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Premier League Injuries & Suspensions Week 25

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Let's take a look at all the team news from around the Premier League as we approach the Week 25 deadline!

Jordan Ayew will miss out this weekend after his red card
Jordan Ayew will miss out this weekend after his red card
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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

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Arsenal

Out: Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, Danny Welbeck

Doubt: N/A

In: Per Mertesacker, Francis Coquelin

Win: Alexis Sanchez

The returns of Mertesacker and Coquelin should help sure up that defensive line and take some of the pressure off of Cech in goal. The Gunner attacking quartet of Walcott, Ozil, Giroud and Sanchez will test The Cherries.

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Aston Villa

Out: Jordan Amavi, Adama Traore, Libor Kozak, Jordan Ayew (suspension)

Doubt: Alan Hutton, Carlos Sanchez, Ashley Westwood

In: Gabriel Agbonlahor

Win: Gabriel Agbonlahor

Villa losses Jordan Ayew to yet another suspension after an ill-intended elbow landed him a red card at midweek. With lack of depth at striker, Agbonlahor (newly back from injury himself) figures to slot in the number nine role.

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AFC Bournemouth

Out: Callum Wilson, Max Gradel, Tyrone Mings

Doubt: Junior Stanislas

In: N/A

Win: N/A

There are no winners as the Cherries take on Arsenal. The squad figures to be unchanged and over-matched.

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Chelsea

Out: Loic Remy, Alexandre Pato, Radamel Falcao

Doubt: Pedro

In: Eden Hazard

Win: Eden Hazard

It's hard not argue Hazard getting back to the Starting XI isn't a win in itself for the Belgian. The matchup against Manchester United is less than favorable, but recent evidence may suggest more of an up-and-down affair than the scoreless draw between these two in the reverse fixture.

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Crystal Palace

Out: Yannick Bolasie, Bakary Sako, Joe Ledley, James McArthur, Jason Puncheon, Connor Wickham (suspended)

Doubt: Yohan Cabaye

In: Jordon Mutch, Dwight Gayle

Win: Wilfried Zaha

With all of the injuries and poor play out of Crystal Palace in recent weeks, it's hard to find any positive lights. The added responsibility on Zaha to produce has equated to a goal and assist in his last two matches across all competitions.

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Everton

Out: Tony Hibbert, Tyias Browning

Doubt: Muhamed Besic, Tim Howard, Romelu Lukaku (questionable), Oumar Niasse, John Stones

In: Arouna Kone (if Lukaku misses), Gerard Deulofeu

Win: Joel Robles

With so much uncertainty in the outfield, Robles seems a fairly strong favorite to start between the sticks. Coming off a clean sheet at midweek, Robles could soon spell the end of American Howard's tenure as the Everton keeper.

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Leicester City

Out: Jeffrey Schlupp

Doubt: Daniel Amartey

In: N/A

Win: Kasper Schmeichel

Schmeichel's form has been nearly unpenetrable with consecutive clean sheets while allowing just one goal since the calendar turned to 2016. The matchup at the Ethiad will test that form.

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Liverpool

Out: Philippe Coutinho, Divock Origi, Joe Gomez, Jordan Rossiter, Danny Ings, Martin Skrtel

Doubt: Joe Allen

In: Jordan Ibe

Win: Nathaniel Clyne

Facing Sunderland at home is a must result for Liverpool. Clyne's presence at right-back promotes contributions both offensively and defensively in a favorable home match-up against the Black Cats.

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Manchester City

Out: Wilfried Bony, Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala, Samir Nasri, Jesus Navas

Doubt: Delph

In: Raheem Sterling

Win: Sterling

With an injury to Navas a sub-par display from Iheanacho at midweek, Sterling's return to the Starting XI seems eminent.

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Manchester United

Out: Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ashley Young, Phil Jones

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Anthony Martial

The return to form for Wayne Rooney is a deserved headline, but visually 20-year-old Martial looks to be a budding star. Martial comes into this key match against Chelsea off a goal and assist at midweek.

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Newcastle

Out: Tim Krul, Massadio Haidara, Curtis Good, Gabriel Obertan, Papiss Cisse, Siem de Jong, Paul Dummett, Chancel Mbembam Jamaal Lascelles (suspension)

Doubt:

In: Rolando Aarons, Steven Taylor

Win: Jonjo Shelvey

When half of your squad is out to injury, it's hard to say anybody wins. That said, Shelvey's new arrival to the squad has looked promising. He will play a key role delivering the ball up field going foward.

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Norwich City

Out: N/A

Doubt: Robbie Brady, Dorrans

In: Steven Naismith

Win: Steven Naismith

The Canaries will look to bring Naismith into the number ten role, and the former Everton man should provide a boost to the offense as Norwich looks to stay above the relegation line in this key match against league bottom Villa.

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Southampton

Out: Florin Gardos, Jay Rodriguez, Matt Targett

Doubt: Steven Davis

In: Charlie Austin

Win: Charlie Austin

The former QPR man has already scored in his eleven minutes of field time for the Saints. He's a big time goal scorer, and playing within an offense as strong as Southampton's will only help deliver him more goal scoring opportunities.

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Stoke City

Out: Shay Given, Charlie Adam, Marc Wilson, Geoff Cameron, Ryan Shawcross

Doubt: Phillipp Wollscheid

In: Giannelli Imbula

Win: Xherdan Shaqiri

Seemingly every match (the midweek clean sheet being an exception) Everton plays results in lots of goals. I name Shaqiri due to the great probability he features as much as anything. The Stoke attacking squadron still remains very much in flux.

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Sunderland

Out: Sebastian Larsson

Doubt: Jeremain Lens, Yann M'Villa

In: Wahbi Khazri

Win:Wahbi Khazri

Welcome Whabi Khazri, the new Sunderland winger should bring a strong dose of much needed pacey offense to the Black Cat attack.

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Swansea City

Out: Ki Sung-yeung

Doubt: N/A

In: Alberto Paloschi

Win: Alberto Paloschi

A much needed new striker looks to be welcomed to the Swans in Italian Paloschi. Prior to being transferred, he had 8 goals in Serie A and a similar contribution would be welcomed to the goal poor Swansea side.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Out: Jan Vertonghen, Clinton N'Jie

Doubt: Dele Alli, Ryan Mason

In: N/A

Win: Christian Eriksen

I could've just as easily slotted in Harry Kane, but the goal scoring exploits of Kane and Alli have seemingly left Eriksen under the radar. He's having a good season in his own right delivering a lot of key passes while still holding free kick and corner taking duty.

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Watford FC

Out: N/A

Doubt: Miguel Britos, Etienne Capoue

In: Nathan Ake

Win: Odion Ighalo

Ighalo hasn't been as exceptional of late, but his prolific scoring ability can raise it's head at anytime against anyone.

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West Bromwich Albion

Out: James Morrison, Callum McManaman, Chris Brunt, Jonny Evans

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: James McClean

As long as he isn't getting carded for inappropriate behavior, McClean has been an extremely potent offensive threat. A weak Magpie defense awaits.

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West Ham United

Out: Sam Byran, Manuel Lanzini, Diafra Sakho

Doubt: Angel Ogbonna, Andy Caroll

In: N/A

Win: Michail Antonio

Despite accolades for fellow attackers Valencia and Payet, Antonio has contributed to a goal (whether it be via goal or assist) in five of his last seven matches.

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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!