Premier League team news and statistics
Wigan (18) v Southampton (16)
Paul Scharner could figure in defence for Wigan, with Ivan Ramis (knee) and Antolin Alcaraz (groin) unavailable. Full-back Emmerson Boyce (hamstring) is a doubt, defender Adrian Lopez (hamstring), keeper Mike Pollitt (thigh) and midfielders Ben Watson (broken leg), Albert Crusat (knee), Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) and Fraser Fyvie (soft tissue problem) are out and forward Arouna Kone is on African Nations Cup duty.
Saints captain Adam Lallana could make his first start in nearly two months after recovering from a knee injury. New signing Vegard Forren was not involved in the defeat at Manchester United but could force himself into the squad, although Jose Fonte and Guly Do Prado (both knee) are likely to miss out.
Last season:No corresponding fixture
Last five league matches:Wigan W L D L D; Southampton D W D D L
Top scorers(all competitions): Jordi Gomez (Wigan) 7; Rickie Lambert (Southampton) 10
Match odds:H 1-1 A 12-5 D 5-2
Referee:Andre Marriner (W Midlands).
Sunday, February 3rd
Man City (2) v Liverpool (7)
City, again without captain Vincent Kompany, hope fellow defender Matija Nastasic is fit to start after a knee problem — otherwise midfielder Javi Garcia may again have to deputise. Right-back Maicon (knee) is back in training and could soon be available while fellow defender Micah Richards (knee) hopes to return this month. Midfielder Yaya Toure and defender Kolo Toure are still on international duty.
New signing Phillippe Coutinho will not be in the Liverpool squad — the Brazilian has briefly returned to Milan after Wednesday’s switch from Inter and will not return until next week. Left-back Jose Enrique could start having made his comeback from a hamstring injury in the draw at Arsenal.
Last season:Man City 3 Liverpool 0, Liverpool 1 Man City 1
Last five league matches:Man City W W W W D; Liverpool W W L W D
Top scorers(all competitions): Edin Dzeko (Man City) 11; Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 22
Match odds:H 5-6 A 11-4 D 11-4
Referee:Anthony Taylor (Cheshire).
West Brom (9) v Tottenham (4)
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie, not considered for the game at Everton after his new-born son was readmitted to hospital, misses out on Sunday’s match due to the fall-out from his attempt to join QPR. Youssouf Mulumbu is available after returning to the club from African Nations Cup duty following DR Congo’s exit, but fellow midfielder George Thorne is ruled out with a knee injury.
Striker Jermain Defoe is available for Spurs after overcoming his niggling pelvic injury. Midfielder Tom Huddlestone (leg) is also fit but striker Emmanuel Adebayor is at the African Nations Cup and defender Younes Kaboul and midfielder Sandro (both knee) also miss out. Midfielder Lewis Holtby could make his full debut and striker Harry Kane is in the squad following his recall from a loan spell at Norwich.
Last season:Tottenham 1 West Brom 0, West Brom 1 Tottenham 3
Last five league matches:West Brom L L L D L; Tottenham W W D D D
Top scorers(all competitions): Shane Long & Romelu Lukaku (West Brom) 9; Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) 14
Match odds:H 9-4 A 11-10 D 12-5
Referee:Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear).