Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes go head to head to predict the outcome of each Premier League match in Week 23.

SATURDAY’S GAMES

CHELSEA VS. LEICESTER

CHELSEA: Chelsea are expected to field a full-strength side. Captain Gary Cahill was rested for the midweek Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg with Arsenal and could return in defence. Ross Barkley is expected to be fit to make his debut following a hamstring injury in Chelsea’s FA Cup third round replay with Norwich next Wednesday.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Hazard, Morata, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Kenedy, Musonda, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Eduardo, Ampadu, Hudson-Odoi.

LEICESTER: Jamie Vardy is fit again after missing Leicester’s FA Cup trip to his former club Fleetwood. The striker will travel after recovering from the groin injury which made him sit out the goalless draw at Highbury Stadium last Saturday. Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson (both hamstring) and Robert Huth (ankle) are out but Christian Fuchs (illness) and Vicente Iborra (hamstring) are fit for Claude Puel’s side at Stamford Bridge.

Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Chilwell, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho.

CRYSTAL PALACE VS. BURNLEY

CRYSTAL PALACE: Knee and ankle injuries to Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend respectively have further reduced Crystal Palace’s options. Manager Roy Hodgson has said Schlupp is “likely to be out for months” and Townsend “closer to one month”. Hodgson is also still without Joel Ward (groin), Mamadou Sakho (calf), Connor Wickham, Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon (all knee) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has a knock.

Provisional squad: Hennessey, Speroni, Fosu-Mensah, Kelly, Tomkins, Delaney, Riedewald, Souare, Van Aanholt, Cabaye, Mutch, Kaikai, Ladapo, Milivojevic, McArthur, Sako, Lee, Zaha, Benteke.

BURNLEY: Georges-Kevin Nkoudou could go straight into the Burnley line-up after signing on loan from Tottenham until the end of the season. The winger has impressed Sean Dyche in training this week and the Clarets boss has confirmed Nkoudou will feature in some capacity as they aim to get back to winning ways. Scott Arfield remains a doubt with a minor hamstring strain, while the trip will also come too soon for defender Stephen Ward (knee) and Chris Wood (leg).

Provisional squad: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Cork, Defour, Hendrick, Nkoudou, Barnes, Wells, Vokes, Lindegaard, Lowton, Westwood, Walters, Long, Marney.

HUDDERSFIELD VS. WEST HAM

HUDDERSFIELD: Huddersfield’s new signing Alex Pritchard could make his debut for the club. Midfielder Pritchard completed his permanent move to the John Smith’s Stadium from Norwich on Friday morning and is expected to go straight into David Wagner’s squad. Recent loan signing Terence Kongolo hopes to make his Premier League bow in central defence, but forward Collin Quaner, plus defenders Chris Lowe and Martin Cranie, will miss out through injury.

Provisional squad: Lossl, Malone, Kongolo, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith, Hogg, Mooy, Van La Parra, Lolley, Ince, Pritchard, Mounie, Depoitre, Coleman, Hefele, Hadergjonaj, Williams, Billing.

WEST HAM: Michail Antonio is still missing from the West Ham squad. The winger’s groin problem is taking longer than expected to clear up, while defender Winston Reid and striker Andy Carroll are doubts. But James Collins, Aaron Cresswell, Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini have shaken off knocks to return to the squad.

Provisional squad: Adrian, Hart, Masuaku, Cresswell, Collins, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Kouyate, Rice, Noble, Obiang, Cullen, Burke, Quina, Lanzini, Arnautovic, Ayew, Carroll, Hernandez.

NEWCASTLE VS. SWANSEA

NEWCASTLE: Goalkeeper Rob Elliot could return after shaking off a thigh injury. Elliot sat out last weekend’s FA Cup third-round victory over Luton, as did defender Chancel Mbemba (knee), but both could be included in the squad for the Swans’ visit to St James’ Park. However, manager Rafael Benitez will still be without striker Aleksandar Mitrovic (back), who is closing in on a return, and defenders Florian Lejeune (foot) and Jesus Gamez (ankle).

Provisional squad: Elliot, Darlow, Woodman,Yedlin, Manquillo, Dummett, Haidara, Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba, Merino, Hayden, Shelvey, Saivet, Ritchie, Atsu, Murphy, Aarons, Diame, Perez, Joselu, Gayle.

