Premier League briefing

  • Last Updated: February 9 2013, 13:50 GMT

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

Ashley Young: Back in Man United squad

Sunday, February 10

Aston Villa v West Ham

Fabian Delph is in the squad after ankle trouble, while Karim El Ahmadi is fit after a knee problem. Villa boss Paul Lambert will check on fellow midfielder Ashley Westwood, who is suffering from illness, but hopes of a return for defender Richard Dunne have been dashed by a recurrence of his groin problem.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has no fresh injury concerns. Defenders James Collins (hamstring) and George McCartney (knee) are still out but all the Hammers' internationals returned from midweek duty unscathed. Modibo Maiga is back at the club following African Nations Cup duty with Mali but is unlikely to feature.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Aston Villa D L D L D; West Ham L D L L W

Top scorers (all competitions): Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) 17; Kevin Nolan (West Ham) 6

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear).

Man Utd v Everton

Ashley Young returns to the Manchester United squad after a five-match absence with a knee injury, while Phil Jones (shingles) and Michael Carrick (hip) have both recovered from the problems which prevented them reporting for international duty this week.

Everton boss David Moyes is optimistic midfielder Marouane Fellaini will have recovered from a hip injury in time to feature. Phil Jagielka is expected to be involved despite sitting out England's 2-1 victory against Brazil, while fellow defenders Seamus Coleman (thigh) and Tony Hibbert (calf) remain sidelined.

Last season: Man Utd 4 Everton 4, Everton 0 Man Utd 1

Last five league matches: Man Utd W W D W W; Everton W D D W D

Top scorers (all competitions): Robin van Persie (Man Utd) 22; Marouane Fellaini (Everton) 11

Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire).


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