Chelsea look set to go into Sunday's clash with Liverpool without Florent Malouda. The Premier League's joint-top scorer missed out Wednesday's Champions League win over Spartak Moscow with an ankle injury which looks set to keep him out of the game at Anfield.
There is better news for Liverpool, though, with Dirk Kuyt training again after a recovery from an ankle injury which manager Roy Hodgson has described as "incredible". The Dutchman could be ready for Sunday.
Elsewhere, West Ham have been hit by Mark Noble's expected month-long absence after having his appendix removed this week, whilst Julien Faubert begins a three-match ban for a red card he picked up last month in a reserve match.
Talking of suspensions, West Brom will be without Gonzalo Jara for three matches after he was sent off for a reckless foul on Luke Varney at Blackpool, but Pablo Ibanez has seen his red card in the same match overturned on appeal.
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