MANCHESTER, Sporting Alert — Follow the EPL fixtures live. We will keep you updated on all the latest scores as they go in around the league.
Our highlighted games this week will involve Manchester United v West Ham United, Leicester City against Swansea City and Arsenal against Sunderland.
Any of these three teams can go top of the English Premier League with respective wins.
And we take a look at the team news, for Arsenal, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gets his first start since October and he will be hoping to fill the gap left by Alexis Sanchez, who is out injured.
Sunderland are without striker Jermaine Defoe.
Arsenal XI: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal: Flamini, Ramsey; Campbell, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Giroud.
Sunderland XI: Pantilimon: Yedlin, Coates, O’Shea, Kaboul, Van Aanholt; Toivonen, M’Vila; Watmore, Fletcher, Borini
Meanwhile, for Leicester City who can go top of the EPL standings with a win, leading striker Jamie Vardy will look to extend his goalscorer record for successive games after breaking the mark in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United last weekend. This week, Leonardo Ulloa comes into the starting team for Shinji Okazaki.
Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan (c), Fuchs, Mahrez, Kanté, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Ulloa, Vardy
Swansea XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Bartley, Williams (C), Taylor, Britton, Ki, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Routledge, Gomis.
Manchester United are without captain and leading striker Wayne Rooney so Marouane Fellaini gets the start and he could be the difference today for the Red Devils, who were booed off the field the last time they played at home.
Manchester City XI: De Gea, Darmian, McNair, Smalling, Blind, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Fellaini, Lingard, Martial
West Ham XI: Adrian, Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Song, Noble (c), Kouyate, Moses, Zarate, Carroll