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Team news for all this weekend's Premier League action

Updated: Saturday, 06 Oct 2012 15:12 | Comments

Newcastle recorded a 3-0 home win over Manchester United last term
Newcastle recorded a 3-0 home win over Manchester United last term

All 3pm unless stated

WEST HAM v ARSENAL, 5.30pm

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was deciding today whether Andy Carroll is fit enough to start against Arsenal.

Carroll returned from a hamstring problem in West Ham's win at QPR on Monday but he is short of match fitness and Allardyce is nervous about exposing him to further injury risk.

West Ham expect Winston Reid to be available after he was knocked out at QPR but Allardyce is less certain about left-back Joey O'Brien (hamstring), while Jack Collison (knee) and Alou Diarra (thigh) are long-term absentees.

West Ham squad: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O'Brien, Reid, Collins, Noble, Diame, Taylor, Maiga, Nolan, Cole, Jarvis, Vaz Te, Benayoun, McCartney, Diarra, Tomkins, Henderson, O'Neil, Carroll.

Arsenal squad: Mannone, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Cazorla, Coquelin, Arteta, Gervinho, Podolski, Giroud, Martinez, Walcott, Santos, Djourou, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Koscielny, Arshavin.

SUNDAY

SOUTHAMPTON v FULHAM, 1.30pm

Saints' Morgan Schneiderlin could return after a knee injury - the midfielder missed last weekend's defeat at Everton with the complaint but was back in training today.

Jack Cork faces a bit longer out with an injury to his left knee, but goalkeeper Artur Boruc could be involved for the first time.

Fulham striker Mladen Petric is a doubt with a calf problem.

The Croatia international suffered the injury in training today and his absence would be another blow for the Cottagers, whose manager Martin Jol gives Dimitar Berbatov (hip/upper thigh) only a 10 per cent chance of figuring on Sunday.

Simon Davies (hip) and Mahamadou Diarra (knee) are also sidelined, but Kieran Richardson returns. Ashkan Dejagah, Philippe Senderos, Pajtim Kasami and Kerim Frei could also be involved if they come through tonight's development team match.

Southampton squad: K Davis, Gazzaniga, Boruc, Richardson, Butterfield, Stephens, Clyne, Fox, Shaw, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Fonte, Seaborne, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado, Chaplow, De Ridder, Ramirez, Lallana, Schneiderlin, Puncheon, S Davis, Lambert, Rodriguez, Mayuka.

Fulham squad: Schwarzer, Stockdale, Riether, Kelly, Hangeland, Hughes, Senderos, Baird, Smith, Riise, Briggs, Sidwell, Duff, Richardson, Kacaniklic, Kasami, Karagounis, Frei, Dejagah, Ruiz, Petric, Rodallega, Trotta.

LIVERPOOL v STOKE 

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is set to recall several players to the first XI for the game at home to Stoke City.

The Anfield manager shuffled his pack considerably for last night's 3-2 Europa League defeat to Udinese and will make changes again, with midfielder Jonjo Shelvey certain to drop out of the team as he continues to serve a domestic suspension.

Jose Enrique and Joe Cole have been working their way back from knee and hamstring problems respectively, but it remains to be seen whether or not either is ready to make a first-team return, while Martin Kelly (knee) and Lucas Leiva (thigh) remain sidelined.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis has a fully-fit squad to pick from.

Peter Crouch, Michael Owen and Charlie Adam could all feature against their former club as both sides look to build a winning run after they both picked up their first league wins last weekend.

The only Potters player who is not in contention is defender Andy Wilkinson, who serves the final match of a three-game suspension.

Liverpool squad: Reina, Jones, Johnson, Agger, Coates, Wilson, Carragher, Skrtel, Wisdom, Robinson, Sahin, Gerrard, Henderson, Downing, Allen, Sterling, Suarez, Assaidi, Pacheco, Borini, Suso, Yesil, Morgan.

Stoke City squad: Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Cameron, Upson, Shotton, Wilson, Whelan, Etherington, Pennant, Delap, Palacios, Jones, Jerome, Crouch, Walters, Kightly, Whitehead, Adam, Edu, Nzonzi, Owen, Ness.

TOTTENHAM v ASTON VILLA 

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is fit for Tottenham's game against Aston Villa on Sunday after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Andre Villas-Boas is expected to recall Brad Friedel in goal despite a solid performance from his understudy Hugo Lloris in yesterday's Europa League draw against Panathinaikos.

Kyle Naughton (foot), Scott Parker (Achilles), Jake Livermore (groin), Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Younes Kaboul (both knee) are out.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has no fresh injury problems. Midfielder Stephen Ireland (broken arm) and central defender Richard Dunne (groin) remain sidelined although the former could return after the international break.

Lambert has to decide whether to recall striker Darren Bent to the starting line-up against one of his former clubs after he came off the substitutes' bench to equalise against West Brom last weekend.

Tottenham squad: Lloris, Friedel, Gomes, Cudicini, Smith, Gallas, Dawson, Walker, Vertonghen, Caulker, Falque, Huddlestone, Mason, Bale, Lennon, Sandro, Dembele, Dempsey, Sigurdsson, Carroll, Townsend, Defoe, Adebayor, Obika.

Aston Villa squad: Guzan, Given, Lowton, Bennett, Lichaj, Clark, Vlaar, Baker, Herd, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Bannan, Delph, Holman, N'Zogbia, Bent, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery, Weimann, Burke, Johnson, Williams.

NEWCASTLE v MANCHESTER UNITED, 4.00pm

Magpies defender Davide Santon, midfielders Jonas Gutierrez and Hatem Ben Arfa and striker Demba Ba could figure after being rested for the Europa League win over Bordeaux, which saw full-back Danny Simpson return from a hamstring injury.

Defenders Fabricio Coloccini (hamstring) and Steven Taylor (calf) and utility man Ryan Taylor are still sidelined and Steve Harper will be in goal with Tim Krul (elbow) out.

Manchester United will have experienced midfield trio Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick available for the trip to the north east.

Giggs and Carrick missed the Champions League trip to Cluj on Tuesday through illness while Scholes was rested.

Defender Jonny Evans has also recovered from a dead leg and could feature but Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidic and Phil Jones are not yet ready to return.

Newcastle squad: Harper, Alnwick, Simpson, Tavernier, Ferguson, Perch, Williamson, Santon, Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Anita, Bigirimana, Gosling, Marveaux, Obertan, Vuckic, Abeid, Amalfitano, Sammy Ameobi, Ba, Cisse, Shola Ameobi, Campbell.

Manchester United squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Rafael, Buttner, Evra, Ferdinand, Evans, Wootton, Keane, Powell, Cleverley, Anderson, Fletcher, Nani, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Tunnicliffe, Lingard, Hernandez, Rooney, Welbeck, Van Persie, Kagawa.

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