Tottenham Hotspur vs Sunderland – Sat 16th Jan – 12:45
Ryan Mason is hoping that he can make a full recovery from a knee injury in time to line up for Tottenham Hotspur, but it’s unlikely that Nassim Bentaleb will be fit for a return against Sunderland. Clinton N’Jie and Alex Pritchard are both ruled out.
Sunderland will be without four players for this difficult trip. Jack Rodwell has a hamstring injury and Adam Matthews and Steven Fletcher are both still out injured. Younes Kaboul is edging closer towards a recovery, but his hamstring injury won’t be fully healed until next weekend.
Chelsea vs Everton – Sat 16th Jan – 15:00
Chelsea only have two confirmed absentees for their home match against Everton, with Eden Hazard expected to miss out for another week or so with his groin problem and Radamel Falcao still out.
Everton, on the other hand, still have a fairly substantial injury list to contend with. Seamus Coleman will miss the next couple of matches, and James McCarthy is out until the beginning of February. Muhamed Besic and Tony Hibbert also remain on the sidelines for the Goodison Park outfit. Tom Cleverley is also a doubt, but could well line up at Stamford Bridge.
Bournemouth vs Norwich – Sat 16th Jan – 15:00
Bournemouth’s Matt Ritchie and Tokelo Rantie are new additions to the injury list, whilst long term occupants Tommy Elphick, Max Gradel, Callum Wilson, and Tyrone Mings make up the bulk of their problems with their knee ligament injuries. Josh King is also a doubt for the hosts coming into this crucial relegation face off.
Norwich have a clean bill of health for this visit after Matt Jarvis returned to full fitness this week. Gary O’Niel will miss out through suspension though.
Newcastle vs West Ham – Sat 16th Jan – 15:00
Still topping the injury list tables, Newcastle come into this clash against West Ham with 11 players injured or doubtful. Florian Thauvin could make an unlikely return to action, whilst Vurnon Anita, Paul Dummett, Papiss Cisse, Tim Krul, Massadio Haidara, Siem de Jong, Kevin Mbabu, Gabriel Obertan, Steven Taylor, Cheikh Tiote, Mike Williamson, and Craig Good have been ruled out. Emmanuel Riviere is reportedly fit for action again though after a long spell on the sidelines.
Andy Carroll is back in the physio’s office after yet another injury for West Ham. He joins Joey O’Brien, Manuel Lanzini, and Diafra Sakho. Cheikhou Kouyate should be in line for a return though.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace – Sat 16th Jan – 15:00
Fernandinho, Elaqium Mangala, and Wilfried Bony are all expected to be out for another week or so for Manchester City. Vincent Kompany and Samir Nasri will be sidelined for longer than that though.
Yannick Bolasie has been ruled out for another month or so for Crystal Palace, which will be a huge blow for the visitors. He remains on the sidelines along with Kwesi Appiah and Dwight Gayle.
Southampton vs West Brom – Sat 16th Jan – 15:00
Martin Stekelenburg will miss another week for Southampton with his hamstring injury, although that does afford returning goalkeeper Fraser Forster some time to build his match fitness up. Florin Gardos remains injured along with Jay Rodriguez.
West Brom are looking fairly good as far as injuries go. Joan Olsson is expected to have recovered from a hamstring injury in time to face Southampton, although James Morrison will miss another week or two.
Aston Villa vs Leicester – Sat 16th Jan – 17:30
Aston Villa could welcome back Gabby Agbonlahor after his spell on the sidelines with a back problem, and Jack Grealish is expected to have made a full recovery from his bout of illness. Alan Hutton, Adama Traore, and Jordan Amavi remain injured for the hosts though.
Jeffrey Schlupp will have to wait a few weeks before he returns to the Leicester starting line up. Apart from that Leicester are only expected to be without Matthew James, who lacks match fitness after a long injury layoff.
Liverpool vs Manchester United – Sun 17th Jan – 14:05
Liverpool remain one of the most injury hit sides in the Premier League. Phillipe Coutinho is out until the end of the month, with Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, Jon Flanagan, Dejan Lovren, Divock Origi, Jordan Rossiter, Martin Skrtel, and Daniel Sturridge all joining him on the sidelines.
Michael Carrick has picked up a knock that will keep him out of Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool, with fellow midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger joining him on the casualty list. Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, and Antonio Valencia remain some way off a recovery. Phil Jones could be back in action though.
Stoke vs Arsenal – Sun 17th Jan – 16:15
Geoff Cameron and Xherdan Shaqiri are both major doubts ahead of Stoke’s clash with Arsenal on Sunday. Marc Muniesa will also have to miss another week or so before returning to action. Shay Given is still some way off apparently.
Alexis Sanchez could finally be back on the pitch for Arsenal, but he might not be risked against a sturdy Stoke outfit. Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin, and Santi Cazorla are still some way off a return though.
Swansea vs Watford – Mon 18th Jan – 20:00
Swansea continue to be the least injury hit side in the Premier League and come into this match with a fully fit squad available to them.
Defensive duo Joel Ekstrand and Tommy Hoban are the only absentees for Watford, making this the least wounded fixture of the weekend.
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