Premier League Boxing Day team news: Injuries and suspensions update
BOXING DAY'S GAMES
TOTTENHAM VS. SOUTHAMPTON
TOTTENHAM: Mauricio Pochettino must decide whether to shuffle his pack with less than 72 hours between matches. One player certain to start is Harry Kane as he chases the one goal he needs to set a new Premier League era scoring record for a single year. Toby Alderweireld (hamstring) and Victor Wanyama (knee) both remain sidelined.
Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Rose, Davies, Walker-Peters, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Dier, Foyth, Trippier, Aurier, Winks, Amos, Sissoko, Dembele, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Lamela, Llorente, Sterling, Kane.
SOUTHAMPTON: Southampton will be without forward Charlie Austin. The 28-year-old, who was also charged by the Football Association with violent conduct against Huddersfield, suffered a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw. Ryan Bertrand (hamstring) and Cedric Soares (ankle) are both doubts for Mauricio Pellegrino's side.
Provisional squad: Forster, McCarthy, Taylor, Hoedt, Stephens, Yoshida, Van Dijk, Gardos, Pied, McQueen, Romeu, Lemina, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Boufal, Tadic, Redmond, Long, Gabbiadini.
BOURNEMOUTH VS. WEST HAM
BOURNEMOUTH: Junior Stanislas has joined Bournemouth's growing injury list. Stanislas limped out of the 4-0 defeat to Manchester City with a sore hamstring and will not feature. Cherries boss Eddie Howe is hoping for good news from the treatment room, with Jermain Defoe (ankle), Harry Arter (calf), Charlie Daniels (groin), Joshua King (hamstring), Brad Smith (hip), Adam Federici and Tyrone Mings (both back) all struggling.
Provisional squad: Begovic, Boruc, Ramsdale, S Cook, Francis, Simpson, Ake, A Smith, Daniels, Surman, L Cook, Fraser, Gosling, Pugh, Hyndman, Ibe, King, Afobe, Wilson, Mahoney, Mousset.
WEST HAM: Manuel Lanzini is back in the West Ham squad after completing a two-match ban after he was retrospectively charged for diving. Skipper Mark Noble could miss out again with a tight hamstring and defender Jose Fonte remains sidelined due to an ankle injury.
Provisional squad: Adrian, Hart, Masuaku, Zabaleta, Collins, Ogbonna, Reid, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Rice, Obiang, Quina, Haksabanovic, Lanzini, Ayew, Arnautovic, Carroll, Sakho, Hernandez.
CHELSEA VS. BRIGHTON
CHELSEA: Alvaro Morata is back after he served a one-game ban against Everton having accrued five yellow cards and he will be expected to slot straight back into the team. Cesc Fabregas and Davide Zappacosta could feature if Antonio Conte opts to make changes but David Luiz (knee) and Charly Musonda (groin) are still absent.
Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Hazard, Morata, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Kenedy, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Eduardo, Ampadu, Hudson-Odoi.
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION: Shane Duffy returns from suspension and could return in place of Connor Goldson, who deputised for him during Saturday's victory over Watford. On-loan forward Izzy Brown will be unavailable to feature against his parent club, while midfielder Steve Sidwell (back) remains out.
Provisional squad: Ryan, Krul, Bong, Bruno, Hunemeier, Dunk, Rosenior, Goldson, Schelotto, Suttner, Kayal, Propper, Knockaert, Stephens, March, Izquierdo, Gross, Murray, Hemed, Baldock.
HUDDERSFIELD VS. STOKE
HUDDERSFIELD: Jonas Lossl is expected to be fit after he suffered a suspected broken nose in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Southampton at St Mary's, when he was kicked in the face by Saints striker Charlie Austin. David Wagner could rotate selection in a bid to keep his charges fresh for the festive fixture glut, but Laurent Depoitre will be gunning for another start having fired three goals in as many games.
Provisional squad: Lossl, Coleman, Malone, Cranie, Schindler, Jorgensen, Hadergjonaj, Smith, Lowe, Williams, Whitehead, Mooy, Ince, Van La Parra, Palmer, Quaner, Depoitre, Moun
STOKE: The Potters are likely to have an unchanged squad. Erik Pieters remains a major doubt with the injury that forced him off against West Ham and subsequently saw the full-back miss the home win over West Brom on Saturday. Glen Johnson (knee) has been training and could be back involved but Bruno Martins Indi is still recovering from his groin injury while Jese Rodriguez is working on getting back up to speed having returned after spending time in Gran Canaria with his ill son.
Provisional Squad: Butland, Cameron, Shawcross, Wimmer, Shaqiri, Fletcher, Allen, Sobhi, Crouch, Diouf, Grant, Johnson, Edwards, Tymon, Berahino, Afellay, Choupo-Moting, Ngoy.
MANCHESTER UNITED VS. BURNLEY
MAN UNITED: Jose Mourinho has ruled midfielders Michael Carrick and Maroaune Fellaini out of the festive period, while Antonio Valencia has been struggling with a hamstring injury of late. Centre-back Eric Bailly is sidelined after ankle surgery, while versatile full-back Matteo Darmian missed the draw at Leicester with an unspecified injury. Chris Smalling received a knock late in proceedings at the King Power Stadium.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Tuanzebe, Darmian, Jones, Smalling, Lindelof, Young, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, McTominay, Pogba, Herrera, Matic, Lingard, Martial, Rashford, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Ibrahimovic.
