Premier League Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Predicted Lineup

    • Szczesny
    • Chambers
    • Mertesacker
    • Monreal
    • Gibbs
    • Arteta
    • Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • Ramsey
    • Cazorla
    • Sánchez
    • Welbeck
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Burnley (H)
    • Out:
      • Abou Diaby
      • Debuchy
      • Giroud
      • Gnabry
      • Koscielny
      • Miyaichi
      • Ozil
    • Doubts:
      • Gibbs
      • Ospina
      • Wilshere
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Arsenal’s problems in defence continue with Kieran Gibbs forced off at Sunderland after picking up a hip injury. Arsene Wenger remains hopeful that Gibbs will be fit for the visit of Burnley, while Mikel Arteta has overcome a thigh knock sustained against the Black Cats. With Laurent Koscielny still unavailable, Nacho Monreal could again be tasked with filling in at the heart of defence, while Calum Chambers and Gibbs should continue as the full-backs. Should the latter miss out, however, Wenger could start with the defence that finished last weekend’s match, with Monreal and Hector Bellerin occupying the full-back positions. Jack Wilshere is a major doubt due to a minor knee problem, while Aaron Ramsey looks set to return to the starting XI having come off the bench in the dying minutes at the Stadium of Light. With central midfield in good health once more, Wenger could revert to the 4-1-4-1 formation used recently, and perhaps deploy Wilshere and Ramsey further forward, with either Arteta or Mathieu Flamini protecting the back-four. With Mesut Ozil sidelined due to a knee injury, Alexis Sanchez may well continue behind Danny Welbeck in attack should the Gunners stick with the 4-2-3-1, allowing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla to occupy the flanks. Meanwhile, Theo Walcott has resumed full training following a long-term knee injury and may be named in the squad this week, though is not yet fit to start, his manager has confirmed. David Ospina, Abou Diaby, Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud all remain sidelined through injury, though Yaya Sanogo returns.

  2. Aston Villa

    Predicted Lineup

    • Guzan
    • Lowton
    • Vlaar
    • Baker
    • Cissokho
    • Westwood
    • Cleverley
    • Sánchez
    • Weimann
    • Benteke
    • Agbonlahor
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Tottenham (H)
    • Out:
      • Delph
      • Gardner
      • Helenius
      • Herd
      • Hutton
      • Johnson
      • Kozák
      • Luna
      • Senderos
      • Tonev
    • Doubts:
      • Baker
      • Senderos
      • Weimann
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…The pressure is mounting on Paul Lambert's side ahead of the visit of Spurs, having now lost their last five outings without scoring a single goal. The Villa boss will be desperate to turn things around but may have his options reduced by a series of knocks - Alan Hutton is ruled out by injury and Philippe Senderos rated a major doubt, though Nathan Baker is expected to recover from a hamstring complaint. Andreas Weimann is also a concern having limped off at Loftus Road but is expected to be in the frame. The Austrian could retain a starting role, then, although Joe Cole, Kieran Richardson and Charles N'Zogbia will all be pushing for a starting spot having been amongst the subs on Monday night. Elsewhere, Baker's return would likely see Ciaran Clark make way, whilst in midfield, Lambert seems set to stick with the trio of Ashley Westwood, Carlos Sanchez and Tom Cleverley.

  3. Burnley

    Predicted Lineup

    • Heaton
    • Trippier
    • Duff
    • Shackell
    • Ward
    • Arfield
    • Jones
    • Marney
    • Boyd
    • Ings
    • Jutkiewicz
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Arsenal (A)
    • Out:
      • Reid
      • Taylor
      • Vokes
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Sean Dyche made one change in the defeat to Everton last weekend, as Stephen Ward replaced Ben Mee at left-back. Danny Ings continued alongside Lukas Jutkiewicz in attack, while Michael Kightly retained his place on the left-wing, with the Clarets boss continuing to deploy Scott Arfield in central midfield. Ahead of the trip to the Emirates, Dean Marney is in contention to return having overcome a knock, though Dyche could also give the fit-again Nathaniel Chalobah a start in central midfield, with Arfield returning to his usual right-wing role. Michael Keane and Mee will hope for recalls in defence should Dyche decide against naming an unchanged back-four. Sam Vokes, Matt Taylor and Steven Reid remain on the sidelines for the Clarets.

