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

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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returned to the side at Sunderland on Monday night after overcoming a back problem, but the Potters skipper had to be withdrawn after suffering back spasms and now looks set to miss out again.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, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

Updated Fri, 25 Jul 2014

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