Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Next Match: Stoke City (A)
    • Cech
    • Mustafi
    • Monreal
    • Kolasinac
    • Bellerín
    • Xhaka
    • Ramsey
    • Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • Ozil
    • Lacazette
    • Giroud
    • Out:
      • Cazorla
      • de Abreu
    • Doubts:
      • Sánchez 25%
      • Wilshere 25%
    • Banned:
      • Koscielny
    • Latest News: Arsene Wenger welcomes back Per Mertesacker for the trip to Stoke following a facial injury, while the Arsenal boss also revealed that Shkodran Mustafi and Francis Coquelin will be in the squad. At least one of Mertesacker or Mustafi look set to come into the starting XI, then, which could see Sead Kolasinac move to left wing-back. Rob Holding’s start may be at risk, while the start of either Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Hector Bellerin could also be under threat. After scoring from the bench, Aaron Ramsey looks in contention to replace Mohamed Elneny alongside Granit Xhaka, while Olivier Giroud is another who is pushing for a start. That could potentially see Alexandre Lacazette move into a central support role alongside Mesut Ozil. Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi provide further attacking alternatives. Laurent Koscielny is still suspended, while Alexis Sanchez is expected to return against Liverpool in Gameweek 3. Gabriel, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla remain out.

    • Last Updated Thu 17th Aug
  2. Bournemouth

    Next Match: Watford (H)
    • Begovic
    • Smith
    • Cook
    • Aké
    • Daniels
    • Arter
    • Surman
    • Ibe
    • King
    • Fraser
    • Defoe
    • Out:
      • Stanislas
      • Wilson
    • Doubts:
      • Francis 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: A late decision will be made on Simon Francis ahead of the home encounter against Watford after picking up a hamstring problem last weekend. Adam Smith will be on standby to join Nathan Ake, Steve Cook and Charlie Daniels in the back four. Jermain Defoe was only fit enough to feature off the bench in Gameweek 1, but Eddie Howe revealed the forward is in contention to start against the Hornets, with Joshua King set to continue in the support striker role. Ryan Fraser should retain his start, but Jordon Ibe may get the nod ahead of Marc Pugh on the opposite flank after coming on as a half-time substitute last time out. Harry Arter and Andrew Surman are expected to continue at the base of midfield, with Dan Gosling the main alternative. Junior Stanislas and Callum Wilson remain out.

    • Last Updated Fri 18th Aug
  3. Brighton and Hove Albion

    Next Match: Leicester City (A)
    • Mat Ryan
    • Bruno
    • Dunk
    • Duffy
    • Suttner
    • Knockaert
    • Stephens
    • Pröpper
    • Solly March
    • Groß
    • Murray
    • Out:
      • Baldock
      • Brown
      • Kayal
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Chris Hughton will be without Izzy Brown for the trip to Leicester, with the midfielder returning to parent club Chelsea to be assessed after suffering a hamstring injury in the 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. Anthony Knockaert got 13 minutes under his belt as a substitute in the season opener, so he may come into the side alongside Davy Propper, Dale Stephens and Solly March in the four-man midfield. Jose Izquierdo is still awaiting international clearance, and if he is available, is only likely to feature from the bench. Pascal Gross should continue in the support striker role, with Glenn Murray perhaps replacing Tomer Hemed as the lone striker. Bruno, Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy and Markus Suttner are expected to be retained in the back four, with Gaetan Bong, Uwe Huenemeier and Liam Rosenior providing cover. Beram Kayal (leg) and Sam Baldock (calf) remain out.

    • Last Updated Thu 17th Aug
  4. Burnley

    Next Match: West Bromwich Albion (H)
    • Heaton
    • Lowton
    • Mee
    • Tarkowski
    • Ward
    • Gudmundsson
    • Hendrick
    • Cork
    • Brady
    • Defour
    • Vokes
    • Out:
      • Long
      • Marney
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Sean Dyche has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit of West Bromwich Albion to Turf Moor. Following the sensational 3-2 victory over Chelsea, Dyche may well consider naming an unchanged starting XI. Sam Vokes should continue to lead the line, with Steven Defour operating just in front of Jack Cork and Jeff Hendrick in central midfield. Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady started out wide at Stamford Bridge, and may well retain their starting spots. Jonathan Walters and Ashley Barnes provide attacking alternatives, particularly if Dyche opts to start with two forwards, with Scott Arfield and Ashley Westwood the other midfield options. The back four of Matthew Lowton, Ben Mee, James Tarkowski and Stephen Ward is set to stay unchanged, with Charlie Taylor, Kevin Long and Phil Bardsley the back-up options.

    • Last Updated Thu 17th Aug
  5. Chelsea

    Next Match: Tottenham Hotspur (A)
    • Courtois
    • Azpilicueta
    • Rüdiger
    • Christensen
    • Moses
    • Luiz
    • Kanté
    • Alonso
    • Willian
    • Batshuayi
    • Morata
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
      • Bakayoko 75%
      • Hazard 25%
      • Rodríguez Ledesma 75%
    • Banned:
      • Cahill
      • Fabregas
    • Latest News: Antonio Conte will be without the suspended Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas for the away clash against Tottenham Hotspur, while Pedro (ankle) is a major doubt after still feeling pain after training on Friday. Tiemoue Bakayoko is not fully match fit, but could be an option given Conte's lack of midfield options. Victor Moses is back from suspension, though, so he looks set to start at right wing-back, with Cesar Azpilicueta moving into the back three. David Luiz may need to be used in central midfield if Bakayoko isn't risked, so Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen could complete the three-man defence. Marcos Alonso, N’Golo Kante and Willian appear sure starters, while Alvaro Morata should come into the starting XI after a strong showing off the bench in the 3-2 defeat to Burnley. He could be partnered by Michy Batshuayi in attack, with youngster Jeremie Boga the other main alternative. Eden Hazard returned to training this week, but he needs more time to build up his fitness levels.

    • Last Updated Fri 18th Aug
  6. Crystal Palace

    Next Match: Liverpool (A)
    • Hennessey
    • Fosu-Mensah
    • Dann
    • Riedewald
    • Ward
    • Milivojevic
    • Puncheon
    • Van Aanholt
    • Loftus-Cheek
    • Benteke
    • Townsend
    • Out:
      • Sako
      • Souaré
      • Wickham
      • Zaha
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Wilfried Zaha (knee) will miss the trip to Liverpool, with head coach Frank de Boer unsure on how long the winger will be out for, although reports suggest he may be sidelined for four weeks. Midfielders Yohan Cabaye and James McArthur are available, though they are unlikely to be ready to play 90 minutes. De Boer doesn’t look to have too many options to choose from in attack if he sticks with the 3-4-3 formation, so Andros Townsend could join Christian Benteke and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the front three. Loftus-Cheek did drop back into central midfield during the 3-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town, but with Jason Lokilo, Jeffrey Schlupp and Lee Chung-yong looking the only other options, he may remain in an advanced role. Luka Milivojevic and Jason Puncheon seem set for the central midfield starting spots, then, with Cabaye and McArthur as back-up. The back three of Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Scott Dann and Jairo Riedewald may stay unchanged, with Joel Ward and Patrick van Aanholt in the wing-back spots. James Tomkins is the main alternative option in defence. Pape Souare, Connor Wickham and Bakary Sako are set to remain out.

    • Last Updated Fri 18th Aug
  7. Everton

    Next Match: Manchester City (A)
    • Pickford
    • Keane
    • Williams
    • Jagielka
    • Cuco Martina
    • Schneiderlin
    • Gueye
    • Baines
    • Klaassen
    • Rooney
    • Ramirez
    • Out:
      • Barkley
      • Bolasie
      • Coleman
      • Funes Mori
      • McCarthy
    • Doubts:
      • Ramírez 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Sandro Ramirez should shake off a minor knock to be available for the trip to Manchester City, while club-record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson could also be set to feature. The Icleandic midfielder may be short of match fitness to start at the Etihad, though, so Davy Klaassen and Wayne Rooney could start behind lone striker Sandro if Ronald Koeman opts for a 3-4-2-1 formation. Alternatively, Dominic Calvert-Lewin may join Rooney and Sandro in attack in a 4-3-3, with Klaassen joining Idrissa Gueye and Morgan Schneiderlin in central midfield. Tom Davies provides a different option, while he could also be considered to start at right wing-back. Calvert-Lewin, Cuco Martina and Mason Holgate are all options in that position though. In a three-man defence, Phil Jagielka, Ashley Williams, Michael Keane should all start, with Williams perhaps at risk if Koeman opts for a four-man backline after being replaced at half-time last weekend. Leighton Baines should continue at either left-back or left wing-back. Ross Barkley (groin) and James McCarthy (knee) aren’t expected to feature, while Seamus Coleman, Ramiro Funes Mori and Yannick Bolasie are long-term absentees.

