Premier League Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Predicted Lineup

    • Ospina
    • Bellerín
    • Koscielny
    • Gabriel Paulista
    • Monreal
    • Coquelin
    • Ramsey
    • Ozil
    • Cazorla
    • Sánchez
    • Giroud
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Chelsea (H)
    • Out:
      • Ajayi
      • Akpom
      • Arteta
      • Campbell
      • Miyaichi
      • Oxlade-Chamberlain
      • Podolski
    • Doubts:
      • Mertesacker
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Arsene Wenger has a major concern over the availability of Per Mertesacker going into the top of the table clash with leaders Chelsea. The German international limped off with an ankle injury in the FA Cup semi-final win over Reading with Wenger conceding that the defender remains 50-50: Gabriel Paulista is expected to deputise in central defence should Mertesacker miss out. Elsewhere, Mathieu Debuchy earned a first start since his return from injury against Reading although Hector Bellerin is likely to be favoured at right-back. The youngster missed the weekend cup clash with an ankle injury but has been passed fit. Further forward, Mikel Arteta has made a return to training but remains short of match fitness. Jack Wilshere and About Diaby offer further options in the middle of the park, though bench roles would seem more likely. Wenger is unlikely to rotate his options in attack, with Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez set to be deployed out wide, allowing Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla to take up advanced central midfield roles. Olivier Giroud is set to lead the line, having started on the bench against Reading. Theo Walcott presents an alternative option in attack should Wenger make a change from his first-choice front six. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains on the sidelines.

  2. Aston Villa

    Predicted Lineup

    • Guzan
    • Bacuna
    • Vlaar
    • Okore
    • Richardson
    • Westwood
    • Cleverley
    • Delph
    • Agbonlahor
    • Benteke
    • Grealish
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Man City (A)
    • Out:
      • Baker
      • Bent
      • Clark
      • Donacien
      • Gardner
      • Helenius
      • Herd
      • Kinsella
      • Kozák
      • Luna
      • Sinclair
      • Tonev
    • Doubts:
      • Agbonlahor
      • Hutton
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Tim Sherwood has a host of injury concerns ahead of the clash with champions Man City. Nathan Baker limped off with a knee injury in the FA Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool and Sherwood now fears the defender could miss the rest of the season. The Villa boss would then be left with just Ron Vlaar, Philippe Senderos and Jores Okore as the club's only fit senior centre-backs, having also lost Ciaran Clark to a knee ligament injury in the win over Spurs. Aly Cissokho is back in the squad after recovering from a knock, while Alan Hutton (ankle) is unlikely to make the trip. Leandro Bacuna and Kieran Richardson therefore look set to continue in the full-back positions. Carlos Sanchez could make a return to the midfield three after serving a suspension, with Ashley Westwood's start perhaps coming under threat. In attack, Sherwood is hopeful that Gabby Agbonlahor will be fit after missing the win over Liverpool with a hamstring injury. Charles N'Zogbia is on standby to deputise should Agbonlahor miss out. Having started in a 4-3-2-1 formation at Wembley last weekend, Andreas Weimann offers a further option, while youngster Jack Grealish is expected to retain his starting role. Libor Kozak remains unavailable, despite recent outings for the reserves. Scott Sinclair is ineligible to face his parent club as part of his loan deal from the Etihad.

  3. Burnley

    Predicted Lineup

    • Heaton
    • Trippier
    • Duff
    • Shackell
    • Mee
    • Boyd
    • Jones
    • Arfield
    • Kightly
    • Vokes
    • Ings
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Leicester (H)
    • Out:
      • Hewitt
      • Lafferty
      • Long
      • Marney
    • Doubts:
      • Vokes
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Sean Dyche named another unchanged lineup in the defeat to Everton but will forced into an alteration against Leicester this weekend, with Ashley Barnes suspended following his red card against the Toffees. In Barnes's absence, Dyche seems set to recall Michael Kightly out wide, with George Boyd continuing on the opposite flank. Matty Taylor and Ross Wallace offer further options in midfield. Elsewhere, Sam Vokes is expected to be handed a sixth successive start alongside Danny Ings up front. At the back, Michael Duff will be hoping to retain his start at centre-half ahead of Michael Keane: he's been benched for the last five outings. Dean Marney and Kevin Long remain on the long-term injury list, though Steven Reid is available once again to provide cover in midfield and at full-back.

  4. Chelsea

    Predicted Lineup

    • Courtois
    • Ivanovic
    • Cahill
    • Terry
    • Azpilicueta
    • Ramires
    • Matic
    • Willian
    • Fábregas
    • Hazard
    • Drogba
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Arsenal (A)
    • Out:
      • Aké
      • Baker
      • Chalobah
      • Domingues Piazon
      • McEachran
      • Romeu
      • Salah
      • Swift
      • van Ginkel
    • Doubts:
      • Da Silva Costa
      • Remy
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Didier Drogba could again be tasked with leading the line at the Emirates, having recovered from an ankle problem. Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he is still uncertain on the fitness of both Loic Remy and Diego Costa and will make a decision on the latter on Saturday. Willian will be pushing for a return to the teamsheet: he was fit enough only for the bench due to illness last time out, with Oscar afforded the right wing berth against United. Elsewhere in midfield, Ramires will be pushing for a start and could come in alongside Nemanja Matic, with Kurt Zouma making way. Ramires also offers an option on the right if Mourinho looks to curtail the threat of Alexis Sanchez. Alternatively, Mourinho may move Cesc Fabregas into a deeper role, with Oscar deployed as the attacking midfielder. An unchanged back-line is expected following consecutive clean sheets, with Filipe Luis and Zouma set for bench roles against the Gunners.

  5. Crystal Palace

    Predicted Lineup

    • Speroni
    • Ward
    • Dann
    • Delaney
    • Souaré
    • McArthur
    • Jedinak
    • Zaha
    • Bolasie
    • Puncheon
    • Murray
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Hull City (H)
    • Out:
      • Bannan
      • Campbell
      • Chamakh
      • Dobbie
      • Fryers
      • Guédioura
      • Inniss
      • McCarthy
      • Thomas
      • Williams
      • Williams
    • Doubts:
      • Ward
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Alan Pardew may look to freshen up his starting XI for the visit of Hull this weekend following the disappointing home defeat to West Brom. Joe Ledley was handed a start at left-back in a 4-3-3 against the Baggies but is likely to miss out here, with Martin Kelly and Pape Souare both pushing for recalls. Ledley, however, could come into the equation in central midfield, though Pardew would seem likely to keep faith with Mile Jedinak alongside James McArthur. Should the Eagles revert back to a 4-2-3-1 formation, Wilfried Zaha and Jason Puncheon could continue in the wide positions, with Yannick Bolasie deployed behind Glenn Murray once again. Jordan Mutch and Lee Chung-Yong are both available and could make the bench after stepping up their recoveries recently, whilst Marouane Chamakh, Frazier Campbell and Jerome Thomas are still sidelined due to injury.

  6. Everton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Howard
    • Coleman
    • Stones
    • Jagielka
    • Baines
    • Lennon
    • McCarthy
    • Barry
    • Mirallas
    • Koné
    • Lukaku
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Man United (H)
    • Out:
      • Gibson
      • Hibbert
      • McAleny
      • Oviedo
    • Doubts:
      • McCarthy
      • Osman
      • Pienaar
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Roberto Martinez is expected to welcome back Romelu Lukaku in attack following the Belgian's cameo off the bench against 10-man Burnley last weekend. Lukaku seems set to be recalled alongside Arouna Kone up front, with Martinez perhaps shifting to a 4-4-2 for the visit of United. The Toffees boss has a concern over James McCarthy, with the midfielder set to be assessed after sustaining an ankle knock during Saturday's win. Mo Besic is in line to deputise alongside Gareth Barry, should McCarthy miss out. Elsewhere, Leon Osman and Steven Pienaar will continue to be monitored after missing out against Burnley through injury, with the latter unlikely to be available. Ross Barkley could drop to the bench with Lukaku available, with Aaron Lennon and Kevin Mirallas retaining their positions on the flanks. Aiden McGeady and Steven Naismith offer alternatives. An unchanged back-four seems likely following a third clean sheet in six against the Clarets. Bryan Oviedo has returned to training but is not available, whilst Tony Hibbert remains on the treatment table, along with Darron Gibson, who may miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.

