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Week 27 Outs, Doubts, Ins & Wins

In addition to the four teams with no match this weekend, we have the latest injury and suspension news from around the Premier League to help you settle on your final fantasy squad.

Remy Cabella is out this week. Does his absence change your thoughts on Newcastle?
Remy Cabella is out this week. Does his absence change your thoughts on Newcastle?
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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: Mathieu Debuchy, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta

Doubt: Danny Welbeck (rotation), Kieran Gibbs (form), David Ospina (form)

In: Theo Walcott (maybe), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (maybe), Wojciech Szczesny

Win: Olivier Giroud

After the demoralizing defeat against Monaco in the Champions League, the Gunners should be out for revenge against in-form Everton. Look to the attackers to put up points here, but avoid the questionable defense.


Aston Villa

Out: Ron Vlaar (suspended)

Doubt: Nathan Baker, Alan Hutton, Philippe Senderos, Aly Cissokho (maybe)

In: Jores Okore, Matthew Lowton, Leandro Bacuna (maybe)

Win: Christian Benteke

A bright start last week ended in another crushing defeat, but Villa did look better in Tim Sherwood's first match in charge. They could put some points on the board traveling to face the less than full-strength Geordies.



Out: Dean Marney, Matt Taylor, Kevin Long

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Danny Ings

A vital home match against Swansea is a big opportunity to put up 3 points. Danny Ings has been in excellent form at Turf Moor, and you shouldn't bet against that continuing this weekend.


Crystal Palace

Out: Frazier Campbell, Marouane Chamakh, Yaya Sanogo

Doubt: Jordon Mutch (rotation)

In: Mile Jedinak (maybe)

Win: Jason Puncheon

With their usual strike force unavailable through injury, the attacking onus should fall to the wide men, and Puncheon has been in good form. He could also be on penalty duty if Mile Jedinak doesn't get the start.



Out: Aiden McGeady, Stephen Pienaar, Christian Atsu, Bryan Oviedo

Doubt: Mohamed Besic

In: Gareth Barry, Darron Gibson (maybe)

Win: Romelu Lukaku

The troll king is back to haunt us again. After 5 goals in two Europa League matches against Young Boys, can he keep his hot goal scoring form going against Arsenal? Expect to be upset whichever decision you make.


Hull City

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

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Dame N'Doye

Two starts, two goals for the Tigers' new front man. N'Doye has struck up a great partnership with Nikica Jelavic, and both look to be among the best options for a Hull side that doesn't defend well on the road.



Out: Lucas Leiva, Steven Gerrard, Jon Flanagan

Doubt: Daniel Sturridge (fatigue), Jordan Ibe (rotation), Jordan Henderson, Mamadou Sakho

In: Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic, Dejan Lovren (all maybe)

Win: Philippe Coutinho

The penalty kick loss to Besiktas after extra time on Thursday, plus the travel time back from Turkey, mean Liverpool go into their very difficult matchup against City on one leg. Coutinho was rested midweek and will need to be at his best to inspire the Reds to victory.


Manchester City

Out: Matija Nastasic

Doubt: Aleksandar Kolarov, Edin Dzeko (both rotation)

In: Gael Clichy, Wilfried Bony (maybe)

Win: Sergio Aguero

With an extra couple days of rest and a deeper squad to choose from, City look to be set up well to succeed, even on the road at Anfield. Sergio Aguero is among the top 5 players in the league when on form, and you wouldn't bet against him claiming pole position in the Golden Boot discussion this weekend.


Manchester United

Out: Robin van Persie,  Michael Carrick

Doubt: Patrick McNair, Luke Shaw (both rotation)

In: Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia (both maybe)

Win: Wayne Rooney

With RVP sidelined through injury, we should see Rooney restored to his rightful place at the top of the pitch. He'll also claim penalty duty and may even take some free kicks. He's been in poor form, but a home match against the Black Cats should provide a great stage for the England man to get his season back on track.



