Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Next Match: Burnley (A)
    • Cech
    • Mustafi
    • Koscielny
    • Monreal
    • Bellerín
    • Ramsey
    • Xhaka
    • Kolasinac
    • Ozil
    • Sanchez
    • Lacazette
    • Out:
      • Cazorla
      • Pérez Martínez
      • Walcott
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Following the impressive 2-0 win in the north London derby, Arsene Wenger will be expected to name an unchanged starting XI for the trip to Burnley. Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette all shone last weekend and look set to retain their starts in the front three. Alex Iwobi, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck are the main alternatives. Iwobi was an unused sub in Thursday's Europa League tie so is the more likely to press for a start at Turf Moor, while both Giroud and Welbeck were named in the starting line-up in Cologne. Welbeck was replaced on 45 minutes, indicating that he may also see some action against the Clarets having returned to fitness. In the midfield positions, Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey are the favourites to start having been omitted from Thursday's tie, with Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere and Mohamed Elneny the back-up options - all three featured on Thursday. Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac should continue in the wing-back positions, leaving Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal in the three-man backline. Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding provide cover in central defence, while Calum Chambers is also back in contention having returned for 67 minutes in Germany. Theo Walcott (illness) is a doubt, while Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee.

    • Last Updated Thu 23rd Nov
  2. Bournemouth

    Next Match: Swansea City (A)
    • Begovic
    • A Smith
    • S Cook
    • Aké
    • Daniels
    • Ibe
    • Arter
    • Surman
    • Pugh
    • King
    • Wilson
    • Out:
      • Defoe
      • Federici
      • Mings
      • Smith
      • Stanislas
    • Doubts:
      • Ibe 75%
    • Banned:
      • Francis
    • Latest News: Eddie Howe will be without the suspended Simon Francis for the trip to Swansea City, so Adam Smith should earn a recall at right-back for the Cherries. The rest of the back four is expected to stay unchanged, with Steve Cook, Nathan Ake and Charlie Daniels retaining their starts. In midfield, Marc Pugh, Harry Arter and Andrew Surman also appear probable starters, but Jordon Ibe (knock) is a doubt, while Junior Stanislas (groin) remains out. Ryan Fraser is the main alternative to start on the right wing, with Lys Mousset potentially another option. Following the emphatic 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town, Josh King and Callum Wilson will be expected to retain that starts in attack. Benik Afobe is the back-up option, with Jermain Defoe sidelined due to a calf problem. Adam Federici, Brad Smith and Tyrone Mings remain out.

    • Last Updated Fri 24th Nov
  3. Brighton and Hove Albion

    Next Match: Manchester United (A)
    • Mat Ryan
    • Bruno
    • Dunk
    • Duffy
    • Bong
    • Knockaert
    • Stephens
    • Pröpper
    • Izquierdo
    • Groß
    • Murray
    • Out:
      • Sidwell
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Chris Hughton has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Old Trafford and could name an unchanged starting XI once again. Pascal Gross has often been used alongside Glenn Murray in attack in recent matches, but the German may well be used in a central support role in a 4-4-1-1 formation this time around. Tomer Hemed is the alternative to Murray for the lone striker position. Anthony Knockaert, Davy Propper, Dale Stephens and Jose Izquierdo are expected to continue across the midfield, with Solly March an option on the left wing. The usual back four of Bruno, Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy and Gaetan Bong looks set to stay unchanged, with Markus Suttner and Ezequiel Schelotto the back-up options for the full-back spots. Steve Sidwell (back) remains sidelined.

    • Last Updated Thu 23rd Nov
  4. Burnley

    Next Match: Arsenal (H)
    • Pope
    • Lowton
    • Mee
    • Tarkowski
    • Ward
    • Gudmundsson
    • Defour
    • Cork
    • Brady
    • Hendrick
    • Wood
    • Out:
      • Heaton
      • Long
      • Marney
      • Walters
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: After sitting out the 2-0 victory over Swansea City following international exertions with New Zealand, Chris Wood will be pushing for a return home meeting with Arsenal. Ashley Barnes found the net against the Swans but is likely to make way, while Sam Vokes is another viable option up front. Jeff Hendrick should continue in a central support role in the 4-4-1-1 formation, while Robbie Brady, Steven Defour, Jack Cork and Johann Berg Gudmundsson will likely be retained across midfield. Scott Arfield could be a viable alternative to Gudmundsson out wide, however. The settled back four of Matthew Lowton, Ben Mee, James Tarkowski and Stephen Ward should remain unchanged, with Phil Bardsley and Kevin Long providing cover. Tom Heaton and Jon Walters stay on the sidelines, while Dean Marney is building up his match fitness and closing on a return.

