The weekly roundup of the injured, sick and suspended. Going into a tough midweek round of fixtures, here’s reminder of who’s ruled in and out of the action.
Next Up: Southampton (H)
It may seem repetitive, but Arsene Wenger faces yet another round of defensive quandaries. As
Laurent Koscielny returned to the fray, both Monreal and Gibbs bowed out of action. The Gunners will hope for their swift return along with Szczesny as they host Southampton in Gameweek 14.
Injured: Ozil, Debuchy, Diaby, Ospina, Gnabry, Arteta,Walcott, Wilshere
50/50: Sanogo, Chamberlain, Gibbs, Monreal, Szczesny
Next Up: Crystal Palace (A)
Benteke finally returns from suspension ahead of a trip to Crystal Palace, and the Villains pray the goals arrive with him. At other end, with Ciaran Clark joining the casualty list, Villa now face a serious defensive crisis.
Injured: Delph, Kozák, Baker, Senderos, Vlaar
Next Up: Newcastle (H)
Michael Duff was out of action at the weekend and will remain so as Burnley host Newcastle.
Injured: Taylor, Vokes
Next Up: Tottenham (H)
Diego Costa may have deserved a heftier punishment following his questionable behaviour away to Sunderland- for the moment however, the Spain international misses the home clash with Spurs.
Next Up: Aston Villa (H)
Dwight Gayle bowed out of Saturday’s draw with Swansea and it looks as if he’ll remain sidelined for the GW14 clash with Villa.
Injured: Mariappa, Delaney
Next Up: Hull (H)
Roberto Martinez will be sweating on the fitness of sorely missed McCarthy and Naismith as
Everton host a downbeat Hull on Wednesday night.
Injured: Stones, Oviedo, Alcaraz, Gibson
50/50: McCarthy, Koné, Naismith
Next Up: Everton (A)
A tough run of games has become tougher still in the absence of Uruguayan duo Hernandez
and Ramirez. Robbie Brady too is unlikely to feature at Everton.
Injured: Bruce, Snodgrass
Next Up: Liverpool (H)
The fact that Leicester have been probably the most injury free team in the league hasn’t
helped matters on field. No new injury concerns for the moment.
Injured: Upson, Hammond
Next Up: Leicester (A)
Rickie Lambert is doing his damnedest in the absence of heavy hitters Balotelli and Sturridge.
With no return yet in sight, he may have to power on solo for some time.
Injured: Sturridge, Balotelli, Suso, Flanagan, Sakho,
Next Up: Sunderland (A)
With Mangala suspended and Kompany doubtful, City will have likely have to field a makeshift centre
back to pair up with Demichelis at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night.
Injured: Silva, Dzeko, Kolarov, Silva, Managala, Nastasic
Next Up: Stoke (H)
Van Gaal will almost certainly be without the services of Angel Di Maria- with the record signing departing the action after just 13 minutes on Saturday. Wayne Rooney- despite concerns- is expected to feature at home to Stoke.
Injured: Jones, Rafael, Shaw, Rafael, Lingard, Blind
50/50: Di Maria, Rooney
Next Up: Burnley (A)
Newcastle will be hoping to set things straight following a form breaking defeat to West Ham. This will be all the more difficult without key midfield men Sissoko and Colback, both suspended. Janmaat and Coloccini, meanwhile, are further doubts in defence.
Injured: Krul, De Jong, Santon, Gutiérrez, Obertan, Abeid, R.Taylor, Aarons
50/50: Janmaat, Coloccini, Riviere
Suspended: Colback, Sissoko
Next Up: Swansea (H)
Bobby Zamora was ruled out of affairs prior to kick off in the GW13 victory over Leicester City. He, along with Ferdinand and Yun are unlikely to feature as QPR host Swansea.
Injured: Faurlin, Sandro, Taarabt
50/50: Zamora, Ferdinand, Yun
Next Up: Arsenal (A)
If facing the league champions on Sunday didn’t take its toll on morale, the loss of
Cork and then Schneiderlin will almost certainly be a dash to chances at the Emirates.
Injured: Rodriguez, Gallagher, Ward-Prowse
50/50: Schneiderlin, Cork
Next Up: Manchester United (A)
Steve Sidwell was subbed with a knee complaint at Anfield whilst Glenn Whelan- his
replacement- sustained a calf injury and departed at half time. Both are unlikely to feature in
another tough ask at Old Trafford.
Injured: Odemwingie, Huth, Moses, Sidwell, Whelan
Next Up: Manchester Ciy (H)
Sunderland weathered the Chelsea storm to great effect in Gameweek 13 and will look to a
likely similar encounter with City with no squad dropouts.
Injured: Van Aanholt, Jones, Giaccherini
Next Up: QPR (H)
No further injuries for the Swans, the return of Federico Fernandez, however- due back in the
coming two weeks- will be a welcome one.
Injured: Richards, Fernandez
Next Up: Chelsea (A)
Spirits are high in North London going into a London derby with Chelsea. A few niggling
knocks and scrapes render the likes of Rose, Adebayor and Chiriches firmly in the maybe
50/50: Chiriches, Townsend, Adebayor, Capoue, Rose
Next Up: West Ham (H)
Full back Pocognoli left the field of play with a dead leg on Saturday and is now a doubt for
the West Ham game.
50/50: Pocognoli, Morrison
Next Up: West Brom (H)
West Ham are sweating on the fitness of star men Sakho, Song and Noble ahead of the visit
of namesakes, West Brom.
50/50: Sakho, Song, Noble