Premier League Injury News, Fantasy Impact: City Without Aguero and Zabaleta

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Premier League Injury News, Fantasy Impact: City Without Aguero and Zabaleta
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The Premier League is back in focus this weekend following Capital One Cup action, and there will be managers casting nervous eyes to the treatment room.

Manchester City were victorious in midweek, but they have lost star striker Sergio Aguero to injury.

The following are the latest injury reports for each Premier League fixture on the schedule for Dec. 21-23.

Liverpool entertain Cardiff, with the Reds once again minus captain Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Jose Enrique.

Cardiff are waiting on news of Craig Bellamy, who faces a late fitness test.

Liverpool vs. Cardiff
Liverpool Questionable
Out Gerrard Hamstring
Sturridge Ankle
Enrique Knee
Coates Knee
Cardiff Questionable Bellamy Knee


Crystal Palace welcome back Dean Moxey after his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye returns from a one-match ban and have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game.

Crystal Palace vs. Newcastle United
Crystal Palace Out Thomas Ankle
Guedioura Ribs
Hunt Ankle
McCarthy Groin
Murray Knee
Newcastle Questionable
Out Taylor Knee


Fulham defender Fernando Amorebieta is rated doubtful with a hamstring problem, while Brede Hangeland and Hugo Rodallega remain sidelined.

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta is likely to miss out with a hamstring problem, while Edin Dzeko will continue to deputise for Sergio Aguero.

Fulham vs. Manchester City
Fulham Questionable Amorebieta Hamstring
Out Rodallega Groin
Hangeland Back
Man City Questionable Nastasic Calf
Jovetic Calf
Out Zabaleta Hamstring
Aguero Calf
Richards Hamstring


Manchester United are waiting on news of Wayne Rooney after he missed the midweek win at Stoke with a groin problem. Nemanja Vidic is a doubt, while Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick remain sidelined.

West Ham captain Kevin Nolan serves the last match of a three-game ban, but James Tomkins returns after a groin injury.

Manchester United vs. West Ham United
Man Utd Questionable Rooney Groin
Vidic Knock
Fellaini Back
Out Van Persie Thigh
Carrick Calf
West Ham Questionable Petriae Calf
Out Downing Ankle
Vaz Te Shoulder
Carroll Ankle
Reid Ankle


Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross is doubtful with a groin problem, and on-loan midfielder Stephen Ireland cannot play due to the terms of his deal.

Fabian Delph returns from a one-game ban, but Gabriel Agbonlahor is suspended for one match.

Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
Stoke City Questionable Shawcross Groin
Etherington Back
Out Huth Knee
Aston Villa Questionable Herd Knock
Vlaar Calf
Bennett Back
N'Zogbia Calf
Out Okore Knee


Sunderland welcome back striker Steven Fletcher and midfielder Jack Colback after illness.

Norwich City could be boosted by the return of Robert Snodgrass and Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

Sunderland vs. Norwich City
Sunderland Questionable Westwood Shoulder
Out Cuellar Hip
Norwich Questionable Bunn Ankle
Out Bennett Knee
Tettey Ankle
Pilkington Hamstring


West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster could make his first appearance since August after recovering from a foot injury.

Hull City forward Robbie Brady is sidelined with a groin problem, and Sone Aluko and Stephen Quinn are both still out.

West Bromwich Albion vs. Hull City
West Brom Questionable Anichebe Illness
Anelka Groin
Out Thorne Knee
Hull City Out Brady Groin
Dudgeon Knee
Quinn Hamstring
Aluko Calf


Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne has returned to training after a groin injury, and Adam Lallana could also return.

Tottenham will be without Andros Townsend due to a hamstring injury, while midfielder Paulinho is still suspended. Michael Dawson is available after being suspended for the midweek cup defeat to West Ham.

Southampton vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton Questionable Davis Back
Out Fox Hamstring
Wanyama Calf
Boruc Hand
Do Prado Knee
Tottenham Questionable Kaboul Hip
Kane Back
Out Townsend Hamstring
Vertonghen Ankle


Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm and midfielder Nathan Dyer are both out. Angel Rangel is banned but Leon Britton and Chico Flores could return.

Everton midfielder James McCarthy returns after a one-match ban, but Gerard Deulofeu remains sidelined. Leighton Baines is approaching full fitness but will not feature at Swansea.

Swansea vs. Everton
Swansea Questionable Flores Knee
Vazquez Groin
Britton Ankle
Out Vorm Knee
Monk Knee
Dyer Ankle
Everton Questionable Hibbert Knee
Out Deulofeu Hamstring
Baines Foot
Kone Knee
Gibson Knee


Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny misses out, but striker Lukas Podolski could make his first appearance for the Gunners since August.

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic returns from suspension, which means Ashley Cole is likely to return to the bench as Cesar Azpilicueta reverts to left-back.

Arsenal vs. Chelsea
Arsenal Questionable Podolski Hamstring
Out Koscielny Knee
Miyaichi Hamstring
Oxlade-Chamberlain Knee
Sanogo Back
Diaby Knee
Chelsea Questionable Bertrand Knock
Out Van Ginkel Knee


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