Out: Jack Colback (suspended), Remy Cabella, Paul Dummett, Cheikh Tiote

Doubt: Yoan Gouffran (rotation)

In: Masadio Haidara, Mehdi Abeid, Vurnon Anita, Sammy Ameobi (maybe)

Win: Ayoze Perez (hunch)

The Magpies were dire against Man City last game week, and don't look to be in much better shape heading into their match against Villa. Colback, Cabella and Tiote will all be missed for the qualities they add to the side, so it'll be up to the strikers to lead the way.



Out: Toby Alderweireld, Jay Rodriguez

Doubt: Matt Targett, Filip Djuricic, James Ward-Prowse, Steven Davis (all rotation)

In: Ryan Bertrand, Sadio Mane, Dusan Tadic, Morgan Schneiderlin

Win: Sadio Mane

With Graziano Pelle misfiring, the midfield looks like the best place to invest for the Saints. The tricky Sadio Mane should be restored to the starting lineup if he can show up on time, but Bertrand's return from suspension also makes him a strong option.


Stoke City

Out: Bojan Krkic, Ryan Shawcross, Marc Muniesa

Doubt: Peter Crouch (selection)

In: Erik Pieters

Win: Victor Moses

Stoke are such a strange proposition this season that it's hard to know whether investing in their defense, even against goal-shy Hull, is worthwhile. That leaves the attackers as the de facto picks for the week, and Moses offers the most potential for investment among them.



Out: Billy Jones, Emmanuele Giaccherini, Jack Rodwell

Doubt: Will Buckley, Danny Graham (rotation), Patrick van Aanholt (rotation)

In: Jermain Defoe, Conor Wickham (maybe), Anthony Reveillere (maybe)

Win: Jermain Defoe

Defoe is expected to come straight back into the starting lineup after missing the last couple matches through injury. He'll need to have his shooting boots on if he's going to trouble the United back line, but it's hard to see where else the goals will come from at the moment.


Swansea City

Out: Kyle Bartley

Doubt: Modou Barrow, Leon Britton (rotation)

In: Jack Cork

Win: Wayne Routledge (hunch)

I still maintain that Bafetimbi Gomis is one of the worst starting strikers in the league. The Wilfried Bony money should have gone into buying a classy striker, but as it is the Frenchman still leads the line. He'll need support from elsewhere, and Routledge was pushed up into a forward role last time out.


West Bromwich Albion

Out: Graham Dorrans

Doubt: Saido Berahino, Victor Anichebe, James Morrison

In: Callum McManaman, Stephane Sessegnon (maybe)

Win: Brown Ideye

With doubts over Berahino's starting status, the attacking threat will need to come from Ideye through the center. Southampton pose enough of an attacking threat that investment in the Baggies defense is probably ill-advised, though Tony Pulis does have them much better organized since he took over.


West Ham United

Out: Morgan Amalfitano (suspended) Andy Carroll, Carlton Cole, Modibo Maiga

Doubt: Mark Noble (rotation)

In: Kevin Nolan (maybe)

Win: Diafra Sakho

Much like Danny Ings, Sakho is a home-crowd hero. With Andy Carroll out through injury, he'll be the focal point of a West Ham attack that should get plenty of chances against the Eagles.


Has the injury news changed any of your decisions? For me, doubts over Walcott's starting status mean I'm weighing my options between Danny Ings and Diafra Sakho to join Wayne Rooney in my attack. I've got Harry Kane on the bench at 9.42 in preparation for Spurs' double week next week, so am limited to just the two strikers. Here's where I'm at so far:


Trippier, Wollscheid, Cresswell

Moses, Sinclair, Di Maria, Downing, Walcott

Rooney, Sakho

Bench: Okore, Upson, Kane, Schwarzer

How are your teams shaping up? Have you settled on your final 11 or are you still tinkering like me?