Premier League Team News Brief: Starting Line-ups

(Sporting Alert) — The following is a list of team news and breaking briefs from the Premier League games for this evening. Follow games at

TEAM NEWS: Midfielder Lucas Leiva makes his first start for Liverpool FC since picking up a thigh injury in the league in August.

TEAM NEWS: Striker Darren Bent returns to the Aston Villa squad, although he’s only on the bench for today’s tight clash at Queens Park Rangers.

TEAM NEWS: Roberto Mancini has decided to start Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko up front with. Joleon Lescott also returning at the back for Manchester City against Everton, who has been boost by the fitness test of Leighton Baines.

TEAM NEWS: Peter Crouch is not apart of the Stoke City side today after he lost a few teeth in their midweek win over Newcastle, so Kenwyne Jones replaces him. Once again, there is no Michael Owen.

TEAM NEWS: West Bromwich handed Markus Rosenberg his debut, as manager Steve Clarke made six changes from the side that suffered defeat to Swansea City in midweek.

TEAM NEWS: Manager Arsene Wenger made four changes to his Arsenal side for today’s game against Swansea. Lukas Podolski, Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs and Gervinho all comes in for the Gunners.


Arsenal v Swansea (10:00 ET)
Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Cazorla, Arteta, Wilshere, Walcott, Gervinho, Podolski. Subs: Mannone, Rosicky, Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Squillaci, Coquelin.

Swansea: Tremmel, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Dyer, Britton, Ki, de Guzman, Shechter, Michu. Subs: Cornell, Monk, Moore, Tiendalli, Agustien, Richards, Donnelly.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

West Brom v Stoke (10:00 ET)

West Brom: Myhill, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Popov, Yacob, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Rosenberg, Gera, Long. Subs: Daniels, Ridgewell, Morrison, Brunt, Lukaku, Odemwingie, Tamas.

Stoke: Begovic, Shotton, Shawcross, Huth, Cameron, Walters, Nzonzi, Adam, Whelan, Etherington, Jones. Subs: Sorensen, Palacios, Whitehead, Upson, Kightly, Wilkinson, Jerome.

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

Liverpool v Southampton (10:00 ET)

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Jose Enrique, Lucas, Allen, Shelvey, Gerrard, Sterling, Suarez
Subs: Jones, Sahin, Henderson, Downing, Carragher, Fernandez Saez, Wisdom

Southampton: Gazzaniga, Clyne, Yoshida, Fonte, Shaw, Puncheon, Cork, Schneiderlin, Lallana, Ramirez, Lambert
Subs: Kelvin Davis, Hooiveld, Steven Davis, Rodriguez, Ward-Prowse, Mayuka, Reeves

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

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