IT’S Gameweek Six of the Premier League and some sides are probably feeling a little worse for wear after their midweek Champions League games.
There’s some big-name injuries, long-term suspensions and even a loanee who is set to miss out on playing against his parent club.
Here’s all the latest injury and selection news ahead of the action for Gameweek Six, kicking off on Saturday night (AEST) when the Hornets travel to west London to play Fulham.
EVERTON STAR RETURNS … FINALLY!
Toffees superstar Richarlison has finally served his three-game suspension and is set to start against Arsenal.
It seems like a lifetime ago when the Brazilian was given a straight red for headbutting Bournemouth’s Adam Smith.
The 21-year-old’s three goals this season means he’s Everton’s joint-top goalscorer along with Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Goodison Park’s growing injury list is a big concern for Marco Silva, so fans will be relieved to see him back in action and causing mayhem for opposition defenders once again.
The blue half of Merseyside travel to the Emirates to play an Arsenal side coming off the back of a 4-2 win against Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League.
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CITY GEM’S DODGY KNEE
In-form left-back Benjamin Mendy is in doubt for Manchester City’s clash with Cardiff.
The rapid Frenchman picked up a knee injury last week, and could be sidelined for a couple of games.
To add insult to injury, replacement fullback Fabian Delph put in a poor performance in City’s upset loss to Lyon in the Champions League.
City face Liverpool in a blockbuster clash in a few weeks, so fans will be hoping their World Cup-winning speedster returns as quickly as possible.
SAINTS WITHOUT TOP GOALSCORER
Southampton will be without star striker Danny Ings, who is unable to face his parent club Liverpool.
The 26-year-old completed a season-long loan to the Saints but his contract states he’s ineligable to play against the club he’s officially owned by, which is Liverpool.
Ings has been in inspired form since moving to St. Mary’s from Anfield, but Mark Hughes will have to reshuffle his team against the Reds, with Manolo Gabbiadini also in doubt with a hamstring injury.
Injury-prone Ings has netted three times for the Saints this season, and his presence up top will be sorely missed when they make the long trip to the northwest of England this weekend.
SUSPENDED STARS LEAVE UNITED SHORT
Red Devils duo Marcus Rashford and Nemanja Matic will miss Saturday’s game against high-flying Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Matic earned himself a one-match ban after receiving a second yellow card against Watford and Three Lions youngster Rashford is still serving a three-match ban for his altercation with Burnley’s Phil Bardsley.
The absence of the pair leaves Mourinho slightly short in numbers, with Phil Jones, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo all on the sidlines with injury.
HAMMER TIME! ARNIE AND WILSH OUT!
The treatment room at West Ham is bursting at the seams and they’ve just added two names to their growing injury list.
Marko Arnautovic is in doubt for Sunday’s clash with London neighbours Chelsea after picking up a knee injury.
Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for up to six weeks with an ankle injury he picked up in the 3-1 win over Everton.
Manuel Pellegrini signed 10 players in the transfer window, and the Hammers’ added depth is certainly coming in handy, with Manuel Lanzini, Andy Carroll, Javier Hernandez and Winston Reid all on the physio’s treatment table.
LOOKS LIKE LOVREN WILL BE OUT FOR SOME TIME
Reds star Dejan Lovren is still not match fit after struggling with a groin and a hip issue but is expected to return in the coming weeks.
Injury could be the least of the Croatian World Cup heroe’s problems, however, as he faces five years in prison after being charged with perjury this week.
Lovren has reportedly been under investigation for the past nine months after allegedly giving false testimony during the trial of former Dinamo Zagreb chief Zdravko Mamic.
Both Lovren and fellow countryman Luka Modric are now awaiting a trial date.
Keep up to date with all the Premier League action from this weekend at foxsports.com.au.
GAMEWEEK 6 FIXTURES (TIMES IN AEST)
SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
Fulham v Watford at Craven Cottage, 9:30pm
Burnley v Bournemouth at Turf Moor, 12am
Cardiff v Man City at Cardiff City Stadium, 12am
Crystal Palace v Newcastle at Selhurst Park, 12am
Leicester v Huddersfield at King Power Stadium, 12am
Liverpool v Southampton at Anfield, 12am
Man Utd v Wolves at Old Trafford, 12am
SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
Brighton v Spurs at Amex Stadium, 2:30am
West Ham v Chelsea at the London Stadium, 10:30pm
Arsenal v Everton at the Emirates Stadium, 1am