Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Next Match: Stoke City (H)
    • Cech
    • Gabriel
    • Mustafi
    • Koscielny
    • Monreal
    • Coquelin
    • Xhaka
    • Walcott
    • Ozil
    • Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • Sánchez
    • Out:
      • Akpom
      • Campbell
      • Cazorla
      • Debuchy
      • Mertesacker
      • Sanogo
      • Szczesny
      • Welbeck
    • Doubts:
      • Bellerín 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Arsene Wenger could well name an unchanged starting XI from the one that beat West Ham United 5-1 for the home encounter with Stoke City, although Hector Bellerin could possibly make a return to the defence. The Spaniard has made good progress following an ankle injury and is set to undergo a fitness test ahead of the weekend. He may not be rushed back ahead of two tough away matches, however, so Gabriel may again fill in at right-back, alongside Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Montreal in defence. Francis Coquelin and Granit Xhaka are expected to combine at the base of midfield, although Mohamed Elneny and Aaron Ramsey are viable alternatives. Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were both omitted in midweek so they look the favourites to operate out wide in the standard 4-2-3-1, with Mesut Ozil continuing in the No 10 role behind lone striker Alexis Sanchez. Olivier Giroud, Lucas Perez and Alex Iwobi could all feature should Wenger look to rotate his side ahead of the trips to Everton and Man City. Per Mertesacker, Mathieu Debuchy, Santi Cazorla and Danny Welbeck remain sidelined.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  2. Bournemouth

    Next Match: Burnley (A)
    • Boruc
    • Francis
    • Aké
    • Cook
    • Smith
    • Gosling
    • Arter
    • Fraser
    • Wilshere
    • King
    • Wilson
    • Out:
      • Cargill
      • Cook
      • Stanislas
      • Surman
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Eddie Howe should have Charlie Daniels (hip) available for the trip to Turf Moor, after the defender returned to training this week, but Junior Stanislas is expected to be ruled out with an ankle injury. There’s no guarantee Daniels will come straight back into the starting XI, though, given the form of Nathan Ake since he has come into the side. Simon Francis, Steve Cook and Adam Smith may form the rest of an unchanged back four, then. Having missed the last four matches, Andrew Surman appears unlikely to earn a recall even if he is passed fit following a hamstring injury, so Dan Gosling and Harry Arter should again combine at the base of midfield in the 4-2-3-1 formation. After a superb performance off the bench against Liverpool, Ryan Fraser may be the one to benefit from Stanislas’s absence, possible starting alongside Jack Wilshere and Josh King in the advanced midfield positions. Jordon Ibe could also come into contention, though. Callum Wilson is expected to spearhead the Cherries attack once again, with Benik Afobe the alternative option. Lewis Cook (ankle) remains sidelined.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  3. Burnley

    Next Match: Bournemouth (H)
    • Heaton
    • Flanagan
    • Keane
    • Mee
    • Ward
    • Boyd
    • Marney
    • Hendrick
    • Arfield
    • Gray
    • Vokes
    • Out:
      • Berg Gudmundsson
      • Jutkiewicz
      • Lafferty
      • Ulvestad
    • Doubts:
      • Heaton 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes Tom Heaton should be back in contention to return for the home clash against Bournemouth following his calf injury. The lack of certainty from Dyche suggests there does remain some doubt as to who will start in goal, though, with Paul Robinson on standby for a third consecutive start. Jon Flanagan was preferred to Matt Lowton at right-back last weekend and may keep his starting berth alongside Michael Keane, Ben Mee and Stephen Ward in the back four. Scott Arfield, Dean Marney, Jeff Hendrick and George Boyd started in midfield last time out, but Steven Defour will likely push for a recall this weekend. In attack, Sam Vokes could also return to the starting XI, perhaps alongside Andre Gray with Ashley Barnes making way. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (hamstring) looks unlikely to feature once again.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  4. Chelsea

