Team news from the Premier League

All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 12 in the Premier League - more to follow as it comes in.

Team news from the Premier League

All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 12 in the Premier League - more to follow as it comes in.

Man City v Swansea City Saturday November 22 3pm

Man City: Kompany available

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been passed fit for the champions’ Barclays Premier League clash with Swansea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The key centre-back missed City’s last game against QPR a fortnight ago and Belgium’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Wales with a calf injury but returned to training this week.

Fellow defender Eliaquim Mangala has also overcome a knock but playmaker David Silva (knee), left-back Aleksandar Kolarov and striker Edin Dzeko (both calf) have all been ruled out.

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

Swansea: Shelvey set for return

Swansea welcome back Jonjo Shelvey for the Barclays Premier League visit to Manchester City on Saturday.

Shelvey missed the 2-1 home victory over Arsenal before the international break after being sent off at Everton and should replace on-loan Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll at the Etihad Stadium.

Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer are back in the squad after missing the Arsenal win with groin strains, as is Jordi Amat who has been out for two months with knee trouble, but Argentina centre-half Federico Fernandez is sidelined by a calf injury.

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Rangel, Bartley, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Montero, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Bony, Tremmel, Amat, Britton, Carroll, Emnes, Dyer, Gomis, Barrow, Tiendalli, Fulton, Shephard.

Stoke City v BurnleySaturday November 22 3pm

Stoke: hughes hopeful over trio

Stoke boss Mark Hughes is optimistic Glenn Whelan, Erik Pieters and Phil Bardsley will all be fit for selection for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley at the Britannia Stadium.

Hughes says Whelan, who has been out since last month due to a broken leg, “should be an option” and certainly expects Pieters and Bardsley to be available, despite the pair picking up knocks in the 2-1 win at Tottenham on November 9.

However, it is anticipated that Marc Wilson will not feature because of the hamstring problem he sustained against Spurs, while Dionatan Teixeira (broken foot), Robert Huth (calf) and Peter Odemwingie (knee) definitely remain sidelined.

Provisional squad: Begovic, Sorensen, Shawcross, Pieters, Cameron, Muniesa, Bardsley, Nzonzi, Adam, Sidwell, Ireland, Whelan, Walters, Arnautovic, Bojan, Assaidi, Moses, Diouf, Crouch.

Burnley: Wait on duo

Burnley are hopeful Nathaniel Chalobah and Scott Arfield will be fit to face Stoke on Saturday.

Chelsea loanee Chalobah was injured playing for England Under-21s during the international break, while Arfield picked up a knock in training, but both have recovered well.

Long-term absentees Sam Vokes (knee) and Matt Taylor (Achilles) remain out, but Steven Reid is now fully fit after a groin complaint.

Burnley (provisional): Heaton, Trippier, Ward, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Reid, Wallace, Kightly, Cisak, Sordell, Marney, Jutkiewicz, Boyd, Gilks, Keane, Long, Barnes, Arfield, Ings, Chalobah, Jones.

Everton v West Ham Saturday November 22 3pm

Everton: McCarthy set for late fitness test

Everton have 10 players on the injured list with most unlikely to feature against West Ham on Saturday.

Left-back Leighton Baines, who injured a hamstring on international duty, is doubtful while midfielder James McCarthy will be given every chance to recover from a similar problem he suffered a fortnight ago at Sunderland.

A late decision will also be made on fellow midfielder Darron Gibson after he returned from international duty with a minor knee problem.

Provisional squad: Howard, Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Garbutt, Gibson, McGeady, McCarthy, Barkley, Osman, Lukaku, Robles, Browning, Hibbert, Pienaar, Besic, Atsu, Naismith, Eto’o.

West Ham: Sakho doubtful

West Ham striker Diafra Sakho (back) and midfielder Stewart Downing (knee) are doubtful for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Everton.

Forward Andy Carroll, fit again following ankle surgery, played and scored in a behind-closed-doors match with Fulham over the international break, so is pressing for a start after a late substitute appearance against Aston Villa.

Defender Guy Demel (thigh) continues his recovery.

Provisional Squad: Adrian, Cresswell, Reid, Collins, Jenkinson, Downing, Noble, Song, Kouyate, Valencia, Sakho, Jaaskelainen, Carroll, Cole, Nolan, Amalfitano, Tomkins, O’Brien.

Newcastle v QPR Saturday November 22 3pm

Newcastle: Key men missing

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will be forced to do without key men for QPR’s Barclays Premier League visit to St James’ Park with injuries once again taking their toll.

Skipper Fabricio Coloccini (calf) is likely to be joined on the sidelines by fellow central defender Steven Taylor (knee), while midfielder Mehdi Abeid will sit out because of a broken toe with the man he has replaced so effectively in recent weeks, Cheick Tiote, still missing with a calf problem.

Winger Rolando Aarons is currently on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, along with long-term absentees Siem de Jong and Gabriel Obertan (both thigh) and Davide Santon (knee).

Provisional squad: Krul, Elliot, Janmaat, Dummett, Williamson, Streete, Haidara, Anita, R Taylor, Sissoko, Colback, Cabella, Gouffran, Ameobi, Riviere, Cisse, Perez, Armstrong, Ferreyra.


Chelsea v West Brom Saturday November 22 3pm

Chelsea: Costa fit

Diego Costa is fit for Chelsea’s return to Premier League action but Jose Mourinho has yet to make a decision on whether Cesc Fabregas will face West Brom.

The pair missed Spain’s recent internationals but Mourinho says striker Costa has “fully recovered” from hamstring and groin complaints, while Fabregas is in contention after returning to training on Friday after a minor thigh tear.

John Obi Mikel will also be assessed having returned from Nigeria duty on Friday, while Ramires is available for selection albeit “not in very, very good condition”. Nathan Ake is out for a few weeks with a hamstring injury but Andre Schurrle is back.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Cech, Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Luis, Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Fabregas, Mikel, Matic, Ramires, Oscar, Willian, Hazard, Schurrle, Salah, Drogba, Costa, Remy

West Brom: Gardner in line for return

Craig Gardner could return to the West Brom line-up for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with leaders Chelsea.

The midfielder missed the 2-0 loss against Newcastle through suspension but could come straight back into Alan Irvine’s starting XI at Stamford Bridge.

Irvine’s only injury concerns are defender Jonas Olsson, still out with an Achilles problem, and left-back Sebastien Pocognoli, who has a hamstring injury.

Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Pocognoli, Gamboa, Dawson, Lescott, McAuley, Davidson, Wisdom, Baird, Varela, Gardner, Morrison, O’Neil, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Brunt, Blanco, Sessegnon, Samaras, Ideye, Berahino, Anichebe.

Leicester City v Sunderland Saturday November 22 3pm

Leicester: Foxes duo back to fitness

Leicester defenders Liam Moore and Wes Morgan are fit for the visit of Sunderland despite pulling out of international duty.

Right-back Moore withdrew from the England Under-21 squad ill while centre-back Morgan was forced out of Jamaica duty with a heel problem.

Goalkeeper Ben Hamer is also available after a finger injury but midfielder Dean Hammond (calf) and Matt Upson (foot) remain out.

Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Morgan, Moore, De Laet, Konchesky, Wasilewski, Drinkwater, James, King, Cambiasso, Albrighton, Mahrez, Knockaert, Vardy, Ulloa, Nugent, Schlupp, Wood, Powell.

Sunderland: Positive news for Poyet

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has received some positive injury news ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Leicester.

Striker Steven Fletcher has recovered from the ankle injury which forced him to miss Scotland’s 3-1 defeat to England on Tuesday and is expected to be fit, while midfielder Lee Cattermole is available once again after serving a one-match ban.

Defender Sebastian Coates (thigh) and midfielder Ricky Alvarez (knee) have returned to training after lengthy lay-offs, while full-back Billy Jones (hamstring) and midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini (ankle) are due to follow suit next week, leaving only full-back Patrick van Aanholt (dislocated shoulder) on the casualty list.

Provisional squad: Pantilimon, Mannone, Reveillere, Brown, O’Shea, Vergini, Coates, Cattermole, Rodwell, Bridcutt, Gomez, Larsson, Johnson, Buckley, Alvarez, Mavrias, Fletcher, Wickham, Altidore.

Arsenal v Man United Saturday November 22 5.30pm

Arsenal: Walcott a doubt

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott (groin) is a major doubt for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash against Manchester United.

