Wenger optimistic Sanchez will be fit to face United
Arsenal (4) v Manchester United (2), Emirates Stadium, 5.30pm (BT Sport 1)
Arsenal will be without club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette, injured against Huddersfield. A hamstring problem also saw Alexis Sanchez replaced in the Huddersfield win but Wenger is optimistic over his availability. Alex Iwobi (leg) could also be back in contention. Manchester United will be without Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Marouane Fellaini, while Nemanja Matic is a doubt with what boss Jose Mourinho has described as a muscular issue.
Last five: Arsenal WLWWW; Man Utd WLWWW
Top scorers: Lacazette (Arsenal) 7; Lukaku (Man Utd) 12
Match odds: H 6-4; D 9-4; A 2-1
Referee: Andre Marriner
Brighton (10) v Liverpool (5), Amex Stadium, 3pm
Brighton expect to have left-back Gaetan Bong available again following a knee problem. Liverpool are set to be without Joel Matip after the defender suffered a muscle problem at the end of the midweek victory over Stoke, but Ragnar Klavan is expected to have recovered from illness and could step in. Adam Lallana (thigh) remains unavailable.
Last five: Brighton DWDLD; Liverpool WWWDW
Top scorers: Murray (Brighton) 4; Salah (Liverpool) 17
Match odds: H 6-1; D 10-3; A 4-9
Referee: Graham Scott
Chelsea (3) v Newcastle (12), Stamford Bridge, 12.30pm (Sky Sports 1)
Chelsea are again without defender David Luiz (knee). Forward Charly Musonda also has a knee problem. Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has no fresh injury problems. Defenders Paul Dummett (hamstring) and Jamaal Lascelles (foot) and winger Christian Atsu (groin) are closing in on returns, but will not feature this weekend.
Last five: Chelsea WWWDW; Newcastle LLLLD
Top scorers: Morata (Chelsea) 9
Match odds: H 2-9; D 11-2; A 14-1
Referee: Kevin Friend
Everton (13) v Huddersfield (14), Goodison Park, 3pm Oumar Niasse returns from suspension for Everton and Michael Keane is fit again. Leighton Baines is not ready, meaning another outing for Mason Holgate at left-back. Kasey Palmer could return to Huddersfield’s squad after a threemonth injury lay-off. Rajiv van La Parra serves the second game of his three-match ban.
Last five: Everton LWDLW; Huddersfield LWLLL
Top scorers: Rooney (Everton) 8
Match odds: H 8-13; D 11-4; A 4-1
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Leicester (9) v Burnley (6), King Power Stadium, 3pm
Christian Fuchs will return to the Leicester squad after the birth of his daughter. But Claude Puel is without Robert Huth (ankle) and Matty James (Achilles). Burnley will assess Steven Defour and Matt Lowton. Jon Walters, Dean Marney (both knee) and Tom Heaton (shoulder) remain out.
Last five: Leicester WDLDW; Burnley WWWLW
Top scorers: Vardy (Leicester) 7; Wood (Burnley) 6
Match odds: H 4-5; D 5-2; A 4-1
Referee: Paul Tierney
Stoke (16) v Swansea (19), Bet365 Stadium, 3pm
Eric Maxim Choupo-moting is expected to be fit but Geoff Cameron will remain out. Goalkeeper Jack Butland continues his recovery from a broken finger. England striker Tammy Abraham returns for Swansea but Federico Fernandez is missing again following the death of his father, while onloan Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches could be omitted after being substituted at half-time at Chelsea.
Last five: Stoke WDDLL; Swansea LLLDL
Top scorers: Crouch (Stoke) 4; Abraham (Swansea) 5
Match odds: H 17-20; D 5-2; A 7-2
Referee: Craig Pawson
Watford (8) v Tottenham (7), Vicarage Road, 3pm
Watford will be without midfielder Will Hughes after the former Derby man suffered a hamstring injury in Tuesday’s defeat to Manchester United. Miguel Britos will also be missing while Younes Kaboul (hamstring), Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah and Isaac Success (all knee) remain sidelined. Harry Winks is available for Tottenham having missed Tuesday’s defeat to Leicester through illness, while Erik Lamela is in contention again after making his first appearance in more than a year at the King Power Stadium. Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier could both return on the flanks but Toby Alderweireld (hamstring) and Victor Wanyama (knee) remain sidelined.
Last five: Watford LLWWL; Tottenham LWLDL
Top scorers: Richarlison (Watford) 8; Kane (Tottenham) 16 Match odds: H 7-2; D 3-1; A 7-10 Referee: Martin Atkinson
West Brom (17) v Crystal Palace (20), The Hawthorns, 3pm
New West Brom boss Alan Pardew could be without Kieran Gibbs and Matt Phillips. Left-back Gibbs has a thigh problem while winger Phillips is battling a hamstring injury. Fellow midfielders Nacer Chadli (hip), James Morrison (Achilles) and Chris Brunt (calf) are all out. Palace boss Roy Hodgson will hope to have the same pool of players available for the trip to the Hawthorns, though Scott Dann, Jeffrey Schlupp, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic all sat out training on Thursday. That does not mean all of them will miss the trip to the Black Country, however.
Last five: West Brom LLLDD; Crystal Palace DLDWD
Match odds: H 6-4; D 21-10; A 2110
Referee: Michael Oliver
Bournemouth (15) v Southampton (11), Vitality Stadium, 1.30pm (Sky Sports 1)
Bournemouth will make a late decision on midfielder Junior Stanislas. Defenders Brad Smith (hip) and Tyrone Mings (back) are still out. Striker Shane Long will face a late fitness test for Southampton after sustaining a calf problem. Cedric Soares will definitely miss out after suffering a hamstring problem in Saints’ 2-1 loss at Manchester City on Wednesday.
Last five: Bournemouth LWWDL; Southampton DLLWL
Top scorers: Wilson (Bournemouth) 4; Davis, Gabbiadini & Austin (Southampton) 3
Match odds: H 9-5; D 11-5; A 1710
Referee: Jon Moss
Manchester City (1) v West Ham (18), Etihad Stadium, 4pm (Sky Sports 1)
City winger Leroy Sane is back after illness ruled him out of the midweek win over Southampton. Defenders John Stones (hamstring) and Benjamin Mendy (knee) are City’s only absentees. West Ham will hand a late fitness test to defender Winston Reid. The New Zealand centre-back came off with an injury in Wednesday’s 4-0 loss at Everton and will be checked on Saturday. On-loan keeper Joe Hart is ineligible against his parent club so Spaniard Adrian will deputise, while strikers Javier Hernandez (hamstring) and Andy Carroll (knee) remain out, along with defenders Sam Byram (hamstring), James Collins and Jose Fonte (both ankle).
Last five: Man City WWWWW; West Ham DLLDL
Top scorers: Sterling (Man City) 13; Ayew (West Ham) 5
Match odds: H 1-10; D 9-1; A 25-1
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral).