Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Next Match: Leicester City (A)
    • Leno
    • Sokratis
    • Koscielny
    • Monreal
    • Maitland-Niles
    • Guendouzi
    • Xhaka
    • Kolasinac
    • Aubameyang
    • Iwobi
    • Lacazette
    • Out:
      • Bellerín
      • Holding
      • Martinez
      • Ramsey
      • Smith-Rowe
      • Suárez
      • Welbeck
    • Doubts:
      • Aubameyang 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) and Denis Suarez (groin) remain sidelined for Sunday's trip to Leicester, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be assessed after having a "small procedure" on a sinus. Aubameyang trained on Friday, at least, so the portents are good for his recovery. Second-guessing Unai Emery's team selections is a tricky business and the Arsenal boss again demonstrated his flexibility by making seven changes and changing formation at Molineux in midweek. The fact that the Gunners' defence were exposed by Wolves on Wednesday and that free-scoring Leicester are their opponents on Sunday may convince Emery to switch back to a three-man central defence, with Shkodran Mustafi and Konstantinos Mavropanos options in that position. Sead Kolasinac will be confident of a recall after being benched at Molineux, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles perhaps continuing on the opposite flank - although Carl Jenkinson is another option at right-back/wing-back. Lucas Torreira has struggled for fitness in recent weeks so Matteo Guendouzi or Mohamed Elneny could be handed a recall in central midfield, while Mesut Ozil produced another poor showing away from home against Wolves and could also make way after two 90-minute run-outs in the last week. Aubameyang's availability may determine Arsenal's shape in attack, with the Gabonese forward able to play alongside Alexandre Lacazette or in a wider support role. Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, both of whom started on Wednesday, are among the attacking midfield options available to Emery. Hector Bellerin (knee), Danny Welbeck (ankle) and Rob Holding (knee) are long-term absentees.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  2. Bournemouth

    Next Match: Southampton (A)
    • Boruc
    • Mepham
    • S Cook
    • Simpson
    • Aké
    • Brooks
    • Gosling
    • Lerma
    • Fraser
    • King
    • Wilson
    • Out:
      • Cook
      • Daniels
      • Defoe
      • Francis
      • Mings
      • Pugh
      • Rico
      • A Smith
      • Stanislas
      • Surman
    • Doubts:
      • Clyne 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Junior Stanislas (knee) and Adam Smith (unspecified) have joined Diego Rico (ankle), Charlie Daniels (knee), Simon Francis (knee), Andrew Surman (calf) and Lewis Cook (knee) on Bournemouth's lengthy injury list. Stanislas will be out for three to four months after undergoing surgery but Eddie Howe said on Friday that he "hopes" Smith's season isn't over. There was no update on Nathaniel Clyne (hamstring), so there is much uncertainty over who will line up at right-back this weekend. Chris Mepham deputised in that position against Fulham last weekend but Jordon Ibe is another possibility, having played there against Manchester United in December. Ibe could alternatively play further up the flank should Howe decide to compensate for his lack of orthodox full-backs by using a wing-back system at St. Mary's. A lack of available bodies means that Jefferson Lerma and Dan Gosling should start again in central midfield but Lys Mousset and Dominic Solanke give Howe the option to shake things up in attack after the disappointing 1-0 defeat in Gameweek 35.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  3. Brighton and Hove Albion

    Next Match: Newcastle United (H)
    • Mat Ryan
    • Bruno
    • Duffy
    • Dunk
    • Bong
    • Knockaert
    • Groß
    • Stephens
    • Bissouma
    • Solly March
    • Murray
    • Out:
      • Hemed
      • Pröpper
      • Schelotto
      • Suttner
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Davy Propper (hamstring) is Chris Hughton's only confirmed absentee for the trip to Spurs, with Anthony Knockaert returning from a three-match ban to add to his manager's options out wide. Saturday's fixture against Newcastle will be the fifth match that Brighton will have played in the last 15 days and the Seagulls' boss has been managing his squad's pitch-time throughout that period, so there will likely be further changes from the starting XI that narrowly lost to Spurs in midweek. Glenn Murray looks a strong bet to replace Florin Andone up front, while Bruno and Gaetan Bong could come back into the picture as Hughton continues to rotate his full-backs. Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy are immovables at centre-half, while Pascal Gross, Dale Stephens and Yves Bissouma could once again make up the central midfield three in Propper's absence - although Beram Kayal is another alternative in that position. Knockaert and a rested Solly March may return on the flanks after Jurgen Locadia and Alireza Jahanbakhsh were handed run-outs in midweek but Jose Izquierdo is yet another name for Hughton to consider on the wing.

