West Bromwich Albion
– WEST BROM
Matt Phillips is out as he continues to struggle with a hamstring injury. The winger has missed the last three games with the problem and will be joined on the sidelines by James Morrison who is nursing an ankle knock. Salomon Rondon could be recalled to the starting line-up after the striker, who is on a 13-game run without a goal, was a second-half substitute in last Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Everton.
Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Dawson, Nyom, McAuley, Kane Wilson, Marc Wilson, Olsson, Evans, Galloway, Brunt, Fletcher, Field, Yacob, McClean, Chadli, Rondon, Robson-Kanu, Leko.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces a fitness test. The England midfielder was forced off in the 5-0 FA Cup quarter-final win over Lincoln last weekend with a hamstring problem but it was more of a precaution and he could be involved at The Hawthorns. Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi have overcome illness but Kieran Gibbs is a doubt with an unspecified knock, while Mohamed Elneny (ankle) and Santi Cazorla (Achilles) are out.
Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Martinez, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Gibbs, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Walcott, Reine-Adelaide, Iwobi, Perez, Sanchez, Giroud, Welbeck.
– CRYSTAL PALACE
Crystal Palace will be without Patrick van Aanholt. The full-back is recovering from an ankle injury and manager Sam Allardyce has revealed the Hornets clash will come too soon. Loanee Loic Remy is expected to return after the international break while Connor Wickham and Pape Souare are still missing.
Provisional squad: Hennessey, Mandanda, Speroni, Ward, Kelly, Tomkins, Delaney, Sakho, Dann, Fryers, McArthur, Milivojevic, Ledley, Townsend, Kaikai, Cabaye, Zaha, Sako, Campbell, Schlupp, Lee, C Benteke.
Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue may miss out through illness. Capoue, who has started every Premier League game for the Hornets so far this season, missed training on Wednesday and Thursday due to a fever and he will be assessed on Friday. Right-back Daryl Janmaat (groin) and midfielder Nordin Amrabat (ankle) are back in contention – Amrabat for the first time since New Year’s Day – but Christian Kabasele and Ben Watson are still not fit.
Provisional squad: Gomes, Pantilimon, Britos, Kaboul, Prodl, Mariappa, Cathcart, Zuniga, Janmaat, Holebas, Cleverley, Behrami, Amrabat, Doucoure, Capoue, Deeney, Success, Niang, Okaka.
Everton defender Leighton Baines is likely to be fit for the visit of Hull after recovering from a back injury which he suffered last weekend. Midfielder James McCarthy is missing with a hamstring problem while Muhamed Besic is still working his way back to fitness after a long-term knee injury. Striker Romelu Lukaku will start despite his refusal to sign a new contract.
Provisional squad: Robles, Coleman, Jagielka, Williams, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Barkley, Mirallas, Davies, Lukaku, Stekelenburg, Funes Mori, Holgate, Barry, Lennon, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman, Valencia.
– HULL CITY
Hull will be without ineligible striker Oumar Niasse and midfielder Evandro. On-loan Niasse will play no part against his parent club, while Evandro is still struggling with the calf injury which has ruled him out of the last three matches. Midfielder Markus Henriksen is back in training after a shoulder injury but is unlikely to feature. Michael Dawson (calf), Dieumerci Mbokani (hamstring) and Ryan Mason (head) are still out.
Provisional squad: Jakupovic, Marshall, Elabdellaoui, Ranocchia, Maguire, Davies, Robertson, N’Diaye, Huddlestone, Clucas, Markovic, Elmohamady, Grosicki, Meyler, Hernandez, Diomande, Maloney, Tymon.
Marko Arnautovic, Xherdan Shaqiri and Wilfried Bony return to the Stoke squad. Arnautovic missed the goalless draw with Manchester City through illness while Shaqiri has been absent for six matches with a series of niggling injuries, including a calf problem. Bony was ineligible at the Etihad Stadium under the terms of his loan agreement with City. Glen Johnson (shoulder) remains out while Jack Butland returned to training this week as he steps up his recovery from a long-term ankle injury in the hope of making his comeback before the season ends.
Provisional squad: Grant, Given, Shawcross, Pieters, Bardsley, Martins Indi, Muniesa, Cameron, Whelan, Adam, Imbula, Allen, Afellay, Arnautovic, Sobhi, Shaqiri, Walters, Crouch, Berahino, Diouf, Bony.
