Late Fitness Check: Fantasy EPL Injury and Suspension Analysis for Week 29

Lennon's health is the key to Spurs line-up this weekend - Richard Heathcote

It's a short week which means fewer choices and even more focus on who is healthy and who will start.

Here is the consolidated team news from SoccerNet. And more importantly, at least in our minds, here is the analysis of that team news with a look toward your fantasy line-up:

Norwich City - Kei Kamara is "pressing for a start" which could be a bargain for managers as he has been averaging nearly 5 points/match despite not starting.

Southampton - Very little of substance said about Adam Lallana or Luke Shaw which should give you pause on selecting either despite very real worth if they do start.

QPR - Bobby Zamora and Julio Cesar are "late fitness checks" which is tough because it means that Zamora, Cesar, Robert Green, and Loic Remy are all of dubious value.

Sunderland - No news of note to alter your plans. I saw a lot of discussion of Sessegnon on the chat last weekend but I'm not a fan even though he's playing against QPR. He's just too up and down for my tastes.

Reading - Stuart Taylor will definitely start in goal which represents a nice option and Pavel Pogrebnyak is suspended meaning substitute sensation Adam La Fondre is likely to start again (although he's still too expensive for someone who tends to do little when he starts).

Aston Villa - Not much of note here other than noting that Darren Bent will miss out due to an injury rather than the fact that Paul Lambert hates guys who are proven Premier League goal scorers.

West Brom - Chris Brunt and Romelu Lukaku are both back for this weekend and could be interesting options. Hard to say how the match-up with Swansea will go but Albion are at home and quietly right next to the Swans in the standings.

Swansea - Not much of note here other than that Chico is still out and Garry Monk is his replacement. Meh.

Newcastle - Coloccini and Krul are out meaning Newcastle's defense will be significantly weakened - I'd bet as hard as I could against a clean sheet if betting were legal here. It does look like Papiss Cisse will be back although I still think Gouffran is a much better value.

Stoke - Robert Huth is still suspended so Geoff Cameron and Marc Wilson are still likely guaranteed spots which is nice.

Liverpool - Daniel Sturridge is back from injury and will start. Not much else to report other than that Martin Skertl is also back just in time for Gareth Bale to make him look silly.

Tottenham - Aaron Lennon is a late fitness check after tweaking a hammy in mid-week but K2 is available again meaning that Spurs could go with a modified line-up. Lots of possibilities between Sigurdsson, Dempsey (who could be ready to return), Holtby and K2 to work in with Bale, Defoe and Dembele (who should also be ready to return to the line-up). A little too much uncertainty for me to go in for anyone other than Bale, Dembele or Defoe.

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