Premier League - Weekend team news

All the team news ahead of the weekend's fixtures in the Premier League.

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West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic

Wigan are without left-back Maynor Figueroa for the remainder of the season while West Brom have striker Marc-Antoine Fortune suspended.

West Ham United v Newcastle United

Under-pressure Newcastle have problems in defence with Davide Santon, Massadio Haidara and Tim Krul all absent.

Swansea City v Manchester City

Chico Flores is an injury doubt for Swansea. Manchester City have doubts over Maicon and Jack Rodwell.

Fulham v Reading

Reading midfielder Hope Akpan is available after an ankle problem and may figure.

Norwich City v Aston Villa

Goalkeeper John Ruddy is in contention to make his return for Norwich after five months out with a thigh injury. Aston Villa could be without defender Ciaran Clark and midfielder Karim El Ahmadi again.

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton

Newly-crowned PFA Player of the Year and Footballer of the Year Gareth Bale will start for Spurs, but Moussa Dembele is a doubt.

Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal

Arsenal are still without Olivier Giroud due to suspension while goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski remains sidelined with a rib injury.


Liverpool v Everton

Liverpool are without the suspended Luis Suarez and the injured Joe Allen as Jamie Carragher plays his final Merseyside derby.

Manchester United v Chelsea

Danny Welbeck misses out for United but Paul Scholes is expected to be on the bench after being sidelined since January with a knee problem. Demba Ba comes back int contention for Chelsea, while Juan Mata will also start.


Sunderland v Stoke City

Sunderland are without key forward Stephane Sessegnon after his red card in the 6-1 defeat to Aston Villa.

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