Premier League Stars Injured or Dropped For Weekend FA Cup Games

Fringe players such as goalkeeper Jack Butland and midfielder Oliver Shenton could feature.


Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole is out of Sunday’s FA Cup third round tie with Leeds at the Stadium of Light.

The 26-year-old missed Thursday’s 3-2 Barclays Premier League defeat at Manchester City with a groin injury and will sit out once again.

However, head coach Gus Poyet will have a tailor-made replacement available following Liam Bridcutt’s return after concussion, while full-backs Patrick van Aanholt (shoulder) and Anthony Reveillere (calf) are expected to resume training next week.

Provisional squad: Pantilimon, Mannone, Jones, Brown, O'Shea, Vergini, Coates, Bridcutt, Rodwell, Gomez, Larsson, Johnson, Buckley, Alvarez, Mavrias, Giaccherini, Wickham, Fletcher, Altidore.


Swansea manager Garry Monk will make several changes for the FA Cup third-round tie at Tranmere on Saturday following a demanding festive fixture schedule which has already seen them visit Hull, Liverpool and QPR in the last fortnight.

Fringe players Gerhard Tremmel, Jazz Richards, Kyle Bartley, Tom Carroll and Marvin Emnes could all start with top goalscorer Wilfried Bony and midfielder Ki Sung-yueng now away on international duty, Jonjo Shelvey suspended and Jefferson Montero sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Swansea must wait to see if Wayne Routledge will be available having appealed against the winger’s straight red card in the 1-1 draw at QPR on New Year’s Day.

Provisional squad: Tremmel, Richards, Bartley, Fernandez, Taylor, Britton, Carroll, Dyer, Emnes, Sigurdsson, Gomis, Fabianski, Williams, Amat, Routledge, Emnes, Barrow, Tiendalli, Fulton, King.


Ryan Mason is not expected to feature in Tottenham’s FA Cup third-round tie at Burnley on Monday.

The 23-year-old midfielder lasted just 11 minutes of the 5-3 victory over Chelsea on New Year’s Day after picking up a hamstring injury when stretching for the ball. Erik Lamela missed that match with a minor calf complaint and may not be risked against Burnley, against whom head coach Mauricio Pochettino is likely to rotate his squad.

Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Friedel, Walker, Naughton, Dier, Rose, Davies, Fazio, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Chiriches, Stambouli, Dembele, Paulinho, Capoue, Bentaleb, Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Lennon, Townsend, Soldado, Kane, Adebayor.


Tony Pulis will take charge of his first match against Gateshead on Saturday after being named West Brom’s new head coach.

He could be without Victor Anichebe (groin) but is definitely without Jonas Olsson who is still recovering from an Achilles operation.

Georgios Samaras, Gareth McAuley, Jason Davidson and Brown Ideye could all start with Pulis ready to give his players a clean slate.

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