Barclays Premier League statistics

  • Last Updated: December 8 2012, 12:53 GMT

Team news and statistics for the weekend's remaining action in the Barclays Premier League.

David Silva: Could return for Manchester City
David Silva: Could return for Manchester City

(Current league positions in brackets)

Sunday, December 9

Everton (6) v Tottenham (4)

Everton could have Kevin Mirallas and Seamus Coleman available to face Tottenham. Toffees boss David Moyes says forward Mirallas, who has missed four games due to a hamstring injury, and full-back Coleman, sidelined for three by an unspecified problem, have "outside chances" of featuring. Victor Anichebe (hamstring) and Phil Neville (knee) remain on the casualty list.

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has only a slim chance of recovering from his hamstring injury in time to face Everton. Winger Gareth Bale is out with a hamstring problem while Hugo Lloris is expected to replace Brad Friedel in goal after the American started the Europa League win over Panathinaikos.

Midfielder Scott Parker (Achilles) and left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee) are a week away from full fitness and defender Younes Kaboul (knee) is also unavailable.

Last season: Everton 1 Tottenham 0, Tottenham 2 Everton 0

Last five league matches: Everton W L D D D; Tottenham L L W W W

Top scorers (all competitions): Marouane Fellaini (Everton) 8; Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) 12

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

Man City (2) v Man Utd (1)

David Silva (hamstring) could return for Sunday's derby against Manchester United. Midfielder James Milner (hamstring) and left-back Gael Clichy (ankle) are also hoping to prove their fitness while midfielder Yaya Toure returns after his midweek European suspension. Defender Aleksandar Kolarov (ankle) has been ruled out, along with Micah Richards (knee).

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is waiting on the results of a scan on Tom Cleverley's calf injury before finalising his side. Antonio Valencia (hip) and Nani (hamstring) are definitely out, while Ferguson does not think Shinji Kagawa and skipper Nemanja Vidic (both knee) will be available either. Anderson is also a major doubt with a hamstring injury.

Last season: Man City 1 Man Utd 0, Man Utd 1 Man City 6

Last five league matches: Man City W W D W D; Man Utd W L W W W

Top scorers (all competitions): Carlos Tevez (Man City) 8; Robin van Persie (Man Utd) 13

Match odds: H 5-4 A 15-8 D 5-2

Referee: Martin Atkinson

West Ham (8) v Liverpool (11)

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will welcome Yossi Benayoun back into his squad. The former Reds midfielder missed the 3-1 win over Chelsea as he was ineligible to appear against his parent club.

Andy Carroll (knee) could be missing for two months, while Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder), Alou Diarra (thigh) and Jack Collison (knee) are all definitely out.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is suspended after accumulating five bookings. Manager Brendan Rodgers has played midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in a 'false nine' position before and could do so again with no other senior strikers fit.

Captain Steven Gerrard, left out of the Europa League squad on Thursday because of illness, will be restored at Upton Park as will the rested Daniel Agger and Lucas Leiva.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: West Ham W D L L W; Liverpool D W D L W

Top scorers (all competitions): Kevin Nolan (West Ham) 5; Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 13

Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

Monday, December 10

Fulham (13) v Newcastle (14)

Fulham can welcome back captain Brede Hangeland to face Newcastle. The Norway international has been suspended for the past three matches after being sent off against Sunderland and is likely to return in defence, while Alex Kacaniklic is back after a hamstring injury.

Bryan Ruiz (hamstring) faces a further month on the sidelines, while right-back Sascha Riether has to overcome a minor knee sprain to feature at Craven Cottage.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew could have several of his big guns back from injury.

Pardew, who made nine changes for the Europa League defeat in Bordeaux, was expecting full-back David Santon (groin), midfielders Cheick Tiote, Hatem Ben Arfa (both hamstring) and Gabriel Obertan (toe) and striker Demba Ba (also hamstring) to train on Friday, while Jonas Gutierrez (knee) is in line to resume on Sunday. That would leave Steven Taylor (hamstring) and Yohan Cabaye (groin surgery) on the long-term casualty list.

Last season: Fulham 5 Newcastle 2, Newcastle 2 Fulham 1

Last five league matches: Fulham D L L D L; Newcastle L L L L W

Top scorers (all competitions): Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) 5; Demba Ba (Newcastle) 10

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)


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