Ramires always brings a little bit of everything to the Blues midfield and in Week 16 he brought a match winning goal against Crystal Palace.
Aaron Ramsey returned to first team action as a second half substitute against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday.
Phillip Wollscheid will face a late fitness test after the defender missed training on Thursday. Manager Mark Hughes confirmed. "His pelvis was a little sore," although he remained hopeful that the German could take part in Fridays’ session.
Alexis Sanchez continues to be the main focus of Arsenal attention after Arsene Wenger alluded to the fact that his Chilean winger would be checked on Thursday having felt a slight problem in his hamstring.
Remi Garde has confirmed that Jack Grealish will not be involved this weekend after the 20-year-old was seen partying just hours after the defeat to Everton.
Manchester City have been dealt another blow along the back-line as manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed defender Vincent Kompany will need at least two more weeks to recover from a calf injury.
Manchester City could be without goalkeeper Joe Hart after the England starter left the club's 1-0 Champions League loss to Juventus with a hamstring injury.
Karl Darlow is back to full fitness after starting Newcastle United's U-21 match against West Bromwich Albion's U-21's on Monday.
Jurgen Klopp revealed that center back Martin Skrtel is a doubt for Liverpool's Europa League tie with Bordeaux on Thursday due to illness.
Christian Benteke, who was somewhat of a surprise omission from Jurgen Klopp's starting XI in Liverpool's win over Manchester City this past weekend, is in contention to face Bordeaux in Europa League action on Wednesday.
Fabio Borini is closing in on a return to action after re-joining the main group in training this week.
Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini will be available for Wednesdays' crucial UEFA Champions League tie against PSV at Old Trafford.