Premier League Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Predicted Lineup

    • Szczesny
    • Debuchy
    • Mertesacker
    • Koscielny
    • Gibbs
    • Flamini
    • Sánchez
    • Ramsey
    • Wilshere
    • Ozil
    • Welbeck
    • Last Updated: 13/09/2014
    • Next Match: Aston Villa (A)
    • Out:
      • Giroud
      • Gnabry
      • Miyaichi
      • Walcott
    • Doubts:
      • Debuchy
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  2. Aston Villa

    Predicted Lineup

    • Guzan
    • Hutton
    • Senderos
    • Vlaar
    • Cissokho
    • Sánchez
    • Westwood
    • Delph
    • N'Zogbia
    • Agbonlahor
    • Weimann
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: Liverpool (A)
    • Out:
      • Benteke
      • Gardner
      • Helenius
      • Johnson
      • Kozák
      • Luna
      • Tonev
    • Doubts:
      • Vlaar
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Ron Vlaar will be hoping to recover from a calf complaint following the win over Hull, as Villa square up to Liverpool at Anfield. Should Vlaar be unavailable, Paul Lambert could turn to Jores Okore, Ciaran Clark or Nathan Baker to partner Philippe Senderos at the heart of defence. Further forward, Lambert could be set to give Carlos Sanchez his full debut and perhaps return to a three-man midfield. Tom Cleverley is also pushing for a start in midfield after arriving on loan from United last month. Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann look set to continue up front should the Villa boss go with 4-4-2, with Kieran Richardson and Charles N'Zogbia occupying the wide positions: both are under threat should Cleverley come into the starting XI. Libor Kozak and Christian Benteke remain sidelined by injury.

  3. Burnley

    Predicted Lineup

    • Heaton
    • Trippier
    • Duff
    • Shackell
    • Mee
    • Arfield
    • Marney
    • Jones
    • Boyd
    • Ings
    • Jutkiewicz
    • Last Updated: 10/09/2014
    • Next Match: Crystal Palace (A)
    • Out:
      • Vokes
    • Doubts:
      • Ings
      • Taylor
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Danny Ings is expected to recover from illness to continue leading the line alongside Lukas Jutkiewicz for the trip to Selhurst Park. Sean Dyche could therefore name an unchanged side from the one that grabbed a point against Manchester United prior to the international break. However, Dyche does have fresh options, with new signings Michael Keane and Stephen Ward pushing for debuts in defence, while George Boyd could come into the side in one of the wide roles, following his arrival from Hull. Ashley Barnes, Michael Kightly and Marvin Sordell are also options but seem likely to be handed bench roles once more. Sam Vokes remains sidelined with knee ligament damage.

  4. Chelsea

    Predicted Lineup

    • Courtois
    • Ivanovic
    • Cahill
    • Terry
    • Azpilicueta
    • Fábregas
    • Matic
    • Schürrle
    • Oscar
    • Hazard
    • Diego Costa
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: Swansea (H)
    • Out:
      • Domingues Piazon
      • McEachran
      • Romeu
      • Swift
      • Torres
      • van Ginkel
    • Doubts:
      • Drogba
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Eden Hazard has shrugged off a knock, though Jose Mourinho is sweating on the fitness of Diego Costa after the summer signing pulled out of international duty through injury. Didier Drogba or Loic Remy will be on standby should Costa fail to make it, though Andre Schurrle offers an alternative option in an attacking role. In all likelihood, though, the German will be competing with Willian and Mohamed Salah for a start on the right flank. The versatile Ramires offers another option out wide if Jose Mourinho decides to rotate, though the Brazilian seems set to continue in the double-pivot, allowing Cesc Fabregas to push further forward. Oscar could earn a recall to the side having missed out at Goodison Park but changes in the back-four seem unlikely, with Filipe Luis left waiting for his first league start.

