Athletic Bilbao captain Carlos Gurpegui has successfully underwent knee ligament surgery which will keep him on the sidelines for 8 months.
Diego Ribas has told his Atletico to forget about their 12 years winless record at the Bernabeu and to focus on playing like they do at home.
Jonathan Dos Santos has agreed to renew his contract with Barcelona until the summer of 2015 with his termination clause set at EUR30 million.
Espanyol defender Juan Forlin admits he is delighted to be in contract renewal talks with the club and also of their improvement in defense.
Getafe striker Daniel Guiza has trained away from the group as a precaution, but is expected to be available for their clash versus Barcelona.
Midfielder Mikel Rico is looking forward to play his first game at San Mames but knows Granada will face the best Bilbao side in recent years.
Levante midfielder Javier Farinos has stressed that his team must work hard and to keep a clean sheet if they are to end their current slump.
Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla has underlined the need to win more games when they are on the road, if they want to book a ticket to Europe.
Osasuna midfielder Raul Garcia has admitted that errors or lack of concentration have prevented his side from taking 3 points away from home.
Good news for Racing head coach Hector Cuper as Lautaro Acosta is already back in training and could make his return earlier than expected.
Rayo Vallecano striker Raul Tamudo has warned his side to be extra careful against Valencia, who seem to be scoring goals with every attempt.
Betis coach Pepe Mel has doubts over Roque Santa Cruz availability this weekend, after the striker skipped training due to acute back pain.
Real Madrid defender Marcelo is back in training again after three weeks on the sidelines and is likely to be available to take on Atletico.
Real Mallorca midfielder Jose Luis Marti warns his side that they must start winning as soon as possible ahead of their clash against Racing.
Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez admits he has never experience a season like this one as coach Philippe Montanier faces the axe this weekend.
Javier Aguirre believes Zaragoza have plenty of fire power, but his team need to reduce the number of goals conceded if they are to win games.
Sevilla defender Martin Caceres will miss the Real Zaragoza clash as he is set to be sidelined up to 10 days due to a torn right hamstring.
Sporting Gijon striker David Barral is looking forward to the weekend match against Levante, one of the teams he has yet to score against.
Valencia coach Unai Emery has stressed that their 7-0 win over Genk is a huge confidence boost ahead of the decisive match against Chelsea.
It was reported that Villarreal have joined Milan and PSG in the race for Sporting CP defender Joao Pereira, who is valued at EUR7 million.