Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Next Match: Watford (A)
    • Cech
    • Bellerín
    • Holding
    • Koscielny
    • Monreal
    • Xhaka
    • Cazorla
    • Walcott
    • Ozil
    • Sánchez
    • Giroud
    • Out:
      • Campbell
      • de Abreu
      • Iwobi
      • Jenkinson
      • Mertesacker
      • Ramsey
      • Szczesny
      • Welbeck
    • Doubts:
      • Monreal 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Arsene Wenger must decide whether to include Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud in the starting XI for the trip to Watford after the pair made their first appearances of the season as substitutes in the goalless draw against Leicester. Ozil is ahead of the Frenchman in terms of fitness and is the likeliest to start, though Giroud could also be included, allowing Alexis Sanchez to possibly move back to the left wing, and Theo Walcott starting on the right. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may keep his starting spot though should Wenger not risk starting both Ozil and Giroud. The Arsenal boss also faces a tough decision on who to start in central midfield in his usual 4-2-3-1 formation, with Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin having performed well against the Foxes. But he could opt for the more attack-minded Santi Cazorla, with Mohamed Elneny and Jack Wilshere providing further options. After a strong defensive display last weekend, the back four of Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal is expected to remain unchanged, with Calum Chambers and Kieran Gibbs lending cover. Per Mertesacker, Gabriel, Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck all remain out.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  2. Bournemouth

    Next Match: Crystal Palace (A)
    • Boruc
    • Smith
    • Francis
    • Cook
    • Daniels
    • Ibe
    • Surman
    • Arter
    • Fraser
    • Gradel
    • Wilson
    • Out:
      • Mings
      • Rantie
    • Doubts:
      • Cargill 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: After scoring in Bournemouth’s 2-1 win over Morecambe in the EFL Cup, Max Gradel could come into contention to start at Selhurst Park. Eddie Howe’s men have struggled in attack in their two Premier League matches, so while the Cherries boss may give Callum Wilson one more chance to impress, with the forward not featuring on Wednesday night, Gradel may start in the number ten role in the 4-4-1-1 system, or challenge Ryan Fraser for the starting berth on the left of midfield. Jordon Ibe will be expected in his starting spot on the right-wing, although the likes of Josh King, Lewis Grabban, Benik Afobe and Junior Stanislas are all viable options for the attacking positions. Harry Arter and Andrew Surman look set to start in central midfield, with Lewis Cook perhaps an option should Howe switch to a 4-3-3. Marc Wilson made his debut for the club in midweek and he could now push for a start in central defence. The back four of Adam Smith, Simon Francis, Steve Cook and Charlie Daniels may remain unchanged then, although Brad Smith is also an option at left-back. Tyrone Mings (knee) remains out.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  3. Burnley

    Next Match: Chelsea (A)
    • Heaton
    • Lowton
    • Keane
    • Mee
    • Ward
    • Arfield
    • Marney
    • Defour
    • Boyd
    • Vokes
    • Gray
    • Out:
      • Barnes
    • Doubts:
      • Marney 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Following the impressive 2-0 win over Liverpool, Sean Dyche could name an unchanged starting XI for the trip to Stamford Bridge. Andre Gray will be expected to partner Sam Vokes in attack, despite having an FA charge hanging over him, with Lukas Jutkiewicz providing a back-up option. Scott Arfield and George Boyd are expected to start out wide for the Clarets, with Johann Berg Gudmundsson likely to have to settle for a place among the substitutes once again. Dean Marney and Steven Defour will take their places in the Burnley engine room. Matthew Lowton, Michael Keane, Ben Mee and Stephen Ward should again form the back four. Ashley Barnes (hamstring) is set to miss out.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  4. Chelsea

    Next Match: Burnley (H)
    • Courtois
    • Ivanovic
    • Terry
    • Cahill
    • Azpilicueta
    • Kanté
    • Willian
    • Oscar
    • Fábregas
    • Hazard
    • Diego Costa
    • Out:
      • Baba
      • Zouma
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Antonio Conte will have to decide whether to risk Willian as the Blues host Burnley. The Brazilian missed the 2-1 win at Watford with a calf problem but may well be fit to return this weekend. Pedro will likely keep his place on the right of midfield should Willian not be risked, with Eden Hazard starting on the opposite flank. After impressing as a substitute against the Hornets, Cesc Fabregas is pushing for a recall and could start alongside Oscar in a more attack-minded central midfield, with Nemanja Matic perhaps missing out. Diego Costa will lead the attack once again, with the in-form Michy Batshuayi only likely to start should Conte switch to a 4-4-2 or 4-2-4 formation. N’Golo Kante will again feature in his usual defensive midfield role in the 4-1-4-1 system. The back four of Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry and Cesar Azpilicueta looks set to remain unchanged. Ola Aina was a slight doubt due to a knock, while Kurt Zouma will not feature due to a knee injury, although he is closing in on a return.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  5. Crystal Palace

    Next Match: Bournemouth (H)
    • Hennessey
    • Ward
    • Dann
    • Delaney
    • Souaré
    • McArthur
    • Cabaye
    • Townsend
    • Puncheon
    • Zaha
    • Wickham
    • Out:
      • Campbell
      • Kaikai
      • Sako
      • Williams
    • Doubts:
      • Hennessey 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Alan Pardew has conceded that Christian Benteke is still short of fitness and is likely to start on the bench, with Connor Wickham expected to lead the line. Pardew is expected to go with a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Andros Townsend (right) and Wilfried Zaha (left) likely to start on the flanks. Jason Puncheon may get the nod in the number ten role, although Jordon Mutch and Lee Chung-yong are other viable options. First choice centre midfield players James McArthur and Yohan Cabaye got 61 and 73 minutes under their belts respectively during midweek, and with Palace desperate for their first points of the season, could start in the double-pivot. Joe Ledley provides another option in that area if he can recover from a knock. James Tomkins is another working his way back to full fitness following injury. After playing 90 minutes on Tuesday night he could come in for Damien Delaney, who is a doubt due to an ankle problem, alongside Scott Dann in central defence. Tomkins also offers an option at right-back, as does Martin Kelly, but Joel Ward should remain in that role. Steve Mandanda figured on Tuesday night and could come in if Wayne Hennessey fails to recover from a knock. Bakary Sako (groin) and Frazier Campbell (hamstring) appear unlikely to feature, while Sullay Kaikai and Jonny Williams are ruled out.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  6. Everton

    Next Match: Stoke City (H)
    • Stekelenburg
    • Holgate
    • Williams
    • Jagielka
    • Baines
    • Gueye
    • Barry
    • Deulofeu
    • Barkley
    • Mirallas
    • Lukaku
    • Out:
      • Besic
      • Browning
      • Coleman
      • Pennington
    • Doubts:
      • Cleverley 75%
      • Gibson 75%
      • McCarthy 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Ronald Koeman will again be without Seamus Coleman (ankle), while James McCarthy, Darron Gibson and Tom Cleverley are all minor doubts for the home clash with Stoke. The Everton boss switched from a 3-4-2-1 formation to a 4-2-3-1 against West Brom last weekend, and continued with that system against Yeovil Town in midweek. So Mason Holgate could start at right-back, with Leighton Baines on the left. Ashley Williams played 90 minutes in midweek but isn’t assured of a starting berth in preference to either Ramiro Funes Mori or Phil Jagielka in central defence. Koeman stated in his pres conference that the players who got their first 90 minutes of the season in the EFL Cup are still short of full fitness, so Yannick Bolasie may miss out to Gerard Deulofeu and Kevin Mirallas in the wide positions. He may be more willing to chance on Romelu Lukaku in attack, with Ross Barkley certain of a starting berth. Idrissa Gueye and Gareth Barry will be expected to start at the base of midfield. The likes of Aaron Lennon and Arouna Kone provide further attacking options. Matthew Pennington remains doubtful due to a hamstring injury, while Muhamed Besic is a long-term absentee with a knee problem.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  7. Hull City

    Next Match: Manchester United (H)
    • Jakupovic
    • Elmohamady
    • Davies
    • Livermore
    • Robertson
    • Clucas
    • Snodgrass
    • Huddlestone
    • Meyler
    • Diomande
    • Hernández
    • Out:
      • Bruce
      • Dawson
      • Luer
      • McGregor
      • Odubajo
    • Doubts:
      • Snodgrass 75%
      • Tymon 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Following back-to-back victories, Mike Phelan may again name an unchanged starting XI for the visit of Man United to the KCOM Stadium. Perhaps the only decision he has to make is whether to hand Shaun Maloney a start after he grabbed a goal and assist off the bench against Swansea last weekend, making him an alternative option to Adama Diomande on the left of midfield in the 4-1-4-1 formation. Robert Snodgrass should continue on the right, with Abel Hernandez operating as the lone striker. Tom Huddlestone and David Meyler are expected to form the centre midfield partnership once more in front of holding midfielder Sam Clucas. At the back, Ahmed Elmohamady, Curtis Davies, Jake Livermore and Andrew Robertson will likely make up an unchanged back four in front of goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic. Allan McGregor (back), Michael Dawson, Moses Odubajo (both knee) and Alex Bruce (Achilles) are still long-term absentees. Harry Maguire (ankle) is available for selection, whilst Josh Tymon is expected to recover from a midweek cup knock. Harry Luer (knee) is ruled out for a few weeks.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  8. Leicester City

    Next Match: Swansea (H)
    • Schmeichel
    • Simpson
    • Huth
    • Morgan
    • Fuchs
    • Mahrez
    • Drinkwater
    • King
    • Albrighton
    • Okazaki
    • Vardy
    • Out:
      • de Laet
      • Lawrence
      • Mendy
      • Schlupp
    • Doubts:
      • Schmeichel 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Claudio Ranieri will be without the injured Nampalys Mendy (ankle) for the home clash against Swansea, with the midfielder likely to return soon after the international break. Danny Drinkwater and Andy King will be expected to form the centre midfield partnership once more in the 4-4-1-1 formation, then, with Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton likely starters in the wide positions. Shinji Okazaki may again be favoured in the support striker role behind Jamie Vardy, although Ahmed Musa could push for a recall. Danny Simpson, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs should all start in defence once again. Jeffrey Schlupp is ruled out with a muscle injury.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  9. Liverpool

    Next Match: Tottenham Hotspur (A)
    • Mignolet
    • Clyne
    • Lovren
    • Klavan
    • Milner
    • Lallana
    • Henderson
    • Wijnaldum
    • Mane
    • Firmino
    • Coutinho
    • Out:
      • Bogdan
      • Ilori
      • Karius
      • Ojo
    • Doubts:
      • Can 50%
      • Gomez 25%
      • Klavan 75%
      • Sakho 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Jurgen Klopp has revealed he isn’t sure whether Emre Can (ankle) and Divock Origi (muscle injury) will be available to face Tottenham. Klopp could opt for a midfield three of Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana should Can not be fully fit, with Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho starting in the wide forward positions. Roberto Firmino is the slight favourite to be deployed in the “false nine” in preference to Daniel Sturridge. Joel Matip played 90 minutes in midweek as he continues to build up his match fitness: he could now be an option to replace Ragnar Klavan at centre-back alongside Dejan Lovren. Nathaniel Clyne will start at right-back, with James Milner expected to be favoured over Alberto Moreno at left-back. Lucas (hamstring) and Mamadou Sahko (Achilles) are both still major doubts, while Loris Karius, Joe Gomez and Sheyi Ojo remain on the sidelines.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  10. Manchester City

    Next Match: West Ham United (H)
    • Caballero
    • Zabaleta
    • Otamendi
    • Stones
    • Kolarov
    • Fernandinho
    • Sterling
    • De Bruyne
    • Silva
    • Nolito
    • Aguero
    • Out:
      • Gündogan
      • Kompany
      • Roberts
      • Sagna
      • Sané
    • Doubts:
      • Aguero 75%
      • Bravo 50%
      • Stones 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Pep Guardiola will be without the injured Bacary Sagna (hamstring) for the home clash against West Ham, while Kelechi Iheanacho has recovered from a leg injury picked up during Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest. Pablo Zabaleta should start at right-back, then, with John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi set to continue in central defence. Aleksandar Kolarov may keep his starting spot at left-back ahead of Gael Clichy. Guardiola is expected to keep faith in the 4-1-4-1 formation, with Fernandinho operating in the defensive midfield role. David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne will be expected to retain their places in central midfield, with Nolito and Raheem Sterling set to occupy the wide roles. The likes of Jesus Navas, Fernando, Fabian Delph and Yaya Toure provide alternative options in midfield. Sergio Aguero will spearhead the City attack once again, while Willy Caballero should keep his place in goal, as new signing Claudio Bravo won't feature this weekend . Vincent Kompany, Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane remain sidelined; all three look set to return after the international break.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  11. Manchester United

    Next Match: Hull City (A)
    • De Gea
    • Valencia
    • Bailly
    • Blind
    • Shaw
    • Fellaini
    • Pogba
    • Mata
    • Rooney
    • Martial
    • Ibrahimovic
    • Out:
      • Borthwick-Jackson
      • Wilson
    • Doubts:
      • Fellaini 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: After a strong performance against Southampton, Jose Mourinho could name an unchanged starting XI for the trip to Hull. Chris Smalling appeared off the bench against the Saints and could now challenge Daley Blind for a starting berth alongside Eric Bailly in central defence. Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw will be expected to continue in the full-back positions. Marouane Fellaini’s strong start to the season may see the Belgian partner Paul Pogba at the base of midfield once again in Mourinho’s standard 4-2-3-1 formation, with Ander Herrera, Morgan Schneiderlin and Michael Carrick among the alternatives. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard offer Mourinho options on the right of midfield, although Juan Mata may well get the nod once again. Wayne Rooney will be expected to retain the number ten role. Lingard may also offer competition to Anthony Martial on the left, as could Marcus Rashford, although the France international should keep his place in the side up in support of lone striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  12. Middlesbrough

    Next Match: West Bromwich Albion (A)
    • Guzan
    • Nsue
    • Ayala
    • Gibson
    • Barragán
    • Forshaw
    • Clayton
    • Stuani
    • Ramírez
    • Downing
    • Negredo
    • Out:
      • da Silva
      • de Roon
      • Husband
      • Leadbitter
      • Valdés
    • Doubts:
      • Friend 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Aitor Karanka will be without Fabio for the trip to the Hawthorns after the defender suffered a knee injury in the 2-1 defeat to Fulham in midweek. George Friend also suffered a muscle injury in that match and is a doubt for Sunday. Should he be ruled out, one of Emilio Nsue or Antonio Barragan could fill in at left-back, with Daniel Ayala an option to come in alongside Ben Gibson at the heart of the defence in a reshuffle. Victor Valdes is still sidelined in goal, so Brad Guzan should therefore keep his placel. Adam Clayton and Adam Forshaw will be expected to continue at the base of midfield in the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Cristhian Stuani, Gaston Ramirez and Stewart Downing the likely attacking midfield trio. Albert Adomah and Viktor Fischer could come into contention given Karanka’s fondness for rotation in those positions. Alvaro Negredo should spearhead the ‘Boro attack, with David Nugent and Jordan Rhodes providing back-up. Grant Leadbitter (hernia) and Marten de Roon (hamstring) remain sidelined.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  13. Southampton

    Next Match: Sunderland (H)
    • Forster
    • Cédric
    • van Dijk
    • Fonte
    • Targett
    • Romeu
    • Højbjerg
    • Davis
    • Tadic
    • Redmond
    • Long
    • Out:
      • Gallagher
      • Gazzaniga
      • Pied
    • Doubts:
      • Gardos 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Claude Puel will be without Jeremy Pied (knee) for the home encounter against Sunderland but Oriol Romeu is fit after limping off during the 2-0 defeat to Man United. Ryan Bertrand has returned to training following his knee injury and the Southampton boss will check on the England defender before deciding his final starting XI. With the international break just around the corner, Puel may decide to preserve Bertand, with Matt Targett set to continue at left-back alongside Jose Fonte, Virgil van Dijk and Cedric Soares in defence. Maya Yoshida will provide cover. If the former Lyon manager sticks with the midfield diamond, Romeu is the favourite to start at the base, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Steven Davis slightly in advance of the Spaniard. Jordy Clasie and James Ward-Prowse offer viable alternatives. Dusan Tadic will against start at the tip of the diamond, with Nathan Redmond also set to keep his starting berth in attack. Shane Long has started the first two matches, but may come under pressure from Charlie Austin for the other position in attack.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  14. Stoke City

