All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 5 in the Premier League.
Everton v Chelsea Saturday September 12 12.45pm
Everton: Bryan Oviedo must prove fitness ahead of Chelsea clash
Everton manager Roberto Martinez will make a late decision on left-back Bryan Oviedo ahead of the visit of Chelsea.
The Costa Rica international pulled out of international duty with a knee problem and will be assessed hours before Saturday’s match.
Defender Brendan Galloway (knee) has returned to fitness and winger Aaron Lennon is set to be named in the squad after completing a deadline day move from Tottenham but midfielder Tom Cleverley (ankle) is out for six weeks.
Provisional squad: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway, Barry, McCarthy, Barkley, Mirallas, Lukaku, Kone, Robles, Browning, Funes Mori, Besic, Osman, Lennon, Deulofeu, Naismith, McGeady, Rodriguez.
Chelsea: Courtois out with knee injury
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois requires knee surgery and will miss Premier League champions Chelsea’s trip to Everton on Saturday.
Asmir Begovic will deputise for Courtois, with Jamal Blackman coming on to the bench, while playmaker Oscar (knee) is still a few days away from full fitness.
Captain John Terry is available after his one-match suspension and fellow defender Papy Djilobodji is in the squad after signing from Nantes.
Provisional squad: Begovic, Ivanovic, Fabregas, Zouma, Rahman, Ramires, Falcao, Hazard, Cuadrado, Mikel, Djilobodji, Traore, Pedro, Remy, Costa, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Blackman, Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Beeney.
Crystal Palace v Manchester City Saturday September 12 3pm
Crystal Palace: Injured Joel Ward missing against City
Crystal Palace will be without Joel Ward against leaders Manchester City after the right-back was ruled out for up to a month with a knee injury.
Connor Wickham is doubtful with a knock and fellow striker Marouane Chamakh has suffered an abductor injury so Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford is set to start in attack.
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye is available despite going off with a groin problem while playing for France, and goalkeeper Julian Speroni is fit after a hand injury to challenge Alex McCarthy.
Provisional squad: Speroni, Hennessey, A McCarthy, Mariappa, Hangeland, P McCarthy, Dann, Cabaye, Bamford, Sako, Zaha, Gayle, McArthur, Fryers, Mutch, Souare, Lee, Delaney, Ledley, Kelly, Puncheon, Wickham, Guedioura.
Manchester City: David Silva ruled out with ankle injury
Manchester City playmaker David Silva has been ruled out of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Crystal Palace with an ankle injury.
The Spaniard is expected to be fit for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Juventus but midfielder Fabian Delph (hamstring) faces a month out with the injury suffered on international duty.
Bacary Sagna is fit after an ankle scare but fellow full-backs Pablo Zabaleta (knee) and Gael Clichy (ankle) remain sidelined. New signings Kevin de Bruyne and Nicolas Otamendi are in contention to make debuts.
Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Otamendi, Demichelis, Kolarov, Maffeo, Nasri, De Bruyne, Navas, Toure, Fernandinho, Fernando, Aguero, Sterling, Bony, Iheanacho, Roberts.
Arsenal v Stoke City Saturday September 12 3pm
Arsenal Mertesacker and Koscielny expected to return
Arsenal expect both central defenders Per Mertesacker (illness) and Laurent Koscielny (back) to be available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match against Stoke.
England midfielder Jack Wilshere has, though, suffered a setback in his recovery from a hairline fracture in his left fibula.
Forward Danny Welbeck faces a long period of rehabiliation following knee surgery, while Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky (knee) is also sidelined after his operation.
Provisional Squad: Cech, Monreal, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Bellerin, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ozil, Ramsey, Sanchez, Giroud, Ospina, Walcott, Campbell, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Debuchy, Gibbs, Gabriel, Arteta.
Stoke City: Jon Walters to be included in squad
Mark Hughes has confirmed Jonathan Walters will be in Stoke’s squad at Arsenal after the transfer window closed without him moving away.
Walters was left out of the 18 when the Potters lost to West Brom last time around amid interest in his signature from Norwich but Hughes is now ready to usher him back into the fold in North London.
Charlie Adam and Ibrahim Afellay are both suspended having being dismissed against the Baggies while Mame Diouf (hamstring), Marko Arnautovic (ankle) and Glen Johnson (groin) are all doubts for Hughes, who cannot call upon Peter Odemwingie (hamstring) and Ryan Shawcross (back).
Provisional squad: Butland, Given, Muniesa, Wilson, Wollscheid, Bardsley, Pieters, Johnson, Cameron, Whelan, Van Ginkel, Ireland, Sidwell, Arnautovic, Walters, Bojan, Shaqiri, Diouf, Crouch, Joselu.
Watford v Swansea City Saturday September 12 3pm
Watford: New boys could get taste of action
Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores could hand debuts to two of his deadline day recruits for Saturday’s clash with Swansea.
Midfielder Adlene Guedioura and striker Obbi Oulare are available but Flores has doubts over the overall fitness of the latter.
Fellow deadline day signing Victor Ibarbo, who arrived on loan from Cagliari, is still awaiting a work permit whilse Miguel Britos is suspended and Joel Ekstrand (knee) is missing.
Provisional squad: Gomes, Nyom, Cathcart, Prodl, Paredes, Holebas, Behrami, Capoue, Watson, Ighalo, Jurado, Deeney, Guedioura, Anya, Angella, Vydra, Layun, Arlauskis, Gilmartin, Berghuis, Pudil, Abdi, Ake, Oulare, Diamanti.
Swansea City: Full complement available for Watford clash
Jefferson Montero has recovered from a thigh injury and is available for Swansea’s Barclays Premier League game at Watford.
Montero missed the home victory over Manchester United before the international break and stayed behind in Swansea for treatment rather than join the Ecuador national team for their midweek friendly with Honduras.
Swansea’s players have all returned from international duty unscathed so manager Garry Monk has a fully-fit squad for the trip to Vicarage Road.
Provisional squad: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Shelvey, Montero, Ayew, Sigurdsson, Gomis, Nordfeldt, Rangel, Bartley, Amat, Tabanou, Ki, Fulton, Britton, Routledge, Emnes, Dyer, Eder, Grimes.
West Brom v Southampton Saturday September 12 3pm
West Brom: Berahino could be back for Saints clash
Saido Berahino could return for West Brom after he threatened never to play for the club again.
The striker is in contention to face Southampton at The Hawthorns on Saturday after the Baggies rejected two deadline day bids from Tottenham, which sparked Berahino’s apparent threat on Twitter.
But boss Tony Pulis will consider him for selection after Salomon Rondon’s trip to South America for international duty with Venezuela while Anders Lindegaard and Jonny Evans could make their debuts after signing from Manchester United.
Provisional squad: Myhill, Lindegaard, Chester, Evans, Dawson, Olsson, McAuley, Brunt, Gamboa, Fletcher, Morrison, McClean, Gnabry, Sessegnon, Gardner, Yacob, Lambert, Berahino, Rondon, Anichebe.
Southampton: Victor Wanyama may feature
Victor Wanyama could feature in Saturday’s Premier League trip to West Brom after making peace with Southampton over being denied a transfer.
Defender Cuco Martina and forward Sadio Mane were still en route back to Southampton after international duty on Thursday, so may not have enough preparation time to contest selection.
Defender Virgil van Dijk could make his debut, while Jordy Clasie (ankle) is still not ready to return, with defender Ryan Bertrand (knee) missing out too - but expected to return to full training on Monday.
Provisional squad: Stekelenburg, K Davis, Soares, Yoshida, Van Dijk, Fonte, Caulker, Targett, Martina, Wanyama, S Davis, Romeu, Reed, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Juanmi, Mane, Long, Rodriguez, Pelle.
Norwich City v Bournemouth Saturday September 12 3pm
Norwich City: Canaries without suspended Whittaker
Norwich will be without suspended full-back Steven Whittaker for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League game against Bournemouth at Carrow Road.
Congo forward Dieumerci Mbokani, signed on loan from Dynamo Kiev, could make his debut in English football, while winger Matt Jarvis – a deadline day loan signing from West Ham – should also feature.
Sweden left-back Martin Olsson is fit after a shoulder injury having played during the international break, as did Northern Ireland forward Kyle Lafferty (knee) – but striker Lewis Grabban is short on training and midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu (foot) is out.
Provisional squad: Ruddy, Wisdom, Martin, Bassong, Brady, Tettey, Dorrans, Howson, Hoolahan, Redmond, Jerome, Rudd, Hooper, R Bennett, O’Neil, Jarvis, Mbokani, Lafferty.
Bournemouth: Glenn Murray expected to feature
Glenn Murray is expected to make his Bournemouth debut against Norwich after joining the club for £4million from Crystal Palace.
The striker goes straight into manager Eddie Howe’s squad, alongside fellow new signing Joe Bennett, but, while midfielder Harry Arter is closer to a first-team return, he is not yet match fit.
Howe remains without two other summer signings – Tyrone Mings and Max Gradel - both being long-term absentees, while the on-loan Christian Atsu is also expected to miss out again.
Provisional squad: Boruc, Federici, Allsop, Francis, Cook, Gosling, Elphick, Surman, Pugh, Rantie, Smith, Distin, Bennett, MacDonald, Stanislas, O’Kane, Ritchie, Wilson, King, Kermorgant, Tomlin, Murray.
Manchester United v Liverpool Saturday September 12 5.30pm
Manchester United: De Gea set for return
David de Gea looks set to return to the Manchester United squad for Saturday’s game against Liverpool after signing a new contract with the club.
The goalkeeper had been left out of the opening six matches because manager Louis van Gaal felt he could not focus properly, but with a proposed move to Real Madrid now dead in the water, De Gea is being considered for the home match against Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Midfielder Michael Carrick is available after he overcame a calf injury he suffered in international duty but centre-back Phil Jones (thrombosis) and forward Andreas Pereira (unspecified) are out.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Johnstone, Shaw, Rojo, Blind, McNair, Smalling, Darmian, Valencia, Carrick, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Fellaini, Herrera, Mata, Depay, Young, Lingard, Rooney, Martial, Wilson
Liverpool: Coutinho banned for Old Trafford trip
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is suspended for the trip to arch-rivals Manchester United.
Winger Jordon Ibe or striker Danny Ings are in contention to replace the Brazilian.
Midfielder Jordan Henderson (foot) and Adam Lallana (thigh) remain doubtful while striker Daniel Sturridge has returned to full training this week but is unlikely to feature having not played since April after a hip operation.
Provisional squad: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Gomez, Can, Lucas, Milner, Firmino, Benteke, Ings, Bogdan, Toure, Sakho, Moreno, Rossiter, Ibe, Origi.
Sunderland v Tottenham Sunday September 13 1.30pm
Sunderland: Fabio Borini set for second Sunderland bow
Fabio Borini is set to make his second Sunderland debut against Tottenham at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
The Italian – who rejoined the Black Cats from Liverpool during the transfer window – will be joined in Dick Advocaat’s squad by fellow new boy Ola Toivonen.
Jeremain Lens has shrugged off a recent knee problem to pronounce himself fit, but Sunderland are without DeAndre Yedlin, who is ineligible to play against his parent club, and injured trio Adam Johnson, Adam Matthews and Jordi Gomez.
Provisional squad: Pantilimon, Mannone, Jones, Van Aanholt, Brown, O’Shea, Coates, Cattermole, M’Vila, Bridcutt, Lens, Rodwell, Buckley, Larsson, Defoe, Fletcher, Graham, Watmore, Toivonen, Borini.
Tottenham: Son Heung-min ready for bow
Son Heung-min is in line to make his Tottenham debut in their Premier League clash with Sunderland on Sunday.
The South Korea forward has yet to feature for Spurs since his big-money move from Bayer Leverkusen but scored a hat-trick for his country against Laos and now looks set to start at the Stadium of Light.
Head coach Mauricio Pochettino said the game could come too soon for fellow new recruit Clinton N’Jie while Christian Eriksen (knee) and Mousa Dembele (foot) are out.
Provisional Squad: Lloris, Vorm, Rose, Davies, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Walker, Trippier, Dier, Mason, Bentaleb, Alli, Carroll, Chadli, Lamela, N’Jie, Townsend, Son, Kane.
Leicester City v Aston Villa Sunday September 13 4pm
Leicester City: Gokhan Inler set for first Premier League start
Gokhan Inler could make his full Barclays Premier League debut when Leicester host Midlands rivals Aston Villa on Sunday.
The Swiss midfielder impressed against England at Wembley this week and Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri thinks his big-name summer signing is now ready to start a league game. However, the best that recent arrival Nathan Dyer can hope for is a place on the bench.
Leading scorer Riyad Mahrez was forced off against Bournemouth with a back injury but the winger proved his fitness by playing for Algeria during the international break.
Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Schwarzer, Morgan, De Laet, Huth, Wasilewski, Benalouane, Schlupp, Fuchs, Drinkwater, King, Inler, Kante, Hammond, Albrighton, Mahrez, Vardy, Kramaric, Ulloa, Okazaki, Dodoo, Dyer.
Aston Villa: Gueye doubtful with hamstring injury
Idrissa Gueye is a doubt for Aston Villa’s trip to Leicester after suffering a hamstring injury on international duty with Senegal.
Jack Grealish is also struggling with an ankle problem but boss Tim Sherwood hopes he can shake it off before Sunday’s game at the King Power Stadium while Adama Traore (ankle) is a doubt.
Joleon Lescott could make his debut after joining from West Brom on transfer deadline day but new Liverpool loanee Tiago Ilori (lacking match fitness) and Jores Okore (knee) are out.
Provisional squad: Guzan, Bunn, Hutton, Bacuna, Clark, Lescott, Richards, Amavi, Crespo, Richardson, Westwood, Gueye, Cole, Grealish, Sinclair, Gil, Sanchez, N’Zogbia, Veretout, Agbonlahor, Traore, Kozak, Gestede, Ayew.
West Ham v Newcastle Monday September 14 8pm
West Ham: Trio of debutants set to face Newcastle
Slaven Bilic could hand debuts to a trio of deadline-day signings when West Ham entertain Newcastle on Monday evening.
Wingers Michail Antonio and Victor Moses are in contention as is striker Nikica Jelavic but Alex Song, who signed for a second successive loan spell, is absent with an ankle problem.
Club-record signing Andy Carroll could make his first appearance of the season after recovering from a knee injury, with Mauro Zarate touch and go following a hamstring issue and Enner Valencia (knee) and Joey O’Brien (calf) absent.
Provisional squad: Adrian, Randolph, Tomkins, Collins, Ogbonna, Reid, Cresswell, Hendrie, Jenkinson, Oxford, Noble, Obiang, Kouyate, Payet, Antonio, Moses, Lanzini, Maiga, Zarate, Sakho, Carroll, Jelavic.
Newcastle: Aleksandr Mitrovic suspended for trip to West Ham
Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren will be without striker Aleksandar Mitrovic through suspension for Monday night’s Barclays Premier League trip to West Ham.
The Serbia international serves the first leg of a three-match ban after being shown a straight red card for a foul on Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin.
McClaren otherwise has no fresh selection problems, although defender Paul Dummett has suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury.
Provisional squad: Krul, Darlow, Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Taylor, Lascelles, Williamson, Haidara, Tiote, Anita, Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Thauvin, De Jong, Colback, Obertan, Aarons, Gouffran, Cisse, Perez.