Sunderland v Aston Villa preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between Sunderland and Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light.

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Sunderland boss Steve Bruce could name the same side that beat Bolton last weekend for the game against Villa.

Teenage striker Connor Wickham impressed on his first Premier League start while Phil Bardsley had to settle for a place on the bench at the Reebok Stadium on his return from a four-match ban and will be pushing for a start.

Titus Bramble is suspended pending the outcome of police and club investigations, while Craig Gordon and Fraizer Campbell (both knee) continue to work their way back to fitness.

On-loan Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has been included in the Villa squad.

Jenas has yet to make his debut for Villa since his temporary move in August because of thigh and Achilles problems but is finally fit.

Full-back Alan Hutton has recovered from the head wound which required seven stitches against West Brom last weekend but midfielder Barry Bannan is suspended while the club conduct an internal inquiry after he was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and bailed last Sunday.

Sunderland (from): Mignolet, Westwood, O'Shea, Brown, Bardsley, Richardson, Turner, Laing, Cattermole, Gardner, Vaughan, Larsson, Colback, Elmohamady, Meyler, Sessegnon, Bendtner, Wickham, Ji, McClean, Cook.

Aston Villa (from): Given, Guzan, Hutton, Collins, Dunne, Clark, Warnock, Beye, Herd, Delph, Petrov, Ireland, Jenas, Albrighton, Gardner, Bent, Heskey, Agbonlahor, N'Zogbia, Weimann, Delfouneso.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:45
West Ham v Man City  
15:00
Liverpool v Hull City  
So'ton v Stoke  
S'land v Arsenal  
W Brom v C Palace  
17:30
Swansea v Leicester  
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton  
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
Man Utd v Chelsea  
Monday, 27 October 2014
20:00
QPR v A Villa  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 Man City 8 10 17
3 So'ton 8 14 16
4 West Ham 8 4 13
5 Liverpool 8 1 13
6 Man Utd 8 3 12
7 Arsenal 8 2 11
8 Swansea 8 1 11
9 Tottenham 8 -1 11
10 Stoke 8 -1 11
11 Hull City 8 0 10
12 A Villa 8 -8 10
13 Everton 8 0 9
14 W Brom 8 -1 9
15 Leicester 8 -2 9
16 C Palace 8 -3 8
17 S'land 8 -7 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Tue, 21 Oct 2014

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