After a midweek round of European action, Fantasy Premier League managers up and down the country now have big decisions to make, while this updated injury information can also come in handy for those of us looking to place a bet this weekend. Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League round of fixtures, we have taken a look at every club’s current injury issues.
Next match: Watford (H), Sunday 7th November, 2pm
Confirmed absentees: Granit Xhaka (two months)
Possible absentees: Kieran Tierney
Mikel Arteta welcomed back Martin Odegaard and Ben White last week with Tierney still fighting to be fit after missing the last three matches with a bruised ankle. No European football has allowed a full week of recovery, while other absentee Xhaka is expected to return at Christmas.
Next match: Southampton (A) Friday 5th November, 8pm
Confirmed absentees: Trezeguet (several months), Danny Ings (Covid-19), Ezri Konsa (suspended), Bertrand Traore (two weeks), Douglas Luiz (two weeks)
Possible absentees: Morgan Sanson (match fitness)
Danny Ings will not return to St Marys on Friday Night Football as he has Covid-19, Ezri Konsa is suspended and Douglas Luiz has a hamstring strain. Dean Smith has been boosted by the news that Jacob Ramsey is available and Sanson is back in training.
Next match: Norwich (H), Saturday 6th November, 3pm
Confirmed absentees: Kristoffer Ajer (two months), David Raya (five months), Josh Dasilva (unconfirmed), Shandon Baptiste (two months), Mads Sorenson (long-term),
Thomas Frank’s side have suffered another key injury as defender Ajer is out for two months after a scan having missed the defeat at Burnley. They are still without first choice goalkeeper Raya until spring however, meaning Spain’s Alvaro Fernandez will be in goal and Wissa is nearing a return to action.
Brighton and Hove Albion
Next match: Newcastle (H), Saturday 6th November, 5.30pm
Confirmed absentees: Steven Alzate (long-term), Danny Welbeck (long-term),
Possible absentees: Dan Burn, Aaron Connoly
Alzate and Welbeck surgeries come a blow to Graham Potter and now it looks but Burn has not yet been ruled out, having landed awkwardly in the League Cup defeat to Leicester. Connoly missed the trip to Liverpool with an injured heel and it is unknown whether he will be fit for this one at this point.
Next match: Chelsea (A), Saturday 6th November, 3pm
Confirmed absentees: None.
Possible absentees: Dale Stephens, Aaron Lennon.
Sean Dyche has just two doubts for the trip to Chelsea as Lennon is suffering from an illness, and Stephens joined back in with training this week but is lacking match sharpness.
Next match: Burnley (H), Saturday 6th November, 3pm
Confirmed absentees: Romelu Lukaku (two weeks), Timo Werner (two weeks), Mateo Kovacic (three weeks)
Possible absentees: Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount
A training injury has ruled Kovacic out for several weeks but Pulisic has been in full contact training and is close to a return. Mount has an illness, while Werner and Lukaku could return after the international break.
Next match: Wolves (H), Saturday 6th November, 3pm
Confirmed absentees: Nathan Ferguson (long-term), Will Hughes (unconfirmed)
Possible absentees: Ebere Eze (back in training)
It is good news for Patrick Vieira as Eze is edging closer to a return with an U23 appearance under his belt. He could miss this one, but should be back after the international break, while Hughes has picked up a back injury.
Next match: Tottenham (H), Sunday 7th November, 2pm
Confirmed absentees: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (several weeks), Abdoulaye Doucoure (three weeks)
Possible absentees: Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne, Fabian Delph
After another defeat Rafa Benitez is desperate for his big names to return. Digne missed the Wolves match with a niggle and could miss out again, while DCL remains some way away from a return. The international break is much-needed for the Toffees.
Next match: Leicester (H), Sunday 7th November, 2pm
Confirmed absentees: Robin Koch (six weeks), Luke Ayling (two weeks), Patrick Bamford (two weeks)
Possible absentees: None.
Star man Raphinha was back to his best against Norwich and Bamford and Ayling look likely to return in two weeks time.
