The former Newcastle United head coach has been discussing his successor.
Daniel Sturridge got his first goals since returning from injury in the Premier League win over Aston Villa at the weekend.
Mason Holgate is still waiting to make his Everton debut.
Derby County are currently in ninth place in the Championship table, but are unbeaten in their last four matches.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has attracted a lot of attention since arriving at Newcastle United over the summer.
Queens Park Rangers are currently sitting in 13th place in the Championship table.
Rangers signed Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan over the summer.
The Hoops boss has been discussing team news before Thursday's game.
Cedric joined Southampton from Sporting Lisbon in the summer transfer window.
Twickenham, Wembley and the Olympic Stadium have all been considered, but an agreement is proving hard to reach.
With another year almost over, Vincent Ralph looks at Chelsea's standout stars from 2014.
With 2014 coming to an end we take a look at five Arsenal youngsters who could have a big year ahead.
With 2015 just around the corner, Vincent Ralph looks at Manchester United's top players from the last 12 months.