Premier League injury news, 2021-22 season


Premier League injury news: It’s time to take a look at which players might be unavailable for Championship Sunday, the final day of the 2021-22 Premier League season, due to injury.

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Prior to every matchweek this season, we’ll update this Premier League injuries page with the latest news and update, so make sure to check back regularly to see how your favorite — or least-favorite — club is getting on.

Note: Any player listed for COVID-19 reasons will be listed as questionable until they make their return to action.

Let’s check out the latest Premier League injury news, below.

Arsenal injuries

OUT: Thomas Partey (thigh), Kieran Tierney (knee), Takehiro Tomiyasu (thigh)

Aston Villa injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Leon Bailey (ankle) | OUT: Ezri Konsa (knee), Kortney Hause (abdominal)

Brentford injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Frank Onyeka (ankle) | OUT: Ethan Pinnock (hamstring), Saman Ghoddos (ankle) Mathias Jorgensen (groin)

Brighton & Hove Albion injuries

OUT: Jeremy Sarmiento (hamstring), Jakub Moder (knee)

Burnley injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Ben Mee (calf), Jay Rodriguez (thigh), Matthew Lowton (suspension) | OUT: Johann Berg Gudmundsson (calf), Ashley Westwood (ankle), Matej Vydra (knee), Erik Pieters (knee)

Chelsea injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Timo Werner (thigh), Mateo Kovacic (ankle), Andreas Christensen (undisclosed) | OUT: Callum Hudson-Odoi (achilles), Ben Chilwell (knee – MORE)

Crystal Palace injuries

QUESTIONABLE: James McArthur (calf), Marc Guehi (ankle) | OUT: Michael Olise (foot), Nathan Ferguson (hamstring)

Everton injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Yerry Mina (calf) | OUT: Salomon Rondon (suspension), Andros Townsend (knee), Nathan Patterson (ankle), Fabian Delph (undisclosed)

Leeds United injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Patrick Bamford (foot) | OUT: Luke Ayling (suspension), Stuart Dallas (thigh), Tyler Roberts (thigh), Adam Forshaw (calf), Daniel James (suspension)

Leicester City injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Youri Tielemans (knee), James Justin (illness) | OUT: Wilfred Ndidi (knee), Ryan Bertrand (knee)

Liverpool injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Mohamed Salah (groin), Virgil Van Dijk (knee), Fabinho (thigh), Joe Gomez (ankle)

Manchester City injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Kyle Walker (ankle), John Stones (thigh) | OUT: Ruben Dias (hamstring), Benjamin Mendy (suspension – MORE)

Manchester United injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Marcus Rashford (illness), Luke Shaw (calf), Jadon Sancho (illness), Phil Jones (undisclosed) | OUT: Paul Pogba (calf), Mason Greenwood (suspension – MORE)

Newcastle United injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Fabian Schar (concussion), Chris Wood (groin), Ryan Fraser (hamstring) | OUT: Isaac Hayden (knee), Jamal Lewis (groin), Joe Willock (knee), Jonjo Shelvey (calf)

Norwich injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Ben Gibson (back), Billy Gilmour (ankle) | OUT: Josh Sargent (ankle), Ozan Kabak (hamstring), Christoph Zimmerman (hip), Kenny McLean (foot), Adam Idah (knee), Andrew Omobamidele (back)

Southampton injuries

OUT: Valentino Livramento (knee)), Fraser Forster (back), Romain Perraud (foot)

Tottenham Hotspur injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Harry Kane (illness), Cristian Romero (hip) | OUT: Matt Doherty (knee), Sergio Reguilon (groin), Japhet Tanganga (knee), Oliver Skipp (groin)

Watford injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Ismaila Sarr (knee), Emmanuel Dennis (knee), Joao Pedro (groin), Nicolas Nkoulou (groin), Cucho Hernandez (thigh), Tom Cleverley (knock), Joshua King (illness), Kiko Femenia (illness) | OUT: Juraj Kucka (knee), Imran Louza (knee), Peter Etebo (knock)

