News on all today's games in the FA cup third round
Arsenal v Sunderland, Emirates Stadium, 3pm (Setanta Ireland)
Alexis Sanchez will not be risked, with the forward still recovering from a hamstring injury. He has been pencilled in for a return at Stoke on January 17. Manager Arsene Wenger could make further changes for the visit of the Black Cats, with club captain Mikel Arteta pushing for a start having overcome a calf issue. Jack Wilshere (leg), Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck, Santi Cazorla, and Tomas Rosicky (all knee) are missing.
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will rest some of his key men as he attempts to manage a cluttered fixture list. Allardyce has indicated at least one of his youngsters will start at the Emirates Stadium but he was not naming names. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and defender Tom Beadling seem the most likely candidates. New signing Jan Kirchhoff will not be involved as he awaits international clearance.
Match odds: H 1-4 A 10-1 D19-4
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Birmingham v Bournemouth, St Andrews, 3pm
Birmingham could have two players back, with David Cotterill (knee) and Neal Eardley (groin) in contention to return from injury. The pair have recovered and trained but will be assessed ahead of the match to ensure they have not suffered any reaction. Koby Arthur (thigh) is expected to miss out but the winger is the only absentee for boss Gary Rowett, who must find a replacement for Demarai Gray after the winger joined Leicester on Monday.
Bournemouth coach Eddie Howe is expected to change his starting XI. Defender Simon Francis will be unavailable after his red card appeal for a tackle on Jamie Vardy in their 0-0 draw with Leicester was rejected. Howe will also be without new signing Juan Iturbe who is awaiting his work permit following his loan from Roma.
Match odds: H 3-1 A 10-11 D 19-4
Referee: Mike Jones
Brentford v Walsall, Griffin Park, 3pm
Match odds: H 17-20 A 15-5 D 13-5
Referee: Andy Davies (Hampshire)
Bury v Bradford, Gigg Lane, 3pm
Veteran striker Ryan Lowe could be back in the Bury side after returning from loan at Crewe. Goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann is available with his loan from Stoke not due to expire until after the game. The club are keen to extend the deal with Rob Lainton and Jack Ruddy both injured.
Bradford will be without on-loan defender Reece Burke but midfielder Josh Morris could return from a lengthy knee injury lay-off. Burke’s loan spell from West Ham has expired and although Bradford boss Phil Parkinson is keen to extend his stay again, a cut wrist sustained at Gillingham has ruled the player out for two weeks.
Match odds: H 13-8 A 13-8 D 12-5
Referee: Rob Lewis (Shropshire)
Colchester v Charlton, Community Stadium, 3pm
Colchester are expected to hand goalkeeper Jake Kean his debut after he signed on a month-long loan from Premier League side Norwich. Defender George Elokobi is a major doubt after suffering a hamstring injury in last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Oldham, which ended a run of nine successive League One defeats. New manager Kevin Keen could bring Alex Wynter in at centre-back, while Matthew Briggs (chest) will be assessed. Midfielder Owen Garvan is pressing for a start, while veteran Darren Ambrose will be hoping to face his old club.
Charlton can hand second debuts to Roger Johnson and Diego Poyet against Colchester. Defender Johnson, who had a spell at The Valley last season, has rejoined on an 18-month deal and midfielder Poyet is back on loan from West Ham. The returning duo boost a Charlton squad beset by injuries to Ademola Lookman, Patrick Bauer, Alou Diarra, Igor Vetokele, and Ahmed Kashi. Tareiq Holmes-Dennis is suspended.
Match odds: H 13-8 A 13-8 D 12-5
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Doncaster v Stoke, Keepmoat Stadium, 3pm (Setanta Sport 1)
Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson will still be without Felipe Mattioni. The Brazilian defender is back at his parent club Everton to receive treatment on a hamstring injury.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes is set to rest several regular first-choice players having named the same starting XI for the four games the Potters have played since Christmas and with a Premier League clash against Norwich to come four days after this tie. Stephen Ireland (hamstring), Geoff Cameron (ankle), and Phil Bardsley (groin) are doubts, while Shay Given (knee) remains sidelined.
Match odds: H 15-5 A 17-20 D 5-2
Referee: Keith Stroud
Eastleigh v Bolton, Silverlake Stadium, 3pm
Shola Ameobi will come back into Bolton’s squad but Emile Heskey will miss out. Heskey is still hampered by a calf strain but Ameobi is back in full training this week following a virus and will travel. Midfielder Liam Trotter has returned from a loan spell with Nottingham Forest and will be in the squad, while Arsenal loanee Wellington Silva has permission to play.
