Sunderland have formed the basis of their success on the strength of their defensive play.
Liverpool thumped Southampton 6-1 to book their place in the semi-finals of the League Cup.
Gabby Agbonlahor is set to return from a calf injury for Saturday's match at Southampton, but Villa's team captain is struggling with a knee problem.
The England international came through the ranks in Portugal.
Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has been impressed by John Stones, Ross Barkley, Gerard Deulofeu and Romelu Lukaku.
Sheffield Wednesday conceded from two dead-ball situations during their recent Capital One Cup defeat to Stoke City.
The striker was recently suspended by the club.
Convicted fraudster Tom Hayes’ lawyers argued in court that his 14-year sentence for Libor manipulation is excessive as there is no need to treat the punishment as a deterrent to others.
Deutsche Bank has appointed Philippe Vollot as global chief operating officer for compliance, anti-financial crime and government and regulatory affairs.
Skip the Porsche, Lambo's are so last year, Ferrari's can't fly.