  7. Hull City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Harper
    • Dawson
    • Bruce
    • McShane
    • Elmohamady
    • Huddlestone
    • Livermore
    • Brady
    • Ramírez
    • Hernández
    • NDoye
    • Last Updated: 25/04/2015
    • Next Match: Crystal Palace (A)
    • Out:
      • Davies
      • Ince
      • Jelavic
      • Maguire
      • Robertson
      • Snodgrass
      • Watson
    • Doubts:
      • Diamé
    • Banned:
      • Meyler
    • Latest News…After two weeks without a fixture, Steve Bruce will perhaps be contemplating making changes at Selhurst Park, as he looks to steer the Tigers towards safety. Bruce has confirmed that Steve Harper will be retained between the sticks ahead of Allan McGregor, though tweaks in defence could be on the cards. Bruce fielded Paul McShane and James Chester as full-backs in a back-four during the loss to Southampton but may revert back to a three-man defence at Palace, though is without both Andrew Robertson and Curtis Davies due to injury. One of Bruce, Dawson, Chester and McShane are likely to drop out in a three-man defence, while Robbie Brady offers an option in the wing-back system. Tom Huddlestone will hope to continue alongside Jake Livermore in central midfield, though Mo Diame and Stephen Quinn are alternatives. Diane could miss out, however, having suffered a reaction to his knee injury since returning to training. Gaston Ramirez could also figure in Bruce's plans should he recover from a hamstring injury. Up front, Sone Aluko could again partner Dame N’Doye as a result of Nikica Jelavic’s ongoing knee injury, though Abel Hernandez offers another option. David Meyler remains unavailable as he continues to serve out a suspension.

  8. Leicester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Schmeichel
    • Wasilewski
    • Huth
    • Morgan
    • Albrighton
    • King
    • Cambiasso
    • Schlupp
    • Kramaric
    • Ulloa
    • Vardy
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Burnley (A)
    • Out:
      • Wood
    • Doubts:
      • Nugent
      • Schlupp
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Nigel Pearson's plans took a hit prior to kick-off against Swansea, with David Nugent forcing a late change to the teamsheet after sustaining a calf injury during the warm-up. Pearson has since revealed that Nugent is "touch and go" for the relegation six-pointer at Turf Moor. Should Nugent miss out, Leandro Ulloa is again likely to deputise in the front-three, alongside Andrej Kramaric and Jamie Vardy. Marcin Wasilewski is also a minor doubt having been forced off at half-time with a dead leg against the Swans. The Polish defender's absence could see fit-again Matt Upson or Liam Moore drafted into the side should Pearson wish to retain the three-at-the-back formation. Marc Albrighton's recent form could see him retained as the right wing-back, with Jeffrey Schlupp continuing on the opposite flank. Meanwhile, the Foxes boss recalled Andy King in central midfield against the Swans: he would seem set to retain his starting berth having found the net in last weekend's win. Matty James and Dean Hammond offer further midfield options.

  9. Liverpool

    Predicted Lineup

    • Mignolet
    • Johnson
    • Lovren
    • Skrtel
    • Moreno
    • Henderson
    • Can
    • Allen
    • Ibe
    • Coutinho
    • Sterling
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: West Brom (A)
    • Out:
      • Aspas
      • Ilori
      • Leiva
      • Rossiter
      • Sakho
      • Smith
      • Sturridge
      • Vilaça Teixeira
      • Ward
      • Williams
    • Doubts:
      • Flanagan
      • Moreno
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Daniel Sturridge won't be available to face West Brom, adding that he's unsure as to when the forward will return to the fold. Sturridge's absence could see Rodgers continue with the same front-three from the win against Newcastle, with Philippe Coutinho playing the "false 9" role, flanked by Jordan Ibe and Raheem Sterling. Rodgers will also make a change in central midfield, with Lucas ruled out through injury. In the Brazilian's absence, the returning Steven Gerrard could be handed a start alongside Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen. Should the Reds boss continue with a four-man defence, Martin Skrtel is likely to be recalled alongside Dejan Lovren, with Emre Can perhaps shifting into midfield. Glen Johnson will hope to retain his role on the right of defence, with Alberto Moreno continuing on the opposite flank. Further forward, Adam Lallana has returned to training and offers a further option along with Lazar Markovic and Mario Balotelli, should Liverpool decide to rotate in attacking areas.

  10. Manchester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Hart
    • Zabaleta
    • Demichelis
    • Mangala
    • Kolarov
    • Fernando
    • Fernandinho
    • Navas
    • Y Touré
    • Silva
    • Aguero
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Aston Villa (H)
    • Out:
      • Clichy
      • Guidetti
      • Jovetic
      • Kompany
      • Nasri
      • Negredo
      • Rekik
      • Richards
      • Zuculini
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…David Silva is available for the weekend visit of Aston Villa, after being given the all-clear having suffered an injury to his cheekbone against West Ham. Samir Nasri is sidelined with a muscle problem, Manuel Pellegrini is boosted by the return of Wilfried Bony, with the Ivorian back in training following an ankle injury, whilst James Milner has also recovered from injury, Pellegrini faces a decision on whether to stick with the 4-5-1 formation, or revert to a front-two at the weekend, with Bony or Edin Dzeko recalled alongside Sergio Aguero. In midfield, Frank Lampard will hope to retain his place alongside Fernando, though fellow Brazilian Fernandinho will also be pushing for a recall. Silva could edge out Yaya Toure in the advanced midfield position, with the latter dropping to a deeper role, whilst Nasri’s absence is set to see Jesus Navas continue on the right-flank. Fit-again Milner will hope for a recall on the left. Vincent Kompany remains sidelined with a thigh injury, which should ensure Eliaquim Mangala retains his place alongside Martin Demichelis in defence. Aleks Kolarov will also hope to continue at left-back, with Gael Clichy once again missing out through injury. Stevan Jovetic remains on the sidelines.

  11. Manchester United

    Predicted Lineup

    • De Gea
    • Valencia
    • Smalling
    • McNair
    • Shaw
    • Herrera
    • Blind
    • Fellaini
    • Mata
    • Rooney
    • Young
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Everton (A)
    • Out:
      • Almeida da Cunha
      • Amos
      • Carrick
      • da Silva
      • Hernández
      • James
      • Jones
      • Keane
      • Lingard
      • Rojo
      • Varela
    • Doubts:
      • Blind
      • Januzaj
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Louis van Gaal is still without Michael Carrick, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo, whilst Daley Blind remains a doubt for the trip to Goodison Park. In defence, Paddy McNair or Jonny Evans – who has served his six-match suspension - should partner Chris Smalling and, if fit, Blind offers a solution in central midfield which would allow Wayne Rooney to return up front. Luke Shaw looks likely to retain the left-back berth unless Blind covers to offer competition, with Antonio Valencia expected to retain his place at right-back. Unless van Gaal opts for a change in formation from the 4-3-3 used over the past month, Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera should keep their places in midfield, with Juan Mata and Ashley Young playing either side of Rooney. Angel di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie and Adnan Januzaj are alternative options in attacking areas, although Januzaj is a doubt after he picked up a knock playing for the under-21s on Monday. Rafael is sidelined for the season with a broken rib sustained in the same match.

  12. Newcastle United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Krul
    • Janmaat
    • Coloccini
    • Williamson
    • Anita
    • R Taylor
    • Colback
    • Obertan
    • Cabella
    • Sam Ameobi
    • Ayoze Pérez
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Swansea City (H)
    • Out:
      • Aarons
      • Alnwick
      • Bigirimana
      • Campbell
      • Haidara
      • Marveaux
      • Santon
      • Streete
      • Taylor
      • Tioté
      • Vuckic
      • Yanga-Mbiwa
    • Doubts:
      • Dummett
      • Janmaat
    • Banned:
      • Cissé
    • Latest News…John Carver is hoping to include Paul Dummett in his squad for the home encounter against Swansea, after the Wales international returned to training having recovered from a knee injury. Dummett could earn a place among the substitutes or replace Vurnon Anita or Mike Williamson in defence. Siem de Jong could also feature on the bench having played in two reserve matches since recovering from a collapsed lung, whilst Jonas Gutierrez is back in the squad after settling his differences with the manager after a training ground showdown last week. Ryan Taylor played as a defensive midfielder in the 3-1 defeat to Tottenham, with Carver opting for a 4-1-4-1 formation. If he sticks with that system, Mehdi Abeid and Jack Colback could continue in centre midfield, with Remy Cabella and Yoan Gouffran the favourites to line up out wide. Carver did change things at half-time against Spurs though, switching to a 4-2-3-1 system, introducing Sammy Ameobi and Gabriel Obertan: the duo will be pushing for inclusion here. Ayoze Pérez is expected to continue up front, with Emmanuel Riviére the alternative. Papiss Cisse and Moussa Sissoko continue to serve their suspensions, while Massadio Haidara, Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote and Rolando Aarons all remain on the sidelines, although the latter is hopeful of a return in the coming weeks.

