Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Next Match: Burnley (H)
    • Cech
    • Bellerín
    • Mustafi
    • Koscielny
    • Monreal
    • Ramsey
    • Xhaka
    • Iwobi
    • Ozil
    • Sánchez
    • Giroud
    • Out:
      • Campbell
      • Cazorla
      • Debuchy
      • Elneny
      • Mertesacker
      • Sanogo
      • Szczesny
      • Walcott
    • Doubts:
      • Bellerín 75%
      • Coquelin 75%
      • Gibbs 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Hector Bellerin (ankle), Kieran Gibbs (knee) and Francis Coquelin (hamstring) have all returned to full training this week, and should be available for the visit of Burnley to the Emirates. Olivier Giroud has also trained after picking up a toe injury against Swansea City and is thought to be in contention. Bellerin looks set to come in for Gabriel at right-back then, with Gibbs an option to replace Nacho Monreal at left-back. Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny should form the centre-back partnership once again. Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey combined well in the 4-0 win over Swansea, so Arsene Wenger may not risk putting Coquelin straight back into the side. If Giroud is again preferred up front, Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez look likely to continue in the attacking midfield positions. The likes of Lucas Perez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck provide further attacking options. Theo Walcott (calf) remains sidelined, along with Mathieu Debuchy, Santi Cazorla and Per Mertesacker, although the German has started training individually. Mohamed Elneny is unavailable due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations.

    • Last Updated Thu 19th Jan
  2. Bournemouth

    Next Match: Watford (H)
    • Boruc
    • Smith
    • Mings
    • Cook
    • Daniels
    • Surman
    • Arter
    • Stanislas
    • Wilshere
    • Fraser
    • Wilson
    • Out:
      • Gradel
      • Hyndman
      • Wilson
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
      • Francis
    • Latest News: Eddie Howe is still without the suspended Simon Francis for the home encounter against Watford and with Marc Wilson still ruled out due to a hamstring injury, Tyrone Mings looks set to partner Steve Cook in central defence for the Cherries. Adam Smith and Charlie Daniels should keep their places at right-back and left-back respectively. Likewise, Andrew Surman and Harry Arter are likely to continue in the middle of the park, with Junior Stanislas and Jack Wilshere appearing likely starters in the advanced midfield positions. Ryan Fraser got the nod for the final spot last weekend but he faces competition from the likes of Josh King, Marc Pugh and Jordon Ibe. Benik Afobe led the line last week but after being replaced by Callum Wilson before the hour mark, the latter may be handed a start this time around. Max Gradel is away in Gabon with the Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations.

    • Last Updated Fri 20th Jan
  3. Burnley

    Next Match: Arsenal (A)
    • Heaton
    • Lowton
    • Keane
    • Mee
    • Ward
    • Boyd
    • Marney
    • Hendrick
    • Defour
    • Barnes
    • Gray
    • Out:
      • Lafferty
      • Long
      • Ulvestad
    • Doubts:
      • Arfield 25%
      • Berg Gudmundsson 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Scott Arfield and Johann Berg Gudmundsson both remain major doubts for the trip to the Emirates due to hamstring injuries, so Sean Dyche’s options in midfield look slightly limited. If he sticks with a 4-4-2, Steven Defour, Jeff Hendrick, Dean Marney and George Boyd may form the four-man midfield, with Joey Barton or Michael Kightly the options if he decides to go with a more defensive 4-5-1. That would see one of Ashley Barnes or Andre Gray miss out up front. Sam Vokes is the other obvious candidate in attack, although the Welshman has been out of favour of late. The back four of Matt Lowton, Michael Keane, Ben Mee and Stephen Ward is expected to remain unchanged, with Jon Flanagan and James Tarkowski providing back-up.

