FPL GW10 predicted lineups and team news from all Premier League clubs from injury guru Ben Dinnery ahead of the upcoming Gameweek. They will be regularly updated throughout and following the press conferences.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to FPL Gameweek 10 for all the key information, stats and tips you need going into the weekend’s action.

Arsenal

On Sunday, fantasy managers were finally granted their wish as Mikel Arteta opted to play Aubameyang in a central role having seen the attacker almost wither to nothing during the first eight-game weeks. His 0.17 xG whilst stuck out on the left wing saw the Gabon international trailing in expected goals to Eddie Nketiah, Alexandre Lacazette, Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe and even new arrival Thomas Partey. But the switch, despite playing against the top-flights joint-worst defence (up to GW9), failed to deliver its intended upturn and the Gunners played out a hard-fought goalless draw. With places up for grabs, Arteta could use Thursday nights’ Europa League tie in Molde to try a few new faces with Pepe beginning a three-match ban and Willian a doubt.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Conflicting news from the Arsenal camp. The confusion was prompted when the club website confirmed Bukayo Saka would miss the midweek Europa League tie due to a dead leg. However, they then stated that he would be available for Sunday’s match. That seems to go against what Mikel Arteta said after he revealed the midfielder was rated as “very doubtful” for the game against Wolves. “He’s been in a lot of pain for the last few days so I cannot say today that he’s going to be fit. We’ll have to assess what happens.” David Luiz was withdrawn as a precaution in Norway, and the Brazilian will be checked ahead of kick-off. “We hope that he is okay. These surfaces bring different challenges to some players that have issues in their bodies, and it is quite aggressive to play on this surface, so we wanted to take zero risk on that.” Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac (COVID-19) are currently asymptomatic and following protocols ahead of returning to training. Both players are expected to miss out. Thomas Partey may not recover from a thigh strain, but Willian has a chance after missing Molde with a slight calf issue.

Pending Evaluation 

  • Bukayo Saka (dead leg) – Mikel Arteta believes Sunday ‘could’ come too soon.
  • Thomas Partey (thigh) – Suffered a “significant” injury against Villa. “Hopefully, we can get him back soon.”
  • Willian (calf) – A decision closer to kick-off.
  • David Luiz (unspecified) – Picked up a problem in Norway. Assessments continue.

Ruled Out

  • Pablo Mari (ankle) – Aiming to rejoin the group before the end of the month following a minor setback.
  • Gabriel Martinelli (knee surgery) – Targeting a return-to-play in early 2021.
  • Calum Chambers (ACL rupture) – Building fitness with the Under-23s.
  • Mo Elneny (COVID-19) – Tested positive while away on international duty. Self-isolating.
  • Sead Kolasinac (COVID-19) – Tested positive while away on international duty. Self-isolating.

Banned

  • Nicolas Pepe – Suspended for GWs 10,11 and 12 following his dismissal against Leeds.

Return to Competition

 

Aston Villa

Villa could not follow up their impressive win at Arsenal, and instead, fell to their third straight home defeat at the hands of struggling Brighton. The loss of Ross Barkley compounds matters – the Chelsea loanee limped off with barely two minutes on the clock – and early indications suggest he will miss between 2-3 games. That could see forgotten man Conor Hourihane return for his first league start since September. Elsewhere, attacking options are limited with Bertrand Traore carrying a knock and Keinan Davis managing a muscle complaint.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

No press conference ahead of the FPL deadline.

Pending Evaluation

  • Kortney Hause (groin) – Returned to full training ahead of GW9.
  • Bertrand Traore (knock) – Assessed ahead of the game.
  • Keinan Davis (muscle) – Status unknown. Missed the defeat to Brighton in week nine.

Ruled Out 

  • Tom Heaton (ACL knee) – Building fitness with the Under-23s following a long-term knee injury. Training with the first-team.
  • Wesley (ACL knee) – Building strength and introducing some ball work. A potential return in early 2021.
  • Bjorn Engels (thigh) – Ruled out with no definitive timeframe.
  • Frederic Guilbert (side strain) – Sidelined with no definitive timeframe.
  • Ross Barkley (hamstring) – Initial reports suggest 2-3 weeks out.

