Premier League weekend team news: Injuries and suspensions



Arsenal are missing the suspended Granit Xhaka. Santi Cazorla is a doubt after taking a kick against Ludogorets on Wednesday, but the Gunners otherwise have no fresh injury concerns. Olivier Giroud (toe), Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck (both knee) are still missing.

Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Debuchy, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Koscielny, Mustafi, Gibbs, Monreal, Elneny, Coquelin, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott, Iwobi, Lucas, Akpom.


Skipper Grant Leadbitter is close to a return as Middlesbrough attempt to end a six-game wait for a second Premier League victory of the season. The midfielder is yet to feature this season after undergoing hernia surgery during the summer, but is back in training and working his way towards full match fitness, although Saturday's trip to Arsenal is likely to come too soon for him. Head coach Aitor Karanka otherwise has no fresh injury concerns ahead of a game in which his side will attempt to arrest its slide down the table after a return of just two points from the last 18 on offer.

Provisional squad: Valdes, Guzan, Chambers, Friend, Barragan, Nsue, Da Silva, Ayala, Gibson, Espinosa, De Roon, Clayton, Ramirez, Forshaw, Downing, Stuani, Fischer, De Sart, Traore, Negredo, Nugent, Rhodes.


Burnley will be without Belgian midfielder Steven Defour. Defour injured a hamstring in last week's defeat at Southampton, although the Clarets are hopeful there is no long-term damage. Ashley Barnes (hamstring) is still out while Andre Gray serves the final game of his four-match suspension for historic social media posts.

Provisional squad: Heaton, Robinson, Pope, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Tarkowski, A O'Neill, K Long, Flanagan, Marney, Kightly, Hendrick, Boyd, Gudmundsson, Arfield, Vokes, Bamford.


Everton are expected to recall Ross Barkley. The attacking midfielder was an unused substitute in last week's 1-1 draw at Manchester City but should return at Turf Moor. Left-back Leighton Baines has suffered a fresh setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury, but Aaron Lennon is ready for duty.

Provisional squad: Stekelenburg, Coleman, Jagielka, Williams, Barry, Gueye, Cleverley, Barkley, Lukaku, Bolasie, Robles, Funes Mori, Holgate, Oviedo, Lennon, Gibson, Deulofeu, Mirallas, Valencia.


Hull captain Michael Dawson is poised for his first appearance of the season. The central defender has been sidelined with medial knee ligament damage since the summer but will be included in boss Mike Phelan's squad. Andy Robertson will play no part after being ruled out for eight weeks with a calf injury, Dieumerci Mbokani (hamstring) is still out and Moses Odubajo faces an extended spell on the sidelines after fracturing his patella during a non-contact incident in training.

Provisional squad: Marshall, Dawson, Elmohamady, Maguire, Davies, Livermore, Clucas, Mason, Meyler, Snodgrass, Maloney, Huddlestone, Keane, Diomande, Jakupovic, Hernandez, Weir, Henriksen, Tymon.


Stoke boss Mark Hughes will check on the fitness of Phil Bardsley. A hamstring injury saw Bardsley substituted against Sunderland and he has not trained this week. However, Hughes hopes the 31-year-old will train on Friday after having an injection in his lower back to help ease the problem. With Glen Johnson ruled out for at least three to four weeks because of a thigh injury it would leave Hughes with a problem at right-back should Bardsley not be fit.

Provisional squad: Given, Grant, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Cameron, Bardsley, Pieters, Muniesa, Imbula, Allen, Whelan, Adam, Arnautovic, Sobhi, Shaqiri, Diouf, Bony, Bojan, Crouch, Walters.


Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri will check on the fitness of captain Wes Morgan (hip), midfielder Andy King (shin) and striker Jamie Vardy (groin). All three players are nursing knocks following the Champions League victory against Copenhagen on Tuesday night, but Ranieri thinks they should all be available. Nampalys Mendy's ankle injury has kept him out for two months, but he will soon be ready to return to contention, while fellow midfielder Matty James continues to make progress in his recovery from the anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered in May 2015 and can see light at the end of the tunnel as regards his first-team return.

Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Zieler, Simpson, Hernandez, Morgan, Huth, Wasilewski, Chilwell, Fuchs, King, Drinkwater, Amartey, Gray, Mahrez, Albrighton, Schlupp, Ulloa, Musa, Okazaki, Slimani, Vardy.


Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann is expected to be back. Dann, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury for the last month, has trained this week and will travel to the King Power Stadium but looks likely to start on the bench. Forward Loic Remy is progressing well from a thigh injury sustained soon after his summer arrival on loan from Chelsea and should be back in action in December, while defender Pape Souare remains sidelined after breaking his leg in a car crash in September.

Provisional squad: Mandanda, Hennessey, Speroni, Ward, Dann, Tomkins, Delaney, Kelly, Fryers, Flamini, Mutch, Lee, McArthur, Ledley, Cabaye, Puncheon, Zaha, Townsend, Sako, C Benteke, Wickham, Campbell.


Fernando Llorente returns. The Spain striker has missed the last two games with rib and knee injuries, but winger Jefferson Montero is still sidelined with a calf problem. Modou Barrow has recovered from a knock which forced him off during last weekend's 3-2 defeat at Arsenal and is available for new manager Bob Bradley's first game at the Liberty Stadium.

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Naughton, Amat, Fernandez, Taylor, Britton, Cork, Fer, Barrow, Sigurdsson, Llorente, Nordfeldt, Rangel, Kingsley, Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Routledge, Ki, Fulton, Borja, McBurnie.


Isaac Success remains doubtful after suffering another leg muscle problem. The £12.5m record signing has struggled for full fitness with the Hornets, and has not trained so far this week after picking up another injury in Sunday's 1-0 win at Middlesbrough. Jerome Sinclair should beat his hamstring injury to contest selection, but Craig Cathcart is another doubt with a groin problem and Daryl Janmaat is still missing with a shoulder issue.

Provisional squad: Gomes, Gilmartin, Pantilimon, Mariappa, Kaboul, Cathcart, Sinclair, Britos, Prodl, Holebas, Zuniga, Kabasele, Amrabat, Behrami, Capoue, Guedioura, Watson, Doucoure, Pereyra, Deeney, Success, Ighalo.


West Ham are without Aaron Cresswell through suspension following his controversial red card against Crystal Palace. Fellow left-back Arthur Masuaku (knee) is still sidelined, along with right-back Sam Byram (hamstring), winger Gokhan Tore (thigh) and strikers Andy Carroll (knee) and Diafra Sakho (back). But club-record signing Andre Ayew has an outside chance of making the squad after recovering from the thigh injury he suffered on the opening day of the season.

Provisional squad: Adrian, Randolph, Spiegel, Arbeloa, Reid, Collins, Ogbonna, Oxford, Kouyate, Obiang, Fernandes, Nordtveit, Noble, Payet, Lanzini, Antonio, Feghouli, Ayew, Zaza, Fletcher, Calleri.


Defenders Lamine Kone and Patrick van Aanholt are fit. Kone missed last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Stoke with a hamstring problem, while Van Aanholt lasted just 40 minutes before having to leave the field with an adductor strain, but both are fit for the trip to the London Stadium. Goalkeeper Vito Mannone (fractured elbow) and midfielder Sebastian Larsson (knee) are back in light training, while winger Adnan Januzaj is expected to join them next week and Jason Denayer, Jan Kirchhoff and Lee Cattermole are not far behind, leaving striker Fabio Borini (groin) as the only long-term absentee.

Provisional squad: Pickford, Mika, Love, Manquillo, Van Aanholt, Kone, Djilobodji, O'Shea, McNair, Rodwell, Gooch, Khazri, Pienaar, Honeyman, Defoe, Asoro, Watmore, Anichebe.


