FA Cup 5th-Round Injury News: Samir Nasri Set for Manchester City Return

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FA Cup 5th-Round Injury News: Samir Nasri Set for Manchester City Return
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The FA Cup fifth round takes place this weekend, with four of the country's biggest clubs paired against one another.

On Saturday evening, Premier League leaders Chelsea travel to Manchester City, where they claimed a 1-0 win last week.

The following day, Arsenal have an immediate chance to avenge their 5-1 league defeat at Anfield when Liverpool visit the Emirates Stadium.

Elsewhere, Everton entertain Swansea City, while Southampton make the lengthy trek to Sunderland.

Holders Wigan Athletic are at Cardiff City, while two quarter-finalists from below the top flight are guaranteed when Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United play host to Charlton and Nottingham Forest, respectively.

Championship club Brighton could cause an upset on Monday when Premier League Hull City travel to the south coast.

Here is the latest team news for the eight ties.

 

Sunderland vs. Southampton

Wes Brown is suspended, while Steven Fletcher, Carlos Cuellar and Keiren Westwood are all still sidelined for the Black Cats.

Southampton should welcome back Gaston Ramirez and Dejan Lovren to their squad. Jose Fonte picked up a bad gash to his leg last weekend and will be assessed before the game.

Sunderland vs. Southampton
Out Brown Doubt Fonte
Fletcher
Cuellar
Westwood

Official club websites

 

Cardiff City vs. Wigan Athletic

Cardiff striker Craig Bellamy is serving a three-match suspension.

Nick Powell is rated doubtful with a hamstring problem, but Shaun Maloney and Gary Caldwell are set to miss out.

Cardiff City vs. Wigan Athletic
Out Bellamy Doubt Powell
Out Maloney
Caldwell

Official club websites

 

Sheffield Wednesday vs. Charlton Athletic

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Jose Semedo misses out with a fractured fibula, while Oguchi Onyewu, Reda Johnson, Martin Taylor and Kamil Zayatte are all doubtful.

Charlton have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Hillsborough.

Sheffield Wednesday vs. Charlton Athletic
Out Semedo
Doubt Onyewu
Johnson
Taylor
Zayatte

Official club websites

 

Manchester City vs. Chelsea

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri could make his return after a lengthy knee injury, but Sergio Aguero remains sidelined.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is rated doubtful after picking up a calf injury in the draw at West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.

Manchester City vs. Chelsea
Out Aguero Doubt Cahill
Nastasic
Fernandinho

Official club websites

 

Everton vs. Swansea City

Gerard Deulofeu could return to the Everton starting line-up after a hamstring injury. Romelu Lukaku is back in training, but the cup tie may be too soon for his return.

Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is likely to return after a hamstring problem, but striker Michu is still absent.

Everton vs. Swansea City
Out Lukaku Out Michu
Oviedo
Alcaraz

Official club websites

 

Sheffield United vs. Nottingham Forest

Sheffield United striker Billy Paynter is cup-tied, but the Blades welcome back Michael Doyle from suspension.

Nottingham Forest have no fresh injury concerns for manager Billy Davies to consider.

Sheffield United vs. Nottingham Forest
Out Paynter

Official club websites

 

Arsenal vs. Liverpool

Yaya Sanogo could offer Arsenal an alternative up front after returning to fitness after a back problem, but Theo Walcott remains sidelined.

Liverpool are still without Mamadou Sakho and Jose Enrique.

Arsenal vs. Liverpool
Out Walcott Out Sakho
Vermaelen Enrique
Ramsey Johnson
Kallstrom
Diaby

Official club websites

 

Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Hull City

Brighton have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game.

Hull defender Paul McShane is ruled out of a meeting with his former club after suffering ankle ligament damage in midweek. Liam Rosenior is rated doubtful, but Sone Aluko should be fit.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Hull City
Out McShane
McGregor
Doubt Rosenior

Official club websites

 

 

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