West Ham United injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Said Benrahma (ankle) | OUT: Angelo Ogbonna (knee), Issa Diop (ankle)

Wolverhampton Wanderers injuries

OUT: Nelson Semedo (thigh), Max Kilman (undisclosed), Romain Saiss (knock)

Brighton vs Manchester United, live! Score, updates, how to watch, stream


Manchester United and Brighton both hope to continue winning ends to the Premier League season when top-half sides meet Saturday at the Amex Stadium (watch live, 12:30pm ET Saturday on NBC and online via

The host Seagulls fell 2-0 to United earlier this season at Old Trafford but have only lost once in their last six matches and are coming off a 3-0 win away to Wolves.


Brighton sits ninth on the Premier League table with 44 points and would love a top-half finish one year after finishing 16th.

United, meanwhile, needs to get to the summer transfer window for a squad overhaul and new manager. Erik ten Hag will take over soon enough as interim manager Ralf Rangnick bids to build off a draw with Chelsea and 3-0 win over Brentford.

The Red Devils can no longer finish in the top-four unless Arsenal and Tottenham both fall apart in mathematically illogical fashion, their 58 points currently good enough for sixth place.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Brighton vs Manchester United.

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How to watch Brighton vs Manchester United live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 12:30pm ET Saturday
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Brighton team news, injuries, lineup

Jeremy Sarmiento (thigh) is out but will return soon, while Jakub Moder (knee) and Enock Mwepu (groin) will not return this season.

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup

Jadon Sancho, Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashfo and Paul Pogba are out, while Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are long shots to return for this one.

Manchester United vs Brentford, live! Score, updates, how to watch, stream


Brentford will look to keep up its hot streak against ice-cold Manchester United at Old Trafford, the injury- and illness-hit Red Devils hoping to make an impression from afar on incoming manager Erik ten Hag (watch live, 3pm ET on USA Network and online via

Brentford’s unbeaten in four after drawing Tottenham following a trio of wins, and will not be as worried about a May trip to Old Trafford as it would’ve been at the start of the Premier League season.


The Bees lost the reverse fixture 3-1 in mid-January behind goals from Anthony Elanga, Marcus Rashford, and Mason Greenwood, but United has won just twice since the start of March and is winless in three-straight contests.

Those matches happen to be decisive away losses to Liverpool and Arsenal and a home draw with Chelsea, so the competition’s been tough, but United does not look a threat to do much of anything down the home stretch and is dealing with a significant list of absences including Jadon Sancho and Paul Pogba.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Brentford vs  Manchester United.

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Brentford team news, injuries, lineup options

Ethan Pinnock and Sergi Canos are long shots, while Saman Ghoddas, Mathis Jorgensen, and Frank Onyeka are out. Kristoffer Ajer should join Christian Norgaard in returning to the fold.

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options

Jadon Sancho has tonsillitis and will not return this season, joining Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, and Paul Pogba on the sidelines, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Jesse Lingard, and Edinson Cavani face late fitness tests.

Manchester United vs Chelsea, live! Score, updates, how to watch, stream


Manchester United vs Chelsea is always a big clash and there is plenty of intrigue around this clash at Old Trafford on Thursday (watch live, 2:45pm ET on USA Network and online via


Now that we know that Erik ten Hag will come in this summer to take charge of Manchester United, there could well be an extra edge to United’s play as players player for their future at the club. Interim boss Ralf Rangnick saw his side play much better away at Arsenal last week but some unlucky breaks, a penalty miss from Bruno Fernandes and close VAR calls worked against them in the 3-1 defeat. Cristiano Ronaldo looked as sharp as ever and now that it looks like the top four hunt is over, will United really want to be in the Europa League next season or maybe try and finish outside of the top seven in the Premier League?