  5. Crystal Palace

    Predicted Lineup

    • Speroni
    • Kelly
    • Dann
    • Delaney
    • Ward
    • Puncheon
    • Jedinak
    • Joe Ledley
    • Bolasie
    • Zaha
    • Gayle
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: Burnley (H)
    • Out:
      • Chamakh
      • Dobbie
      • Garvan
      • Hunt
      • Murray
      • O'Keefe
      • Williams
    • Doubts:
      • Ledley
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Joe Ledley played 30 minutes for Wales having recovered from a groin injury and could make a return to the teamsheet for the visit of Burnley. That could see Joel Ward shifted back to full-back after he moved to central midfield for the 3-3 draw at Newcastle. That could see Adrian Mariappa making way. Warnock also has the option to hand a debut to new signing James McArthur in midfield following his arrival from Wigan. Elsewhere in defence, Brede Hangeland will be hoping for a recall at centre-back, after being dropped in favour of Damien Delaney against Newcastle. New signing Ezekiel Fryers offers an alternative option in central defence or at left-back. Further forward, Marouane Chamakh has been ruled out with a hamstring injury, while Dwight Gayle is expected to overcome an ankle problem as he bids to continue his run of goal scoring form. In Chamakh's absence, the Eagles boss could turn to Wilfried Zaha for the role behind the striker after his telling contribution from the bench against the Magpies; Frazier Campbell and Kevin Doyle are alternative options, while Andrew Johnson could also be on the bench following his deadline-day return to the club.

  6. Everton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Howard
    • Coleman
    • Jagielka
    • Distin
    • Baines
    • McCarthy
    • Barry
    • Mirallas
    • Naismith
    • McGeady
    • Lukaku
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: West Brom (A)
    • Out:
      • Barkley
    • Doubts:
      • Distin
      • Eto'o
      • Koné
      • Oviedo
      • Pienaar
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Roberto Martinez has injury concerns in attacking areas with Leon Osman and Samuel Eto'o set to be assessed after picking up knocks. The Toffees boss seems likely to retain Aiden McGeady in his starting lineup, then, with Christian Atsu offering a further option should Osman remain unavailable. Steven Pienaar could also return to the starting line up after recovering from injury. Darron Gibson and Muhamed Bešic offer options in the middle of the park, although both would seem set for bench roles once again. Up front, Steven Naismith is expected to retain the role in “the hole”, while Romelu Lukaku seems set to lead the attack after being passed fit following a toe injury. Despite conceding six, Martinez could again name an unchanged defence, with Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin continuing at centre-back. Arouna Kone and Bryan Oviedo have returned to training but are unlikely to feature as they look to build up their fitness.

  7. Hull City

    Predicted Lineup

    • McGregor
    • Chester
    • Dawson
    • Davies
    • Elmohamady
    • Livermore
    • Huddlestone
    • Robertson
    • Ramírez
    • Ince
    • Jelavic
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: West Ham (H)
    • Out:
      • Dudgeon
      • Snodgrass
    • Doubts:
      • Hernández
      • Robertson
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…James Chester is available for the Tigers after serving a one-match suspension in Gameweek 3. If Steve Bruce continues with a three-man defence once again, Chester could replace Paul McShane in the starting XI alongside Michael Dawson and Curtis Davies. Andrew Robertson is expected to recover from a calf injury to take his place at left wing-back, though the likes of Maynor Figueroa could deputise if he fails to make it. New boy Abel Hernandez is awaiting a visa, with Bruce conceding that the Uruguayan is unlikely to be available. Tom Ince then, could continue alongside Nikica Jelavic up front, while the Hull boss could hand Hatem Ben Arfa or Gaston Ramirez the role in “the hole” behind the two strikers after both arrived on loan on transfer deadline day. Alternatively, Bruce may choose to field a 4-4-2 and give both wide men the nod in the midfield four.

