Premier League Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Predicted Lineup

    • Szczesny
    • Debuchy
    • Chambers
    • Mertesacker
    • Gibbs
    • Flamini
    • Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • Sánchez
    • Cazorla
    • Welbeck
    • Giroud
    • Last Updated: 18/12/2014
    • Next Match: Liverpool (A)
    • Out:
      • Abou Diaby
      • Arteta
      • Gnabry
      • Koscielny
      • Miyaichi
      • Ozil
      • Ramsey
      • Rosicky
      • Wilshere
    • Doubts:
      • Monreal
      • Oxlade-Chamberlain
      • Walcott
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Arsene Wenger will welcome back Calum Chambers from suspension for the trip to Anfield and he could make an immediate return to the stating lineup with Laurent Koscielny ruled out once again. Wenger started Debuchy at centre-back in the 4-1 win over Newcastle last time out and Chambers would seem likely to replace him, with Mathieu Debuchy shifting to right-back and Hector Bellerin dropping out. Nacho Monreal could also make a return to contention with Wenger giving the left-back a slight chance of being back in the frame following injury. Elsewhere, Aaron Ramsey has also been ruled out by Wenger, as has Mikel Arteta: the skipper is laid low with a calf injury. Alex Oxldade-Chamberlain is another concern for the Gunners's boss - he's been struggling with a groin problem and has failed to train this week. Olivier Giroud’s start up front looks assured following his brace against the Magpies, while Santi Cazorla also looks set to start in the “number 10” role following his two-goal strike in that match. Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez will likely patrol the flanks, while Theo Walcott has a slim chance of making the squad and perhaps the bench. Tomas Rosicky is sidelined along with Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere.

  2. Aston Villa

    Predicted Lineup

    • Guzan
    • Okore
    • Vlaar
    • Clark
    • Lowton
    • Sánchez
    • Delph
    • Cissokho
    • Weimann
    • Benteke
    • N'Zogbia
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: Swansea (A)
    • Out:
      • Baker
      • Bent
      • Cole
      • Gardner
      • Helenius
      • Johnson
      • Kozák
      • Luna
      • Senderos
      • Tonev
      • Westwood
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
      • Agbonlahor
      • Richardson
    • Latest News…

  3. Burnley

    Predicted Lineup

    • Heaton
    • Trippier
    • Keane
    • Shackell
    • Mee
    • Arfield
    • Jones
    • Marney
    • Boyd
    • Barnes
    • Ings
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: Liverpool (H)
    • Out:
      • Duff
      • Taylor
      • Vokes
      • Ward
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  4. Chelsea

    Predicted Lineup

    • Courtois
    • Ivanovic
    • Cahill
    • Terry
    • Azpilicueta
    • Fábregas
    • Matic
    • Willian
    • Oscar
    • Hazard
    • Diego Costa
    • Last Updated: 19/12/2014
    • Next Match: Stoke City (A)
    • Out:
      • Aké
      • Domingues Piazon
      • McEachran
      • Romeu
      • Swift
      • Torres
      • van Ginkel
    • Doubts:
      • Courtois
      • Drogba
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Jose Mourinho will check on the availability of first choice keeper Thibaut Courtois after he missed the 2-0 win over Hull and the midweek Capital One Cup tie with a minor muscle injury: Mourinho is hopeful of his return here. Petr Cech will again deputise at the Britannia should the Belgian fail to recover. The Chelsea boss will definitely have Cesc Fabregas back available after he served out his one-match suspension for five bookings against the Tigers – his return will likely see John Obi Mikel drop to the bench. César Azpilicueta will be expected to start having been rested for the Hull clash – that will likely to see Filipe Luis drop to the bench, despite his midweek goal at Derby. Elsewhere, Ramires and Andre Schurrle will again push Willian for a start in midfield, while Loic Remy and Didier Drogba are set for bench duty once more as Diego Costa leads the line following a midweek rest. Drogba is nursing an ankle knock but is expected to be in the squad. Kurt Zouma has recovered from the midweek head injury sustained at Derby and is available for selection.

