Manchester United have been boosted with the news that Phil Jones is fit to face Wigan Athletic on Boxing Day, but will still be without Ashley Young will be out for several weeks.
Arsenal have moved their Boxing Day clash with Wolves by 24 hours, due to the proposed industrial action on London Underground.
Chelsea have confirmed that their Boxing Day clash with local rivals Fulham will go ahead as planned despite the threat of a strike by London Underground (LU).
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says his side are determined to bounce back from the disappointment of losing their unbeaten record on Sunday as the Premier League leaders entertain a resurgent Arsenal.
Inter defender Cristian Chivu has been handed a four-match ban after punching an opponent during Thursday's 3-0 victory over Bari.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has told unsettled striker Mario Balotelli that he must prove he deserves a recall to the first team after being dropped for the win at Newcastle on Boxing Day.
Blackburn manager Steve Kean believes defender Christopher Samba is now happy to stay at Ewood Park.
Blackpool's game against Liverpool on Boxing Day has been postponed due to a frozen pitch. And Everton's home match against Birmingham has also been called off.