Another blockbuster Super Sunday and Manchester United's Saturday trip to Aston Villa are the standout matches among this weekend's Premier League fixtures.
could move to within four points of the top of the table if they end a four-game streak of draws by adding to Martin O'Neill and Sunderland's
problems at Goodison Park. David Moyes' squad have made a nonsense of their traditional tag as slow starters and sit in the Champions League places ahead of the weekend. In contrast, Sunderland, who have not won in their last 15 Premier League games against Everton, sit just two places above the relegation zone. A first away win in 13 league games for shot-shy Sunderland would be quite a shock.
Like Everton, West Brom
are flying high and, ahead of visiting Wigan
, they find themselves in fifth position. Steve Clarke has been earning widespread praise but he will know his team need to improve their form on their travels. West Brom have taken 15 of their 17 Premier League points this season on home soil and are yet to register an away win. Wigan boss Roberto Martinez does not want his side to be complacent after their heroics at White Hart Lane last weekend.
After a comprehensive defeat by West Brom on Monday, Southampton
are bottom of the table. Manager Nigel Adkins has been having to answer questions on his future and he will know he is under scrutiny. Southampton continue to struggle defensively, which will mean Michael Laudrup's Swansea City
, fresh from drawing with Chelsea last Saturday, will want to take advantage at St Mary's.
Queens Park Rangers
remain without a victory after their predictable draw with fellow winless side Reading and so Mark Hughes continues the chase for a sought-after three points at Stoke City
. Tony Pulis' side have themselves gone four league games without a win to leave in the clump of clubs just four points clear of the drop zone. But they can be confident when combining their 11 league-game unbeaten run at Britannia Stadium with QPR's 18-match winless run away from home.
Brian McDermott must be wondering what Reading
have to do to pick up a Premier League win since lifting the Championship trophy at the end of last season. They were pegged back in their draw with QPR and in the previous week had to grab a late point against Fulham. Norwich
will hope to increase the problems at Madejski Stadium but Chris Hughton will be aware his club have gone on a record-breaking run of failing to keep a clean sheet in their last 38 Premier League away games.