Team news for Sunday's FA Cup clash between lowly West Ham and high-flying promotion hopefuls Nottingham Forest. New signing Demba Ba could go straight into the Hammers team after signing from Hoffenheim.
Team news for Manchester City's potential banana skin trip to face Notts County. City will be without Adam Johnson, who injured himself in training, but Edin Dzeko could start.
Each week the Goals Guide will take a look back at the weekend's action, review all the goals and explain any dubious assists. This week, Darren Bent got of to the perfect start to his career at Villa Park, while there were hat-tricks for Berbatov and van Persie as United and Arsenal won big.
Dimitar Berbatov netted his third hat-trick of the season and nine points as leaders Manchester United destroyed Birmingham 5-0. Arsenal striker Robin van Persie also registered nine points after ending his hat-trick hoodoo against Wigan.
Aston Villa today completed the signing of Cameroon international midfielder Jean Makoun, after he was granted a work permit, visa and international clearance.
There will be several new faces on show up and down the country this weekend with the likes of Darren Bent, Steven Pienaar, John Carew, Adam Hammill, David Wheater and possibly Ricardo Fuller all beginning the next stage of their careers.
Stoke City have today completed the signing of Aston Villa striker John Carew, on loan until the end of the season. The Norwegian has fallen down the pecking order at Villa Park with the arrival of Darren Bent.
Team news as Sunderland travel to Bloomfield Road to take on Blackpool. The home side have no new injury worries, while Sunderland will have to cope without the sold Darren Bent and the injured Danny Welbeck.
Team news from the clash between Manchester united and Birmingham City this weekend. United have Rafael suspended, while the Blues will be without Scott Dann for the season
Team news ahead of Sunday's clash at the Reebol Stadium. The Bolton squad has a string of injury problems, including the doubtful status of Jussi Jaaskelainen. Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has a decision on who to start up fron in the absence of the suspended Fernando Torres
South African international Steven Pienaar has been granted a work permit and has completed his move to Tottenham. He is now eligible to make his debut in the game against Newcastle on Saturday.
Darren Bent is set for his Aston Villa debut on Saturday evening when Manchester City visit Villa Park. Villa have what should be a simple enough run-in and Bent could be a great source of points if he shows his potential from the word go.