Premier League Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Predicted Lineup

    • Szczesny
    • Chambers
    • Mertesacker
    • Monreal
    • Gibbs
    • Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • Wilshere
    • Ramsey
    • Cazorla
    • Sánchez
    • Welbeck
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Man United (H)
    • Out:
      • Abou Diaby
      • Debuchy
      • Gnabry
      • Koscielny
      • Miyaichi
      • Ospina
      • Ozil
    • Doubts:
      • Szczesny
      • Walcott
      • Welbeck
      • Wilshere
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Olivier Giroud has returned to full training after months on the sidelines with an ankle problem and is available for selection, though a role on the bench seems likeliest as he’s eased back into action. Arsene Wenger will, however, need to check on Danny Welbeck's availability after he was withdrawn as a precaution in England's win in Scotland after feeling a tight hamstring. If fit, Welbeck is likely to continue in a 4-4-2 formation for the visit of United, with Alexis Sanchez partnering him in attack once again - the Chilean is to be assessed after arriving back late from international duty. Out wide, Theo Walcott is unlikely to feature, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set to earn a start on the right once again. Mikel Arteta is available in central midfield and could partner Aaron Ramsey, though Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Flamini afford Wenger further options. At the back, the likes of Mathieu Debuchy and Laurent Koscielny are still sidelined, with Wenger likely to continue with Calum Chambers at right-back and Nacho Monreal at centre-half. Mesut Ozil, David Ospina, Abou Diaby and Serge Gnabry are also unavailable due to injury.

  2. Aston Villa

    Predicted Lineup

    • Guzan
    • Hutton
    • Okore
    • Clark
    • Cissokho
    • Westwood
    • Cleverley
    • Sánchez
    • Weimann
    • Agbonlahor
    • N'Zogbia
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Southampton (H)
    • Out:
      • Delph
      • Gardner
      • Helenius
      • Johnson
      • Kozák
      • Luna
      • Senderos
      • Tonev
    • Doubts:
      • Baker
      • Vlaar
    • Banned:
      • Benteke
    • Latest News… Paul Lambert has worries in central defence heading into Monday’s visit of Southampton. Philippe Senderos is ruled out with a calf injury sustained on international dutiy, whilst Ron Vlaar and Nathan Baker are both “struggling” and expected to miss out. The likes of Ciaran Clark and Jores Okore could be potentially set to deputise, though Chris Herd has returned from a loan stint and Bolton and could also come into contention. Alan Hutton is available after recovering from an ankle injury and could reclaim the right-back berth ahead of Matthew Lowton, whilst further up the pitch, the continued absence of Fabian Delph should allow Carlos Sanchez a place in the midfield three again. Up top, Christian Benteke serves the second of a three-match ban – Gabby Agbonlahor is likely to retain the central role, with Charles N’Zogbia and Andreas Weimann offering support from the flanks.

  3. Burnley

    Predicted Lineup

    • Heaton
    • Trippier
    • Duff
    • Shackell
    • Ward
    • Arfield
    • Jones
    • Marney
    • Boyd
    • Barnes
    • Ings
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Stoke (A)
    • Out:
      • Taylor
      • Vokes
    • Doubts:
      • Arfield
      • Chalobah
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Ashley Barnes will be hoping to retain the support striker role after notching the winner against Hull last time around. Sean Dyche has opted for Stephen Ward ahead of Ben Mee in recent outings, whilst Dean Marney and David Jones have nailed down the central midfield berths since returning from injury. Scott Arfield and Nathaniel Chalobah are minor doubts after picking up midweek knocks, with Ross Wallace a potential replacement for the former on the right flank. The likes of Lukas Jutkiewicz and Michael Kightly will be pushing for spots in the starting XI after appearing off the bench last time around but Dyche may well keep faith in the players that helped clinch a vital first win of the season. Matt Taylor and Sam Vokes remain out for the Clarets.

