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Premier League team news: Injuries and suspensions update

Premier League team news: Injuries and suspensions update
From ESPN - January 12, 2018

SATURDAY'S GAMES

CHELSEA VS. LEICESTER

CHELSEA: Chelsea are expected to field a full-strength side. Captain Gary Cahill was rested for the midweek Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg with Arsenal and could return in defence. Ross Barkley is expected to be fit to make his debut following a hamstring injury in Chelsea's FA Cup third round replay with Norwich next Wednesday.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Hazard, Morata, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Kenedy, Musonda, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Eduardo, Ampadu, Hudson-Odoi.

LEICESTER: Jamie Vardy is fit again after missing Leicester's FA Cup trip to his former club Fleetwood. The striker will travel after recovering from the groin injury which made him sit out the goalless draw at Highbury Stadium last Saturday. Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson (both hamstring) and Robert Huth (ankle) are out but Christian Fuchs (illness) and Vicente Iborra (hamstring) are fit for Claude Puel's side at Stamford Bridge.

Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Chilwell, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho.

CRYSTAL PALACE VS. BURNLEY

CRYSTAL PALACE: Knee and ankle injuries to Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend respectively have further reduced Crystal Palace's options. Manager Roy Hodgson has said Schlupp is "likely to be out for months'' and Townsend ``closer to one month''. Hodgson is also still without Joel Ward (groin), Mamadou Sakho (calf), Connor Wickham, Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon (all knee) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has a knock.

Provisional squad: Hennessey, Speroni, Fosu-Mensah, Kelly, Tomkins, Delaney, Riedewald, Souare, Van Aanholt, Cabaye, Mutch, Kaikai, Ladapo, Milivojevic, McArthur, Sako, Lee, Zaha, Benteke.

BURNLEY: Georges-Kevin Nkoudou could go straight into the Burnley line-up after signing on loan from Tottenham until the end of the season. The winger has impressed Sean Dyche in training this week and the Clarets boss has confirmed Nkoudou will feature in some capacity as they aim to get back to winning ways. Scott Arfield remains a doubt with a minor hamstring strain, while the trip will also come too soon for defender Stephen Ward (knee) and Chris Wood (leg).

Provisional squad: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Cork, Defour, Hendrick, Nkoudou, Barnes, Wells, Vokes, Lindegaard, Lowton, Westwood, Walters, Long, Marney.

HUDDERSFIELD VS. WEST HAM

HUDDERSFIELD: Huddersfield's new signing Alex Pritchard could make his debut for the club. Midfielder Pritchard completed his permanent move to the John Smith's Stadium from Norwich on Friday morning and is expected to go straight into David Wagner's squad. Recent loan signing Terence Kongolo hopes to make his Premier League bow in central defence, but forward Collin Quaner, plus defenders Chris Lowe and Martin Cranie, will miss out through injury.

Provisional squad: Lossl, Malone, Kongolo, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith, Hogg, Mooy, Van La Parra, Lolley, Ince, Pritchard, Mounie, Depoitre, Coleman, Hefele, Hadergjonaj, Williams, Billing.

WEST HAM: Michail Antonio is still missing from the West Ham squad. The winger's groin problem is taking longer than expected to clear up, while defender Winston Reid and striker Andy Carroll are doubts. But James Collins, Aaron Cresswell, Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini have shaken off knocks to return to the squad.

Provisional squad: Adrian, Hart, Masuaku, Cresswell, Collins, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Kouyate, Rice, Noble, Obiang, Cullen, Burke, Quina, Lanzini, Arnautovic, Ayew, Carroll, Hernandez.

NEWCASTLE VS. SWANSEA

NEWCASTLE: Goalkeeper Rob Elliot could return after shaking off a thigh injury. Elliot sat out last weekend's FA Cup third-round victory over Luton, as did defender Chancel Mbemba (knee), but both could be included in the squad for the Swans' visit to St James' Park. However, manager Rafael Benitez will still be without striker Aleksandar Mitrovic (back), who is closing in on a return, and defenders Florian Lejeune (foot) and Jesus Gamez (ankle).

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

SWANSEA: Swansea have doubts over Tammy Abraham (hip) and Renato Sanches (hamstring). Midfielders Ki Sung-yueng and Leon Britton have rejoined the squad after calf injuries. Academy product Connor Roberts could make his Premier League debut, with Kyle Naughton completing a three-game ban and Angel Rangel sidelined by a calf strain.

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

WATFORD VS. SOUTHAMPTON

WATFORD: Team news to follow...

SOUTHAMPTON: Southampton could welcome back defenders Wesley Hoedt, Cedric Soares and Jeremy Pied. Hoedt (concussion), Soares (hamstring) and Pied (leg) have all returned to training and their fitness will be assessed before kick-off. Striker Charlie Austin remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

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

WEST BROM VS. BRIGHTON

SUNDAY'S GAMES

MONDAY'S GAME

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