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  1. Arsenal

    Next Match: Aston Villa (H)
    • Raya Martin
    • White
    • Saliba
    • Gabriel
    • Zinchenko
    • Odegaard
    • Partey
    • Rice
    • Saka
    • Havertz
    • Jesus
    • Out:
      • Jurriën Timber
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Gabriel Magalhaes wasn't sighted in training ahead of Mikel Arteta's press conference on Friday, with the Arsenal boss giving little away about the Brazilian ("we'll see tomorrow if everybody is available"). Bukayo Saka, who seemed to be hobbling after Tuesday’s draw with Bayern Munich, was seen with his teammates, however. Jurrien Timber (knee), who was also on the grass, remains a little distance from a playing return. Arteta has to strike a fine balance between fresh legs and avoiding complacency, with every point and indeed goal potentially crucial in the title race. Oleksandr Zinchenko, Leandro Trossard Gabriel Jesus tick both boxes, at least: they were all benched against Bayern but came on to influence the game to good effect in the second half. The one caveat with Jesus are his ongoing knee issues, so if Arteta does have the intention of starting him in the rematch in Munich, there might be some minute management here. The same goes for Jorginho in midfield, so Thomas Partey or Emile Smith Rowe could get a look-in this weekend. Kai Havertz might be next on the 'rest' list, having played six times for club and country over the last three weeks, with Trossard and Jesus alternatives through the middle.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  2. Aston Villa

    Next Match: Arsenal (A)
    • Martinez
    • Konsa Ngoyo
    • Diego Carlos
    • Torres
    • Digne
    • Bailey
    • McGinn
    • Tielemans
    • Rogers
    • Diaby
    • Watkins
    • Out:
      • Buendía
      • Kamara
      • Mings
      • Ramsey (Jacob)
    • Doubts:
      • Cash 75%
      • Lenglet 75%
    • Banned:
      • Douglas Luiz
    • Latest News: Douglas Luiz begins a two-match ban for Villa, while longer-term injury victims Jacob Ramsey (foot), Tyrone Mings (knee), Boubacar Kamara (knee) and Emi Buendia (knee) also remain out. Clement Lenglet, who Unai Emery said missed out in the last two matches with a “small problem”, and Matty Cash (hamstring) have returned to training, however. They could be involved against Arsenal on Sunday, even if only on the bench. Luiz's absence is a blow so soon after John McGinn's return, so Emery is again faced with the choice of using rookie Tim Iroegbunam in the engine room or moving Youri Tielemans into a deeper role. Moussa Diaby will be hoping for the latter, as a more defensive remit for Tielemans opens up the support striker slot behind Ollie Watkins. Emery could freshen things up with next week's return leg against Lille in mind but, already overtaken by Spurs in the battle for fourth and having played a game more, the Villans can't afford to write off too many more league games, as Emery appeared to do at the Etihad in Gameweek 31. Alex Moreno and Nicolo Zaniolo are fresh options down the left flank if needed, with Moreno's positional rival Lucas Digne starting the last three in league and cup.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  3. Bournemouth

    Next Match: Manchester United (H)
    • Neto
    • Smith
    • Zabarnyi
    • Senesi
    • Kelly
    • Christie
    • Cook
    • Kluivert
    • Billing
    • Dango Ouattara
    • Solanke
    • Out:
      • Adams
      • Fredericks
      • Mepham
      • Semenyo
      • Sinisterra
      • Tavernier
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: The Bournemouth squad are still not over the illness that affected availability and minutes in Gameweeks 31 and 32. Chris Mepham missed both matches and remains out, while Andoni Iraola said that "we have some [others] with colds" in Friday's press conference. The Cherries have five other players sidelined, with Marcus Tavernier (hamstring) and Antoine Semenyo (calf) added to the injury list that already included Tyler Adams (back), Ryan Fredericks (calf) and Luis Sinisterra (hamstring). Tavernier’s issue is the more serious and could see him ruled out for much of what remains of 2023/24, while Semenyo’s problem is described as “not big”. The unavailability of last week's two starting wingers and Sinisterra means that Dango Ouattara will surely start here, with one of Ryan Christie, Justin Kluivert or even Dominic Solanke perhaps moving wide. If you think the last scenario is farfetched, that's exactly what happened against Luton Town last week. Enes Unal, Alex Scott or Philip Billing could benefit from any space opened up by those potential redeployments. There is also the versatile Romain Faivre, of course, someone without a Premier League start to his name; Iraola has pledged to give him more minutes before the end of the campaign. At the back, the return to fitness of Marcos Senesi may see Lloyd Kelly move to left-back and Milos Kerkez make way.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  4. Brentford

