Premier League Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Predicted Lineup

    • Szczesny
    • Chambers
    • Mertesacker
    • Koscielny
    • Gibbs
    • Flamini
    • Wilshere
    • Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • Ozil
    • Sánchez
    • Welbeck
    • Last Updated: 01/10/2014
    • Next Match: Chelsea (a)
    • Out:
      • Arteta
      • Debuchy
      • Giroud
      • Gnabry
      • Miyaichi
      • Monreal
      • Ramsey
      • Sanogo
      • Walcott
    • Doubts:
      • Sánchez
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…The Gunners will go to Stamford Bridge without hamstring injury victim, Aaron Ramsey. The Welshman is expected to be out for at least a month following the setback suffered in the 1-1 draw with Spurs. Mikel Arteta is also sidelined for a similar spell following a calf injury in the same fixture. Arsene Wenger will have Jack Wilshere available, however, after the England midfielder was preserved in Wednesday's 4-1 Champions League win over Galatasaray. Wilshere saw action from the bench but looks a likely starter against Chelsea. His inclusion is likely to be the only major change to the side that took on the Turks, with Santi Cazorla the favourite to make way. Alexis Sanchez is a slight concern, however. He was withdrawn on Wednesday night with an ankle problem sustained by a reckless challenge - Wenger suggested post-match that he expected the Chilean to make a recovery in time for Sunday's clash.

  2. Aston Villa

    Predicted Lineup

    • Guzan
    • Hutton
    • Senderos
    • Baker
    • Cissokho
    • Westwood
    • Cleverley
    • Delph
    • Weimann
    • Richardson
    • Agbonlahor
    • Last Updated: 29/09/2014
    • Next Match: Man City (h)
    • Out:
      • Gardner
      • Helenius
      • Herd
      • Johnson
      • Kozák
      • Luna
      • Tonev
    • Doubts:
      • Vlaar
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Christian Benteke could make a return to the fold for the visit of the champions after five months out injured with an achilles tendon problem. The Belgian striker got an hour of U21 action on Monday, scoring in a 3-0 win and Paul Lambert will now be mulling over the idea of introducing him for City's visit. Benteke would seem likely to start life on the bench, perhaps, with Villa keep a largely unchanged side to the team that were beaten 3-0 at Chelsea. Lambert will hope to have Ron Vlaar back in contention at the back, however: the Dutchman's return would likely see Nathan Baker drop to the bench. Kieran Richardson would seem most likely to make way should Benteke be risked for a start, as Gabby Agbonlahor shifts to the flank in tandem with Andreas Weimann.

  3. Burnley

    Predicted Lineup

    • Heaton
    • Trippier
    • Duff
    • Shackell
    • Mee
    • Arfield
    • Marney
    • Jones
    • Kightly
    • Boyd
    • Jutkiewicz
    • Last Updated: 29/09/2014
    • Next Match: Leicester (a)
    • Out:
      • Ings
      • Taylor
      • Vokes
    • Doubts:
      • Chalobah
      • Jones
      • Jutkiewicz
      • Marney
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Sean Dyche will be hoping to have both Dean Marney and David Jones back in his midfield for the trip to the Walkers Stadium. The pair missed the 4-0 drubbing at West Brom on Sunday with thigh and hamstring problems respectively; they were clearly missed as Burnley's run of three consecutive clean sheets came to a shuddering halt. Scott Arfield moved into central midfield where he was joined by Steven Reid - making his Clarets debut. Ross Wallace and Michael Kightly were handed the flank roles, with George Boyd drafted in behind Lukas Jutkiewicz. Reid would seem likely to drop out should either Jones or Marney make a return for the encounter with Leicester, with Kightly and Wallace competing for a wing role should Dyche elect to keep Boyd up in support of a lone striker. Marvin Sordell offers an option should Burnley revert to 4-4-2 with Boyd likely to return to the left flank. Sordell may even earn a start given with Jutkiewicz appearing to pick up a knock at the Hawthorns - he will be assessed. Danny Ings, Sam Vokes and Matt Taylor remain sidelined.

  4. Chelsea

    Predicted Lineup

    • Courtois
    • Ivanovic
    • Cahill
    • Terry
    • Azpilicueta
    • Fábregas
    • Matic
    • Willian
    • Oscar
    • Hazard
    • Diego Costa
    • Last Updated: 01/10/2014
    • Next Match: Arsenal (h)
    • Out:
      • Domingues Piazon
      • Drogba
      • McEachran
      • Romeu
      • Santos do Nascimento
      • Swift
      • Torres
      • van Ginkel
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Diego Costa is expected to start against the Gunners, despite playing 90 minutes in Portugal against Sporting on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho had previously stated that the striker would struggle to start matches in close proximity but remained hopeful ahead of the visit of Arsenal, with Loic Remy standing by to replace Costa should he not be risked. Diego Drogba is expected to be ruled out with an ankle problem which kept him out of the squad in midweek. Ramires is also sidelined with a knee injury but, elsewhere, Chelsea have no further injury concerns. Cesar Azpilicueta is expected to earn a recall at the back at the expense of Filipe Luis, while Willian replaced Andre Schürrle after an hour of Tuesday's tie and could start on Sunday having been on the teamsheet for the last two league outings. Mourinho also has the option of shoring up the midfield with Mikel earning a start, with Cesc Fabregas perhaps replacing Oscar in the "number 10" role.

  5. Crystal Palace

    Predicted Lineup

    • Speroni
    • Kelly
    • Dann
    • Delaney
    • Ward
    • Puncheon
    • Jedinak
    • McArthur
    • Bolasie
    • Joe Ledley
    • Campbell
    • Last Updated: 29/09/2014
    • Next Match: Hull (a)
    • Out:
      • Dobbie
      • Garvan
      • Hunt
      • Murray
      • O'Keefe
      • Williams
      • Williams
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Neil Warnock is unlikely to make changes to a winning lineup for the trip to Hull, having seen his side dispose of Leicester at Selhurst Park last time out, keeping a clean sheet in the process. Wilfried Zaha is set for further frustration, then, as he struggles to find a place back in the Palace side with Jason Puncheon and Yannick Bolasie impressing in the 2-0 win over Nigel Pearson's side. Warnock has plenty of options available, with Marouane Chamakh also pushing for a recall having been introduced from the bench against the Foxes. Mile Jedinak and James McArthur have settled in central midfield, with Joe Ledley pushed up in support of lone striker Frazier Campbell. The back four also looks settled, with Martin Kelly set to retain his start at right-back, leaving Adrian Mariappa benched.

  6. Everton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Howard
    • Coleman
    • Stones
    • Jagielka
    • Baines
    • McCarthy
    • Barry
    • Besic
    • Naismith
    • McGeady
    • Lukaku
    • Last Updated: 29/09/2014
    • Next Match: Man United (a)
    • Out:
      • Barkley
      • Mirallas
    • Doubts:
      • Coleman
      • Distin
      • McCarthy
      • Pienaar
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  7. Hull City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Harper
    • Rosenior
    • Dawson
    • Davies
    • Robertson
    • Elmohamady
    • Huddlestone
    • Livermore
    • Diamé
    • Hernández
    • Jelavic
    • Last Updated: 02/10/2014
    • Next Match: Crystal Palace (h)
    • Out:
      • Dudgeon
      • Sagbo
      • Snodgrass
    • Doubts:
      • McGregor
      • Meyler
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Steve Bruce will be without keeper Allan McGregor for the visit of Palace - an ongoing shoulder injury is set to put him on the sidelines with Steve Harper expected to step in. Elsewhere, Bruce will once again be contemplating a shift in formation as he looks to regain defensive solidity following the 4-2 home defeat to City last time out. The Hull boss will be mulling over the idea of reverting to three at the back for the visit of Palace, with James Chester perhaps recalled alongside Michael Dawson and skipper Curtis Davies. That would likely see Liam Rosenior and Elmohamady contest the role of right wing-back. The latter lined up in midfield against City, with Rosenior handed at start at right-back. Bruce has plenty of options should he look to freshen his lineup in attack, with Hatem Ben Arfa and Gaston Ramirez building their fitness having appeared from the bench last weekend.

  8. Leicester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Schmeichel
    • de Laet
    • Morgan
    • Moore
    • Konchesky
    • Drinkwater
    • Cambiasso
    • Hammond
    • Nugent
    • Ulloa
    • Vardy
    • Last Updated: 29/09/2014
    • Next Match: Burnley (h)
    • Out:
      • Upson
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Nigel Pearson may well be considering shuffling his pack for the visit of Burnley following the 2-0 defeat to Palace last weekend. The Foxes box introduced Danny Simpson and Riyad Mahrez from the bench at Selhurst Park, replacing Ritchie De Laet and Esteban Cambiasso on the hour-mark: both will be pushing for inclusion here. Matty James also appeared from the bench at Palace and will be hoping for his first start of the season in this one, putting further pressure on the likes of Cambiasso, Danny Drinkwater and Dean Hammond in the Leicester engine room. Up front, Pearson is likely to keep faith with Dave Nugent and Jamie Vardy either side of Leonardo Ulloa. Matt Upson remains sidelined with foot injury.