Next match: Leeds (A), Sunday 7th November, 2pm
Confirmed absentees: Wesley Fofana (two months), James Justin (two weeks), Wilfried Ndidi (two weeks), Marc Albrighton (two weeks)
Possible absentees: Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, Ayoze Perez
Brendan Rodgers confirmed ahead of their Europa League match that Barnes, Maddison, and Perez were all ill but should be okay for the weekend. James Justin’s imminent return to training will provide a boost to Leicester, while Ndidi is now expected back after the international break.
Next match: West Ham (A), Sunday 7th November, 4.30pm
Confirmed absentees: Harvey Elliott (long-term), Thiago (two weeks), James Milner (two weeks), Roberto Firmino (unknown), Joe Gomez (two weeks), Naby Keita (two weeks)
Possible absentees: Curtis Jones
Roberto Firmino suffered a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid which will rule him out, while Curtis Jones missed that match with an eye issue that could also see him miss this one. Milner has been ruled out with a hamstring injury but Fabinho was back in action in midweek.
Next match: Manchester United (A), Saturday 6th November, 12.30pm
Confirmed absentees: Ferran Torres (three months), Aymeric Laporte (suspended0 Liam Delap (unknown)
Possible absentees: Kyle Walker
Pep Guardiola will be without Laporte after his red card vs Crystal Palace, while Walker could miss this one after picking up a foot injury in midweek. Torres is out until the New Year.
Next match: Manchester City (H), Saturday 6th November, 12.30pm
Confirmed absentees: Raphael Varane (three weeks), Paul Pogba (suspended)
Possible absentees: Victor Lindelof
United will be without Varane after his hamstring injury in midweek, Lindelof is a doubt having missed that match with a knock and Pogba is still suspended after his straight red card vs Liverpool.
Next match: Brighton (A), Saturday 6th November, 5.30pm
Confirmed absentees: Paul Dummett (two weeks), Freddie Woodman (unknown)
Possible absentees: None
Still-managerless Newcastle may have an update in the dugout, but their squad looks in good shape for this one as Dummett edges closer to his return.
Next match: Brentford (A), Saturday 6th November, 3pm
Confirmed absentees: Sam Byram (two weeks), Christoph Zimmermann (long-term),
Possible absentees: Todd Cantwell
Ben Gibson is back after his one match suspension and there is no change for Daniel Farke’s under-pressure side. Todd Cantwell it seems is ready to return, but the ongoing issues behind the scenes mean he will miss out yet again.
Next match: Aston Villa (H), Friday 5th November, 8pm
Confirmed absentees: Jack Stephens (three months),
Possible absentees: Moussa Djenepo
Armando Broja is back for this one and Ralph Hassenhuttl has an almost fully fit squad to choose from. Djenepo should be okay after a knock.
Next match: Everton (A), Sunday 7th November, 2pm
Confirmed absentees: Ryan Sessegnon (two months), Bryan Gil (unknown)
Possible absentees: None.
No change to Antonio Conte’s new squad. Several names will be fighting for a place in his plans.
Next match: Arsenal (A), Sunday 7th November, 2pm
Confirmed absentees: Peter Etebo (long-term), Christian Kabasele (long-term), Nicolas N’Koulou (three weeks), Francisco Sierralta (two weeks),
Possible absentees: Kiko Femenia (late assessment)
Emmanuel Denis returns from suspension for Claudio Ranieri, Femenia is getting close to a return but remains a doubt. Danny Rose is now fully fit after a slight calf injury.
West Ham United
Next match: Liverpool (H), Sunday 7th November, 4.30pm
Confirmed absentees: None.
Possible absentees: None.
David Moyes ahead of Europa League tie: “"We’ve got a couple of knocks and niggles behind the scenes which we’ll have to manage. Not serious, but just the odd one we might miss tomorrow."
Next match: Crystal Palace (A), Saturday 6th November, 3pm
Confirmed absentees: Jonny Otto (long-term), Pedro Neto (long-term), Yerson Mosquera (long-term), Hugo Bueno (long-term)
Possible absentees: Fernando Marcal
Marcal remains close to a return but there are no changes from Wolves’ long-term injury absentees. Elsewhere, Willy Boly was back in the squad vs Everton and is pushing for a starting spot.