Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Next Match: Burnley (H)
    • Ramsdale
    • Chambers
    • Holding
    • Gabriel
    • Tierney
    • Saka
    • Sambi Lokonga
    • White
    • Gabriel Martinelli
    • Lacazette
    • Eddie Nketiah
    • Out:
      • Aubameyang
      • Balogun
      • Bellerín
      • Willian
      • Elneny
      • Maitland-Niles
      • Nelson
      • Partey
      • Pepe
      • Rúnarsson
      • Saliba
      • Torreira
    • Doubts:
      • Cedric 75%
      • Chambers 75%
      • Kolasinac 75%
      • Odegaard 75%
      • Saka 75%
      • Smith-Rowe 75%
      • Tomiyasu 75%
    • Banned:
      • Xhaka
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Mon 17th Jan
  2. Aston Villa

    Next Match: Everton (A)
    • Martinez
    • Cash
    • Hause
    • Mings
    • Digne
    • McGinn
    • Douglas Luiz
    • Jacob Ramsey
    • Buendía
    • Coutinho
    • Watkins
    • Out:
      • Bailey
      • Caleb Chukwuemeka
      • Davis
      • Guilbert
      • Trezeguet
      • Hourihane
      • Nakamba
      • Aaron Ramsey
      • Traore
      • Tuanzebe
    • Doubts:
      • Konsa Ngoyo 75%
      • Philogene-Bidace 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Sat 15th Jan
  3. Brentford

    Next Match: Manchester United (H)
    • Fernández
    • Ajer
    • Jansson
    • Pinnock
    • Roerslev
    • Baptiste
    • Norgaard
    • Janelt
    • Henry
    • Mbeumo
    • Toney
    • Out:
      • Josh Da Silva
      • Fosu-Henry
      • Goode
      • Onyeka
      • Raya Martin
    • Doubts:
      • Zanka 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Mon 17th Jan
  4. Brighton and Hove Albion

    Next Match: Chelsea (H)
    • Sanchez
    • Lamptey
    • Webster
    • Burn
    • Cucurella
    • Lallana
    • Groß
    • Mac Allister
    • Moder
    • Maupay
    • Trossard
    • Out:
      • Andone
      • Bissouma
      • Connolly
      • Jahanbakhsh
      • Karbownik
      • Locadia
      • Mwepu
      • Mat Ryan
      • Sarmiento
      • Zeqiri
    • Doubts:
      • Dunk 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Sat 15th Jan
  5. Burnley

    Next Match: Arsenal (A)
    • Pope
    • Lowton
    • Tarkowski
    • Mee
    • Taylor
    • Lennon
    • Westwood
    • Cork
    • McNeil
    • Vydra
    • Rodriguez
    • Out:
      • Barnes
      • Cornet
      • Peacock-Farrell
    • Doubts:
      • Gudmundsson 75%
      • Collins 75%
      • McNeil 75%
      • Pieters 75%
      • Roberts 75%
      • Taylor 75%
      • Vydra 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Mon 17th Jan
  6. Chelsea

    Next Match: Brighton and Hove Albion (A)
    • Kepa
    • Azpilicueta
    • Thiago Silva
    • Rüdiger
    • Pulisic
    • Jorginho
    • Kovacic
    • Alonso
    • Werner
    • Havertz
    • Mount
    • Out:
      • Abraham
      • Ampadu
      • Batshuayi
      • Chalobah
      • Chilwell
      • Giroud
      • James
      • Mendy
      • Emerson
    • Doubts:
      • Christensen 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Sat 15th Jan
  7. Crystal Palace

    Next Match: Liverpool (H)
    • Guaita
    • Ward
    • Andersen
    • Marc Guehi
    • Mitchell
    • Gallagher
    • Milivojevic
    • Hughes
    • Olise
    • Mateta
    • Edouard
    • Out:
      • Jordan Ayew
      • Kouyaté
      • McArthur
      • Tomkins
      • Zaha
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Sat 15th Jan
  8. Everton

