Premier League - Weekend team news

We will build up to the weekend's Premier League action with all the team news and pre-match news conference quotes from every match.

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Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion - 12.45pm

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill will welcome Craig Gardner back from suspension. West Brom central defender Gareth McAuley and on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku will return

Everton v Norwich City - 3 pm

Darron Gibson could return for Everton. The midfielder has been out since early September when he was forced out of his side's 2-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion due to a thigh problem. Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy looks set to make the trip to his former club after making good progress from a knee injury.

Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers - 3pm

Wayne Rooney has been passed fit following a bout of tonsillitis to face managerless QPR.

Stoke City v Fulham - 3pm

Stoke could be without defender Andy Wilkinson. Fulham will again be without a number of key players.

Wigan Athletic v Reading - 3pm

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez could be without seven first-team players. Reading manager Brian McDermott could welcome Jimmy Kebe back into his squad.

Aston Villa v Arsenal - 5.30pm

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent is back in contention after a three-game absence due to an ankle injury. Arsenal will again be without forward Theo Walcott (shoulder). Defender Andre Santos (stomach muscle) is also out.


Swansea v Liverpool - 1.30pm

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has Ki Sung-yueng and Kyle Bartley back in his squad. Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is expected to be fit fter sustaining a knee injury in the Europa League.

Southampton v Newcastle United - 3pm

Frazer Richardson and Richard Chaplow remain Southampton's only absentees. Midfielder Cheick Tiote returns to the Newcastle squad after missing out in Europe through suspension.

Chelsea v Manchester City - 4pm

Rafael Benitez must decide whether to recall Fernando Torres for his first game in charge. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany (knee) will be given a fitness test after suffering injury late in the midweek clash with Real Madrid.

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United - 4pm

Tottenham playmaker Moussa Dembele is a doubt despite making his comeback from a month-long hip injury lay-off at Lazio. West Ham winger Matt Jarvis will return to the squad after he missed the draw with Stoke with a shin injury.