    • Last Updated Thu 23rd Nov
  5. Chelsea

    Next Match: Liverpool (A)
    • Courtois
    • Azpilicueta
    • Christensen
    • Cahill
    • Zappacosta
    • Fabregas
    • Kanté
    • Bakayoko
    • Alonso
    • Hazard
    • Morata
    • Out:
      • Batshuayi
      • Boga
      • Musonda
      • Nunes do Nascimento
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Having rested and managed the minutes of many of the regular starters for the 4-0 UEFA Champions League win over FK Qarabag, Antonio Conte could name the same side that beat West Bromwich Albion 4-0 for the trip to Liverpool. At the back, Andreas Christensen was an unused substitute in midweek while Gary Cahill earned a cameo role from the bench, so they look set to join Cesar Azpilicieta in the three-man defence. Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz are the alternatives. Davide Zappacosta played 90 minutes on Wednesday night but with Conte stating Victor Moses is probably only ready to be named among the substitutes following a hamstring injury, the Italian looks set to continue at right wing-back. Marcos Alonso was withdrawn after 58 minutes in Azerbaijan and should start at left wing-back. Conte is expected to keep faith in the 3-5-1-1 system, so N’Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas look set to continue in central midfield. Of the three, only Fabregas played the full 90 in midweek. Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata only played 65 minutes and 25 minutes respectively on Wednesday, and should both start in attack, with the Belgian operating in a central support striker role. Willian and Pedro provide options should Conte consider using a more attacking 3-4-2-1 formation. Michy Batshuayi and Charley Musonda both remain doubts.

    • Last Updated Fri 24th Nov
  6. Crystal Palace

    Next Match: Stoke City (H)
    • Speroni
    • Ward
    • Dann
    • Sakho
    • Schlupp
    • Loftus-Cheek
    • Cabaye
    • Milivojevic
    • Townsend
    • Benteke
    • Zaha
    • Out:
      • Anderson
      • Lee
      • Wickham
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Having played 15 minutes as a substitute last weekend, Christian Benteke could return to the starting XI for the visit of Stoke City to Selhurst Park. So if Roy Hodgson sticks with a 4-4-2 formation, the Belgian may partner Wilfried Zaha up front, with Andros Townsend possibly moving to the left wing. Luka Milivojevic, Yohan Cabaye and Ruben Loftus-Cheek would then likely form the rest of the midfield, with James McArthur most likely to make way. Patrick van Aanholt is available again following a hamstring injury and is an option to replace Jeffrey Schlupp at left-back. Mamadou Sakho, Scott Dann and Joel Ward will be expected to retain their starts elsewhere in the back four, although James Tomkins and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are possible alternatives. Lee Chung-yong and Connor Wickham remain sidelined.

    • Last Updated Fri 24th Nov
  7. Everton

    Next Match: Southampton (A)
    • Pickford
    • Kenny
    • Keane
    • Jagielka
    • Baines
    • Gueye
    • Schneiderlin
    • Lennon
    • Sigurdsson
    • Lookman
    • Calvert-Lewin
    • Out:
      • Barkley
      • Bolasie
      • Coleman
      • Funes Mori
      • McCarthy
    • Doubts:
      • Holgate 25%
      • Jagielka 75%
      • Schneiderlin 75%
    • Banned:
      • Davies
      • Niasse
    • Latest News: Caretaker manager David Unsworth will be without the suspended Oumar Niasse for the trip to Southampton, while he hopes Phil Jagielka (knock) and Morgan Schneiderlin (toe) will return to training on Friday. Providing Jagielka is available, the back four of Jonjoe Kenny, Michael Keane, Jagielka and Leighton Baines may remain unchanged. Kenny was replaced on 69 minutes in Thursday's Europa League thrashing at the hands of Atalanta, while Keane played the 90 minutes. However, with Jagielka a doubt and Mason Holgate also nursing a groin injury, Unsworth's options at the back may be limited. The Everton caretaker boss is set to stick with a 4-2-3-1 system, with Idrissa Gueye and Schneiderlin - if fit - set to start at the base of midfield. Tom Davies is serving a one-match ban, so Beni Baningime and perhaps Wayne Rooney are the back-up options in the middle of the park. Dominic Calvert-Lewin may replace Niasse as the lone striker having been limited to a cameo role from the bench in Thursday's tie. Gylfi Sigurdsson was omitted from the squad against Atalanta and therefore looks poised to return in the No 10 role, perhaps flanked by Aaron Lennon and Ademola Lookman once again. Sandro Ramirez, Kevin Mirallas and Nikola Vlasic are other alternatives out wide. Yannick Bolasie has resumed light training and is working his way back into contention, while Seamus Coleman, Ramiro Funes Mori, James McCarthy and Ross Barkley all remained sidelined.

