Premier League Injury Update Gameweek 12: Danny Ings Could Return For Villa

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17:05, 18 Nov 2021

It has been two weeks, but the Premier League is almost back, which means that Fantasy Premier League managers have got decisions to make ahead of the deadline. Here is an updated injury list for those unsure whether to make changes to their team, but also for those thinking of putting a bet on this weekend. 


Next match: Liverpool (H), Saturday 20th November, 5:30pm

Confirmed absentees: Granit Xhaka (two months)

Possible absentees: Sead Kolasinac, Folarin Balogun

Kieran Tierney should be set for a return to match action after playing for Scotland over the international break which will be a huge boost for Mikel Arteta, but Nuno Tavares has excelled in his absence.

Aston Villa

Next match: Brighton (H), Saturday 20th November, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Bertrand Traore, Trezeguet

Possible absentees: Marvellous Nakamba

Danny Ings is set to return after an absence with Covid-19 and Ezri Konsa returns from suspension ahead of Steven Gerrard’s first game in charge.


Next match: Newcastle (A), Saturday 20th November, 3pm

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

Possible absentees: Mathias Jensen (Covid-19)

Thomas Frank could have forward Yoane Wissa back available for selection. The striker has been absent since the beginning of October where the Bees were beaten 2-1 by West Ham.

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Next match: Aston Villa (A), Saturday 20th November, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Steven Alzate (six-eight weeks), Enock Mwepu (unconfirmed), Danny Welbeck (unconfirmed), Robert Sanchez (suspended)

Possible absentees: Dan Burn, Aaron Connolly

Graham Potter won’t be thrilled with the number of absentees he currently has to deal with, but if Burn is deemed available he will be boosted by another defensive option.


Next match: Crystal Palace (H), Saturday 20th November, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Dale Stephens (unconfirmed)

Possible absentees: Aaron Lennon

Sean Dyche will be pleased that he will have most of his squad available after the international break.


Next match: Leicester (A), Saturday 20th November, 12:30pm

Confirmed absentees: N/A

Possible absentees: Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount

Thomas Tuchel will be hoping that his forwards are fit to return to match action in a bid to strengthen their lead at the top of the table.

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Crystal Palace

Next match: Burnley (A), Saturday 20th November, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Nathan Ferguson

Possible absentees: Will Hughes, Joachim Anderson, Ebereche Eze

Eze is edging closer to a return to action and he will offer Patrick Vieira another attacking dynamic for his Palace revolution.


Next match: Manchester City (A), Sunday 21st November, 2pm

Confirmed absentees: Andre Gomes, Tom Davies, Mason Holgate (suspended), Abdoulaye Doucoure, Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Possible absentees: N/A

The Toffees have found themselves in a sticky situation with injuries this term and the likes of Doucoure and Calvert-Lewin have been huge losses to Rafa Benitez.

Leeds United

Next match: Tottenham Hotspur (A), Sunday 21st November, 4:30pm

Confirmed absentees: Robin Koch (one month)

Possible absentees: Junior Firpo, Jamie Shackleton, Joe Geldhardt, Luke Ayling, Patrick Bamford 

Bamford has been sorely missed as the focal point of Marcelo Bielsa’s side and his return can’t come soon enough.

Leicester City

Next match: Chelsea (H), Saturday 20th November, 12:30pm

Confirmed absentees: Wesley Fofana, Marc Albrighton, James Justin

Possible absentees: Ryan Bertrand, Youri Tielemans

Albrighton and Justin could return to match action by December which will be music to the ears of Brendan Rodgers.


Next match: Arsenal (H), Saturday 20th November, 5:30pm

Confirmed absentees: Andrew Robertson, Roberto Firmino, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliot

Possible absentees: James Milner, Naby Keita, Joe Gomez, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson

The Reds have the biggest injury list in the league and it was that that cruelly dented their title hopes last year. Robertson has been a key cog in Jurgen Klopp’s side and will be greatly missed, but it gives Kostas Tsimikas another chance to shine in his absence.


Manchester City

Next match: Everton (H), Sunday 21st November, 2pm

Confirmed absentees: Liam Delap, Ferran Torres (new year)

Possible absentees: Jack Grealish

Grealish has struggled to get going since his move to Etihad Stadium and a growing absence from games could put another dent in his confidence.

Manchester United

Next match: Watford (A), Saturday 20th November, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Raphael Varane (December)

Possible absentees: Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay

Varane has been the only United defender who hasn’t really put a foot wrong in his performances in the league and the defence is always significantly weaker when he is not around.

Newcastle United

Next match: Brentford (H), Saturday 20th November, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Paul Dummett

Possible absentees: Ryan Fraser

Eddie Howe will be pleased to have most of his new squad available as he looks to steer them away from Premier League relegation.

Norwich City

Next match: Southampton (H), Saturday 20th November, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Todd Cantwell, Sam Byram, Christoph Zimmermann

Possible absentees: Ozan Kabak, Grant Hanley, Billy Gilmour, Andrew Omobamidele

Dean Smith will have a lot of work cut out with the number of absentees he has among his Canaries squad as his new project gets underway.

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Next match: Norwich (A), Saturday 20th November, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Valentino Livramento, Armando Broja, Jack Stephens

Possible absentees: Nathan Redmond, James Ward-Prowse

Livramento has been a breakthrough star in the league so far, and his absence is a huge blow for the Saints.

Tottenham Hotspur

Next match: Leeds United (H), Sunday 20th November, 4:30pm

Confirmed absentees: Bryan Gil, Ryan Sessegnon, Oliver Skipp (suspended)

Possible absentees: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Cristian Romero

Antonio Conte will be worried about possible midfield absentees, but he will be happy to have Harry Kane returning to action full of confidence after England duty.


Next match: Manchester United (H), Saturday 20th November, 3pm 

Confirmed absentees: Peter Etebo (long-term), Ken Sema, Christian Kabasele, Kwadwo Baah, Juraj Kucka (suspended)

Possible absentees: N/A

Claudio Ranieri won’t be happy to be missing Kucka, who has played an instrumental role in front of the defence in recent weeks, as the Italian looks to keep his side above the relegation zone.

West Ham United

Next match: Wolverhampton Wanderers (A), Saturday 20th November, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: N/A

Possible absentees: Angelo Ogbonna, Pablo Fornals, Declan Rice

Declan Rice has been arguably the best midfielder in the league this season and he has had such an impact in David Moyes’ side. He would be a huge miss if he was to be out of action.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Next match: West Ham United (H), Saturday 20th November, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Fernando Marcal, Johnny Otto, Pedro Neto, Yerson Mosquera, Hugo Bueno

Possible absentees: N/A

There are no fresh injury concerns for Bruno Lage ahead of the return to Premier League action. Marcal may struggle to regain his place due to the form of Rayan Ait-Nouri.

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