  4. Chelsea

    Predicted Lineup

    • Courtois
    • Ivanovic
    • Cahill
    • Terry
    • Filipe Luis
    • Fábregas
    • Matic
    • Ramires
    • Willian
    • Diego Costa
    • Hazard
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: QPR (H)
    • Out:
      • Domingues Piazon
      • McEachran
      • Mikel
      • Remy
      • Romeu
      • Swift
      • Torres
      • van Ginkel
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
      • Azpilicueta
    • Latest News…Jose Mourinho welcomes back Diego Costa and Ramires to the squad after the pair overcame recent injuries. Costa looks set to return to the starting XI for the visit of QPR, with veteran striker Didier Drogba making way. Ramires gives Mourinho further options should he rotate in midfield, while Mikel is also back in contention following his midweek return from injury. Mourinho could, however, continue with Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas and Oscar in central midfield, while Eden Hazard and Willian are likely to form the rest of the attack, with Andre Schurrle and Mo Salah providing options. Elsewhere, Mourinho is again without the suspended Cesar Azpilicueta, meaning Filipe Luis will start at left-back, with Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry and Gary Cahill forming the rest of the defence once more. Loic Remy remains sidelined through injury and is joined by John Obi Mikel.

  5. Crystal Palace

    Predicted Lineup

    • Speroni
    • Kelly
    • Delaney
    • Hangeland
    • Ward
    • Zaha
    • Jedinak
    • Joe Ledley
    • Bolasie
    • Chamakh
    • Campbell
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Sunderland (H)
    • Out:
      • Dobbie
      • Garvan
      • Hunt
      • McCarthy
      • Murray
      • Williams
      • Williams
    • Doubts:
      • Dann
      • McArthur
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Neil Warnock remains uncertain whether Scott Dann will return from injury to face Sunderland on Monday evening, though Julian Speroni has recovered from the head knock that forced him off last weekend. Warnock's options at the back are boosted with Damien Delaney available again following a one-match suspension - the centre-half should return to the starting XI, with Adrian Mariappa likeliest to make way, with the Eagles boss singing the praises of Brede Hangeland this week. Elsewhere, James McArthur remains a doubt with a hip problem, and should the midfielder miss out again, Joe Ledley is expected to continue in a deeper role. Alternatively Adlène Guédioura could be handed a start alongside Mile Jedinak, allowing Ledley to revert to a more attacking midfield berth. Wilfried Zaha returned to the starting XI with Yannick Bolasie continuing on the opposite flank, resulting in Jason Puncheon dropping to the bench at the Hawthorns. Marouane Chamakh was also recalled against the Baggies, and could keep his place deployed behind lone striker, Frazier Campbell.

  6. Everton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Howard
    • Coleman
    • Alcaraz
    • Jagielka
    • Baines
    • McCarthy
    • Barry
    • Naismith
    • Barkley
    • Pienaar
    • Lukaku
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Swansea (H)
    • Out:
      • Koné
      • Mirallas
      • Oviedo
      • Stones
    • Doubts:
      • Gibson
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Roberto Martinez handed starts to Samuel Eto'o and Leon Osman in the front four at Burnley last week, with Ross Barkley only on the bench. Eto'o rewarded Martinez's faith with a brace and the Cameroon international will hope to retain his place for the visit of Swansea. Martinez has plenty of options at his disposal, however, with Barkley perhaps favourite to return to the "number 10" role in support of Romelu Lukaku. Steven Naismith and Osman will hope to continue in the wide roles, though the likes of Steven Pienaar, Aiden McGeady and Christian Atsu are all vying for pitch time. Bryan Oviedo and Arouna Kone both missed out against Burnley and are unlikely to figure here, despite ramping up their return to fitness with a midweek behind-closed-doors appearance. Darron Gibson is expected to be fit despite picking up a knock in training and, with John Stones still injured, Antolin Alcaraz and Sylvain Distin will again vie for the place alongside Phil Jagielka in the heart of defence.

