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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

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Phil Jones    D    Manchester United
Jones (calf) is not in the match day squad for Wednesday's Champions League match with Basel.

Fantasy Analysis

Jones was unable to recover in time, with Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo starting at center-back.
Phil Jagielka    D    Everton
Jagielka will be rested for Thursday's Europa League match with Atalanta.

Fantasy Analysis

Jagielka was unlikely to feature as Everton have already been eliminated from the knockout stages. He will return to training Friday and is expected back for Sunday's match with Southampton.
Mason Holgate    D    Everton
Holgate has been ruled out of Thursday's Europa League match with Atalanta due to a groin injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Holgate will also likely miss Sunday's match with Southampton, which should allow Jonjoe Kenny to keep a spot in the starting XI.
Morgan Schneiderlin    M    Everton
Schneiderlin will miss Thursday's Europa League match with Atalanta due to suspension.

Fantasy Analysis

Schneiderlin was unlikely to feature anyways, as he's working through a toe injury. He remains questionable for Sunday's match with Southampton.
Ross Barkley    M    Everton
Barkley could return to first-team action in a couple weeks, according to manager David Unsworth.

Fantasy Analysis

Barkley would be a nice boost for the Everton attack, though he'll face more competition for the attacking midfield spot with the addition of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Rooney over the summer. He still isn't quite ready for a return, but is a player to keep in mind once fully fit.
James McCarthy    M    Everton
McCarthy is expected to return in a couple weeks. "James McCarthy is a couple of weeks away, Ross [Barkley] maybe a couple of weeks away, as well. Those players, they're starting to filter back in or in and around the first-team training." Manager David Unsworth noted, "There's still a bit of conditioning work to be done with all of them but it's nice to see them back out on the grass or nearly out on the grass."

Fantasy Analysis

With the busy festive period coming up, Everton will hope to have all hands on deck, which includes McCarthy's abilities in the midfield. He's not a consistent starter, but should see playing time once he returns to full health.
Yannick Bolasie    M    Everton
Bolasie (knee) returned to first-team training Wednesday. "Yannick trained with us this morning for the first time," said manager David Unsworth. "He's had a couple of sessions with the Under-23s but we had a light session this morning and it was great to see him out there.

Fantasy Analysis

Bolasie continues to tick every box in his lengthy return, and is inching closer to match minutes. He'll likely train over the next couple weeks and play for the U23 team before featuring for the first-team in a match.
Oumar Niasse    F    Everton
Niasse will serve a two-match ban due to an act of simulation in last weekend's match against Crystal Palace , the FA announced Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

A penalty was awarded on the pitch, but the three-person panel ruled the match official had been deceived by the act, with the Independent Regulatory Commission upholding the ban. As a result, the forward -- who is eligible to return Dec. 2 versus Huddersfield Town -- is probably a lock for the starting XI for Thursday's UEL clash with Atalanta.
Michael Carrick    M    Manchester United
Carrick (calf) has been ruled out for Wednesday's Champions League match against Basel, UEFA.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Carrick was back in training but apparently has suffered a setback and will remain sidelined for an unspecified time. Marouane Fellaini, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera are expected to get the spots at central midfield.
Tammy Abraham    F    Swansea City
Abraham suffered a back injury in Saturday's 2-0 loss to Burnley, but should be able to return for Saturday's match with Bournemouth, the BBC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Abraham was absent for training Tuesday but is expected back with the team for Wednesday's session. He's been the lone bright spot in a Swansea attack that has managed just seven goals in 12 Premier League matches, with Abraham scoring four of those.
Isaac Hayden    M    Newcastle United
Hayden will miss Saturday's match with Watford due to yellow card accumulation.

Fantasy Analysis

Hayden received his fifth yellow card in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Manchester City. He'll be eligible to return Nov. 28th against West Bromwich Albion. Jonjo Shelvey is expected to keep his spot at center-midfielder, while Mohamed Diame is a possible replacement for Hayden, especially with Mikel Merino (back) working through injury.
Oriol Romeu    M    Southampton
Romeu will miss Sunday's match with Everton due to yellow card accumulation.

Fantasy Analysis

Romeu received his fifth yellow card of the season in Saturday's 3-0 loss to Liverpool. Southampton are waiting on the potential return of Mario Lemina (ankle) from injury, which would help replace Romeu in the lineup. James Ward-Prowse is an alternative with Romeu suspended and Lemina injured. Romeu will be eligible to return Nov. 29th against Manchester City.
Adam Lallana    M    Liverpool
Lallana (thigh) is not in the match day squad for Tuesday's Champions League match with Sevilla.

Fantasy Analysis

Lallana will continue his rehab and hope to return Saturday against Chelsea.
Victor Wanyama    M    Tottenham Hotspur
Wanyama (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund.

Fantasy Analysis

Wanyama has still been unable to train fully because of his injury, and until that happens his return date will continue to be cloudy. Moussa Dembele, Harry Winks and Mousa Sissoko will continue to compete for playing time in Wanyama's absence.
Joel Matip    D    Liverpool
Matip (thigh) has been ruled out for Tuesday's Champions League match against Sevilla, but he may be able to return Saturday to face Chelsea at Anfield, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Fantasy Analysis

Ragnar Klavan got the start this past Saturday against Southampton, and he is expected to be in the first XI again for Tuesday's tie, partnering with Dejan Lovren in central defense. Matip's absence is clearly a hit to the side, but a return Saturday would be a nice boost.
John Stones    D    Manchester City
Stones is expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks because of the hamstring injury he suffered this past Saturday against Leicester City, manager Pep Guardiola reaffirmed Monday.

Fantasy Analysis

Stones' absence was a tough hit to City on Saturday, as Nicolas Otamendi was serving a one-match ban, and his continued time away could force Vincent Kompany to play many more matches than Guardiola initially planned after he returned from his injury. Eliaquim Mangala and Tosin Adarabioyo are also options in central defense.
Kiko    M/D    Watford
Kiko suffered a leg injury in Sunday's 2-0 loss to Watford.

Fantasy Analysis

Kiko limped off in the waning moments of the match, with Jose Holebas replacing him. He was able to get off under his own power, but his availability for Saturday's match with Newcastle is now in question.
Marko Arnautovic    F/M    West Ham United
Arnautovic suffered a wrist injury during Sunday's match with Watford.

Fantasy Analysis

Arnautovic was replaced by Arthur Masuaku in the 74th minute after injuring his wrist during a challenge with a Watford player. He was in quite a bit of pain, with the medical team spending a considerable amount of time attending to him. Judging from the treatment received, Arnautovic could be out for an extended period of time.
Tom Davies    M    Everton
Davies picked up his fifth yellow card as a substitute in Saturday's 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.

Fantasy Analysis

Davies was subbed on at the start of the second half and was shown a yellow in the 63rd minute. Davies will serve a one match ban and will be eligible to return on 29 November against West Ham. Davies has appeared in all 12 matches for the Toffees this season but has only started five of those matches.
Michail Antonio    M/D    West Ham United
Antonio (leg) is not in the match day squad for Sunday's match with West Ham.

Fantasy Analysis

Antonio continues to be ruled out, which will allow Pedro Obiang to receive a rare start, while Edmilison Fernandes is available off the bench.
Eric Bailly    D    Manchester United
Bailly is not in the match day squad for Saturday's match with Newcastle due to an injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Bailly was expected to start but a late injury will allow Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling to pair at center-back, while Marcos Rojo makes his return to the match day squad.
Jordon Ibe    M    AFC Bournemouth
Ibe subbed off with an undisclosed injury during Saturday's match with Huddersfield.

Fantasy Analysis

Ibe, who assisted on the opening goal of the match, was replaced by Adam Smith in the 41st minute with the Cherries leading 2-0. Ibe came off with an injury, while manager Eddie Howe opted to go with a defensive substitution to preserve the lead.
Simon Francis    D    AFC Bournemouth
Francis was sent off for two yellows cards in Saturday's match with Huddersfield Town.

Fantasy Analysis

Francis received his second yellow for a tough tackle on Ravj Van La Parra in stoppage time of the second half. He'll be suspended for Bournemouth's next match with Swansea, but will be eligible to return against Burnley Nov. 29th.
Chris Wood    F    Burnley
Wood (rest) is not in the match day squad for Saturday's match with Swansea City.

Fantasy Analysis

Wood was a late arrival from international duty which is the most likely reason for his absence. Ashley Barnes will start up front with Wood out.
Angel Rangel    D    Swansea City
Rangel (groin) is not in the match day squad for Saturday's match with Burnley.

Fantasy Analysis

Rangel has just one substitute appearance, making his absence Saturday likely a tactical decision from manager Paul Clement.
Leon Britton    M    Swansea City
Britton (groin) is not in the match day squad for Saturday's match with Burnley.

Fantasy Analysis

Britton was a long shot to make the starting XI, though his absence from the match day squad comes as a surprise.
Kasey Palmer    M    Huddersfield Town
Palmer has recovered from his hamstring injury but is unavailable for Saturday's match against Bournemouth as he continues to work on his fitness.

Fantasy Analysis

Palmer hasn't gotten regular starts even when fit, so while his absence hurts Huddersfield's depth, it's unlikely to affect many fantasy decisions.
Jonathan Hogg    M    Huddersfield Town
Hogg did not travel for Saturday's match against Bournemouth after his wife gave birth to their son Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Hogg's absence will allow Elias Kachunga to grab a start.
Patrick van Aanholt    D    Crystal Palace
Van Aanholt (hamstring) is not in the 18-man squad to face Everton on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

The international break was apparently not enough time to get van Aanholt back to full training, and his continued absence will allow Jeffrey Schlupp to get the start at left-back.
Charly Musonda    M    Chelsea
Musonda (knee) is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match against West Brom.

Fantasy Analysis

Musonda was doubtful because of his injury, though he was going to find playing time hard to come by even if he was fully fit.
Olivier Giroud    F    Arsenal
Giroud (thigh) is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match against Spurs.

Fantasy Analysis

Giroud was a long shot to make the bench due to his injury, so it's not overly surprising he fails to make the 18. Danny Welbeck's recovery from injury will give Arsenal at least one forward available to relieve Alexandre Lacazette, if necessary.

Injured Players Likely To Return Today

Players Who May Be Returning Soon

OUT

Game-Time Decision

Suspended