    Next Match: Aston Villa (H)
    • Pickford
    • Coleman
    • Godfrey
    • Keane
    • Mykolenko
    • Doucouré
    • Allan
    • André Gomes
    • Gordon
    • Calvert-Lewin
    • Gray
    • Out:
      • Bernard
      • Broadhead
      • Davies
      • El Ghazi
      • Iwobi
      • Kean
      • João Virgínia
      • Rodríguez
      • Sigurdsson
    • Doubts:
      • Branthwaite 75%
      • Delph 75%
      • Allan 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Mon 17th Jan
  9. Leeds United

    Next Match: Newcastle United (H)
    • Meslier
    • Ayling
    • Diego Llorente
    • Struijk
    • Dallas
    • Koch
    • Raphinha
    • Rodrigo
    • Klich
    • Harrison
    • James
    • Out:
      • Kiko Casilla
      • Cooper
      • Hélder Costa
      • Cresswell
      • Drameh
      • Gelhardt
      • Phillips
      • Poveda-Ocampo
      • Roberts
      • Shackleton
    • Doubts:
      • Bamford 75%
      • Firpo 75%
      • Forshaw 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Mon 17th Jan
  10. Leicester City

    Next Match: Tottenham Hotspur (H)
    • Schmeichel
    • Albrighton
    • Vestergaard
    • Söyüncü
    • Thomas
    • Tielemans
    • Dewsbury-Hall
    • Lookman
    • Maddison
    • Barnes
    • Daka
    • Out:
      • Amartey
      • Ricardo Pereira
      • Bertrand
      • Evans
      • Fofana
      • Iheanacho
      • Mendy
      • Ndidi
      • Praet
      • Vardy
    • Doubts:
      • Castagne 75%
      • Soumaré 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Jamie Vardy (hamstring), Wesley Fofana (leg), Ricardo Pereira (leg), Jonny Evans (hamstring) and Ryan Bertrand (knee) remain on the Leicester injury list ahead of the trip to Burnley, while Boubakary Soumare (illness) will also miss out and Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Nampalys Mendy and Daniel Amartey are away at the Africa Cup of Nations. James Justin (match fitness), Patson Daka (hamstring), Caglar Soyuncu (hamstring), Luke Thomas (unspecified) and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (calf) have all been passed fit, however, with all bar long-term absentee Justin pushing for a start at Turf Moor. Thomas and Dewsbury-Hall should return in their respective positions but if there is any doubt over Daka and Soyuncu's ability to start a competitive match after three weeks out with muscle problems, then Ayoze Perez and Hamza Choudhury - who impressed at centre-half against Watford last weekend - will come into the equation again. That's about it for senior outfield options available to Rodgers for the first part of the Foxes' Gameweek 22 double-header, with Justin likely to be joined on the bench by academy products such as Kasey McAteer, Ben Nelson and Vontae Daley-Campbell. The availability of Timothy Castagne (thigh) is unknown but given that he wasn't mentioned as one of the names returning from injury, the assumption is that he remains sidelined.

    • Last Updated Mon 17th Jan
  11. Liverpool

    Next Match: Crystal Palace (A)
    • Alisson
    • Alexander-Arnold
    • Matip
    • van Dijk
    • Robertson
    • Henderson
    • Fabinho
    • Jones
    • Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • Firmino
    • Diogo Jota
    • Out:
      • Thiago Alcántara
      • Davies
      • Elliott
      • Keita
      • Mane
      • Origi
      • Phillips
      • Salah
      • Shaqiri
      • Rhys Williams
      • Woodburn
    • Doubts:
      • Oxlade-Chamberlain 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Mon 17th Jan
  12. Manchester City

    Next Match: Southampton (A)
    • Ederson
    • Walker
    • Rúben Dias
    • Laporte
    • João Cancelo
    • De Bruyne
    • Rodri
    • Bernardo Silva
    • Sterling
    • Foden
    • Grealish
    • Out:
      • Doyle
      • Mahrez
      • Mendy
      • Torres
    • Doubts:
      • Aké 75%
      • Palmer 75%
      • Zinchenko 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Mon 17th Jan
  13. Manchester United

    Next Match: Brentford (A)
    • De Gea
    • Wan-Bissaka
    • Varane
    • Maguire
    • Shaw
    • Fred
    • McTominay
    • Bruno Fernandes
    • Sancho
    • Cristiano Ronaldo
    • Elanga
    • Out:
      • Bailly
      • Pogba
    • Doubts:
      • Cristiano Ronaldo 75%
      • Rashford 75%
      • Wan-Bissaka 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News:

