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Brighton vs Middlesbrough – Match Preview

Brighton defender Lewis Dunk is suspended after being booked twice in their 2-2 draw with QPR in midweek. Fellow defender Uwe Hunemeier could start alongside captain Gordon Greer in defence, while striker Sam Baldock (thigh) has returned to training. Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has defended his rotation policy and could …

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Newcastle vs Aston Villa – Match Preview

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote returns to the squad after missing the last three games with a groin injury. Otherwise, Steve McClaren will have the same players available who earned a victory at Tottenham last Sunday. Aston Villa manager Remi Garde expects to be without captain Micah Richards with the knee …

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West Brom vs Bournemouth – Match Preview

West Brom will be without midfielder Claudio Yacob, who remains in Argentina because of a family bereavement. The Baggies are confident Stephane Sessegnon will be fit enough to return to the bench this weekend. Bournemouth striker Joshua King injured his hamstring against Manchester United but is expected to play on …

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Stoke vs Crystal Palace – Match Preview

Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri faces a late fitness test as he continues to struggle with a hamstring injury. Phil Bardsley and Stephen Ireland are both doubts, while Geoff Cameron, Marc Muniesa, Shay Given, Peter Odemwingie and Peter Crouch are all still out. Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak could again be absent …

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Manchester United vs Norwich – Match Preview

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is expected to make his comeback from an ankle injury. Ander Herrera and Chris Smalling have also returned to training this week and could feature but Bastian Schweinsteiger is suspended. Norwich defender Andre Wisdom has a hamstring problem and won’t face United. Declan Rudd is …

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Chelsea vs Sunderland – Match Preview

Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of Eden Hazard after he suffered a hip injury in the defeat at Leicester. Gary Cahill, Pedro and Baba Rahman are all pushing for recalls as the Blues look to end a two-game losing run. Sunderland remain without Lee Cattermole and Sebastian Larsson due …

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Everton vs Leicester – Match Preview

Everton will make a late decision on whether to select James McCarthy, who has missed their last three games with a hip problem. Centre-back John Stones is fit despite suffering a heavy fall at Norwich. Leicester full-back Jeffrey Schlupp is out for six weeks with a hamstring injury, while Danny …

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Leicester vs Chelsea a few quick thoughts

So there’s a 20 point gap between the two clubs Only that gap is from Leicester to Chelsea Leicester go back top with a win over the fallen champions, they’ve already lost 9 league games this season Even though Jamie Vardy got on the scoresheet the plaudits last night must …

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Leicester vs Chelsea – Match Preview

Leicester welcome back on-loan winger Nathan Dyer, who was ineligible against parent club Swansea last weekend. The Foxes have no new fitness concerns but Ritchie de Laet remains out with an ankle problem, while Matt James lacks match fitness after a long-term injury. Chelsea have reported no injury problems, although …

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Liverpool vs West Brom – Match Preview

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho made his return from a hamstring injury as a substitute in midweek and could be recalled to the starting line-up. However, Daniel Sturridge is ruled out after suffering a hamstring strain at Newcastle last weekend. A hamstring problem also means West Brom are without attacking midfielder …

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