Premier League Injury News, Fantasy Impact: Chelsea Wait on Defender John Terry

Ian RodgersWorld Football Staff WriterFebruary 20, 2014

Chelsea's John Terry, left hugs his teammate  Ramires after they defeated Manchester City in their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Monday Feb. 3, 2014. Chelsea won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Chelsea get the Premier League weekend underway on Saturday when Everton are the lunchtime visitors to Stamford Bridge.

Manchester City play host to Stoke City on Saturday, while Manchester United travel to Crystal Palace in the evening kick-off later on the same day.

Arsenal are at home to improving Sunderland on Saturday, while Liverpool entertain Swansea City on Sunday.

Here's the team news for the forthcoming top-flight matches.


Chelsea vs. Everton

Chelsea captain John Terry will be assessed ahead of the game after a muscle problem. Fernando Torres will be pushing for a starting place after returning from injury.

Romelu Lukaku has returned to full fitness, but is ineligible to play against his parent club. Defender Antolin Alcaraz has overcome a series of niggling injuries to take his place in the squad.

Chelsea vs. Everton
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Arsenal vs. Sunderland

Aaron Ramsey, Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott all remain sidelined for Arsenal.

Sunderland defender Wes Brown is suspended, while Carlos Cuellar remains doubtful.

Arsenal vs. Sunderland


Cardiff City vs. Hull City

Gary Medel misses out with a muscle injury while Craig Bellamy is suspended. Jordon Mutch is rated as doubtful for Cardiff.

Hull defender Paul McShane has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery, but James Chester and Sone Aluko are both available after injury.

Cardiff City vs. Hull City


Manchester City vs. Stoke City

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has recovered from injury, but defender Matija Nastasic is still out. Sergio Aguero is still sidelined, but Samir Nasri will be pushing for a starting berth.

Stoke City defender Robert Huth remains sidelined for Mark Hughes on his return to the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City vs. Stoke City


West Bromwich Albion vs. Fulham

West Bromwich Albion are waiting on news of striker Nicolas Anelka, but are likely to be without midfielder Stephane Sessegnon.

New Fulham manager Felix Magath has a doubt over goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

West Bromwich Albion vs. Fulham



West Ham United vs. Southampton

Andy Carroll is still suspended for West Ham, but Momo Diame and Joe Cole are available again after injury.

Dejan Lovren has returned to training for Southampton, but the game is likely to be too soon for Gaston Ramirez.

West Ham United vs. Southampton


Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis could name an unchanged team for the visit of Manchester United, but Glenn Murray could be on the bench after several months on the sidelines.

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is doubtful with a calf problem, but midfielder Marouane Fellaini is fit again. Winger Nani remains out with a hamstring injury.

Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United


Liverpool vs. Swansea City

Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson are both available for Liverpool, and Jordan Henderson could return after wrist surgery. Jose Enrique, Lucas and Mamadou Sakho are still out.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is rated as doubtful for Swansea.

Liverpool vs. Swansea City


Newcastle United vs. Aston Villa

Loic Remy is back from suspension, while Fabricio Coloccini returns from injury. Cheick Tiote could also return for Newcastle.

Long-term Aston Villa casualties Charles N'Zogbia and Jores Okore remain sidelined.

Newcastle United vs. Aston Villa


Norwich City vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Norwich City will be without Jonas Gutierrez and Jonny Howson for the visit of Tottenham on Sunday.

Tottenham have doubts over Emmanuel Adebayor and Aaron Lennon, while Vlad Chiriches and Erik Lamela are likely to miss out.

Norwich City vs. Tottenham Hotspur