Match odds: H 21-10 A 5-4 D 23-10
Referee: Iain Williamson (Berkshire)
Everton v Dagenham, Goodison Park, 3pm
Everton captain Phil Jagielka will make a long-awaited return from injury after more than two months out with a knee injury. Full-back Seamus Coleman is sidelined for a month with a calf injury while in-form striker Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Tom Cleverley (calf) will not feature. Midfielders Darron Gibson and Aiden McGeady are likely to be given some rare pitch time while South American summer signing Leandro Rodriguez is finally in line for his debut.
Dagenham will be without Zavon Hines (knee) and Matt Richards (Achilles), but Oliver Muldoon could make his debut after joining on loan from Charlton. Josh Pask, Kyle Vassell, Ayo Obileye and James Dunne have returned to their parent clubs following the expiry of their loan deals.
Match odds: H 2-11 A 12-1 D 13-2
Referee: Paul Tierney (Lancashire)
Hartlepool v Derby, Victoria Park, 3pm
Jake Gray and Adam Jackson are likely to start for Hartlepool after extending their loan deals this week, but fellow loanee Kal Naismith has returned to Portsmouth. Pools look set to be without defensive midfielder Carl Magnay as he struggles to overcome a groin problem, while Michael Duckworth continues to be sidelined by a stomach strain. Billy Paynter (Achilles) and Harry Worley (ankle) remain long-term absentees, but Lewis Hawkins and Ebby Nelson-Addy have returned from loan spells and could be involved.
Derby defender Jake Buxton could make his first appearance since March as Rams head coach Paul Clement plans to make changes to his starting line-up. George Thorne will not feature after he sustained a back problem during the defeat at Middlesbrough last weekend. Nick Blackman could be involved after joining Derby from Reading this week but international clearance may prevent fellow new signing Abdoul Camara from making his debut.
Match odds: H 5-1 A 8-15 D 3-1
Referee: Darren Bond
Huddersfield v Reading, John Smith’s Stadium, 3pm
Huddersfield head coach David Wagner has no new injury or suspension worries and midfielder Dean Whitehead, who has been sidelined since early December due to a knee injury, is the only absentee. Jason Davidson is likely to return at left-back following Ben Chilwell’s return to parent club Leicester.
Michael Hector returns to the Reading squad after suspension. Hector, who was bought by Chelsea in the summer and loaned back to the Royals, served a one-match ban as Reading beat Bristol City 1-0 last weekend. He could replace fellow defender Paul McShane, who had to go off during the first half against the Robins with a calf injury. The Royals are without their match-winner against Huddersfield after top scorer Nick Blackman completed his move to Championship rivals Derby.
Match odds: H 7-5 A 8-15 D 12-5
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Hull v Brighton, KC Stadium, 3pm
Hull manager Steve Bruce is expected to make wholesale changes and could hand starts to winger Robert Snodgrass, midfielder Shaun Maloney and striker Adama Diomande. Striker Sone Aluko, goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, midfielder Tom Huddlestone and the versatile Ryan Taylor are also likely to be included in Bruce’s plans. Defenders Michael Dawson (knee) and Alex Bruce (back) remain out injured.
Match odds: H 19-20 A 3-1 D 12-5
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Ipswich v Portsmouth, Portman Road, 3pm
Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy expects to be “freshening things up a bit” and confirmed the likes of Australia international Tommy Oar, on-loan Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, defenders Luke Hyam and Piotr Malarczyk could all get game time. Teenage midfielder Teddy Bishop continues his rehabilitation from a hamstring problem.
Winger Kal Naismith is available for Portsmouth. Naismith has returned to to fight for a place in Paul Cook’s side after a loan spell at Hartlepool. Cook will be without defender Christian Burgess and striker Matt Tubbs, who are both unavailable due to ankle injuries. Paul Jones remains sidelined after a knee operation as Pompey look to make it three wins in a row this weekend.
Match odds: H 17-20 A 16-5 D 13-5
Referee: David Coote
Leeds v Rotherham, Elland Road, 3pm
Leeds midfielder Alex Mowatt is hoping to return to contention after missing the last four matches due to a groin injury. Head coach Steve Evans will rest several key players, striker Chris Wood among them. Versatile defender Lewie Coyle, midfielders Kalvin Phillips and Tom Adeyemi, plus striker Lee Erwin, could all feature.
