Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Next Match: Aston Villa (H)
    • Cech
    • Bellerín
    • Koscielny
    • Gabriel
    • Monreal
    • Ramsey
    • Elneny
    • Sánchez
    • Ozil
    • Iwobi
    • Giroud
    • Out:
      • Mertesacker
      • Welbeck
    • Doubts:
      • Jenkinson 25%
      • Ramsey 50%
      • Sánchez 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Arsene Wenger will be without Danny Welbeck for the home clash against Aston Villa, with the forward ruled out for around nine months with the serious knee injury he suffered against Man City last weekend. Mesut Ozil is set to return after missing out with a hip injury last weekend, whilst Alexis Sanchez, Alex Iwobi and Olivier Giroud will be expected to form the rest of the front four. Mohamed Elneny and Aaron Ramsey may start at the base of midfield in the 4-2-3-1 formation once again, although Francis Coquelin and Jack Wilshere are also viable options. Santi Cazorla is likely to be named among the substitutes once again as his return to match fitness continues. The back four of Hector Bellerin, Gabriel, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal looks set to remain unchanged unless Wenger hands Kieran Gibbs or Calum Chambers a rare opportunity. Per Mertesacker (hamstring) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) remain sidelined.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  2. Bournemouth

    Next Match: Manchester United (A)
    • Boruc
    • Francis
    • Elphick
    • Cook
    • Daniels
    • Ritchie
    • Surman
    • Arter
    • Gradel
    • King
    • Wilson
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
      • Arter 75%
      • Hyndman 75%
      • Mings 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Eddie Howe could hand recalls to Callum Wilson, Josh King and Matt Ritchie as he promises to name his strongest starting XI for the trip to Old Trafford. King may start behind lone striker Wilson in the 4-4-1-1 formation favoured by Howe in recent weeks, with Ritchie and Max Gradel perhaps starting out on the flanks. Howe has plenty of options for those positions, though, with Benik Afobe, Lewis Grabban, Marc Pugh and Junior Stanislas all viable starters. Harry Arter and Andrew Surman look set to continue in central midfield. The back four of Simon Francis, Tommy Elphick, Steve Cook and Charlie Daniels is also likely to stay unchanged. Tyrone Mings is a long-term absentee, while Adam Smith and Sylvain Distin (back) remain miss out once again.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  3. Chelsea

    Next Match: Leicester City (H)
    • Courtois
    • Azpilicueta
    • Mikel
    • Cahill
    • Baba Rahman
    • Fábregas
    • Matic
    • Willian
    • Hazard
    • Pedro
    • Traore
    • Out:
      • Zouma
    • Doubts:
      • Da Silva Costa 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Diego Costa (hamstring) is ruled out of Chelsea’s home clash with Leicester. Thibaut Courtois has recovered from illness, though a decision has yet to be made on the fitness of Branislav Ivanovic (groin). Should Ivanovic remain out, the back four of Cesar Azpilicueta, John Obi Mikel, Gary Cahill and Baba Rahman may stay unchanged, with youngster Fikayo Tomori set to be named among the substitutes once again. If Mikel is used in central defence, Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas look set to combine at the base of midfield in the usual 4-2-3-1 formation once more, with Eden Hazard likely to keep his starting spot in the number ten role after maintaining his recent good form against Liverpool in midweek. Kenedy could be handed a recall should Willian fail to shrug off a hamstring problem, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kasey Palmer other options. Bertrand Traore replaced Costa at Anfield, but Alexandre Pato may push for a recall up top. Kurt Zouma and Loic Remy remain sidelined due to injury, while John Terry is suspended.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  4. Crystal Palace