    • Last Updated Mon 17th Jan
  14. Newcastle United

    Next Match: Watford (H)
    • Dubravka
    • Trippier
    • Schär
    • Lascelles
    • Ritchie
    • Jacob Murphy
    • Joelinton
    • Shelvey
    • Fraser
    • Saint-Maximin
    • Wood
    • Out:
      • Fernández
      • Hayden
      • C Wilson
    • Doubts:
      • Clark 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Chris Wood (groin) was passed fit by his new manager on Friday, while Jamal Lewis (hamstring) and Paul Dummett (match fitness) are "edging closer to a return" and Martin Dubravka is expected to recover from a toe injury sustained in the FA Cup defeat to Cambridge last weekend. Javier Manquillo (suspended), Federico Fernandez (thigh), Callum Wilson (calf) and Isaac Hayden (knee) are definitely out, however, while Howe reported a few "knocks and niggles" and said that the Magpies "still a few COVID cases" heading into the crucial clash with Watford. Not pictured in training ground images on Thursday were Sean Longstaff, Karl Darlow, Ciaran Clark, Freddie Woodman and Joe Willock (as well as Dubravka), so it may be that those players are the nameless few that their manager was referring to in his pre-match briefing. Any absence for Willock and Longstaff leaves Newcastle a bit short in the engine room, although Joelinton's rebirth as a 'number eight' means that he could be preferred over Jeff Hendrick and Matty Longstaff alongside Jonjo Shelvey. Ryan Fraser and Jacob Murphy have featured prominently in the last four matches in league and cup, so Miguel Almiron may have to again play second fiddle out wide, with Allan Saint-Maximin also a possibility to play on the wing if Howe opts to field Joelinton in the second striker role. Kieran Trippier will be poised to make his league debut for Newcastle and join Fabian Schar and Jamaal Lascelles in the back four, with the final component of that defence likely hinging on the fitness of Dummett and Lewis; Matt Ritchie will be on standby to continue if neither is deemed ready to start. Mark Gillespie, the only goalkeeper sighted in training, will also be poised to cover if Dubravka sits this one out.

    • Last Updated Fri 14th Jan
  15. Norwich City

    Next Match: Everton (H)
    • Krul
    • Aarons
    • Hanley
    • Gibson
    • Williams
    • Placheta
    • Lees-Melou
    • Kenny McLean
    • Rashica
    • Pukki
    • Idah
    • Out:
      • Mathias Normann
      • Dickson-Peters
      • Gilmour
      • Hernández
      • Hugill
      • Mumba
      • Omobamidele
      • Rupp
      • Stiepermann
      • Zimmermann
    • Doubts:
      • Aarons 75%
      • Krul 75%
      • Kenny McLean 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Todd Cantwell and Josh Sargent are back from illness and paternity leave respectively but Lukas Rupp (hamstring), Andrew Omobamidele (back), Christoph Zimmermann (ankle), Mathias Normann (pelvis) and Billy Gilmour (hamstring) are all still missing for the visit of Everton. A shortage of central midfielders saw Dean Smith turn to a 4-4-2 in midweek and he will be tempted to stick with the same set-up again on Saturday after declaring himself partly happy with what he saw, even more so with no engine room options returning and Adam Idah impressing in a second striker role alongside Teemu Pukki in east London. Christos Tzolis, Kieran Dowell and Cantwell will all be hoping to get a look-in out wide (Milot Rashica has only recently returned from injury, so match fitness could be an issue), while the main decision in the back four will likely again be who gets the nod between Dimitris Giannoulis and Brandon Williams at left-back, with the latter generally favoured by Smith since his appointment.