  8. Leicester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Schmeichel
    • de Laet
    • Morgan
    • Moore
    • Konchesky
    • Mahrez
    • King
    • Drinkwater
    • Schlupp
    • Nugent
    • Ulloa
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: Stoke (A)
    • Out:
      • Upson
    • Doubts:
      • Schmeichel
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…After an impressive point at home to Arsenal prior to the International break, Nigel Pearson could opt to name an unchanged lineup for the trip to Stoke. The defence is likely to remain unaltered, though new signing Danny Simpson will be hoping to stake his claim for a place at right-back. The midfield options are plentifu, with Matty James also available after injury. New signing Esteban Cambiasso is in line to make his debut, while Danny Drinkwater is also back in the fold following his return from injury; Dean Hammond and Andy King are both under threat, then, with Nick Powell also pushing for inclusion having arrived from Man United on loan. Jeffrey Schlupp will be hopeful of maintaining his role on the left-wing, though faces fierce competition with both Anthony Knockaert and Marc Albrighton pushing for a starting berth. Up front, Leandro Ulloa looks set to continue alongside David Nugent, though Jamie Vardy is also an option after impressing as a substitute against Arsenal, with Tom Lawrence, another capture from United, also an option for Pearson.

  9. Liverpool

    Predicted Lineup

    • Mignolet
    • Manquillo
    • Lovren
    • Sakho
    • Moreno
    • Coutinho
    • Gerrard
    • Henderson
    • Sterling
    • Balotelli
    • Lallana
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: Aston Villa (H)
    • Out:
      • Aspas
      • Can
      • Flanagan
      • Ibe
      • Ilori
      • Johnson
      • Skrtel
      • Smith
      • Sturridge
      • Vilaça Teixeira
    • Doubts:
      • Allen
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Brendan Rodgers will be without Daniel Sturridge for the visit of Aston Villa, after the forward suffered a hamstring injury while away on international duty. Jordan Henderson though, has overcome an ankle problem and will line up in midfield at the weekend. With Sturridge missing out, Rodgers may be tempted to deploy Raheem Sterling further forward alongside Mario Balotelli, and in turn, recall Phillippe Coutinho in the role behind the strikers. Alternatively, Rodgers could pair up Rickie Lambert and Balotelli in attack, while new signings Lallana and Markovic will also be pushing for a spot out wide or in the central attacking positions. Joe Allen will be assessed after picking up a knock with Wales. In defence, Glen Johnson and Martin Skrtel remain sidelined through injury, though the Reds boss seems likely to name an unchanged back four in any case. Emre Can is sidelined for up to six weeks after picking up an ankle injury while playing for Germany U21s, while Rodgers has also confirmed Balotelli will be fine in time for the weekend after picking up an illness in midweek.

  10. Manchester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Hart
    • Zabaleta
    • Demichelis
    • Kompany
    • Clichy
    • Fernandinho
    • Y Touré
    • Silva
    • Nasri
    • Dzeko
    • Aguero
    • Last Updated: 13/09/2014
    • Next Match: Chelsea (H)
    • Out:
      • Guidetti
      • Jovetic
      • Negredo
      • Reges
      • Rekik
      • Richards
      • Zuculini
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  11. Manchester United

    Predicted Lineup

    • De Gea
    • Rafael
    • Evans
    • Rojo
    • Shaw
    • Blind
    • Di María
    • Herrera
    • Mata
    • Rooney
    • van Persie
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: QPR (H)
    • Out:
      • Almeida da Cunha
      • Carrick
      • Fellaini
      • Hernández
      • James
      • Johnstone
      • Jones
      • Lingard
      • Smalling
      • Wilson
      • Young
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Louis van Gaal looks set to include a cast of new signings in his match day squad for the visit of QPR to Old Trafford. Radamel Falcao will hope to make his debut, while fellow deadline day signing Daley Blind could also feature in central midfield. Van Gaal has plenty of options, then, with Marcos Rojo available after gaining his work permit and looks set to go straight into the team on the left side of defence. Ander Herrera is fit again after missing the Sunderland clash with a knock to boost midfield options but, at the back, Phil Jones has been ruled out after coming off for England with a hamstring problem: Van Gaal adds that he faces three weeks on the sidelines. Ashley Young is another absentee through injury. The United boss may keep faith with a 3-4-1-2 and continue with Angel Di Maria in central midfield, allowing Juan Mata the chance to tuck in behind Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie once again. It will, of course, be tempting to start with Falcao, although Van Gaal may prefer to introduce the Colombian from the bench. Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Chris Smalling, Reece James, James Wilson and Sam Johnstone remain on the sidelines, though Luke Shaw could return to contention following injury.