  9. Liverpool

    Predicted Lineup

    • Mignolet
    • Manquillo
    • Skrtel
    • Lovren
    • Moreno
    • Gerrard
    • Henderson
    • Lazar Markovic
    • Sterling
    • Lallana
    • Balotelli
    • Last Updated: 29/09/2014
    • Next Match: West Brom (h)
    • Out:
      • Allen
      • Aspas
      • Can
      • Fernandez Saez
      • Flanagan
      • Ibe
      • Ilori
      • Johnson
      • Sakho
      • Smith
      • Vilaça Teixeira
    • Doubts:
      • Sturridge
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  10. Manchester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Hart
    • Zabaleta
    • Mangala
    • Kompany
    • Clichy
    • Milner
    • Y Touré
    • Fernandinho
    • Silva
    • Dzeko
    • Aguero
    • Last Updated: 29/09/2014
    • Next Match: Aston Villa (a)
    • Out:
      • Guidetti
      • Nasri
      • Negredo
      • Reges
      • Rekik
      • Richards
      • Zuculini
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  11. Manchester United

    Predicted Lineup

    • De Gea
    • Rafael
    • Jones
    • Rojo
    • Shaw
    • Blind
    • Fletcher
    • Di María
    • Mata
    • van Persie
    • Falcao
    • Last Updated: 02/10/2014
    • Next Match: Everton (h)
    • Out:
      • Almeida da Cunha
      • Carrick
      • Evans
      • Hernández
      • Herrera
      • James
      • Johnstone
      • Lingard
      • Smalling
      • Varela
      • Wilson
      • Young
    • Doubts:
      • Jones
    • Banned:
      • Rooney
    • Latest News…United will be without skipper Wayne Rooney for the visit of his former club, Everton. Rooney starts a three-match ban following his red against West Ham, with Louis van Gaal likely to turn to Juan Mata to fill the void. The Spaniard has been frozen out by the arrival of Radamel Falcao but would seem set to earn a recall, pushed up behind the Colombian and Robin van Persie. The United boss also has the option of turning to Adnan Januzaj after he netted on U21 duty in the week. Elsewhere, Ander Herrera is another absentee - he suffered cracked ribs in the win over the Hammers and could well be sidelined for up to six weeks; Darren Fletcher is likely to take his place in midfield, although Marouane Fellaini could be an option having returned to full training this week. At the back, Phil Jones could return to contention ahead of schedule to bolster Van Gaal's options - he could possibly make up a back three along with Marcos Rojo and one of Paddy McNair. Blackett returns from suspension, while McNair could retain his start having come through his league debut against the Hammers.

  12. Newcastle United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Krul
    • Janmaat
    • Coloccini
    • Williamson
    • Dummett
    • Colback
    • Tioté
    • Sissoko
    • Cabella
    • Gouffran
    • Emmanuel Rivière
    • Last Updated: 29/09/2014
    • Next Match: Swansea (a)
    • Out:
      • Aarons
      • Campbell
      • de Jong
      • Ferreyra
      • Gutiérrez
      • Marveaux
      • Santon
      • Yanga-Mbiwa
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  13. Queens Park Rangers

    Predicted Lineup

    • Green
    • Isla
    • Ferdinand
    • Caulker
    • Traore
    • Sandro
    • Phillips
    • Fer
    • Kranjcar
    • Vargas
    • Austin
    • Last Updated: 30/09/2014
    • Next Match: West Ham (a)
    • Out:
      • Barton
      • Faurlin
      • Mutch
      • Robinson
    • Doubts:
      • Guimarães Cordeiro
      • Taarabt
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Harry Redknapp will need to assess a string of midfielders ahead of the trip to West Ham. Sandro is expected to be in contention having been forced off with a head injury in the 2-1 defeat to Southampton, although both Jordan Mutch and Joey Barton are more serious concerns. The influential pair missed the St Mary's trip with hamstring injuries, with Redknapp turning to Leroy Fer and Matt Phillips to operate in front of Sandro, with Niko Kranjcar pushed up behind strikers Charlie Austin and Eduardo Vargas. The R's boss will have limited options to freshen things if Mutch and Barton miss out - although Karl Henry and Junior Hoilett offer midfield alternatives having seen minutes from the bench at Southampton.

