Going into the next round of action in Gameweek 30, The Analyst gives you the lowdown on all the suspensions, knocks and injuries in the Premier League.
Next Up: Newcastle (A)
New signing Paulista is fit and able once more going into Gameweek 30. Tomas Rosicky is touch and go following illness.
Injured: Debuchy, Diaby, Arteta, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Next Up: Swansea (H)
Hutton and Grealish are available for selection once more following suspension, while the usual suspects of Baker, Vlaar, Senderos and Cissokho, remain long term absences.
Injured: Baker, Senderos, Vlaar, Cissokho, Herd, Richardson, Kozák
Next Up: Southampton (A)
Burnley may be encumbered by a small pool of players at times, but they’ve stayed in relatively rude health throughout the course of the season. Stephen Ward picked up a knock in the aftermath of Gameweek 29 but should be fit to feature at Southampton.
Injured:Long, Marney, Taylor
Next Up: Hull (A)
Willian departed the field in last week’s clash with Southampton having sustained a knock, but the Brazilian is 75% clear to feature in Gameweek 30. John Obi Mikel stays sidelined through a long term knee injury.
Next Up: Stoke (A)
Captain Mile Jedinak remains suspended for a further two games and form men Puncheon and Zaha are touch and go with hamstring and hip injuries, respectively.
Injured: Inniss, Williams, Thomas, Mutch, Chamakh
50/50: Lee Chung-Yong, Puncheon, Zaha
Next Up: QPR (A)
Aiden McGeady returns from a layoff, but his path into the first team doesn’t look so clear cut with Lennon and Atsu coming into strong consideration of late. Another winger, Kevin Mirallas could make return having missed Gameweek 29 through a knock.
Injured: Oviedo, Hibbert, Pienaar
Next Up: Chelsea (H)
Tom Huddlestone’s dismissal in Gameweek 29 renders him suspended for a very tough prospect at home to Chelsea this Sunday.
Injured: Chester, Rosenior, Snodgrass, Jelavic
50/50: Diame, Brady
Next Up: Tottenham Hotspur (A)
No new injury concerns for Nigel Pearson’s side going into tough ask away to Spurs on Saturday.
Injured: Knockaert, Hammond
Next Up: Manchester United (H)
Liverpool have a number of possible returning figures going into a tantalising fixture with Manchester United this Sunday – Lucas and Balotelli chief among these.
Injured: Jones, Rossiter, Ibe
50/50: Flanagan, Lucas, Balotelli
Next Up: West Brom (H)
City move into a Gameweek 30 match up with West Brom, suffering no new injuries or suspensions.
Next Up: Tottenham (H)
Angel Di Maria returns to contention following suspension but whether he’ll automatically regain his place, remains to be seen. Marcos Rojo and James Wilson are both touch and go for a return.
Injured: van Persie
50/50: Rojo, Wilson
Next Up: Arsenal (H)
Newcastle United have issued an apology to manager John Carver, who’s left with a mere 13 first team players ahead of the weekend. Suspended and ultra-experienced figures, Coloccini and Cisse are the primary absentees.
Injured: Haidara, Dummett, S.Taylor, Tiote, de Jong, Aarons, Abeid
Suspended: Coloccini, Cisse
Next Up: Everton (H)
Captain Joey Barton emerges from suspension in time to face his hometown club, Everton, in Gameweek 30. Eduardo Vargas could yet make an appearance, following his return from a brief layoff.
Injured: Dunne, Faurlin, Fer
<strong? 50/50 Furlong, Isla, Ferdinand
Next Up: Burnley (H)
Facing giant killers, Burnley, at home this Saturday, Southampton are blessed with the benefit of a mostly fit squad.
Injured: Rodriguez, Mayuka
Next Up: Crystal Palace(H)
Stephen Ireland returns to the first team following a nasty shin injury sustained three weeks ago. Elsewhere, doubts hang over the likes of Pieters, Moses and especially Jon Walters following a draining physical battle with West Brom in Gameweek 29.
Injured: Muniesa, Odemwingie, Bojan
50/50: Wollscheid, Pieters, Moses, Walters
Next Up: West Ham (A)
Adam Johnson is available for selection following his suspension by the club, whereas Larsson and Fletcher are expected to regain fitness for the first post-Poyet fixture.
Injured: Buckley, Giaccherini
50/50: Larsson, Fletcher
Next Up: Aston Villa (A)
Taking on a resurgent Villa away this Saturday, Swansea have the benefit of a relatively clean bill of health. Bartley and Barrow however, remain sidelined for the foreseeable future.
Injured: Bartley, Barrow
Next Up: Leicester (H)
Ryan Mason sustained a thigh injury in defeat to Manchester United last weekend and is touch and go for an appearance at home to Leicester this weekend. Roberto Soldado sat out last week’s game with a knee issue and is still a doubt.
50/50: Mason, Soldado
Next Up: Manchester City (A)
A couple of question marks hang over West Brom as they go into battle with Manchester City this weekend. With Ben Foster ruled out, key men Ideye and Berahino doubtful, and Yacob and Brunt now both suspended, Tony Pulis has more than a few gaps to fill.
Injured: Foster, McManaman
50/50: Olsson, Berahino, Ideye, Anichebe
Suspended: Yacob, Brunt
Next Up: Sunderland (H)
Carl Jenkinson is likely to return to the backline following his ineligibility last week at parent club Arsenal. The injury absence of Enner Valencia just adds another selection headache for Allardyce and an injury hit frontline.
Injured: Reid, Tomkins, Henry, Carroll, Valencia