West Bromwich Albion: Slaven Bilic confirms Sam Field setback: “A few people were questioning why [he] wasn’t in the squad. He wasn’t in the squad because during the international break he got injured. We had a session and he twisted his knee a little bit. It’s nothing major, but it’s not a little bit so it’s a few weeks. It’ll be four or five weeks.” Leeds United: Earlier this week the clubs' website stated that Kalvin Phillips' shoulder injury did not require surgery although the England International could still face up to six weeks on the sidelines. However, Marcelo Bielsa dismissed those initial claims. "I didn’t have the definitive amount of time that Phillips was going to be out for," he said. "I understand that the information is incorrect. It’s not defined how long he will be out for. It could be more or it could be less." Pascal Struijk has been earmarked to play in midfield. Liam Cooper will be given every chance to prove his fitness, but if he does miss out then Bielsa will be forced into a reshuffle with Diego Llorente also missing. “We have many players who can play in a number of positions, almost all of them, minus Bamford and Cooper. Being able to play in more than one position always helps the manager.” Adam Forshaw will look to get minutes under his belt with the development side after more than a year out. "I think the ideal thing [is] to have the confidence to play 3, 4, 5 games with the Under-23s before he can return with us."
Sheffield United: Chris Wilder confirms that Jack O'Connell has been ruled out for the remainder of the season following knee surgery and the Blades boss believes his absence will have a greater impact on the side than the loss of Virgil van Dijk at Liverpool. "It's all relative. Us losing Fleck, Jack and Lys is, I'd say, a bigger loss." Mousset had an operation to repair a "ligament under his toe" in September and the forward will not be back on the grass for another "6-8 weeks." John Fleck is out for the next month while the status of Max Lowe remains unclear after he was replaced during the first half of the Burnley game due to a suspected concussion. New signing Rhian Brewster could make his first start for the club after Wilder admitted "it was a difficult decision" to leave him out last weekend. Burnley: Ben Mee trained with the squad on Thursday, but this weekend will come too soon and the defender still needs an extended period of work. However, Matt Lowton has rejoined the group and he will come into contention for the visit of West Brom on Monday. Jack Cork is progressing but he is still some way off and will not return until after the break. Phil Bardsley tested positive for COVID-19 and the full-back is going through the necessary government and Football Association protocols before being cleared to return. "He is okay in himself, he hasn't had a big hit." Sean Dyche confirms Erik Pieters is a doubt while back-up goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has not recovered from the hip injury he picked up on international duty. Brighton and Hove Albion: Lewis Dunk will begin a three-match ban, but his absence does not overly concern manager Graham Potter. "He's a miss but that's what you have a squad for. We have good players who want to play. We have good flexibility and I'm happy with how the team has done recently, it is up to us to find a solution." Alireza Jahanbakhsh (hamstring) is the only doubt for Monday while Jose Izquierdo continues to build fitness with the Under-23s. "Apart from that we're fully fit." That should mean a possible return for Davy Propper, although Florin Andone must be an oversight as the forward is not due back until 2021. Christian Walton (ankle) is also working on the training pitches. Danny Welbeck could be added to the squad after impressing since his arrival. "He's only had a couple of days with us, but he is looking good. He's made a really good impression."
Fulham: Scott Parker confirms there are no fresh injury concerns. Harrison Reed could be back in the matchday squad following a return to the training pitches earlier this week. "[The] injuries practically stay the same and can't see that changing anytime soon." The Fulham manager is reluctant to put a timeframe on the potential return of Joachim Andersen. "I mean I'm apprehensive to put a real timescale on it. I think it is going to be a number of weeks, but it wasn't as bad as first suspected, but saying that he has damaged his ankle ligament." Kenny Tete and Terence Kongolo remain out. Meanwhile, midfielders Jean Michaël Seri, Stefan Johansen, Kevin McDonald and Josh Onomah have been left out of Parker's 25-man squad.