  12. Newcastle United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Krul
    • Janmaat
    • Coloccini
    • Williamson
    • Haidara
    • Cabella
    • Tioté
    • Colback
    • Gouffran
    • Sissoko
    • Emmanuel Rivière
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: Southampton (A)
    • Out:
      • Aarons
      • Campbell
      • Cissé
      • de Jong
      • Ferreyra
      • Marveaux
      • Santon
      • Taylor
      • Yanga-Mbiwa
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Newcastle suffered a blow last week with news that summer signing Siem De Jong is set to be sidelined for a few months with a thigh problem while the exciting Rolando Aarons is ruled out with a hamstring injury. Daryl Janmaat picked up an ankle knock in the 3-3 draw with Palace, though the right-back is expected to recover in time for the weekend. Elsewhere at the back, Paul Dummett will be hoping for a recall on the left at the expense of Massadio Haidara. Newcastle could be boosted by the return of Cheick Tiote following injury, after the midfielder turned out for his national team during the international break. Tiote's inclusion would be a boost, and the Ivorian could line up alongside Jack Colback should the England midfielder recover from the calf problem sustained while away with England. Summer signing Facundo Ferreyra has been ruled out with a back problem.

  13. Queens Park Rangers

    Predicted Lineup

    • Green
    • Isla
    • Ferdinand
    • Caulker
    • Hill
    • Phillips
    • Sandro
    • Mutch
    • Hoilett
    • Fer
    • Austin
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: Man United (A)
    • Out:
      • Faurlin
      • Robinson
    • Doubts:
      • Barton
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Harry Redknapp may consider reverting to three at the back for the trip to Old Trafford, having deployed a conventional 4-4-2 for the home win over Sunderland last time out. Richard Dunne and Armand Traore dropped to the bench against the Black Cats but, with the likes of Radamel Falcao, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie to contain, Redknapp will be mulling over his tactics and may look to recall the experienced Dunne alongside former United skipper, Rio Ferdinand. Joey Barton is a doubt in midfield with a hamstring problem and will be assessed, with Redknapp likely to hand a debut to new signing Sandro should Barton miss out. Elsewhere, Leroy Fer is likely to continue in the support striker role, with Charlie Austin expected to lead the attack once more. Adel Taarabt made a brief appearance from the bench in the win over Sunderland and would seem set for place on the bench once again alongside Bobby Zamora. Indeed, Redknapp may retain the same side that earned him a first win back in the top flight, although Alex McCarthy will be considered for a debut in goal, with Robert Green now under pressure for his starting berth. Niko Krancjar also offer an alternative on the left flank after joining on loan on deadline day.

  14. Southampton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Forster
    • Clyne
    • Fonte
    • Alderweireld
    • Bertrand
    • Ward-Prowse
    • Schneiderlin
    • Davis
    • Long
    • Pellè
    • Tadic
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: Newcastle (H)
    • Out:
      • Gallagher
      • Hooiveld
      • Isgrove
      • Osvaldo
      • Rodriguez
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…After grabbing his first win of the season at West Ham, Ronald Koeman is expected to keep changes to a minimum for the visit of Newcastle. James Ward-Prowse will be hoping to shrug off the competition from Victor Wanyama to continue alongside Morgan Schneiderlin and Steven Davis in central midfield. Further forward, Graziano Pelle will lead the line once more, and could again be flanked by Dusan Tadic and Shane Long. New arrival Sadio Mané will also be hoping to stake his claim for a place in the XI but is likely to start on the bench according to Koeman. In defence, Ryan Bertrand and Nathaniel Clyne will occupy the full-back roles once more, while new signings Toby Alderweireld and Florin Gardos are expected to compete with Maya Yoshida for the second centre-back spot alongside Jose Fonte. Lloyd Isgrove and Jay Rodriguez remain on the sidelines through injury.

