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Team news for Sunday's Premier League clash between West Brom and Newcastle at The Hawthorns (kick-off 1.30pm).

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Albion head coach Roberto Di Matteo will check on the fitness of five players.

Chris Brunt (groin), Peter Odemwingie (knee), James Morrison (back), Paul Scharner (knee) and Nicky Shorey (illness) will all be assessed.

Di Matteo said: "We are hoping that some of these players will be available on Sunday."

Midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu will serve the second game of a two-match ban after his sending-off at Everton.

Central defender Jonas Olsson could return to action early in the new year after encouraging news about his Achilles problem.

Newcastle welcome back midfielder Joey Barton following the completion of his three-match ban for punching Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen.

But centre-back pairing Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson both serve the second of their three-match bans while captain Kevin Nolan is also out with an ankle problem.

Goalkeeper Steve Harper (shoulder) resumed training this week while Leon Best (ankle) is also closing in on a return, but Ryan Taylor (ankle ligaments), Dan Gosling (knee) and Hatem Ben Arfa (leg) remain on the sidelines.

West Brom (from): Carson, Myhill, Jara, Hurst, Tamas, Scharner, Ibanez, Cech, Shorey, Reid, Dorrans, Brunt, Morrison, Tchoyi, Cox, Odemwingie, Fortune, Miller, Meite, Barnes, Thomas, Berahino.

Newcastle (from): Krul, Soderberg, Simpson, Perch, Ferguson, Enrique, S. Taylor, Campbell, Kadar, Barton, Tiote, Smith, Routledge, Gutierrez, Guthrie, Vuckic, Tavernier, Donaldson, Carroll, Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Ranger, Xisco.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
15:00
Arsenal v C Palace  
Burnley v Chelsea  
Leicester v Everton  
Liverpool v Southampton  
Man Utd v Swansea  
Newcastle v Man City  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  

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 Sun, 06 Jul 2014

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