Premier League Injury News – Gameweek 20
Tottenham vs West Brom – Sat 14th Jan – 12:30
Tottenham’s only injury concern heading into this match is Erik Lamela, who is still a major doubt with his hip injury.
Chris Brunt faces a late fitness test as he struggles to shake off a knock, whilst both Jonny Evans and Saido Berahino are expected to miss this with a calf strain and fitness concerns respectively.
West Ham vs Crystal Palace – Sat 14th Jan – 15:00
Top scorer Michail Antonio will have to wait and see if he can recover from illness in time to play, whilst James Collins is expected back in action. Diafra Sakho, Arthur Masuaku, Gokhan Tore, and Alvaro Arbeloa all remain sidelined too.
Crystal Palace wait on the results of late fitness tests for Wayne Hennessey, Scott Dann, James McArthur, and Christian Benteke. There are no doubts about Connor Wickham, Steve Mandanda, Pape Souare, or Jonathan Benteke though, all of whom are definitely sidelined.
Sunderland vs Stoke – Sat 14th Jan – 15:00
Bailly Jones, Stephen Pienaar, and Victor Anichebe are all doubts for this one, whilst Jordan Pickford, Jan Kirchhoff, Duncan Watmore, Lynden Gooch, Patrick McNair, and Lee Cattermole all remain injured, giving David Moyes a real selection headache.
Jack Butland, Stephen Ireland, and Geoff Cameron are still about a month or so off their Stoke return, and Jon Walters and Bojan are both doubtful ahead of this clash.
Hull vs Bournemouth – Sat 14th Jan – 15:00
Hull’s injury crisis deepends, with new signing Markus Heriksen, Josh Tymon, Jake Livermore, and Michael Dawson all fresh doubts for this clash. Allan McGregor and Curtis Davies are still expected to miss out, as will Moses Odubajo, Will Keane, Greg Luer, and Alex Bruce.
Bournemouth’s only injury concerns are Marc Wilson and Ryan Fraser, both of whom are doubtful after picking up knocks.
Swansea vs Arsenal – Sat 14th Jan – 15:00
Luciano Narsingh and Jefferson Montero are definitely sidelined for Swansea, whilst Neil Taylor and Modou Barrow are doubtful with a fracture cheekbone and a knock respectively.
Hector Bellerin, Francis Coquelin, and Kieran Gibbs are all expected to miss one more week, whilst Theo Walcott, Mathieu Debuchy, and Per Mertesacker return at the end of January. Santi Cazorla is the only long term injury, with him out until March.
Watford vs Middlesbrough – Sat 14th Jan – 15:00
Watford have a host of doubtful players for this clash, with Craig Cathcart, Heurelho Gomes, Jose Holebas, Valon Behrami, Juan Camilo Zuniga, Darryl Janmaat, Isaac Success, and Stefano Okaka all working to get back to fitness. Adrian Mariappa, Roberto Pereyra, and Nordin Amrabat are definitely sidelined though.
Gaston Ramirez is a minor doubt for Middlesbrough, whilst Victor Valdes and Viktor Fischer should both be fit to play. Antonio Barragan is out with a hamstring injury though.
Burnley vs Southampton – Sat 14th Jan – 15:00
Ashley Barnes, Patrick Bamford, George Boyd, and Jon Flanagan are all hoping to be fine to play for Burnley on Saturday, but Scott Arfield and Joann Gudmundsson are less likely to take part. There are no definite absentees though.
Steven Davis faces a late fitness test as he tries to shake off a knock, and Alex McCarthy and Jake Hesketh are major doubts. Sofiane Boufal, Charlie Austin, Matt Targett, and Jeremy Pied are definitely out for the visitors.
Leicester vs Chelsea – Sat 14th Jan – 17:30
Leonardo Ulloa is expected to miss out for Leicester, but both Jamie Vardy and Andy King should be fine to play after a bout of illness in the last week.
Chelsea are expected to be free from injury problems on Saturday evening.
Everton vs Manchester City – Sun 15th Jan – 13:30
Aaron Lennon and Maarten Stekelenburg are minor doubts ahead of this clash, whilst James McCarthy is more likely to miss out. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yannick Bolasie, Muhamed Besic, and Matthew Pennington are all definite absentees though.
Fernando and Leroy Sane are minor doubts for Manchester City, whilst Ikay Gundogan’s knee injury will keep him out for a while. Vincent Kompany could return on Sunday after his knee ligament injury, but for how long nobody knows.
Manchester United vs Liverpool – Sun 15th Jan – 16:00
Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected back after a bout of illness, but Marcos Rojo’s muscular problem is likely to keep him sidelined for another week. James Wilson is definitely absent.
Joel Matip, Marko Grujic, and Jordan Henderson are all minor doubts for Liverpool, with Adam Bogdan and Danny Ings the only confirmed casualties. Phillipe Coutinho is expected to return to Premier League action.
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