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Liverpool vs Arsenal – Match Preview

Liverpool’s defensive options have been bolstered by the return to fitness of Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure, and the loan signing of Steven Caulker. Jordan Henderson, Jordon Ibe and James Milner could also all be back. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to recall Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker after …

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Tottenham vs Leicester – Match Preview

Tottenham are expected to restore the likes of Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris, Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen to their starting line-up. Forward Clinton Njie remains on the sidelines with a knee injury. Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri expects leading goalscorer Jamie Vardy to return following minor groin surgery last …

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Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace – Match Preview

Aston Villa captain Micah Richards is fit despite limping off with a foot problem against Wycombe on Saturday. Gabriel Agbonlahor is a doubt with a back problem while Jack Grealish is battling to shake off tonsillitis. Crystal Palace’s Connor Wickham is in contention to feature after returning to training following …

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Bournemouth vs West Ham – Match Preview

Bournemouth are attempting to rush through new signing Juan Iturbe’s paperwork in time to face West Ham. Fellow new signing Benik Afobe is expected to be involved against the Hammers. West Ham will assess winger Enner Valencia and midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, who both missed Saturday’s win over Wolves with minor …

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Newcastle vs Manchester United – Match Preview

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini, winger Florian Thauvin and defender Kevin Mbabu are all doubtful to face Manchester United through injury. However, midfielder Jack Colback is expected to return to the side after recovering from a hamstring problem. Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is out after suffering a knee problem against …

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Tottenham vs Leicester – Match Preview

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will rotate his squad, so Nacer Chadli, Danny Rose, Nabil Bentaleb and Son Heung-Min could earn starts. Mousa Dembele, Alex Pritchard and Clinton Njie remain sidelined. Leicester’s Jamie Vardy is out after groin surgery but new signing Demarai Gray could make his debut on the wing. …

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Chelsea vs Scunthorpe – Match Preview

Chelsea have only one fit striker in Diego Costa, with Radamel Falcao (groin) and Loic Remy (calf) absent. Blues midfielder Eden Hazard will also be missing from the third-round tie, because of a groin injury. Leading scorer Paddy Madden is expected to be fit for Scunthorpe, despite a tight hamstring. …

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West Ham vs Wolves – Match Preview

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic will field a strong side but midfielder Manuel Lanzini is out with a thigh problem. Midfielder Dimitri Payet could start after returning to action last weekend and defender Winston Reid could feature after overcoming a hamstring problem. New signing Michal Zyro could make his debut …

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Watford vs Newcastle – Match Preview

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores could hand summer signing Obbi Oulare a debut start if he decides to rest either Troy Deeney or Odion Ighalo. Nathan Ake remains suspended while Tommie Hoban (groin) and Joel Ekstrand (knee) are both out. Steve McClaren will be without Jack Colback for the trip …

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