Premier League Injury News, Fantasy Impact: Wilshere Set for Arsenal Return

Ian RodgersWorld Football Staff WriterFebruary 6, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24:  Jack Wilshere of Arsenal is chased by Leon Clarke of Coventry City during the FA Cup with Budweiser Fourth round match between Arsenal and Coventry City at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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The Premier League weekend begins with the biggest game of the programme on Saturday.

League leaders Arsenal travel to Liverpool for the lunchtime kick-off, hoping to extend their two-point advantage at the top of the table.

But Luis Suarez will have a point to prove to the Gunners, who bid for the Liverpool striker during the summer transfer window.

Manchester City are at Norwich City, while Chelsea play host to Newcastle United.

On Sunday, Manchester United entertain bottom club Fulham, and Champions League hopefuls Tottenham and Everton meet at White Hart Lane.

Here's the team news for the weekend games.


Liverpool vs. Arsenal

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen is pushing for a recall, but Mamadou Sakho, Jose Enrique and Daniel Agger are still out.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is expected to return, but Aaron Ramsey, Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott are all still out.

Liverpool vs. Arsenal


Aston Villa vs. West Ham United

Gabriel Agbonlahor faces a late fitness test, but Ron Vlaar is rated doubtful for Villa. Charles N'Zogbia and Jores Okore remain sidelined.

Winston Reid is set for his first start in 10 weeks after injury, while Mohamed Diame could also return for West Ham. Andy Carroll is suspended.

Aston Villa vs. West Ham United


Chelsea vs. Newcastle United

Chelsea midfielder Oscar is poised to return to the starting line-up. Fernando Torres is back in training but is unlikely to be ready for the visit of Newcastle.

Loic Remy is suspended, while Papiss Cisse is doubtful with a back problem. Sammy Ameobi is also rated doubtful for the Magpies.

Chelsea vs. Newcastle United
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Crystal Palace vs. West Bromwich Albion

Joe Ledley, Tom Ince and Scott Dann will be pushing for a home debut at Selhurst Park, while Glenn Murray could start on the bench after a long-term injury.

Jonas Olsson is ruled out for West Brom, while James Morrison is rated doubtful for the game. Nicolas Anelka faces a late fitness test, but Stephane Sessegnon remains sidelined.

Crystal Palace vs. West Bromwich Albion


Norwich City vs. Manchester City

Jonny Howson and Michael Turner remain sidelined for Norwich with back and hamstring injuries, respectively.

Fernandinho, Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero remain out, but Stevan Jovetic is pushing for a start for Manchester City. Javi Garcia could return.

Norwich City vs. Manchester City


Southampton vs. Stoke City

Calum Chambers is a doubt for Southampton, while Dejan Lovren and Gaston Ramirez remain in the treatment room.

Steven N'Zonzi returns for Stoke after suspension, but manager Mark Hughes may keep the same team that defeated Manchester United last weekend. Jon Walters and Marko Arnautovic will be assessed before the game. Robert Huth remains sidelined.

Southampton vs. Stoke City


Sunderland vs. Hull City

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is out, while Lee Cattermole is doubtful. Long-term casualties Carlos Cuellar and Keiren Westwood remain out.

Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor serves the second game of a three-match suspension, but Jake Livermore returns after being ineligible for the game against Spurs. James Chester is still out.

Sunderland vs. Hull City


Swansea City vs. Cardiff City

Jonjo Shelvey is doubtful with a hamstring injury, while Michu and Jose Canas are both still out.

Cardiff will be without Mark Hudson (hamstring) and Andrew Taylor (calf).

Swansea City vs. Cardiff City


Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton

Andros Townsend and Mousa Dembele both return for Spurs, but striker Emmanuel Adebayor is doubtful.

Seamus Coleman and Gerard Deulofeu are back in contention, but Everton are still without Romelu Lukaku, Bryan Oviedo, Antolin Alcaraz and Lacina Traore.

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton


Manchester United vs. Fulham

Nemanja Vidic returns to the Manchester United defence after suspension, while Jonny Evans (calf) is doubtful.

New Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou is set for his first start, while John Heitinga will also be hoping for his debut. John Arne Riise is rated doubtful.

Manchester United vs. Fulham