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Updated: Friday, 13 Sep 2013 17:53 | Comments

Ireland internationals James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman could feature for Everton against Chelsea
Ireland internationals James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman could feature for Everton against Chelsea

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All games 3pm unless stated

Manchester United v Crystal Palace 12.45pm

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Jonny Williams and Jack Hunt are out for Crystal Palace.

Academy graduate Williams suffered ankle ligament damage on international duty with Wales and new signing Hunt broke his ankle in training, while there are a couple other knocks manager Ian Holloway was not willing to divulge before the match.

Late acquisitions Adrian Mariappa, Barry Bannan, Cameron Jerome, Jimmy Kebe and Adlene Guedioura will be hoping to make their first appearance for Palace at Old Trafford.

Aaron Wilbraham, Owen Garvan, Stephen Dobbie and Florian Marange will not feature after being left out of the 25-man squad.

Squad: Speroni, Alexander, Ward, Delaney, Parr, Moxey, Gabbidon, Mariappa, Dikgacoi, O'Keefe, Jedinak, Campana, Guedioura, Bannan, Bolasie, Kebe, Thomas, Grandin, Puncheon, Chamakh, Gayle, Phillips, Jerome.

Aston Villa v Newcastle United 

Czech Republic striker Libor Kozak could make his Aston Villa debut.

The forward joined Villa just before the recent transfer deadline to give manager Paul Lambert more options alongside Christian Benteke up front.

Defenders Nathan Baker and Antonio Luna could feature after recent knocks but Charles N'Zogbia remains a long-term absentee with an Achilles injury.

Squad: Guzan, Steer, Baker, Bennett, Vlaar, Okore, Clark, Luna, Lowton, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Albrighton, Westwood, Delph, Herd, Sylla, Gardner, Tonev, Bannan, Helenius, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery, Kozak.

Yohan Cabaye could return to the Newcastle starting line-up after his proposed transfer window move to Arsenal failed to materialise, while loan signing Loic Remy, who made his debut as a substitute in the 1-0 victory over Fulham, could get the nod.

Central defender Steven Taylor is available after completing his three-match ban, while Cheick Tiote has recovered from a groin injury, but Jonas Gutierrez (knee) and Gabriel Obertan (hamstring) are likely to miss out despite returning to training.

Squad: Krul, Elliot, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Taylor, Good, Santon, Dummett, Tiote, Anita, Cabaye, Marveaux, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Bigirimana, Gosling, Shola Ameobi, Gouffran, Cisse, Remy, Vuckic.

Fulham v West Brom 

Darren Bent will miss out for Fulham's due to a tight hamstring.

The striker, on loan from Aston Villa, made his Fulham debut in the club's 1-0 defeat at Newcastle and manager Martin Jol is hopeful he will be back in training next week.

Defenders Matthew Briggs (hip) and Aaron Hughes (thigh) have also joined goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg (shoulder) on the sidelines but Kieran Richardson returns to the squad following a hamstring problem.

Deadline day signing Elsad Zverotic is fit and available for selection after completing his move from Young Boys.

Squad: Stockdale, Etheridge, Riether, Riise, Hangeland, Zverotic, Senderos, Sidwell, Parker, Boateng, Karagounis, Kasami, Dejagah, Kacaniklic, Duff, Richardson, Taarabt, Berbatov, Ruiz, Rodallega.

West Brom head coach Steve Clarke may field his transfer deadline day signings.

Albion have only taken one point from their three Barclays Premier League matches so far but have since acquired Stephane Sessegnon, Victor Anichebe and Morgan Amalfitano.

The game may come too soon for Anichebe, who lacks match fitness, but fellow forward Sessegnon and midfielder Amalfitano have a good chance of starting.

Midfielder James Morrison (groin) is a doubt while goalkeeper Ben Foster (foot) and striker Matej Vydra (hamstring) are definitely missing. Steven Reid, Zoltan Gera and George Thorne are still working their way back to full fitness.

Squad: Myhill, Daniels, Olsson, Popov, Ridgewell, Lugano, McAuley, Dawson, Jones, Yacob, Morrison, Brunt, Dorrans, Sinclair, Amalfitano, Mulumbu, Long, Anichebe, Sessegnon, Rosenberg, Berahino, Anelka.

