Premier League team news
Odds: Villa 11-8 Draw 11-5 Wigan 21-10
Everton v Chelsea
Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is hoping to prove his fitness in order to feature against Chelsea after his red card in last week’s win at West Ham was overturned. Ireland international right-back Séamus Coleman could return after a knock but Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini completes a three-match ban. Defender Tony Hibbert has a hamstring problem and striker Kevin Mirallas is still out with a calf injury.
Ramires is expected to return but tomorrow’s game is set to come too soon for defender John Terry (knee), while striker Daniel Sturridge could be omitted from the squad again ahead of his proposed move to Liverpool.
Odds: Everton 15-8 Draw 9-4 Chelsea 6-4
Stoke v Southampton
Stoke manager Tony Pulis will be forced into a defensive reshuffle as captain Ryan Shawcross and right-back Geoff Cameron both serve one-match bans.
Matthew Upton and Ryan Shotton are the two most likely deputies.
Southampton captain Adam Lallana will be on the sidelines once again as his persistent knee problem keeps him out of the reckoning.
Manager Nigel Adkins revealed one or two unnamed players picked up knocks in the 1-1 draw with Fulham on St Stephen’s Day, but expects them to be available at the Britannia Stadium.
Odds: Stoke 4-5 Draw 5-2 Southampton 15-4
Sunderland v Spurs
Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill will be without full-back Danny Rose as he is ineligible to face his parent club . John O’Shea could return to the back four after missing the victory over Manchester City through illness.
Clint Dempsey and Tom Huddlestone have a chance of returning from their respective groin and knee injuries. Benoit Assou-Ekotto may make his long-awaited comeback from a knee injury while Scott Parker could also make his first start of the season after coming off the bench in the last three games. Mousa Dembele should be fit but defender Younes Kaboul is out.
Odds: Sunderland 13-5 Draw 23-10 Tottenham 11-10
Man Utd v West Brom
Ashley Young and Danny Welbeck could both be back to bolster Manchester United’s attacking options after the pair missed the St Stephen’s Day win over Newcastle with minor ailments. Shinji Kagawa (knee) may also be involved for the first time since October, but Wayne Rooney (knee) and Phil Jones miss out and veterans Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes are expected to be rested.
West Brom have doubts over defenders Jonas Olsson (groin) and Goran Popov (hamstring) as well as midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu (hamstring) after a bruising St Stephen’s Day win at QPR. Claudio Yacob (hamstring) remains sidelined.
Odds: Man Utd 3-10 Draw 9-2 West Brom 9-1
Fulham v Swansea
Fulham’s Bryan Ruiz has been passed fit to start against the Swans. The Costa Rica international made his return from a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw with Southampton, playing the second half on St Stephen’s Day. Mahamadou Diarra and Mladen Petric are doubts, while former Ireland international Damien Duff could miss out again.
Top scorer Michu will miss the journey due to the ankle injury he suffered in the St Stephens Day Day draw at Reading. Danny Graham, Itay Shechter and Luke Moore will compete for his place in attack. Winger Pablo Hernandez and full-back Angel Rangel are set to return from thigh and ankle problems respectively fro Michael Laudrups men.
Odds: Fulham 23-20 Draw 23-10 Swansea 5-2