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Swansea vs West Brom – Match Preview

Swansea winger Wayne Routledge has overcome the minor knee problem that sidelined him last week. Defender Angel Rangel sprained his ankle against West Ham but is fit to play on Saturday. West Brom will be without suspended pair James McClean and Salomon Rondon, who both begin three-match bans. Saido Berahino …

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Aston Villa vs West Ham – Match Preview

Aston Villa captain Micah Richards is expected to miss a fourth consecutive game because of a knee injury. Full-backs Joe Bennett and Aly Cissokho have both been recalled from loan spells but will not be eligible to play until January. West Ham’s Andy Carroll could return from a thigh problem …

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Manchester City vs Sunderland – Match Preview

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is expected to return against Sunderland after eight games out with a calf injury. Pablo Zabaleta and Fernando are also available, leaving midfielder Samir Nasri as the only major absentee. Sunderland defender Younes Kaboul is likely to be sidelined for several weeks because of a …

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Liverpool vs Leicester – Match Preview

Liverpool be without defender Martin Skrtel for the first time this season in the league as he faces a six-week absence because of a torn hamstring. Dejan Lovren and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet could miss out again with respective knee and hamstring injuries. Leicester defender Robert Huth is back after suspension …

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Chelsea vs Watford – Match Preview

Eden Hazard could return from a hip injury against Watford in Chelsea’s first outing under new interim manager Guus Hiddink. The Blues midfielder missed last weekend’s 3-1 win over Sunderland. Nathan Ake, on loan at Watford from Chelsea, is ineligible against his parent club so Ikechi Anya may return. The …

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Tottenham vs Norwich – Match Preview

Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason is available to face Norwich after a four-week absence with an ankle injury. Danny Rose has overcome the illness that ruled him out last week but Clinton N’Jie will be sidelined for up to three months following knee surgery. Norwich defender Andre Wisdom remains a doubt …

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Stoke vs Manchester United – Match Preview

Stoke’s Geoff Cameron is still out with a hamstring injury, while Peter Crouch is not fit despite returning to training following a similar injury. Marc Muniesa and Stephen Ireland are long-term absentees, but Ireland could return in the new year. Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger serves the final game of …

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Arsenal vs Manchester City – Match Preview

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is back in training after a hamstring injury and could be in contention to play. Mikel Arteta could also be back after a calf injury, but Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck, Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky remain out. Manchester City hope to welcome back top …

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Swansea vs West Ham – Match Preview

Alan Curtis has no reported new injury problems in what is expected to be his last game as Swansea’s caretaker boss. Jonjo Shelvey could play after a calf injury but striker Eder and defender Franck Tabanou remain absent with ankle and thigh injuries respectively. West Ham striker Andy Carroll is …

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Watford vs Liverpool – Match Preview

Watford duo Valon Behrami and Sebastian Prodl could both be available after recovering from calf problems. The Hornets remain without long-term absentees Rene Gilmartin and Tommie Hoban. Liverpool’s James Milner has been ruled out with a calf problem while Daniel Sturridge is still sidelined with a hamstring injury. Defender Dejan …

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