Ahead of Gameweek 34, the Analyst gives you the lowdown on all the suspensions and injuries in the Premier League.
Next Up: Chelsea (H)
The Gunners are as healthy as they have been all season, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s groin injury making him the only definitive absence. Per Mertesacker is a doubt due to an ankle injury.
Next Up: Manchester City (A)
Villa are in fine form but their injury crisis seems to worsen by the week. Five first teamers are ruled out with injury, another three are doubtful, and the duo of Carlos Sanchez and Scott Sinclair will be missing due to suspension and ineligibility respectively.
Injured: Herd, Kozák, Baker, Clark, Hutton
50/50: Senderos, Cissokho, Agbonlahor
Next Up: Leicester City (H)
Ashley Barnes is the only addition to Burnley’s absentee list. The forward is ruled out with a suspension following his sending off against Everton. Kevin Long and Dean Marney remain out with long-term knee injuries.
Injured: Long, Marney
Next Up: Arsenal (A)
With both Costa and Remy expected to miss out on Sunday Didier Drogba looks set to lead the line once more, a thought that will have Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, losing sleep given the striker’s history against the Gunners.
Next Up: West Brom (H)
Lee Chung-Yong is in with a chance to return after making his debut for the Under 21s in midweek. Jordan Mutch faces a late fitness test, but Thomas, Chamakh and Campbell are all ruled out.
Injured: Thomas, Chamakh, Campbell
50/50: Mutch, Campbell
Next Up: Manchester United (A)
Romelu Lukaku is set to return to the side for the visit of Manchester United and James McCarthy is also expected to be fit. However, Steven Pienaar has been ruled out and will join the likes of Oviedo, Hibbert and Gibson in the stands.
Injured: Oviedo, Hibbert, Gibson, Pienaar
Next Up: Crystal Palace (A)
Hull should get Gaston Ramirez back after their week off in Gameweek 33, but David Meyler will miss the game with a suspension. According to the club, Andrew Robertson has been ruled out with an ankle injury suffered in training.
Injured: Davies, Snodgrass, Jelavic, Robertson
50/50: Ramirez, Diame
Next Up: Burnley (A)
David Nugent, who was injured in the warm up of last week’s game, and Marcin Wasilewski are both touch and go as Leicester look to make it four wins in a row.
50/50: Nugent, Wasilewski
Next Up: West Brom (H)
Adam Lallana has decalared himself back to full fitness, but we’ll wait and see whether Brendan Rodgers feels he’s ready to for a return to the starting line-up. Daniel Sturridge, Mamadou Sakho and Lucas remain absent.
Injured: Sakho, Sturridge
Next Up: Aston Villa (H)
The big news here is that David Silva is fit to play after tests revealed he suffered no serious damage from the elbow to the face he suffered during last weekend’s victory over West Ham. Kompany, Clichy, Nasri and Jovetic all remain out
Injured: Kompany, Clichy, Nasri and Jovetic
Next Up: Everton (A)
Daley Blind is the only possible returnee from last week’s list of absentees, according to boss Louis van Gaal. Rafael is an addition to the hitlist after suffering a rib injury in an Under 21 game
50/50: Blind, van Persie, Januzaj
Injured: Carrick, Rojo, Rafael, Jones
Next Up: Swansea (H)
Moussa Sissoko remains suspended following his sending off at Liverpool, and John Carver has the usual long list of casualties to sort through. Tough times for the Newcastle boss.
Injured: Alnwick, Haidara, Dummett, S.Taylor, Tiote, de Jong, Aarons
Suspended: Sissoko, Cisse
Next Up: West Ham (H)
Eduardo Vargas, Rio Ferdinand and Alejandro Faurlin are all definitively out but all is not lost for QPR as first-teamers like Yun and Leroy Fer are expected to return to the squad.
Injured: Ferdinand, Faurlin, Fer, Doughty, Vargas, Zarate
50/50: Furlong, Yun, Taarabt, Traore
Next Up: Tottenham (H)
Victor Wanyama is suspended, but Toby Alderweirald, who was stretchered off with a shoulder injury against Stoke, is expected to be fully fit for the visit of Tottenham.
Injured: Forster, Djuricic, Rodriguez, Mayuka
Next Up: Sunderland (H)
The same three absentees as last week for Stoke, but the Potters should still have too much quality for Sunderland,
Injured: Moses, Odemwingie, Bojan
Next Up: Stoke (A)
Seb Larsson’s suspension and Wes Brown’s injury are the key absences for Sunderland this weekend.
Injured: Brown, Giaccherini, Alvarez, Fletcher
Next Up: Newcastle (A)
Neil Taylor is still serving a two game ban, having racked up ten booking this season. Naughton, Gomis and Carroll are all expected to miss out with injury.
Injured: Naughton, Carroll, Gomis
Next Up: Southampton (A)
Spurs look like they could get a big boost ahead of their crucial clash with Southampton, with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris looking like he may win his race to be fit. However, fantasy owners should make sure to double check his availability before kick off.
Injured: Rose, Walker
Next Up: Liverpool (H)
Mulumbu remains suspended and he’ll be joined on the sidelines by Andre Wisdom who is ineligible to face his former club.
Next Up: QPR (A)
Add Guy Demel to the Hammer’s suddenly growing injury list. None of the absentees are thought to be particularly close to a return.
Injured: Tomkins, Henry, Carroll, Sakho, Demel