Premier League Injury News – Gameweek 29
West Brom vs Arsenal – Sat 18th March – 12:30
Midfielder James Morrison is facing a late fitness test as he looks to overcome an ankle problem, but Matt Phillips is expected to miss out with his hamstring injury.
Santi Cazorla is the only definite absentee for Arsenal, and we’re now unlikely to see him back in action this season. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs are both waiting on the results of late fitness tests.
Sunderland vs Burnley – Sat 18th March – 15:00
Darron Gibson and Jan Kirchhoff are minor doubts for this clash, whilst Stephen Pienaar is less likely to take part. Victor Anicheve, Duncan Watmore, Patrick McNair, and Lee Cattermole remain on the sidelines for Sunderland.
Stephen Defour is to undergo a late fitness test after his hamstring injury, whilst Joann Gudmundsson, Dean Marney, and Kevin Long will miss out for Burnley again.
Stoke vs Chelsea – Sat 18th March – 15:00
Mame Biram-Diouf and Xherdan Shaqiri are both expected to recover from injury in time for Saturday’s game, but Glen Johnson is a doubt and both Jack Butland and Stephen Ireland won’t return until April.
Victor Moses is a slight doubt with a calf problem, but apart from that Chelsea have a fully fit squad at their disposal.
Crystal Palace vs Watford – Sat 18th March – 15:00
Patrick van Aanholt is a doubt thanks to an ankle injury, whilst Mathieu Flamini, Loic Remy, Steve Mandanda, Jonathan Benteke, and Pape Souare are unlikely to be in action. Connor Wickham won’t return until next season after his ACL knee injury.
Christian Kabasele, Ben Watson, Roberto Pereyra, and Mauro Zarate are definitely sidelined, but the the likes of Darryl Janmaat, Costel Pantilimon, and Nordin Amrabat are back in training and hoping to return to action this weekend. Etienne Capoue is a slight doubt after succumbing to illness this week.
Everton vs Hull – Sat 18th March – 15:00
James McCarthy and Leighton Baines are slight doubts for Evrton, whilst Muhamed Besic remains out of action and Yannick Bolasie is facing a very long spell on the sidelines for Everton.
Hull remain the most injury hit side in the Premier League, with Diemurci Mbokani, Evandro Goebel, Michael Dawson, Ryan Mason, Markus Henriksen, Will Keane, Moses Odubajo, Greg Luer, and Brian Lenihan all still frequenting the physio after an injury hit season.
West Ham vs Leicester – Sat 18th March – 15:00
Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio are slight doubts for West Ham, whilst Mark Noble will miss out after picking up a knock and Angelo Ogbonna, Diafra Sakho, and Gokhan Tore remain on the injury list.
Danny Drinkwater is expected to miss out after picking up a knock, and Molla Wague has been ruled out for the rest of the season for Leicester. Nampalys Mendy faces a late fitness test after his knee injury.
Bournemouth vs Swansea – Sat 18th March – 17:30
Harry Arter and Junior Stanislas are fighting for fitness and will undergo a late fitness test. Callum Wilson won’t be back until October with another ACL injury though, whilst Adam Federici will also miss out for Bournemouth.
Kyle Naughton and Fernando Llorente are hoping to return on Saturday, but Angel Rangel, Martin Olsson, and Nathan Dyer will miss out for the Swans.
Middlesbrough vs Manchester United – Sun 19th March – 12:00
Rudy Gestede and Beranrdo Espinosa are minor doubts ahead of Sunday’s game, whilst Daniel Ayala, George Friend, and Callum Chambers are all expected to be sidelined again.
Paul Pogba is a major doubt after picking up a hamstring injury in midweek, whilst Daley Blind, Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial, and Bastian Schweinsteiger are all doubtful for Manchester United as well. James Wilson remains on the sidelines with his ACL knee injury.
Tottenham vs Southampton – Sun 19th March – 14:15
Moussa Dembele should be fine to play for Tottenham on Sunday, but Danny Rose and Erik Lamela remain absent with a knee injury and a hip problem respectively. Harry Kane suffered a repeat of his ankle ligament injury last weekend and could be out for up to eight weeks.
Southampton’s injury problems remain unchanged, with Virgil van Dijk, Charlie Austin, Alex McCarthy, Matt Targett, and Jeremy Pied all sidelined until April at the earliest.
Manchester City vs Liverpool – Sun 19th March – 16:30
Vincent Kompany is expected back in action after yet another injury layoff on Sunday, but Gabriel Jesus and Ikay Gundogan are both still out.
Roberto Firmino is a slight doubt for Liverpool with a groin strain, but Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson, and Ovie Ejaria are unlikely to take part. Adam Bogdan and Danny Ings are out for the remainder of the season with knee injuries.
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