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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Premier League weekend team news: Injuries and suspensions update

Steve Nicol and Alexis Nunes go head-to-head in predictor as the Premier League enters week 6.

SATURDAY'S GAMES

Burnley vs. Huddersfield

Jon Walters and Nahki Wells have been ruled out. Walters is recovering from a knee injury and Wells, who has yet to make his Clarets debut, will not face the club he left on deadline day as he manages his comeback from ankle trouble. Nick Pope is set to retain the gloves in the absence of Tom Heaton (shoulder), and Adam Legzdins is likely to continue on the bench ahead of new arrival Anders Lindegaard.

Provisional squad: Pope, Legzdins, Lowton, Long, Mee, Taylor, Ward, Tarkowski, Bardsley, Defour, Brady, Ulvestad, Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, Arfield, Gudmundsson, Vokes, Agyei, Barnes, Wood.

Danny Williams has been ruled out with a fractured foot and joins a list of players unavailable for Huddersfield. Midfielder Williams is scheduled to see a specialist after sustaining the injury in last week's home draw against Leicester, while Steve Mounie (foot) and fellow striker Collin Quaner (knee) are still out. Another striker, Laurent Depoitre, and winger Rajiv van La Parra are hoping to shake off muscle strains. On-loan Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer (hamstring) and defender Jon Gorenc Stankovic (knee) remain long-term absentees.

Provisional squad: Lossl, Lowe, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith, Mooy, Ince, Sabiri, Hogg, Kachunga, Coleman, Malone, Billing, Hefele, Cranie, Hadergjonaj, Whitehead, Lolley, Depoitre.

Everton vs. Bournemouth

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is expected to restore several players to his first XI after making eight changes in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. As well as the likes of Jordan Pickford and Gylfi Sigurdsson being poised to come back in, Wayne Rooney is set to make his first appearance since pleading guilty to drink-driving. Dominic Calvert-Lewin will hope to keep his place in the team after netting a brace in the 3-0 cup win against Sunderland. James McCarthy (knee) remains unavailable, along with Ross Barkley (hamstring), Ramiro Funes Mori, Yannick Bolasie (both knee) and Seamus Coleman (broken leg).

Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Martina, Kenny, Baines, Holgate, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Lennon, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse.

Tyrone Mings will miss out due to a back problem. The Cherries defender has been to see a specialist and will be unavailable for a minimum of a month. Junior Stanislas is available again after returning from a groin injury in the midweek Carabao Cup success against Brighton, but forward Callum Wilson (knee) remains out.

Provisional squad: Begovic, Ake, S Cook, A Smith, Daniels, Gosling, Surman, Arter, King, Defoe, Mousset, Boruc, L Cook, B Smith, Ibe, Stanislas, Fraser, Afobe, Francis, Pugh.

Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace

Vincent Kompany could be back in contention after missing the last four games with a calf injury, but is back in training. Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will not feature after suffering a knee sprain in midweek but the problem is not serious and he should soon return to training.

Provisional squad: Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Otamendi, Mangala, Mendy, Toure, Delph, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Sterling, Sane, D Silva, B Silva, Aguero, Jesus.

Mamadou Sakho will make his first Premier League start since his permanent Crystal Palace move. Boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed the former Liverpool defender will start at the Etihad Stadium, as the Eagles bid to rebuff rampant table-toppers City. Wilfried Zaha remains sidelined with the knee injury he sustained on the opening day of the season.

Provisional squad: Hennessey, Speroni, Riedewald, Dann, Delaney, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Kelly, Ward, Sakho, Lee, McArthur, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Milivojevic, Mutch, Puncheon, Sako, Schlupp, Souare, Kaikai, Townsend, Van Aanholt, Benteke.

Southampton vs. Manchester United

Defender Virgil van Dijk could make his first start in eight months when Southampton. The Netherlands international, who had been unavailable after suffering a serious foot injury in January and then handing in a transfer request during the summer, made his first-team return as a substitute against Crystal Palace last weekend. Defender Matt Targett is a doubt with an ankle problem but Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who missed the game against Palace due to the birth of his daughter, is back in contention.

Provisional squad: Forster, McCarthy, Stephens, Bertrand, Targett, McQueen, Soares, Pied, Yoshida, Hoedt, Van Dijk, Bednarek, Davis, Hojbjerg, Tadic, Romeu, Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Lemina, Long, Boufal, Austin, Gabbiadini.

Jose Mourinho does not have any fresh injury concerns to deal with. Marcos Rojo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (both knee), Paul Pogba (hamstring) and Axel Tuanzebe (back) remain absent for the trip to St Mary's. Luke Shaw is hoping to be involved against his former club having returned from injury as a substitute in the Carabao Cup win against Burton. David De Gea, Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly and Nemanja Matic are set to be involved after being rested for Wednesday's match.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Lindelof, Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Young, Fellaini, Matic, Herrera, Carrick, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial.

Stoke vs. Chelsea

Stoke boss Mark Hughes will be without three of his main centre-half options and possibly four. While on-loan Kurt Zouma is ineligible to face his parent club, Ryan Shawcross (back) and Geoff Cameron (hamstring) remain sidelined, and Kevin Wimmer is a doubt due to a hamstring problem of his own. Hughes, who is set to restore several regular starters after making six changes for the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, may opt to deploy Glen Johnson or fellow full-back Erik Pieters, or both, alongside Bruno Martins Indi in central defence.

Provisional squad: Butland, Grant, Martins Indi, Wimmer, Johnson, Pieters, Souttar, Diouf, Tymon, Allen, Fletcher, Adam, Jese, Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting, Sobhi, Berahino, Crouch.

