Premier League Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Predicted Lineup

    • Cech
    • Bellerín
    • Gabriel Paulista
    • Koscielny
    • Monreal
    • Coquelin
    • Cazorla
    • Ramsey
    • Ozil
    • Sánchez
    • Giroud
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Newcastle United (A)
    • Out:
      • Akpom
      • Rosicky
      • Sanogo
      • Szczesny
      • Welbeck
      • Wilshere
      • Zelalem
    • Doubts:
      • Koscielny
      • Mertesacker
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Arsene Wenger was without the first choice centre-back pairing of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny against Liverpool on Monday evening due to illness and injury respectively. The Arsenal boss drafted in Gabriel alongside Calum Chambers at centre-back, in the only two changes from the side which defeated Crystal Palace. Ahead of the visit of Newcastle, Koscielny remains a doubt with a back problem, while Wenger has remarked that Mertesacker is the least likely to return to contention following a chest infection. Further forward, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will both be pushing for starts, following their cameo appearances against the Merseysiders. Walcott could come into the reckoning upfront, should Wenger decide to rotate, though Giroud remains favourite to lead the line once more. Danny Welbeck is a couple weeks away from a return to training, while Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere remain on the sidelines with knee and ankle problems respectively.

  2. Aston Villa

    Predicted Lineup

    • Guzan
    • Bacuna
    • Richards
    • Clark
    • Amavi
    • Sánchez
    • Westwood
    • Gueye
    • Sinclair
    • Gestede
    • Grealish
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Sunderland (H)
    • Out:
      • Crespo
      • Gardner
      • Herd
      • Okore
      • Robinson
    • Doubts:
      • Traoré
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Tim Sherwood handed Rudy Gestede his first start of the season in the loss to Crystal Palace, with the forward playing the full 90 minutes. Sherwood also rang the changes elsewhere, with Carlos Sanchez recalled ahead of Jordan Veretout, while the fit-again Jack Grealish was handed a start in attack, as Scott Sinclair and Jordan Ayew dropped out of the side. Sinclair however, will be pushing for a swift recall following his hat-trick in the midweek Capital One Cup win over Notts County. Carles Gil and Veretout are also considerations for Sherwood, though they may have to settle for spots on the bench against the Black Cats. Meanwhile, new signing Adama Traoré is a doubt after taking a heavy knock to his ankle in midweek - the winger has failed to train since Tuesday but his manager has refused to rule him out. Should Sherwood rotate at the back, Alan Hutton offers a further option at right-back, with Jose Crespo still sidelined due to a knee problem. Jores Okore (knee) also remains on the treatment table. Sherwood has also revealed there is a sickness bug going round the training ground, with two players unable to train, though has refused to reveal the stricken duo's names.

  3. Bournemouth

    Predicted Lineup

    • Boruc
    • Francis
    • Elphick
    • Cook
    • Daniels
    • Ritchie
    • Surman
    • O'Kane
    • Gradel
    • King
    • Wilson
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Leicester City (H)
    • Out:
      • Arter
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Eddie Howe elected to name an unchanged lineup at West Ham and was rewarded for his faith as Bournemouth earned their first points of the season. Eunan O'kane retained his start in midfield, while the defence also remained intact. Tyrone Mings and Sylvain Distin were both handed their debuts in the midweek Capital One Cup win over Hartlepool, though remain unlikely to dislodge any of the current back-four in the league. Howe may resist the urge to tinker for the home encounter with Leicester, though Marc Pugh will be pushing for a recall following his goal off the bench at the Boleyn. Pugh could perhaps come in for the misifiring Joshua King, with Max Gradel then taking up a central role behind Calum Wilson. Lee Tomlin, Christian Atsu and Yann Kermorgant offer further options in the attacking spots, while Harry Arter remains sidelined with groin and hip issues respectively.