    • Last Updated Thu 23rd Nov
  8. Huddersfield Town

    Next Match: Manchester City (H)
    • Lössl
    • Hadergjonaj
    • Schindler
    • Zanka
    • Malone
    • Williams
    • Hogg
    • Mooy
    • Ince
    • Depoitre
    • van La Parra
    • Out:
      • Billing
      • Hefele
      • Stankovic
    • Doubts:
      • Palmer 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: David Wagner will have Jonathan Hogg available for the home meeting with Manchester City after the midfielder missed the 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth due to the birth of his son. The Terriers boss may choose to bolster his midfield, so Hogg could join Aaron Mooy and Danny Williams in the engine room. Tom Ince and either Rajiv van La Parra or Elias Kachunga may flank Laurent Depoitre in attack in either a 4-3-3 or 4-5-1 formation. Steve Mounie provides the alternative to Depoitre as the central striker. Christopher Schindler is available again after serving out his one-match ban and should replace Martin Cranie in central defence. Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen is expected to retain his start, while Florent Hadergjonaj and Scott Malone could again be favoured over Tommy Smith and Chris Lowe in the full-back positions. Kasey Palmer featured for the U23s earlier week and may return among the substitutes, but Michael Hefele, Jon Stankovic and Philip Billing remain sidelined.

    • Last Updated Thu 23rd Nov
  9. Leicester City

    Next Match: West Ham United (A)
    • Schmeichel
    • Simpson
    • Maguire
    • Morgan
    • Fuchs
    • Mahrez
    • Iborra
    • Ndidi
    • Gray
    • Okazaki
    • Vardy
    • Out:
      • Huth
      • James
      • Mendy
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Claude Puel has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to the London Stadium. After surprisingly turning to Marc Albrighton in the central support role in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City, it’s likely that either Shinji Okazaki or Riyad Mahrez will take up that position just behind lone striker Jamie Vardy this time around. Okazaki did start the last away match against Stoke City, so he may get the nod, with Mahrez and Demarai Gray perhaps starting out wide in the 4-4-1-1 formation. Albrighton and Ben Chilwell are other options to play on the left wing, though. Vicente Iborra should continue alongside Wilfred Ndidi in central midfield, with Andy King the main alternative. The settled back four of Christian Fuchs, Wes Morgan, Harry Maguire and Danny Simpson is expected to remain unchanged. Robert Huth (knock) and Matty James (Achilles) are closing in on first-team returns, but remain sidelined.

    • Last Updated Thu 23rd Nov
  10. Liverpool

    Next Match: Chelsea (H)
    • Mignolet
    • Gomez
    • Lovren
    • Matip
    • Moreno
    • Wijnaldum
    • Henderson
    • Coutinho
    • Salah
    • Firmino
    • Mane
    • Out:
      • Clyne
      • Ojo
      • Origi
    • Doubts:
      • Can 75%
      • Lallana 75%
      • Matip 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Joel Matip returned to full training on Thursday, and could be available to return for the visit of Chelsea following a thigh injury. Matip may partner Dejan Lovren in defence, with Ragnar Klavan set to make way. Alberto Moreno and Joe Gomez are the favourites to start at left-back and right-back respectively, though Klopp appears to have tweaked his rotation cycle having deployed Gomez for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League tie with Sevilla. Trent Alexander-Arnold could, therefore, get the nod having impressed against Southampton last time out. Equally, Moreno is far from certain of his start having suffered a torrid evening in Spain on Tuesday. Both James Milner and Andrew Robertson are possible alternatives at left-back. Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho appear certain starters in central midfield, with Georginio Wijnaldum perhaps set to be favoured over Emre Can for the other spot. Can is struggling with a muscle problem, and is a doubt, according to Klopp. The front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah should remain unchanged. Adam Lallana may only be considered for a brief cameo of the bench, while Nathaniel Clyne is a long-term absentee.