  4. Chelsea

    Predicted Lineup

    • Courtois
    • Ivanovic
    • Cahill
    • Terry
    • Azpilicueta
    • Fábregas
    • Matic
    • Willian
    • Oscar
    • Hazard
    • Diego Costa
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: West Brom (H)
    • Out:
      • Aké
      • Domingues Piazon
      • McEachran
      • Romeu
      • Swift
      • Torres
      • van Ginkel
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Cesc Fabregas has returned to training after sustaining a hamstring injury, with Jose Mourinho hopeful the playmaker will be ready to face West Brom. Andre Schurrle is available for the Blues after pulling out of recent international duties through illness. Fabregas’ potential absence could allow Ramires to start alongside Nemanja Matic in the double-pivot, with John Obi Mikel another alternative. As we saw in the previous Gameweek, though, Ramires could also be fielded on the right, though Mourinho is more likely to go on the offensive at home to West Brom, with Willian likely to get the nod ahead of Schurrle and Mohamed Salah. As expected, Cesar Azpilicueta ousted Filipe Luis at left-back upon his return from suspension and seems set to retain the position in an unchanged back-four.

  5. Crystal Palace

    Predicted Lineup

    • Speroni
    • Mariappa
    • Dann
    • Delaney
    • Ward
    • Zaha
    • McArthur
    • Jedinak
    • Bolasie
    • Chamakh
    • Campbell
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Liverpool (H)
    • Out:
      • Dobbie
      • Garvan
      • Hunt
      • McCarthy
      • Murray
      • Williams
      • Williams
    • Doubts:
      • McArthur
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…James McArthur is a slight doubt for the Eagles’ home encounter with Liverpool after picking up a calf problem over the international break. Skipper Mile Jedinak is back from suspension, though, and will return to the XI, potentially partnered by Joe Ledley if McArthur is indeed ruled out. Neil Warnock handed fit-again Damien Delaney a role alongside Scott Dann in central defence in Gameweek 11, suggesting that Brede Hangeland has dropped down the pecking order, whilst Adrian Mariappa and Stephen Kelly continue to battle it out for the right-back berth. In midfield, Wilfried Zaha will be hoping to oust Jason Puncheon on the right – the former was unavailable to face parent club United in the previous Gameweek – whilst Marouane Chamakh should retain the support role behind Fraizer Campbell if Ledley continues in central midfield. Yannick Bolasie will be monitored after his long-haul flight back following his two-goal exertions with DR Congo.

  6. Everton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Howard
    • Coleman
    • Distin
    • Jagielka
    • Baines
    • McCarthy
    • Osman
    • Naismith
    • Eto'o
    • Barkley
    • Lukaku
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: West Ham (H)
    • Out:
      • Alcaraz
      • Koné
      • Oviedo
      • Stones
    • Doubts:
      • Baines
      • Barry
      • Gibson
      • Naismith
      • Pienaar
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Roberto Martinez has concerns over seven players ahead of the home clash with West Ham. At the back, Leighton Baines (hamstring) and Seamus Coleman (Achilles) will be assessed after picking up problems over the international break – with Bryan Oviedo set to remain sidelined, the Toffees boss has confirmed he’ll turn to Tyias Browning or Luke Garbutt should Baines miss out, whilst Tony Hibbert is on standby to step in for Coleman. In midfield, Darron Gibson and James McCarthy are slight doubts and, whilst Gareth Barry has recovered far quicker than expected from an ankle problem, his manager has conceded he is unlikely to feature this weekend. Martinez could be forced to field Mo Besic and Leon Osman in front of the back-four if McCarthy and Gibson fail to recover, then. In the attacking midfield spots, the Everton boss fielded Ross Barkley on the left last time around, with Samuel Eto’o tucked in behind Romelu Lukaku and Aiden McGeady on the right. The likes of Steven Naismith and Osman offer other options on the flanks, though Kevin Mirallas remains a doubt after returning to training following a hamstring injury, whilst Steven Pienaar (knee) is also a concern. Antolin Alcaraz, Arouna Kone and John Stones all remain sidelined for the Toffees.

  7. Hull City

    Predicted Lineup

    • McGregor
    • Chester
    • Davies
    • Dawson
    • Elmohamady
    • Livermore
    • Huddlestone
    • Brady
    • Diamé
    • Jelavic
    • Hernández
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Tottenham (H)
    • Out:
      • Dudgeon
      • Figueroa
      • Ince
      • Snodgrass
    • Doubts:
      • Davies
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Steve Bruce could be set to ring the changes after slating his team’s performance in the 1-0 loss to Burnley. The Hull boss is set to welcome back Allan McGregor between the posts for the visit of Spurs, whilst both Nikica Jelavic and Michael Dawson have returned to training following recent injuries and are expected to feature. Curtis Davies has also returned to training after being forced off with a back problem in the previous Gameweek and is also likely to be available, whilst Alex Bruce is also in contention after recovering from a hamstring injury. Bruce returned to a 3-5-2 formation away to Burnley, with Sone Aluko partnering Abel Hernandez up front, though Yannick Sagbo – recently recalled from a loan deal at Wolves – could be in contention. Robbie Brady continues to hold off the challenge of Andrew Robertson for the left wing-back berth and will be hoping to retain that role after scoring twice in the recent international break, though with both players in strong form, the former could even be moved into a central role to accommodate the raiding runs of Robertson down the flank.

