Premier League Team News

  1. Arsenal

    Predicted Lineup

    • Ospina
    • Bellerín
    • Koscielny
    • Mertesacker
    • Monreal
    • Coquelin
    • Welbeck
    • Ozil
    • Cazorla
    • Sánchez
    • Giroud
    • Last Updated: 03/03/2015
    • Next Match: QPR (A)
    • Out:
      • Abou Diaby
      • Arteta
      • Campbell
      • Debuchy
      • Flamini
      • Miyaichi
      • Podolski
      • Wilshere
    • Doubts:
      • de Abreu
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Arsene Wenger will have a host of options should he wish to refresh his lineup for Wednesday’s trip to Loftus Road. Certainly Per Mertesacker will be hoping that the Gunners’ boss hands him a recall to the defence having blooded Gabriel Paulista in his first full Premier League appearance against Everton on Sunday. Both Nacho Monreal and Calum Chambers will also be pushing for recalls at the back should Wenger look to shuffle the pack. In midfield, Wenger will need to check on Francis Coquelin after the Frenchman was forced off with a facial injury in Sunday’s win, though Aaron Ramsey has recovered from a hamstring problem and offers another option. Theo Walcott will be in contention for a role on the flank should Wenger look to rest Mesut Ozil or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Danny Welbeck will either be looking to earn a recall on the flank or challenge Olivier Giroud for a start up front. The likes of Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy remain sidelined.

  2. Aston Villa

    Predicted Lineup

    • Guzan
    • Bacuna
    • Vlaar
    • Clark
    • Lowton
    • Delph
    • Cleverley
    • Westwood
    • N'Zogbia
    • Benteke
    • Agbonlahor
    • Last Updated: 04/03/2015
    • Next Match: Sunderland (A)
    • Out:
      • Bent
      • Cissokho
      • Gardner
      • Helenius
      • Herd
      • Kozák
      • Luna
      • Richardson
      • Tonev
    • Doubts:
      • Baker
      • Senderos
      • Vlaar
    • Banned:
      • Hutton
    • Latest News…

  3. Burnley

    Predicted Lineup

    • Heaton
    • Trippier
    • Keane
    • Shackell
    • Mee
    • Boyd
    • Jones
    • Arfield
    • Kightly
    • Barnes
    • Ings
    • Last Updated: 02/03/2015
    • Next Match: Liverpool (A)
    • Out:
      • Long
      • Marney
      • Taylor
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Once again Sean Dyche deployed an unchanged lineup for the visit of Swansea at the weekend but may consider freshening things up for the daunting trip to Anfield. Stephen Ward is an option to contest the left-back role with Ben Mee, while Michael Duff is also available should Dyche look to change his central defensive pairing of Michael Keane and Jason Shackell. Sam Vokes could also be a consideration if Dyche looks to hand Ashley Barnes a rest up front. Changes are perhaps more likely in midfield with Steven Reid and Ross Wallace the likely contenders should Dyche seek to rotate in this area. Matt Taylor remains out of contention as he continues his recovery from an Achilles injury.

  4. Chelsea

    Predicted Lineup

    • Courtois
    • Ivanovic
    • Cahill
    • Terry
    • Azpilicueta
    • Fábregas
    • Zouma
    • Cuadrado
    • Oscar
    • Hazard
    • Diego Costa
    • Last Updated: 02/03/2015
    • Next Match: West Ham (A)
    • Out:
      • Baker
      • Chalobah
      • Domingues Piazon
      • McEachran
      • Mikel
      • Romeu
      • Salah
      • Swift
      • van Ginkel
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Chelsea will again be without the services of Nemanja Matic for the trip to West Ham as he serves out his two-match suspension. Jose Mourinho elected to start Kurt Zouma in his position, anchoring the midfield in Sunday’s Capital One Cup final and he may well retain that role, with Gary Cahill deployed alongside John Terry in defence. The Chelsea boss has plenty of options to shake things up, with Filipe Luis pressing for a recall at left-back to put Cesar Azpilicueta under pressure at left-back. Both Oscar and Juan Cuadrado will be pushing for starts in midfield, with Ramires perhaps likely to replace Zouma in central midfield, while Willian could drop to the bench. Thibaut Courtois is set to be recalled in goal having deputised for Petr Cech on Sunday. Didier Drogba and Loic Remy offer options up top but Diego Costa will surely lead the line at the Boleyn Ground.

