Phillipe Senderos, who came off against Manchester City injured, will miss Fulham's Boxing Day match at Norwich City.
Leicester City has made another move to lock down a critical member of its league-winning squad with Christian Fuchs signing a new deal.
Despite a spectacular penalty miss last weekend, striker Christian Benteke will remain on penalty kicks for Crystal Palace.
With Glen Johnson already out injured, Stoke City have a significant doubt over his replacement after Phil Bardsley picked up a hamstring injury against Sunderland last weekend.
Odion Ighalo is likely to see his banishment short-lived as replacement Isaac Success hasn't trained this week.
Tony Pulis' battle with Saido Berahino continues as the manager has put the forward on a personal fitness plan.
Southampton and Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long has been ruled out of Sunday's clash with Manchester City.
Sunderland's embattled manager David Moyes is rumoured to be looking at signing two Republic of Ireland internationals.
Hull City manager Mike Phelan has hinted that club captain Michael Dawson may make his first appearance of the campaign against Stoke in GW9.
Hull City defender Moses Odubajo will have to face a further period on the sidelines after he damaged his recovering knee injury in non contact training this week.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman announced the club will be without left-back Leighton Baines for the upcoming trip to Burnley.