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Premiership Preview (09-11/12/06)

Premiership Preview (09-11/12/06)

Pompey entertain for the second week running with Everton the visitors to Fratton this time in our latest Barclays Premiership match, what about the others…

Saturday 09/12/06
Blackburn v Newcastle, 15:00
Brett Emerton (hamstring) added to Blackburn's injury problems in midweek joining Francis Jeffers and Zurab Khizinashvilli (both groin) on the injury list as well as long-term victims Ryan Nelsen, Steven Reid and Jason Roberts.

Kieron Dyer and Damien Duff are training but neither will be available for selection in this match as Newcastle look to build on their impressive recent form.

Bolton v West Ham, 17:15
Quinton Fortune (Achilles) remains a doubt whilst long standing reported Pompey target Tal Ben Haim is suspended. Following a lengthily injury Ricardo Gardner should be on the Bolton bench.

Danny Gabbidon (hamstring) is still out and could be joined by Anton Ferdinand (ankle) who is a doubt. Javier Mascherano picked up a knock in training so requires a fitness check.

Liverpool v Fulham, 15:00
Peter Crouch (back) could miss out but Liverpool will restore Steven Gerrard, Jose Reina, Sami Hyypia and Steve Finnan to the side after resting them in midweek.

Franck Queudrue (gashed shin) and Luis Boa Morte (hamstring) were doubts but should be OK. Phillipe Christanval should also return to the squad.

Man Utd v Man City, 12:45
Patrice Evra (calf) is the one and doubt for United, Gabriel Heinze stands by to replace the Frenchman if needed.

The Manchester derby could see Dietmar Hamann return to the starting line-up for City. Sun Jihai (hamstring) and Trevor Sinclair (knee) remain on the casualty list though with long-term injuries.

Middlesbrough v Wigan, 15:00
Lee Cattermole is suspended but won't be joined by George Boateng. The boro captain was sent off in midweek but his four-match ban has been overturned. Mark Viduka should also be available for boro.

Arjan De Zeeuw (toe) and Emile Heskey (suspension) both miss this game while De Zeeuw's possible replacement Matt Jackson (Achilles) is a doubt. Antonio Valencia (hamstring) returns though

Tottenham v Charlton, 15:00
Mido (groin) returns but Robbie Keane (knee) and Jermaine Jenas (ankle) are both out along with the suspended Didier Zokora (Pompey fans know all about him!) after his sending off in midweek. Hossam Ghaly returns from his own suspension though.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is nearing a Charlton return while Talal El Karkouri (toe) despite bring a minor doubt should be fit. Djimi Traore (hamstring) is out though and will be replaced by Souleymane Diawara.

Watford v Reading, 15:00
Captain Gavin Mahon (suspension) misses out but Chris Powell is available for selection having served his ban. Richard Lee will continue in the Watford goal in the absence of the injured on loan Ben Foster.

Graeme Murty and Seol Ki-Hyeon (both toe) face late fitness test but Bobby Convey and Dave Kitson remain unavailable. Stephen Hunt (hamstring) and Kevin Doyle (thigh) are fit though.

Sunday 10/12/06
Chelsea v Arsenal, 16:00
Carlo Cudicini (leg muscle injury) is a doubt but Claude Makelele, John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho will return after being rested in midweek. Ashley Cole will face his former side when he also returns.

William Gallas (thigh) misses out on playing his former side while Kolo Toure (suspension) and Thierry Henry (neck) also miss out but Johan Djourou (hamstring) will return.

Monday 11/12/06
Sheff Utd v Aston Villa, 20:00
Mikele Leigertwood and Alan Quinn are back for United but may miss out as Neil Warnock has no other fresh injury concerns.

Gareth Barry misses out through suspended, Wilfred Bouma or Jlloyd Samuel will take his place. Chris Sutton is back from injury so could also return.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday December 8 2006
Time: 11:30PM

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Everton isn't quite a game we have to win but it's a game we can't lose. With their injury problems we have a very good chance. With the way the other games shape up a win and results in our favour (as all the teams around us face similarly tricky if not very tough games) we could be back to 3rd ahead of the massive game with Arsenal next week…
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08/12/2006 23:32:00
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