Check on all the latest injury news ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures before you place your bets.Everton v Man United
Royston Drenthe misses out this weekend for EVERTON due to suspension while Tim Cahill (groin) is injured and Phil Neville (hamstring) will not face his former club either. MAN UNITED’s Ashley Young (toe) looks set to sit the game out with a nagging foot problem and Rafael is not yet fit to play but both Nemanja Vidic and Tom Cleverley are in contention after playing midweek.
Chelsea v Arsenal
Petr Cech returns to CHELSEA’s goals to replace the suspended Ross Turnbull and Didier Drogba is in the middle of a three-game ban but both Fernando Torres and Jose Bosingwa are back in the team after bans. Thomas Vermaelen is set to start for ARSENAL after a long lay-off but Kieran Gibbs (stomach) is again sidelined and Carl Jenkinson (knee) will be given a late fitness test.
Man City v Wolves
MAN CITY will flex their squad strength and are expected to revert to the team that beat Man United last weekend but midfielder Owen Hargreaves (calf) is definitely out. WOLVES are yet again without striker Steven Fletcher (calf) for another league game and Kevin Foley (ankle) is sidelined after surgery while Ronald Zubar is injury-free but will not feature due to lack of fitness.
Norwich v Blackburn
Grant Holt may return to NORWICH’s starting line-up after coming on last week and scoring and while Zak Whitbread (hamstring), James Vaughan (knee) and Elliot ward (knee) are out, there are no new injuries. Steve Nzonzi is back after suspension for BLACKBURN and Scott Dann is set to return but Vince Grella (hip), Ryan Nelsen (knee) and David Dunn (calf) are all still out.
Sunderland v Aston Villa
SUNDERLAND have no new injury concerns which means Connor Wickham could retain his place and Phil Bardsley will push for a start while Titus Bramble (suspended) and Craig Gordon (knee) are out. ASTON VILLA’s Jermaine Jenas is in line for his debut and Alan Hutton is fit despite a head injury but Barry Bannan is suspended and Nathan Delfouneso (hamstring) injured.
Swansea v Bolton
SWANSEA are set to name an unchanged side as returning Kemy Agustien and Stephen Dobbie are not yet fit and Steven Caulker (ankle) is targeting mid-November to return. Dedryck Boyata (ankle) was cup-tied midweek for BOLTON but is now out for around a month with injury while long-termers Stuart Holden (knee), Sean Davis (knee) and Tyrone Mears (leg) are out.
Wigan v Fulham
Franco Di Santo and James McCarthy are both set to return for WIGAN from injury and Roberto Martinez has no fresh problems aside from returning loanee Chris Kirkland (back). Aaron Hughes (thigh) is set to miss out for FULHAM this weekend and he joins Simon Davies (knee) and Orlando Sa (hamstring) in the treatment room while Philippe Senderos (thigh) is a doubt.
West Brom v Liverpool
WEST BROM are to be without striker Shane Long (knee) for up to six weeks meaning Somen Tchoyi could come in to partner Peter Odemwingie but Paul Scharner and Graham Dorrans are fit again. LIVERPOOL’s Luis Suarez (ankle) is a doubt but will be given as late as possible to prove his fitness while Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson are back in the side after resting midweek.
Tottenham v QPR – Sun
TOTTENHAM’s William Gallas (calf) and Sandro (calf) are struggling to be fit so Ledley King could be a surprise inclusion to the team and Steven Pienaar may start but Michael Dawson (Achilles) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle) are out. Striker Rob Hulse is looking to return for QPR but DJ Campbell (foot), Danny Gabbidon (knee) and Kieron Dyer (foot) remain sidelined.
Stoke v Newcastle – Mon
STOKES Mamady Sidibe (knee) is looking at another spell out while Ricardo Fuller and Danny Higginbotham (both knee) are training but may not have the fitness. Shola Ameobi (hamstring) is a big loss for NEWCASTLE and joins Alan Smith (hamstring) out injured so Cheik Tiote could be in contention and Danny Guthrie is pushing for a start after a good midweek display.