ENGLAND’S biggest game of the day is the Capital One Cup Final between Chelsea and Spurs and I’ll put up a separate of preview of that one.
In the Premier League there is a titanic clash at Anfield as Liverpool entertain Man City while Arsenal are trying to bounce back from their Champions League shocker against Monaco.
Here is team news for the Premier League matches.
Arsenal v Everton
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set for a short spell on the sidelines following a minor procedure to remove a stud in his ankle. Midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini (both hamstring) are not expected to be available while Mikel Arteta (ankle), Abou Diaby (calf) and Mathieu Debuchy (shoulder) all continue their recoveries.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez expects striker Romelu Lukaku to be fit despite a hamstring problem. The Toffees have John Stones and Aaron Lennon – suspended and cup-tied respectively against Young Boys in the Europa League – back available but remain without Steven Pienaar, Aiden McGeady (both knee), Christian Atsu (illness), Bryan Oviedo (hamstring) and Tony Hibbert (knee).
Last season: Everton 3 Arsenal 0; Arsenal 1 Everton 1.
Referee: Andre Marriner.
Liverpool v Man City
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho will return to the side having been rested for their Europa League exit against Besiktas. Midfielder Jordan Henderson was also left at home with an ankle problem and that will need to be assessed. Defender Mamadou Sakho has resumed training this week after a hip injury while full-back Glen Johnson could be back after illness.
City have a fully-fit squad with key midfielder Yaya Toure poised to return after missing Tuesday’s Champions League loss to Barcelona through suspension. Striker Wilfried Bony, who has made two substitute appearances in the past week, could make his first start since his £25million move from Swansea.
Last season: Liverpool 3 Man City 2; Man City 2 Liverpool 1
Referee: Mark Clattenburg.
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