Premier League Stars Injured or Dropped For Weekend FA Cup Games

Huddlestone is back after four games out, Stephen Quinn returns from a one-match ban and the likes of Harry Maguire, Tom Ince and Yannick Sagbo will be pushing for rare starts.

There are gaps to fill elsewhere, with Andy Robertson (ankle), Liam Rosenior (hamstring), Gaston Ramirez (groin), Mohamed Diame (knee) and Michael Dawson (hamstring) all missing.

Provisional squad: McGregor, Jakupovic, Harper, Chester, Davies, Maguire, McShane, Figueroa, Bruce, Elmohamady, Livermore, Meyler, Ince, Brady, Aluko, Quinn, Huddlestone, Hernandez, Jelavic, Sagbo.

LEICESTER CITY

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is likely to be without midfielders Dean Hammond and Danny Drinkwater for the FA Cup third round visit of Newcastle.

Hammond has a calf problem while Drinkwater came off against Liverpool on 1 January with a groin injury.

LIVERPOOL

Defender Martin Skrtel returns from suspension for Liverpool’s FA Cup trip to face AFC Wimbledon.

Fellow centre-back Dejan Lovren could make his first appearance since December 17 after recovering from a groin injury.

Captain Steven Gerrard, who has announced he will be leaving the club in the summer, is likely to be rested while striker Mario Balotelli needs to be assessed after missing Thursday’s draw with Leicester through injury.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Lovren, Skrtel, Sakho, Manquillo, Henderson, Lucas, Markovic, Coutinho, Sterling, Borini, Ward, Toure, Moreno, Enrique, Gerrard, Can, Lallana, Lambert, Balotelli, Ojo, Rossiter.

MANCHESTER CITY

Manchester City are still without captain Vincent Kompany (calf/hamstring) and strikers Edin Dzeko (calf) and Sergio Aguero (knee) for their FA Cup third-round tie against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday.

Midfielder Fernando is available again after suspension but Yaya Toure could be involved for the final time before joining up with Ivory Coast for the African Cup of Nations.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini has hinted that second-choice goalkeeper Willy Caballero is likely to keep his place for another game with England number one Joe Hart being rested.

Provisional squad: Caballero, Hart, Sagna, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Boyata, Clichy, Kolarov, Nasri, Silva, Milner, Navas, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Lampard, Jovetic, Pozo.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Ashley Young has been ruled out of Manchester United’s FA Cup third round tie at Yeovil because of a hamstring injury he suffered against Stoke on New Year’s Day

Midfielder Angel di Maria is back in training following his pelvic injury and could feature against the Sky Bet League One side.

Marcos Rojo (thigh), Daley Blind (knee) and Marouane Fellaini (illness) are all major doubts.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Vermijl, Blackett, Shaw, Thorpe, Smalling, Evans, Jones, McNair, Rafael, Pereira, Fletcher, Herrera, Valencia, Lingard, Anderson, Carrick, Januzaj, Di Maria, Mata, Falcao, Rooney, Van Persie, Wilson, W Keane.

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