Daily Fantasy Focus gives you the definitive lowdown on suspension, illness and injury in the Premier League. Here we round up the who’s on the Hitlist for Gameweek 30.
Next Up: Spurs (H)
Villa have pretty much already been relegated, so their players may not be rushing back into the line up for the visit of Spurs. Carlos Sanchez’s thigh injury has not improved over the past week and he’s expected to miss out along with several others.
Injured: Kozak, Amavi, Traore, Grealish, Sanchez
Next Up: Swansea (H)
Harry Arter is a doubt for the visit of Swansea due to calf injury he initially suffered against Southampton. Joshua King is fully recovered from the injury he picked up in that game, and may have played his best game of the season last week against Newcastle. Mings, Wilson and Grabban remain out long term.
Injured: Mings, Wilson, Grabban
Next Up: Newcastle (H)
N’Golo Kante returned last week and there was a noticeable improvement in Leicester’s defensive solidity. Riyad Mahrez thigh injury appears to be minor and he should be available for the weekend. Both players are vital to this side’s title aspirations.
Next Up: Norwich (A)
City produced their first good performance against Aston Villa and have another tasty match up this weekend against Norwich. They also have a relatively injury free squad and Kevin De Bruyne is improving each and every week.
Injured: De Bruyne, Nasri, Delph
Next Up: Leicester (A)
Newcastle still have a ton of injury woes but their main addition this week comes from a man who will spend most of his time on the sideline. Rafa Benitez has agreed to become manager and will have to figure out what to do with a squad missing up to ten players. Fortunately, big names like Tiote, Coloccini and Townsend could all return this weekend.
Injured: Krul, Toney, Mbemba, Oberton, Mbabu, Haidara, Good, Marveaux
50/50: Tiote, Coloccini, Townsend, Cisse
Next Up: Man City (H)
Alex Tettey’s ankle surgery has taken place, ruling him out for the rest of the season. His loss will be a big blow ahead of the visit of Manchester City. Robbie Brady picked up a calf niggle that bares watching and Steven Naismith is also a doubt with a thigh injury.
50/50: Naismith, Brady, Bassong, Wisdom
Next Up: Stoke (A)
Shane Long has returned from the knee injury that kept him out of contention last week, but captain Jose Fonte’s red card means he’ll miss out via suspension. Charlie Austin remains injured.
Injured: Gardos, Rodriguez, Austin,
Suspended: Wanyama, Fonte
Next Up: Southampton (H)
Could this be the week Ryan Shawcross returns? The defender has trained but a return to the starting line up seems like it would be pushing it after such a long absence. Charlie Adam is also in contention to return to the squad following his calf strain.
Injured: Wilson, Given, Johnson, Bardsley
50/50: Cameron, Adam, Shawcross
Next Up: Bournemouth (A)
Next Up: Aston Villa (A)
The game against Arsenal saw Spurs suffer some more casualties to their defence when Danny Rose was forced off with a minor calf injury. Dele Alli and Eric Dier have also picked up knocks during an intense stretch of games for the title contenders
Injured: N’Jie, Vertonghen,
50/50: Alli, Dier, Rose