  7. Hull City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Jakupovic
    • Chester
    • Davies
    • Bruce
    • Elmohamady
    • Livermore
    • Huddlestone
    • Diamé
    • Brady
    • Ben Arfa
    • Hernández
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Southampton (H)
    • Out:
      • Dawson
      • Dudgeon
      • Figueroa
      • Harper
      • Ince
      • Jelavic
      • McGregor
      • Ramírez
      • Sagbo
      • Snodgrass
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Steve Bruce welcomes back Andrew Robertson against Southampton, after the defender missed the stalemate with Liverpool last weekend through injury. With Robertson not available, the Hull boss handed a start to Robbie Brady at left-wing back, while Alex Bruce filled in for the injured Michael Dawson in the middle as Bruce continued to deploy a 3-5-1-1 formation. Bruce seems likely to stick with the same formation against Southampton, with Alex Bruce expected to continue alongside Davies and Chester. Tom Huddlestone was fit enough to continue in midfield alongside Jake Livermore and Mo Diame, while in attack, Hatem Ben Arfa retained the role "in the hole" behind Abel Hernandez. The Tigers boss has alternatives should he rotate this time around, with Stephen Quinn and Sone Aluko pushing for recalls in midfield and attack, whilst Brady could also feature here – his manager said he’s “the first name on the teamsheet” after last week’s display. Gaston Ramirez is unavailable to play against his parent club and with Allan McGregor and Steve Harper still injured, Eldin Jakupovic should continue between the sticks once more. Nikica Jelavic and Michael Dawson remain sidelined with knee and ankle injuries respectively.

  8. Leicester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Schmeichel
    • de Laet
    • Morgan
    • Moore
    • Konchesky
    • Mahrez
    • Cambiasso
    • Drinkwater
    • Schlupp
    • Ulloa
    • Nugent
    • Last Updated: 30/10/2014
    • Next Match: West Brom (H)
    • Out:
      • Hamer
      • Upson
    • Doubts:
      • Morgan
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Nigel Pearson rolled out a 4-2-3-1 formation and continued with his midfield rotation policy in the defeat to Swansea last weekend. Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy were recalled to the starting XI, on the right and left wings respectively, with Leonardo Ulloa continuing as the lone striker. In central midfield, Pearson paired Daniel Drinkwater alongside Dean Hammond, handing bench roles to Esteban Cambiasso and Matty James at the Liberty. Should the Foxes boss revert to a two-man attack, David Nugent could be recalled, while Vardy also remains an option in the middle. Mahrez will be hopeful of continuing on the wing, though Pearson has plenty of options should he rotate, with Marc Albrighton and Jeffrey Schlupp both pushing for recalls. Danny Simpson will hope for a first start of the season at the expense of Ritchie de Laet at right-back, whilst Wes Morgan is expected to recover from an ankle knock, despite failing to train this week. Matt Upson remains sidelined with a foot injury.

