Winks out for two more weeks
Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks has been ruled out for a further fortnight with a persistent ankle injury. The 21-year-old hasn't appeared for Spurs since Boxing Day. Now he is not expected to feature in their next two games against Southampton on Sunday and Newport in the FA Cup the following weekend. The news will be a disappointment for Mauricio Pochettino who wanted to use Winks' energy and passing ability during a busy part of the season.
West Ham 16.1.18
Chicharito sent home with flu
West Ham coach Alan Irvine says Hammers striker Chicharito was sent home yesterday with flu-like symptoms. Irvine told reporters at a press conference "Chicharito came in this morning and was sent home unwell don't know if he will be OK for tomorrow or not. It's been described as flu. Is it flu? I don't know, it might be a bad cold. We'll find out tomorrow."
Irvine added that Carroll and Sakho are unavailable for selection saying that "Andy Carroll (was) not fit yet" and "(Sakho) is injured at the moment, has been since the window opened so he's not been on the training ground at all, I've seen very little of him to be honest. He is not available for selection, it is as simple as that."
Man. Utd. 15.1.18
Martial an injury doubt vs Stoke
Anthony Martial is a doubt for Manchester United's Premier League visit of Stoke City. The 22-year-old travelled to Dubai with the rest of the United squad for their warm weather training last week but manager Jose Mourinho said Martial had suffered an unspecified injury. Antonio Valencia is set to make his first appearance since suffering a hamstring injury at West Brom on December 17, having come through the Dubai training camp unscathed. Second choice goalkeeper Sergio Romero did not travel to the United Arab Emirates but Mourinho clarified he was fit and available for the Monday night fixture with Stoke.
Man. City 14.1.18
Delph will be out "for a while"
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed Fabian Delph is likely to be out "for a while" with a knee injury as he counted the cost of Sunday's 4-3 defeat at Liverpool. Delph's departure came long before the contest reached boiling point after he turned his knee in a sliding challenge on Oxlade-Chamberlain. Right-back Danilo replaced Delph and looked uncomfortable on the opposite side of the defence.
"He will be out, I think, for a while," Guardiola told a post-match news conference. "I don't know if it will be a lot of time but he will be out for a while. It is his knee, he turned his knee."
Virgil van Dijk ruled out
Virgil van Dijk is set to miss the Reds anticipated clash with league leaders Manchester City, according to the Liverpool Echo. The world's most expensive defender has reportedly been hampered by a tight hamstring in the lead up to the clash, with Jurgen Klopp wary of risking the centre-back.
Alexis and Ozil missing
Alexis Sanchez has been left out of Arsenal's matchday squad for a meeting with Bournemouth amid mounting transfer talk, while Mesut Ozil is also missing. The German playmaker is absent through injury, but Jack Wilshere has shaken off a knock picked up in a Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea to make Arsene Wenger's starting XI. Alex Iwobi is also included again despite struggling at Stamford Bridge in midweek.
Conte plays down Cahill injury concerns
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed that the injury sustained by skipper Gary Cahill in Saturday's goalless draw with Leicester City 'is nothing serious'. The England international returned to the starting lineup for the Blues' latest stalemate, lasting just 33 minutes before pulling up and being replaced by Andreas Christensen. There had been fears that Cahill may be facing a spell on the sidelines, but Conte has played down those concerns and reiterated that fatigue was a big factor behind his side's fourth successive draw.
Cahill suffers injury
Gary Cahill has been substituted off in the first half of Chelsea's clash with Leicester City with an apparent hamstring injury. The centre-back pulled up just 30 minutes into the game at Stamford Bridge as he chased Leicester striker Jamie Vardy and was given treatement on the field before limping off.
Palace duo out of Burnley clash
Andros Townsend and Jeffrey Schlupp have been added to Crystal Palace's lengthy injury list and will miss this weekend's Premier League fixture against Burnley. The duo left Monday night's FA Cup third-round tie against Brighton on crutches after a disappointing 2-1 defeat. Both have ankle problems and join a host of their Palace team-mates who are also set for a period on the sidelines.
Joel Ward has a groin strain and is likely to miss the visit of the Clarets and the same goes for Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has a slight knock. Other notable absentees include Mamadou Sakho, who tore a muscle in his calf in December and is likely to return in February, as well as Connor Wickham, whose knee problem has kept him sidelined since last November. Jason Puncheon and Scott Dann both saw their seasons ended during Palace's 0-0 draw with Manchester City on New Year's Eve. In better news, Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha could return to the setup for Saturday's encounter.
Man. Utd. 12.1.18
Ibra expected to return in February
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unlikely to return to action until next month. The striker made a quicker than expected return from a serious knee injury in November and made six appearances for the club. But at the end of December, the 36-year-old suffered a recurrence of the problem. Mourinho said the Swede wouldn't be rushed back into action but is expected to return to training at the end of the month, depending on how he feels.
Sidwell out with ankle injury
Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Steve Sidwell will be sidelined for at least a further two months after sustaining an ankle injury during training. The 35-year-old has not featured for the Premier League club this season because of a long-term back injury. The news about Sidwell's absence comes two days after on-loan forward Izzy Brown was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign with knee ligament damage.
Vardy fit to face Chelsea
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy will be fit to face Chelsea after recovering from a groin injury. The England international missed Saturday's FA Cup draw at former club Fleetwood but will travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Captain Wes Morgan and defender Danny Simpson remain out with a hamstring problems, but Vicente Iborra (hamstring) and Christian Fuchs (illness) are available.