🕊 Brighton – #Welbeck is ready to play after missing the Chelsea game with illness, but the manager De Zerbi doesn’t know if he starts in the first XI or not, because the players who played against Chelsea played well.
Jakub #Moder is still out injured (ACL) but #Veltman is on the mend and should be available if selected.
Kaoru #Mitoma will be hoping to retain his starting place having impressed in last time out.
⚫️⚪️ Newcastle – The Toon have a few bumps and bruises as normal but nothing too bad. Jonjo #Shelvey and Allan Saint-Maximin came through their cameos against Aston Villa OK so the strength of the group is slowly returning.”
Shelvey will continue to be gently nursed back to full fitness and his role will probably be cameos for these last two games before the break.
#Joelinton suspended but Fabian #Schar, Elliot #Anderson are available. #Murphy or Saint-Maximin are more likely to replace Joelinton.
#Isak, #Ritchie and #Krafth still sidelined, Callum #Wilson‘s hamstrings are fine, but he’s had a cold. Should be fine for Sunday. #Darlow is back in training but has a lack of match fitness, so maybe not in the squad. #Dummett‘s (calf injury) status is unclear.
♦️ Liverpool – Liverpool captain Jordan #Henderson will be available for the game against with Tottenham after missing the Napoli match.
James #Milner, however, will miss out after being placed in a concussion protocol having departed the game on Tuesday following the half-time interval.
#Keita, #Jota and #Diaz are long term absentees #Matip is shorter team, but unlikely to be available this weekend.
🏙 Man City – #Haaland is much better. Pep Guardiola will decide today whether he will be available or not. “It’s a good step, he starts to train and we have training this afternoon and we will see”
Manuel #Akanji is okay but Kalvin #Phillips and Kyle #Walker are still not fit.
🐺 Wolves – “#Nunes is being assessed for his shoulder injury. The central midfielder is 50/50 to be available, it could go either way.”
Raul #Jimenez has been doing 1v1 training. He’s progressing well.But Davis said it would be unfair to set a timescale on his return.
#Costa is suspended and with no #Kalajdzic (ACL Injury), Wolves will have to find a way to play without a recognised striker. #Neto and #Chiquinho are other long term injuries and #Toti is a doubt with a muscle injury.
🦅 Crystal Palace – Patrick Vieira has said that Cheikhou #Doucoure and Odsonne #Edouard are both doubts for the game against West Ham on Sunday. Doucoure had his first training session today and both players will be checked tomorrow to see how they have reacted
Nathan #Ferguson (does he even exist?) played 45 minutes for the Under 21s on Monday after his loan move from Holby City FC.
😇 Southampton – Armel #Bella-Kotchap and Roméo #Lavia are both back in contention ahead of Southampton’s Premier League clash with Newcastle on Sunday.
Lavia had, this week, a little problem with his knee, so a place on the bench seems the most likely destination for the central midfielder, “Bella-Kotchap is back in training and has trained everything and shows no fear.”
#Walker-Peters will remain out till the break, fellow full back #Livramento will be out until the new year and Stuart #Armstrong is expected to be fit after “having problems” with knock last week
🧿 Chelsea – Ben #Chilwell will go for a scan later on Friday afternoon to find out the extent of his hamstring injury. Chelsea will update tomorrow but he is widely expected to miss the World Cup.
#Mendy should come in for #Kepa as the Spanish goalkeeper is very unlikely to play before the World Cup starts.
#Mateo Kovacic, (who has recently been struggling with a calf problem, is fit enough to feature vs Arsenal). However, Carney #Chukwuemeka has a minor hamstring injury and could miss out.
Denis #Zakaria picked up a minor knock on Wednesday but he’s now fine and available if required.
Usual suspects #Kante, #Fofana and #James are still out and will miss at least the next two league games.
🍬 Everton – Nathan #Patterson is ready to start, so Lampard has a decision to make, whether to stay with #Coleman or switch back to the young Scottish right back.
#Godfrey is back on the training pitches, but is likely to miss the next couple of games, Yerry #Mina is “very close” to returning and Dominic #Calvert-Lewin trained the whole week and is becoming more like himself.
Andros #Townsend will be missing for at least another month.
🦁 Aston Villa – No injury updates from the new manager Unai Emery, but he did say that John #McGinn will remain as captain for the foreseeable.
We know that #Kamara and #Carlos will definitely be out for a while, #Augustinsson is a doubt with a hamstring injury and #Martinez should be available after being concussed last week by his own player Tyrone #Mings.
🐓 Tottenham – #Romero and #Richarlison are out, #Bentancur is feeling “much better” and #Kulusevski joined part of the session today. #Lucas is struggling but may be available, #Son is having surgery on his eye so will miss out.
👿 Man United – Erik ten Hag admits he is playing a waiting game regarding the availability of the attacking trio #Antony, Jadon #Sancho and Anthony #Martial. All three were left out of the squad that travelled to Spain to play Real Sociedad.
“I have to hear how their progress was and if they can be available for Sunday’s match.”
The referee will be a bit more visible and free this weekend with the news that Bruno #Fernandes is suspended, #Maguire and #Lindelof are both fighting to partner #Martinez is central defence in the absence of #Varane.
Brandon #Wiliams has an unspecified knock and will be unavailable till after the World Cup.
🔨 West Ham – We start with team news…
“Lucas #Paquetá has been training so he’s probably ready to be included in the squad. Whether he’s ready to play we don’t know, but he should be available.
Centre half Nayef #Aguerd played his first 90 minutes last night but won’t start on Sunday.
🔫 Arsenal – #Saka returned to play 30 mins last night, Oleksandr Zinchenko returned to the bench after missing the majority of October with a calf issue, so both are available. #Turner and #Tomiyasu are the two doubts Arteta has.
#Smith-Rowe is the only confirmed absentee, the rest of the squad are available bar the two doubts.