  5. Crystal Palace

    Predicted Lineup

    • Speroni
    • Kelly
    • Dann
    • Hangeland
    • Ward
    • Zaha
    • Jedinak
    • Joe Ledley
    • Bolasie
    • McArthur
    • Campbell
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: Southampton (H)
    • Out:
      • Chamakh
      • Dobbie
      • Garvan
      • Guédioura
      • Hunt
      • McCarthy
      • Murray
      • Williams
      • Williams
    • Doubts:
      • Mariappa
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  6. Everton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Howard
    • Coleman
    • Distin
    • Jagielka
    • Baines
    • Besic
    • Barry
    • Barkley
    • Naismith
    • Pienaar
    • Lukaku
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: Stoke (H)
    • Out:
      • Mirallas
    • Doubts:
      • Atsu
      • Gibson
      • Hibbert
      • McCarthy
      • Osman
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  7. Hull City

    Predicted Lineup

    • McGregor
    • Chester
    • Davies
    • Bruce
    • Elmohamady
    • Meyler
    • Quinn
    • Robertson
    • Ramírez
    • Hernández
    • Jelavic
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: Sunderland (A)
    • Out:
      • Dawson
      • Diamé
      • Dudgeon
      • Figueroa
      • Ince
      • Snodgrass
    • Doubts:
      • Bruce
      • Davies
    • Banned:
      • Huddlestone
      • Livermore
    • Latest News…

  8. Leicester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Hamer
    • Simpson
    • Wasilewski
    • Morgan
    • Konchesky
    • Mahrez
    • Drinkwater
    • Cambiasso
    • Schlupp
    • Vardy
    • Ulloa
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: Tottenham (H)
    • Out:
      • Schmeichel
      • Upson
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  9. Liverpool

    Predicted Lineup

    • Jones
    • K Touré
    • Skrtel
    • Lovren
    • Henderson
    • Gerrard
    • Lucas
    • Lazar Markovic
    • Coutinho
    • Sterling
    • Lallana
    • Last Updated: 18/12/2014
    • Next Match: Arsenal (H)
    • Out:
      • Aspas
      • Fernandez Saez
      • Flanagan
      • Ibe
      • Ilori
      • Johnson
      • Smith
      • Sturridge
      • Vilaça Teixeira
    • Doubts:
      • Lovren
    • Banned:
      • Balotelli
    • Latest News…Brendan Rodgers will be without the services of defender Glen Johnson after he suffered a torn groin muscle in Sunday's defeat at Old Trafford. Rodgers deployed a 3-4-3 with Johnson on the right of defensive three but will now be forced to make changes. Javier Manquillo could be drafted in should Rodgers revert to four at the back, although Kolo Toure replaced Johnson from the bench at United and also started in the same formation in midweek at Bournemouth. Dejan Lovren is also a concern - he picked up a groin problem on Wednesday and will undergo a fitness test: Mamadou Sakho will stand by to replace him. The Liverpool boss made a string of changes for the Old Trafford visit, with Simon Mignolet dropping to the bench after a run of disappointing performances – the Belgian will be out of the side "indefinitely" according to Rodgers, with Brad Jones expected to start against the Gunners. Rodgers opted for Jordan Henderson at right wing-back at Old Trafford and at Bournemouth, while Lazar Markovic replaced Alberto Moreno on the left on Wednesday and was hugely impressive, earning a goal and an assist: that could be enough to see him retained against the Gunners. Joe Allen’s start in the engine room is under threat with Rodgers considering keeping faith with Lucas in midfield after Wednesday's display. In attack, Rodgers is set to opt for Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana either side of Raheem Sterling: he is set to retain the central attacking role having scored twice in midweek Capital One Cup win. Rickie Lambert will likely be benched once again, while Mario Balotelli will serve out a one-match ban issued on Thursday following his recent social media indiscretions.

