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Week 10 - Injuries, Suspensions & Team News

All the latest breaking news on Premier League line-ups and how it impacts your fantasy team selections for Week 10.

Juan Mata is a major doubt for this weekend's fixture at Swansea.
Juan Mata is a major doubt for this weekend's fixture at Swansea.
Paul Gilham

Manchester United v Arsenal
Sir Alex Ferguson has no new injuries to report and mentioned that Chris Smalling is close to a return, but is not quite ready yet. Nemanja Vidic, Phil Jones and Shinji Kagawa remain on the sidelines. Wayne Rooney will support ex-Arsenal captain Robin van Persie in attack.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has to decide whether to include Theo Walcott in his side, although it seems unlikely to be through the middle with Olivier Giroud expected to continue in that role. Kieran Gibbs, Abou Diaby, Wojciech Szczesny and Gervinho are ruled out meaning Andre Santos and Vito Mannone will continue to cover. RvP and Rooney will be licking their lips.

Tottenham v Wigan
Spurs will have to do without Mousa Dembele for another week as his hip injury continues to trouble him, with Tom Huddlestone likely to replace him. Emmanuel Adebayor is in contention after recovering from illness but he'll have to get past Jermain Defoe, who was rested against Norwich in midweek. Brad Friedel is expected to replace Hugo Lloris but there's no hint around whether Clint Dempsey or Gylfi Sigurdsson will get a start, so it's probably best to avoid them both.

Wigan winger Ryo Miyaichi is still troubled by a groin problem and unlikely to return on Saturday. Antolin Alcaraz and Albert Crusat will also be absent through respective groin and knee problems.

West Brom v Southampton
It's very difficult to get any accurate information for this match as it's the Monday night game, but Steve Clark has revealed Shane Long has started training and "has a chance of making it". Romelu Lukaku would be an ideal pick if Long doesn't recover but I may trade him for a certain starter to avoid the uncertainty. Billy Jones played for the youth team in midweek and could replace Gabriel Tamas at right-back.

For struggling Southampton the only thing you might care about it whether Ricky Lambert starts and we don't have any news, so it's best to avoid any of their squad unless you're holding Adam Lallana at discount. Gaston Ramirez and Jack Cork are back in contention but unlikely to start.

Swansea v Chelsea
Michel Vorm is going to be out for a while after a nasty injury at Manchester City last weekend, so Gerhard Tremmel will deputise in goal. Chico is a doubt after an injury picked up at Liverpool so if he fails to make it he'd be replaced by the fairly terrible Garry Monk. Jonathan de Guzman should continue you his role behind the front man, and that man should be Michu despite being only one yellow card away from a suspension.

Roberto Di Matteo reports that Juan Mata and David Luiz are major injury doubts; Victor Moses or Marko Marin could come in for Mata, while Luiz could be replaced by Cesar Azpilicueta, meaning a shift for Branislav Ivanovic to central defence alongside Gary Cahill (with John Terry suspended). Fernando Torres returns from suspension but will face competition from Daniel Sturridge. Ashley Cole has recovered from an ankle knock but Frank Lampard remains sidelined.

West Ham v Manchester City
West Ham boss are still without the injured quartet of Guy Demel, Matt Taylor, Ricardo Vaz Te and Jack Collison so Mark Noble will remain on the majority of set piece and Andy Carroll should continue upfront despite a lack of goals since his loan move.

Manchester City are without Micah Richards for a couple of months after he suffered a knee injury but Pablo Zabaleta could take his place as he returns from a hamstring problem. Javi Garcia is fit again after four games out with a thigh injury which makes him an interesting pick, and James Milner is back from suspension. This is a tough match for City so I'd expect Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez to lead the line.

Liverpool v Newcastle
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will call on a number of players after defeat to Swansea, with Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez restored to the starting line-up from the start. Glen Johnson may miss out again due to hamstring injuries while Pepe Reina will battle with Brad Jones for the number 1 jersey,

Alan Pardew has suggested that his top scorer Demba Ba will win his battle with a minor calf problem and be passed fit to play alongside either Papiss Cisse of Shola Ameobi. Newcastle will definitely be without midfielder Cheick Tiote, who serves the second game of a three-match ban.

Fulham v Everton
Fulham manager Martin Jol has no fresh injury worries after Chris Baird and talisman Dimitar Berbatov were both passed fit.

Everton's Steven Pienaar returns after serving a one-match ban, while David Moyes is optimistic that Kevin Mirallas will be fit after the ankle injury that forced him off against Liverpool.

QPR v Reading
Queens Park Rangers will be without Stephane Mbia, who is serving a three-match ban following his stupid red card at Arsenal. Park Ji-Sung is a major doubt with a knee injury, while Bobby Zamora and Armand Traore are also struggling to be fit.

Reading midfielder Danny Guthrie will miss the match because of a thigh strain and Jem Karacan is still absent with a knee injury but manager Brian McDermott has no further injury problems. Jason Roberts and Noel Hunt are competing to partner Pavel Pogrebnyak.

Norwich v Stoke
Not much news for this one - just that Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson takes the place of Marc Wilson, who is sidelined for three months after he fractured a bone in his calf against Sunderland.

Sunderland v Aston Villa
Nothing from Sunderland. For Villa, Chris Herd and Ciaran Clark are doubts with knee injuries but Joe Bennett is back from suspenion.

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Let us know how your team is shaping up ahead of the Week 10 deadline. Mine is a mess!