    • Last Updated Thu 19th Jan
  4. Chelsea

    Next Match: Hull City (H)
    • Courtois
    • Azpilicueta
    • Luiz
    • Cahill
    • Moses
    • Kanté
    • Matic
    • Alonso
    • Pedro
    • Diego Costa
    • Hazard
    • Out:
      • Atsu
      • Baba
      • Cuadrado
      • Miazga
      • van Ginkel
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Diego Costa has been passed fit and is back in contention following his absence at Leicester City last weekend with a back injury. The striker's return will likely see Willian or Pedro make way, with the latter more likely to retain his start given his form at Stamford Bridge this season and with Hull City likely to present a rearguard action. The rest of Conte's line-up could be unchanged, although Cesc Fabregas will be considered for a starting role with Nemanja Matic possibly dropping to the bench. John Terry returns from suspension but is unlikely to break into the starting XI, with Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta and David Luiz all looking assured starters in the three-man defence.

    • Last Updated Fri 20th Jan
  5. Crystal Palace

    Next Match: Everton (H)
    • Hennessey
    • Ward
    • Dann
    • Delaney
    • Schlupp
    • McArthur
    • Joe Ledley
    • Puncheon
    • Cabaye
    • Townsend
    • Benteke
    • Out:
      • Anderson
      • Benteke
      • Boateng
      • Ladapo
      • Mandanda
      • Sako
      • Souaré
      • Wickham
      • Williams
      • Zaha
    • Doubts:
      • Mutch 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: James McArthur and Frazier Campbell are available for the home clash against Everton, while Jordon Mutch remains a slight injury concern. Scott Dann was rested from the cup clash with Bolton in midweek and looks set to combine with Damien Delaney in central defence. If Sam Allardyce goes for a three-man backline, they could be joined by James Tomkins, but the former West Ham United defender may miss out to Joel Ward at right-back, with Jeffrey Schlupp possibly getting his first Eagles start at left-back. Schlupp could equally figure as a wing-back in a 3-5-2 or 3-4-3, while he is also an option as a left-sided attacker in a 4-2-3-1. McArthur could join Joe Ledley in central midfield, with Mathieu Flamini or Yohan Cabaye further options, though the latter could be shifted into an advanced central berth. Jason Puncheon may take one of the wide positions, with Andros Townsend, or perhaps Loic Remy taking the other if the latter is ready to make his first Premier League start for Palace, after playing 63 minutes in the FA Cup in midweek. Lee Chung-yong provides another alternative in midfield. Christian Benteke is expected to start up front and could also be joined by Remy if Big Sam opts for a 3-5-2 or 4-4-2. Steve Mandanda, Pape Souare and Connor Wickham remain sidelined, while Wilfried Zaha and Bakary Sako are playing in the AFCON.

    • Last Updated Fri 20th Jan
  6. Everton

    Next Match: Crystal Palace (A)
    • Robles
    • Holgate
    • Williams
    • Funes Mori
    • Coleman
    • Davies
    • Barry
    • Baines
    • Mirallas
    • Barkley
    • Lukaku
    • Out:
      • Besic
      • Bolasie
      • Calvert-Lewin
      • Gueye
      • McGeady
      • Pennington
    • Doubts:
      • Baines 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Ronald Koeman is hopeful that Leighton Baines will be in contention to start against Crystal Palace, despite the defender nursing a rib problem. Baines could potentially start in an unchanged starting XI, then, given the hugely impressive performance in the 4-0 victory over Man City. Mason Holgate, Ashley Williams and Ramiro Funes Mori could form the three-man defence once more, with Seamus Coleman keeping his place at right wing-back in the 3-4-2-1 formation. Bryan Oviedo will probably be on standby in case Baines is ruled out. Tom Davies and Gareth Barry may continue in central midfield, although Morgan Schneiderlin and James McCarthy provide strong alternatives. Kevin Mirallas and Ross Barkley could then operate in the attacking midfield positions behind lone striker Romelu Lukaku. Aaron Lennon, Enner Valencia and Ademola Lookman provide further options in attack. Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is 100% fit again, having missed the last four matches, but the Toffees have kept clean sheets in three of those, so Joel Robles may keep his place in goal. Yannick Bolasie, Muhamed Besic and Dominic Calvert-Lewin remain out.

    • Last Updated Thu 19th Jan
  7. Hull City

    Next Match: Chelsea (A)
    • Jakupovic
    • Maguire
    • Davies
    • Dawson
    • Robertson
    • Diomande
    • Mason
    • Huddlestone
    • Clucas
    • Snodgrass
    • Hernández
    • Out:
      • Bruce
      • Elmohamady
      • Henriksen
      • Keane
      • Luer
      • Mbokani Bezua
      • McGregor
      • Odubajo
    • Doubts:
      • Lenihan 75%
      • Maloney 75%
      • Meyler 75%
      • Snodgrass 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: After registering a win in his first Premier League match in charge, new Hull City head coach Marco Silva isn’t expected to make many changes for the trip to Stamford Bridge. The back four of Harry Maguire, Michael Dawson, Curtis Davies and Andrew Robertson may well remain unchanged, while Tom Huddlestone and Ryan Mason appear probable starters in the middle of the park. However, new loan signing Omar Elabdellaoui has been registered in time and could come in at right-back. If David Meyler recovers from a knock, he could provide a more defensive option instead of Adama Diomande on the right side of midfield, with Sam Clucas likely to retain his starting berth on the opposite flank. Robert Snodgrass is rated as a minor doubt due to a muscle problem, though is expected to continue in the No 10 role behind lone striker Abel Hernandez should he be passed fit. Shaun Maloney is a doubt due to a ear infection. Eldin Jakupovic got the nod in goal last weekend ahead of David Marshall and is expected to retain his place in the side. Moses Odubajo, Alex Bruce, Will Keane and Greg Luer all remain sidelined, while Ahmed Elmohamady and Dieumerci Mbokani are away on international duty.

    • Last Updated Fri 20th Jan
  8. Leicester City

    Next Match: Southampton (A)
    • Schmeichel
    • Simpson
    • Huth
    • Morgan
    • Fuchs
    • Albrighton
    • Drinkwater
    • Wilfred Ndidi
    • Gray
    • Okazaki
    • Vardy
    • Out:
      • Amartey
      • Lawrence
      • Mahrez
      • Slimani
      • Ulloa
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Claudio Ranieri’s decision to go with a three-man backline against Chelsea didn’t pay off, so the Leicester boss may revert back to a four-man defence for the trip to St Mary’s. Robert Huth, Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson all appear likely starters then, with Christian Fuchs and Ben Chilwell battling it out for the starting spot at left-back. If Ranieri goes with a 4-4-1-1, Marc Albrighton and Demarai Gray may get the nod out wide, with Danny Drinkwater and Wilfred Ndidi perhaps starting in central midfield. Nampalys Mendy and Andy King provide viable alternatives in the middle of the park, while Ahmed Musa is an option both out wide and up front. The Nigerian may miss out to Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy in attack, though. Riyad Mahrez, Daniel Amartey and Islam Slimani are all taking part in the Africa Cup of Nations, while Leonardo Ulloa (thigh) is ruled out, and is also being linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium.

    • Last Updated Fri 20th Jan
  9. Liverpool

    Next Match: Swansea City (H)
    • Mignolet
    • Clyne
    • Lovren
    • Klavan
    • Milner
    • Wijnaldum
    • Henderson
    • Lallana
    • Origi
    • Firmino
    • Coutinho
    • Out:
      • Bogdan
      • Brannagan
      • Chirivella
      • Grujic
      • Ings
      • Mane
      • Markovic
      • Wisdom
    • Doubts:
      • Clyne 75%
      • Henderson 75%
      • Matip 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Nathaniel Clyne is expected to recover from a rib injury to return against Swansea City, but Joel Matip is still awaiting international clearance and appears unlikely to be available. Ragnar Klavan looks set to continue alongside Dejan Lovren in central defence, then, with James Milner remaining at left-back. Trent Alexander-Arnold will keep his place at right-back if Clyne is ruled out. Philippe Coutinho played just over an hour against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup on Wednesday night and appears ready to return to the starting XI in the Premier League. His inclusion could allow Roberto Firmino to return to the “false nine” role, with Divock Origi perhaps playing on the right. That would allow Adam Lallana to operate in his preferred position in the three-man midfield, possibly alongside Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson, who is expected to overcome an ongoing heel problem to feature. Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge are also viable starters, though, with Wijnaldum and Origi the most vulnerable. Sadio Mane remains unavailable due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations, while Danny Ings is a long-term absentee.

