Premier League team news: All the latest injury and suspension news ahead of Saturday's matches

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Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon
Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon

Another weekend of Premier League action is here.

Thrills and spills are guaranteed, and all sorts of questions need to be answered after just four games.

Just ask Crystal Palace fans.

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Unsure which players will be available to play this weekend? Look no further, Yahoo Sport has you covered.


Nick Pope will start in goal for Burnley against Liverpool after Tom Heaton underwent surgery on a dislocated shoulder.

Pope will make his first ever top-flight start as Heaton, who has only missed three league games over the previous four seasons, faces months out with an injury sustained in last weekend’s win over Crystal Palace.

Clarets manager Sean Dyche is hoping Jeff Hendrick (thigh) can make his comeback after he trained fully on Thursday but Dean Marney (knee) remains a long-term absentee.

Provisional squad: Pope, Legzdins, Lowton, Long, Mee, Taylor, Ward, Tarkowski, Bardsley, Defour, Brady, Ulvestad, Hendrick, Walters, Cork, Westwood, Arfield, Gudmundsson, Vokes, Agyei, Barnes, Wood, Wells.

Crystal Palace

Roy Hodgson will have Ruben Loftus-Cheek and James Tomkins available for his first match as Crystal Palace manager, when his new team host Southampton.

Each missed Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Burnley, under the sacked Frank de Boer, but have recovered their fitness.

Mamadou Sakho and Pape Souare remain short of match fitness, so are likely to miss out, while Wilfried Zaha is continuing his rehabilitation following a knee injury.

Team from: Hennessey, Speroni, Riedewald, Dann, Delaney, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Kelly, Ward, Sakho, Lee, McArthur, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Milivojevic, Mutch, Puncheon, Sako, Schlupp, Souare, Kaikai, Townsend, Van Aanholt, Benteke


Huddersfield midfielder Kasey Palmer will play no part against Leicester after being ruled out for several months due to a recurrence of a hamstring injury.

But fellow midfielder Jonathan Hogg and defender Martin Cranie could be included in the squad. Both are closing in on their first appearances of the season following respective ankle and hip injuries.

Striker Collin Quaner hopes to recover from the knee injury which forced him to miss Monday night’s defeat at West Ham.

Provisional squad: Lossl, Lowe, Schindler, Zanka, Smith, Billing, Mooy, Van La Parra, Ince, Kachunga, Mounie, Sabiri, Malone, Depoitre, Coleman, Quaner, Hadergjonaj, Hefele, Hogg, Cranie.

Leicester City

Matty James and Christian Fuchs are injury doubts for Leicester ahead of their trip to Huddersfield.

Midfielder James has not trained this week after suffering an Achilles problem against Chelsea while full-back Fuchs is nursing an eye injury following a freak accident in training which saw a pole flick him in the face.

Vicente Iborra (groin) is fit again and available for the first time this season while fellow summer signing Kelechi Iheanacho could make his full debut. Robert Huth (ankle) is also nearing full fitness and might be in the squad.

Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Jakupovic, Hamer, Simpson, Fuchs, Morgan, Huth, Chilwell, Maguire, Dragovic, Wasilewski, Benalouane, Iborra, Ndidi, Amartey, Gray, Albrighton, Thomas, Mahrez, Musa, Vardy, Ulloa, Slimani, Okazaki, Iheanacho.


Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is unavailable for the visit of Burnley as he starts a three-match suspension.

Playmaker Philippe Coutinho could take his place in the starting line-up after making his comeback from a back injury in the their midweek Champions League draw with Sevilla.

Manager Jurgen Klopp may also opt to swap his full-backs with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson coming in.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Robertson, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Coutinho, Karius, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Milner, Grujic, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke.

Manchester City

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is back in training after a calf injury but this weekend’s Premier League trip to Watford may come too soon for his return.

Goalkeeper Ederson should continue after coming through unscathed at Feyenoord in midweek on his return to action after suffering facial injuries against Liverpool.

Forward Raheem Sterling is back in domestic action after serving a one-game ban but it remains to be seen if veteran midfielder Yaya Toure is involved after being overlooked for the past two games.

Provisional squad: Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Mangala, Mendy, Toure, Delph, Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, D Silva, B Silva, Sane, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero.


Chancel Mbemba could return to the Newcastle squad for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Stoke.

The Democratic Republic of Congo defender returned from international duty with a hamstring problem amid suggestions he could be out of action for several weeks, but manager Rafael Benitez has confirmed that only full-backs Paul Dummett (also hamstring) and Massadio Haidara (knee) are absent through injury.

Keeper Karl Darlow is also fit again after a thigh strain, but striker Aleksandar Mitrovic serves the second instalment of his three-match ban.

