Weekend team news: Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy passed fit to eye history against Manchester United

All the team news ahead of the weekend with Jamie Vardy passed fit to face Manchester United as the Leicester striker aims to make history.

SATURDAY
(all kick-offs 3pm UK time unless stated)

ASTON VILLA V WATFORD
Jack Grealish has been dropped from the Aston Villa squad ahead of the home game against Watford. Watford’s Valon Behrami will be assessed after training on Friday before a decision is made on whether he will travel with the team after suffering a knock in training, but the rest of the Hornets squad are available.
BOURNEMOUTH V EVERTON
Bournemouth will assess the fitness of goalkeeper Artur Boruc, who missed last week’s 2-2 draw Swansea due to a knee injury. Leighton Baines could be part of Everton’s matchday 18 for the first time this season on Saturday when they face Bournemouth away in the Premier League.
CRYSTAL PALACE V NEWCASTLE
Palace are without striker Dwight Gayle (hamstring), Bakary Sako (hamstring) and Kwesi Appiah (knee) for the clash at Selhurst Park. Newcastle have one of the most extensive injury lists in English football, with Cheick Tiote (groin),Steven Taylor (hamstring), Emmanuel Riviere (knee), Rolando Aarons (ankle),Jack Colback (knee), Tim Krul (knee), Gabriel Obertan (hamstring) and Curtis Good (hip) all expected to miss out.
MANCHESTER CITY V SOUTHAMPTON
Manchester City will be without goalkeeper Joe Hart for around 10 days with a hamstring strain, but City will have David Silva and Wilfried Bony fit to face the Saints, but Eliaquim Mangala will miss the game and the League Cup clash against Hull. Shane Long is in line to replace the suspended Graziano Pelle for Southampton’s Premier League trip to Manchester City.
SUNDERLAND V STOKE
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe could be fit for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Stoke despite limping out of Monday night’s win at Crystal Palace. Stoke defender Philipp Wollscheid is a doubt for Saturday’s game at Sunderland with a sore pelvis.
LEICESTER CITY V MANCHESTER UNITED – 17:30
Jamie Vardy is fit to face Manchester United as the Leicester striker aims to make history. The 28-year-old will set a new Barclays Premier League record if he nets in his 11th straight game on Saturday – beating Ruud van Nistelrooy’s achievement the Dutchman set in 2003. Defender Phil Jones and midfielderAnder Herrera are out of the match at Leicester because of their respective ankle and hamstring injuries.

SUNDAY
TOTTENHAM V CHELSEA – 12:00
Tottenham will be without Dele Alli through suspension for the visit of Chelsea on Sunday. England midfielder Alli serves a one-match ban after collecting his fifth booking of the season against West Ham last weekend. Chelsea are hoping that John Terry will be fit for the match. Midfielder Ramires is being monitored after suffering a muscle problem on Monday while Cesc Fabregas is fit despite suffering a minor toe injury in midweek.
WEST HAM V WEST BROMWICH – 14:05
West Ham’s Alex Song and Pedro Obiang are in contention to replace suspended skipper Mark Noble for Sunday’s encounter. Obiang has been out for a month with a thigh injury while Song is still waiting for his first appearance of the season. Chris Brunt is banned for West Brom with bossTony Pulis admitting he has several injury worries for the trip to West Ham
LIVERPOOL V SWANSEA CITY – 16:15
Liverpool will assess Daniel Sturridge’s fitness after a foot injury delayed his planned comeback in midweek. Lucas Leiva is suspended while Philippe Coutinho is 50/50 with a hamstring injury, while it is still too soon for Jordan Henderson despite his return to training. Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelveymisses out on a return to his old club through suspension.
NORWICH CITY V ARSENAL – 16:15
Norwich will be without midfielder Alex Tettey (groin) for Sunday’s visit of Arsenal. Captain Russell Martin is back in contention having been a late withdrawal from the squad at Chelsea because of personal reasons. Arsene Wenger is ready to play Alexis Sanchez in Arsenal’s Premier League clash at Norwich on Sunday.

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