  9. Liverpool

    Predicted Lineup

    • Mignolet
    • Manquillo
    • Skrtel
    • Lovren
    • Moreno
    • Gerrard
    • Henderson
    • Coutinho
    • Sterling
    • Borini
    • Balotelli
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Newcastle (A)
    • Out:
      • Aspas
      • Enrique Sanchez Diaz
      • Fernandez Saez
      • Flanagan
      • Ibe
      • Ilori
      • Sakho
      • Smith
      • Sturridge
      • Vilaça Teixeira
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Brendan Rodgers has ruled out Jose Enrique (knee) ahead of the trip to former club Newcastle at the weekend. The Reds boss rested a number of first team players in the midweek win over Swansea but will revert to a first-choice XI against Newcastle. Mario Balotelli is expected to continue leading the line. though Rodgers has talked up Fabio Borini's chances of a start after impressing in midweek and has also hinted at a change of formation after mainly utilising a lone striker system. In midfield, Emre Can will compete with Joe Allen for the remaining central spot alongside Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard. Adam Lallana will hope to retain his starting berth, though competition remains strong, with Lazar Markovic and Philippe Coutinho both pushing for recalls in attack. Rodgers could name an unchanged back four after recording a clean sheet last time out, though Glen Johnson will be pushing for a recall ahead of Javier Manquillo at right-back. Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge and Jon Flanagan remain on the sidelines through injury

  10. Manchester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Hart
    • Zabaleta
    • Kompany
    • Demichelis
    • Clichy
    • Fernando
    • Y Touré
    • Navas
    • Nasri
    • Milner
    • Aguero
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Man United (H)
    • Out:
      • Guidetti
      • Lampard
      • Negredo
      • Rekik
      • Richards
      • Silva
      • Zuculini
    • Doubts:
      • Touré
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Manuel Pellegrini is without the mercurial talents of David Silva for the Manchester derby, with the Spaniard sustaining knee ligament damage in the midweek cup exit to Newcastle. However, Yaya Toure is expected to feature with Pellegrini confirming the Ivorian's knock wasn't serious. While Frank Lampard struggles to overcome a thigh problem, Toure's availability is a welcome relief with the Brazilian pair of Fernando and Fernandinho set to vie for the remaining central midfield spot alongside him. Samir Nasri could be tasked with filling the creative void left by Silva, with the Frenchman having returned to action in midweek following injury. Alternatively, Pellegrini may opt to keep Dzeko alongside Aguero in attack, leaving Nasri to compete for the two wide spots along with James Milner and Jesus Navas. Stevan Jovetic remains another option for Pellegrini in either of the attacking roles. At the back, the City boss could perhaps take Eliaquim Mangala out the firing line, leaving Martin Demichelis to partner Vincent Kompany in central defence. With Aleksandar Kolarov featuring from the start in midweek, Gael Clichy seems likely to return at left-back.

  11. Manchester United

    Predicted Lineup

    • De Gea
    • Rafael
    • Smalling
    • Rojo
    • Shaw
    • Blind
    • Fellaini
    • Di María
    • Herrera
    • van Persie
    • Rooney
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Man City (A)
    • Out:
      • Almeida da Cunha
      • Evans
      • Garcia
      • Hernández
      • Lingard
      • McNair
      • Varela
    • Doubts:
      • Jones
      • Young
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Louis van Gaal will have Wayne Rooney available for selection once more, having served out his three-match suspension. The United boss denied suggestions Rooney had been a doubt with a foot problem and confirmed he should go straight into the starting XI at City, though Radamel Falcao is sidelined through injury. Phil Jones missed last weekend's draw with Chelsea and is likely to miss out again; with Jonny Evans expected to remain absent, the Reds boss could stick with the same rearguard that lined up against Chelsea last week. Van Gaal must decide whether to revert to a diamond for the Etihad trip, or continue with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Marouane Fellaini's form is likely to ensure he remains in the starting XI from the Chelsea clash, though with Ander Herrera pushing for a recall, Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj could see their positions come under threat in either formation. Michael Carrick is an alternative option for Van Gaal in midfield, though another bench role seems more likely given Carrick's lengthy lay-off. Jesse Lingard and Paddy McNair remain on the sidelines through injury, though Antonio Valencia is available after recovering from a hamstring problem.

