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Friday 04 April 2014

MW33 previews: Rooney to miss trip to Newcastle

Man Utd forward out with bruised toe; catch up on team news and watch press conferences

Man Utd will be without Van Persie and Rooney for the trip to St James' Park

Ahead of another busy weekend of Barclays Premier League action here is the chance to catch up on all the latest team news and watch the managers' pre-match press conferences.

Remember you can follow all the Barclays Premier League action in our Carlsberg Live Match Centre from Saturday morning at live.premierleague.com. The Carlsberg Live Match Centre brings you match facts and stats, manager press conference videos, action images, as well as the latest Fantasy Premier League points for your team.

Saturday 5 April

3pm kick-off unless specified

12.45pm Man City v Southampton | #MCISOU |  Click on the Matchday page >>

Team news: For Man City Striker Sergio Aguero remains a likely absentee, while there are also doubts over Micah Richards and Matija Nastasic (both knee). Victor Wanyama could return for Southampton following a calf problem, although Kelvin Davis (back), Nathaniel Clyne (groin) and Maya Yoshida (knee) remain sidelined.

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Aston Villa v Fulham  | #AVLFUL | Click on the Matchday page  >>

Team news: Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is out for the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, Karim El Ahmadi is a doubt with a thigh strain, while long-term absentees Jores Okore (knee), Libor Kozak (broken leg) and Charles N'Zogbia (Achilles) are out. Darren Bent is ineligible to play against his parent club, but Fernando Amorebieta is available again after a one-match ban. Fulham's Scott Parker could return after a knee injury, but Kostas Mitroglou remains sidelined (knee).

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Cardiff City v Crystal Palace  | #CARCRY | Click on the Matchday page >>

Team news: Full-back Fabio Da SIlva is the only fresh injury concern for Cardiff after he came off early against West  Bromwich Albion with a knock. Crystal Palace's top scorer Marouane Chamakh is in contention after a month on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, though fellow striker Dwight Gayle (ankle) will miss out.

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Hull City v Swansea City  | #HULSWA | Click on the Matchday page >>

Team news: Swansea head coach Garry Monk has a full squad for the match, while Hull's Steve Bruce welcomes back George Boyd following his three-match ban. Yannick Sagbo's inclusion is up in the air after he was hit with an FA charge in the week.

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Newcastle United v Man Utd  | #NEWMUN | Click on the  Matchday page >>

Team news: Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul (shoulder), right-back Mathieu Debuchy (groin), midfielder Moussa Sissoko (thigh) and striker Loic Remy (ankle) are all unavailable. Manchester United are without forwards Wayne Rooney (toe) and Robin van Persie (knee). Left-back Patrice Evra will be back in contention after missing the Bayern Munich match due to suspension, but Ryan Giggs (groin) and Rafael Da Silva (hamstring) could miss out. David Moyes will be hoping Jonny Evans (calf) and Chris Smalling (hamstring) are available.

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Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion  | #NORWBA | Click on the Matchday page >>

Team news: Michael Turner (hamstring) is in the Norwich squad for the first time since January, while Joseph Yobo (calf) faces a late fitness test. West Brom head coach Pepe Mel welcomes back defender Jonas Olsson from a two-match ban, while Victor Anichebe (hamstring) also returns. Claudio Yacob and Billy Jones could also be back in the squad after returning to training following hamstring problems, but captain Chris Brunt (knee) will play no part.

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5.30pm Chelsea v Stoke City  | #CHESTK | Click on the Matchday page >>

Team news: Ramires is out for Chelsea as he completes a three-match ban, while striker Samuel Eto'o's hamstring injury will be monitored ahead of the match and it remains to be seen if Ashley Cole (knee) will return to the squad. Stoke will be without Robert Huth and Oussama Assaidi (both knee).

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Sunday 6 April

1.30pm Everton v Arsenal  | #EVEARS | Click on the Matchday page >>

Team news: Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey and full-back Nacho Monreal are back in the squad but Kieran Gibbs (ankle) is doubtful and Serge Gnabry (knee) is unavailable. Everton manager Roberto Martinez retains doubts over Phil Jagielka returning in time but Ross Barkley looks likely to be fit for the Gunners' visit.

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4pm West Ham United v Liverpool | #WHULIV | Click on the Matchday page >>

Team news: Captain Kevin Nolan is fit but defender George McCartney (hamstring) is the biggest doubt. Liverpool news to follow.

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Monday 7 April

8pm Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland | #TOTSUN | Follow on the Live Match Centre >>

Team news: To follow.

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