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Premier League squads

Jonathan Woodgate and Owen Hargreaves
Woodgate and Hargreaves had contrasting news when the squads were named

Premier League clubs have submitted their 25-man squad lists and, whether they like it or not, that is their lot until the January transfer window.

Under new rules, each squad needs to have at least eight home-grown players in it and a player qualifies for this category if he has spent 36 months or more with a club associated with the English or Welsh FA before his 21st birthday, or the end of the season during which he turns 21. Any such player is indicated by *

Any number of Under-21 players of any nationality can be named in addition to the 25. So, here BBC Sport brings you each club's list.


Arsenal have named a squad of just 20 players, none of whom are British-born. But players such as Nicklas Bendtner and Cesc Fabregas qualify as home-grown because of the length of time they have been at the club.

The Gunners also have an extensive list of over 50 under-21 players, including the likes of Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs.

SQUAD LIST: Manuel Almunia, Andrey Arshavin, Nicklas Bendtner*, Maroune Chamakh, Gael Clichy*, Denilson, Abou Diaby, Johan Djourou*, Emmanuel Eboue, Lukasz Fabianski, Cesc Fabregas*, Laurent Koscielny, Vito Mannone*, Samir Nasri, Tomas Rosicky, Bacary Sagna, Alex Song*, Robin van Persie, Thomas Vermaelen, Sebastien Squillaci.

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Aston Villa have only named 22 players in their 25-man squad and that includes sole summer signing Stephen Ireland.

But Villa do have promising Under-21s Marc Albrighton, Nathan Delfouneso, Barry Bannan, Ciaran Clark and Fabian Delph on their younger players list.

SQUAD LIST: Gabriel Agbonlahor*, Habib Beye, John Carew, James Collins*, Carlos Cuellar, Curtis Davies*, Stewart Downing*, Richard Dunne*, Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, Emile Heskey*, Jonathan Hogg*, Eric Lichaj*, Stephen Ireland*, Isiah Osbourne*, Stiliyian Petrov, Nigel Reo-Coker*, Moustapha Salifou, Steve Sidwell*, Stephen Warnock*, Ashley Young*, Luke Young*.

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Birmingham have sprung no surprises in naming their 25-man squad, having that many senior players to choose from.

Youngsters such as former England U17 midfielder Jordon Mutch have been named in the list of U21 players who can supplement the main squad for games up until January. The only player who could have been included who has not is Robin Shroot, who is out on loan at Cheltenham anyway.

SQUAD LIST: Maik Taylor, Stephen Carr*, David Murphy*, Lee Bowyer*, Roger Johnson*, Liam Ridgewell*, Sebastian Larsson*, Craig Gardner*, Kevin Phillips*, Cameron Jerome*, Garry O'Connor, Barry Ferguson, Colin Doyle*, Matt Derbyshire, Scott Dann*, James McFadden, Miguel Madera, Keith Fahey*, Nikola Zigic, Stuart Parnaby*, Alexander Hleb, Jean Andre Beausejour, Ben Foster*, Martin Jiranek, James O'Shea.

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Blackburn have opted for just a 21-man squad, including new signings Mama Diouf and Benjani.

Jason Roberts is also included, despite having widely been expected to leave Rovers before the transfer window shut.

SQUAD LIST: Paul Robinson*, Martin Olsson*, Christopher Samba*, Gael Givet-Varios, Ryan Nelsen, Brett Emerton, David Dunn*, Nikola Kalinic, El Hadji Diouf, Vince Grella, Morten Gamst Pedersen, Mark Bunn*, Steve Nzoni, Keith Andrews*, Miguel Salgado, Jason Brown*, Frank Fielding*, Pascal Chimbonda, Mama Diouf, Benjani Mwaruwari, Jason Roberts*.

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Blackpool have named World Cup goalkeeper Richard Kingson in their squad after the Ghana international joined just before the shutting of the transfer window.

The former Birmingham and Wigan stopper will cover for long-term absentee Paul Rachubka. Australian international David Carney is also included after he joined from Dutch champions FC Twente.