Chelsea are sitting pretty in third in the Premier League table, as USMNT’s Christian Pulisic was the hero against West Ham as he scored a 90th minute winner. The Blues are now fully-focused on winning the FA Cup (they play Liverpool in the final at Wembley on May 14) and finishing the season strong, while Thomas Tuchel is now just waiting for the new owners to take charge so he can start long-term planning. It has been announced that Antonio Rudiger is leaving Chelsea at the end of his contract this summer and with the takeover still a few weeks away, at the earliest, it seems like a lot of Chelsea players are weighing up their future. A busy summer is coming up as Tuchel wants to try and turn Chelsea into genuine title contenders.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester United vs Chelsea. 

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How to watch Manchester United vs Chelsea live, stream link and start time

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Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options

Harry Maguire is out with a knee injury, while Jadon Sancho is missing with tonsillitis and Fred is still out. Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani are also out. That means Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic are likely to remain in central midfield, while Ronaldo, Anthony Elanga and Marcus Rashford should start up top.

Chelsea team news, injuries, lineup options

Antonio Rudiger could return from his groin injury, while Reece James and Andreas Christensen could return after missing the win against West Ham. Mateo Kovacic is still out with his ankle injury. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell remain out. We could expect Pulisic, Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech.

10 things we learned in the Premier League – Matchweek 34


What did we learn during Matchweek 33 of the 2021-22 Premier League season?

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Here’s a look at 10 things which stood out, as our writers Joe Prince-Wright (JPW), Nicholas Mendola (NM) and Andy Edwards (AE) share their observations from across the most recent Premier League games.

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Let’s get to it.

10 things we learned in the Premier League – Matchweek 34

1. Both Arsenal, Manchester United have to improve defensively to cement top four status (Arsenal 3-1 Man Utd): This is the key factor for both. Arsenal were missing their star full backs and holding midfielder, while United were without Maguire and Shaw who are both likely to start next season despite their recent struggles. For most of this season Arsenal have improved defensively and that is why they are in a great position to finish in the top four. They have to keep solid defensively in the years ahead to cement that top four status and United have to improve defensively (which probably means buying two new center backs, a holding midfielder and a right back) if they’re going to get back into the top four annually. Improving defensively is easier said than done but it is essential for both of these team to progress and close the gap on Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea (JPW).

2. Salah finds his moment to become derby difference maker (Liverpool 2-0 Everton): Everton frustrated Mohamed Salah – and the rest of the Reds – for an hour of play, giving Liverpool the ball but daring them to find their Egyptian star. Fittingly, Salah was in barely a yard of space when he got a hold of Divock Origi’s turn at the near post and lofted a perfect cross to the back post for Robertson to thump home for the game’s first goal. The world’s best players only need a moment, that’s all Everton gave Salah and it was more than enough for 1-0. Divock Origi added a goal and Liverpool won the derby in control though not without controversy. (NM)

3. Gabriel Jesus emerges to make striker claim (Man City 5-1 Watford): When Sergio Aguero left the club last summer, Manchester City pursued Harry Kane (to the tune of $140 million), but to no avail. Pep Guardiola has preferred a false-nine over Gabriel Jesus playing center forward most of the time, even pushing the Brazilian out to the wings when he is selected. 32 games into the season, Jesus had returned all of three Premier League goals, but he has scored big goals in big games (in a 1-0 win over Chelsea in September, and the 2-2 draw with Liverpool two weeks ago). At this point of the season, every game is big and every goal even bigger. Man City found lots of early joy out wide against Watford, and it had to be Jesus, the lone “natural” striker in the squad, to make the runs and finish a pair of first-half crosses (before adding two more in the second half). If he’s only just now hitting a purple patch (5 goals, 1 assist in his last three starts), a few more timely goals could be the last piece of the Premier League and UEFA Champions League puzzle. (AE)