Hull City v Cardiff City 

Hull manager Steve Bruce has a doubt over goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

McGregor missed Scotland's World Cup qualifiers this month with a groin problem and is not a certainty to have recovered, but Sone Aluko (hamstring) should be fine.

Maynor Figueroa was the last member of the club's international players to return, having represented Honduras, but loan signing Gedo has yet to receive his visa.

Squad: McGregor, Harper, Brady, Figueroa, Chester, Davies, McShane, Rosenior, Elmohamady, Bruce, Boyd, Quinn, Huddlestone, Livermore, Koren, Meyler, Graham, Aluko.

David Marshall is a doubt for Cardiff.

The goalkeeper suffered a hip injury while on international duty with Scotland, and manager Malky Mackay will turn to back-up Joe Lewis should Marshall not recover in time to play a part at the KC Stadium.

Peter Odemwingie could be in line for his Bluebirds debut following his transfer deadline day move from West Brom, and is likely to be named among the substitutes.

Squad: Marshall, Connolly, Taylor, Caulker, Hudson, Turner, Whittingham, Cowie, Cornelius, Medel, Campbell, Brayford, Kim, Smith, Gestede, Noone, Gunnarsson, Mutch, Odemwingie, Mason, McNaughton, Maynard, Lewis, Moore, Bellamy, Theophile-Catherine.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has delivered promising news on the availability of a number of his players.

Kenwyne Jones, Glenn Whelan and Jonathan Walters picked up knocks during the recent World Cup qualifiers and international friendlies - but Hughes has confirmed that all three are in contention to feature against his former club.

Deadline-day acquisitions Marko Arnautovic and Stephen Ireland could feature, with Marc Muniesa (groin) the only definite absentee.

Squad: Begovic, Sorensen, Cameron, Huth, Wilson, Shawcross, Wilkinson, Pieters, Whelan, Arnautovic, Ireland, Nzonzi, Assaidi, Adam, Palacios, Shea, Etherington, Pennant, Walters, Jones, Crouch.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany (groin) and playmaker David Silva (thigh) miss the game. 

Left-back Gael Clichy has also been ruled out with a minor knock while fellow defenders Micah Richards (hamstring) and Martin Demichelis (knee) are sidelined.

Striker Stevan Jovetic's involvement for Montenegro during the recent international break was curtailed by a hamstring problem but he is in contention to make his debut.

Squad: Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Nastasic, Lescott, Boyata, Kolarov, Milner, Nasri, Navas, Fernandinho, Toure, Rodwell, Garcia, Dzeko, Aguero, Jovetic, Negredo.

Sunderland v Arsenal 

Fabio Borini and Steven Fletcher are set to link up in a new-look Sunderland attack.

New boy Borini will be handed his debut against the Gunners while Fletcher is also pushing for his first start of the season after getting off the bench to score at Crystal Palace two weeks ago.

Jack Colback is expected to keep his place at left-back over Andrea Dossena, while John O'Shea is suspended after his sending-off against the Eagles.

Squad: Westwood, Mannone, Celustka, Cuellar, Diakite, Roberge, Colback, Cabral, Gardner, Giaccherini, Johnson, Larsson, Ba, Karlsson, Vaughan, Mavrias, Altidore, Fletcher, Wickham, Ji.

Record signing Mesut Ozil could make his Arsenal debut.

Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky (thigh) is out following injury on international duty, as is France Under-21 forward Yaya Sanogo (back), but England duo Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere are expected to feature along with Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

Defender Thomas Vermaelen (back) and midfielder Mikel Arteta (thigh) continue their rehabilitation, while forward Lukas Podolski (hamstring) is a longer-term absentee as are midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee).

Squad: Szczesny, Monreal, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Sagna, Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla, Wilshere, Walcott, Giroud, Fabianski, Gibbs, Jenkinson, Frimpong, Flamini, Gnabry, Akpom.

Tottenham v Norwich City 

New signings Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela look set to make their first starts for Tottenham.

Midfielders Etienne Capoue (ankle) and Aaron Lennon (foot) are out and Vlad Chiriches is also unavailable as Spurs are still to get a work permit for the Romanian defender.

Forward Gylfi Sigurdsson (leg) is a minor doubt and striker Emmanuel Adebayor will not feature as he has been given permission to remain on leave in Togo until Monday for personal reasons.

Squad: Lloris, Friedel, Gomes, Walker, Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Fryers, Rose, Sandro, Dembele, Eriksen, Paulinho, Holtby, Townsend, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Lamela, Soldado, Defoe, Kane.

Striker Gary Hooper came through training this week and could make his debut in the Norwich squad after recovering from a shin problem.

Defender Ryan Bennett is fit again after needing stitches in a gashed left knee, an injury sustained in the Capital One Cup victory against Bury.

Manager Chris Hughton reported no problems among the 11 Norwich players who returned from international duty. Midfielder Elliott Bennett, meanwhile, is recovering from surgery on a cruciate ligament injury.

Squad: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Garrido, Howson, Johnson, Redmond, Hoolahan, Van Wolfswinkel, Snodgrass, Elmander, Fer, Bassong, Hooper, Pilkington, Bunn, Becchio, Olsson, Ryan Bennett, Fox, Ayala, Tettey.

Everton v Chelsea 5.30pm

Everton could give debuts to deadline-day midfield signings James McCarthy and Gareth Barry but on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku cannot play against his parent club.

McCarthy did suffer a slight knock on international duty for the Republic of Ireland, as did right-back Seamus Coleman, but both are in contention to play.

Midfielder Darron Gibson (knee) and defender Antolin Alcaraz (hernia) are not yet ready to return but both are back in training and close to fitness.

Squad: Howard, Robles, Heitinga, Hibbert, Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Stones, Naismith, Deulofeu, McCarthy, Barry, Pienaar, Osman, Barkley, Oviedo, Jelavic, Kone, Mirallas.

Samuel Eto'o is set to make his debut for Chelsea.

The 32-year-old former Cameroon international striker, who signed from Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer transfer window, is likely to start from the bench and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said: "He will be selected and when you are selected as a striker you play - you start or finish the game.

"It is the area where I make more changes during the match," added the Portuguese, who reported no injury problems with Chelsea players returning from the international break.

Squad: Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Luiz, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Torres, Mata, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, De Bruyne, van Ginkel, Hazard, Ba, McEachran, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Eto'o, Azpilicueta, Bertrand.

SUNDAY

Southampton v West Ham, 4.00pm

Southampton left-back Danny Fox is the only doubt for the game.

The 27-year-old twisted his ankle during training on Wednesday and will be assessed ahead of the match at St Mary's.

Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino said international players - including Rickie Lambert, Dani Osvaldo and Gaston Ramirez - returned in "perfect condition".

Squad: Boruc, Davis, Gazzaniga, Clyne, Chambers, Shaw, Fox, Lovren, Hooiveld, Yoshida, Fonte, Schneiderlin, Cork, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Wanyama, Lallana, Rodriguez, Ramirez, Do Prado, Osvaldo, Lambert.

West Ham will be without Andy Carroll after the England forward suffered a foot injury on his comeback from an Achilles problem.

New signing Mladen Petric is not yet match fit, so Mali frontman Modibo Maiga is set to continue to lead the attack.

Midfielder Joe Cole (hamstring), Stuart Downing (leg) and George McCartney (knee) remain sidelined, while Alou Diarra (knee) is a long-term absentee.

Squad: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O'Brien, Reid, Collins, Morrison, Noble, Collison, Jarvis, Diame, Lee, Nolan, Maiga, Tomkins, Rat, Adrian, Taylor, Vaz Te.

MONDAY 

Swansea v Liverpool, 8pm

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from.

Full-back Neil Taylor is the only definite absentee as the Wales international remains on the sidelines with a thigh injury.

Deadline-day signing Alvaro Vazquez could be handed the chance to make his Swansea debut in attack, while midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has overcome the thigh problem that kept him out of England Under-21 action.

Squad: Vorm, Amat, Flores, Williams, Britton, Shelvey, Michu, Bony, Hernandez, Dyer, Lamah, Routledge, Monk, De Guzman, Canas, Rangel, Pozuelo, Tremmel, Davies, Donnelly, Tiendalli, Vazquez.

In-form Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is likely be fit despite missing two England matches with a thigh problem.

New signings Mamadou Sakho and Victor Moses are set for their first involvement in the squad after signing late in the transfer window.

Right-back Glen Johnson is sidelined for four to five weeks with an ankle injury so Andre Wisdom is set to deputise.

Squad: Mignolet, Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Toure, Enrique, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Aspas, Sturridge, Coutinho, Jones, Sakho, Kelly, Alberto, Sterling, Moses, Allen, Ibe.

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