Premier League Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Predicted Lineup

    • Szczesny
    • Chambers
    • Mertesacker
    • Koscielny
    • Gibbs
    • Flamini
    • Sánchez
    • Ramsey
    • Cazorla
    • Ozil
    • Welbeck
    • Last Updated: 19/09/2014
    • Next Match: Aston Villa (A)
    • Out:
      • Debuchy
      • Giroud
      • Gnabry
      • Miyaichi
      • Monreal
      • Sanogo
      • Walcott
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Arsene Wenger goes into the tricky trip to Villa without the services of right-back Mathieu Debuchy, who is thought to be sidelined for a number of months with the ankle injury sustained against City last time out. Callum Chambers could replace the Frenchman after recovering from the bout of tonsillitis that forced him onto the bench for the midweek Champions League defeat to Dortmund. Elsewhere, Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Flamini have both been passed fit - the latter missed the midweek tie with a thigh problem, while Wilshere turned an ankle later on. The likes of Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be pushing for inclusion having found themselves on the bench again in Dortmund, with Mesut Ozil potentially rested after an indifferent start to the season. Kieron Gibbs looks poised to start at left-back with Nacho Monreal ruled out due to a minor back problem. Olivier Giroud remains absent with an ankle injury, while Yaya Sanogo is also ruled out with a hamstring complaint.

  2. Aston Villa

    Predicted Lineup

    • Guzan
    • Hutton
    • Senderos
    • Baker
    • Cissokho
    • Westwood
    • Cleverley
    • Delph
    • Weimann
    • Richardson
    • Agbonlahor
    • Last Updated: 18/09/2014
    • Next Match: Arsenal (H)
    • Out:
      • Benteke
      • Gardner
      • Helenius
      • Johnson
      • Kozák
      • Luna
      • Tonev
    • Doubts:
      • Baker
      • Bent
      • Vlaar
      • Weimann
      • Westwood
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Paul Lambert could be without Ron Vlaar again visit of Arsenal. The Dutchman continues to struggle with a calf complaint and, if he fails to recover in time, Nathan Baker is favourite to get the nod alongside Philippe Senderos in the heart of defence. Lambert would seem likely to keep an unchanged lineup, then, with Tom Cleverley taking his place in midfield after an impressive showing in last weekend's 1-0 win. That will likely mean bench roles for both Carlos Sanchez and Charles N'Zogbia. Gabby Agbonlahor will, once again, lead the line after his Anfield winner, flanked by Andreas Weimann and Kieron Richardson. Christian Benteke has returned to light training following a five month absence but is some way from returning to first team contention. Joe Cole has also returned to training, though is still lacking fitness, according to his manager.

  3. Burnley

    Predicted Lineup

    • Heaton
    • Trippier
    • Duff
    • Shackell
    • Mee
    • Arfield
    • Marney
    • Jones
    • Boyd
    • Sordell
    • Jutkiewicz
    • Last Updated: 18/09/2014
    • Next Match: Sunderland (H)
    • Out:
      • Ings
      • Taylor
      • Vokes
    • Doubts:
      • Jones
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Sean Dyche is without striker Danny Ings, who suffered a hamstring injury in the stalemate at Palace. Marvin Sordell seems the likeliest to replace Ings, having come off the bench just before half-time at Selhurst Park. Elsewhere, Dyche may keep faith with the same starting XI, with George Boyd continuing on the left ahead of Matt Taylor: the former West Ham man remains on the sidelines with the achilles injury that ruled him out of last weekend's Selhurst Park visit.