  14. Southampton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Forster
    • Clyne
    • Fonte
    • Alderweireld
    • Bertrand
    • Davis
    • Wanyama
    • Schneiderlin
    • Mane
    • Pellè
    • Tadic
    • Last Updated: 30/09/2014
    • Next Match: Tottenham (a)
    • Out:
      • Boruc
      • Hooiveld
      • Osvaldo
      • Rodriguez
      • Ward-Prowse
    • Doubts:
      • Gallagher
      • Gardos
      • Isgrove
      • Yoshida
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Ronald Koeman seems unlikely to change a winning side as the Saints ascent continued with a victory over QPR last time out. The Dutchman is likely to stick to the same side for the testing trip to White Hart Lane, with Sadio Mane once again deployed on the right flank, forcing Shane Long to the bench. Victor Wanyama appears to have cemented a start ahead of Jack Cork in the engine room, with Steven Davis and Morgan Schneiderlin alongside him. At the back, Koeman will surely stick with the same rearguard, although he'll hope to have both Maya Yoshida and Florin Gardos available to boost his options - they missed the QPR victory with knocks.

  15. Stoke City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Begovic
    • Bardsley
    • Shawcross
    • Wilson
    • Muniesa
    • N'Zonzi
    • Whelan
    • Mame Biram Diouf
    • Ireland
    • Moses
    • Crouch
    • Last Updated: 30/09/2014
    • Next Match: Sunderland (a)
    • Out:
      • Cameron
      • Ness
      • Odemwingie
      • Shea
      • Shotton
    • Doubts:
      • Biram Diouf
      • Walters
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Mark Hughes is likely to be forced to change a winning lineup for the trip to Sunderland after striker Mame Diouf limped off with a hamstring injury. Diouf's role on the flank was taken up by Marko Arnautovic with the Austrian set to be handed a starting role for the trip to the Stadium of Light. Oussama Assaidi is another option after he was introduced from the bench in the win over Newcastle while Hughes will need to check on the availability of Jon Walters after he missed the Newcastle clash with a calf complaint. Stephen Ireland is another who will be in Mark Hughes' thoughts having returned to action as a sub on Monday night following recent injury: he will likely threaten Charlie Adam for the role pushed up behind striker Peter Crouch. Victor Moses will get the opportunity to impress again after earning a second assist in three starts for Crouch's winner against the Magpies. At the back, changes seem unlikely, with Marc Wilson partnering skipper Ryan Shawcross and Phil Bardsley and Marc Muniesa retaining the full-back roles: Muniesa started his first league outing ahead of Erik Pieters on Monday night.

  16. Sunderland

    Predicted Lineup

    • Mannone
    • Jones
    • O'Shea
    • Vergini
    • Van Aanholt
    • Cattermole
    • Buckley
    • Larsson
    • Rodwell
    • Álvarez
    • Wickham
    • Last Updated: 30/09/2014
    • Next Match: Stoke (h)
    • Out:
      • Ba
      • Coates
      • Roberge
    • Doubts:
      • Brown
      • Giaccherini
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Gus Poyet may consider changes after watching his side held to another stalemate by Swansea last time out. The Black Cats' boss will hope to have further options ahead of the visit of Stoke, with Emanuele Giaccherini potentially returning to the squad to contest for a role on the flank. Poyet will also need to check on the availability of Wes Brown at the back: the defender missed the draw with the Swans with a calf complaint. His return would likely see Billy Jones make way, with Santiago Vergini returning to the right-back role. Elsewhere, Poyet will be mulling over the inclusion of Ricky Álvarez after his bench appearance last weekend - he could threaten Will Buckley's start, although the former Brighton man impressed on only his second league start and would set to be given another opportunity to impress. Connor Wickham is set to lead the attack once again, although Steven Fletcher saw action from the bench late on against Swansea and will push for inclusion. Sebastian Coates is ruled out as he struggles to overcome a thigh problem.

