Friday, 27 October 2017

Premier League weekend team news: Injuries and suspensions update


SATURDAY'S GAMES

MAN UNITED VS. TOTTENHAM
MAN UNITED: Eric Bailly, injured since the international break, and Phil Jones should return. Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba remain out through injury, as do Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Bailly, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Rojo, Young, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial.
TOTTENHAM: Harry Kane is out due to a hamstring injury. Victor Wanyama and Eric Lamela are the other notable absentees for Spurs.
Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Rose, Davies, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Foyth, Trippier, Aurier, Dier, Sissoko, Dembele, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Llorente.
ARSENAL VS. SWANSEA
ARSENAL: The Gunners could welcome back Shkodran Mustafi, who has been missing with a hamstring problem but has returned to full training. Manager Arsene Wenger made 11 changes for the Carabao Cup win over Norwich but a host of first-team regulars will return with Santi Cazorla (ankle), Danny Welbeck and David Ospina (both groin) still sidelined.
Provisional squad: Cech, Macey, Mertesacker, Mustafi, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Willock, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette, Nketiah.
SWANSEA: Martin Olsson suffered a hamstring strain in the midweek Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester United and misses out alongside Renato Sanches (thigh), Wilfried Bony (hamstring) and Kyle Bartley (knee). Sam Clucas could be in line to replace Olsson and feature at left wing-back if head coach Paul Clement opts for a three-man central defence.
Provisional squad: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Clucas, Ki, Carroll, Fer, Ayew, Abraham, Nordfeldt, Rangel, Britton, Mesa, Dyer, Narsingh, Fulton, Routledge, McBurnie.
CRYSTAL PALACE vs. WEST HAM UNITED
CRYSTAL PALACE: James McArthur will face a late fitness test after undergoing intensive treatment all week on a knock. Lee Chung-Yong has been sent for a scan after receiving a nasty kick in the 4-1 Carabao Cup defeat at Bristol City on Tuesday, so remains doubtful for the weekend.
Provisional squad: Speroni, Hennessey, Ward, Fosu-Mensah, Kelly, Dann, Sakho, Riedwald, Delaney, Schlupp, Van Aanholt, Souare, McArthur, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Mutch, Lee, Kaikai, Ladapo, Puncheon, Sako, Zaha, Townsend.
WEST HAM: Michail Antonio faces a late fitness test after missing the midweek Carabao Cup success at Tottenham due to a bruised rib. James Collins remains sidelined because of an ankle problem, while striker Andy Carroll is available again for league action following a one-match suspension.
Provisional squad: Hart, Adrian, Byram, Zabaleta, Cresswell, Masuaku, Fonte, Reid, Ogbonna, Kouyate, Obiang, Noble, Rice, Fernandes, Antonio, Lanzini, Sakho Arnautovic, Ayew, Hernandez, Carroll.
LIVERPOOL V HUDDERSFIELD
LIVERPOOL: The Reds could be without playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who missed training this week with an adductor problem and is touch and go. Jurgen Klopp must decide whether to stick with Dejan Lovren in defence after his horror show against Tottenham. Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne remain sidelined.
Provisional squad: Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Coutinho, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Robertson, Milner, Grujic, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke.
HUDDERSFIELD: Collin Quaner is back in contention having been sidelined since the middle of last month with a calf injury. Fellow forward Elias Kachunga is also available after recovering from a back problem sustained in last week's win against Manchester United. Kasey Palmer (hamstring), Michael Hefele (Achilles) and Jon Gorenc Stankovic (knee) are still out.
Provisional squad: Lossl, Lowe, Malone, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith, Williams, Hogg, Ince, Mooy, Kachunga, Van La Parra, Quaner, Depoitre, Mounie, Coleman, Cranie, Hadergjonaj, Sabiri.
WATFORD V STOKE
WATFORD: Watford playmaker Roberto Pereyra will miss the visit of Stoke with a hamstring niggle but is expected back the following weekend. Andre Carrillo could come into the starting line-up in place of Pereyra while Will Hughes, the summer signing from Derby, is pushing to finally make his Premier League debut. Defenders Sebastian Prodl (thigh) and Younes Kaboul (hamstring) are still sidelined but Silva hopes the duo, who have been out since early September, will be back soon.
Provisional Squad: Gomes, Kabasele, Gray, Britos, Kiko, Cleverley, Holebas, Mariappa, Doucoure, Richarlison, Pereyra, Karnezis, Janmaat, Wague, Watson, Carrillo, Capoue, Deeney.
STOKE: Stoke are sweating on Peter Crouch's fitness due to an ongoing back issue, while defender Bruno Martins Indi (hamstring) is still unavailable. Xherdan Shaqiri (ankle) is set to return having only been held back against Bournemouth as a precaution but Stephen Ireland (broken leg) is out.
Provisional Squad: Butland, Grant, Cameron, Zouma, Wimmer, Johnson, Pieters, Souttar, Edwards, Diouf, Tymon, Fletcher, Allen, Adam, Afellay, Jese, Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting, Sobhi, Berahino, Crouch.
WEST BROM VS. MAN CITY
WEST BROM: The Baggies were dealt a blow this week with Craig Dawson ruled out for around two months with thigh and knee injuries suffered in the defeat to Southampton. Allan Nyom is likely to be recalled in Dawson's absence against the Premier League leaders. Jonny Evans, a transfer target for City this summer, and Gareth Barry, a former City player, are both expected to be available despite being forced off at St Mary's with injuries, while Hal Robson-Kanu is back in training after his muscle problem.
Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Nyom, Evans, McAuley, Yuning, Hegazi, Gibbs, Brunt, Yacob, Livermore, Field, Phillips, McClean, Barry, Rondon, Rodriguez, Chadli, Krychowiak, Robson-Kanu.
MAN CITY: Pep Guardiola will likely change most of Manchester City's starting XI from the Carabao Cup win over Wolves in midweek, with only Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva retaining their places. Goalkeeper Ederson, centre-back Nicolas Otamendi and David Silva should be among those coming in. Guardiola expects Vincent Kompany (calf) to be back in training within the next week or so, while left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) is a long-term absentee.
Provisional squad: Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Mangala, Danilo, Delph, Toure, Gundogan, Fernandinho, D Silva, B Silva, Sane, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero, Jesus.
BOURNEMOUTH VS. CHELSEA
BOURNEMOUTH: Josh King could miss out after picking up a back complaint. The Norway forward has been sent for a scan to determine the extent of the problem, which has come straight after he recovered from a virus. Jermain Defoe has shaken off a hamstring issue, but Ryan Fraser is battling a knock.
Provisional squad: Begovic, Ake, Francis, A Smith, Daniels, L Cook, Stanislas, Pugh, Surman, Afobe, Defoe, Boruc, S Cook, Gosling, Mousset, Arter, Ibe, King, Fraser.
CHELSEA: Chelsea have no fresh injuries ahead of their trip to Bournemouth. Danny Drinkwater (calf), N'Golo Kante (hamstring) and Victor Moses (hamstring) will miss out again. Drinkwater made his Chelsea debut in the 2-1 Carabao Cup victory over Everton in midweek but Antonio Conte insists he still lack match fitness.
Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Morata, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Luiz, Kenedy, Musonda, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Clarke-Salter, Scott, Eduardo, Ampadu, Sterling.

SUNDAY'S GAMES

BRIGHTON vs. SOUTHAMPTON
BRIGHTON: The Seagulls could welcome Beram Kayal and Sam Baldock for the first time this season. Kayal has been out of action since breaking his leg in a pre-season friendly in August and striker Baldock underwent calf surgery in the summer. Chris Hughton has no fresh injury concerns, with Steve Sidwell the only absentee as he continues his recovery from a back problem.
Provisional squad: Ryan, Krul, Maenpaa, Bruno, Bong, Dunk, Hunemeier, Goldson, Schelotto, Duffy, Rosenior, Suttner, Stephens, Skalak, Molumby, Knockaert, Kayal, Gross, Murphy, March, Izquierdo, Propper, Murray, Brown, Baldock.
SOUTHAMPTON: Saints will be without club-record signing Mario Lemina, who is waiting to learn the full extent of an ankle injury sustained in training this week and that could mean a rare start for Sofiane Boufal. Mauricio Pellegrino has no other new injury or suspension worries. Full-back Jeremy Pied is still in rehab following a groin injury.
Provisional squad: Forster, Soares, Yoshida, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Long, Romeu, Redmond, Tadic, Gabbiadini, McCarthy, McQueen, Ward-Prowse, Hoedt, Austin, Boufal, Davis, Hojbjerg.
LEICESTER VS. EVERTON
LEICESTER: Claude Puel is expected to restore some big names to his side when he takes charge of Leicester for the first time as Everton visit the King Power Stadium. The likes of Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan, Danny Simpson, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy should start after missing the midweek Carabao Cup win against Leeds, when caretaker boss Michael Appleton made eight changes to the final team named by former boss Craig Shakespeare. Matty James and Robert Huth remain out.
Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Jakupovic, Hamer, Simpson, Fuchs, Morgan, Chilwell, Maguire, Dragovic, Wasilewski, Benalouane, Iborra, Ndidi, Amartey, Gray, Albrighton, Mahrez, Musa, Vardy, Ulloa, Slimani, Okazaki, Iheanacho.
EVERTON: Caretaker manager David Unsworth welcomes Idrissa Gana Gueye back from suspension. Beni Baningime impressed on debut after Morgan Schneiderlin took ill but may step down to the bench, while Seamus Coleman, Yannick Bolasie, Ramiro Funes Mori and Ross Barkley remain on the injured list.
Provisional squad: Pickford, Holgate, Jagielka, Keane, Baines, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies, Vlasic, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin, Robles, Martina, Kenny, Baningime, Williams, McCarthy, Mirallas, Lennon, Klaassen, Lookman, Niasse.

MONDAY'S GAME

BURNLEY VS. NEWCASTLE
BURNLEY: Top scorer Chris Wood, who was withdrawn at Manchester City last weekend with a hamstring injury, is described as "touch and go" by manager Sean Dyche, who added it is "promising'' that Sam Vokes will return from the abdominal strain that kept him out at the Etihad Stadium. That could open the door for Nahki Wells, who is close to making his debut after a foot injury, but Jonathan Walters and Dean Marney (both knee) remain out.
Provisional squad: Pope, Lindegaard, Lowton, Long, Mee, Taylor, Ward, Tarkowski, Bardsley, Defour, Brady, Ulvestad, Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, Arfield, Gudmundsson, Vokes, Barnes, Wood.
NEWCASTLE: Dwight Gayle will return after missing the 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace with a calf problem. Rafael Benitez has only one absentee with defender Paul Dummett still recovering from a hamstring injury.
Provisional squad: Elliot, Darlow, Yedlin, Manquillo, Mbemba, Gamez, Haidara, Lascelles, Clark, Lejeune, Hayden, Merino, Shelvey, Saivet, Ritchie, Atsu, Murphy, Aarons, Diame, Perez, Joselu, Gayle, Mitrovic.

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