Everton boss Roberto Martinez gave an update on Leighton Baines' status in his recent press conference, stating the left back was making good progress with his toe injury, but could not provide a timetable for his return, going so far as to say Baines may not be ready until the New Year.
Arsenal have been dealt yet another injury blow as coach Arsene Wenger confirmed Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina will be ruled out until the New Year after suffering a recurrence of his thigh injury.
Chelsea are expected to be without Loic Remy for this weekends’ trip to Old Trafford as the striker hobbled to the sidelines moments after he opened the scoring in Tuesday nights’ UEFA Champions League victory over Maribor.
Swansea City have a favorable matchup next as they host Leicester City in Week 9, but the sledding after that is rough, calling into question the value of their star midfielder, Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Kieran Trippier came up with another quality fantasy performance, despite the lack of a goal, assist or clean sheet in Burnley's weekend loss to West Ham.
Ross Barkley was immediately reinserted into Roberto Martinez's starting XI after recovering from a knee injury, and the prized midfielder provided an assist Everton's 3-0 thumping of Aston Villa.
Liverpool's defensive struggles are probably best represented by Martin Skrtel as he was not involved in the Reds only clean sheet to date.
Tim Krul notches his second clean sheet of the season and enjoyed a rare productive fantasy day, but the odds are he will not be able to keep it up over the next few weeks.
Eduardo Vargas scored twice after coming off the bench against Liverpool.
QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.
Saido Berahino continued his torrid start to the Premier League season as his sixth goal of the season as West Brom led twice and came away with a draw against Manchester United.
Marouane Fellaini hasn't played much under Louis Van Gaal due to injury and uncertainty of where he fits but he came on at halftime to score a crucial equalizer.