    • Last Updated Fri 20th Jan
  10. Manchester City

    Next Match: Tottenham Hotspur (H)
    • Bravo
    • Zabaleta
    • Otamendi
    • Kolarov
    • Clichy
    • Touré
    • Fernando
    • Sterling
    • Silva
    • De Bruyne
    • Aguero
    • Out:
      • Gündogan
      • Hart
      • Mangala
      • Nasri
      • Roberts
    • Doubts:
      • Reges 75%
    • Banned:
      • Fernandinho
    • Latest News: Gabriel Jesus has completed his Premier League registration and could make his debut against Tottenham Hotspur. The Brazilian is probably likely to appear off the bench, though, with Sergio Aguero expected to lead the City attack. Leroy Sane may push for a recall in the attacking midfield positions, although it’s unlikely any of Raheem Sterling, David Silva or Kevin De Bruyne will drop out. Sane could return if Yaya Toure is omitted, though, if Pep Guardiola switches from a 4-2-3-1 to a 4-1-4-1, or even to a 3-2-4-1 if the City boss looks to match up against the Spurs system. Fernando is close to a return after missing the last three matches with a knock and could be rushed back in any case given the performances of Toure and Pablo Zabaleta in the middle of the park at Everton. Zabaleta could also shift to right-back in place of Bacary Sagna, while Aleksandar Kolarov may replace either John Stones or Gael Clichy in the back four. If Guardiola does opt for a three-man backline, Stones and Kolarov are likely to start alongside Nicolas Otamendi. Ilkay Gundogan remains sidelined with a long-term knee problem, while Fernandinho continues to serve out his four-man suspension.

    • Last Updated Thu 19th Jan
  11. Manchester United

    Next Match: Stoke City (A)
    • De Gea
    • Valencia
    • Jones
    • Smalling
    • Darmian
    • Carrick
    • Mkhitaryan
    • Herrera
    • Pogba
    • Lingard
    • Ibrahimovic
    • Out:
      • Bailly
      • Borthwick-Jackson
      • Depay
      • Johnstone
      • Wilson
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: After failing to take his chance to impress against Liverpool last weekend, Anthony Martial could drop to the bench against Stoke City. Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford are all viable alternatives to the Frenchman, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan looking a more secure starter in the other wide position in the 4-1-4-1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will surely continue as the lone striker, while Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick look set to keep their places in central midfield, unless Jose Mourinho switches to a more attacking 4-2-3-1, and considers dropping Carrick, who was taken off at half-time against Liverpool. Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian are expected to continue in the full-back positions but, up against the height of Peter Crouch, Mourinho may consider recalling Chris Smalling in place of either Marcos Rojo or Phil Jones in central defence. Eric Bailly is unavailable due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations.

    • Last Updated Thu 19th Jan
  12. Middlesbrough

    Next Match: West Ham United (H)
    • Valdés
    • Bernardo
    • Chambers
    • Gibson
    • Fabio
    • Leadbitter
    • de Roon
    • Forshaw
    • Friend
    • Stuani
    • Negredo
    • Out:
      • Baptiste
      • Barragán
      • de Sart
      • Nsue Lopez
      • Ramírez
    • Doubts:
      • Husband 75%
    • Banned:
      • Ayala
    • Latest News: Aitor Karanka will again be without the injured Antonio Barragan (hamstring) and Gaston Ramirez (knee), along with the suspended Daniel Ayala for the home fixture with West Ham United. Karanka opted for a 3-5-2 against Watford last weekend and, after picking up a point, may give the formation another run-out this time around. Cristhian Stuani partnered Alvaro Negredo in attack against the Hornets but Karanka does have alternative options available in the form of new signings Rudy Gestede and Patrick Bamford. Marten de Roon and Adam Forshaw look the more secure starters in midfield, with Grant Leadbitter and Adam Clayton perhaps battling for one position if Karanka sticks with the same system. Fabio and George Friend may continue in the wing-back positions, with Bernardo Espinosa, Calum Chambers and Ben Gibson likely to form the three-man defence. Bernardo will almost certainly make way if the ‘Boro boss moves to a back four.

