Derby weekend with Liverpool going to Goodison Park and White Hart Lane hosting Arsenal.
Arsenal will give late fitness tests to Theo Walcott (knee) and Gervinho (hamstring) before Sunday’s derby against Tottenham but Laurent Koscielny (ankle) is out.
Johan Djourou (hamstring) also remains out but Yossi Benayoun (thigh) and Sebastien Squillaci both return to the squad after training this weekend.
Midfielders Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby plus defender Thomas Vermaelen continue their rehabilitation from ankle injuries.
Provisional squad: Szczesny, Sagna, Gibbs, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Song, Andre Santos, Frimpong, Arteta, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Arshavin, Gervinho, Benayoun, Squillaci, Chamakh, Walcott, van Persie, Fabianski, Park, Jenkinson, Coquelin.
Jermaine Jenas is in contention to make his Aston Villa debut in tomorrow’s home Premier League clash with Wigan after recovering from a thigh problem.
Record signing Darren Bent has shaken off a groin injury while fellow striker Emile Heskey is also in the frame after a recent hamstring setback.
James Collins faces a late fitness test after an ankle knock against QPR last weekend. Carlos Cuellar, Chris Herd and Eric Lichaj remain sidelined.
Provisional squad: Given, Hutton, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Jenas, Petrov, Delph, N’Zogbia, Ireland, Bannan, Agbonlahor, Bent, Heskey, Albrighton, Weimann, Given, Delfouneso, Beye, Lowry, Gardner, Clark.
Blackburn manager Steve Kean is still waiting on the fitness of defenders Scott Dann and Michel Salgado ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Manchester City.
Martin Olsson is out through suspension but Gael Givet has recovered from the knock he sustained at Newcastle, while Kean confirmed Ryan Nelson and David Dunn are edging closer to a return.
Provisional squad: Robinson, Samba, Dann, Salgado, Givet, Hoilett, Lowe, Nzonzi, Formica, Yakubu, Bunn, Hanley, Grella, Pedersen, Petrovic, Rochina, Goodwillie, Roberts, Vukcevic, Slew.
Owen Coyle’s injury problems were compounded this week when it was announced midfielder Stuart Holden faces another six months out with a knee problem.
To add to his woes, on-loan Gael Kakuta is ineligible as he cannot face his parent club, Chelsea.
David Wheater and Ivan Klasnic are suspended, and goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen is doubtful with a leg knock.
Provisional squad: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Eagles, Robinson, Muamba, Reo-Coker, Petrov, K Davies, Tuncay, Bogdan, Gardner, M Davies, Pratley, Ngog, Blake.
Daniel Sturridge could return to the Chelsea line-up for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Bolton after recovering from a knee injury.
Fernando Torres is suspended, Hilario is still a week away from recovering from a hip and back complaint, while Michael Essien (knee) is a long-term absentee.
Provisional squad: Cech, Ivanovic, Bosingwa, Alex, Ferreira, Terry, Luiz, Cole, Bertrand, McEachran, Mikel, Romeu, Ramires, Lampard, Meireles, Mata, Malouda, Drogba, Anelka, Sturridge, Lukaku, Kalou, Turnbull.
Everton manager David Moyes believes Tim Cahil (bruised shin) should be fit for tomorrow’s 216th Merseyside derby with Liverpool at Goodison Park.
Provisional squad: Howard, Heitinga, Hibbert, Neville, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Barkley, Fellaini, Osman, Rodwell, Drenthe, Cahill, Stracqualursi, Mucha, Bilyaletdinov, Vellios, Gueye, Saha, Coleman.
Fulham forwards Bobby Zamora and Mousa Dembele are both available for Sunday’s west London derby against QPR after recovering from illness.
Aaron Hughes (knee) will have a fitness test tomorrow and Matthew Briggs is also a doubt with a bruised ankle. Simon Davies is sidelined by a long-term knee injury.
Provisional squad: Schwarzer, Hughes, Hangeland, Baird, J Riise, Kelly, Briggs, Sidwell, Duff, Kasami, Murphy, Dempsey, Dembele, Ruiz, Zamora, Etheridge, Senderos, Briggs, Grygera, Frei, Gecov, Sa, Johnson.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may have to settle for a place on the bench again in tomorrow’s 216th Merseyside derby.
Defenders Glen Johnson (hamstring) and Daniel Agger (rib) will not feature, while Dirk Kuyt is pushing for a recall at the expense of Jordan Henderson.
Provisional squad: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique, Lucas, Adam, Kuyt, Downing, Suarez, Carroll, Doni, Flanagan, Coates, Spearing, Gerrard, Henderson, Bellamy, Rodriguez.
Edin Dzeko could start against Blackburn in the Premier League after he apologised for his angry reaction to being substituted against Bayern Munich in midweek.
With Carlos Tevez suspended by the club following his apparent refusal to come off the bench in Munich, the Bosnian is likely to partner Sergio Aguero in attack.
Nigel de Jong is likely to be on the bench again and though Adam Johnson is back in training after an ankle injury it may be to soon for him.
Provisional squad: Hart, Pantilimon, Richards, Onuoha, Kompany, K Toure, Savic, Lescott, Clichy, Kolarov, Bridge, De Jong, Barry, Milner, Y Toure, Nasri, Aguero, Silva, Zabaleta, Dzeko, Johnson.
Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Jonny Evans will all be back from injury for Manchester United when Norwich visit tomorrow.
Chris Smalling (groin), Nemanja Vidic (ankle) and Tom Cleverly (foot) are still missing but could return after the international break.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Evans, Evra, Fabio, Jones, Ferdinand, Anderson, Carrick, Fletcher, Giggs, Nani, Park, Valencia, Young, Berbatov, Hernandez, Owen, Rooney, Welbeck.
Davide Santon could make his Newcastle debut after being included in the sqaud squad for the first time for tomorrow’s Premier League trip to Wolves.
Striker Shola Ameobi will miss out once again with a shoulder injury, while Alan Smith (hamstring) and Mike Williamson (broken arm) remain on the sidelines.
Provisional squad: Krul, Harper, Simpson, R. Taylor, Santon, Ferguson, Coloccini, S. Taylor, Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Marveaux, Obertan, Gosling, Guthrie, Ben Arfa, Abeid, Vuckic, Ba, Lovenkrands, Best, Sammy Ameobi.
James Vaughan is out of tomorrow’s Premier League trip to Manchester United, as he will miss up to four months with a knee injury.
Zak Whitbread is still recovering from his hamstring problem, while on-loan United defender Ritchie de Laet is unavailable against his parent club.
Defenders Elliott Ward and Dani Ayala (both knee) remain out, while young forward Oli Johnson is set for a spell on the sidelines after ankle surgery.
Provisional Squad: Ruddy, Tierney, Barnett, Martin, Naughton, Fox, Johnson, Hoolahan, Pilkington, Bennett, Morison, Rudd, C Martin, Crofts, Holt, Francomb, Wilbraham, Drury.
Queens Park Rangers
Armand Traore is supended for Sunday’s west London derby at Fulham following his red card against Aston Villa last weekend.
Danny Gabbidon (knee) looks certain to miss out, while the game comes too soon for Jamie Mackie, who this week played in a friendly for the first time since suffering a double leg break in January.
Midfielder Kieron Dyer also remains sidelined with a foot problem.
Provisional squad: Kenny, Derry, Hall, Taarabt, Campbell, Bothroyd, Faurlin, Buzsaky, Orr, Connolly, Barton, Young, Smith, Helguson, Murphy, Wright-Phillips, Ferdinand, Puncheon.
Matthew Etherington will undergo a fitness test before the trip to Swansea on Sunday following a dead leg in last night’s 2-1 Europa League win over Besiktas.
Defender Jonathan Woodgate is available again having missed that game, and the rested Asmir Begovic is set to return in goal in place Thomas Sorensen.
Salif Diao (fractured cheekbone) is another injury doubt, while Kenwyne Jones (hamstring) is not expected to return.
Provisional squad: Begovic, Wilson, Huth, Shawcross, Upson, Wilkinson, Woodgate, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Walters, Sorensen, Shotton, Arismendi, Pennant, Delap, Crouch, Palacios, Jerome, Nash.
Sunderland defender Titus Bramble will miss tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League clash with West Brom after being suspended by the club.
Sebastian Larsson will have his broken assessed. Connor Wickham (groin) is a doubt, while Craig Gordon and Fraizer Campbell (both knee) continue to work their way back to fitness.
Provisional squad: Mignolet, Westwood, Brown, O’Shea, Richardson, Turner, Laing, Cattermole, Gardner, Vaughan, Larsson, Colback, Elmohamady, Bendtner, Sessegnon, Wickham, Ji, McClean, Cook.
Leon Britton is the major fitness concern ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Stoke as he is struggling with a back complaint.
Danny Graham could replace Leroy Lita but midfielder Ferrie Bodde will undergo another operation on his knee.
Garry Monk and Ashley Williams are again the only fit centre-halves with Alan Tate (broken leg), Steven Caulker (knee) and Kemy Agustien (hamstring) all sidelined.
Provisional squad: Vorm, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Graham, Sinclair, Dyer, Dobbie, Routledge, Monk, Lita, Moore, Bessone, Moreira, Rangel, Allen, Tremmel, Gower, Richards, Lucas.
Emmanuel Adebayor is in line to face his former club Arsenal at White Hart Lane, but Aaron Lennon faces a fitness test on a stiff groin.
William Gallas (calf), Michael Dawson (Achilles) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle) are out but Steven Pienaar (groin) is available to play his first game of the season.
Provisional squad: Gomes, Friedel, Cudicini, Bale, Kaboul, Bassong, Corluka, Walker, King, Assou-Ekotto, Rose, Parker, Modric, Livermore, Townsend, Carroll, Lennon, Kranjcar, Rose, Falque, Sandro, Pienaar, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe, Dos Santos, Adebayor, Van der Vaart.
West Bromwich Albion
Gabriel Thomas is available for the clash with Sunderland after completing a three-game suspension, but faces a battle to displace Gareth McAuley.
Craig Dawson is expected to recover from illness, but midfielder Zoltan Gera and striker Marc-Antoine Fortune are still sidelined through injury.
Provisional squad: Foster, Reid, Tamas, Dawson, Olsson, McAuley, Shorey, Brunt, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Thomas, Long, Odemwingie, Morrison, Fulop, Jones, Cox, Scharner, Tchoyi.
Wigan defender Emmerson Boyce is close to a recall to face Aston Villa tomorrow having recovered from the hamstring problem
Steve Gohouri (suspended), Antolin Alcaraz (thigh) and striker Hugo Rodallega (knee) are unavailable.
Provisional squad: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Figueroa, Boyce, Lopez, Watson, Diame, Moses, Gomez, Di Santo, Jones, Stam, Van Aanholt, McArthur, McCarthy, Thomas, Sammon, Maloney, Crusat, McManaman, Kirkland.
Richard Stearman is a doubt with a toe injury. If he is ruled out, 19-year-old Matt Doherty will start against the Magpies.
Striker Steven Fletcher has recovered from the groin problem. Jody Craddock, Ronald Zubar, Kevin Foley and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake are still unavailable through injury.
Provisional squad: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Hunt, Henry, O’Hara, Jarvis, Edwards, Doyle, Doherty, Fletcher, Guedioura, De Vries, Elokobi, Hammill, Milijas.