  13. Queens Park Rangers

    Predicted Lineup

    • Green
    • Isla
    • Onuoha
    • Caulker
    • Hill
    • Phillips
    • Barton
    • Sandro
    • Kranjcar
    • Zamora
    • Austin
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: West Ham (H)
    • Out:
      • Doughty
      • Faurlin
      • Ferdinand
      • Robinson
      • Vargas
      • Zárate
    • Doubts:
      • Furlong
      • Traore
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Suk Young-Yun and Leroy Fer are available for the home clash with West Ham after recovering from concussion and a knee injury respectively. The South Korean could replace Clint Hill at left-back, while Chris Ramsey says Fer will “at the very least be on the bench.” Rio Ferdinand misses out again, so Nedum Onuoha and Steven Caulker should continue in the centre of defence, with Mauricio Isla set to continue at right-back. Karl Henry started on the left of a four-man midfield against Chelsea last time out but his place could come under threat from the more attacked-minded Niko Kranjcar or Junior Hoilett. Fer could also slot in on the left should Ramsey gamble on his fitness. Sandro and Joey Barton look set to continue in the middle of the park, with Matt Phillips lining up on the right. Charlie Austin and Bobby Zamora should keep their places up front. Armand Traore and Adel Taraabt are doubtful, while Darnell Furlong, Alejandro Faurlin, Eduardo Vargas and Mauro Zårate remain on the sidelines.

  14. Southampton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Davis
    • Clyne
    • Fonte
    • Alderweireld
    • Bertrand
    • Davis
    • Schneiderlin
    • Ward-Prowse
    • Mane
    • Tadic
    • Pellè
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Tottenham (A)
    • Out:
      • Boruc
      • Djuricic
      • Forster
      • Hooiveld
      • Isgrove
      • Mayuka
      • Osvaldo
      • Rodriguez
    • Doubts:
      • Schneiderlin
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Toby Alderweireld seems to be winning his fitness battle ahead of the home encounter against Tottenham after picking up a shoulder injury in the 2-1 defeat at Stoke. The Belgian started in midfield against the Potters, but could return to the back four in place of Maya Yoshida, with Morgan Schneiderlin and Steven Davis possible starters in midfield if Ronald Koeman opts for the 4-2-3-1 system used for much of the season. Shane Long was dropped to the bench last Saturday and could miss out again, so James Ward-Prowse or Eljero Elia could earn a recall, with Sadio Mané and Dusan Tadic the more likely starters behind Graziano Pellé. Victor Wanyama serves the last of his two-match ban, while Fraser Forster, Filip Djuricic, Emmanuel Mayuka and Jay Rodriguez remain out.

  15. Stoke City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Begovic
    • Cameron
    • Wollscheid
    • Shawcross
    • Pieters
    • N'Zonzi
    • Whelan
    • Walters
    • Adam
    • Arnautovic
    • Mame Biram Diouf
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Sunderland (H)
    • Out:
      • Krkic
      • Moses
      • Muniesa
      • Ness
      • Shotton
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Mark Hughes is able to call upon Stephen Ireland for the home clash against Sunderland, with the midfielder shaking off a knock picked up in the 2-1 win against Southampton. Marc Muniesa will miss out with a hamstring injury though. After an impressive performance against the Saints, there shouldn’t be too many changes to the starting XI, with Charlie Adam likely to step in to replace Ireland should the former Manchester City fail to prove his fitness. Peter Crouch has been playing through a hernia problem and is likely to continue on the bench, with Mame Biram Diouf starting in attack once again. Victor Moses and Bojan remain on the sidelines, though Peter Odemwingie could be set for a bench role after stepping up his recovery from long-term injury.

  16. Sunderland

    Predicted Lineup

    • Pantilimon
    • Jones
    • O'Shea
    • Vergini
    • Van Aanholt
    • Rodwell
    • Cattermole
    • Gómez
    • Defoe
    • Graham
    • Wickham
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Stoke (A)
    • Out:
      • Álvarez
      • Ba
      • Brown
      • Fletcher
      • Giaccherini
      • Mandron
      • Mavrias
      • Roberge
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Dick Advocaat is without the suspended Sebastian Larsson once again, so Lee Cattermole, Jack Rodwell and Jordi Gomez could continue in midfield if the Dutchman continues with his favoured 4-3-3 system. Liam Bridcutt replaced Cattermole against Crystal Palace last time out and is the most likely to force his way in, while Advocaat faces a dilemma up top after Steven Fletcher was ruled out with an ankle problem. This could see Jermain Defoe or Connor Wickham take up the lone forward role, with Adam Johnson or the likes of Will Buckley or even youngster Duncan Watmore fielded on the flank, though Danny Graham offers a like-for-like replacement. At the back, Patrick van Aanholt, John O’Shea and Santiago Vergini look set to keep their places, with Billy Jones preferred to Anthony Réveillere for the Black Cats’ last two matches. Wes Brown, Ricardo Alvarez, Emanuele Giaccherini remain on the sidelines.

