Premier League Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Predicted Lineup

    • Szczesny
    • Chambers
    • Mertesacker
    • Monreal
    • Gibbs
    • Arteta
    • Ramsey
    • Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • Cazorla
    • Sánchez
    • Welbeck
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Sunderland (A)
    • Out:
      • Abou Diaby
      • Debuchy
      • Giroud
      • Gnabry
      • Koscielny
      • Miyaichi
      • Ozil
      • Sanogo
    • Doubts:
      • Ospina
      • Walcott
    • Banned:
      • Wilshere
    • Latest News…Calum Chambers returns from suspension for the trip to the Stadium of Light and is expected to be recalled at right-back, with Hector Bellerin dropping out. Laurent Koscielny remains out with an Achilles problem, though, and with Kieran Gibbs likely to continue at left-back, Nacho Monreal could once again fill in at the heart of defence. In midfield, Jack Wilshere misses out after collecting his fifth caution of the season against Hull, while Aaron Ramsey made his first start since returning from injury in midweek and is expected to go straight into the starting XI - the fit-again Mikel Arteta will vie with Mathieu Flamini for the role alongside Ramsey in the double-pivot. With Mesut Ozil sidelined due to a knee injury, Santi Cazorla could continue in the attacking midfield role, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez look set to occupy the wide positions, with Danny Welbeck leading the line once more. Meanwhile, Theo Walcott has resumed full training following a long-term knee injury but his manager is yet undecided whether to name him in the squad, though Wenger has confirmed the winger will be in his plans next week. David Ospina, Yaya Sanogo, Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud all remain sidelined through injury. Abou Diaby has picked up a minor calf complaint and is also ruled out.

  2. Aston Villa

    Predicted Lineup

    • Guzan
    • Hutton
    • Vlaar
    • Senderos
    • Cissokho
    • Westwood
    • Cleverley
    • Sánchez
    • N'Zogbia
    • Benteke
    • Agbonlahor
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: QPR (A)
    • Out:
      • Delph
      • Gardner
      • Helenius
      • Herd
      • Johnson
      • Kozák
      • Luna
      • Tonev
    • Doubts:
      • Baker
      • Senderos
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Paul Lambert is expected to be without Nathan Baker for the clash with QPR, after the defender was forced off with a "pretty bad" hamstring injury in last week’s loss to Everton. Lambert remains optimistic that Philippe Senderos will recover from a thigh injury in time, though should both miss out, Ciaran Clark is the most likely to deputise alongside Ron Vlaar. With Fabian Delph set for a period on the sidelines with a dislocated shoulder, Lambert chose to deploy Kieran Richardson in a midfield three against Everton. Ahead of the trip to QPR, though, the Villa boss could decide to shake things up, with Carlos Sanchez and Leandro Bacuna both hoping for recalls to the side. Christian Benteke will lead the line once more, while Charles N'zogbia and Gabriel Agbonlahor will be hopeful of retaining their wide roles, though Richardson and Andreas Weimann present alternatives.

  3. Burnley

    Predicted Lineup

    • Heaton
    • Trippier
    • Duff
    • Shackell
    • Mee
    • Arfield
    • Jones
    • Marney
    • Boyd
    • Ings
    • Jutkiewicz
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Everton (H)
    • Out:
      • Reid
      • Taylor
      • Vokes
    • Doubts:
      • Marney
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Sean Dyche welcomed back Danny Ings in attack for the visit of West Ham last weekend. Ings recovered from a hamstring injury to line up alongside Lukas Jutkiewicz in attack, while Michael Kightly retained his place on the left-wing, with the Clarets boss continuing to deploy Scott Arfield in central midfield. Ahead of the visit of Everton, Dean Marney remains doubtful with a knock, however Dyche could give the fit-again Nathaniel Chalobah a start in central midfield, with Arfield returning to his usual right-wing role. Michael Keane (hamstring) is available once again, though Dyche seems likely to name an unchanged back-four. Sam Vokes, Matt Taylor and Steven Reid remain on the sidelines for the Clarets.

