Barclays Premier League briefing

Team news and statistics ahead of Sunday's action in the Barclays Premier League.

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Suarez: Set to play at QPR despite ankle problem

Suarez: Set to play at QPR despite ankle problem

Team news and statistics ahead of the weekend's remaining action in the Barclays Premier League.

Sunday December 30

Everton v Chelsea

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is hoping to prove his fitness in order to feature against Chelsea after his red card in last week's win at West Ham was overturned . Right-back Seamus Coleman could return after a knock but midfielder Marouane Fellaini completes a three-match ban. Defender Tony Hibbert has a hamstring problem and striker Kevin Mirallas has a calf injury.

John Obi Mikel has emerged as an injury doubt for Chelsea's Barclays Premier League game at Everton on Sunday.

Midfielder Mikel will have a fitness test on a knee injury ahead of the trip to Goodison Park, along with left-back Ryan Bertrand (groin).

Ramires is expected to return from a knee knock after training on Friday, but Sunday's game comes too soon for John Terry (knee) while Daniel Sturridge could be omitted from the squad again ahead of his proposed move to Liverpool.

Last season: Everton 2 Chelsea 0, Chelsea 3 Everton 1

Last five league matches: Everton D W D W W; Chelsea D L W W W

Top scorers: Marouane Fellaini (Everton) 8; Fernando Torres (Chelsea) 14

Referee: Howard Webb

QPR v Liverpool

QPR defender Ryan Nelsen is a doubt due to a virus. Goalkeeper Julio Cesar with a back injury, full-back Nedum Onuoha and

midfielder Park Ji-sung who has a knee problem are also doubts. Strikers Andrew Johnson and Bobby Zamora are sidelined with long-term injuries.

Striker Luis Suarez has been playing with a swollen ankle in recent weeks but is expected to play, while Raheem Sterling could be rested and Joe Allen could be recalled.

Last season: QPR 3 Liverpool 2, Liverpool 1 QPR 0

Last five league matches: QPR D D W L L; Liverpool W W L W L

Top scorers: Djibril Cisse, Bobby Zamora & Adel Taarabt (QPR) 4; Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 14

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)


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