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

ESPN staff
December 7, 2013

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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