Premier League: Injury watch

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Wayne Rooney will return to action this week against Sunderland after a swollen shin denied him from taking to the field in Manchester United's mid-week clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Manchester United

There is a question mark over the fitness of Rio Ferdinand, who also was unable to travel to Ukraine with a groin injury.

Moyes has played down the injury, insisting Ferdinand was unlikely to travel with the team regardless of injury.

Swansea City

Swansea are set to welcome Angel Rangel, Ashley Williams and Pablo Hernandez back into the first-team foldpending late fitness tests.


Uncertainty swirls over the fitness of Eden Hazardwho suffered a knock from Kyle Walker in Chelsea's clash with Tottenham, forcing him to pull out of Chelsea's Champions League game against Steaua Bucharest.

The Blues star has revealed through Instagram that he expects to be fit for Sunday's Norwich game.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa is set for a bout of injury relief, with Andreas Weimann, Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Westwood to return from their respective injuries this week.

However, things aren't looking as well on the Christian Benteke front, with the Belgian hitman still weeks away from full recovery from a groin injury.

Philippe Coutinho is set for a few more weeks away from the Liverpool setup, having sustained a shoulder injury in Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Swansea.

Arsenal's Mesut Özil and Santi Cazorla will make their much anticipated debut as a duo, with Cazorla ready to return from an ankle injury that has left him on the sidelines since before Arsenal's record breaking arrival.


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