Liverpool duo close to return
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Daniel Sturridge is doubtful for Monday's Premier League matc against Leicester City, but Dejan Lovren is likely to miss out despite being on the road to recovery. The Croatian defender has missed the past two matches with a swollen knee, while Sturridge is finally over his illness. The pair are set to return to full training on Saturday.
Stoke City 24.2.17
Stoke handed Shaqiri boost
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has revealed Xherdan Shaqiri has recovered from injury in time to face Tottenham on Sunday and he is close to a fully fit squad. The Swiss midfielder has recovered from a muscle strain ahead of the game at White Hart Lane. Geoff Cameron and Jon Walters are back in training after being out with injury, while Phil Bardsley and Wilfried Bony are also available for selection.
Lukaku passed fit
Everton will have Romelu Lukaku fit to face Sunderland after the striker recovered from the calf injury which prevented him going on the warm weather training trip to Dubai. The Blues top scorer flew instead to Belgium where he spent last week receiving specialist treatment on his leg. He will be welcomed back along with James McCarthy, who has also recovered from a niggle, and Kevin Mirallas.
Gudmundsson a doubt for Hull trip
Burnley are expected to be without midfielders Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Steven Defour at Hull City on Saturday. Gudmundsson picked up an knee injury in the first half of Saturday's FA Cup defeat at home to Lincoln City, while Defour has missed the last threee games with a hamstring problem suffered in the win against Leicester City.
Cazorla to miss rest of the season
Arsenal will reportedly be without Santi Cazorla for the remainder of the campaign, as he is now eyeing a return from injury by August. The 32-year-old has been sidelined with an ankle problem since mid-October, having been forced off during a Champions League group stage win over Ludogorets Razgrad.
Cazorla underwent surgery to correct an Achilles problem and revealed at the time that he will be back in two months' time. But Arsene Wenger remained unconvinced about the timeline for his return and had recently suggested that he could miss the second-half of the campaign.
Man. Utd. 22.2.17
Mkhitaryan, Carrick could miss EFL final
Jose Mourinho fears Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Michael Carrick will not be fit for Sunday's EFL Cup final against Southampton. The Manchester United duo limped out of the 1-0 Europa League win at St-Etienne with hamstring and calf injuries respectively. This couldn't come at a worse time, with the EFL Cup final against Southampton on Sunday, the battle for a top-four finish heating up in the Premier League and Chelsea awaiting in the FA Cup quarter-final in less than three weeks.
Spurs must wait for Rose return
Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose is not set to return to training until March after the extent of his injury was revealed. The 26-year-old has damaged the medial collateral ligament in his left knee which means the player will be missing from action for some time yet. Rose, one of the stars of the Spurs team this season, has already missed four games for Mauricio Pochettino's side. Meanwhile, Erik Lamela remains sidelined with a hip problem and Spurs are yet to confirm a date for his return to full training.
West Ham 22.2.17
Carroll ruled out of Watford match
Andy Carroll will miss Saturday's Premier League trip to Watford after West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic confirmed that his striker is still injured. Early indications now suggest that the 28 year-old could make his return to action during the home league fixture against Chelsea at the London Stadium on March 6. Carroll has six goals in 12 Premier League appearances so far this season.
Ozil suffering from back spasms
The Times claim that Mesut Ozil is suffering from back spasms, which caused him to miss Arsenal's FA Cup win over Sutton. He is said to have been playing through the pain for a while, including during a humiliating 5-1 defeat at Bayern Munich last week. And Wenger has now reportedly decided to give the playmaker some time off in the hope of getting him back to full fitness for the final few months of the season.
Arsenal do not play again until a week on Saturday, when they go to Anfield to face top four rivals Liverpool. Ozil, who has travelled to Germany to visit his family, is apparently expected to be fit to make the trip.
Man. Utd. 21.2.17
Rooney back in training
Wayne Rooney returned to training with Manchester United on Tuesday morning and could be available for their Europa League game against Saint-Etienne on Wednesday. Reports suggested Rooney would miss United's next match and their EFL Cup final date against Southampton at Wembley on Sunday, but the club captain could now be available for both fixtures.
Lovren a doubt for Leicester trip
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is a doubt for their Premier League match with Leicester City next Monday after visiting a specialist in Germany amid concerns over his knee injury. Lovren has missed Liverpool's last two games and their training camp in La Manga as he received treatment on the persistent injury. Lovren has been a key player under Klopp this season, appearing 23 times and has formed a dependable partnership with Joel Matip at the back.
Man. City 20.2.17
Kompany to miss Monaco match
Vincent Kompany will miss Manchester City's Champions League last-16 first-leg tie against Monaco. Kompany did not feature in City's goalless draw with Huddersfield in the FA Cup fifth-round tie on Saturday after limping out of training on Thursday. The club captain has made just six appearances for City this season due to injuries but manager Pep Guardiola was quick to reassure fans that his latest injury was "not a big issue".