Stoke City 22.5.13
Pulis departs Stoke after seven years
Manager Tony Pulis has left Stoke City by mutual consent, ending his seven-year tenure at the Premier League club. The 55-year-old was appointed for a second time in 2006, and two years later he guided the club to the top flight after a 23-year absence. They also reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 2011. However, Stoke finished 13th this term with 42 points, fewer than in any of their four previous seasons back in the English top flight.
Arsenal claim Champions League spot
After 1,500 matches in charge of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson was given a barnstorming end to his glittering managerial career as the EPL champions concede three goals in the last 10 minutes to draw 5-5 with West Brom. Romelu Lukaku scored a second-half hat-trick to inspire an Albion comeback in a remarkable final game of the season. Norwich City beat managerless Manchester City 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium.
Chelsea finished third, and claimed the last automatic Champions League spot, by beating Everton 2-1 in Rafa Benitez's last game in charge of the Europa League champions. Arsenal secured fourth spot with a 1-0 win over Newcastle United. Gareth Bale scored another stunning late winner for fifth-placed Tottenham, but his side's 1-0 victory over Sunderland was not enough to win the battle to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Terry and Hazard face fitness test
John Terry and Eden Hazard face fitness tests after both missed Chelsea's Europa League final win over Benfica due to injury. John Obi Mikel could start following a recent hip problem, while Demba Ba is available after being cup-tied in Amsterdam.
Man. Utd. 19.5.13
Rooney to miss West Brom?
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will reportedly miss final game of the season after being given permission not to travel with the squad. Rooney's wife Coleen is about to give birth to the couple's second child and Sir Alex Ferguson has allowed the 27-year-old to miss his final game as United manager against West Bromwich Albion. The Scot revealed last week that the England international had asked to leave Old Trafford, strengthening reports that the striker will leave the club in the summer.
Assou Ekotto available, Rose ineligible
Defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has recovered from a knee injury and is available for Tottenham's crunch clash against Sunderland on Sunday. The Cameroon international sat out last weekend's win at Stoke, but has trained with the team this week and could come back into his usual left-back position.
Loan signing Danny Rose is ineligible to play for Sunderland against his parent club and Jack Colback is likely to fill in.
Mikel Arteta doubtful
Arsenal have a major doubt over midfielder Mikel Arteta (calf) for Sunday's final Premier League game at Newcastle. Jack Wilshere, set to have an operation on his troublesome ankle next week, is on stand-by should he deemed fit enough to start and play on painkillers. Striker Olivier Giroud returned from a three-match suspension. Midfielder Abou Diaby (knee) is a long-term absentee.
Terry to miss Everton
John Terry will not play against Everton on Sunday after failing to recover from the ankle injury that kept him out of Wednesday's Europa League final. Eden Hazard and Ryan Bertrand are also sidelined with hamstring and knee problems respectively. A Chelsea victory would ensure third place and direct entry to the Champions League.
Kieran Richardson ruled out
Kieran Richardson has played his last game for Fulham this season after being ruled out of Sunday's Premier League finale at Swansea. Richardson picked up a hamstring injury in the weekend defeat to Liverpool and limped out of the clash at Craven Cottage after just 15 minutes. He was replaced by Urby Emanuelson and the Dutchman could deputise again as the Whites make the long trip to Wales.