The Manchester United stars in the medal hunt
2. Darren Fletcher
|APPEARANCES NEEDED FOR MEDAL... 7
The most high profile of the names likely to miss out on a winners' medal, Darren Fletcher has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after electing to undergo surgery in an attempt to overcome the bowel condition that has hampered his appearances over the past two seasons.
The Scot made an unexpected return to the United team when he was included in Sir Alex Ferguson's 25-man Champions League squad, coming on as a 78th-minute substitute in a 1-0 win over Galatasaray.
Fletcher, though, had to wait until November for the first of his three league outings, starting the 3-1 home win over QPR and the 4-3 win over Reading two weeks later.
However, an injury-time introduction in a 4-3 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day was Fletcher's last involvement this season but the Premier League have been known to make dispensation in special circumstances so it remains to be seen if the 29-year-old will be awarded a medal.