Sheffield Wednesday have made a positive start to the campaign as they look to better last season's achievement.
The Norwegian under-21 international is wanted by Everton in January.
Mark Noble and Andy Carroll are among those to miss out, but Diafra Sakho could return.
Former Celtic and Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama was answering questions during a Tottenham Hotspur Q&A.
Liverpool could be without Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho for the trip to Southampton - meaning an opportunity is likely to open up for Daniel Sturridge.
Lee Cattermole is expected to be on the sidelines until March.
Everton host Swansea City at Goodison Park on Saturday.
The Magpies travel to what will be a sold-out Elland Road on Saturday.
Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa will face each other in the Championship this evening.
Queens Park Rangers host Norwich City in Ian Holloway's second R's debut.
Eddie Jones does a good fireside yarn and he was on cracking form when looking forward to England’s opening game of this autumn’s series.
Arsène Wenger has warned the Football Federation of Chile that Alexis Sánchez could spend up to three months on the sidelines if he is risked in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay.