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Kasper Schmeichel has emerged as an early doubt for Thursday's match against Southampton after being forced off during the 2-1 defeat at Burnley on Saturday.

With four minutes remaining at Turf Moor, Schmeichel was forced off with a suspected ankle injury following a heavy challenge from Burnley forward Ashley Barnes. Speaking after the match, Leicester City manager Claude Puel confirmed that Schmeichel will be assessed on Monday. "We will see the next day how he is," said Puel. "It was a heavy knock. Perhaps the player deserved another colour of card. I hope we can recover Kasper for the next game. We will see." If Schmeichel's injury proves to be significant, then Ben Hamer could be handed a start against Southampton.
Apr 14 - 3:40 PM

Pep Guardiola confirms David Silva will be sidelined for a "few weeks" after tests confirm the Spanish star suffered a hamstring strain during the loss at Stamford Bridge.

The 32-year-old has been in exemplary form this season, but this setback threatens to keep him of the City line-up until the turn of the year. In a rare off day, Silva struggled to get to grips with the game on Saturday as Chelsea inflicted the Citizens first league defeat of the season. Silva was replaced on 68 minutes indicating a problem with his right hamstring, but speaking after the game, team-mate Phil Foden offered some hope by suggesting Silva had said that the muscle was "tight" and nothing too serious. However, subsequent tests have revealed the injury is a little worse than initially thought. "In the last game he was subbed," said Pep ahead of the Champions League. "It was a muscular problem but he'll be stopped for a few days, a few weeks."
Dec 11 - 9:13 AM

Eddie Howe is hopeful of having Callum Wilson back amongst the ranks this weekend despite the Bournemouth boss admitting his top scorer has a "grade one hamstring injury."

The England international has proved to be this season’s go-to budget option in attack - over 39 per cent FPL ownership - and Wilson hasn’t disappointed, delivering a massive 92-pts for a measly £6m starting price. Of course, his 8-goals and eight assists from 15 appearances have resulted in a hefty hike, but £7m for an attacker who sits just behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang overall is an absolute steal. So, his absence in the early kick-off hit a lot of managers hard. There had been no indication prior and no mention during Fridays pre-match press conference. Rumours began to circulate around 30 minutes before the deadline, chatter which proved to be well-placed once the team news was confirmed. "I don't think his injury is going to be long-term. He's got a grade one hamstring injury, so we'll try to get him fit for Wolves," Howe confirmed post-match.
Dec 11 - 7:59 AM

There are growing concerns in Australia that Huddersfield Town star Aaron Mooy could miss the Asian Cup after picking up a knee injury during the 1-0 loss at Arsenal.

Although there has been official update, reports from the southern hemisphere say that Mooy suffered a medial ligament injury at the Emirates which puts his involvement in the tournament, beginning on 6 January, in doubt. The availability of the 28-year-old could be pivotal to Huddersfield’s survival hopes and with an initial timeline of six weeks suggested, Mooy could miss up-to ten Premier League matches. David Wagner will also carry out assessments on three other players, two of whom – Tom Smith and Jonathan Hogg – were forced off with serious looking muscular injuries. The third, Terence Kongolo is hopefully just suffering from a knock. The Terriers welcome Philip Billing back into the squad for the game with Newcastle United on Saturday, but Steve Mounie [suspended] and Abdelhamid Sabiri [shoulder] will definitely miss the game.
Source: Fox Sports
Dec 11 - 8:36 AM

Lucas Digne scored his first Everton goal in second half stoppage time to draw Everton level with Watford to close out Week 16.

It looked like Ben Foster's save of Gylfi Sigurdsson's penalty was going to prove to be the difference between Macro Silva's old side and his new one. One of Silva's summer signings came to the rescue though as former Barcelona man Lucas Digne scored on a set piece deep into stoppage time. The goal drew Everton even and that final scoreline flattered Everton slightly after they had been outplayed by the visitors for much of the match.
Dec 10 - 5:03 PM

Abdoulaye Doucoure scored again but Watford couldn't quite close out a win against former manager Marco Silva and had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

After going his first fourteen Premier League matches of the season without scoring, it has been two in two matches for the Watford central midfielder. Last season was absent significant goal or goalless streaks as Doucoure took a massive leap forward from afterthought to certain starter. His slow start to the season likely had fantasy managers bailing out but his revival should have him in consideration as a bench player with only Chelsea on Boxing Day presenting daunting opposition for Javi Gracia's side over the next month and a half.
Dec 10 - 5:09 PM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that winger Sadio Mane will be available to face Napoli on Tuesday.

The Reds are in a must-win scenario tomorrow at Anfield and will need to win 1-0 or by two goals to advance to the Champions League knockout stages. But after playing 20 minutes off the bench this weekend against Bournemouth, Sadio Mane looks to be back from a foot injury that limited him in the past week, although Klopp said that he will likely have to play through pain: "Sadio can deal with the pain obviously – it looked like that in Bournemouth, so that’s cool. It’s good enough that we can consider him at least. We have two sessions still to come – we’ll train tomorrow morning as well. That’s very important. We have the meeting to do. In the squad there is nothing really serious after the game, that’s good."
Dec 10 - 2:49 PM

Dejan Lovren has a chance to return to boost the Liverpool defense on Tuesday in the final group stage match.

The center-half has missed all three Premier League matches last week due to a concussion but it pushing for a return to action this week, starting with a massive must-win Champions League game on Tuesday against Napoli. With Joe Gomez also out, Joel Matip has filled in along the backline but Lovren's return would surely be welcomed in a week where manager Jurgen Klopp must prepare for Napoli and Manchester United. "We will see how Dejan is doing," Klopp said. "Yesterday he was out on the pitch and looked quite well. Can he be part of training today or not? We will see that. Squad-wise, [there is] no bad news at least."
Dec 10 - 2:58 PM

Tottenham may have to rely on Kyle Walker-Peters to face Barcelona in their Champions League decider due to injuries to their top two right-backs.

That's because Serge Aurier had to leave the club's win over Leicester City on Saturday with a groin injury and he has already been ruled out for the midweek trip to Spain, where the club will need some points with Inter Milan tied with Spurs and set to face last-place PSV Eindhoven. Said manager Mauricio Pochettino: "Serge is going to have a scan today, he’s going to be out. We think it’s a small problem. We assessed him yesterday but we need to confirm that with the scan. We hope it’s not going to be a big issue and that he’s back as soon as possible." Meanwhile Kieran Trippier remains out with a groin injury as he undergoes an individual training program. But at least the club will have Erik Lamela back from injury to face the Spanish champions.
Dec 10 - 3:05 PM

Wolverhampton Wanderers had the benefit of a man advantage for a large portion of the match, but it took four minutes into second half stoppage time to find a winner, as they defeated Newcastle United, 1-2.

It was a very entertaining affair from start to finish, as Wolves came in this evening with a couple of key starters getting rested in Raul Jimenez and Joao Moutinho. After both sides stated early intent of threatening to score, Wolves went ahead in the 17th minute as Diogo Jota scored for the second time in as many games, as he chested a Heider Costa cross before beating the helpless keeper. Newcastle would get a deserved equalizer but a red card shown to DeAndre Yedlin early in the second half gave Wolves license to control the match and, after much patience, scored at the death when Jota sprinted into a shooting position, but his blocked attempt was followed up by a Matt Doherty header.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 9 - 1:04 PM

Newcastle United were down to ten men early in the second half and saw their attempt to salvage a result come up short in the dying moments of the match as they suffer a bitter 1-2 loss to Wolves.

Both sides were up for this one and the Newcastle supporters fed into a very lively, competitive match. The two sides would trade blows for the entire first half. Wolves went ahead first, on what had to be considered rather poor defending on the part of Jamal Lascelles but the Magpies were not phased, as they were able to level only six minutes later. Rondon had a free kick smash off the bar and the attempted clearance came back to him, so he then crossed it into the box where Ayoze Perez executed a smart header. The second half was a different story. Eight minutes after the restart, DeAndre Yedlin would fumble the ball deep in his own end, forcing a tackle on Diogo Jota that saw an immediate straight red card. Newcastle were under the gun from then on, but kept Wolves contained while getting a couple of cracks with a man down. A draw looked in the cards but Wolves would break hearts late, as Martin Dubravka's fine shift could not withstand the opponent's final charge.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 9 - 1:17 PM

Heung-Min Son scored the opener and assisted on the second as Spurs beat Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium to close out Saturday's Premier League action.

Son followed a similar arc last season. He was nearly a non-factor to for the first three months of the season but, from there, caught fire and was one of the most productive midfielders in the Prem from mid-November on. His rise this season has started over the past couple of weeks and if it continues then managers should look to bring him or trade for him before his value goes too high.
Source: Espn.com
Dec 8 - 4:41 PM




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