Team news from the Premier League

Team news from the Premier League

All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 35 in the Premier League.

Leicester City v Newcastle Saturday May 2 12.45pm

Leicester City: Foxes doubts over injured duo

Leicester are sweating on injuries to Robert Huth and Andy King for Saturday’s visit of Newcastle.

The pair limped off in Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat to Chelsea with King nursing a hamstring problem and Huth hurting his calf.

Both have had scans and will be assessed but David Nugent is out with his own calf problem, although Jeff Schlupp returns following another calf issue.

Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Schwarzer, Hamer, Moore, De Laet, Morgan, Upson, Huth, Wasilewski, Konchesky, Drinkwater, King, Hammond, Albrighton, James, Cambiasso, Schlupp, Mahrez, Wood, Ulloa, Vardy, Kramaric.

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Moussa Sissoko

Newcastle: Sissoko back from ban

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko is available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Leicester after his return from suspension.

The Frenchman has sat out the last two games following his second dismissal of the season at Liverpool on April 13, and his presence in the squad could hardly be more timely with the Magpies having lost each of their last seven games.

Sissoko could be joined by defender Paul Dummett following his recovery from a knee problem, while midfielder Siem de Jong, who scored on his return as a substitute against Swansea last weekend after an eight-month lay-off, got 90 minutes under his belt for the club’s Under-21s on Tuesday.

Provisional squad: Krul, Woodman, Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett, R.Taylor, Satka, Sterry, Abeid, Anita, Colback, Sissoko, Gouffran, Cabella, De Jong, Ameobi, Obertan, Gutierrez, Kemen, Riviere, Perez, Armstrong, Ferreyra.

Sunderland v Southampton Saturday May 2 3pm

Sunderland: Johnson returns to Sunderland squad

Adam Johnson will be included in the Sunderland squad for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Southampton.

The 27-year-old did not make the matchday 18 at Stoke last weekend because head coach Dick Advocaat did not feel he was mentally ready to play just days after being charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming.

Fellow midfielder Sebastian Larsson returns from suspension but striker Steven Fletcher will miss out as he continues to battle an ankle problem, while Wes Brown (knee) is improving but still not ready, and Ricky Alvarez (also knee) and Emanuele Giaccherini (ankle) remain on the sidelines.

Provisional squad: Pantilimon, Mannone, Reveillere, Van Aanholt, Jones, O’Shea, Vergini, Coates, Cattermole, Bridcutt, Larsson, Rodwell, Johnson, Gomez, Buckley, Defoe, Wickham, Graham, Watmore, Agnew, Honeyman.

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Morgan Schneiderlin

Southampton: Schneiderlin blow for Saints

Southampton will be missing Morgan Schneiderlin for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Sunderland as the midfielder has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Midfielder Dusan Tadic (groin) is also not available, but Victor Wanyama returns from suspension.

Forward Jay Rodriguez has started some training after his serious knee injury, but goalkeeper Fraser Forster is a long-term absentee.

Provisional squad: K Davis, Fonte, Bertrand, Alderweireld, Clyne, Yoshida, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Mane, S Davis, Pelle, Gazzaniga, Long, Elia, Reed, Targett, Gardos, Gallagher.

Swansea City v Stoke City Saturday May 2 3pm

Swansea City: Taylor returns for Swans

Swansea defender Neil Taylor has completed a two-match suspension and returns for the Barclays Premier League visit of Stoke.

Taylor is set to reclaim the left-back spot from Jordi Amat while Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero has recovered from the thigh problem which forced off him during last week’s 3-2 win at Newcastle and should start.

Winger Modou Barrow is included in the squad after being recalled from a loan spell at Nottingham Forest but Swansea are without injured quartet Bafetimbi Gomis (hamstring), Kyle Naughton (ankle), Tom Carroll (ankle) and Wayne Routledge (ankle).

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Ki, Shelvey, Montero, Sigurdsson, Oliveira, Tremmel, Amat, Bartley, Fulton, Britton, Dyer, Emnes, Barrow, Grimes, King.

Stoke City: Adam to wear mask

Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam will wear a protective mask in the match at Swansea after breaking his nose in training.

Defender Geoff Cameron has not trained all week because of a hamstring problem and faces a late fitness test.

Forward Peter Odemwingie will be in the squad again having made his first appearance in eight months but is not in contention for a start.

Provisional squad: Begovic, Bardsley, Wollscheid, Shawcross, Pieters, Nzonzi, Walters, Adam, Ireland, Arnautovic, Biram Diouf, Butland, Wilson, Muniesa, Whelan, Sidwell, Crouch, Odemwingie, Teixeira.