  8. Leicester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Schmeichel
    • de Laet
    • Morgan
    • Wasilewski
    • Schlupp
    • Cambiasso
    • James
    • Drinkwater
    • King
    • Ulloa
    • Vardy
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Sunderland (H)
    • Out:
      • Hammond
      • Upson
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Nigel Pearson has revealed Liam Moore (illness), Wes Morgan (foot) and Ritchie de Laet (knock) are all available for the home clash with Sunderland. The Leicester boss continues to tinker with his tactics and rolled out a midfield diamond formation for the trip to Southampton last time out. This allowed Esteban Cambiasso to sit in front of the back-four, whilst Andy King tucked in behind front pair Jamie Vardy and Leonardo Ulloa at St Mary’s, as David Nugent warmed the bench. Pearson has numerous options available and could return to 4-3-3 or a 4-1-4-1 formation, with the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Jeffrey Schlupp pushing for the roles on the flanks, though the latter was fielded at left-back in the previous league match as Paul Konchesky dropped out for the first time this term. Elsewhere in defence, Marcin Wasilewski has now started the last two ahead of Moore in the heart of the back-four as Pearson utilises the strength and depth of his first-team squad. The likes of Nick Powell and Chris Wood will be hoping to stake a claim after they were utilised off the bench against the Saints. Dean Hammond is ruled out with a calf complaint, whilst Matthew Upson is still unavailable as he steps up his recovery from a foot injury.

  9. Liverpool

    Predicted Lineup

    • Mignolet
    • Johnson
    • Skrtel
    • Lovren
    • Moreno
    • Henderson
    • Gerrard
    • Can
    • Coutinho
    • Balotelli
    • Sterling
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Crystal Palace (A)
    • Out:
      • Aspas
      • Fernandez Saez
      • Flanagan
      • Ibe
      • Ilori
      • Sakho
      • Smith
      • Sturridge
      • Vilaça Teixeira
    • Doubts:
      • Balotelli
      • Enrique Sanchez Diaz
      • Henderson
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out yet again after sustaining another thigh injury in training during the week. Mario Balotelli is expected to recover from the groin problems that forced him out of the Italy squad to lead the line, with Brendan Rodgers perhaps set to keep faith in the 4-3-3 system rolled out against Chelsea in Gameweek 11. This saw Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho afforded the flank roles, with Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Emre Can stationed in central midfield. Henderson is expected to shrug off a minor hamstring problem, though Joe Allen or Adam Lallana could step in if he fails to recover. Jon Flanagan and Mamadou Sakho remain sidelined, though Jose Enrique is back in training and could be set to boost his manager’s options in defence.

  10. Manchester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Hart
    • Sagna
    • Kompany
    • Demichelis
    • Clichy
    • Fernandinho
    • Fernando
    • Navas
    • Y Touré
    • Nasri
    • Aguero
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Swansea (H)
    • Out:
      • Dzeko
      • Guidetti
      • Kolarov
      • Negredo
      • Rekik
      • Richards
      • Silva
      • Zuculini
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Edin Dzeko is set to miss out with the thigh injury that forced him off during the Gameweek 11 draw at QPR. Vincent Kompany is back in training and returns to the squad, whilst David Silva – despite returning to light training – remains on the sidelines. Manuel Pellegrini could retain a 4-2-3-1 system, allowing Yaya Toure to tuck in behind Sergio Aguero, with Jesus Navas and Samir Nasri fielded on the flanks, though James Milner offers competition out wide. In defence, Gael Clichy is set to retain the left-back berth due to Aleksandar Kolarov’s calf injury, while Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala are likely to battle it out to partner the fit-again Kompany in the heart of the back-four. Pablo Zabaleta will be hoping for a recall at right-back having been rested for the 2-2 draw with QPR - Bacary Sagna may drop to the bench here, then. Frank Lampard is also in contention should the City boss roll out a 4-4-2, with Stevan Jovetic pushing for the chance to partner Aguero up front.

