London Derby weekend as Arsenal host Spurs

Updated: November 16, 2012

Arsenal host Spurs in what should be an emotionally charged London Derby as both sides look to get back into the top 4 in the Premiership. United are on the road against Norwich, Manchester City are at home to Aston Villa while Chelsea are away to West Brom.

In the London Derby there will be no love lost at The Emirates. Right back Kyle Walker, striker Jermain Defoe and winger Aaron Lennon all picked up hamstring injuries in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Manchester City although Spurs hope they will be available for the short trip to the Emirates stadium. Tottenham have lost two games on the trot and slipped to seventh. Spurs won 3-2 at Arsenal two seasons ago after being 2-0 down, then lost 5-2 there last season after being 2-0.

Manchester United’s Mexican super-sub Javier Hernandez is set for a rare start when the Premier League leaders face Norwich City. Hernandez has been in a rich vein of form with seven goals in his last five appearances in all competitions, including two as a halftime substitute in the 3-2 victory at Aston Villa last weekend. With Rooney doubtful he will probably start alongside Van Persie.

Manchester City will be hoping Joe Hart wont be letting in 4 goals like he did midweek for England as City host Villa. Villa showed some fight last week when they almost beat the league leaders Manchester United, a performance that will give Villa much confidence.

European champions Chelsea, a point further back in third, travel to surprise package West Brom, an impressive fifth in the table.

Down the bottom of the table, QPR without a win this season host Southampton who only have 1 win, in a battle that could have a bearing as to who stays in the top flight.

Everton look to maintain there heights when they host struggling Reading, while Liverpool will look to Luis Suarez to continue the form that has already yielded 11 goals this season, eight in 11 Premier League matches, as they host Wigan. On Sunday Fulham host Sunderland while on Monday West Ham host Stoke.