Chelsea have two players Antonio Conte considers doubts but the manager has not revealed who they are. Victor Moses suffered a knock against Manchester United on Monday but is already back in contention after returning to training. David Luiz is also continuing to manage a long-term knee problem, but he is expected to be available.
Provisional squad: Courtois, Begovic, Fabregas, Zouma, Alonso, Kante, Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Pedro, Costa, Matic, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Luiz, Eduardo, Aina, Ake.
Sunderland have suffered a blow with the news that defender Jan Kirchhoff has been ruled out for at least another four weeks. Kirchhoff had been set to return to the Black Cats squad after three months out with hamstring and knee injuries, but suffered a bad reaction after an Under-23 game against Manchester United. Jason Denayer returns after being ruled out against his parent club Manchester City, but Steven Pienaar remains a doubt as he struggles to shake off a calf injury.
Provisional squad: Pickford, Mannone, Jones, Manquillo, Denayer, Oviedo, Love, O’Shea, Kone, Kirchhoff, Djilobodji, Lescott, Ndong, Gibson, Larsson, Borini, Januzaj, Khazri, Gooch, Honeyman, Defoe, Maja.
Steven Defour is unlikely to be fit as the Clarets go in search of their long-awaited first away win of the season. The Belgium international continued his recovery from a hamstring strain by playing 70 minutes of a midweek friendly, but he is short of match fitness and unlikely to be risked. Johann Berg Gudmundsson is still out with a medial ligament injury and joins long-term absentee Dean Marney (also knee) on the sidelines.
Provisional squad: Heaton, Robinson, Pope, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Long, Ward, Darikwa, Tarkowski, Brady, Barton, Flanagan, Boyd, Hendrick, Westwood, Arfield, Vokes, Gray, Agyei.
West Ham United
– WEST HAM
West Ham skipper Mark Noble is ruled out due to a dead leg. Winston Reid will take over as captain while Sam Byram could be recalled at right-back, freeing up Cheikhou Kouyate to move into Noble’s midfield berth. Andre Ayew is set to start in attack after scoring as a substitute at Bournemouth last weekend, but defender Angelo Ogbonna (knee) and striker Diafra Sakho (back) are still out.
Provisional squad: Randolph, Adrian, Fonte, Reid, Collins, Byram, Cresswell, Masuaku, Kouyate, Nordtveit, Obiang, Quina, Antonio, Fernandes, Snodgrass, Feghouli, Lanzini, Carroll, Calleri, Ayew, Fletcher.
Leicester’s January signing Molla Wague is out for the season with a dislocated shoulder. The defender made just one appearance – in the FA Cup defeat at Millwall in January – and has had an operation but his long-term future is unknown, with the loan from Udinese expiring in the summer. Nampalys Mendy is rated as 50-50 to return from a knee injury which saw him miss the 2-0 win over Sevilla on Tuesday and advance to the Champions League quarter finals 3-2 on aggregate.
Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Zieler, Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Wasilewski, Chilwell, Fuchs, King, Mendy, Drinkwater, Amartey, Ndidi, Mahrez, Gray, Albrighton, Kapustka, Musa, Vardy, Okazaki, Ulloa, Slimani.
Bournemouth will check on the fitness of midfielder Harry Arter (calf) and winger Junior Stanislas (groin). Midfielder Andrew Surman returns following his one-match ban for receiving a red card at Manchester United, while French forward Lys Mousset (hamstring) is also expected to be available after coming off during the midweek Under-21 game against Sampdoria. Defender Tyrone Mings serves the second part of his five-match suspension for a stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while forward Callum Wilson, goalkeeper Adam Federici and defender Rhoys Wiggins all continue their recoveries from knee injuries.
Provisional squad: Boruc, A Smith, Francis, Daniels, Cook, King, Fraser, Arter, Gosling, Pugh, Afobe, Allsop, Cargill, Ibe, B Smith, Gradel, Wilshere, Mousset, Surman.
