JOHN KRETLOW - Friday, October 28, 2011
Tim Howard takes on his former team as Everton plays Manchester United, while Clint Dempsey and Fulham pay a visit to Wigan Athletic.
Everton - Manchester United
Tim Howard plays his former team once again as Everton takes on Manchester United at Goodison Park.
Howard got the night off in Everton's loss in the League Cup against Chelsea on Wednesday, but he started and went the distance in last weekend's win over Fulham. He will start for Everton this Saturday.
Everton has won one in their last four league games, despite their win last week against Fulham. They hope that last weekend's win will carry some momentum into Saturday's clash.
United are coming off a humiliating loss to their cross city rival Manchester City and they will be no doubt ready to erase last weekend's bitter memory. They are currently second in the Premier League, trailing City by five points.
Phil Neville will miss because of an injury he sustained in Everton's midweek loss, while Tim Cahill is also likely to miss due to injury. Royston Drenthe is suspended because of yellow card accumulation.
Jonny Evans is suspended for United because of last weekend's red card.
Wigan Athletic - Fulham
Clint Dempsey and Fulham look to bounce back from last week's loss as they take on Wigan Athletic this Saturday.
Dempsey started and went the distance for the Cottagers and is likely to feature once again this weekend.
Fulham have lost three games in a row and they will need a win Saturday if they want to start their climb out of the Premier League's bottom half.
Wigan are on a six game losing streak in Premier League action. They lost last week to Newcastle United and are currently pitted in the relegation zone.
Aaron Hughes and Philippe are suffering from thigh injuries and are unlikely to feature for Fulham. Orlando Sa will also miss because of a hamstring problem.
James McCarthy is questionable to play for Wigan.
Tottenham Hotspur - Queens Park Rangers
Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur put their unbeaten streak on the line as they take on Queens Park Rangers.
Friedel started and went the distance in last week's win over Blackburn Rovers. He will get the nod once again this weekend.
Tottenham are riding a six game unbeaten streak in league action, while also notching victories in the Champions League.
Rangers went into last weekend's game on a three game winless skid, but their big win against cross-town rival Chelsea has certainly given them momentum. They hope to keep that same form at White Hart Lane.
QPR's Danny Gabbidon, DJ Campbell, and Kieron Dyer are all questionable to take part because of injuries.
Brad Guzan and Eric Lichaj are not likely to feature in Aston Villa's game against Sunderland.
Zak Whitbread is injured and will not partake in Norwich City's game against Blackburn.
Stuart Holden is recovering from a knee injury and will not play in Bolton's game against Swansea City.
Jonathan Spector could see time as Birmingham City takes on Brighton & Hove Albion FC.
Conor Doyle hopes for playing time as Derby County takes on Portsmouth.
Robbie Findley is likely to start on the bench as Nottingham Forest takes on Hull City.
Frank Simek is injured and will not play in Carlisle United's game against Oldham Athletic.
Anton Peterlin hopes to crack to starting lineup in Walsall's game against Milton Keynes Dons.
John Paul Pittman is not likely to feature in Crawley Town's game against Accrington Stanley.
Jemal Johnson is not likely to play in Southend's game against Macclesfield Town.