    Next Match: Southampton (A)
    • Speroni
    • Kelly
    • Mariappa
    • Delaney
    • Souaré
    • Lee Chung-Yong
    • McArthur
    • Mutch
    • Sako
    • Gayle
    • Adebayor
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Alan Pardew will be without Joe Ledley for the trip to St Mary’s after the midfielder suffered a broken leg during the 2-1 win over Stoke. Fellow midfielders Yohan Cabaye and Mile Jedinak have recovered from minor knocks, though the Eagles boss revealed he may protect one or two players this weekend. Yannick Bolasie and Jason Puncheon are available to be deployed in the wide roles but may be earmarked for a rest ahead of next weekend's FA Cup Final date with Manchester United. Jordon Mutch, Lee Chung-yong and Bakary Sako could all be drafted into the Eagles midfield against the Saints, then. Up front, Connor Wickham could be preserved with Emmanuel Adebayor given the opportunity for a run-out, with Dwight Gayle given another chance to push for a cup final berth following his brace against Stoke last time out. The defence of Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Damien Delaney and Pape Souare could also be subject to change as Pardew considers handing starts to both Martin Kelly and Adrian Mariappa ahead of next weekend's Wembley date. Julian Speroni is set to be handed a rare start in goal with Wayne Hennessey making way. Elsewhere, Wilfried Zaha remains out due to a hamstring problem.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  5. Everton

    Next Match: Norwich City (H)
    • Howard
    • Coleman
    • Jagielka
    • Stones
    • Baines
    • Lennon
    • McCarthy
    • Barkley
    • Mirallas
    • Niasse
    • Lukaku
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
      • Jagielka 75%
      • Pennington 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: David Unsworth and Joe Royle will take charge for Everton’s final match of the season against Norwich following the departure of Roberto Martinez. Given Martinez has generally favoured a 4-2-3-1 formation with little success, the duo may opt for a 4-4-2 system, perhaps pairing Romelu Lukaku and Oumar Niasse in attack. Aaron Lennon and Kevin Mirallas could start out wide in midfield, with two of Gareth Barry, Ross Barkley and James McCarthy combining in central midfield. The likes of Tom Cleverley, Leon Osman, Darron Gibson and Arouna Kone will also be in contention. In defence, Phil Jagielka is back in training and set for a late fitness test, whilst Seamus Coleman will be assessed. If the duo fail to make it, Matthew Pennington, John Stones, Ramiro Funes Mori and Leighton Baines looks set to form the back four in front of Tim Howard, who plays his final match for the Toffees at Goodison. Bryan Oviedo and Muhamed Besic offer alternatives at right-back. Tony Hibbert (ankle) is likely to miss out again along with Gerard Deulofeu.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  6. Leicester City

    Next Match: Chelsea (A)
    • Schmeichel
    • Simpson
    • Morgan
    • Wasilewski
    • Fuchs
    • Mahrez
    • Drinkwater
    • Kanté
    • Albrighton
    • Okazaki
    • Vardy
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
      • Vardy 75%
    • Banned:
      • Huth
    • Latest News: Claudio Ranieri will have Danny Drinkwater available again after he missed the 3-1 win against Everton due to suspension. He could replace the unfortunate Andy King in central midfield in what would be an otherwise unchanged starting XI should the Italian boss decide to go with a full strength lineup at Stamford Bridge. Jamie Vardy suffered cramp in his hamstring during the end of last weekend’s match but appears keen to play as he looks to give chase for the Golden Boot award. But should Ranieri look to hand starts to some of his fringe players, Mark Schwarzer could start in goal against his former side, while the likes of Daniel Amartey, Ben Chilwell, King, Gokhan Inler, Jeffrey Schlupp, Matty James, Demarai Gray, Nathan Dyer, Leonardo Ulloa and Joseph Dodoo may also come into consideration for the champions. Robert Huth remains suspended for the Foxes.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  7. Liverpool

