Reports suggest Gareth Bale is poised to commit his immediate future to Tottenham Hotspur after agreeing improved terms of an estimated £150,000 per week to remain at White Hart Lane despite the club's failure to reach the Champions League. The deal is expected to include a release clause for bids over £50m that can be triggered at the end of next season.
Nikica Jelavic was expected to start at the Emirates last weekend but was a late scratch with a knee issue that could see him out for as long as six weeks.
Michael Dawson was heroic against Arsenal but won't be able to build on that effort as he has been ruled out with an ankle injury for six weeks.
While he is certainly no sure bet to start or even enter as a substitute, Theo Walcott has taken a step forward with the news he will be with the team for the match with Sunderland.
According to Lee Ryder on Twitter, Papiss Cisse has emerged as a late doubt for Newcastle ahead of their Sunday trip to White Hart Lane.
Alan Pardew expects to have Ryan Taylor's name on Newcastle's team sheet this weekend when the Magpies travel to play Tottenham, completing the versatile fullback's recovery from severe knee damage.
There are no fresh injury concerns for Everton ahead of their trip to Burnley, though we have an updated timetable on the return of Kevin Mirallas.
A hat-trick from Harry Kane and a brace from Erik Lamela helped Tottenham thrash Greek side Asteras Tripolis and saunter to a first win in the Europa League group-stage.
Fraser Forster is top of the goalkeeper picks for Week 9.
Branislav Ivanovic is tipped to perform well for Chelsea against Manchester United.
Everton's Seamus Coleman can continue his good form at Burnley in Week 9.
Eric Dier could prove great value for Tottenham's home clash with Newcastle.