Santi Cazorla continued Arsenal's momentum from last season's FA Cup win into the new season with the opening goal in Arsenal's 3-0 Community Shield win over Manchester City.
West Ham came through a bruising 120 minutes of football this week to guarantee their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup at the expense of Liverpool. However, the win came at a cost having picked up a number of injuries on the night.
Roberto Martinez will make a late decision on Oumar Niasse who has been granted international clearance following his arrival from Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow on deadline day.
Alan Pardew confirmed that this weekend's match will come too soo for Yannick Bolasie and Bakary Sako, but the duo is in line to return to training next week.
Joe Ledley will face a late fitness test but Jason Puncheon has been sidelined for a "long period" and the Palace winger will not be available until March at the earliest.
Ki Sung-Yueng is fit and available for selection according to Swansea City's official website, as the midfielder has successfully recovered from a concussion sustained last weekend.
Liverpool may have lost their FA Cup replay against West Ham yesterday but they did welcome Daniel Sturridge back to the pitch after he came in for Philippe Coutinho in the 59th minute.
Phillipe Coutinho marked his return from a hamstring injury by getting a start in the FA Cup replay against West Ham United.
Steven Caulker failed a late fitness test for Liverpool ahead of their FA Cup replay with West Ham United and was kept out of the squad on matchday with a back problem.
West Ham face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the injuries picked up by a number of their first team stars during Wednesday nights’ last-gasp FA Cup 4th round victory over Liverpool at the Boleyn Ground.
According to the London Evening Standard, Chelsea are unlikely to hand new recruit Matt Miazga his debut this season despite the absence of Kurt Zouma.
James McArthur is expected to miss the remainder of the season after the Crystal Palace midfielder sustained ankle ligament damage against AFC Bournemouth in game week twenty-four.