  4. Chelsea

    Predicted Lineup

    • Courtois
    • Ivanovic
    • Cahill
    • Terry
    • Azpilicueta
    • Fábregas
    • Matic
    • Schürrle
    • Oscar
    • Hazard
    • Diego Costa
    • Last Updated: 19/09/2014
    • Next Match: Man City (A)
    • Out:
      • Domingues Piazon
      • McEachran
      • Romeu
      • Swift
      • Torres
      • van Ginkel
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Jose Mourinho has no new injury concerns as Chelsea head to City on Sunday afternoon. Diego Costa was handed a brief sub role in the midweek Champions League draw with Schalke and, although his manager reckons he is "not in the best condition", will lead the line again, with Mourinho confirming he plans to currently restrict his minutes mainly to weekend matches until his hamstring problem completely clears. Elsewhere, Mourinho may be tempted to name an unchanged line-up from the side that beat Swansea last weekend, with Eden Hazard, Oscar and Andre Schurrle stationed behind Costa and Cesc Fabregas partnered by Nemanja Matic in the double-pivot. As always, though, the likes of Ramires, Willian and Mo Salah offer alternatives. In defence, Filipe Luis was handed his first start of the season in midweek but is likely to drop to the bench for the Etihad clash, allowing Cesar Azpilicueta to reclaim the left-back berth.

  5. Crystal Palace

    Predicted Lineup

    • Speroni
    • Mariappa
    • Dann
    • Delaney
    • Ward
    • Puncheon
    • Jedinak
    • McArthur
    • Bolasie
    • Zaha
    • Gayle
    • Last Updated: 19/09/2014
    • Next Match: Everton (A)
    • Out:
      • Dobbie
      • Garvan
      • Hunt
      • Murray
      • O'Keefe
      • Williams
    • Doubts:
      • Chamakh
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Neil Warnock has the option to shuffle his lineup after the 0-0 draw with Burnley but may elect to keep changes to a minimum at Goodison Park. The Palace boss relegated Martin Kelly to his bench against the Clarets, shifting Joel Ward to his defence and retaining Adrian Mariappa at right-back, as he introduced James McArthur for his debut in midfield. Wilfried Zaha was also handed a first start, with Yannick Bolasie dropped to the bench after his international duty exertions. Joe Ledley returned amongst the subs last week and is available for selection again after sustaining an injury while siting on the Palace bench. Warnock may switch from a 4-4-2 to a five-man midfield, recalling either Ledley or Bolasie, with one of Dwight Gayle or Frazier Campbell making way. Marouane Chamakh is back in training after a hamstring injury, with Warnock set to make a late decision on his fitness.

  6. Everton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Howard
    • Coleman
    • Jagielka
    • Distin
    • Baines
    • McCarthy
    • Barry
    • Mirallas
    • Naismith
    • McGeady
    • Lukaku
    • Last Updated: 19/09/2014
    • Next Match: Crystal Palace (H)
    • Out:
      • Barkley
      • Hibbert
    • Doubts:
      • Coleman
      • Distin
      • Koné
      • Oviedo
      • Pienaar
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Roberto Martinez has a given himself a possible dilemma at the back, after seeing his side earn a first clean sheet of the season at the Hawthorns. Sylvain Distin missed the 2-0 win with an injury sustained in training, which saw John Stones line up alongside Phil Jagielka. With Distin potentially back in the frame, Martinez must now decide whether to tweak his defence that earned the shut-out against the Baggies; the Toffees boss has confirmed Seamus Coleman was forced off with a knock on Thursday evening but is expected to recover in time. Leon Osman will be pushing for a start having looked lively on his introduction last weekend but may be set for a bench role again, along with Muhamed Besic, as Martinez keeps faith with both Kevin Mirallas and Aiden McGeady on his flanks, with James McCarthy and Gareth Barry anchoring midfield. Samuel Eto'o was back in action in Thursday's Europa League tie but is likely to be handed a bench role once again. Steven Pienaar missed the 4-1 win but has an outside chance of returning to contention. Bryan Oviedo and Arouna Kone are also close to consideration after they began to build their fitness with U21 appearances.

