Arsenal v Portsmouth
Dennis Bergkamp is back in contention for Arsenal after being rested for the 1-0 Boxing Day win over Charlton.
Robin van Persie (knee) is still unavailable, and also on the sidelines are Ashley Cole and Gael Clichy (foot).
Portsmouth will be without defender Linvoy Primus , out with a groin injury, and winger Laurent Robert(1maali+3syöttöä), , who was sent off against West Ham.
Skipper Dejan Stefanovic (knee) is struggling to be fit, while Vincent Pericard and Salif Diao are both out.
Arsenal (from): Lehmann, Lauren, Campbell, Toure, Cygan, Fabregas, Gilberto, Hleb, Pires, Ljungberg, Henry, Reyes, Flamini, Senderos, Almunia, Eboue, Song, Bergkamp, Lupoli.
Portsmouth (from): Ashdown, Priske, Stefanovic, O'Brien, Griffin, O'Neil, Taylor, Viafara, Hughes, Silva, LuaLua, Todorov, Karadas, Westerveld, Cisse, Vignal, Songo'o, Keene.
Fulham v Aston Villa
Fulham midfielder Papa Bouba Diop's(2m+1s) continuing ankle injury again rules him out of action.
Claus Jensen, Moritz Volz and Steed Malbranque all remain in the treatment room, while goalkeeper Mark Crossley is a doubt with his hamstring injury.
A hamstring complaint may also force out Aston Villa striker James Milner(1m).
Fellow front man Luke Moore picked up a knock to his leg on Boxing Day, while Olof Melberg (hamstring) and Kevin Phillips (ankle) remain unavailable.
Fulham (from): Warner, Crossley, Rosenior, Bocanegra, Christanval, Knight, Goma, Pearce, Leacock, Elrich, Legwinski, Boa Morte, Radzinski, McBride, John, Helguson.
Aston Villa (from): Sorensen, Hughes, Delaney, Ridgewell, Bouma, Milner, Bakke, Davis, McCann, Barry, Angel, Moore, Baros, Taylor, De la Cruz, Gardner, Samuel.
Birmingham v Man Utd
Birmingham midfielder Muzzy Izzet is suspended after being sent off in the Boxing Day tie against Tottenham.
But midfield trio Nicky Butt(2m), Stephen Clemence and David Dunn are all pushing for a starting place.
Cristiano Ronaldo(1m) could return for Manchester United in place of Ryan Giggs (1m)after his suspension.
But Mikael Silvestre (thigh) is again unlikely to be available, while Wes Brown (groin) and Paul Scholes (2m)(virus) should be fit in time.
Birmingham: Maik Taylor, Vaesen, Johnson, Martin Taylor, Cunningham, Upson, Painter, Pennant, Dunn, Jarosik, Butt, Clemence, Heskey, Pandiani, Forssell, Clapham, Kilkenny, Lazaridis.
Manchester United (from): Van der Sar, Howard, Neville, Bardsley, Brown, Ferdinand, O'Shea, Richardson, Ronaldo, Park, Fletcher, Smith, Scholes, Giggs, Van Nistelrooy, Saha, Rooney, Rossi.
Blackburn v Sunderland
Blackburn look set to be without Andy Todd(1m) after he limped out of the win at Middlesbrough with a knee injury.
But Lucas Neill, Paul Dickov(4m) and Morten Gamst Pedersen(4m) are all considered for selection, while Tugay(1m+0s) is banned.
Sunderland have been boosted by the return of full-back Nyron Nosworthy after his one-match ban.
But right-back Stephen Wright is likely to miss out once more with a calf problem, while Stephen Elliott's(2m) back complaint also keeps him out.
Blackburn (from): Friedel, Khizanishvili, Neill, Matteo, Pedersen, Todd, Mokoena, Nelsen, Gray, Emerton, Savage, Tugay, Thompson, Reid, Bentley, Bellamy, Dickov, Kuqi, Enckelman, Peter.
Sunderland (from):Davis, Alnwick, Nosworthy, Hoyte, D Collins, Caldwell, Breen, Stubbs, Bassila, Whitehead, Arca, Lawrence, Woods, Gray, Stead, Le Tallec, D Murphy.
Bolton v Middlesbrough
Kevin Nolan(5m), Kevin Davies(2m), Abdoulaye Faye (1m)and Joey O'Brien are all set to return for Bolton after being rested in the 0-0 draw with Sunderland.
Wanderers have a solitary absentee - striker Henrik Pedersen (Achilles).
Middlesbrough will hope to welcome back James Morrison(1m) to strengthen their squad after his concussion lay-off.
George Boateng (ankle), Stewart Downing and Ray Parlour (knee), Tony McMahon (shoulder) and Malcolm Christie (leg) are all still out of action.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, O'Brien, Ben Haim, Jaidi, N'Gotty, Gardner, Giannakopoulos, Speed, Faye, Nolan, Nakata, Davies, Walker, Hunt, Okocha, Vaz Te, Diouf, Fadiga, Borgetti.
Middlesbrough (from): Schwarzer, Jones, Bates, Parnaby, Queudrue, Morrison, Rochemback, Nemeth, Pogatetz, Southgate, Riggott, Ehiogu, Wheater, Mendieta, Doriva, Johnson, Hasselbaink, Maccarone, Yakubu, Kennedy.
Newcastle v Charlton
Newcastle defender Steven Taylor has been ruled out for the next three months with a shoulder injury.
Lee Bowyer is also unavailable for selection as he starts his three-match ban for his Boxing Day red card.
Danny Murphy's (4m+8s)sending off in the Boxing Day defeat to Arsenal also puts him out of contention for Wednesday.
Defender Gonzalo Sorondo (bruised foot) is a major doubt, while Alexei Smertin (knee) and Jerome Thomas (virus) both face late fitness tests.
Newcastle: Given, Boumsong, Ramage, Elliott, Babayaro, N'Zogbia, Faye, Solano, Bramble, Ameobi, Harper, Shearer, Owen, Parker, Luque, Carr, Emre.
Charlton (from): Myhre, Young, Fortune, Spector, Hreidarsson, Kishishev, Ambrose, Holland, Hughes, Bent, Bartlett, Lisbie, Andersen, Perry, Sorondo, Powell, Smertin, Thomas, Rommedahl, Euell.
Man City v Chelsea
Defender Richard Dunne could earn a recall to Manchester City's starting line-up after coming on as a substitute in the 4-3 defeat at Wigan.
And Andy Cole(8m), who scored a late goal for Stuart Pearce's side in that game, is another tipped to start the match.
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien will miss the trip because of a heel injury.
Defender Ricardo Carvalho (Achilles) is also on the sidelines, while Damien Duff(2m) (also Achilles) and Asier del Horno(1m) (leg) could return.
Manchester City (from): James, De Vlieger, Onuoha, Sun, Sommeil, Dunne, Distin, Thatcher, Jordan, Sinclair, Croft, Barton, Reyna, Ireland, Musampa, Cole, Vassell, Wright-Phillips, Fowler.
Chelsea (from): Cech, Cudicini, Johnson, Gallas, Ferreira, Geremi, Bridge, Terry, Huth, Makelele, Lampard, Duff, Robben, Gudjohnsen, Drogba, Wright-Phillips, J Cole, C Cole, Crespo.
Everton v Liverpool
Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko returns for the Merseyside derby after his one-match suspension.
And Dietmar Hamann is another player expected back from the knee injury caused by Michael Essien's rash challenge in the Champions League.
Everton have doubts over centre-backs Joseph Yobo(1m) and Per Kroldrup(1ottelu), who picked up shoulder and ankle injuries respectively against Aston Villa.
But veteran defender David Weir is back in the squad after being rested.
Everton: Martyn, Hibbert, Weir, Kroldrup, Yobo, Valente, Neville, Davies, Cahill, Osman, Arteta, Bent, Ferguson, Beattie, McFadden, Wright, Kilbane, Ferrari.
Liverpool: Reina, Finnan, Carragher, Hyypia, Riise, Kewell, Gerrard, Alonso, Sissoko, Hamann, Luis Garcia, Crouch, Cisse, Morientes, Sinama-Pongolle, Carson, Josemi, Warnock.