SWANSEA: Swansea have doubts over Tammy Abraham (hip) and Renato Sanches (hamstring). Midfielders Ki Sung-yueng and Leon Britton have rejoined the squad after calf injuries. Academy product Connor Roberts could make his Premier League debut, with Kyle Naughton completing a three-game ban and Angel Rangel sidelined by a calf strain.

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Nordfeldt, Roberts, Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Olsson, Mawson, Mesa, Britton, Clucas, Carroll, Fer, Sanches, Ayew, Narsingh, Abraham, Bony, Dyer, Fulton, Routledge, McBurnie.

WATFORD VS. SOUTHAMPTON

WATFORD: Watford continue to be dogged by injuries ahead of Southampton’s visit to Vicarage Road. Kiko Femenia, Will Hughes (both hamstring), Younes Kaboul (foot), Miguel Britos (ankle), Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah and Isaac Success (all knee) remain sidelined. Boss Marco Silva has said he does not know when any of the injured players will return.

Provisional squad: Gomes, Zeegelaar, Wague, Janmaat, Kabasele, Cleverley, Doucoure, Watson, Pereyra, Richarlison, Carrillo, Karnezis, Prodl, Holebas, Capoue, Sinclair, Gray, Okaka, Deeney.

SOUTHAMPTON: Southampton could welcome back defenders Wesley Hoedt, Cedric Soares and Jeremy Pied. Hoedt (concussion), Soares (hamstring) and Pied (leg) have all returned to training and their fitness will be assessed before kick-off. Striker Charlie Austin remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Provisional squad: McCarthy, Forster, Bertrand, Stephens, Yoshida, Hoedt, Soares, Pied, Gardos, McQueen, Bednarek, Targett, Romeu, Lemina, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Boufal, Tadic, Redmond, Long, Gabbiadini, Sims.

WEST BROM VS. BRIGHTON

WEST BROM: James Morrison and Nacer Chadli are out for at least another month. The midfield pair have suffered injury-hit seasons, with Morrison battling an Achilles problem which has sidelined him since September and Chadli struggling to overcome a hip issue. Jonny Evans (foot), Craig Dawson (fatigue) and winger Matt Phillips (hamstring) are fit to face Brighton on Saturday after sitting out the 2-0 FA Cup win at Exeter.

Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Palmer, Hegazi, McAuley, Dawson, Evans, Nyom, Gibbs, Brunt, Field, Livermore, Krychowiak, Barry, Burke, Yacob, McClean, Phillips, Robson-Kanu, Rondon, Rodriguez, Leko.

BRIGHTON: Izzy Brown will be absent after he was ruled out for the rest of the season. On-loan Chelsea forward Brown sustained cruciate knee ligament damage in the early stages of Monday’s FA Cup win over Crystal Palace, cutting short his stay with the Seagulls. Midfielder Steve Sidwell, who has not featured so far this season because of a back problem, has suffered a further setback by picking up an ankle complaint in training and remains Albion’s only other injury issue.

Provisional squad: Ryan, Krul, Maenpaa, Bong, Bruno, Hunemeier, Duffy, Dunk, Rosenior, Goldson, Schelotto, Suttner, Kayal, Propper, Skalak, Knockaert, Stephens, March, Izquierdo, Gross, Murray, Hemed, Baldock.

TOTTENHAM VS. EVERTON

TOTTENHAM: Tottenham will be without midfielder Harry Winks. Winks had an injection on his troublesome ankle on Monday, but is not available this weekend. Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose are also out as they continue to recover from hamstring and knee injuries respectively.

Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Davies, Walker-Peters, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Dier, Foyth, Trippier, Aurier, Amos, Wanyama, Sissoko, Dembele, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Lamela, Llorente, Sterling, Kane.

EVERTON: New Everton signing Cenk Tosun is set for his debut. The Turkey international signed a week ago from Besiktas and manager Sam Allardyce confirmed he would be in the squad. Defender Michael Keane is still sidelined due to a gash to his foot which has reopened an old wound and is taking longer than expected to heal, while midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye (hamstring) is also out.

