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Premier League Injuries & Suspensions, Week 9

A look at which players may be missing from your potential fantasy line-ups due to suspension, injury or rotation and returning players who may make an impact.

Will West Brom be able to call upon the services of Berahino for their match this weekend?
Will West Brom be able to call upon the services of Berahino for their match this weekend?
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Out: Fantasy-relevant players who have been confirmed out for the week, either through injury or suspension

Doubt: Players facing the dreaded 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: Tomas Rosicky, Danny WelbeckJack Wilshere

Doubt: Arteta, Flamini, Koscielny, Sánchez

In: N/A

Win: Alexis Sanchez

Following the huge win against Manchester United, Arsenal will be looking to achieve much more momentum against Watford, as they only sit two points behind Manchester City for top place of the Premier League. Failure to beat the recently promoted side, especially with an in-form Alexis Sanchez who has been sensational for both club and country (Picked up three goals for his native Chile in World Cup qualification), seems unlikely.


Aston Villa

Out: Agbonlahor (calf, 24 Oct), Clark (thigh, 24 Oct), Okore (knee, 24 Oct), Gardner (groin, 2 Nov)

Doubt: Joleon Lescott (rotation)
In: Crespo (maybe)

Win: Jordan Amavi

A win against the side who has fallen from grace in Chelsea would help Tim Sherwood's job security stay intact, with both managers coming under pressure due to bad performances in the league. Amavi is able to score points regardless of score in Fantrax and Togga.


AFC Bournemouth

Out: Harry Arter, Max Gradel, Tyrone Mings, Callum Wilson, Tommy Elphick

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Simon Francis

A trip to Manchester is never easy, especially against Manchester City. However, with no Sergio Agüero and David Silva might give them a break and a better chance to cause an upset in Manchester to set the title race going into fast gear.



Out: Ivanovic (hamstring, 31 Oct), Thibaut Courtois

Doubt: John Terry (rotation worry)

In: Diego Costa, Baba Rahman (maybe)

Win: Willian

No Jose Mourinho might be a bit of a problem. After receiving sanctions from the FA over the manager’s post-match comments in a loss against Southampton shortly before the international break. This is a must win for the champions as any further bad results, especially against Villa will see heads rolling all around the club. Willian, who has been in sensational form as the best player so far for the club this season is the main man for the Blues.


Crystal Palace

Out: Ward (knee, 24 Oct), Chamakh (hamstring, 31 Oct), Conor Wickham

Doubt: Brede Hangeland (rotation), Bakary Sako (form)

In: Damien Delaney, Dwight Gayle, Mile Jedinak (maybe)

Win: Yohan Cabaye

With Palace being at home to West Ham, a tough match is bound to happen. However, it appears that Cabaye will be the influential player against the Hammers.



Out: Leighton BainesTom Cleverley, Tony HibbertSteven Pienaar

Doubt: John Stones, Tyias Browning (rotation)

In: Seamus Coleman, Kevin Mirallas (maybe)

Win: Romelu Lukaku

Everton have some injury scares but that doesn't mean Lukaku or even Ross Barkley will have a bit of a battle against Manchester United, who desperately need to get points after losing to Arsenal.


Leicester City

Out: Matty James

Doubt: Christian Fuchs, Ritchie De Laet (selection)

In: Nathan Dyer, Jeffrey Schlupp, Riyad Mahrez

Win: Riyad Mahrez

Claudio Ranieri's men were able to go back to winning ways against Norwich as the side still only has one defeat this season. Southampton will truly be a battle if they still want to shock all of the Premier League at continuing in the top five of the table.



Out: Roberto Firmino, Jon Flanagan, Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, Christian Benteke

Doubt: Dejan Lovren

In: Adam Lallana, Jordon Ibe (maybe)

Win: Daniel Sturridge

Jurgen Klopp might have to wait next week for his Anfield debut, but against Tottenham Hotspur, who knows what might happen? Can ''gegenpressing'' work on its debut?


