Ahead of Gameweek 38, the Analyst gives you the lowdown on all the suspensions and injuries in the Premier League.
Next Up: West Brom (H)
Matthew Debuchy, Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain are all major doubts for the final game of the season. We wouldn’t expect any of them to be risked given the FA Cup final is just around the corner.
Injured: Welbeck, Debuchy
Next Up: Burnley (H)
Kieran Richardson joins Clark, Herd and Kozak on the sidelines. On a positive note, Nathan Baker should be able to to take part if needed. Whether he is called upon remains to be seen.
Injured: Herd, Kozák, Clark, Richardson
Next Up: Aston Villa (A)
Long and Marney remain the only two long term absences for Sean Dyche’s side. Everyone else is available for Gameweek 38.
Injured: Long, Marney
Next Up: Sunderland (H)
Having maintained good health for much of the season, Jose Mourinho’s squad is limping slightly over the finish line, with five players unavailable for the final weekend of Premier League action. Eden Hazard (wisdom tooth) and Cesc Fabregas (suspension) are the big absences to be wary of for fantasy owners.
Injured: Oscar, Ramires, Zouma
Next Up: Swansea (H)
The injured trio of Thomas, McCarthy and Williams are set to miss out on the final day of the Premier League season. Frazier Campbell is fit and ready to return if needed.
Injured: Thomas, McCarthy, Williams
Next Up: Tottenham (H)
Leighton Baines joins the injured list after suffering an ankle injury that requires surgery. Brian Oviedo is fit to return to the squad.
Injured: Hibbert, Gibson, Pienaar, Baines
Next Up: Manchester United (H)
Hull go into a must win clash with Manchester United without five players who could have reasonably been considered starters at the beginning of the season. Jake Livermore’s drug related suspension is particularly ill timed given what’s at stake for Steve Bruce’s side on Sunday.
Injured: Davies, Snodgrass, Diame, Livermore, Ramirez
Next Up: QPR (H)
Andy King returned from his hamstring injury last weekend, and appears to have suffered no ill effects from doing so. David Nugent continues to miss out with a calf injury.
50/50: Nugent, Zoumana Bakayogo, James
Next Up: Stoke City (A)
Mamadou Sakho could return from the hamstring injury that has kept him since April, although one wonders whether Brendan Rodgers will see any logic in picking him for such a meaningless game. As usual, Mario Balotelli seems likely to spend the game in a suit.
Injured: Sturridge, Flanagan, Balotelli
Next Up: Southampton (H)
In yet another example of the absurdity which has manifested itself in the club City are as fit as they have been all season. Only Samir Nasri is injured for the final game of the season, with his hip issue likely meaning he has said his last Au Revoir to the Etihad Stadium faithful.
Next Up: Hull (A)
Given that Luke Shaw has already been ruled out of the England U21 squad for the summer it seems safe to say that he won’t feature against Hull on Sunday. Likewise, David De Gea seems set to miss out after suffering a hamstring injury against Arsenal, which would mean Victor Valdes gets his first start for the club. Has De Gea played his last game for Manchester United?
Injured: Carrick, Rafael, DeGea, Rooney, Evans, Shaw
Next Up: West Ham (H)
Mike Williamson, who was accused by manager John Carver of intentionally getting sent off against Leicester City a couple of weeks ago, is available again after a suspension. Given the club’s injury worries, he could yet play a part in this vital game.
Injured: Alnwick, Haidara, Dummett, S.Taylor, Tiote,
50/50: de Jong, Armstrong
Next Up: Leicester (A)
According to Chris Ramsey, QPR will be blooding plenty of their youngsters in this meaningless clash. Rob Green has been ruled out with a concussion, while Steven Caulker is also a question mark with his broken hand.
Injured: Green, Vargas, Faurlin, Doughty, Ranieri
50/50: Traore, Isla, Zarate, Zamora, Caulker
Compassionate Leave: Ferdinand
Next Up: Man City (A)
No changes to the Saints injury list with several key contributors still missing.
Injured: Schneiderlin, Tadic, Forster, Rodriguez
Next Up: Liverpool (H)
Long-term absences Bojan and Victor Moses continue to rehab their injuries. Both should be fit for the start of next season.
Injured: Moses, Bojan
Next Up: Chelsea (A)
Costel Pantilimon and Jordi Gomez join Wes Brown on the sidelines for all that’s left of this season, while Liam Bridcutt, Danny Graham and Sebastian Larsson will all face late fitness tests. With nothing left to play for, they could easily be given the final day of the season off.
Injured: Pantilimon, Gomez, Brown
50/50: Bridcutt, Larsson, Graham
Next Up: Crystal Palace (H)
With seven first teamers injured Swansea are likely to field an extremely youthful squad against Palace on Sunday. Maybe it was the squad’s current injury crisis that prompted club captain, Ashley Williams, to suggest they were better off missing out on qualification for Europe next season, as bizarrely unambitious as that sounds.
Injured: Naughton, Carroll, Rangel, Ki, Routledge, Amat, Oliviera
Next Up: Everton (A)
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been granted compassionate leave by the club, who are said to be deeply concerned about the players mental state, following his series of revelations about being extorted by family members.
Injured: Davies, Walker
Compassionate Leave: Adebayor
Next Up: Arsenal (A)
Ben Foster is West Brom’s only injured player, but the form of Boaz Myhill has meant that the England international’s absence has largely gone unnoticed.
Next Up: Newcastle (A)
Defensive stalwart James Collins has been ruled out of the season finale with a hamstring injury. Elsewhere, the usual list of long term casualties remain out.
Injured: Tomkins, Carroll, Sakho, Demel, Reid, Collins