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Saturday's Premier League matches
PREDICTION: A 2-2 draw
FANTASY PICK: Raheem Sterling
KEY STAT: Everton have scored only five goals in their last 12 Premier League games at Anfield.
- LIVERPOOL (FORM: W-L-W-L-L)
Liverpool remain hopeful striker Daniel Sturridge could return for the Merseyside derby at Anfield. Sturridge suffered a thigh injury on England duty earlier this month and will be given every chance to prove his fitness. Midfielder Jordan Henderson (hip) and playmaker Philippe Coutinho (groin) are among a number of other players who could return.
Provisional squad: Mignolet, Manquillo, Sakho, Lovren, Moreno, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Lallana, Markovic, Sterling, Balotelli, Jones, Skrtel, Toure, Enrique, Lucas, Borini, Suso, Lambert, Sturridge.
- EVERTON (FORM: D-D-L-W-L)
Everton duo Seamus Coleman and Steven Pienaar are facing a race to be fit for the Merseyside derby. Full-back Coleman has missed the last two games with a head injury while midfielder Pienaar damaged a thigh in Everton's second game of the season. Midfielder Darron Gibson and full-back Bryan Oviedo have both proved their fitness after long-term injuries but striker Arouna Kone needs some minutes on the pitch and playmaker Ross Barkley (knee) is still several weeks away.
Provisional Squad: Howard, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Hibbert, Barry, McCarthy, Pienaar, McGeady, Mirallas, Naismith, Lukaku, Robles, Stones, Alcaraz, Gibson, Osman, Besic, Eto'o, Atsu, Oviedo.
PREDICTION: Chelsea to win 3-1
FANTASY PICK: Eden Hazard
KEY STAT: Aston Villa have attempted just eight shots on target in five Premier League games this season; fewer than any other side.
- CHELSEA (FORM: W-W-W-W-D)
Diego Costa is to return to Chelsea's starting lineup despite his hamstring travails for the Premier League clash at home to Aston Villa. Striker Costa, who has scored seven Premier League goals this season, was rested for the midweek Capital One Cup defeat of Bolton, in which Chelsea made nine changes from the side which began the draw at Manchester City. Manager Jose Mourinho is likely to revert to the majority of the side which started at City, although Brazil midfielder Ramires (abductor muscle) is out for at least another week.
Provisional squad: Courtois, Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ake, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy, Costa, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Boga, Baker, Schwarzer.
- ASTON VILLA (FORM: W-D-W-W--L)
Aston Villa hope to be close to full strength against Chelsea on Saturday after a virus hit the squad last weekend. A number of players were affected by a bug before, during and after their 3-0 Barclays Premier League defeat by Arsenal. However, manager Paul Lambert believes the illness has cleared up and that only captain Ron Vlaar (calf) and strikers Christian Benteke (Achilles) and Libor Kozak (broken leg) are unavailable.
Provisional Squad: Guzan, Given, Hutton, Baker, Okore, Clark, Senderos, Bacuna, Lowton, Cissokho, Cleverley, Westwood, Delph, Sanchez, Richardson, Cole, Grealish, N'Zogbia, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Bent.
PREDICTION: A 1-1 draw
FANTASY PICK: Jamie Vardy
KEY STAT: Three of Leonardo Ulloa's five Premier League goals this season have come within two minutes of the opposition scoring.
- CRYSTAL PALACE (FORM: L-L-D-D-W)
Marouane Chamakh is available again for Crystal Palace's Premier League clash at home to Leicester. The Morocco striker missed Saturday's 3-2 Premier League win at Everton and the Capital One Cup loss to Newcastle with hamstring trouble. Manager Neil Warnock reported no further injury problems following the midweek extra-time loss to the Magpies.
Provisional squad: Speroni, Hennessey, Mariappa, Kelly, Fryers, Ward, Delaney, Dann, Hangeland, Jedinak, McArthur, Bannan, Ledley, Williams, Bolasie, Thomas, Puncheon, Gayle, Campbell, Johnson, Doyle, Chamakh, Zaha.
- LEICESTER (FORM: D-L-D-W-W)
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has no fresh injury concerns ahead of his side's trip to Crystal Palace. Defender Matthew Upson remains the only absentee with an ongoing calf issue, although Pearson has confirmed Zoumana Bakayogo - not listed in the squad at the start of the season - is to undergo surgery on an anterior cruciate ligament injury. On-loan striker Nick Powell is available again after missing last week's 5-3 win over parent club Manchester United due to ineligibility.
Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, De Laet, Konchesky, Wasilewski, Schlupp, Moore, Morgan, King, Hammond, Albrighton, Knockaert, Mahrez, Vardy, Taylor-Fletcher, Ulloa, Nugent, Wood, Drinkwater, Cambiasso, Simpson, Lawrence, Powell.