Manchester City

Out: Gael Clichy, Fabian Delph, Sergio Agüero, David Silva, Aleksandar Kolarov

Doubt: N/A

In: Wilfried Bony, Jesus Navas, Bacary Sagna

Win: Kevin de Bruyne

After scoring five against Newcastle United before the international break, an injury to Aguero while on duty for Argentina was only the first spell of bad things for Citizens. David Silva will also be out, so all the pressure will have to go to new boy Kevin de Bruyne.


Manchester United

Out: Patrick McNair, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw

Doubt: Marcos Rojo, Bastian Schweinsteiger

In: Phil Jones, Morgan Schneiderlin (maybe)

Win: Anthony Martial

The young French striker will need to have a better match against Everton than he did against Arsenal two weeks ago, the goals are definitely needed to keep the United fans and Louis van Gaal happy.



Out: Rolando Aarons, Gabriel Obertan, Steven Taylor, Tim Krul

Doubt: Kevin Mbabu

In: Rob Elliot

Win: Georginio Wijnaldum

After being destroyed by City two weeks ago, Steve McClaren is still in the hot seat and only a win against Norwich can help them. Bring on Georginio Wijnaldum, but no Tim Krul for the rest of the season will be a hard-felt loss.


Norwich City

Out: Youssuf Mulumbu, Gary Hooper

Doubt: Cameron Jerome

In: Diumerci Mbokani

Win: Nathan Redmond

Nathan Redmond has the chance to probably raise up the chances of McClaren getting sacked if they can get a win against Newcastle.



Out: Fraser Forster, Florin Gardos, Shane Long

Doubt: Jordy Clasie

In: N/A

Win: Dusan Tadic

If any team is capable of giving Leicester their second loss in the Premier League so far, it's Ronald Koeman's side. Tadic has been in excellent form so far this season and could cause trouble for the Foxes.


Stoke City

Out: Ryan Shawcross, Shay Given, Mame Biram Diouf (compassionate leave)

Doubt: N/A

In: Xherdan Shaqiri, Jonathan Walters

Win: Xherdan Shaqiri

The Swiss winger will definitely need a good performance against Swansea, but he's capable of causing big problems when he's on his game.



Out: Jeremain Lens (suspension), Sebastian Coates (suspension)

Doubt: Yann M'Vila, Ola Toivonen, Younes Kaboul

In: Sebastian Larsson

Win: Steven Fletcher

West Brom have been challenging opponents so far this season, but never underestimate a side managed by Big Sam. Fletcher suits the route-1 style of play.


Swansea City

Out: N/A

Doubt: Angel Rangel (rotation)

In: Kyle Naughton

Win: Bafetimbi Gomis

A win against Stoke will definitely help them in the long term for a good performance in the league. Gomis has been a revelation this season, and should cause plenty of problems for the Potters.


Tottenham Hotspur

Out: Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason, Son Heung-Min, Eric Dier (suspended)

Doubt: N/A

In: Mousa Dembele

Win: Erik Lamela

Can Erik Lamela ruin Klopp's welcome party at White Hart Lane? He may need a little help from Harry Kane as well.


Watford FC

Out: Jurado

Doubt: Ikechi Anya, Valon Behrami, Allan Nyom

In: Juan Carlos Paredes (maybe), Alessandro Diamanti (maybe)

Win: Heurelho Gomes

Given their defensive solidity so far this season, an upset victory against Arsenal could actually be on the cards. Gomes has been excellent in goal, and will need to be again here.


West Bromwich Albion

Out: Ben Foster

Doubt: Saido Berahino, Jonny Evans, James Morrison, Jonas Olsson, Salomon Rondon

In: James Chester, Callum McManaman, Craig Gardner

Win: Salomon Rondon

The Venezuelan striker arrived back to England late, but should still get the nod. Even with Sunderland's new manager, you have to like his chances to get on the score sheet.


West Ham United

Out: Andy O'Brien, Alexandre Song

Doubt: Andy Carroll, Aaron Cresswell, Angelo Ogbonna, Winston Reid, Enner Valencia

In: James Collins (maybe)

Win: Victor Moses

The Hammers will look to spoil Pardew's parade with a win against Palace. While Payet has been the star this season, Moses' pace might make him the key man for a tough battle.