Barton has not played for Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side since the Old Firm defeat in September.
The Leeds United man grabbed his 10th of the season on Saturday.
Celtic edged out the Dons 1-0 at Pittodrie to remain unbeaten in the Premiership this season.
Aston Villa travel to face Birmingham City on Sunday.
Antonio Conte had done a sterling job in fudging his responses to questions about his team’s role in the title race but there was the merest hint of a mask slipping when it was put to him that Sir Alex Ferguson, quoted last week, had not included Chelsea in his five-strong list of Premier League contenders.
Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Sergio Agüero after the striker scored twice and set up another in Manchester City’s 4-0 rout of West Bromwich Albion, ending the manager’s longest winless sequence in the most convincing fashion.
David Moyes has pledged to keep doing what he does after Sunderland’s latest setback ensured they plunged to a record-equalling nadir. Two goals apiece from Alexis Sánchez and Olivier Giroud in a 4-1 home defeat against Arsenal left Moyes’s bottom‑placed team with two points.
Antonio Conte had never heard of N’Golo Kanté until his rise to prominence with Leicester City last season, but now he believes the Chelsea player is “a complete midfielder”.
The Liverpool midfielder has been in impressive form this season.
Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 with the Premier League champions on Saturday.
Matip has looked pretty solid since he came in, and seems to have an understanding with Dejan Lovren. How is that reflected in the numbers?
Sunderland head to QPR for their third round tie in the EFL Cup.
Richard Stearman is just a few weeks into his Wolves return, but things already appear to be going wrong for the defender.