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard is expected to make his first Premier League start of the season. Hazard has fully recovered from his broken ankle after three substitute appearances and one start, in the Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest. Forward Pedro has recovered from the leg injury that saw him miss the Forest win, but defender David Luiz is suspended and midfielder Danny Drinkwater (calf) is out.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Kante, Morata, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Kenedy, Musonda, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Clarke-Salter, Scott, Eduardo.

Swansea vs. Watford

Swansea boss Paul Clement has no fresh injury concerns as he attempts to build upon a solid start to the Premier League campaign. Clement shuffled his pack for Tuesday night's Carabao Cup third round win at Reading in which Wilfried Bony was handed his first start since rejoining the club, and the striker could retain his place. Ki Sung-yueng has returned to training for the first time since undergoing knee surgery during the summer, while fellow midfielder Nathan Dyer was due to play for the club's under-23s on Friday after sitting out since February with an Achilles problem and they will not be involved.

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Nordfeldt, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Clucas, Fer, Carroll, Sanches, Ayew, Abraham, Rangel, Van der Hoorn, Britton, Mesa, Fulton, Narsingh, Routledge, Bony, McBurnie.

Watford will again be without defender Miguel Britos through suspension. Right-back Kiko Femenia should be available after missing the Manchester City defeat as a precaution because of a head injury. Sebastian Prodl (thigh) is stepping up his rehabilitation but Younes Kaboul (hamstring) is not expected back until after the international break. Fellow defender Craig Cathcart and forward Mauro Zarate continue their recovery from knee problems.

Provisional squad: Gomes, Holebas, Kabasele, Mariappa, Janmaat, Richarlison, Doucoure, Cleverley, Chalobah, Carrillo, Gray, Karnezis, Zeegelaar, Success, Wague, Deeney, Capoue, Pereyra, Femenia.

Leicester vs. Liverpool

Jamie Vardy is expected to return to the Leicester squad for the Premier League visit of Liverpool after missing the Carabao Cup game against Jurgen Klopp's team on Tuesday night with a groin injury. Fellow striker Leonardo Ulloa suffered a head injury against Liverpool in midweek but is fine and Christian Fuchs is fit again after his recent eye problem. However, midfielder Matty James is out for between four and six weeks with the Achilles injury he sustained against Chelsea.

Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Jakupovic, Hamer, Simpson, Fuchs, Morgan, Chilwell, Maguire, Dragovic, Wasilewski, Benalouane, Iborra, Ndidi, Amartey, Gray, Albrighton, Mahrez, Musa, Vardy, Ulloa, Slimani, Okazaki, Iheanacho.

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is unlikely to feature at Leicester as he has not trained this week because of the back injury which forced him to sit out their last two matches. Fellow centre-back Joel Matip is also a doubt as he is carrying a knock from last weekend's draw with Burnley. Midfielder Emre Can returned to training on Thursday after recovering from a minor injury while forward Sadio Mane serves the final match of his suspension.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Salah, Sturridge, Firmino, Flanagan, Matip, Milner, Robertson, Grujic, Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke, Ings.

SUNDAY'S GAME


Brighton vs. Newcastle

Bruno, Glenn Murray, Izzy Brown and Gaetan Bong will all be available for Brighton. Bruno was absent for last Friday's defeat at Bournemouth, owing to a back injury, while Murray missed out on Tuesday's loss to the same team because of an injured ankle. A back injury means Steve Sidwell remains unavailable, while Beram Kayal is a long-term absentee having broken his leg.

Provisional squad: Krul, Maenpaa, Ryan, Schelotto, Hunemeier, Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Goldson, Rosenior, Suttner, Bong, Ahannach, Brown, Hutchinson, March, Stephens, Skalak, Propper, Knockaert, Izquierdo, Gross, Murphy, Murray, Hemed.

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has no fresh injury concerns as he goes in search of a fourth successive Premier League win. Florian Lejeune is yet to fully recover from the ankle injury he suffered against Tottenham during the opening weekend of the campaign, while fellow defenders Paul Dummett (hamstring) and Massadio Haidara (knee) continue to work their way back to fitness. Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic completes his three-match man, while midfielder Jonjo Shelvey looks for his first start since returning from his own suspension.

Provisional squad: Elliot, Darlow, Woodman, Yedlin, Manquillo, Mbemba, Gamez, Lascelles, Clark, Hayden, Merino, Shelvey, Saivet, Ritchie, Atsu, Murphy, Aarons, Diame, Barlaser, Perez, Gayle, Joselu.

MONDAY'S GAME


Arsenal vs. West Brom

Mesut Ozil is in contention to return to the Arsenal team. The Germany midfielder has been struggling with a knee injury but is now back in training, while Theo Walcott should be fit despite being forced off with a knock in the midweek Carabao Cup win over Doncaster. Danny Welbeck (groin), Francis Coquelin (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle) are missing, as is Calum Chambers who has suffered a recurrence of a recent hip problem.

Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Mustafi, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette.

West Brom midfielder Gareth Barry is expected to break the Premier League appearance record against Arsenal. The 36-year-old, who made his professional debut for Aston Villa in 1998, will play in his 633rd top-flight game and break Ryan Giggs' record if he features on Monday night. Chris Brunt (calf) will be assessed along with Nacer Chadli (thigh) and Oliver Burke (hamstring) while it remains to be seen if Jake Livermore will return to the squad after being given a break by Baggies boss Tony Pulis.

Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Nyom, Evans, Dawson, McAuley, Yuning, Hegazi, Gibbs, Brunt, Yacob, Morrison, Field, McClean, Chadli, Barry, Rondon, Rodriguez, Burke, Robson-Kanu, Krychowiak, Livermore.

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