Premier League Sunday Team News Premier League matches

We bring you the team news for all the Premier League matches that will happen on Sunday night.

Chelsea vs Arsenal

Chelsea captain John Terry will lead the Blues out for their Barclays Premier League showdown against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Terry has been under the media spotlight for a week following claims about an alleged relationship with former team-mate Wayne Bridge’s ex-girlfriend, but coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed he will play against the Gunners.

Versatile defender Juliano Belletti remains out with a knee injury along with Michael Essien.

Midfielder John Mikel Obi has returned from the African Nations Cup and former Arsenal left-back Ashley Cole has shaken off a recent ankle injury.

Arsenal will be without Croatia striker Eduardo.

Eduardo is sidelined with a hamstring injury but midfielder Abou Diaby could return from a calf problem.

Veteran former captain Sol Campbell is back after a minor groin strain forced him out of the defeat by Manchester United, while fit-again Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner is pressing for a start

Robin van Persie (ankle), Kieran Gibbs (foot) and Johan Djourou (knee) are long-term absentees.


Chelsea (from): Cech, Hilario, Turnbull, Ivanovic, Carvalho, Terry, A. Cole, Ballack, Deco, Lampard, J. Cole, Malouda, Anelka, Sturridge, Borini, Ferreira, Alex, Zhirkov, Kakuta, Obi.

Arsenal (from): Almunia, Sagna, Vermaelen, Gallas, Clichy, Denilson, Song, Fabregas, Rosicky, Bendtner, Arshavin, Fabianski, Silvestre, Campbell, Nasri, Walcott, Traore, Ramsey, Eastmond.

Birmingham vs Wolves

Wolves have Kevin Doyle, Matt Jarvis, Stephen Ward and Marcus Hahnemann available for Sunday’s local derby at Birmingham.

The quartet all missed the 3-1 FA Cup defeat at Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

Striker Doyle (calf and Achilles), winger Jarvis (calf) and left-back Ward (leg) were all injured while goalkeeper Hahnemann was rested.

Wolves also have midfielder Adlene Guedioura available for the short trip to St Andrew’s.

Guedioura, who arrived on loan from Charleroi last month, returns to the squad after being ineligible for the FA Cup tie.

Blues boss Alex McLeish welcomes Kevin Phillips back into the fold.

The veteran striker has missed the last two games with a groin injury but has returned to training and is likely to be on the bench against Mick McCarthy’s side.

McLeish has named the same starting line-up for the last 11 league games and that is again likely to be the case this weekend, with Christian Benitez and Cameron Jerome leading the attack.


Birmingham (from): Hart, Taylor, Doyle, Carr, Ridgewell, Dann, Johnson, Queudrue, Vignal, Bowyer, McFadden, Ferguson, Larsson, Fahey, Gardner, Michel, O’Shea, Jerome, Benitez, Phillips.

Wolves (from): Hennessey, Hahnemann, Zubar, Stearman, Craddock, Berra, Ward, Elokobi, Foley, Surman, Guedioura. Henry, Milijas, Jones, Mancienne, Castillo, Bia, Doyle, Vokes, Ebanks-Blake, Iwelumo

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