Sturridge starts for Liverpool; Arsenal look to bounce back after derby defeat

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Sturridge starts for Liverpool; Arsenal look to bounce back after derby defeat

Liverpool fans will be delighted to see Daniel Sturridge start.

Sunderland v QPR

Gus Poyet’s men are in a good run of form and will be hoping Jermain Defoe continues his excellent start to life on Wearside with more goals against managerless QPR.

The visitors have Connor Wickham back from injury and he starts here with Rangers in desperate need of points.

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Reveillere, Vergini, O’Shea, Van Aanholt, Bridcutt, Johnson, Larsson, Gomez, Wickham, Defoe. Subs: Brown, Fletcher, Graham, Alvarez, Coates, Mannone, Agnew.

QPR: Green, Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Yun, Henry, Barton, Phillips, Fer, Kranjcar, Zamora. Subs: Traore, Hill, Wright-Phillips, McCarthy, Taarabt, Zarate, Doughty.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

Arsenal v Leicester

Alexis Sanchez leads the line for Arsenal.

Arsenal will look to bounce back from defeat to derby rivals Spurs at the weekend with victory over Leicester - who are propping up the Premier League table

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Rosicky, Walcott, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez. Subs: Szczesny, Gibbs, Gabriel, Giroud, Ramsey, Flamini, Welbeck.

Leicester: Schwarzer, James, Upson, Morgan, Huth, Konchesky, Simpson, Mahrez, Cambiasso, Schlupp, Kramaric. Subs: Drinkwater, King, Albrighton, Hamer, Ulloa, Wasilewski, Nugent.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

Hull v Aston Villa

Hull took an unexpected point away to champions Man City at the weekend and will be looking to pile more pressure on an Aston Villa side who finally scored on Saturday, but still lost and hover once more on the brink of a relegation battle. A win here would propel Steve Bruce’s men above Villa in the table.

Hull: McGregor, Dawson, Bruce, McShane, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler, Brady, Jelavic, N’Doye. Subs: Davies, Hernandez, Harper, Aluko, Ramirez, Robertson, Quinn.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Clark, Cissokho, Gil, Westwood, Delph, Sinclair, Weimann, Agbonlahor. Subs: Vlaar, Bacuna, Cleverley, Cole, Benteke, Sanchez, Given.

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

Liverpool v Spurs

Harry Kane scored twice on Saturday.

Striker Daniel Sturridge starts for Liverpool, with in-form Raheem Sterling absent due to injury.

Harry Kane scored a brace for Spurs on Saturday and would love to repeat that against their rivals for fourth spot.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Markovic, Henderson, Gerrard, Moreno, Ibe, Coutinho, Sturridge. Subs: Johnson, Lovren, Lambert, Lallana, Allen, Balotelli, Ward.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose, Bentaleb, Mason, Lamela, Eriksen, Dembele, Kane. Subs: Paulinho, Soldado, Vorm, Townsend, Fazio, Chadli, Davies.

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

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