  5. Crystal Palace

    Predicted Lineup

    • Speroni
    • Ward
    • Dann
    • Delaney
    • Kelly
    • McArthur
    • Zaha
    • Puncheon
    • Mutch
    • Bolasie
    • Gayle
    • Last Updated: 03/03/2015
    • Next Match: QPR (H)
    • Out:
      • Bannan
      • Campbell
      • Chamakh
      • Dobbie
      • Fryers
      • Guédioura
      • Inniss
      • Sanogo
      • Thomas
      • Williams
      • Williams
    • Doubts:
      • Lee
      • Mutch
    • Banned:
      • Jedinak
    • Latest News…

  6. Everton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Howard
    • Coleman
    • Stones
    • Jagielka
    • Garbutt
    • Besic
    • Barry
    • McCarthy
    • Lennon
    • Lukaku
    • Naismith
    • Last Updated: 03/03/2015
    • Next Match: Stoke (A)
    • Out:
      • Atsu
      • Hibbert
      • McAleny
      • McGeady
      • Oviedo
      • Pienaar
    • Doubts:
      • Baines
    • Banned:
      • Barry
    • Latest News…Roberto Martinez may make changes to his Everton lineup for the trip to Stoke having slipped to defeat at Arsenal on Sunday. Both Steven Naismith and Aaron Lennon were dropped to the bench against the Gunners and would seem likely to threaten the starts of Kevin Mirallas and Ross Barkley here. Elsewhere, Leighton Baines missed Sunday’s defeat with an injury sustained in training and he will remain a doubt with Luke Garbutt set to claim the left-back berth once again. Martinez is likely to keep faith with the 4-3-3 with Gareth Barry, Mo Besic and James McCarthy protecting the back four – although Darron Gibson presents an option should he wish to rotate. Tony Hibbert, Steven Pienaar, Leon Osman, Bryan Oviedo and Aiden McGeady remain sidelined, whilst Christian Atsu has failed to recover from illness in time to feature.

  7. Hull City

    Predicted Lineup

    • McGregor
    • Dawson
    • Bruce
    • McShane
    • Elmohamady
    • Huddlestone
    • Livermore
    • Meyler
    • Robertson
    • Jelavic
    • NDoye
    • Last Updated: 03/03/2015
    • Next Match: Leicester City (A)
    • Out:
      • Brady
      • Chester
      • Diamé
      • Ince
      • Maguire
      • Rosenior
      • Snodgrass
      • Watson
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  8. Leicester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Schwarzer
    • Simpson
    • Huth
    • Morgan
    • Upson
    • Konchesky
    • Mahrez
    • James
    • Cambiasso
    • Schlupp
    • Kramaric
    • Last Updated: 02/03/2015
    • Next Match: Man City (A)
    • Out:
      • Moore
      • Schmeichel
      • Wood
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Nigel Pearson will take his Leicester City side to the home of the champions after missing the weekend fixture programme. The Foxes looks set to retain the 5-4-1 system they employed in the 2-2 draw at Everton last time out, with Robert Huth lining up alongside both Wes Morgan and Matt Upson in the centre of defence. Riyad Mahrez and Jeffrey Schlupp look assured of starts on the flanks, with Pearson most likely to shuffle things in central midfield. Both Matty James and Esteban Cambiasso started in the engine room at Goodison but they will come under threat from Danny Drinkwater and Andy King. Andrej Kramaric will likely lead the attack, with David Nugent, Leonardo Ulloa and Jamie Vardy all kept in reserve from the bench.

  9. Liverpool

    Predicted Lineup

    • Mignolet
    • Can
    • Skrtel
    • Lovren
    • Lazar Markovic
    • Henderson
    • Allen
    • Moreno
    • Coutinho
    • Sterling
    • Sturridge
    • Last Updated: 02/03/2015
    • Next Match: Burnley (H)
    • Out:
      • Aspas
      • Flanagan
      • Gerrard
      • Ibe
      • Ilori
      • Jones
      • Leiva
      • Rossiter
      • Smith
      • Vilaça Teixeira
    • Doubts:
      • Johnson
      • Sakho
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Brendan Rodgers will be looking to maintain momentum against Burnley at Anfield following the fine 2-1 win over City on Sunday. The Liverpool boss will check on the availability of Daniel Sturridge ahead of the Clarets visit after the forward was limited to a cameo role from the bench. A start for Sturridge would see Adam Lallana drop out of the starting XI, though Lazar Markovic is poised to retain the right wing-back role now that Jordon Ibe is out for up to a month with knee ligament damage. Both Steven Gerrard and Lucas remain sidelined, while Mamadou Sakho remains a doubt with Dejan Lovren again set to start as part of thee central defenders in the 3-4-2-1 system. Glen Johnson is expected to be back in contention after a bout of illness.

