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Agger out with illness for Liverpool, Chelsea & City strong line-ups

ESPN staff
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Daniel Agger will be missing for Liverpool in their tie against West Ham due to illness.

The Dane is the only player absent from the side that thumped Norwich 5-1 in midweek, meaning four-goal hero Luis Suarez starts up front.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Flanagan, Sakho, Skrtel, Johnson, Allen, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez.

Substitutes: Jones, Cissokho, Toure, Lucas, Moses, Alberto, Aspas

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, McCartney, Collins, Tomkins, Noble, Diame, Nolan, Downing, Jarvis, Maiga.

Substitutes: Adrian, O'Brien, Collison, Diarra, C.Cole, J.Cole, Taylor

With league-leaders Arsenal playing tomorrow, Chelsea have the opportunity to close the gap at the top to a single point.

Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Huth, Muniesa; Walters, Nzonzi, Whelan, Adam, Arnautovic; Crouch.

Substitutes: Sorensen, Pennant, Palacios, Jones, Assaidi, Wilkinson, Ireland

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, Mikel; Hazard, Mata, Schurrle; Torres.

Substitutes: Schwarzer, Cole, Essien, Lampard, De Bruyne, Ba, Eto'o

Manchester City have made two changes to the side that beat West Brom, with Alvaro Negredo and James Milner coming in to face Southampton.

Southampton: Gazzaniga, Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Cork, S. Davis, Ward-Prowse, Lallana (c), Rodriguez, Osvaldo.

Substitutes: Cropper, Yoshida, Lambert, Ramírez, Hooiveld, Reed, Gallagher.

Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany (c), Demichelis, Kolarov, Milner, Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, Nasri, Aguero, Negredo.

Substitutes: Hart, Navas, Lescott, Clichy, Richards, Dzeko, Garcia

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