Check on all the latest injury news ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures before you place your bets.Man United v Blackburn
MAN UNITED are now missing Chris Smalling (tonsillitis), Nemanja Vidic (knee), Fabio (hamstring) and Jonny Evans (calf) from defence while Rio Ferdinand and Phil Jones only have outside chances of recovering. BLACKBURN also have an extensive injury list that sees Scott Dann (groin), Paul Robinson (calf) and Gael Givet (surgery) sit out but Martin Olsson could feature.
Arsenal v QPR
Theo Walcott returns from illness to boost ARSENAL’s options but Kieran Gibbs (hernia), Carl Jenkinson (back) and Jack Wilshere (ankle) all remain out and Abou Diaby (knock) is still a major doubt. Adel Taarabt is likely to keep his place in the SWANSEA side and Shaun Wright-Phillips can be called upon after a knock but Kieran Dyer (foot) and Anton Ferdinand (hamstring) are out.
Bolton v Wolves
BOLTON boss Owen Coyle must decide whether to play transferred Gary Cahill but he can also recall defenders Sam Ricketts, Gretar Steinsson and Joe Riley but Darren Pratley (illness) sits out. Nenad Milijas begins a three-match ban for WOLVES and he will be replaced by Dave Edwards while pair Ronald Zubar (knee) and Jamie O’Hara (hernia) are both out for another month.
Chelsea v Aston Villa
Branislav Ivanovic and John Obi Mikel (both hamstring) are once again sidelined for CHELSEA and Jose Bosingwa is facing a late fitness test so Paulo Ferreira is on standby. ASTON VILLA are confident Darren Bent will feature this weekend and Alan Hutton is back from suspension but Emile Heskey (Achilles) and Shay Given (hamstring) are out and James Collins is doubtful.
Norwich v Fulham
NORWICH full-back Marc Tierney (groin) has a fifty-fifty chance of making the team sheet, Ritchie De Laet (back) is again out and James Vaughan (knee) needs another week but Kyle Naughton returns. FULHAM trio Andrew Johnson, Damien Duff and Bobby Zamora are all unlikely to regain fitness after injury layoffs and stay out along with Simon Davies and Mark Schwarzer (both back).
Stoke v Wigan
STOKE will have to leave it late on a trio of players as Robert Huth (knock), Peter Crouch (illness) and Glenn Whelan (calf) are all struggling but Ricardo Fuller is fit again after ankle trouble. Striker Conor Sammon is available for WIGAN after his red card was rescinded and Roberto Martinez has no fresh injury concerns and could welcome back Emmerson Boyce in the next fortnight.
Swansea v Tottenham
Steven Caulker cannot turn out for SWANSEA due to his loan conditions so Garry Monk is likely to step in while Angel Rangel (ankle) is a doubt so Jazz Richards is in line for a call up. TOTTENHAM will rest Michael Dawson (fitness) after injury while Ledley King (knee) and Aaron Lennon (hamstring) sit out but Jermain Defoe has made good progress and is looking at a return.
West Brom v Everton – Sun
WEST BROM’s Youssuf Mulumbu (groin) is a major doubt for Sunday while James Morrison (hamstring) and Steven Reid (knee) are out so Billy Jones is likely to continue at right-back. EVERTON must give Marouane Fellaini (groin) a late fitness test as he is a major doubt and utility man John Heitinga is set to continue in midfield in place of the absent Jack Rodwell (hamstring).
Sunderland v Man City – Sun
Defenders Phil Bardsley (thigh) and Titus Bramble (Achilles) are doubts for SUNDERLAND and join Michael Turner (knee) and Connor Wickham (knee) out injured while Kieran Richardson (illness) is struggling. Micah Richards is set to return to right-back for MAN CITY while Aleksandar Kolarov could also be fit but is a more outside chance and there are no new injuries.