Provisional squad: Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Jagielka, Martina, Schneiderlin, McCarthy, Bolasie, Rooney, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Robles, Williams, Davies, Baningime, Lennon, Vlasic, Tosun, Niasse, Lookman.

SUNDAY’S GAMES

BOURNEMOUTH VS. ARSENAL

BOURNEMOUTH: Bournemouth will hand late fitness tests to Josh King and Junior Stanislas. Both forwards have been battling hamstring complaints, but could yet return for the Dean Court encounter with the Gunners. Jermain Defoe and Tyrone Mings remain sidelined with long-term injury issues.

Provisional squad: Begovic, Boruc, Ramsdale, S Cook, Francis, Simpson, Ake, A Smith, Daniels, Surman, L Cook, Fraser, Gosling, Pugh, Hyndman, Ibe, Afobe, Wilson, Mousset, King, Stanislas.

ARSENAL: Midfielder Jack Wilshere could feature for Arsenal. Wilshere limped off during the Gunners’ Carabao Cup semi-final tie at Stamford Bridge with an ankle issue, but may be fit for the clash on the south coast. Aaron Ramsey is back in the squad following a hamstring issue, but Mesut Ozil (knee) was rated as only “50-50” by manager Arsene Wenger. Nacho Monreal (ankle), Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) and Olivier Giroud (hasmtring) are still sidelined but Sead Kolasanic could return.

Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Kolasanic, Holding, Mustafi, Chambers, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Wilshere, Elneny, Ozil, Ramsey, Iwobi, Sanchez, Welbeck, Walcott, Lacazette.

LIVERPOOL VS. MAN CITY

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool top scorer Mohamed Salah has recovered from a groin injury. Striker Daniel Sturridge is back in training after a muscle problem which has sidelined him for a month but is not in contention for the weekend. Midfielder Jordan Henderson (hamstring) and Alberto Moreno (ankle) are still recovering from their injuries with the latter closer to a comeback, although not in time for this weekend.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Karius, Klavan, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold, Milner, Woodburn, Solanke, Ings.

MAN CITY: Vincent Kompany will likely remain sidelined. City’s skipper is yet to feature in 2018 due to a calf problem and manager Pep Guardiola confirmed he is still struggling for full fitness. Gabriel Jesus (knee) went to Barcelona for his injury this week and Guardiola, who remains without Benjamin Mendy (knee) and Phil Foden (ankle), anticipates having his Brazilian striker back training in two-to-three weeks.

Provisional squad: Bravo, Ederson, Walker, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Otamendi, Mangala, Delph, Zinchenko, Toure, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Diaz, Sterling, Sane, D Silva, B Silva, De Bruyne, Aguero.

MONDAY’S GAME

MAN UNITED VS. STOKE

MAN UNITEDAntonio Valencia could return for Manchester United’s home clash with Stoke. The converted right-back has been out for almost a month with a hamstring injury but trained with Jose Mourinho’s team in Dubai this week along with Michael Carrick, who has not played since September having undergone a procedure to treat an irregular heart rhythm. Ashley Young still has one match left to serve on his suspension while Eric Bailly (ankle) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (knee) are missing once again.

Provisional squad: Romero, De Gea, Pereira, Tuanzebe, Darmian, Jones, Smalling, Valencia, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, McTominay, Pogba, Herrera, Matic, Carrick, Fellaini, Lingard, Martial, Rashford, Lukaku, Mata, Mkhitaryan.

STOKE: Stoke could have Erik Pieters and Bruno Martins Indi available. The Dutch pair have stepped up their recoveries from hamstring and groin injuries respectively, returning to training this week. It was hoped skipper and fellow defender Ryan Shawcross, recently sidelined by a calf problem, would also be involved in training ahead of the game. There may be a debut for right-back Moritz Bauer after his switch from Rubin Kazan to the Potters, who have had first-team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki in temporary charge since the sacking of boss Mark Hughes last weekend.

Provisional squad: Butland, Grant, Zouma, Wimmer, Cameron, Martins Indi, Souttar, Bauer, Pieters, Edwards, Tymon, Fletcher, Allen, Adam, Ireland, Afellay, Shaqiri, Diouf, Choupo-Moting, Sobhi, Crouch, Berahino, Ngoy.

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