Carling Cup preview
By Steve Luckings
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Former Chelsea defender Le Saux has suffered a recurrence of a hamstring problem which also saw him sit out Saturday's Premiership defeat to Aston Villa.
Phillips missed training on Monday with tonsillitis but manager Gordon Strachan will give him until the last possible moment to declare his fitness.
If the ex-Sunderland star fails to recover, it could see a recall for one of fellow long-term absentees Marian Pahars or Agustin Delgado.
Whoever Strachan calls upon, he will hope his strikers can put their dire league form, that has seen them net just twice in nine games, behind them.
Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp goes into the South Coast derby plagued by the loss of five first-team regulars.
Shaka Hislop, Nigel Quashie, Vincent Pericard, Jason Roberts and Svetoslav Todorov are all out injured as Pompey look to win the first competitive encounter between the two sides in seven years.
But Senegal midfielder Amdy Faye may be recalled after a month out with a knee injury while Mark Burchill is set to make his first appearance of the season on the bench with Deon Burton cup-tied after already appearing for Walsall in an earlier round as is Courtney Pitt.
33-year-old Dutchman Harald Wapenaar looks set to continue to deputise in place of Hislop, while Redknapp is unable to call upon the services of Gary O'Neil who is away on England Under-20 duty.
Arsenal welcome back inspirational captain Patrick Vieira ahead of the fourth round Carling Cup visit to Highbury of Wolves.
The French powerhouse starts his first match in nearly two months after a rushed recovery attempt saw him aggrevate the injury further, but the ex-Milan man says he is now raring to go.
The return of Vieira can not come soon enough for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, after it was revealed that Ray Parlour will be out for more than two weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against Internazionale last week.
Wenger is well known for using the tournament as a chance to blood some of his Highbury youngsters and the match against Wolves is expected to be no different, although fit again striker Sylvain Wiltord is also expected to return after shaking off a groin problem.
Martin Keown is suspended, while Czech Republic Under-19 star Michael Papadopulos is expected to play some part in the Arsenal frontline.
Wolves boss Dave Jones has doubts over the availability of full back Denis Irwin ahead of the game, with the ex-Republic of Ireland international suffering with a sore toe after Saturday's draw with Newcastle.
Scotland international Colin Cameron is definitely out of Wolves' first venture into Highbury in 20 years with a stomach complaint, although captain Paul Ince trained on Monday after missing the weekend action and is expected to be included in the starting XI.
Striker Steffen Iversen is sidelined with a calf problem and central defender Isaac Okoronkwo has a hamstring strain.
Goalkeeper Andy Marshall, who is on loan from Ipswich Town, has been given permission to play by the Suffolk club.