  7. Hull City

    Predicted Lineup

    • McGregor
    • Chester
    • Dawson
    • Davies
    • Elmohamady
    • Livermore
    • Huddlestone
    • Robertson
    • Diamé
    • Hernández
    • Jelavic
    • Last Updated: 19/09/2014
    • Next Match: Newcastle (A)
    • Out:
      • Dudgeon
      • Snodgrass
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Steve Bruce has suggested that he may well be flexible with his tactics and formation following the acquisition of a number of key signings around deadline day. The Tigers' boss switched to a 4-4-2 for the visit of West Ham on Monday but saw his defence breached twice, which may prompt a change for the trip to Newcastle. James Chester found himself on the bench against the Hammers following a return from suspension but could be recalled if Bruce returns to 3-5-2. That would likely see Stephen Quinn - despite recovering from an ankle knock - make way, with Mo Diame retaining his start having notched on his Hull debut. Gaston Ramirez will also be in Bruce's thinking, although Hatem Ben Arfa is ineligible to face his parent club. Bruce has also confirmed he will monitor Abel Hernandez' fitness after the striker was left exhausted following Monday's debut against the Hammers.

  8. Leicester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Schmeichel
    • de Laet
    • Morgan
    • Moore
    • Konchesky
    • Drinkwater
    • Cambiasso
    • Hammond
    • Schlupp
    • Nugent
    • Ulloa
    • Last Updated: 18/09/2014
    • Next Match: Man United (H)
    • Out:
      • Powell
      • Upson
    • Doubts:
      • Schmeichel
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Nigel Pearson will take his troops into the home meeting with United off the back of a morale boosting 1-0 victory at the Britannia. While he may well be reluctant to change a winning side, it seems likely that he'll turn to the experience of both Danny Drinkwater and new signing, Esteban Cambiasso in his midfield. That could see both Andy King and Riyad Mahrez make way having been replaced at half-time at Stoke. Elsewhere, Jamie Vardy will be desperate to break into the starting XI but could well be on the bench once again: he will push for a start on the left, although Jeffrey Schlupp is set to retain that role. David Nugent and the in-form Leonardo Ulloa are set to carry the threat to the United backline. Kasper Schmeichel is expected to be fit after missing the Stoke win with a knee injury, though may face a battle to oust Ben Hamer in the Foxes' goal. Matty James is also in contention after recovering from injury to feature for the Under 21s on Monday, though Matthew Upson remains sidelined while Nick Powell is ineligible to face his parent club.

  9. Liverpool

    Predicted Lineup

    • Mignolet
    • Manquillo
    • Lovren
    • Skrtel
    • Moreno
    • Henderson
    • Gerrard
    • Coutinho
    • Sterling
    • Balotelli
    • Lallana
    • Last Updated: 18/09/2014
    • Next Match: West Ham (A)
    • Out:
      • Allen
      • Aspas
      • Can
      • Flanagan
      • Ibe
      • Ilori
      • Johnson
      • Smith
      • Sturridge
      • Vilaça Teixeira
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Brendan Rodgers watched his side toil to overcome Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in midweek but goes to West Ham with limited options to shake things up. Joe Allen, Daniel Sturridge, Glen Johnson, Emre Can and Jon Flanagan all remain out through injury, with the latter set for months on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery. Martin Skrtel is available once again, though, and could replace Mamadou Sakho alongside Dejan Lovren in the heart of defence, with Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo continuing at full-back. Rodgers recalled Raheem Sterling to his starting lineup in midweek and he looks certain to start again in East London, though the Reds boss may consider shifting to a midfield diamond in order to partner Mario Balotelli with Fabio Borini or Rickie Lambert up front. Lazar Markovic was suspended in midweek but seems likely to be afforded a bench role at best, with Adam Lallana stationed on the left and Philippe Coutinho fielded in the centre of the park.

  10. Manchester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Hart
    • Zabaleta
    • Demichelis
    • Kompany
    • Clichy
    • Milner
    • Y Touré
    • Fernandinho
    • Nasri
    • Silva
    • Aguero
    • Last Updated: 19/09/2014
    • Next Match: Chelsea (H)
    • Out:
      • Guidetti
      • Jovetic
      • Negredo
      • Reges
      • Rekik
      • Richards
      • Zuculini
    • Doubts:
      • Dzeko
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Manuel Pellegrini is set to be without Stevan Jovetic (hamstring) and Fernando (thigh) again, while Edin Dzeko is expected to recover from a back problem picked up against Bayern in midweek. The City boss is likely to hand Sergio Aguero a starting role once again after benching the Argentine for the midweek trip to Bayern, though it remains to be seen whether he will retain a lone striker system if Dzeko is passed fit. The Bosnian may find himself amongst the subs regardless of availability, with David Silva tucked in behind Aguero, allowing Jesus Navas, Samir Nasri and James Milner to battle it out for the wide roles. Alternatively, a 4-2-2-2 would allow Dzeko to partner the South American with Silva back on the flank. Gael Clichy is likely to be preferred to Aleksandar Kolarov at left-back, while Pablo Zabaleta – suspended in midweek – replacing Bacary Sagna on the right of defence.

  11. Manchester United

    Predicted Lineup

    • De Gea
    • Rafael
    • Evans
    • Blackett
    • Rojo
    • Blind
    • Herrera
    • Di María
    • Rooney
    • Falcao
    • van Persie
    • Last Updated: 19/09/2014
    • Next Match: Leicester (A)
    • Out:
      • Almeida da Cunha
      • Carrick
      • Fellaini
      • Hernández
      • James
      • Johnstone
      • Jones
      • Lingard
      • Wilson
      • Young
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Louis van Gaal may opt to keep faith in the midfield diamond system that harvested a 4-0 win over QPR in the previous match. The United boss may choose to hand Luke Shaw a first start after the youngster turned out for the reserves on Monday evening – his installation could see Marcos Rojo shift to centre-half at the expense of Tyler Blackett. Further up the field, a first start for Radamel Falcao may see Robin van Persie drop out or Wayne Rooney shift into “the hole”, with Juan Mata moved to the bench. Alternatively, Van Gaal could opt for a 3-4-1-2, with Shaw and Rafael handed the wing-back berths and Angel di Maria and Ander Herrera in the centre. Phil Jones, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Reece James, Sam Johnstone, Jesse Lingard, James Wilson and Ashley Young all remain sidelined through injury, though Chris Smalling is available for selection once again and may oust Tyler Blackett from the XI.

  12. Newcastle United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Krul
    • Janmaat
    • Coloccini
    • Williamson
    • Haidara
    • Cabella
    • Tioté
    • Colback
    • Gouffran
    • Sissoko
    • Emmanuel Rivière
    • Last Updated: 18/09/2014
    • Next Match: Hull (H)
    • Out:
      • Aarons
      • Campbell
      • de Jong
      • Ferreyra
      • Gutiérrez
      • Marveaux
      • Santon
      • Taylor
      • Yanga-Mbiwa
    • Doubts:
      • Tioté
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Alan Pardew will be contemplating changes after a dismal 4-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton. Cheick Tiote replaced Vernun Anita at the break last weekend and could be poised for a first start in central midfield, whilst Paul Dummett will be pushing for a recall at left-back at the expense of Massadio Haidara. On the flanks, Sammy Ameobi and Gabriel Obertan offer alternatives to the likes of Yoan Gouffran, though Rolando Aarons is out of contention until November with a hamstring injury. Papiss Cisse, Siem de Jong, Facundo Ferreyra, Davide Santon and Ryan Taylor are all still sidelined with injuries. Jonas Gutierrez is also unavailable for the foreseeable future after revealing he is battling cancer.