  12. Newcastle United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Krul
    • Janmaat
    • Coloccini
    • S Taylor
    • Dummett
    • Colback
    • Anita
    • Obertan
    • Sissoko
    • Gouffran
    • Ayoze Pérez
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Liverpool (H)
    • Out:
      • de Jong
      • Gutiérrez
      • Marveaux
      • Santon
      • Tioté
      • Yanga-Mbiwa
    • Doubts:
      • Cissé
      • Williamson
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Papiss Cisse is rated as "touch and go" for the visit of Liverpool, and although Manu Riviere is available again, Pardew could retain Ayoze Perez as the lone striker with the youngster having notched in the win over Spurs last week. Moussa Sissoko will continue in the "10" role behind a lone striker, while out wide, Rolando Aarons could return to the starting XI following his midweek exploits. Should Aarons start from the bench however, Gabriel Obertan and Yoan Gouffran are expected to occupy the wide positions, with Remy Cabella an alternative for Pardew. In defence, Steven Taylor should continue alongside Fabricio Coloccini in the middle with Mike Williamson remaining a doubt, while Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara will vie for left-back duties. Cheick Tiote is ruled out with the calf injury that forced him out of last week's clash, leaving Vurnon Anita to partner Jack Colback in central midfield once more. Siem de Jong and Davide Santon remain on the sidelines through injury.

  13. Queens Park Rangers

    Predicted Lineup

    • Green
    • Isla
    • Dunne
    • Caulker
    • Yun
    • Vargas
    • Sandro
    • Henry
    • Fer
    • Zamora
    • Austin
    • Last Updated: 30/10/2014
    • Next Match: Chelsea (A)
    • Out:
      • Barton
      • Faurlin
      • McCarthy
      • Mutch
      • Onuoha
      • Robinson
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
      • Ferdinand
    • Latest News…Harry Redknapp has confirmed that the squad will comprise of "the same group as last week", meaning Nedum Onouha and Alex McCarthy remain out with their respective knocks, joining Joey Barton and Jordan Mutch on the casualty list. After the victory over Aston Villa on Monday evening, there may be a temptation to name an unchanged XI. Rio Ferdinand serves the first of a three-match ban, with Richard Dunne expected to keep his place alongside Steven Caulker in central defence. Yun Suk-young and Mauricio Isla should continue as the full-backs, though Armand Traore presents an alternative option should the QPR boss decide to rotate here. Eduardo Vargas and Leroy Fer are likely to occupy the wide roles once more, with Bobby Zamora again partnering Charlie Austin in attack. Niko Krancjar and Junior Hoilett present alternatives in the attacking positions, and could come into the equation should Redknapp switch to a five-man midfield for the Stamford Bridge test, with Zamora likeliest to make way up top. Adel Taarabt could also make a return to the squad despite recent altercations with Redknapp, although he looks unlikely to earn a start here.

  14. Southampton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Forster
    • Clyne
    • Fonte
    • Alderweireld
    • Bertrand
    • Davis
    • Wanyama
    • Schneiderlin
    • Tadic
    • Pellè
    • Mane
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Hull (A)
    • Out:
      • Boruc
      • Hooiveld
      • Osvaldo
      • Rodriguez
      • Ward-Prowse
    • Doubts:
      • Gallagher
      • Mane
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Ronald Koeman made one change in the win over Stoke last weekend, with Sadio Mane getting the nod over Shane Long out wide. Mane however, picked up an ankle knock following the win and subsequently missed the midweek victory over Stoke. Mane has returned to training and could figure, with Long set to deputise out wide should the Senegal wide man suffer further issues. Koeman could rotate in midfield, with Jack Cork coming into the engine room and Victor Wanyama making way. At the back, the Saints' boss is expected to stick with the same rearguard after recording yet another clean sheet in last weekend's victory. Jay Rodriguez and James Ward-Prowse remain long-term absentees through injury.

