Faye set to sit out Rovers clash

Stoke captain Adboulaye Faye looks unlikely to be fit for Saturday's Premier League clash with Blackburn at the Britannia Stadium.

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Faye: Suffered back spasms on Monday

Faye: Suffered back spasms on Monday

Faye only returned to the side at Sunderland on Monday night after overcoming a back problem, but the Potters skipper had to be withdrawn after suffering back spasms and now looks set to miss out again.

That should mean a recall for Andy Wilkinson at right-back, while Ricardo Fuller may also return to the starting line-up up front.

Tony Pulis has decisions to make in midfield, with Salif Diao, Glenn Whelan, Rory Delap and Liam Lawrence competing for two places alongside the in-form Dean Whitehead and Matthew Etherington.

New signing Asmir Begovic will be on the bench after completing his move from Portsmouth on transfer deadline day.

Potters (from): Sorensen, Huth, Abdoulaye Faye, Amdy Faye, Higginbotham, Collins, Lawrence, Sidibe, Whitehead, Delap, Diao, Kitson, Beattie, Etherington, Fuller, Tuncay, Pugh, Whelan, Simonsen, Begovic.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham
15:00
A Villa v Southampton
Cardiff v Stoke City
Newcastle v Swansea
West Ham v C Palace
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal
16:10
Everton v Man Utd
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 C Palace 34 -14 40
12 West Ham 34 -9 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 33 -25 26

Updated Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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