Team news - Norwich City (H)
Andre Villas-Boas reports that both Scott Parker and Heurelho Gomes will push for returns by the end of the international break.
Scott has been out of action following Achilles surgery in the summer while goalkeeper Gomes is recovering from an ankle injury.
As we reported earlier, Younes Kaboul will be out for up to four months after knee surgery while Giovani dos Santos is still sidelined with calf touble.
Andre said: “On the positive, Gomes and Parker are making good recoveries. I think we are looking at one, two more weeks, which if you take into account the international break, both players will be available after that, at least in training.
“On another front, Gio will look to be out for three to four weeks, depending on his recovery to his muscle damage.
“Most of the squad is fit apart from Younes.
“We wish him well, a good recovery. The situation reached a point where the player did not feel confidence or stability in the knee, so we decided to operate.”