Premier League Injury Update – Gameweek 29
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal – Sat 5th Mar – 12:45
Tottenham Hotspur’s casualty list remains unchanged from last week for this crucial North London Derby, with Clinton N’Jie, Moussa Dembele, and Jan Vertonghen still on the sidelines. There is a chance that Dembele could make a return though.
Petr Cech will be a huge loss to Arsenal after suffering an injury against Swansea, with him, Laurent Koscielny, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joining long term absentees Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, and Tomas Rosicky in the physio’s office.
Chelsea vs Stoke – Sat 5th Mar – 15:00
Eden Hazard has picked up a knock but should be fit in time to face Stoke. John Terry, Radamel Falcao, Kurt Zouma, and Pedro won’t be so lucky though, with them remaining injured for Chelsea.
Stoke’s defensive concerns continue to worry them, with Marc Muniesa, Glen Johnson, Ryan Shawcross, Geoff Cameron, Charlie Adam, and Phil Bardsley all suffering from injuries. Geoff Cameron could be back in time though.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa – Sat 5th Mar – 15:00
Yaya Toure will be hoping to recover from a minor injury to make the grade against Aston Villa. Samir Nasri, Kevin De Bruyne, and Fabian Delph continue their rehabilitation from injury and will all be missing until April.
Aston Villa’s injury list is unchanged from last week, with Jack Grealish, Carlos Sanchez, Adama Traore, Libor Kozak, and Jordan Amavi still struggling.
Everton vs West Ham – Sat 5th Mar – 15:00
Everton are hoping to welcome back Darron Gibson, Leighton Baines, Muhamed Besic, and Bryan Oviedo from injury. Tom Cleverley will have to wait another week or so though, with Tyias Browning and Tony Hibbert set for a longer spell on the sidelines.
West Ham’s recovering quartet of Victor Moses, Enner Valencia, Winston Reid, and Joey O’Brien will be out for another week. James Tomkins, James Collins, and Carl Jenkinson are going to be out for a bit longer though.
Southampton vs Sunderland – Sat 5th Mar – 15:00
Striking duo Shane Long and Charlie Austin have been ruled out of this one, with Long expected back next week and Austin out until April. They join injury list regulars Florin Gardos and Jay Rodriguez.
John O’Shea should have recovered in time to make the trip to Southampton. Lee Cattermole and Jeremain Lens will have to wait another couple of weeks though, whilst Duncan Watmore is out for an unknown period of time.
Swansea vs Norwich – Sat 5th Mar – 15:00
Ki Sung-Yeung and Leroy Fer have both picked up knocks, but they should be alright in time for Saturday’s game in order to keep Swansea’s clean bill of health going.
Sebastian Bassong could miss out on Saturday after picking up a knock, whilst Andre Wisdom is also sidelined as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.
Newcastle vs Bournemouth – Sat 5th Mar – 15:00
Andros Townsend, Papiss Cisse, and Cheikh Tiote are all hoping to be fit in time for this crucial relegation face off. Fabricio Coloccini, Chancel Mbemba, Kevin Mbabu, Massadio Haidara, and Gabriel Obertan will all have to wait another couple of weeks though, with Tim Krul and Craig Good are facing an even longer spell on the sidelines though.
Harry Arter and Josh King are expecting to make a full recovery in time for Saturday’s match, whilst Junior Stanislas is joining Tyrone Mings and Callum Wilson on the sidelines. Max Gradel’s promising return from injury continues though.
Watford vs Leicester – Sat 5th Mar – 17:30
Same old story for Watford. Joel Ekstrand is still on the sidelines alongside Jose Jurado Marin.
N’Golo Kante is still struggling for Leicester, but he could be in line for a surprise comeback on Saturday. Matthew James continues his recovery from his ACL knee injury though.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool – Sun 6th Mar – 13:30
Conor Wickham and Wayne Hennessey are both aiming to shake off knocks in time for Sunday’s match. Jason Puncheon will have to wait a week or so to return though, while Kwesi Appiah and James McArthur are facing a long spell on the injury list.
Mamadhou Sakho is a doubt for this one with a head injury, and Lucas Leiva’s strained thigh muscle will keep him out until April. Jordan Rossiter, Danny Ings, and Joe Gomez all hold on to their place on the injury list.
West Brom vs Manchester United – Sun 6th Mar – 16:00
Chris Brunt’s knee injury is more serious than first thought and will keep him out until October. Jonny Evans is a doubt to play against his former club, with James Morrison and Callum McManaman also ruled out.
Manchester United remain in an injury crisis. Cameron Bothwick-Jackson, Will Keane, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Luke Shaw are all ruled out. Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marouane Fellaini, and Antonio Valencia are all doubtful for Sunday, but could be in line for a return.
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Source: Football News