West Ham v Aston Villa preview

Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between West Ham and Aston Villa at Upton Park.

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Parker: Doubtful

Parker: Doubtful

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Midfielder Scott Parker is a doubt for West Ham.

The inspirational England international has been struggling all season with an Achilles problem and was replaced after 76 minutes of last week's 3-0 defeat at Bolton.

Kieron Dyer has returned to the club from a loan spell at Ipswich and Jack Collison continued his return from a long-term knee injury for the West Ham reserves in a midweek draw with Villa. Junior Stanislas (hernia) is ruled out.

Manager Avram Grant will serve the second of his two-match touchline ban following comments made about referee Mike Jones during last month's 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Stoke.

Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has been declared fit.

Agbonlahor has recovered from the slight hamstring strain which led to him being substituted during last weekend's 1-0 home win over Newcastle. Villa boss Gerard Houllier has no fresh injury worries as his side look for the win which will take them to the 40-point mark and close to safety.

His only major selection poser is in central midfield with skipper Stiliyan Petrov - recalled against the Magpies - January signing Jean Makoun and Nigel Reo-Coker vying for two places.

West Ham (from): Green, Jacobsen, Tomkins, Upson, Bridge, Parker, Noble, Hitzlsperger, Piquionne, Spector, Ba, Cole, Boffin, Reid, Da Costa, Boa Morte, Obinna, O'Neil, Keane.

Aston Villa (from): Friedel, Walker, Collins, Dunne, L Young, Downing, Petrov, Makoun, A Young, Agbonlahor, Bent, Marshall, Clark, Heskey, Pires, Albrighton, Delph, Reo-Coker, Cuellar.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  
Newcastle v C Palace  
QPR v S'land  
Swansea v West Brom  
West Ham v Southampton  
17:30
Everton v Chelsea  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
13:30
A Villa v Hull City  
Tottenham v Liverpool  
16:00
Leicester v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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