  10. Manchester City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Hart
    • Zabaleta
    • Kompany
    • Mangala
    • Clichy
    • Silva
    • Fernandinho
    • Y Touré
    • Nasri
    • Dzeko
    • Aguero
    • Last Updated: 02/03/2015
    • Next Match: Leicester City (H)
    • Out:
      • Guidetti
      • Nastasic
      • Negredo
      • Rekik
      • Richards
      • Zuculini
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Manuel Pellegrini will host Leicester City at the Etihad as his side seek a convincing victory to get their title chasing ambitions back on track. Sunday’s defeat at Anfield was a damaging blow and may prompt the City boss to make changes to his starting XI: Wilfried Bony could be in line to earn his first start alongside Sergio Aguero in attack. Edin Dzeko may well make way here then, despite notching back-to-back goals in his last two starts. James Milner, Jesus Navas and Fernando are others who will push for inclusion in midfield, whilst Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna may well earn recalls at full-back with Pablo Zabaleta and Aleks Kolarov dropping to the bench.

  11. Manchester United

    Predicted Lineup

    • De Gea
    • Valencia
    • Smalling
    • Evans
    • Rojo
    • Blind
    • Herrera
    • Januzaj
    • Rooney
    • Young
    • Falcao
    • Last Updated: 03/03/2015
    • Next Match: Newcastle United (A)
    • Out:
      • Almeida da Cunha
      • Amos
      • Hernández
      • Keane
      • Lingard
      • van Persie
      • Varela
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Louis van Gaal will again be without the services of Robin van Persie as United prepare for the trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle. The United boss seems likely to retain Radamel Falcao in attack, with Wayne Rooney again charged with providing support from an attacking midfield three. Angel di Maria may not form part of that trio, having been hooked at half-time in Saturday’s win over Sunderland – Adnan Januzaj impressed after replacing the Argentine at half-time and would seem set to start against the Magpies at Di Maria’s expense. Ashley Young will hope to retain his start having been given a rare opportunity back on the left wing. Michael Carrick made a return to the bench last time out following a four-week absence and he could earn a start ahead of Danny Blind in the holding midfield role. At the back, Phil Jones could also earn a recall to the starting XI – he missed the Black Cats’ win through illness but may replace Chris Smalling or Jonny Evans in central defence, while Luke Shaw has recovered having missed the weekend with a hamstring problem.

  12. Newcastle United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Krul
    • Janmaat
    • Coloccini
    • Williamson
    • R Taylor
    • Obertan
    • Abeid
    • Sissoko
    • Sam Ameobi
    • Emmanuel Rivière
    • Cissé
    • Last Updated: 03/03/2015
    • Next Match: Man United (H)
    • Out:
      • Aarons
      • Bigirimana
      • Cabella
      • Campbell
      • de Jong
      • Dummett
      • Elliot
      • Marveaux
      • Santon
      • Streete
      • Taylor
      • Tioté
      • Vuckic
      • Yanga-Mbiwa
    • Doubts:
      • Haidara
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…John Carver will be tempted to stick with the 4-4-2 formation that earned the Magpies a 1-0 win over Aston Villa at the weekend. That saw Papiss Cisse lead the attack with Emmanuel Rivière earning his first league start since New Year’s Day. Ayoze Perez will be considered for a recall having been limited to a 20-minute appearance from the bench against Villa – he’ll push Rivière for his start and could also be in line for a wide role with Gabriel Obertan and Sammy Ameobi under threat. Yoan Gouffran will also be seeking a recall having replaced Obertan in Saturday’s win, while Jonas Gutiérrez will again hope to be named amongst the subs. Jack Colback is still missing as he serves out his two-match ban, so Mehdi Abeid is likely to man the engine room alongside Moussa Sissoko – that would leave Vurnon Anita on the bench once again. At the back, Massadio Haidara is likely to miss with a knee problem after being stretchered off on the hour-mark at the weekend – Ryan Taylor seems set to come into the XI. Paul Dummett, Remy Cabella, Cheick Tiote and Rolando Aarons remain on the sidelines.

  13. Queens Park Rangers

    Predicted Lineup

    • Green
    • Furlong
    • Ferdinand
    • Caulker
    • Yun
    • Phillips
    • Henry
    • Sandro
    • Kranjcar
    • Zamora
    • Austin
    • Last Updated: 03/03/2015
    • Next Match: Arsenal (H)
    • Out:
      • Dunne
      • Faurlin
      • Fer
      • Robinson
      • Taarabt
    • Doubts:
      • Onuoha
    • Banned:
      • Barton
    • Latest News…QPR will be without skipper Joey Barton for the visit of Arsenal to Loftus Road a he begins a three-match ban for the red card received in the defeat to Hull. Barton’s absence and the long-term injury to Leroy Fer hands Chris Ramsey a problem in central midfield. The R’s boss could gamble on turning to the fit-again Sandro with the Brazilian having returned to full training and U21 action. Both Mauricio Isla and Nedum Onouha could recover from injury in time, placing question marks over Darnell Furlong's place at right-back after the youngster’s debut at the KC Stadium. Niko Krancjar and Matt Phillips will be expected to patrol the flanks in a 4-4-2, while Bobby Zamora and Charlie Austin will lead the attack. Mauro Zarate and Eduardo Vargas would seem set for bench duty once again. Adel Taarabt is sidelined with a groin injury.

  14. Southampton

    Predicted Lineup

    • Forster
    • Clyne
    • Fonte
    • Alderweireld
    • Bertrand
    • Wanyama
    • Schneiderlin
    • Elia
    • Djuricic
    • Mane
    • Pellè
    • Last Updated: 03/03/2015
    • Next Match: Chelsea (A)
    • Out:
      • Boruc
      • Hooiveld
      • Mayuka
      • Osvaldo
      • Rodriguez
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  15. Stoke City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Begovic
    • Bardsley
    • Wilson
    • Wollscheid
    • Pieters
    • N'Zonzi
    • Whelan
    • Walters
    • Adam
    • Moses
    • Mame Biram Diouf
    • Last Updated: 02/03/2015
    • Next Match: Everton (H)
    • Out:
      • Ireland
      • Krkic
      • Muniesa
      • Ness
      • Odemwingie
      • Shawcross
      • Shotton
    • Doubts:
      • Wollscheid
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Mark Hughes will be forced to change a winning side after losing Stephen Ireland to a calf injury following the 1-0 victory over Hull. Ireland sustained a calf wound which will keep him out for several weeks, giving Charlie Adam the opportunity to stake a claim for a starting role in the middle of Stoke’s attacking midfield three in a 4-2-3-1. Adam would seem likely to get the nod having impressed from the bench against Hull, whilst Peter Crouch will hope to be given the chance to lead the attack having nodded Saturday’s winner. Hughes would seem set to frustrate the striker, however, keeping faith with Mame Biram Diouf, with Jon Walters deployed wide right. The Stoke boss has further options should he wish to freshen things up – Marko Arnautovic will be pushing for a recall, whilst at the back, Geoff Cameron will also look to earn a first-team return. Hughes is without Ryan Shawcross and Marc Muniesa through back and hamstring injuries respectively, while Bojan is likely to be ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee problem.

  16. Sunderland

    Predicted Lineup

    • Pantilimon
    • Réveillere
    • O'Shea
    • Vergini
    • Van Aanholt
    • Cattermole
    • Álvarez
    • Larsson
    • Gómez
    • Wickham
    • Defoe
    • Last Updated: 03/03/2015
    • Next Match: Aston Villa (H)
    • Out:
      • Ba
      • Giaccherini
      • Mandron
      • Mavrias
      • Roberge
    • Doubts:
      • Buckley
    • Banned:
      • Cattermole
      • Johnson
    • Latest News…Sunderland have successfully appealed the weekend dismissal of Wes Brown on the grounds of mistaken identity and his red card in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Man United has been rescinded as a result. John O’Shea – whose foul led to Brown’s sending off – will also face no further action, meaning both are available to face Hull, though Santiago Vergini could step in for Brown if Gus Poyet decides against starting the latter in two matches over three days. Elsewhere, Poyet is welcomes back Ricky Alvarez and Jack Rodwell from injury. The Argentine missed out at Old Trafford but could return here to replace Adam Johnson on the flank - the latter has been suspended by the club amid off-field allegations. Further changes would seem unlikely, although Liam Bridcutt will likely be considered in the engine room should Poyet look to rest Lee Cattermole, while Steven Fletcher and Danny Graham offer options up front in order to preserve Jermain Defoe. Billy Jones is available after recovering from injury, leaving only Will Buckley and Emanuele Giaccherini as the Black Cats’ absentees.

