Injuries and suspensions: All the Premier League team news
Get all the latest team news and information from the midweek Premier League action.
PREDICTION: A 3-2 win for Man City
FANTASY PICK: Samir Nasri
KEY STAT: Leicester have won all three Premier League away games against City, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
- MAN CITY
Champions Manchester City have a fully-fit squad for Wednesday's visit of Leicester in the Premier League. Manager Manuel Pellegrini reported "two or three'' minor knocks after Sunday's defeat at Liverpool but "nobody is injured''. Striker Wilfried Bony could make his first start for the club after three substitute appearances since his move from Swansea.
Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Demichelis, Kompany, Mangala, Boyata, Clichy, Kolarov, Milner, Navas, Nasri, Silva, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Lampard, Aguero, Bony, Jovetic, Dzeko.
Boss Nigel Pearson has no new injury worries for struggling Leicester's trip to Manchester City. The Foxes, bottom of the Premier League, had a free weekend which allowed Pearson to give his players a break ahead of Wednesday's meeting at the Etihad Stadium. Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who has been out since December with a broken foot, is close to a return and is expected to make his comeback this month.
Provisional squad: Hamer, Schwarzer, Konchesky, Upson, Wasilewski, Morgan, Huth, Simpson, Cambiasso, James, Mahrez, Knockaert, Kramaric, Ulloa, Schlupp, Nugent, Drinkwater, King, Albrighton, Vardy, De Laet.
PREDICTION: A 2-0 win for Man Utd
FANTASY PICK: Wayne Rooney
KEY STAT: Newcastle have failed to score in three of their last four home league meetings with Man Utd, though they did win the other 3-0.
Massadio Haidara is almost certain to miss out after picking up a knee injury in the weekend win over Aston Villa. Although the defender initially pronounced himself fit for the game, Magpies head coach John Carver revealed he is likely to miss out after having an injection to remove fluid from his knee on Tuesday. Ryan Taylor is set to mark his own return from injury by replacing Haidara while Remy Cabella (knee), Rolando Aarons (hamstring) and Robbie Elliott (thigh) are all set to resume training next week.
Provisional squad: Krul, Woodman, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, R.Taylor, Anita, Abeid, Sissoko, Gouffran, Ameobi, Obertan, Gutierrez, Cisse, Riviere, Perez, Armstrong.
- MAN UTD
Striker Robin van Persie has still not recovered from an ankle injury and will miss Manchester United's game at Newcastle on Wednesday. Midfielder Michael Carrick has overcome a calf problem but will not be risked. Left-back Luke Shaw (hamstring), centre-half Phil Jones (illness) and goalkeeper Victor Valdes are back after they missed the 2-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Valdes, Shaw, Blackett, Rojo, Smalling, Evans, Jones, McNair, Rafael, Pereira, Young, Blind, Fellaini, Herrera, Valencia, Januzaj, Di Maria, Mata, Falcao, Rooney, Wilson.
PREDICTION: A 1-0 win for QPR
FANTASY PICK: Olivier Giroud
KEY STAT: Arsenal haven't won back to back Premier League away games this season and each of their previous five away victories have been followed by defeat on their next road trip prior to beating Crystal Palace.
Sandro has been passed fit to face Arsenal offsetting the loss of banned captain Joey Barton. The Brazil midfielder is poised for his first QPR action since suffering a knee injury in November. Boss Chris Ramsey could also be able to call upon Nedum Onuoha (hamstring) and Maurico Isla (knee), who could both be fit.
Provisional squad: Green, McCarthy, Caulker, Yun, Ferdinand, Onuoha, Isla, Hill, Traore, Kranjcar, Henry, Sandro, Phillips, Hoilett, Wright-Phillips, Vargas, Austin, Zamora, Zarate.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be available having recovered from a hamstring injury. The Wales international has been missing since February 10 after a third hamstring issue of the season but has returned to training ahead of schedule and could feature at Loftus Road. Jack Wilshere (ankle) will miss out, as will Mathieu Flamini (hamstring), Abou Diaby (calf) and Mathieu Debuchy (shoulder) but Francis Coquelin could play despite fracturing his nose in Sunday's win over Everton.
Provisional Squad: Ospina, Szczesny, Bellerin, Gibbs, Chambers, Monreal, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gabriel, Coquelin, Ramsey, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott, Welbeck, Giroud, Akpom.
PREDICTION: A 1-1 draw
FANTASY PICK: Peter Crouch
KEY STAT: Stoke are unbeaten in five home league meetings with Everton, though four have ended level (W1). The last three meetings with the Toffees at the Britannia Stadium have ended 1-1.
Stoke will be without midfielder Stephen Ireland for the home clash with Everton. Ireland is set for two to three weeks on the sidelines due to the calf injury he sustained as a result of a controversial Maynor Figueroa tackle in the 1-0 win over Hull on Saturday. Defender and skipper Ryan Shawcross (back) remains unavailable.
Provisional squad: Begovic, Butland, Wollscheid, Cameron, Wilson, Bardsley, Pieters, Nzonzi, Adam, Whelan, Sidwell, Walters, Arnautovic, Crouch, Moses, Diouf, Shenton, Teixeira.
Everton defender Leighton Baines faces a late fitness test ahead of the trip to Stoke. The England international has missed the last two matches with a thigh injury and will be assessed to see whether he is ready to return. Midfielder Christian Atsu, who missed Sunday's defeat at Arsenal with a virus, will not resume training until Friday.
Provisional squad: Howard, Coleman, Stone, Jagielka, Garbutt, Barry, Besic, McCarthy, Mirallas, Barkley, Lukaku, Robles, Alcaraz, Distin, Baines, Gibson, Osman, Lennon, Naismith, Lukaku, Kone.
PREDICTION: A 1-1 draw
FANTASY PICK: Harry Kane
KEY STAT: No team has lost more top flight games from winning positions than Swansea City (4) this season.
Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit of Swansea on Wednesday evening. Having lost to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday, just three days after crashing out of the Europa League at the hands of Fiorentina, it remains to be seen if Pochettino will make changes as Spurs return to Premier League action. With none of his first-team squad currently out of action, the likes of Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele will all hoping for a recall having been named on the bench at Wembley.
Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Friedel, Walker, Rose, Davies, Chiriches, Kaboul, Fazio, Dier, Vertonghen, Bentaleb, Mason, Capoue, Paulinho, Stambouli, Dembele, Lamela, Townsend, Eriksen, Chadli, Soldado, Adebayor, Kane.
Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson has recovered from hamstring trouble. Sigurdsson sat out the 1-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday and should return in the number 10 role behind Bafetimbi Gomis with Jonjo Shelvey deployed in a deeper role for the Barclays Premier League clash. Kyle Naughton also returns to White Hart Lane for the first time since his January move to Swansea but loan signing Tom Carroll is unable to play against his parent club and drops out of Garry Monk's matchday squad.
Provisional squad: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Ki, Shelvey, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Gomis, Tremmel, Rangel, Amat, Fulton, Britton, Montero, Dyer, Barrow, Emnes, Oliveira, Grimes, King.
PREDICTION: Aaron Cresswell
FANTASY PICK: A 1-0 win for West Ham
KEY STAT: Jose Mourinho has a record of six wins and no defeats in seven Premier League matches as a coach against West Ham.
- WEST HAM
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has no new injury concerns ahead of the match at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea. Hammers striker Andy Carroll is out with a knee problem while Carlton Cole is also doubtful for the game at Upton Park with a hamstring injury. Morgan Amalfitano is still suspended after he was sent off in the FA Cup defeat to West Brom last month.
Provisional squad: Adrian, Jaaskelainen, Cresswell, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Collins, O'Brien, Noble, Poyet, Song, Kouyate, Nolan, Downing, Jarvis, Nene, Sakho, Valencia.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho plans to rotate his options for Wednesday's Premier League clash at West Ham after winning the Capital One Cup. Midfielder Nemanja Matic will complete his two-match suspension after his dismissal for his reaction to a tackle by Burnley's Ashley Barnes. Midfielder John Obi Mikel has had a minor knee operation and is out until early April.
Provisional squad: Courtois, Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ake, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Remy, Costa, Willian, Cuadrado, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Blackman, Christensen, Loftus-Cheek.
PREDICTION: A 4-0 win for Liverpool
FANTASY PICK: Philippe Coutinho
KEY STAT: All three of Jordan Henderson's Premier League goals this season have been assisted by Raheem Sterling.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is back in training after a hamstring injury but is unlikely to return yet. Winger Jordon Ibe is expected to be sidelined until the end of the month with the knee injury suffered in the Europa League loss at Besiktas last week. Central defender Mamadou Sakho is close to a return after a hip injury and full-back Glen Johnson should be back in contention after illness.
Provisional squad: Mignolet, Ward, Sakho, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Toure, Johnson, Williams, Markovic, Henderson, Allen, Moreno, Sterling, Lallana, Coutinho, Sturridge, Borini, Balotelli, Lambert.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche is set to have the same squad of players as he did for the previous fixture. The Clarets came through the 1-0 home defeat to Swansea on Saturday without picking up any significant knocks. They remain without Matthew Taylor, who is working on his fitness as he continues his recovery from Achilles surgery, as well as Dean Marney and Kevin Long, both out for the rest of the season due to cruciate ligament damage.
Provisional squad: Heaton, Gilks, Trippier, Mee, Keane, Shackell, Lafferty, Duff, Arfield, Boyd, Jones, Wallace, Kightly, Barnes, Vokes, Ings, Sordell, O'Neill, Reid, Jutkiewicz, Ward.
Physioroom Injury Table