  4. Chelsea

    Predicted Lineup

    • Courtois
    • Ivanovic
    • Cahill
    • Zouma
    • Azpilicueta
    • Matic
    • Fábregas
    • Pedro
    • Willian
    • Hazard
    • Diego Costa
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Crystal Palace (H)
    • Out:
      • Brown
      • Christensen
      • Cuadrado
      • de Souza
      • dos Santos Emboada Junior
      • Moses
      • Solanke
    • Doubts:
      • Baba
    • Banned:
      • Terry
    • Latest News…Jose Mourinho has further defensive woes ahead of the visit of Crystal Palace, with John Terry ruled out through suspension following his sending off against West Brom. Terry's absence will see Gary Cahill recalled in central defence alongside Kurt Zouma, after he had originally been dropped to the bench at the Hawthorns. With new boy Baba Rahman still struggling for full fitness, Cesar Azpilicueta and Branislav Ivanovic are set to continue in the full-back berths. Further forward, Pedro was handed an immediate debut for the Blues as Ramires dropped to the bench, and Willian continued in the number ten role behind Diego Costa. Given the Spaniard's impact, Mourinho could opt for an unchanged attack at the weekend, with Cesc Fabregas continuing alongside Nemanja Matic in central midfield. Should there be rotation, Ramires will be pushing for a recall in midfield, though Oscar remains unavailable due to injury.

  5. Crystal Palace

    Predicted Lineup

    • McCarthy
    • Ward
    • Dann
    • Delaney
    • Souaré
    • Cabaye
    • McArthur
    • Zaha
    • Puncheon
    • Sako
    • Murray
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Chelsea (A)
    • Out:
      • Appiah
      • Bamford
      • Campbell
      • Chamakh
      • Inniss
      • Jedinak
      • Speroni
    • Doubts:
      • Wickham
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Alan Pardew handed Bakary Sako his Palace debut last weekend, with Yannick Bolasie making way following the death of his father. Sako made an immediate impact, netting the winner, and will now hope to retain his place out wide for the trip to Stamford Bridge. Wilfried Zaha and Jason Puncheon could again form the rest of the attack, behind a lone striker, though Bolasie has returned to the squad and may also be involved. Mile Jedinak has been ruled out for two weeks with a hamstring injury; this should see Yohan Cabaye and James McArthur continue together in the double-pivot. The defence is expected to remain unchanged once again, while elsewhere, Conor Wickham will hope to recover from a rib injury to challenge Glenn Murray for the central striker position. Pardew will be without the services of loanee Patrick Bamford against his parent club, while Marouane Chamakh is edging closer to a return to the first-team fold, though remains unavailable for the weekend.

  6. Everton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Howard
    • Coleman
    • Stones
    • Jagielka
    • Oviedo
    • Barry
    • McCarthy
    • Mirallas
    • Barkley
    • Cleverley
    • Lukaku
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Tottenham Hotspur (A)
    • Out:
      • Baines
      • Garbutt
      • Gibson
      • Hibbert
      • Pienaar
    • Doubts:
      • Galloway
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Roberto Martinez elected to name an unchanged side following the 3-0 win at Southampton, but lost Brendan Galloway to a first half injury, forcing Tyias Browning into action from the bench. Galloway is rated as doubtful for the trip to Spurs, and should he not recover, Martinez could call upon Browning or the fit-again Bryan Oviedo to fulfil the left-back berth. Tom Cleverley and Arouna Kone will hope to retain their wide roles, though face stern competition, with both Gerard Deulofeu and Kevin Mirallas offering strong alternatives following their midweek exploits in the Capital One Cup. Everton have rejected the transfer request of defender John Stones, with the youngster expected to be available to face Spurs, as part of an unchanged back-four. Further forward, Gareth Barry and James McCarthy should continue in the midfield engine room, with Mo Besic offering an additional option. Steven Naismith, Aiden McGeady and Leon Osman are further candidates for Martinez to consider in attack, while Romelu Lukaku will lead the line once again for the Toffees. Leighton Baines (ankle), Tony Hibbert (knee), Steven Pienaar (hamstring) and Darron Gibson (foot) all remain on the sidelines.

  7. Leicester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Schmeichel
    • de Laet
    • Morgan
    • Huth
    • Schlupp
    • Mahrez
    • Drinkwater
    • King
    • Albrighton
    • Okazaki
    • Vardy
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Bournemouth (A)
    • Out:
      • Hamer
      • James
      • Konchesky
      • Lawrence
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Unsurprisingly, Claudio Ranieri named another unchanged lineup as the Foxes earned a valuable point against Tottenham last weekend. New signing Gökhan Inler started on the bench, but was introduced late on along with fellow new-boy N'golo Kante against Spurs. Given the options at Ranieri's disposal, a shake-up in midfield could be due, with Danny Drinkwater's and Andy King's positions most at risk in the midfield engine room. Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki are expected to retain their starts upfront, with the likes of Leandro Ulloa and Andrej Kramaric offering options fron the bench once more. A back-four of Ritchie De Laet, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan and Jeffrey Schlupp can again be expected. Marcin Wasilewski, Yohan Benalouane and Christian Fuchs offer alternatives in either the three or four-man defences, with the latter having recovered from a training ground knock. Matty James remains sidelined with a knee injury.

