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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26:  Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal holds off Kevin Nolan of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at Boleyn Ground on December 26, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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Ian RodgersWorld Football Staff WriterDecember 27, 2013

The Boxing Day schedule has only just finished, but we are now heading into another Premier League programme over the weekend.

The standout match will be Liverpool's trip to Chelsea on Sunday, but Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United are also in action.

Let's take a look at the latest team news.

 

West Ham United vs. West Bromwich Albion

West Ham forward Ravel Morrison is facing a fitness test on a groin injury, while defender James Collins is doubtful with a calf injury. Winston Reid, Stewart Downing, Ricardo Vaz Te and Andy Carroll are all still out.

West Brom striker Victor Anichebe is rated doubtful. Lee Camp and George Thorne remain sidelined.

West Ham United vs. West Bromwich Albion
DoubtMorrisonDoubtAnichebe
CollinsOutCamp
OutCarrollThorne
Vaz Te
Reid
Downing
FantasyFootballScout.co.uk

 

Aston Villa vs. Swansea City

Christian Benteke and Ron Vlaar are both ruled out for Aston Villa, but Ashley Westwood returns from a one-match suspension.

Swansea will again be without Michu, Nathan Dyer, Michel Vorm and Garry Monk.

Aston Villa vs. Stoke City
OutBentekeOutMichu
VlaarDyer
Vorm
FantasyFootballScout.co.uk

 

Hull City vs. Fulham

Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor and midfielder David Meyler are unlikely to feature after picking up knee injuries in the Boxing Day game against Manchester United. Defender Alex Bruce is also doubtful with a calf problem.

Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is still sidelined with an ankle injury, but striker Dimitar Berbatov could return after a groin problem.

Hull City vs. Fulham
OutAlukoOutHangeland
DoubtMcGregorStekelenburg
MeylerDoubtBerbatov
Bruce
Figueroa
FantasyFootballScout.co.uk

 

Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace

Manchester City will still be without Sergio Aguero and Micah Richards, while Martin Demichelis and Stevan Jovetic are doubtful.

Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh returns after a one-match ban, but Stuart O'Keefe and Kagisho Dikgacoi remain doubtful.

Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace
OutAgueroDoubtO'Keefe
RichardsDikgacoi
DoubtDemichelis
Jovetic
FantasyFootballScout.co.uk

 

Norwich City vs. Manchester United

Norwich midfielder Jonny Howson faces a late fitness test on a back injury, and defender Michael Turner will be suspended for one match.

Manchester United full-back Rafael is doubtful with a groin problem, and Antonio Valencia is suspended. Defender Phil Jones is sidelined for two weeks with a knee injury. 

Norwich City vs. Manchester United
OutTurnerOutJones
Valencia
DoubtHowsonDoubtRafael
FantasyFootballScout.co.uk

 

Cardiff City vs. Sunderland

Cardiff midfielder Gary Medel is expected to return for the managerless Bluebirds after illness, but striker Craig Bellamy remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Sunderland defender John O'Shea faces a late fitness test on a shoulder injury, but Wes Brown is still banned.

Cardiff City vs. Sunderland
DoubtMedelDoubtO'Shea
OutBellamyOutBrown
McNaughtonCuellar
Conway
FantasyFootballScout.co.uk

 

Everton vs. Southampton

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard and midfielder Gareth Barry are both suspended, but defender Leighton Baines could return after a broken toe.

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren could return after illness along with Nathaniel Clyne and Dani Osvaldo. But Artur Boruc and Victor Wanyama remain sidelined.

Everton vs. Southampton
OutHowardOutBoruc
BarryWanyama
DeulofeuDoubtLovren
DoubtBainesOsvaldo
Clyne
FantasyFootballScout.co.uk

 

Newcastle United vs. Arsenal

Newcastle welcome midfielder Cheick Tiote back from suspension, meaning long-term absentee Ryan Taylor is the only player missing from the squad.

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is ruled out with a thigh injury, but Jack Wilshere returns from suspension. Defender Laurent Koscielny could also return after a knee problem.

Newcastle United vs. Arsenal
OutR. TaylorOutRamsey
Diabi
Oxlade-Chamberlain
DoubtKoscielny
FantasyFootballScout.co.uk

 

Chelsea vs. Liverpool

Chelsea midfielder Ramires is serving a one-match suspension.

Liverpool will again be without Jon Flanagan due to a hamstring strain, and Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Jose Enrique remain sidelined.

Chelsea vs. Liverpool
OutRamiresOutFlanagan
Gerrard
Sturridge
Enrique
FantasyFootballScout.co.uk

 

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Stoke City

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele faces a fitness test, while full-back Kyle Walker serves a one-match ban.

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic remains sidelined with a broken finger, while Glenn Whelan and Marc Wilson are suspended. Robert Huth is still missing for the Potters. 

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Stoke City
DoubtDembeleOutBegovic
Whelan
OutWalkerWilson
Huth
FantasyFootballScout.co.uk

 

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