Premier League Midweek Team News

A round-up of all the team news ahead of the mid-week matches in the Premier League.

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Note: Team news will be updated for the various teams as soon as they are made available. 

Everton vs Arsenal

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini returns from suspension to face Arsenal at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

Manager David Moyes is still waiting on Darron Gibson, out since early September because of a thigh problem, as he approaches full fitness.

Seamus Coleman, Victor Anichebe, Phil Neville and Kevin Mirallas were all unavailable for Saturday's draw with Norwich and Moyes expects to pick a similar team for the visit of the Gunners.

Arsenal will have forward Theo Walcott back from a shoulder problem for Wednesday's Barclays Premier League trip to Everton.

Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky (Achilles) is back in full training after his long injury lay-off, but will not feature at Goodison.

Defender Andre Santos (stomach muscle) remains out, while midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) continues his rehabilitation.

Tottenham vs Liverpool

Tottenham midfielder Sandro has been passed fit for Wednesday's Barclays Premier League game against Liverpool despite being carried off on a stretcher with a stomach injury against West Ham.

Mousa Dembele may start his first game in over a month after overcoming a hip problem, but Emmanuel Adebayor is suspended.

Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom has recovered from the knee injury which kept him out at the weekend and returns to the squad to face Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

If the teenager regains his place, winger Stewart Downing - who played at left-back at Swansea on Sunday - would be the player most likely to make way.

Midfielder Lucas Leiva, who played an hour for the reserves on Friday, will not be included but could come into contention at the weekend.

Wigan vs Manchester City

Injury-hit Wigan will give fitness tests to forward Shaun Maloney (groin) and defender Gary Caldwell (hamstring) ahead of their Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City.

Defender Ivan Ramis (hamstring) is unlikely to feature after being forced off against Reading last weekend, but midfielder James McArthur and striker Franco di Santo are back in contention after coming off the bench in that game.

Midfielders Albert Crusat (knee) and Ben Watson (broken leg), winger Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) and defender Antolin Alcaraz (groin) remain on the sidelines.

Manchester City defender Gael Clichy remains on the injury list as the Barclays Premier League champions travel to Wigan.

The Frenchman has missed the last two matches with an ankle problem and is also unlikely to feature this weekend, but captain Vincent Kompany (knee) felt no ill effects after his 90-minute performance against Chelsea on Sunday.

Midfielder Jack Rodwell (hamstring) is making progress but not ready to feature, while right-back Micah Richards (knee) remains out.

Manchester United vs West Ham

Paul Scholes will miss Manchester United's Barclays Premier League encounter with West Ham.

The veteran midfielder is suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season at the weekend and his place goes to Anderson, who impressed as a second-half substitute against QPR.

Antonio Valencia (hip) has an outside chance of being fit for the leaders.

Midfielder Mark Noble is suspended for West Ham's game at Manchester United after accumulating five yellow cards.

Left-back George McCartney is a doubt after suffering an ankle injury against Tottenham and midfielder Yossi Benayoun is still not available as he looks to overcome a thigh problem.

Midfielder Jack Collison (knee) and forward Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) are also ruled out.

Chelsea vs Fulham

Gary Cahill has recovered from illness and is in contention for Chelsea's west London derby with Fulham on Wednesday night.

Defender Cahill was only able to start on the bench in Rafael Benitez's first game in charge against Manchester City on Sunday, but he could return for the Spaniard's second Barclays Premier League at the helm.

Daniel Sturridge is close to returning from a hamstring injury, while John Terry (knee) and Frank Lampard (calf) are also progressing.

Fulham captain Brede Hangeland is one of a number of key players missing for Wednesday's west London derby clash at Chelsea.

The Norway international serves the second of a three-match ban at Stamford Bridge and is joined on the sidelines by Alex Kacaniklic, Bryan Ruiz and Kieran Richardson (all hamstring).

Simon Davies (hip) remains out but manager Martin Jol can call upon Kerim Frei after a loan spell at Cardiff.

Stoke vs Newcastle

Stoke duo Michael Owen and Andy Wilkinson are likely to miss Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash with Newcastle.

Owen returned to training on Monday after a month out with a hamstring injury but Stoke are keen not to push the former England man too hard, while Wilkinson missed Saturday's victory over Fulham with a back problem.

Both players could well return for Saturday's trip to West Brom, but Marc Wilson (broken leg) and Rory Delap (hernia) are longer-term absentees.

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has undergone groin surgery in Paris on Tuesday.

The Magpies have confirmed the 26-year-old France international has had an operation to repair the damage which has sidelined him since the 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat by West Ham on November 11.

Cabaye, who has made 13 appearances for the club in all competitions this season, will be out of action for several weeks.

The former Lille player has been a huge hit on Tyneside since his £4.8million arrival last summer, but was one of 11 senior players unavailable to manager Alan Pardew for Monday's 2-0 defeat at Southampton.

Swansea vs West Brom

Striker Danny Graham will miss Swansea's Barclays Premier League clash with West Brom through illness.

Graham sat out Sunday's draw with Liverpool having become ill following the win at Newcastle and will not be fit to face the Baggies.

Luke Moore is back after suffering from the same illness, while Jonathan de Guzman is a doubt with a hamstring complaint.

West Brom central defender Jonas Olsson is an injury doubt for Wednesday evening's Barclays Premier League encounter at Swansea.

The Sweden international suffered a calf injury during Saturday's 4-2 win at Sunderland, which lifted Albion into third place in the table.

The Baggies will assess midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu after missing the trip to the Stadium Of Light with a hamstring injury.

Goalkeeper Ben Foster (groin) is again ruled out.

Southampton vs Norwich

Rickie Lambert has overcome a knock and should feature in Southampton's clash with Norwich on Wednesday.

Saints' top scorer picked up the leg injury in Sunday's 2-0 defeat of Newcastle but trained on Tuesday and should be involved against the Canaries.

However, the game could come too soon for Danny Fox after missing Sunday with a knee complaint, while Frazer Richardson and Richard Chaplow are also expect to remain sidelined.

Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy (thigh) is doubtful for the Barclays Premier League trip to Southampton.

Defender Russell Martin is available again following his back problem.

Centre-half Michael Turner, however, is facing a couple of weeks out with a shoulder injury.



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