Premier League briefing

  • Last Updated: April 12 2014, 13:56 BST

Team news, statistics and our verdict for Sunday's action in the Barclays Premier League.

Sunday's clash at Anfield could hardly be bigger
Sunday's clash at Anfield could hardly be bigger

Sunday, April 13

Liverpool v Manchester City

Centre-back Daniel Agger returns to Liverpool's squad after the defender missed last weekend's win at West Ham with a knee problem, but is fit again to challenge Mamadou Sakho for his first-team place. Only long-term injured left-back Jose Enrique remains unavailable for selection.

Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero could return. The Argentinian striker has missed the last five games with a hamstring injury but has been back training with the squad for the past week. Defender Matija Nastasic (knee) is the only notable absentee with midfielder Yaya Toure having overcome a knock suffered in last week's win over Southampton.

Last season: Man City 2 Liverpool 2, Liverpool 2 Man City 2

Last five league matches: Liverpool W W W W W; Man City W W W D W

Top scorers (all competitions): Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 29; Sergio Aguero (Man City) 26

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

Our verdict: Liverpool 2 Manchester City 2

Swansea v Chelsea

Swansea head coach Garry Monk has reported no new injury worries. The Swans are looking to bounce back from last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Hull. That result means they are still not guaranteed safety from relegation, and they now face a Chelsea side fresh from booking their place in the Champions League semi-finals.

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is likely to miss out with a calf injury sustained against Paris St Germain on Tuesday night. Mohamed Salah and Nemanja Matic are available after being ineligible in Champions League competition, while midfielder Ramires is back from a three-match domestic ban following his dismissal in the controversial loss at Aston Villa. Demba Ba, who scored the goal which took Chelsea into the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday night, could start a first Premier League game since October after being used mainly as a substitute this term.

Last season: Chelsea 2 Swansea 0, Swansea 1 Chelsea 1

Last five league matches: Swansea L L D W L; Chelsea W L W L W

Top scorers (all competitions): Wilfried Bony (Swansea) 20; Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 17

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

Our verdict: Swansea 2 Chelsea 0


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