QPR boss Harry Redknapp will make a late decision on the fitness of Julio Cesar and Bobby Zamora. Matthew Kilgallon and Danny Rose are set to return for Sunderland.
Third-choice goalkeeper Stuart Taylor will again take his place between the posts for Reading for the visit of former club Villa, who are without suspended midfielder Fabian Delph.
West Brom will welcome back skipper Chris Brunt, on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku and left-back Goran Popov, but Shane Long is doubtful. Swansea midfielder Kemy Agustien misses out after suffering a thigh injury.
Alex Tettey misses out for Norwich, while impressive new striker Kei Kamara could start. Southampton are sweating on the fitness of Adam Lallana and Danny Fox.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will hope to have striker Papiss Cisse back after illness, while Stoke defender Robert Huth is suspended.
Striker Daniel Sturridge and defender Martin Skrtel will both return from injury, while Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon is a doubt after suffering a hamstring injury in the win over Inter Milan.