Premier League: Duffy to Make Brighton Return


Winger Ryan Sessegnon missed Saturday’s goalless Premier League draw at Newcastle with a groin strain and could return as the Londoners attempt to build upon a first Premier League clean sheet of the season on Tyneside.There was no place either for midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa as he recovers from a knock, but Ranieri reported an otherwise clean bill of health after the 90 minutes at St James’ Park. Diogo Jota (hamstring) is likely to remain out for Wolves after missing Friday’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool. Conor Coady and Ryan Bennett are one caution away from a suspension ahead of the yellow card amnesty. Dele Alli may not be risked after being forced off at half-time of Tottenham’s 6-2 win over Everton with a minor hamstring problem.
Fellow midfielder Moussa Sissoko could be rested after playing all but seven minutes of the last five matches. Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has no fresh injury concerns after his team came through Saturday’s win over Brighton unscathed. Captain Simon Francis (groin) and striker Callum Wilson (hamstring) each played the full 90 minutes against Albion and will be available again, while winger Ryan Fraser is pushing for a start after being restricted to a substitute appearance in that match because of a calf problem. Defender Adam Smith and central midfielders Lewis Cook and Dan Gosling (all knee) remain sidelined. Burnley are likely to host Everton with the same squad which fell to defeat at Arsenal on Saturday. Midfielder Robbie Brady recovered from a knock to start at the Emirates Stadium, where Sean Dyche’s side lost 3-1.
Winger Aaron Lennon (knee), goalkeeper Nick Pope (shoulder) and left-back Stephen Ward (knee) will be absent – with midfielder Steven Defour unlikely to be back having missed out on the squad over the weekend with a calf complaint. Jeff Hendrick and Kevin Long are also in the provisional squad.

*Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye could return to the squad. The Senegal international has missed the last two matches with a groin problem, but is closing in on a comeback, while Yerry Mina could replace Kurt Zouma in defence after the on-loan Chelsea centre-back’s poor performance at the weekend. Gueye’s return could be timely as fellow midfielder Andre Gomes was forced off with a knee injury against Tottenham on Sunday.
Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate are expected to return for Palace. Full-back Martin Kelly is doubtful but has not yet been ruled out by manager Roy Hodgson and will be assessed. Striker Christian Benteke remains on the sidelines.
Joe Bennett could be back in the mix for Cardiff.
The full-back missed Saturday’s 5-1 home defeat against Manchester United after being forced off at Watford the previous weekend, but Cardiff boss Neil Warnock says that he has returned to training. Danny Ward is out, though, while Jazz Richards has been battling to overcome a hamstring problem. Greg Cunningham and Harry Arter are included in the provisional squad.
* Leicester will make a late decision on whether to hand striker Jamie Vardy a second start in five days. Former England star Vardy netted the winner in Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Chelsea, having now fully recovered from previous groin issues. Foxes boss Claude Puel will leave it late to gauge Vardy’s readiness for another start though, with Matty James and Daniel Amartey still long-term absentees. Manchester City will check on midfielder Fernandinho after he missed Saturday’s loss to Crystal Palace with a thigh problem. The game may come too soon for David Silva, although the playmaker has returned to light training, while defenders Vincent Kompany and Danilo are again doubtful.
Left-back Benjamin Mendy and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo are long-term absentees.
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to return*after missing the last two matches with a foot injury.Naby Keita is expected to resume training ahead of the game after sustaining a foot injury and bruised ribs at Wolves on Friday. Centre-backs Joe Gomez (fractured leg) and Joel Matip (broken collarbone) remain sidelined for another three to four weeks. Newcastle will be without South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng after he headed off to the Asia Cup. Jonjo Shelvey is struggling to shake off a thigh injury so Isaac Hayden could come into contention. Ciaran Clark (ankle) missed Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Fulham, while Federico Fernandez (calf) was on the bench. Goalkeeper Karl Darlow (elbow) is still out. Romelu Lukaku looks likely to miss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first home match as caretaker manager. The Belgium international was given time off due to a private matter and missed the trip to Cardiff, where fellow forward Alexis Sanchez was absent through injury.
Defenders Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian were also missing in the Welsh capital, as were full-back Antonio Valencia and midfielder Scott McTominay. Huddersfield boss David Wagner is hopeful midfielder Jonathan Hogg will be available. Hogg missed last weekend’s loss to Southampton after taking a knock to his knee. Fellow midfielder Rajiv Van La Parra could also return nearly three months after suffering a back injury. Tommy Smith (hamstring), Aaron Mooy (knee), Danny Williams (knee) and Abdelhamid Sabiri (collarbone) definitely remain sidelined. Ireland defender Shane Duffy will replace Lewis Dunk in central defence. Duffy is available after a three-match ban and steps in for his usual defensive partner Dunk, who is now suspended following his red card against Bournemouth.
Wingers Alireza Jahanbakhsh (hamstring) and Jose Izquierdo (knee) are still out injured. Arsenal could be without as many as five defenders for the trip south. Rob Holding (knee), Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin), Nacho Monreal (muscular) and Hector Bellerin (calf) are definitely missing, while Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) is a doubt. Playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan (ankle) will also be assessed and striker Danny Welbeck (ankle) is a long-term absentee.

*Watford will have an unchanged squad*as Will Hughes (hip), Andre Gray (leg), Sebastian Prodl (knee) and Adalberto Penaranda (foot) remain sidelined for the Hornets.* Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata should be fit having been*struggling with a knee problem, but is back in full training and Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is hopeful he will be ready. Andreas Christensen may miss out again with a hamstring injury.

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