    Next Match: Everton (A)
    • Given
    • Bardsley
    • Shawcross
    • Wollscheid
    • Pieters
    • Allen
    • Whelan
    • Imbula
    • Walters
    • Bojan
    • Arnautovic
    • Out:
      • Afellay
      • Butland
      • Ireland
      • Johnson
    • Doubts:
      • Shaqiri 50%
      • Wollscheid 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Mark Hughes revealed that Jack Butland (ankle) is unlikely to be risked against Everton, while Xherdan Shaqiri didn’t train before Thursday due to tightness in his calf, although the Welsh boss said he still believes the Swiss international has a chance of featuring. Shay Given should continue in goal for the Potters, then. With Hughes expected to keep faith in the 4-3-3 formation, the likes of Bojan or Jon Walters could start on the right of the front three. Peter Crouch netted a hat-trick against Stevenage in midweek and may now be in line to lead the attack, although Bojan is an option as a “false nine”, whilst Mame Biram Diouf could retain a starting berth. Marko Arnautovic looks set to start on the left. Glenn Whelan should continue in front of the back four, with Joe Allen and Giannelli Imbula operating slightly further forward in central midfield. With Glen Johnson expected to be unavailable due to a thigh injury, Phil Bardsley should keep his place at right-back, alongside Philipp Wollscheid, Ryan Shawcross and Erik Pieters in defence. Ibrahim Afellay and Stephen Ireland are long-term absentees.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  15. Sunderland

    Next Match: Southampton (A)
    • Pickford
    • Manquillo
    • Djilobodji
    • McNair
    • Van Aanholt
    • Rodwell
    • Pienaar
    • Januzaj
    • Watmore
    • Gooch
    • Defoe
    • Out:
      • Buckley
      • Cattermole
      • Jones
      • Kirchhoff
      • Larsson
      • Mannone
      • O'Shea
    • Doubts:
      • Borini 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Vito Mannone (elbow) has been sidelined for at least three months, with Jordan Pickford now set to deputise. John O’Shea (hip) and Billy Jones (hip) remain absent, though new boy Javier Manquillo could be poised for a start at right-back at the expense of Donald Love. Lamine Kone will be assessed, whilst Fabio Borini (toe) is expected to recover in time. Jack Rodwell played in central midfield against Shrewsbury in midweek having filled in at centre-back during the 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough last weekend; he could now partner Steven Pienaar at the base of midfield in the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Jan Kirchhoff and Lee Cattermole still unavailable due to injury. Pienaar is hoping to shake off a minor knee problem. Adnan Januzaj’s goal in the EFL Cup should see him retain his starting berth on the right of the attacking midfield trio, perhaps being joined by Duncan Watmore and Lynden Gooch, as was the case last time out in the league. Wahbi Khazri, Joel Asoro and Jeremain Lens (should be recover from a foot problem) provide alternative options. Jermain Defoe should once again spearhead the Black Cats attack. Sebastian Larsson (knee) is a long-term absentee.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  16. Swansea City

    Next Match: Leicester City (A)
    • Fabianski
    • Naughton
    • Fernández
    • Amat
    • Kingsley
    • Fer
    • Cork
    • Barrow
    • Sigurdsson
    • Routledge
    • Llorente
    • Out:
      • Gomis
      • González Tomás
      • Taylor
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Francesco Guidolin will again be without club-record signing Borja Baston (thigh) for the trip to Leicester, while Neil Taylor will continue to build his match fitness playing for the under-23s on Friday night, and won’t feature at the King Power Stadium. Stephen Kingsley will line up in what should be an unchanged back four alongside Jordi Amat, Federico Fernandez and Kyle Naughton then. Leroy Fer and Jack Cork look set to start at he base of midfield in the 4-2-3-1 formation, although there might be a small chance Guidolin opts for a midfield diamond against the Foxes. Modou Barrow, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Routledge may again form the attacking midfield trio behind lone striker Fernando Llorente, with Barrow perhaps dropping out should he go with the diamond. That would allow one of Leon Britton or Ki Sung-yeung to strengthen the midfield, with Routledge playing more centrally off Llorente. Oliver McBurnie may be named among the substitutes after scoring twice in the 3-1 win over Peterborough in midweek.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  17. Tottenham Hotspur

    Next Match: Liverpool (H)
    • Vorm
    • Walker
    • Alderweireld
    • Vertonghen
    • Rose
    • Dier
    • Wanyama
    • Lamela
    • Alli
    • Eriksen
    • Kane
    • Out:
      • Bentaleb
      • Lloris
      • Yedlin
    • Doubts:
      • Son 75%
      • Walker 75%
    • Banned:
      • Dembélé
    • Latest News: Mauricio Pochettino is still without the injured Hugo Lloris (hamstring) and the suspended Mousa Dembele, but otherwise has a fully fit squad to choose from for the visit of Liverpool to White Hart Lane. Michel Vorm will continue in goal, with Kyle Walker, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose all set to start in defence once more. The make up of Pochettino’s front six will largely depend on whether he chooses to include Vincent Janssen in his starting XI. With Dele Alli being dropped to the bench last weekend having missed some training sessions due to illness, it’s expected he’ll earn a recall this time around. The former Southampton manager may choose to revert back to his favoured front four of Erik Lamela, Alli and Christian Eriksen behind lone striker Harry Kane then, leaving no space for Janssen. The alternative would be to use Alli in the double-pivot in his standard 4-2-3-1 formation, meaning one of Eric Dier or Victor Wanyama would make way. That would allow Janssen to operate as the lone striker, with Kane dropping into the number ten role.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  18. Watford

