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Manchester United vs West Ham – Match Preview

Manchester United are without striker Wayne Rooney because of an ankle injury, while Marcos Rojo is out with a dislocated shoulder. Jesse Lingard returns after a minor problem, but Ander Herrera and Phil Jones remain unavailable. West Ham striker Diafra Sakho will be sidelined for two months with a thigh …

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Arsenal vs Sunderland – Match Preview

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott might return after five weeks out with a calf problem, and Laurent Koscielny could play despite hurting a hip last week. But Santi Cazorla is likely to be out until March with a knee injury, one of a long list of Arsenal absentees. Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe …

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Stoke vs Manchester City – Match Preview

Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross will be available after serving his one-match ban in midweek in the Capital One Cup. Peter Crouch is likely to miss out with a hamstring injury, but Mame Diouf should be available after missing Tuesday’s match for family reasons. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful …

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Southampton vs Liverpool – Match Preview

Southampton are missing captain Jose Fonte after he injured his knee against Manchester City on Saturday. His replacement in that match, Steven Caulker, is set to deputise, while Saints manager Ronald Koeman has no other injury concerns. Philippe Coutinho (hamstring) could return to the Liverpool squad and Adam Bogdan is …

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Stoke vs Sheffield Wednesday – Match Preview

Stoke will be without skipper Ryan Shawcross for the League Cup quarter-final after he was dismissed in the loss to Sunderland. Shay Given (knee) and Marc Muniesa (hamstring) are also unavailable. Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal is without key midfielder Barry Bannan (knee) for the trip to the Potteries. …

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Middlesbrough vs Everton – Match Preview

Roberto Martinez will give James McCarthy (groin) and Gareth Barry (shin) late fitness checks ahead of the League Cup quarter-final against Middlesbrough. The Toffees boss also confirmed keeper Joel Robles will start in goal. Aitor Karanka has a full-strength Boro squad to choose from after their 2-0 win over Huddersfield …

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Manchester City vs Hull – Match Preview

Manchester City playmaker David Silva could make his first start in nearly two months in the League Cup quarter-final against Hull. Manuel Pellegrini brought him on against Southampton and is not due to make any major changes from that side, with keeper Joe Hart still injured. Hull have defender Andy …

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West Ham vs West Brom – Match Preview

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has confirmed either Pedro Obiang or Alex Song will start against West Brom in place of suspended captain Mark Noble. Obiang has been out for a month with a thigh injury, while fit-again Song made his first appearance of the season as a substitute last …

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Norwich vs Arsenal – Match Preview

Norwich City midfielder Alex Tettey remains sidelined for the visit of Arsenal because of a groin injury. Captain Russell Martin is available, having missed last weekend’s trip to Chelsea for personal reasons. Alexis Sanchez suffered a tight hamstring in Arsenal’s Champions League game this week but is set to play. …

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Liverpool vs Swansea – Match Preview

Liverpool will assess Daniel Sturridge after a foot problem delayed his planned midweek comeback. Lucas is suspended and Philippe Coutinho is a doubt with a hamstring problem, while Jordan Henderson is back in training but unlikely to feature. Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey misses out through suspension. The former Liverpool midfielder …

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