  8. Liverpool

    Predicted Lineup

    • Mignolet
    • Clyne
    • Skrtel
    • Lovren
    • Gomez
    • Lucas
    • Milner
    • Ibe
    • Coutinho
    • Roberto Firmino
    • Benteke
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: West Ham United (H)
    • Out:
      • Allen
      • Balotelli
      • Flanagan
      • Ojo
      • Sturridge
    • Doubts:
      • Henderson
      • Lallana
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was without captain Jordan Henderson for the Arsenal clash, due to a foot injury. This saw Brazilian Lucas recalled to the side, with Emre Can also getting a start alongside him. Roberto Firmino was handed his full debut in attack at the Emirates, as Jordan Ibe and Adam Lallana dropped out. Ahead of the visit of West Ham, both Lallana (thigh) and Henderson (foot) remain doubt and should neither recover, the Reds boss would seem set to elect an unchanged side. At the back, Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel are set to continue their partnership in central defence, with Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure overlooked once again. Joe Gomez also appears to have made the left-back role his own, with Alberto Moreno limited to appearances from the bench. Jon Flanagan and Joe Allen remain on the treatment table, along with Daniel Sturridge, though the forward is expected to return to action after the international break.

  9. Manchester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Hart
    • Sagna
    • Kompany
    • Mangala
    • Kolarov
    • Y Touré
    • Fernandinho
    • Navas
    • Silva
    • Sterling
    • Aguero
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Watford (H)
    • Out:
      • Bony
      • Clichy
      • Dzeko
      • Jovetic
      • Reges
      • Zabaleta
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Manuel Pellegrini kept faith with the same XI that swept aside Chelsea at the Etihad for the testing trip to Goodison, with Aleks Kolarov and Eliaquim Mangala retaining their starts in defence. New signing Nicolas Otamendi was absent on Merseyside as City continued to seek international clearance for the Argentine. Following another clean sheet, Pellegrini seems unlikely to rotate at all in defence, therefore Otamendi would seem set to start life on the bench should he be available for the visit of Watford. Gael Clichy was absent from the squad at Everton and has been ruled out along with Fernando, Pablo Zabaleta and Wilfried Bony. The Chilean is expected roll with an unchanged attack, though Samir Nasri will be pushing for a recall in the front-four following his goal off the bench at Everton ,while Fabian Delph offers further options in the midfield engine room.

  10. Manchester United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Romero
    • Darmian
    • Smalling
    • Blind
    • Shaw
    • Schneiderlin
    • Schweinsteiger
    • Mata
    • Herrera
    • Depay
    • Rooney
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Swansea City (A)
    • Out:
      • Januzaj
      • Jones
    • Doubts:
      • Lindegaard
      • Rojo
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Having built up his fitness with cameo appearances, Louis van Gaal handed Bastian Schweinsteiger his first start of the season in the stalemate with Newcastle, dropping Michael Carrick to the bench. Ahead of the trip to Swansea, Van Gaal appears to have a few options for the central midfield roles, with Ander Herrera also pushing for inclusion following his midweek display against Club Brugge. Morgan Schneiderlin was rested in midweek and looks set to return in the midfield engine room here, with Schweinsteiger, Carrick and Herrera competing for a role alongside the Frenchman. The United boss will also be able to call upon Marouane Fellaini, with the Belgian now fresh after serving a three-match suspension. Fellaini has been talked up in the number ten role and could replace fellow Belgian Adnan Januzaj in attack, with Januzaj ruled out after picking up a knock in midweek. Juan Mata and Memphis Depay are expected to occupy the wide positions once more, though Ashley Young is an alternative option for Van Gaal to ponder. Following the clean sheet in midweek, another unchanged defence is expected. Marcos Rojo could return to the squad after fitness issues, while Phil Jones (mild thrombosis) will miss out again.

