Premier League Injury & Suspensions Update: Chelsea's Injury List Grows

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15:05, 03 Dec 2021

It is set to be another exciting weekend of Premier League action as Gameweek 15 approaches. Here is an updated injury and suspensions list for those budding Fantasy Premier League managers who have got decisions to make before the deadline.

Arsenal

Next match: Everton (A), Monday 6th December, 8pm

Confirmed absentees: Granit Xhaka (two months)

Possible absentees: Sead Kolasinac, Folarin Balogun

Mikel Arteta will be glad to not be plagued with injuries as the Gunners look to bounce back from their Manchester United defeat with a victory against Everton.

Aston Villa

Next match: Leicester City (H), Sunday 5th December, 4:30pm

Confirmed absentees: Bertrand Traore (thigh), Trezeguet (knee), Leon Bailey

Possible absentees: N/A

Steven Gerrard tasted his first defeat as Villa boss last time out and he will be feeling confident that he can get back to winning ways against an inconsistent Leicester side.

Brentford

Next match: Leeds United (A), Sunday 5th December, 2pm

Confirmed absentees: David Raya (five months), Kristoffer Ajer (two months), Mads Sorensen (long-term), Josh Dasilva, Shandon Baptiste (two months)

Possible absentees: Mathias Jorgensen

The injury pile up at Brentford is hindering Thomas Frank’s ability to put a stamp on the Premier League like his side did so early in the season. The match against Leeds will provide the Bees with a strong chance to build some momentum up again.

Brighton

Next match: Southampton (A), Saturday 4th December, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Steven Alzate (ankle), Enock Mwepu (muscle strain), Danny Welbeck (hamstring)

Possible absentees: Jeremy Sarmiento, Adam Webster, Adam Lallana

Graham Potter will be frustrated with the three injury blows he suffered against West Ham United in midweek.

Burnley

Next match: Newcastle United (A), Saturday 4th December, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Dale Stephens (unconfirmed), Ashley Barnes

Possible absentees: Phil Bardsley

Sean Dyche will be boosted by the return of James Tarkowski from suspension and Ashley Westwood from injury.

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Chelsea

Next match: West Ham United (A), Saturday 4th December, 12:30pm

Confirmed absentees: Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Trevoh Chalobah

Possible absentees: N/A

Thomas Tuchel will be starting to get concerned about the growing list of injuries at Stamford Bridge, with defender Chalobah the latest player to pick up an injury.

Crystal Palace

Next match: Manchester United (A), Sunday 5th December, 2pm

Confirmed absentees: James McArthur, Joachim Andersen, Joel Ward (suspended)

Possible absentees: Nathan Ferguson

The Eagles will be hoping that duo McArthur and Andersen will not be out of action for too long, as both have proved to be key figures for Patrick Vieira this term.

Everton

Next match: Arsenal (H), Monday 6th December, 8pm

Confirmed absentees: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies

Possible absentees: Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina

Rafa Benitez will have a tough test this weekend with several absentees as the Toffees have found themselves in a sticky situation in recent weeks. And after a heavy derby defeat against Liverpool, it’s now or never for the Spaniard to keep his job.

Leeds United

Next match: Brentford (H), Sunday 5th December, 2pm

Confirmed absentees: Robin Koch

Possible absentees: Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling, Pascal Struijk

Marcelo Bielsa will be concerned at the possibility of missing three of his key attacking players for another game as Leeds look to climb the table. They earned a narrow 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in midweek and will be looking to build on that.

Leicester City

Next match: Aston Villa (A), Sunday 5th December, 4:30pm

Confirmed absentees: Youri Tielemans, Ricardo Pereira, Wesley Fofana, James Justin

Possible absentees: N/A

Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that Youri Tielemans can have quick return from injury as the Foxes are still struggling to match their levels and form of last season.

Liverpool

Next match: Wolverhampton Wanderers (A), Saturday 4th December, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita, Harvey Elliott

Possible absentees: Curtis Jones

Jurgen Klopp’s side have so much strength in depth that when they have suffered injuries, the squad is still able to perform and deliver results. Firmino and Diogo Jota can easily be interchanged, and the latter has been thriving in the Brazilian’s absence. 

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Manchester City

Next match: Watford (A), Saturday 4th December, 5:30pm

Confirmed absentees: Ferran Torres, Liam Delap

Possible absentees: Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne

Man City have been proving time and again that injuries are never an issue as whoever fills in, always turns in a just as impressive performance.

Manchester United

Next match: Crystal Palace (H), Sunday 5th December, 2pm

Confirmed absentees: Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Edinson Cavani

Possible absentees: N/A

Ralf Rangnick takes charge of his first game at Old Trafford and will look to build on the Red Devils’ midweek win at home to Arsenal.

Newcastle United

Next match: Burnley (H), Saturday 4th December, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Paul Dummett, Ciaran Clarke (suspended)

Possible absentees: N/A.

Eddie Howe will be pleased to have most of his squad available as he looks to steer the Magpies away from relegation. Although Clarke’s red card against Norwich means he will be suspended, Howe will be boosted by the return of Jamaal Lascelles and Matt Ritchie.

Norwich City

Next match: Tottenham Hotspur (A), Sunday 5th December, 2pm

Confirmed absentees: Sam Byram, Christoph Zimmermann, Milot Rashica, Mattias Normann

Possible absentees: Todd Cantwell

Dean Smith will be disappointed to be without creative spark Rashica for the next few weeks.

Southampton

Next match: Brighton (H), Saturday 4th December, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Stuart Armstrong, Jan Bednarek

Possible absentees: N/A

Southampton have most of the squad available to face Brighton for this south coast derby on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur

Next match: Burnley (A), Sunday 28th November, 2pm

Confirmed absentees: Cristian Romero, Dane Scarlett

Possible absentees: N/A

Antonio Conte will be looking to build on the victory against Brentford in midweek.

Watford

Next match: Manchester City (H), Saturday 4th December, 5:30pm

Confirmed absentees: Peter Etebo (long-term), Ken Sema, Christian Kabasele, Kwadwo Baah, Ismaila Sarr, Adam Masina

Possible absentees: N/A

Claudio Ranieri will be worried about the growing number of injuries in his squad but will be pleased with how his squad are managing with the absences.

West Ham United

Next match: Chelsea (H), Saturday 4th December, 12:30pm

Confirmed absentees: Angelo Ogbonna

Possible absentees: Andriy Yarmolenko, Nikola Vlasic, Aaron Cresswell

David Moyes will be pleased with how his side are coping with injuries, and it just shows the depth the Hammers have in their squad.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Next match: Liverpool (H), Saturday 4th December, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Johnny Otto, Pedro Neto, Yerson Mosquera, Willy Boly

Possible absentees: Fernando Marcal

No fresh injury concerns for Bruno Lage, who will be boosted by the return of Ruben Neves from suspension.

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