West Brom v Tottenham
Paul Robinson is a major doubt for West Brom after being stretchered off in the 3-0 Boxing Day defeat to Manchester United with concussion.
Neil Clement(1m) (ankle) and Junichi Inamoto(1m) (thigh) are both rated 50-50 after missing that game, while Zoltan Gera (hernia operation) should be back.
Tottenham defender Ledley King(3m) misses the game after picking up a groin injury against Birmingham.
But Jermain Defoe(4m) could start the match after his stunning late strike.
West Brom (from): Kuszczak, Kirkland, Albrechtsen, Gaardsoe, Davies, Clement, Robinson, Greening, Wallwork, Chaplow, Inamoto, Kamara, Kanu, Ellington, Watson, Gera, Kirkland, Earnshaw, Campbell, Horsfield, Carter, Moore.
Tottenham (from): Robinson, Cerny, Stalteri, Kelly, Lee, King, Dawson, Naybet, Brown, Davids, Carrick, Lennon, Jenas, Davis, Mendes, Routledge, Defoe, Keane, Mido, Rasiak.
West Ham v Wigan
West Ham face further injury problems after Hayden Mullins, Tomas Repka and Danny Gabbidon limped off in the 1-1 Boxing Day draw against Portsmouth.
But Matthew Etherington(1m) and Paul Konchesky are expected to be available despite knocks in that game.
Wigan boss Paul Jewell has no fresh injury concerns for the match, saying there were only "one or two knocks" after the Manchester City win.
Defender Emerson Thome remains on the sidelines with a fractured cheekbone.
West Ham (from): Carroll, Dailly, Ferdinand, Collins, Konchesky, Newton, Reo-Coker, Fletcher, Noble, Etherington, Harewood, Zamora, Bellion, Aliadiere, Mullins, Hislop, Clarke, Stokes.
Wigan (from): Pollitt, Chimbonda, Jackson, Henchoz, Camara, Johansson, Kavanagh, Mahon, de Zeeuw, Francis, Taylor, Teale, Skoko, Bullard, McCulloch, Baines, Roberts, Connolly.
Luton v Brighton
Kevin Nicholls, who missed Luton's match on Monday, returns from his one-game suspension.
But the man who replaced him on Boxing Day, Peter Holmes, is an injury doubt, while goalkeeper Marlon Beresford has no ill effects from his back injury.
Brighton are without midfielder Charlie Otway after he suffered a suspected broken ankle against QPR.
Winger Seb Carole faces a late fitness test after failing to shake off a calf injury for the Rangers game
Norwich v Burnley
Norwich could be boosted by the return of midfielder Dickson Etuhu and defensive pairing Jason Shackell and Jim Brennan.
But striker Paul McVeigh could miss out altogether after suffering a knock in the 3-1 over Sheffield United.
Burnley boss Steve Cotterill has no new injury worries but has said he may mix and match his side.
Goalkeeper Danny Coyne is the only enforced absentee - he is out for the season with a knee injury
QPR v Cardiff
QPR look set for wholesale changes as the team bid for their first home win in more than two months.
Lloyd Dyer is no longer at the club after his loan spell ended, but Marc Bircham could return to the starting line-up, along with Matthew Rose.
Cardiff captain Darren Purse is set to face QPR despite being sent off against Plymouth - his club have decided to appeal against the decision.
And Willie Boland and Alan Lee could replace Joe Ledley and Cameron Jerome.
Coventry v Crewe
Coventry centre-half Matt Heath is pushing for a first-team place after recovering from a back problem.
He may be joined in the XI by Kevin Thornton, back from groin trouble, while Stern John is available after his loan speell at Derby.
Crewe striker Michael Higdon is a doubt for the game with a stomach strain.
Defender Adie Moses is also a doubt after limping off in the draw against Hull, while forward Juan Ugarte (knee) is a certainty on the sidelines
Crystal Palace v Derby
Crystal Palace are missing Jon Macken and Ben Watson through suspensions.
But on a brighter note, Emmerson Boyce returns from his one-match ban having missed the Ipswich win.