    • Last Updated Thu 25th Apr
  4. Burnley

    Next Match: Manchester City (H)
    • Heaton
    • Lowton
    • Tarkowski
    • Mee
    • Taylor
    • Hendrick
    • Westwood
    • Cork
    • McNeil
    • Wood
    • Barnes
    • Out:
      • Defour
      • Ali Koiki
      • Walters
      • Wells
    • Doubts:
      • Bardsley 75%
      • Crouch 25%
      • Lennon 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Phil Bardsley (gashed leg) is expected to be fit to return to the Burnley squad this weekend but the Clarets' right-back faces a tough time in reclaiming his place in Sean Dyche's starting XI, with Matthew Lowton having performed solidly in the past three Gameweeks. Dyche's side are unbeaten in four games and unchanged in three of those (Lowton for Bardsley being the one alteration), so alterations may be kept at a minimum for the visit of Manchester City. The Burnley boss could sacrifice one of Chris Wood or Ashley Barnes to bring in a fifth defender (Kevin Long or Ben Gibson) or fifth midfielder (Johann Berg Gudmundsson) given that Pep Guardiola's free-scoring side are the visitors to Turf Moor but after the 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Monday, Dyche talked of his pride in playing with two strikers throughout the whole of 2019 no matter what the opposition. Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady are unlikely to displace Jeff Hendrick and Dwight McNeil in a 4-4-2, with back-up striker Matej Vydra set to join those two wingers in the home dugout. Steven Defour (calf) won't feature again this season, while Aaron Lennon (knee) and Peter Crouch (appendix) are unavailable but are said to be making progress in their respective recoveries.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  5. Cardiff City

    Next Match: Fulham (A)
    • Etheridge
    • Peltier
    • Morrison
    • Ecuele Manga
    • Bennett
    • Hoilett
    • Gunnarsson
    • Bacuna
    • Mendez-Laing
    • Camarasa
    • Niasse
    • Out:
      • Sol Bamba
      • Connolly
      • Madine
      • Paterson
      • Ralls
    • Doubts:
      • Arter 50%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Joe Ralls (hamstring) has been ruled out for the rest of the season, while Neil Warnock said on Friday that he was still unsure regarding Harry Arter's (calf) involvement against Fulham on Saturday. Leandro Bacuna will be on standby to deputise in central midfield if Arter fails to recover, although Warnock could potentially drop Victor Camarasa back alongside Aron Gunnarsson and bring Bobby Reid in as the support for Oumar Niasse in attack. Strong performances against Brighton and Liverpool could mean changes are few and far between elsewhere, with the back four looking particularly stable having started the last six matches together. Kenneth Zohore is an alternative to - or option alongside - Niasse up front, while Josh Murphy and Kadeem Harris are names to consider out wide. Given the form of Junior Hoilett and especially Nathaniel Mendez-Laing on the flanks, however, Murphy and Harris may well be among the substitutes again. Warnock indeed praised both of his current first-choice wingers in his press conference on Friday. Callum Paterson (ankle), Sol Bamba (knee) and Matthew Connolly (ankle) remain out.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  6. Chelsea