4. Tottenham sleeps again, increases focus on North London derby (Brentford 0-0 Spurs): If Tottenham fails to finish in the top four (three?) it’ll be because they have this knack of sleeping through 1-0 (or 0-0) matches against teams they should beat on paper, just figuring that they’ll find that goal. It happened against Saturday, when Tottenham couldn’t even manage to force a save out of David Raya. Spurs have now been shutout 1-0 in losses to Brighton, Burnley, and West Ham this season, also drawing Everton 0-0. There have been two 2-0 and three 3-0 losses, too, but it’s these games that just snip a little bit of hope from a season’s goals until they are danging by a thread. Tottenham’s last six wins have all come by multi-goal margins. Fortunately for Spurs, neither Arsenal nor Man United have shown a knack for pulling out the close ones either and United has walked itself out of the race. Whether Spurs or Arsenal have the advantage, the North London derby continues to pull all eyes toward it like a fourth-place magnet. Now, however, the Gunners are on pace to enter the game knowing a draw would keep them in fourth…. though NLDs are always about a victor. (NM)

5. Leicester makes no bones about focus on Conference League (Leicester 0-0 Aston Villa): Despite holding 64 percent of possession in the game, Leicester managed just five shots, including just three in the first 75 minutes. Given his team selection, Brendan Rodgers didn’t appear to be looking past Aston Villa as the Foxes prepare for Jose Mourinho’s Roma in the semifinals of the Europa Conference League on Thursday, but their painfully slow tempo and risk-averse passing painted a different picture. They’ll likely be on the back foot for a fair portion of that tie, so it makes sense that Rodgers will have drilled his squad on smart possession and sound defensive transitions, using Saturday’s game as a low-stakes test of their readiness (AE).

6. Chelsea super subs Pulisic, Lukaku, Ziyech make point to Tuchel (Chelsea 1-0 West Ham): All three had a big impact as Lukaku won a penalty kick, Pulisic scored the winner, and Ziyech showed some lovely touches. The fact Chelsea could bring these three off the bench showed the strength of their squad. Now all three should probably start against Manchester United on Thursday (JPW).

7. Cristiano Ronaldo proves he can be key part of Erik ten Hag’s rebuild (Arsenal 3-1 Man Utd): Much of the talk has been about whether or not Ronaldo should be kept around next season as part of ETH’s rebuild. On this showing it is essential. He scored a classy goal, smashed home another which was marginally offside and played in clever passes to his teammates throughout. The 37-year-old has now scored 22 goals in this very poor United side this season and if he’s given proper service next season, he’s shown he can score 25-30 goals once again. He should have been on penalty kicks as Bruno Fernandes’ miss at 2-1 was crucial in the outcome of this game. Now the question is this: will Ronaldo want to stick around given that United won’t be in the Champions League next season? He’s not a Europa League player, is he? (JPW)

8. Clarets win again, relegation scene is tense (Burnley 1-0 Wolves): Burnley’s win gives drags Leeds’ attention to the bottom three (or four) and gives necessary pause for Everton, whose match(es)-in-hand do not look as pleasant from under that red line. Burnley will also feel it will be able to ride momentum against a weak Watford, as the stunning decision to fire longtime boss Sean Dyche one week after a big win over Everton is looking like a stroke of genius (NM).

9. Magpies brimming with confidence ahead of stretch test: (Norwich 0-3 Newcastle): Newcastle’s won four-straight Premier League matches for the first time since April 2018, and Magpies fans will be dreaming as Eddie Howe’s men are 10W-3D-3L since the end of a three-match December losing skid. Here are Newcastle’s losses since Steve Bruce was fired and Eddie Howe took the wheel: Chelsea, Arsenal, Leicester, Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham. It’s worth noting that Newcastle absolutely controlled Everton in the loss, and also beat Everton and Leicester in the same stretch, but getting a result from Liverpool, Man City, or Arsenal would only serve to send percolating Geordies into full boil with a summer transfer window on the horizon (NM).

10. Ward-Prowse creeping up on Beckham record (Brighton 2-2 Southampton): James Ward-Prowse has now scored 14 Premier League goals from direct free kicks and he’s four behind David Beckham’s record of 18. Aside from his free kick ability, JWP smashed home another beauty in the second half to equalize and he also went close on a few other occasions. He is the heartbeat of this Southampton side and he dragged them back into it at Brighton and grabbed a point. Southampton are a very hard-working team but Ward-Prowse has that x-factor with his quality in the final third (JPW).