  11. Newcastle United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Krul
    • Janmaat
    • Mbemba
    • Coloccini
    • Haidara
    • Colback
    • Anita
    • Sissoko
    • Wijnaldum
    • Thauvin
    • Mitrovic
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Arsenal (H)
    • Out:
      • Abeid
      • Armstrong
      • Cabella
      • Marveaux
      • Riviere
    • Doubts:
      • Good
      • Sissoko
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Steve McClaren will have right-back Daryl Janmaat available for the home clash against Arsenal, with the Dutch international returning from a one-match ban. That means Chancel Mbemba and Steven Taylor will be battling it out to partner Fabricio Coloccini at the heart of the defence, with Massadio Haidara lining up at left-back. Jack Colback and Vurnon Anita should continue at the base of midfield in the 4-2-3-1 system favoured by the former England boss. Moussa Sissoko has returned to training but is set for a last-minute fitness test – if he misses out, new signing Florian Thauvin could be handed his first league start on the right of the three attacking midfield positions after scoring one goal and providing three assists in the 4-1 Capital One Cup win against Northampton Town on Tuesday. Georginio Wijnaldum and Ayoze Perez look the other likely starters, with Gabriel Obertan making way. Siem de Jong and Rolando Aarons are other options available for McClaren, while Aleksandar Mitrovic is expected to keep his place as the lone striker ahead of Papiss Cisse. The latter has recovered from the illness that kept him out of the midweek cup match. Emmanuel Riviere is Newcastle’s only long-term absentee, but Paul Dummett is now available for selection after recovering from a hamstring problem.

  12. Norwich City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Ruddy
    • Whittaker
    • Martin
    • Bassong
    • Brady
    • Dorrans
    • Tettey
    • Redmond
    • Hoolahan
    • Howson
    • Jerome
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Southampton (A)
    • Out:
      • Lafferty
      • Mulumbu
      • Olsson
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
      • Grabban
    • Latest News…Alex Neil has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Southampton on Sunday, although the club have suspended Lewis Grabban after the forward walked out ahead of the Capital One Cup match against Rotherham. After a reasonable start to the season, Neil isn’t expected to make many changes, with the back four of Robbie Brady, Sebastian Bassong, Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker looking fairly settled. Andre Wisdom and Ryan Bennett will continue to provide cover. Bradley Johnson has been a substitute for the last two matches, so Alex Tettey and Graham Dorrans look set to continue in the double pivot, with Nathan Redmond, Wes Hoolahan and Jonny Howson expected to line up further forward in Neil’s favoured 4-2-3-1 formation. Cameron Jerome should keep his place in attack, with Ricky van Wolkswinkel possibly coming into contention for a place among the substitutes after scoring in the Capital One Cup in midweek. Martin Olsson and Youssouf Mulumbu remain out, although Kyle Lafferty is close to returning from a knee injury.

  13. Southampton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Stekelenburg
    • Caulker
    • Fonte
    • Yoshida
    • Cédric Soares
    • Wanyama
    • Romeu
    • Targett
    • Davis
    • Mane
    • Pellè
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Norwich City (H)
    • Out:
      • Bertrand
      • Clasie
      • Forster
      • Gallagher
      • Gardos
    • Doubts:
      • Ramírez
      • Wanyama
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Victor Wanyama is a doubt for Southampton’s home clash against Norwich because of illness. He was deployed alongside Oriel Romeu in a 3-4-1-2 formation at Watford last week, so if Ronald Koeman does look to keep the same formation, Steven Davis could drop back alongside the Spaniard. Further forward, Sadio Mane, who made the bench in midweek after recovering from a minor hip injury, is lined up for a recall, either in the “number ten” role or alongside Graziano Pelle in the 3-5-2. Dusan Tadic should also come into contention, particularly if the Dutchman reverts to his usual 4-2-3-1 system, while James Ward-Prowse, Harrison Reed and Juanmi provide alternative options in the middle of the park. Cedric Soares and Matt Targett should start as either wing-backs or full-backs, with Jose Fonte and Maya Yoshida expected to continue in central defence, while Steven Caulker will keep his place if Koeman continues to play with three centre-backs. Fraser Forster, Ryan Bertrand, Florin Gardos and Jordy Clasie remain sidelined, while Gaston Ramirez is still a doubt with a minor injury.

