MANCHESTER CITY v SUNDERLAND – 12:45
City have doubts over midfielders Javi Garcia and Yaya Toure as they look to return to form, while Sunderland’s Adam Johnson faces his former club.
CHELSEA v NORWICH CITY – 15:00
Chelsea look to put a turbulent week behind them, with John Terry and Ashley Cole both expected to play against winless Norwich.
SWANSEA CITY v READING – 15:00
Michael Laudrup’s men have not scored in three consecutive league defeats, but the visit of struggling Reading could provide the perfect tonic.
Peter Odemwingie returns from a three-match suspension, while Jose Bosingwa and Anton Ferdinand are doubtful for the visitors.
WIGAN ATHLETIC v EVERTON – 15:00
Jordi Gomez is available after winning an appeal against a three-match ban for a red card.
WEST HAM UNITED v ARSENAL – 17:30
The Hammers currently sit above Arsenal in the table, but that will change if Arsene Wenger’s men prevail at Upton Park.
SOUTHAMPTON v FULHAM – 13:30
Fulham have never won at St Mary’s, but will fancy their chances against a Southampton side who have dropped nine points from winning positions.
LIVERPOOL v STOKE CITY – 15:00
Brendan Rodgers branded his players ‘lazy’ after their Europa League defeat to Udinese and will demand a reaction against Stoke.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v ASTON VILLA – 15:00
Tottenham bid to maintain their recent momentum with a win against a floundering Aston Villa side.
Manchester United were well beaten on their last visit to Tyneside and a repeat will see them lose further ground in the title race.