PREDICTION: A 3-0 win to Man City
FANTASY PICK: James Milner
KEY STAT: Nikica Jelavic has scored three goals in his last four Premier League appearances, after scoring three times in the previous 13.
- HULL (FORM: W-D-L-D-D)
Hull manager Steve Bruce will continue to ease Hatem Ben Arfa in slowly with a place on the bench against Manchester City. The loan star made his first Tigers start in the Capital One Cup defeat at West Brom but is not yet considered fully fit by Bruce. Fellow new boy Gaston Ramirez is likely to sit out with a groin complaint, David Meyler took a knock in midweek and Robert Snodgrass (knee) is a long-term absentee.
Provisional squad: McGregor, Harper, Davies, Dawson, Rosenior, Robertson, Chester, McShane, Elmohamady, Diame, Huddlestone, Livermore, Ince, Brady, Jelavic, Aluko, Quinn, Hernandez, Ben Arfa.
- MANCHESTER CITY (FORM: W-W-L-D-D)
Manchester City have Sergio Aguero and David Silva back available for the clash with Hull at the KC Stadium. Aguero and Silva are set to return after missing the midweek Capital One Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday due to knee and ankle problems respectively, along with Pablo Zabaleta, who sat out the tie as he served a one-match suspension. Samir Nasri, Fernando (both groin) and Stevan Jovetic (hamstring) remain sidelined.
Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Nastasic, Mangala, Boyata, Clichy, Kolarov, Zabaleta, Sinclair, Milner, Navas, Toure, Lampard, Fernandinho, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero.
PREDICTION: A 3-2 win for Manchester United
FANTASY PICK: Ander Herrera
KEY STAT: Manchester United have taken 31 points from their last 11 Premier League games against West Ham.
- MANCHESTER UNITED (FORM: L-D-D-W-L)
Teenage defender Paddy McNair could make his first-team debut against West Ham after Louis van Gaal's Manchester United squad was decimated by injury. Tyler Blackett (suspended), Jonny Evans (ankle), Chris Smalling (thigh) and Phil Jones (hamstring) are all out, which leaves Marcos Rojo as Van Gaal's only fit senior centre half. Left-back Luke Shaw is expected to make his debut, but midfielders Ashley Young (groin), Michael Carrick (ankle), Jesse Lingard (knee) and Marouane Fellaini (ankle) are unavailable.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Rafael, Valencia, Shaw, Rojo, McNair, Vermijl, Janko, Pereira, Blind, Herrera, Fletcher, Anderson, Mata, Januzaj, Di Maria, Rooney, Falcao, Van Persie, W Keane.
- WEST HAM (FORM: L-W-L-D-W)
West Ham will be without midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate for the trip to Manchester United. The Senegal international has been ruled out with a groin injury suffered in the 3-1 win over Liverpool and could be missing for up to six weeks. Captain Kevin Nolan is back in training following a fractured shoulder but will not be considered at Old Trafford, whilst Matt Jarvis (thigh) is in a similar position. Joey O'Brien (knee) and Andy Carroll (ankle) are also missing but James Collins is in contention to start after coming off the bench last weekend.
Provisional squad: Adrian, Jaaskelainen, Cresswell, Reid, Burke, Tomkins, Collins, Demel, Jenkinson, Noble, Song, Poyet, Amalfitano, Downing, Vaz Te, Cole, Zarate, Sakho, Valencia.
Expert view: Cheikhou Kouyate (groin strain)
West Ham will be without the services of Cheikhou Kouyate for at least the next month after suffering a groin strain during the win over Liverpool. The news came as a setback for the impressive midfielder who was assessed postmatch stating "he was fine," but after a precautionary scan on Monday chairman David Gold revealed the problem is likely to keep the player sidelined until November. Morgan Amalfitano would be the obvious replacement following his goalscoring cameo while captain Kevin Nolan [shoulder] and Matt Jarvis [thigh] should both be available for game week six. Ben Dinnery
PREDICTION: Southampton to win 2-1
FANTASY PICK: Dusan Tadic
KEY STAT: The Saints are the only Prermier League team yet to concede a home goal this season.
- SOUTHAMPTON (FORM: L-D-W-W-W)
Toby Alderweireld and Maya Yoshida will be assessed before Southampton's return to league action against QPR. The centre-backs have hamstring and ankle complaints, respectively, making them a doubt for Ronald Koeman's side this weekend. James Ward-Prowse has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks with a fractured foot, while Sadio Mane could make his Premier League debut after impressing in Tuesday's Capital One Cup win at Arsenal.
Provisional squad: Forster, Davis, Cropper, Clyne, Yoshida, Fonte, Gardos, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Targett, Schneiderlin, Davis, Wanyama, Reed, Cork, Tadic, McQueen, Mane, Long, Mayuka, Pelle, Gallagher.
Expert view: James Ward-Prowse (stress fracture of the foot)
Stress fractures of the foot and in particular the fifth metatarsal can be problematic when healing with some injuries taking between two to three months while others can be considerably longer. This type of injury tends to happen to younger players during the early part of a season and can be attributed to overuse either through too many matches or too much training. Other factors for this type of injury include the football boot -- number and configuration of studs -- also the type of playing surface. Conservative treatment can be administered or a player may opt for a surgical intervention. BD
- QPR (FORM: L-L-W-L-D)
Sandro's knee injury is less serious than first feared but the QPR midfielder is unlikely to return for the trip to Southampton. The Brazilian appeared to injure his knee while celebrating a goal in training and was absent for last weekend's 2-2 draw against Stoke. Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch are both out with hamstring injuries while Niko Kranjcar is doubtful after picking up a knock against Stoke. Adel Taarabt has a sore ankle and is also unavailable.
Provisional squad: Green, McCarthy, Hill, Dunne, Ferdinand, Onuoha, Caulker, Yun, Traore, Isla, Henry, Sandro, Faurlin, Hoilett, Phillips, Austin, Zamora.
PREDICTION: A 0-0 draw
FANTASY PICK: Gylfi Sigurdsson
KEY STAT: After winning four games in a row in April/May, Sunderland have now gone six games without a victory (L2 D4).
- SUNDERLAND (FORM: D-D-L-D-D)
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet will make late decisions on a trio of key players ahead of the clash with Swansea. Defender Wes Brown and striker Steven Fletcher both missed Tuesday night's Capital One Cup defeat by Stoke with calf problems, while midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini sat out with an ankle injury, and all three are being assessed. But Poyet has indicated he will make changes with full-back Billy Jones and winger Will Buckley confirmed as starters with the Black Cats still looking for a first league win of the campaign.
Provisional squad: Mannone, Pantilimon, Jones, Van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea, Vergini, Coates, Roberge, Cattermole, Bridcutt, Rodwell, Gomez, Larsson, Johnson, Buckley, Giaccherini, Alvarez, Mavrias, Wickham, Altidore, Fletcher, Graham.
- SWANSEA (FORM: W-W-W-L-L)
Wilfried Bony will return for Swansea's Premier League trip to Sunderland after serving a one-match ban. Bony was sent off in the 1-0 home defeat to Southampton last weekend but served his ban in the Capital One Cup in midweek as Swansea swept aside Everton 3-0 to reach the last 16 of the competition. Swansea boss Garry Monk has no new injury worries ahead of visiting the Stadium of Light, but defender Jordi Amat (knee) and midfielder Leon Britton (knee) are still absent.
Provisional squad: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Routledge, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Bony, Tremmel, Richards, Tiendalli, Carroll, Montero, Emnes, Gomis, Bartley, Fulton.
PREDICTION: A 1-1 draw
FANTASY PICK: Danny Welbck
KEY STAT: Tottenham have won just one of their last 21 Premier League games away at Arsenal.
- ARSENAL (FORM: W-D-D-D-W)
Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg for the North London derby against Tottenham at Emirates Stadium. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Mertesacker should also be available after being kept on the bench for what was a much-changed squad in the midweek Capital One Cup defeat to Southampton. Spain defender Nacho Monreal (back) remains out, as does striker Yaya Sanogo (hamstring). Winger Theo Walcott (knee) continues his recovery along with midfielder Serge Gnabry (knee), but full-back Mathieu Debuchy (ankle) and France forward Olivier Giroud (fractured foot) are long-term absentees.
Provisional squad: Szczesny, Gibbs, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Chambers, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Sanchez, Ozil, Welbeck, Ospina, Wilshere, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Coquelin, Diaby, Flamini.
Expert view: Mathieu Debuchy (ankle ligament surgery)
Mathieu Debuchy is out of Saturday's North London derby at The Emirates after the full-back underwent surgery last Friday to repair ankle ligament damage. Originally it was hoped that the French defender could return within six weeks after an X-ray confirmed there was no fracture. However it was decided that surgical intervention would be the best course of action in the long-term to help restore normal function and stability. Debuchy will have the ankle immobilised initially while weight bearing activities are introduced gradually. Once the ankle is strong enough, straight line running will commence with more sports-specific exercise being introduced; long-term studies show this type of operation is very successful. BD
- TOTTENHAM (FORM: W-W-L-D-L)
Mauricio Pochettino has no fresh injury concerns ahead of his first North London derby. The Tottenham head coach made 11 changes for Wednesday's Capital One Cup win over Nottingham Forest and is expected to make wholesale alterations for the trip to the Emirates Stadium. Ex-Arsenal man Emmanuel Adebayor, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli are all likely to be recalled to the Spurs attacking line, with Kyle Walker the only noticeable absentee from Pochettino's squad following abdominal surgery.
Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Naughton, Rose, Davies, Vertonghen, Chiriches, Dier, Kaboul, Fazio, Capoue, Stambouli, Paulinho, Dembele, Mason, Bentaleb, Eriksen, Lennon, Townsend, Chadli, Lamela, Soldado, Adebayor, Kane.
Sunday's Premier League match
PREDICTION: A 1-0 win to West Brom
FANTASY PICK: James Morrison.
KEY STAT: WBA have conceded a league high four goals from outside the box this season.
- WEST BROM (FORM: D-D-L-L-W)
West Brom are sweating on the fitness of strikers Brown Ideye and Victor Anichebe. Ideye injured his ankle scoring his first goal for the club in Wednesday's 3-2 Capital One Cup victory over Hull while Anichebe is struggling after a hernia operation. Saido Berahino, who scored the winner against Hull, and Georgios Samaras are primed to start up front after coming on in mid-week. Chris Baird is still suffering from the illness which kept him out against the Tigers and is likely to sit out the game.
Provisional Squad: Foster, Myhill, Pocognoli, Gamboa, Dawson, Lescott, McAuley, Olsson, Yacob, Davidson, Wisdom, Morrison, Mulumbu, Gardner, Brunt, Blanco, Varela, Sessegnon, Samaras, Ideye, Anichebe, Berahino.
- BURNLEY (FORM: L-L-D-D-D)
Burnley will run the rule over Kieran Trippier, David Jones and Dean Marney for the trip to West Brom. Full-back Trippier has a minor groin complaint while the central midfield pair of Jones (thigh) and Marney (hamstring) have also been struggling with slight problems this week. Strikers Danny Ings (hamstring) and Sam Vokes (knee) remain absent while utility man Matt Taylor has an ongoing Achilles concern which will keep him sidelined.
Provisional squad: Heaton, Trippier, Lafferty, Ward, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Wallace, Marney, Kightly, Cisak, Jones, Sordell, Reid, Jutkiewicz, Chalobah, Boyd, Gilks, Keane, Long, Barnes, Arfield.
Expert view: Sam Vokes (ruptured anterior cruciate ligament)
Sam Vokes has stepped up his recovery from a ruptured ACL and is targeting a return for Wales in November although the player won't put himself "under any pressure" to make the European qualifier in Belgium. With a projected recovery period of between six to nine months Vokes is bang on schedule although his progress will be monitored daily throughout his rehabilitation. The cruciate ligament -- anterior & posterior -- help to stabilise the knee from forwards/backwards movements and the injury typically occurs when the foot is planted with excessive twisting or impact from an external force causing a rupture. Surgical intervention is the surest way to restore normal function. BD
Monday's Premier League match
PREDICTION: A 2-1 win for Stoke
FANTASY PICK: Peter Crouch
KEY STAT: The Magpies have only mustered one clean sheet in 10 previous Premier League encounters with the Potters.
- STOKE (FORM: L-D-W-L-D)
Stoke manager Mark Hughes has virtually a full squad to choose from ahead of the clash with Newcastle at the Britannia Stadium. Midfielder Jonathan Walters is the only doubt as he will undergo a late fitness test on a calf problem that has sidelined him for the last two weeks. The game comes too soon for defender Geoff Cameron (hernia) who is nearing a return, whilst striker Peter Odemwingie (knee) is a long-term casualty.
Provisional squad: Begovic, Bardsley, Wilson, Shawcross, Pieters, Whelan, Walters, Krkic, Moses, Nzonzi, Crouch, Sorensen, Huth, Adam, Arnautovic, Assaidi, Biram Diouf, Muniesa, Ireland.
- NEWCASTLE (FORM: L-D-D-L-D)
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will hope to restore big guns Tim Krul, Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Cisse to his starting lineup at Stoke. The trio missed the Capital One Cup third-round victory at Crystal Palace in midweek because of illness and could return, while Pardew will keep his fingers crossed over full-back Daryl Janmaat, who suffered a muscle strain at Selhurst Park. However, midfielder Mehdi Abeid is suspended after being sent off at Palace, while defender Davide Santon (knee) and midfielders Siem de Jong (thigh) and Rolando Aarons (hamstring) are still out.
Provisional squad: Krul, Elliot, Janmaat, Dummett, Haidara, Coloccini, Williamson, S Taylor, Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Colback, Cabella, Gouffran, Obertan, Ameobi, Riviere, Cisse, Perez, Armstrong.
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