Check on all the latest injury news ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures before you place your bets.Arsenal v Blackburn
ARSENAL may be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) and Jack Wilshere (ankle) has suffered a setback while Kieran Gibbs (hernia), Carl Jenkinson (back) and Gervinho (African Cup) are not available. BLACKBURN’s Yakubu serves the final game of his suspension and Chris Samba is dropped but David Goodwillie returns from illness and new signing Bradley Orr could feature.
Man City v Fulham
MAN CITY are again without the suspended Mario Balotelli while the Toure brothers are still in action at the African Cup but midfielder David Pizarro is likely to be included in the squad. Moussa Dembele and Mark Schwarzer return for FULHAM from injury but Andrew Johnson and Steve Sidwell are both sidelined by groin injuries and Pavel Progrebnyak has not yet received clearance.
Norwich v Bolton
Paul Lambert has no new injury concerns at NORWICH with left back Marc Tierney (groin) and Declan Rudd (ankle) remaining in the treatment room. BOLTON could hand debuts to deadline day signings Ryo Miyaichi and Marvin Sordell but will be without Stuart Holden and Sean Davis (both knee) or new signing Tim Ream while Gretar Steinsson (knock) is a major doubt.
QPR v Wolves
Bobby Zamora is set to make his QPR debut and joins Djibril Cisse up front while Adel Taarabt and Armand Traore return from the African Cup but Heidar Helguson (groin) and Akos Buzsaky (Achilles) are both injured. Karl Henry’s suspension is WOLVES’ main concern but they are boosted by the return of Jamie O’Hara and the signing of defender Sebastien Bassong.
Stoke v Sunderland
STOKE will assess the fitness of Matthew Etherington (groin) and aside from long-term absentee Mamady Sidibe (knee) and the departing Danny Higginbotham, they have no new concerns. Quartet Wes Brown (knee), David Vaughan (ankle), Lee Cattermole (hamstring) and Nicklas Bendtner (head) are all out for SUNDERLAND but Sotirios Kyrgiakos could make his debut.
West Brom v Swansea
WEST BROM are still without Chris Brunt (ankle) but will be hoping on the fitness of Jerome Thomas (calf) and Steven Reid (ankle) while new-signings Liam Ridgewell and Keith Andrews will be given fitness tests. SWANSEA are still without Ferrie Bodde (knee) while Andrea Orlandi (hamstring) faces around six weeks out while Curtis Obeng could find a place on the bench.
Wigan v Everton
Mohamed Diame returns to WIGAN from the African Cup and he could feature along with Hugo Rodallega while Antolin Alcaraz and Franco di Santo will both be assessed but Shaun Maloney (calf) is out. Nikica Jelavic and Steven Pienaar will both be involved for EVERTON but Phil Jagielka (knee), Sylvain Distin (hamstring), Seamus Coleman (thigh) and Leon Osman (knee) are out.
Chelsea v Man United – Sun
Defenders John Terry (knee) and Ashley Cole (suspended) are absent for CHELSEA so Gary Cahill could step in for a debut and Frank Lampard is also expected to return but Ramires (knee) is out. UNITED are set to welcome back quartet Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney, Nani and Tom Cleverley but goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard (ankle) is sidelined along with Nemanja Vidic (knee).
Newcastle v Aston Villa – Sun
NEWCASTLE are boosted by the return of Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse from the African Cup but Yohan Cabaye is suspended, Sammy Ameobi (knee) is out and Sylvain Marveaux (groin) is not fit. Gabriel Agbonlahor (back and hamstring) is a major doubt for VILLA this weekend and Marc Albrighton (thigh) will not recover in time while James Collins is unlikely to return from a calf injury.
Liverpool v Tottenham – Mon
LIVERPOOL can at last welcome Luis Suarez back into the fold after his ban while Steven Gerrard returns after a midweek rest but Jack Robinson (ankle) and Lucas Leiva (knee) are still out. SPURS new boy Louis Saha could make his debut as Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor (both hamstring) are doubts while Rafael van der Vaart (calf) and Aaron Lennon (hamstring) are struggling.