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Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Wigan and Blackburn at the DW Stadium.

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Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz misses out through suspension.

The Paraguay international is beginning a three-match ban for spitting at Wolves' Richard Stearman during the Latics' loss at Molineux at fortnight ago.

Manager Roberto Martinez otherwise has a full squad to choose from with captain Gary Caldwell returning from his suspension.

Chris Samba is touch and go for Blackburn's visit to Wigan.

The Congo defender has been back in training this week after a hamstring injury, but both Scott Dann and Michel Salgado are ready to return to the Rovers defence after spells on the sidelines.

Simon Vukcevic is missing however after suffering a badly-broken nose on international duty with Montenegro.

Wigan (from): Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Figueroa, Watson, Diame, Moses, Gomez, McCarthy, Di Santo, Jones, Stam, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Lopez, Thomas, Sammon, Maloney, Crusat, Gohouri, Rodallega, McCarthy, Pollitt.

Blackburn (from): Robinson, Bunn, Lowe, Samba, Dann, Salgado, Givet, Hanley, Olsson, Rochina, Pedersen, Nzonzi, Petrovic, Dunn, Hoilett, Yakubu, Goodwillie, Formica, Roberts, Slew.

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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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