    Next Match: Manchester United (A)
    • Kepa
    • Azpilicueta
    • Rüdiger
    • Luiz
    • Emerson
    • Kovacic
    • Jorginho
    • Loftus-Cheek
    • Pedro
    • Hazard
    • Willian
    • Out:
      • Abraham
      • Brown
      • Hudson-Odoi
      • Morata
      • Moses
    • Doubts:
      • Alonso 75%
      • Ampadu 75%
      • Kanté 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Maurizio Sarri said that Antonio Rudiger (knee) is "OK at the moment" in his press conference on Friday, so the German defender could return at the expense of Andreas Christensen at centre-back at Old Trafford. There was no update on Marcos Alonso (gluteal injury), while Sarri said he was "not sure" whether N'Golo Kante (rib) would be able to recover - so Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley could deputise for the Frenchman if he fails to prove his fitness. Callum Hudson-Odoi's season is over after the young winger had surgery on an Achilles injury, so Pedro or Willian will likely step in to replace Hudson-Odoi on the right flank (Pedro having generally been favoured on that wing of late) - although both of those players could start if Sarri decides to play Eden Hazard through the middle. The Chelsea boss has occasionally used Hazard as a "false nine" in matches against the "big six" this season and his comments on Friday about needing "not to lose" perhaps suggests he will proceed with caution in Manchester. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has impressed recently and has started the last four Premier League matches in a row but Kovacic and Barkley are alternatives in central midfield, should Loftus-Cheek's ongoing back problem need careful management. Olivier Giroud looks set to be among the substitutes again and will perhaps instead return to the Chelsea side on Thursday, having started all six of the Blues' Europa League knockout round ties.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  7. Crystal Palace

    Next Match: Everton (H)
    • Guaita
    • Wan-Bissaka
    • Dann
    • Kelly
    • Van Aanholt
    • McArthur
    • Milivojevic
    • Kouyaté
    • Meyer
    • Benteke
    • Zaha
    • Out:
      • Sakho
      • Schlupp
      • Sørloth
      • Tomkins
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Roy Hodgson will let us know on Friday if there any fresh injuries to report, with Palace already without James Tomkins (groin), Mamadou Sakho (knee) and Jeffrey Schlupp (ankle). The excellent nature of the Eagles' win over Arsenal last weekend could mean that changes are at a premium, although Patrick van Aanholt will be pushing for a recall at left-back after a surprise start for Joel Ward in that position in north London. Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha look set to lead the line after both scoring against the Gunners, so the likes of Michy Batshuayi, Jordan Ayew and Bakary Sako could well find themselves among the substitutes again. Andros Townsend may also find it tricky to force his way back into his manager's starting XI, with Max Meyer and James McArthur performing admirably on either side of Hodgson's narrow 4-4-2 at the Emirates.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  8. Everton

    Next Match: Crystal Palace (A)
    • Pickford
    • Coleman
    • Keane
    • Zouma
    • Digne
    • Schneiderlin
    • Gueye
    • Lookman
    • Sigurdsson
    • Bernard
    • Calvert-Lewin
    • Out:
      • Baningime
      • Dowell
      • Holgate
      • Cuco Martina
      • Ramirez
    • Doubts:
      • Richarlison 25%
      • Mina 75%
      • Walcott 75%
    • Banned:
      • André Gomes
    • Latest News: Marco Silva said on Thursday that Richarlison (rib) is a "major doubt" for the trip to Crystal Palace but Lucas Digne is "OK" and Yerry Mina has been back in training in the run-up to Saturday's game. With Richarlison seemingly unlikely to be involved, it could be Ademola Lookman who gets the nod on the right flank to replace him as Theo Walcott was reported to be struggling with illness on Thursday. Alternatively, Silva could opt to switch Dominic Calvert-Lewin back to the left flank, move Bernard over to the right wing and recall Cenk Tosun up front. Leighton Baines could even be brought in at left-back, with Digne pushed further forward into the left-wing position. Mina and Phil Jagielka give Silva the option to switch to a 3-4-3 to circumvent Richarlison's probable absence but the Toffees have kept six clean sheets in their last eight league fixtures using a 4-2-3-1, so the Everton boss may be reluctant to tinker with a winning formula. Morgan Schneiderlin is expected to continue in place of the suspended Andre Gomes in central midfield, although Tom Davies and James McCarthy are alternative options in that position.

