Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy will be out for at least six weeks with an ankle injury, says manager Arsene Wenger.
Champions Cliftonville will continue their quest for a first home league win when they host Dungannon Swifts at Solitude.
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba says he sees similarities with his fellow striker Diego Costa.
Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has called on Adel Taarabt to shape up following his latest injury setback.
Fernandinho wants Manchester City to close the gap on Chelsea with victory over the Premier League leaders on Sunday.
Jordan Henderson has spoken of his pride at being named Liverpool’s vice captain earlier this week.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli needs to be given time to settle at Anfield, according to on-loan West Ham midfielder Alex Song.
Liverpool have been handed a boost with the news striker Daniel Sturridge is on course to be fit for next week's Merseyside derby.
Bastia striker Brandao is banned for six months for headbutting PSG's Thiago Motta in a French top-flight match last month.