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 22.
Next Up: Burnley (H)
Mohamed Elneny is on duty with Egypt at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and is therefore unavailable to feature against Burnley this coming weekend. On a positive note, Bellerin, Hibbs and Coquelin have all returned to training and should be declared fit for Sunday’s fixture.
Injured: Mertesacker, Debuchy, Cazorla, Walcott, Sanogo
50/50: Bellerin, Gibbs, Coquelin
Next Up: Watford (H)
Max Gradel is on international duty with Ivory Coast and may not return to Bournemouth until the second week of February at the latest. Meanwhile, defender Simon Francis is suspended until Gamweek 23.
Next Up: Arsenal (A)
Scott Airfield is arguably the biggest loss for Burnley going into Gameweek 22 and especially with the Gunnders on the cards. The Scottish winger will join Gudmundsson on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
Injured: Long, Gudmundsson, Airfield
Next Up: Hull (H)
Diego Costa’s spat with the club and Antonio Conte appears to have come to end for the time being at least. As such, the Spain international should be available to reclaim his starting berth against Hull this coming Sunday.
Next Up: Everton (H)
Wilfried Zaha is perhaps the biggest loss to both Sam Allardyce and Crystal Palace, as the Ivorian international takes his place at the African Cup of Nations. James McArthur meanwhile, should shake off a calf issue before Everton roll into town.
Injured: Mandanda, Souare, Sako, Jonathan Benteke, Wickham
50/50: McArthur, Mutch
Next Up: Crystal Palace (A)
Idrissa Gueye is unavailable again through international duty while Everton’s injury list remains much the same going into Gameweek 22.
Injured: Pennington, Besic, Bolasie, Calvert-Lewin
Next Up: Chelsea (A)
Mbokani and Elmohamady are away on international detail and unavailable to compete this weekend. The real point of concern will surround the fitness of star man Robert Snodgrass who is touch and go with a knock. Facing Chelsea away, they’ll certainly need his contribution.
Injured: Odubajo, Bruce, Henriksen, Luer, Keane
50/50: Lenihan, Meyler, Snodgrass, Maloney
N/A: Elmohamady, Mbokani
Next Up: Southampton (A)
Leicester face Southampton will depleted attacking options as the likes of Slimani and Mahrez take the their respective places at the AFCON tournament. Leonardo Ulloa is out until the end of the month with a knee injury.
N/A: Amartey, Mahrez, Slimani
Next Up: Swansea (H)
The Joel Matip-Cameroon saga rolls on for another week and he will be unlikely to gain clearance to play for Liverpool again until Gameweek 23. Nathaniel Clyne and Jordan Henderson could return to the fray to face Swansea at home, having both sat out first team training during the week.
Injured: Grujic, Brannagan, Ings
50/50: Clyne, Matip, Henderson
Next Up: Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Manchester City need to bounce back in a big way versus Tottenham Hotspur this weekend and do so with out the services of Fernandinho in their midfield. The Brazil international is ruled out for a further two matches through suspension.
Next Up: Stoke (A)
Aside from the AFCON bound Eric Bailly, United have a perfectly healthy squad to choose from away to Stoke.
Next Up: West Ham (H)
Boro miss key defensive figures, Barragan and Ayala through injury and suspension respectively while chief playmaker Gaston Ramirez, continues on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Injured: Barragan, Ramirez
Next Up: Leicester (H)
The Saints injury list remains much the same in Gameweek 22 with Davis, Boufal and Charlie Austin’s absences among the most concerning.
Injured: McCarthy, Pied, Targett, Hesketh, Boufal, Davis, Austin
Next Up: Manchester United (H)
John Walters is potentially Stoke’s biggest loss in the lead up to a home clash with Manchester United as the Ireland international contends with a potentially lengthy knee injury.
Injured: Butland, Cameron, Ireland, Walters
N/A: Bony, Diouf, Sobhi
Next Up: West Brom (A)
David Moyes has serious worries to contend with the spine of his team effectively decimated through a spate of injuries and the call of the African Cup of Nations.
Injured: Pickford, McNair, Manquillo, Cattermole, Kirchoff, Gooch, Watmore, Anichebe
N/A: Kone, Ndong, Khazri
Next Up: Liverpool (A)
Swansea’s left flank is particularly bare this weekend as both Neil Taylor and Jefferson Montero bow out of the action through facial and hamstring injuries respectively.
Injured: Taylor, Montero
Next Up: Manchester City (A)
Spurs face Manchester City without the services of both Jan Verthongen and Erik Lamela. However, given their recent form, this is unlikely to affect Pochettino’s men going into Gameweek 22.
Injured: Verthongen, Lamela
Next Up: Bournemouth (A)
Roberto Pereyra is proabably the most high profile absentee in Watford’s ranks this weekend and the Argentine is now scheduled to potentially miss months as he recovers from a knee problem.
Injured: Pereyra, Success, Amrabat, Okaka
50/50: Gomes, Janmaat
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Next Up: Sunderland (H)
The fitness of Jonny Evans is without doubt, the chief concern for West Brom this weekend as the Northern Ireland international recovers from a troublesome knee complaint. He along with fellow Baggies defender, Allan Nyom could be forced to sit out their forthcoming fixtures with Sunderland.
50/50: Evans, Nyom, Berahino
West Ham United
Next Up: Middlesbrough (A)
Kouyate and Andre Ayew constitute the ineligible parties for West Ham, as both are called away on international duty. The chief concern however will be Andy Carroll, who scored the goal of his career last time out but carries a neck injury into the game.
Injured: Arbeloa, Masuaku, Tore, Sakho
50/50: Reid, Byram. Feghouli, Carroll
N/A: Kouyate, Ayew