Wednesday's Premier League team news
All the latest team news ahead of Wednesday night's Premier League programme.
Chelsea v Fulham
Gary Cahill has recovered from illness and is in contention for the west London derby at Stamford Bridge.
The England defender was only able to start on the bench in Rafael Benitez’s first game in charge against Manchester City on Sunday, but he could return to the starting line-up tomorrow.
Daniel Sturridge is close to returning from a hamstring injury, while John Terry (knee) and Frank Lampard (calf) are also progressing.
Fulham captain Brede Hangeland is one of a number of key players missing for Martin Jol. The Norway international serves the second of a three-match ban at Stamford Bridge and is joined on the sidelines by Alex Kacaniklic, Bryan Ruiz and Kieran Richardson (all hamstring).
Simon Davies (hip) remains out but Jol can call upon Kerim Frei after a loan spell at Cardiff.
Everton v Arsenal
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini returns from suspension to face Arsenal at Goodison Park tomorrow.
Manager David Moyes is still waiting on Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson, out since early September because of a thigh problem, as he approaches full fitness.
Seamus Coleman, Victor Anichebe, Phil Neville and Kevin Mirallas were all unavailable for Saturday’s draw with Norwich and Moyes expects to pick a similar team for the visit of the Gunners.
Arsene Wenger will have forward Theo Walcott back from a shoulder problem for the trip to Liverpool.
Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky (Achilles) is back in full training after his long injury lay-off, but will not feature at Goodison.
Defender Andre Santos (stomach muscle) remains out, while midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) continues his rehabilitation.
Manchester United v Wes Ham
Paul Scholes will miss Manchester United’s encounter with West Ham at Old Trafford.
The veteran midfielder is suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season at the weekend and his place goes to Anderson, who impressed as a second-half substitute against QPR.
Antonio Valencia (hip) has an outside chance of being fit for the leaders.
Midfielder Mark Noble is suspended for West Ham after accumulating five yellow cards.
Left back George McCartney is a doubt after suffering an ankle injury against Tottenham and midfielder Yossi Benayoun is still not available as he looks to overcome a thigh problem.
Midfielder Jack Collison (knee) and forward Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) are also ruled out.
Stoke v Newcastle
Stoke duo Michael Owen and Andy Wilkinson are likely to miss tomorrow’s home clash with Newcastle.
Owen returned to training yesterday after a month out with a hamstring injury but Stoke are keen not to push the former England man too hard, while Wilkinson missed Saturday’s victory over Fulham with a back problem.
Both players could well return for Saturday’s trip to West Brom, but Marc Wilson (broken leg) and Rory Delap (hernia) are longer-term absentees.
Newcastle will travel south facing up to the prospect of being without key men Steven Taylor and Yohan Cabaye until February.
Central defender Taylor has been ruled out for six to eight weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered at Southampton on Sunday, while Cabaye is due to undergo a second bout of groin surgery within the next 24 hours, which will sideline him for up to eight weeks.
Manager Alan Pardew is also without midfielders Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring) and Gabriel Obertan (toe) and striker Shola Ameobi (groin), although central defender and captain Fabricio Coloccini is available after completing a three-match ban.