    • Last Updated Fri 24th Nov
  11. Manchester City

    Next Match: Huddersfield Town (A)
    • Ederson
    • Walker
    • Kompany
    • Otamendi
    • Delph
    • De Bruyne
    • Fernandinho
    • Silva
    • Sterling
    • Jesus
    • Sane
    • Out:
      • Mendy
      • Stones
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: After missing the 2-0 win over Leicester City due to suspension, Nicolas Otamendi is available for the trip to Huddersfield Town. But Pep Guardiola will be without John Stones, who could miss up to six weeks due to a hamstring injury. Otamendi looks set to partner Vincent Kompany in central defence then, with Eliaquim Mangala the main alternative. Fabian Delph was rested against Feyenoord on Tuesday night, so he should start at left-back, with Kyle Walker expected to continue on the right. Danilo is the back-up option in the full-back positions. Fernandinho and David Silva were also unused substitutes in midweek, so they should join Kevin De Bruyne, who only played 64 minutes in the UEFA Champions League clash, in central midfield. Ilkay Gundogan and Yaya Toure provide other options. Having started all of Man City’s away matches - and given he only played 26 minutes in midweek compared to Sergio Aguero's 90 - Gabriel Jesus is the favourite to start as the central striker. Leroy Sane was also rested on Tuesday so he will surely start on the left, with Raheem Sterling perhaps set to be favoured over Bernardo Silva on the right. Benjamin Mendy is a long-term absentee.

    • Last Updated Thu 23rd Nov
  12. Manchester United

    Next Match: Brighton and Hove Albion (H)
    • De Gea
    • Valencia
    • Smalling
    • Rojo
    • Young
    • Pogba
    • Matic
    • Rashford
    • Mata
    • Martial
    • Lukaku
    • Out:
      • Bailly
      • Carrick
      • Jones
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Phil Jones and Eric Bailly will miss the home meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion, so either Victor Lindelof or Marcos Rojo look set to partner Chris Smalling in central defence. Rojo returned from injury in midweek, impressing with a full 90 minutes in the 1-0 defeat to FC Basel, while Lindelof was an unused substitute. Full-backs Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young were both rested on Wednesday and will be expected to start against the Seagulls. First choice central midfielders Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic only played 66 and 24 minutes respectively in Wednesday's tie and look set to combine at the base of midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Mourinho did reveal he'll continue to manage the minutes of Pogba, though, with the Frenchman still not ready to play more than 65 to 70 minutes. Juan Mata didn’t feature in Switzerland, so he may again be flanked by Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in the advanced midfield positions. Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan provide other alternatives, while Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera are the back-up options in central midfield. Mourinho revealed Mkhitaryan will be back in the squad, but stopped short of confirming whether the Armenian will start. Romelu Lukaku will surely continue as the lone striker, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic expected to feature off the bench once again. Michael Carrick (illness) remains out.

    • Last Updated Fri 24th Nov
  13. Newcastle United

    Next Match: Watford (H)
    • Elliot
    • Yedlin
    • Clark
    • Lejeune
    • Manquillo
    • Jacob Murphy
    • Merino
    • Shelvey
    • Ritchie
    • Gayle
    • Joselu
    • Out:
      • Atsu
      • Dummett
      • Lascelles
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
      • Hayden
    • Latest News: Newcastle will be without midfielder Isaac Hayden for the visit of Watford after he received his fifth yellow card in the defeat at Manchester United. Mikel Merino returns following a back injury, though, and is ready to start, according to Rafa Benitez. The Spaniard looks set to partner Jonjo Shelvey in central midfield then, with Mo Diame the main alternative. Elsewhere, Paul Dummett, Jamaal Lascelles and Christian Atsu miss out once again, giving Benitez very few options to change his side up for the Hornets clash, particularly in defence. Jacob Murphy will be expected to retain his start on the flank, with Dwight Gayle again partnering Joselu in a two-man attack. However, Aleksandar Mitrovic could push to replace the latter, while Rolando Aarons and perhaps Diame are alternatives out wide.

