Ahead of Gameweek 4, Daily Fantasy Focus gives you the inside track on suspension, illness and injury in the Premier League.
Next Up: Newcastle (A)
Mertesacker and Koscielny were late pull-outs in Arsenal’s Gameweek 3 clash with Liverpool, as Chambers and Gabriel were brought in to deputise effectively. Mertesacker is almost certain not to travel to Newcastle due to a chest infection, while Koscielny will be assessed closer to game time.
Injured: Rosicky, Wilshere, Welbeck
50/50: Mertesacker, Koscielny
Next Up: Sunderland (H)
Midfield pair Carles Gil and wonderkid Jack Grealish are available once again for selection following respective injuries. Exciting new signing Adama Traore is something of a doubt however, having sustained an ankle injury in the League Cup midweek.
Injured: Okore, Crespo, Gardner
Next Up: Leicester (H)
The Cherries will look to build on their victory over West Ham in Gameweek 3, and host Leicester with an almost injury free squad to select from. Harry Arter is the only absentee, staying sidelined through a groin injury.
Next Up: Crystal Palace (H)
Captain John Terry will miss out on Gameweek 4 through suspension, following his clumsy dismissal against West Brom last time out, while new signing Rahman is unlikely to feature given his lack of match fitness.
Injured: Oscar, Moses
Next Up: Chelsea (A)
Club pillars Julian Speroni and Mile Jedinak look set to miss out until well into next month at least, with persistent finger and hamstring injuries respectively. Patrick Bamford meanwhile, is unavailable for selection as the Eagles take on his parent club Chelsea across London at Stamford Bridge.
Injured: Speroni, Jedinak, Campbell, Chamakh
Next Up: Tottenham Hotspur (A)
The usual suspects continue in the treatment room for Everton in Gameweek 4, but the Toffees will be boosted by the potential return of Brendan Galloway who went down with – what looked like – a serious injury against Manchester City.
Injured: Hibbert, Baines, Gibson, Pienaar
Next Up: Bournemouth (A)
Matt James is the only long term injury worry for Claudio Ranieri’s side as they look to continue their promising start away to Premier League newbies Bournemouth.
Next Up: West Ham (H)
Adam Lallana is likely to miss out on the visit of West Ham this coming Saturday, as is club captain Jordan Henderson. The England pair currently struggle with a knock and ankle injury.
Injured: Flanagan, Allen, Sturridge
50/50: Henderson, Lallana
Next Up: Watford (H)
Pablo Zabaleta looks set to miss out again through a knee injury and isn’t likely to return until late September. Defensive shields Fernando and Delph return for selection following their respective injury absences.
Next Up: Swansea (A)
Marouane Fellaini returns to action this week and was widely speculated to get the nod in a forward position – that however, was before Wayne Rooney bagged a hat-trick on Wednesday night as United qualified for the Champions League. Marcos Rojo isn’t likely to be fully fit and David De Gea is almost certain to continue on the periphery as his transfer saga draws to a close.
50/50: Lindegaard, Rojo
N/A: De Gea
Next Up: Arsenal (H)
Daryl Janmaat finds himself back in the fray following suspension and will most likely start the game against Arsenal this weekend. Moussa Sissoko meanwhil,e is recovering from a groin injury and will be assessed closer to kick-off time tomorrow – according to Steve McClaren.
Next Up: Southampton (A)
Lewis Grabban has found himself suspended by the club for walking out on the team before a tie with Rotherham in the League Cup. Olsson, Mulumbu and Kyle Lafferty continue in the treatment room for the short-term.
Injured: Olsson, Mulumbu, Lafferty
Next Up: Norwich (H)
Ramirez and Wanyama are current doubts, with both players carrying knocks and subject to transfer wrangling don’t expect them to feature against Norwich this weekend.
Injured: Forster, Gardos, Bertrand, Clasie
50/50: Ramirez, Wanyama
Next Up: West Brom (H)
Wilson and Bojan are fully fit once more but John Walters may miss out amid much transfer and contract speculation. Captain Ryan Shawcross remains out of contention for the foreseeable future with his back woes.
Injured: Shawcross, Odemwingie
Next Up: Aston Villa (A)
Sunderland are arguably the most troubled team in the league at present with a number of their key performers fighting to regain fitness ahead of their Gameweek 4 meeting with Aston Villa.
Injured: Kaboul, Johnson
50/50: Jones, Matthews, Lens, Gomez, Fletcher
Next Up: Manchester United (H)
With United coming to the Liberty Stadium, the Swans are find themselves blessed with a clean bill of health going into this weekend’s action.
Next Up: Everton (H)
Andros Townsend is doubtful for a meeting with Everton has he recovers from an ankle issue. Christian Eriksen meanwhile is ruled out completely with an knee complaint.
Next Up: Manchester City (A)
Miguel Britos – already suspended on his Premier League arrival for a headbutt on Alvaro Morata in Serie A – made his debut midweek for Watford in the League Cup but will now face yet another month in the stands after violently elbowing a Preston North End player. Brawler.
Next Up: Stoke (A)
Chris Brunt has sustained a hamstring injury but is still in the fray to feature at the Britannia Stadium, as West Brom take on Stoke.
Next Up: Liverpool (A)
Adrian’s suspension has been upheld despite an appeal from the club, so Darren Randolph will continue between the sticks at Anfield this Saturday. Carl Jenkinson follows Adrian to the stands with a suspension of his own, following his dismissal in Gameweek 3 against Bournemouth. Reece Oxford and Diafra Sakho meanwhile are doubts at present.
Injured: O’Brien, Zarate, Valencia, Carroll
50/50: Oxford, Sakho
Suspended: Adrian, Jenkinson