Devastating news that managers would prefer for not to hear, injuries to their star and key players. Awaiting their return from injury, weightiness of the injury, at times might lead to long term absence plus most intricate is replacing the fissure they left with players who are frequently the bench warmers. Being observant on your players fitness level and injury return would be perfect for your fantasy premier league squad!
This season so far has witnessed, finest players being sidelined due to injury, impacting their team who struggles to execute well. At times, managers make gamble decisions swapping players more or less, yet it does not work without their primary preference squad.
Manchester United – 7 injuries
Defensive options continue to be the hassle for the Red Devils, as Chris Smalling, Johnny Evans, Phil Jones and youngest Lingard are still sidelined due to injury. Out of favour and former Everton star Fellaini, Michael Carrick and England international Ashley Young are out as well. On the other hand, attacking options are the only part where Louis Van Gall can juggle around having enormous amount of highly prolific strikers fit and ready.
Arsenal – 6 injuries
The Gunners and injuries are always interconnected for lots of seasons, marriage made in medical rooms. Injuries and lack of fitness has been costly for Arsenal during various seasons. Voodoo continues this season as well, French pair Yaya Sanogo and Olivier Giroud are out with long term injury, joining them new signing Debuchy. The biggest miss for the Arsene Wenger’s side would be Theo Walcott, the wing wizard missed the World Cup due to knee injury which made him miss football for merely half a year. Other injuries include defender Monreal and former AC Milan midfielder Flamini.
Liverpool – 7 injuries
A little promising news is in for the Kopites as influential forward Daniel Sturridge is nearing a return from injury, alongside Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho. A setback would be Jon Flanagan who burst into the starting line up last season with solid performances is out till end of the year. New signing powerhouse Emre Can, Joe Allen, Glen Johnson is still injured and Jordan Henderson is a doubt for the Brendan Rodgers side.
Chelsea – 1 injury
The star pack Jose Mourinho side can put out two strong starting line ups with the amount of quality depth they equip at the moment. The only injure concern is Brazilian playmaker Ramires who is out till mid of October with a groin injury.
Manchester City – 3 injuries
Along with Chelsea, the team from Etihad is pumped with fascinating and highly experienced players to fight for the league title. Stevan Jovetic who took off the season quite well is now having his medicals, with Frenchman Samir Nasri and new signing Fernando.
Everton – 3 injuries
The biggest lost for Everton after getting to know excellence midfielder Rose Barkley being sidelined long term with a knee ligament injury. Attack minded defender Seamus Coleman and Steven Pienaar is set for a return this weekend.
Other team injury list below:
Newcastle United – 10 injuries, highest amount with some promising late fittest test. Gutierrez, Rolando Aarons, De Jong, Davide Santon, Ryan Taylor are still undergoing treatment for long term.
Aston Villa – 3 injuries and six illness players who should be back for the next game. Ron Vlaar and Benteke are nearing their return as well after both picked up shin injuries. Kozak is the only player with long term absence till end of the year with a broken leg.
Burnley – 3 injuries and 3 late fitness test who are likely to play this weekend. M.Taylor (calf injury), Ings (Hamstring) and Vokes (Knee injury).
QPR – 3 injuries. Kranjcar, Taarabt, Ranieri are all returning this weekend. Jason Mutch and Joe Barton are still out due to hamstring injury with Faurlin who suffers with knee issues.
Southampton – 3 injuries. New signing Tody Alderweireld is still doubtful, James Rodriguez and Ward-Prowse both out till end of the year with foot injury.
Sunderland – 1 injury. Black Cat’s only concern is for Sebastian Coates who is out with a knock.
West Ham United – 5 injuries. Kouyate (Groin injury), O’Brien (Knee injury), Kevin Nolan (Shoulder injury), Jarvis (Thigh injury) and Andy Carroll (Ankle injury)
Swansea City – 3 injuries. Amat (Knee Injury), Donnelly (Foot injury) and Britton (knee injury).
Hull City – 1 injury. The Tigers have Snodgrass out with a knee injury till mid October.
Tottenham Hotspur – 1 injury to Kyle Walker with groin injury.
Stoke City – 2 injuries. Peter Odemwingie and Cameron out with both calf and groin injury.
Crystal Palace – 2 injuries. Chamakh (Hamstring injury) and O’Keefe (Foot injury).
Leicester City – 1 injury with Mathieu Upson out with an ankle injury.