring injury, according to manager Tony Pulis.

Fantasy Analysis

Phillips' injury is apparently serious enough that he could miss next weekend's match as well, a tough blow to a West Brom attack that has really struggled of late. Chris Brunt could move into midfield in Phillips' spot, with Allan Nyom coming in at left-back.
Craig Cathcart    D    Watford
Cathcart is doubtful for Monday's match against Liverpool because of the knee injury that has kept him out for the past two games, according to manager Walter Mazzarri.

Fantasy Analysis

Cathcart is a regular starter when fit, so his absence is obviously a blow to the side, and it's unclear when he'll be able to get back to first-team training.
Michel Vorm    G    Tottenham Hotspur
Vorm (knee) returned to full training on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Vorm's return would be a nice boost for the Spurs' depth, but he is unlikely to get any playing time as long as Hugo Lloris is fit.
Mousa Dembele    M    Tottenham Hotspur
Dembele is questionable for Sunday's match against Arsenal because of an ankle injury suffered during Wednesday's game against Crystal Palace, the club's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Dembele was replaced at half-time of the Palace match, and his absence could open up a starting spot for Heung-Min Son or Mousa Sissoko.
Grant Leadbitter    M    Middlesbrough
Leadbitter is doubtful for Sunday's match against Manchester City because of his hamstring injury, according to manager Steve Agnew.

Fantasy Analysis

Leadbitter has missed both of the last two games because of the injury, and given his inability to train fully, it wouldn't be surprising if he misses out again.
Daniel Ayala    D    Middlesbrough
Ayala is doubtful for Sunday's match against Manchester City because of an ankle injury, according to manager Steve Agnew.

Fantasy Analysis

Ayala lasted just 54 minutes during Wednesday's match against Sunderland before having to come off with the injury, and his absence could open up a starting spot for Fabio
Juan Mata    M    Manchester United
Mata is closing in on a return from his groin injury, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

Fantasy Analysis

Mata's return will be a huge boost to the Red Devils' midfield, as they've dealt with a plethora of injuries of late, not to mention Marouane Fellaini's three-match ban.
Paul Pogba    M    Manchester United
Pogba (muscular injury) could return for Thursday's Europa League match against Celta Vigo, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

Fantasy Analysis

Pogba's absence is another tough blow for the Red Devils, who will also be without Marouane Fellaini after he was given a straight red card during Thursday's Manchester derby. Wayne Rooney could move to the midfield in Pogba's absence this weekend against Swansea City.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah    D    Manchester United
Fosu-Mensah is expected to miss time with a shoulder injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Fosu-Mensah came on in the second half of Thursday's Manchester derby but suffered the injury in his short time. It comes as a terrible time for United, who are already without a number of key defenders, which could have opened up additional playing time.
Mamadou Sakho    D    Crystal Palace
Sakho's knee injury is not as serious as initially feared, but he is expected to miss a number of weeks, according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Fantasy Analysis

Sakho, who is on loan with Crystal Palace, suffered the injury earlier this week, and while it's a plus that the injury doesn't involve any ligament damage, it appears likely to keep him out for the rest of the season.
Jordan Henderson    M    Liverpool
Henderson is still unable to train because of his foot injury, and he remains out indefinitely, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Fantasy Analysis

Henderson's absence has been a big blow to the Reds' midfield, and his absence should allow Lucas Leiva to continue playing.
Daniel Sturridge    F    Liverpool
Sturridge (hip) will return to first-team training on Friday, and he is likely to be available for Monday's match against Watford, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Fantasy Analysis

Sturridge's return will help Liverpool's attacking depth, but his fantasy upside is limited while Divock Origi starts ahead of him.
Adam Lallana    M    Liverpool
Lallana could return from his hip injury for Monday's match against Watford, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Fantasy Analysis

Lallana will return to full first-team training on Friday, and his return is a great boost to the Reds' attack, though he is unlikely to start right away given he's been out for over a month.
Laurent Koscielny    D    Arsenal
Koscielny (knee) is questionable for Sunday's match against Tottenham, according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Fantasy Analysis

Koscielny has a 60 percent chance to play, according to Wenger, which is somewhat encouraging, as his absence would be a massive blow to the back line given that Shkodran Mustafi (thigh) has been ruled out for another two weeks.
Shkodran Mustafi    D    Arsenal
Mustafi (thigh) is expected to be sidelined for at least two more weeks, according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Fantasy Analysis

Mustafi's absence should allow Rob Holding to keep his spot in the starting XI.
Adam Federici    G    AFC Bournemouth
Federici will not be available to play for the rest of the season because of his knee injury, the club's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Federici's absence hurts the Cherries' goalkeeper depth, but he was unlikely to play anyway with Artur Boruc fit.
Andrew Surman    M    AFC Bournemouth
Surman (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Sunderland.

Fantasy Analysis

Surman has yet to return to training due to the injury, so his return to match fitness is probably still a few weeks off.

Injured Players Likely To Return Today

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Game-Time Decision

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