Check on all the latest injury news ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures before you place your bets.Blackburn v West Brom
BLACKBURN’s Gael Givet is a major doubt after suffering heart palpitations last weekend and joins Ryan Nelson (fitness), Junior Hoilett and Martin Olsson (both hamstring) on the sidelines but Ryan Lowe returns. WEST BROM boss Roy Hodgson hopes Steven Reid (knee) will be fit to face his old club and Zoltan Gera (knee) is out for the season but there are no new injuries.
Everton v Norwich
Royston Drenthe is set to return to EVERTON’s starting line-up along with Leon Osman but Jack Rodwell (hamstring) is still a doubt and Victor Anichebe (groin) requires another week or so. NORWICH have ruled out Ritchie De Laet (back) for this fixture and Elliot Ward (fitness) is not ready either while James Vaughan (knee) is also out but Daniel Ayala returns if selected.
Fulham v Bolton
FULHAM’s Neil Etheridge will deputise in goal as Mark Schwarzer (back) is looking at six weeks off and Zdenek Grygera (knee) is out long-term while Danny Murphy is aiming to return to the side, along with Steve Sidwell. David Wheater is suspended for BOLTON and Joe Riley (hamstring) is a doubt again but both Nigel Reo-Coker and Ivan Klasnic have returned to fitness.
Newcastle v Swansea
NEWCASTLE trio Mike Williamson, Cheik Tiote and Fabricio Coloccini will all undergo late fitness tests and could all play but Dan Gosling (suspended), Steven Taylor (knee) and Sylvain Marveaux (groin) are out. SWANSEA recall Joe Allen to midfield after suspension and Danny Graham will be given a start but Angel Rangel (ankle) and Ferry Bodde (knee) are absent.
Wigan v Chelsea
Antolin Alcaraz (rib) is being monitored by WIGAN and is doubtful ahead of the weekend so Emmerson Boyce could step-in while Patrick Van Aanholt cannot play against his parent club. CHELSEA’s David Luiz returns from a one-match ban and Josh McEachran may find the bench but Andre Villas-Boas has no new injury concerns as Michael Essien (knee) edges towards fitness.
Wolves v Stoke
WOLVES are set to be without Jody Craddock (hamstring) and Kevin Foley (ankle) on Saturday while there are also concerns about David Edwards (groin) and Matt Jarvis (thigh), the latter more likely to recover in time. Tony Pulis could name the same STOKE team that beat Tottenham and Everton but he will be without Andy Wilkinson (back) and Mamady Sidibe (knee).
Aston Villa v Liverpool – Sun
ASTON VILLA’s Gabriel Agbonlahor will be missed up front as he serves a suspension so Emile Heskey comes in and Fabian Delph is also fit again but Shay Given (hamstring) and Eric Lichaj (hip) are out until January. LIVERPOOL are without suspended pair Luis Suarez and Jay Spearing while Jordan Henderson will continue in midfield as Steven Gerrard (ankle) remains out.
Man City v Arsenal – Sun
Left-backs Gael Clichy (one-match ban) and Aleksandar Kolarov (groin) are out for MAN CITY but right-back Micah Richards will return from his calf lay-off. ARSENAL defender Santos (ankle) faces three months out and he joins Jack Wilshere (ankle), Bacary Sagna (ankle) and Abou Diaby (hamstring) in the treatment room while Kieran Gibbs could be back after Christmas.
QPR v Man United – Sun
QPR’s Anton Ferdinand (hamstring) will not play this weekend and Kieron Dyer (foot) is sidelined but striker DJ Campbell returns, along with Fitz Hall and Matthew Connolly. MAN UNITED must go without Darren Fletcher (illness) indefinitely and Nemanja Vidic (knee), Javier Hernandez (ankle) and Darron Gibson (knock) are out but Dimitar Berbatov returns from ankle trouble.
Tottenham v Sunderland – Sun
TOTTENHAM are waiting on news of Ledley King (knee) while fellow defenders Younes Kaboul (suspended) and Michael Dawson (Achilles) are out, along with Jermaine Jenas (Achilles), but Sandro is fit. Lee Cattermole, Nicklas Bendtner and Craig Gardner are all available for SUNDERLAND but, despite training, Craig Gordon and Frazier Campbell (both fitness) must wait.