Derby face an anxious wait over on-loan defender Andrew Davies after he picked up an elbow injury in the 1-1 draw against Luton on Boxing Day.
But Michael Johnson is expected to shake off hamstring and calf injuries in time, while fellow defender Marc Edworthy is also fully fit.
Hull v Ipswich
Hull striker Billy Paynter could start against Ipswich after his late wonder-goal in the draw against Crewe.
But defender Roland Edge is out for all of Hull's games over the Christmas period with a groin strain.
Ipswich goalkeeper Lewis Price is a major doubt and will undergo a late fitness test on his groin
Shane Supple is on stand-by for his fourth team appearance, while Adam Proudlock and Kevin Horlock (both knee) are definitely out of the game.
Stoke v Leeds
Stoke have no fresh injury problems for the visit of Leeds United to the Britannia Stadium.
Long-term absentee Clint Hill (knee) should return to training in January, although John Eustace's knee injury looks set to keep him out for a while.
Leeds welcome back Liam Miller and Simon Walton after both served bans over Boxing Day.
Richard Cresswell is tipped to keep his place in attack alongside Robbie Blake and David Healy
Reading v Leicester
Reading winger Glen Little is almost certain to miss the game against Leicester with a knee injury.
But John Oster is expected to replace him, while fellow midfielder Steve Sidwell is back from a one-match ban.
Leicester midfielder Danny Tiatto will be missing from the line-up due to a one-game suspension after being sent off against Millwall.
Banned defender Alan Sheehan will also sit it out, while the match may be too soon for James Wesolowski (shin).
Sheff Wed v Wolves
Strikers David Graham and Lee Peacock look set for starting places for Sheffield Wednesday after bright displays off the bench on Boxing Day.
They could be joined by Drisso Diallo, who is back from injury, while Steve MacLean, John-Paul McGovern and Lee Bullen are all still injured.
Wednesday's game comes a little too soon for Wolves' Hungarian midfielder Denes Rosa.
He is not eligible to play for his new club until the new year
Millwall v Watford
Millwall defender Paul Robinson is out of contention after his red card in the club's last match.
He joins Matt Lawrence, who is serving the final game of his three-match suspension, but Tony Craig returns from a separate one-match ban.
Darius Henderson looks set to keep his place in the Watford line-up after scoring in the win over Southampton.
But the Hornets striker raised fears of burn-out due to the busy schedule over the festive period.
Plymouth v Preston
Plymouth are boosted by the return of Paul Connolly, who was suspended for the club's 2-0 win at Cardiff.
David Norris is available for selection on Wednesday but will serve a ban on Monday for his fifth yellow card.
Preston have no fresh injury concerns after they came through the 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday unscathed.
They are, however, still without utility player Callum Davidson (hamstring) and midfielder Paul McKenna (heavy leg knock
Southampton v Sheff Utd
Sheffield United striker Steve Kabba is in line to start against Southampton after his return to action as a replacement against Norwich.
The ex-Crystal Palace front man, who has scored nine goals this season, has not played since the Sheffield derby at the start of the month.
Southampton goalkeeper Antti Niemi could return to action, while Darren Powell is back from a one-match ban.
Danny Higginbotham, however, is out for up to three weeks with a groin injury.
Tranmere v Yeovil
Tranmere have doubts over Ian Goodison and Delroy Facey after they both picked up knocks againast Walsall.
Striker Chris Greenacre should be fit but goalkeeper John Achterberg (stomach), Calvin Zola (back) and Chris Dagnall (leg) all miss out.
Yeovil are boosted by the return to fitness of on-loan central defender Liam Fontaine after a knee injury.
The only injury absentee for Wednesday's match is Darren Way, out with a stress fracture in his leg.
Swansea v Gillingham
Swansea will be without the suspended Alan Tate following his sending off in the loss to Brentford.
Kevin Austin is also suspended, but captain Roberto Martinez and Kevin McLeod return after bans.
Gills defender Ian Cox may miss the trip to Wales due to an Achilles injury picked up in their Boxing Day draw against Bristol City.
The Trindidad and Tobago international joins Chris Hope (calf) and Steven Hislop (groin) on the casualty list
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