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Fantasy football injury and availability round-up.
In the early game on Saturday Swansea face Everton. Swansea could be without Ashley Williams along with long term absentee Neil Taylor. Chico Flores is still out suspended. Everton striker Nikica Jelavic is out with a shin injury and midfielder Darron Gibson is also out.
Oscar who grabbed a brace for Chelsea midweek had to go off early against Juventus with an ankle injury and is a doubt for the game with Stoke. Daniel Sturridge is also a doubt. Matthew Etherington returned from injury with substitute appearance against Man City and could start against Chelsea.
Gaston Ramirez could make his first start for Southampton against Aston Villa. He came on as a half time substitute against Arsenal. Christian Benteke may start for Aston Villa after a goalscoring debut against Swansea. Richard Dunne is still out with a groin injury.
Peter Odemwingie suspended for West Brom’s clash with Reading after being sent off against Fulham. This could allow Romelu Lukaku to start for West Brom. Alex McCarthy should start in goal for Reading as Adam Federici is still out with a knee injury.
Andy Carroll is still out for West Ham’s encounter with Sunderland. Carlton Cole or Modibo Maiga could start in his stead. Matt Jarvis is available to make his home debut. Adam Johnson is still struggling with a thigh injury for Sunderland. Carlos Cuellar, Phil Bardsley and Wes Brown are all injured so Craig Gardner will probably start at right back with Danny Rose at left back.
Wigan are pretty much injury free apart from Antolin Alcaraz with is a doubt. Bryan Ruiz and Mladen Petric could both be back for Fulham.
Joe Cole and Lucas Leiva are the only injury concerns for Liverpool ahead of their game at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young are both close to fitness for Man Utd but Robin van Persie is likely to start up front.
Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote are both close being ready to start for Newcastle while Fabricio Collocini is still out injured. Steven Whittaker is the only major doubt for Norwich.
Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli are both likely to be available for Man City again though Samir Nasri has a hamstring injury. Wojciech Szczesny should start in goal for Arsenal while Tomas Rosicky and Bacary Sagna are still out injured.
Emmanuel Adebayor is a doubt for Tottenham with a hamstring injury. Scott Parker and Benoit Assou-Ekotto are both definitely missing. Fabio, Anton Ferdinand and Stephane M’Bia are all doubts for QPR. Andy Johnson is out with a long term injury.