  14. Stoke City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Butland
    • Johnson
    • Muniesa
    • Cameron
    • Pieters
    • van Ginkel
    • Whelan
    • Shaqiri
    • Afellay
    • Arnautovic
    • Mame Biram Diouf
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: West Bromwich Albion (H)
    • Out:
      • Odemwingie
      • Shawcross
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Mark Hughes’ side has had a fairly settled look to it so far this season, so he’s expected to name a similar starting XI for the home encounter against West Brom. Glen Johnson, Marc Muniesa, Geoff Cameron and Erik Pieters should line up in the back four once more, with Marc Wilson and Philipp Wollscheid providing alternative options. Glenn Whelan and Marco van Ginkel are expected to continue at the base of midfield is Hughes’ preferred 4-2-3-1 system, with Xherdan Shaqiri lining up on the right of the three attacking midfield positions. Ibrahim Afellay and Marko Arnautovic are expected to retain their places alongside the Swiss international, although Stephen Ireland is pushing hard for a start, with Charlie Adam and Jon Walters providing alternative options. Bojan played 87 minutes against Luton in the Capital One Cup but is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench as he continues to build up his match fitness. Mame Biram Diouf should continue as the lone striker, with Joselu providing back-up. Ryan Shawcross and Peter Odemwingie are still ruled out.

  15. Sunderland

    Predicted Lineup

    • Pantilimon
    • Jones
    • O'Shea
    • Coates
    • Van Aanholt
    • Rodwell
    • Cattermole
    • M'Vila
    • Lens
    • Graham
    • Defoe
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Aston Villa (A)
    • Out:
      • Johnson
      • Kaboul
      • Matthews
      • Vergini
    • Doubts:
      • Gómez García-Penche
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Billy Jones and Jeremain Lens have recovered from minor knocks for the Black Cats. Steven Fletcher is also available, though Adam Matthews is out for up to six weeks with an ankle injury. John O’Shea, Sebastian Coates and Patrick van Aanholt should continue at the back after an improved showing in the 1-1 draw against Swansea. Jack Rodwell, Lee Cattermole and Yann M’Vila are expected to form a three-man midfield once more, whilst Jermain Defoe is likely to continue on the left of a three-man front line, with Danny Graham keeping his place as the central striker. Jordi Gomez played 71 minutes for the under-21s last weekend as he continues to build up his fitness following a knee injury. Younes Kaboul and Adam Johnson are both ruled out, though new loan signing, Ola Toivonen, could be set for a debut.

  16. Swansea City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Fabianski
    • Naughton
    • Fernández
    • Williams
    • Taylor
    • Ki
    • Shelvey
    • André Ayew
    • Sigurdsson
    • Montero
    • Gomis
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Manchester United (H)
    • Out:
      • Barrow
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Garry Monk has a fully fit squad available to him for the visit of Manchester United, with his only selection dilemma expected to come in midfield. Ki Sung-yeung is available once again after completing 81 minutes against York in the midweek Capital One Cup tie and he started ahead of Jack Cork against Chelsea on the opening day of the season. Having scored in both matches against Louis van Gaal’s side last season, Ki could return to the starting XI at Cork's expense. Jonjo Shelvey, Jefferson Montero and Andre Ayew have all started the season in good form and look sure starters, while Gylfi Sigurdsson should keep his place “in the hole” behind Bafetimbi Gomis, despite a fairly slow start to the campaign. The back four has a settled look to it, with Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor expected to continue in front of Lukasz Fabianski.

  17. Tottenham Hotspur

    Predicted Lineup

    • Lloris
    • Walker
    • Alderweireld
    • Vertonghen
    • Rose
    • Dier
    • Mason
    • Dembélé
    • Lamela
    • Chadli
    • Kane
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Everton (H)
    • Out:
      • Eriksen
    • Doubts:
      • Townsend
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Christian Eriksen remains sidelined for Tottenham’s home encounter against Everton after picking up a knee injury in training last week. Andros Townsend has returned to training following an ankle injury, though remains a doubt. Mauricio Pochettino may continue with Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele in the three advanced midfield positions in his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation, then, with Harry Kane starting as the lone striker. The Spurs boss has admitted Clinton N’Jie is unlikely to be considered for a start as he builds up his match fitness. Dele Alli scored off the bench last week and is an outside bet for a starting spot. Eric Dier and Ryan Mason continued in the double-pivot against the Foxes, so Nabil Bentaleb may have to settle for a place on the bench once again. Kyle Walker, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen should keep their places at the back, while Ben Davies will hope to retain the left-back role over a now fully-fit Danny Rose, with the latter an unused substitute for the last two matches.