    • Last Updated Thu 19th Jan
  13. Southampton

    Next Match: Leicester City (H)
    • Forster
    • Cédric
    • Yoshida
    • van Dijk
    • Bertrand
    • Højbjerg
    • Romeu
    • Ward-Prowse
    • Redmond
    • Long
    • Tadic
    • Out:
      • Austin
      • Boufal
      • Davis
      • Gallagher
      • Gazzaniga
      • Hesketh
      • McCarthy
      • Pied
      • Targett
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Claude Puel will again be without Steven Davis (knock) for the home encounter against Leicester City but Ryan Bertrand and Virgil van Dijk will be back in contention having sat out the 1-0 win over Norwich City in the FA Cup due to minor knocks. Cuco Martina and Sam McQueen started in the full-back positions in midweek, so Cedric Soares and Bertrand are likely to return against the champions, with Maya Yoshida and van Dijk expected to combine in central defence. Youngster Jack Stephens is the main alternative at centre-back. Oriol Romeu only played 19 minutes as a substitute in midweek, so he looks a probable starter in central midfield, as does Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who was an unused substitute on Wednesday night. One of Jordy Clasie or James Ward-Prowse should complete the three-man midfield. Dusan Tadic and Nathan Redmond were both among the substitutes against Norwich, so they should start in the front three, with either Shane Long or Jay Rodriguez operating as the central striker. Josh Sims provides anther option in attack. Matt Targett, Jeremy Pied, Sofiane Boufal and Charlie Austin remain on the sidelines, while Jose Fonte remains out of the first-team picture after handing in a transfer request.

    • Last Updated Thu 19th Jan
  14. Stoke City

    Next Match: Manchester United (H)
    • Grant
    • Johnson
    • Shawcross
    • Martins Indi
    • Pieters
    • Adam
    • Whelan
    • Shaqiri
    • Allen
    • Arnautovic
    • Crouch
    • Out:
      • Biram Diouf
      • Bony
      • Butland
      • Cameron
      • Haugaard
      • Ireland
      • Mato Sanmartín
      • Sobhy Ahmed
      • Walters
      • Wollscheid
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: After winning 3-1 against Sunderland last time out, Mark Hughes may consider naming the same starting XI to take on Manchester United. It’s in central midfield where the Stoke boss is perhaps most likely to consider making a change, with Ibrahim Afellay a viable alternative to Glenn Whelan and Charlie Adam. Xherdan Shaqiri, Joe Allen and Marko Arnautovic may continue in the attacking midfield positions in the 4-2-3-1 behind lone striker Peter Crouch. Julien Ngoy provides another attacking option for Hughes, while the fit-again Bojan is back in training and will also push for inclusion, although he’s also being linked with a move away from the bet365 Stadium. The back four of Glen Johnson, Ryan Shawcross, Bruno Martins Indi and Erik Pieters should remain unchanged, with Phil Bardsley and Marc Muniesa providing back-up. Jon Walters (knee) is expected to remain sidelined, while Jack Butland, Geoff Cameron and Stephen Ireland are all absent. Mame Biram Diouf, Ramadan Sobhi and Wilfried Bony are at the Africa Cup of Nations.

