In a shocking repudiation of recent reports, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew declared that Fabricio Coloccini had an outside chance of making the weekend's derby match.
Hull City have been rocked by the news that Dieumerci Mbokani has been sidelined for up-to six weeks after suffering a hamstring strain during Saturdays 1-1 draw with Burnley.
Bakary Sako is closing in on a return to action after the Crystal Palace winger confirmed he is back on the training pitches following a muscle strain.
Slaven Bilic could be tempted to start Andre Ayew against Chelsea as West Ham United will be without Michail Antonio through suspension.
Christian Fuchs paid tribute to the Blue Army after Leicester City surged to an all-important 3-1 victory over Liverpool at the King Power Stadium on Monday.
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes gave a positive update over the injury status of goalkeeper Jack Butland.
Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic said he has no hard feelings over a failed move to Bournemouth last month.
Jonny Evans started in Albion's Week 26 win over Bournemouth but it may not be a permanent move given the circumstances.
A brace from Jamie Vardy and a goal from Daniel Drinkwater jolted Leicester City to a 3-1 win over Liverpool in their first match since sacking Claudio Ranieri last week.
Jürgen Klopp says "it looks like" Jordan Henderson will miss this weekends’ clash with Arsenal at Anfield.
Tony Pulis expects Craig Dawson to be okay for the visit of Crystal Palace this weekend despite the centre-back being knocked out cold on Saturday.
Manchester United's 24 year old midfielder Jesse Lingard scored United's second as they overcame Southampton 3-2 in a thrilling EFL Cup final.