  10. Manchester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Hart
    • Zabaleta
    • Demichelis
    • Mangala
    • Kolarov
    • Navas
    • Fernando
    • Y Touré
    • Nasri
    • Silva
    • Milner
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: West Brom (A)
    • Out:
      • Aguero
      • Dzeko
      • Guidetti
      • Jovetic
      • Kompany
      • Nastasic
      • Negredo
      • Rekik
      • Richards
      • Zuculini
    • Doubts:
      • Pozo
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  11. Manchester United

    Predicted Lineup

    • De Gea
    • Jones
    • Evans
    • McNair
    • Valencia
    • Rooney
    • Carrick
    • Mata
    • Young
    • Falcao
    • van Persie
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: Newcastle (H)
    • Out:
      • Almeida da Cunha
      • Blind
      • Fellaini
      • Hernández
      • James
      • Lingard
      • Rojo
      • Shaw
      • Smalling
      • Varela
    • Doubts:
      • Herrera
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  12. Newcastle United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Alnwick
    • Janmaat
    • Coloccini
    • S Taylor
    • Dummett
    • Colback
    • Tioté
    • Gouffran
    • Sissoko
    • Ayoze Pérez
    • Cissé
    • Last Updated: 19/12/2014
    • Next Match: Sunderland (H)
    • Out:
      • Aarons
      • Campbell
      • de Jong
      • Elliot
      • Gutiérrez
      • Krul
      • Marveaux
      • Obertan
      • Santon
      • Taylor
      • Yanga-Mbiwa
    • Doubts:
      • Abeid
      • Ameobi
      • Cissé
      • Taylor
      • Tioté
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Alan Pardew must contend with a string of injury concerns ahead of Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby, whilst licking the wounds inflicted by Spurs in Wednesday's 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat. The Newcastle boss is expected to be forced to turn to 17-year-old Jak Alnwick in goal against Sunderland in the absence of the injured Tim Krul and Rob Elliot. The Magpies are unlikely to push for an emergency loan keeper after Alnwick was passed fit having picked up a shoulder injury in Wednesday's defeat at the Lane. Elsewhere, however, Pardew's injury worries have mounted. Cheick Tiote, Sammy Ameobi, Steven Taylor and Papiss Cisse all missed the midweek tie and remain doubts for this one. Taylor 's return was would likely see Paul Dummett shifted to left-back, with Massadio Haidara dropping to the bench. Moussa Sissoko has been passed fit after recovering from a midweek knock, while Mehdi Abeid could also be pushing for a recall should he recover from a recent toe problem but the likes of Ryan Taylor, Davide Santon and Rolando Aarons remain on the sidelines.

  13. Queens Park Rangers

    Predicted Lineup

    • Green
    • Onuoha
    • Dunne
    • Caulker
    • Yun
    • Vargas
    • Mutch
    • Barton
    • Fer
    • Austin
    • Zamora
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: Arsenal (A)
    • Out:
      • Faurlin
      • Guimarães Cordeiro
      • Isla
      • Robinson
      • Taarabt
    • Doubts:
      • Yun
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  14. Southampton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Forster
    • Clyne
    • Alderweireld
    • Yoshida
    • Bertrand
    • Ward-Prowse
    • Wanyama
    • Schneiderlin
    • Mane
    • Long
    • Pellè
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: Crystal Palace (A)
    • Out:
      • Boruc
      • Cork
      • Gallagher
      • Hesketh
      • Hooiveld
      • Osvaldo
      • Rodriguez
      • Tadic
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
      • Fonte
    • Latest News…

