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Week 16 Premier League Injuries & Suspensions

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Check out all the latest news from around the Premier League before you set your fantasy teams.

The latest in a long line of injuries at West Ham.
The latest in a long line of injuries at West Ham.
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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/favour

In: The likeliest replacements for the Outs & Doubts or those returning from injury

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

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Arsenal

Out: Francis Coquelin, Alexis Sanchez, Mikel ArtetaJack WilshereSanti Cazorla

Doubt: N/A

In: Joel Campbell, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott

Win: Mesut Özil

The German has continued to prove time and time again why he's coming one of the best players, not to mention creative in the Premier League this season. Can he do it again against Villa?

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Aston Villa

Out: Jordan Amavi, Tiago Ilori, Micah Richards

Doubt: Jack Grealish

In: Jores Okore

Win: Carlos Sanchez

The Colombian will have to be in fine form if he wants to stop the Gunners. On his day, he's got the quality to stifle the best attacking midfielders.

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AFC Bournemouth

Out: Max Gradel, Tyrone Mings, Callum Wilson, Tommy Elphick, Marc Pugh, Christian Atsu, Lee Tomlin

Doubt: Adam Federici

In: Andrew Surman

Win: Matt Ritchie

A big win for the Cherries against the defending Premier League champions last week only boosted their confidence. Can they do it again against Manchester United? Ritchie will be the key man in midfield.

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Chelsea

Out: N/A

Doubt: Radamel Falcao

In: N/A

Win: Willian

They have to win. Simple as that. Despite qualification to the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, that doesn't help their league campaign and they desperately need to get three points to continue their hunt for qualification to the Europa League, will be against the league leaders Leicester.

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Crystal Palace

Out: Bakary Sako, Dwight Gayle, Mile Jedinak

Doubt: N/A

In: Wilfried Zaha

Win: Yohan Cabaye

The Frenchman will have to be in fine form if they want to stop this Southampton side.

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Everton

Out: Bryan Oviedo, Phil JagielkaLuke Garbutt

Doubt: James McCarthy, Leighton Baines

In: Tom Cleverley (maybe)

Win: Romelu Lukaku

With everything the attack has to offer, they need to start turning those draws into wins as soon as possible. Norwich City might end that run if Lukaku can't replicate the form he's been in.

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Leicester City

Out: Ritchie De Laet

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Riyad Mahrez

It's amazing to see the performances that this Leicester side is performing top of the league. Their opponents who were top of the league exactly last year will be looking to do the same to end their good run of form, but Jamie Vardy and Mahrez have been sensational and the only way for them is up and they might continue that up until 2016.

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Liverpool

Out: Mamadou Sakho, Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, Daniel Sturridge

Doubt: Jordan Ibe, Joe Allen

In: Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can

Win: Philippe Coutinho

Having lost to Newcastle last weekend, Jurgen Klopp's men will need to forget about that with a win against West Brom. With Coutinho returning to the fold, their chances look a lot better.

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Manchester City

Out: Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, Fernando, Samir NasriPablo Zabaleta

Doubt: Martín Demichelis, Vincent Kompany

In: Wilfried Bony

Win: Raheem Sterling

A lost to Stoke isn't exactly the best way to try and gain momentum in the league, but they will have to forget about that and focus on a home win against Swansea City.

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Manchester United

Out: Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Bastian Schweinsteiger (suspended), Wayne Rooney, Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling

Doubt: Morgan Schneiderlin

In: Patrick McNair, Guillermo Varela, Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini

Win: David de Gea

It's not been exactly the best week for the 20 time champions having been dumped out of the Champions League and into the Europa League, but now is not the time to be upset but to pick up points immediately. Bournemouth awaits. With so many injuries, though, it's hard to rely on anyone other than De Gea.

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Newcastle

Out: Tim Krul, Rolando Aarons, Cheikh Tiote

Doubt: Jamaal LascellesMike Williamson

In: Vurnon Anita

Win: Moussa Sissoko

A win against Liverpool boosted their confidence even further, but will it be enough to give Spurs their second loss of the season? Sissoko will have to be in fine form for this one.

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Norwich City

Out: Matt Jarvis

Doubt: Wesley Hoolahan

In: Russell Martin

Win: Robbie Brady

Brady has been among the most consistent performers for Norwich this season, whether he's lining up at left back or in midfield. If the Canaries are going to get anything out of Everton, Brady will have to be at his best.

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Southampton

Out: Jay Rodriguez

Doubt: Oriol Romeu (rotation), Shane Long (rotation)

In: Graziano Pelle, Victor Wanyama

Win: Dusan Tadic

Tadic, with Pelle will have to try to create and score goals against the Eagles to help Ronald Koeman's men try and achieve more wins.

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Stoke City

Out: Peter Crouch

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Bojan

A win against Manchester City gave joy to the Potters, but can they emulate that against West Ham? Bojan and Xherdan Shaqiri will have to do perform in a similar vein as their performance against Man City

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Sunderland

Out: Sebastian Larrson

Doubt: Steven Fletcher, Lee Cattermole

In: Jermain Defoe

Win: Patrick van Aanholt

PVA will definitely need to try and be the main fan for this one after losing to Arsenal last week, can they get something against Watford?

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Swansea City

Out: Eder, Franck Tabanou

Doubt: Ki Sung-Yueng (rotation)

In: Jonjo Shelvey

Win: Jefferson Montero

If Stoke can do it, why can't Swansea? Although, it might be a bit different with the sacking of Garry Monk, so it'll be tough against Manchester City. Montero should be in the starting lineup no matter who is in charge.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Out: Ryan Mason

Doubt: Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier

In: Erik Lamela

Win: Christian Eriksen

Having only lost once this season, Spurs are in a great position to add to their points tally against Newcastle. Eriksen should be influential here.

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Watford FC

Out: Valon Behrami,  Sebastian Prodl

Doubt: Heurelho Gomes

In: Ben Watson

Win: Odion Ighalo

Watford will have to rely on Ighalo to get the points against Sunderland.

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West Bromwich Albion

Out: Ben Foster, Stephane Sessegnon

Doubt: Jonas Olsson (rotation)

In: Claudio Yacob

Win: Salomon Rondon

Rickie Lambert will face his former team this weekend, but it's much more likely Rondon will get the start, and he could cause problems for the Reds.

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West Ham United

Out: Dimitri Payet, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho, Winston Reid, Manuel Lanzini, Victor Moses

Doubt: N/A

In: Michael Antonio

Win: Andy Carroll

Carroll will have to do something if they want to beat Stoke City, especially with all of the other injuries in the squad.

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