Saturday, January 26
Bolton vs Everton
Bolton midfielder Keith Andrews (Achilles and thigh) is a major doubt but Marvin Sordell is pushing to start in attack having scored three in the two third-round meetings with Sunderland. Stuart Holden and Josh Vela returned from long-term knee injuries in the replay on Wearside and are expected to be involved once more but defenders Matt Mills (thigh) and David Wheater (knee) remain on the sidelines along with midfielder Mark Davies (shoulder). New loan signing Craig Dawson is cup-tied.
Everton will be without full-back Seamus Coleman after the Republic of Ireland international limped off with a thigh problem during the second half of Everton's goalless draw with Southampton on Monday. Boss David Moyes picked a strong side for the third-round win over Cheltenham and is likely to do so again, with fit-again winger Kevin Mirallas and defender Johnny Heitinga pushing for a start. Tony Hibbert (calf) and Darron Gibson (thigh) remain sidelined.
Top scorers (all competitions): Craig Davies (Bolton) 9; Marouane Fellaini (Everton) 9
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Brighton vs Arsenal
Brighton will check on defender Bruno, who has been sidelined for the past five matches with an Achilles problem. Fellow Spaniard Inigo Calderon will continue at right-back if he does not make it. Former Spain midfielder Vicente could feature again after making his first league start of the season at Blackburn in midweek following a thigh injury. Casper Ankergren may get the nod ahead of Tomasz Kuszczak in goal, while Argentinian striker Leonardo Ulloa is awaiting his debut after joining from Spanish side Almeria.
Arsenal will be without captain Thomas Vermaelen (ankle), but midfielders Abou Diaby (thigh) and Tomas Rosicky (calf) are set to be available again. 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.
Top scorers (all competitions): Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton) 11; Theo Walcott (Arsenal) 16
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)
Derby vs Blackburn
Derby are likely to rest Craig Bryson (knee) after he returned in the east midlands derby against Nottingham Forest last weekend. Michael Jacobs could replace Bryson in the starting line-up against Rovers, although Ben Davies is also an option.
Blackburn manager Michael Appleton faces a selection headache at right-back. Chelsea loanee Todd Kane is cup-tied, Adam Henley remains out with a hamstring problem and Bradley Orr is not due to return from his loan spell at Ipswich until next week. Forward Josh King (hamstring) is back in training but may not be risked, while Mauro Formica has been loaned to Italian side Palermo until the end of the season.
Top scorers (all competitions): Theo Robinson (Derby) 9; Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn) 18
Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)
Huddersfield vs Leicester
Managerless Huddersfield could be without midfielder Adam Clayton (knee). Clayton was replaced at half-time of the Championship game against Watford by Keith Southern, who is expected to return to the starting line-up. Danny Ward remains sidelined after breaking a bone in his foot, while defender Joel Lynch has missed the last three games with a hamstring injury and remains sidelined.
Experienced midfielder Richie Wellens is fully fit again for Leicester after a knee injury and defensive duo Zak Whitbread (calf) and Sean St Ledger (hamstring) are on the road to recovery but Saturday may come too soon for either to return.
Top scorers (all competitions): Chris Atkinson (Huddersfield) 6; Chris Wood (Leicester) 18
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
Hull vs Barnsley
Hull goalkeepers David Stockdale and Mark Oxley are both ineligible for this game so Swiss goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic is expected to return to the starting line-up. Manager Steve Bruce has no new injury or suspension problems, but leading goalscorer Sone Aluko remains sidelined with a slight tear in his Achilles.
Barnsley will be without midfielder Stephen Dawson after he suffered serious ankle ligament damage in last week's draw at Ipswich. Kelvin Etuhu, who replaced the Irishman at Portman Road, is hoping to keep his place. Winger Jim O'Brien missed out last week after sustaining a dead leg and is rated 50/50 to face Hull. Defender Jim McNulty (hamstring) is still struggling while manager David Flitcroft must decide whether to leave striker Danny Rose on the substitutes' bench or give him a start after he scored twice in his last three appearances.
Top scorers (all competitions): Sone Aluko (Hull) 8; Chris Dagnall & Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) 4
Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)
Macclesfield vs Wigan
Pablo Mills is suspended for Macclesfield but the Silkmen may be able to welcome back defender Carl Martin. He was absent for the league victory against Kidderminster last weekend due to a groin problem. Stefan Payne is cup-tied after playing in an earlier round for Sutton United.
Roger Espinoza and Angelo Henriquez are likely to start after making their Wigan debuts in the third-round win over Bournemouth, while Callum McManaman and Fraser Fyvie could also make rare appearances. Arouna Kone is on African Nations Cup duty with the Ivory Coast while Antolin Alcaraz (groin), Ivan Ramis (knee), Adrian Lopez (hamstring), midfielders Ben Watson (broken leg) and Albert Crusat (knee) and striker Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) are still unavailable.
Top scorers (all competitions): Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield) 20; Jordi Gomez & Arouna Kone (Wigan) 6
Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)
Manchester United vs Fulham
Ashley Young (knee) and Jonny Evans (hamstring) will remain on the sidelines for United, while manager Sir Alex Ferguson must decide whether to stick with David de Gea in goal or recall Anders Lindegaard, who took over for the replay win against West Ham.
Fulham midfielder Kieran Richardson will miss out against his old club because of a calf injury. Mahamadou Diarra (knee) is not likely to play again for a month whilst Kerim Frei (pelvis) is also absent.
Top scorers (all competitions): Robin van Persie (Man Utd) 22; Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) 7
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)
Middlesbrough vs Aldershot
Boro full-back Justin Hoyte has a hip problem, while striker Scott McDonald complained of a tight hamstring, and both will undergo fitness tests. Central defender Jonathan Woodgate (calf) is working his way back to full fitness, as is striker Ishmael Miller (ankle). Midfielder Muzzy Carayol could return to the squad following knee surgery.
Danny Hylton returns from suspension for Aldershot just in time to fill the void left by fellow striker Dani Lopez, who has returned to parent club Stevenage following a loan spell. New loan signing Lionel Ainsworth made his bow as a second-half substitute in midweek and will be pushing for a full debut at the Riverside, but fellow new boy Terrell Forbes is cup-tied.
Top scorers (all competitions): Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) 11; Craig Reid (Aldershot) 10
Referee: Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire)
Norwich vs Luton
Declan Rudd is expected to play in goal for Norwich, while fit-again midfielder Andrew Surman, playmaker David Fox and winger Elliott Bennett are likely to get a chance to impress. Full-back Steven Whittaker (hip) has resumed full training this week so could come back into contention, but centre-half Sebastien Bassong (calf) may be rested again while striker Steve Morison (thigh) and goalkeeper John Ruddy (thigh) remain sidelined.
JJ O'Donnell will return to the Luton squad after suffering a broken nose during the 1-0 win over Wolves in the previous round. Striker Jon Shaw (foot) is also expected to be fit while defender Simon Ainge and winger Scott Neilson are both cup-tied.
Top scorers (all competitions): Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) 5; Andre Gray & Scott Rendell (Luton) 11
Referee: Andre Marriner
QPR vs MK Dons
QPR striker Loic Remy is a doubt because of a tight hamstring. Midfielder Esteban Granero (hamstring) and full-back Armand Traore (hamstring) return, but forward Junior Hoilett (hamstring) is out while central defender Ryan Nelsen will be rested. Midfielder Samba Diakite is at the African Nations Cup, full-back Jose Bosingwa (back) is out and strikers Andrew Johnson (knee) and Bobby Zamora (hip) are longer term injuries.
MK Dons will definitely be without cup-tied striker Izale McLeod and injured midfielders Stephen Gleeson (broken foot) and Luke Chadwick (knee). Boss Karl Robinson also has concerns over the fitness of leading scorer Dean Bowditch and midfielders Daniel Powell and Ryan Harley. Chris Lines, signed on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, is likely to make his Dons debut.
Top scorers (all competitions): DJ Campbell (QPR) 10; Izale McLeod 11
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)
Reading vs Sheffield United
Reading are without striker Jason Roberts (hip). Midfielder Jem Karacan suffered an unspecified knock in training but should be fit, while goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (shoulder) and midfielder Hope Akpan (cup-tied) are unavailable. Striker Adam Le Fondre could start after scoring two vital goals as a substitute in the 2-1 league win over Newcastle.
Sheffield United defender Marcus Williams is hoping to return from illness to face former club Reading. Darryl Westlake should continue if he fails to make it. Manager Danny Wilson has no new injury or suspension worries, but is currently short on defenders as Neill Collins (fractured cheekbone), Matt Hill (broken jaw) and long-term absentee Lecsinel Jean-Francois (knee) are all sidelined.
Top scorers (all competitions): Adam Le Fondre (Reading) 10; Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) 14
Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)
Stoke vs Manchester City
Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson's back problem is likely to keep him out. The full-back sustained the problem in their third-round replay against Crystal Palace last week. Ryan Shotton played 45 minutes in a midweek friendly after a hamstring injury and may not be risked. Thomas Sorensen is set to replace Asmir Begovic in goal, as has been the policy for cup matches this season.
Manchester City will check on Samir Nasri after the forward was hampered by a virus this week. Right-back Pablo Zabaleta is fit after overcoming the foot injury that forced him off in last week's league win over Fulham. Midfielder Yaya Toure and defender Kolo Toure are at the African Nations Cup with the Ivory Coast while right-backs Micah Richards and Maicon (both knee) remain out.
Top scorers (all competitions): Jonathan Walters (Stoke) 8; Edin Dzeko (Man City) 11
Referee: Howard Webb
Sunday, January 27
Brentford vs Chelsea
Jake Bidwell will miss out for Brentford due to suspension after being sent off against Leyton Orient on Tuesday, so former Millwall utility man Scott Barron is set to deputise. Midfielder Harry Forrester was rested against Orient but is expected to come back in, while defender Shaleum Logan and on-loan Fulham forward Marcello Trotta could also be recalled.
Eden Hazard starts a minimum three-match ban for Chelsea following the Swansea ball boy incident on Wednesday night. Blues captain John Terry looks set for his first start since November, with fellow defender David Luiz ruled out of the trip to Griffin Park and probably the midweek game at Reading after suffering a recurrence of an ankle injury.
Top scorers (all competitions): Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) 19; Demba Ba (Chelsea) 16
Referee: Jon Moss
Leeds vs Tottenham
On-loan Leeds midfielder Ross Barkley has been denied permission to play by parent club Everton but Michael Tonge, Paul Green and David Norris are all vying for a return to the starting line-up. United boss Neil Warnock will be choosing from an otherwise unchanged squad which will include striker Luciano Becchio, who handed in a formal transfer request on Thursday.
Defender Jan Vertonghen has recovered from illness and is available for Spurs. Centre-back William Gallas, who has been out with a calf injury, could also feature, but France defender Younes Kaboul (knee) is unavailable. Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is away on African Nations Cup duty with Togo and midfielder Sandro is out for the season with a knee injury.
Top scorers (all competitions): Luciano Becchio (Leeds) 18; Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) 14
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)
Oldham vs Liverpool
Lifelong Liverpool fan James Wesolowski is set to captain Oldham in the absence of fellow midfielder Dean Furman, who is away with South Africa in the African Nations Cup. Winger Cristian Montano (thigh) remains the only injury absentee.
Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina has a thigh injury but would not have played at Boundary Park anyway as manager Brendan Rodgers opts for deputy Brad Jones in cup ties. Rodgers could have an issue at left-back with Jose Enrique (hamstring) still not fully fit and Glen Johnson (hamstring) also doubtful.
Top scorers (all competitions): Jose Baxter (Oldham) 11; Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 20
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)