  15. Stoke City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Begovic
    • Bardsley
    • Shawcross
    • Wilson
    • Pieters
    • N'Zonzi
    • Cameron
    • Walters
    • Bojan
    • Mame Biram Diouf
    • Crouch
    • Last Updated: 18/12/2014
    • Next Match: Chelsea (H)
    • Out:
      • Moses
      • Ness
      • Odemwingie
      • Shea
      • Shotton
      • Sidwell
      • Teixeira
      • Wilkinson
    • Doubts:
      • Ireland
      • Krkic
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Mark Hughes is confirmed that Spanish playmaker, Bojan, will be in his squad after he was forced off with a hip problem in the weekend stalemate with Palace. Having trained this week, Bojan is expected to recover to retain his starting role against Chelsea. Stephen Ireland is another mild concern for Hughes having missed the Palace game with a knee problem, while Marc Muniesa's hamstring could keep him out of the clash with the leaders. Hughes was able to restore Marc Wilson to his defence last weekend, however, and he would seem certain to retain his start in an unchanged back four. Geoff Cameron's starting role in midfield will come under threat should Ireland recover, while Glenn Whelan is also pushing for a return having seen action from the bench at Palace. With goals in back-to-back matches, Peter Crouch would seem assured of his start up front with Mame Biram Diouf and the in-form Jon Walters occupying the flanks in the attacking three. Steve Sidwell, Peter Odemwingie, Victor Moses and Dionatan Teixeira all remain sidelined.

  16. Sunderland

    Predicted Lineup

    • Pantilimon
    • Vergini
    • O'Shea
    • Brown
    • Réveillere
    • Cattermole
    • Johnson
    • Larsson
    • Gómez
    • Wickham
    • Fletcher
    • Last Updated: 19/12/2014
    • Next Match: Newcastle (A)
    • Out:
      • Ba
      • Graham
      • Jones
      • Roberge
      • Van Aanholt
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Gus Poyet will take his side into Sunday's Tyne -Wear derby and would seem likely to make few changes to his starting lineup. The Black Cats boss is set to Steven Fletcher to lead the attack, however, after the Scot started on the bench in the 1-1 draw with West Ham last time out: Fletcher's return will see Jozy Altidore make way. Elsewhere, Poyet has the option to consider the likes of Ricky Álvarez, Jack Rodwell and Will Buckely for midfield starts with Jordi Gomez, in particular, under threat. Seb Larsson would seem set to keep his central midfield berth, however, with Adam Johnson and Connor Wickham retained on the flanks. At the back, Poyet's options remain limited with both Billy Jones and Patrick van Aanholt on the sidelines, although Jones is now just a week from a return. Sebastian Coates offers another alternative in defence, although Wes Brown is likely to keep a starting role alongside John O'Shea. Emmanuele Giaccherini has stepped up his recovery from injury and is available to Poyet - he may well be a surprise inclusion on the bench.

  17. Swansea City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Fabianski
    • Rangel
    • Bartley
    • Williams
    • Taylor
    • Britton
    • Ki
    • Routledge
    • Sigurdsson
    • Montero
    • Bony
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: Aston Villa (H)
    • Out:
      • Pérez Cuesta
      • Tate
    • Doubts:
      • Britton
      • Montero
      • Sigurdsson
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  18. Tottenham Hotspur

    Predicted Lineup

    • Lloris
    • Walker
    • Fazio
    • Vertonghen
    • Davies
    • Mason
    • Bentaleb
    • Chadli
    • Kane
    • Eriksen
    • Soldado
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: Leicester (A)
    • Out:
      • Fredericks
      • Holtby
      • Pritchard
    • Doubts:
      • Mason
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Predicted Lineup

    • Foster
    • Wisdom
    • McAuley
    • Lescott
    • Sébastien Pocognoli
    • Sessegnon
    • Gardner
    • Morrison
    • Brunt
    • Dorrans
    • Ideye
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: Man City (H)
    • Out:
      • Daniels
      • Olsson
      • Samaras
    • Doubts:
      • Anichebe
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  20. West Ham United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Adrián
    • Jenkinson
    • Tomkins
    • Reid
    • Cresswell
    • Song
    • Kouyaté
    • Nolan
    • Downing
    • Sakho
    • Carroll
    • Last Updated: 20/12/2014
    • Next Match: Chelsea (A)
    • Out:
      • Maiga
      • Noble
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

“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