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Wednesday's Premier League team news

Updated: Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 18:00 | Comments

Shane Duffy is in the Everton squad for the game against Arsenal
Shane Duffy is in the Everton squad for the game against Arsenal

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CHELSEA V FULHAM
Fulham captain Brede Hangeland is one of a number of key players missing for the west London derby.

The Norway international serves the second of a three-match ban at Stamford Bridge and is joined on the sidelines by Alex Kacaniklic, Bryan Ruiz and Kieran Richardson (all hamstring).

Simon Davies (hip) remains out but manager Martin Jol can call upon Kerim Frei after a loan spell at Cardiff.

Fulham squad: Schwarzer, Etheridge, Riether, Kelly, Hangeland, Hughes, Senderos, Riise, Sidwell, Dejagah, Diarra, Baird, Karagounis, Banya, Kasami, Duff, Rodallega, Petric, Berbatov.

EVERTON V ARSENAL
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini returns from suspension to face Arsenal at Goodison Park.

Manager David Moyes is still waiting on Darron Gibson, out since early September because of a thigh problem, as he approaches full fitness.

Seamus Coleman, Victor Anichebe, Phil Neville and Kevin Mirallas were all unavailable for Saturday's draw with Norwich and Moyes expects to pick a similar team for the visit of the Gunners.

Arsenal will have forward Theo Walcott back from a shoulder problem.

Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky (Achilles) is back in full training after his long injury lay-off, but will not feature at Goodison.

Defender Andre Santos (stomach muscle) remains out, while midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) continues his rehabilitation.

Everton squad: Howard, Heitinga, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Hitzlsperger, Osman, Oviedo, Pienaar, Naismith, Fellaini, Jelavic, Mucha, Hibbert, Duffy, Barkley, Gueye, Vellios.

Arsenal Squad: Szczesny, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Jenkinson, Podolski, Gervinho, Cazorla, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Arteta, Giroud, Coquelin, Walcott, Mannone, Wilshere, Sagna, Vermaelen, Chamakh, Djourou.

SOUTHAMPTON V NORWICH
Rickie Lambert has overcome a knock and should feature in Southampton's clash with Norwich.

Saints' top scorer picked up the leg injury in Sunday's 2-0 defeat of Newcastle but trained today and should be involved against the Canaries.

However, the game could come too soon for Danny Fox after missing Sunday with a knee complaint, while Frazer Richardson and Richard Chaplow are also expect to remain sidelined.

Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy (thigh) is doubtful.

Defender Russell Martin is available again following his back problem.

Centre-half Michael Turner, however, is facing a couple of weeks out with a shoulder injury.

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

Norwich Squad: Ruddy, Bunn, Whittaker, Garrido, R Bennett, Bassong, Tettey, Martin, Johnson, Hoolahan, Morison, Pilkington, Snodgrass, Jackson, Holt, Barnett, E Bennett, Tierney, Howson, Rudd.

STOKE V NEWCASTLE
Stoke duo Michael Owen and Andy Wilkinson are likely to miss the game. 

Owen returned to training yesterday after a month out with a hamstring injury but Stoke are keen not to push the former England man too hard, while Wilkinson missed Saturday's victory over Fulham with a back problem.

Both players could well return for Saturday's trip to West Brom, but Marc Wilson (broken leg) and Rory Delap (hernia) are longer-term absentees.

Newcastle are facing up to the prospect of being without key men Steven Taylor and Yohan Cabaye until February.

Central defender Taylor has been ruled out for six to eight weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered at Southampton on Sunday, while Cabaye is due to undergo a second bout of groin surgery within the next 24 hours, which will sideline him for up to eight weeks.

Manager Alan Pardew is also without midfielders Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring) and Gabriel Obertan (toe) and striker Shola Ameobi (groin), although central defender and captain Fabricio Coloccini is available after completing a three-match ban.

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

Newcastle squad: Krul, Harper, Elliot, Simpson, Santon, Ferguson, Tavernier, Coloccini, Williamson, Perch, Tiote, Bigirimana, Gutierrez, Anita, Sammy Ameobi, Marveaux, Amalfitano, Abeid, Ba, Cisse, Ranger.

SWANSEA V WEST BROM
Striker Danny Graham will miss Swansea's clash with West Brom through illness.

Graham sat out Sunday's draw with Liverpool having become ill following the win at Newcastle and will not be fit to face the Baggies.

Luke Moore is back after suffering from the same illness, while Jonathan de Guzman is a doubt with a hamstring complaint.

West Brom central defender Jonas Olsson is an injury doubt.

The Swedish international suffered a calf injury during Saturday's 4-2 win at Sunderland, which lifted Albion into third place in the table.

The Baggies will assess midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu, who was set to return to training later today after missing the trip to the Stadium Of Light with a hamstring injury. Keeper Ben Foster (groin) is again ruled out.

Swansea squad: Bartley, Flores, Williams, Britton, Lita, Michu, Hernandez, Dyer, Cornell, Routledge, Monk, Shechter, Moore, De Guzman, Tiendalli, Rangel, Ki, Tremmel, Agustien, Gower, Richards, Davies.

West Brom squad: Myhill, Daniels, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Tamas, Jara Reyes, Popov, Ridgewell, Yacob, Brunt, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Morrison, El Ghanassy, Gera, Fortune, Odemwingie, Lukaku, Long, Rosenberg.

TOTTENHAM V LIVERPOOL

Tottenham midfielder Sandro has been passed fit despite being carried off on a stretcher with a stomach injury against West Ham.

Mousa Dembele may start his first game in over a month after overcoming a hip problem, but Emmanuel Adebayor is suspended.

Scott Parker (Achilles), Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Younes Kaboul (both knee) remain sidelined.

Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom has recovered from the knee injury which kept him out at the weekend and returns to the squad.

If the teenager regains his place, winger Stewart Downing - who played at left-back at Swansea on Sunday - would be the player most likely to make way.

Midfielder Lucas Leiva, who played an hour for the reserves on Friday, will not be included but could come into contention at the weekend.

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

Liverpool squad: Reina, Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Gerrard, Allen, Sahin, Enrique, Suarez, Sterling, Jones, Carragher, Coates, Shelvey, Henderson, Cole, Suso.

MAN UNITED V WEST HAM, 20.00

Paul Scholes will miss Manchester United's league encounter with West Ham.

The veteran midfielder is suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season at the weekend and his place goes to Anderson, who impressed as a second-half substitute against QPR.

Antonio Valencia (hip) has an outside chance of being fit for the leaders.

Midfielder Mark Noble is suspended for West Ham.

Left-back George McCartney is a doubt after suffering an ankle injury against Tottenham and midfielder Yossi Benayoun is still not available as he looks to overcome a thigh problem.

Midfielder Jack Collison (knee) and forward Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) are also ruled out.

Manchester United squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Rafael, Jones, Evans, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evra, Buttner, Valencia, Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson, Powell, Cleverley, Young, Giggs, Van Persie, Rooney, Welbeck, Hernandez

West Ham Squad: Jaaskelainen, Spiegel, O'Brien, Reid, Collins, Tomkins, McCartney, Demel, Taylor, Diame, Nolan, Jarvis, Diarra, O'Neil, Maiga, Cole, Carroll, Spence.

WIGAN V MAN CITY, 20.00

Injury-hit Wigan will give fitness tests to forward Shaun Maloney (groin) and defender Gary Caldwell (hamstring).

Defender Ivan Ramis (hamstring) is unlikely to feature after being forced off against Reading last weekend, but midfielder James McArthur and striker Franco di Santo are back in contention after coming off the bench in that game.

Midfielders Albert Crusat (knee) and Ben Watson (broken leg), winger Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) and defender Antolin Alcaraz (groin) remain on the sidelines.

Manchester City defender Gael Clichy remains on the injury list.

The Frenchman has missed the last two matches with an ankle problem and is also unlikely to feature this weekend, but captain Vincent Kompany (knee) felt no ill effects after his 90-minute performance against Chelsea on Sunday.

Midfielder Jack Rodwell (hamstring) is making progress but not ready to feature, while right-back Micah Richards (knee) remains out.

Wigan squad: Al Habsi, Pollitt, Figueroa, Caldwell, Beausejour, Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Maloney, Kone, Boselli, Gomez, Jones, McManaman, Fyvie, Lopez, Stam, Di Santo.

Manchester City squad: Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Maicon, Kompany, Lescott, Nastasic, K Toure, Kolarov, Nasri, Milner, Y Toure, Barry, Silva, Garcia, Sinclair, Aguero, Dzeko, Tevez, Balotelli.

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