Banned

None

Return to Competition

 

Brighton and Hove Albion

Graham Potter faces the Champions at the Amex without man of the moment Tariq Lamptey who must serve a one-match ban following his dismissal for two yellow cards in week nine. The right-back has been excellent since the beginning of Project Restart, and his absence will be sorely missed. Joël Veltman, who recently deputised for the suspended Lewis Dunk, did start on the right in all three domestic cup fixtures earlier in the season and he looks well placed to come in. Given his injury history, Adam Lallana may not be risked, even if fit, which could coincide nicely with the return of Leandro Trossard.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Leandro Trossard has trained a “couple of times”, and he is available, which is “good news.” However, Graham Potter needs to give Adam Lallana “a bit more time” to determine whether or not the groin problem which forced him off at Villa Park will keep him out of this one. Davy Propper looks to have recovered from a stomach bug, and March is expected to be passed fit. “Solly had a slight feeling in his ankle but nothing too bad. I think he should be okay. Other than that I think we’re pretty much as we were against Villa.” Joël Veltman, who started all three Carabao Cup games in September, could deputise for the suspended Tariq Lamptey. “He’s disappointed to miss the game. Disappointed that he got the red card, I think it’s all a learning experience for him.”

Pending Evaluation

  • Christian Walton (ankle) –  Back in full training. Building fitness.
  • Leandro Trossard (groin) – Graham Potter confirms he has trained and will be available.
  • Davy Propper (illness) – Complained of stomach cramps ahead of Villa. Back on the training pitches.
  • Adam Lallana (groin) – Precautionary withdrawal at Villa. A late fitness test.
  • Solly March (ankle) – Slight issue but should be okay to play.

Ruled Out 

  • Jose Izquierdo (Knee surgery) – Continues to build fitness with the Under-23s.
  • Florin Andone (Knee) – Ruled out for the remainder of the year.
  • Alex Mac Allister (COVID-19) – Tested positive and must now self-isolate in accordance with government guidelines.

Banned

  • Tariq Lamptey – One match ban following his sending off – two yellow cards – at Villa Park.

Return to Competition

 

Burnley

Finally, the Clarets registered their first win of the campaign to carry them out of the drop zone, and Sean Dyche could stick with the same XI, if not through choice then necessity with a squad that is still feeling the effects of an injury-hampered start. Johann Berg Gudmundsson is yet to find his true fitness, but there are signs that he is getting there, while another setback for Robbie Brady is just the latest in a long line of injuries which have plagued him over the past two years. Ashley Barnes paid the price for his slow start as Dyche opted to partner Jay Rodriguez with top scorer Chris Wood (2).

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Sean Dyche confirms that Nick Pope is unlikely to play at Arsenal after receiving a blow to the head which required stitches during Monday nights’ victory over Crystal Palace. You have to go back to September 2017 to when the England international did not start between the sticks in the league, and his potential absence could hand Bailey Peacock-Farrell his Premier League debut. Jack Cork (ankle) is making “good progress”, but the midfielder is not there yet. Meanwhile, Robbie Brady, who limped off (GW9) and Dale Stephens (both hamstring) are unlikely to feature.

Pending Evaluation

  • Nick Pope (head) – Expected to miss the game on Saturday after receiving stitches to a head wound.

Ruled Out 

  • Jack Cork (ankle) – Training on grass but still some time away from joining the group.
  • Robbie Brady (hamstring) – Replaced after coming on as a substitute on Monday evening.
  • Dale Stephens (hamstring) – Sean Dyche confirms the midfielder is unavailable.

