Coquelin faces fitness test
Arsenal have been handed a massive boost with the news Francis Coquelin could return from injury far quicker than expected. The French midfielder limped off 32 minutes into the Gunners' 3-0 win over Chelsea last weekend after picking up a knock to his knee in a clash with N'Golo Kante. There was concern that Coquelin was facing a lengthy lay-off, but tests have shown that he has suffered no damage to his medial ligament. The 25-year-old faces a late fitness test to see if he can make a dramatic return against Burnley on Sunday.
Injury blow for Chelsea
Chelsea have been handed a major injury blow after John Terry failed a late fitness test ahead of the Blues trip to Hull City on Saturday. The 35-year-old has failed to recover from an ankle injury sustained in the final minutes of his team's 2-2 draw with Swansea City three weeks ago. Terry, who continues to be a pivotal part of Chelsea's defense, was sidelined for the defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal, and does not look set to return until the middle of October.
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Allen doubt for United match
Midfielder Joe Allen is a doubt for Stoke City's trip to face Manchester United on Sunday, but forward Jon Walters could return after an ankle injury. Allen felt tightness in his hamstrings following last weekend's 1-1 draw with West Brom and has not trained since. Walters could return after missing that match, but goalkeeper Jack Butland is set for at least another month on the sidelines following surgery.
Benteke faces four months out
Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has revealed striker Jonathan Benteke could be out for up to four months with a knee injury which requires surgery. The 21-year-old, younger brother of fellow Eagles' front man Christian Benteke, joined Palace on a free transfer in the summer but now faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering the injury in training.
"We have had a serious knee injury this week to Jonathan Benteke which is going to keep out of action for around three or four months," said Pardew. "In training his knee locked when he was doing a finishing drill and he unfortunately needs an operation."
Terry set to return
Chelsea have been handed a major injury boost with John Terry set to make his return from injury for this weekend's trip to Hull City, according to the Mirror. Terry has been forced to miss the West Londoners last three matches after suffering an ankle ligament injury. He was hoping to make his comeback against Arsenal last weekend but suffered a minor setback. However, it looks like Terry is set to make his comeback as the Mirror claim that the long-serving defender has now returned to full training and has been passed fit to make his return to action for Saturday's trip to Hull City.
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Rooney may not start Zorya match
Wayne Rooney may not start Manchester United's Europa League match against Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk for his own protection as he is struggling with a back injury, manager Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday. Rooney could be on the bench for a second match in a row after being dropped against Leicester on Saturday. Mourinho also confirmed Zlatan Ibrahimovic will start Thursday's Europa League tie.
Januzaj ruled out for six weeks
Sunderland's injury problems have worsened with the news Adnan Januzaj has been ruled out for at least six weeks. The on-loan Manchester United winger injured an ankle in Saturday's 3-2 Premier League loss to Crystal Palace. The 21-year-old underwent a scan on Tuesday, with the results confirming he suffered ligament damage and now faces a spell on the sidelines, alongside fellow long-term absentees Vito Mannone, Sebastian Larsson and Fabio Borini.
Coquelin out for three weeks
Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has been ruled out of action for three weeks with a knee injury. Coquelin was forced to leave the field in the 32nd minute of the Gunners' 3-0 victory over Chelsea at the Emirates on Saturday, after he was hurt in a challenge with N'Golo Kante. There were initial fears the 25-year-old could be sidelined for a lengthy spell when he left the ground in a knee brace, amid suggestions he may have aggravated an injury suffered at West Brom that kept him out for more than two months last season.
Jenkinson returns to full training
Arsenal have received a rare injury boost as defender Carl Jenkinson has returned to full training. The 24-year-old suffered a knee ligament injury during his loan spell at West Ham United after a collision with Sergio Aguero against Manchester City in January. Jenkinson returned to Arsenal to recover and is now ready to get back into action for the Gunners after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Man. City 25.9.16
De Bruyne 'out for four weeks'
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will be sidelined for approximately four weeks with a hamstring injury, according to reports. The Belgian played in City's 3-1 win away at Swansea City on Saturday but was unable to finish the match, being replaced in the 82nd minute. Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur reported on Sunday that De Bruyne underwent a scan and would be sidelined for "about four weeks with a hamstring injury". The forward missed 12 games with a knee injury last season which kept him out between January 28 and March 31.
Coquelin worry for Gunners
Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of Francis Coquelin, who picked up a knee injury in the 3-0 demolition of Chelsea. Coquelin was out for 10 weeks with a knee problem last season and Arsene Wenger, who has yet to discover the full extent of the damage, confirmed it appears to be a similar issue. "He has a knee injury at the same place he had last year at West Brom," Wenger said. "That's the negative of the day. We don't know if the damage is as big at the moment, we have to wait for 48 hours. But he left the stadium in a brace and I'm a bit worried for that."
Sissoko injury fear for Spurs
Moussa Sissoko has added to the injury worries facing Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino ahead of Tuesday's Champions League tie at CSKA Moscow. Sissoko suffered concussion during Tottenham's 2-1 success at Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Saturday and appears unlikely to make the trip to Russia. Pochettino is already without striker Harry Kane and there are major doubts over Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier and Danny Rose, who were missing at the Riverside as Tottenham maintained their unbeaten run and moved into second place in the Premier League.