Ahead of Gameweek 35, the Analyst gives you the lowdown on all the suspensions and injuries in the Premier League.
Next Up: Hull (A)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is nearing a recovery from the groin injury that has kept him sidelined for the last two months, but it is unlikely he’ll be fit to start by Monday night. French full back Mathieu Debuchy is out after picking up a hamstring injury in training.
Next Up: Everton (H)
Carlos Sanchez and Scott Sinclair are both available after missing the trip to Manchester City through suspension and ineligibility, respectively. Tim Sherwood is also hopeful that Alan Hutton could be fit to play. The defender returned to training this week.
Injured: Herd, Kozák, Baker, Clark,
50/50: Senderos, Cissokho, Agbonlahor, Hutton
Next Up: West Ham (A)
Sam Vokes thigh injury means he is a doubt for the weekend. Ashley Barnes remains out with a suspension.
Injured: Long, Marney
Next Up: Crystal Palace (H)
Chelsea have a few injury concerns ahead of the visit of Crystal Palace. Thibaut Courtois is touch and go with a hip injury, and Diego Costa is not certain to play any further part in the season, with the club determined to avoid a further recurrence of his hamstring injury.
Next Up: Chelsea (A)
Joel Ward is the only fresh injury concern for Palace, but the midfielder’s shin injury is not currently thought to be overly serious. Frazier Campbell is also in with a shout for the weekend.
Injured: Thomas, Chamakh, Campbell
50/50: Mutch, Campbell
Next Up: Aston Villa (A)
Everton have no new injuries and will be full of confidence following their 3-0 victory over Manchester United.
Injured: Oviedo, Hibbert, Gibson, Pienaar
Next Up: Arsenal (H)
Fresh off their win over Liverpool, Hull get several of their key players back. David Meyler returns from suspension, while Andy Robertson has recovered from an ankle injury. Nikica Jelavic has a chance to make the bench, but is still something of a doubt.
Injured: Davies, Snodgrass,
50/50: Ramirez, Diame, Jelavic
Next Up: Newcastle (H)
Jeffrey Schlupp, who missed the Chelsea game in mid-week, is not considered likely to be fit for the visit of Newcastle on Saturday. Leicester are also expected to be without Andy King and Robert Huth, both of whom suffered injuries against Chelsea.
50/50: Nugent, Wasilewski, King, Schlupp, Huth
Next Up: QPR (H)
Liverpool will welcome Lucas Leiva back to the squad for the first time in four matches. The Brazilian had been out with a thigh injury.
The Red’s big injury news this week, however, was negative. Jon Flanagan has been informed that he needs another surgery on his knee, and the defender is expected to miss another six months. Daniel Sturridge, meanwhile, has flown to Boston to see a specialist about a hip injury.
Injured: Sakho, Sturridge, Flanagan
Next Up: Tottenham (A)
Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri are fit to return to the squad for the trip to White Hart Lane this weekend. However, the big news from Manuel Pellegrini is that Yaya Toure will be ruled out of the next two fixtures with a hamstring injury.
Injured: Kompany, Toure, Jovetic
Next Up: West Brom (H)
United will be delighted that Captain Wayne Rooney didn’t suffer a serious injury he suffered against Everton. However, they appear to be suffering another defensive injury crisis, with Johnny Evans and Luke Shaw the latest to pick up injuries.
Injured: Carrick, Rojo, Rafael, Jones, Evans, Shaw
Next Up: Leicester (A)
Newcastle have a whopping ten players either ruled out or doubtful due to injury and suspension this weekend. It never rains, but it pours on Tyneside.
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.
Injured: Ferdinand, Faurlin, Fer, Doughty, Vargas, Zarate
Next Up: Sunderland (A)
Both Morgan Schneiderlin and Dusan Tadic are expected to miss the trip to Sunderland. Victor Wanayama Returns from suspension.
Injured: Forster, Djuricic, Rodriguez, Mayuka, Schneiderlin, Tadic
Next Up: Swansea (A)
Geoff Cameron’s hamstring injury puts his status for the weekend’s game in doubt, while Charlie Adam is expected to attempt to play through the broken nose he suffered in training by using a protective mask.
Injured: Moses, Muniesa, Bojan
Next Up: Southampton (H)
Seb Larsson’s suspension is over and the midfielder will rejoin the squad following his two match absence. Steven Fletcher and Wes Brown are thought to be nearing a return, but are not expected to feature this week.
Injured: Brown, Giaccherini, Alvarez, Fletcher
Next Up: Stoke (H)
Neil Taylor is back from suspension for the visit of Stoke but Wayne Routledge’s season is over. The winger underwent ankle surgery during the week to repair an injury that has troubled him for some time.
Injured: Naughton, Carroll, Gomis, Routledge
Next Up: Man City (A)
Defenders Kyle Walker and Ben Davies are both out for the clash with Manchester City, a less than ideal situation when one considers the form of Sergio Aguero. It would be a big boost for Spurs if Danny Rose is fit enough to take part, and although that is still touch and go the fact that he trained this week is a positive sign.
Injured: Davies, Walker
Next Up: Manchester United (A)
Mulumbu and Andre Wisdom return after being unable to face Liverpool for reasons of ineligibility and suspension. Ben Foster is the only definitive absence.
Next Up: Burnley (H)
No returns are expected from West Ham’s long injury list. With so little to play for, one wonders if we’ll see any of the listed players again this season.
Injured: Tomkins, Henry, Carroll, Sakho, Demel, Reid