Banned

None

Return to Competition

 

Chelsea

Another solid performance on the road at Newcastle was followed up by a victory in the Champions League on Tuesday. A trip to Rennes saw Chelsea make four changes as Thiago Silva came back into the side after Lampard rested the centre-back following his international exertions for Brazil. Reece James, Hakim Ziyech and N’Golo Kante all had minimal involvement, and the trio should be fully refreshed for the arrival of London-rivals Tottenham. Christian Pulisic did not travel midweek, choosing instead to work on his fitness at Cobham, and the US international could come into the managers thinking.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Frank Lampard confirms Chelsea have a clean bill of health. “Team news-wise, we are as we were really,” he said on Friday. “Christian Pulisic is back in contention after working on his fitness. Whether [he] is ready to start is another question, as it is hard to gauge match fitness when you’ve only been training, but he is ready.” Kai Havertz played some minutes against Rennes in the Champions League. “Overall, we are in pretty good shape.”

Pending Evaluation

  • Christian Pulisic (hamstring) – Available after working on his fitness this week.

Ruled Out

Banned

None

Return to Competition

 

Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha was a notable omission from the squad at Turf Moor after testing positive for coronavirus, and we’re waiting to see if the winger will recover in time for Friday. He was not involved in the recent internationals due to “family responsibilities”, and there had been no mention of a problem during Roy Hodgson’s pre-match press conference, and details remain unclear. Luka Milivojevic was hopeful of a return to the training pitches this week after self-isolating in Serbia, and James Tomkins is available after rejoining the group. Other than that, it’s as you were.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Roy Hodgson reveals the Eagles have “no new injury [updates]” ahead of the game with Newcastle at Selhurst Park. “The ones that weren’t available on Monday are still unavailable, but otherwise we’re ready to go.” Wilfried Zaha must serve out a period of isolation, and the winger will be tested again on Saturday. “We’re hoping that will come back negative. He’s been feeling okay, which is often the case when people test positive.” Luka Milivojevic will also miss out despite returning to the pitches earlier this week. “He did the period of isolation [in Serbia], so when he tested negative, he was given the go-ahead to train. I’m certainly expecting him to be fit the next time we play but not [Friday] night.”

Pending Evaluation

  • James Tomkins (thigh) – Injury-free and back on the training pitches but lacks fitness.

Ruled Out

  • Nathan Ferguson (Knee) – Individualised programme. No timescale at the moment.
  • Connor Wickham (Muscle) – Suffered a significant setback. Out long-term.
  • Wayne Hennessey (Undisclosed) – Injured playing for Wales. Out until January 2021 at the earliest.
  • Wilfried Zaha (COVID-19) – Will be tested again on Saturday after his period of self-isolation.
  • Luka Milivojevic (COVID-19) – Training with the group, but Friday nights’ game comes too soon.

Banned

Return to Competition

 

Everton

The return of Richarlison helped spark Everton back into life, although the Toffees’ defensive frailties were once again exposed, and they almost afforded Fulham an unlikely share of the spoils. Ben Godfrey was used in a three with Seamus Coleman missing – Mason Holgate is another option – but should Carlo Ancelotti opt for a back four then Jonjoe Kenny becomes a viable pick. Alex Iwobi looks to be the only interchangeable further up the field, but that would require a change in formation allowing the Italian to bring Gylfi Sigurdsson or Bernard back.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Ancelotti describes Lucas Digne’s training ground injury as an “unfortunate situation” with the left-back ruled out for between two-three months. “Lucas will be a big loss – he is one of the best left-backs in Europe – but we must be able to adapt.” Niels Nkounkou is expected to deputise. “[He] doesn’t have experience in the Premier League, but he has shown good quality in the games he has played.” The Everton boss confirms Coleman (hamstring) is also out of the Leeds game. “Seamus is doing his individual rehab and will not be able for this game. We have to check him week by week.” Although not fully recovered from his recent injury, Jonjoe Kenny is in contention. “He is not at 100 per cent but is available to play. I think he is not at his best [physically] in this moment because we was out for three weeks. But now he is training with the team, and soon he will be at 100 per cent.”

Pending Evaluation 

  • Fabian Delph (unspecified) – Back in the managers’ thoughts.

Ruled Out

  • Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles) – Final phase of his recovery. Around 2-3 weeks away from a return.
  • Seamus Coleman (hamstring) – Suffered a setback while training with Ireland. Assessed GW-to-GW.
  • Lucas Digne (ankle) – The club confirms Digne will go under the knife on Monday following a training ground setback.

