Aston Villa trio Jack Grealish, Adama Traore and Ciaran Clark are all in contention to be fit for the clash with Bournemouth on Saturday.
Managerless Villa will have their relegation to the Championship confirmed if they lose to the Cherries and Norwich pick up a point at home to fellow strugglers Sunderland.
Grealish and Traore, who have both been sidelined with long-term injuries, came through an Under-21s match away to West Brom on Monday as they stepped up their recoveries.
And stand-in coach Eric Black could start the duo after he hinted at giving the club’s younger players a chance as they prepare for life in the second tier of English football.
Clark missed the defeat to Chelsea on Saturday but returned to light training on Wednesday and could also be included in the squad to face Eddie Howe’s side.