    • Last Updated Fri 24th Nov
  14. Southampton

    Next Match: Everton (H)
    • Forster
    • Cedric
    • Yoshida
    • van Dijk
    • Bertrand
    • Lemina
    • Davis
    • Tadic
    • Boufal
    • Redmond
    • Long
    • Out:
      • Pied
    • Doubts:
      • Lemina 75%
    • Banned:
      • Romeu
    • Latest News: Mauricio Pellegrino will be without the suspended Oriol Romeu for the home clash against Everton, but Mario Lemina has trained all week following an ankle injury, with the Saints boss revealing he'll make a late call on the Gabon international. Lemina may partner Steven Davis at the base of midfield, then, with James Ward-Prowse providing another option. Dusan Tadic, Sofiane Boufal and Nathan Redmond could form the attacking midfield trio in the usual 4-2-3-1 formation, although Ward-Prowse may also come into contention for a start in a more advanced role. Charlie Austin was handed 35 minutes as a substitute last weekend and is another pushing for a place in the starting XI, while Manolo Gabbiadini is also a viable alternative to Shane Long for the lone striker position. Cedric Soares, Virgil van Dijk and Ryan Bertrand all appear assured starters in defence, but after a representing Japan twice during the international break, and subsequently being rested last weekend, Maya Yoshida could replace Wesley Hoedt. Matt Targett has a "little problem," according to Pellegrino, and is a minor doubt, while Jeremy Pied remains sidelined.

    • Last Updated Fri 24th Nov
  15. Stoke City

    Next Match: Crystal Palace (A)
    • Grant
    • Zouma
    • Shawcross
    • Wimmer
    • Diouf
    • Allen
    • Fletcher
    • Pieters
    • Shaqiri
    • Ramadan Sobhi
    • Choupo-Moting
    • Out:
      • Butland
      • Cameron
      • Imbula
      • Ireland
      • Krkic
      • Muniesa
    • Doubts:
      • Johnson 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Mark Hughes has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Crystal Palace and may consider naming an unchanged starting XI. Kurt Zouma, Ryan Shawcross and Kevin Wimmer could again form the three-man defence, with Bruno Martins Indi the main alternative. Mame Biram Diouf and Erik Pieters appear probable starters in the wing-back positions, while Darren Fletcher and Joe Allen should also continue in central midfield. Ramadan Sobhi has made three successive starts and looks set to retain his berth alongside Xherdan Shaqiri in the advanced midfield positions in the 3-4-2-1 formation, behind lone striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. Shaqiri was withdrawn on Monday night as a precaution, having suffered from tightness before the match, but the midfielder is okay. Peter Crouch, Jese and Saido Berahino provide further attacking options. Glen Johnson remains a doubt, while Jack Butland (broken finger) and Geoff Cameron (concussion) are both sidelined.

    • Last Updated Fri 24th Nov
  16. Swansea City

    Next Match: Bournemouth (H)
    • Fabianski
    • Naughton
    • Fernández
    • Mawson
    • Olsson
    • Fer
    • Ki Sung-Yueng
    • Sanches
    • Dyer
    • Abraham
    • Jordan Ayew
    • Out:
      • Abraham
      • Bartley
      • Montero
    • Doubts:
      • Britton 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Tammy Abraham has not been able to train this week due to a back problem picked up during the 2-0 defeat to Burnley and is rated as “50/50” according to manager Paul Clement. If the Chelsea loanee is ruled out, Wilfried Bony looks set to start as the central striker. He could be flanked by Jordan Ayew and Nathan Dyer in attack, with Luciano Narsingh the main alternative. Ki Sung-yeung had a heavy workload for South Korea prior to the Burnley clash and only came on as a substitute at Turf Moor. But he may well return in central midfield and could be joined by Renato Sanches and Leroy Fer, who both started last time out. However, Sam Clucas, Leon Britton and Tom Carroll are all possible alternatives. Martin Olsson, Alfie Mawson, Federico Fernandez and Kyle Naughton could again form the back four, with Angel Rangel and Mike van der Hoorn the back-up options. Kyle Bartley remains sidelined.

    • Last Updated Thu 23rd Nov
  17. Tottenham Hotspur

    Next Match: West Bromwich Albion (H)
    • Lloris
    • Dier
    • Sánchez
    • Vertonghen
    • Trippier
    • Alli
    • Winks
    • Eriksen
    • Davies
    • Son
    • Kane
    • Out:
      • Alderweireld
      • Janssen
      • Wanyama
    • Doubts:
      • Lamela 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Following the 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League, Mauricio Pochettino could name a similar starting XI for the home encounter against West Bromwich Albion. Son Heung-min has started the last five matches at Wembley and could operate at the tip of a midfield diamond behind lone striker Harry Kane. That would see Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen operate on the right and left of the diamond, with Harry Winks perhaps favoured over Mousa Dembele at the base. Danny Rose and Serge Aurier played on Tuesday night, so Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier look set to return to wing-back roles against the Baggies. Providing Pochettino sticks with a three-man defence, Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen should all start. Alternatively, he could opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Dembele or Dier starting in central midfield, seeing Son move to the left wing. Toby Alderweireld and Victor Wanyama remain out, while Erik Lamela could feature from the bench.

