Weekend Team News: Leicester chase title without key striker Jamie Vardy

Matches kick off at 3pm unless stated

SATURDAY

Manchester City v Stoke (12.45pm)

Stoke winger Xherdan Shaqiri will sit out Saturday’s Premier League clash City playmaker David Silva is back in contention after missing the last two games with an ankle injury.

Bournemouth v Chelsea

Eden Hazard is back for the Blues after several weeks out; Bournemouth will be without defender Adam Smith and midfielder Harry Arter.

Aston Villa v Southampton

Southampton captain Jose Fonte and midfielder Victor Wanyama are fit again;Kieran Richardson and Ciaran Clark could be on the sidelines for relegated Aston Villa.

Liverpool v Newcastle United

Liverpool striker Divock Origi will miss several weeks with ankle ligament damage so manager Jurgen Klopp is likely to choose between Daniel Sturridgeand Roberto Firmino up front; defender Kevin Mbabu will return to the Newcastle squad.

SUNDAY

Sunderland v Arsenal (2.05pm)

Sunderland defender DeAndre Yedlin is a doubt after he missed training through injury, but Jack Rodwell will return from illness; Arsene Wenger has no fresh injury concerns, but Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all out.

Leicester City v Swansea City (4.15pm)

Jamie Vardy is suspended for Leicester against Swansea after being sent off in their 2-2 draw with West Ham last weekend; Swansea midfielder Jack Cork has recovered from a facial injury and Leon Britton is in contention to start after missing the last two games with a back injury.

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