Hitz could miss Villa Park return

Thomas Hitzlsperger looks set to miss out on his West Ham debut against his former club Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday.

Last Updated: 13/08/10 at 14:36

Hitzlsperger: Thigh injury

Hitzlsperger: Thigh injury

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The midfielder, a summer signing from Lazio, suffered a thigh injury playing for Germany in midweek and is a major doubt.

New manager Avram Grant could hand debuts to Mexico winger Pablo Barrera, New Zealand defender Winston Reid and his old Portsmouth pair Tal Ben-Haim and Frederic Piquionne.

Midfielder Jack Collison and striker Zavon Hines (both knee) remain long-term absentees.

West Ham (from): Green, Faubert, Upson, Tomkins, Ilunga, Noble, Parker, Behrami, Piquionne, Cole, Boa Morte, Gabbidon, Dyer, Kovac, Hitzlsperger, McCarthy, Ben-Haim, Spector, Sears, Da Costa, Nouble, Stech, Diamanti, Daprela, Stanislas, Barrera, Reid.

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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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014

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