    • Last Updated Thu 23rd Nov
  18. Watford

    Next Match: Newcastle United (A)
    • Gomes
    • Femenía
    • Britos
    • Kabasele
    • Zeegelaar
    • Cleverley
    • Doucouré
    • Pereyra
    • Hughes
    • Richarlison
    • Gray
    • Out:
      • Cathcart
      • Chalobah
      • Hoban
      • Kaboul
      • Success Ajayi
      • Zárate
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
      • Deeney
    • Latest News: Kiko Femenia has trained fully this week following the knock that forced him off during the 2-0 win over West Ham United and is available for the trip to Newcastle United. So should Marco Silva stick with the 3-4-2-1 system that proved successful last weekend, both Femenia and Marvin Zeegelaar would expect to continue in the wing-back roles. Jose Holebas was dropped last time out but is the alternative down the left flank. Miguel Britos, Christian Kabasele and Adrian Mariappa could again line up in a three-man defence, while Sebastian Prodl provides another option after returning from injury to feature among the substitutes in Gameweek 12. Roberto Pereyra and Andre Carrillo both came off the bench last week and if Silva wants to use either player from the start, alongside Will Hughes and Richarlison in the attacking midfield spots, he may switch to a 4-2-3-1, with Mariappa dropping out. Abdoulaye Doucoure and Tom Cleverley should again form the central midfield partnership. Troy Deeney serves the last of a three-match ban, so Andre Gray is expected to continue as the lone striker. Younes kaboul (leg) remains doubtful, while Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah and Isaac Success are long-term absentees.

    • Last Updated Thu 23rd Nov
  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Next Match: Tottenham Hotspur (A)
    • Foster
    • McAuley
    • Hegazi
    • Evans
    • Nyom
    • Livermore
    • Barry
    • Yacob
    • Gibbs
    • Rondón
    • Rodriguez
    • Out:
      • Chadli
      • Dawson
      • Morrison
      • Wilson
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Assistant head coach Gary Megson will take charge for the trip to Wembley following the sacking of Tony Pulis on Monday. Pulis had favoured a three-man defence in his final few matches, and coming up against Spurs, Megson could continue with a similar approach. Gareth McAuley, Ahmed Hegazi and Jonny Evans may all retain their starts in central defence, then, with Allan Nyom perhaps an option to return at right wing-back. Kieran Gibbs should keep his place on the opposite flank. If Megson decides to shake things up in central midfield, Claudio Yacob could be an option to replace one of Jake Livermore, Grzegorz Krychowiak or Gareth Barry. Jay Rodriguez was stationed just behind lone striker Salomon Rondon last weekend, but Hal Robson-Kanu is a viable alternative. Should Megson opt for a different formation, he may consider using a 4-5-1 system, with McAuley or Hegazi dropping to the bench, to perhaps allow two from Matt Phillips, James McClean, Chris Brunt, Oliver Burke or Rodriguez to start out wide. Craig Dawson, James Morrison and Nacer Chadli are again ruled out.

    • Last Updated Fri 24th Nov
  20. West Ham United

    Next Match: Leicester City (H)
    • Hart
    • Zabaleta
    • Reid
    • Ogbonna
    • Cresswell
    • Kouyaté
    • Obiang
    • Noble
    • Arnautovic
    • Carroll
    • Lanzini
    • Out:
      • Antonio
      • Byram
      • Collins
      • Fonte
      • Hernández
      • Snodgrass
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Marko Arnautovic is available for the home meeting with Leicester City having been forced off during the 2-0 defeat to Watford due to a thumb injury. Andre Ayew has returned to training following illness and could feature, but although Michail Antonio (rib) and James Collins (ankle) are back in training, they won’t be rushed back. David Moyes may decide to stick with Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini either side of central striker Andy Carroll in attack then, with Ayew potentially an option if he wants to switch from a 4-3-3 to a more attacking 4-2-3-1 system. That would mean one of Pedro Obiang, Mark Noble or Cheikhou Kouyate dropping to the bench. Edimilson Fernandes is the main alternative in the middle of the park. The back four of Pablo Zabaleta, Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Creswell will be expected to remain unchanged, particularly as Jose Fonte (knock) remains a doubt. Arthur Masuaku is a possible alternative to Cresswell at left-back. Chicharito may be able to resume light training next week, but remains sidelined, while Sam Byram is also ruled out.

    • Last Updated Thu 23rd Nov