  4. Chelsea

    Predicted Lineup

    • Courtois
    • Ivanovic
    • Cahill
    • Terry
    • Filipe Luis
    • Fábregas
    • Matic
    • Willian
    • Oscar
    • Hazard
    • Diego Costa
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Man United (A)
    • Out:
      • Domingues Piazon
      • McEachran
      • Remy
      • Romeu
      • Swift
      • Torres
      • van Ginkel
    • Doubts:
      • Da Silva Costa
      • Mikel
      • Santos do Nascimento
    • Banned:
      • Azpilicueta
    • Latest News…Jose Mourinho has suggested that Diego Costa, Ramires and John Obi Mikel have “a little chance” of making the weekend trip to United. Costa has trained individually on Friday after recent injury and illness issues and could come into contention, though Loic Remy is sidelined with a groin problem. Should Costa miss out, Mourinho seems likely to recall Didier Drogba in attack, with the Ivorian coming on for the injured Remy in midweek. Andre Schurrle is another option - he has recovered from illness - and could lead the attack, having done so at Old Trafford last season. Elsewhere, Mourinho is without the suspended Cesar Azpilicueta, meaning Filipe Luis will start at left-back, with Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry and Gary Cahill forming the rest of the defence once more. Mourinho could therefore continue with Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas and Oscar in central midfield, while Eden Hazard and Willian are likely to form the rest of the attack, with Schurrle and Mo Salah providing options.

  5. Crystal Palace

    Predicted Lineup

    • Speroni
    • Kelly
    • Mariappa
    • Hangeland
    • Ward
    • Puncheon
    • Jedinak
    • McArthur
    • Bolasie
    • Joe Ledley
    • Campbell
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: West Brom (A)
    • Out:
      • Dobbie
      • Garvan
      • Hunt
      • McCarthy
      • Murray
      • Williams
      • Williams
    • Doubts:
      • Dann
      • McArthur
    • Banned:
      • Delaney
    • Latest News…Neil Warnock has mounting problems in defence, with Damien Delaney set to serve a one-match ban after his sending off in the defeat to Chelsea at the weekend. With Scott Dann remaining unlikely to return, Warnock now appears likely to recall Adrian Mariappa into the back four to partner Brede Hangeland in central defence. Elsewhere, James McArthur has emerged as a doubt in midfield, after coming off with a hip problem against Chelsea. Should McArthur also be ruled out, the Eagles boss could turn to Adlène Guédioura, with the Algerian replacing McArthur from the bench at the weekend. Marouane Chamakh could also be considered for a recall and play a deeper role behind lone striker, Frazier Campbell. Wilfried Zaha continues to push for a starting role but is struggling to oust either Jason Puncheon or Yannick Bolasie on the flanks.

  6. Everton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Howard
    • Coleman
    • Alcaraz
    • Jagielka
    • Baines
    • McCarthy
    • Barry
    • Naismith
    • Barkley
    • Pienaar
    • Lukaku
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Burnley (A)
    • Out:
      • Koné
      • Mirallas
      • Oviedo
      • Stones
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Having made six changes to his side for Thursday’s Europa League trip to Lille, Roberto Martinez will hand a host of regulars a first-team return for Sunday’s trip to Burnley. Steven Naismith was rested from the squad in midweek and is likely to return to the XI, though the Scot may have to settle for a place on the flank after he was moved from the middle to accommodate the fit-again Ross Barkley last time around. Martinez has a number of options out wide, though, with Steven Pienaar, Aiden McGeady ad Christian Atsu all available. Bryan Oviedo and Arouna Kone remain sidelined, though, after both missed out in midweek. With John Stones still injured, Antolin Alcaraz and Sylvain Distin will vie for the place alongside Phil Jagielka in the heart of defence.

  7. Hull City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Jakupovic
    • Chester
    • Davies
    • Bruce
    • Elmohamady
    • Livermore
    • Huddlestone
    • Diamé
    • Robertson
    • Ben Arfa
    • Hernández
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Liverpool (A)
    • Out:
      • Dawson
      • Dudgeon
      • Figueroa
      • Harper
      • Jelavic
      • McGregor
      • Sagbo
      • Snodgrass
    • Doubts:
      • Huddlestone
      • Robertson
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Steve Bruce has revealed he could be forced to make “four or five changes” after his side was hit hard by injury. Michael Dawson (ankle) and Nikica Jelavic (knee) will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks, after suffering injuries against Arsenal last week. Steve Harper joins fellow keeper Allan McGregor on the sidelines after sustaining a torn bicep at the Emirates, whilst on Friday morning, the Hull boss also confirmed Tom Huddlestone and Andrew Robertson are big doubts. Eldin Jakupovic will feature between the sticks., then, and with Dawson ruled out, Steve Bruce could switch to a back-four, or alternatively recall Alex Bruce to as the third central defender. Elsewhere at the back, with Maynor Figueroa farmed out on loan, Bruce could potentially field Paul McShane or Liam Rosenior as a makeshift left-back if Robertson fails to make it. David Meyler and Stephen Quinn will both be pushing for a start in midfield if Huddlestone fails to recover, while Hatem Ben Arfa could earn a second consecutive start in attack, behind lone forward Abel Hernandez. Bruce though, has alternatives with Gaston Ramirez, Tom Ince and Robbie Brady all pushing for recalls in the attacking positions.

  8. Leicester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Schmeichel
    • de Laet
    • Morgan
    • Moore
    • Konchesky
    • Mahrez
    • Cambiasso
    • Drinkwater
    • Schlupp
    • Ulloa
    • Nugent
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Swansea (A)
    • Out:
      • Upson
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Nigel Pearson rolled out a 4-1-4-1 formation and continued with his midfield rotation policy in the defeat to Newcastle last weekend. With Riyad Mahrez arriving late back from international duties, Marc Albrighton earned a rare start on the right flank, with Jeffrey Schlupp continuing on the left. Matty James was also handed his first start of the season, lining up in central midfield alongside Daniel Drinkwater, with Esteban Cambiasso shielding the back four in a deeper role. Leonardo Ulloa was the lone front man against the Magpies, though should the Foxes boss revert to a two-man attack, Jamie Vardy and David Nugent could earn recalls. Mahrez will also be pushing for a recall out wide, whilst Danny Simpson will hope for a first start of the season, at the expense of Ritchie de Laet, with the rest of the back four remaining unchanged. Matt Upson remains sidelined with a foot injury.

  9. Liverpool

    Predicted Lineup

    • Mignolet
    • Johnson
    • Skrtel
    • Lovren
    • Moreno
    • Henderson
    • Can
    • Sterling
    • Gerrard
    • Lallana
    • Balotelli
    • Last Updated: 25/10/2014
    • Next Match: Hull (H)
    • Out:
      • Aspas
      • Fernandez Saez
      • Flanagan
      • Ibe
      • Ilori
      • Sakho
      • Smith
      • Sturridge
      • Vilaça Teixeira
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Brendan Rodgers has no new injury concerns ahead of the visit of Hull at the weekend. The Liverpool boss utilised a 4-2-3-1 formation at Loftus Road last week, with Mario Balotelli leading the line. In midfield, Emre Can was drafted in for his first start of the season, alongside Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson. Joe Allen will perhaps be hopeful of a recall to the side in central midfield, after his cameo in the win over QPR last week. Should Rodgers continue with the same formation, Balotelli will likely continue as the lone striker. The Reds boss has options though, with Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert perhaps earning recalls, either alongside or ahead of Balotelli. Alternatively, Rodgers may also be considering using Raheem Sterling through the middle, after deploying the youngster there during the midweek defeat to Real Madrid. Adam Lallana will hope to retain his place from the side that defeated QPR, though competition remains strong, with Lazar Markovic and Phillippe Coutinho both pushing for recalls in attack. At the back, Alberto Moreno was handed a rest last week, and the summer signing is expected to be recalled for the visit of Hull with Jose Enrique making way, in an otherwise unchanged back four. Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge and Jon Flanagan remain on the sidelines through injury.

  10. Manchester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Hart
    • Zabaleta
    • Mangala
    • Kompany
    • Kolarov
    • Fernando
    • Y Touré
    • Navas
    • Silva
    • Milner
    • Aguero
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: West Ham (A)
    • Out:
      • Guidetti
      • Lampard
      • Nasri
      • Negredo
      • Rekik
      • Richards
      • Zuculini
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Frank Lampard remains sidelined with the thigh problem that saw him stretchered off within half an hour of City’s home win over Spurs with a muscle injury and also missed the midweek stalemate with CSKA Moscow. Manuel Pellegrini rolled out a 4-2-3-1 formation in the last league outing, choosing to leave both Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic on the bench. Should Pellegrini revert to a 4-4-2 formation against West Ham, Dzeko is expected to return to the side, with Jovetic perhaps starting on the bench once more. Fernando is set to vie with Fernandinho for a place in central midfield, with Yaya Toure returning to the teamsheet having been benched against Spurs. Samir Nasri remains out with a groin injury, meaning James Milner and Jesus Navas could retain their wide roles in the 4-2-3-1, with David Silva set for the role "in the hole", behind Sergio Aguero. Eliaquim Mangala returned from injury to start in midweek, and could be set for a recall in the league, with Martin Demichelis making way. Elsewhere Gael Clichy may drop to the bench from the side which defeated Spurs, making way for Aleksandar Kolarov to return at left-back.

  11. Manchester United

    Predicted Lineup

    • De Gea
    • Rafael
    • Jones
    • Rojo
    • Shaw
    • Blind
    • Herrera
    • Di María
    • Mata
    • van Persie
    • Falcao
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Chelsea (H)
    • Out:
      • Almeida da Cunha
      • Evans
      • Hernández
      • Lingard
      • McNair
      • Valencia
      • Varela
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
      • Rooney
    • Latest News…Angel Di Maria has recovered from a thigh problem picked up against the Baggies on Monday evening and will line up against Chelsea at the weekend. Louis van Gaal switched to a 4-2-3-1 formation against West Brom, with Di Maria and Adnan Januzaj occupying the wide positions, and Juan Mata pushed up in support of Robin van Persie in attack. Van Gaal has a selection dilemma in central midfield, with Marouane Fellaini impressing after coming on as a substitute at the expense of Ander Herrera at the Hawthorns – the latter has recovered after being forced of with a recurrence of a rib problem. Michael Carrick was back in the squad after returning from injury but is set to play for the club's Under 21s on Friday evening instead. Up front, Radamel Falcao started on the bench against the Baggies, but with Wayne Rooney serving the last of a three-match suspension, the Colombian could be recalled at the expense of Van Persie in a 4-2-3-1, or perhaps alongside the Dutchman should Van Gaal revert back to a diamond formation. At the back, Luke Shaw and Rafael should continue in the full-back roles, with Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans hoping to oust either Phil Jones or Marcos Rojo at centre-half. Jesse Lingard, Antonio Valencia and Paddy McNair remain on the sidelines through injury.

  12. Newcastle United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Krul
    • Janmaat
    • Coloccini
    • S Taylor
    • Dummett
    • Colback
    • Anita
    • Obertan
    • Sissoko
    • Gouffran
    • Cissé
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Tottenham (A)
    • Out:
      • Aarons
      • Campbell
      • de Jong
      • Gutiérrez
      • Marveaux
      • Santon
      • Yanga-Mbiwa
    • Doubts:
      • Ameobi
      • Cissé
      • Riviere
      • Tioté
      • Williamson
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Paul Dummett is available after being forced off in the second half of the weekend win over Leicester with a recurrence of a hamstring problem. Alan Pardew must check on the fitness of Papiss Cisse, Manu Riviere and Cheick Tiote, though, ahead of the trip to Spurs, whilst Mike Williamson is hoping to recovery from the injury that kept him out last weekend. If Tiote and Williamson miss out, Vurnon Anita and Steven Taylor are expected to continue in the starting XI, whilst Pardew may have to turn to Ayoze Perez if both Cisse and Riviere are ruled out. Gabriel Obertan's fine form is likely to ensure he remains in the starting XI, likely forcing compatriot Remy Cabella to the substitutes bench once more. Siem de Jong, Rolando Aarons and Davide Santon on the sidelines. Sammy Ameobi is a doubt with a knock picked up in training.

  13. Queens Park Rangers

    Predicted Lineup

    • Green
    • Dunne
    • Ferdinand
    • Caulker
    • Isla
    • Henry
    • Sandro
    • Yun
    • Fer
    • Zamora
    • Austin
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Aston Villa (H)
    • Out:
      • Barton
      • Faurlin
      • Mutch
      • Robinson
    • Doubts:
      • Green
      • Guimarães Cordeiro
      • Onuoha
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Harry Redknapp tweaked his struggling lineup for the visit of Liverpool on Sunday and would have been encouraged by the display. Richard Dunne made return to a three-man defence with Rio Ferdinand dropping to the bench following a groin injury which saw him undergo painkilling injections. Ferdinand could make a return to the starting lineup for the visit of Villa with Nedum" Onuoha an injury doubt with a hamstring problem. Bobby Zamora impressed on his return to the side and looks set to earn another start, while Charlie Austin’s role in attack will be under threat from Eduardo Vargas after his two-goal salvo against the Merseysiders. Yun Suk-young could also retain his start at left wing-back with Armand Traore benched, while Sandro's availability is in doubt after he suffered a knock in Sunday's defeat. That could see Niko Kranjcar earn a recall in midfield with Joey Barton and Jordan Mutch still sidelined. Adel Taarabt could make a return to the squad, despite recent altercations with Redknapp, although he looks unlikely to earn a start here. Robert Green is set to replace Alex McCarthy in goal having missed out with tonsillitis against Liverpool.

  14. Southampton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Forster
    • Clyne
    • Fonte
    • Alderweireld
    • Bertrand
    • Davis
    • Wanyama
    • Schneiderlin
    • Tadic
    • Pellè
    • Mane
    • Last Updated: 23/10/2014
    • Next Match: Stoke (H)
    • Out:
      • Boruc
      • Hooiveld
      • Osvaldo
      • Rodriguez
      • Ward-Prowse
    • Doubts:
      • Gallagher
      • Isgrove
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Given the hugely impressive win over Sunderland at the weekend, Saints boss Ronald Koeman will have a temptation to name an unchanged side for the visit of Stoke. Victor Wanyama will hope to oust Jack Cork in central midfield, while Sadio Mane - who was amongst the subs last week after arriving back late from international duties, is expected to return to the starting XI, forcing Shane Long to the bench once more. Koeman will surely stick with the same rearguard, although Florin Gardos and Maya Yoshida are both available for selection after recovering from recent injuries.

  15. Stoke City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Begovic
    • Bardsley
    • Shawcross
    • Wilson
    • Pieters
    • N'Zonzi
    • Cameron
    • Mame Biram Diouf
    • Adam
    • Moses
    • Crouch
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Southampton (A)
    • Out:
      • Ness
      • Odemwingie
      • Shea
      • Shotton
      • Whelan
      • Wilkinson
    • Doubts:
      • Bardsley
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Mark Hughes has confirmed that Phil Bardsley is the club's only concern ahead of the weekend. The defender has yet to train after picking up a back problem last time around, with Geoff Cameron on standby to deputise should Bardsley be ruled out. In the absence of Glenn Whelan, Hughes moved Charlie Adam into a deeper role against Swansea, with Stephen Ireland coming into the side. Whelan has since been ruled out for four-to-six weeks with a fractured leg, meaning Ireland could perhaps continue "in the hole", with Adam alongside N'zonzi. Alternatively, Hughes could hand starts to either Steve Sidwell or Cameron, should the latter not deputise at right-back. Marko Arnautovic and Victor Moses have also recovered from their respective knocks, and will vie for a place on the wings along with Mame Biram Diouf, Oussama Assaidi, Bojan and last week's match-winner Jon Walters. Peter Odemwingie remains on the sidelines with a knee injury.

  16. Sunderland

    Predicted Lineup

    • Mannone
    • Vergini
    • O'Shea
    • Brown
    • Van Aanholt
    • Cattermole
    • Johnson
    • Larsson
    • Rodwell
    • Wickham
    • Fletcher
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Arsenal (H)
    • Out:
      • Álvarez
      • Ba
      • Coates
      • Giaccherini
      • Jones
      • Roberge
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Gus Poyet suggests that, despite the hammering at the hands of Southampton, he won't be making wholesale changes to the starting XI for the visit of Arsenal. Vito Mannone will keep his place between the posts ahead of Costel Pantilimon, though Poyet’s options in defence were boosted after new signing Anthony Reveillere received international clearance. In midfield, Jack Rodwell could be set for a recall, with Jordi Gomez the most likely player to make way should Poyet decide to shake things up. Steven Fletcher will be hoping to remain as the lone striker, with Connor Wickham and Will Buckley occupying the wide positions once more. The Black Cats boss does have options should he decide to rotate here, with Adam Johnson and Charalampos Mavrias alternatives in the wide positions. Billy Jones, Sebastian Coates, Ricky Alvarez and Emanuele Giaccherini remain sidelined through injury.

  17. Swansea City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Fabianski
    • Rangel
    • Williams
    • Fernández
    • Taylor
    • Shelvey
    • Ki
    • Dyer
    • Sigurdsson
    • Routledge
    • Bony
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Leicester (H)
    • Out:
      • Amat
      • Britton
      • Donnelly
      • Pérez Cuesta
      • Richards
      • Tate
      • Tiendalli
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Garry Monk recalled Angel Rangel at right-back against Stoke after the Spaniard had served his suspension, with Jazz Richards and Dwight Tiendalli missing out through injury. Despite the defeat, Monk is likely to persist with an unchanged back four. Jonjo Shelvey will return in central midfield at the expense of Tom Carroll, having also served his suspension last weekend. Elsewhere, Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer should once again occupy the flank roles, though Jefferson Montero offers an alternative if the Swans boss decides to shake things up. Wilfried Bony will hope to shrug off the competition from Bafetimbi Gomis to lead the line once more, having notched his second goal of the season against Stoke. Leon Britton remains on the sidelines - he has recently stepped up his recovery following a knee injury and could return to first-team training soon. Jordi Amat is also unavailable with a knee problem.

  18. Tottenham Hotspur

    Predicted Lineup

    • Lloris
    • Dier
    • Kaboul
    • Vertonghen
    • Rose
    • Capoue
    • Mason
    • Lamela
    • Eriksen
    • Chadli
    • Soldado
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Newcastle (H)
    • Out:
      • Bentaleb
      • Fredericks
      • Holtby
      • Naughton
      • Pritchard
      • Walker
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
      • Fazio
    • Latest News…Federico Fazio serves a one-match suspension after receiving his marching orders at City last week, with Jan Vertonghen likely to partner Younes Kaboul at centre-half. Elsewhere at the back, Erik Dier is set to retain the right-back berth due to injuries to Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton. In midfield, Nabil Bentaleb is unavailable after missing the midweek Europa League tie due to an ankle problem, with Etienne Capoue and Ryan Mason set to continue as the preferred double-pivot pair. Up front, Roberto Soldado could get the nod over Emmanuel Adebayor again – the latter started the Europa League match in midweek and seems to have slipped down the pecking order, though Harry Kane offers another option after scoring three times on Thursday.

  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Predicted Lineup

    • Foster
    • Wisdom
    • Lescott
    • Dawson
    • Sébastien Pocognoli
    • Gardner
    • Morrison
    • Dorrans
    • Sessegnon
    • Brunt
    • Berahino
    • Last Updated: 23/10/2014
    • Next Match: Crystal Palace (H)
    • Out:
      • Daniels
      • Olsson
      • Varela
      • Yacob
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Alan Irvine recalled Andre Wisdom to the starting XI for the visit of Man United after the defender was ineligible to face his parent club. Cristian Gamboa dropped out of the side, while Sebastien Pocognoli continued as the left full-back. Irvine could name an unchanged defence for the visit of Crystal Palace, though Ben Foster has returned to training after missing out last week with a calf injury and should oust Boaz Myhill between the sticks. Craig Gardner and James Morrison are likely to continue in the midfield engine room, with the Baggies boss perhaps also naming an unchanged front four. Victor Anichebe returned to the bench against Man United and offers an alternative option for Irvine in attack. Meanwhile Silvestre Varela misses out again, Jonas Olsson is sidelined with an Achilles complaint and Claudio Yacob has been given time off for personal reasons.

  20. West Ham United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Adrián
    • Jenkinson
    • Tomkins
    • Reid
    • Cresswell
    • Song
    • Kouyaté
    • Noble
    • Downing
    • Enner Valencia
    • Sakho
    • Last Updated: 24/10/2014
    • Next Match: Man City (H)
    • Out:
      • Carroll
      • Maiga
      • Morrison
    • Doubts:
      • Demel
      • Vaz Te
      • Zárate
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Sam Allardyce will welcome back Cheikhou Kouyate for West Ham's clash with Man City, with the midfielder overcoming a groin injury. Kouyate is likely to take the place of Morgan Amalfitano in central midfield, with Allardyce continuing to employ a midfield diamond. Stewart Downing should again be pushed up in support of strikers Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho in attack. Elsewhere, James Tomkins missed the win over Burnley with a thigh injury but has been passed fit, and could return to the starting XI, with James Collins making way. Guy Demel is again doubtful with a thigh problem, meaning Carl Jenkinson could retain his right-back role for the weekend. Ricardo Vaz Te (thigh) and Mauro Zarate (knee) are doubts for the weekend, though Andy Carroll remains out of the equation, despite a return to training.

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder