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The English Premier League sees plenty of big-name players sidelined at present, especially from reigning champions Manchester City.
Roberto Mancini, City boss, is without Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany through long-running injuries already, and last weekend saw midfielder Jack Rodwell also suffer yet another hamstring injury which will keep him out for around three weeks.
Maicon and Micah Richards are also out of action for City.
Elsewhere, Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is recovering from his latest injury, a calf strain, and will likely not make it back for the weekend.
Phil Jones missed out on the Champions League in midweek but might be fit for Manchester United's FA Cup fixture against Chelsea.
Finally, Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy hopes to soon make a comeback after a long spell out injured, Liverpool defender Martin Kelly is in the final stages of his recovery from ACL surgery and Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton should be back by the end of the month.