Youssouf Mulumbu (hamstring) will have to sit out West Country derby for WEST BROM but Marek should be fit for selection, as should Steven Reid. WOLVES welcome back David Edwards and Stephen Hunt from injury but Michael Mancienne’s knee problems continue to keep him in the treatment room and striker Sam Vokes has departed on loan to Sheffield Utd.
Birmingham v Sheff Weds
Alexander Hleb (ankle), Martin Jiranek (toe) and Liam Ridgewell (hamstring) will all sit out for BIRMINGHAM but James McFadden could be a surprise inclusion on the bench while Scott Dann is out for the season. Giles Coke is suspended for WEDNESDAY and Tommy Miller (hamstring) is still injured but Paul Heffernan is pushing for a recall.
Chelsea v Everton
Alex (knee) will again have to sit out for CHELSEA but Yuri Zhirkov is back in training but is a doubt to even make the bench while youngster Ryan Bertrand could make the subs list and Jose Bosingwa is fit again. EVERTON will be without Jack Rodwell (groin) and striker Louis Saha (groin) while Phil Jagielka could be recalled to defence in place of John Heitinga.
Man Utd v Crawley
MAN UTD are set to shuffle their line up and it’s unlikely Rio Ferdinand (calf) and Jonny Evans (ankle) will be risked while Park Ji-Sung (hamstring) is facing a month out so Darren Gibson could get a start but Michael Owen (groin) has suffered yet another setback. Team captain Pablo Mills is in contention for CRAWLEY after being rested midweek.
Stoke v Brighton
Matthew Etherington has recovered from injury and will take his place in the STOKE team while Thomas Sorensen will replace Asmir Begovic in goals, as has been custom for the Potters in this season’s FA Cup but Mamady Sidibe (Achilles) is out for the season. Matt Sparrow is set to return for BRIGHTON but Radostin Kishishev (back) is out again.
Fulham v Bolton – Sun
Bjorn Helge Riise has left FULHAM in a loan deal while Bobby Zamora and Phillipe Senderos could feature on the bench after long injury layoffs but it’s too soon for Dickson Etuhu (hamstring). BOLTON are short at the back as Sam Ricketts (Achilles) will join Zat Knight (knee) on the sidelines and Ivan Klasnic will start for cup-tied Daniel Sturridge.
Leyton Orient v Arsenal – Sun
LEYTON ORIENT can expect Matt Spring to return to action this weekend but Adam Chambers (shin) is out for another fortnight. Abou Diaby (calf) is injured and suspended for ARSENAL and the Gunners are set to shuffle their pack after a tough midweek encounter meaning Nicklas Bendtner and Thomas Rosicky could be handed starting berths.
Man City v Notts County – Sun
MAN CITY are unlikely to risk James Milner (hamstring) or Nigel de Jong (ankle) and Shaun Wright-Phillips will continue to deputise on the wing while Mario Balotelli is in line for a start after knee problems. NOTTS COUNTY could name an unchanged line-up to the team that beat Colchester with loanees Connor Clifford and Kevin McDonald set to continue.
West Ham v Burnley – Mon
Robbie Keane could return to WEST HAM’s team following a calf injury but James Tomkins (calf) and Matthew Upson (Achilles) are very unlikely to feature at all while Thomas Hitzlsperger could be handed a place on the bench after playing for the reserves. Steve Thompson (groin) is out for BURNLEY, as is Chris McCann (head) and Martin Paterson (thigh).