    • Last Updated Fri 14th Jan
  16. Southampton

    Next Match: Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)
    • Forster
    • Bednarek
    • Lyanco
    • Salisu
    • Walker-Peters
    • Ward-Prowse
    • Romeu
    • Diallo
    • Perraud
    • Broja
    • Adams
    • Out:
      • Djenepo
      • Livramento
      • N'Lundulu
      • Obafemi
      • Smallbone
    • Doubts:
      • Elyounoussi 75%
      • McCarthy 50%
      • Walcott 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Alex McCarthy (hamstring), Tino Livramento (knee), Will Smallbone (calf), Moi Elyounoussi (illness) and Theo Walcott (illness) will all sit out the trip to Wolves but Kyle Walker-Peters and Yan Valery are available after illness and suspension respectively so return to bolster Ralph Hasenhuttl's options at right-back/wing-back after Nathan Tella's moonlighting in that position on Tuesday. The Saints boss turned to a 3-5-2 to great effect against Brentford and this was the second time he has done this since Christmas when coming up against a wing-back system, so given that Wolves themselves frequently adopt a 3-4-3, Hasenhuttl will be tempted to leave the formation unchanged at Molineux. The central midfield three performed to a high level against the Bees but Walker-Peters for Tella is certainly one possibility out wide, while Adam Armstrong and midweek goalscorer Che Adams will be pushing to replace Nathan Redmond up top. Armando Broja suffered a knock and then a blow to the face in that 4-1 win but there was no mention of his fitness in either of Hasenhuttl's pressers ahead of the weekend, so the assumption is that the Chelsea loanee is fit to feature.

    • Last Updated Fri 14th Jan
  17. Tottenham Hotspur

    Next Match: Leicester City (A)
    • Lloris
    • D Sanchez
    • Rodon
    • Davies
    • Emerson Royal
    • Winks
    • Skipp
    • Højbjerg
    • Ryan Sessegnon
    • Kane
    • Lucas Moura
    • Out:
      • Alderweireld
      • Aurier
      • Dier
      • Lamela
      • Son
    • Doubts:
      • Romero 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Steven Bergwijn is an option on the bench after recovering from a calf injury but Cristian Romero (hamstring) isn't quite ready to return, and Eric Dier (muscle) join Son Heung-min (muscle) in missing the north London derby. There was no word on Sergio Reguilon, absent from the matchday squad in the last two cup ties after "fatigue" was reported, so Ryan Sessegnon may have to be fielded at left wing-back after the somewhat failed experiment of Matt Doherty in that position against Chelsea on Thursday. Joe Rodon and the out-of-form Japhet Tanganga will compete for Dier's vacated spot at centre-half, while the absence of Son and a relative lack of sharpness for Bergwijn would perhaps suggest that Antonio Conte will go with Harry Winks, Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg across the middle of the park rather than opt for a 3-4-3. Lucas Moura will expect to join Harry Kane up top but there could be one unexpected bombshell when the teamsheets drop on Sunday, with Conte reporting that Spurs are “checking one situation” in relation to a possible COVID-19 diagnosis in the squad.

    • Last Updated Mon 17th Jan
  18. Watford

    Next Match: Newcastle United (A)
    • Bachmann
    • Cathcart
    • Sierralta
    • Samir
    • Femenía
    • Kucka
    • Sissoko
    • Cleverley
    • Kamara
    • Dennis
    • King
    • Out:
      • Baah
      • Chalobah
      • Deeney
      • Tom Dele-Bashiru
      • Etebo
      • Gray
      • Hungbo
      • Louza
      • Masina
      • N'Koulou
      • Navarro
      • Perica
      • Pollock
      • Quina
      • Ismaila Sarr
      • Isaac Success
      • Troost-Ekong
      • Zinckernagel
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Kwadwo Baah (ankle), Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring), Peter Etebo (thigh) and Ismaila Sarr (knee) remain on the injury list ahead of the relegation six-pointer on Tyneside, while Imran Louza, William Troost-Ekong and Adam Masina are all away at the Africa Cup of Nations. There was more positive news elsewhere, however, with Ben Foster (groin), Emmanuel Dennis (knock), Kiko Femenia (hamstring) and Christian Kabasele (calf) all returning to training ahead of the trip to Newcastle and then declared "available" by their manager in his pre-match press conference. Also in contention for involvement are a trio of new signings, left-back Hassane Kamara, box-to-box midfielder Edo Kayembe and centre-half Samir, although Claudio Ranieri did stress that they may not be "100 per cent", having not had any competitive action in four weeks or more. Ranieri may not want to shake things up too much after a creditable performance against Spurs in Gameweek 21 but the unavailability of Masina and the ostracising of Danny Rose might hasten the need for Kamara at left-back, while Samir and Kabasele are alternatives at centre-half after Francisco Sierralta and Craig Cathcart oversaw another four-goal pasting at Leicester in the FA Cup. A back three is not out of the equation, especially as Ranieri said that he wanted "to change the approach" in Thursday's presser; Samir, indeed, was part of a similar set-up at Udinese before his move and his new boss will surely have to do something to arrest the death of clean sheets and combat Chris Wood's threat up top. Joao Pedro will be hopeful of inclusion after some positive cameos of late but Ozan Tufan turned in another dismal showing in the FA Cup and won't have done his chances of a league start any good. Foster's return to fitness adds to the uncertainty between the posts, meanwhile, with Daniel Bachmann solid against Spurs but still found wanting with his distribution.