BURNLEY: Top scorer Chris Wood limped off during the first half of Saturday's 3-0 loss to Tottenham, with Ashley Barnes on standby should he not make it. Defender James Tarkowski serves the second of a three-match ban while Charlie Taylor will continue at left-back if Stephen Ward (knee) remains sidelined.
Provisional squad: Pope, Lindegaard, Long, Mee, Taylor, Ward, Bardsley, Defour, Ulvestad, Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, Arfield, Gudmundsson, Vokes, Barnes, Wood, Wells.
WATFORD VS. LECIESTER
WATFORD: Marvin Zeegelaar and Abdoulaye Doucoure will return from suspension. Captain Troy Deeney is in the middle of three-match suspension, while Kiko Femenia, Will Hughes (both hamstring), Younes Kaboul, Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah, Isaac Success (all knee) and Miguel Britos (knock) are also unavailable to Hornets manager Marco Silva.
Provisional squad: Gomes, Karnezis, Bachmann, Zeegelaar, Mariappa, Kabasele, Wague, Holebas, Janmaat, Prodl, Capoue, Doucoure, Watson, Cleverley, Carrillo, Pereyra, Richarlison, Folivi, Gray, Okaka, Sinclair.
LEICESTER: Daniel Amartey is banned for Leicester after his dismissal against Manchester United. Danny Simpson is a doubt for the trip to Vicarage Road with a hamstring problem, leaving Claude Puel with a headache at right-back, while Matty James (Achilles) and Robert Huth (ankle) remain sidelined.
Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Jakupovic, Hamer, Simpson, Fuchs, Morgan, Chilwell, Maguire, Benalouane, Dragovic, Iborra, Choudhury, Ndidi, Gray, King, Albrighton, Mahrez, Musa, Vardy, Ulloa, Slimani, Okazaki, Iheanacho.
WEST BROM VS. EVERTON
WEST BROM: Nacer Chadli will miss out after sustaining another thigh injury at Stoke. Winger Matt Phillips (hamstring) has resumed training and could be included in the squad but James Morrison (Achilles) remains out for Alan Pardew's side, who are now without a win in 17 Premier League matches.
Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Palmer, Hegazi, McAuley, Evans, Nyom, Dawson, Gibbs, Brunt, Field, Livermore, Phillips, Krychowiak, Barry, Burke, Yacob, McClean, Robson-Kanu, Rondon, Rodriguez.
EVERTON: Idrissa Gueye is set to miss out with a hamstring problem sustained in the goalless draw at home to Chelsea. Top scorer Wayne Rooney missed that match through illness but could be ready to return on Boxing Day. Centre-backs Ashley Williams and Mason Holgate were only fit to be substitutes at the weekend after flu and could remain on the bench.
Provisional squad: Pickford, Kenny, Jagielka, Keane, Martina, Schneiderlin, Davies, Lennon, Rooney, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Robles, Williams, Holgate, Baningime, Besic, Vlasic, Bolasie, Niasse, Sandro, Lookman.
LIVERPOOL VS. SWANSEA
LIVERPOOL: Jordan Henderson injured his right hamstring early in the 3-3 draw with Arsenal and has been ruled out by manager Jurgen Klopp. No others players were expected to miss out against the Swans.
Provisional squad: Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Milner, Can, Lallana, Mane, Solanke, Ings.
SWANSEA: Kyle Naughton has joined the Swansea casualty list after he suffered a groin injury in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace and Angel Rangel is set to deputise at Anfield. Swansea are already without Wilfried Bony (hamstring), Ki Sung-Yueng (calf) and Kyle Bartley (knee ligaments), while Leroy Fer (back) will be assessed on Christmas Day.
Provisional squad: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Mesa, Carroll, Clucas, Ayew, Narsingh, Abraham, Nordfeldt, Van der Hoorn, Fer, Sanches, Fulton, Dyer, Routledge, McBurnie.
NEWCASTLE VS. MAN CITY
NEWCASTLE: Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey will be available after suspension. The midfield duo of Mikel Merino and Isaac Hayden will be assessed, but full-back Jesus Gamez (ankle surgery) and striker Aleksandar Mitrovic (back) are still out.
Provisional squad: Darlow, Elliot, Yedlin, Manquillo, Mbemba, Dummett, Haidara, Lascelles, Clark, Lejeune, Merino, Hayden, Shelvey, Saivet, Ritchie, Atsu, Murphy, Aarons, Diame, Perez, Joselu, Gayle.
MAN CITY: Manchester City have no fresh injury concerns. Defender John Stones is back in training after a hamstring injury but the game is likely to come too soon for a comeback. Left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) and midfielder Phil Foden (ankle) are long-term absentees. Provisional squad: Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Danilo, Kompany, Otamendi, Stones, Mangala, Delph, Zinchenko, Toure, Fernandinho, Gundogan, D Silva, B Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Sane, Aguero, Jesus.
CRYSTAL PALACE VS. ARSENAL
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ARSENAL: Nacho Monreal is a doubt. The Spanish defender suffered an ankle injury against Liverpool on Friday and had to be substituted at half-time. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will remain without striker Olivier Giroud and midfielder Aaron Ramsey (both hamstring) and playmaker Santi Cazorla (ankle) at Selhurst Park.
Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Mustafi, Koscielny, Chambers, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Iwobi, Sanchez, Welbeck, Walcott, Lacazette.