SQUAD LIST: Charlie Adam, Alex John-Baptiste*, Chris Basham*, Stephen Crainey, Malaury Martin, Daniel Coid*, Ishmel Demontagnac*, Neal Eardley*, Robert Edwards*, Jason Euell*, Ian Evatt*, Matthew Gilks*, Elliot Grandin, Marlon Harewood, Dekel Keinan, Brett Ormerod*, Keith Southern*, Ludovic Sylvestre, Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Luke Varney*, David Vaughan*, Dudley Campbell*, David Carney*, Richard Kingson.

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Bolton boss Owen Coyle goes for a 24-man squad, including such veterans as Kevin Davies and Jussi Jaaskelainen.

But there is no place for defender Danny Shittu, who has had his contract cancelled and is free to find another club.

SQUAD LIST: Robert Blake*, Adam Bogdan, Gary Cahill*, Tamir Cohen, Kevin Davies*, Mark Davies*, Sean Davis*, Johan Elmander, Ricardo Gardner, Stuart Holden, Jussi Jaaskelainen, Ivan Klasnic, Zat Knight*,Chung Yong Lee, Fabrice Muamba*, Andy O'Brien*, Joey O'Brien*, Martin Petrov, Sam Ricketts*, Paul Robinson*, Jlloyd Samuel*, Gretar Steinsson, Matt Taylor*, Ali Al-Habsi.

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Champions Chelsea have named just 19 players in their senior squad, meaning youngsters such as Gael Kakuta and Daniel Sturridge, who are on the U21 list, are more likely to get a chance of first-team action.

Dutch defender Jeffery Bruma, 18, who has just signed a new four-year deal with Chelsea, could also get his chance. He came off the bench in the Community Shield but is currently sidelined after a hernia operation.

SQUAD LIST: Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole*, Michael Essien, Ramires, Frank Lampard*, Yossi Benayoun, Didier Drogba, John Obi Mikel, Florent Malouda, Jose Boswinga, Yuriy Zhirkov, Paulo Ferreira, Salomon Kalou, Ross Turnbull*, John Terry*, Alex, Nicolas Anelka, Hilario.

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A substantial number of players who qualify as home-grown, together with a relatively young squad, means Everton did not have any selection worries for their squad.

Younger first-teamers such as Jack Rodwell and Shane Duffy are included in the U21 list.

SQUAD LIST: Tony Hibbert*, Leighton Baines*, Phil Jagielka*, Leon Osman*, Jermaine Beckford*, Tim Cahill*, Victor Anichebe*, James Vaughan*, Mikel Arteta, Iain Turner, Steven Pienaar, Tim Howard, Seamus Coleman, Yakubu, Marouane Fellaini, Jan Mucha, Louis Saha, John Heitinga, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Sylvain Distin.

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Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is named in Fulham's 25-man squad after Cottagers boss Mark Hughes made it clear he had no chance of joining Arsenal.

Bobby Zamora also makes the squad after Hughes said the club had "dismissed any interest" in the England striker, while Diomansy Kamara is included, despite not even making the bench for any of Fulham's games this season.

SQUAD LIST: Mark Schwarzer, David Stockdale*, John Pantsil, Frederick Stoor, Stephen Kelly*, Zoltan Gera, Clint Dempsey, Bjorn Helge Riise, Aaron Hughes*, Chris Baird*, Rafik Halliche, Dickson Etuhu*, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Andy Johnson*, Diomansy Kamara, Moussa Dembele, Brede Hangeland, Danny Murphy*, Jonathan Greening*, Bobby Zamora*, David Elm, Edward Johnson, Carlos Salcido, Simon Davies*, Damien Duff*.

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Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard lead Liverpool's core of eight home-grown talents.


Players such as new arrival Jonjo Shelvey and David Ngog are missing from the senior squad but can be called up from the extended list of under-21 players.

SQUAD LIST: Brad Jones*, Glen Johnson*, Daniel Agger, Fabio Aurelio, Steven Gerrard*, Fernando Torres, Joe Cole*, Milan Jovanovic, Sotiris Kyrgiakos, Maxi Rodriguez, Dirk Kuyt, Lucas Leiva, Jamie Carragher*, Jose Reina, Jay Spearing*, Stephen Darby*, Martin Skrtel, Christian Poulsen, Ryan Babel, Paul Konchesky*, Raul Meireles.

