Friday, November 21, 2014

The Physio Room - Premier League Injury Update

Following an enforced fortnight break due to international matches right across the globe, the Premier League is back this weekend with some enthralling fixtures.

The stand out game is Saturday's match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.
The teams lie sixth and seventh in the table respectively and although both clubs may have given up the ghost of lifting the Premier League trophy for this season, they are both desperate for a win as they strive for a top 4 finish come May.

However both clubs are ravaged by injury and the international break just compounded matters further. Arsenal are missing the likes of Koscielny, Walcott and Ozil but could welcome the return of Mathieu Debuchy against 'The Reds' - while United's injury list mirrors a 'long list football coupon' you might find in a bookmakers - Falcao, Blind, Rojo, Jones, Rafael and Young are all definitely ruled out this weekend and there are fitness doubts over De Gea, Shaw, Di Maria and Carrick.

Another interesting fixture this weekend is Liverpool's trip to South London on Sunday, where they take on Crystal Palace, the team that destroyed their title hopes last May in front of the cameras at Selhurst Park. Liverpool will be looking for revenge but have only won two of their last eight PL games, and are missing some crucial players including Daniel Sturridge. Palace are also on a poor run of form but they currently have a squad with the fewest injuries in the league.

Meanwhile Everton take on high-flying West Ham at Goodison, Leicester host Sunderland, 2nd in the table Man City face 5th in the table Swansea, struggling QPR go to a rejuvenated Newcastle under Alan Pardew, and an improving Stoke side play basement boys Burnley, who recorded their first PL victory of the season last time out. Finally Steve Bruce's stuttering Hull entertain a very unpredictable Spurs side, and on Monday evening the surprise early pace-setters Southampton go to a wibbly wobbly Villa Park, where Paul Lambert's side haven't won a home game since 31st August.

See which Premier League players are feeling below par this week, and will instead be staying at home to play 'camps' in the front room with their kids, whilst hoping the missus might be up for a bit of hanky panky at the suggestion of a game of 'Doctors and Nurses' come bedtime.

Also if you are playing 'fantasy football' this season the latest injury news may help you re-jig your team or teams accordingly.

Here is the link to The Physio Room Injury Table

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