    Next Match: West Bromwich Albion (A)
    • Bogdan
    • Flanagan
    • Lucas
    • Skrtel
    • Smith
    • Allen
    • Stewart
    • Brannagan
    • Ibe
    • Seyi Ojo
    • Benteke
    • Out:
      • Bogdan
      • Ilori
      • Karius
      • Leiva
    • Doubts:
      • Gomez 25%
      • Matip 75%
      • Sakho 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Jurgen Klopp looks set to rest all of those players who are expected to start the Europa League final against Sevilla next Wednesday in the trip to West Brom. Adam Bogdan looks set to start in goal, then, with Jon Flanagan, Lucas Leiva, Martin Skrtel and Brad Smith perhaps forming the back four. Connor Randall offers another option in the full-back positions. Joe Allen could partner Kevin Stewart at the base of midfield in the usual 4-2-3-1 formation, with Lucas and Pedro Chirivella other options in the middle of the park. With Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana all expected to start against Sevilla, Klopp may turn to Cameron Brannagan for one of the attacking midfield positions, with Jordon Ibe perhaps operating in the number ten role as he did against Watford. Sheyi Ojo should definitely start in one of the wide positions, leaving Christian Benteke as the lone striker for the Reds. There could be an outside chance of Jordan Henderson (knee), Danny Ings (knee) or Divock Origi (ankle) appearing off the bench if they have any chance of featuring in the squad against Sevilla. Danny Ward and Joe Gomez remain out, while Mamadou Sakho is still serving a UEFA imposed suspension.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  8. Manchester City

    Next Match: Swansea City (A)
    • Hart
    • Sagna
    • Otamendi
    • Mangala
    • Clichy
    • Fernandinho
    • Fernando
    • Navas
    • Iheanacho
    • De Bruyne
    • Aguero
    • Out:
      • Gündogan
      • Roberts
    • Doubts:
      • Kompany 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Aleksandar Kolarov remains a doubt for City’s trip to Swansea due to a muscular injury but Manuel Pellegrini should have Samir Nasri available, with the Chilean saying the midfielder “is working as normal” in training. Nasri could challenge Jesus Navas for a start down the right flank, be it in a 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1 system. Yaya Toure may be used in the number ten role after Kelechi Iheanacho struggled to make an impact in the 2-2 draw against Arsenal, with Kevin de Bruyne stationed on the left of the attacking midfield trio behind lone striker Sergio Aguero. Raheem Sterling and Wilfried Bony may have to settle for places among the substitutes once again. Fernandinho and Fernando look set to continue at the base of midfield, with Fabian Delph the alternative option. The backline of Bacary Sagna, Nicolas Otamendi, Eliaquim Mangala and Gael Clichy looks set to remain unchanged. Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta and David Silva remain sidelined.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  9. Manchester United

    Next Match: Bournemouth (H)
    • De Gea
    • Valencia
    • Smalling
    • Blind
    • Rojo
    • Carrick
    • Lingard
    • Herrera
    • Rooney
    • Martial
    • Rashford
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
      • Smalling
    • Latest News: Louis van Gaal looks set to field a strong side for the Old Trafford meeting with Bournemouth, despite having one eye on next weekend's FA Cup Final. With United still pushing rivals City for a top four berth, Van Gaal is unlikely to consider too many changes but could hand recalls to both Michael Carrick and Jesse Lingard after the pair came on as substitutes during Tuesday night’s 3-2 defeat to West Ham. Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford appear likely starters in attacking areas, with Lingard and Ander Herrera perhaps taking the other spots in midfield in the 4-1-4-1 formation favoured by the Dutchman over recent weeks. Carrick could return as the defensive midfielder in place of Morgan Schneiderlin. The back four of Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo could remain unchanged, with Phil Jones, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson among the alternatives in defence. Matteo Darmian is still sidelined with an ankle injury, while Luke Shaw, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Will Keane remain sidelined through injury. Marouane Fellaini continues to sit out due to suspension. Ashley Young is set to return to training on Saturday but the Cherries clash is likely to come too soon.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  10. Southampton

    Next Match: Crystal Palace (H)
    • Forster
    • Cédric
    • van Dijk
    • Fonte
    • Bertrand
    • Romeu
    • Wanyama
    • Mane
    • Davis
    • Tadic
    • Long
    • Out:
      • Gazzaniga
    • Doubts:
      • Gardos 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Jordy Clasie (groin) is the only absentee ahead of the home fixture against Crystal Palace, while Sadio Mane has recovered from the illness that saw him replaced during the 2-1 victory over Tottenham. Mane is likely to continue along with Shane Long, Dusan Tadic and Steven Davis in the front four positions, with Graziano Pelle, Charlie Austin and Jay Rodriguez supplying back-up . Oriol Romeu and James Ward-Prowse offer options alongside Victor Wanyama in central midfield should Clasie be ruled out. The more attack-minded Cedric Soares could return at right-back in place of Cuco Martina, with Jose Fonte, Virgil van Dijk and Ryan Bertrand forming the rest of the back four once again.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  11. Stoke City

