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FPL - Injuries and Suspensions: Week 27

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Breakdown of all the team news you need to know before the fantasy selection deadline. Let's discuss!

All the injury/suspension news for Week 27
All the injury/suspension news for Week 27
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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

*Remember Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City and Newcastle don't have a fixture for week 27.

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Arsenal

Out: Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wilshere, Debuchy, Oxlade-Chamberlain,

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Alexis Sanchez

A major test of Arsenal's title credentials as they travel to Old Trafford and face familiar foe Manchester United. Wenger certainly has the majority of his top players ready to go with Alexis Sanchez looking the most dangerous. United were almost shocked midweek against a rather unknown Danish side FC Midtjylland and now face a much more formidable strike force. I suspect Sanchez will have good opportunities against United's defense.

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Aston Villa

Out: Jordan Amavi, Jordan Ayew (suspension), Jack Grealish, Carlos Sanchez, Adama Traore, Gardner, Crespo, Baker

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Aly Sissokho

It's really hard to see any way out for Aston Villa now. Their offense has stopped firing consistently with little fantasy value outside of some possible defenders. Stoke City have been off stride as of late and could be held at home. Aly Sissokho is sure to let fly down the wings and get involved into the attack.

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AFC Bournemouth

Out: Max Gradel, Tyrone Mings, Callum Wilson, Alsop

Doubt: Grabban

In: N/A

Win: Benik Afobe

Bournemouth are edging further and further towards safety, sitting 4pts above the relegation zone. They have an all important clash against fellow promoted sides Watford. Eddie Howe was very active in the transfer market, snapping up Benik Afobe to fill the goal scoring void left by the injured Callum WIlson. With 3 goals in 6 matches, Afobe has proved a quick success, another goal against Watford would be further progress towards safety.

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Chelsea

Out: Radamel Falcao, Matt Miazga (fitness), Alexandre Pato (fitness), Kurt Zouma, John Terry

Doubt: N/A

In: Baba Rahman

Win: Diego Costa

Diego Costa has been bright since the dismissal of Jose Mourinho. The striker has been in his usual intimidating and brutal form, making the encounter away to Southampton a rather outside pick. I don't think this will be a high scoring game, but you can bet the Brazilian/Spaniard will have a hand.

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Crystal Palace

Out: Joe Ledley, James McArthur, Jason Puncheon, Souare (suspension)

Doubt: Bakary Sako

In: Yannick Bolasie

Win: Emmanuel Adebayor

The former Arsenal striker is off the mark for Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace. The Eagles have been on a rough recent run but won't find much comfort at the Hawthorns when they face West Bromwich Albion. With the return of Bolasie to boost the midfield, Adebayor could find the service he needs to lift Palace out of their retched form.

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Everton

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*No fixture Week 27

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Leicester City

Out: Benalouane, Hammond, James, de Laet, Kramaric. Simpson (suspension), Konchesky, Lawrence,

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Jamie Vardy

Leicester City have defied all the critics, not just on their season but also their chosen appointment of Claudio Ranieri as head coach. The Foxes are still at the summit and now face a much easier stretch of matches starting with Norwich City, West Brom, and then @Watford. Jamie Vardy went through a bit of a dry spell but has re-introduced himself back and should have plenty of opportunities to add to his tally in the coming weeks.

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Liverpool

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*No fixture Week 27

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Manchester City

Out:

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*No fixture Week 27

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Manchester United

Out: Marcos Rojo, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke ShawAntonio Valencia, Guillermo Varela, Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney, Powell, Darmian

Doubt: Boswith-Jackson. David De Gea, Fellaini, Januzaj, Jones, Keane, Martial, Smalling

In: N/A

Win: Mephis Depay

The United youngsters may have found their way against FC Midtjylland, eventually, but Arsenal is a whole new matter. With Van Gaal's injury crisis, the advantage has to go to Arsenal even at Old Trafford. A win, however unlikely, would go a long way to boost the Red Devil's top 4 aspirations but Wenger will be aiming his Arsenal to keep pushing on for the title.

