Big surprises emerge as Premier League release squad lists

The Premier League have released the club lists for the season to January.

The Premier League have released the club lists for the season to January.

Each club must have a squad containing no more than 17 players who do not fulfil the home-grown player criteria with the remainder - up to a total of 25 - must be home-grown.

A home-grown player means one who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21).

Players under the age of 21 (for the 2011/12 campaign those born on or after January 1, 1990) are eligible over and above the limit of 25 players, which explains why the likes of Mario Balotelli are not listed at Manchester City even though he is a part of the first-team.

Everton named just 18 players - seven short of the maximum - in their official squad and - despite much speculation - Wayne Bridge, the out-of-favour left-back, was selected in Manchester City's squad of 24.

(*Squad lists do not include registered under-21 players as information is not yet available)

Arsenal: Almunia, Arshavin, Arteta, Benayoun, Chamakh, Diaby, Djourou, Fabianski, Gervinho, Gibbs, Koscielny, Mannone, Mertesacker, Park, Rosicky, Sagna, Santos, Song, Squillaci, Van Persie, Vermaelen, Walcott.

Aston Villa: Agbonlahor, Albrighton, Bannan, Bent, Beye, Clark, Collins, Cuellar, Delph, Dunne, Given, Guzan, Herd, Heskey, Ireland, Lichaj, Lowry, Marshall, S Petrov, Warnock, N'Zogbia, Jenas, Hutton.

Blackburn Rovers: Samba, Salgado, Nelsen, Roberts, Ribeiro, Dunn, Robinson, Bunn, Blackman, M Olsson, Formica, Petrovic, Givet, Pedersen, Nzonzi, Goodwillie, Grella, Vukcevic, Yakubu, Dann, Emerton, Goulon, Linganzi.

Bolton Wanderers: Blake, Bogdan, G Cahill, K Davies, M Davies, Eagles, Gardner, Holden, Jaaskelainen, Klasnic, Knight, Lainton, Mears, Muamba, Obadeyi, M Petrov, Pratley, Reo-Coker, Ricketts, Robinson, Steinsson, Tuncay, Wheater, Ngog.

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, A Cole, Luiz, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Torres, Mata, Drogba, Mikel, Malouda, Meireles, Bosingwa, Ferreira, Kalou, Turnbull, Sturridge, Terry, Alex, Bertrand, Anelka, Hilario.

Everton: Anichebe, Baines, T Cahill, Hibbert, Jagielka, Neville, Osman, Bilyaletdinov, Coleman, Distin, Fellaini, Heitinga, Howard, Mucha, Saha, Yobo, Drenthe, Stracqualursi.

Fulham: Baird, S Davies, Dembele, Dempsey, Duff, Etuhu, Gecov, Grygera, Sa, Hangeland, Hughes, A Johnson, S Kelly, Murphy, B Riise, J Riise, Ruiz, Schwarzer, Senderos, Sidwell, Somogyi, Zamora, Stockdale.

Liverpool: Jones, Johnson, Enrique, Agger, Aurelio, Suarez, Gerrard, Carroll, Rodriguez, Kuyt, Downing, Spearing, Carragher, Reina, Adam, Doni, Skrtel, Lucas, Bellamy.

Manchester City: Richards, Hart, Taylor, Lescott, Barry, Milner, A Johnson, Clichy, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, K Toure, Kolarov, De Jong, Y Toure, Silva, Nasri, Dzeko, Tevez, Aguero, Onuoha, Bridge, Nielsen, Hargreaves.

Manchester United: Evra, Ferdinand, Evans, Owen, Anderson, Berbatov, Rooney, Giggs, Smalling, JS Park, Hernandez, Vidic, Carrick, Nani, Young, Cleverley, Fletcher, Valencia, Gibson, Kuszczak, MB Diouf, Lindegaard.

Newcastle United: Ameobi, Ba, Ben Arfa, Best, Cabaye, Coloccini, Elliot, Guthrie, Gutierrez, Harper, Krul, Lovenkrands, Marveaux, Obertan, Perch, Simpson, Smith, S Taylor, R Taylor, Tiote, Williamson.

Norwich City: Ruddy, Martin, Drury, B Johnson, Morison, Whitbread, Crofts, Vaughan, Holt, Jackson, Surman, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Fox, Martin, Bennett, Lappin, Barnett, Ward, Tierney, De Laet, Naughton, Wilbraham.

QPR: Kenny, Orr, Hill, Derry, Hall, Gabbidon, Taarabt, K Dyer, Campbell, Bothroyd, Faurlin, Mackie, Traore, Buzsaky, Perone, Connolly, Barton, L Young, Smith, Helguson, Cerny, B Murphy, Wright-Phillips, A Ferdinand, Puncheon.

Stoke City: Arismendi, Begovic, Crouch, Delap, Diao, Etherington, Fuller, Higginbotham, Huth, K Jones, Nash, Palacios, Pennant, Shawcross, Shotton, Sidibe, Sorensen, Upson, Walters, Whelan, Whitehead, Wilkinson, Wilson, Woodgate, Jerome.

Sunderland: Bardsley, Bramble, Brown, F Campbell, Carson, Cattermole, Colback, Bendtner, C Gardner, Larsson, Richardson, Turner, O'Shea, Vaughan, Westwood, Elmohamady, Gyan, Mignolet, Sessegnon, McClean, Meyler, Angeleri, Gordon, Kilgallon, Nosworthy.

Swansea City: Vorm, Williams, N Taylor, Tate, Bodde, Britton, Stabilin, C Beattie, Graham, Sinclair, N Dyer, Dobbie, Routledge, Monk, Cotterill, Lita, L Moore, Moreira, Rangel, Agustien, Gower, Butler, Tremmel.

Tottenham: Friedel, Gomes, Cudicini, Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, Gallas, King, Kaboul, Bassong, Corluka, Lennon, Livermore, Huddlestone, Modric, Kranjcar, Bale, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe, Van Der Vaart, Sandro, Adebayor, Pienaar, Dos Santos, Alnwick, Parker.

West Bromwich Albion: Bednar, Brunt, Cox, Dorrans, Fortune, Foster, Fulop, Gera, Jara, B Jones, Long, McAuley, Morrison, Mulumbu, Odemwingie, J Olsson, Reid, Scharner, Shorey, Tamas, Thomas, Tchoyi, Daniels.

Wigan Athletic: Kirkland, Pollitt, Watson, Boyce, Caldwell, D Jones, Thomas, McArthur, Gomez, Rodallega, Diame, Figueroa, Gohouri, Alcaraz, Di Santo, Al-Habsi, Stam, Lopez, Sammon, Maloney, Crusat.

Wolves: Hennessey, Elokobi, Edwards, Stearman, Craddock, Kightly, Henry, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher, Ward, Hunt, Ikeme, R Johnson, Berra, Jarvis, Vokes, Hammill, Milijas, Zubar, O'Hara, Doyle, Foley, Guedioura.

 
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