    Next Match: West Ham United (H)
    • Given
    • Johnson
    • Shawcross
    • Cameron
    • Pieters
    • Imbula
    • Whelan
    • Shaqiri
    • Adam
    • Arnautovic
    • Bojan
    • Out:
      • Afellay
      • Ireland
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Mark Hughes could make a couple of changes to his starting XI for the home clash against West Ham following the 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace. Peter Crouch has started the last two matches as the lone striker but one of Bojan, Jon Walters, Mame Biram Diouf or Joselu could get the nod against the Hammers. Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri look set to continue out wide, with Charlie Adam perhaps keeping his place as the central attacking midfielder. Glenn Whelan and Giannelli Imbula are expected to start at the base of midfield in Hughes’ standard 4-2-3-1 formation. Glen Johnson is back in contention and could replace Phil Bardsley at right-back to take his place alongside Geoff Cameron, Ryan Shawcross and Erik Pieters in the back four once again. Jack Butland, Mark Wilson and Ibrahim Afellay remain sidelined, while Stephen Ireland suffered a broken leg in training this week and faces “an extended spell on the sidelines.” Shay Given is back in contention and could replace Jakob Haugaard between the posts.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  12. Sunderland

    Next Match: Watford (A)
    • Pickford
    • Jones
    • O'Shea
    • Koné
    • Thomas Robson
    • Rodwell
    • Watmore
    • Honeyman
    • Larsson
    • NDoye
    • Defoe
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
      • Defoe 50%
      • Jones 75%
      • Kirchhoff 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: After securing Premier League safety on Wednesday night, Sam Allardyce has indicated he’ll look to blood some players from the club’s successful U21 squad at Watford. The likes of defender Thomas Beadling, midfielder George Honeyman and forward Mikael Mandron could all feature for the Black Cats, then, while Jordan Pickford may start in goal in place of Vito Mannone. Squad players such as Billy Jones, John O’Shea, Sebastian Larsson, Jack Rodwell and Jeremain Lens could also come into what has been a very settled starting XI. Dame N'Doye could even replace Jermain Defoe in attack, while Duncan Watmore is expected to earn a start in one of the flank roles. George Honeyman, Tommy Robson and Rees Greenwood could all be amongst the rare starters.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  13. Swansea City

    Next Match: Manchester City (H)
    • Nordfeldt
    • Naughton
    • Fernández
    • Amat
    • Kingsley
    • Fer
    • Cork
    • Britton
    • Barrow
    • A Ayew
    • Routledge
    • Out:
      • Gomis
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Francesco Guidolin has decided to rest Lukasz Fabianski for the visit of Man City to the Liberty Stadium, so Kristoffer Nordfeldt will make his Premier League debut in goal. The back four of Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Jordi Amat and Stephen Kingsley looks set to remain unchanged, with Angel Rangel an alternative to Naughton at right-back. Guidolin opted for a 4-1-2-3 formation at West Ham and he now could keep faith in that system, with Jack Cork in the defensive midfield role, leaving Leroy Fer and Leon Britton to claim the remaining roles in the middle of the park. Ki Sung-yeung will miss out as he serves military service with the South Korean forces. in attack, Modou Barrow and Wayne Routledge are expected to flank central striker Andre Ayew once again, with Bafetimbi Gomis the other option. Jefferson Montero and Alberto Paloschi remain doubts due to hamstring injuries - although Montero has trained this week - while Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor and Gylfi Sigurdsson will not feature.

