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Week 33 Premier League Injuries & Suspensions

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Catch up on all the latest news from around England's top flight to help you select your fantasy teams.

"You're in." "Wait, what?"
"You're in." "Wait, what?"
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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: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere

Doubt: Aaron Ramsey, Mathieu Flamini, David Ospina (selection)

In: Petr Cech

Win: Alexis Sanchez

The Chilean has rounded back into form lately, and looks set to be the Gunners' most dangerous attacking player for the run-in.

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Aston Villa

Out: Alan Hutton (suspended), Jordan Amavi

Doubt: Ciaran Clark

In: Leandro Bacuna, Jack Grealish (maybe)

Win: Rudy Gestede

With uncertainty elsewhere in the Villa attack and the defense hardly worth considering this season, the big man is the go-to if you're thinking of buying in.

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AFC Bournemouth

Out: Benik Afobe, Harry Arter, Junior Stanislas

Doubt: Adam Smith

In: Lewis Grabban, Josh King, Tommy Elphick, Eunan O'Kane

Win: Max Gradel

Gradel is a fantasy favorite, particularly in formats where he can earn peripheral "phantom" points. He'll be a handful for Villa's stand-in right back.

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Chelsea

Out: Diego Costa (suspended), Eden Hazard, Loic Remy, Nemanja Matic, John Terry

Doubt: Gary Cahill

In: Willian, Alexandre Pato

Win: Branislav Ivanovic

The defending champions are experiencing a bit of an injury crisis at the moment, but the veteran defender will play and has a good shot at contributing positive returns on both sides of the game.

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Crystal Palace

Out: James McArthur

Doubt: Emmanuel Adebayor, Joe Ledley (selection)

In: Yohan Cabaye, Connor Wickham

Win: Yannick Bolasie

The winger is a special talent when he's on his game, and he'll need to be to help the Eagles avoid slipping closer to the relegation zone in a crucial match against Norwich.

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Everton

Out: N/A

Doubt: Darron Gibson, Leon OsmanTom Cleverley (selection)

In: Gareth Barry

Win: Ross Barkley

The return of Gareth Barry from suspension should allow Barkley to push further up in the attack to his preferred role behind Romelu Lukaku. After a few quiet outings, he should return to his best.

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Leicester City

Out: N/A

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Christian Fuchs

Claudio Ranieri has his preferred lineup established, and with no new injury concerns will likely stick with the same lineup. Fuchs has been fantastically consistent and is one of the few Foxes who can offer both attacking and defending potential every match.

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Liverpool

Out: Jordan Henderson, Emre Can (suspended), Christian Benteke, Lucas

Doubt: Alberto Moreno (rotation)

In: Roberto Firmino, Joe Allen, Daniel Sturridge, Jon Flanagan (maybe)

Win: Philippe Coutinho

Firmino's return should free up additional space for Coutinho to work in. The little Brazilian didn't have the greatest night against Dortmund, but we probably wouldn't be saying that had his goalbound shot not been saved by Roman Weidenfeller.

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Manchester City

Out: Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Vincent Kompany

Doubt: Yaya Toure, Gael Clichy (rotation), Bacary Sagna (rotation)

In: Jesus Navas, Samir Nasri, Joe Hart

Win: Sergio Aguero

The de facto pick, yes, but with so many other question marks in the squad it's difficult to pick anyone else. Perhaps the last week the Argentine should be an automatic selection in your team before we get into the double weeks.

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Manchester United

Out: Wayne Rooney, Bastian Schweinsteiger

Doubt: Daley Blind

In: Timothy Fosu-Mensah (maybe)

Win: Anthony Martial

Breaking down the league's best defensive unit won't be easy, but Martial has shown he has the quality to beat his man on the dribble or put away a chance.

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Newcastle

Out: Fabricio Coloccini, Rob Elliott, Jack Colback (suspended)

Doubt: Papiss Cisse (rotation)

In: Paul Dummett, Aleksandar Mitrovic

Win: Andros Townsend

With the Magpies faltering, they may be more eager to take some shots out of desperation. Nobody loves a long-range pop more than the former Spurs wide man. Expect lots of shots, with the potential for one to squeeze in.

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Norwich City

Out: Alexander Tettey

Doubt: Andre Wisdom

In: Russell Martin

Win: Steven Naismith

We saw early in the season when he was still an Everton player that Naismith can be unplayable when given his chance. He should be utilized in the number 10 role again and faces the utterly hapless Crystal Palace team.

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Southampton

Out: Steven Davis

Doubt:

In: Shane Long, Dusan Tadic

Win: Fraser Forster

As mentioned above, I expect Newcastle to take quite a few shots as they push for survival. Forster is a brick wall more often than not and could have a big day, especially if he can record yet another clean sheet for the Saints.

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Stoke City

Out: Jack Butland, Glen Johnson, Marc Wilson

Doubt: Marc Muniesa (rotation), Marko Arnautovic, Glenn Whelan

In: Ryan Shawcross, Xherdan Shaqiri, Geoff Cameron

Win: Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool will be operating on somewhat weary legs after their midweek exertions against Dortmund, and Shaqiri will face off against the left back. Even if Flanagan does replace one of the fullbacks for the Reds, his fresh legs will be patrolling the right flank. The Swiss winger could find some joy out wide.

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Sunderland

Out: Duncan Watmore, Emmanuel Eboue

Doubt: N/A

In: N/A

Win: Fabio Borini

It's crunch time again for Sunderland. Can the Italian striker be their savior yet again? This is historically about the time he gets a goal streak going.

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Swansea City

Out: N/A

Doubt: Jordi Amat, Leon Britton

In: Ki Sung-yueng

Win: Gylfi Sigurdsson

The Icelendic midfielder has been in excellent form since Francesco Guidolin took the helm. His set piece quality alone should be enough to put him in your considerations, especially against a less-than-full-strength Chelsea defense.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Out: Nabil Bentaleb

Doubt: Jan Vertonghen, Son Heung-Min (rotation)

In: Erik Lamela

Win: Harry Kane

Yet again pushing for the Golden Boot. The Hurrikane continues to blow through opposition defenses.

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Watford FC

Out: N/A

Doubt: Mario Suarez, Almen Abdi (both rotation)

In: Valon Behrami, Nordin Amrabat

Win: Odion Ighalo

He's gone completely off the boil since the start of 2016, but I like Ighalo's chances to get back on the score sheet at home against Everton. Call it a hunch.

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West Bromwich Albion

Out: Chris Brunt, James Morrison

Doubt: Sandro (rotation)

In: Stephane Sessegnon

Win: Craig Gardner

In what looks like a very tough match for the Baggies, it's not easy to pick a stand-out for investment, but Gardner has the set-piece quality to trouble even the best defensive teams and could exploit the Kompany-less City back line.

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West Ham United

Out: Sam Byram, James Collins

Doubt: N/A

In: James Tomkins

Win: Dimitri Payet

The Frenchman is making a late push to be included in the player of the year conversation. If he hadn't been injured for a long period of time, he may have had an even stronger case. If anyone is going to trouble a resurgent Arsenal side, it's him.

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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!