Premier League, Matchweek 25: Probable starting lineups and news

Take a look at the probable starting lineups for Matchweek 25 and for all the latest Premier League news

Premier League, Matchweek 25: Probable starting lineups and news

Another round of midweek Premier League action kicks off with three games on Tuesday evening and is going to continue with other seven games on Wednesday evening. Take a look at their probable starting XIs below ahead of all team in the 25th round of the 2017/18 Premier League season. Tottenham-Manchester United is, for sure, the most interesting game of this round with the 2nd ranked team in the standings that faces the 5th ranked one.


Swansea is now unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions and are now just three points adrift of safety. Renato Sanchez broke down with injury once again during Swansea's 1-1 draw with Notts County at the weekend and won't be available to feature on Tuesday. Tammy Abraham and Mike van der Hoorn are over their respective injury problems to leave Carlos Carvalhal with almost a full squad to pick from against Arsenal. Arsenal is five points off the top four but have only won three of 12 away league matches this season. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to make his Arsenal debut. Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud are both doubts for the away side but wouldn't be expected to start anyway. Aaron Ramsey competes with Granit Xhaka for a starting berth alongside Jack Wilshere in midfield.

Swansea (3-4-3): Fabianski; Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson; Naughton, Fer, Carroll, Olsson; Dyer, Abraham, Ayew.
Arsenal (3-4-2-1): Cech; Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Bellerin, Wilshere, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Ozil; Lacazette.

Defeat against Wigan in the FA Cup was West Ham's first loss in eight matches. Arthur Masuaku was shown a straight red card for spitting during West Ham's 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Wigan on Saturday and now faces a long spell out. David Moyes could be without 12 first team players for Tuesday's meeting with relegation rivals Crystal Palace. In the Premier League, West Ham are unbeaten in five but have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last six. Crystal Palace will be without at least five players through injury but have been boosted by the unexpected return of Mamadou Sakho and Yohan Cabaye.

West Ham (3-5-1-1): Adrian; Rice, Ogbonna, Collins; Zabaleta, Mario, Noble, Kouyaté, Cresswell; Ayew; Hernandez.
Crystal Palace (4-4-2): Speroni; Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, Aanholt; Towsend, Milivojevic, Cabaye, McArthur; Zaha, Benteke.

Huddersfield is only three points above the bottom three and are winless in their last six Premier League matches, losing each of their last three. Jon Gorenc Stankovic and Elias Kachunga are both still sidelined. Danny Williams is unlikely to play any part here after being forced off in Huddersfield's FA Cup match with Birmingham on Saturday. Liverpool have lost two in a row, as many as they managed in their previous 27 combined. Jurgen Klopp's side is now only two points clear of fifth and six adrift of second. Ragnar Klavan and Adam Lallana will both miss out for the away side, while Adam Bogdan and Nathaniel Clyne are still sidelined. Daniel Sturridge won't feature until his future is resolved.

Huddersfield (4-2-3-1): Loessl; Smith, Zanka, Schindler, Malone; Hogg, Mooy; Ince, Pritchard, Parra; Depoitre.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Karius; Gomez, Matip, Dijk, Robertson; Chamberlain, Henderson, Can; Salah, Firmino, Mané.


Chelsea has only lost one of their last 14 matches in all competitions, but Antonio Conte's side have drawn five of their last eight. Cesc Fabregas, David Luiz, Willian, Alvaro Morata and Thibaut Courtois remain doubts for Chelsea for Wednesday's league meeting with Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. Bournemouth is unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches but is only three points above the bottom three ahead of these midweek fixtures and haven't kept a clean sheet in any competition since November. They will be without Tyrone Mings and Jermain Defoe on Wednesday night, while Harry Arter remains a doubt.

Chelsea (3-5-1-1): Coutois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Bakayoko, Kanté, Fabregas, Alonso; Barkley; Hazard.
Bournemouth (3-4-2-1): Begovic; Francis, Cook S., Aké; Smith, Cook L., Gosling, Daniels; Ibe, King; Wilson.

Everton are winless in seven matches in all competitions but were not involved in FA Cup action at the weekend and have had 11 days to prepare to for this match. James McCarthy is out for the rest of the season after breaking his leg against West Brom last time out, while Ramiro Funes Mori and Leighton Baines are still sidelined. Leicester's unbeaten in six and have won their last three, including a 5-1 win away to Peterborough on Saturday. However, the Foxes are winless in three away league games. Shinji Okazaki, Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, Marc Albrighton, Wilfred Ndidi, Aleksandar Dragovic Ben Chilwell are all expected back in the starting XI at Goodison Park.