    • Last Updated Sat 14th May
  14. Tottenham Hotspur

    Next Match: Newcastle United (A)
    • Lloris
    • Walker
    • Alderweireld
    • Vertonghen
    • Rose
    • Dier
    • Mason
    • Son
    • Eriksen
    • Lamela
    • Kane
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
      • Vertonghen 25%
    • Banned:
      • Dembélé
    • Latest News: Mauricio Pochettino is expected to name a full strength side for the trip to Newcastle as Tottenham look to secure a second place finish. After losing 2-1 to Southampton, the Argentine could possibly make one or two changes, with the likes of Nacer Chadli, Clinton N’Jie and Tom Carroll options to replace Heung-Min Son, Erik Lamela and Ryan Mason. Harry Kane should continue as the lone striker, with Christian Eriksen also expected to keep his starting berth in the usual 4-2-3-1 system. Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Kyle Walker should form the back four once more, with Ben Davies, Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier the alternatives. Dele Alli and Moussa Dembele are still suspended, while Nabil Bentaleb remains sidelined with a knee problem.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  15. Watford

    Next Match: Sunderland (H)
    • Gomes
    • Anya
    • Britos
    • Cathcart
    • Aké
    • Abdi
    • Suárez
    • Watson
    • Jurado
    • Deeney
    • Ighalo
    • Out:
      • Oularé
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Quique Sanchez Flores may hand a recall to Nathan Ake after the defender came on as a half-time substitute in place of Allan Nyom during Wednesday night’s 4-2 defeat at Norwich. Ake may start at left-back against Sunderland, then, with Ikechi Anya switching over to right-back. Miguel Britos and Craig Cathcart could keep their places in central defence, with Sebastian Prodl the other option for Flores. Adlene Guedioura and Steven Berghuis both came off the bench in midweek, and could push for starts in midfield, with Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo set to continue up front in the 4-4-2 formation. Etienne Capoue and Valon Behrami remain sidelined due to injury.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  16. West Bromwich Albion

    Next Match: Liverpool (H)
    • Foster
    • Dawson
    • McAuley
    • Olsson
    • Evans
    • Sandro
    • Fletcher
    • Leko
    • Berahino
    • McClean
    • Rondón
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
      • Brunt 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Saido Berahino has featured off the bench over the last two matches, and could be recalled by Tony Pulis for the home encounter against Liverpool. He may come in for either Craig Gardner or James McClean, with Jonathan Leko and Salomon Rondon expected to keep their places in the starting XI. Darren Fletcher is expected to shake off a slight knock, but Sandro could earn a recall either in place of the Scot or Claudio Yacob at the base of midfield in Pulis’ favoured 4-2-3-1 formation. If Jonny Evans (groin) is passed fit, the back four is expected to remain unchanged, with James Chester ready to fill in if required. Stephane Sessegnon is still a slight doubt due to illness, while Alex Pritchard (hip) and James Morrison (lack of match fitness) may both miss out once again. Chris Brunt (knee) remains out.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May
  17. West Ham United

    Next Match: Stoke City (A)
    • Randolph
    • Antonio
    • Reid
    • Ogbonna
    • Cresswell
    • Kouyaté
    • Noble
    • Sakho
    • Lanzini
    • Payet
    • Carroll
    • Out:
      • Cresswell
      • Lanzini
    • Doubts:
      • Sakho 75%
      • Töre 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: With West Ham still having a chance to claim a fifth place finish, and a very slim prospect of securing Champions League football, Slaven Bilic is expected to name a strong starting XI for the trip to Stoke. He could stick with Diafra Sakho, Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet in the attacking midfield positions in is favoured 4-2-3-1 formation, with Andy Carroll once again operating as the lone striker. He may opt to start with Sakho in attack, though, leaving the right wing spot open for the likes of Emmanuel Emenike, Enner Valencia or Victor Moses. Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate should continue at the base of midfield, with Pedro Obiang the other option in the engine room. The Croatian boss may stick with Michail Antonio, Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell in defence in front of goalkeeper Darren Randolph. James Tomkins and James Collins provide alternatives at the back. Adrian is once again set to miss out with a calf injury.

    • Last Updated Fri 13th May