All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 6 in the Premier League - more to follow as it comes in.
Saturday September 27 12.45pm
Liverpool remain hopeful striker Daniel Sturridge could return for the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday.
Sturridge suffered a thigh injury on England duty earlier this month and will be given every chance to prove his fitness.
Midfielder Jordan Henderson (hip) and playmaker Philippe Coutinho (groin) are among a number of other players who could return.
Provisional squad: Mignolet, Manquillo, Sakho, Lovren, Moreno, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Lallana, Markovic, Sterling, Balotelli, Jones, Skrtel, Toure, Enrique, Lucas, Borini, Suso, Lambert, Sturridge.
Everton duo Seamus Coleman and Steven Pienaar are facing a race to be fit for the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday.
Full-back Coleman has missed the last two games with a head injury while midfielder Pienaar damaged a thigh in Everton’s second game of the season.
Midfielder Darron Gibson and full-back Bryan Oviedo have both proved their fitness after long-term injuries but striker Arouna Kone needs some minutes on the pitch and playmaker Ross Barkley (knee) is still several weeks away.
Provisional squad: Howard, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Hibbert, Barry, McCarthy, Pienaar, McGeady, Mirallas, Naismith, Lukaku, Robles, Stones, Alcaraz, Gibson, Osman, Besic, Eto’o, Atsu, Oviedo.
Saturday September 27 3pm
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet will make late decisions on a trio of key players ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Swansea.
Defender Wes Brown and striker Steven Fletcher both missed Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup defeat by Stoke with calf problems, while midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini sat out with an ankle injury, and all three are being assessed.
But Poyet has indicated he will make changes with full-back Billy Jones and winger Will Buckley confirmed as starters with the Black Cats still looking for a first league win of the campaign.
Provisional squad: Mannone, Pantilimon, Jones, Van Aanholt, Brown, O’Shea, Vergini, Coates, Roberge, Cattermole, Bridcutt, Rodwell, Gomez, Larsson, Johnson, Buckley, Giaccherini, Alvarez, Mavrias, Wickham, Altidore, Fletcher, Graham.
Wilfried Bony will return for Swansea’s Barclays Premier League trip to Sunderland on Saturday after serving a one-match ban.
Bony was sent off in the 1-0 home defeat to Southampton last weekend but served his ban in the Capital One Cup in midweek as Swansea swept aside Everton 3-0 to reach the last 16 of the competition.
Swansea boss Garry Monk has no new injury worries ahead of visiting the Stadium of Light, but defender Jordi Amat (knee) and midfielder Leon Britton (knee) are still absent.
Provisional squad: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Routledge, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Bony, Tremmel, Richards, Tiendalli, Carroll, Montero, Emnes, Gomis, Bartley, Fulton.
Saturday September 27 3pm
Diego Costa is to return to Chelsea’s starting line-up despite his hamstring travails for the Premier League clash at home to Aston Villa.
Striker Costa, who has scored seven Premier League goals this season, was rested for the midweek Capital One Cup defeat of Bolton, in which Chelsea made nine changes from the side which began the draw at Manchester City.
Manager Jose Mourinho is likely to revert to the majority of the side which started at City, although Brazil midfielder Ramires (abductor muscle) is out for at least another week.
Provisional squad: Courtois, Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ake, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy, Costa, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Boga, Baker, Schwarzer.
Aston Villa hope to be close to full strength against Chelsea on Saturday after a virus hit the squad last weekend.
A number of players were affected by a bug before, during and after their 3-0 Barclays Premier League defeat by Arsenal.
However, manager Paul Lambert believes the illness has cleared up and that only captain Ron Vlaar (calf) and strikers Christian Benteke (Achilles) and Libor Kozak (broken leg) are unavailable.
Provisional squad: Guzan, Given, Hutton, Baker, Okore, Clark, Senderos, Bacuna, Lowton, Cissokho, Cleverley, Westwood, Delph, Sanchez, Richardson, Cole, Grealish, N’Zogbia, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Bent.
Saturday September 27 3pm
Toby Alderweireld and Maya Yoshida will be assessed before Southampton’s return to Barclays Premier League action against QPR on Saturday.
The centre-backs have hamstring and ankle complaints, respectively, making them a doubt for Ronald Koeman’s side this weekend.
James Ward-Prowse has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks with a fractured foot, while Sadio Mane could make his Premier League debut after impressing in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup win at Arsenal.
Provisional squad: Forster, Davis, Cropper, Clyne, Yoshida, Fonte, Gardos, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Targett, Schneiderlin, Davis, Wanyama, Reed, Cork, Tadic, McQueen, Mane, Long, Mayuka, Pelle, Gallagher.
Sandro’s knee injury is less serious than first feared but the QPR midfielder is unlikely to return for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Southampton.
The Brazilian appeared to injure his knee while celebrating a goal in training and was absent for last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Stoke.
Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch are both out with hamstring injuries while Niko Kranjcar is doubtful after picking up a knock against Stoke. Adel Taarabt has a sore ankle and is also unavailable.
Provisional squad: Green, McCarthy, Hill, Dunne, Ferdinand, Onuoha, Caulker, Yun, Traore, Isla, Henry, Sandro, Faurlin, Hoilett, Phillips, Austin, Zamora.
Saturday September 27 3pm
Hull manager Steve Bruce will continue to ease Hatem Ben Arfa in slowly with a place on the bench against Manchester City.
The loan star made his first Tigers start in the Capital One Cup defeat at West Brom but is not yet considered fully fit by Bruce.
Fellow new boy Gaston Ramirez is likely to sit out with a groin complaint, David Meyler took a knock in midweek and Robert Snodgrass (knee) is a long-term absentee.
Provisional squad: McGregor, Harper, Davies, Dawson, Rosenior, Robertson, Chester, McShane, Elmohamady, Diame, Huddlestone, Livermore, Ince, Brady, Jelavic, Aluko, Quinn, Hernandez, Ben Arfa.
Manchester City have Sergio Aguero and David Silva back available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Hull at the KC Stadium.
Aguero and Silva are set to return after missing the midweek Capital One Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday due to knee and ankle problems respectively, along with Pablo Zabaleta, who sat out the tie as he served a one-match suspension.
Samir Nasri, Fernando (both groin) and Stevan Jovetic (hamstring) remain sidelined.
Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Nastasic, Mangala, Boyata, Clichy, Kolarov, Zabaleta, Sinclair, Milner, Navas, Toure, Lampard, Fernandinho, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero.
Saturday September 27 3pm
Marouane Chamakh is available again for Crystal Palace’s Premier League clash at home to Leicester on Saturday.
The Morocco striker missed Saturday’s 3-2 Premier League win at Everton and the Capital One Cup loss to Newcastle with hamstring trouble.
Manager Neil Warnock reported no further injury problems following the midweek extra-time loss to the Magpies.
Provisional Squad: Speroni, Hennessey, Mariappa, Kelly, Fryers, Ward, Delaney, Dann, Hangeland, Jedinak, McArthur, Bannan, Ledley, Williams, Bolasie, Thomas, Puncheon, Gayle, Campbell, Johnson, Doyle, Chamakh, Zaha.
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has no fresh injury concerns ahead of his side’s Barclays Premier League trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday
Defender Matthew Upson remains the only absentee with an ongoing calf issue, although Pearson has confirmed Zoumana Bakayogo – not listed in the squad at the start of the season – is to undergo surgery on an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
On-loan striker Nick Powell is available again after missing last week’s 5-3 win over parent club Manchester United due to ineligibility.
Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, De Laet, Konchesky, Wasilewski, Schlupp, Moore, Morgan, King, Hammond, Albrighton, Knockaert, Mahrez, Vardy, Taylor-Fletcher, Ulloa, Nugent, Wood, Drinkwater, Cambiasso, Simpson, Lawrence, Powell.
Saturday September 27 3pm
Teenage defender Paddy McNair could make his first-team debut against West Ham on Saturday after Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United squad was decimated by injury.
Tyler Blackett (suspended), Jonny Evans (ankle), Chris Smalling (thigh) and Phil Jones (hamstring) are all out, which leaves Marcos Rojo as Van Gaal’s only fit senior centre half.
Left-back Luke Shaw is expected to make his debut, but midfielders Ashley Young (groin), Michael Carrick (ankle), Jesse Lingard (knee) and Marouane Fellaini (ankle) are unavailable.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Rafael, Valencia, Shaw, Rojo, McNair, Vermijl, Janko, Pereira, Blind, Herrera, Fletcher, Anderson, Mata, Januzaj, Di Maria, Rooney, Falcao, Van Persie, W Keane.
West Ham will be without midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate for Saturday’s trip to Manchester United.
The Senegal international has been ruled out with a groin injury suffered in the 3-1 win over Liverpool and could be missing for up to six weeks.
Captain Kevin Nolan is back in training following a fractured shoulder but will not be considered at Old Trafford, whilst Matt Jarvis (thigh) is in a similar position.
Joey O’Brien (knee) and Andy Carroll (ankle) are also missing but James Collins is in contention to start after coming off the bench last weekend.
Provisional squad: Adrian, Jaaskelainen, Cresswell, Reid, Burke, Tomkins, Collins, Demel, Jenkinson, Noble, Song, Poyet, Amalfitano, Downing, Vaz Te, Cole, Zarate, Sakho, Valencia.
Saturday September 27 5.30pm
Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg for Saturday’ Barclays Premier League north London derby against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Mertesacker should also be available after being kept on the bench for what was a much-changed squad in the midweek Capital One Cup defeat to Southampton.
Spain defender Nacho Monreal (back) remains out, as does striker Yaya Sanogo (hamstring). Winger Theo Walcott (knee) continues his recovery along with midfielder Serge Gnabry (knee), but full-back Mathieu Debuchy (ankle) and France forward Olivier Giroud (fractured foot) are long-term absentees.
Provisional Squad: Szczesny, Gibbs, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Chambers, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Sanchez, Ozil, Welbeck, Ospina, Wilshere, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Coquelin, Diaby, Flamini.
Mauricio Pochettino has no fresh injury concerns ahead of his first north London derby against Arsenal on Saturday.
The Tottenham head coach made 11 changes for Wednesday’s Capital One Cup win over Nottingham Forest and is expected to make wholesale alterations for the trip to the Emirates Stadium.
Ex-Arsenal man Emmanuel Adebayor, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli are all likely to be recalled to the Spurs attacking line, with Kyle Walker the only noticeable absentee from Pochettino’s squad following abdominal surgery.
Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Naughton, Rose, Davies, Vertonghen, Chiriches, Dier, Kaboul, Fazio, Capoue, Stambouli, Paulinho, Dembele, Mason, Bentaleb, Eriksen, Lennon, Townsend, Chadli, Lamela, Soldado, Adebayor, Kane.
Sunday September 28 4pm
West Brom are sweating on the fitness of strikers Brown Ideye and Victor Anichebe for Sunday’s visit of Burnley.
Ideye injured his ankle scoring his first goal for the club in Wednesday’s 3-2 Capital One Cup victory over Hull while Anichebe is struggling after a hernia operation.
Saido Berahino, who scored the winner against Hull, and Georgios Samaras are primed to start up front after coming on in mid-week.
Chris Baird is still suffering from the illness which kept him out against the Tigers and is likely to sit out the game.
Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Pocognoli, Gamboa, Dawson, Lescott, McAuley, Olsson, Yacob, Davidson, Wisdom, Morrison, Mulumbu, Gardner, Brunt, Blanco, Varela, Sessegnon, Samaras, Ideye, Anichebe, Berahino.
Burnley will run the rule over Kieran Trippier, David Jones and Dean Marney for Sunday’s trip to West Brom.
Full-back Trippier has a minor groin complaint while the central midfield pair of Jones (thigh) and Marney (hamstring) have also been struggling with slight problems this week.
Strikers Danny Ings (hamstring) and Sam Vokes (knee) remain absent while utility man Matt Taylor has an ongoing Achilles concern which will keep him sidelined.
Provisional squad: Heaton, Trippier, Lafferty, Ward, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Wallace, Marney, Kightly, Cisak, Jones, Sordell, Reid, Jutkiewicz, Chalobah, Boyd, Gilks, Keane, Long, Barnes, Arfield.
Monday September 29 8pm
Stoke manager Mark Hughes has virtually a full squad to choose from ahead of Monday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Newcastle at the Britannia Stadium.
Midfielder Jonathan Walters is the only doubt as he will undergo a late fitness test on a calf problem that has sidelined him for the last two weeks.
The game comes too soon for defender Geoff Cameron (hernia) who is nearing a return, whilst striker Peter Odemwingie (knee) is a long-term casualty.
Provisional Squad: Begovic, Bardsley, Wilson, Shawcross, Pieters, Whelan, Walters, Krkic, Moses, Nzonzi, Crouch, Sorensen, Huth, Adam, Arnautovic, Assaidi, Biram Diouf, Muniesa, Ireland.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will hope to restore big guns Tim Krul, Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Cisse to his starting line-up at Stoke on Monday evening.
The trio missed the Capital One Cup third-round victory at Crystal Palace in midweek because of illness and could return, while Pardew will keep his fingers crossed over full-back Daryl Janmaat, who suffered a muscle strain at Selhurst Park.
However, midfielder Mehdi Abeid is suspended after being sent off at Palace, while defender Davide Santon (knee) and midfielders Siem de Jong (thigh) and Rolando Aarons (hamstring) are still out.
Provisional squad: Krul, Elliot, Janmaat, Dummett, Haidara, Coloccini, Williamson, S Taylor, Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Colback, Cabella, Gouffran, Obertan, Ameobi, Riviere, Cisse, Perez, Armstrong.