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Norwich vs Manchester City – Match Preview

Eliaquim Mangala (hamstring) has joined fellow centre-half Vincent Kompany on Manchester City’s injury list. With Nicolas Otamendi and Martin Demichelis City’s only fit centre-backs, Bacary Sagna may have to play centrally in the coming weeks. New Norwich signing Ivo Pinto will not be risked in defence having just arrived at …

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Birmingham vs Bournemouth – Match Preview

Birmingham City may be able to call on David Cotterill (knee) and Neal Eardley (groin), who both face late tests. Koby Arthur (thigh) is almost certainly out, but on-loan striker James Vaughan is available after extending his loan. Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will rotate his squad but skipper Simon Francis …

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Arsenal vs Sunderland – Match Preview

FA Cup holders Arsenal are without forward Alexis Sanchez, who has not recovered from a hamstring injury. Midfielder Mikel Arteta will be involved though, having played for 45 minutes on Tuesday with Arsenal U21s. Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce says he will start with only one youngster, with keeper Jordan Pickford …

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Wycombe vs Aston Villa – Match Preview

Midfielder Marcus Bean and striker Paul Hayes are available for Wycombe after recovering from ankle problems. Goalkeeper Matt Ingram is suspended after being sent off against Morecambe last Saturday so coach Barry Richardson, 46, is on the bench. Aston Villa are missing winger Adama Traore (broken foot), but striker Jordan …

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Exeter City vs Liverpool – Match Preview

Exeter midfielder David Wheeler is unlikely to have recovered from an ankle injury in time to face Liverpool. Right-back Christian Ribeiro and midfielder David Noble could start their first games since November after returning from injury as substitutes. Liverpool are without a senior centre-back after Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure …

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Everton vs Manchester City – Match Preview

Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles will replace first choice Tim Howard for Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester City. Captain Phil Jagielka (knee) and midfielder Steven Pienaar (hamstring) are unlikely to be risked. Sergio Aguero is set to start for Manchester City but fellow striker Wilfried Bony is injured. …

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Stoke vs Liverpool – Match Preview

Daniel Sturridge will miss Liverpool’s League Cup semi-final first leg at Stoke on Tuesday after suffering a minor setback in training as he recovers from a hamstring injury. The striker, 26, has been blighted by injuries, making only 19 appearances last season and six this campaign. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp …

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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea – Match Preview

Crystal Palace’s list of absentees has grown with Yohan Cabaye missing through suspension and Patrick Bamford’s loan spell ending. Attacking quartet Yannick Bolasie, Connor Wickham, Bakary Sako and Dwight Gayle all remain injured. Chelsea have striker Diego Costa back from suspension. Gary Cahill is expected to shake off a minor …

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