Watford vs Tottenham Hotspur – Mon 28th Dec – 15:00
Long term absentee Joel Ekstrand is Watford’s only injury concern coming into this match against Tottenham Hotspur. The club are hoping that his ACL knee injury will be fully healed by the beginning of January though.
Moussa Dembele could make a return to the Tottenham Hotspur midfield on Monday. Other than that they have Alex Pritchard missing until February with an ankle injury and Clinton N’Jie out with a knee problem.
West Brom vs Newcastle – Mon 28th Dec – 15:00
Salomon Rondon and James McClean are both suspended for West Brom and will be huge losses for the hosts. Other than that the only absentee is Ben Foster, who is close to returning from his ACL knee injury.
While West Brom are one of the least injury hit sides, Newcastle are the most. They have Jamal Lascelles and Papiss Cisse listed as doubts for Monday’s game. Other than that they will be without Tim Krul, Gabriel Obertan, Emmanuel Riviere, Craig Good, Steven Taylor, Rolando Aarons, Massadio Haidara, and Mike Williamson all frequenting the incredibly busy physios at Newcastle.
Norwich vs Aston Villa – Mon 28th Dec – 15:00
Andre Wisdom is hoping to make it back onto the pitch for Norwich following his hamstring injury. Their only other concern is Matt Jarvis, who is probably going to sit this one out and be back at the start of January.
Micah Richards’ knee injury has Aston Villa doubting that he can play on Monday. Carlos Sanchez has also picked up a knock and probably won’t play. Jordan Amavi and Gary Gardner are both long term casualties for the visitors.
Crystal Palace vs Swansea – Mon 28th Dec – 15:00
Crystal Palace have suddenly found themselves in a bit of an injury crisis. Scott Dann, Damien Delaney, and Patrick Bamford have all picked up knocks for the hosts, although they are all hoping to make the grade for Monday’s game. Dwight Gayle and Bakary Sako won’t be back until the weekend though, with Connor Wickham and Yannick Bolasie following a few weeks later. Kwesi Appiah still doesn’t know when he’ll be back in action following his ACL injury.
Swansea have no new injury concerns, with Franck Tabanou and Macedo Lopes both missing until the beginning of 2016.
Everton vs Stoke – Mon 28th Dec – 15:00
Steven Naismith and James McCarthy should both be back in action for Everton as they host Stoke on Monday. Bryan Oviedo, Stephen Pienaar, and Phil Jagielka are all likely to sit this one out though. Tyias Browning isn’t expected to make another appearance this season after picking up a fairly serious knee injury.
Geoff Cameron should be back for Stoke on Monday, but a string of hamstring injuries will keep a number of other players out for a couple of weeks. Marco Muniesa, Stephen Ireland, and Peter Crouch all have hamstring injuries, with Shay Given joining them with a knee problem and Glenn Whelan also out injured.
Manchester United vs Chelsea – Mon 28th Dec – 17:30
Matteo Darmian is making a recovery from his hamstring injury but is unlikely to make a return for Manchester United. Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia, and Luke Shaw are all carrying fairly long term injuries and the extend of Jesse Lingard’s hamstring problem is unknown.
Chelsea’s only squad selection concern is Radamel Falcao, who’s muscular injury will keep him out of the fray for another week or so.
Arsenal vs Bournemouth – Mon 28th Dec – 17:30
Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez are expected to be back for Arsenal in the next few weeks, but Tomas Rosicky, Danny Welbeck, and Francis Coquelin won’t recover until the end of January or the start of February. Santi Cazorla’s knee injury won’t have healed until March though.
Josh King will probably have to sit another match out for Bournemouth, and he will join Christian Atsu and Tommy Elphick in waiting for a couple more weeks. Callum Wilson, Max Gradel, and Tyrone Mings are all on the road to recovery from serious knee injuries, but they won’t be back until April, February, and September respectively. On the plus side, Lee Tomlin should be alright to play on Monday.
West Ham vs Southampton – Mon 28th Dec – 17:30
Perennially injured Andy Carroll might be back in action for West Ham on Monday, and Manuel Lanzini might also make a miraculous recovery. Dimitri Payet, Winston Reid, and Victor Moses are all still a couple of weeks off though. Aaron Cresswell and James Tomkins are both out for an unknown amount of time whilst Diafra Sakho’s thigh problem is going to keep him out until March.
Graziano Pelle and Cedric Soares have both picked up injuries for Southampton recently, and they join long term absentees Jay Rodriguez, Florin Gardos, and Fraser Forster on the injury list for Southampton.
Leicester vs Manchester City – Tues 29th Dec – 19:45
Jamie Vardy is expected to have recovered from illness in time to lead the line for Leicester in a top of the table clash. Danny Drinkwater is also expected to be back in action, although Jordan Schlupp and Matthew James will have to wait another few weeks before they can take to the pitch again.
Vincent Kompany picked up an injury shortly after coming on for Manchester City on Saturday, and he’ll miss this clash against Leicester. Samir Nasri is the only other injury problem for the 3rd placed side, he won’t be back until April.
Sunderland vs Liverpool – Wed 30th Dec – 19:45
Seb Larsson is still out of action for Sunderland and won’t be back until the middle of January, and Younes Kaboul is likely to follow him a week later in making a return. Adam Matthews is also suffering from an injury, but the extent of it is unknown.
Liverpool are still waiting on James Milner, Daniel Sturridge, and Jon Flanagan who are all still a couple of weeks from a return. Martin Skrtel is still over a month from moving back into Liverpool’s back line, and we don’t know how long Divock Origi and Jordan Rossiter are out for. Danny Ings and Joe Gomez will be in recovery until June.