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Premier League Injuries & Suspensions Week 14

Let's take a look at all the team news from around the Premier League as we approach the Week 14 deadline!

The yellow card accumulations are starting to lead to suspensions, including Pelle.
The yellow card accumulations are starting to lead to suspensions, including Pelle.
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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 or those returning from injury

Win: Fantasy player to watch / my hunch pick of the week



Out: Mikel Arteta, Francis Coquelin, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere

Doubt: Joel Campbell, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis Sanchez

In: Mathieu Flamini, Aaron Ramsey

Win: Mesut Ozil

With doubts over the fitness of Alexis Sanchez and a number of other Gunners, it will be up to the German maestro to do his thing yet again. Thankfully for Arsenal, Ozil's form has been consistently great all season.


Aston Villa

Out: Jordan Amavi, Jack Grealish, Tiago Ilori

Doubt: Gabriel Agbonlahor, Idrissa Gana Gueye

In: Carlos Sanchez, Scott Sinclair

Win: Alan Hutton

Hutton should be a guaranteed starter in the Villa backline now that Amavi has been ruled out for the season, and the Scot is always good for some attacking returns even if Villa fail to keep a clean sheet.


AFC Bournemouth

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

Doubt: Christian Atsu, Artur Boruc, Marc Pugh, Tokelo Rantie, Lee Tomlin

In: Andrew Surman

Win: Matt Ritchie

The Cherries have a tough task ahead of them this weekend, facing off against a red-hot Everton side. Attacking players seem the safer bet from Bournemouth this week, and Ritchie has the most potential to put up a big score.



Out: Thibaut Courtois, Radamel Falcao

Doubt: John Terry, Ramires, Kenedy

In: Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta

Win: Eden Hazard

Last season's player of the year is finally showing signs of returning to some semblance of form. He's scored in his last three meetings against Spurs, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the Belgian on the scoresheet again this weekend.


Crystal Palace

Out: Dwight Gayle, Bakary Sako

Doubt: N/A

In: Wilfried Zaha

Win: Yohan Cabaye

With an ever-rotating cast of characters ahead of him, Cabaye is the most assured starter in the Palace attack, and has been the most consistent points earner as well. No sense in avoiding a good thing.



Out: Phil Jagielka, Luke Garbutt, Bryan Oviedo

Doubt: Leighton Baines, Tyias Browning

In: N/A

Win: Arouna Kone

The impressive attacking performances at Everton seem to be on a rotation, so it should be Kone's week on current evidence. Call it a hunch.


Leicester City

Out: N/A

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Jamie Vardy

With the record on the line this week, could it be anyone else?



Out: Lucas (suspended), Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson, Mamadou Sakho, Joe Gomez, Danny Ings

Doubt: Philippe Coutinho

In: James Milner, Christian Benteke, Joe Allen

Win: Roberto Firmino

Firmino has flourished under Jurgen Klopp, and should be a guaranteed starter this week against Swansea. Depending on the availability of Coutinho, he could even start as the lone striker again. In any case, he's in great form and will look to build on his impressive performance against Man City from last weekend.


Manchester City

Out: Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala, Samir Nasri, Pablo Zabaleta

Doubt: Gael Clichy, Jesus Navas, Fernando (all rotation)

In: Willy Caballero, Nicolas Otamendi, Aleksandar Kolarov, David Silva

Win: Sergio Aguero

The return of David Silva is a huge deal for City after seeing Aguero return last week. The dynamic duo should be too much for the Saints to handle, and with a couple extra matches under his belt Aguero's fitness should be sharper than in his goalscoring return against Liverpool in Week 13.


Manchester United

Out: Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia

Doubt: Matteo Darmian, Memphis Depay (both selection)

In: Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney, Marcos Rojo

Win: Juan Mata

With question marks over who starts between Memphis and Jesse Lingard, Martial just returning to fitness and Rooney still not delivering for his club, Mata is the best bet for returns against league-leaders Leicester.



