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SATURDAY’S MATCHES

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Norwich City vs Sunderland
12:45 PM
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– NORWICH

Timm Klose will face a late fitness test ahead. The defender was carried off in the Canaries’ 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace last weekend with a knee injury. Russell Martin should be available having trained all week, but midfielder Alex Tettey remains sidelined with ankle trouble.

Provisional squad: Ruddy, Olsson, Bassong, Klose, Martin, O’Neil, Howson, Brady, Naismith, Redmond, Mbokani, Rudd, Wisdom, Jarvis, Hoolahan, Jerome, Bamford, Mulumbu, Pinto.

– SUNDERLAND

Striker Duncan Watmore is back in the Sunderland squad. The 22-year-old has been missing with an ankle ligament injury since the beginning of February, but has returned to training and is an option for manager Sam Allardyce once again. Allardyce otherwise has no fresh selection problems as he looks to end a six-game wait for a victory and rekindle the relegation-threatened Black Cats’ survival hopes.

Provisional squad: Mannone, Pickford, Van Aanholt, Yedlin, O’Shea, Jones, Kone, Kaboul, Brown, Kirchhoff, Cattermole, M’Vila, Khazri, Borini, Rodwell, Lens, Toivonen, Larsson, Defoe, N’Doye, Watmore.

Everton vs Southampton
3:00 PM BST
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– EVERTON

Everton could be missing as many as seven regular first-team players. Twenty-five goal striker Romelu Lukaku did not train on Thursday with a groin problem picked up against Crystal Palace while Leighton Baines, Ross Barkley and Aaron Lennon are also doubts after picking up knocks in that 0-0 draw on Wednesday. Midfielder James McCarthy was dismissed at Selhurst Park and starts a suspension while boss Roberto Martinez also confirmed Phil Jagielka and Tom Cleverley are not ready to return yet.

Provisional squad: Robles, Coleman, Stones, Funes Mori, Baines, Barry, Lennon, Barkley, Deulofeu, Lukaku, Howard, Oviedo, Besic, Osman, Mirallas, Kone, Niasse.

– SOUTHAMPTON

Southampton striker Charlie Austin will miss out with a knee injury. Austin twisted his knee during the warm-up before the win over Newcastle last weekend and is expected to be out for one more week. Midfielder Steven Davis, however, has recovered from an ankle problem and is available for the game at Goodison Park.

Provisional squad: Forster, Stekelenburg, Gazzaniga, Martina, Van Dijk, Fonte, Yoshida, Soares, Bertrand, Targett, Clasie, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Wanyama, Romeu, Tadic, Mane, Pelle, Long, Juanmi.

Manchester United VS Aston Villa
3:00 PM BST
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– MAN UNITED

Ander Herrera is set to miss out. The severity of the foot injury sustained in Wednesday’s FA Cup win at West Ham has yet to be determined, but the Spanish midfielder looks set to join Bastian Schweinsteiger and Luke Shaw on the sidelines. Phil Jones could be involved having played for the under-21s on Monday and Wayne Rooney could play his first Premier League minutes since February 13 after coming off the bench at Upton Park.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Blind, Smalling, Jones, McNair, Fosu-Mensah, Darmian, Rojo, Varela, Valencia, Borthwick-Jackson, Schneiderlin, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Young, Lingard, Depay, Martial, Rashford, Rooney

– ASTON VILLA

Club captain Gabby Agbonlahor is not available for the trip to Manchester United after caretaker boss Eric Black told him he had to undertake a two-week fitness programme. The forward will partly train with the under-21s, the first team and individually to try to regain fitness with Villa set for relegation on Saturday. Jordan Amavi (knee) is out until next season and Jack Grealish (ankle) is a doubt but Alan Hutton is available after suspension. Villa will be relegated if Norwich avoid defeat to Sunderland in the early game or if they fail to beat United.

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Provisional squad: Bunn, Guzan, Hutton, Bacuna, Richards, Clark, Lescott, Richardson, Okore, Cissokho, Westwood, Gana, Veretout, Lyden, Davis, Sanchez, Sinclair, Grealish, Gil, Ayew, Gestede, Kozak, Traore.

Newcastle United VS Swansea City
3:00 PM BST
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– NEWCASTLE

Midfielder Jack Colback is available after suspension. The former Sunderland player, who has completed a two-match ban following his 10th booking of the campaign, is back and he will be joined in the squad by left-back Paul Dummett on his return from a hamstring injury. But manager Rafael Benitez will be without right-back Daryl Janmaat, who was prepared to play with two broken fingers, with a groin injury and join keepers Tim Krul and Rob Elliot (both knee) and defenders Fabricio Coloccini (calf), Steven Taylor (muscle strain), Massadio Haidara (knee) and Kevin Mbabu (hip) on the sidelines.

Provisional squad: Darlow, Woodman, Dummett, Mbemba, Lascelles, Gibson, Colback, Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Shelvey, Townsend, Saivet, De Jong, Anita, Gouffran, Aarons, Mitrovic, Cisse, Perez, Doumbia, Riviere.

– SWANSEA

Leon Britton has recovered from a back injury and rejoins the Swansea squad. But veteran Britton faces a fight to return to the starting line-up after Swansea beat Chelsea 1-0 in his absence last weekend for a fourth win in six games. Jack Cork and Leroy Fer look set to continue in central midfield and Alberto Paloschi should again get the nod over Bafetimbi Gomis in attack as head coach Francesco Guidolin selects from a full-strength squad.

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Fer, Cork, Routledge, Ayew, Sigurdsson, Paloschi, Nordfeldt, Naughton, Amat, Bartley, Britton, Ki, Montero, Barrow, Gomis, Emnes, Kingsley.

West Bromwich VS Watford
3:00 PM BST
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– WEST BROM

West Brom will check on Salomon Rondon, Alex Pritchard and Callum McManaman. Rondon is thought to have overcome the back injury that forced him off during the first half at Manchester City last weekend but the striker will be assessed as a precaution. Pritchard’s hip problem makes him less likely to feature while fellow midfielder McManaman (ankle) is also a doubt. Baggies boss Tony Pulis hopes James Morrison might be able to return from his ruptured hamstring before the end of the season but he will not be available on Saturday.

Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Chester, Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Pocognoli, Gamboa, Yacob, Fletcher, Pritchard, Sandro, Gardner, McClean, McManaman, Sessegnon, Lambert, Berahino, Anichebe, Rondon, Leko.

– WATFORD

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has a fully-fit squad. The Spaniard has hinted he could make changes with an FA Cup semifinal against Crystal Palace next week and the need to address a six-game winless league run the main factors behind any alterations. The likes of Nathan Ake, Allan Nyom, Sebastian Prodl and Almen Abdi will therefore be hoping for recalls while Joel Ekstrand is unlikely to feature having only just returned from a long-term knee injury.

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Provisional squad: Gomes, Britos, Paredes, Holebas, Ekstrand, Behrami, Capoue, Watson, Ighalo, Deeney, Abdi, Nyom, Amrabat, Anya, Prodl, Guedioura, Suarez, Pantilimon, Cathcart, Jurado.

Chelsea VS Manchester City
5:30 PM BST
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– CHELSEA

Striker Diego Costa is available following his three-game suspension. Captain John Terry (Achilles), Eden Hazard (hip/groin) and Loic Remy (groin) remain out, but Nemanja Matic (bruised leg) and Gary Cahill (hip) are available again. Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink is likely to make some changes following the loss at Swansea, when Alexandre Pato and Matt Miazga were among the starters.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Begovic, Ivanovic, Fabregas, Rahman, Oscar, Falcao, Pato, Mikel, Traore, Kenedy, Pedro, Miazga, Willian, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Clarke-Salter, Amelia.

– MAN CITY

Manchester City playmaker David Silva will sit out to further rest an ankle problem. The Spaniard also missed last week’s victory over West Brom as a precaution against an injury that he has been playing with for some time. Captain Vincent Kompany (calf) is pushing to return for Tuesday’s game at Newcastle while forward Raheem Sterling (groin) could also be back in contention after missing the last four games.

Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Sagna, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Demichelis, Kolarov, Clichy, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Delph, De Bruyne, Navas, Nasri, M Garcia, Aguero, Bony, Iheanacho.

SUNDAY’S MATCHES
AFC Bournemouth VS Liverpool
1:30 PM BST
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– BOURNEMOUTH

Bournemouth could have winger Junior Stanislas back from a hamstring injury. Striker Benik Afobe, though, will miss out because of a hamstring problem, while defender Adam Smith continues his rehabilitation from a hernia and midfielder Harry Arter (Achilles) is also not yet fit. Forward Callum Wilson made a brief substitute appearance at Aston Villa last week following six months out with a knee injury, and manager Eddie Howe is expected to involve him again.

Provisional squad: Boruc, Elphick, Cook, Francis, Daniels, Ritchie, Surman, Gosling, Gradel, J King, Grabban, Federici, MacDonald, Wiggins, O’Kane, Iturbe, Pugh, Wilson, Stanislas.

– LIVERPOOL

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is likely to make a number of changes after the physically and emotionally draining midweek Europa League win over Borussia Dortmund. Midfielder Joe Allen is likely to get a start, having come on to make an influential contribution on Thursday, as is fellow substitute Lucas Leiva. Striker Daniel Sturridge could return to the starting line-up while midfielder Emre Can, who twisted an ankle against Dortmund, completes a two-match ban.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Skrtel, Moreno, Lucas, Allen, Stewart, Ojo, Firmino, Sturridge, Ward, Lovren, Sakho, Smith, Milner, Coutinho, Lallana, Origi.

Leicester CityLeicester City
West Ham UnitedWest Ham United
1:30 PM BST
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– LEICESTER

Claudio Ranieri has no fresh injury worries ahead of the visit of West Ham on Sunday. The Foxes will go 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League, at least temporarily, with victory over the Hammers and need just three wins from their final five games to take the title. Matty James continues to be sidelined with a long-term knee injury and Ranieri does not expect the midfielder to play again this season having been out since last May.

Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Schwarzer, Fuchs, Morgan, Huth, Chilwell, Wasilewski, Simpson, Schlupp, Amartey, Drinkwater, Kante, Inler, King, Albrighton, Mahrez, Dyer, Gray, Vardy, Okazaki, Ulloa.

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– WEST HAM

West Ham can welcome back defenders Winston Reid and Sam Byram. Reid missed Wednesday night’s 2-1 FA Cup defeat by Manchester United with a tight hamstring while Byram, fit again after a recent spell out injured, was cup-tied. Striker Diafra Sakho is still sidelined with the knee knock which forced him to withdraw from the squad to face Arsenal last weekend, but he is expected back in training on Monday.

Provisional squad: Adrian, Randolph, Cresswell, Collins, Reid, Ogbonna, Tomkins, Byram, Hendrie, O’Brien, Oxford, Kouyate, Noble, Obiang, Song, Lanzini, Payet, Moses, Antonio, Valencia, Emenike, Carroll.

ArsenalArsenal
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace
4:00 PM BST
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– ARSENAL

Arsene Wenger is expected to recall Petr Cech. The manager said he is yet to take a decision on which goalkeeper he will select, but could also consider recalling Per Mertesacker given Palace’s aerial threat and that he acknowledged that weakness to his team at West Ham. Aaron Ramsey came on as a substitute and is also in contention to start, but Jack Wilshere (leg) and Tomas Rosicky (thigh) are not yet ready despite featuring for the under-21s. Santi Cazorla (Achilles) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) remain unfit.

Provisional squad: Ospina, Cech, Macey, Monreal, Gibbs, Gabriel, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Bellerin, Elneny, Ramsey, Flamini, Ozil, Reine-Adelaide, Iwobi, Sanchez, Campbell, Walcott, Welbeck, Giroud

– CRYSTAL PALACE

Dwight Gayle will miss out with a leg muscle problem. Wilfried Zaha remains a doubt with a shoulder complaint and will face a late fitness test. Palace boss Alan Pardew still hopes to have striker Gayle fit in time for the FA Cup semi-final against Watford on Sunday, April 24.

Provisional squad: Hennessey, McCarthy, Speroni, Ward, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Mariappa, Souare, Lee, Jedinak, Ledley, Zaha, Puncheon, Bolasie, Cabaye, Mutch, Campbell, Adebayor, Sako, Wickham.

MONDAY’S MATCH
Stoke CityStoke City
Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur
8:00 PM BST
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– STOKE

Stoke are hopeful of having midfielder Glenn Whelan (back) and forward Marko Arnautovic (knee) back, but defender Marc Muniesa is a doubt. Muniesa, who would be the most obvious replacement at left-back for the suspended Erik Pieters, will be assessed ahead of the game having picked up a knock in training. Captain Ryan Shawcross is expected to be fit to keep his place after the defender made his return from a back problem in last weekend’s 4-1 defeat at Liverpool, while it remains to be seen if goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard is retained or dropped, with Shay Given ready to step in.

Provisional squad: Haugaard, Given, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Cameron, Bardsley, Muniesa, Imbula, Whelan, Adam, Ireland, Afellay, Shaqiri, Arnautovic, Bojan, Joselu, Crouch, Diouf.

– TOTTENHAM

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has overcome a dead leg and is fit. Kane took a kick in the win over Manchester United last weekend but has trained all week while fellow forward Clinton Njie has also recovered from a knee problem and is available. Nabil Bentaleb is Mauricio Pochettino’s only first-team absentee. The midfielder remains out with a knee injury.

Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Walker, Trippier, Davies, Rose, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Vertonghen, Winks, Dembele, Mason, Dier, Carroll, Eriksen, Onomah, Lamela, Son, Chadli, Njie, Kane.

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