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Week 4 Outs, Doubts, Ins and Wins

It's been a long time coming, but it's finally back, and just in time to cover the host of injuries sustained during the international break. Make sure your starting lineup is ready for action!

Injury rumors persist. Will the Brazilian frustrate those who drop him, or those who hold?
Injury rumors persist. Will the Brazilian frustrate those who drop him, or those who hold?
Laurence Griffiths

For those of you who are new readers here at Never Manage Alone, or for those of you who may need a refresher on how this column works, 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: Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott

Doubt: Aaron Ramsey, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal (rotation), Mathieu Flamini (rotation)

In: Danny Welbeck, Mikel Arteta, Kieran Gibbs

Win: Mesut Özil (hunch)


Aston Villa

Out: Christian Benteke

Doubt: Ron Vlaar, Kieran Richardson (rotation)

In: Carlos Sanchez, Tom Cleverley

Win: Aly Cissokho



Out: Sam Vokes

Doubt: Matt Taylor (rotation)

In: George Boyd

Win: Kieran Trippier



Out: N/A

Doubt: Diego Costa, Eden Hazard (both injury), Willian, Mohamed Salah, Felipe Luis (all form)

In: Oscar, Loïc Rémy (maybe)

Win: André Schürrle (hunch)


Crystal Palace

Out: Marouane Chamakh, Joe Ledley, Glenn Murray

Doubt: Dwight Gale, Brede Hangeland (rotation)

In: Wilfried Zaha, James McArthur, Frazier Campbell (maybe)

Win: Mile Jedinak



Out: Ross Barkley

Doubt: Samuel Eto'o, Stephen Pienaar, Romelu Lukaku, Leon Osman

In: Aiden McGeady

Win: Seamus Coleman


Hull City

Out: Robert Snodgrass

Doubt: Andrew Robertson, Paul McShane (rotation), Hatem Ben Arfa (match fitness)

In: James Chester, Abel Hernandez, Gaston Ramirez

Win: Abel Hernandez (hunch)


Leicester City

Out: Matthew Upson

Doubt: Dean Hammond (rotation)

In: Danny Drinkwater

Win: Kasper Schmeichel



Out: Daniel Sturridge, Emre Can, Glen Johnson, Martin Skrtel, Jon Flanagan

Doubt: Joe Allen

In: Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana

Win: Mario Balotelli


Manchester City

Out: Eliaquim Mangala, Alvaro Negredo

Doubt: Stevan Jovetic, Fernando, Pablo Zabaleta

In: Gael Clichy

Win: Yaya Touré (hunch)


Manchester United

Out: Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini

Doubt: Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Tyler Blackett (rotation), Falcao (match fitness)

In: Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera (maybe)

Win: Ángel Di María



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

Doubt: Jack Colback, Cheikh Tiote, Massadio Haidara (rotation)

In: Paul Dummett (maybe)

Win: Rémy Cabella


Queens Park Rangers

Out: N/A

Doubt: Adel Taarabt (form)

In: Junior Hoilett

Win: Stephen Caulker



Out: Jay Rodriguez, Jos Hooiveld

Doubt: Maya Yoshida (rotation)

In: Toby Alderweireld

Win: James Ward-Prowse (hunch)


Stoke City

Out: Geoff Cameron, Peter Odemwingie

Doubt: Oussama Assaidi, Stephen Ireland

In: Victor Moses

Win: Phil Bardsley



Out: Valentin Roberge

Doubt: Will Buckley (rotation), Jozy Altidore (form)

In: Adam Johnson, Ricky Álvarez (maybe)

Win: Patrick van Aanholt


Swansea City

Out: Leon Britton, Jose Cañas

Doubt: Bafetimbi Gomis (form), Jordi Amat (rotation)

In: Federico Fernandez (maybe)

Win: Wilfried Bony


Tottenham Hotspur

Out: Kyle Walker

Doubt: Eric Dier, Danny Rose, Roberto Soldado, Younes Kaboul (rotation)

In: Federico Fazio, Ben Davies

Win: Christian Eriksen (hunch)


West Bromwich Albion

Out: Georgios Samaras, Silvestre Varela (both match fitness)

Doubt: Graham Dorrans, Ben Foster, Youssouf Mulumbu, Gareth McAuley

In: Joleon Lescott, Brown Ideye, Chris Baird (maybe)

Win: Saido Berahino


West Ham United

Out: Andy Carroll, Carl Jenkinson, James Collins, Kevin Nolan, Matt Jarvis

Doubt: Joey O'Brien

In: Diafra Sakho

Win: Mark Noble (hunch)


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!