  13. Queens Park Rangers

    Predicted Lineup

    • Green
    • Isla
    • Ferdinand
    • Caulker
    • Traore
    • Hoilett
    • Sandro
    • Mutch
    • Kranjcar
    • Fer
    • Austin
    • Last Updated: 19/09/2014
    • Next Match: Stoke (H)
    • Out:
      • Faurlin
      • Robinson
      • Taarabt
    • Doubts:
      • Barton
      • Guimarães Cordeiro
      • Mutch
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Joey Barton (hamstring) and Jordon Mutch (knock) remain doubts for the R’s after missing out last weekend at United. In the pair’s absence, Harry Redknapp could field Leroy Fer alongside Sandro in central midfield again, with Matt Phillips tucked in behind Charlie Austin up front, though Barton’s possible return could allow Fer to shift into “the hole” again. Alternatively, Redknapp could hand Eduardo Vargas a first start and drop Phillips to the bench. At the back, Armand Traore is pushing for a start on the left after impressing as a replacement for Clint Hill midway through the defeat at Old Trafford, though new arrival Alex McCarthy will need to make do with a place on the bench after Redknapp confirmed he will keep faith in Rob Green in goal. Alejandro Faurlin remains a long-term absentee due to knee ligament damage and is joined on the sidelines by Adel Taarabt, who has sustained an ankle injury.

  14. Southampton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Forster
    • Clyne
    • Fonte
    • Alderweireld
    • Bertrand
    • Davis
    • Schneiderlin
    • Cork
    • Long
    • Pellè
    • Tadic
    • Last Updated: 19/09/2014
    • Next Match: Swansea (A)
    • Out:
      • Boruc
      • Gallagher
      • Hooiveld
      • Isgrove
      • Mane
      • Osvaldo
      • Rodriguez
    • Doubts:
      • Alderweireld
      • Ward-Prowse
      • Yoshida
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…New signing Sadio Mane has finally received a work permit but will only arrive in Southampton on Friday and will miss out for the trip to Swansea. Elsewhere, Ronald Koeman has confirmed he has no injury concerns after Shane Long recovered from the knock that forced him off against Newcastle last weekend. In all likelihood, the Saints seem set to remain unchanged after a convincing win over the Magpies, with new boy Toby Alderweireld partnering Jose Fonte at centre-half and Jack Cork retaining a starting role in the midfield three alongside Steven Davis and Morgan Schneiderlin.

  15. Stoke City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Begovic
    • Bardsley
    • Shawcross
    • Wilson
    • Pieters
    • N'Zonzi
    • Whelan
    • Assaidi
    • Mame Biram Diouf
    • Moses
    • Crouch
    • Last Updated: 18/09/2014
    • Next Match: QPR (A)
    • Out:
      • Cameron
      • Ness
      • Odemwingie
      • Shotton
    • Doubts:
      • Walters
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Jon Walters and Marko Arnautovic are both doubtful for the Potters after sustaining calf and foot problems respectively. Mark Hughes could turn to Oussama Assaidi on the right if Walters fails to make it, though Bojan Krkic could be shifted to the flank after starting in “the hole” last time around. Mame Biram Diouf is expected to return to the first XI, though with Stephen Ireland now fit again, the Senegal striker could lead the line or, alternatively, tuck in behind Peter Crouch. Erik Pieters has recovered from the knock that forced him off last weekend, meaning Peter Odemwingie and Geoff Cameron are the Potters’ only definite absentees.

  16. Sunderland

    Predicted Lineup

    • Mannone
    • Vergini
    • O'Shea
    • Brown
    • Van Aanholt
    • Cattermole
    • Álvarez
    • Larsson
    • Rodwell
    • Johnson
    • Wickham
    • Last Updated: 18/09/2014
    • Next Match: Burnley (A)
    • Out:
      • Ba
      • Roberge
    • Doubts:
      • Álvarez
      • Giaccherini
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Gus Poyet may be tempted to retain the same starting XI after a spirited home draw against Tottenham last time out. The Black Cats boss handed Connor Wickham the lone forward role as Steven Fletcher dropped out the squad altogether, and Wickham’s move from the flank allowed new boy Ricardo Alvarez a debut on the right, with Adam Johnson fielded on the opposite flank. Poyet, though, has numerous options in midfield - Jordi Gomez, Emmanuel Giaccherini and Will Buckley were all introduced from the bench last week and will be hoping to earn a place in the starting line-up.