  17. Swansea City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Fabianski
    • Rangel
    • Fernández
    • Williams
    • Amat
    • Cork
    • Ki
    • Routledge
    • Sigurdsson
    • Montero
    • Nélson Oliveira
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Newcastle United (A)
    • Out:
      • Barrow
      • Carroll
      • Cornell
      • Gomis
      • Kingsley
      • Naughton
      • Pérez Cuesta
      • Richards
      • Routledge
      • Sheehan
      • Tiendalli
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…After a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Leicester, Swansea boss Garry Monk may opt for a change in formation for the trip to St James’ Park. Jefferson Montero played 33 minutes as a substitute at the King Power Stadium and could return to the starting line-up, but as an out-and-out winger, that would mean a return to the 4-2-3-1 system used during the first half of the season. If that were to be the case, either Ki Sung-yeung, Jonjo Shelvey or Jack Cork could make way, with Gylfi Sigurdsson moved to the role in "the hole". With Kyle Naughton out injured and Neil Taylor suspended, changes in the back four look unlikely, with Kyle Bartley the only other option available. Likewise, Nélson Oliveira should continue up front in Bafetimbi Gomis’ absence, with Marvin Emnes the alternative. Tom Carroll is the Swans only other long-term absentee.

  18. Tottenham Hotspur

    Predicted Lineup

    • Lloris
    • Dier
    • Fazio
    • Vertonghen
    • Rose
    • Paulinho
    • Bentaleb
    • Lamela
    • Eriksen
    • Chadli
    • Kane
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Southampton (A)
    • Out:
      • Fredericks
      • Holtby
      • Pritchard
      • Walker
    • Doubts:
      • Davies
      • Rose
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Hugo Lloris could be set for a return to the starting XI after resuming full training this week following a knee injury. Danny Rose will be checked on after suffering a hamstring injury that forced him off in the 3-1 win at Newcastle, with Ben Davies set to deputise should he miss out. Jan Vertonghen returned after recovering from illness last time out and could be partnered by Federico Fazio, Erik Dier or Vlad Chiriches, though the latter two, along with DeAndre Yedlin, could fill in at right-back in Kyle Walker’s absence. Changes elsewhere appear unlikely following the victory at St James’ Park, though Ryan Mason will be looking to oust Paulinho in the double-pivot to line up alongside Nabil Bentaleb. Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela could continue in the three attacking midfield roles in Mauricio Pochettino’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation, with Harry Kane leading the line once more. Mousa Dembélé and Andros Townsend will be hoping for recalls.

  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Predicted Lineup

    • Myhill
    • Dawson
    • McAuley
    • Lescott
    • Brunt
    • Gardner
    • Yacob
    • Fletcher
    • Morrison
    • Berahino
    • Anichebe
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: Liverpool (H)
    • Out:
      • Daniels
      • Dorrans
      • Foster
      • Roofe
      • Wisdom
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Craig Dawson has recovered from the knee injury he picked up in the 2-0 win at Crystal Palace and is expected to retain the right-back berth; Andre Wisdom is ineligible against his parent club. Victor Anichebe replaced Brown Ideye last time out and could keep his place following the victory, while goals for James Morrison and Craig Gardner mean they should keep their places ahead of the likes of Stéphane Sessegnon and Callum McManaman. Youssuf Mulumbu continues his three-match suspension following his straight red card against QPR, while Ben Foster remains sidelined.

  20. West Ham United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Adrián
    • Jenkinson
    • Collins
    • Reid
    • Cresswell
    • Song
    • Noble
    • Kouyaté
    • Downing
    • Cole
    • Enner Valencia
    • Last Updated: 24/04/2015
    • Next Match: QPR (A)
    • Out:
      • Carroll
      • Demel
      • Henry
      • Lee
      • Maiga
      • Sakho
      • Tomkins
    • Doubts:
      • Reid
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Sam Allardyce may look to change things around following his side’s disappointing performance in the 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. The likes of Kevin Nolan and Matt Jarvis will hope for recalls for the trip to Loftus Road after coming off the bench last Sunday. James Tomkins remains on the sidelines with a shoulder injury, so the back four will likely be unchanged. Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll’s injuries leave the Hammers short of firepower, so Carlton Cole and Enner Valencia could keep their places unless Big Sam opts for a change in formation and plays an extra midfielder. Guy Demel misses out with a calf injury.

“All players will blank a few times during the season. When almost all do it in the same Gameweek, it is tough to take, but that's just the dark side of probability.”

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