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Premier League team news: Wilshere a doubt for West Ham clash

Arsenal have doubts over the fitness of Jack Wilshere. Photo: PA
Defender Nathaniel Clyne will miss Liverpool's trip to West Brom with a minor muscle problem. Credit: PA

West Brom v Liverpool, Sat 21st April, 12:30pm

Defender Jonny Evans and forward Hal Robson-Kanu are back available for West Brom's Premier League game against Liverpool this weekend.

Evans has been struggling with a knee injury of late, while Robson-Kanu suffered concussion earlier this month, but both are in contention for the Saturday lunchtime visit of Jurgen Klopp's Reds.

Defender Nathaniel Clyne will miss Liverpool's trip to West Brom with a minor muscle problem.

The England international, who has been absent for most of the season with a back injury, sat out last Saturday's win over Bournemouth and will be missing again this weekend.

Fellow defenders Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez returned to training this week after injury.

Jeffrey Schlupp is back in contention for Crystal Palace's trip to Watford. Credit: PA

Crystal Palace v Watford, Sat 21st April, 3pm

Jeffrey Schlupp is back in contention for Crystal Palace's trip to Watford following his recovery from an ankle injury.

The full-back has returned to first-team training, but is not expected to start at Vicarage Road.

Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon, Bakary Sako and Connor Wickham remain long-term absentees.

Four Watford players have been struggling with a stomach virus in the build-up to their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace.

Defender Sebastian Prodl is among those who have been ill, while Gerard Deulofeu has also been absent from training with a throat infection.

Jose Holebas returns after missing the defeat against Huddersfield with a back injury. Younes Kaboul (foot) and midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah (knee) continue their rehabilitation.

Arsenal have doubts over the fitness of Jack Wilshere ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with West Ham. Credit: PA

Arsenal v West Ham, Sun 22nd April, 1:30pm

Arsenal have doubts over the fitness of Jack Wilshere ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with West Ham.

The midfielder missed last weekend's defeat at Newcastle with an ankle injury that could again leave him on the sidelines against David Moyes' men, but Aaron Ramsey is available after suffering a deep gash to his calf against CSKA Moscow on April 12.

Manager Arsene Wenger has promised to name a strong side despite the upcoming Europa League semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan (knee) and Santi Cazorla (Achilles) remain out.

Joe Hart could pay for his latest mistake when West Ham travel to Arsenal.

The goalkeeper's blunder gifted Stoke a goal in Monday's 1-1 draw and boss David Moyes admits he has a decision to make, with Adrian waiting in the wings.

James Collins is not ready to return from his hamstring injury, while Winston Reid, Michail Antonio, Sam Byram and Pedro Obiang are long-term absentees.

Burnley are crossing their fingers over James Tarkowski's fitness ahead of Sunday's trip to Stoke. Credit: PA

Stoke City v Burnley, Sun 22nd April, 1:30pm

Stoke welcome back midfielder Charlie Adam from suspension for their must-win clash with Burnley on Sunday.

The Scot has sat out the last three matches, but comes back into contention while full-back Glen Johnson returned to training on Friday following a groin problem.

But the Potters will still be without defender Kostas Stafylidis (fractured rib) and forward Eric Choupo-Moting (groin).

Burnley are crossing their fingers over James Tarkowski's fitness ahead of Sunday's trip to Stoke.

Ben Mee is still out with a shin injury and fellow centre-half Tarkowski has been recovering from a knock suffered in Thursday's defeat to Chelsea.

Scott Arfield is absent with a calf problem while Jon Walters, Steven Defour and Robbie Brady are all recovering from varying knee complaints.

Newly-crowned champions Manchester City are without top scorer Sergio Aguero. Credit: PA

Manchester City v Swansea City, Sun 22nd April, 4pm

Newly-crowned champions Manchester City are without top scorer Sergio Aguero for Sunday's visit of Swansea in the Premier League.

The Argentina striker underwent minor knee surgery earlier this week and will miss the rest of the club season.

Midfielder Fernandinho serves the second match of a two-game ban while centre-back John Stones (adductor) remains doubtful. Left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) is still working his way back to fitness from a long-term lay-off.

Swansea hope Sam Clucas will be available for Sunday's Premier League trip to new champions Manchester City.

Clucas missed last week's home draw with Everton after suffering a knee injury in training.

Defender Mike van der Hoorn is expected to return after a shoulder problem, but Luciano Narsingh (ankle) and Renato Sanches (hamstring) are out.