Check on all the latest injury news ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures before you place your bets.Stoke v Sunderland
Abdelouye Faye (hamstring) is STOKE’s only doubt after he limped off midweek while Mamady Sidibe could be on the bench after a lengthy Achilles layoff. Bolo Zenden will be fit to feature for SUNDERLAND but Lee Cattermole (back) is facing another month out and Michael Turner (knee) is not expected to feature at all for the Black Cats during February.
Aston Villa v Fulham
Michael Bradley is set for a place on the ASTON VILLA bench and Stewart Downing has shaken off a shin injury but Luke Young (knee) is once again very doubtful and Nathan Herd is suspended. It’s too early for Philippe Senderos (Achilles) to return for Fulham and Dickson Etuhu is sidelined (hamsting) but loan signing Eidur Gudjohnsen should find the bench.
Everton v Blackpool
EVERTON look to be injury free as Tony Hibbert has recovered from a virus while Phil Jagielka will likely remain on the bench. New BLACKPOOL signing James Beattie is pushing for a start but will be challenged by Marlon Harewood, who has recovered from injury, while Stephen Crainey (ankle) and Matt Gilks (knee) are definitely out.
Man City v West Brom
Adam Johnson (ankle) is facing three months out for MAN CITY and Micah Richards (concussion) is a serious doubt so Kolo Toure will step back in and YaYa Toure should return after a virus. WEST BROM have a trio of players facing a fitness race as Peter Odemwingie (ankle), Graham Dorrans (calf) and Simon Cox (ankle) are all carrying knocks.
Newcastle v Arsenal
After losing Andy Carroll, NEWCASTLE are now without Shola Ameobi (cheek) for up to six weeks and loan-signing Stephen Ireland (leg) is also out while Dan Gosling (knee) is back in the treatment room. ARSENAL are set to be without Samir Nasri (hamstring) for three weeks while Alex Song (leg) is also ruled out but Theo Walcott (ankle) could recover in time.
Tottenham v Bolton
New SPURS midfielder Steven Pienaar (concussion) is out for a fortnight, along with Luka Modric (appendicitis), while Ledley King (groin) is due for surgery but William Gallas (hip) will play through the pain to start in defence. Jlloyd Samuel and Gretar Steinsson are fit for BOLTON and Daniel Sturridge is pushing for a start but Ricardo Gardner (knee) is out.
Wigan v Blackburn
Maynor Figueroa (hamstring) is a big doubt for WIGAN ahead of Saturday’s clash, captain Gary Caldwell (cheek) faces a few weeks out and Tom Cleverley (hamstring) remains out. Roque Santa Cruz (groin) is still injured for BLACKBURN and El Hadji Diouf has left on loan so Mame Diouf will continue up front while Mauro Formica could make the bench.
Wolves v Man United
WOLVES midfielder Stephen Hunt (calf) will sit out for two more weeks and Michael Kightly is back in training but is not match fit while Kevin Foley is fit should he be called upon. Gary Neville has retired from MAN UNITED’s playing books while Rafael Da Silva should be fit again following concussion and Javier Hernandez will continue on the bench.
West Ham v Birmingham – Sun
Robbie Keane will keep his place up front for WEST HAM and Demba Ba will make the bench but Danny Gabbidon (hamstring) faces a layoff and Junior Stanislas (hernia) has another week or so on the sidelines. Roger Johnson should shake a knock to line up for BIRMINGHAM while Obafemi Martins is not quite fit enough to take his place in the squad.
Chelsea v Liverpool – Sun
Fernando Torres will be line up for CHELSEA against his old side on Sunday but Alex (knee) will be forced to sit out while defender David Luiz may just be a substitute as he adjusts to his new team. LIVERPOOL’s Andy Carroll (thigh) faces a few more weeks out before he makes his debut but Luis Suarez is pushing for a start after coming off the bench to score midweek.