Every week, Daily Fantasy Focus gives you the definitive lowdown on suspension, illness and injury in the Premier League. Here we round up the Hitlist for Gameweek 11.
Next Up: Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Granit Xhaka is back in the fold to face Tottenham in the North London derby, having served a one match suspension in Gameweek 10. He is joined by the likes of Ramsey and Olivier Giroud – fully fit once again – to add to Arsene Wenger’s squad of available players. More pressing for the Arsenal boss however, is the fitness of a number of their starting defenders – Monreal and Bellerin chief among them – who carry knocks into the weekend.
Injured: Mertesacker, Welbeck, Perez
50/50: Cazorla, Walcott, Gibbs, Monreal, Bellerin
Next Up: Sunderland (H)
The Cherries injury list remains much the same going into a weekend clash with Sunderland, with the likes of Surman and Junior Stanislas still touch and go in terms of fitness.
Injured: Smith, Pugh, Cook
50/50: Stanislas, Surman
Next Up: Crystal Palace (H)
Jon Flanagan looks set to deputise for the injured Stephen Ward at left-back, as Burnley prepare to host Crystal Palace at 3pm on Saturday. The Irish international sustained a hamstring injury against Manchester United and stands out as the Clarets’ only injury concern,
Next Up: Everton (H)
Branislav Ivanovic is ready and able for selection against Everton at Gameweek 11 but is unlikely to break into the current, in-form starting line-up. Kurt Zouma, Mikel and Fabregas meanwhile all rank on the maybe list in terms of fitness this weekend.
50/50: Zouma, Mikel, Fabregas
Next Up: Burnley (A)
Connor Wickham is a 50/50 doubt as Crystal Palace prepare for their trip up to Burnley. Either way, the ex-Sunderland man is unlikely to start and has featured sporadically this season – both through niggling injuries and the arrival of Christian Benteke.
Injured: Souare, Remy, Jonathan Benteke
Next Up: Chelsea (A)
The Toffees currently carry a spate of injuries in their ranks but fortunately for them, Leighton Baines – nursing a recurring hamstring problem – is the only affected first team player. More pressing however, is the suspension of key man, Idrissa Gueye. The midfield enforcer is suspended until Gameweek 12, having picked up five yellow cards so far this season.
Injured: Browning, Pennington, Baines, Besic, McCarthy, Kone
Next Up: Southampton (H)
Adama Diomande is just the latest Hull player to become unavailable for Gameweek 11. Instead of an injury – the Tigers already have eight players absent for this very reason – Diomande won’t feature against Southampton through suspension and won’t become eligible for a further two games.
Injured: McGregor, Robertson, Lenihan, Odubajo, Bruce, Luer, Snodgrass, Mbokani
Next Up: West Brom (H)
The Foxes have been dealt a massive blow, in the form a fractured hand. What’s concerning about that is the fact that that hand belongs to Kasper Schmeichel. The Dane managed to play through the pain to finish their 0-0 Champions League draw in Copenhagen, but is now scheduled on the sidelines for up to a month.
Injured: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Mendy
Next Up: Watford (H)
Perhaps the most unlucky player currently plying his trade in the Premier League? Danny Ings has sustained yet another knee injury, just weeks after regaining his match fitness. Not only will Ings miss the upcoming clash with Watford, but he’s likely to sit out the remainder of the season.
Injured: Gomez, Sakho, Ojo, Ings
Next Up: Middlesbrough (H)
Manchester City fans are likely still on cloud nine following their impressive display over Barcelona during the week, but in Gameweek 11 the league leaders turn their attentions to the more humble prospect of Middlesbrough. Fernandinho – who carries a knock into the game – stands out as the only potential absentee.
50/50: Sagna, Delph, Fernandinho
Next Up: Swansea (A)
United are hit with the double loss of both Jose Mourinho and Ander Herrera to respective suspensions as they face Swansea this Sunday. As if those absences weren’t enough, Paul Pogba is now a potential doubt as he carries a thigh strain into Gamweek 11.
Injured: Valencia, Bailly
50/50: Smalling, Schweinsteiger, Pogba
Next Up: Manchester City (A)
Gaston Ramirez was the main man, as Boro recorded a long overdue win in Gameweek 10, but the Uruguayan will sit out of the weekend’s action through suspension.
Next Up: Hull City (A)
The Saints’ hitlist contains the same familiar faces going into Gameweek 11, with the likes of Long and Cedric ranking as the most high profile injured parties.
Injured: McCarthy, Cedric, Pied, Targett, Hesketh, Long
Next Up: West Ham United (A)
The Stoke attack could be severely blunted this weekend. Last time out, Xherdan Shaqiri hobbled off the field with a hamstring complaint, while Marko Arnautovic is forced into the stands through suspension.
Injured: Butland, Ireland, Afellay
50/50: Haugaard, Cameron, Shaqiri
Next Up: Bournemouth (A)
The Black Cats’ injury list is beginning to slowly pare down as the likes of Adnan Januzaj and Jan Kirchoff make their way back to full fitness. The latter in particular could be crucial this Gameweek, if he can declare himself match fit by Saturday.
Injured: Mannone, Larsson, Borini
50/50: O’Shea, Denayer, Kirchoff, Cattermole
Next Up: Manchester United (H)
Kyle Naughton is 50/50 doubt to start at home to Manchester United this weekend, but aside from the full-back, the Swans boast no new injury complaints.
Injured: Dyer, Montero
50/50: Kyle Naughton
Next Up: Arsenal (A)
Moussa Sissoko will continue his suspension this weekend and based on his showing midweek in the Champions League, he wont be all that missed. Moussa Dembele on the other hand, departed that same match with an ankle injury and is a slight worry ahead of what should be an intense North London derby.
50/50: Kane, Lamela, Dembele
Next Up: Liverpool (A)
Sebastian Prodl is the latest Watford player to pick up an injury, with the Austrian international nurses a groin issue ahead of their trip to Anfield.
Injured: Prodl, Cathcart, Kenedy, Success, Okaka
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Next Up: Leicester City (A)
West Brom regain Claudio Yacob from suspension but lose their dogged winger, James McClean, to the same fate this weekend. The Irishman will sit out the trip to Leicester, as will Nacer Chadli who sustained a knee injury in the lead up to the game.
Injured: Berahino, Chadli
Next Up: Stoke City (H)
Defensive marshal, Winston Reid, will sit out a clash with Stoke City having picked up five yellow cards this Premier League season.
Injured: Masuaku, Byram, Tore, Sakho, Carroll