    • Last Updated Thu 25th Apr
  9. Fulham

    Next Match: Cardiff City (H)
    • Sergio Rico
    • Odoi
    • Le Marchand
    • Ream
    • Bryan
    • Chambers
    • Zambo Anguissa
    • Ryan Sessegnon
    • Cairney
    • Babel
    • Mitrovic
    • Out:
      • Bettinelli
      • Fosu-Mensah
      • Johansen
      • Kamara
      • Lazar Markovic
    • Doubts:
      • Mawson 75%
      • Schürrle 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Marcus Bettinelli (knee), Lazar Markovic (calf) and Timothy Fosu-Mensah (knee) are expected to remain sidelined for the visit of Cardiff, while Scott Parker said on Thursday that Andre Schurrle is a "slight doubt" as his wife is due to give birth. Tom Cairney returns after attending the birth of his own child last weekend, however, while Alfie Mawson is back in contention after four months out with a knee problem. Parker said Mawson would "hopefully" be involved at the weekend but Maxime Le Marchand and Tim Ream have kept back-to-back clean sheets at centre-half and would be unfortunate to lose their places. Mawson could be deployed alongside those two stoppers if Parker switches to a 3-4-3, of course, but after successive league wins over Everton and Bournemouth, changes to system and personnel may be at a premium. Cairney could return to the side at the expense of Jean Michael Seri but the likes of Schurrle, Neeskens Kebano and Floyd Ayite may have to make do with a place on the bench again with front three Ryan Sessegnon, Ryan Babel and Aleksandar Mitrovic striking up a good understanding in recent weeks. Luciano Vietto and Kevin McDonald haven't been involved in the matchday squad in the last two Gameweeks, so youngster Harvey Elliott could again make the bench at Craven Cottage. Havard Nordtveit and Cyrus Christie are Parker's back-up options in defence, meanwhile.

    • Last Updated Thu 25th Apr
  10. Huddersfield Town

    Next Match: Liverpool (A)
    • Lössl
    • Smith
    • Schindler
    • Kongolo
    • Durm
    • Kachunga
    • Bacuna
    • Stankovic
    • Hogg
    • Lowe
    • Grant
    • Out:
      • Depoitre
      • Hamer
      • Quaner
      • Sabiri
      • Schofield
      • Ramadan Sobhi
      • van La Parra
    • Doubts:
      • Diakhaby 75%
      • Mooy 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Ben Hamer (knock) remains out for Huddersfield ahead of their trip to Liverpool, so Jonas Lossl will continue between the posts at Anfield. Laurent Depoitre (foot) is also sidelined but Jan Siewert said on Thursday that Adama Diakhaby (hamstring) had completed "two weeks of training" so could be involved. The Huddersfield boss added that the club would have to take care with Diakhaby given the nature of his injury, however, so the winger may be gradually re-introduced to first-team football via substitute appearances. Tommy Smith, Christopher Schindler, Terence Kongolo and Erik Durm have been the back four in three of the last four matches and could be given the nod again on Merseyside, although Florent Hadergjonaj and Juninho Bacuna are alternatives to Smith at right-back should Siewert wish to hand auditions to his players ahead of next season's campaign in the Championship. Bacuna and Jonathan Hogg have generally been favoured in central midfield of late (although Hogg was hauled off after 40 minutes last weekend) and could be joined by Jon Gorenc Stankovic if Siewert wishes to flood the middle of the park at Anfield, although Aaron Mooy impressed against Watford and could keep his place in "the hole". An update on Friday stated that Mooy had picked up a knock in training, however. Top scorer Karlan Grant looks a strong bet to return having only been well enough for a place on the bench in Gameweek 35 and Siewert talked of Christopher Lowe's two assists for Grant in Thursday's presser, so the German could replace Isaac Mbenza on the left wing. Siewert was cagey on Danny Williams and Philip Billing's chances of featuring as speculation surrounds their respective futures, while loanee Jason Puncheon is another who seems to be surplus to requirements. Siewert also urged caution when asked about Demeaco Duhaney, Matty Daly and Aaron Rowe featuring in a game of this magnitude, so those youngsters may be only among the substitutes at best.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  11. Leicester City