  15. Stoke City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Begovic
    • Cameron
    • Shawcross
    • Wilson
    • Pieters
    • N'Zonzi
    • Sidwell
    • Walters
    • Adam
    • Moses
    • Mame Biram Diouf
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: West Ham (H)
    • Out:
      • Huth
      • Ness
      • Odemwingie
      • Shea
      • Shotton
      • Whelan
      • Wilkinson
    • Doubts:
      • Muniesa
    • Banned:
      • Bardsley
      • Crouch
    • Latest News…Peter Crouch and Phil Bardsley both miss out through suspension for the Potters this weekend. The former received his marching orders during the midweek cup loss to Southampton, whilst Bardsley earned his fifth caution of the campaign to trigger an automatic one-match ban. In Bardsley's absence, Hughes is expected to move Geoff Cameron to right-back, while Charlie Adam could be deployed in a deeper midfield role after overcoming a calf problem. Alternatively, Hughes could hand a start to Steve Sidwell alongside Steven N'zonzi in the midfield engine room, leaving Adam to vie with Stephen Ireland for the role in “the hole”. Jon Walters, Marko Arnautovic and Bojan offer alternatives in attacking midfield, as well as competing for the wide roles along with Victor Moses. Mame Biram Diouf is set to lead the line following Crouch's suspension. Robert Huth joins Glenn Whelan and Peter Odemwingie on the sidelines after picking up a calf injury earlier in the week, whilst Marc Muniesa is a slight doubt after sustaining a minor ankle problem.

  16. Sunderland

    Predicted Lineup

    • Pantilimon
    • Vergini
    • O'Shea
    • Brown
    • Van Aanholt
    • Cattermole
    • Johnson
    • Larsson
    • Rodwell
    • Buckley
    • Fletcher
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Crystal Palace (A)
    • Out:
      • Álvarez
      • Ba
      • Coates
      • Giaccherini
      • Jones
      • Roberge
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Gus Poyet could be set to make a change between the posts for the trip to Selhurst Park, with Costel Pantilimon potentially replacing Vito Mannone. The Italian conceded eight at Southampton and was again at fault for Arsenal's second goal in last weekend's 2-0 defeat. In defence, new signing Anthony Reveillere could be handed his debut at right-back, leaving Santiago Vergini to either drop to the bench or usurp Wes Brown in central defence alongside John O'shea. In midfield, Jack Rodwell was given a recall against Arsenal, with Jordi Gomez the player to make way. Despite defeat, Rodwell could keep his place against Crystal Palace, with Gomez settling for a bench role once more. Steven Fletcher has recovered from the knock which forced him off against the Gunners. Will Buckley and Adam Johnson are expected to continue in the wide roles., with Connor Wickham likely to rely on minutes off the bench. Billy Jones, Sebastian Coates, Ricky Alvarez and Emanuele Giaccherini remain sidelined through injury.

  17. Swansea City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Fabianski
    • Rangel
    • Williams
    • Fernández
    • Taylor
    • Shelvey
    • Ki
    • Dyer
    • Sigurdsson
    • Routledge
    • Bony
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Everton (A)
    • Out:
      • Amat
      • Britton
      • Donnelly
      • Pérez Cuesta
      • Richards
      • Tate
      • Tiendalli
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Garry Monk and Swansea have won their appeal against the red card brandished to Federico Fernandez in the midweek defeat to Liverpool. Fernandez avoids a suspension, then, and should line up alongside Ashley Williams in the heart of defence at Goodison park. Elsewhere, Monk gave summer signing Jefferson Montero his first start in last weekend's win over Leicester, with Nathan Dyer dropping to the bench. Dyer will be pushing for a recall, with Wayne Routledge continuing on the opposite flank. Jonjo Shelvey returned to the midfield against Leicester having served his suspension and is expected to retain his place, leaving Tom Carroll in reserve once more. Wilfried Bony will hope to shrug off the competition from Bafetimbi Gomis to lead the line again, with Gylfi Sigurdsson continuing behind the Ivorian in attack. Leon Britton remains on the sidelines - he has recently stepped up his recovery following a knee injury and could return to first-team training soon. Jordi Amat is also unavailable with a knee problem.

  18. Tottenham Hotspur

    Predicted Lineup

    • Lloris
    • Naughton
    • Kaboul
    • Vertonghen
    • Rose
    • Capoue
    • Mason
    • Lamela
    • Eriksen
    • Chadli
    • Adebayor
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Aston Villa (A)
    • Out:
      • Bentaleb
      • Fredericks
      • Holtby
      • Pritchard
      • Walker
    • Doubts:
      • Capoue
      • Lennon
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Mauricio Pochettino made several changes to the side against Brighton in midweek with many first-choice players handed a rest. Kyle Naughton returned from injury at right-back and now looks set to vie with Erik Dier for the starting role at Villa Park. Federico Fazio returned from suspension to start at centre-back: he will hope shrug off the competition from Jan Vertonghen to partner Younes Kaboul. In midfield, Nabil Bentaleb is set to miss out with an ankle problem once again, with Etienne Capoue and Ryan Mason continuing as the preferred double-pivot pair. Up front, Roberto Soldado could be recalled ahead of Emmanuel Adebayor, though Harry Kane offers another option after notching again in midweek. Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli are expected to continue as the preferred attacking trio behind a lone striker. Meanwhile Aaron Lennon picked up a hamstring injury in the win over Brighton and will be assessed, along with Etienne Capoue (knee), while Kyle Walker remains on the sidelines.

  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Predicted Lineup

    • Foster
    • Wisdom
    • Lescott
    • Dawson
    • Sébastien Pocognoli
    • Gardner
    • Morrison
    • Dorrans
    • Sessegnon
    • Brunt
    • Berahino
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Leicester (A)
    • Out:
      • Daniels
      • Olsson
      • Varela
      • Yacob
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Alan Irvine made one change in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace with Ben Foster reclaiming goalkeeping duties ahead of Boaz Myhill after overcoming a calf injury. Despite conceding two, Irvine is expected to name an unchanged backline, with Andre Wisdom again getting the nod over Cristian Gamboa at right-back. Craig Gardner and James Morrison are likely to continue in the midfield engine room, with the Baggies boss set to name an unchanged front four. Victor Anichebe came off the bench to score against Palace and offers an alternative in attack. Meanwhile Silvestre Varela misses out again, Jonas Olsson is sidelined with an Achilles complaint and Claudio Yacob has been given time off for personal reasons.

  20. West Ham United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Adrián
    • Jenkinson
    • Tomkins
    • Reid
    • Cresswell
    • Song
    • Kouyaté
    • Noble
    • Downing
    • Enner Valencia
    • Sakho
    • Last Updated: 31/10/2014
    • Next Match: Stoke (A)
    • Out:
      • Carroll
      • Maiga
      • Morrison
    • Doubts:
      • Demel
      • Sakho
      • Zárate
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    • Latest News…Diafra Sakho is an injury concern for West Ham after suffering a shoulder injury in the win over Man City last weekend. The in-form striker will be monitored with the Hammers set to make a late decision on his fitness. Should Sakho miss out, Allardyce could hand a recall to Carlton Cole in attack. Mauro Zarate remains an alternative although he's battling to overcome overcome a knock having returned to training this week. Andy Carroll will be eased back into action with an appearance in a behind-closed-doors friendly next week. In defence, James Collins continued alongside Winston Reid against City as James Tomkins missed out through injury once more. Tomkins has since been passed fit for the trip to the Britannia and will push for a recall, though Guy Demel still remains a doubt. Elsewhere, Morgan Amalfitano retained his place in midfield and, having notched the opening goal, could continue ahead of the fit-again Cheikhou Kouyate. Ricardo Vaz Te returned from a thigh injury to be named in the squad last week: he could offer another option in attack along with Kevin Nolan and Matt Jarvis.

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder