Weekend Premier League team news

All the latest injury updates as teams return to league action

New Everton signing Cenk Tosun could make his debut in the Premier League game against Spurs at Wembley. Photograph:  Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

New Everton signing Cenk Tosun could make his debut in the Premier League game against Spurs at Wembley. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

 

SATURDAY (3pm unless stated)

Chelsea (3) v Leicester (8)
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill was rested for the midweek Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg against Arsenal and could return in defence. Ross Barkley is expected to be fit to make his debut following a hamstring injury in the Blues’ FA Cup third-round replay with Norwich next Wednesday.

Jamie Vardy is fit again after missing Leicester’s FA Cup trip to his former club Fleetwood. The striker will travel on Saturday after recovering from a groin injury but Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson (both hamstring) and Robert Huth (ankle) are out. Christian Fuchs (illness) and Vicente Iborra (hamstring) are fit.

Last season: Leicester 0 Chelsea 3, Chelsea 3 Leicester 0
Last five league matches: Chelsea W D W W D; Leicester L D L L W
Top scorers (all competitions): Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) 12; Jamie Vardy (Leicester) 10
Match odds: H 1-4 D 5-1 A 10-1
Referee: Michael Jones

Crystal Palace (14) v Burnley (7)
Knee and ankle injuries to Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend respectively have further reduced Crystal Palace’s options. Boss Roy Hodgson is also still without Joel Ward (groin), Mamadou Sakho (calf), Connor Wickham, Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon (all knee) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has a knock.

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou could go straight into the Burnley line-up after signing on loan from Tottenham until the end of the season. Scott Arfield remains a doubt with a minor hamstring strain, while the game will also come too soon for defender Stephen Ward (knee) and Chris Wood (leg).

Last season: Crystal Palace 0 Burnley 2, Burnley 3 Crystal Palace 2
Last five league matches: Crystal Palace W D L D W; Burnley D L D D L
Top scorers (all competitions): James McArthur & Bakary Sako (Crystal Palace) 5; Chris Wood (Burnley) 6
Match odds: H 1-1 D 9-4 A 3-1
Referee: Michael Oliver

Huddersfield (11) v West Ham (15)
Huddersfield’s new signing Alex Pritchard could make his debut after completing his move from Norwich on Friday morning. Recent loan signing Terence Kongolo hopes to make his Premier League bow in central defence but forward Collin Quaner, plus defenders Chris Lowe and Martin Cranie, will miss out.

Michail Antonio is still missing from the West Ham squad as the winger’s groin problem is taking longer than expected to clear up. Defender Winston Reid and striker Andy Carroll are doubts but James Collins, Aaron Cresswell, Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini have shaken off knocks to return to the squad.

Last season: No Corresponding fixture
Last five league matches: Huddersfield W D D D L; West Ham W L D W D
Top scorers (all competitions): Laurent Depoitre (Huddersfield) 5; Andre Ayew (West Ham) 6
Match odds: H 13-8 D 2-1 A 19-10
Referee: Jonathan Moss

Newcastle (13) v Swansea (20), Live Sky Sports Premier League (Ireland only)
Goalkeeper Rob Elliot could return to the Newcastle team after shaking off a thigh injury. Chancel Mbemba (knee) could also be included in the squad but the Magpies will still be without striker Aleksandar Mitrovic (back), who is closing in on a return, and defenders Florian Lejeune (foot) and Jesus Gamez (ankle).

Swansea have doubts over Tammy Abraham (hip) and Renato Sanches (hamstring) but midfielders Ki Sung-yueng and Leon Britton have rejoined the squad after calf injuries. Connor Roberts could make his Premier League debut, with Kyle Naughton completing a three-game ban and Angel Rangel sidelined by a calf strain.

Last season: No Corresponding fixture
Last five league matches: Newcastle L W L D W; Swansea L D L W L
Top scorers (all competitions): Ayoze Perez (Newcastle) 4; Tammy Abraham & Jordan Ayew (Swansea) 5
Match odds: H 17-20 D 23-10 A 7-2
Referee: Graham Scott

Watford (10) v Southampton (17)
Kiko Femenia, Will Hughes (both hamstring), Younes Kaboul (foot), Miguel Britos (ankle), Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah and Isaac Success (all knee) remain sidelined and Watford boss Marco Silva has said he does not know when any of the injured players will return.

Southampton could welcome back defenders Wesley Hoedt (concussion), Cedric Soares (hamstring) and Jeremy Pied (leg). Striker Charlie Austin remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Last season: Watford 3 Southampton 4, Southampton 1 Watford 1
Last five league matches: Watford L L W L L; Southampton L D L D L
Top scorers (all competitions): Richarlison (Watford) 8; Charlie Austin (Southampton) 6
Match odds: H 7-5 D 23-10 A 19-10
Referee: Roger East

West Brom (19) v Brighton (12)
James Morrison (Achilles) and Nacer Chadli (hip) are out for West Brom for at least another month. Jonny Evans (foot), Craig Dawson (fatigue) and winger Matt Phillips (hamstring) are fit after sitting out the 2-0 FA Cup win at Exeter.

