Team news from the Premier League

All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 24 in the Premier League.

Team news from the Premier League

Daniel Sturridge could play a pert in the Merseyside derby on Saturday.

All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 24 in the Premier League.

Spurs v Arsenal Saturday February 7 12.45pm

Spurs: No injury worries for Pochettino

Head coach Mauricio Pochettino has a full complement of players to choose from when Tottenham host rivals Arsenal this weekend.

Spurs have no injuries to contend with heading into Saturday’s match, when they can also welcome back Nabil Bentaleb.

The midfielder has been away at the African Nations Cup but has returned following Algeria’s early exit, while Emmanuel Adebayor, Younes Kaboul and Etienne Capoue could be involved in the squad after deadline-day moves did not materialise.

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

After transfer deadline day negotiations Emmanuel Adebayor remains a Spurs player.

Arsenal: Sanchez must prove fitness

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez (hamstring) faces a late fitness test ahead of Saturday’s north London derby at Tottenham.

England striker Danny Welbeck is expected back in the squad after recovering from a thigh injury, while new signing Gabriel Paulista should also be included.

Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin) is still out along with Jack Wilshere (ankle), Mikel Arterta (ankle), Abou Diaby (calf) and full-back Mathieu Debuchy (shoulder).

Provisional squad: Ospina, Gibbs, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Bellerin, Coquelin, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud, Szczesny, Welbeck, Monreal, Chambers, Rosicky, Flamini, Akpom, Gabriel, Sanchez.

Aston Villa v Chelsea Saturday February 7 3pm

Aston Villa: Vlaar back in Villa frame

Captain Ron Vlaar could return for Aston Villa against Chelsea in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match after resuming training this week.

The defender has been sidelined with a knee injury since limping out against Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day.

Philippe Senderos is likely to sit out again with his calf problem and Libor Kozak continues to recover from a broken leg but Joe Cole may make the squad after a hamstring injury.

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

Ron Vlaar could be back for Chelsea game.

Chelsea: Cuadrado could face Villa

Deadline day signing Juan Cuadrado could make his Chelsea debut at Aston Villa and fit again playmaker Cesc Fabregas could also feature for the Premier League leaders.

Filipe Luis (calf) remains out, alongside the suspended Diego Costa, who serves the second of his three-match ban for his stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can.

Jose Mourinho could be tempted to restore Petr Cech in goal after Thibaut Courtois’ uncharacteristic mistake in the build up to Manchester City’s equaliser last Saturday, while Kurt Zouma is again likely to start in defence ahead of Gary Cahill.

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

Leicester v Crystal Palace Saturday February 7 3pm

Leicester: Foxes must cope without Huth

Robert Huth is suspended so cannot make his Leicester debut against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The defender, who signed on loan from Stoke on deadline day, was banned for two games and fined £15,000 by the Football Association after breaching rules in relation to social media comments, and is halfway through the suspension.

Matty James is available after suspension, Riyad Mahrez is back following Algeria’s African Nations Cup campaign and Matt Upson is available after a long-term foot injury, but goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (foot) and striker Chris Wood (ankle) are out.

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

Crystal Palace: Souare set for debut

Pape Souare could make his Crystal Palace debut against fellow strugglers Leicester on Saturday but the Eagles will be without captain Mile Jedinak.

Souare could make his first appearance since joining from Lille in the transfer window but Jedinak is out, having returned from helping Australia win the Asian Cup with a sore ankle.

Marouane Chamakh is unlikely to feature after breaking his nose during the defeat to Everton last weekend.

Provisional squad: Speroni, Hennessey, Ward, Kelly, Mariappa, Hangeland, Souare, Dann, Delaney, Bannan, Guedioura, Mutch, McArthur, Ledley, Puncheon, Zaha, Gayle, Sanogo, Chamakh, Campbell, Gayle, Ameobi.

Man City v Hull Saturday February 7 3pm

Man City: City welcome back duo

Manchester City are injury-free ahead of Hull’s Premier League visit with midfielder Samir Nasri and defender Eliaquim Mangala back in the squad.

Nasri has missed the last three games with a calf injury while Mangala had a shoulder problem.

Yaya Toure and new signing Wilfried Bony remain on international duty with the Ivory Coast away at the African Nations Cup.

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

Hull: N’Doye likely to wait for debut

Hull new boy Dame N’Doye is unlikely to be available for the Tigers’ trip to Manchester City on Saturday.

The deadline-day signing from Lokomotiv Moscow is still in Paris trying to resolve visa issues and awaiting international clearance from the Russian FA.

Nikica Jelavic faces a late fitness test on his injured knee while Mohamed Diame remains at least a fortnight away from a first team return with his own long-term knee problem.

Provisional squad: McGregor, Jakupovic, Harper, Davies, Maguire, McShane, Figueroa, Robertson, Bruce, Elmohamady, Livermore, Meyler, Brady, Quinn, Huddlestone, Jelavic, Hernandez, Aluko, Ramirez, Sagbo.

QPR v Southampton Saturday February 7 3pm

QPR: Sandro set for Rangers return

QPR midfielder Sandro could return for Chris Ramsey’s first game in temporary charge against Southampton on Saturday.

Sandro is still regaining fitness but has recovered from a knee problem that has kept the midfielder out since November 22. Alejandro Faurlin remains sidelined with a cruciate ligament injury.

Ramsey may also reintroduce Adel Taarabt to the first team. The Moroccan forward was not considered fit enough to play by Harry Redknapp, who resigned as manager on Tuesday.

Provisional squad: Green, McCarthy, Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Yun, Ferdinand, Hill, Onuoha, Kranjcar, Henry, Sandro, Barton, Fer, Phillips, Hoilett, Taarabt, Vargas, Zamora, Zarate, Austin.

Southampton: Midfield duo return

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman will welcome back influential midfielders Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama for Saturday’s trip to QPR.

Both have been missing through injury but Schneiderlin has recovered from an adductor problem whilst Wanyama is fit after suffering with hamstring trouble and the duo have given Champions League hopefuls Saints a timely fitness boost.

Loan signing Filip Djuricic will not play as he is awaiting a work permit, Shane Long (ribs) is unlikely to feature and Toby Alderweireld (hamstring) is still a week away with Jay Rodriguez (knee) a long-term absentee.

Provisional squad: Forster, K Davis, Gazzaniga, Clyne, Bertrand, Targett, Yoshida, Gardos, Fonte, McCarthy, Schneiderlin, S Davis, Wanyama, Reed, Ward-Prowse, Hesketh, Tadic, Mane, Isgrove, Elia, Mayuka, Seager, Pelle.

Morgan Schneiderlin has recovered from injury.

Swansea v Sunderland Saturday February 7 3pm

Swansea: Ki returns

Ki Sung-yueng returns for Swansea’s Barclays Premier League home game with Sunderland after missing the last five matches while being on international duty with South Korea at the Asian Cup.

Former England Under-21 international Jack Cork, signed from Southampton last week, could make his Swans debut and also feature in midfield while Leon Britton (virus) and Jefferson Montero (hamstring) are both in contention after missing last week’s 1-0 win at Southampton.

But Kyle Bartley and Gylfi Sigurdsson remain suspended, Wayne Routledge (calf) is still missing and Marvin Emnes has been ruled out for three weeks after picking up a hamstring strain at St Mary’s.

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Britton, Shelvey, Cork, Montero, Dyer, Gomis, Tremmel, Rangel, Amat, Fulton, Carroll, Barrow, Oliveira, Grimes, King.

Sunderland: Problems mount up for Poyet

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet faces a series of late decisions as he attempts to put together a team for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Swansea.

Striker Connor Wickham, who missed Tuesday night’s 3-1 FA Cup fourth round replay victory at Fulham with a calf injury sustained in the warm-up, is likely to sit out once again along with midfielder Lee Cattermole as he continues his recovery from a knee problem.

Adam Johnson (thumb surgery) and Jack Rodwell (groin) are rated at only 50-50, while fellow midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini suffered bruising during the game at Craven Cottage and is also a doubt, along with full-back Billy Jones and midfielder Will Buckley, who both have unspecified knocks.

Provisional squad: Pantilimon, Mannone, Reveillere, Jones, Van Aanholt, O’Shea, Brown, Vergini, Coates, Bridcutt, Gomez, Larsson, Johnson, Rodwell, Buckley, Alvarez, Giaccherini, Agnew, Fletcher, Defoe, Graham.

Everton v Liverpool Saturday February 7 5.30pm

Everton: Lennon poised for derby debut

Everton boss Roberto Martinez expects James McCarthy to be available for Saturday’s Merseyside derby clash with Liverpool and is also ready to hand Aaron Lennon a Toffees debut in the game.

Midfielder McCarthy is set to return after missing six games with a hamstring problem, while winger Lennon is coming into the squad following his arrival on loan from Tottenham for the rest of the season on transfer deadline day.

The Barclays Premier League contest at Goodison Park looks to be too soon for Tim Howard (calf) to make his comeback, and Leon Osman (foot), Steven Pienaar (knee) and Tony Hibbert (unspecified) remain sidelined.

Provisional squad: Robles, Griffiths, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Baines, Alcaraz, Distin, Oviedo, Besic, Barkley, Barry, McCarthy, Gibson, McGeady, Naismith, Mirallas, Lukaku, Kone, Lennon.

Liverpool: Rodgers to decide on Sturridge

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has to decide whether striker Daniel Sturridge is ready to start the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.

The England international has made just two 20-minute substitute appearances since his comeback from a five-month lay-off but is approaching full fitness.

There are slight injury doubts over midfielders Lucas Leiva (thigh), Lazar Markovic (back) and Adam Lallana (groin).

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Henderson, Gerrard, Lucas, Moreno, Sterling, Coutinho, Sturridge, Ward, Johnson, Manquillo, Enrique, Allen, Ibe, Lambert, Borini, Balotelli.

Brendan Rodgers undecided on whether to play Daniel Sturridge.

Burnley v West Brom Sunday February 8 12pm

Burnley: No new problems for Clarets

Burnley have no new injury worries ahead of their Premier League clash with West Brom on Sunday.

Matt Taylor remains sidelined following Achilles surgery and is making slower progress than had been hoped.

Stephen Ward (ankle) is back training with the first team while Kevin Long (knee) will not be fit until next season.

Provisional squad: Heaton, Cisak, Gilks, Trippier, Mee, Keane, Shackell, Lafferty, Arfield, Marney, Boyd, Jones, Wallace, Kightly, Barnes, Vokes, Ings, Sordell, O’Neill, Reid, Jutkiewicz.

West Brom: Fletcher set for Baggies bow

Darren Fletcher is in line for his West Brom debut after signing from Manchester United.

The midfielder is likely to start at Burnley on Sunday following his deadline day move, with James Morrison, who will be assessed, struggling with a knee problem.

Jonas Olsson is training with the squad again after an Achilles injury, but will not feature as the defender is not yet match fit. Boaz Myhill could return to the squad after a hand injury and Graham Dorrans and Brown Ideye will be included after aborted deadline day moves.

Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Pocognoli, Wisdom, Lescott, Baird, Dawson, McAuley, Fletcher, McManaman, Morrison, Dorrans, Yacob, Brunt, Gardner, Sessegnon, Berahino, Anichebe, Ideye.

Newcastle v Stoke Sunday February 8 2.05pm

Newcastle: Four return for Newcastle

Newcastle head coach John Carver has received a series of injury boosts ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke.

Defender Paul Dummett (hamstring) and midfielders Gabriel Obertan (thigh) and Ryan Taylor (knee) are fit and will be included in the squad, while striker Papiss Cisse has a week’s training under his belt following his return from the African Nations Cup with Senegal.

Midfielders Siem de Jong (thigh) and Rolando Aarons (hamstring) need a little more time, while Davide Santon, Remie Streete, Shane Ferguson, Kevin Mbabu, Gael Bigirimana and Haris Vuckic all left the club on loan on Monday.

Provisional squad: Krul, Alnwick, Janmaat, Dummett, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Satka, Anita, Abeid, Sissoko, Cabella, Colback, Gouffran, Ameobi, Obertan, Cisse, Riviere, Perez.

Stoke: Shawcross out of Magpies clash

Stoke will be without skipper Ryan Shawcross for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Newcastle at St James’ Park.

The centre-half is set to be absent for the next few games because of a back problem that forced him off in the first half of last Saturday’s 3-1 win over QPR.

Jonathan Walters, who scored a hat-trick in that match, is a doubt due to a knee problem that has prevented him from training this week, although manager Mark Hughes is hopeful the forward will be available.

Provisional squad: Begovic, Butland, Wollscheid, Wilson, Muniesa, Bardsley, Cameron, Nzonzi, Adam, Whelan, Ireland, Sidwell, Palacios, Walters, Arnautovic, Crouch, Moses, Diouf.

Stoke are without Ryan Shawcross.

West Ham v Man United Sunday February 8 4.15pm

West Ham: Hammers short at the back

West Ham are facing a defensive injury crisis ahead of the visit of Manchester United on Sunday.

Sam Allardyce is likely to have just one fit centre-back as both Winston Reid and James Collins are ruled out with hamstring injuries, with Cheikhou Kouyate a possible defensive option having recovered from an ankle problem

Andy Carroll picked up an ankle injury in the defeat at Liverpool and Allardyce has suggested he will not be risked whilst Diego Poyet and Doneil Henry are also missing with unspecified knocks.

Provisional squad: Adrian, Jaaskelainen, Cresswell, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Burke, Oxford, Noble, Song, Kouyate, Nolan, Amalfitano, Downing, Jarvis, Cole, Carroll, Sakho, Valencia.

Man United: Carrick concern for United

Midfielder Michael Carrick remains Manchester United’s only injury concern ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to West Ham.

The 33-year-old has not played since the FA Cup fourth-round trip to Cambridge a fortnight ago due to a calf strain.

Defender Jonny Evans and winger Ashley Young returned to action after injuries in Tuesday’s replay victory over Cambridge at Old Trafford.

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

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