Check on all the latest injury news ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures before you place your bets.West Brom v Man United
WEST BROM face a defensive crisis as Gonzalo Jara and Gabriel Tamas are both suspended and Jonas Olsson (Achilles) is still injured so Gianni Zuiverloon has been recalled from Ipswich. Nani and John O’Shea should be available for UNITED after respective injuries but it’s a week too early for Paul Scholes (groin) and Park Ji-Sung departs for the Asian Cup.
Liverpool v Bolton
Steven Gerrard should be fit for LIVERPOOL despite an apparent leg injury but Roy Hodgson could change his line-up after a home defeat to Wolves. BOLTON will be without defender Paul Robinson, who is suspended, Lee Chung-Yong (Asian Cup) and Tamir Cohen (compassionate leave) but Gretar Steinsson (knee) has an outside chance of recovery.
Man City v Blackpool
MAN CITY have no injury worries as Emmanuel Adebayor has shaken off a groin strain while Carlos Tevez, Aleksandar Kolarov, Gareth Barry and Kolo Toure could all return. BLACKPOOL welcome back key-midfielder Charlie Adam from suspension but Elliot Grandin (hamstring) will struggle to be fit and Marlon Harewood is still out (hamstring).
Stoke v Everton
Robert Huth is suspended for STOKE while Mamady Sidibe (Achilles) is Tony Pulis’s only injury concern. EVERTON welcome back Victor Anichebe from his one-match ban but Leon Osman (illness) looks set to miss out again while both Johnny Heitinga (knee) and Phil Jagielka (thigh) are doubtful meaning Tony Hibbert could continue to deputise at centre-half.
Sunderland v Blackburn
Nedum Onuoha and Asamoah Gyan (both hamstring) will all be absent for SUNDERLAND but Danny Welbeck (hamstring) could recover in time for the weekend and Titus Bramble is fit again for selection. BLACKBURN will be without Miguel Salgado and Nikola Kalinic (both suspended) and Paul Robinson (hamstring) but Vince Grella and Steven Nzonzi could return.
Tottenham v Fulham
Younes Kaboul and Jermain Defoe both miss out for SPURS this weekend with suspension but William Gallas is in contention to step into defence. Matthew Briggs (calf) might not be back for FULHAM for another fortnight but Moussa Dembele could be a boost after being rested midweek while Philippe Senderos (Achilles) remains out for the long-term.
West Ham v Wolves
Herita Ilunga and Frederic Piquionne both have a good chance of a return for WEST HAM after midweek injury scares but Valon Behrami (hip) remains a doubt. WOLVES manager Mick McCarthy could be excused for resisting changes after winning at Liverpool but Kevin Doyle and Michael Mancienne are ready to return if needed while Karl Henry (knee) is out.
Birmingham v Arsenal
BIRMINGHAM have clean bill of health apart from James McFadden (knee) and Aleksandr Hleb will be pushing for a start after coming on as a substitute midweek. Abou Diaby (calf) looks set for another spell in the treatment room at ARSENAL while Kieran Gibbs is expected to return and Manuel Almunia could be fit but may not regain his place in goal.
Chelsea v Aston Villa – Sun
Branislav Ivanovic sits out for one game for CHELSEA through suspension but they could welcome back John Obi Mikel and Daniel Sturridge from knee injuries. Emile Heskey (ankle) is a doubt for VILLA after sitting out midweek but Ashley Young and John Carew are likely to step back into the fray while Luke Young has an outside chance of returning to defence.
Wigan v Newcastle – Sun
WIGAN are without suspended Charles N’Zogbia but have no new injury worries as Franco Di Santo (ankle) edges nearer to a return. Jose Enrique should be fit for NEWCASTLE after a hamstring problem as should Shola Ameobi and Sol Campbell but Ryan Gosling (knee) will not be ready but Steven Taylor has boosted their squad by signing a new contract.