Saido Berahino will not play after being placed on a personal fitness plan. The 23-year-old striker, who has not scored since February, is overweight and the Baggies are hoping extra training will help him regain fitness and form. Jonny Evans is banned for Albion and Jonas Olsson is likely to replace him while Chris Brunt is available after making his return from eight months out with a knee injury in last week's 1-1 draw against Tottenham.

Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Nyom, Olsson, Dawson, McAuley, Galloway, Yacob, Fletcher, Morrison, Phillips, Brunt, Field, Gardner, McClean, Chadli, Leko, Rondon, Robson-Kanu.


Jurgen Klopp could have a full-strength Liverpool squad at his disposal for West Brom's visit to Anfield. The German admitted "nobody is ruled out at this moment'' at his news conference on Thursday and that means Georginio Wijnaldum could be back in the fold following a hip problem sustained on international duty. Adam Lallana (groin) is fully fit again having only been used as a substitute in the draw against Manchester United while James Milner (head) is also available.

Provisional squad: Karius, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Coutinho, Mignolet, Klavan, Moreno, Lucas, Grujic, Origi, Sturridge, Ings, Ejaria.



Manchester City will be without both of their senior right-backs against Southampton. Pablo Zabaleta is out following the blow to the foot that forced him off at Barcelona in midweek while Bacary Sagna is still sidelined with a hamstring injury. Captain Vincent Kompany, who briefly returned from a groin injury against Everton last week, could again be doubtful after being unable to feature at the Camp Nou. The fitness of midfielder Fabian Delph remains unclear after a muscle problem. Manager Pep Guardiola will keep faith in goalkeeper Claudio Bravo despite his sending off in the Champions League defeat by Barca.

Provisional squad: Bravo, Caballero, Clichy, Kolarov, Maffeo, Kompany, Stones, Otamendi, Adarabioyo, Gundogan, Fernando, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Navas, Silva, Sterling, Sane, Nolito, Aguero, Iheanacho.


Southampton striker Shane Long is out. The Republic of Ireland international suffered a hamstring injury during Thursday night's Europa League defeat at Inter Milan and although Saints have yet to discover the extent of the damage, he will not be available against City. Full-backs Ryan Bertrand, Matt Targett and Cedric Soares will be assessed after missing the trip to Milan. Nathan Redmond returns to the squad after being rested.

Provisional squad: Forster, Taylor, McCarthy, Soares, Targett, Bertrand, Martina, Yoshida, Fonte, Van Dijk, McQueen, Stephens, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Clasie, Reed, Tadic, Boufal, Davis, Olomola, Redmond, Rodriguez, Austin.


Chelsea will make a late decision over whether to field Willian following the death of his mother. Midfielder Willian returned from compassionate leave on Thursday, while Oscar has also been away following a family bereavement, but defender John Terry could return after another full week of training following an ankle injury. Midfielder Cesc Fabregas (thigh) and defender Branislav Ivanovic, who has a minor injury to an undisclosed muscle, are out, while defender Kurt Zouma is set to return to first-team training next week following his long-term knee injury.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Begovic, Alonso, Kante, Oscar, Hazard, Pedro, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Costa, Matic, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Luiz, Eduardo, Aina.


Manchester United defender Chris Smalling will be assessed. The centre-back came off at half-time in Thursday's Europa League victory over Fenerbahce due to what United have described as a minor muscular injury. Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho on Thursday said playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who was absent from the matchday squad for an eighth straight game, will be "ready very soon to play'' having recovered from a thigh injury.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Valencia, Darmian, Bailly, Smalling, Fosu-Mensah, Blind, Shaw, Rojo, Herrera, Fellaini, Carrick, Schneiderlin, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Young, Depay, Mkhitaryan, Martial, Rashford, Ibrahimovic, Rooney.

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