  15. Stoke City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Begovic
    • Bardsley
    • Shawcross
    • Wilson
    • Pieters
    • N'Zonzi
    • Whelan
    • Walters
    • Mame Biram Diouf
    • Moses
    • Crouch
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: Leicester (H)
    • Out:
      • Cameron
      • Ness
      • Odemwingie
      • Shotton
    • Doubts:
      • Ireland
      • Pieters
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Mark Hughes seems unlikely to tinker with the starting XI too much, after walking away from the Etihad with three points in the previous match. The back four is likely to be unchanged, meaning Robert Huth may have to bide his time for a first start of the season. Peter Odemwingie is expected to be out for several months with a knee injury, while Geoff Cameron is set to go under the knife to cure a hernia problem. Stoke though, could welcome back Stephen Ireland after a recent rib injury. Glenn Whelan and Steven N'Zonzi are expected to retain their central midfield roles, though summer signing Steve Sidwell offers an alternative for Hughes. Bojan Krkic was once again on the bench for the victory over Man City and may well find himself out of the XI for the visit of Leicester if Hughes continues to slowly introduce him to the Premier League. In the Spaniard's potential absence, Jon Walters will be hoping to continue on the right wing for the Potters, though Hughes does have options in the wide roles should he rotate - Marko Arnautovic is pushing for a recall and Oussama Assaidi is available and hoping to earn a first start since re-signing for the club. Peter Crouch could lead the line once again, with Mame Biram Diouf tucked in behind the England forward - the latter is a slight doubt due to fatigue but is expected to feature.

  16. Sunderland

    Predicted Lineup

    • Mannone
    • Vergini
    • O'Shea
    • Brown
    • Van Aanholt
    • Cattermole
    • Johnson
    • Larsson
    • Rodwell
    • Giaccherini
    • Wickham
    • Last Updated: 11/09/2014
    • Next Match: Tottenham (H)
    • Out:
      • Ba
      • Roberge
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Gus Poyet has a fully-fit squad to choose from and could be set to make changes after falling to a 1-0 defeat against QPR in the previous match. Adam Johnson returned to fitness to start on the right, with Conor Wickham once again stationed on the opposite flank, allowing Steven Fletcher to lead the line. Should the Black Cats boss rotate in attack, Jozy Altidore could come into contention upfront, while Will Buckley and Emanuele Giaccherini will be hoping for recalls out wide. Lee Cattermole is set to continue in the screening role in front of the back-four, though Jordi Gomez will be hoping to oust either Jack Rodwell or Seb Larsson further forward in central midfield. New signing Ricky Alvarez will also be looking to make his debut, though as yet, it remains to be seen where the Argentine would be deployed. Billy Jones will be pushing for a start at right-back ahead of Santiago Vergini after making the bench at QPR, though new arrival Sebastian Coates may have to bide his time before ousting either Wes Brown or John O'shea in central defence.

  17. Swansea City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Fabianski
    • Rangel
    • Williams
    • Amat
    • Taylor
    • Shelvey
    • Ki
    • Dyer
    • Sigurdsson
    • Routledge
    • Gomis
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: Chelsea (A)
    • Out:
      • Britton
      • Cañas Ruiz Herrera
      • Donnelly
      • Pérez Cuesta
      • Tate
    • Doubts:
      • Amat
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Garry Monk may be tempted to again field an unchanged XI after recording a third successive win against West Brom. New centre-half Federico Fernandez is available after receiving work permit clearance – he featured on the bench for the win over West Brom along with fellow new boys Tom Carroll and Jefferson Montero. Monk has talked up the possibilities of a 4-4-2 but, given his side’s form, a lone striker system seems more likely for now, with Gylfi Sigurdsson tucked in behind Wilfried Bony and Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge on the flanks. Bafetimbi Gomis though, offers an alternative to the Ivorian, who will have done a lot of travelling during the international break and is also yet to open his account for the season. Leon Britton, Rory Donnelly, Marvin Emnes and Alan Tate are all still sidelined through injury.

