Team news from the Premier League

Team news from the Premier League

All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 37 in the Premier League - more to follow as it comes in.

Southampton v Aston Villa Saturday May 16 12.45pm

Southampton: Saints welcome back Ward-Prowse

Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse is available again for Saturday’s match at home to Aston Villa after serving a one-match suspension.

Ward-Prowse returns after missing last weekend’s defeat to Leicester, but Morgan Schneiderlin (knee) and Dusan Tadic (groin) are both still out.

Jay Rodriguez is back in full training after 13 months on the sidelines with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, but the striker is not yet considered match fit and is unlikely to feature.

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

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Aston Villa: Baker won’t rise to the occasion

Nathan Baker has returned to training following a knee injury but will not be fit for Aston Villa’s trip to Southampton.

The defender faces a race against time to be available for the FA Cup final against Arsenal at the end of the month having been out since Villa’s semi-final win over Liverpool in April.

Ciaran Clark (knee) remains sidelined while Libor Kozak has suffered a back problem in his recovery from the broken leg he suffered in January 2014.

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

Sunderland v Leicester City Saturday May 16 3pm

Sunderland: Gomez out for season

Sunderland midfielder Jordi Gomez will miss the final three games of the Barclays Premier League season after fracturing his kneecap.

The Spaniard is out of Saturday’s home clash with Leicester and the trips to Arsenal and Chelsea as he faces up to six weeks on the sidelines alongside central defender Wes Brown, who returned to action last weekend, but has suffered a setback in his recovery from his own knee problem.

Midfielder Jack Rodwell (hamstring) is still out, but defender John O’Shea has recovered from a knee injury and midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini is available for the first time since February after finally shaking off an ankle problem.

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

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Leicester City: James absent for Foxes

Matty James could be out until next year for Leicester after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage last week.

Scans confirmed the severity of the injury, which happened in the Foxes’ 2-0 win over Southampton, and the midfielder will have an operation on Tuesday and is expected to be out for between six and nine months.

David Nugent is also out of the trip to Sunderland with a calf problem but Andy King (hamstring) is available for boss Nigel Pearson.

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

Burnley FC v Stoke City Saturday May 16 3pm

Burnley FC: Vokes could face Stoke

Striker Sam Vokes has overcome a thigh injury and is available for Burnley’s final home game of the season against Stoke on Saturday.

The Wales international missed the last three games with the problem, but has trained with the squad for most of the week and should feature against the Potters.

Midfielder Dean Marney and defender Kevin Long (both knee) are making “good progress” in their rehabilitation, according to manager Sean Dyche, but are still months away from a first-team return.

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

Stoke City: Shawcross set to miss Clarets clash

Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross is likely to miss this weekend’s Barclays Premier League trip to Burnley.

The centre-back has not trained fully since suffering a minor knee injury in training on Tuesday and, although not ruled out, manager Mark Hughes is unlikely to risk him at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Fellow defender Marc Wilson is available again after suspension and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic could return after two outings for Jack Butland.

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

Tottenham v Hull City Saturday May 16 3pm

Tottenham: Chiriches and Adebayor unavailable

Vlad Chiriches and Emmanuel Adebayor are sidelined for Tottenham’s final Barclays Premier League home game of the season against embattled Hull.

Last weekend’s red card in the defeat at Stoke means defender Chiriches is suspended, while striker Adebayor has been laid low with illness.

Kyle Walker (foot) and Ben Davies (shoulder) remain sidelined, but fellow full-back Danny Rose is fully fit after a groin injury.

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

Hull City: Bruce ponders Jelavic recall

Hull boss Steve Bruce must decide whether to restore Nikica Jelavic to his starting line-up for Saturday’s crucial Barclays Premier League clash against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Jelavic made a fruitless appearance off the bench against Burnley last week as the Tigers’ 1-0 defeat left them firmly ensconsed in the bottom three with just two games remaining.

David Meyler is also pushing for a recall, but Mohamed Diame (knee) and Gaston Ramirez (hamstring) are both ruled out for the rest of the season.

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

West Ham v Everton Saturday May 16 3pm

West Ham: Hammers set to start with Song

West Ham are likely to start Alex Song in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Everton.

Song made his comeback from a back injury as a substitute against Aston Villa and is in line to play the full 90 minutes at Upton Park.

Strikers Diafra Sakho (thigh) and Andy Carroll (knee) are out for the rest of the season.

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

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Everton: Garbutt set to step in for Baines

Left-back Leighton Baines has been ruled out of Everton’s final two Barclays Premier League matches after undergoing ankle surgery, so Luke Garbutt is likely to deputise at West Ham.

Midfielder Steven Pienaar is still not ready to return from a muscle injury so misses a fifth successive match, meaning manager Roberto Martinez will select from the same players – minus Baines – who lost at home to Sunderland last weekend.

Bryan Oviedo and Darron Gibson (both broken metatarsals) and defender Tony Hibbert are the other long-term absentees.

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

QPR v Newcastle Saturday May 16 3pm

QPR: Sandro missing for Hoops

QPR are missing Sandro for the Barclays Premier League clash with Newcastle because of the Brazilian midfielder’s ongoing visa issues.

