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Lampard: Has slight groin problem

Lampard: Has slight groin problem

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Frank Lampard has recovered from hernia surgery but the England midfielder has since sustained a slight groin problem and will miss the game.

Didier Drogba is back, though, after being suspended for the midweek Champions League game against Marseille.

Chelsea are without injured striker Salomon Kalou (thigh) and midfielder Yossi Benayoun (calf).

Arsenal will be without captain Cesc Fabregas (hamstring), while England Under-21 full-back Kieran Gibbs (calf) is also sidelined.

Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (elbow) remains out, meaning Lukasz Fabianski is again set to deputise after impressing in the midweek Champions League victory at Partizan Belgrade, while midfielder Abou Diaby returns to the squad after an ankle problem.

Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), Nicklas Bendtner (groin), Aaron Ramsey (leg), Theo Walcott and Robin van Persie (both ankle) are still absent.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Alex, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Essien, Anelka, Borini, Kakuta, Malouda, Ferreira, Bruma, Zhirkov, Sturridge, Turnbull, Van Aanholt, McEachran, Drogba.

Arsenal (from): Fabianski, Sagna, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy, Nasri, Song, Wilshere, Rosicky, Arshavin, Chamakh, Szczesny, Denilson, Diaby, Eboue, Lansbury, Djourou, Vela.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:45
QPR v Stoke  
15:00
A Villa v Arsenal  
Burnley v Sunderland  
Newcastle v Hull City  
Swansea v Southampton  
17:30
West Ham v Liverpool  
Sunday, 21 September 2014
13:30
Leicester v Man Utd  
Tottenham v West Brom  
16:00
Everton v C Palace  
Man City v Chelsea  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014

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