Aston Villa vs Newcastle
Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has been ruled out of thehome Barclays Premier League relegation clash against Newcastle with an ankle injury.
Villa mananger Paul Lambert has to decide whether to risk a recall for central defender Richard Dunne, who has started training after a lengthy lay-off with a groin problem. The Scot will also check on the fitness of utility defender Nathan Baker who has returned to training after a hamstring injury.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will include four of his January signings in the squad for Tuesday night's vital Barclays Premier League trip to fellow strugglers Aston Villa.
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko is likely to start at Villa Park along with full-back Mathieu Debuchy, while defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and striker Yoan Gouffran could also be involved and 20-year-old full-back Massadio Haidara will travel, but will not feature.
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye (groin) is fit and striker Papiss Cisse is expected to shake off a training ground knock, but although full-back Danny Simpson (broken toe) and utility man Ryan Taylor (knee) are back in training, midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring) is still several weeks away from a return.
QPR vs Manchester City
Defender Ryan Nelsen looks set to return for what could be his last QPR game at home to Manchester City. Nelsen, who Toronto want to start work as their manager on Friday, and striker Loic Remy were both rested for Saturday's FA Cup defeat to MK Dons, but are likely to feature in the game against the champions at Loftus Road.
Junior Hoilett (hamstring), Shaun Wright-Phillips (knock), Bobby Zamora (hip) are doubts, while Samba Diakite is at the African Nations Cup and long-term absentee Andrew Johnson (knee) remains sidelined.
Manchester City have central defensive concerns ahead of their Barclays Premier League trip to QPR with captain Vincent Kompany ruled out with a calf injury. Matija Nastasic (knee) is also doubtful while Kolo Toure remains on duty at the African Nations Cup along with brother and midfielder Yaya Toure. Forwards Mario Balotelli and Samir Nasri have recovered from illness but full-backs Maicon and Micah Richards (both knee) are not yet ready to return.
Stoke vs Wigan
Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan is free to take his place in the Potters' side for the Barclays Premier League clash with Wigan after it was confirmed the Football Association will not be taking retrospective action against him.
Whelan has been widely criticised for a two-footed challenge on Javi Garcia during Stoke's FA Cup defeat by Manchester City on Saturday, but because referee Howard Webb saw the incident and did not send him off, the midfielder is in the clear.
Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is set to return after making way for Thomas Sorensen in the cup, while defenders Andy Wilkinson and Ryan Shotton had been injury doubts prior to Saturday's match but came through unscathed.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is likely to switch to a more familiar line-up for the Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke after making eight changes in the FA Cup match against Macclesfield. Defender Antolin Alcaraz (groin) is not yet match-fit while Ivan Ramis (knee), goalkeeper Mike Pollitt (thigh) and midfielders Ben Watson (broken leg), Albert Crusat (knee) and Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) are all out with long-term injuries. Fraser Fyvie is the only new injury worry after he picked up a soft tissue problem against Macclesfield on Saturday, while striker Arouna Kone is at the African Nations Cup.
Sunderland vs Swansea
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is unlikely to be able to welcome any of his injured troops back into the fold for Tuesday night's Barclays Premier League clash with Swansea.
Skipper Lee Cattermole (knee) remains on the sidelines, while defenders Danny Rose and Carlos Cuellar are still recovering from hamstring problems and are unlikely to figure.
Loan signing Kader Mangane could be involved in the squad, with the central defender having spent the time since his arrival from Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal working on his match fitness.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has no fresh injury concerns as his side prepare for the trip north.
Michel Vorm is likely to return in goal after Gerhard Tremmel started the Capital One Cup meeting with Chelsea, although midfielder Ki Sung-yueng might not be risked after suffering an ankle knock against the Blues.
Midfielder Kemy Agustien (ankle) and Neil Taylor (broken leg) are the only long-term absentees.
Arsenal vs Liverpool
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen is available again following an ankle injury for Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool.
Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla are poised to return to the starting line-up after dropping to the bench for the FA Cup win at Brighton.
Mikel Arteta (calf) and Francis Coquelin (hamstring) remain out, forward Gervinho is away at the African Nations Cup and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski (foot) is not yet in contention.
Provisional Squad: Szczesny, Gibbs, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Sagna, Podolski, Cazorla, Walcott, Ramsey, Wilshere, Giroud, Mannone, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santos, Arshavin, Jenkinson, Diaby, Rosicky.
Liverpool will welcome back fit-again trio Jose Reina, Jose Enrique and Glen Johnson for Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash against Arsenal at the Emirates.
Full-back Enrique has not played since suffering a hamstring tear against QPR a month ago while goalkeeper Reina has missed two games with nose and thigh injuries and full-back Johnson sat out the FA Cup defeat by Oldham because of a hamstring problem.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is likely to revert to a more familiar line-up after heavily criticising his young players for their performance at Boundary Park on Sunday.
Everton vs West Brom
West Brom head coach Steve Clarke will check on the fitness of four players before finalising his side for Wednesday evening's Barclays Premier League meeting with Everton at Goodison Park.
Strikers Shane Long (dead leg) and Marc-Antoine Fortune (hamstring), defender Steven Reid (leg) and midfielder Claudio Yacob (shoulder) will be assessed.
Midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu is expected to return to the Hawthorns from African Nations Cup duty after the Democratic Republic of Congo's exit but is more likely to be under consideration for Sunday's home clash with Tottenham.
Everton are set to be without Kevin Mirallas and Seamus Coleman.
Winger Mirallas again limped off with a hamstring problem during Saturday's FA Cup win over Bolton, his second abortive comeback from the injury he first suffered two months ago.
Full-back Coleman is expected to be out for at least another two weeks with a thigh injury while midfielder Darron Gibson has suffered a slight setback in his own recovery from a thigh problem.
Norwich vs Tottenham
Norwich defender Sebastien Bassong has recovered from a calf injury and is in line for a Barclays Premier League return against his former club Tottenham at Carrow Road on Wednesday.
Steven Whittaker (hip) is fit again and was an unused substitute in Saturday's humiliating FA Cup reverse to non-League Luton, while Harry Kane, who started the 1-0 loss up front, is ineligible against his parent club.
Goalkeeper Lee Camp will be named in the squad, while Steve Morison (thigh) could be available for the weekend match with QPR, but England goalkeeper John Ruddy (thigh) remains out.
Tottenham will have striker Jermain Defoe back from injury in time to travel to face Norwich in the Barclays Premier League on Wednesday.
The England international missed the 2-1 FA Cup fourth round defeat to Leeds with a pelvic injury but has had an injection to help him be fit to face the Canaries and does not require surgery.
New signing Lewis Holtby is also in contention to make his debut with defender William Gallas fit after a calf problem.
Emmanuel Adebayor (African Cup of Nations), Younes Kaboul and Sandro (both knee) are all missing and Tom Huddlestone (leg) will not be risked.
Fulham vs West Ham
Emmanuel Frimpong is in line to make his Fulham debut in Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash with West Ham.
The 21-year-old joined on loan from Arsenal on Friday and could now face the Hammers, while fellow midfielder Simon Davies is back in training after a sustained period on the sidelines.
Kieran Richardson (calf), Mahamadou Diarra (knee) and Kerim Frei (pelvis) are all absent for the Craven Cottage clash.
West Ham striker Andy Carroll could return to the squad for the Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham on Wednesday.
The on-loan Liverpool forward has been missing since November with a knee problem but could make the bench at Craven Cottage.
New signing Emanuel Pogatetz will go straight into the squad although George McCartney (knee), James Collins (hamstring) and Dan Potts (concussion) are all missing.
Manchester United vs Southampton
Robin van Persie is set to lead a host of big names back into the Manchester United starting line-up for Wednesday's Barclays Premier League encounter with Southampton.
Skipper Nemanja Vidic and central defensive partner Rio Ferdinand are also set to be included for the Old Trafford encounter.
Winger Ashley Young (knee) and defender Jonny Evans (hamstring) remain sidelined.
Southampton could welcome club captain Adam Lallana back into their side for Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash at Manchester United.
Saints' boss Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Lallana trained with the squad during a trip to Barcelona and is in contention to be involved at Old Trafford after missing almost two months with knee ligament damage.
Jose Fonte and Guly Do Prado (both knee) are absent but new signing Vegard Forren is in line to make his debut.
Reading vs Chelsea
Striker Jason Roberts will sit out Reading's clash with Chelsea on Wednesday night, while manager Brian McDermott has a concern over the fitness of Noel Hunt.
Roberts has a hip problem while forward Hunt picked up an unspecified knock in Saturday's FA Cup win over Sheffield United.
McDermott, who confirmed he was waiting to hear back from Blackpool regarding a bid for Thomas Ince, is unlikely to play new signing Daniel Carrico as he comes to terms with life in England.
Petr Cech has failed to recover from injury for Chelsea's Barclays Premier League game at Reading on Wednesday.
Cech has failed to shake off the calf strain that ruled him out of Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round draw at Brentford, with Ross Turnbull once again earmarked to deputise.
David Luiz (calf) is still several days away from a return, while Eden Hazard serves the second instalment of his minimum three-match ban.