Former United forward Danny Welbeck (hamstring) will also be assessed along with Alexis Sanchez, who was involved in a lot of travelling while on international duty with Chile. France forward Olivier Giroud is back in contention after three months out with a broken leg, along with captain Mikel Arteta, who has recovered from a hamstring problem.

Defender Laurent Koscielny (Achilles), Mesut Ozil (knee), Mathieu Debuchy (ankle), goalkeeper David Ospina (thigh) and Abou Diaby (calf) are all still unavailable.

Provisional squad: Szczesny, Monreal, Chambers, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez, Welbeck, Martinez, Sanogo, Walcott, Flamini, Cazorla, Podolski, Rosicky, Giroud.

United: Face long injury list

Striker Radamel Falcao will miss Manchester United’s game at Arsenal on Saturday as he is still suffering from a calf injury.

In defence Marcos Rojo (shoulder), Phil Jones (shin), Jonny Evans (ankle) and Rafael (hamstring) are out while Luke Shaw is a doubt due to a groin injury.

Midfielder Michael Carrick (groin), goalkeeper David de Gea (finger) and winger Angel di Maria (foot) are expected to play despite suffering minor injuries on international duty, but midfielder Daley Blind is sidelined with a serious knee problem he sustained in Holland’s 6-0 win over Latvia last week.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Vermijl, Shaw, Smalling, Blackett, Thorpe, McNair, Pereira, Fletcher, Valencia, Lingard, Fellaini, Anderson, Carrick, Young, Herrera, Mata, Januzaj, Di Maria, Rooney, Van Persie, W Keane.

Crystal Palace v Liverpool Sunday November 23 1.30pm

Palace: Jedinak back for Eagles

Crystal Palace will be bolstered by the return of captain Mile Jedinak for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League home match against Liverpool.

The Australian international missed his team’s 1-0 defeat at Manchester United last time out through suspension. Jedinak’s availability is a boost for Palace’s midfield line with Scotland international James McArthur doubtful with a calf problem.

McArthur, who was injured during the match at Old Trafford prior to the international break, took part in a light training session on Thursday and could feature. Kevin Doyle has recovered from a groin injury that saw him pull out of the Republic of Ireland’s international friendly against the United States and the striker will be on the bench on Sunday.

Provisional squad: Speroni, Hennessey, Mariappa, Kelly, Fryers, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Hangeland, Jedinak, Bannan, Ledley, McArthur, Bolasie, Thomas, Puncheon, Gayle, Guedioura, Campbell, Johnson, Doyle, Chamakh.

Liverpool: Reds to make late call on Balotelli

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli’s hamstring problem, sustained on international duty with Italy, will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s trip to Crystal Palace.

With fellow forward Daniel Sturridge ruled out until 2015 with a new thigh injury, manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested summer signing Rickie Lambert will have a greater part to play.

Midfielder Jordan Henderson is expected to be involved after being rested by England against Scotland in midweek as a precaution.

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

Hull City v Spurs Sunday November 23 4pm


Spurs: Naughton banned

Tottenham will be without defender Kyle Naughton through suspension for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Hull.

Head coach Mauricio Pochettino will check on the fitness of several players who were away on international duty, such as striker Emmanuel Adebayor, before deciding on his travelling party.

Kyle Walker continues to miss out following abdominal surgery, while Nabil Bentaleb is absent due to an ankle complaint.

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

Aston Villa v Southampton Monday November 24 8pm

Aston Villa: Senderos sidelined

Aston Villa defender Philippe Senderos is out for a month with a calf injury he suffered on international duty with Switzerland.

His absence adds to the growing defensive problems ahead of the visit of Southampton with Ron Vlaar (calf) also unavailable and Nathan Baker (knee) sidelined for two months.

Jores Okore stands by to make his first appearance of the season with Villa down to their last two fit centre-backs – but right-back Alan Hutton (ankle) is fit. Fabian Delph (shoulder) remains sidelined until next year along with Libor Kozak (leg) while Christian Benteke is suspended.

Provisional squad: Guzan, Given, Hutton, Lowton, Okore, Clark, Herd, Cissokho, Westwood, Richardson, Sanchez, N’Zogbia, Cleverley, Grealish, Cole, Bacuna, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Bent.


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