All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 23 in the Premier League - more to follow as it comes in.
Saturday January 31 12.45pm
Hull City should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez for the visit of Newcastle to the KC Stadium.
The duo were both forced off in the early exchanges of the FA Cup defeat to Arsenal at the beginning of the month with knee and groin injuries respectively.
A warm weather break in Portugal has also proved restorative for The Tigers’ backline, with Andy Robertson and Alex Bruce now available for selection, but Liam Rosenior (hamstring), and James Chester (shoulder) remain on the sidelines.
Provisional squad: McGregor, Jakupovic, Harper, Davies, Maguire, McShane, Figueroa, Robertson, Bruce, Elmohamady, Livermore, Meyler, Ince, Brady, Quinn, Huddlestone, Jelavic, Hernandez, Aluko, Ramirez, Sagbo.
Newcastle head coach John Carver hopes to have top scorer Papiss Cisse available for the Saturday lunchtime clash with Hull at the KC Stadium.
The Magpies were hoping to rush the striker back from the African Nations Cup, where his nation Senegal were eliminated in the group stages.
Gabriel Obertan and Mehdi Abeid should be fit to return from thigh and toe problems respectively, but the game is likely to come too soon for Dutchman Siem De Jong.
Provisional squad: Krul, Woodman, Janmaat, Dummett, Santon, Williamson, Coloccini, Streete, Haidara, Satka, Anita, Sissoko, Cabella, Colback, Gouffran, Cisse, Ameobi, Obertan, Riviere, Perez, Abeid.
Saturday January 31 3pm
Crystal Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch is set to make his debut against Everton in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday after joining the Eagles from QPR.
Mutch is fit and ready to play against the Toffees but fellow new signing Shola Ameobi will need longer to regain match fitness after leaving Turkish side Gaziantep in December.
Palace winger Jerome Thomas has picked up a minor knock and will be unavailable while Yannick Bolasie and Mile Jedinak are still away on international duty with Congo and Australia respectively.
Provisional squad: Speroni, Hennessey, Ward, Kelly, Mariappa, Hangeland, Dann, Delaney, Bannan, Guedioura, Mutch, McArthur, Ledley, Puncheon, Zaha, Gayle, Sanogo, Chamakh, Campbell, Gayle, Ameobi.
Everton are hoping to have midfielders James McCarthy (hamstring) and Darron Gibson (knee), and defender Sylvain Distin (groin) back in contention for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Crystal Palace.
Winger Kevin Mirallas is expected to be fit after being substituted with a hamstring injury soon after controversially missing a penalty in the goalless draw against West Brom last time out.
Goalkeeper Tim Howard (leg) and midfielders Leon Osman (foot) and Steven Pienaar (knee) remain on the sidelines.
Provisional squad: Robles, Griffiths, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Baines, Alcaraz, Hibbert, Garbutt, Distin, Besic, Barkley, Barry, McCarthy, Gibson, Naismith, Mirallas, Oviedo, Lukaku, Kone, McAleny.
Saturday January 31 3pm
Striker Daniel Sturridge is likely to make his first appearance in five months when Liverpool play West Ham on Saturday.
Sturridge, who has not played for the Reds since August due to thigh problems, is in “top-class condition” according to manager Brendan Rodgers, who will decide on Friday whether to start the England forward or put him on the bench.
Liverpool will also assess defender Mamadou Sakho, who suffered a back injury in the Capital One Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Tuesday.
Provisional squad: Mignolet, Johnson, Can, Sakho, Skrtel, Manquillo, Moreno, Henderson, Allen, Enrique, Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling, Lovren, Lucas, Lambert, Borini, Sturridge, Rossiter, Markovic, Ward.
Sam Allardyce is hoping a number of his West Ham players can recover from minor knocks in time to face Liverpool on Saturday.
The Hammers are looking for a Premier League double over Brendan Rodgers’ side but could be without a host of first-team regulars, with Carl Jenkinson, James Tomkins and Alex Song all suffering with unspecified problems.
Joey O’Brien (hamstring) and James Collins (groin) could add to Allardyce’s defensive woes but Senegal’s exit from the African Nations Cup may see Cheikhou Kouyate return in midfield.
Provisional squad: Adrian, Jaaskelainen, Cresswell, O’Brien, Reid, Demel, Collins, Jenkinson, Noble, Kouyate, Song, Nolan, Amalfitano, Downing, Poyet, Jarvis, Cole, Carroll, Sakho, Valencia.
Saturday January 31 3pm
Midfielder Michael Carrick has been ruled out for at least four weeks with a muscle injury and will therefore miss Manchester United’s home game against Leicester on Saturday.
Wing-back Ashley Young is closing in on a return from a hamstring injury, but midfielder Darren Fletcher has been omitted from the squad as his transfer to West Ham nears completion.