Defender Nedum Onuoha is available after missing the 6-0 drubbing by Manchester City due to suspension.

Playmaker Adel Taarabt and defender Armand Traore will not be considered for selection due to concerns over their fitness.

Provisional squad: Green, McCarthy, Isla, Furlong, Dunne, Caulker, Hill, Yun, Barton, Henry, Fer, Kranjcar, Phillips, Mitchell, Comley, Hoilett, Wright-Phillips, Grego-Cox, Austin, Zamora.

Newcastle: Janmaat returns for Magpies

Daryl Janmaat returns to the Newcastle squad after suspension as the Magpies attempt to secure their Barclays Premier League status at relegated QPR on Saturday.

The Holland full-back is available after serving a one-match ban, although fellow defender Mike Williamson will sit out once again after picking up his second red card of the season at Leicester, the same game in which Janmaat was dismissed.

Striker Papiss Cisse (knee) and winger Rolando Aarons (hamstring) are fit, but midfielder Siem de Jong (thigh) and frontman Adam Armstrong (calf) will be missing after joining keeper Rob Elliot (thigh), defenders Steven Taylor (calf/shin) and Massadio Haidara (knee) and midfielder Cheick Tiote (also knee) on the sidelines.

Provisional squad: Krul, Woodman, Janmaat, Coloccini, Dummett, R. Taylor, Satka, Abeid, Anita, Colback, Sissoko, Gouffran, Cabella, Ameobi, Obertan, Gutierrez, Aarons, Cisse, Riviere, Perez, Ferreyra.

Liverpool v Crystal Palace Saturday May 16 5.30pm

Liverpool: Gerrard to get special welcome

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be given a guard of honour for his final match at Anfield with Crystal Palace the visitors.

The 34-year-old is likely to start alongside Jordan Henderson in midfield as manager Brendan Rodgers expects to have the same squad which drew at Chelsea last weekend.

After being sidelined by a hamstring injury for five weeks defender Mamadou Sakho trained this week as did striker Mario Balotelli, who did not make the squad at Stamford Bridge.

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

Crystal Palace: No concerns for Pardew’s Eagles

Crystal Palace have a clean bill of health for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool.

Boss Alan Pardew has revealed no new injury concerns, but hinted at several changes from the line-up that lost 2-1 to Manchester United.

Academy winger Sullay Kaikai could be among several youngsters to make the trip to Merseyside.

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

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Swansea City v Man City Sunday May 17 1.30pm

Swansea City: Gomis poised for starting spot

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis should start against Manchester City on Sunday after his decisive contribution at Arsenal last Monday.

Gomis came off the bench after a month out with hamstring trouble to head home the late winner at the Emirates Stadium and keep alive Swansea’s chances of qualifying for the Europa League.

Swansea manager Garry Monk admits he has “several players with niggles” in his squad and will wait until the final training session on Saturday before deciding on his team selection, but Ashley Richards could replace Angel Rangel (hamstring) at right-back.

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

Man City: Kompany and Toure could figure

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and midfielder Yaya Toure are both back in contention to start at Swansea in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.

The pair were on the bench for last week’s 6-0 demolition of QPR after injury lay-offs but only Toure saw any action.

City have no fresh injury concerns but playmaker Samir Nasri is unavailable having been ruled out for the rest of the season with a groin injury.

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

Man United v Arsenal Sunday May 17 4pm

Man United: Rooney misses out for United

Captain Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United’s final home game of the season against Arsenal on Sunday with a dead leg.

Vice-captain Michael Carrick (calf), defender Luke Shaw (head), and midfielder Andreas Pereira (international duty) are unavailable while centre-back Jonny Evans is a doubt with an unspecified injury.

Right-back Rafael is unlikely to play despite overcoming a rib injury. Defender Marcos Rojo (adductor), striker Robin van Persie and midfielder Angel di Maria (both illness) are available after overcoming their respective problems.

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

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Arsenal: Welbeck misses Old Trafford return

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will miss the return to former club Manchester United on Sunday because of a knee injury.

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who has been carrying a leg problem, is expected to feature having resumed training again following Monday night’s home defeat by Swansea.

Captain Mikel Arteta (ankle), midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and full-back Mathieu Debuchy (both hamstring) are still not match fit.

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

West Brom v Chelsea Monday May 18 8pm

West Brom: Baggies at full strength

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has a fully fit squad for the Barclays Premier League visit of Chelsea on Monday.

The Baggies have been carrying several knocks for a number of weeks – although Pulis has kept the identity of the players a secret.

Callum McManaman has fully recovered from his foot injury, though, with Saido Berahino and Brown Ideye pushing to start after being named on the bench in last week’s 1-1 draw at Newcastle.

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

Chelsea: Costa in frame for Blues

Chelsea striker Diego Costa could return from his hamstring problem for Monday’s match at West Brom but the Premier League winners are without a number of players.

Goalkeeper Petr Cech (calf) is a doubt and more likely to return for the final game of the season at home to Sunderland but defender Kurt Zouma is out for the rest of the campaign with a knee injury sustained against Liverpool.

Ramires (kidney) and Oscar (thigh) are also out for the season, with young players like Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Isaiah Brown, once of West Brom’s academy, likely to feature.

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

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