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JOHN KRETLOW - Friday, November 25, 2011
Tim Howard and Everton look to make it two wins in a row when they play Bolton, while Brad Friedel and Tottenham put their seven game unbeaten streak on the line against West Bromwich Albion.

West Bromwich Albion - Tottenham Hotspur

Brad Friedel and Tottenham look to continue their run of good games against West Bromwich Albion in Premier League action.

Friedel started and went the distance in the Spurs win over Aston Villa on Monday. He will again be in the starting eleven this weekend.

Spurs have gone seven games unbeaten in league action. They look to continue this momentum against West Brom.

The Baggies are currently in tenth place in the Premier League. They beat Bolton last week and look to continue that momentum this weekend.

West Brom could miss Paul Scharner and Shane Long.

Danny Rose, Niko Kranjcar, and Thomas Huddlestone look to be sidelined for Tottenham.

Bolton Wanderers - Everton

Tim Howard and Everton take on struggling Bolton on Saturday.

Howard started and went the distance in Everton's win over Wolverhampton last week. He will be in the starting lineup once again this weekend.

Stuart Holden continues to rehab after knee surgery and will be sidelined.

Everton's win last weekend was desperately needed for them, as they had lost three games straight prior to that victory. They look to continue with another win and gain some momentum.

Bolton has just won one game in their last four. They are currently in the relegation zone and need to start winning games.

The Wanderers will miss Tyrone Mears, Sean Davis, Samuel Ricketts, and Chung-Yong Lee.

Everton's Victor Anichebe will be sidelined this Saturday.

Arsenal - Fulham

Clint Dempsey and Fulham take on cross-town rival's Arsenal this weekend.

Dempsey started and played ninety minutes in Fulham's tie last week against Sunderland.

Fulham are currently just two points above the relegation zone. The Cottagers hope for the win in order to climb up the standings.

Arsenal go into the game on fire. They have gone unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions.

Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Ryo Miyaichi, and Bacary Sagna are all injured and not likely to feature for Arsenal.

The Cottagers will be without Steve Sidwell, Stephen Kelly, and Zdenek Grygera.

Blackpool - Birmingham City

Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City take on Blackpool in weekend Championship action.

Spector has started and went the distance in City's last six games. He is likely to feature once again this Saturday.

Birmingham City beat Burnely on Tuesday and look to continue their momentum against Blackpool. They have only won one in their last four games in all competitions.

Blackpool find themselves one point above City in the standings and trail Hull City by one point for the last playoff spot.

City's Morgaro Gomis is questionable to play because of injury, while Jordon Mutch will not feature do to an ankle problem.

Cardiff City - Nottingham Forest

Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest take on Cardiff City on Saturday.

Findley started and played 81 minutes in last week's win over Ipswich Town. The American striker notched his fifth goal of the season in that game.

Forest are currently in the bottom half of the standings and sit just four points above the relegation zone.

Cardiff are in third place in the Championship and have gone unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions.

Forest's Dexter Blackstock, Paul Anderson, Garath McCleary, and George Boateng all look to return from injury in this weekend's clash.

Coty's Mark Hudson is suffering from a groin injury and is questionable to feature.

Notes

Zak Whitbread is sidelined for Norwich City's game against Queens Park Rangers.

Eric Lichaj and Brad Guzan will not feature in Aston Villa's game against Swansea City.

Conor Doyle hopes to feature in Derby County's game against West Ham United.

Mike Grella could feature in Brentford's game against Rochdale.

Frank Simek is injured and will not feature in Carlisle United's game against Colchester United.

Jemal Johnson hopes for time off the bench in Southend United's clash against Bristol Rovers.

John Paul Pittman could feature in Crawley Town's match against Rotherham United.
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