The Premier League resumes normal service after a titillating international break, and Week 12 has some promising games in store.
With the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool setting the tone for a fast-paced three days of football, let's take a look at how the injury report is shaping up for each and every side this weekend.
Liverpool make the short trip to Goodison Park to take on their old rivals the Toffees on Saturday and will hope Steven Gerrard recovers in time to start.
The skipper picked up an injury on England duty but should be fine to feature, but Jose Enrique will miss out as he prepares for an operation on his knee. Everton have no new injury concerns to worry about.
|Everton vs. Liverpool|
Pablo Hernandez appears to be regaining fitness, but his status remains questionable at this point. Michael Laudrup is trying everything he can to get Michu back fit, but this weekend will come too soon for him.
Fulham will be without Brede Hangeland, who has a nerve problem, while Damien Duff also misses out with an abductor muscle injury.
|Fulham vs. Swansea|
Steve Bruce could be welcoming back star man Robbie Brady after a short spell on the sidelines, but Sone Aluko will definitely miss out. Crystal Palace may be tempted to try Jon Williams out on his return.
|Hull vs. Crystal Palace|
|Crystal Palace||Questionable||Jerome Thomas||Groin|
Southampton have just one long-term injury concern to deal with in Guly do Prado, while the injury news on Arsenal's front is much improved too. Aaron Ramsey is expected to be fine, and Theo Walcott is fit and ready to feature for the first time in two months, per Arsenal.com.
|Arsenal vs. Southampton|
|Southampton||Out||Guly do Prado||Knee|
Norwich will be without striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel due to a toe muscle problem, but he is the only absentee for Chris Hughton this weekend. Jonas Guttierez, Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini all return for Newcastle, who are at full strength, bar Ryan Taylor's long-term absence.
|Newcastle United vs. Norwich City|
|Norwich||Questionable||Ricky van Wolfswinkel||Ankle/Foot|
|Alex Tettey||High Ankle Sprain|
Sunderland have absolutely zero injury concerns, and Gus Poyet has a full squad to choose from. Stoke may have to soldier on without Stephen Ireland this week.
|Stoke City vs. Sunderland|
West Ham have an issue at left-back following injuries to both Joey O'Brien and Razvan Rat, while defensive stalwart Winston Reid is also a concern. Chelsea expect to have Fernando Torres ready to play, with Marco van Ginkel the only long-term absentee.
|West Ham United vs. Chelsea|
|West Ham||Questionable||Razvan Rat||Unspecified|
|Richardo Vaz Te||Shoulder|
|Marco van Ginkel||ACL|
Manchester City will hope Fernandinho recovers in time to start but must make do without David Silva and Vincent Kompany until December. Spurs could see Danny Rose make a welcome recovery, but Christian Eriksen will be sidelined.
|Manchester City vs. Tottenham|
|Vincent Kompany||Thigh strain|
Cardiff have a fully fit selection to choose from and could even see the long-awaited return of £7 million man Andreas Cornelius from a troublesome ankle injury. Manchester United have a whole host of issues to contend, with Phil Jones a particular worry in midfield, but David Moyes is hopeful that Nemanja Vidic will be fit after suffering a head injury against Arsenal.
|Cardiff City vs. Manchester United|
|Man Utd||Questionable||Phil Jones||Groin|
|Robin van Persie||Groin|
|Darren Fletcher||Bowel Condition|
Monday Night Football's West Midlands derby between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa might as well be billed as the night of the walking dead.
With 19 injuries between the two sides, we could see some rather alternative XIs, although most of Villa's key players are expected to recover in time.
|West Bromwich Albion vs. Aston Villa|
|West Brom||Questionable||Nicolas Anelka||Groin|
|Aston Villa||Questionable||Christian Benteke||Knee|