Newcastle : How are the legs? [Ryan Taylor] "I think they're still in the dressing room from HT, but it's worth it. A dream come true" - Olivier Giroud :"He is doing very well. He's three weeks ahead of schedule & I think he will join in normal training after the international break" - Liverpool : Pascoe confirms Balotelli left last nights warm-up after feeling a twinge ''Mario was sent in because he sort of twisted his studs in the ground. He felt something in his knee. We had to assess him. But he is fine - he only went in as a precaution" - Burnley : Dyche confirms Dean Marney is back in contention following a hamstring injury but Saturday will come too soon for Reid who "is not quite there yet" Sam Vokes is "still going well" Matty Taylor [Achilles] remains out - West Brom : Irvine confirms winger Silvestre Varela [groin] is back in training but is "still a way away from being involved" Olsson [Achilles] ruled out - Crystal Palace have been hit by a mystery illness "Three or four lads have gone down. We're not sure if its food poisoning or some sort of bug. We've got the doctors in [to check it out]" while Scott Dann reveals he hasn’t trained fully despite stepping up his rehab - a decision regarding his involvement will be made by the medical team over this weekend but Warnock will give his defender every chance. James McArthur & Julian Speroni are both available - Everton : Martinez has confirmed Oviedo & Kone will play in behind-closed-doors games at Finch Farm in a bid to boost their match fitness "We see Bryan being able to participate with his international team in the next break, thats how well he has been doing" while "Arouna is in the same boat as Bryan but the only thing with him is that we are being careful we don’t overload him with work"
- QPR : No expected returners for Redknapp at Chelsea "The same lads are still injured as things stand. Its the same group as last week" the QPR boss is "hopeful" Jordon Mutch & Joey Barton [both hamstring] will train next week. They could be available for the Manchester City game "Adel might be involved this weekend. I wouldn't hesitate to put him in the squad. I was happy with the chat we had" #QPR - Manchester City : Lampard [thigh] has been ruled out of tonights League Cup game with Newcastle "I don’t think Frank will be fit for the weekend but maybe he can be fit for next week" but Nasri is available after a return to full training - Newcastle : Cheick Tiote [calf] will miss out once again but Pardew is "hopeful" Cisse [knee] can recover to face Liverpool - Hull City : Andrew Robertson [knee] is available for Hull - no fresh injury concerns. Ramirez [ineligible] to face his parent club while Steve Bruce expects Allan McGregor, Steve Harper, Michael Dawson & Nikica Jelavic to return after the international break - West Ham : Allardyce "Sakho is touch & go for Saturday. We will see what he's like tomorrow & make a decision from there. James Tomkins & Matt Jarvis are back in the squad. The others we're waiting patiently for" Zarate & Demel remain sidelined - Sunderland : Steven Fletcher passed fit "It was nothing serious. It was just an impact. I feel sharp. I’m working hard in training & doing extra in the gym" - Arsenal : Wenger is "quite confident" Gibbs will feature following a return to training but "There is a slight problem with Jack Wilshere" who is expected to miss out "He got a kick on his knee, it is very, very short-term" It is still too early for Walcott "Theo is not completely ready. He's been out for too long to start" #AFC - Swansea : Garry Monk has revealed Ki Sung-Yueng [knock] & Gylfi Sigurdsson [groin] have both returned to training ahead of Saturdays game against Everton. Fernandez available after Swansea successfully appealed against the defenders midweek sending off - Manchester United : LvG confirms captain Wayne Rooney is fit for the derby but Falcao misses out through injury. Antonio Valencia could also feature. The Dutch coach also added "[Rooney] was never injured. He shall play, he is my captain" - Chelsea : Mourinho "Diego Costa & Ramires will be available for the visit of QPR on Saturday" but reports Mikel & Remy are unavailable. Ivanovic returns from suspension but Azpilicueta miisses out after his sending off at Palace - Saints : Sadio Mané will train with the squad [on Thursday] & tomorrow morning "If he’s okay, he can be part of the squad for Saturday" - QPR : Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches & fined £25k by the Football Association for comments he made on Twitter - Man City : David Silva has been ruled out for around a month with knee ligament damage while Yaya Toure [groin] is likely to be fit for Sundays derby
- Spurs : Pochettino will make late calls on the fitness of Capoue [knee] & Lennon [hamstring] ahead of Sunday’s clash at Villa "At the moment they are both doubts and we’ll see how they recover in the next few days" Nabil Bentaleb (ankle) remains out alongside Kyle Walker. - Everton : No fresh injury concerns for Martinez [Stones & Mirallas are definite absentees] Gibson picked up a knock in training on Wed but should be fine & Lukaku has trained after picking up a knock against Burnley. Kone & Oviedo will be involved in a behind-closed-doors game #EFC - Liverpool : Rodgers confirms "Enrique has an issue with his knee & won't be available" while Sakho, Sturridge, Suso & Flanagan are all out. Fabio Borini comes into contention after his performance midweek - Leicester : Wes Morgan is expected to over come an ankle injury to face West Brom "“He will be training tomorrow" while the injury to Ben Hamer [dislocated finger] is not as first feared "It will be a matter of weeks. Hopefully it won’t be too long" Matthew Upson & Bakayoko remain sidelined - Aston Villa : Andreas Weimann [shin] is expected to recover in time to face Spurs along with Nathan Baker. Philippe Senderos & Alan Hutton have been ruled out - Stoke City : Marc Muniesa is the only doubt ahead of the clash against West Ham after rolling his ankle in training on Thursday. Phil Bardsley & Peter Crouch are suspended