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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, 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 Thu, 18 Sep 2014

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