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Fellaini: Starts three-game ban

Fellaini: Starts three-game ban

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Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini begins a three-match ban against the Gunners following his sending-off in the draw with Bolton in midweek.

However, John Heitinga could return after missing out on Wednesday with a minor knee problem while Jack Rodwell (ankle) is getting closer to a start after three games as an unused substitute.

Victor Anichebe (knee), Leon Osman (ankle) and Ross Barkley (broken leg) remain on the sidelines.

England left-back Kieran Gibbs returns to the Arsenal squad but goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (elbow), centre-half Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle) and defender Laurent Koscielny (suspension) remain unavailable, while Aaron Ramsey continues his rehabilitation following a broken leg.

Theo Walcott and Samir Nasri could come back into the starting XI, having been left on the bench for the midweek victory at Wolves.

Everton (from): Howard, Neville, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Cahill, Heitinga, Pienaar, Arteta, Saha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Rodwell, Beckford, Yakubu, Gueye, Silva, Baxter, Duffy, Mucha.

Arsenal (from): Fabianski, Clichy, Squillaci, Djourou, Sagna, Arshavin, Fabregas, Song, Wilshere, Rosicky, Chamakh, Szczesny, van Persie, Eboue, Walcott, Nasri, Denilson, Bendtner, Gibbs.

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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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