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Week 26 Outs, Doubts, Ins and Wins

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Midweek fixtures immediately following a full slate of weekend games are always challenging for trying to determine who will survive rotation. Add on the chance that one of the week's most favorable fixtures is up in the air due to a labor strike for the London Underground, and it's a nightmare.

Will Suarez be laughing all the way to the bank tomorrow? Will anyone keep him as captain?
Will Suarez be laughing all the way to the bank tomorrow? Will anyone keep him as captain?
Clive Brunskill

To reiterate for those of you who may have missed it earlier, there is a chance that the Liverpool v. Fulham game may be postponed due to safety concerns for traveling fans as there is a strike amongst tube workers. Also, there's a pretty distinct lack of team news in general, so I'll do my best to provide what information I have, but this week is going to be more about playing guaranteed starters and having a solid bench than anything else.

With that out of the way, let's jump into the usual rapid-fire team news and some hunch picks for the week.

For those of you who aren't familiar with this system, here's a quick breakdown of how it works:

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, Mathieu Flamini (suspended), Theo Walcott

Doubt: Thomas Vermaelen, Serge Gnabry (form), Nacho Monreal (rotation)

In: Kieran Gibbs

Win: Mesut Ozil (hunch)


Aston Villa

Out: Libor Kozak

Doubt: Ryan Bertrand, Ron Vlaar

In: Antonio Luna

Win: Andreas Weimann


Cardiff City

Out: Andrew Taylor

Doubt: Craig Noone, Kevin Theophile-Catherine, Mark Hudson

In: Jordan Mutch, Declan John

Win: Jordan Mutch



Out: John Terry

Doubt: Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard (rotation), Cesar Azpilicueta (rotation)

In: Ashley Cole, Ramires

Win: David Luiz


Crystal Palace

Out: N/A

Doubt: Yannick Bolasie (rotation), Cameron Jerome (rotation)

In: Tom Ince

Win: Joe Ledley



Out: Romelu Lukaku, Antolin Alcaraz, Bryan Oviedo

Doubt: Gerard Deulofeu (fitness), Ross Barkley (fitness), Stephen Naismith (rotation)

In: Aiden McGeady, Lacina Traore

Win: Tim Howard



Out: N/A

Doubt: Everyone (Potential Cancellation)

In: N/A

Win: Avoid players from this fixture


Hull City

Out: Allan McGregor (suspended), James Chester, Danny Graham

Doubt: Liam Rosenior

In: Robbie Brady

Win: Nikica Jelavic



Out: Glen Johnson, Jose Enrique, Mamadou Sakho, Lucas Leiva, Daniel Agger

Doubt: Everyone (Potential Cancellation)

In: N/A

Win: None. Have bench backup for your discounted players


Manchester City

Out: Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri, Javi Garcia, Fernandinho

Doubt: Gael Clichy (rotation), Stevan Jovetic (rotation)

In: Aleksandar Kolarov, Martin Demichelis, Matija Nastasic

Win: Aleksandar Kolarov


Manchester United

Out: Jonny Evans, Nani, Marouane Fellaini

Doubt: Phil Jones, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Young (rotation)

In: Chris Smalling, Adnan Januzaj

Win: Juan Mata



Out: Mathieu Debuchy, Loic Remy, Fabricio Coloccini, Cheikh Tiote

Doubt: Yoan Gouffran, Papiss Cisse

In: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Sammy Ameobi

Win: Hatem Ben Arfa


Norwich City

Out: Elliot Bennett, Ryan Bennett, Johnny Howson

Doubt: Robert Snodgrass, Nathan Redmond (rotation)

In: Jonas Gutierrez

Win: Martin Olsson (hunch)



Out: Dejan Lovren, Gaston Ramirez

Doubt: Victor Wanyama, Callum Chambers (rotation)

In: Nathaniel Clyne, Jack Cork

Win: Jay Rodriguez


Stoke City

Out: Robert Huth

Doubt: Marko Arnautovic, Marc Wilson

In: Peter Odemwingie, Marc Muniesa

Win: Oussama Assaidi (hunch)



Out: Wes Brown (suspended), Stephen Fletcher, Carlos Cuellar

Doubt: Fabio Borini (rotation)

In: Emanuele Giaccherini, Ondrej Celustka

Win: John O'Shea


Swansea City


Doubt: Michu, Jonjo Shelvey, Gerhard Tremmel (rotation)

In: Marvin Emnes, Michel Vorm

Win: Angel Rangel (hunch)


Tottenham Hotspur

Out: Vlad Chiriches, Sandro, Erik Lamela, Jermain Defoe (transfer complete)

Doubt: Aaron Lennon (rotation), Nabil Bentaleb (rotation), Moussa Dembele (rotation)

In: Etienne Capoue (maybe), Roberto Soldado (maybe)

Win: Jan Vertonghen


West Bromwich Albion

Out: Jonas Olsson, Nicolas Anelka, Stephane Sessegnon

Doubt: Billy Jones

In: Steven Reid, Thievy Bifouma, Craig Dawson

Win: Chris Brunt


West Ham United

Out: Andy Caroll (suspended), Joey O'Brien, Ravel Morrison

Doubt: Ricardo Vaz Te, George McCartney (rotation)

In: Winston Reid, Pablo Armero (maybe), Marco Borriello (maybe)

Win: Antonio Nocerino (hunch)


I'm still tinkering with my team, but I'll most likely have to finalize it tonight as I'll be at work for the deadline if it's moved tomorrow. Hopefully the Liverpool game will go on as planned, but I'm too afraid to captain Luis Suarez in case it is postponed, so if we do get confirmation the match will go ahead I'll still be left with another captain. I hope it doesn't come back to harm me.

Good luck, everyone! May all your picks start and return their value at least!