    Next Match: Sheffield United (H)
    • Flekken
    • Ajer
    • Zanka
    • Collins
    • Reguilón
    • Jensen
    • Janelt
    • Damsgaard
    • Mbeumo
    • Toney
    • Wissa
    • Out:
      • Dasilva
      • Henry
      • Hickey
      • Mee
      • Norgaard
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Christian Nørgaard (back), Rico Henry (knee), Josh Dasilva (knee), Ben Mee (ankle) and Aaron Hickey (hamstring) remain on the injury list but Ivan Toney is "fine" to feature against Sheffield United this weekend. Toney was only on the bench in Gameweek 32, with Thomas Frank explaining the striker had been “carrying a small muscle injury in the hip”. There are no other fresh concerns from last Saturday, while Kevin Schade (adductor) and Ethan Pinnock (ankle) will be back in the squad in a further boost. Could we see a formation change for this clash? Frank has used a 3-5-2 all of this calendar year but the availability of his first-choice front three, coupled with an easier-on-paper fixture, might persuade him to go back to a 4-3-3 this weekend. If there is a system tweak, we would see one of Kristoffer Ajer, Zanka or Mads Roerslev drop to the bench to accommodate the returning Toney. If it's a 3-5-2 like last week, then Frank faces the dilemma of choosing only two of Toney, Yoane Wissa and Bryan Mbeumo. In the engine room, Mikkel Damsgaard arguably did enough at Villa to start again ahead of Yegor Yarmoliuk and Frank Onyeka.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  5. Brighton and Hove Albion

    Next Match: Burnley (A)
    • Verbruggen
    • Veltman
    • van Hecke
    • Dunk
    • Estupiñán
    • Groß
    • Baleba
    • Buonanotte
    • João Pedro
    • Adingra
    • Welbeck
    • Out:
      • Enciso
      • Ferguson
      • Gilmour
      • Hinshelwood
      • Lamptey
      • March
      • Milner
      • Mitoma
      • Webster
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: The Seagulls will again be without Jack Hinshelwood (foot), Solly March (knee), Kauro Mitoma (back), Billy Gilmour (knee), Adam Webster (muscle), Evan Ferguson (ankle) and James Milner (muscle) on Saturday. Added to that injury list are Tariq Lamptey and Julio Enciso: Roberto De Zerbi doesn’t yet know the extent of the pair’s injuries but they’ll miss the clash with Burnley for sure. Joel Veltman is the red-hot favourite to fill in for Lamptey, with Joao Pedro, Facundo Buanonotte, Ansu Fati and Adam Lallana all tussling to replace Enciso. The fit-again Pedro's inclusion is perhaps more 'where' rather than 'if', with the Brazilian an option as a central striker, in the hole or out on the left flank. Jakub Moder is the likely makeweight if Pedro is brought back in as a '10', while Igor Julio is a less attack-minded alternative to Pervis Estupinan at left-back (the loss of Lamptey maybe increases Estupinan's chances of a start). As for the goalkeeping jersey, De Zerbi made our lives easier by confirming that Bart Verbruggen would start again for the Seagulls.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  6. Burnley

    Next Match: Brighton and Hove Albion (H)
    • Muric
    • Assignon
    • Ekdal
    • Esteve
    • Taylor
    • Foster
    • Berge
    • Cullen
    • Bruun Larsen
    • Odobert
    • Fofana
    • Out:
      • Koleosho
      • Ramsey (Aaron)
      • Redmond
    • Doubts:
      • Al Dakhil 25%
      • Beyer 25%
      • Massengo 25%
    • Banned:
      • O'Shea
    • Latest News: Dara O’Shea will miss the visit of Brighton and Hove Albion after his red card last Saturday but other than that, Vincent Kompany doesn’t have any fresh injury concerns. The Burnley boss also revealed that James Trafford missed the last two matches through illness but “has come back now”. There was nothing new on the Clarets’ other sidelined players but last week Kompany hinted that some of his injured contingent have been back in training, so there is an outside chance we see Ameen Al-Dakhil (unknown), Jordan Beyer (muscle) and/or Han-Noah Massengo (unknown) return. Aaron Ramsey (knee), Nathan Redmond (leg) and Luca Koleosho (knee) are out longer term. Six outfielders have been ever-present starters over the last half-dozen Gameweeks, while Lorenz Assignon and David Datro Fofana would have likely made it eight had suspension and ineligibility not forced their absences. There is a chance that Kompany makes a few more changes here after last weekend's disappointing and potentially fateful defeat at Everton, one of which will see Hjalmar Ekdal or Hannes Delcroix come in for the banned O'Shea. Ekdal, as the natural right-footer, might be the slight favourite. Vitinho or Johann Berg Gudmundsson could come back into the equation on the right flank after the experiment of Lyle Foster on the wing had mixed results, with the South Africa international an option to be redeployed more centrally. The versatile Vitinho is also an alternative at left-back, where Charlie Taylor's end product can sometimes be lacking.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  7. Chelsea

    Next Match: Everton (H)
    • Petrovic
    • Gusto
    • Chalobah
    • Thiago Silva
    • Cucurella
    • Gallagher
    • Moises Caicedo
    • Madueke
    • Palmer
    • Mudryk
    • Jackson
    • Out:
      • Colwill
      • Fofana
      • James
      • Lavia
      • Nkunku
      • Ugochukwu
    • Doubts:
      • Chilwell 75%
      • Disasi 50%
      • Fernández 50%
      • Sanchez 50%
      • Sterling 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Romeo Lavia (thigh), Lesley Ugochukwu (hamstring), Levi Colwill (toe), Reece James (hamstring), Wesley Fofana (knee) and Christopher Nkunku (hamstring) remain out for the Blues but Ben Chilwell (knee/illness) has made a “partial" return to training and could be on the bench on Monday night. Fatigue was cited as the main reason for Cole Palmer's withdrawal against Sheffield United, so he too should be fine to face the Toffees after a nine-day break. There were four new additions to the Chelsea injury list: Raheem Sterling and Robert Sanchez are ill, while Enzo Fernandez and Axel Disasi are having unspecified injuries assessed. None of them have been completely ruled out of the clash with Everton but operating under the assumption that all of them fail to recover, then Mauricio Pochettino will be forced into at least two changes at Stamford Bridge. Malo Gusto, rested in Gameweek 32, is an easy recall for Disasi at right-back. Gallagher might have to drop back to fill in for Enzo, meanwhile, with Mykhailo Mudryk or Carney Chukwuemeka brought in further forward as a result. Thiago Silva was brought in from the cold to feature against the Blades, so may again get the nod over Benoit Badiashile here.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  8. Crystal Palace

    Next Match: Liverpool (A)
    • Henderson
    • Ward
    • Andersen
    • Lerma
    • Muñoz
    • Wharton
    • Hughes
    • Mitchell
    • Olise
    • Eze
    • Mateta
    • Out:
      • Doucoure
      • Matheus França
      • Marc Guehi
      • Holding
      • Johnstone
      • Richards
    • Doubts:
      • Rak-Sakyi 50%
      • Riedewald 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: The Eagles will again be without Sam Johnstone (elbow), Matheus Franca (groin), Marc Guehi (knee), Cheick Doucoure (Achilles), Rob Holding (ankle) and Chris Richards (knee). Jairo Riedewald could be available again after recovering from an unspecified injury, however, while Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (hamstring) is also thought to be nearing a return. Oliver Glasner said on Friday that Michael Olise is "close to starting" after training all week, so he could follow up his comeback cameo in Gameweek 32 with a more prolonged runout at Anfield. The dilemma for Glasner is that he wouldn't be able to incorporate Olise into his current 3-4-2-1 formation without removing one of Jordan Ayew or Eberechi Eze, so there is the chance we could see the Eagles move to the 4-2-3-1 that the Eagles boss used for much of his time at Wolfsburg. Will Hughes would be the favourite to make way in that scenario. Glasner has stuck with pretty much the same group during his brief tenure: eight players have been ever-present starters in the seven matches since Roy Hodgson exited, with Eze returning from injury to claim one of the other slots. Dean Henderson also came in for Johnstone in the enforced Gameweek 30 alteration between the sticks.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  9. Everton

    Next Match: Chelsea (A)
    • Pickford
    • Coleman
    • Tarkowski
    • Branthwaite
    • Mykolenko
    • Young
    • Garner
    • Gueye
    • McNeil
    • Doucouré
    • Beto
    • Out:
      • Alli
      • Dobbin
    • Doubts:
      • Calvert-Lewin 75%
      • Danjuma Groeneveld 75%
      • Garner 75%
      • Mvom Onana 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Amadou Onana looks set to return after missing the win over Burnley with a knock, while Idrissa Gana Gueye will also be available as he was only absent last weekend due to the birth of his child. James Garner (knock) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (hamstring) have both reported issues this week but they too should be fine, with Sean Dyche saying on Thursday that there was "nothing at this stage that we think is going to affect Monday against Chelsea". The lesser-spotted Arnaut Danjuma (ankle) may even be involved, having got minutes for the under-21s as planned on Friday, leaving just Lewis Dobbin (ankle) and Dele Alli (groin) on the sidelines. It's in the middle of the park where the selection dilemmas lie, with Gueye, Onana and Garner all expected to be available and Andre Gomes part of the engine room in the win over Burnley. It wouldn't be a shock if Dyche went more defensive for an away trip to Chelsea, with perhaps Gueye coming back in for Gomes. And, despite what the Everton boss said about Calvert-Lewin, you wouldn't bet against Dyche using Beto for this one, given that crunch clashes with Forest, Brentford, Luton and Sheffield United await in the next month.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  10. Fulham

    Next Match: West Ham United (A)
    • Leno
    • Castagne
    • Tosin
    • Bassey
    • Robinson
    • João Palhinha
    • Cairney
    • Iwobi
    • Pereira
    • Willian
    • Rodrigo Muniz
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Fulham, once again, have a fully fit squad. There was a minor scare in midweek involving loanee Armando Broja but a scan has revealed no damage, so Marco Silva still has a clean bill of health. The performance against Newcastle was an improvement on the defeat to Nottingham Forest, with the Cottagers the dominant team for much of the Gameweek 32 contest and left cursing their profligacy. It wasn't convincing enough to say there definitely won't be changes, however. Harrison Reed and Sasa Lukic are alternatives to Tom Cairney in the engine room, while there are calls to give Adama Traore a first ever league start for the west Londoners. But the XI you see here is the one that humiliated West Ham 5-0 in December, save for the Raul Jimenez/Rodrigo Muniz swap up top. You'd be surprised if Silva rotated out March's Premier League player of the month this week to give Raul and Broja some long-awaited game time but it's certainly a possibility later in the season, especially with Fulham heading towards the comfort of midtable without the threat of relegation or prospect of Europe.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  11. Liverpool

    Next Match: Crystal Palace (H)
    • Kelleher
    • Bradley
    • Quansah
    • van Dijk
    • Robertson
    • Mac Allister
    • Endo
    • Szoboszlai
    • Salah
    • Núñez
    • Díaz
    • Out:
      • Thiago Alcántara
      • Doak
      • Matip
    • Doubts:
      • Alisson 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Ben Doak (knee), Thiago Alcantara (muscle) and Joel Matip (knee) remain out, while there is doubt over whether Alisson (hamstring) will feature: Jurgen Klopp suggested earlier in the week that the goalkeeper wasn't in full training yet and the Brazilian indeed wasn't involved against Atalanta. Diogo Jota (knee), Trent Alexander-Arnold (knee) and Stefan Bajcetic (calf) were part of the matchday squad against the Serie A side, of course, with Jota even getting onto the field late on. A start against Crystal Palace still looks like a big ask for any of them, with Klopp saying that Alexander-Arnold had "no chance" of getting into the field in the UEFA Europa League defeat. Conor Bradley, Andrew Robertson, Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah and Dominik Szoboszlai all look set to return after their midweek rests, with understudies like Joe Gomez and Kostas Tsimikas failing to impress in Europe. Jarell Quansah may return at centre-half, too: Ibrahima Konate so rarely lasts 90 minutes twice in the space of 72 hours, and the Frenchman was part of a poor defensive display at Anfield on Thursday. Darwin Nunez's withdrawal on the hour mark, when Cody Gakpo was handed the full 90 minutes, might also be telling, even if the Dutchman was arguably the best of a bad bunch on Merseyside.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  12. Luton Town

    Next Match: Manchester City (A)
    • Kaminski
    • Ruddock Mpanzu
    • Johnson
    • Hashioka
    • Onyedinma
    • Clark
    • Barkley
    • Doughty
    • Townsend
    • Chong
    • Morris
    • Out:
      • Adebayo
      • Andersen
      • Bell
      • Brown
      • Issa Kabore
      • Lockyer
      • Nakamba
      • Ogbene
      • Osho
      • Potts
      • Sambi Lokonga
    • Doubts:
      • Burke 50%
      • Mengi 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Loanee Issa Kabore won’t be able to face his parent club Manchester City, while Rob Edwards has even more to contend with on the injury front. Albert Sambi Lokonga (hamstring), Chiedozie Ogbene (hamstring), Gabriel Osho (knee), Elijah Adebayo (hamstring), Amari’i Bell (hamstring), Dan Potts (hamstring), Jacob Brown (knee), Mads Andersen (calf), Marvelous Nakamba (knee) and Tom Lockyer (health) are all still unavailable, as expected. And now Reece Burke and Teden Mengi, the only hitherto fit senior centre-halves, are "big, big doubts". Edwards explained that the pair hadn't trained all week, saying that Mengi "was in a lot of pain" when facing Bournemouth. The Luton boss added he'd "lost probably at least one from the team that was picked last Saturday", admitting that it was possible that he the Hatters "don't get either" defender back. Highlighting the "five really important games" coming up after the clash at the Etihad, Edwards may have been signposting rests for Mengi and Burke and effectively writing off this game. Youngster Joe Johnson may have to come in if neither player is fit, with Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu also a possibility to feature at centre-half having sporadically done so in the past. Luke Berry and Cauley Woodrow, who have combined for just three league starts this season, are about the only other senior options available to Edwards further forward.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  13. Manchester City

    Next Match: Luton Town (H)
    • Ederson
    • Akanji
    • Rúben Dias
    • Gvardiol
    • Lewis
    • Kovacic
    • De Bruyne
    • Álvarez
    • Doku
    • Haaland
    • Matheus Nunes
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
      • Aké 25%
      • Foden 75%
      • Walker 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Pep Guardiola couldn't shed any light on the availability of Phil Foden (knock), Kyle Walker (hamstring) and Kevin De Bruyne (sickness), saying that he would make a call on his walking wounded after Friday's training session. There's no update to bring you on Nathan Ake (calf), either. De Bruyne shouldn't, you'd think, be too much of a concern, given that it was only illness that affected him and that he was among the substitutes at the Bernabeu. It'd be a surprise to see Ake or Walker, meanwhile, as even if they're injury free, they would have had minimal training going into Gameweek 33. Foden is the big question mark. Guardiola has hailed his powers of recovery in the past but with a UEFA Champions League quarter-final and an FA Cup semi-final to come in the next week, the "bad dead leg" that Foden claimed he had after Tuesday's six-goal thriller might be enough to see him not risked. With De Bruyne surely unlikely to go 11 days without minutes heading into the rematch with Real, and with Julian Alvarez on the scene, there is plenty cover in the '10' role. There is also an abundance of alternatives, if needed, for Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish, two options who Guardiola loves on the big stage for their control and care of the ball. Grealish has started three in a row, too, so there is a good chance of seeing Jeremy Doku, Oscar Bobb and/or Matheus Nunes out wide. And there's a very good chance of witnessing Mateo Kovacic in a deeper role, with Rodri almost pleading with his manager for a rest this week. John Stones, who has started twice in the last week, is another candidate for a breather, given his tendency to pick up muscle injuries. As for Erling Haaland, who doesn't exactly cover the same mileage as his all-action teammates, Guardiola may opt to play him back into some sort of form ahead of Madrid’s visit. Luton are a side that City walloped 6-2 just over six weeks ago, with Haaland scoring on five occasions.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  14. Manchester United

    Next Match: Bournemouth (A)
    • Onana
    • Dalot
    • Kambwala
    • Maguire
    • Wan-Bissaka
    • Casemiro
    • Mainoo
    • Antony
    • Bruno Fernandes
    • Garnacho
    • Højlund
    • Out:
      • Evans
      • Malacia
      • Martial
      • Martínez
      • Lindelof
      • Shaw
      • Varane
    • Doubts:
      • McTominay 25%
      • Rashford 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Raphael Varane (muscle) and Jonny Evans (muscle) won’t recover to face Bournemouth, while Scott McTominay (unknown) is unlikely to feature. Luke Shaw (muscle), Tyrell Malacia (knee), Victor Lindelof (hamstring), Lisandro Martinez (calf) and Anthony Martial (groin) are all still out, too. Marcus Rashford, who hobbled out of the draw with Liverpool, has trained, however, and a late decision will be taken on his involvement. Save for sticking Sofyan Amrabat at left-back, there's little else that Erik ten Hag can do with his back four. The central midfield trio in this predicted XI, with Bruno Fernandes at the apex, is also clearly now ten Hag's preferred combination. With Alejandro Garnacho on a run of 21 successive league starts and Rasmus Hojlund the only out-and-out striker the Red Devils have, it's once again a call between Antony and Rashford out wide - and that's if Rashford is even fit. The England international was poor on his last start, Antony excellent. Had Gameweeks 31 and 32 not been so close together, indeed, Antony may have started both. On merit, there shouldn't be much of a decision to make.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  15. Newcastle United

    Next Match: Tottenham Hotspur (H)
    • Dubravka
    • Krafth
    • Schär
    • Dummett
    • Murphy (Jacob)
    • Longstaff (Sean)
    • Bruno Guimarães
    • Anderson
    • Burn
    • Isak
    • Gordon
    • Out:
      • Almirón
      • Joelinton
      • Botman
      • Lascelles
      • Miley
      • Pope
      • Targett
      • Trippier
      • Wilson
    • Doubts:
      • Lewis Hall 75%
      • Livramento 25%
      • Willock 25%
    • Banned:
      • Tonali
    • Latest News: Newcastle’s injury list has got even worse since last weekend. Eddie Howe revealed on Friday that Lewis Hall (quad) hadn’t trained all week because of quad tightness, while Joe Willock is unlikely to feature after suffering the recurrence of his old Achilles injury. Howe added that he wasn't expecting any of his injured players to return, either, with Tino Livramento (ankle) the closest to a comeback but not yet in full team training. Jamaal Lascelles (knee), Sven Botman (knee), Joelinton (quad), Lewis Miley (back), Callum Wilson (tendon), Miguel Almiron (knee), Nick Pope (shoulder), Kieran Trippier (calf), Sandro Tonali (suspended) and Matt Targett (Achilles) miss out again, then. Paul Dummett and Elliot Anderson are the likeliest understudies should Hall and Willock miss out, although bear in mind that Howe said that Anthony Gordon hadn't trained all week ahead of Gameweek 24 and the winger still started. Should Howe not fancy the seldom-used Dummett at left-back or centre-half, or want to leave him too exposed, there is a chance that Jacob Murphy is moved to a wing-back role with a tactical rejig. Harvey Barnes will be tussling for Murphy for the one available slot in attack if Howe does stick with a 4-3-3.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  16. Nottingham Forest

