Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo has been ruled out of his country's final Confederations Cup group match against Brazil in Salvador on Saturday with a strained leg muscle.
Manchester United centre-back Jonny Evans is in contention to return to the first-team fold at Fulham on Saturday after returning to training following a spell out with a hamstring injury.
Newcastle United winger Hatem Ben Arfa is a major doubt for Saturday's visit of Premier League champions Manchester City.
Arsene Wenger is wary of the threat posed by former Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie as the Gunners prepare to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Manchester City have been boosted by the news that Pablo Zabaleta expects to be available for Saturday's visit to West Ham United.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is well aware of the threat Andy Carroll will pose his side when they meet West Ham on Saturday but insists they should only worry about their own game.
Arsene Wenger said that success in the Premier League - rather than the Champions League - is the true gauge of quality ahead of Arsenal's meeting with Chelsea on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho admitted his side deserve to lose at Sevilla on Saturday, a result which leaves them eight points behind Barcelona already.
Norway coach Egil Olsen has hailed Roy Hodgson as one of football's innovators as he prepares to do battle against England in an international friendly on Saturday night.
Chelsea defenders David Luiz and Gary Cahill were absent from the club's training session on Friday, casting doubts over their availability for Saturday's FA Cup final against Liverpool.
Stewart Downing insists Liverpool's new recruits should not be made scapegoats for the Reds' disappointing league form.
Arsene Wenger was unable to confirm on Friday that Robin van Persie would be fit for Arsenal's weekend trip to Liverpool, and he categorically ruled out midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is in danger of missing Saturday's visit of Blackburn with a knee problem.
Kenny Dalglish has revealed Luis Suarez is a doubt for Liverpool's trip to West Brom in front of the ESPN cameras on Saturday.
Sir Alex Ferguson has played down suggestions that Manchester United will look to launch an aerial bombardment on Barcelona during Saturday's Champions League final.