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Team news for Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Wigan at Villa Park.

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Heskey: Can face his former side

Heskey: Can face his former side

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Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark has been ruled out with a hamstring injury suffered in training on Friday.

Striker Emile Heskey is fit to face his former club - he missed last weekend's 2-1 defeat at West Brom with a knee injury but has returned to training.

Midfielder Jean Makoun will again not be risked with the dead leg which prevented him playing at The Hawthorns but central defender Richard Dunne has recovered from a similar knock which led to him being substituted against the Baggies.

Midfielders Charles N'Zogbia and Mohamed Diame are Wigan's two injury worries.

N'Zogbia sustained a dead leg in last weekend's 1-1 draw with Everton but indications suggest he will recover in time.

Diame was forced off against the Toffees with a groin problem but will be given as long as possible to prove his fitness.

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

Wigan (from): Al Habsi, G Caldwell, Gohouri, Alcaraz, Watson, Figueroa, N'Zogbia, Diame, Moses, McCarthy, Rodallega, Stam, Thomas, Gomez, McArthur, Cleverley, Sammon, Di Santo, Boyce, Kirkland.

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Premier League Fixtures

Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
Man Utd v Chelsea
Monday, 27 October 2014
20:00
QPR v A Villa  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
12:45
Newcastle v Liverpool  
15:00
Arsenal v Burnley  
Chelsea v QPR  
Everton v Swansea  
Hull City v So'ton  
Leicester v W Brom  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 So'ton 9 15 19
3 Man City 9 9 17
4 West Ham 9 5 16
5 Arsenal 9 4 14
6 Swansea 9 3 14
7 Liverpool 9 1 14
8 Man Utd 8 3 12
9 Hull City 9 0 11
10 Tottenham 8 -1 11
11 Stoke 9 -2 11
12 W Brom 9 -1 10
13 A Villa 8 -8 10
14 Everton 8 0 9
15 C Palace 9 -3 9
16 Leicester 9 -4 9
17 S'land 9 -9 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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