    • Last Updated Thu 17th Aug
  8. Huddersfield Town

    Next Match: Newcastle United (H)
    • Lössl
    • Smith
    • Schindler
    • Zanka
    • Löwe
    • Mooy
    • Billing
    • Kachunga
    • Palmer
    • Ince
    • Mounie
    • Out:
      • Cranie
      • Hogg
      • Stankovic
      • Wells
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Following a stunning 3-0 win at Crystal Palace on the opening weekend, Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner could consider naming an unchanged starting XI for the home meeting with Newcastle United. Tommy Smith, Christopher Schindler, Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen and Chris Lowe could form the back four, then, with Scott Malone and Michael Hefele providing back-up. In Wagner’s favoured 4-2-3-1 formation, Aaron Mooy and Philip Billing look set to continue at the base of midfield, with Danny Williams the main alternative to the latter. Kasey Palmer, Tom Ince and Elias Kachunga should remain in the advanced midfield positions behind lone striker Steve Mounie. Rajiv van La Parra and Laurent Depoitre provide further attacking options. Martin Cranie (hip), Jon Stankovic (knee), Jonathan Hogg and Nakhi Wells (both ankle) remain out, with Hogg set to return after the international break.

    • Last Updated Fri 18th Aug
  9. Leicester City

    Next Match: Brighton and Hove Albion (H)
    • Schmeichel
    • Simpson
    • Maguire
    • Morgan
    • Fuchs
    • Mahrez
    • James
    • Ndidi
    • Albrighton
    • Okazaki
    • Vardy
    • Out:
      • Drinkwater
      • Huth
      • Iborra
      • Mendy
    • Doubts:
      • Iheanacho 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Both Danny Drinkwater (thigh) and Vicente Iborra (groin) remain out for the visit of Brighton & Hove Albion to the King Power Stadium, while Kelechi Iheanacho (toe) didn't train on Thursday, with a late decision to be made on his fitness. Craig Shakespeare may name a similar side to the one that lined up against Arsenal last weekend, with the back four of Danny Simpson, Harry Maguire, Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs set to remain unchanged. Ben Chilwell and Yohan Benalouane are the primary back-up options. Matty James could continue alongside Wilfred Ndidi in central midfield, with Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton on the flanks. Demarai Gray is a viable starter out wide, though. With Iheanacho doubtful, Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy should again spearhead the Foxes’ attack. Robert Huth played 60 minutes for the U23s this week, and is closing in on a comeback. Nampalys Mendy (ankle) remains out.

    • Last Updated Fri 18th Aug
  10. Liverpool

    Next Match: Crystal Palace (H)
    • Mignolet
    • Alexander-Arnold
    • Matip
    • Lovren
    • Moreno
    • Can
    • Henderson
    • Wijnaldum
    • Salah
    • Firmino
    • Mane
    • Out:
      • Clyne
      • Coutinho
      • Lallana
      • Ojo
    • Doubts:
      • Sakho 25%
      • Sturridge 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Jurgen Klopp revealed Daniel Sturridge is expected to be fit for the visit of Crystal Palace to Anfield, but Philippe Coutinho and Nathaniel Clyne both remain out due to back injuries. It’s unlikely Sturridge will be handed a start, though, so the front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane is set to stay unchanged. In central midfield, Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum may also retain their starts, with James Milner a possible option if Klopp considers rotating ahead of the UEFA Champions League playoff second leg against Hoffenheim. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Alberto Moreno appear Klopp’s first-choice defence right now, with Andrew Robertson, Ragnar Klavan and Joe Gomez possible rotation options. Adam Lallana remains out.

