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Premier League weekend team news: Injuries and suspensions update

The Exploding Heads give their unique analysis of the North London derby as played on FIFA 18.



BOURNEMOUTH: Bournemouth will make a late fitness call on Joshua King because of a back problem. Midfielder Junior Stanislas remains sidelined by a groin problem. Striker Benik Afobe, though, is back in contention after recovering from a thigh strain picked up before the international break. Defenders Brad Smith (hip) and Tyrone Mings (back) continue their rehabilitation.
Provisional squad: Begovic, S Cook, Francis, Ake, Daniels, Ibe, Arter, Surman, Pugh, Defoe, Afobe, Boruc, Wilson, A Smith, Gosling, Mousset, Fraser, L Cook, King.

HUDDERSFIELD: Huddersfield will be without suspended defender Christopher Schindler, so Martin Cranie is expected to start. Midfielder Aaron Mooy will be assessed after returning from international duty with Australia, while Philip Billing (ankle), Michael Hefele (Achilles), Kasey Palmer (hamstring) and Jon Gorenc Stankovic (knee) are still out.
Provisional squad: Lossl, Lowe, Cranie, Jorgensen, Smith, Williams, Mooy, Van La Parra, Ince, Hogg, Sabiri, Depoitre, Mounie, Hadergjonaj, Kachunga, Quaner, Green, Malone.


BURNLEY: Chris Wood may have to settle for a place on the bench after arriving back at the club on Friday after New Zealand's World Cup playoff game against Peru in Lima, where he made substitute appearances due to concerns over his hamstring. Nahki Wells sustained a minor knock in a training match on Tuesday as he awaits his first-team debut and Jon Walters, Dean Marney (both knee), and Tom Heaton (shoulder) are still sidelined.
Provisional squad: Pope, Lindegaard, Lowton, Long, Mee, Taylor, Ward, Tarkowski, Bardsley, Defour, Brady, Ulvestad, Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, Arfield, Gudmundsson, Vokes, Barnes, Wood.

SWANSEA: Swansea welcome back Wilfried Bony and Renato Sanches having missed recent games with respective hamstring and thigh injuries, while new player-coach Leon Britton is over a groin problem. Martin Olsson is also available after hamstring trouble and Ki Sung-Yueng will be assessed after returning from international duty with South Korea.
Provisional squad: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Ki, Carroll, Fer, Dyer, Ayew, Abraham, Sanches, Bony, Nordfeldt, Rangel, Van der Hoorn, Mesa, Britton, Clucas, Narsingh, Fulton, Routledge, McBurnie.


CRYSTAL PALACE: Ruben Loftus-Cheek faces a late fitness test due to a back spasm, but Christian Benteke is expected to start after returning from a knee injury. Patrick van Aanholt is absent with a hamstring injury, and knocks mean Jordon Mutch and Lee Chung-Yong will again miss out.
Provisional squad: Speroni, Hennessy, Ward, Fosu-Mensah, Dann, Sakho, Delaney, Tomkins, Riedwald, Schlupp, Van Aanholt, Kelly, Souare, Cabaye, McArthur, Milivojevic, Puncheon, Loftus-Cheek, Townsend, Zaha, Kaikai, Ladapo Sako, Benteke.

EVERTON: Tom Davies has recovered from the minor injury that led to his withdrawal from England's under-21s squad last week, while Cuco Martina is ready to be involved again after suffering concussion and neck pain during the 3-0 Europa League loss in Lyon on November 2. Morgan Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas, who were both left out of the matchday 18 for Everton's last fixture, are available for selection this time around.
Provisional squad: Pickford, Robles, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Baines, Martina, Kenny, Baningime, Besic, Davies, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Mirallas, Lennon, Lookman, Vlasic, Sigurdsson, Klaassen, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin, Sandro, Niasse.


LEICESTER: Vicente Iborra is fit after coming off with an ankle problem at Stoke, while Ben Chilwell (knee) is also available. Robert Huth (knee) will miss out while midfielder Matty James is also troubled by an Achilles problem and Adrien Silva remains unregistered.
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.

MAN CITY: Nicolas Otamendi is suspended and makeshift left-back Fabian Delph (calf) is doubtful for Saturday's Premier League trip to Leicester. Raheem Sterling is much improved after a back problem while there are no concerns over striker Sergio Aguero after he was taken ill while on international duty. Captain Vincent Kompany, out since August with a calf injury, has a chance of returning but Eliaquim Mangala is another defensive option. Left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) is out long-term.
Provisional squad: Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Danilo, Stones, Mangala, Kompany, Adarabioyo, Zinchenko, Delph, Toure, Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, D Silva, B Silva, Sterling, Sane, Aguero, Jesus.


LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp has virtually a fully fit squad. Adam Lallana is fit again after a three-month lay off with a thigh injury while fellow midfielder Jordan Henderson has recovered from a similar problem which forced him to miss their last Premier League match and England's two friendlies. Forward Sadio Mane has trained after reporting a slight hamstring problem on his return from international duty and Klopp will make a late decision on his availability.
Provisional squad: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Karius, Gomez, Klavan, Robertson, Milner, Can, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke, Ings.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mario Lemina is set to be Southampton's only absentee as he remains sidelined with an ankle injury which has kept him out of the last two matches. Northern Ireland's Steven Davis, Republic of Ireland's Shane Long and Italy's Manolo Gabbiadini are all available after international duty.
Provisional squad: Forster, McCarthy, Soares, Bertrand, Yoshida, Van Dijk, Hoedt, Stephens, McQueen, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Davis, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Tadic, Boufal, Long, Gabbiadini, Austin.


WEST BROM: Nacer Chadli has suffered a hip injury and could be out for a number of weeks, and James Morrison has undergone surgery on his Achilles and no return date has been set.
Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Nyom, Evans, McAuley, Hegazi, Gibbs, Brunt, Yacob, Livermore, Field, Phillips, McClean, Barry, Rondon, Burke, Rodriguez, Krychowiak, Robson-Kanu.

CHELSEA: David Luiz is in the squad following his tactical omission against Manchester United prior to the international break. Striker Michy Batshuayi (ankle) is out and forward Charly Musonda (knee) is also expected to be missing on Saturday, but defender Gary Cahill (back) and midfielder Danny Drinkwater (calf) are fit following knocks. Right wing-back Victor Moses is about a week away from training as he recuperates from a hamstring injury.
Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Morata, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Kenedy, Zappacosta, Willian, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Clarke-Salter, Scott, Eduardo.


MAN UNITEDManchester United welcome back Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Marcos Rojo. Ibrahimovic and Rojo make the squad for the first time since suffering cruciate knee ligament injuries in April and Pogba is back after two months on the sidelines with hamstring trouble. Phil Jones looks certain to miss out after being injured in England's friendly against Germany.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Bailly, Lindelof, Rojo, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Young, Pogba, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Ibrahimovic, Rashford, Martial.

NEWCASTLE: Rafael Benitez will be without central defender Jamaal Lascelles (ankle) and winger Christian Atsu (thigh), with the latter likely to be out of action for at least two weeks. Goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who sat out the Republic of Ireland's playoff against Denmark because of a family bereavement, is available, while full-back Paul Dummett (hamstring) is back in training and midfielder Mikel Merino is due to return from a back problem in the next 48 hours.
Provisional squad: Elliot, Darlow, Yedlin, Manquillo, Mbemba, Gamez, Haidara, Clark, Lejeune, Hayden, Shelvey, Saivet, Ritchie, Murphy, Aarons, Diame, Perez, Joselu, Gayle, Mitrovic.



WATFORD:  Heurelho Gomes is back in contention after recovering from a head injury. Defender Christian Kabasele (back) has also been passed fit while midfielder Roberto Pereyra and Sebastian Prodl (both hamstring) face late fitness tests. Younes Kaboul (hamstring) is again expected to miss out while Nathaniel Chalobah remains sidelined with a knee injury.
Provisional squad: Gomes, Femenia, Bachmann, Britos, Mariappa, Holebas, Janmaat, Capoue, Carrilo, Cleverley, Hughes, Kabasaele, Amrabat, Deeney, Doucoure, Pereyra, Gray, Okaka, Karnezis, Richarlison, Sinclair, Wague, Watson, Zeegelaar

WEST HAM: David Moyes will be without Javier Hernandez for his first game in charge after the striker suffered a hamstring injury on international duty, and Michail Antonio is battling to be fit after his hamstring problem. Pablo Zabaleta returns from suspension but fellow defenders Sam Byram, Jose Fonte and James Collins are injured.
Provisional squad: Hart, Reid, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Fernandes, Noble, Obiang, Lanzini, Ayew, Adrian, Rice, Masuaku, Antonio, Arnautovic, Carroll, Sakho, Martinez.



BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION: Chris Hughton reported no fresh injury problems following the international break. Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan helped Australia secure qualification for the World Cup, and has been travelling back from Sydney. Midfielder Steve Sidwell continues his recovery from a back problem.
Provisional squad: Ryan, Dunk, Bong, Duffy, Bruno, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo, Knockaert, Murray, Gross, Krul, Brown, Hemed, Suttner, Schelotto, March, Goldson.

STOKE: Geoff Cameron remains sidelined by the after-effects of a concussion suffered in training nearly three weeks ago. Mark Hughes is hopeful keeper Jack Butland could be back in less than a month after breaking a finger while on England duty.
Provisional squad: Grant, Haugaard, Zouma, Wimmer, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Johnson, Pieters, Ngoy, Edwards, Diouf, Fletcher, Allen, Adam, Afellay, Jese, Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting, Sobhi, Berahino, Crouch.

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