Out: Tim Krul

Doubt: Cheikh Tiote

In: Vurnon Anita

Win: Moussa Sissoko

Newcastle are misfiring and need an inspirational performance from an experienced player, and I think Sissoko will step up this week. Palace are very attack-minded down the left flank, so Sissoko should have some freedom on the right flank with Darryl Janmaat.


Norwich City

Out: Gary Hooper, Alexander Tettey, Matt Jarvis

Doubt: Andre Wisdom, Nathan Redmond (both rotation)

In: Russell Martin, Wes Hoolahan

Win: Robbie Brady

The Canaries will find things tough against Arsenal, but Brady has been delivering consistent points from both sides of the ball and will be key to Norwich finding any success in this match.



Out: Graziano Pelle (suspended), Jay Rodriguez

Doubt: N/A

In: Sadio Mane, Shane Long

Win: Sadio Mane

Without Pelle in the lineup, the attacking impetus will shift to the midfield for the Saints. Mane doesn't usually play after the International Break, so he should be restored to the starting lineup this weekend fresh and ready to go against Man City.


Stoke City

Out: Marc Muniesa

Doubt: Phillip Wollscheid

In: Geoff Cameron (maybe)

Win: Erik Pieters

Stoke have been very solid in defense recently, and both fullbacks have been in good form as well. With Johnson scoring last week, I'll give Pieters the vote of confidence to contribute against Sunderland this time out.



Out: Billy Jones (suspended)

Doubt: Jermain Defoe, Fabio Borini

In: DeAndre Yedlin, Adam Johnson (maybe)

Win: Patrick van Aanholt

It's been a long time since we've been able to call PvA a fantasy favorite, but with little competition for his spot this week he seems a safe starter. A home match following a confidence-boosting win against Crystal Palace may be just what he needs to remind us why he was such a popular choice last season.


Swansea City

Out: Jonjo Shelvey (suspended)

Doubt: Leon Britton, Wayne Routledge (both rotation), Bafetimbi Gomis (form)

In: Jack Cork

Win: Andre Ayew

With the strikers at Swansea failing to inspire, there's been talk that Ayew may be given the role from the start against Liverpool. Even if he doesn't, though, the new signing has been the brightest spark for the Swans this season and should cause the Reds backline some discomfort.


Tottenham Hotspur

Out: Dele Alli (suspended), Nacer Chadli

Doubt: Nabil Bentaleb, Erik Lamela

In: Ryan Mason

Win: Harry Kane

He's back and can't stop scoring at the moment. Given he scored a hat-trick against Chelsea when they were title winners last campaign, the prospect of facing the Blues shouldn't be intimidating for the England man, especially considering their current predicament.


Watford FC

Out: Sebastian Prodl

Doubt: Valon Behrami, Jurado

In: Nathan Ake

Win: Heurelho Gomes

Aston Villa were abject in defeat against Everton, and I don't expect them to find much more joy against a very good Watford side. Gomes has been the anchor of the defense for the Hornets, and I like his chances of a clean sheet this weekend.


West Bromwich Albion

Out: Chris Brunt (suspended)

Doubt: N/A

In: Gareth McAuley

Win: Stephane Sessegnon

Tony Pulis has restored his faith in Sessegnon in recent weeks and has been rewarded with some promising performances. A breakout is on the horizon for the attacking midfielder, and I have a feeling this is the week he delivers against a depleted West Ham squad.


West Ham United

Out: James Collins (suspended), Mark Noble (suspended), Dimitri Payet, Enner Valencia

Doubt: Andy Carroll (selection)

In: Mauro Zarate, Alex Song (maybe)

Win: Manuel Lanzini

We're starting to run out of reliable options to choose from a team that started the season so brightly. Injuries and suspensions have ravaged the starting lineup for the Hammers, though Lanzini has been a bright light shining in the darkness that is life without Dimitri Payet.


Has this injury news affected your plans for this weekend? Are there any slight doubts you're still considering for your team? Share your thoughts and questions in the comments!