West Ham v Burnley FC Saturday May 2 3pm

West Ham: No worries for Big Sam

Sam Allardyce has no fresh injury concerns as West Ham welcome relegation-threatened Burnley to Upton Park on Saturday.

The 60-year-old has confirmed teenager Reece Burke will start after impressing on his Premier League debut at QPR last week – with fellow defenders Winston Reid (hamstring), James Tomkins (shoulder) and Guy Demel (calf) all ruled out.

Alex Song missed the trip to Loftus Road with a back problem but may return, whilst strikers Diafra Sakho (thigh) and Andy Carroll (knee) still missing.

Provisional squad: Adrian, Jaaskelainen, Jenkinson, Cresswell, O’Brien, Collins, Burke, Oxford, Noble, Kouyate, Song, Nolan, Amalfitano, Downing, Jarvis, Nene, Valencia, Cole.

Burnley FC: Barnes back for Hammers clash

Ashley Barnes returns from suspension for Burnley’s game at West Ham on Saturday.

Fellow forward Sam Vokes will have a fitness test on Friday to see whether he has recovered from the thigh injury that ruled him out of the 1-0 defeat to Leicester last weekend.

Long-term knee injury victims Dean Marney and Kevin Long remain sidelined.

Provisional squad: Heaton, Gilks, Mee, Duff, Shackell, Keane, Reid, Ward, Trippier, Barnes, Wallace, Arfield, Jones, Taylor, Boyd, Kightly, Vokes, Jutkiewicz, Ings, Sordell.

Liverpool v QPR Saturday May 2 3pm

Liverpool: Lucas returns for Reds

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva returns from a thigh injury to rejoin the squad for the visit of QPR after missing the last three matches.

Striker Mario Balotelli is ruled out with a foot injury sustained in Tuesday’s defeat at Hull while defender Jon Flanagan is sidelined for at least six months after undergoing another knee operation.

Centre-back Mamadou Sakho is still missing with a hamstring problem while fellow defender Alberto Moreno is expected to have recovered from the knock which kept him out of Tuesday’s game.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Ibe, Henderson, Lucas, Moreno, Coutinho, Lallana, Sterling, Jones, Johnson, Manquillo, Toure, Allen, Markovic, Lambert, Borini.

QPR: Latest decision to be made on Zamora

QPR will make a late decision on whether to risk Bobby Zamora for Saturday’s visit to Liverpool but Leroy Fer is expected to return to the Rangers starting line-up.

Zamora is hoping to rid himself of a long-standing hip problem for the trip to Anfield while Fer, who came off the bench against West Ham last weekend, is fit again after recovering from a knee injury.

Rio Ferdinand is unlikely to feature despite returning to training this week while Eduardo Vargas and Alejandro Faurlin (both knee) remain sidelined.

Provisional squad: Green, McCarthy, Isla, Dunne, Onuoha, Caulker, Hill, Yun, Phillips, Fer, Sandro, Barton, Kranjcar, Hoilett, Grego-Cox, Henry, Sutherland, Austin, Taarabt, Zamora.

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Gabriel Agbonlahor

Aston Villa v Everton Saturday May 2 3pm

Aston Villa: Agbonlahor still sidelined

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor is not ready to return to action in his side’s Barclays Premier League clash with Everton.

The forward has been out with a hamstring injury which also forced him to miss both the FA Cup semi-final win over Liverpool and last weekend’s narrow loss to Manchester City but has yet to return to training.

Right-back Alan Hutton is back in training after an ankle problem, though, while Philippe Senderos is available after a thigh injury. Defenders Ciaran Clark and Nathan Baker remain out with knee injuries.

Provisional squad: Given, Guzan, Lowton, Bacuna, Vlaar, Okore, Senderos, Cissokho, Richardson, Cole, Delph, Cleverley, Grealish, Westwood, N’Zogbia, Gil, Sinclair, Benteke, Weimann.

Everton: Pienaar to miss out

Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar will miss the trip to Aston Villa as he sits out a third successive match because of a muscle injury.

Utility player Bryan Ovideo’s season is over after he broke a metatarsal in training, joining midfielder Darron Gibson on the sidelines with a similar problem.

Defender Tony Hibbert is the other long-term absentee.

Provisional squad: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Stones, Baines, Barry, Lennon, McCarthy, Barkley, Osman, Lukaku, Robles, Alcaraz, Garbutt, Besic, Mirallas, Naismith, Kone.

Man United v West Brom Saturday May 2 5.30pm

Man United: Rooney fit to face Baggies

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is fit to face West Brom after overcoming the knee injury he suffered against Everton last weekend.

Defenders Luke Shaw (groin), Marco Rojo (adductor), Jonny Evans (nerve) and Rafael (rib) are out, as is central midfielder Michael Carrick (calf).