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Newcastle

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*No fixture Week 27

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Norwich City

Out: N/A

Doubt: Andre Wisdom

In: N/A

Win: Naismith

Norwich City are still very much tied into the relegation fight. They face a monumental task of trying to get something from an away trip to Leicester City. Fantasy wise, no one from the Canaries side look appealing, it may turn into another hammer fest.

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Southampton

Out: Florin Gardos, Jay Rodriguez, Victor Wanyama (suspended)

Doubt:

In:

Win: James Ward-Prowse

Charlie Austin has attempted to start brightly for new side Southampton but has found starts hard to come by. It is unlikely this will change as the Saints face Chelsea. Ward-Prowse has nailed down a spot in the central midfield and has been taking a majority of set pieces for Southampton. Should be a tight contest.

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Stoke City

Out: Charlie AdamGeoff CameronRyan Shawcross, Marc Wilson, Shay Given, van Ginkel,

Doubt: Geoff Cameron, Bardsley

In: Bojan Krkic

Win: Mame Biram Diouf

Stoke City have the perfect match against lowly Aston Villa to give their European hopes a boost as they look to continue their fight in the top half of the table. Arnautovic has been a driving force of the offense that has seen Mark Hughes side take down a few big teams this season. Aston Villa may have no answer for Stoke's young, dynamic offense.

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Sunderland

Out: Adam Johson (released), Younes Kaboul, Sebastian Larsson, Jeremain Lens, Duncan Watmore

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Wahbi Khazri

There hasn't been a lot to celebrate over at the Stadium of Light this season, but recent wins over United and a draw with Liverpool will surly boost the hopes of escaping relegation. Sunderland are still in the mire however, but new signing Wahbi Khazri looks a real dark horse winner. West Ham have been known to succumb to the lesser sides this season, Sunderland just may be able to steal some points here.

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Swansea City

Out: Grimes, Macedo Lopez, Tremmel

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Gylfi Sigurdsson

No major concerns for the Swans facing the trip to Tottenham Hotspur in Week 27. Gylfi Sigurdsson has been a bright spot in what had started as a promising campaign. Having played for Spurs previously, Siggy will be looking to do one over on his old side.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Out: Clinton N'Jie, Jan Vertonghen, Dembele

Doubt: Carroll, Harry Kane

In: N/A

Win: Dele Alli

Tottenham have unearthed a gem in the form of Dele Alli. Already with a steady stream of goals and assists, Alli has been a constant force in Tottenham's offense. With Swansea City coming to White Hart Lane, Alli, Kane (who is expected to play with a protective mask), Eriksen and co should have plenty of chances to build Spur's title challenge.

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Watford FC

Out: Joel Ekstrand, Tommy Hoban, Diamanti, Fabbrini, Vydra

Doubt: Marin, Ekstrand

In: N/A

Win: Odion Ighalo

What a revelation the partnership between Deeney and Ighalo has been for Watford this season. Almost certain of finishing in the top half, Watford must face one of their fellow promoted sides as Bournemouth will visit in Week 27. Given their form at home, the Hornets should be likely candidates for a narrow win here.

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West Bromwich Albion

Out: Lindegaard, Callum McManaman, James Morrison

Doubt: McAuley, Craig DawsonJonny Evans

In: N/A

Win: Saido Berahino

After a long period on the bench, Tony Pulis finally feels ready to hand want-away striker Saido Berahino a few consecutive starts. Crystal Palace have been in a horrid run of form and the young English striker could re-establish himself by having a good match. It remains to be seen if he can re-gain his penalty duty.

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West Ham United

Out: Lee, O'brien, Sakho, James Tomkins, Cullen

Doubt: Reid, Valencia

In: N/A

Win: Dimitri Payet

Bilic's West Ham will savoir their tie against bottom dwellers Sunderland come Week 27 kick off. Payet has made an immediate impact upon return from injury and should be heavily considered against for the home encounter with the Black Cat's. Defense also looks promising even with Sunderland's recent revival of sorts.

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Cheers,

Kellz