    • Last Updated Thu 13th Jan
  19. West Ham United

    Next Match: Leeds United (H)
    • Fabianski
    • Coufal
    • Dawson
    • Diop
    • Cresswell
    • Lanzini
    • Rice
    • Bowen
    • Fornals
    • Vlasic
    • Antonio
    • Out:
      • Alves
      • Benrahma
      • Coventry
      • Ogbonna
      • Reid
    • Doubts:
      • Noble 50%
      • Soucek 50%
      • Zouma 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Angelo Ogbonna (knee) and Kurt Zouma (hamstring) are still on the sidelines for the visit of Leeds, while Said Benrahma is away at the Africa Cup of Nations and Tomas Soucek, Mark Noble and Ryan Fredericks were all absent from the matchday squad in Wednesday's win over Norwich with no reason given - although David Moyes did heavily imply that the Czech midfielder had contracted Covid-19. Moyes said he hopes that at least one of Noble or Soucek will make a return for Sunday's match but, if neither recovers, Manuel Lanzini will be on standby to reprise a deeper-lying role alongside Declan Rice after Alex Kral was yet again overlooked in Gameweek 21. Lanzini's deployment in the double pivot would likely ensure that the same front four take to the field against Marcelo Bielsa's troops, although Arthur Masuaku is a possible alternative to Nikola Vlasic on the left after replacing the Croat in the final 15 minutes in midweek. Aaron Cresswell and Vladimir Coufal returned from absences of varying lengths to star at full-back against the Canaries, so Ben Johnson's stint in the first team looks to be over for now

    • Last Updated Fri 14th Jan
  20. Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Next Match: Southampton (H)
    • José Sá
    • Kilman
    • Coady
    • Marçal
    • Semedo
    • Ruben Neves
    • Moutinho
    • Ait Nouri
    • Trincão
    • Raúl Jiménez
    • Podence
    • Out:
      • Boly
      • Jonny
      • Rui Patrício
      • Gibbs-White
      • Hwang Hee-Chan
      • Mosquera
      • Neto
      • Saiss
    • Doubts:
      • Ruben Neves 75%
      • Marçal 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Bruno Lage said on Friday that Wolves have no new injury concerns heading into the clash with Southampton, although Romain Saiss is now away at the Africa Cup of Nations and joins Jonny (knee), Yerson Mosquera (muscle), Pedro Neto (knee), Hwang Hee-chan (muscle) and Willy Boly (calf) in missing Saturday's game. Lage added that Leander Dendoncker and Marcal were his two options to deputise at centre-half in the absence of Saiss and we indeed saw the latter start in that position in last weekend's cup win over Sheffield United, although the Brazilian was hooked at half-time and Dendoncker moved into the three-man defence. Rayan Ait-Nouri will be hoping that Marcal's services are needed at centre-half to allow him a free shot at the left wing-back role, while any deployment of Dendoncker at the back would only further firm up the starts of Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves in the centre of the park. The likes of Max Kilman, Conor Coady, Nelson Semedo and Raul Jimenez are all regular starters in Lage's line-up so it's again either side of the Mexican where the uncertainty lies, and Daniel Podence did his chances no harm with a brace against the Blades. Lage reiterated on Friday that he wanted Adama Traore to stay at the club but, wherever his future lies, he did himself no favours with his performance in the cup and his boss may well end up sticking with the same front three that started in the excellent win over Manchester United.

    • Last Updated Fri 14th Jan