  18. Tottenham Hotspur

    Predicted Lineup

    • Lloris
    • Dier
    • Fazio
    • Vertonghen
    • Rose
    • Capoue
    • Stambouli
    • Eriksen
    • Lamela
    • Chadli
    • Adebayor
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: Sunderland (A)
    • Out:
      • Fredericks
      • Holtby
      • Pritchard
      • Walker
    • Doubts:
      • Soldado
      • Vertonghen
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Mauricio Pochettino could make changes to the starting XI, in reaction to the defeat against Liverpool. Among these, new signings Ben Davies and Federico Fazio could come into contention at left-back and centre-back respectively. Fazio could oust Younes Kaboul in the middle, while Davies may feature at left-back ahead of Danny Rose, who came off midway through the second half against Liverpool with a leg problem, though has since been confirmed fit. Eric Dier will hope to shake off a knock to retain the right back role ahead of Kyle Naughton, with Kyle Walker still injured. In central midfield, Etienne Capoue and Nabil Bentaleb could come under pressure from Mousa Dembele, Paulinho and new signing Benjamin Stambouli respectively. Further forward, Emmanuel Adebayor is again likely to be supported by a trio of Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli, with Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend having to settle for bench roles once more. Roberto Soldado remains a doubt with a neck injury.

  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Predicted Lineup

    • Foster
    • Wisdom
    • Lescott
    • Olsson
    • Sébastien Pocognoli
    • Morrison
    • Gardner
    • Berahino
    • Dorrans
    • Brunt
    • Ideye
    • Last Updated: 11/09/2014
    • Next Match: Everton (H)
    • Out:
      • Daniels
      • Varela
    • Doubts:
      • Anichebe
      • Mulumbu
      • Sessegnon
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Joleon Lescott is in line to make his debut against former club Everton at the weekend, after coming through 90 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly earlier in the week. On the right, Cristian Gamboa could push Andre Wisdom for a starting berth after stepping up his sharpness during the same practice match, while Sebastien Pocognoli has also been declared fit after missing the last two league outings with a hamstring problem, and is set to slot in at left-back. The Baggies are still waiting for a full assessment on the hamstring injury picked up by Youssouf Mulumbu while on international duty, with James Morrison and Chris Baird in contention to deputise should the Congolese midfielder be ruled out. Ben Foster (thumb), Gareth McAuley (ankle) and Graham Dorrans (heel) are all making progress on their minor injuries and are expected to be in contention to feature at the weekend. New boys Georgios Samaras and Silvestre Varela remain unlikely to start through a lack of fitness, while up front, Victor Anichebe will be expected to recover from a groin problem to compete with Brown Ideye for the lone forward role.

  20. West Ham United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Adrián
    • Demel
    • Tomkins
    • Reid
    • Cresswell
    • Kouyaté
    • Noble
    • Downing
    • Zárate
    • Vaz Te
    • Sakho
    • Last Updated: 12/09/2014
    • Next Match: Hull (A)
    • Out:
      • Carroll
      • Jarvis
      • Jenkinson
      • Maiga
      • Nolan
    • Doubts:
      • O'Brien
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Sam Allardyce has confirmed that James Collins will return to the squad following injury. The Hull game is likely to come too soon for Carl Jenkinson though, and with Joey O'brien a doubt, Guy Demel could return to contention at right-back. New signings Alex Song and Morgan Amalfitano will also be hoping to make their debuts in central midfield and out wide respectively. Amalfitano could replace Vaz Te for the visit to the KC Stadium, though the fit-again Enner Valencia offers up an alternative option. The Ecuadorian will also be pushing for a start up front along with Diafra Sakho, and the pair could come into contention to replace Carlton Cole, with Mauro Zarate continuing "in the hole" behind a lone striker. Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll remain on the sidelines through injury.

“Petr is an amazing goalkeeper, but the difference between them is ten years and we think we have to make a decision about the future of the club and to give the goal to Courtois”

Jose Mourinho Chelsea Manager