Premier League team news
Sunderland (13) v Tottenham (4)
Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill will be without full back Danny Rose as he is ineligible to face his parent club under the terms of his loan. John O’Shea
could return to the back four after missing the St Stephen’s Day victory over Manchester City through illness. O’Neill has also recalled midfielder David Meyler from his loan spell at Hull after he completed a one-match ban.
Forward Clint Dempsey and midfielder Tom Huddlestone have a chance of returning for Tottenham from their respective groin and knee injuries.
Defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto may make his long-awaited comeback from a knee injury while midfielder Scott Parker could also make his first start of the season after coming off the bench in the last three games following his recovery from an Achilles injury.
Midfielder Mousa Dembele should be fit despite coming off against Aston Villa with his niggling hip injury, but defender Younes Kaboul (knee) remains out.
Last season:Sunderland 0 Tottenham 0, Tottenham 1 Sunderland 0
Last five league matches:Sunderland L W L W W; Tottenham W L W D W
Top scorers (all competitions):Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) 8; Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) 14
Match odds:H 13-5 A 11-10 D 11-5
Referee:Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)
Everton (5) v Chelsea (3)
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 . Right back Seamus Coleman could return after a knock but midfielder Marouane Fellaini completes a three-match ban. Defender Tony Hibbert has a hamstring problem and striker Kevin Mirallas has a calf injury.
Ramires is expected to return but Sunday’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.
Last season:Everton 2 Chelsea 0, Chelsea 3 Everton 1
Last five league matches:Everton D W D W W; Chelsea D L W W W
Top scorers:Marouane Fellaini (Everton) 8; Fernando Torres (Chelsea) 14 Match odds: H 2-1 A 7-5 D 11-5
Referee:Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)
QPR (20) v Liverpool (10)
QPR defender Ryan Nelsen is a doubt to a virus. Goalkeeper Julio Cesar with a back injury, full back Nedum Onuoha and midfielder Park Ji-sung who has a knee problem are also doubts. Strikers Andrew Johnson and Bobby Zamora are sidelined with long-term injuries.
Striker Luis Suarez has been playing with a swollen ankle in recent weeks but is expected to play, while Raheem Sterling could be rested and Joe Allen could be recalled.
Last season:QPR 3 Liverpool 2, Liverpool 1 QPR 0
Last five league matches:QPR D D W L L; Liverpool W W L W L
Top scorers:Djibril Cisse, Bobby Zamora & Adel Taarabt (QPR) 4; Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 14
Match odds:H 3-1 A 10-11 D 12-5
Referee:Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)