  17. Swansea City

    Predicted Lineup

    • Fabianski
    • Naughton
    • Fernández
    • Williams
    • Taylor
    • Cork
    • Ki
    • Shelvey
    • Sigurdsson
    • Routledge
    • Gomis
    • Last Updated: 02/03/2015
    • Next Match: Tottenham (A)
    • Out:
      • Bartley
      • Carroll
      • Kingsley
      • Pérez Cuesta
      • Richards
      • Sheehan
    • Doubts:
      • Barrow
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Garry Monk welcomes back playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson, who sat out the win at Burnley with a minor hamstring injury. Sigurdsson would seem certain to return to face his former club if fit, with Tom Carroll ineligible to face parent club Tottenham. Monk would seem likely to retain the 4-3-2-1 system with Jack Cork alongside Ki and Jonjo Shelvey deployed behind Sigurdsson and Wayne Routledge, who has has been handed a central role in support of Bafetimbi Gomis in the last two. Monk also has the likes of Nelson Oliveira as an option, while Jefferson Montero will be hoping that a potential change of shape hands him a recall on the flank. Kyle Bartley is set for a spell on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery.

  18. Tottenham Hotspur

    Predicted Lineup

    • Lloris
    • Walker
    • Dier
    • Vertonghen
    • Davies
    • Mason
    • Bentaleb
    • Lamela
    • Dembélé
    • Eriksen
    • Kane
    • Last Updated: 02/03/2015
    • Next Match: Swansea City (H)
    • Out:
      • Fredericks
      • Holtby
      • Pritchard
    • Doubts:
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Tottenham take on Swansea at the Lane in the first of two fixtures in a week as Mauricio Pochettino attempts to revive his troops following Sunday’s Capital One Cup Final defeat. The Spurs boss must now consider how to rotate his resources for the two matches in four days. He will expect to have a fully fit squad to choose from, allowing him to shuffle his pack from back to front with the likes of Ben Davies and Federico Fazio considered for recalls in defence with Eric Dier and Danny Rose possibly handed rests. In midfield, Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela would seem most likely to push for recalls having been named on the bench at Wembley – Nacer Chadli and Andros Townsend would seem most at threat. Up front, Roberto Soldado presents Pochettino with an option, although Harry Kane would seem likely to retain his start for the visit of the Swans at least.

  19. West Bromwich Albion

    Predicted Lineup

    • Foster
    • Dawson
    • McAuley
    • Lescott
    • Brunt
    • Morrison
    • Yacob
    • Fletcher
    • Gardner
    • Berahino
    • Ideye
    • Last Updated: 04/03/2015
    • Next Match: Stoke (H)
    • Out:
      • Anichebe
      • Daniels
      • Dorrans
      • Roofe
    • Doubts:
      • McManaman
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…

  20. West Ham United

    Predicted Lineup

    • Adrián
    • Jenkinson
    • Reid
    • Tomkins
    • Cresswell
    • Song
    • Kouyaté
    • Noble
    • Downing
    • Sakho
    • Enner Valencia
    • Last Updated: 02/03/2015
    • Next Match: Chelsea (H)
    • Out:
      • Carroll
      • Cole
      • Lee
      • Maiga
    • Doubts:
      • Reid
    • Banned:
    • Latest News…Sam Allardyce will be looking for a response from his side, having seen them slump to a disappointing home defeat to Palace at the weekend. The Hammers boss may react by making changes, with Kevin Nolan and new signing Nene the most likely to push for inclusion. In all likelihood, however, Allardyce would seem set to put faith in the same starting XI which lost to Palace, with Alex Song, Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate protecting the back four in front of Stewart Downing. Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho would seem set to start up front in the absence of the injured Andy Carroll, although Nene will almost certainly see pitch time having impressed from the bench against Palace. Morgan Amalfitano serves out his three-match ban, while Diego Poyet and Carlton Cole remain on the sidelines.

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder