English Premier League Weekend Team News

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All matches kick off at 3pm unless specified
SATURDAY
Arsenal v Liverpool: 12:45pm
All eyes will be on Raheem Sterling after the Liverpool and England forward’s interview with the BBC this week in which he confirmed that he has turned down £100,000 a week and suggested that he may well leave Anfield in the summer – with Arsenal his likely destination.
Manchester United v Aston Villa
Robin van Persie has been ruled out once more, having not played for United since he suffered an ankle injury in the 2-1 defeat to Swansea on February 21. It was expected he would return this weekend after the international break, but manager Louis van Gaal said the Holland striker is still not match fit. Skipper Ron Vlaar could return for Aston Villa after finally shaking off a calf injury.
Swansea City v Hull City
Swansea will make a late check on Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero, while Mohamed Diame and James Chester will make their long-awaited returns for Hull.
Leicester City v West Ham United
Matt Upson limped off in Leicester’s 4-3 defeat to Tottenham before the international break with an Achilles problem and will not be risked, while West Ham will welcome Winston Reid back from injury. 

Everton v Southampton
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku will have a late fitness test on a hamstring problem. The Belgium international withdrew from the national squad because of the injury and needs to be assessed. Midfielder Darron Gibson (stomach) is a doubt but forward Kevin Mirallas (dead leg) and Steven Pienaar (knee) are back in contention. Southampton midfielder Steven Davis is a doubt having suffered groin injury on international duty for Northern Ireland and will be given a late fitness test.
West Brom v QPR
West Brom’s Craig Dawson is suspended after he was awarded the red card wrongly given to Gareth McAuley against Manchester City, while QPR have no new concerns – at least in terms of squad fitness, if not in terms of league position.
Chelsea v Stoke 5.30pm
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Diego Costa is not injured, but may not be risked in any case after a recent recurrence of the hamstring problem suffered in last month’s 3-2 win at Hull – a problem which saw him withdraw from international duty with Spain.
SUNDAY
Burnley v Tottenham: 1:30pm
Spurs hope the quartet of players who featured for England on Tuesday against Italy will be have received a timely confidence boost. Harry Kane started his first senior England international in Turin, while Andros Townsend came off the bench to score a superb equaliser. Ryan Mason earned his first senior cap while Kyle Walker was also involved.
Sunderland v Newcastle: 4pm

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole is back after a suspension, while Newcastle have midfielder Mehdi Abeid once more after his recovery from a thigh problem.

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