Rotherham skipper Lee Frecklington and on-loan defender Farrend Rawson both miss out with hamstring injuries while Leon Best (groin) and Stephen Kelly (calf) are no nearer returns. Richard Wood is ineligible having played for Chesterfield earlier in the competition while loanee Tony Andreu has returned to parent club Norwich. Loanees Grant Ward and Shay Facey have been given permission to play and Frazer Richardson is available after concussion.
Match odds: H 1-1 A 14-5 D 14-5
Referee: Andy Woolmer
Manchester United v Sheffield United, Old Trafford, 5.30pm (BT Sport 2)
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is available after he overcame a hamstring injury. Adnan Januzaj, who was recalled from his loan at Borussia Dortmund on Thursday, is not fit but Will Keane may feature following his return from a temporary spell at Preston. Antonio Valencia (foot), Luke Shaw (leg), Marcos Rojo (shoulder) and Phil Jones (ankle) are out while Ashley Young is likely to be rested as manager Louis van Gaal says the winger is “in the red zone” in terms of his fitness.
Matt Done is in contention for Sheffield United after a hamstring complaint. Blades boss Nigel Adkins says Done is desperate to play, as are several unnamed players who are nursing knocks ahead of the trip to Old Trafford.
Match odds: H 2-7 A 10-1 D 17-4
Referee: Andre Marriner
Middlesbrough v Burnley, Riverside Stadium, 3pm
Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has no fresh injury problems but could reshuffle, and that could mean rare starts for the likes of goalkeeper Tomas Mejias and midfielder Adam Forshaw. Jonathan Woodgate will be missing with a back problem, while fellow defenders Alex Baptiste and Damia Abella continue their recoveries from a fractured leg and knee ligament damage respectively.
Midfielder Dean Marney is unlikely to feature for Burnley due to a calf strain and manager Sean Dyche concedes it is unlikely he will return yet. Burnley, who could make several changes, could also be without Michael Duff (thigh). Attacking pair Ashley Barnes and Lukas Jutkiewicz (both knee) remain sidelined.
Match odds: H 19-20 A 3-1 D 12-5
Referee: Simon Hooper
Newport v Blackburn, Newport Stadium, 3pm
Newport striker Lennell John-Lewis damaged a hamstring in training and is set for a four to five-week spell on the sidelines. County boss John Sheridan hopes to recruit a couple of players who are not cup-tied on loan having allowed Cardiff youngsters Tommy O’Sullivan and Jazzi Barnum-Bobb to return to their parent club. Alex Rodman and Yan Klukowski remain out with hamstring problems but Medy Elito is available after serving a one-game ban.
Elliott Bennett could make his debut for Blackburn. Fode Koita (hamstring) and Nathan Delfouneso (knee) are missing, as is Jason Lowe (foot), while Danny Guthrie (hamstring) will need to be assessed, but Leicester loanee Tom Lawrence does have permission to feature.
Match odds: H 4-1 A 8-11 D 13-5
Referee: Charles Breakspear
Northampton v MK Dons, Sixfields Stadium, 3pm
Match odds: H 19-10 A 7-5 D 12-5
Referee: Darren Drysdale
Norwich v Manchester City, Carrow Road, 3pm
Norwich boss Alex Neil has no fresh injury concerns. New signing Ivo Pinto is eligible after completing his move from Dinamo Zagreb but is not fit. Long-term absentee Matt Jarvis is closing in on a return from a knee problem, but will not be risked.
Willy Caballero will retain his place in goal for City. The Argentinian has been preferred to Joe Hart in domestic knockout competitions this season and will continue after playing in the midweek Capital One Cup semi-final loss at Everton. Defender Eliaquim Mangala (hamstring) is out, leaving Martin Demichelis and Nicolas Otamendi as the only fit centre-backs in the absence of captain Vincent Kompany (calf). Striker Wilfried Bony is out with a leg problem.
Match odds: H 4-1 A 4-6 D 14-5
Referee: Mike Dean
Nottingham Forest v QPR, City Ground, 3pm
Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman does not have many injury concerns and with Tuesday’s league clash at home to Birmingham in mind, he will take the opportunity to rest players. The likes of Chris Cohen, Jamie Ward, Dexter Blackstock, Chris O’Grady and Robert Tesche are all vying for recalls, while potential new signing Bojan Jokic is unlikely to be available as he awaits international clearance. Freedman remains without Andy Reid (groin), Britt Assombalonga (knee), Daniel Pinillos (knee) and Matty Fryatt (Achilles).
Ben Gladwin has been added to the QPR squad after he was recalled from a loan spell at Swindon. Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has confirmed that the midfielder, who rejoined his former club in October, will be involved at the City Ground. Striker Charlie Austin remains doubtful with a hamstring injury and defender James Perch has a knee problem. Winger Jamie Mackie made a welcome return as a late substitute against Hull last Friday following three months out with a hamstring injury and should be involved against his former club.
Match odds: H 6-5 A 23-10 D 23-10
Referee: Oliver Langford
Peterborough v Preston, London Road, 3pm
Martin Samuelsen is set to make his FA Cup debut for Peterborough after his loan from West Ham was extended until the end of the season. Michael Bostwick could return from a muscle injury, while Kgosi Ntlhe was expected to return to training this week after a toe problem but will not be considered yet.
Striker Callum Robinson comes back into the Preston squad. The Aston Villa loanee was given permission to feature straight away after he rejoined the club on loan for a third time this week. Simon Grayson is allowed to play all of his loanees so can call on Sam Johnstone, Marnick Vermijl, Adam Reach and Eoin Doyle. Jermaine Beckford, Stevie May (both knee) and Chris Humphrey (shin) are the club’s long-term injury absentees.
Match odds: H 13-8 A 13-8 D 23-10
Referee: Tony Harrington
Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham, Hillsborough, 3pm
Wednesday forwards Marco Matias (hernia surgery) and Sergiu Bus could return following injury, but Tom Lees (hamstring) and Michael Turner (knee) remain sidelined. Wednesday are hoping on-loan striker Gary Hooper is granted permission to play by parent club Norwich, while Sam Hutchinson, Lucas Joao and Jeremy Helan are pushing for recalls.
New Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic reported no fresh injury problems ahead of the FA Cup tie, but has suggested he may make changes. Veteran midfielder Scott Parker and 21-year-old forward Cauley Woodrow could be in contention having come off the bench in the second half of the Championship meeting with Wednesday. Goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli (knee) and midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe (hamstring) both continue their rehabilitation.
Match odds: H 17-20 A 3-1 D 11-4
Referee: Gavin Ward
Southampton v Crystal Palace, St. Mary’s Stadium, 3pm
Graziano Pelle has failed to beat his knee injury in time and goalkeeper Fraser Forster will not feature either, even though he is finally on his way back after nine months recovering from knee surgery. Cedric Soares and Juanmi are both fit again, while Victor Wanyama starts his two-match ban after his red card at Norwich last week.
Manager Alan Pardew will have Bakary Sako available for selection. The forward has been out with a hamstring injury since November. Midfielder Yohan Cabaye is also back after serving a one-match suspension but Yannick Bolasie (hip/thigh) and Kwesi Appiah (knee) are still absent. Connor Wickham (calf strain) and Dwight Gayle (hamstring) will not be fit until Palace’s Premier League game against Villa on Tuesday.
Match odds: H 4-5 A 7-2 D 13-5
Referee: Lee Mason
Watford v Newcastle, Vicarage Road, 3pm
Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores may take the opportunity to rest a number of first-team regulars. The Hornets could hand a debut to summer signing Obbi Oulare if Sanchez Flores opts to rest captain Troy Deeney or top goalscorer Odion Ighalo. Jose Holebas may also be drafted in but Nathan Ake remains suspended while Tommie Hoban (groin) and Joel Ekstrand (knee) are out.
Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback is a doubt due to a hamstring injury. Vurnon Anita (also hamstring) is out, although midfielder Rolando Aarons (foot), striker Emmanuel Riviere (knee) are back in contention and defender Steven Taylor (hamstring) is close to a return.
Match odds: H 17-20 A 16-5 D 13-5
Referee: Roger East
West Brom v Bristol City, The Hawthorns, 3pm
Keeper Ben Foster could return for the first time in 10 months after recovering from a serious knee problem. . Salomon Rondon and James McClean are available after suspension and Saido Berahino will be included in the squad, despite the ongoing uncertainty over his future, but Jonas Olsson remains a doubt with a hamstring injury with Victor Anichebe definitely sidelined with his own hamstring issue.
Bristol City centre-backs Nathan Baker and Derrick Williams are both nursing injuries and might not be risked ahead of Tuesday’s Championship home game with Preston. Midfielder Luke Freeman also picked up a knock and could miss out. Cameroonian striker Arnold Garita is likely to be included if international clearance on his £50,000 switch from French club Chateauroux is completed in time.