    Next Match: Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
    • Sels
    • Williams
    • Omobamidele
    • Murillo
    • Aina
    • Yates
    • Danilo
    • Elanga
    • Gibbs-White
    • Hudson-Odoi
    • Wood
    • Out:
      • Awoniyi
      • Boly
    • Doubts:
      • Gibbs-White 75%
      • Nuno Tavares 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Nuno Espirito Santo revealed that Taiwo Awoniyi (muscle) and Willy Boly (muscle) were still receiving individual treatment ahead of the Wolves game but was otherwise coy on the team news, saying that we "will have to wait and see" for the teamsheet on Saturday. One of the concerns is over Morgan Gibbs-White, who was sighted with an ice pack after being substituted at Tottenham Hotspur. Nuno Tavares (muscle), who has been on the sidelines for two months, is another name that we don't have the latest on. The Forest manager named the same team in Gameweeks 31 and 32 but does have plenty of options if he wants to mix things up, notably in midfield with the likes of Ibrahima Sangare, Nicolas Dominguez and Cheikhou Kouyate. Dominguez would be the likeliest understudy for Gibbs-White if one is needed, while he could alternatively oust Ryan Yates in a deeper role if Nuno is willing to sacrifice some physicality in midfield. Divock Origi and, still awaiting his first league start, Gio Reyna, are the alternatives out wide.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  17. Sheffield United

    Next Match: Brentford (A)
    • Grbic
    • Holgate
    • Ahmedhodzic
    • Robinson
    • Bogle
    • Hamer
    • Arblaster
    • Osborn
    • Trusty
    • McBurnie
    • Brereton
    • Out:
      • Baldock
      • Basham
      • Brewster
      • Davies
      • Egan
      • Jebbison
      • Lowe
      • Norrington-Davies
    • Doubts:
      • Robinson 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: George Baldock (calf), Tom Davies (hamstring), Rhian Brewster (hamstring), Max Lowe (ankle), Rhys Norrington-Davies (hamstring), Chris Basham (leg) and John Egan (leg) remain out this weekend. Chris Wilder will also check on Jack Robinson (ankle), who limped out of the Chelsea game last Sunday. The Sheffield United boss said he'd give Robinson, who's been seen on the grass, "every chance to be involved at the weekend" but also added that the Blades wouldn't take any risks, highlighting other instances in which players have been rushed back too soon. If Robinson does miss out, we could see Auston Trusty move to centre-half, Ben Osborn shift over to left wing-back and one of Vinicius Souza, Anis Ben Slimane, Oliver Norwood, James McAtee or Andre Brooks brought into midfield. Changes look less likely elsewhere, with Sheffield United turning in some much improved displays over the last four matches.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  18. Tottenham Hotspur

