Premier League - Weekend team news

We build up to the weekend's Premier League action with all the team news and pre-match news conference quotes from every match.

Premier League - Weekend team news

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Liverpool's Lucas Leiva in action on the club's pre-season tour of North America (Reuters)

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Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur - 3pm

Fulham will be able to call upon Kieran Richardson again when Tottenham head to Craven Cottage. Defender Steven Caulker has overcome illness and is fit for Spurs.

Manchester City v Everton - 3pm

Manchester City midfielder James Milner will miss the clash while Leighton Baines (hamstring) and Nikica Jelavic (illness) are both doubtful for Everton.

Arsenal v Swansea City - 3pm

Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna is doubtful because of a foot injury. Swansea's Pablo Hernandez is to miss the trip after picking up a thigh injury.

Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa - 3pm

QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar is rated doubtful. He was replaced at half-time of the goalless draw with Sunderland in midweek after sustaining a minor groin tear. Aston Villa left-back Enda Stevens has been ruled out with an ankle injury.

West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City - 3pm

Peter Crouch is a major doubt for the Stoke after having dental surgery. He lost two teeth and has another one clamped in his jaw following a collision with Newcastle captain Fabricio Collocini. Jonas Olsson faces a late fitness test for the Baggies.

Liverpool v Southampton - 3pm

Midfielder Lucas Leiva returns to Liverpool's matchday squad after a three-month injury absence. Under-fire goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga looks set to start for Southampton again.

Reading v Manchester United - 5.30pm

Jimmy Kebe remains a major doubt as he recovers from a groin problem. United will be without wing duo Nani and Antonio Valencia.


Norwich City v Sunderland - 4pm

Mark Bunn is set to continue in goal for Norwich as John Ruddy faces three months out with a thigh injury. Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole is missing with a knee injury. Jack Colback is set to replace him.


Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic - 8pm

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will be without utility man James Perch. Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has rated both defender Gary Caldwell and midfielder David Jones as "50/50".

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