Everton (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Kenny, Keane, Williams, Martina; Gueye, Schneiderlin; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Bolasie; Tosun.
Leicester (4-4-1-1): Schmeichel; Simpson, Dragovic, Maguire, Chilwell; Mahrez, Ndidi, Iborra, Albrighton; Okazaki; Vardy.

Newcastle was eliminated from the FA Cup on Sunday after losing 3-0 to Chelsea. They are winless in seven home league matches, failing to score in five of those games. Kenedy could make his Newcastle debut. Rafa Benitez constantly rotates his starting XI, so it remains to be seen who he picks for Wednesday's match. Burnley is winless in their last eight matches, losing each of their last four. The Clarets haven't won away from home since the end of November, failing to score in four of their last six on the road. Aaron Lennon is expected to make his Burnley debut.

Newcastle (4-4-2): Darlow; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Ritchie, Shelvey, Merino, Atsu; Gayle, Joselu.
Burnley (4-4-1-1): Pope; Bradsley, tarowski, Mee, Taylor; Lennon, Cork, Defour, Arfield; Hendrick; Barnes.

Southampton is unbeaten in their last four matches. Mauricio Pellegrino is still under pressure as his Saints side sit one point adrift of safety. Ryan Bertrand is unlikely to feature after picking up a problem during Southampton's 1-0 win over Watford at the weekend. Sam McQueen is also a doubt, which means Pellegrino may have to adapt at left-back. Brighton have only won one of their last 13 Premier League matches and are now only one point above Southampton. Jiri Skalak is unlikely to feature after picking up an injury in FA Cup win over Middlesbrough on Saturday. Steve Sidwell is still a long-term absentee.

Southampton (4-2-3-1): McCarthy; Soares, Yoshida, Hoedt, McQueen; Romeu, Lemina; Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Boufal; Carillo.
Brighton (4-4-1-1): Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; March, Stephens, Proepper, Izquierdo; Gross; Murray.

Manchester City could extend its lead at the top of the Premier League to as many as 15 points on Wednesday as Manchester United travel to Tottenham on the same night. Ederson, John Stones, Sergio Aguero, Oleksandr Zinchenko and David Silva are all expected to return to the starting XI against West Brom. Benjamin Mendy, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Fabian Delph are still sidelined for the hosts. The Baggies are now unbeaten in four matches, which is their best run of form since August. Sam Field and Gareth McAuley missed the win due to illness and will need to be assessed ahead of Wednesday's trip to the Etihad.

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva; Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling.
WBA (4-4-2): Foster; Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Brunt; Phillips, Barry, Krychowiak, McClean; Rodriguez, Rondon.

Stoke moved out of the bottom three with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield in Paul Lambert's first game in charge of the Potters. They were not involved in FA Cup action at the weekend and will be well rested for Wednesday's clash with strugglers Watford. New manager may stick with the same XI that beat Huddersfield last time out. New Watford head coach Javi Gracia slipped to a 1-0 defeat in his first game in charge of the Hornets after being eliminated from the FA Cup by Southampton on Saturday. Gracia could be without up to 11 players for his first Premier League match in charge of the Hornets.

Stoke City (4-2-3-1): Butland; Bauer, Shawcross, Zouma, Pieters; Fletcher, Adam; Shaqiri, Allen, Choupo-Moting; Diouf.
Watford (4-2-3-1): Gomes; Janmaat, Proedl, Kabasele, Zeegelaar; Capoue, Doucouré; Carrillo, Pereyra, Richarlison; Gray.

The Tottenham squad has been hit by illness of late and Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to recover some key men in time for Wednesday's welcome of Manchester United: the Spurs boss hoping the trio Hugo Lloris, Christian Eriksen and Serge Aurier can be fit to face Red Devils. Manchester United have won their last five competitive outings and are unbeaten in eight. Jose Mourinho's side seem to be back to their best after a festive blip. Jose Mourinho is again without Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Daley Blind. Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford would be forced to watch on from the bench with new signing Alexis Sanchez set to make his Premier League debut for United alongside Romelu Lukaku up front.

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Aurier, Snachez, Vertoghen, Davies; Dier, Dembelé; Heung-Min, Alli, Eriksen; Kane.
Manchester United (3-4-1-2): de Gea; Jones, Smalling, Rojo; Valencia, Matic, Pogba, Young; Lingard; Sanchez, Lukaku.

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