    Next Match: West Bromwich Albion (H)
    • Courtois
    • Azpilicueta
    • Luiz
    • Cahill
    • Moses
    • Kanté
    • Matic
    • Alonso
    • Pedro
    • Diego Costa
    • Hazard
    • Out:
      • Atsu
      • Baba
      • Cuadrado
      • Miazga
      • Mikel
      • Terry
    • Doubts:
      • Da Silva Costa 75%
      • Matic 75%
      • Rodríguez Ledesma 75%
      • van Ginkel 75%
      • Zouma 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Diego Costa (knock), Pedro (knock) and Nemanja Matic (muscle injury) are all expected to be fit for the home clash against West Bromwich Albion. Pedro does face competition from Willian for his starting spot, though, after the Brazilian replaced him to score against Man City last weekend. Costa and Eden Hazard should form the rest of the front three. Matic may well return in place of Cesc Febregas in central midfield, starting alongside N’Golo Kante, with Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso continuing in the wing-back positions. Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill look set to start in the three-man defence once again. Branislav Ivanovic will provide back-up. John Terry and John Obi Mikel remain sidelined.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  5. Crystal Palace

    Next Match: Hull City (A)
    • Hennessey
    • Tomkins
    • Delaney
    • Dann
    • Ward
    • McArthur
    • Joe Ledley
    • Zaha
    • Puncheon
    • Townsend
    • Benteke
    • Out:
      • Anderson
      • Benteke
      • Boateng
      • Kaikai
      • Ladapo
      • Mandanda
      • Remy
      • Souaré
      • Wickham
      • Williams
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Yohan Cabaye is back from a one-match ban for the trip to the KCOM Stadium but following the 3-0 win over Southampton, the Frenchman could struggle to edge his way back into the starting XI. Joe Ledley may keep his starting spot alongside James McArthur at the base of midfield in the 4-2-3-1 formation, then, with Wilfried Zaha, Jason Puncheon and Andros Townsend forming the attacking midfield trio. Bakary Sako, Lee Chung-yong and Mathieu Flamini provide alternative options in midfield. After keeping their first clean sheet of the season, the back four of James Tomkins, Damien Delaney, Scott Dann and Joel Ward is expected to stay unchanged. Martin Kelly and Zeki Fryers provide further back-up. Steve Mandanda, Pape Souare, Connor Wickham and Jonathan Benteke remain on the sidelines.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  6. Everton

    Next Match: Watford (A)
    • Stekelenburg
    • Coleman
    • Williams
    • Funes Mori
    • Baines
    • Cleverley
    • Barry
    • Gueye
    • Barkley
    • Lukaku
    • Mirallas
    • Out:
      • Besic
      • Bolasie
      • McGeady
      • Pennington
    • Doubts:
      • Coleman 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Ronald Koeman has revealed that Seamus Coleman should be fit for the trip to Vicarage Road after the defender suffered a knock during the 1-1 draw against Man United. Coleman looks set to start in an unchanged back four alongside Ramiro Funes Mori, Ashley Williams and Leighton Baines, then, with Phil Jagielka and Mason Holgate expected to provide cover. Further forward, the Toffees were dealt a huge blow with the news that Yannick Bolasie will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury. One of Ross Barkley, Gerard Deulofeu or Enner Valencia look likely to take his place, with Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas likely to keep their starting roles in attack. Koeman could again opt for a three-man midfield, with Gareth Barry and Idrissa Gueye certainly looking sure starters. Tom Cleverley may take the other spot ahead of James McCarthy, although he could be sacrificed if Koeman considers switching to a 4-2-3-1. Maarten Stekelenburg will probably keep hold of his starting spot in goal ahead of Joel Robles, despite his error for Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal last weekend. Muhamed Besic remains a long-term absentee.