    • Last Updated Fri 20th Jan
  15. Sunderland

    Next Match: West Bromwich Albion (A)
    • Mannone
    • Jones
    • Djilobodji
    • O'Shea
    • Van Aanholt
    • Denayer
    • Rodwell
    • Larsson
    • Januzaj
    • Borini
    • Defoe
    • Out:
      • Buckley
      • Cattermole
      • Gooch
      • Khazri
      • Kirchhoff
      • Koné
      • Manquillo
      • McNair
      • Ndong
      • Pickford
      • Watmore
    • Doubts:
      • Anichebe 25%
      • Pienaar 25%
      • Rodwell 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Jack Rodwell his expected to be available for the trip to The Hawthorns, though Steven Pienaar and Victor Anichebe are less likely to be passed fit. If Rodwell fails to make it, George Honeyman could partner Jason Denayer in midfield, with Adnan Januzaj, Fabio Borini, Seb Larsson and Jermain Defoe all appearing certain starters in attack. Moyes’ options are also limited in defence, with John O’Shea, Papy Djilobodji and Patrick van Aanholt all set to keep their starting places. Billy Jones could replace Donald Love at right-back, though Javier Manquillo is out with a calf problem. Jordan Pickford (knee), Paddy McNair (knee), Jan Kirchhoff (knee), Lee Cattermole (hip), Duncan Watmore (knee) and Lynden Gooch (ankle) are all still out, while Lamine Kone, Didier Ndong and Wahbi Khazri are away at the Africa Cup of Nations.

    • Last Updated Fri 20th Jan
  16. Swansea City

    Next Match: Liverpool (A)
    • Fabianski
    • Naughton
    • Fernández
    • Mawson
    • Olsson
    • Ki Sung-Yueng
    • Cork
    • Carroll
    • Routledge
    • Llorente
    • Sigurdsson
    • Out:
      • Emnes
      • Gomis
      • Montero
      • Tabanou
      • Taylor
    • Doubts:
      • Barrow 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Paul Clement revealed the trip to Anfield may come slightly too soon for new signing Luciano Narsingh, who is recovering from a calf problem. However, fellow new boys Martin Olsson and Tom Carroll will be available, while Modou Barrow has returned to full training this week following a knock. Olsson may replace Stephen Kingsley at left-back, then, alongside Alfie Mawson, Federico Fernandez and Kyle Naughton in the back four. Angel Rangel, Mike van der Hoorn and Jordi Amat provide alternative options. Clement went with an attacking 4-2-3-1 against Arsenal but away to Liverpool, he may decide upon a slightly more defensive 4-3-3. Carroll could join Jack Cork and Ki Sung-yeung in central midfield, although Leroy Fer, Leon Britton and Jay Fulton are also viable options. Gylfi Sigurdsson may be forced to play on the left, with one of Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer or Barrow on the right, leaving Fernando Llorente as the lone striker. There may be a small chance of Sigurdsson being used as a “false nine” though. Borja Baston and Oliver McBurnie provide different options in attack. Neil Taylor and Jefferson Montero remain out.

    • Last Updated Thu 19th Jan
  17. Tottenham Hotspur

    Next Match: Manchester City (A)
    • Lloris
    • Dier
    • Alderweireld
    • Davies
    • Walker
    • Wanyama
    • Dembélé
    • Rose
    • Eriksen
    • Alli
    • Kane
    • Out:
      • Bentaleb
      • Lamela
      • McGee
      • N'Jie
      • Vertonghen
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Mauricio Pochettino will be without defender Jan Vertonghen for around six weeks due to an ankle injury suffered by the Belgian in the 4-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. If the Spurs boss looks to stick with the 3-4-2-1 formation that has worked so well in recent weeks, either Ben Davies, who’s played at lot of his international football in that position, or Kevin Wimmer look set to deputise alongside Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier. If Pochettino sticks with the 3-4-2-1, the rest of the starting XI may stay unchanged, with Kyle Walker and Danny Rose continuing in the wing-back positions, leaving Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele in central midfield. Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen should again start in the advanced midfield positions behind lone striker Harry Kane. Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks and Son Heung-min provide further options in midfield and attack. Erik Lamela remains sidelined due to a hip injury.