    Next Match: Arsenal (H)
    • Schmeichel
    • Ricardo Pereira
    • Maguire
    • Evans
    • Chilwell
    • Ndidi
    • Albrighton
    • Tielemans
    • Maddison
    • Barnes
    • Vardy
    • Out:
      • Amartey
      • Diabaté
      • Adrien Silva
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Brendan Rodgers didn't report any fresh fitness concerns in his pre-match press conference on Friday, with Daniel Amartey (leg) his only likely injury-related absentee at the time of writing. The former Liverpool and Celtic boss has largely favoured a settled starting XI since his appointment, although Marc Albrighton's return has disrupted the status quo in attack somewhat. Albrighton started at the expense of Harvey Barnes at the London Stadium last weekend, with Demarai Gray switching over to the left flank. Barnes came off the bench to score against the Hammers and could be in line for a recall, with either Gray dropping out or moving back over to the right wing at the expense of Albrighton. The likes of Danny Simpson, Christian Fuchs, Rachid Ghezzal, Nampalys Mendy, Kelechi Iheanacho, Hamza Choudhury and Shinji Okazaki have struggled to get a look-in since Rodgers took charge and haven't managed one start between them but Caglar Soyuncu and Wes Morgan are either alternatives at centre-half or options to play alongside Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans should the Leicester boss wish to revisit the 3-4-3 system that he used at Vicarage Road in his very first game in charge.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  12. Liverpool

    Next Match: Huddersfield Town (H)
    • Alisson
    • Alexander-Arnold
    • Matip
    • van Dijk
    • Robertson
    • Henderson
    • Wijnaldum
    • Keita
    • Salah
    • Firmino
    • Mane
    • Out:
    • Doubts:
      • Lallana 75%
      • Lovren 75%
      • Fabinho 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Jurgen Klopp said on Thursday said it was "all a bit questionable" whether Dejan Lovren (illness), Adam Lallana (muscle) and Fabinho (head) would be fit to face Huddersfield at Anfield, though later added that Lovren had trained on Wednesday and would "probably" be OK. Lovren and Joe Gomez are options at centre-half and, in Gomez's case, right-back should Klopp wish to make changes for this clash with the relegated Terriers but the Reds' manager emphatically stressed that he was not thinking about the trip to the Nou Camp next Wednesday, saying that his side "had enough time to recover from the last game and have enough time to recover for the next game". Klopp also said that Mohamed Salah's midweek trip to New York wouldn't jeopardise the Egyptian's chances of featuring on Friday and the player indeed returned to training on Thursday having only missed one session. Rotation is a possibility in central midfield as it always is, with James Milner pushing for a recall and - if fit - Lallana and Fabinho further options to consider. Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge have barely featured in recent months and would seem likely to be among the substitutes again, with Divock Origi perhaps first in line for promotion to the starting XI should Klopp renege on his comments and rest one of his front three. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be pushing for a place on the bench after his recovery from a long-term knee injury.