    • Last Updated Fri 9th Dec
  7. Hull City

    Next Match: Crystal Palace (H)
    • Marshall
    • Elmohamady
    • Davies
    • Dawson
    • Robertson
    • Snodgrass
    • Livermore
    • Mason
    • Clucas
    • Henriksen
    • Diomande
    • Out:
      • Bruce
      • Hernández
      • Keane
      • Luer
      • Odubajo
    • Doubts:
      • Lenihan 75%
      • Maloney 50%
      • McGregor 75%
    • Banned:
      • Dieumerci Mbokani
    • Latest News: Unless Shaun Maloney (back) is passed fit for the home encounter against Crystal Palace, Mike Phelan looks to have few options to make changes from the side that lost 1-0 to Middlesbrough. Markus Henriksen may get another chance in an attacking midfield role behind lone striker Adama Diomande, then, with youngster Jarrod Bowen the main alternative. Robert Snodgrass, Jake Livermore, Ryan Mason and Sam Clucas look set to start in midfield, although Tom Huddlestone and David Meyler could push for recalls. The back four of Andrew Robertson, Curtis Davies, Michael Dawson and Ahmed Elmohamady is also expected to remain unchanged in front of goalkeeper David Marshall. Moses Odubajo (knee), Alex Bruce (Achilles) and Greg Luer (knee), Abel Hernandez (hernia) and Will Keane (knee) are still sidelined, while Dieumerci Mbokani is still serving a suspension.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  8. Leicester City

    Next Match: Manchester City (H)
    • Zieler
    • Simpson
    • Huth
    • Morgan
    • Fuchs
    • Mahrez
    • King
    • Amartey
    • Albrighton
    • Slimani
    • Vardy
    • Out:
      • Lawrence
    • Doubts:
      • Schmeichel 50%
    • Banned:
      • Drinkwater
    • Latest News: Claudio Ranieri expects to have Robert Huth available for the home clash against Man City after the defender trained normally on Thursday, having been suffering from a slight problem with his back. The German looks set to line up in an unchanged back four alongside Danny Simpson, Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs then, with Luis Hernandez set to provide cover. Kasper Schmeichel has returned to training following a hand injury, and does appear to have a chance of returning this weekend. It appears a late call will be made between him and Ron-Robert Zieler. Nampalys Mendy got 90 minutes under his belt against Porto on Wednesday night but may not be able to start again just three days later. Daniel Amartey and Andy King could start in central midfield, then, with Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton set to line up out wide for the Foxes. Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani were rested in midweek and up against City’s vulnerable defence, Ranieri may opt to go on the attack. Shinji Okazaki would be the more conservative choice should the Italian look to start with a 4-4-1-1. Danny Drinkwater is suspended and is also nursing a knock.

    • Last Updated Fri 9th Dec
  9. Liverpool

    Next Match: West Ham United (H)
    • Karius
    • Clyne
    • Matip
    • Lovren
    • Milner
    • Can
    • Henderson
    • Lallana
    • Mane
    • Origi
    • Firmino
    • Out:
      • Bogdan
      • Coutinho
      • Ings
      • Markovic
      • Sturridge
      • Wisdom
    • Doubts:
      • Gomez 75%
      • Mane 75%
      • Matip 75%
      • Ojo 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Joel Matip (ankle) and Sadio Mane (knock) have both trained this week and look set to be fit to face West Ham United. Matip could replace Lucas Leiva in central defence, then, while Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren and James Milner looking sure starters elsewhere in the back four. Adam Lallana returned from a groin injury to play 22 minutes against Bournemouth last weekend and will push for a recall in place of Georginio Wijnaldum. Jordan Henderson and Emre Can appear likely to keep their starting roles in central midfield. Lallana could also be an option further forward if Mane were to be ruled out, with Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi likely to form the rest of the front three. Daniel Sturridge remains a doubt due to a calf problem. Loris Karius is expected to keep his place in goal despite a poor performance against the Cherries. Philippe Coutinho is ruled out until the New Year, while Danny Ings is a long-term absentee.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  10. Manchester City

    Next Match: Leicester City (A)
    • Bravo
    • Sagna
    • Stones
    • Kolarov
    • Clichy
    • Fernando
    • Sterling
    • De Bruyne
    • Touré
    • Silva
    • Iheanacho
    • Out:
      • Hart
      • Kompany
      • Mangala
      • Nasri
      • Roberts
    • Doubts:
      • Sterling 75%
    • Banned:
      • Aguero
      • Fernandinho
      • Otamendi
    • Latest News: Pep Guardiola will be without the suspended Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi for the trip to the King Power Stadium, but Raheem Sterling has returned to training following a knee injury and could be set to earn a recall. If Guardiola reverts back to a 4-1-4-1, as he tends to do in away matches, then Sterling could be joined by Kevin de Bruyne, Yaya Toure and David Silva in midfield, with Fernando starting in the defensive midfield role. Ilkay Gundogan, Leroy Sane and Nolito all played 90 minutes in midweek so are perhaps less likely to earn starts. Kelechi Iheanacho did also play the full match against Celtic although the Nigerian is still expected to spearhead the City attack. John Stones and Aleksandar Kolarov could start in central defence after both players were rested in the Champions League, although it’s more difficult to predict who will start in the full-back positions, given that Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta all played 90 minutes in midweek. Zabaleta was deployed in a defensive midfield role in that match, though, and could now provide an alternative to Fernando in that position. Vincent Kompany (knee) remains on the sidelines.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  11. Manchester United