    • Last Updated Thu 19th Jan
  18. Watford

    Next Match: Bournemouth (A)
    • Gomes
    • Kaboul
    • Prödl
    • Britos
    • Kabasele
    • Behrami
    • Capoue
    • Holebas
    • Cleverley
    • Okaka
    • Deeney
    • Out:
      • Amrabat
      • Berghuis
      • Guédioura
      • Mariappa
      • Oularé
      • Pereyra
      • Suárez
      • Success Ajayi
    • Doubts:
      • Gomes 75%
      • Janmaat 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Heurelho Gomes faces a fitness test on Friday ahead of the trip to Bournemouth. The Watford keeper suffered a back injury against Middlesbrough last weekend and had to be replaced by Costel Pantilimon. Daryl Janmaat (groin) will also be assessed with the Dutchman remaining doubtful. Christian Kabasele could keep his place at right wing-back, then, although Juan Zuniga may push for a recall. Jose Holebas is expected to line up on the left, while Younes Kaboul, Sebastian Prodl and Miguel Britos may form the three-man defence once more. Craig Cathcart is the obvious alternative. In midfield, Tom Cleverley may push for a starting spot, with the loanee perhaps likely to replace Abdoulaye Doucoure. Valon Behrami and Etienne Capoue are more likely to keep their places in the side, while Stefano Okaka and Troy Deeney also appear likely starters in the 3-4-2-1. Jerome Sinclair and Odion Ighalo offer alterative options in attack, although the latter has been linked with a move away from Vicarage Road. Roberto Pereyra, Adrian Mariappa, Nordin Amrabat and Isaac Success are all out, while Adlene Guedioura is unavailable due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations.

    • Last Updated Thu 19th Jan
  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Next Match: Sunderland (H)
    • Foster
    • Dawson
    • McAuley
    • Olsson
    • Brunt
    • Fletcher
    • Yacob
    • Chadli
    • Morrison
    • Phillips
    • Rondón
    • Out:
      • Gardner
      • McManaman
      • Pocognoli
    • Doubts:
      • Berahino 25%
      • Evans 50%
      • Nyom 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Jonny Evans (calf) remains a serious doubt for the home clash against Sunderland, while Allan Nyom appears unlikely to get international clearance in time to play. Jonas Olsson may again partner Gareth McAuley in central defence then, with Chris Brunt and Craig Dawson expected to continue in the full-back positions. Claudio Yacob and Darren Fletcher look set to combine in central midfield once more, while Nacer Chadli, James Morrison and Matt Phillips could well form the attacking midfield trio. Hal Robson-Kanu and James McClean provide alternatives options in those positions, while Robson-Kanu is also the main back-up to Salomon Rondon in attack.

    • Last Updated Thu 19th Jan
  20. West Ham United

    Next Match: Middlesbrough (A)
    • Randolph
    • Byram
    • Reid
    • Collins
    • Cresswell
    • Noble
    • Obiang
    • Feghouli
    • Lanzini
    • Antonio
    • Carroll
    • Out:
      • Arbeloa
      • Ayew
      • Cullen
      • Henry
      • Kouyaté
      • Masuaku
      • Sakho
      • Samuelsen
      • Töre
      • Zaza
    • Doubts:
      • Byram 75%
      • Carroll 75%
      • Feghouli 75%
      • Reid 75%
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    • Latest News: Winston Reid, Sam Byram, Sofiane Feghouli and Andy Carroll are all carrying minor knocks ahead of the trip to Middlesbrough, but Slaven Bilic is hopeful the quartet will be fit to play. After coming on as a half-time substitute last weekend, Byram could start at right-back for the Hammers, alongside Reid, Aaron Cresswell and perhaps James Collins in the back four. The Welshman stayed on against Crystal Palace, while Angelo Ogbonna was hooked off, so the Italian could be in danger of dropping to the bench. Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang should keep their places in central midfield, while Antonio may move back to a more attacking role, perhaps alongside Manuel Lanzini and Feghouli in the advanced midfield positions if Bilic opts for a 4-2-3-1. Antonio could also play alongside Carroll in a 4-4-2 though, with Lanzini shifting over to the left wing. Edimilson Fernandes and Ashley Fletcher provide alternative options in midfield and in attack. Alvaro Arbeloa, Arthur Masuaku, Havard Nordtveit, Gokhan Tore and Diafra Sakho remain sidelined, while Dimitri Payet is still not being considered for selection.

    • Last Updated Thu 19th Jan