  18. Watford

    Predicted Lineup

    • Gomes
    • Nyom
    • Cathcart
    • Prödl
    • Holebas
    • Behrami
    • Capoue
    • Anya
    • Ighalo
    • Jurado
    • Deeney
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Manchester City (A)
    • Out:
      • Doyley
      • Ekstrand
      • Fabbrini
      • Murray
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
      • Britos
    • Latest News…Defender Miguel Britos begins a three-match suspension after being sent off against Preston in the Capital One Cup in midweek. Jose Holebas returned to the starting XI for the home clash against Southampton on Sunday, but after being replaced at half-time, could miss out for the trip to the Etihad. The versatile Ikechi Anya would be the favourite to shift to left-back once again should Quique Sanchez Flores look to shake things up. Allan Nyom, Sebastian Prodl and Caraig Cathcart look like sure starters in front of Heurelho Gomes in goal. Etienne Capoue and Valon Behrami should continue at the base of midfield in Flores’ favoured 4-2-3-1 formation, with Jurado looking the most certain starter in the three attacking midfield positions. Almen Abdi completed 90 minutes against Preston, and is pushing for a start, as is Alessandro Diamanti, who played 45 minutes against the Saints. Odion Ighalo may be sacrificed given the difficulty of the challenge facing the Hornets at the league leaders with Ben Watson an option should the Hornets look to shore things up in midfield. Troy Deeney will continue in attack. Joel Ekstrand remains sidelined.

  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Predicted Lineup

    • Myhill
    • Dawson
    • McAuley
    • Olsson
    • McClean
    • McManaman
    • Fletcher
    • Yacob
    • Morrison
    • Gnabry
    • Rondón
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Stoke City (A)
    • Out:
      • Foster
    • Doubts:
      • Brunt
      • McManaman
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Chris Brunt is a doubt for West Brom’s trip to the Britannia after limping off in the Baggies' Capital One Cup tie against Port Vale on Tuesday night. If the Northern Ireland international fails to recover in time, Jonas Olsson or James McClean may fill in at left-back, with Joleon Lescott out of favour and possibly heading for the exit door. That could see Gareth McAuley, Craig Dawson and James Chester completing the back four. Tony Pulis may continue with the 4-5-1 formation used against Chelsea, with Connor McManaman (should he pass a fitness test) and McLean the favourites to start out wide: Serge Gnabry is another option should McClean shift to a full-back role. Darren Fletcher, Claudio Yacob and James Morrison look likely to continue in centre midfield, with Craig Gardner an alternative option for the Welsh boss. Salomon Rondon is expected to lead the line once again, with Rickie Lambert providing back-up. Saido Berahino seems unlikely to be available once again due to ongoing speculation over a possible move to Tottenham. Ben Foster remains out with a knee injury.

  20. West Ham United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Randolph
    • Tomkins
    • Ogbonna
    • Reid
    • Cresswell
    • Obiang
    • Oxford
    • Noble
    • Kouyaté
    • Payet
    • Sakho
    • Last Updated: 28/08/2015
    • Next Match: Liverpool (A)
    • Out:
      • Burke
      • Carroll
      • Nolan
      • O'Brien
      • Poyet
      • Valencia
      • Zárate
    • Doubts:
      • Oxford
      • Sakho
    • Banned:
      • Jenkinson
      • Adrián
    • Latest News…Slaven Bilic will be without the suspended Carl Jenkinson for the trip to Anfield, so James Tomkins looks set to fill in at right-back, with Joey O’Brien expected to be ruled out with a knock. Angelo Ogbonna, Winston Reid and Aaron Cresswell should complete the back four, with James Collins the only other senior option available to the Croatian. Mark Noble, Pedro Obiang and Cheikhou Kouyate look sure starters in midfield, but Bilic appears desperately short of options further forward. Kevin Nolan was released yesterday, while Mauro Zarate, Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll are all out injured. Diafra Sakho should shake off a groin injury to start up front, so Bilic could either strengthen the midfield by starting Reece Oxford if he can shrug off a minor knock, or hand a start to Matt Jarvis or Modibo Maiga, who scored as a substitute against Bournemouth. Adrian continues to serve his three-match suspension, so Darren Randolph should retain his place in goal.

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