Stoke City will be out to cause a New Year upset and repeat last season's victory over Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium, while United are looking to build on their promising opening half of the campaign with their third win on the road this season.
Leeds manager Neil Redfearn admitted his side lacked creativity.
Match to be played on Thursday 1st January 2015 at 15:00. Venue: St. James' Park, Newcastle.
The defending Premier League champions may have stumbled out of the blocks, but Manchester City have started to move ominously through the gears.
Tottenham Hotpsur will not have to deal with Giuseppe Rossi when they face Fiorentina.
Leicester City returned to the Premier League full of optimism, but that dream has started to sour and Nigel Pearson is a manager under pressure.
The 2014/15 season has been one of peaks and troughs for Aston Villa, with struggles in front of goal doing little for Paul Lambert's Premier League cause.
Chelsea's loan system has been used as a warning for alleged target Andrej Kramaric.
Arsenal are interested in signing Kevin Mendez.
Arsenal's Hector Bellerin says his loan at Watford was the making of him.