Latest weekend Premier League team news

Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe (centre) and Chelsea's Nascimento Ramires battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at White Hart Lane last season
Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe (centre) and Chelsea's Nascimento Ramires battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at White Hart Lane last season

Left-back Danny Rose is likely to make his return from a toe injury in Tottenham’s game against Chelsea on Saturday.

Defender Younes Kaboul (adductor) is doubtful, but midfielder Etienne Capoue remains sidelined with an ankle injury.

Spurs will give winger Aaron Lennon (foot) a fitness test on Friday while striker Emmanuel Adebayor is out through illness.

Chelsea will wait to determine whether midfielder Ramires is fit for Saturday’s London derby.

The Brazilian suffered a hip injury in Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup win at Swindon and was taken off at half-time, but Jose Mourinho hopes to include him in a much-changed line-up at White Hart Lane.

Ramires had replaced Marco van Ginkel, who is out for six months after undergoing knee surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Provisional Chelsea squad: Cech, Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Cole, Luiz, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Bertrand, Ramires, Essien, Lampard, Oscar, Mikel, De Bruyne, Hazard, Willian, Mata, Schurrle, Torres, Ba, Eto’o.

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

Hull City v West Ham United

Hull welcome back Maynor Figueroa for the Barclays Premier League visit of West Ham on Saturday.

The Honduran left-back missed the 3-2 win over Newcastle due to personal reasons but is ready to play this weekend.

Robert Koren (broken foot) and James Chester (hamstring) are long-term absentees and Paul McShane is only fit for the bench, meaning Steve Bruce must choose between Alex Bruce and Abdoulaye Faye at centre-back.

Hull (from): McGregor, Harper, Brady, McShane, Faye, Davies, Rosenior, Elmohamady, Bruce, Boyd, Quinn, Huddlestone, Livermore, Meyler, Graham, Aluko, Sagbo, Proschwitz.

Fulham v Cardiff City

Fulham defender Aaron Hughes and midfielder Bryan Ruiz face fitness tests to determine if they will be fit for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash at home to Cardiff.

Hughes and Ruiz have been absent with thigh and ankle injuries, respectively.

Ashkan Dejagah (calf), Matthew Briggs (hernia) and first-choice goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg (shoulder) are still out.

Provisional Fulham squad: Stockdale, Riether, Richardson, Hughes, Senderos, Hangeland, Parker, Sidwell, Berbatov, Kasami, Kacaniklic, Etheridge, Zverotic, Amorebieta, Karagounis, Duff, Taarabt, Ruiz, Rodallega, Bent.

Manchester United v West Brom

Manchester United manager David Moyes expects to have Robin van Persie and Tom Cleverley available for the Premier League encounter with West Brom.

Van Persie has missed the last two games with a groin injury, while Cleverley was ruled out of the midweek Capital One Cup win over Liverpool with a knee problem.

Marouane Fellaini returns to Moyes’ squad after being cup-tied.

West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob is set to be available.

Yacob should feature having recovered from a dead leg, and Albion head coach Steve Clarke is hopeful forwards Victor Anichebe (ankle) and Nicolas Anelka, who has an unspecified knock, will be able to take part.

Chris Brunt (groin) is expected to be missing for a third successive game, though, and the match will definitely come too soon for Matej Vydra, Zoltan Gera (both hamstring) and George Thorne (knee), while Ben Foster (foot) remains sidelined.

Manchester United (from): De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Rafael, Fabio, Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Buttner, Valencia, Giggs, Carrick, Cleverley, Fellaini, Anderson, Kagawa, Nani, Young, Van Persie, Welbeck, Rooney, Hernandez.

Provisional West Brom squad: Myhill, Camp, Reid, Olsson, Popov, Ridgewell, Lugano, McAuley, Dawson, Jones, Yacob, Morrison, Sinclair, Dorrans, Amalfitano, Mulumbu, Rosenberg, Long, Anichebe, Sessegnon, Berahino, Anelka.

Aston Villa v Manchester City

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is hopeful a number of his key players will return for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match at home to Manchester City.

Gabriel Agbonlahor, Fabian Delph, Andreas Weimann, Ciaran Clark and Antonio Luna should all be available again after recent knocks and niggles.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is to miss this the trip to Villa.

The Argentina forward suffered a knock in the latter stages of the Manchester derby last Sunday and will not be risked ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

Playmaker David Silva (thigh) is still out but could return against Bayern, while defender Martin Demichelis (knee) remains on the sidelines.

Provisional Aston Villa squad: Guzan, Steer, Baker, Bennett, Vlaar, Clark, Luna, Lowton, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Delph, Herd, Sylla, Tonev, Bannan, Kozak, Helenius, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Bowery.

Provisional Manchester City squad: Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Richards, Kompany, Nastasic, Lescott, Boyata, Clichy, Kolarov, Milner, Nasri, Navas, Rodwell, Garcia, Toure, Fernandinho, Dzeko, Negredo, Jovetic.

Lambert remains without Christian Benteke (hip) and Ashley Westwood (thigh), whilst Jores Okore (knee), Charles N’Zogbia (Achilles) and Gary Gardner (back) are long-term casualties.

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace will be without defender Damien Delaney because of an ankle problem for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash at Southampton.

Midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi is set to feature having been suspended for the home defeat by Swansea last weekend, while fit-again winger Jerome Thomas could also be in contention to start.

Midfielder Yannick Bolasie (hamstring) is still sidelined. Captain Paddy McCarthy (groin) continues his rehabilitation, along with forward Glenn Murray (knee). Midfielder Jonny Williams and defender Jack Hunt (both ankle) are long-term absentees.

Provisional Palace squad: Speroni, Gabbidon, Moxey, Mariappa, Campana, Guedioura, Bannan, Thomas, Jedinak, Chamakh, Jerome, Gayle, Puncheon, Alexander, O’Keefe, Phillips, Kebe, Kagisho Dikgacoi.

Swansea City v Arsenal

Arsenal will give fitness tests to midfielder Aaron Ramsey (thigh) and Mathieu Flamini (shoulder) ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Swansea.

England forward Theo Walcott has responded well to surgery on a minor abdominal problem, but is now set for up to five weeks recovery time.

Czech playmaker Tomas Rosicky (thigh) could return for next week’s Champions League game against Napoli, but Santi Cazorla (ankle), Yaya Sanogo (back), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee) are all out.

Swansea captain Ashley Williams is a major doubt ahead of the game.

The Wales defender has been struggling with an ankle injury and manager Michael Laudrup says he has less than a 50 per cent chance of featuring against the Gunners, with Jordi Amat set to deputise.

Pablo Hernandez will again miss out to due to a hamstring injury.

Provisional Swansea squad: Vorm, Amat, Taylor, Flores, Williams, Britton, Shelvey, Michu, Bony, Dyer, Lamah, Routledge, Monk, Tiendalli, De Guzman, Canas, Rangel, Pozuelo, Vazquez, Tremmel, Davies.

Provisional Arsenal squad: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Gnabry, Flamini, Ozil, Ramsey, Wilshere, Giroud, Fabianski, Monreal, Arteta, Miyaichi, Fabianski, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Bendtner, Frimpong.

Stoke City v Norwich City

Norwich captain Sebastien Bassong remains a doubt for the Canaries’ Barclays Premier League trip to Stoke on Sunday.

The defender missed the midweek Capital One Cup success over Watford after suffering a hamstring injury in the defeat to Aston Villa and could still be absent for the match at the Britannia Stadium.

Record-signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel is fit following a toe injury and 18-year-old Josh Murphy remains in the squad after scoring on his debut at Watford.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has a doubt over Matthew Etherington.

Etherington suffered whiplash in a traffic incident on Friday morning but Hughes is hopeful the midfielder will recover to line up against the Canaries.

Hughes does not expect to have any more injury concerns and his only change squad-wise is the absence of goalkeeper Jack Butland who has moved to Barnsley on a short-term loan.

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

Provisional Norwich squad: Ruddy, Bunn, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Garrido, Ryan Bennett, Olsson, Ayala, Howson, Johnson, Redmond, Hoolahan, Snodgrass, Fer, Tettey, Pilkington, Becchio, Josh Murphy, Elmander, Fer, Hooper.

Liverpool v Sunderland

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger is set to return for the trip to Sunderland after being left out of the midweek Capital One Cup defeat against Manchester United because of a side strain.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has to decide whether to continue with the three centre-halves he fielded at Old Trafford as right-back Glen Johnson (ankle) is still out injured.

Midfielder Joe Allen (hamstring) is absent while Philippe Coutinho is still recovering from a shoulder operation.

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher will be sidelined for up to six weeks with the shoulder injury he suffered at West Brom last weekend.

However, while the Scotland international will miss Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool and several games beyond, the news is significantly better than was first feared.

Defender John O’Shea, who came off with a niggle during Tuesday night’s 2-0 Capital One Cup victory over Peterborough, is expected to be fit and midfielder Lee Cattermole could also figure after coming through that game unscathed, while full-back Phil Bardsley is close to returning from a broken bone in his foot.

Sunderland team from: Westwood, Mannone, Celustka, Bardsley, Cuellar, O’Shea, Diakite, Roberge, Colback, Cattermole, Cabral, Gardner, Giaccherini, Johnson, Larsson, Ba, Karlsson, Vaughan, Mavrias, Altidore, Wickham, Ji.

Provisional Liverpool squad: Mignolet, Toure, Agger, Skrtel, Sakho, Enrique, Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson, Suarez, Sturridge, Moses, Jones, Kelly, Alberto, Aspas, Sterling, Ibe.

Everton v Newcastle - Monday

Manager Alan Pardew will restore his big guns to the Newcastle starting line-up for Monday night’s difficult Barclays Premier League trip to Everton.

Midfielders Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa and striker Loic Remy were rested for the 2-0 Capital One Cup third-round victory over Leeds on Wednesday evening, and all three are expected to return at Goodison Park.

Defender Steven Taylor (hamstring) could also be involved, as could striker Shola Ameobi following his recovery from flu, but midfielder Jonas Gutierrez (also hamstring) is likely to miss out despite his return to full training.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is set to revert back to his first-choice line-up.

Goalkeeper Tim Howard, Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Gareth Barry, Ross Barkley and Kevin Mirallas will all come back in.

Darron Gibson made his first appearance of the season in midweek but fellow midfielder Steven Pienaar (hamstring) has missed the last two games while Leon Osman sat out Wednesday’s match with a groin problem.

Provisional Everton squad: Howard, Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Mirallas, Barry, McCarthy, Gibson, Osman, Lukaku, Barkley, Robles, Heitinga, Oviedo, Stones, Naismith, Jelavic, Deulofeu.

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