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Coventry v Arsenal

Coventry expect to be unchanged after late fitness checks on flu victims Morgan and Marsden. Borrows, who missed last week's match against Manchester United, is included in the 16- man squad. Winterburn (ankle) has been passed fit for Arsenal and Adams is also available after missing the last four games.

Everton v Southampton

Injuries mean Beagrie could be thrust into an unaccustomed central striker's role on his return to the Everton side after a hamstring injury. Southampton goalkeeper Andrews will have a fitness test on a thigh strain. If he is ruled out, new signing Beasant, a pounds 350,000 purchase from Chelsea, will make his Southampton debut. Reid (Achilles tendon) is ruled out.

Ipswich v Oldham

Ipswich striker Kiwomya is expected to return after flu but their are doubts over left-back Thompson (hamstring) and midfielder Mason (groin). Oldham give a debut to McCarthy, their new pounds 500,000 striker from Bradford. They also include Norwegian defender Pedersen in a 14-man squad which is boosted by the return of skipper Milligan.

Leeds v Manchester City

Rocastle is included in a 16-man Leeds squad despite his outburst after being dropped against Swindon last week. City, already missing Flitcroft, are now without Quinn for the rest of the season. His place will probably go to either Mike or newcomer Griffiths who faces a late fitness test.

Manchester Utd v Norwich

Keane is still absent from United's team after sustaining a bruised blood vessel on his ankle playing for the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup. Sharpe is back after recovering from a calf injury and flu which kept him out of Tuesday's match at Everton. Norwich's Polston (ankle) and Crook (calf) are both sidelined.

QPR v Aston Villa

Aston Villa will be unchanged for the first time for two months, staying with the team that beat Arsenal in the Coca- Cola Cup at Highbury on Tuesday. Queen's Park Rangers winger Sinclair is in line for a recall.

Sheffield Wed v Liverpool

Wednesday will again be without England winger Sinton (foot) while Liverpool manager Souness may recall Stewart and Clough following the team's lacklustre midweek performance against Wimbledon.

Swindon v Sheffield Utd

Swindon midfielder Summerbee has recovered from the hamstring injury but is not certain of a recall. Sheffield, 12 games without a win, are again missing Norwegian international striker Flo (thigh).

Tottenham v Newcastle

Tottenham midfielder Howells will undergo cartilage surgery on Monday. Also out are leading scorer Sheringham and defender Mabbutt. Hazard, ineligible for the midweek victory over Blackburn, returns and Campbell will stay up front alongside Barmby. Newcastle defender Howey (hernia) plays his first Premiership game since opening day.

Wimbledon v West Ham

Fashanu (thigh) has recovered and joins an unchanged squad with the exception of reserve goalkeeper Sullivan replacing Digweed as Segers' understudy. West Ham keep the team which beat Southampton on Monday.


Blackburn v Chelsea

Blackburn skipper Moran (hamstring) and Wilcox (chest infection) are back in the squad. Chelsea player-manager Hoddle is still unable to shake off flu.