Its been a long season and many players are now feeling it physically, there are lots of injury concerns heading into the last 3 weeks of this season.
We have an all important matchday ahead of us where there is lots in store in terms of points and rank movement.Im sure you would want to know who all are available and injured for this week :
Lets get straight into important injury updates and team news :
Assou-Ekotto is out for the remaining of the season with a dislocated shoulder.
Kaboul and Adebayor have started to train today and are back in the frame for Sunday's game against Blackburn.
It makes Defoe a risky pick folks as Adebayor will get atleast 1 game out of the two if not more.
It also makes Ledley King a risky pick as Kaboul / Gallas will be their centre backs.
Who would take Assou- Ekotto's place ? Danny Rose ( Midfielder at 2.07)is most likely going to start as left back.
Reports suggest that Evans is not fit to play against Manchester City and he has not trained with the squad all week.
It does make him a risk keeping at a discount.Smalling or Jones could partner Rio in defense.
Chelsea will be without Gary Cahill(injured), David Luiz(injured) and Ivanovic(suspended) this weekend.
Its gives an opportunity to Bosingwa and Ferreira in defense.We will have to see with RDM does with Betrand.He could give Cole a rest and play Betrand.
Baines is out injured and will not be a part of Everton squad for the remaining games.
Steven Gerrard is back in contention after training this week.
Micah Richards is in contention for the derby as he trained all week.Balotelli is back from suspension.
Alan Pardew expects in-form midfielder Yohan Cabaye to shake off the knock sustained in the win over Stoke to figure in this one, while Danny Guthrie could also make a return from a calf problem.
Chris Eagles and Ryo Miyaichi are amongst the doubts for the trip to Sunderland. Eagles has a hamstring problem, while Miyaichi has a shoulder injury.
Andy Wilkinson has been ruled out with a groin injury and Shotton is expected to be at defense.