    • Last Updated Thu 17th Aug
  11. Manchester City

    Next Match: Everton (H)
    • Ederson Moraes
    • Kompany
    • Stones
    • Otamendi
    • Walker
    • De Bruyne
    • Fernandinho
    • Silva
    • Danilo
    • Gabriel Jesus
    • Aguero
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
      • Delph 50%
      • Gündogan 50%
      • Mendy 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Benjamin Mendy (thigh) and Ilkay Gundogan (knee) were included in the midweek squad for a friendly clash with Spanish side Girona but neither is expected to return for the home fixture against Everton. Pep Guardiola may named an unchanged starting XI, particularly if he sticks with the 3-3-2-2 system. John Stones, Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi could form the three-man defence once again, then, with Kyle Walker and Danilo remaining in the wing-back roles. Leroy Sane does provide a more attacking alternative to the Brazilian, but may have to settle for a place on the bench once again. Fernandinho is expected to start in the defensive midfield role, allowing David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne to roam further forward. Yaya Toure is the main alternative in central midfield. The front two of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus should keep their places, with Sane and Raheem Sterling other options if Guardiola decides to change formation.

    • Last Updated Thu 17th Aug
  12. Manchester United

    Next Match: Swansea City (A)
    • De Gea
    • Valencia
    • Bailly
    • Jones
    • Blind
    • Herrera
    • Matic
    • Pogba
    • Mkhitaryan
    • Lukaku
    • Rashford
    • Out:
      • Rojo
      • Shaw
      • Young
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Jose Mourinho decided to start with Juan Mata at the expense of Ander Herrera in last weekend’s 4-0 win over West Ham United, but he may opt for a more cautious approach for the trip to Swansea City. The Welsh side look set to start with a midfield diamond, so to match up, Herrera could join Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in a three-man midfield. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Romelu Lukaku appear certain starters in attack, with Marcus Rashford likely to fend off the challenge of Anthony Martial on the left. Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones appear probable starters in defence, with Daley Blind perhaps keeping his place at left-back ahead of Matteo Darmian. Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young all remain out, although Shaw and Young will feature for the U23s on Monday night.

    • Last Updated Fri 18th Aug
  13. Newcastle United

    Next Match: Huddersfield Town (A)
    • Elliot
    • Manquillo
    • Lascelles
    • Mbemba
    • Clark
    • Ritchie
    • Merino
    • Hayden
    • Atsu
    • Ayoze Pérez
    • Gayle
    • Out:
      • Dummett
      • Lejeune
      • Yedlin
    • Doubts:
      • Sterry 75%
    • Banned:
      • Shelvey
    • Latest News: Rafa Benitez will be without the suspended Jonjo Shelvey for the trip to Huddersfield, while defenders Paul Dummett (hamstring) and Florian Lejeune (ankle) are both out. With DeAndre Yedlin (hamstring) also still sidelined, Ciaran Clark may have to be utilised at left-back, with Chancel Mbemba and Jamaal Lascelles starting at the heart of the defence. Javier Manquillo looks a sure starter at right-back. In midfield, Mikel Merino should replace Shelvey, with Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie and Christian Atsu expected to keep their starting berths. Jacob Murphy is the main alternative in the wide areas. Ayoze Perez is likely to continue in the support striker role, with Dwight Gayle perhaps keeping his place in attack at the expense of Aleksandar Mitrovic. Joselu is available to make his Newcastle debut, but he may have to settle for a place on the bench.

    • Last Updated Thu 17th Aug
  14. Southampton

    Next Match: West Ham United (H)
    • Forster
    • Cédric
    • Yoshida
    • Stephens
    • Bertrand
    • Davis
    • Romeu
    • Ward-Prowse
    • Tadic
    • Redmond
    • Gabbiadini
    • Out:
      • van Dijk
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Mauricio Pellegrino has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit of West Ham United to St Mary’s, with Ryan Bertrand recovering from a minor knock that saw him replaced in the final few minutes of the goalless draw against Swansea City. Bertrand looks set to continue alongside Maya Yoshida, Jack Stephens and Cedric Soares in the back four, with Oriol Romeu also appearing a certain starter at the base of midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Club-record signing Mario Lemina may push Steven Davis for a start alongside the Spaniard, while in the attacking midfield spots, Sofiane Boufal could challenge James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond or Dusan Tadic for a starting berth. Up front, Manolo Gabbiadini may again be favoured over Charlie Austin. Alternatively, Pellegrino could consider moving Gabbiadini out wide in order to accommodate Austin as the lone forward.

