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Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Seaman, Adams, Dixon, Winterburn, Merson, Campbell, Parlour and Davis are all likely to be back after missing the midweek match at Sheffield Wednesday. Palace expect to name an unchanged side.

Blackburn v Sheff Wed

Apart from the injured Warhurst and Wilson, Wednesday will choose from a full squad.

Coventry City v Leeds United

Ndlovu is included in Coventry's squad. Leeds give a League debut to goalkeeper Beeney.

Ipswich v Nottm Forest

Ipswich should have Johnson back after a knee injury and Youds returns from suspension. Forest are likely to lose strikers Rosario and Bannister.

Liverpool v Tottenham

Injury-hit Tottenham include five teenagers - Hill, Hodges, Turner, Watson and McMahon - in their squad. Coach Livermore is also forced to add three more reserves.

Manchester City v Everton

City are unchanged but Everton will be without skipper Watson and Horne. The former City winger, Ward, returns.

Middlesbrough v Norwich

Kernaghan is back after suspension for Middlesbrough. Norwich lose Megson and Butterworth, so Woodthorpe and Johnson are called up.

Oldham v Southampton

Ritchie replaces the injured Beckford in the Oldham team. Southampton are without Hurlock and Dodd.

Sheffield United v Chelsea

Hodges starts a three-match ban and Cork is likely to take over in United's team. Sinclair returns to the Chelsea defence after suspension.


QPR v Aston Villa

Villa's Carruthers, could make his first appearance for 15 months in place of Yorke.

Wimbledon v Man Utd

Wimbledon, with Fashanu back after injury, will be at full strength against the champions who are unchanged.