  17. Swansea City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Fabianski
    • Richards
    • Williams
    • Fernández
    • Taylor
    • Shelvey
    • Ki
    • Dyer
    • Sigurdsson
    • Routledge
    • Bony
    • Last Updated: 30/09/2014
    • Next Match: Newcastle (h)
    • Out:
      • Amat
      • Britton
      • Cañas Ruiz Herrera
      • Donnelly
      • Pérez Cuesta
      • Tate
    • Doubts:
      • Tiendalli
    • Banned:
      • Rangel
    • Latest News…Garry Monk is likely to turn to youngster, Jazz Richards, to replace the suspended Angel Rangel for the visit of Newcastle. Rangel was dismissed for two bookable offences in the draw at Sunderland and, while Dwight Tiendalli is back in training, Richards is set to get the nod. Monk could shake things up further forward with both Wilfried Bony and Jefferson Montero pushing for recalls. Bony would seem most likely to see action, either replacing Bafetimbi Gomis or partnering him in a 4-4-2. That latter would likely see Gylfi Sigurdsson contesting for a wide role with the likes of Montero, Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer. Leon Britton remains on the sidelines - he suffered a further setback with his knee injury and could now be absent until November.

  18. Tottenham Hotspur

    Predicted Lineup

    • Lloris
    • Naughton
    • Kaboul
    • Vertonghen
    • Rose
    • Capoue
    • Mason
    • Lamela
    • Eriksen
    • Chadli
    • Adebayor
    • Last Updated: 29/09/2014
    • Next Match: Southampton (h)
    • Out:
      • Fredericks
      • Holtby
      • Pritchard
      • Walker
    • Doubts:
      • Capoue
      • Rose
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Predicted Lineup

    • Foster
    • Gamboa
    • Lescott
    • Dawson
    • Sébastien Pocognoli
    • Gardner
    • Morrison
    • Dorrans
    • Sessegnon
    • Brunt
    • Berahino
    • Last Updated: 02/10/2014
    • Next Match: Liverpool (a)
    • Out:
      • Daniels
      • Wisdom
    • Doubts:
      • Anichebe
      • Ideye
      • Pocognoli
      • Varela
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…The Baggies bounce into their trip to Anfield off the back of a 4-0 thrashing of Burnley at the Hawthorns last time out. Alan Irvine will be forced to make at least one change to his winning lineup, however, as Andre Wisdom is ineligible to face his parent club: his role at right-back is likely to be taken by Cristian Gamboa who will make his first league start. Irvine will also need to check on his other full-back position, with Sebastien Pocognoli struggling with a knock sustained in Sunday's victory. His absence could see a recall for Jason Davidson. Further forward, changes look unlikely, with Stephane Sessegnon retaining his start with Graham Dorrans and Chris Brunt flanking either side and Craig Gardner and James Morrison anchoring the midfield. Saido Berahino will lead the attack after his brace in the Burnley win: Ideye Brown has a chance of making a return from an ankle injury having missed out against the Clarets but would seem set to earn a bench role at best for the Anfield trip. He could be joined by Victor Anichebe who is also set to be in contention after a minor groin injury. Chris Baird also makes a return to the squad following a bout of illness. Elsewhere, Silvestre Varela is set to miss out with his own groin problem.

  20. West Ham United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Adrián
    • Demel
    • Tomkins
    • Reid
    • Cresswell
    • Song
    • Noble
    • Poyet
    • Downing
    • Enner Valencia
    • Sakho
    • Last Updated: 30/09/2014
    • Next Match: QPR (h)
    • Out:
      • Carroll
      • Kouyaté
      • Maiga
      • Morrison
      • O'Brien
    • Doubts:
      • Noble
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Mark Noble missed the narrow defeat to Man United last weekend and will be assessed ahead of the home meeting with QPR. His absence enabled Diego Poyet to make his West Ham league debut at Old Trafford, while Sam Allardyce also gave a first start to Morgan Amalfitano. That pair are under threat for the visit of the R's should Noble be available, while Kevin Nolan is also pushing for inclusion having returned to fitness and seeing action from the bench in last weekend's 2-1 defeat. Nolan was in U21 action in the week, along with Matt Jarvis who is also back in contention for this one. The winger is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench, however, as Allardyce continues to employ a midfield diamond with Stewart Downing in a new role pushed up in support of strikers Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho. At the back, Carl Jenkinson is pushing Guy Demel for the right-back spot and may get the nod, whilst James Tomkins and Winston Reid remain the preferred centre-back pairing, leaving James Collins benched.

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

Jose Mourinho Chelsea Manager