    Next Match: Tottenham Hotspur (H)
    • De Gea
    • Valencia
    • Jones
    • Bailly
    • Darmian
    • Carrick
    • Mkhitaryan
    • Herrera
    • Pogba
    • Martial
    • Ibrahimovic
    • Out:
      • Borthwick-Jackson
      • Wilson
    • Doubts:
      • Shaw 75%
      • Smalling 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  12. Middlesbrough

    Next Match: Southampton (A)
    • Valdés
    • Barragán
    • Chambers
    • Gibson
    • Fabio
    • Clayton
    • Traoré
    • Forshaw
    • de Roon
    • Ramírez
    • Negredo
    • Out:
      • Baptiste
      • Friend
    • Doubts:
      • Husband 75%
      • Ramírez 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  13. Southampton

    Next Match: Middlesbrough (H)
    • Forster
    • Cédric
    • van Dijk
    • Fonte
    • Bertrand
    • Clasie
    • Romeu
    • Davis
    • Redmond
    • Long
    • Boufal
    • Out:
      • Austin
      • Gallagher
      • Gazzaniga
      • Hesketh
      • McCarthy
      • Pied
      • Targett
    • Doubts:
      • Reed 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Charlie Austin will miss the visit of Middlesbrough after suffering a shoulder injury during the 1-1 Europa League draw with Hapoel Be’er Sheva. Dusan Tadic did return from a broken nose in that match, though, so the Serbian could join Nathan Redmond and Sofiane Boufal in attack. Josh Sims and Shane Long provide further options for the front three places. Jordy Clasie was an unused substitute on Thursday night, so he could provide fresh legs in central midfield alongside Oriol Romeu and Steven Davis. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and James Ward-Prowse are viable starters, though. The back four of Cedric Soares, Virgil van Dijk, Jose Fonte and Ryan Bertrand should remain unchanged, with Fonte expected to earn a recall having been omitted for Thursday's tie. Maya Yoshida and Sam McQueen will likely provide cover. Jeremy Pied (knee) is a long-term absentee, while Matt Targett (hamstring) is also expected to miss out once again.

    • Last Updated Fri 9th Dec
  14. Stoke City

    Next Match: Arsenal (A)
    • Grant
    • Johnson
    • Muniesa
    • Martins Indi
    • Pieters
    • Adam
    • Imbula
    • Shaqiri
    • Allen
    • Arnautovic
    • Walters
    • Out:
      • Afellay
      • Bardsley
      • Butland
      • Cameron
      • Ireland
      • Mato Sanmartín
      • Wollscheid
    • Doubts:
      • Arnautovic 75%
      • Martins Indi 75%
      • Shawcross 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Mark Hughes is expected to have Bruno Martins Indi (facial injury) and Marko Arnautovic (knock) available for the trip to the Emirates. The Stoke boss did start with a 3-4-3 formation in the 2-0 win over Burnley but he may decide to revert back to a 4-2-3-1 against the high-flying Gunners, finding a place in the starting XI for Joe Allen. Glen Johnson may return to right-back, then, starting alongside Martins Indi, Marc Muniesa and Erik Pieters in defence. Giannelli Imbula could keep his place alongside Charlie Adam at the base of midfield, although the more defensive-minded Glen Whelan returned from injury last weekend off the bench and will push for a recall. Xherdan Shaqiri and Arnautovic could then flank Allen in the No 10 role, with Jon Walters likely to get the nod ahead of Wilfried Bony as the lone striker once again. Mame Biram Diouf may only keep his place on the right if Hughes sticks with the 3-4-3. Jack Butland, Phil Bardsley, Stephen Ireland and Ibrahim Afellay will miss out once again, while Ryan Shawcross (calf) and Geoff Cameron (knee) appear unlikely to feature.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  15. Sunderland

    Next Match: Swansea City (A)
    • Pickford
    • Jones
    • Djilobodji
    • Koné
    • Van Aanholt
    • Pienaar
    • Ndong
    • Denayer
    • Januzaj
    • Defoe
    • Anichebe
    • Out:
      • Borini
      • Buckley
      • Cattermole
      • Gooch
      • McNair
      • Rodwell
      • Watmore
    • Doubts:
      • Denayer 75%
      • Pienaar 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Sunderland were dealt a huge blow following the news that Duncan Watmore will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury. Jason Denayer (illness) and Steven Pienaar (concussion) are both doubts, although they should have a good chance of being fit for the trip to the Liberty Stadium. Denayer and Pienaar could again start alongside Didier Ndong in central midfield, then, with Jan Kirchhoff and Sebastian Larsson likely to be on standby should either player be ruled out. One of Wahbi Khazri or Adnan Januzaj may come in for the injured Watmore if David Moyes sticks to the 4-3-3 formation, or if he moves to a 4-4-2, Larsson or even Javier Manquillo could start on the right side of midfield. Jermain Defoe and Victor Anichebe appear certain starters in attack. The back four of Billy Jones, Lamine Kone, Papy Djilobodji and Patrick van Aanholt should also remain unchanged, with John O’Shea and providing experienced cover. Jack Rodwell (hamstring) remains a major doubt, while Paddy McNair (knee), Lee Cattermole (hip), Lynden Gooch (ankle) and Fabio Borini (groin) are all sidelined.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  16. Swansea City

    Next Match: Sunderland (H)
    • Fabianski
    • Naughton
    • van der Hoorn
    • Amat
    • Taylor
    • Cork
    • Fer
    • Routledge
    • Sigurdsson
    • Montero
    • Llorente
    • Out:
      • Emnes
      • Gomis
      • Ki
      • Tabanou
    • Doubts:
      • Fernández 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Ki Sung-yeung and Federico Fernandez are set to remain out with toe injuries but Swans head coach Bob Radley has no fresh concerns ahead of the home clash against Sunderland. The back four of Neil Taylor, Jordi Amat, Mike van der Hoorn and Kyle Naughton looks set to remain unchanged, then, with Alfie Mawson the most likely to force his way into the starting XI. Bradley has favoured a 4-3-3 of late but with the Welsh outfit at home and in desperate need of three points, he may well switch to a more attacking 4-2-3-1. Fernando Llorente could earn a recall in attack, then, with Borja Baston an alternative. Gylfi Sigurdsson looks set to drop back into the No 10 role, with Jefferson Montero and Wayne Routledge perhaps getting the nod out wide. Modou Barrow may be able keep his starting spot, though, while Nathan Dyer provides another option. Jay Fulton may be the one to make way for the change in formation, leaving Jack Cork and Leroy Fer in central midfield. Leon Britton does provide Bradley with another option in the middle of the park, however.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  17. Tottenham Hotspur

    Next Match: Manchester United (A)
    • Lloris
    • Walker
    • Alderweireld
    • Vertonghen
    • Rose
    • Wanyama
    • Dembélé
    • Eriksen
    • Alli
    • Son
    • Kane
    • Out:
      • Bentaleb
      • Davies
      • Lamela
      • McGee
      • N'Jie
    • Doubts:
      • Janssen 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Toby Alderweireld returned from a leg injury to play 22 minutes against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night and would seem likely to return to the starting XI for the trip to Old Trafford. The Belgian could replace Eric Dier, then, with Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker set to retain their places elsewhere in the back four. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino could name the same front six that started against Swansea City last weekend, with Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele again combining in the double-pivot in the 4-2-3-1. Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Son Heung-min could then operate in the advanced midfield positions behind lone striker Harry Kane. The likes of Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou provide alternative options in midfield. Vincent Janssen (ankle), Ben Davies (ankle) and Erik Lamela (rib) are all expected to remain sidelined.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  18. Watford

    Next Match: Everton (H)
    • Gomes
    • Kabasele
    • Prödl
    • Britos
    • Janmaat
    • Capoue
    • Behrami
    • Holebas
    • Amrabat
    • Deeney
    • Okaka
    • Out:
      • Berghuis
      • Cathcart
      • Nunes do Nascimento
      • Oularé
      • Suárez
    • Doubts:
      • Janmaat 75%
      • Kaboul 75%
      • Mariappa 75%
    • Banned:
      • Pereyra
    • Latest News: Walter Mazzarri will be able to call upon Miguel Britos and Valon Behrami for the home clash against Everton after the pair missed the 3-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion due to suspension but Roberto Pereyra is unavailable due to his own one-match ban. Daryl Janmaat has returned to training this week after suffering a serious cut to the face though and could return to contention by wearing a protective mask. Younes Kaboul remains a doubt having made slower than expected progress from a muscle injury. Christian Kabasele, Sebastian Prodl and Britos could start in defence for the Hornets, then, with Janmaat and Jose Holebas in the wing-back positions. If Mazzarri goes with a 3-4-3, Behrami should join Etienne Capoue in midfield, with Adlene Guedioura another option if he goes for a 3-5-2. Troy Deeney and Nordin Amrabat will be expected to claim two of the front three positions, with Isaac Success, Stefano Okaka or Odion Ighalo seemingly battling it out for the final spot. Juan Zuniga also presents Mazzarri with a flexible option, either in defence or midfield. Craig Cathcart (groin) and Adrian Mariappa (head injury) remain sidelined.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Next Match: Chelsea (A)
    • Foster
    • Dawson
    • McAuley
    • Evans
    • Nyom
    • Fletcher
    • Yacob
    • Brunt
    • Morrison
    • Phillips
    • Rondón
    • Out:
      • Berahino
      • Myhill
      • Pocognoli
    • Doubts:
      • McAuley 75%
      • Morrison 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: After winning three of their last four matches, Tony Pulis could name an unchanged starting XI for the trip to Stamford Bridge. Nacer Chadli is pushing for a recall, though, and is an option to replace James Morrison in the No 10 role. Chris Brunt and Matt Phillips should retain their starts in the other attacking midfield positions in the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Salomon Rondon set to continue as the lone striker for the Baggies. Darren Fletcher and Claudio Yacob are expected to combine at the base of midfield once more, while Craig Dawson, Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley and Allan Nyom will surley form an unchanged back four, with Jonas Olsson and Brendan Galloway providing cover. Boaz Myhill and Saido Berahino remain unavailable.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec
  20. West Ham United

    Next Match: Liverpool (A)
    • Randolph
    • Kouyaté
    • Reid
    • Ogbonna
    • Antonio
    • Noble
    • Obiang
    • Cresswell
    • Lanzini
    • Payet
    • Fletcher
    • Out:
      • Antonio
      • Byram
      • Cresswell
      • Cullen
      • Henry
      • Oxford
      • Sakho
      • Samuelsen
      • Töre
    • Doubts:
      • Collins 75%
      • Kouyaté 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Cheikhou Kouyate, Aaron Cresswell and Michail Antonio all missed the 5-1 defeat to Arsenal due to groin injuries but the trio could all be available for the trip to Anfield. James Collins is likely to be ruled out due to a hamstring problem, though. Winston Reid and Angelo Ogbonna should join Kouyate in the back three, with Alvaro Arbeloa and Havard Nordtveit other options in defence. Arthur Masuaku and Edimilson Fernandes should drop to the bench if Cresswell and Antonio are passed fit to start in the wing-back roles, with Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang set to keep their berths in central midfield in the 3-4-2-1 formation. Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet are expected to start in the attacking midfield positions, with Ashley Fletcher perhaps getting the nod as the lone striker ahead of Andre Ayew and Andy Carroll, who are both short of match fitness. Sofiane Feghouli could be an option to come into the side should Carroll be rushed back into the starting XI though due to his crossing ability. Sam Byram, Reece Oxford, Gokhan Tore and Diafra Sakho remain sidelined.

    • Last Updated Thu 8th Dec