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Week 11 Premier League Injuries & Suspensions

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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.

The injury woes are piling up for the Gunners yet again.
The injury woes are piling up for the Gunners yet again.
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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

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Arsenal

Out: Tomas Rosicky, David Ospina, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshire, Mikel Arteta

Doubt:

In: Flamini

Win: Olivier Giroud

Wenger won't have to waffle on who he puts at striker. With Walcott out, Giroud regains his starting spot at the top against the Swans.

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Aston Villa

Out: Gary Gardner

Doubt: Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards (possible ban)

In: Gabby Agbonlahor, Ciaran Clark, Jose Okore

Win: Jordan Ayew

It's hard to pick a "win" with this squad, they should really be avoided this weekend. That said, Ayew is their most likely to score.

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AFC Bournemouth

Out: Christian Atsu, Tommy Elphick, Callum Wilson, Max-Alain Gradel, Tyrone Mings

Doubt: Artur Boruc

In: Harry Arter

Win: Glenn Murray

Just like with Aston Villa, you're going to struggle to find much here to help your team. Murray is your best option, but it's not a great option.

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Chelsea

Out: Branislav Ivanovic, Thibaut Courtois

Doubt: Pedro, Diego Costa

In: Nemanja Matic, Loic Remy

Win: Eden Hazard

Hazard will have to pick up the slack for Costa, and James Milner is not the most fleet of foot. Look for the Belgian to attack him all match long.

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Crystal Palace

Out: Connor Wickham, Marouane Chamakh, Kwesi Appiah

Doubt: Yannick Bolasie, Jason Puncheon, Yohan Cabaye, Pape Souare, Joel Ward

In: James McAthur (birth of child earlier in week)

Win: Wilfried Zaha

The winger is in solid form, and will want to prove something to the team that bought him, didn't use him, and then sold him.

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Everton

Out: Phil Jagielka, Tony Hibbert

Doubt: Steven Pienaar, Muhamed Besic, Seamus Coleman, Leighton Baines

In: N/A

Win: Tim Howard

Sunderland have not scored in three consecutive away matches, and there's little reason to see that streak not extending to four.

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Leicester City

Out: Leonardo Ulloa

Doubt: Matthew James

In: N/A

Win: Jamie Vardy

You don't go away from this guy until he goes a match without scoring. Ok, maybe two matches. Hottest player in the Premier League right now.

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Liverpool

Out: Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, Joe Flanagan, Kolo Toure, Jordan Henderson, Jordan Rossiter

Doubt: Daniel Sturridge

In: Christian Benteke, James Milner (suspension)

Win: Benteke

The Belgian received rest during the week, and will now go against a Chelsea side that has struggled to defend headers. With their confidence low, this might be the time for Liverpool to get their first Premier League win under Klopp.

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Manchester City

Out: Pablo Zabaleta, Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Fabian Delph

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Kevin De Bruyne

No Silva, no Aguero, no Nasri. No problem, with KDB pulling the strings and linking up with Bony/Sterling. A goal and an assist vs Norwich should be the floor for him this weekend.

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Manchester United

Out: Antonio Valencia, Paddy McNair, Luke Shaw, Nick Powell

Doubt: Memphis Depay, James Wilson

In: Matteo Darmian

Win: Anthony Martial

All signs points to Martial getting his preferred position of striker this weekend against a Crystal Palace team that allowed five goals to Manchester City in the League Cup match midweek.

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Newcastle

Out: Tim Krul, Jack Colback (suspension), Steven Taylor, Karl Darlow, Gabriel Obertan, Emmanuel Riviere

Doubt: Curtis Good

In: Fabricio Coloccini (red card rescinded)

Win: Georginio Wijnaldum

Stoke City played a strong side midweek to beat Chelsea in a Cup match that took 120 minutes. Newcastle at home will look for their in-form wide man to make some noise against a Stoke side that has allowed a fair amount of goals this year.

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Norwich City

Out: Andre Wisdom

Doubt: Dieumerci Mbokani Bezua,

In: Youssouf Mulumbu

Win: Mulumbu

With an impressive return to action against Everton in midweek, he will be an important piece for the team going forward.

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Southampton

Out: Fraser Forster, Florin Gardos, Shane Long, Jay Rodriguez

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Sadio Mane

Mane has either scored or assisted in each of his last seven matches for Southampton (three goals, four assists), and is facing a Bournemouth side that has allowed five goals in their last two matches each.

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Stoke City

Out: Geoff Cameron, Marc Muniesa, Phil Bardsley (suspended)

Doubt: Ryan Shawcross (match fitness), Jonathan Walters

In: Marc Wilson, Mame Biram Diouf

Win: Marko Arnautovic

Xherdan Shaqiri hasn't been in great form, while other attacking options like Bojan and Diouf have suffered from injuries of late. Arnautovic has been in excellent form and is a safe bet to start on the left flank for the Potters.

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Sunderland

Out: Adam Matthews

Doubt: Younes Kaboul, John O'Shea, Ola Toivonen, Fabio Borini, Jack Rodwell

In: N/A

Win: Costel Pantilimon

Everton has only one win in five matches at Goodison Park this season, and the Sunderland keeper leads the league in saves. He should get a chance to increase that total, but with Big Sam in charge, he's more likely to hold a clean sheet as well.

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Swansea City

Out: Jay Fulton

Doubt: Wayne Routledge (match fitness)

In: N/A

Win: Andre Ayew

None of the Swansea attackers has been in particularly good form of late, but Ayew seems most likely to cause problems to the Arsenal backline. If he's on form, you can expect the Welsh side to be a much tougher prospect.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Out: Nabil Bentaleb, Federico Fazio, Alex Pritchard, Nacer Chadli, Son Heung-min

Doubt: N/A

In: Ryan Mason

Win: Harry Kane

With his confidence likely restored, he will take on an Aston Villa side missing their captain in defense. Should be a good day for the striker.

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Watford FC

Out: Matej Vydra

Doubt: Jurado, Sebastian Prodl (selection)

In: Miguel Britos

Win: Odion Ighalo

The Watford striker has carried over his exceptional goalscoring form from the Championship last season and led the way for the Hornets. They'll need him to be at his best to cause problems to West Ham.

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West Bromwich Albion

Out: Ben Foster

Doubt: James Morrison

In: N/A

Win: Boaz Myhill

While he is not as likely as some to record a clean sheet, he will have plenty of opportunities for saves, plus being at home won't hurt.

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West Ham United

Out: Alex Song

Doubt: Mauro Zarate, Angelo Ogbonna, James Collins (all selection)

In: Victor Moses, Winston Reid (maybe)

Win: Adrian

The strong Watford defense makes picking Hammers attackers a bit of a risk (though Payet's form has been fixture-proof so far this season), but there should be plenty of investment in defense. Adrian will face some shots from the Hornets, but has a great shot at a clean sheet.