  11. Manchester United

    Predicted Lineup

    • De Gea
    • Valencia
    • Smalling
    • McNair
    • Shaw
    • Carrick
    • Januzaj
    • Fellaini
    • Rooney
    • Di María
    • van Persie
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Arsenal (A)
    • Out:
      • Almeida da Cunha
      • Blind
      • da Silva
      • Garcia
      • Hernández
      • Lingard
      • Rojo
      • Varela
    • Doubts:
      • Carrick
      • Evans
      • Jones
      • Shaw
      • Young
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Louis van Gaal is facing a major selection headache once again as United roll up to the Emirates. Daley Blind is sidelined with a knee injury, whilst Luke Shaw remains a doubt after picking up a knock over the international break. With Marcos Rojo also injured, Van Gaal could revert to three at the back if Shaw is ruled out. Both Jonny Evans and Phil Jones have made progress with their injuries, with the former set to take part in a midweek reserves run-out, but both seem unlikely to be in contention against the Gunners. Chris Smalling is available after serving a one-match ban, while the continued absence of Rafael should see Antonio Valencia keep the right-back spot. In goal, David de Gea has recovered from a dislocated finger in time to feature. Michael Carrick was also forced out of international duties through injury – the midfielder is expected to recover from a groin problem, though Darren Fletcher and Ander Herrera offer alternatives in the middle of the park. Angel di Maria has recovered from a midweek knock, whilst Juan Mata will be hoping to claim a starting role after scoring off the bench last time out. Up front, Radamel Falcao faces at least another fortnight on the sidelines with a calf injury.

  12. Newcastle United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Krul
    • Janmaat
    • S Taylor
    • Dummett
    • Haidara
    • Colback
    • Anita
    • Cabella
    • Sissoko
    • Sam Ameobi
    • Ayoze Pérez
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: QPR (H)
    • Out:
      • Aarons
      • Campbell
      • Coloccini
      • de Jong
      • Gutiérrez
      • Marveaux
      • Obertan
      • Santon
      • Tioté
      • Yanga-Mbiwa
    • Doubts:
      • Abeid
      • Riviere
      • Taylor
      • Taylor
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Skipper Fabricio Coloccini has been ruled out with a muscle injury, whilst Steven Taylor is rated as "a big doubt" for the Magpies. If Taylor fails to make it, Paul Dummett could continue in the heart of the back-four alongside fit-again Mike Williamson, with Massadio Haidara set to step in at left-back, though Ryan Taylor offers another option here after impressing for the reserves earlier in the week. In central midfield, Mehdi Abeid looks likely to miss out with a toe problem and with Cheick Tiote also struggling, Pardew could turn to Vurnon Anita or even shift Moussa Sissoko into a more withdrawn role. Remy Cabella and Sammy Ameobi could be retained on the flanks once again, with the likes of Gabriel Obertan and Rolando Aarons ruled out due to injury. With three goals in as many matches, Ayoze Perez is favourite to continue up front as Papiss Cisse continues to struggle with a knee problem. Emmaneul Riviere is expected to recover from a knock in time to feature. Davide Santon and Siem de Jong remain unavailable due to long-term injuries.

  13. Queens Park Rangers

    Predicted Lineup

    • Green
    • Isla
    • Dunne
    • Caulker
    • Yun
    • Vargas
    • Henry
    • Sandro
    • Fer
    • Zamora
    • Austin
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Newcastle (A)
    • Out:
      • Faurlin
      • McCarthy
      • Robinson
      • Taarabt
    • Doubts:
      • Guimarães Cordeiro
    • Banned:
      • Dunne
    • Latest News…Harry Redknapp would seem unlikely to make wholesale changes to his lineup after another encouraging display in the 2-2 draw with champions Man City last time out. The R's boss is set to continue with the 4-4-2, with Richard Dunne partnering Steven Caulker in central defence - Rio Ferdinand will sit out again as he serves the final fixture in his three-match ban. Redknapp does have options in midfield, however, with Joey Barton appearing from the bench against City, replacing the injured Sandro. The Brazilian remains a doubt for the trip to St James Park, with Barton likely to step in against his former club should he fail to be in contention. Jordan Mutch and Niko Kranjcar are also available having recently recovered from an injury setbacks - they seem set to be named on the bench. Further forward, Redknapp must decide whether to field Bobby Zamora or opt for the pace of Junior Hoilett to support the in-form Charlie Austin. Zamora has been benched for QPR's last two away trips. Adel Taarabt is sidelined with a groin problem, while Redknapp will check on both Eduardo Vargas and Mauricio Isla following their long-haul flights back from international duty with Chile.

  14. Southampton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Forster
    • Clyne
    • Fonte
    • Alderweireld
    • Bertrand
    • Davis
    • Wanyama
    • Schneiderlin
    • Tadic
    • Pellè
    • Mane
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Aston Villa (A)
    • Out:
      • Boruc
      • Hooiveld
      • Osvaldo
      • Rodriguez
      • Ward-Prowse
    • Doubts:
      • Davis
      • Gallagher
      • Schneiderlin
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Ronald Koeman must check on the availability of both Steven Davis and Morgan Schneiderlin for Monday night's trip to Villa. Schneiderlin is struggling with a hip problem, although Koeman sounded positive that the Frenchman would be available. Davis is nursing a hamstring injury and seems the least likely to be in contention. Elsewhere, playmaker Dusan Tadic missed Serbia's recent friendly win over Greece but he returned to training and is fit for Monday's clash. Jack Cork will likely make a return to the engine room to cover any absentees - he replaced Davis from the bench in the win over the Foxes. Elsewhere, Koeman has a dilemma in attacking areas with Shane Long pushing to regain his starting role having scored both goals in the 2-0 win over Leicester last time out. The Saints boss must decide whether to recall Long or retain Sadio Mane on his teamsheet.

  15. Stoke City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Begovic
    • Bardsley
    • Shawcross
    • Muniesa
    • Pieters
    • N'Zonzi
    • Sidwell
    • Walters
    • Bojan
    • Moses
    • Mame Biram Diouf
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Burnley (H)
    • Out:
      • Huth
      • Ness
      • Odemwingie
      • Shea
      • Shotton
      • Teixeira
      • Whelan
      • Wilkinson
    • Doubts:
      • Pieters
      • Wilson
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Marc Wilson (hamstring) is regarded as “a major doubt” by Mark Hughes, though both Erik Pieters and Phil Bardsley are expected to recover from knocks sustained in the previous Gameweek. Marc Muniesa will likely come in alongside Ryan Shawcross if, as expected, Wilson misses out. Bardsley's availability looks more likely, though – he’s likely to take the place of Geoff Cameron at right-back once again. Elsewhere, Hughes' attacking options look settled with Bojan expected to drop into the "number 10" role up in support of striker Mame Biram Diouf, as Peter Crouch is kept on the bench. Jon Walters and Victor Moses are set for flank roles as Hughes keeps the likes of Marko Arnautovic and Charlie Adam in reserve. Robert Huth, Glenn Whelan, Peter Odemwingie and Dionatan Teixeira all remain sidelined.

  16. Sunderland

    Predicted Lineup

    • Pantilimon
    • Vergini
    • Brown
    • O'Shea
    • Réveillere
    • Cattermole
    • Johnson
    • Larsson
    • Gómez
    • Wickham
    • Fletcher
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Leicester (A)
    • Out:
      • Ba
      • Giaccherini
      • Graham
      • Jones
      • Roberge
      • Van Aanholt
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Gus Poyet will again be without full-backs Billy Jones and Patrick van Aanholt for the trip to Leicester, cutting his options at the back. That's set to see Anthony Réveillère retained at left-back, with Santiago Vergini on the right and Wes Brown partnering John O'Shea in the centre. Lee Cattermole makes a return from suspension to bolster the Black Cats' midfield and he will likely slot into the engine room with Liam Bridcutt dropping to the bench. With Steven Fletcher returning to full training, Poyet could field an otherwise unchanged lineup to the side that earned a point with Everton. That would see Connor Wickham and Adam Johnson occupying the wide roles, with Will Buckley retained on the bench. Jordi Gomez may keep a starting berth although Jack Rodwell will also be pushing for inclusion having replaced him from the bench on the hour mark against Everton.