Banned

Return to Competition

 

Fulham

Defensive errors and penalty misses. That pretty much sums up Fulham’s plight at present. This time, an Ivan Cavaleiro slip, at a crucial moment resulted in the ball ballooning over the bar. Their second-half display pleased Scott Parker, partly due to the introduction of Ruben Loftus-Cheek on the hour mark, and his performance helped the home side gain a foothold in the game. The Chelsea loanee looks poised for his first start in over a month. Aboubakar Kamara returns after three games out.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Kenny Tete continues to step up his recovery from a calf complaint. “He played the first few games then got the injury. We need to be sensible with him. He’s slowly coming back into training with us now, albeit modified. He’s been working hard with the rehab department, he’s on the right track now, and I can’t see it being too long.” Ruben Loftus-Cheek impressed from the bench last Sunday, and Parker could hand the Chelsea loanee a recall. “He can play off the side; he can play as a No.10, it’s not just one position in my team that’s up for grabs. We can be flexible in how we play him.” No fresh injury concerns for the Lilywhites… Aboubakar Kamara comes back into contention after completing his three-match ban. Terence Kongolo remains out long-term.

Pending Evaluation

Ruled Out

  • Terence Kongolo (foot) – Hasn’t played since breaking a bone in his foot in February.
  • Kenny Tate (calf) – “Modified” training with the group, but it shouldn’t be too long before he’s back in contention.

Banned

Return to Competition

  • Aboubakar Kamara – Returns after completing a three-match ban.

 

Leeds United

Marcelo Bielsa’s men went into week nine with the joint-worst defensive record in the top-flight, but a blank against Arsenal – which coincided with the return of Kalvin Phillips – helped halt the slide after back-to-back defeats. Leeds were good value for their point, but they will need to be on their mettle with the prospect of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and James Rodriguez up next at Goodison Park.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

No fresh injury concerns for Leeds who are expected to travel to Goodison Park with the same squad that faced Arsenal last weekend. Pablo Hernandez and Jamie Shackleton – both training ground muscle injuries – have been ruled out while the game also comes too soon for Diego Llorente (groin). Gaetano Berardi and Adam Forshaw remain long-term absentees.

Pending Evaluation

Ruled Out

  • Adam Forshaw (hip) – Marcelo Bielsa reveals the midfielder will look to build fitness and confidence with the U23s before rejoining the first team.
  • Gaetano Berardi (ACL knee) – Long-term. Hopeful of a return in early 2021.
  • Jamie Shackleton (muscle) – Marcela Bielsa confirmed Saturday comes too soon for the young midfielder.
  • Pablo Hernandez (muscle) – Suffered a “minor” muscle injury during the break and won’t be ready for this weekend.
  • Diego Llorente (groin) – Back on track following a minor setback.

Banned

None

Return to Competition

 

Leicester City

The Foxes have a trip to Portugal to navigate before shifting their focus onto Fulham. Brendan Rodgers should be able to call upon the services of Timothy Castagne who has missed the last three games due to a muscle issue. The Belgian did train ahead of Liverpool but complained of discomfort after tweaking his hamstring, and Rodgers decided not to risk him. Elsewhere, Ricardo Pereira made his comeback from a long-term knee injury for the U23s on Monday, a 59-minute run out in a win over West Ham. However, he is likely to remain on the fringes of the squad until his fitness improves.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Ricardo Pereira played 59-minutes for the U23s last Monday in his first appearance since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament back in March. “Hopefully [he’ll be back] very soon,” Brendan Rodgers told reporters ahead of the Braga game. “He played his first competitive football for the second team, which was really, really good. So, over these next two to three weeks he can build up his match fitness and then hopefully very soon play in the first team.” Timothy Castagne aggravated a hamstring issue ahead of GW9, and the wing-back is being monitored. If there are any doubts, then Rodgers will not take any risks ahead of the upcoming festive programme. Wilfred Ndidi is targeting a return in the Europa League next Thursday. Meanwhile, Cağlar Söyüncü is a little further behind in his recovery, but there is still hope he can feature before Christmas. “So they are progressing really well. With the players we’ve got coming back, the squad is competitive, and that’s what you need.”

Pending Evaluation

  • Timothy Castagne (hamstring) – Rested on Thursday in the hope of recovering for Monday night.

Ruled Out

  • Wilfried Ndidi (Groin) – Expected to return in the Europa League (Ukraine) next month.
  • Daniel Amartey (Hamstring) – No definitive timeframe currently, but it will be a “number of weeks”.
  • Caglar Soyuncu (Hamstring) – A few weeks behind the rest but hoping to be back before Christmas.
  • Ricardo Pereira (ACL rupture) – Made his return for the U23s on Monday. Targeting his first-team comeback by mid-December.

Banned

None

Return to Competition

 

Liverpool

Despite a colossal nine players missing last weekend which included Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold from the backline, Liverpool still managed to safely navigate their way past Leicester in what looked to be a tricky fixture on paper. Diogo Jota was Johnny on the spot again(!) and his fine goalscoring form should ensure another start at the Amex Stadium despite the return of Mo Salah. Klopp remained coy on the availability of some of his players ahead of the game with Atlanta, suggesting that only one of those currently sidelined was close… Thiago Alcantara is the likely candidate with Jordan Henderson and Oxlade-Chamberlain still working away from the group in the gym.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Jordan Henderson has been involved in “parts of team training” this week, and Jurgen Klopp will “see” if his skipper can feature at Brighton. “Hendo trained yesterday, parts of team training and then had his individual session, so we have to see what we do with that.” Liverpool played Atlanta in the Champions League on Wednesday and any decision on those involved will be left until the last moment. “They are still in recovery, so that’s how it is when you have only these few days in between. We have to make late decisions because I have to wait until the medical department tells me who looks like [they’re] ready. Thiago Alcantara looks set to miss out again.

Pending Evaluation

  • Jordan Henderson (hamstring) – Took part in aspects of team training and could make the game.

Ruled Out

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Knee) – Progressing with no definitive timeline. Could be early December.
  • Virgil van Dijk (ACL knee) – Likely to be season over for the Dutchman who will undergo surgery to repair ligament damage.
  • Alexander-Arnold (calf) – Initial timeline was around 4 weeks, meaning the full-back would not be back until December.
  • Joe Gomez (knee surgery) – Likely to be season over after suffering a non-contact patellar tendon rupture during England training.
  • Jordan Henderson (hamstring) – Training away from the main group in the gym.
  • Naby Keita (muscle) – Status remains unclear. Did not feature in the Champions League.
  • Xherdan Shaqiri (muscle) – Minor issue picked up while on international duty.
  • Thiago Alcantara (knee) – “Getting closer” but Klopp is reluctant to give a definitive timeline.

Banned

None

Return to Competition

 

Manchester City

Ahead of the Champions League tie in Olympiakos midweek, Pep revealed Nathan Ake is the only player currently sidelined with Benjamin Mendy and Fernandinho included in the travelling squad. While the pair will lack fitness/sharpness, they will be handed minutes over the coming weeks to ensure their readiness for the festive programme. Pep reveals he wants Sergio Aguero to recover his “best condition” and his integration into the side will be taken one step at a time.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

City boast a clean bill of health following the return of Nathan Ake. “Everything is good,” Pep said when asked for an update on the squad’s fitness. “It’s much better to have everyone. It’s tough, but with this amount of games, we need rotation.” Benjamin Mendy and Fernandinho both featured in Greece midweek. Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is still “not in his best condition” after recovering from knee and hamstring problems. “We cannot forget how long his injury was, and he came back and was injured again. He is a guy who in the middle of the season needs to be so sharp. He has always had the quality to score in the box, we don’t have doubts about that, but he needs a bit of time and training sessions to get the minutes he will have.”

Pending Evaluation

  • Nathan Ake (hamstring) – Training with the group and available if required.

Ruled Out

Banned

None

Return to Competition

 

Manchester United

United are on the brink of qualification to the next phase of the Champions League after an impressive win on Tuesday. Ole went all-out attack which saw Donny Van de Beek and Edinson Cavani line up alongside Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes. Paul Pogba continues to be hampered by an ankle issue, and following a reaction to training earlier in the week, his availability cannot be guaranteed. Axel Tuanzebe remains on standby as Victor Lindelof struggles due to an ongoing back problem, and if Aaron Wan-Bissaka can’t shake off an ankle injury, then Ole can call upon Timothy Fosu-Mensah who started at right-back in the opener.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba did not train on Friday morning, and Solskjaer believes the pair could miss out. “They were not on the grass, so they are very unlikely for the weekend.” However, there was better news on Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. “They came through the session today, so hopefully they should be okay, [if] still not 100 per cent.” Luke Shaw has just started his rehab out on the grass – he’s not with the team yet – and Jesse Lingard has returned from his isolation period. “He’s come back with the group and had a couple of days’ training.” Phil Jones is still out until probably after Christmas.

Pending Evaluation

  • Victor Lindelof (back) – Ongoing back issue. Trained on Friday morning – good chance.
  • Marcus Rashford (unspecified) – Trained on Friday morning – good chance.
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka (ankle) – Forced off in the Champions League midweek. Trained on Friday morning – good chance.
  • Paul Pogba (ankle) – Missed the session on Friday and is unlikely to feature.
  • Scott McTominay (undisclosed) – Missed the session on Friday and is unlikely to feature.

Ruled Out

  • Phil Jones (knee surgery) – Ruled out until December after Ole confirmed the defender went under the knife.
  • Eric Bailly (unspecified) – Only rejoined the group last week and will need time to build fitness.
  • Luke Shaw (hamstring) – Working on an individualised programme outside.
  • Jesse Lingard (COVID-19) – Returned to training following a period of self-isolation.
  • Marcos Rojo (unspecified) – Only rejoined the group on Friday and will need time to build fitness.

Banned

Return to Competition

 

Newcastle United

Callum Wilson did train ahead of the Chelsea game, but Steve Bruce decided to err on the side of caution and rested the striker for another week in fear of ruling him out for an extended period. The Magpies were soundly beaten on Saturday, so expect changes with the likes of Miguel Almiron and Jonjo Shelvey pushing to be involved. Even if fit, I would not expect Ryan Fraser to come straight back in. Knee and thigh niggles could rule the skipper out, but in Fabian Schar, they have a readymade replacement.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Steve Bruce reveals United have “one or two” injury doubts heading into the game at Selhurst Park on Friday. Andy Carroll is one of those concerns due to a calf injury which is expected to keep the striker sidelined. In addition, Newcastle could be missing players due to COVID-19. “I don’t want to go into it with individuals. We have to manage the situation. We’ve got two or three individuals in the training ground at the moment that are self-isolating.” Callum Wilson (hamstring) has trained all week, and Bruce confirms the striker is available while Matt Ritchie returns with Jonjo Shelvey also in contention following his comeback (GW9). The skipper – Jamaal Lascelles – is considered a big doubt due to knee and thigh issues, and Ryan Fraser is still around 7-14 days away from a potential return. Dwight Gayle was pictured back with the group this week having spent over three months on the sidelines. “He’s done everything possible [to get fit] – he’s worked extremely hard. It was good to see him training, reminding us what a good player and finisher he is.”

Pending Evaluation

  • Callum Wilson (hamstring) – Bruce confirmed the striker is available.
  • Matt Ritchie (Shoulder) – Confirmation that Ritchie is in contention.
  • Jamaal Lascelles (knee and thigh) – Forced off against Chelsea and rated as a major doubt.
  • Dwight Gayle (Knee) – Trained normally this week but needs to build fitness.

* Steve Bruce confirmed there 2-3 individuals self-isolating following a COVID scare at the training ground although the United boss would not name individuals.

Ruled Out

  • Martin Dúbravka (Knee) – Setback. It could be late-November before the goalkeeper is back in contention.
  • Paul Dummett (hamstring) – Bruce insists the defender has not suffered a setback, but the player is “not quite right”, and United need to be patient.
  • Ryan Fraser (hamstring) – Injured before the break and is still around 7-14 days away from a return.
  • Andy Carroll (calf) – Ruled out of GW10. No further details at this moment.
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (calf) – Training ground injury on the eve of the Palace game. Extent unknown.

Banned

None

Return to Competition

 

Sheffield United

A knee injury suffered in week eight ruled ever-present Enda Stevens out of the defeat to West Ham, and the Blades defender is in a race against time to feature in this one. The loss left United rooted to the bottom of the table, and with no wins on the board, Chris Wilder will be looking for a change in fortunes against fellow basement boys West Brom.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Lys Mousset makes a timely return for the leagues lowest goal scorers. “He’s been a huge miss for us,” Chris Wilder said during Fridays’ pre-match press conference. “He was outstanding since his transfer last season. He’s a game-changer. He’s got raw pace; there’s something that comes from him out the ordinary. [We’re] delighted to have him back.” However, after almost three months out, his involvement could come from the bench. Enda Stevens continues to manage an ongoing knee issue, but he will be given “as much of an opportunity as we can” to prove his fitness. The Blades are also nursing another injury, but strangely, Wilder did not want to name the individual. “That’s touch and go.”

Pending Evaluation

  • Enda Stevens (knee) – Will be given as much time as possible to prove his fitness.
  • Lys Mousset (Toe) – Back in contention but may lack sharpness.
  • Ethan Ampadu (knock) – Slight problem which forced him off last weekend. Late fitness test.

Ruled Out

  • Jack O’Connell (Knee) – Successfully undergone surgery and will not play again this season.

Banned

None

Return to Competition

 

Southampton

Theo Walcott and Che Adams look to be forming an impressive partnership in the absence of Danny Ings, and it was the two players again on Monday who linked up for the opener at Molineux. The Saints have enjoyed an excellent start to the season and three-points on Sunday would go a long way to proving their European credentials.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Theo Walcott (wrist) has a “little bit of pain”, but it won’t be a problem for Sunday and all being well, it “looks good” for Ings to return next weekend. “Danny is back in individual training on the pitch, so I think he can be an option for the Brighton game.” Nathan Redmond still has “an issue”, and he will be looked at again ahead of GW11. “Definitely still an issue with his hamstring. Not a big one, but it will take another seven or eight days.” No other reported injuries for the Saints.

Pending Evaluation

  • Will Smallbone (thigh) – Ralph Hassenhuttl confirms everyone is training as normal.
  • Mohamed Salisu (fitness) – Back in team sessions and in a “good way”.

Ruled Out

  • Danny Ings (knee surgery) – Working on an individualised programme with a view to being ready for Brighton.
  • Nathan Redmond (hamstring) – Short term injury. Should be in contention GW11.

Banned

None

Return to Competition

 

Tottenham Hotspur

Toby Alderweireld is out of Sundays’ game, and with Davinson Sanchez playing in the Europa on Thursday, Jose Mourinho could look to Joe Rodon to deputise alongside Eric Dier. Japhet Tanganga is considered more of a full-back, and he should return against Ludogorets. Matt Doherty is available for midweek in terms of governance and protocol following coronavirus and a decision on his involvement will be determined by performances in training. Jose confirms Erik Lamela is ruled out.

Predicted lineup

Press Conference Update

Jose Mourinho made ten changes in the Europa League as Spurs swept Bulgarian champions Ludogorets aside on Thursday. The starting XI included a recall for Dele Alli while Japhet Tanganga made his comeback from a recent thigh injury – Harry Winks and Matt Doherty were also back – but Giovani Lo Celso missed out after picking up a knock in training ahead of the game. Joe Rodon was ineligible, but he can be called upon for Sunday in what could be the only change following an impressive win over City.

Pending Evaluation

  • Giovani Lo Celso (knock) – Missed the win over Ludogorets. Decision ahead of kick-off.

Ruled Out

  • Erik Lamela (Achilles) – Final phase of his recovery.
  • Toby Alderweireld (groin) – A return by mid-December.

Banned

None

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West Bromwich Albion

Sam Field is edging closer to a comeback, but the status of Jake Livermore remains unclear following his positive COVID-19 test. The Baggies have tightened up recently – only five conceded in five games – but only one goal in six indicates that West Brom will struggle to climb out of the Bottom Three unless their output improves significantly.

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Press Conference Update

Jake Livermore and Kieran Gibbs have returned negative swab tests after missing the defeat at Old Trafford, and both players can rejoin the group under government protocol. However, Slaven Bilic indicated that one of the players “still feels a bit rough” and that Saturday will come too soon. He did not name the individual. Sam Field was another player who fell ill with Covid, and on the back of his recent injury, the young midfielder is playing catch-up in terms of his fitness. “Sam is a bit of an unlucky guy with injuries. He had that thing in training before the Southampton game. Then he got corona, ten days ago, and he was out. Now he’s back! He’s negative regarding the virus, and his knee is stable. It’s good. I expect him very soon to start training with us.” Everyone else is expected to be fit and available for the bottom of the table clash with Sheffield United.

Pending Evaluation

  • Jake Livermore (COVID-19) – Cleared to resume training but maybe one of those players still feeling a “bit rough” following his positive COVID-19 test.
  • Kieran Gibbs (COVID-19) – Cleared to resume training but maybe one of those players still feeling a “bit rough” following his positive COVID-19 test.

Ruled Out

  • Sam Field (knee and COVID) – Injury and virus free, but playing catch-up in terms of fitness. Early-to-mid December.

Banned

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West Ham United

The Hammers are quietly going about their business – only one defeat in six (at Liverpool) – and there’s a lot to like in Aaron Cresswell 45-pts (£5.2m) and only behind defensive assets Kurt Zouma and Ben Chilwell overall. The full-back features in the Top Ten for Crosses into the Penalty Area (5th) and Key Passes (6th) while only Tottenham have conceded fewer goals. Michail Antonio has declared himself fit, but do not be surprised if David Moyes sticks with the same side for the fourth game running.

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Press Conference Update

David Moyes says Antonio continues to make progress as he battles his way back from the muscle injury he suffered last month. “Michail has joined in training for a couple of days, and we’re trying to see how his hamstring is,” he confirmed. “It’s just great to get him back out on the training pitch with us at the moment. We want competition for places, and I think we’ve got that now. We’ve got a few people who are queuing up waiting to break into the team.” There was no mention of Andriy Yarmolenko who has been self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 while away with the national team.

Pending Evaluation

  • Michail Antonio (hamstring) – Progressing well, but Moyes wouldn’t commit on the strikers’ availability.

Ruled Out

  • Andriy Yarmolenko (COVID-19) – Tested positive while representing his country. Self-isolating.

Banned

None

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

It took Wolves to go a goal down to spark them into life on Monday, and a spirited 20-minute response to Theo Walcott’s opener almost earned them all three points. Pedro Neto netted before Raul Jimenez scored what he believed to be the second before the linesman correctly ruled his header out after he strayed slightly offside. Adama Traore returned to the XI for the first time in close to two months, and although the winger showed glimpses of explosiveness, he looked like a player who had not seen much action since September. Ait Nouri is managing to hold off the challenge from Marcal. However, with Conor Coady due back, the Brazilian could come into the side as Nuno reverts to a familiar-looking 3-4-3 at Arsenal.

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Press Conference Update

Conor Coady comes back into contention for Wolves following a period of self-isolation. However, Romain Saiss is set to miss out again as he needs to submit a negative swab before he can rejoin the group. “We hope that it is sooner [rather] than later. We’re going to be tested at the beginning of next week, and hopefully, he can have a negative test and can join us back again because we miss him.” Jonny remains out long-term.

Pending Evaluation

  • Conor Coady (self-isolating) – Cleared to resume normal duties and back in contention.
  • Romain Saiss (COVID-19) – Needs to submit a negative swab before rejoining the group.

Ruled Out

  • Jonny (ACL rupture) – Expected to miss the remainder of 2020.

Banned

None

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* GW – Game Week

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