Arsenal forwards Andrei Arshavin and Theo Walcott should return for the trip to Fulham on Saturday but goalkeeper Manuel Almunia is unavailable so Vito Mannone will continue to deputise.
Arshavin has missed four matches with a groin problem while Walcott has yet to appear this season after a back injury. Denilson (back), Johan Djourou (knee), Samir Nasri (leg) are all still unavailable.
Chelsea have injury concerns over striker Didier Drogba for their trip to Wigan Athletic on Saturday after the Ivory Coast striker injured his calf in the 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Deco (calf) is unavailable but Joe Cole and Yuri Zhirkov could feature after playing in the League Cup win over Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday.
Stoke City could be without strikers Ricardo Fuller (ankle) and James Beattie (groin) for the home match with champions Manchester United on Saturday.
United have no new injury concerns and welcome back midfielder Paul Scholes after suspension.
Tottenham Hotspur have defensive problems ahead of their home match against Burnley on Saturday with concerns over Sebastien Bassong and Michael Dawson while Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King are definitely out.
Meanwhile Burnley will be without striker Martin Paterson and midfielder Chris McCann, who both have knee injuries.comments