  17. Swansea City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Fabianski
    • Rangel
    • Williams
    • Federico Fernández
    • Taylor
    • Shelvey
    • Ki
    • Dyer
    • Sigurdsson
    • Routledge
    • Bony
    • Last Updated: 18/09/2014
    • Next Match: Southampton (H)
    • Out:
      • Amat
      • Britton
      • Cañas Ruiz Herrera
      • Donnelly
      • Pérez Cuesta
      • Tate
    • Doubts:
      • Tiendalli
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Federico Fernandez is set for his first start after Jordi Amat was ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury sustained at Chelsea last weekend. Garry Monk could hand Wilfried Bony a first-team return after the Ivorian was introduced as a sub last week due to international commitments, with Bafetimbi Gomis making way. Elsewhere, Jefferson Montero was also fielded as a sub last week and will be hoping to oust Wayne Routledge on the flank, with Nathan Dyer’s current form ensuring he remains in his manager’s plans. Leon Britton, Rory Donnelly and Alan Tate are still sidelined with injury.

  18. Tottenham Hotspur

    Predicted Lineup

    • Lloris
    • Dier
    • Kaboul
    • Vertonghen
    • Rose
    • Capoue
    • Dembélé
    • Lamela
    • Eriksen
    • Chadli
    • Adebayor
    • Last Updated: 18/09/2014
    • Next Match: West Brom (H)
    • Out:
      • Fredericks
      • Holtby
      • Pritchard
      • Walker
    • Doubts:
      • Townsend
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Jan Vertonghen and Roberto Soldado are both available after returning to Europa League action on Thursday. The former looks set to partner Younes Kaboul in the heart of defence, with Erik Dier and Danny Rose fielded as the full-backs, though Soldado is likely to be amongst the subs as Emmanuel Adebayor, who was, along with Nacer Chadli, Moussa Dembele, Kaboul and Rose, rested in midweek. Dembele seems poised to partner Etienne Capoue in the double-pivot again, though the likes of Benjamin Stambouli, Paulinho and Nabil Bentaleb offer alternatives. Andros Townsend is a doubt having sustained an upper leg injury in Belgrade - he is set to be assessed on Friday.

  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Predicted Lineup

    • Foster
    • Wisdom
    • McAuley
    • Olsson
    • Sébastien Pocognoli
    • Mulumbu
    • Gardner
    • Berahino
    • Sessegnon
    • Dorrans
    • Ideye
    • Last Updated: 19/09/2014
    • Next Match: Tottenham (A)
    • Out:
      • Daniels
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Victor Anichebe, Stephane Sessegnon and Youssouf Mulumbu have all recovered from injury for the Baggies, while Ben Foster is available despite nursing a thumb injury. After a disappointing display at home to Everton, Alan Irvine could ring the changes, with Gareth McAuley or Joleon Lescott offering an alternative to Craig Dawson at centre-half, while Cristian Gamboa will be hoping for a start after emerging from the bench against the Toffees. Irvine opted for a 4-4-2 last weekend but could revert to a 4-2-3-1 at the Lane, with Saido Berahino shifting to the right and Graham Dorrans or Sessegnon tucking in behind Brown Ideye, whilst Mulumbu could come in for James Morrison or Craig Gardner in the centre of the park.

  20. West Ham United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Adrián
    • Jenkinson
    • Tomkins
    • Reid
    • Cresswell
    • Kouyaté
    • Noble
    • Song
    • Downing
    • Sakho
    • Enner Valencia
    • Last Updated: 18/09/2014
    • Next Match: Liverpool (H)
    • Out:
      • Carroll
      • Jarvis
      • Maiga
      • Nolan
      • O'Brien
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Sam Allardyce has confirmed he has the same squad that drew 2-2 at Hull on Monday evening. With Joey O’Brien still sidelined, Carl Jenkinson will be hoping for a first start of the season after being utilised as a sub at the KC Stadium, with James Tomkins and Winston Reid expected to retain the central defensive roles. Big Sam opted for a 4-3-1-2 formation against the Tigers, with Mauro Zarate tucked in behind Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho, though he could opt for a change in formation in order to accommodate Alex Song in the centre of the park. Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan and Matt Jarvis remain out through injury.

“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