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 13.
Next Up: Bournemouth (H)
Bellerin and Cazorla stand out as the primary absentees as Arsenal prepare to take on Bournemouth this weekend. The younger of the two remains out of action for another month at the very least, while Santi Cazorla is apparently zoning in on a return date sooner rather than later.
Injured: Mertesacker, Bellerin, Cazorla, Welbeck, Perez
Next Up: Arsenal (A)
The main issue for the Cherries this weekend is not injuries. Instead it’s filling the vacuum left by Jack Wilshere who is unable to feature against his parent club Arsenal in Gameweek 13.
50/50: Boruc, Surman, Ibe
Next Up: Manchester City (H)
Sean Dyche’s squad is blessed with clean bill of health as City roll into town on Saturday. Losing 4-0 to West Brom last week, you suspect they’ll need every man on hand.
Next Up: Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Aside from Kurt Zouma, who still working back to full fitness, Antonio Conte is able to choose from a fresh slate of players ahead of an intriguing derby clash with Spurs.
Next Up: Swansea (A)
Midfielder man Joe Ledley sat out the Gameweek 12 defeat to Manchester City through injury but could recover from his knock in time to face Swansea come Saturday. The Wales international aside, the Palace injury list remains very much the same.
Injured: Mandanda, Souare, Remy, Jonathan Benteke
Next Up: Southampton (A)
The Toffees are starting to come out of their recent injury mire with just Pennington, Besic and Kone currently absent. None are starters so Ronald Koeman’s immediate plans are therefore unaffected.
Injured: Pennington, Besic, Kone
Next Up: West Bromwich Albion (H)
Hull City continue to boast the most injury hit side in the league and facing an in-form West Brom this weekend, it’s unlikely to majorly improve anytime soon.
Injured: Odubajo, Bruce, Luer, Maloney, Hernandez, Keane
50/50: McGregor, Robertson, Lenihan
Next Up: Middlesbrough (H)
The suspension of Danny Drinkwater could hit Leicester hard over the coming games. The midfielder will sit out of action until Gameweek 15 and given the absence of Kasper Schmeichel through injury, the Foxes could struggle without these two influential men.
Injured: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Mendy
Next Up: Sunderland (H)
Adam Lallana’s fitness is the point of primary concern for Liverpool this weekend and it looks as if the England international will not feature. The midfielder has been out action since the international break and will in all likelihood miss the next two fixtures with this groin issue.
50/50: Gomez, Lallana, Ojo
Next Up: Burnley (A)
Gameweek 12 was the scene of another sad sight in Premier League football – Vincent Kompany hobbling off the pitch once again. The City captain is out for a few weeks at the very least along with midfield reserve, Fabian Delph.
Injured: Kompany, Delph
Next Up: West Ham United (H)
United are likely to continue with the Jones and Rojo partnership at the heart of their defence this weekend as Chris Smalling continues his recovery from a toe injury.
Injured: Smalling, Bailly
50/50: Fellaini, Schweinsteiger
Next Up: Leicester City (A)
While not much is going to plan at Middlesbrough, their relatively short list of injuries is one bonus going into a trip away to Leicester this weekend.
Next Up: Everton (H)
The Saints struggled in Europe midweek but have no major new injuries to contend with. Key performers Fonte, Tadic and Hojbjerg are slight worries but should prove their full fitness for Gameweek 13.
Injured: McCarthy, Pied, Targett, Hesketh
50/50: Fonte, Tadic, Hojbjerg
Next Up: Watford (A)
Jack Butland is edging closer to a Stoke City return, but full-fitness could still be a couple of weeks away. The most pressing concern for Mark Hughes’ side is the absence of Joe Allen, who misses Gameweek 13 through suspension.
Injured: Cameron, Bardsley, Ireland, Afellay
50/50: Butland, Whelan
Next Up: Liverpool (A)
Paddy McNair is the most recent addition to Sunderland’s declining, yet still considerable hitlist. The Northern Irishman left the field of play with a knee complaint in Gameweek 12 and his return to action is yet to be confirmed. What is certain however, is that the ex-Manchester United man will miss this weekend’s clash with Liverpool.
Injured: McNair, Rodwell, Cattermole, Borini
50/50: Denayer, Kirchoff, Larsson
Next Up: Crystal Palace (H)
As ever, Swansea City are blessed with a miniscule injury list. Only Korean international Ki is likely to miss out a game with Crystal Palace through a toe injury.
Injured: Ki Sung-yeung
Next Up: Chelsea (A)
Spurs have won just one of their past four league games without their totemic centre-half, Toby Alderweireld and they are likely to be without his services for a few more weeks at least. Likewise, both first-choice and second-choice left-backs, Danny Rose and Ben Davies are absent through injury.
Injured: Alderweireld, Rose, Davies, Lamela
Next Up: Stoke City (H)
Watford have a couple of injuries to monitor, primarily in defensive positions. The most notable absence, Craig Cathcart is still a few weeks from recovery having sat out the whole season to date with groin injury. Right-back Juan Zuniga should feature in Gameweek 13 despite carrying a knock.
Injured: Cathcart, Kabasele, Success, Kenedy
50/50: Kaboul, Zuniga
West Bromwich Albion
Next Up: Hull City (A)
Two players – Chadli and Berahino – with wildly differing fortunes this season are both doubtful to feature away to Hull this weekend. Both for very different reasons. Key man Chadli has nursed a knee injury for the past few weeks, while Saido Berahino continues his struggles to lose weight and regain match fitness.
50/50: Chadli, Berahino
Next Up: Manchester United (A)
Winston Reid got his marching orders in the dying minutes of Gameweek 12 and will sit this weekend out through suspension. For West Ham, a side that has conceded more goals than any team bar Hull, that is a major loss.
Injured: Masuaku, Byram, Oxford, Tore, Carroll