Premier League Injury News, Fantasy Impact: Andy Carroll Out, Mesut Ozil Debut

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Premier League Injury News, Fantasy Impact: Andy Carroll Out, Mesut Ozil Debut

The debuts of high-profile summer acquisitions (Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen and Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini among them) are dominating the weekend’s pre-match headlines, but injuries and fitness concerns will still have significant impacts on several Premier League sides as they emerge from the international break.

West Ham’s Andy Carroll, notably, looks to be sidelined for the foreseeable future after suffering a fresh foot injury in training, and although Ozil has arrived at Arsenal the London club will still be without a handful of key players for Saturday’s trip to Sunderland.

Indeed, the lack of fit strikers seems to be a concern for a number of clubs—with Darren Bent ruled out for Fulham and Cardiff unable to call upon big-money signing Andreas Cornelius.

Everton, too, will have to wait to call on one of their big deadline-day additions—striker Romelu Lukaku is ineligible to face his parent club, Chelsea, at Goodison Park.

Following are the latest injury reports for each Premier League fixture on the schedule from September 14-16.

Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace
D Fletcher Chronic Bowel Condition
QUESTIONABLE P Jones Ankle/Foot Injury
Rafael Hamstring Injury
CRYSTAL PALACE OUT J Williams Ankle/Foot Injury
J Hunt Ankle/Foot Injury
J Parr Ankle/Foot Injury
P McCarthy Groin/Pelvis Injury
L Price Knock
Y Bolasie Hamstring Injury
G Murray ACL Knee Injury
QUESTIONABLE J Thomas Ankle/Foot Injury

No surprises for Utd manager David Moyes—but this game could see Shinji Kagawa reintroduced to first-team action, a potential boon for fantasy owners. Fellaini is likely to be on the bench as he beds in at his new club, which may or may not be a relief to Palace.

Aston Villa vs. Newcastle
ASTON VILLA OUT C N'Zogbia Calf/Shin Injury
QUESTIONABLE N Baker Ankle/Foot Injury
A Luna Knock
NEWCASTLE OUT M Haidara Knee Injury
R Taylor ACL Knee Injury
G Obertan Hamstring Injury
M Williamson Knock
C Tiote Groin/Pelvis Injury
J Gutierrez Hamstring Injury

Libor Kozak could make his debut for Aston Villa, while Newcastle will hope to bed in Yohan Cabaye, Loic Remy and Steven Taylor (returning from suspension) for an extended run in the starting lineup.

Fulham vs. West Bromwich Albion
FULHAM OUT K Richardson Hamstring Injury
D Bent Hamstring Injury
QUESTIONABLE M Stekelenburg Shoulder Injury
P Kasami Knock
A Hughes Groin/Pelvis Injury
B Foster Ankle/Foot Injury
G Thorne ACL Knee Injury
Z Gera ACL Knee Injury
J Morrison Groin/Pelvis Injury

No Bent means Martin Jol will continue to rely on Dimitar Berbatov and Bryan Ruiz. West Brom, meanwhile, are unlikely to call upon new signing Victor Anichebe—who is not believed to be fully fit.

Hull City vs. Cardiff City
HULL CITY OUT G Boyd Ankle/Foot Injury
McGregor Groin/Pelvis Injury
QUESTIONABLE S Aluko Hamstring Injury
A Faye Calf/Shin Injury
CARDIFF CITY OUT D Marshall Hip/Thigh Injury
S Caulker Ankle/Foot Injury
QUESTIONABLE A Cornelius Ankle/Foot Injury

Peter Odemwingie could play some part for Cardiff—which may be of interest to fantasy owners.

Stoke City vs. Manchester City
STOKE CITY OUT K Jones Ankle/Foot Injury
C Adam Back Injury
G Whelan Hamstring Injury
J Ness Hip/Thigh Injury
MANCHESTER CITY OUT D Silva Hip/Thigh Injury
M Demichelis Knee Injury
V Kompany Groin/Pelvis Injury
QUESTIONABLE M Richards Hamstring Injury

Mark Hughes may put Marko Arnautovic straight into the starting lineup, while opposite number Manuel Pellegrini will be watched closely to see if he starts Alvaro Negredo over Edin Dzeko.

Sunderland vs. Arsenal
SUNDERLAND OUT J O'Shea Ankle/Foot Injury
C Wickham Knock
C Gardner Groin/Pelvis Injury
L Cattermole Knee Injury
P Bardsley Ankle/Foot Injury
QUESTIONABLE W Brown Knee Injury
ARSENAL OUT T Rosicky Hip/Thigh Injury
L Podolski Hamstring Injury
A Oxlade-Chamberlain Knee Injury
M Arteta Hip/Thigh Injury
T Vermaelen Back Injury
A Diaby ACL Knee Injury
QUESTIONABLE Y Sanogo Back Injury
T Walcott Ankle/Foot Injury

All eyes on Mesut Ozil for this one—but who will make way for the German? Some fear Jack Wilshere may be rotated out of the lineup...

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Norwich City
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR OUT E Capoue Ankle/Foot Injury
QUESTIONABLE A Lennon Ankle/Foot Injury
G Sigurdsson Hip/Thigh Injury
NORWICH CITY OUT E Bennett Knee Injury
QUESTIONABLE R Bennett Knee Injury
G Hooper Calf/Shin Injury

Andre Villas-Boas can focus on life after Gareth Bale, with the likes of Erik Lamela and Vlad Chiriches in line for their first Premier League starts.

Everton vs. Chelsea
EVERTON OUT D Gibson Knee Injury
A Alcaraz Inguinal Hernia
J McCarthy Knock
CHELSEA OUT J Mikel Calf/Shin Injury
T Kalas Broken Leg
QUESTIONABLE E Hazard Calf/Shin Injury

No Lukaku for Everton, but Jose Mourinho could yet give a debut to Samuel Eto'o, whose knock is not believed to be as bad as first feared.

Southampton vs. West Ham
WEST HAM OUT A Carroll Foot Injury
S Downing Leg Injury
J Cole Hamstring Injury
A Diarra ACL Knee Injury

No Andy Carroll for West Ham means the likes of Ricardo Vaz Te and Modibo Maiga will be expected to step up for the Hammers.

Swansea vs. Liverpool
SWANSEA OUT J Shelvey Knock
N Taylor Hip/Thigh Injury
N Dyer Hamstring Injury
LIVERPOOL OUT G Johnson High Ankle Sprain
A Cissokho Ankle/Foot Injury
S Coates ACL Knee Injury
QUESTIONABLE K Toure Groin/Pelvis Injury
D Sturridge Hip/Thigh Injury
J Allen Hamstring Injury

Brendan Rodgers returns to his old club (once again) with the chance to give a debut to Victor Moses. But Glen Johnson's absence means right-back is where his most important decision will be made.

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