Barclays Premier League Line-ups, Live Scores: March 30

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — The following are the starting lineups for the Barclays Premier League games kicking-off later this afternoon around the country.

After leaders Manchester United beat Sunderland 1-0 to go 18 points clear, it means everyone else, including defending champions and second place Manchester City are surely just playing for the minor places.

In some notable team news, Fernando Torres starts for Chelsea against Southampton, but Juan Mata isn’t included. There is no Theo Walcott for Arsenal, Gareth Bale starts for Tottenham, Brad Friedel is back in goal, while, Andy Carroll leads the West Ham United attacking line.

All The Barclays Premier League Starting Line-Ups

Arsenal v Reading

Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Arteta, Rosicky, Ramsey, Gervinho, Cazorla, Giroud. Subs: Szczesny, Vermaelen, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin, Jenkinson, Gibbs.

Reading: Taylor, Kelly, Pearce, Mariappa, Shorey, Leigertwood, Karacan, Guthrie, McAnuff, Robson-Kanu, Pogrebnyak. Subs: McCarthy, Gunter, Le Fondre, Hunt, McCleary, Morrison, Akpan.

Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

Swansea v Tottenham

Swansea: Vorm, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Routledge, Dyer, Hernandez, Michu. Subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Monk, Ki, Lamah, Moore, Shechter.

Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Naughton, Parker, Dembele, Bale, Sigurdsson, Lennon, Adebayor. Subs: Archer, Assou-Ekotto, Caulker, Livermore, Holtby, Huddlestone, Defoe.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

Southampton v Chelsea

Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Cork, Steven Davis, Puncheon, Lambert, Rodriguez. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Fonte, Ramirez, Fox, Forren, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado.

Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand, Mikel, Lampard, Moses, Oscar, Marin, Torres. Subs: Turnbull, Cole, Luiz, Ramires, Hazard, Benayoun, Ba.

Referee: Jonathan Moss (West Yorkshire)

West Ham v West Bromwich

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Reid, Collins, O’Brien, O’Neil, Diame, Nolan, Jarvis, Carroll, Vaz Te. Subs: Henderson, McCartney, Tomkins, Carlton Cole, Collison, Taylor, Chamakh.

West Brom: Foster, McAuley, Ridgewell, Jones, Olsson, Yacob, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Brunt, Long, Lukaku. Subs: Myhill, Popov, Rosenberg, Thomas, Odemwingie, Tamas, Fortune.

Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

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