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Week 23 Outs, Doubts, Ins & Wins

There is a lot of vital news for your fantasy team ahead of the Week 23 deadline, with a number of the 'usual suspects' likely to be missing from action this weekend. Let's dive right in!

What are your plans for the injured Alexis Sanchez?
What are your plans for the injured Alexis Sanchez?
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Below is a breakdown of what each of the categories 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: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mathieu Debuchy, Jack Wilshere

Doubt: Alexis Sanchez, Hector Bellerin, Danny Welbeck

In: Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil

Win: Santi Cazorla


Aston Villa

Out: Philippe Senderos

Doubt: Ron Vlaar, Joe Cole, Fabian Delph, Gabby Agbonlahor

In: Nathan Baker, Carles Gil, Scott Sinclair (maybe)

Win: Jores Okore



Out: Matthew Taylor, Stephen Ward, Kevin Long

Doubt: Michael Duff (selection)

In: N/A

Win: Danny Ings



Out: Diego Costa (3-match ban), Petr Cech (rotation)

Doubt: Cesc Fabregas, Kurt Zouma, Filipe Luis (both rotation)

In: Didier Drogba, Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill

Win: Eden Hazard


Crystal Palace

Out: Mile Jedinak, Yannick Bolasie (both international duty)

Doubt: Shola Ameobi, Marouane Chamakh (rotation)

In: Wilfried Zaha, Jordon Mutch (maybe)

Win: Yaya Sanogo (hunch)



Out: Tim Howard, Leon Osman, Stephen Pienaar

Doubt: Kevin Mirallas, James McCarthy, Silvain Distin, Darron Gibson

In: Ross Barkley, Aiden McGeady (maybe)

Win: Steven Naismith (hunch)


Hull City

Out: Mohamed Diame, James Chester, Liam Rosenior, Robert Snodgrass

Doubt: Robbie Brady, Alex Bruce, Gaston Ramirez, Abel Hernandez, Nikica Jelavic, Andrew Robertson

In: Sone Aluko, Tom Ince, Maynor Figueroa

Win: Sone Aluko


Leicester City

Out: Matty James (suspended), Riyad Mahrez (international duty), Kasper Schmeichel

Doubt: Matthew Upson, David Nugent (rotation)

In: Andrej Kramaric, Marc Albrighton (maybe)

Win: Leonardo Ulloa



Out: Jon Flanagan, Brad Jones, Kolo Toure (international duty)

Doubt: Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge

In: Glen Johnson (maybe)

Win: Raheem Sterling


Manchester City

Out: Wilfried Bony, Yaya Toure (both international duty)

Doubt: Eliaquim Mangala, Samir Nasri

In: James Milner, Martin Demichelis

Win: Sergio Aguero


Manchester United

Out: Michael Carrick, Ashley Young

Doubt: Radamel Falcao (rotation), Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling

In: Robin Van Persie

Win: Wayne Rooney


Newcastle United

Out: Paul Dummett, Siem De Jong, Rolando Aarons

Doubt: Papiss Cisse, Davide Santon

In: Massadio Haidara

Win: Jack Colback (hunch)


Queens Park Rangers

Out: Sandro, Adel Taarabt, Armand Traore

Doubt: Stephen Caulker / Nedum Onuoha (rotation)

In: Richard Dunne, Yun Suk-Young

Win: Charlie Austin



Out: Toby Alderweireld, Shane Long, Morgan Schneiderlin, Victor Wanyama

Doubt: Emmanuel Mayuka, Florin Gardos (rotation)

In: Maya Yoshida (maybe), Sadio Mane (maybe)

Win: Graziano Pelle


Stoke City

Out: Bojan Krkic, Robert Huth (suspension), Erik Pieters, Peter Odemwingie

Doubt: Mame Biram Diouf

In: Marc Muniesa, Peter Crouch

Win: Victor Moses



Out: Lee Cattermole, Valentin Roberge, Jack Rodwell (suspended)

Doubt: Connor Wickham (selection)

In: Liam Bridcutt

Win: Jermain Defoe


Swansea City

Out: Ki Sung-Yueng (international duty), Gylfi Sigurdsson (suspended), Kyle Bartley (suspended), Wayne Routledge

Doubt: Leon Britton

In: Nelson Oliveira, Federico Fernandez, Jefferson Montero

Win: Jefferson Montero


Tottenham Hotspur

Out: Nabil Benteleb (international duty)

Doubt: Moussa Dembele (rotation)

In: Ryan Mason, Emmanuel Adebayor (maybe), Erik Lamela (maybe)

Win: Christian Eriksen


West Bromwich Albion

Out: Youssuf Mulumbu (international duty), Sylvestre Varela

Doubt: Jonas Olsson, Chris Baird (rotation)

In: Callum McManaman (maybe)

Win: Victor Anichebe


West Ham United

Out: Modibo Maiga

Doubt: James Collins, Carl Jenkinson, Joey O'Brien, Alex Song, Cheikhou Kouyate

In: Winston Reid, Diafra Sakho

Win: Andy Carroll (hunch)


With so many big names set to miss out this weekend, I'm sure we'll see a bunch of very different teams. I'm planning on starting pretty much from scratch from the draft team I had put together earlier in the week as I had planned on bringing in Alexis at retail. I'll surely be agonizing over my team selection right up to the deadline this week.

How have these injuries and suspensions affected your thinking for this week? Are you planning on holding onto your discounts, or bringing in new players?