Izzy Brown will be absent for Brighton after he was ruled out for the rest of the season with cruciate knee ligament damage. Midfielder Steve Sidwell, who has not featured so far this season because of a back problem, has suffered a further setback by picking up an ankle complaint in training.

Last season: No Corresponding fixture
Last five league matches: West Brom L L D D L; Brighton D W L D D
Top scorers (all competitions): Jose Salomon Rondon & Jay Rodriguez (West Brom) 5; Glenn Murray (Brighton) 7
Match odds: H 21-20 D 2-1 A 16-5
Referee: Martin Atkinson

Tottenham (5) v Everton (9), Live BT Sport 1, 5.30pm
Tottenham will be without midfielder Harry Winks after he had an injection on his troublesome ankle on Monday. Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose are also out as they continue to recover from hamstring and knee injuries respectively.

New Everton signing Cenk Tosun, who joined a week ago from Besiktas, is set for his debut but defender Michael Keane is still sidelined due to a gash to his foot. Midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye (hamstring) is also out.

Last season: Tottenham Hotspur 3 Everton 2, Everton 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1
Last five league matches: Tottenham Hotspur L W W W D; Everton W D D L L
Top scorers (all competitions): Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 26; Wayne Rooney (Everton) 11
Match odds: H 1-4 D 9-2 A 12-1
Referee: Craig Pawson

SUNDAY

Bournemouth (16) v Arsenal (6), 1.30, Live Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League
Bournemouth will hand late fitness tests to Josh King and Junior Stanislas with both forwards struggling with hamstring complaints. Jermain Defoe and Tyrone Mings remain sidelined with long-term injury issues.

Jack Wilshere could feature for Arsenal despite limping off at Chelsea on Wednesday with an ankle issue. Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) is back in the squad but Mesut Özil (knee) was rated as only “50-50”. Nacho Monreal (ankle), Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) and Olivier Giroud (hamstring) are still sidelined.

Last season: AFC Bournemouth 3 Arsenal 3, Arsenal 3 AFC Bournemouth 1
Last five league matches: AFC Bournemouth L L D W D; Arsenal W D W D D
Top scorers (all competitions): Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth) 6; Alexandre Lacazette & Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) 8
Match odds: H 10-3 D 3-1 A 8-11
Referee: Kevin Friend

Liverpool (4) v Manchester City (1), 4.0, Live Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League
Liverpool top scorer Mohamed Salah has recovered from a groin injury and will be available. Daniel Sturridge is back in training after a muscle problem which has sidelined him for a month but is not in contention. Jordan Henderson (hamstring) and Alberto Moreno (ankle) are still recovering from their injuries.

Vincent Kompany will likely remain sidelined for Manchester City with the skipper yet to feature in 2018 due to a calf problem. Gabriel Jesus (knee) went to Barcelona for his injury this week and boss Pep Guardiola, who remains without Benjamin Mendy (knee) and Phil Foden (ankle), anticipates having his striker back training in two-to-three weeks.

Last season: Man City 1 Liverpool 1, Liverpool 1 Man City 0
Last five league matches: Liverpool W D W W W; Man City W W W D W
Top scorers (all competitions): Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 23; Sergio Agüero (Man City) 19
Match odds: H 21-10 D 13-5 A 6-5
Referee: Andre Marriner

MONDAY

Manchester United (2) v Stoke (18), 8pm – Live Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League

Antonio Valencia could return for Manchester United after a month out with a hamstring injury. The converted right back trained with Jose Mourinho’s team in Dubai this week along with Michael Carrick, who has not played since September having undergone a procedure to treat an irregular heart rhythm. Ashley Young still has one match left to serve on his suspension while Eric Bailly (ankle) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (knee) are missing once again.

Stoke could have Erik Pieters (hamstring) and Bruno Martins Indi (groin) available after the Dutch pair returned to training this week. It was hoped skipper and fellow defender Ryan Shawcross, recently sidelined by a calf problem, would also be involved in training ahead of the game. There may be a debut for right-back Moritz Bauer after his switch from Rubin Kazan.

Last season: Stoke 1 Man Utd 1, Man Utd 1 Stoke 1
Last five league matches: Man Utd W D D D W; Stoke L W D L L
Top scorers: Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd) 16; Peter Crouch, Mame Diouf, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting & Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke) 4
Match odds: H 1-5 D 5-1 A 14-1
Referee: Anthony Taylor

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