One in, one out.
Not much new news this morning, the latest being the casualties from yesterday's Europa League matches. Those claimed Andy Johnson and will force Jack Rodwell and Steven Pienaar into the dreaded "late fitness test".
Spurs have lost Gomes for a while and so Cudicini will sit behind their make-shift back line. Presumably King will be back to partner Bassong with Corluka moving to right back and Hutton dropping to the bench.
Rio will be out for a month, but Manchester United have Vidic back. That should solidify the back-line though presumably Brown and O'Shea will be the candidates for center and right back.
Ilunga is a doubt for West Ham meaning a likely start for Spector. N'Zogbia is a doubt for Wigan. Sunderland have questions over Lee Cattermole, Steed Malbranque and Martin Fulop. The latter is interesting if it gives Gordon a chance to claim the number one jersey. Doesn't sound likely, however.
Manchester City have some mixed fitness news after their 1-0 win over Barca midweek. Adebayor, Robinho, and Bridge are slight doubts but Tevez looks good to start against Wolves. Wolves themselves are missing Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, but could have Berra and Doyle back if only from the bench.
Finally, Birmingham's Cameron Jerome turned his ankle. This may give Christian Benitez his first start, but I'm not sold on that as his play has been so limited in games and warm-ups. That being said, he's an interesting pick at home to Stoke for 6.04.
All the gory details at the links below:
- Team news: Tevez set to start
- Ferdinand out "for three to four weeks"
- Premier League Team News
- Johnson facing five weeks out
- Altidore in line for Hull bow
- Diop blow for Pompey
- Nelsen boost for Rovers
- Vidic back for United
- City wait on strikers
- United's Ferdinand out for a month with injury
- Bruce's options may be reduced
- Evra does forward role
- Wigan wait on N'Zogbia
- Duo set for bench roles
- Wenger 'cautious' over Walcott
- Two injury doubts for Blues
- Steinsson in contention