Defenders Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling could return after missing the 0-0 draw against Cambridge due to unspecified injuries.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Valdes, Vermijl, Blackett, Shaw, Rojo, Smalling, Evans, Jones, McNair, Rafael, Pereira, Blind, Fellaini, Herrera, Valencia, Lingard, Anderson, Powell, Januzaj, Di Maria, Mata, Falcao, Rooney, Van Persie, Wilson.
Matt Upson could make his first appearance in the Leicester squad after being sidelined since July with a foot injury.
Kasper Schmeichel is still out with his broken foot but is on course in his recovery while Chris Wood is unavailable because of ankle ligament damage.
Matty James is banned after his sending off in the 1-0 win over Villa earlier this month and Riyad Mahrez remains on African Nations Cup duty with Algeria.
Provisional squad: Hamer, Schwarzer, De Laet, Konchesky, Wasilewski, Morgan, Moore, Upson, Simpson, Drinkwater, Hammond, King, Albrighton, Cambiasso, Knockaert, Schlupp, Kramaric, Vardy, Ulloa, Nugent.
Saturday January 31 3pm
Stoke will be without Bojan Krkic for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with QPR but look set to have fellow forward Mame Biram Diouf back in their matchday squad.
In the same week as Bojan was ruled out for the rest of the season by the serious knee injury he sustained in Monday’s FA Cup game at Rochdale, Diouf has returned to the Potters from African Nations Cup duty with Senegal and trained with his club-mates.
Defender Erik Pieters remains unavailable as he recovers from a hernia operation.
Provisional squad: Begovic, Butland, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Wilson, Muniesa, Bardsley, Cameron, Nzonzi, Adam, Whelan, Ireland, Sidwell, Palacios, Walters, Arnautovic, Crouch, Moses, Diouf.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp is expected to have both Yun Suk-Young and Richard Dunne available again for his side’s visit to Stoke on Saturday.
Yun has been out with an ankle injury and has not played since December 20 while Dunne came off against Manchester United with a groin strain two weeks ago, but has recovered.
The match at the Britannia will come too soon for Sandro, who is close to returning from a knee problem, and Alejandro Faurlin remains out with a cruciate ligament injury.
Provisional squad: Green, McCarthy, Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Yun, Ferdinand, Hill, Onuoha, Kranjcar, Henry, Barton, Fer, Phillips, Hoilett, Taarabt, Vargas, Zamora, Zarate, Austin.
Saturday January 31 3pm
Lee Cattermole will be missing once again as Sunderland attempt to boost their own chances of Barclays Premier League safety by denting those of Burnley.
Cattermole, who has been struggling with groin and knee injuries in recent weeks, is still not fit and will be joined on the sidelines by fellow midfielder Jack Rodwell, who is suspended following his sending-off in the 0-0 FA Cup fourth round draw with Fulham last weekend.
However, defender Wes Brown (knee) and winger Adam Johnson (calf) will return to the squad after sitting out against the Londoners.
Provisional squad: Pantilimon, Mannone, Jones, Van Aanholt, O’Shea, Brown, Vergini, Coates, Bridcutt, Gomez, Larsson, Johnson, Buckley, Alvarez, Mavrias, Giaccherini, Wickham, Fletcher, Defoe, Graham.
Burnley have no new injury worries ahead of their Premier League trip to Sunderland on Saturday.
Matt Taylor was unable to take part in a development game this week as he continues his recovery from Achilles surgery but boss Sean Dyche is confident he remains on track for an imminent comeback.
Stephen Ward (ankle) is making good progress and is also not far away from returning, leaving defender Kevin Long (knee) as the only long-term absentee.
Provisional squad: Heaton, Cisak, Gilks, Trippier, Mee, Keane, Shackell, Lafferty, Arfield, Marney, Boyd, Jones, Wallace, Kightly, Barnes, Vokes, Ings, Sordell, O’Neill, Reid, Jutkiewicz.
Saturday January 31 3pm
New signing Callum McManaman goes straight into the squad for West Brom’s Barclays Premier League game with Tottenham at The Hawthorns following his arrival from Wigan this week.
Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill damaged his finger in last weekend’s FA Cup win at Birmingham and is now out along with midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu (African Nations Cup) and defender Jonas Olsson (Achilles).
Olsson is back in training after four months on the sidelines, but Pulis has conceded the Swede is not yet ready to be included in the squad.
Provisional squad: Foster, Pocognoli, Gamboa, Wisdom, McAuley, Lescott, Dawson, Baird, Yacob, Brunt, Morrison, McManaman, Gardner, Dorrans, Sessegnon, Anichebe, Berahino, Ideye.
Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has almost a full squad to select from for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to West Brom.
The Capital One Cup finalists have a daunting fixture schedule in the coming weeks and Pochettino will be happy to have all but one player at his disposal as Nacer Chadli and comes back into contention.
Chadli had been away after a family bereavement but Nabil Bentaleb is still at the African Nations Cup after Algeria progressed to the last eight.
Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Friedel, Walker, Rose, Davies, Dier, Fazio, Kaboul, Yedlin, Vertonghen, Chiriches, Stambouli, Dembele, Paulinho, Capoue, Eriksen, Chadli, Lennon, Townsend, Soldado, Adebayor, Kane.
Saturday January 31 5.30pm
Chelsea striker Diego Costa will miss the Premier League leaders’ showdown with Manchester City on Saturday through suspension after being charged with violent conduct.
Cesc Fabregas (hamstring), Filipe Luis (calf) and Branislav Ivanovic (foot) are doubts after picking up injuries in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final defeat of Liverpool, in which Costa faced scrutiny for an apparent stamp on Emre Can.
Gary Cahill is expected to be a substitute once more, with Kurt Zouma continuing in defence, while Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah are likely to miss out as reports intensify of imminent moves for the out of favour pair.
Provisional squad: Courtois, Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ake, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy, Costa, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta.
Manchester City playmaker Samir Nasri could have a chance of featuring in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League top-of-the-table clash at Chelsea.
The Frenchman has missed the last two games with a calf injury but has made good progress and will be assessed.
Defender Eliaquim Mangala will also have a shoulder problem checked while midfielder Yaya Toure and new signing Wilfried Bony are away at the African Nations Cup.
Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Mangala, Boyata, Clichy, Kolarov, Silva, Nasri, Navas, Milner, Fernando, Fernandinho, Lampard, Aguero, Jovetic, Dzeko.
Sunday February 1 1.30pm
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash against Aston Villa, when new signing Gabriel Paulista could make the squad after joining from Villarreal.
England striker Danny Welbeck (thigh) is close to a return, but may not be risked, while midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin) is also expected to come into contention ahead of the north-London derby at Tottenham next weekend.
Midfielders Jack Wilshere (ankle), Mikel Arteta (ankle) and Abou Diaby (calf) are all still out, as is full-back Mathieu Debuchy (shoulder).
Provisional Squad: Ospina, Gibbs, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Chambers, Coquelin, Cazorla, Rosicky, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud, Szczesny, Monreal, Bellerin, Ramsey, Flamini, Akpom, Gabriel, Sanchez.
Scott Sinclair is likely to go straight into Aston Villa’s squad for Sunday’s trip to Arsenal after joining on loan from Manchester City.
The winger will train with the side on Saturday before boss Paul Lambert makes a final decision on his inclusion.
Forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has recovered from a hamstring injury while Joe Cole (also hamstring) is training but not yet fit. Defenders Ron Vlaar (knee) and Philippe Senderos (calf) both remain out.
Provisional squad: Guzan, Given, Hutton, Lowton, Okore, Clark, Baker, Cissokho, Bacuna, Sanchez, Westwood, Delph, Richardson, Grealish, Sinclair, N’Zogbia, Cleverley, Gil, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke, Robinson.
Sunday February 1 4pm
Sadio Mane and Maya Yoshida will return for Southampton against Swansea – a match Jack Cork will not feature in ahead of joining Sunday’s opponents.
Mane and Yoshida have been on international duty but are back with Saints after early exits from the African Nations Cup and Asian Cup, respectively.
Cork will not feature as a move to Swansea is close to completion while Shane Long (ribs), Toby Alderweireld, Victor Wanyama (both hamstring) and Morgan Schneiderlin (adductor) are unavailable due to injury. Sam Gallagher and Jay Rodriguez remain long-term absentees, while Emmanuel Mayuka is also injured.
Provisional squad: Forster, K Davis, Gazzaniga, Clyne, Bertrand, Targett, Yoshida, Gardos, Fonte, McCarthy, S Davis, Reed, Ward-Prowse, Hesketh, Tadic, Mane, McQueen, Isgrove, Elia, Seager, Pelle.
Swansea are without suspended pair Gylfi Sigurdsson and Kyle Bartley for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Southampton following their FA Cup red cards at Blackburn last weekend.
But skipper Ashley Williams has recovered from a shoulder problem and Neil Taylor will return after being rested, while Jefferson Montero is in contention to start after marking his comeback from hamstring trouble with a substitute’s appearance at Blackburn.
Saints midfielder Jack Cork is set to become a Swansea player before the game but he will not be involved after completing his £3m move from Southampton.
Provisional squad: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Shelvey, Montero. Dyer, Oliveira, Gomis, Tremmel, Rangel, Amat, Carroll, Barrow, Grimes, Fulton, King.