    Next Match: Arsenal (H)
    • Gomes
    • Cathcart
    • Prödl
    • Britos
    • Janmaat
    • Guédioura
    • Behrami
    • Capoue
    • Holebas
    • Deeney
    • Ighalo
    • Out:
      • Berghuis
      • Dja Djédjé
      • Oularé
      • Suárez
      • Vydra
    • Doubts:
      • Cathcart 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Walter Mazzarri has revealed that new signings Daryl Janmaat, Roberto Pereyra and Younes Kaboul are all in the squad for the visit of Arsenal to Vicarage Road but it’s unlikely all three will start the match. Janmaat arrives having played the most matches of the trio so far this season; along with Kaboul, he appears more likely to be named in the starting XI. Isaac Success has also returned to training following a muscle injury and he may now feature off the bench. Kaboul will challenge Sebastian Prodl, Craig Cathcart and Miguel Britos for a place in the three-man defence, with Janmaat potentially replacing Nordin Amrabat at right wing-back, with Jose Holebas set to continue on the left. Adlene Guedioura may keep his starting spot alongside Valon Behrami and Etienne Capoue in central midfield, with Pereyra set to make his debut as a substitute. Ben Watson is also available having served his one-match suspension. Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo will be expected to lead the Hornets attack once more. Brice Dja Djedje (foot) is still sidelined.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Next Match: Middlesbrough (H)
    • Foster
    • Dawson
    • McAuley
    • Olsson
    • Evans
    • Yacob
    • Fletcher
    • Phillips
    • Berahino
    • Gardner
    • Rondón
    • Out:
      • Brunt
      • Gamboa
    • Doubts:
      • Leko 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Jonny Evans is a doubt for the home clash against Middlesbrough due to a hip problem and with Brendan Galloway also picking up a hamstring problem in midweek, the Baggies may need to turn to James McClean to fill in at left-back. Jonas Olsson, Gareth McAuley and Craig Dawson will be expected to keep their starting spots in the rest of the back four. Claudio Yacob and Darren Fletcher look set to start at the base of midfield in the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Matt Phillips and Saido Berahino likely to take two of the three attacking midfield positions. Craig Gardner may come under pressure from McClean and James Morrison for the position on the left, with Salomon Rondon set to continue as the lone striker. Chris Brunt (knee) is still out.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug
  20. West Ham United

    Next Match: Manchester City (A)
    • Adrián
    • Byram
    • Collins
    • Reid
    • Masuaku
    • Noble
    • Kouyaté
    • Töre
    • Payet
    • Antonio
    • Enner Valencia
    • Out:
      • Ayew
      • Carroll
      • Cresswell
      • Cullen
      • Feghouli
      • Sakho
      • Samuelsen
    • Doubts:
      • Nordtveit 25%
      • Payet 75%
      • Reid 75%
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    • Latest News: Slaven Bilic is hopeful one of Dimitri Payet (knock) and Manuel Lanzini (knee) will be available for the trip to the Etihad. Mark Noble missed the Hammers Europa League match on Thursday night due to a minor niggle but should recover to face City. He could partner Cheikhou Kouyate in central midfield, then, with Pedro Obiang the alternative. Gokhan Tore and Michail Antonio are set to get the nod on the flanks, with Enner Valencia operating as the lone striker in a 4-1-4-1 formation. Jonathan Calleri and Ashley Fletcher provide further options in attack. Havard Nordtveit is expected to miss out due to a toe problem. Sam Byram, James Collins, Winston Reid and Arthur Masuaku should again formi the back four in front of Adrian. Angelo Ogbonna will provide back-up in defence. Aaron Cresswell, Sofiane Feghouli, Andre Ayew, Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho remain sidelined. New signing Edimilson Fernandes could make his Hammers debut.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Aug