  17. Swansea City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Fabianski
    • Rangel
    • Williams
    • Bartley
    • Taylor
    • Shelvey
    • Ki
    • Montero
    • Sigurdsson
    • Routledge
    • Bony
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Man City (A)
    • Out:
      • Donnelly
      • Fernández
      • Pérez Cuesta
      • Richards
      • Tate
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Jonjo Shelvey makes his return from suspension for Swansea's trip to City and is set to drop back into the midfield with Tom Carroll making way. Garry Monk will check on both Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer after both wingers were hampered by injuries for the visit of Arsenal last time out. Jefferson Montero will likely keep his place regardless of their availability after sparkling against the Gunners and providing the cross for Bafétimbi Gomis' late winner. Marvin Emnes will likely drop to the bench, then, while Gomis will be pushing for a start up front, although Monk seems likely to retain Wilfried Bony in his starting lineup. Federico Fernández is ruled out with a calf injury at the back, meaning that Kyle Bartley is set to retain his start alongside skipper Ashley Williams - Jordi Amat offers Monk another option. Leon Britton returned to action from the bench against Arsenal and will be considered for a starting role - that could see Ki Sung-yueng's start come under threat.

  18. Tottenham Hotspur

    Predicted Lineup

    • Lloris
    • Dier
    • Kaboul
    • Vertonghen
    • Rose
    • Eriksen
    • Capoue
    • Mason
    • Chadli
    • Kane
    • Adebayor
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Hull (A)
    • Out:
      • Bentaleb
      • Fredericks
      • Holtby
      • Pritchard
      • Walker
    • Doubts:
      • Rose
      • Townsend
    • Banned:
      • Naughton
    • Latest News…Kyle Naughton is set to serve a two-match ban after being dismissed for the second time this season in the previous Gameweek. Kyle Walker has returned to training after months on the sidelines with pelvic problem but its still not ready to be involved, with Erik Dier poised to fill in at right-back in the duo’s absence. Elsewhere at the back, Jan Vertonghen will be hoping to return to the starting XI after falling behind Younes Kaboul and Federico Fazio in recent outings - Danny Rose (rib) is a doubt, though, and the Belgian could fill in on the left if required. Mauricio Pochettino rolled out a 4-2-3-1 last time out and dropped Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado to the bench, allowing Harry Kane his first start of the season. The youngster could retain his spot, whilst Erik Lamela will be looking to reclaim a role on the right from Andros Townsend after being benched in the 2-1 home loss to Stoke – the latter is a doubt with hamstring issue that forced him out of the England squad in midweek. Nabil Bentaleb remains sidelined due to an ongoing ankle problem.

  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Predicted Lineup

    • Foster
    • Wisdom
    • Lescott
    • Dawson
    • Sébastien Pocognoli
    • Gardner
    • Morrison
    • Dorrans
    • Sessegnon
    • Brunt
    • Berahino
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Chelsea (A)
    • Out:
      • Daniels
      • Olsson
      • Roofe
    • Doubts:
      • Pocognoli
    • Banned:
      • Yacob
    • Latest News…Craig Gardner returns for the Baggies’ trip to Chelsea after serving a one-match ban last time around. Alan Irvine has worries over Sebastien Pocognoli (thigh), though, with the Belgian’s possible absence allowing Cristian Gamboa a rare chance in the back-four. Elsewhere in defence, Jonas Olsson misses out once again due to an Achilles injury. Having fielded a 4-4-2 formation at home to Newcastle, the West Brom boss is likely to tighten things up and revert to a 4-2-3-1, with Stephane Sessegnon hoping to reclaim the role in “the hole” behind Saido Berahino once again, after dropping to the bench against the Magpies. The likes of Victor Anichebe and Georgios Samaras offer further options in the attacking third, as does summer signing Silvestre Varela, who stepped up his fitness over the recent international break.

  20. West Ham United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Adrián
    • Jenkinson
    • Reid
    • Collins
    • Cresswell
    • Song
    • Kouyaté
    • Noble
    • Downing
    • Enner Valencia
    • Carroll
    • Last Updated: 21/11/2014
    • Next Match: Everton (A)
    • Out:
      • Demel
      • Maiga
      • Morrison
      • Poyet
    • Doubts:
      • Downing
      • Sakho
    • Banned:
      • Reid
    • Latest News…Sam Allardyce has confirmed that both Stewart Downing (knee) and Diafra Sakho (back) will be assessed after the duo sustained injuries over the international break. The Hammers boss has revealed that Andy Carroll is fit to start, though, and could hand the target man a role in the XI if he chooses to court caution with Sakho’s back issue, though the likes of Mauro Zarate and Carlton Cole offer alternatives up top should the Hammers boss continue with his midfield diamond formation. This could depend on Downing’s availability, though, and an absence for the midfielder may allow Morgan Amalfitano the chance to return to the fold as Allardyce utilises the depth of his first-team squad. Guy Demel remains sidelined with a thigh injury.

“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