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Manchester City include midfielder Michael Johnson in their squad, despite currently being sidelined by a ruptured cruciate ligament.

City's most high-profile summer signing, Mario Balotelli, is on the list of U21 players who can also be selected.

SQUAD LIST: Joe Hart*, Shay Given*, Stuart Taylor*, Shaleum Logan*, Micah Richards*, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Jerome Boateng, Joleon Lescott*, Kolo Toure, Wayne Bridge*, Aleksandar Kolarov, Adam Johson*, Gareth Barry*, Yaya Toure, Patrick Vieira, Nigel de Jong, James Milner*, Michael Johnson*, David Jiminez, Shaun Wright-Phillips*, Carlos Tevez, Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz, Joao Alves.

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Owen Hargreaves is a surprise inclusion in Manchester United's squad.

The England international has made just one appearance in the last two years, as a substitute, as he battles tendinitis.

SQUAD LIST: Edwin Van Der Sar, Luis Almeida Da Cunha, Gary Neville*, Patrice Evra, Jonny Evans*, Rio Ferdinand*, Wes Brown*, Andreson, Dimitar Berbatov, Wayne Rooney*, Ryan Giggs*, Park Ji Sung, Nemanja Vidic,Michael Carrick*, Paul Scholes*, John O'Shea*, Darren Fletcher*, Luis Valencia, Darron Gibson, Tomasz Kuszczak, Rithie De Laet*, Javier Hernandez, Michael Owen*, Owen Hargreaves.

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Newcastle include transfer-listed defender Stephen Taylor, who is currently recovering from a shoulder injury, in their 23-man squad.

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster is named even though he is on loan at Celtic, as teams are required to include three goalkeepers.

SQUAD LIST: Sol Campbell*, Stephen Taylor*, Shola Ameobi*, Joey Barton*, Danny Guthrie*, Peter Lovenkrands, Jose Enrique, Alan Smith*, Leon Best*, Fabricio Coloccini, Jonas Gutierrez, Stephen Harper*, Kevin Nolan*, Wayne Routledge*, Danny Simpson*, Ryan Taylor*, Michael Williamson*, Francisco Jiminez, Fraser Forster*, Tim Krul*, James Perch*, Cheik Tiote, Hatem Ben Arfa.

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Stoke's new signings Eidur Gudjohnsen, Marc Wilson, Jermaine Pennant and the returning Salif Diao are named in their 25-man squad.

But there is no place for Mamady Sidibe, who will be out until the New Year with a snapped Achilles tendon.

SQUAD LIST: Asmir Begovic*, Danny Collins, Rory Delap*, Matthew Etherington*, Robert Huth*, Carlo Nash*, Jermaine Pennant*, Danny Pugh*, Ryan Shawcross*, Ryan Shotton*, Tom Soares*, Michael Tonge*, Jonathan Walters*, Glenn Whelan*, Dean Whitehead*, Andrew Wilkinson*, Salif Diao, Abdoulaye Faye, Ricardo Fuller, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Kenwyne Jones, Thomas Sorensen, Tuncay, Marc Wilson*.

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Sunderland's squad includes Northern Ireland internationals George McCartney and David Healy, despite neither playing being given a squad number at the start of the season.

Striker Danny Welbeck, on a season-long loan from Manchester United is included in the U21 list.

SQUAD LIST: Marcos Angeleri, Phil Bardsley*, Darren Bent*, Titus Bramble*, Frazier Campbell*, Trevor Carson*, Lee Cattermole*, Paulo da Silva, Ahmed Eissa, Anton Ferdinand*, Craig Gordon, David Healy*, Steed Malbranque, George McCartney*, John Mensah, Simon Mignolet, Chinedum Onuoha*, Andy Reid*, Kieran Richardson*, Cristian Riveros Nunez, Michael Turner*, Robert Weir*, Boudewijn Zenden, Asamoah Gyan.

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There is no room in the Tottenham squad for injury-plagued former England defender Jonathan Woodgate, who has not played since November 2009 because of a groin problem.

Goalkeeper Ben Alnwick is also left out, with new loan signing Stipe Pletikosa being preferred as back-up to Heurelho Gomes and Carlo Cudicini.