    • Last Updated Thu 17th Aug
  15. Stoke City

    Next Match: Arsenal (H)
    • Butland
    • Zouma
    • Shawcross
    • Martins Indi
    • Diouf
    • Allen
    • Fletcher
    • Pieters
    • Shaqiri
    • Choupo-Moting
    • Berahino
    • Out:
      • Afellay
      • Ireland
      • Muniesa
      • Ngoy
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Potters boss Mark Hughes doesn’t have any major injury concerns ahead of the home meeting with Arsenal. New signing Jese Rodriguez is available to face the Gunners, while Eric Maxim Chuopo-Moting and Peter Crouch could also push for starts. Bojan’s place in the starting XI appears very vulnerable, while Saido Berahino is another who could be replaced following the 1-0 defeat to Everton. Xherdan Shaqiri should retain his start though, while in central midfield, Darren Fletcher and Joe Allen appear probable starters. Ramadan Sobhi and Charlie Adam provide further alternatives. Bruno Martins Indi is expected to come into the side, and he could join Kurt Zouma and Ryan Shawcross if Hughes sticks with a three-man defence. Geoff Cameron may miss out then, although the American could be an option in central midfield if Allen is pushed further forward. Mame Biram Diouf and Erik Pieters should continue in the wing-back roles, with Glen Johnson the option at right-back if Hughes opts for a back four. Ibrahim Afellay (knee) remains out, while Julien Ngoy is out for between five and six weeks with a thigh injury.

    • Last Updated Fri 18th Aug
  16. Swansea City

    Next Match: Manchester United (H)
    • Fabianski
    • Naughton
    • Fernández
    • Mawson
    • Olsson
    • Britton
    • Fer
    • Carroll
    • Routledge
    • Jordan Ayew
    • Abraham
    • Out:
      • Dyer
      • Ki
      • Llorente
    • Doubts:
      • Britton 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Leon Britton has emerged as a doubt for the home clash against Manchester United due to a back problem, which has seen the midfielder miss two days of training this week. Swans head coach Paul Clement could consider handing a first Premier League start to Roque Mesa then, with Jay Fulton the other alternative. Tammy Abraham and Jordan Ayew are expected to continue in attack, with Wayne Routledge in line to retain his start at the tip of a midfield diamond given the lack of attacking options currently available. Leroy Fer and Tom Carroll should retain their spots on the right and left of the diamond respectively. Luciano Narsingh provides a different option in attack if Clement considers changing to a 4-3-3 system. The first-choice back four of Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Alfie Mawson and Martin Olsson should stay unchanged, with Angel Rangel and Kyle Bartley providing cover. Fernando Llorente is at least a week away from a first-team return following his arm injury, while Ki Sung-yeung and Nathan Dyer both remain out.

    • Last Updated Fri 18th Aug
  17. Tottenham Hotspur

    Next Match: Chelsea (H)
    • Lloris
    • Dier
    • Alderweireld
    • Vertonghen
    • Sissoko
    • Dembélé
    • Wanyama
    • Davies
    • Alli
    • Eriksen
    • Kane
    • Out:
      • Lamela
      • Nkoudou Mbida
      • Rose
    • Doubts:
      • Trippier 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Kieran Trippier (ankle) has progressed well this week, and will be assessed on Saturday ahead of the visit of Chelsea to Wembley. But if the defender isn't risked, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino could consider switching from the 4-2-3-1 formation he used in the 2-0 win over Newcastle United to a 3-4-2-1 system. That would mean either Moussa Sissoko or Kyle Walker-Peters starting at right wing-back. If Pochettino does opt for a back three, Eric Dier should drop back alongside Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, with Victor Wanyama coming into central midfield alongside Mousa Dembele. Ben Davies appears a sure starter at either left-back or left wing-back, while the same can be said for Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane in attack. Son Heung-min could be an option to start in place of Sissoko if Pochettino does stick with the 4-2-3-1. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (foot), Danny Rose (knee) and Erik Lamela (hip) remain out.

    • Last Updated Fri 18th Aug
  18. Watford

    Next Match: Bournemouth (A)
    • Gomes
    • Femenía
    • Prödl
    • Britos
    • Holebas
    • Chalobah
    • Doucouré
    • Amrabat
    • Cleverley
    • Richarlison
    • Okaka
    • Out:
      • Cathcart
      • Hoban
      • Janmaat
      • Kaboul
      • Pereyra
    • Doubts:
      • Deeney 75%
      • Dja Djédjé 75%
      • Kabasele 75%
      • Zárate 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Daryl Janmaat, Younes Kaboul and Roberto Pereyra will all miss out against Bournemouth after suffering low-grade muscle injuries in the 3-3 draw with Liverpool. Troy Deeney has returned to full training following a groin injury though, while Christian Kabasele (hamstring) and Brice Dja Djédjé (fractured finger) resumed training in the middle of the week and may be available. Head coach Marco Silva could hand a first Premier League start to Richarlison, with the Brazilian perhaps joining Tom Cleverley and Nordin Amrabat in the attacking midfield positions in a 4-2-3-1 formation. After impressing against Liverpool, Stefano Okaka may keep his place as the lone striker ahead of Deeney and Andre Gray. Nathaniel Chalobah and Abdoulaye Doucoure should continue at the base of midfield, with Kiko Femenia and Sebastian Prodl expected to replace Janmaat and Kaboul. Miguel Britos and Jose Holebas are expected to keep their starting berths in defence. Craig Cathcart (muscle injury) is not expected to be available, while Mauro Zarate may not be risked as he continues to build up his fitness following a knee injury.

    • Last Updated Fri 18th Aug
  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Next Match: Burnley (A)
    • Foster
    • Nyom
    • Dawson
    • Ahmed Hegazy
    • Brunt
    • Yacob
    • Livermore
    • Phillips
    • Field
    • McClean
    • Rodriguez
    • Out:
      • McAuley
      • Morrison
    • Doubts:
      • Barry 75%
      • Evans 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Jonny Evans (hamstring) is expected to miss the trip to Burnley, so Baggies head coach Tony Pulis could name the same side that beat Bournemouth 1-0. Chris Brunt may continue at left-back then, alongside Ahmed Hejazi, Craig Dawson and Allan Nyom in the back four. James McClean, Sam Field and Matt Phillips could again form the attacking midfield trio behind lone striker Jay Rodriguez. Salomon Rondon and Nacer Chadli were only named among the substitutes last weekend, and currently appear slightly out of favour as rumours grow of a move away for the Belgian. Gareth Barry (ankle) is a slight doubt, but if he is passed fit and Pulis does want to shore up the midfield, he could start the experienced midfielder in place of Field alongside Claudio Yacob and Jake Livermore in more of a 4-3-3. Gareth McAuley (thigh) and James Morrison (knee) remain sidelined.

    • Last Updated Fri 18th Aug
  20. West Ham United

    Next Match: Southampton (A)
    • Hart
    • Zabaleta
    • Reid
    • Ogbonna
    • Cresswell
    • Fernandes
    • Obiang
    • Noble
    • Ayew
    • Hernández
    • Arnautovic
    • Out:
      • Lanzini
    • Doubts:
      • Carroll 25%
      • Kouyaté 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Slaven Bilic will have Michail Antonio available for the trip to Southampton after the midfielder missed the 4-0 defeat to Manchester United due to a hamstring problem. But Cheikhou Kouyate (knee) and Andy Carroll (hip) remain out, with the pair in line to return to contention against Newcastle United in Gameweek 3. If Antonio is fit enough to start, Bilic may switch from a 4-3-3 to a more attacking 4-2-3-1, with Andre Ayew and Marko Arnautovic completing the attacking midfield trio behind lone striker Javier Hernandez. That would mean one of Edimilson Fernandes, Pedro Obiang or Mark Noble dropping to the bench. Arthur Masuaku faces competition from Aaron Cresswell for the starting spot at left-back, with Angelo Ogbonna, Winston Reid and Pablo Zabaleta perhaps keeping their places in the rest of the back four. Jose Fonte is a viable starter in central defence though. Manuel Lanzini is also in line to return against Newcastle following a knee injury.

    • Last Updated Thu 17th Aug