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Week 8 Outs, Doubts, Ins and Wins

An International Break invariably means players will be returning to their clubs with injuries and fatigue. Who has fallen victim, and who is available to play this weekend? Let's take a look!

Is Jose Mourinho yet again the boy who cried wolf with regard to Diego Costa? When will it come back to bite him?
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Here's a breakdown of what each of the categories below means:

Out: Fantasy-relevant players who have been confirmed out for the week, either through injury or suspension

Doubt: Players facing the dreaded late fitness test, rotation concerns and those who are out of form/favor

In: The likeliest replacements for the Outs & Doubts

Win: Fantasy player to watch / my hunch pick of the week



Out: Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud, Mathieu Debuchy, Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott, Calum Chambers (suspended)

Doubt: Danny Welbeck (late fitness test - should be fine)

In: Hector Bellerin, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Nacho Monreal

Win: Santi Cazorla


Aston Villa

Out: Fabian Delph

Doubt: Philippe Senderos

In: Christian Benteke (maybe), Carlos Sanchez, Ron Vlaar

Win: Alan Hutton



Out: Steven Reid, Matt Taylor

Doubt: Dean Marney, Ashley Barnes (notation)

In: Danny Ings

Win: Kieran Trippier



Out: N/A

Doubt: Diego Costa (injury/mindgames), Didier Drogba, Andre Schurrle, Ramires, John Obi Mikel

In: Willian, Loic Remy (maybe)

Win: Thibaut Courtois


Crystal Palace

Out: Scott Dann

Doubt: Yannick Bolasie (late return)

In: Brede Hangeland, Wilfried Zaha (maybe)

Win: Mile Jedinak



Out: Kevin Mirallas, John Stones

Doubt: Ross Barkley, Stephen Pienaar,  Muhamed Besic (rotation), Tony Hibbert (rotation)

In: James McCarthy, Seamus Coleman, Silvain Distin

Win: Romelu Lukaku (hunch)


Hull City

Out: Alan McGregor, Yannick Sagbo, Robert Snodgrass

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Mohamed Diame


Leicester City

Out: Matthew Upson

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Danny Drinkwater (hunch)



Out: Mamadou Sakho, Jon Flanagan, Suso, Daniel Sturridge

Doubt: Joe Allen, Emre Can, Dejan Lovren (late fitness test)

In: Kolo Toure (maybe)

Win: Mario Balotelli


Manchester City

Out: Samir Nasri, Eliaquim Mangala

Doubt: Aleksandr Kolarov (rotation), Yaya Toure (late return)

In: Martin Demichelis, Gael Clichy, Fernando (maybe), Frank Lampard (maybe)

Win: David Silva (hunch)


Manchester United

Out: Wayne Rooney (suspended), Jonny Evans, Antonio Valencia, Paddy McNair

Doubt: N/A

In: Phil Jones

Win: Angel Di Maria



Out: Siem De Jong, Emmanuel Riviere, Rolando Aarons, Davide Santon, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

Doubt: Cheikh Tiote (late return), Remy Cabella (form), Massadio Haidara (rotation)

In: Gabriel Obertan, Paul Dummett

Win: Papiss Cisse


Queens Park Rangers

Out: Joey Barton, Jordon Mutch, Jack Robinson, Alejandro Faurlin

Doubt: Niko Kranjcar

In: Eduardo Vargas (maybe)

Win: Charlie Austin



Out: James Ward-Prowse, Maya Yoshida, Jay Rodriguez

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Dusan Tadic


Stoke City

Out: Peter Odemwingie

Doubt: Marko Arnautovic, Victor Moses (should be ok), Mame Biram Diouf (should be ok), Robert Huth, Glenn Whelan

In: Steve Sidwell, Jonathan Walters (maybe)

Win: Phil Bardsley



Out: Ricky Alvarez, Billy Jones, Emanuele Giaccherini, Valentin Roberge

Doubt: Jack Rodwell (rotation), Jordi Gomez (rotation), Adam Johnson (form)

In: Santiago Vergini, Wes Brown

Win: Connor Wickham


Swansea City

Out: Jordi Amat, Leon Britton, Jonjo Shelvey (suspended)

Doubt: Dwight Tiendalli, Ashley Richards (rotation)

In: Angel Rangel, Tom Carroll

Win: Neil Taylor (hunch)


Tottenham Hotspur

Out: Kyle Naughton, Kyle Walker

Doubt: Hugo Lloris, Nacer Chadli

In: Eric Dier, Michel Vorm (maybe), Aaron Lennon (maybe)

Win: Christian Eriksen


West Bromwich Albion

Out: Claudio Yacob, Sylvestre Varela

Doubt: Andre Wisdom (rotation), Chris Brunt (should be okay), Victor Anichebe

In: Christian Gamboa, Brown Ideye (maybe)

Win: Saido Berahino


West Ham United

Out: Andy Carroll, Modibo Maiga, Ravel Morrison, Cheikhou Kouyate

Doubt: James Collins, Guy Demel, Carl Jenkinson, Joey O'Brien

In: Alex Song

Win: Aaron Cresswell


Hopefully this information will help you as you work on finalizing your team this week. As always, good luck for a great score, and may all your players play the full 90!