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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, left, and Bayern's Thiago Alcantara challenge for the ball during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and FC Arsenal in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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Alex DimondUK Lead WriterMarch 13, 2014

This weekend's Premier League action sees two huge matches take place on Sunday. Manchester United host Liverpool, and Arsenal travel across North London to face archrivals Tottenham.

Here is the team news ahead of those two enticing derbies along with the rest of the weekend's action.


Hull City vs. Manchester City

Manchester City are sweating on the fitness of Sergio Aguero after he felt a twinge during the Champions League tie with Barcelona. Hull hope to be able to welcome Jake Livermore back to availability.

Hull City vs. Manchester City
Hull CityManchester City
Robbie BradyJake LivermoreSergio Aguero
Paul McShaneMatija Nastasic


Everton vs. Cardiff City

The Toffees hope to be able to welcome Steven Pienaar and Phil Jagielka back, although Lacina Traore remains an absentee. Cardiff are still without Mark Hudson and Ben Turner.

Everton vs. Cardiff City
Lacina TraoreSteven PienaarBen Turner
Antolin AlcarazPhil JagielkaMark Hudson
Bryan OviedoAndrew Taylor
Arouna Kone
Darron Gibson

Fulham vs. Newcastle United

Fernando Amorebieta is touch-and-go for this one, although Scott Parker and Damien Duff remain out. Newcastle will make late decisions on Loic Remy, Davide Santon and Hatem Ben Arfa, and manager Alan Pardew begins his three-match stadium ban.

Fulham vs. Newcastle United
Ashkan DejagahF. AmorebietaRob ElliottLoic Remy
Damien DuffGabriel ObertanDavide Santon
Scott ParkerRyan TaylorHatem Ben Arfa
Gael Bigirimana


Southampton vs. Norwich City

Jos Hooiveld might return for Southampton, but Jack Cork is a longer-term doubt. Norwich might be able to welcome Jonas Gutierrez back to availability, but Leroy Fer remains out.

Southampton vs. Norwich City
Jack CorkJos HooiveldLeroy FerJonas Gutierrez
Kevin DavisMichael Turner
Elliot Bennett


Stoke City vs. West Ham

Stoke City vs. West Ham
StokeWest Ham
Robert HuthJoey O'Brien
Oussama AssaidiRicardo Vaz Te

Robert Huth and Joey O'Brien are the main absentees for Stoke City and West Ham, respectively.


Sunderland vs. Crystal Palace

Sunderland have a number of short-term injury worries, while Crystal Palace will continue to miss the influence of Marouane Chamakh.

Sunderland vs. Crystal Palace
SunderlandCrystal Palace
Valentin RobergeMarouane Chamakh
Jozy Altidore
Craig Gardner
Wes Brown
Keiren Westwood


Swansea vs. West Brom

Pablo Hernandez and Jonjo Shelvey are both sidelined with hamstring injuries, but Michu might be available for Garry Monk after a long spell on the sidelines. Steven Reid and Claudio Yacob could both return for the Baggies if they pass late fitness tests.

Swansea vs. West Brom
SwanseaWest Brom
Pablo HernandezMichuChris Brunt
Jonjo ShelveyDiego Lugano
Kyle BartleyBilly Jones


Aston Villa vs. Chelsea

David Luiz might return for Chelsea, but the game comes just too soon for Ashley Cole and Fernando Torres. Jores Okore is nearing a return for the Villans, while on-loan Ryan Bertrand is ineligible for this one.

Aston Villa vs. Chelsea
Aston VillaChelsea
Ryan Bertrand (inel)Ashley ColeDavid Luiz
Libor KozakFernando Torres
Jores OkoreMarco van Ginkel
Charles N'Zogbia


Manchester United vs. Liverpool

Rafael should be available for United, but Jonny Evans and Javier Hernandez remain sidelined. Liverpool welcome Lucas Leiva back to availability.

Manchester United vs. Liverpool
Manchester UnitedLiverpool
Javier HernandezRafaelJose EnriqueMamadou Sakho
Jonny Evans


Tottenham vs. Arsenal

Michael Dawson remains out for Spurs, but Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose are available for selection after playing against Benfica, while Moussa Dembele might return. Arsenal, meanwhile, have the longest injury list in the league at the moment. Mesut Ozil and Yaya Sanogo were added to it in recent days, meaning the club will really solely on Olivier Giroud.

Tottenham vs. Arsenal
Etienne CapoueMoussa DembeleMesut OzilKim Kallstrom
Erik LamelaAaron Ramsey
Michael DawsonYaya Sanogo
Vlad ChirichesNicklas Bendtner
Kieran Gibbs
Abou Diaby
Jack Wilshere
Theo Walcott

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