    Next Match: Newcastle United (A)
    • Vicario
    • Porro
    • Romero
    • van de Ven
    • Destiny Udogie
    • Bentancur
    • Højbjerg
    • Maddison
    • Johnson
    • Son
    • Werner
    • Out:
      • Richarlison
      • Forster
      • Sessegnon (Ryan)
      • Solomon
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Richarlison won’t be available this weekend, with the Lilywhites set to give the Brazilian another fortnight to get over his niggly knee injury. Manor Solomon (knee), Fraser Forster (foot) and Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) also remain out but there are no fresh fitness concerns for Ange Postecoglou, with everyone getting through the Nottingham Forest game unscathed. It's in midfield where the most uncertainty lies this week, with regulars Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma getting hooked at the break against Forest. Their replacements, Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojberg, were hailed as "good" by their somewhat reserved manager, having helped influence the victory over Nuno Espirito Santo's side. It may be, then, that they've done enough to earn themselves a start in the engine room. An off-the-boil Dejan Kulusevski hasn't done much to warrant a recall, by contrast, so it could once again be Brennan Johnson and Timo Werner flanking Son Heung-min in attack on Tyneside. The back four, fitness permitting, selects itself these days.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  19. West Ham United

    Next Match: Fulham (H)
    • Fabianski
    • Johnson
    • Aguerd
    • Zouma
    • Emerson
    • Soucek
    • Álvarez
    • Kudus
    • Ward-Prowse
    • Lucas Paquetá
    • Ings
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
      • Areola 50%
      • Bowen 25%
      • Mavropanos 75%
      • Phillips 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: David Moyes isn’t expecting Jarrod Bowen to be fit this weekend. The winger hobbled out of the draw with Wolves after taking a knock to his hip/rib, suffering a ”twist” as a result of the impact. Moyes added that he was unsure whether Kalvin Phillips (hamstring) and Alphonse Areola (groin) would be available; those two, as well as Bowen, missed Thursday’s UEFA Europa League tie with Bayer Leverkusen. As for fresh concerns, Konstantinos Mavropanos “felt something” in that defeat in Germany and had to come off, so don't be shocked to see him miss out. Moyes may opt to rest a few bodies for the return leg next Thursday, as he sometimes does in the latter stages of European competition. Michail Antonio, who got through a lot of chasing at Leverkusen, is one such candidate. Ben Johnson is also an option down the right flank if either Mohammed Kudus or Vladimir Coufal need to be spared, with Angelo Ogbonna and Nayef Aguerd cover at centre-back. There's no sense in resting Emerson Palmieri and Lucas Paqueta for next week as they're banned anyway, while Edson Alvarez didn't feature in the first leg for the same reason.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr
  20. Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Next Match: West Ham United (H)
    • José Sá
    • Kilman
    • Dawson
    • Toti
    • Semedo
    • Lemina (Mario)
    • João Gomes
    • Doherty
    • Sarabia
    • Matheus Cunha
    • Ait Nouri
    • Out:
      • Neto
    • Doubts:
      • Ait Nouri 75%
      • Bellegarde 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Leon Chiwome (ankle) has joined Pedro Neto (hamstring) on the injury list, while the game likely comes too soon for Jean-Ricner Bellegarde (knee). There is better news elsewhere, however. Hwang Hee-chan (hamstring) will be in the squad for the trip to the City Ground, while Craig Dawson and Matheus Cunha have suffered no ill effects from their recent returns to fitness. Cunha, you'd think, is ready for a start, having had two substitute appearances over the last 10 days or so. There's relatively good news to report on Rayan Ait-Nouri (calf), too. The Algerian has avoided serious injury and Gary O'Neil says he will "travel with the group", adding that he envisages him being "part of the matchday squad". Being part of the squad is different from starting, of course, and the wing-back-turned-winger has had a modified week of training while his calf was assessed and cleared. The hopefully positive thing is that O'Neil didn't even mention Ait-Nouri in his initial injury summary, only discussing the Algeria international when prompted. Tommy Doyle will be on standby if he's only a substitute, with Matt Doherty and Hugo Bueno competing for left wing-back duties either way. Santiago Bueno will potentially make way for Dawson at the back, with Hwang very likely to be a substitute at first and potential relief for Cunha later in the match.

    • Last Updated Fri 12th Apr

 

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