Martin Olsson misses Swansea’s Premier League trip to Bournemouth after sustaining ankle damage at Hull last weekend. Stephen Kingsley will deputise for Olsson at left-back and there will also be a change on the other flank as the fit-again Kyle Naughton replaces Angel Rangel, who is unlikely to play again this season after breaking his foot at Hull. Top scorer Fernando Llorente has recovered from a dead leg as winger Jefferson Montero rejoins the squad after nearly three months out with hand and hamstring injuries.
Provisional squad: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Kingsley, Cork, Carroll, Fer, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Llorente, Nordfeldt, Amat, Van der Hoorn, Britton, Fulton, Ki, Montero, Ayew, Narsingh, Borja, McBurnie, Roberts.
Interim head coach Steve Agnew is hoping to have Bernardo Espinosa and Rudy Gestede available. Defender Espinosa and striker Gestede limped out of last Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Manchester City with hamstring problems, but both have resumed training with the latter closer than the former to making himself available. Midfielder Adlene Guedioura is available after being cup-tied last weekend, but Boro will once again have to do without injured defensive trio George Friend (calf), Daniel Ayala (hamstring) and Calum Chambers (foot).
Provisional squad: Valdes, Guzan, Barragan, Fabio, Gibson, Espinosa, Husband, Fry, De Roon, Clayton, Forshaw, Leadbitter, Guedioura, Downing, Stuani, Traore, Fischer, Negredo, Gestede, Bamford.
– MAN UNITED
Suspended Manchester United duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera will be joined on the sidelines at Middlesbrough by injured midfielder Paul Pogba. Ibrahimovic and Herrera are serving domestic bans as Jose Mourinho’s men arrive at the Riverside Stadium for a match Pogba will miss with a hamstring injury sustained in the midweek Europa League win against Rostov. Daley Blind is a doubt for Sunday after sustaining a bump to the head and captain Wayne Rooney’s availability is unclear after sustaining a training ground knock. Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Bastian Schweinsteiger will be hoping to be selected after training away from the main group ahead of the Rostov game.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Smalling, Bailly, Blind, Darmian, Shaw, Young, Carrick, Fellaini, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Rooney, Martial, Rashford.
Mauricio Pochettino could be without five players. Pochettino will make late decisions on Kyle Walker and Victor Wanyama after defender Walker hurt his ankle at home on Monday while midfielder Wanyama sustained a knock against Millwall last weekend. Harry Kane (ankle), Danny Rose (knee) and Erik Lamela (hip) are all out but Mousa Dembele is available again after recovering from an ankle problem.
Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Lopez, Davies, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dier, Carter-Vickers, Wimmer, Walker, Trippier, Wanyama, Winks, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Sissoko, Onomah, Son, Janssen.
Southampton boss Claude Puel will choose from an unchanged squad. Striker Charlie Austin is close to resuming training after a shoulder injury and defender Jeremy Pied is also making good progress after a knee operation and could train next week. Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, full-back Matt Targett and centre-half Virgil Van Dijk are still out injured.
Provisional squad: Forster, Taylor, Bertrand, Yoshida, Caceres, Gardos, Cedric, Hesketh, Romeu, Clasie, Ward-Prowse, Isgrove, Tadic, Redmond, Boufal, Lewis, Stephens, Hojbjerg, McQueen, Sims, Rodriguez, Gabbiadini, Long.
– MAN CITY
Vincent Kompany, who has made just six appearances all season, is hoping to earn a recall after not being risked by manager Pep Guardiola since overcoming a knee injury. City have no new injury concerns but striker Gabriel Jesus (foot) and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (knee) remain on the sidelines.
Provisional squad: Caballero, Bravo, Zabaleta, Sagna, Kompany, Stones, Otamendi, Clichy, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Delph, De Bruyne, Silva, Navas, Sane, Sterling, Nolito, Aguero, Iheanacho.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes forward Roberto Firmino will be fit. The Brazil international missed last week’s win over Burnley with a groin injury but returned to training on Friday, although striker Divock Origi is a doubt after missing Thursday’s session. Defender Dejan Lovren is fully fit after playing 75 minutes for the Under-23s on Monday but Daniel Sturridge (hip) and Jordan Henderson (foot) are both sidelined.
Provisional squad: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Can, Lallana, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Coutinho, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Moreno, Klavan, Gomez, Lucas, Stewart, Origi, Woodburn, Wilson.