Match odds: H 8-11 A 18-5 D 11-4
Referee: Graham Scott
West Ham v Wolves, Upton Park, 3pm
West Ham will be without Manuel Lanzini. The Argentinian midfielder suffered a recurrence of a thigh injury against Liverpool last weekend and faces another few weeks on the sidelines. Defender Winston Reid could return after a hamstring problem but winger Victor Moses (hamstring) and striker Diafra Sakho (thigh) are still missing.
Kenny Jackett could hand a Wolves debut to winger Michal Zyro, who signed from Legia Warsaw on a three-and-a-half-year deal. Goalkeeper Emi Martinez is back after a thigh injury but defender Kortney Hause remains sidelined with a hamstring problem. Jordan Graham is rated 50-50 after suffering an ankle injury in the 1-0 win at Brighton.
Match odds: H 3-4 A 7-2 D 11-4
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Wycombe v Aston Villa, Adams Park, 12:45am (BT Sport 2)
Wycombe are set to be boosted by the presence of Marcus Bean and Paul Hayes, with the duo set to overcome ankle problems in time to feature for Gareth Ainsworth’s men, although keeper Matt Ingram misses out due to suspension.
Aston Villa winger Adama Traore could be out for over two months after breaking his foot at Sunderland, while Alan Hutton and Carlos Sanchez (both hamstring) are out of the trip to Adams Park, along with Gabriel Agbonlahor (back). Jordan Ayew and Ashley Westwood return after serving one-match bans. Aly Cissokho made his Villa comeback against Sunderland he was recalled him from a loan at Valencia and could feature.
Match odds: H 12-5 A 6-5 D 9-4
Referee: Michael Oliver
Cardiff v Shrewsbury, Cardiff City Stadium, 6pm
Cardiff pair Peter Whittingham and Kagisho Dikgacoi are set for recalls.
Match odds: H 4-5 A 10-3 D 13-5
Referee: Peter Bankes
Carlisle v Yeovil, Brunton Park, 2pm
Match odds: H 11-10 A 12-5 D 5-2
Referee: Andrew Madley
Chelsea v Scunthorpe, Stamford Bridge, 2pm (BT Sport 2)
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is out because of a groin injury. sustained in last week’s win at Crystal Palace and the Blues have no intention to rush him back, meaning the Belgian could miss next week’s Premier League fixtures with West Brom and Everton. Strikers Radamel Falcao (groin) and Loic Remy (calf) remain out, leaving Diego Costa as the only fit striker, so Guus Hiddink may call upon some of Chelsea’s youth squad.
Leading scorer Paddy Madden is expected to be fit for Scunthorpe. The 14-goal striker has had a tight hamstring this week but should retain his place in the starting line-up at Stamford Bridge. Iron boss Mark Robins has a handful of other players nursing minor knocks but he thinks everyone will be fit and available, which means Tom Hopper and Gary McSheffrey will return from injury. New signing Conor Townsend will not be involved as he is cup-tied.
Match odds: H 1-5 A 12-1 D 11-2
Referee: Craig Pawson
Oxford v Swansea, Kassam Stadium, Noon
Oxford must make do without on-loan striker Chris Maguire. He has been told by parent club Rotherham he cannot play. Fellow loanee Jordan Evans has been given permission to play by Fulham.
Swansea manager Alan Curtis will rotate heavily with Swedish goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt, central defenders Jordi Amat and Kyle Bartley and wide men Jefferson Montero and Modou Barrow among those set to come in. Left-back Frank Tabanou and striker Eder may feature if they overcome thigh and ankle injuries.
Match odds: H 14-5 A 19-20 D 5-2
Referee: Kevin Friend
Tottenham v Leicester, White Hart Lane, 4pm (BBC One, Setanta Ireland)
Tottenham will be without midfield duo Ryan Mason and Mousa Dembele with ankle injuries while Clinton Njie is also sidelined with a knee problem. Winger Alex Pritchard will not feature as he recovers from an ankle injury.
Demarai Gray could make his Leicester debut. As he did in the League Cup this season, Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri will again make changes to his team and teenage winger Gray, who this week joined the club from Birmingham, is in contention to feature. Leading scorer Jamie Vardy will sit out the third-round tie after undergoing a minor groin operation but he could be back when Leicester return to north London next week in the Premier League.
Match odds: H 4-5 A 4-1 D 29-10
Referee: Robert Madley
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