Arsenal and Manchester City have seen their Premier League title ambitions hit by injuries to key players this week, while Manchester United are also facing up to losing their captain for the weekend’s Premier League action.
City get the action underway in the Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off as they travel to Stoke, but they will do so without Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure along with absent skipper Vincent Kompany.
Arsenal take on Sunderland in one of six 3pm matches with nothing short of an injury crisis on their hands. Having already seen Francis Coquelin added to the long-term injury list, the Gunners now face up to life without Santi Cazorla until March while Alexis Sanchez could miss the rest of 2015.
United will be without Wayne Rooney when they face West Ham on Saturday afternoon, with Marcos Rojo also facing a long spell out injured. The Hammers have their own concerns though, with striker Diafra Sakho ruled out for three months.
Defending champions Chelsea will still be without John Terry and Ramires for their visit of Bournemouth, although the Cherries are not in good shape as they look to cope with the most injuries in the Premier League (alongside Newcastle) and a goalkeeper crisis with both Artur Boruc and Adam Federici struggling with injuries.
Find out the latest injury news ahead of this weekend’s Premier league action by clicking the gallery below.
Premier League fixtures 5-7 December:
Stoke vs Manchester City – 12.45pm
Arsenal vs Sunderland – 3pm
Manchester United vs West Ham – 3pm
Southampton vs Aston Villa – 3pm
Swansea vs Leicester – 3pm
Watford vs Norwich – 3pm
West Brom vs Tottenham – 3pm
Chelsea vs Bournemouth – 5.30pm
Newcastle vs Liverpool (4pm)
Everton vs Crystal Palace – 8pm
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