Provisional squad: Elliot, Darlow, Woodman, Yedlin, Manquillo, Mbemba, Gamez, Lascelles, Clark, Lejeune, Hayden, Merino, Shelvey, Saivet, Ritchie, Atsu, Murphy, Aarons, Diame, Barlaser, Perez, Gayle, Joselu.


Defender Virgil van Dijk could return to Southampton’s squad for the first time in eight months when they travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Holland international, who will be given a late fitness test, missed the final 16 Premier League matches of last season following a ligament injury suffered in January and has not been selected so far this campaign after handing in a transfer request during the summer.

Denmark international midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is Saints’ only absentee ahead of the trip to Selhurst Park as he has returned to his homeland due to the birth of his daughter.

Provisional squad: Forster, McCarthy, Stephens, Bertrand, Targett, McQueen, Soares, Pied, Yoshida, Hoedt, Van Dijk, Bednarek, Davis, Tadic, Romeu, Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Lemina, Long, Boufal, Austin, Gabbiadini.


Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross is rated as “touch and go” for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Newcastle.

The defender has been carrying a back problem which forced him out of last weekend’s draw against Manchester United, so will not be rushed into a return.

American defender Geoff Cameron (hamstring) is not fit, while Dutch midfielder Ibrahim Afellay (knee) and Stephen Ireland (broken leg) continue their rehabilitation from a long-term injuries.

Provisional Squad: Butland, Zouma, Cameron, Wimmer, Diouf, Pieters, Allen, Fletcher, Jese, Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting, Haugaard, Berahino, Martins Indi, Crouch, Adam, Sobhi, Grant, Tymon, Shawcross.


Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng is again absent for the Premier League game with Tottenham at Wembley.

Ki has not played this season after having knee surgery but is close to rejoining training.

Kyle Bartley (knee ligaments) and Nathan Dyer (Achilles) remain out, but Scotland Under-21 striker Oli McBurnie returns to the squad after his proposed loan switch to Barnsley fell through because the paperwork was not processed in time.

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Clucas, Fer, Carroll, Sanches, Ayew, Abraham, Nordfeldt, Rangel, Van der Hoorn, Britton, Mesa, Fulton, Narsingh, Routledge, Bony, McBurnie.


Midfielder Dele Alli is back from suspension and available for Saturday’s game at home to Swansea.

Alli is likely to return as his Champions League ban does not carry over to the Premier League while Kieran Trippier could come back in at right back for Serge Aurier.

Erik Lamela (hips), Danny Rose (knee) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are all still out, while Harry Winks is also unavailable as he is still feeling pain in his ankle.

Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Davies, Walker-Peters, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Foyth, Trippier, Aurier, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Sissoko, Oakley-Boothe, Son, Llorente, Kane.


Kiko Femenia is fit for Watford’s home game against Manchester City but Younes Kaboul is ruled out.

Both defenders went off injured during the 2-0 win at Southampton last weekend, Femenia with a head knock and Kaboul a hamstring problem.

Sebastian Prodl, Craig Cathcart and Mauro Zarate are still injured and Miguel Britos is suspended.

Provisional squad: Gomes, Karnezis, Janmaat, Kabasele, Wague, Mariappa, Femenia, Holebas, Zeegelaar, Capoue, Hughes, Chalobah, Doucoure, Cleverley, Watson, Carrillo, Pereyra, Deeney, Success, Richarlison, Okaka, Gray.

West Brom

Nacer Chadli and Oliver Burke are doubts for West Brom ahead of Saturday’s visit of West Ham.

Winger Burke has had a scan on a hamstring injury and will be assessed while boss Tony Pulis remained tight-lipped on Chadli’s problem.

Hal Robson-Kanu is available again after a ban and Gareth McAuley has recovered from a thigh injury while Gareth Barry will equal Ryan Giggs’ Premier League appearance record of 632 games if he features.

Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Nyom, Evans, Dawson, McAuley, Yuning, Hegazi, Gibbs, Brunt, Yacob, Morrison, Field, Livermore, McClean, Chadli, Barry, Rondon, Rodriguez, Burke, Robson-Kanu, Krychowiak.

West Ham

West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic is back from suspension and available for Saturday’s game at West Brom.

Arnautovic is in contention again after serving his three-match ban but Mark Noble is out with a knock to his knee.

The match will also come too soon for Edimilson Fernandes and Manuel Lanzini who are recovering from ankle and knee injuries respectively.

Provisional Squad: Hart, Adrian, Zabaleta, Byram, Masuaku, Cresswell, Reid, Ogbonna, Collins, Fonte, Obiang, Kouyate, Arnautovic, Rice, Antonio, Ayew, Sakho, Hernandez, Carroll.


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