Manchester City vs Leicester – Sat 6th Jan – 12:45
Manchester City are expecting Fabian Delph back for this crucial top of the Premier League clash. The same can’t be said of Wilfried Bony, Vincent Kompany, Elaquim Mangala, Jesus Navas, Samir Nasri, and Kevin de Bruyne though. They will be out for between another week and, in De Bruyne’s case, another few months.
Leicester remain in a fairly good position injury wise, with just Jordan Schlupp and Matthew James remaining injured for their visit to the Etihad. Both are hoping to be back this month though.
Stoke vs Everton – Sat 6th Jan – 15:00
Ryan Shawcross and Geoff Cameron are going to miss another week or so for Stoke, with Phillip Wollscheid also joining them on the sidelines. Charlie Adam and Marc Wilson won’t be back until April and March respectively though.
Everton are hoping that top scorer Romelu Lukaku recovers from a minor back injury in time to face Stoke, with Kevin Mirallas also expected to be fit. John Stones and Muhamed Besic are expected to be back in action later in the month, with Tyias Browning set to spend the rest of the season on the sidelines. Tim Howard’s knee injury will probably keep him out on Saturday, but the extent of it hasn’t been revealed yet.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford – Sat 6th Jan – 15:00
Tottenham Hotspur’s in form midfielder Dele Alli will be desperate to get over a minor bout of illness in time to continue his excellent form. Ryan Mason is also hoping to be fully fit. Jan Vertonghen and Clinton N’Jie are both going to spend quite a while longer on the sidelines though.
Etienne Capoue is also hoping to be over his illness in time for Saturday, with Miguel Britos also set to return for Watford. Joel Ekstrand is still waiting to make his first Premier League start though.
Newcastle vs West Brom – Sat 6th Jan – 15:00
Newcastle remain the worst hit side in the Premier League when it comes to injuries, although they are slowly recovering. Siem De Jong and Kevin Mbabu could both recover in time for Saturday’s match against West Brom. Paul Dummett, Chancel Mbemba, Massadio Haidara, Tim Krul, Vurnon Anita, Craig Good, and Gabriel Obertan all remain sidelined though.
Key West Brom players Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt will miss out on West Brom’s action for another couple of weeks, whilst Callum McManaman and James Morrison won’t make a return until March.
Swansea vs Crystal Palace – Sat 6th Jan – 15:00
Ki Sung-Yeung’s concussion has ruled him out of the Swansea setup for a week or so, but that’s as far as it goes for Swansea’s injury problems.
Yohann Cabaye and Dwight Gayle would both be welcome returns for a struggling Crystal Palace side, and they should both be back in time to visit South Wales. Kwesi Appiah, Yannick Bolasie, Joe Ledley, Jason Puncheon, and James McArthur all remain sidelined for the visitors though.
Liverpool vs Sunderland – Sat 6th Jan – 15:00
Hamstring injuries are the latest problems to plague an injury hit Liverpool squad. Phillipe Coutinho, Martin Skrtel, Jordan Rossiter, and Daniel Sturridge are all suffering from hamstring problems and will probably miss out on Saturday. Danny Ings and Joe Gomez remain on the comeback trail from their ACL knee injuries, whilst Divock Origi will miss another week or so with a more manageable knee problem.
Jeremain Lens, Younes Kaboul, and Yann M’Vila are all hoping to be fully fit in time for Sunderland’s trip to Anfield. Adam Matthews and Seb Larsson are both out of the equation though.
Aston Villa vs Norwich – Sat 6th Jan – 15:00
Aston Villa can now add injury problems to their long list of concerns. Ashley Westwood and Alan Hutton could both have recovered in time to make the starting lineup for Villa, but Rudy Gestede, Carlos Sanchez, Adama Traore, Jordan Amavi, and Libor Kozak will all miss out, the latter two having injuries that may rule them out for the rest of the season.
Norwich’s Robbie Brady is expected to be back for this crucial relegation clash, but they will have to make do without Graham Dorrans for another week or so. Apart from that Norwich are looking good.
Southampton vs West Ham – Sat 6th Jan – 17:30
Charlie Adam and Steven Davis are both expected to shake off knocks and recover in time for Southampton. The only other absentees are two of the the injury lists’ most frequent customers Florin Gardos and Jay Rodriguez.
New signing Sam Byram is expected to recover from a slight knock in time to make the West Ham squad, with Angelo Ogbonna and Andy Carroll also hoping to recover. Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho will have to wait another week though, whilst Carl Jenkinson is set for a considerably longer spell on the sidelines.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal – Sun 7th Jan – 13:30
Bournemouth’s Junior Stanislas should have made a full recovery from his knee injury in time to face Arsenal on Sunday. Meanwhile, the trio of more serious knee injuries remain in recovery. Callum Wilson is expected back in April, following on from a hopeful return of Max Gradel in March. Tyrone Mings is set to be out until September though.
Arsenal’s injury crisis is finally drawing to a close. They currently only have three players suffering from injury, with Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla, and Jack Wilshere all expected back by the end of March.
Chelsea vs Manchester United – Sun 7th Jan – 16:00
Out of favour winger Pedro should be fit in time to make the bench for Chelsea, whilst fellow out of favour forwards Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao are still suffering from injury problems.
Phil Jones could be back in the defensive line for Manchester United. The same can’t be said of Ashley Young, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, and Antonio Valencia though. All but Shaw are expected to be back in action by the end of the month though.
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