Premier League Injury News, Fantasy Impact: Aguero out for Four Weeks

Ian Rodgers@irodgers66World Football Staff WriterJanuary 30, 2014

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero sits on the field injured before being substituted off during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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No prizes for guessing the game of the weekend in the next round of Premier League matches.

Current leaders Manchester City play host to third-placed Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night in what promises to be one of the games of the season.

Arsenal entertain Crystal Palace on Sunday, while Manchester United travel to Stoke City on Saturday.

Liverpool will be looking to build on their midweek win over Everton when they travel to West Brom on Sunday, and Roberto Martinez's team are at home to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Here is the latest team news for the next round of Premier League fixtures.


Newcastle United vs. Sunderland

Newcastle United vs. Sunderland
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Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Cisse are both doubtful for the Tyne-Wear derby, while striker Loic Remy is suspended. Fabricio Coloccini and Ryan Taylor remain sidelined.

Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley is doubtful, while Carlos Cuellar and Keiren Westwood remain sidelined.


West Ham United vs. Swansea City

West Ham United vs. Swansea City

West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame is rated doubtful following a gash to his leg during the draw at Chelsea. Joey O'Brien is ruled out with a dislocated shoulder.

Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm, Michu and Jose Canas are all still sidelined.


Cardiff City vs. Norwich City

Cardiff City vs. Norwich City

Cardiff midfielder Jordon Mutch is rated doubtful along with defender Mark Hudson. But Wilfried Zaha and Fabio will be pushing for a debut.

Norwich midfielder Jonas Gutierrez should return after being ineligible to play against parent club Newcastle in midweek. Michael Turner and Jonny Howson remain sidelined by injury.


Everton vs. Aston Villa

Everton vs. Aston Villa

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is ruled out with an ankle surgery, along with Bryan Oviedo after his broken leg at Stevenage last week. New signing Lacina Traore is still recovering from a hamstring injury, while Sylvain Distin and Seamus Coleman are both still out.

Aston Villa are still without long-term absentees Charles NZogbia and Jores Okore. Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor faces a late fitness test on a foot injury.


Fulham vs. Southampton

Fulham vs. Southampton

John Arne Riise is rated doubtful after missing the midweek game against Swansea with a knock. Dan Burn is set to continue in defence.

Rickie Lambert is rated doubtful for Southampton, but Victor Wanyama has returned to training and is pushing for a start.


Hull City vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Hull City vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor is suspended after his midweek red card, and will be replaced by Steve Harper, but midfielder Jake Livermore is ineligible to play against his parent club. James Chester remains sidelined by injury.

Andros Townsend is sweating on his return to action after missing the midweek defeat by Manchester City with a hamstring injury. Erik Lamela is also rated doubtful, but defender Danny Rose is available after his midweek red card was rescinded.


Stoke City vs. Manchester United

Stoke City vs. Manchester United

Stoke midfielder Steven N'Zonzi is suspended, while defender Robert Huth is still sidelined by injury.

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is suspended, while Rio Ferdinand is doubtful. Midfielder Michael Carrick is still out with an ankle problem, Wayne Rooney could return after a groin injury.


West Bromwich Albion vs. Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion vs. Liverpool

West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka is rated doubtful with a leg injury, but Stephane Sessegnon is still out with a groin problem.

Defenders Daniel Agger and Jose Enrique remain sidelined for Liverpool.


Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace

Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini begins a three-match suspension after his midweek dismissal at Southampton. Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are both ruled out, but Tomas Rosicky returns after a broken nose.

Long-term absentees Jerome Thomas, Kagisho Dikgacoi and Glenn Murray are all still out for Crystal Palace.


Manchester City vs. Chelsea

Manchester City vs. Chelsea
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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out for four weeks after picking up a hamstring problem in the win at Tottenham, but Alvaro Negredo has recovered from a shoulder injury. Javi Garcia and James Milner could return, but Samir Nasri is still out with a knee injury.

Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel are likely to remain sidelined with knee injuries, but Mohamed Salah will be pushing for a debut.