    • Last Updated Thu 25th Apr
  13. Manchester City

    Next Match: Burnley (A)
    • Ederson
    • Walker
    • Otamendi
    • Laporte
    • Zinchenko
    • Bernardo Silva
    • Gündogan
    • Silva
    • Sterling
    • Aguero
    • Sane
    • Out:
      • Bravo
      • De Bruyne
    • Doubts:
      • Gündogan 75%
      • Fernandinho 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Kevin De Bruyne (muscle) remains out ahead of the trip to Turf Moor, while Pep Guardiola said on Friday that he will "see tomorrow" whether Fernandinho (knee) will be fit to feature. There was no update on Ilkay Gundogan (knock), who may have to play as the midfield anchor if the Brazilian is unable to recover. Bernardo Silva is an option to move back into central midfield in such an eventuality - as happened at Old Trafford after Fernandinho's withdrawal - so Riyad Mahrez or Leroy Sane could get a look-in in attack. David Silva looks fairly assured of a start given that Guardiola said the veteran Spaniard's abilities are crucial against a team that sits deep, while John Stones may once again be overlooked as his manager said he preferred Nicolas Otamendi and/or Vincent Kompany at centre-half when teams play long balls - as Burnley are inclined to do. Laporte could even move over to left-back if Guardiola wants to add height to his team to combat the Clarets' aerial threat, allowing Otamendi and Kompany to play together at centre-half. Benjamin Mendy, Fabian Delph and Oleksandr Zinchenko are the other alternatives at left-back, with Danilo able to deputise in either full-back position. Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling will perhaps be expected to continue up front despite their heavy workload in recent weeks, with City enjoying an eight-day breather after Sunday's trip to Lancashire.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  14. Manchester United

    Next Match: Chelsea (H)
    • De Gea
    • Young
    • Lindelof
    • Smalling
    • Shaw
    • Herrera
    • Fred
    • Pogba
    • Rashford
    • Lukaku
    • Martial
    • Out:
      • Valencia
    • Doubts:
      • Bailly 75%
      • Herrera 75%
      • Jones 75%
      • McTominay 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Scott McTominay faces a late fitness test on an unspecified problem ahead of Sunday's clash with Chelsea but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday that Ander Herrera (muscle) would "probably be involved". Solskjaer has a decision to make regarding his formation having used a 3-5-2/5-3-2 in the Manchester derby in midweek. The plan on Wednesday seemed to be to suffocate City's attack but Solskjaer may opt to show more ambition against a Chelsea side that haven't convinced away from home of late, particularly as United are without a goal from open play in five games. Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata are all options to come into the starting XI after being benched in midweek, with Jesse Lingard potentially making way after another indifferent display. Matteo Darmian would be the obvious fall guy if his manager ditches the three-man backline, while Andreas Pereira will perhaps be replaced if Herrera is passed fit. Nemanja Matic could also return against his former club in central midfield, with Fred dropping out. There was no update in Solksjaer's presser on Phil Jones (knock), Eric Bailly (head) or Antonio Valencia (knock).

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  15. Newcastle United

    Next Match: Brighton and Hove Albion (A)
    • Dubravka
    • Schär
    • Fernández
    • Dummett
    • Manquillo
    • Hayden
    • Ki Sung-Yueng
    • Ritchie
    • Ayoze Pérez
    • Atsu
    • Rondón
    • Out:
      • Almirón
      • Lascelles
      • Lejeune
      • Longstaff
      • Jacob Murphy
    • Doubts:
      • Schär 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Miguel Almiron's season is over after the Paraguayan midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in the 3-1 win over Southampton, so Christian Atsu is set for his first start since Gameweek 26. Jamaal Lascelles will also miss the trip to the Amex, so one of Federico Fernandez or Ciaran Clark will likely step up to replace the United club captain. Rafael Benitez has largely favoured a settled side in 2019 and after recording back-to-back victories over the last fortnight, the Magpies could be otherwise unchanged for the Saturday evening match at Brighton. Javier Manquillo has the edge over DeAndre Yedlin at right wing-back having started both of United's victories against Leicester and Southampton, while Ki Sung-yueng and Isaac Hayden have been the central midfield pairing of choice in the last three Gameweeks. Mohamed Diame is an alternative in the middle of the park but Jonjo Shelvey hasn't started a league match since November, while Kenedy, Yoshinori Muto and Joselu have barely featured in recent months and are set for bench duty at best. Benitez confirmed on Friday that Hayden and Fabian Schar should shrug off minor fitness concerns to play but Florian Lejeune (knee) and Sean Longstaff (knee) remain out.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  16. Southampton

    Next Match: Bournemouth (H)
    • Gunn
    • Bednarek
    • Yoshida
    • Stephens
    • Valery
    • Romeu
    • Højbjerg
    • Targett
    • Ward-Prowse
    • Redmond
    • Long
    • Out:
      • Cedric
      • Davis
      • Hesketh
      • Hoedt
      • McQueen
      • Obafemi
      • Vestergaard
    • Doubts:
      • Armstrong 75%
      • Bertrand 75%
      • Long 75%
      • McCarthy 75%
      • Targett 75%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Jannik Vestergaard (muscle) and Michael Obafemi (tendon) remain out for Southampton, while Ryan Bertrand (ankle) and Stuart Armstrong (ankle) are fresh injury concerns. Ralph Hasenhuttl said Bertrand was "maybe a question" for Saturday's visit of Bournemouth so Matt Targett, back in training after a "little problem", could well be handed a recall in his stead. Yan Valery returned from illness as a substitute against Watford on Tuesday so might be back at wing-back this weekend, with James Ward-Prowse tucking inside into central midfield. Mario Lemina and Josh Sims are further options in the middle of the park, with the Southampton head coach having a decision to make about whether he opts for a 3-5-2 or a more attacking 3-4-2-1. Hasenhuttl said Shane Long's (knock) chances of featuring this weekend "look good" and the Saints' manager talked up the in-form Irish striker's abilities at length in his press conference, so Danny Ings - rested in midweek - may well have to be content with a place on the bench again. Hasenhuttl could well revisit his favoured 4-2-2-2 formation, of course, but may opt to save the tactical experimentation for when his side are mathematically safe. There was no update on the fitness of reserve goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, who has missed the last two league fixtures with a minor fitness issue.

    • Last Updated Thu 25th Apr
  17. Tottenham Hotspur

    Next Match: West Ham United (H)
    • Lloris
    • Foyth
    • DSanchez
    • Vertonghen
    • Walker-Peters
    • Dier
    • Alli
    • Davies
    • Eriksen
    • Son
    • Llorente
    • Out:
      • Aurier
      • Carter-Vickers
      • Kane
      • Lamela
      • Nkoudou
      • Onomah
      • Sissoko
      • Sterling
      • Winks
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Harry Kane (ankle), Serge Aurier (hamstring), Harry Winks (groin), Moussa Sissoko (groin) and Erik Lamela (hamstring) remain sidelined for the visit of West Ham, limiting Mauricio Pochettino's ability to rotate ahead of Tuesday's Champions League tie against Ajax. Changes are expected regardless, with Ben Davies and Kyle Walker-Peters offering fresh legs at full-back/wing-back and meaning that Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier can be handed a breather ahead of that semi-final first leg. Juan Foyth and Davinson Sanchez may get run-outs at centre-half, too, with Eric Dier perhaps returning in central midfield after only being among the substitutes against Brighton on Tuesday. Pochettino will no doubt be tempted to preserve Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and/or Lucas Moura ahead of next week's visit of Ajax but Son Heung-min would seem to be more confident of a start given that the Korean is about to serve a one-match ban in Europe. Fernando Llorente and perhaps even Vincent Janssen could get look-ins up front, while Oliver Skipp is an option in central midfield if Alli's minutes need to be carefully managed. Eriksen has lasted 90 minutes in every single one of Spurs' league games in 2019 so it is difficult to figure out if he is rotation-proof or indeed most in need of a rest.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  18. Watford