Centre-half Phil Jones has resumed training following his ankle injury but is unlikely to feature as he lacks match fitness.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Valdes, Amos, Blackett, Blind, Smalling, McNair, Jones, Young, Fellaini, Herrera, Valencia, Di Maria, Januzaj, Pereira, Mata, Falcao, Rooney, Van Persie, Wilson.

West Brom: Pulis quiet on injury news

Head coach Tony Pulis remained tight-lipped about West Brom’s injuries but admitted the Baggies had several knocks for the trip to Manchester United.

Youssouf Mulumbu is back from suspension though having sat out the last three games following a red card against QPR last month.

James Morrison could be a doubt after coming off late on in last week’s 0-0 draw against Liverpool with a knock to the head and a bad back while Ben Foster (knee) remains a long-term absentee.

Provisional squad: Myhill, Rose, Gamboa, Pocognoli, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Lescott, Brunt, Baird, Yacob, Mulumbu, McManaman, Morrison, Gardner, Sessegnon, Fletcher, Ideye, Anichebe, Berahino.

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Diego Costa

Chelsea v Crystal Palace Sunday May 3 1.30pm

Chelsea: Costa misses Palace game

Diego Costa will miss Chelsea’s match with Crystal Palace and may not feature again this season if the Blues win the Premier League title on Sunday.

Costa’s campaign has been punctuated by hamstring problems and the striker will not be risked against the Eagles, with Chelsea needing three points to win the title.

Loic Remy is back from a calf injury, while Thibaut Courtois could return in goal after a minor hip problem.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Mikel, Remy, Matic, Willian, Cuadrado, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Blackman, Loftus-Cheek.

Crystal Palace: Chamakh not ready to return

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew will continue to monitor Marouane Chamakh’s fitness levels after confirming the injured striker still needs more work.

Chamakh, out with hamstring trouble, has been back in training as Pardew prepares his squad for their visit to Chelsea on Sunday.

Fraizer Campbell has also been out with the same injury as Chamakh, alongside Joel Ward (shin), while January signing Lee Chung-yong will be hoping for his first Palace start having last week made his debut as a substitute following a foot fracture.

Provisional squad: Speroni, Hennessey, Souare, Mariappa, Hangeland, Ward, Chamakh, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Ledley, Jedinak, Puncheon, McArthur, Bolasie, Zaha, Murray, Sanogo, Gayle, Ameobi, Lee, Mutch.

Tottenham v Man City Sunday May 3 4pm

Tottenham: Spurs hopeful over Rose injury

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful Danny Rose will be fit to face Manchester City on Sunday.

The 24-year-old has been sidelined with a hamstring complaint but could return in time to replace fellow left-back Ben Davies, who will miss the remainder of the season after dislocating a shoulder in last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Southampton.

Kyle Walker (foot) is also absent while the likes of Younes Kaboul and Emmanuel Adebayor are again expected to miss out on a place in the matchday squad.

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

Man City: Injured Toure misses out

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will miss Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Tottenham with a hamstring injury.

Toure was forced off at half-time against West Ham last week and joins captain Vincent Kompany (groin) on the sidelines this weekend.

Playmaker Samir Nasri and defender Gael Clichy could be back in contention after recent lay-offs, leaving striker Stevan Jovetic as the only notable absentee.

Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Boyata, Clichy, Kolarov, Milner, Navas, Silva, Nasri, Fernando, Fernandinho, Lampard, Aguero, Bony, Dzeko.

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David Meyler

Hull City v Arsenal Monday May 4 8pm

Hull City: Jelavic back in contention

Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic is in contention for a return for Hull when Arsenal visit the KC Stadium on Monday.

Jelavic has returned to training this week after a knee injury, midfielder David Meyler is back from suspension and defender Andy Robertson is also available again after an ankle problem.

Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diame remains a doubt with a sore knee.

Provisional squad: McGregor, Harper, Dawson, McShane, Bruce, Chester, Rosenior, Brady, Robertson, Elmohamady, Livermore, Diame, Huddlestone, Quinn, Hernandez, Aluko, N’Doye, Jelavic, Sagbo, Meyler.

Arsenal: Debuchy doubt for Arsenal

Arsenal full-back Mathieu Debuchy (hamstring) is a doubt for Monday night’s Barclays Premier League match at Hull.

Captain Mikel Arteta (ankle) needs another couple of weeks training.

Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin) and Abou Diaby are also hoping to be involved before the end of the season.

Provisional Squad: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud, Szczesny, Gabriel, Gibbs, Wilshere, Ramsey, Walcott, Welbeck, Rosicky, Flamini, Debuchy.

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