MANCHESTER CITY vs CHELSEA
REFEREE: Anthony Taylor
The weekend start with this big one, Manchester city hosting high-flying Chelsea. The Citizens are without injured captain Vincent Kompany and this contest against chelsea may be too soon for Fabian Delph who just return from a groin injury.
Kevin De Bruyne, Pablo Zabaleta, David Silva and Ikay Gundogan could all be back in the starting fold.
Chelsea are still without John Obi Mikel and John Terry. The long time serving players are nursing Muscle and gluteal strains respectively. Kurt Zouma and Marco Van Ginkel are struggling to be fit. Antonio Conte has selected the same starting eleven in the last six league games.
Referee Anthony Taylor was in charge at the Liverpool vs Sunderland game last week. His stat reads G15 Y48 R0 Pen4.
CRYSTAL PALACE vs SOUTHAMPTON
REFEREE: Neil Swarbrick
Under fire manager Alan Pardew will be without some of his first team players when his Crystal palace side host Southampton on Saturday.
Connor Wickham has joined the growing injury list with knee problem, the same problem is keeping out Jonathan Benteke and Steve Mandanda. Pape Souare and Loic Remy are also nursing leg and calf problems respectively.
French midfielder Yohan Cabaye is suspended after accumulating five yellow cards while Flamini, Fryers and Ledley are facing match fitness test.
Southampton will still be without Pied who is nursing a knee injury. Tadic is doubtful with a nose injury, so also are Targett and McCarthy who are both on the treatment table for hamstring injuries.
Referee Swarbrick was on duty on Tuesday when Hull city took on Newcastle in the EFL cup. His stats are G13 Y55 R2 pen3.
SUNDERLAND vs LEICESTER CITY
REFEREE: Andre Marriner
Papy Djilobodji is back from suspension for Sunderland. Jan Kirchoff could be available after a lengthy injury lay-off. Lynden Gooch is out with an ankle injury and Fabio Borini is also nursing a groin problem. Lee Cattermole and McNair are also receiving treatment for hip and knee injuries. Jack Rodwell complete the list with hamstring problem.
Drinkwater serves his second of three match bans. Kasper Schmeichel is out with broken hand for an otherwise fully fit squad.
Andre Marriner took charge of Liverpool vs Leeds EFL cup contest on Tuesday. He has G13 Y54 R5 pen5 as his stats this season.
STOKE CITY vs BURNLEY
REFEREE: Mark Clattenburg
Stoke city are without a number of players. Geoff Cameron, Phil Bardsley and Ibrahim Afellay are all victims of knee injuries. Stephen Ireland and Jack Butland are out with leg and ankle problems respectively.
Shawcross is ruled out with a calf problem but Glenn Whelan face late fitness test after recovering from similar injury. Joe Allen is available after suspension.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson is unavailable for Burnley. The Swede is nursing a hamstring. Goalkeeper Heaton is doubtful with a calf problem. Dean Marney will be welcome back from a hamstring.
Mark Clattenburg ‘s last game was the champions league match between sevilla and juventus. His stats for this season reads G14 Y54 R2 pen3.
WEST BROM vs WATFORD
REFEREE: Graham Scott
Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill remains out with an ankle injury for west brom. Saido Berahino is also not match fit while Salomon Rondon is a doubt with a Tonsillitis problem.
Watford defence is looking short with a number of players missing. Valon Behrami and Miguel Britos are suspended. Younes Kaboul, Ben Watson and Isaac Success all face late fitness test. Cathcart and Dja Djedje are still out.
Graham Scott has taken charge of 12 games this season with two in the premier league. His last game was a league one match between Charlton and Sheffield united. He has awarded Y42 R1 pen4 this season.
WEST HAM UNITED vs ARSENAL
REFEREE: Craig Pawson
West ham will be without Gokhan Tore who is out with a thigh injury. Diafra Sakho, Byram and Calleri are all receiving treatment for hamstring injuries. Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell miss out with groin problems.
Andy Carroll is back from a knee problem and Artur Masuaku could make his first start since September.
Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck are still struggling with knee injuries. Full backs Hector Bellerin and Mathieu Debuchy are out with ankle and hamstring injuries respectively. Santi Carzola complete the list with an achilles setback.
Craig Pawson was at South Coast last week to take charge of the contest between Southampton and Everton. His stats reads G12 Y43 R1 pen1.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR vs SWANSEA CITY
REFEREE: Jonathan Moss
Tottenham are still without Ben Davies and Erik Lamela but Toby Alderweireld has recovered from a knee problem. Ben Davies is out with an ankle problem and Lamela is nursing a hip injury.
Ki is the only absentee in an otherwise clean squad for Swansea. The South Korean is nursing a toe problem.
Referee Jonathan Moss presided over the game at old Trafford between Manchester united and West ham last week. He has issued Y61 R2 pen1 in 13 matches this season.
BOURNEMOUTH vs LIVERPOOL
REFEREE: Robert Madley
Lewis Cook and Andrew Surman are out with ankle and hamstring injuries respectively. Bournemouth will wait on fitness report for Artur Boruc and Charlie Daniels. Boruc has been absent with a back problem while Daniels missed last week game at Arsenal due to a hip trouble.
Philippe Coutinho is out with an ankle problem. Ings is out for the season due to a knee injury and Daniel Sturridge is struggling with a calf niggle. Lallana returns to the fold after missing the last two games while Firmino will face late fitness test to see if he can play on Sunday.
Robert Madley has been in charge of 11 games this season, issuing 54 yellow cards and 2 red cards. He has also awarded 4 penalties in that time. His last game was the Watford vs stoke match past weekend.
EVERTON vs MANCHESTER UNITED
REFEREE: Michael Oliver
A clean bill of health for Everton with only long term absentee Mo Besic missing from this game. He is receiving treatment for a knee injury.
Manchester united captain Wayne Rooney is suspended for this match after receiving his fifth booking of the season in the EFL cup game against west ham. Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini are back after serving bans.
Luke Shaw is a doubt and fellow defenders Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly are still out. Smalling is out with a toe problem while Bailly is nursing a knee injury.
Michael Oliver has shown 47 yellow cards and no red card in 14 games this season. The man from Northumberland has awarded 6 penalties.
MIDDLESBROUGH vs HULL CITY
REFEREE: Mike Dean
Middlesbrough’s only injury worry is long term absentee George Friend. The defender has been nursing a knee injury for a while.
Hull city’s Mbokani is serving the first of his three match bans after he was red carded for retaliation against Newcastle in the EFL cup. Moses Odubanjo and Keane are both still nursing knee injuries while Bruce is still out with achilles problem.
Hernandez and Shaun Maloney are doubtful and will face late fitness test before the match.
Referee Mike Dean has awarded 9 penalties in 12 league games this season. In that time, he has also shown 55 yellow cards and 3 red cards.