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Olympiakos vs Arsenal – Match Preview

Injury-hit Arsenal have no fresh worries ahead of their must-win Champions League tie at Olympiakos. Chile attacker Alexis Sanchez and Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla are among a host of key Gunners players out. Olympiakos midfielder Esteban Cambiasso may return after injury, with Serbia international Luka Milivojevic or ex-Fulham man Pajtim …

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Wolfsburg vs Manchester United – Match Preview

Manchester United will be without striker Wayne Rooney and midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin for their crucial Champions League game at Wolfsburg. Rooney, 30, remains out with the ankle injury that forced him to miss Saturday’s 0-0 draw with West Ham. Schneiderlin, 26, came off injured against the Hammers and will not …

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Everton vs Crystal Palace – Match Preview

Everton midfielder James McCarthy faces a fitness test on the hip injury that ruled him out of the midweek Capital Cup win at Middlesbrough. Leighton Baines made his comeback from ankle surgery in midweek but is unlikely to start as the Toffees ease back him gently. Crystal Palace will be …

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Newcastle vs Liverpool – Match Preview

Mike Williamson is Newcastle’s latest injury absentee, having suffered a hamstring problem just days after his recall from a loan at Wolves. Cheick Tiote has failed to recover from a groin strain in time for Sunday. Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, who has missed the last three matches with a hamstring problem, …

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Chelsea vs Bournemouth – Match Preview

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is available after three months out, while Nemanja Matic is fit despite needing a facial mask to protect his broken nose. However, John Terry, Ramires and Radamel Falcao are not yet ready to return following injury lay-offs. Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has refused to say whether …

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Watford vs Norwich – Match Preview

Norwich’s Alex Tettey is set to return after a groin injury, while Russell Martin could feature after being an unused substitute against Arsenal. On-loan winger Matt Jarvis remains sidelined with a knee injury. Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes could play despite being stretchered off with a neck injury during the win …

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Swansea vs Leicester – Match Preview

Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey returns after completing a ban. French full-back Franck Tabanou will be out for several weeks after injuring a thigh muscle in training. Leicester defender Ritchie de Laet will be sidelined for up to a month after suffering an ankle injury, while Swans loanee Nathan Dyer is …

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Southampton vs Aston Villa – Match Preview

Southampton hope to recall captain Jose Fonte, who missed the midweek League Cup defeat against Liverpool because of a badly cut knee. Top scorer Graziano Pelle returned after suspension to play in that match. Villa could be missing both first-choice central defenders, with Ciaran Clark banned and captain Micah Richards …

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West Brom vs Tottenham – Match Preview

West Brom will be without midfielder Claudio Yacob, who is serving a one-match suspension, but defender Chris Brunt is available after a ban. Head coach Tony Pulis says one or two unnamed players have niggles which need to be assessed ahead of the match. Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli will return …

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