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Tottenham vs Chelsea – Match Preview

Tottenham are without midfielder Dele Alli, who serves a ban for accumulating five bookings. Kyle Walker, Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose are set to return after being rested on Thursday, when Spurs beat Qarabag in Azerbaijan. Chelsea captain John Terry is a major doubt with an ankle injury, although manager …

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Leicester vs Manchester United – Match Preview

Leicester’s free-scoring striker Jamie Vardy will be fit to play despite nursing a hip problem. The Foxes’ only injury absentee is Matty James, who has not played this season because of a knee injury. Manchester United’s Phil Jones and Ander Herrera, who went off with ankle and hamstring injuries respectively …

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Sunderland vs Stoke – Match Preview

Sunderland are hoping Jermain Defoe will be fit despite the striker limping off with an ankle injury in Monday’s win over Crystal Palace. Fabio Borini could return after missing the Palace game with an ankle injury, but defender Billy Jones is suspended. Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri is fit after a hamstring …

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Manchester City vs Southampton – Match Preview

Goalkeeper Joe Hart is Manchester City’s latest casualty, having suffered a hamstring strain in midweek. Defenders Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta and Eliaquim Mangala are all ruled out, but David Silva is included in the squad. Shane Long will lead Southampton’s attack in the absence of suspended top scorer Graziano Pelle …

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Crystal Palace vs Newcastle – Match Preview

Crystal Palace are expected to be without Bakary Sako, who suffered a hamstring injury against Sunderland. Alan Pardew may opt to start fit-again striker Maroaune Chamakh, with Connor Wickham’s place under threat. Newcastle have a midfield crisis with Cheick Tiote (groin) likely to join Jack Colback on the sidelines. Yoan …

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Bournemouth vs Everton – Match Preview

Bournemouth will assess goalkeeper Artur Boruc, who missed last weekend’s draw at Swansea with injury. Tommy Elphick, Callum Wilson, Tyrone Mings and Max Gradel are long-term absentees. Fit-again full-back Leighton Baines could be included in Everton’s matchday squad for the first time this season. Midfielder Muhamed Besic has also recovered …

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Aston Villa vs Watford – Match Preview

Aston Villa defender Jores Okore is available for the first time this season after regaining fitness following knee surgery. Jack Grealish has been left out of the squad as punishment for his off-field behaviour last weekend. Gabriel Agbonlahor could miss a third straight game because of a calf injury. Watford …

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Southampton vs Stoke – Match Preview

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is expected to face Stoke despite suffering a knee injury on international duty. Jay Rodriguez’s foot injury could need surgery but fellow forward Shane Long came through his midweek international outing unscathed following an ankle problem. Stoke defender Marc Muniesa is still sidelined by a …

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