    Next Match: Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
    • Foster
    • Femenía
    • Kabasele
    • Cathcart
    • Holebas
    • Hughes
    • Capoue
    • Doucouré
    • Pereyra
    • Deulofeu
    • Gray
    • Out:
      • Okaka
      • Quina
      • Sinclair
      • Wilmot
      • Zeegelaar
    • Doubts:
      • Cleverley 25%
      • Holebas 75%
      • Prödl 75%
    • Banned:
      • Deeney
    • Latest News: Troy Deeney serves the final game of a three-match ban, while the fitness of Sebastian Prodl (knee), Tom Cleverley (calf), Domingos Quina (shoulder) and Jose Holebas (hamstring) will be hopefully clarified in Javi Gracia's pre-match presser on Friday. Gracia has favoured a 4-4-2 for almost all of 2018/19 but has experimented with a 3-5-2/3-4-2-1 during recent home games against Arsenal and Southampton, so it isn't beyond the realms of possibility that Watford could run out in a wing-back system at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Gracia has fresh legs available to him in defence should he wish to rotate, with Marc Navarro and Kiko Femenia alternatives to Daryl Janmaat at right-back and Miguel Britos and Adrian Mariappa options at centre-half. Isaac Success will be hoping to get a look-in up front but after Andre Gray and Gerard Deulofeu both scored in Gameweek 35, the Nigerian striker may have to be content with a place on the bench again. Ken Sema and Nathaniel Chalobah are the back-up midfield players who may well be joining Success as a substitute against Wolves.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  19. West Ham United

    Next Match: Tottenham Hotspur (A)
    • Fabianski
    • Zabaleta
    • Balbuena
    • Ogbonna
    • Masuaku
    • Rice
    • Antonio
    • Noble
    • Snodgrass
    • Felipe Anderson
    • Arnautovic
    • Out:
      • Carroll
      • Fernandes
      • Hugill
      • Oxford
      • Reid
      • Sánchez
      • Yarmolenko
    • Doubts:
      • Cresswell 75%
      • Hernández 75%
      • Lanzini 75%
      • Nasri 25%
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Samir Nasri (calf) remains unavailable ahead of the trip to Spurs but Manuel Lanzini (groin) and Javier Hernandez (ear) have rejoined training after missing the 2-2 draw against Leicester last weekend. Hernandez's recovery and Lucas Perez's strike off the bench last Saturday could mean that Marko Arnautovic's place up front is under threat, with the Austrian without a league goal since early January. Lanzini's return gives Manuel Pellegrini options in midfield but Robert Snodgrass performed well against the Foxes last Saturday and Michail Antonio scored in that same game, so the Argentinean playmaker, who has perhaps been below his best since his recovery from injury, may have to be content with a place among the substitutes. Jack Wilshere is an alternative in the middle of the park but was only handed five minutes on his comeback in Gameweek 35, so may not be quite ready for a Premier League start just yet. Aaron Cresswell is reportedly back in training but both he and Ryan Fredericks could be set to watch on from the sidelines regardless of fitness, with both Pablo Zabaleta and Arthur Masuaku performing well at full-back in the last two matches. Issa Diop is an alternative at centre-half with West Ham struggling for clean sheets of late, while Pedro Obiang offers fresh legs in midfield. Winston Reid (match fitness), Andy Carroll (ankle) and Andriy Yarmolenko (Achilles) remain sidelined but Carlos Sanchez (knee) has returned to training and may get some game-time before the end of the season.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr
  20. Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Next Match: Watford (A)
    • Rui Patrício
    • R Bennett
    • Coady
    • Boly
    • Doherty
    • Dendoncker
    • Ruben Neves
    • Gibbs-White
    • Jonny
    • Raúl Jiménez
    • Diogo Jota
    • Out:
      • Léo Bonatini
      • Enobakhare
      • Hause
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News: Nuno Espirito Santo reported no fresh fitness concerns in his press conference on Friday but there has to be a degree of trepidation surrounding his team selection at Watford, given his previous comments about the third match in a three-game week being one that "requires attention",and the fact that Wolves were last in action less than 72 hours before Saturday's game. Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota were substituted before the end of that win over Arsenal in midweek, while Matt Doherty and Jonny had each been withdrawn in both of the two preceding fixtures - so changes may not be as widespread as they were against Cardiff in Gameweek 29, for example. Morgan Gibbs-White and Romain Saiss are options in midfield should Santo wish to preserve Ruben Neves or Joao Moutinho, with Adama Traore and Ruben Vinagre the likely beneficiaries if Doherty and Jonny make way. Saiss is also an alternative at centre-half, of course. Helder Costa, Ivan Cavaleiro and Traore are the back-up options available to Santo in attack.

    • Last Updated Fri 26th Apr