LONDON - Brief news ahead of Sunday's Premier League matches:
Newcastle United full-back Habib Beye has been ruled out of the trip to Aston Villa because of a hamstring injury although Jose Enrique is back training and could take his place.
Groin problems are hampering strikers Michael Owen and Obafemi Martins but both are expected to be fit following fitness tests.
Defender Sebastien Bassong is suspended after he lost his appeal to overturn a red card against Fulham last week.
Aston Villa, who can finish fifth if they win and Everton lose or draw at Fulham, should have winger Ashley Young available after recovering from a calf injury.
Hull City, who need a win to guarantee survival, are boosted by the return of defensive duo Kamil Zayatte and Bernard Mendy for the visit of champions Manchester United.
United are expected to rest some players with the Champions League final against Barcelona on Wednesday, although defenders Rio Ferdinand (calf) and Wes Brown (foot) could feature after injuries.
Middlesbrough will be without England winger Stewart Downing for their relegation must-win match at West Ham United.
Downing needs surgery on his right foot and will be out for at least two months.
Midfielder Didier Digard is also ruled out and striker Jeremie Aliadiere is struggling to be fit.
West Ham could start with fit-again striker Carlton Cole and defender Danny Gabbidon, but James Tomkins serves a one-match suspension.
Sunderland midfielder Steed Malbranque is struggling to be fit for the home clash with FA Cup finalists Chelsea after suffering a hip injury in the 3-1 defeat at Portsmouth on Monday.
Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has recovered from a knee injury in time for the match at home to Stoke City and will deputise for Spaniard Manuel Almunia (ankle).
Togo international striker Emmanuel Adebayor is ruled out with a groin injury.
Manchester City should have Player of the Year Stephen Ireland and Micah Richards fit for their final game against Bolton Wanderers, despite both having gastric flu in midweek.
Shaun Wright-Phillips is out with a knee injury that may need surgery.comments