Check on all the latest injury news ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures before you place your bets.Arsenal v Fulham
ASRENAL full-backs Kieran Gibbs (hernia) and Carl Jenkinson (back) are both absent this weekend and join Bacary Sagna and Jack Wilshere (both ankle) out but Abou Diaby could make his comeback. Simon Davies (fitness) returns to training for FULHAM but wont feature this time while Steve Sidwell (hernia) is a major doubt but Stephen Kelly looks to fit and available.
Bolton v Everton
BOLTON have a raft of injuries including David N’Gog (knee), Joe Riley (hamstring) and Ricardo Gardner (leg) but the club are confident both Marcos Alonso and Dedryck Boyata will be fit to turn out. EVERTON captain Phil Neville (hamstring) will sit out injured this weekend and Sylvain Distin (groin) will require a late fitness test but Jack Rodwell return to the side.
Chelsea v Wolves
CHESLEA have confirmed Ashley Cole (ankle) is a doubt after missing the midweek encounter in Germany but there are no other concerns aside from long-term absentee Michael Essien (knee). Midfielders Stephen Hunt and Jamie O’Hara are both suspended for WOLVES while Richard Stearman (wrist) is sidelined so Ronald Zubar comes in for his first start of the season.
Man United v Newcastle
Anderson (knee) has been ruled out of MAN UNITED’s season for up to 3 months and Tom Cleverley (ankle) is also absent but Wayne Rooney has shaken off a hip injury and Nemanja Vidic return from suspension. NEWCASTLE expect trio Gabriel Obertan, Leon Best and Cheik Tiote all to be fit for this encounter but Sylvain Marveaux (groin) and Mike Williamson (ankle) are out.
Norwich v QPR
Russell Martin will continue at the heart of NORWICH’s defence as Zak Whitbread, Daniel Ayala and Ritchie de Laet (all fitness) are all back in training but very unlikely to be given first team duties. QPR captain Joey Barton serves a one match ban, DJ Campbell (foot) is injured and Luke Young and Danny Gabbidon (both fitness) are doubtful but Heidar Helguson returns.
Stoke v Blackburn
STOKE trio Peter Crouch (groin), Matthew Etherington and Rory Delap (both back) will all undergo late fitness tests but Andy Wilkinson and Jonathan Woodgate have recovered and should play. David Dunn must sit out through suspension for BLACKBURN but Jason Lowe returns from his ban while Chris Samba and Martin Olsson (both hamstring) are both likely to miss out.
Sunderland v Wigan
SUNDERLAND’s Frazier Campbell is back in training but will not feature, ‘keepers Simon Mignolet (head) and Craig Gordon (knee) are out and Titus Bramble (knee) remains a doubt but Sebastian Larsson returns following suspension. WIGAN’s Antonio Alcaraz serves the second game of a three match ban and both James McCarthy (groin) and Franco Di Santo (thigh) are doubts.
West Brom v Tottenham
Peter Odemwingie’s (knee) fitness for WEST BROM remains uncertain while trio Graham Dorrans (ankle), Paul Scharner (knee) and Shane Long (leg) are all doubts. TOTTENHAM must again do without Tom Huddlestone (ankle), Michael Dawson (Achilles) and Niko Kranjcar (leg) while Jermaine Defoe (groin) and Rafael van der Vaart (hamstring) are both very doubtful.
Liverpool v Man City – Sun
LIVERPOOL captain Steven Gerrard (ankle) is progressing well but this game is too soon while youngster Jack Robinson (ankle) will also sit out for another week and Jamie Carragher stays on the bench. MAN CITY have no injury concerns as Owen Hargreaves returns to fitness but is very unlikely to feature and Mario Balotelli has shaken off a fever and looks set for a start.
Swansea v Aston Villa – Sun
Joe Allen will be restored to SWANSEA’s starting line-up after resting a calf problem but Steven Caulker (fitness) will not be risked this weekend and Ferry Bodde (knee) remains out. ASTON VILLA will restore Jermaine Jenas to the team but skipper Stiliyan Petrov (hamstring) and Chris Herd (leg) are both doubtful and Nathan Delfouneso (hamstring) misses out again.