SQUAD LIST: Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Sebastian Bassong, David Bentley*, Vedran Corluka, Peter Crouch*, Carlo Cudicini, Heurelho Gomes, Michael Dawson*, Jermain Defoe*, William Gallas, Tom Huddlestone*, Alan Hutton, Jermaine Jenas*, Younes Kaboul, Robbie Keane*, Ledley King*, Niko Kranjcar, Aaron Lennon, Luka Modric, Kyle Naughton, Jamie O'Hara*, Wilson Palacios, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Stipe Pletikosa, Rafael van der Vaart.

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West Brom striker Luke Moore and keeper Luke Daniels are the two players Baggies boss Roberto Di Matteo has chosen to omit from his squad.

Utility player Paul Scharner was drafted in just before the transfer deadline and makes the squad.

SQUAD LIST: Giles Barnes*, Roman Bednar, Chris Brunt*, Scott Carson, Marek Cech, Simon Cox*, Graham Dorrans, Marc-Antoine Fortune, Pablo Ibanez, Gonzalo Reyes, Dean Kiely*, Abdoulaye Meite, Ishmael Miller*, James Morrison*, Youssouf Mulumbu, Glyn Myhill*, Peter Odemwingie, Jonas Olsson, Steven Reid*, Paul Scharner, Nicky Shorey*, Gabriel Tamas, Jerome Thomas, Somen Tchoyi, Gianni Zuiverloon.

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West Ham have a full squad to choose from, expect for second-string goalkeeper Peter Kurucz, who is out for several months with a knee problem.

All eight new summer signings are included, as are home-grown youngsters Jack Collison and Zavon Hines, who are recovering from injury. Striker Freddie Sears, who has played in the first team, is on the U21 list.


Robert Green*, Danny Gabbidon*, Jonathan Spector*, Scott Parker*, Carton Cole*, Kieron Dyer*, Mark Noble*, Matthew Upson*, Pablo Barrera, Valon Behrami, Tal Ben Haim, Manuel Da Costa, Julien Faubert*, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Herita Ilunga, Radoslav Kovac, Benni McCarthy, Frederic Piquionne, Winston Reid, Luis Boa Morte, Victor Obinna, Lars Jacobsen, Ruud Boffin, Zavon Hines*, Jack Collison*.

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Wigan have named just 19 players in their squad, because the remainder of their players are aged 21 or under.

They include deadline-day signing Franco di Santo from Chelsea, along with James McCarthy, Victor Moses and Tom Cleverly, who is on loan from Manchester United.

SQUAD LIST: Chris Kirkland*, Mike Pollitt*, Charles N'Zogbia*, Emmerson Boyce*, Gary Caldwell*, Ben Watson*, Steven Caldwell*, Hendry Thomas, Ronnie Stam, Jordi Gomez, Hugo Rodallega, Mohamed Diame, Maynor Figueroa, Steve Gohouri, Daniel de Ridder, Ali Al-Habsi, Antolin Alcaraz, James McArthur, Mauro Boselli.

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Wolves winger Michael Kightly is recovering from injury and is not in manager Mick McCarthy's squad.

Stephen Hunt is also sidelined following foot surgery but is in the squad, along with fellow summer signings Jelle van Damme, Steven Fletcher and Steven Mouyokolo.

SQUAD LIST: Marcus Hahnemann, Jelle Van Damme, George Elokobi*, David Edwards*, Richard Stearman*, Jody Craddock*, Karl Henry*, Sylvain Ebanks-Blake*, Steven Fletcher, Stephen Ward, Stephen Hunt*, Wayne Hennessey*, David Jones*, Greg Halford*, Christophe Berra, Matt Jarvis*, Marcus Bent*, Nenad Milljas, Michael Mancienne*, Steven Mouyokolo, Ronald Zubar, Kevin Doyle, Carl Ikeme*, Kevin Foley*, Adlene Guedioura.

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see also
Woodgate left out of Spurs squad
01 Sep 10 |  Premier League
Squads under scrutiny
13 Aug 10 |  Premier League
New Premier League squad rules explained
27 Jul 10 |  Premier League
Fifa to scrap 'home-grown' plans
10 Jun 10 |  Football
Top flight backs home-grown quota
12 May 09 |  Premier League

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