Premier League Injury Update – Gameweek 27

West Ham vs Sunderland – Sat 27th Feb – 12:45

Striking duo Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia will both be sidelined for West Ham. Meanwhile, Joey O’Brien, James Tomkins, Carl Jenkinson, and Diafra Sakho all remain sidelined. On the plus side, the Hammers could welcome Winston Reid back into the fray.

Sunderland have a number of doubts coming into this game. Jan Kirchhoff, Younes Kaboul, Billy Jones, and Sebastian Larsson are doubts for the trip down south. Talented youngster Duncan Watmore is a confirmed absentee alongside Jeremain Lens.

Southampthon vs Chelsea – Sat 27th Feb – 15:00

Southampton have no new injury concerns, with injury list regulars Jay Rodriguez and Florin Gardos expected to be frequenting the list until at least mid-March.

Outgoing Chelsea captain John Terry is a doubt for the visitors. Loan flop Radamel Falcao remains sidelined, with Kurt Zouma joining him after his ACL knee injury that he sustained against Manchester United.

Watford vs Bournemouth – Sat 27th Feb – 15:00

Joel Ekstrand is still waiting to make his first Premier League appearance for Watford, but he at least has the company of Jose Jurado Marin on the sidelines.

Lewis Grabban has picked up a groin strain for Bournemouth and is ruled out until the start of March. Other than that it remains the same for the visitors, with Callum Wilson, Tyrone Mings, and Max Gradel all edging their way towards a return after their serious knee injuries. Max Gradel is expected to feature next month, with Wilson joining him in April. Tyrone Mings isn’t expected to recover until September though.

Stoke vs Aston Villa – Sat 27th Feb – 15:00

Phil Bardsley and Marc Muniesa are doubts for the hosts as they take on bottom of the table Aston Villa. Glen Johnson, Ryan Shawcross, Marc Wilson, Charlie Adam, and Geoff Cameron are all expected to miss out though as Stoke struggle to put together a back line. Good job they’re only playing Villa.

Gabby Agbonlahor is expected to recover from illness in time to face Stoke, with Rudy Gestede also making a comeback after a minor hamstring injury. Jack Grealish, Libor Kozak, Carlos Sanchez, and Adama Traore will have to wait until March though. Jordan Amavi isn’t expected back for a long time though.

Leicester vs Norwich – Sat 27th Feb – 15:00

It’s the same story for Premier League leaders Leicester, who are still only missing Jordan Schlupp and Matthew James. Schlupp is expected back at the beginning of March though.

Andre Wisdom is the only player on Norwich’s casualty list, with his knee injury kepeing him out for an unknown amount of time.

West Brom vs Crystal Palace – Sat 27th Feb – 17:30

Defensive trio Jonny Evans, Craig Dawson, and Gareth McAuley are all expected to be back to full fitness by Saturday evening, but West Brom will be without James Morrison and Callum McManaman until the first half of March.

James McArthur and Kswesi Appiah aren’t expected to feature again for Crystal Palace this season, and the visitors will have to wait a few weeks before they can welcome Jason Puncheon back into the starting line up.

Manchester United vs Arsenal – Sun 28th Feb – 14:05

Manchester United have overtaken Newcastle as the most injury hit side in the Premier League. No less than 14 players are struggling for fitness ahead of this crucial match, with only David De Gea and Adnan Januzaj expected to recover in time. Anthony Martial, Will Keane, Chris Smalling, Cameron Bothwick-Jackson, Wayne Rooney, Matteo Darmian, Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Antonio Valencia, and Luke Shaw will all miss out.

Gabriel Paulista is hoping to be back in action for Arsenal this weekend, but the same can’t be said of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is going to miss out. Injury list mainstays Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla, and Jack Wilshere remain sidelined. On the plus side, we could see Danny Welbeck make an appearance against his former club after his long injury layoff ended earlier this month.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Swansea – Sun 28th Feb – 14:05

Harry Kane is expected to return to the squad after missing out against Fiorentina due to a broken nose. Moussa Dembele, Tom Carroll, and Clinton N’Jie will have to wait until next month though, while Jan Vertonghen is out until April.

Swansea retain their status as healthiest team in the Premier League this week with yet another clean bill of health.

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