FA Cup fourth round briefing

  • Last Updated: January 26 2013, 14:14 GMT

Team news and statistics for the weekend's action in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Eden Hazard: Begins his ban for Chelsea
Eden Hazard: Begins his ban for Chelsea

Sunday, January 27

Brentford v Chelsea

Jake Bidwell will miss out for Brentford due to suspension after being sent off against Leyton Orient on Tuesday, so former Millwall utility man Scott Barron is set to deputise. Midfielder Harry Forrester was rested against Orient but is expected to come back in, while defender Shaleum Logan and on-loan Fulham forward Marcello Trotta could also be recalled.

Eden Hazard starts a minimum three-match ban for Chelsea following the Swansea ball boy incident on Wednesday night. Blues captain John Terry looks set for his first start since November, with fellow defender David Luiz ruled out of the trip to Griffin Park and probably the midweek game at Reading after suffering a recurrence of an ankle injury.

Top scorers (all competitions): Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) 19; Demba Ba (Chelsea) 16

Referee: Jon Moss

Leeds v Tottenham

On-loan Leeds midfielder Ross Barkley has been denied permission to play by parent club Everton but Michael Tonge, Paul Green and David Norris are all vying for a return to the starting line-up. United boss Neil Warnock will be choosing from an otherwise unchanged squad which will include striker Luciano Becchio, who handed in a formal transfer request on Thursday.

Defender Jan Vertonghen has recovered from illness and is available for Spurs. Centre-back William Gallas, who has been out with a calf injury, could also feature, but France defender Younes Kaboul (knee) is unavailable. Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is away on African Nations Cup duty with Togo and midfielder Sandro is out for the season with a knee injury.

Top scorers (all competitions): Luciano Becchio (Leeds) 18; Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) 14

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

Oldham v Liverpool

Lifelong Liverpool fan James Wesolowski is set to captain Oldham in the absence of fellow midfielder Dean Furman, who is away with South Africa in the African Nations Cup. Winger Cristian Montano (thigh) remains the only injury absentee.

Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina has a thigh injury but would not have played at Boundary Park anyway as manager Brendan Rodgers opts for deputy Brad Jones in cup ties. Rodgers could have an issue at left-back with Jose Enrique (hamstring) still not fully fit and Glen Johnson (hamstring) also doubtful.

Top scorers (all competitions): Jose Baxter (Oldham) 11; Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 20

Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)


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