Each week Sean Sullivan provides you with a fitness update on all the key fantasy Premier League players ahead of the upcoming gameweek. Below you will find all the terminology needed to weigh the news and build your starting XI accordingly. The fantasy Premier League injury report is updated as close to publication time as news allows.
Out/Suspended – Player will not play
Questionable – Player has a 50% chance to play
GTD – Player is a game time decision (ie – late fitness check)
Claudio Bravo, Manchester City (Out): Bravo has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering a calf strain the Manchester derby. Willy Caballero will hold the No.1 role from here on out.
Victor Valdes, Middlesbrough (Questionable): Valdes will be a late call for Middlesbrough’s Monday clash with Chelsea, says Steve Agnew. Valdes is struggling to overcome a rib injury that has forced him to miss the last two matches. Brad Guzan will start if Valdes is ruled out.
Mamadou Sakho, Crystal Palace (Out): Crystal Palace will be shorthanded in defense for their trip to Manchester City. Mamadou Sakho and Scott Dann have both been ruled, but could be back for GW38, while James Tomkins is questionable with an ankle problem. As a result, Damien Delaney and Martin Kelly are expected to be the center-back pairing.
Luke Shaw, Manchester United (Out): Shaw suffered a foot injury during the midweek Europa League victory and has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Meanwhile, Marcos Rojo remains a long-term absentee, but Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are available after returning to training this week.
Miguel Britos, Watford (Out): Watford have serious injury concerns ahead of their clash with Leicester City. Miguel Britos, Younes Kaboul and Craig Cathcart will all miss out, while full-back Jose Holebas is in doubt with a calf injury. Walter Mazzarri is expected to use Adrian Mariappa, Sebastian Prodl and Christian Kabasele as his back three against the Foxes.
Danny Rose, Tottenham (Out): Rose will miss Friday’s match against West Ham, but is expected to be back in full training next week. Ben Davies will start at left-back against the Hammers, and hold the role until Rose returns.
Wes Morgan, Leicester City (Out): Craig Shakespeare has revealed that Morgan trained this week, but the Jamaican international will not feature against Watford. Yohan Benalouane will continue to deputize for the duration of Morgan’s absence.
Ben Mee, Burnley (Questionable): Sean Dyche has much to consider ahead of Saturday’s match against West Brom. First-choice center-backs Michael Keane and Ben Mee are both in question with knocks, while full-back Stephen Ward limped off with a knee problem at the weekend. James Tarkowski and Jon Flanagan are in line for starts should Mee and Ward fail a late fitness test.
Arthur Masuaku, West Ham (GTD): Masuaku suffered a foot injury against Stoke City but resumed training on Thursday, and will be a late call for Friday’s fixture with Tottenham. Aaron Cresswell could be recalled if Masuaku is unable to pass a late fitness test.
Marouane Fellaini, Manchester United (Suspended): Fellaini will serve the second game of a three match ban as a result of his red card in the closing minutes of the Manchester derby. Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney are favored to start in central midfield against Arsenal. However, Jose Mourinho may mix things up and rest some of his side.
Granit Xhaka, Arsenal (Out): Xhaka has been ruled out for this weekend’s clash Manchester United with a calf injury he suffered at Tottenham last weekend. Aaron Ramsey should retain his place in the starting XI, while Elney and Coquelin will be in contention to fill in for Xhaka.
Ashley Young, Manchester United (Out): Young picked up a hamstring problem during Thursday’s victory in the Europa League and is expected to miss out on the clash with Arsenal. Jose Mourinho is expected to rotate his squad, which means a few new faces could be handed starts at the Emirates.
Jordan Henderson, Liverpool (Out): Adam Lallana and Phillippe Coutinho are expected to be fit for Liverpool’s match with Southampton, but Jordan Henderson will continue his stay on the sidelines. The England international does not have a timeline to return, putting his season in doubt.
Morgan Schneiderlin, Everton (Out): Schneiderlin has been ruled out for Saturday’s match against Swansea City. According to Ronald Koeman, Schneiderlin should be ready to return next week. This means Tom Davies, Idrissa Gueye and Ross Barkley will operate in the center of the park against the Swans.
Matt Phillips, West Brom (Out): Phillips will miss out on Saturday’s trip to Burnley after failing to recover from a hamstring injury. As a result, Chris Brunt will likely play on the right wing at Turf Moor.
Dan Gosling, Bournemouth (Out): Eddie Howe has revealed that Gosling is close to returning, but the manager said will not be risked against Stoke City. This means Lewis Cook will retain his place in the starting XI.
Jefferson Montero, Swansea City (Out): Montero is expected to miss the rest of the season with a hamstring strain. Montero’s absence will afford Martin Olsson a chance to slot back into the starting XI, while Wayne Routledge could also see time as soon as GW37.
Gaston Ramirez, Middlesbrough (Out): Ramirez has been ruled out for an unspecified duration after picking up a pelvic injury. His absence has opened the door for Cristian Stuani and Adama Traore to see more play time for the rest of the term.
Benik Afobe, Bournemouth (Out): Afobe has been ruled out for a few weeks after suffering a hamstring injury at the weekend against Sunderland. Joshua King is expected to start up front in place of Afobe, while Junior Stanislas could potentially be recalled to the starting XI.
Hal Robson-Kanu, West Brom (Out): Robson-Kanu will remain on the sidelines this weekend due to a hamstring problem, which kept him out of the loss to Leicester City at the weekend. Salomon Rondon will lead the line against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City (Questionable): Aguero’s season is in doubt after the striker suffered an apparent groin problem in the 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough. With no news as to how serious the problem is, his availability for this weekend remains in question. If Aguero is unable to play, Gabriel Jesus to start up front against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Jonathan Walters, Stoke City (Questionable): Walters will be a late call for this weekend’s match against Bournemouth. Mark Hughes confirmed that Walter returned to training on Thursday, but added the Irishmen would only feature if fully fit. Meanwhile, Saido Berahino will also be checked after suffering from illness this week. Peter Crouch would be favored to start if either Walters or Berahino is unable to go.
Andy Carroll, West Ham (GTD): Carroll, who has missed the last two matches with an adductor problem, will face a late fitness test ahead of Friday’s match against Tottenham. Slaven Bilic is hopeful the England international will be able to return, as Diafra Sakho has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious setback. Jonathan Calleri will start up front, alongside Andre Ayew, if Carroll is unable to return.