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Premier League Injuries & Suspensions, Week 4

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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.

Without his first-choice center backs, Wenger may be yelling quite a bit this week.
Without his first-choice center backs, Wenger may be yelling quite a bit this week.
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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, Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere

Doubt: Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker

In: Gabriel Paulista

Win: Alexis Sanchez

After a disappointing 0-0 draw to Liverpool last week, this is the match for Arsene Wenger's side as they take on Newcastle as they desperately need the three points to maintain themselves in the title race.

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Aston Villa

Out: Jores Okore

Doubt: Adama Traoré

In: Scott Sinclair

Win: Jordan Amavi

New man Traore will be a doubt for Tim Sherwood's men against Sunderland over the weekend in a tough test for both sides, however Jordan Amavi might be the man needed to try and achieve the three points.

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AFC Bournemouth

Out: Harry Arter

Doubt: Kermorgant, Smith

In: N/A

Win: Callum Wilson

Bournemouth had an amazing match last week against West Ham when Callum Wilson scored a hat trick against the Hammers. Can he do it again against Leicester? Two surprising sides so far in the new season.

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Chelsea

Out: John Terry (suspension)

Doubt: Oscar (calf), Baba Rahman (fitness)

In: Willian, Kurt Zouma

Win: Pedro

Chelsea finally got their first win in the Premier League this season away at West Brom with goals coming from three Spanish internationals. Can they do it against Crystal Palace next week? My safe bet is that Zouma will go in for Terry and fit in well while Pedro is looking for another great match just like his debut.

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Crystal Palace

Out: Frazier Campbell , Mile Jedinak, Patrick Bamford (ineligible)

Doubt: Yannick Bolasie, Marouane Chamakh (both match fitness), Dwight Gayle, Wilfried Zaha (both calf), Julian Speroni (finger), Connor Wickham (ribs)

In: N/A

Win: Yohan Cabaye

The Eagles will have to look for a miracle in their match against their London rivals, but Cabaye has the quality to unlock defenses.

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Everton

Out: Darron Gibson, Brendan Galloway, Leighton Baines, Tony Hibbert

Doubt: N/A

In: Tyias Browning

Win: Romelu Lukaku

Roberto Martinez's men will look for a good result against Spurs when Lukaku will look to be instrumental.

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Leicester City

Out: Matty James, Paul Konchesky

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Riyad Mahrez

Can Leicester City keep up its amazing start? Bournemouth will be a test but if Mahrez can continue to score goals, they should do alright.

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Liverpool

Out: Joe Allen, Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana, Jon Flanagan

Doubt: Jordan Henderson

In: Roberto Firmino

Win: Christian Benteke

West Ham will be a tough test for the Reds. Brendan Rodgers' side will need to rely on the Belgian striker to get the goals.

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Manchester City

Out: Wilfried Bony, Fernando, Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy

Doubt: Eliaquim Mangala (rotation)

In: Nicolas Otamendi (maybe)

Win: Sergio Aguero

City are undefeated and have not conceded a goal yet in the new season. The match against Watford should be an easy test to maintain that unbeaten record, and you have to think Aguero will be involved.

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Manchester United

Out: David De Gea, Adnan Janzuaj, Phil Jones

Doubt: Marcos Rojo

In: Ander Herrera

Win: Wayne Rooney

Rooney scored in Europe, but can he do it in the Premier League? I like his chances this week.

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Newcastle United

Out: Sylvain Marveaux, Emmanuel Riviere

Doubt: Moussa Sissoko

In: Florian Thauvin

Win: Georginio Wijnaldum

Tough test against Arsenal but Steve McClaren's men have the capability to see off the Gunners, if Wijnaldum and the card-happy Mitrovic can do something about it.

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Norwich City

Out: Youssuf Mulubu, Martin Olsson, Lewis Grabban (suspended)

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Steven Whittaker

A tough match for Norwich where their amazing run so far might go to an end against the Saints. The defenders have been scoring goals for the Canaries, so maybe they can do that again this week.

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Southampton

Out: Jordy Clasie, Ryan Bertrand, Fraser Forster, Florin Gardos, Gaston Ramírez

Doubt: Victor Wanyama

In: N/A

Win: Graziano Pellé

After going out of the Europa League, Ronald Koeman's men can now focus on the league in a big match against Norwich. Pelle will lead the line and should get plenty of chances to score.

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Stoke City

Out: Peter OdemwingieRyan Shawcross

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Xherdan Shaqiri

The Swiss wonderkid will look to have another amazing match against a West Brom side who haven't been as convincing.

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Sunderland

Out: Jordi Gómez, Adam Matthews, Adam Johnson

Doubt: Ola Toivonen, Stephen Fletcher (rotation)

In: Danny Graham

Win: Jermain Defoe

The Black Cats will have to rely on Defoe against the side from the Midlands to pick up points.

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Swansea

Out: N/A

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Jefferson Montero

The Ecuadorian has been in fine form for Garry Monk's side but can they see off Manchester United like they did at the beginning of the season last year in Van Gaal's debut?

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Tottenham Hotspur

Out: Christian Eriksen

Doubt: Andros Townsend, Heung Min-Son (work permit)

In: Ryan Mason

Win: Harry Kane

Harry Kane will need to score to take away the pressure, simple as that.

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Watford FC

Out: Lloyd Doyley, Joel Ekstrand, Miguel Britos (suspended)

Doubt: Almen Abdi

In: Alessandro Diamanti

Win: Troy Deeney

Manchester City are a tough test, but if any team can achieve something on an upset, it's them. Deeney will be instrumental to their chances.

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West Bromwich Albion

Out: Ben Foster

Doubt: Chris Brunt, Callum McManaman

In: Serge Gnabry

Win: Salomon Rondon

Rondon, the new transfer will look to keep Stoke City at bay.

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West Ham United

Out: Adrian (suspended), Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia, Mauro Zarate

Doubt: Reece Oxford, O'Brien

In: Darren Randolph, Modibo Maiga, Pedro Obiang

Win: Dimitri Payet

Can the replacement of Adrian help the Hammers to a victory against Liverpool? The Frenchman Payet will have to be in top form.