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Arsenal v Leeds

Last season: 2-1

Last five League matches: Arsenal WWWWD; Leeds LLLWL

Bergkamp starts in place of Hartson, who begins a three-match ban, for Arsenal as their former manager, George Graham, returns to Highbury for the first time since he was sacked in February 1995. Leeds are again without Dorigo, and Radebe may be unavailable after suffering from gastro-enteritis.

Chelsea v Tottenham

Last season: 0-0

Last five League matches: Chelsea DLDWL; Tottenham WLLWW.

Vialli returns after missing Chelsea's midweek defeat at Bolton with a calf injury as does Petrescu, but Myers is doubtful and Leboeuf will have a fitness test on a groin injury. Spurs' Nielsen is doubtful with an eye injury inflicted by his daughter, so Dozzell stands by after six weeks out with a broken collarbone.

Coventry v Sheff Wed

Last season: 0-1

Last five League matches: Coventry WLDDD; Sheffield Wed LDLLD

Daish returns after suspension to replace Williams in defence and Burrows is in contention after a groin strain as Coventry seek only their second League win of the season. Wednesday are again without Collins and Briscoe while Oakes, signed in the summer from Luton, may replace the rested Blinker.

Leicester v Newcastle

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five League matches: Leicester LWWLL; Newcastle WWWWW

Leicester's main worries are midfielders Izzet (back) and Taylor (knee) while Walsh plays his final game before a knee operation. Marshall challenges Claridge for a place up front. Asprilla or Kitson are set to replace Shearer as Newcastle seek their eighth successive League victory.

Middlesbro v Wimbledon

Last season: 1-2

Last five League matches: Middlesbrough WLLDL; Wimbledon WWWWW

Middlesbrough keep faith with Beck instead of Barmby as Ravanelli's partner and Miller returns as goalkeeper. Ekoku, Ardley, McAllister and Thatcher return after being rested in midweek with Holdsworth, Fear, Blackwell and Kimble expected to stand down.

Southampton v Man Utd

Last season: 3-1

Last five League matches: Southampton LLWDW; Manchester Utd WWWL

Slater replaces Oakley in midfield but Southampton are still without Venison and Monkou. Scholes is challenging Solskjaer for a place up front for the visitors but Giggs is struggling to recover from a calf strain.

Sunderland v Aston Villa

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five League matches: Sunderland LWLDL; AstonVilla DDLLW

Bridges, Sunderland's 18-year-old striker, starts a Premiership match for the first time. Villa's versatile Taylor will switch to full-back if Nelson is ruled unfit and they are still without Southgate and Staunton.

West Ham v Blackburn

Last season: 1-1

Last five League matches: West Ham LWLLW; Blackburn LDDLD

The Hammers have no injury worries so Raducioiu remains on the bench. Blackburn's Sutton has a chest infection but Fenton and Ripley are fit and Le Saux, out for 10 months, travels as Tony Parkes begins his third spell as caretaker manager.


Liverpool v Derby

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five League matches: Liverpool WWWWL; Derby County WDLLD

Liverpool are likely to be unchanged from their Coca-Cola Cup draw with Charlton. Derby, with only nine goals in 10 League matches, keep faith with Ward and Willems up front after Sturridge was again ruled out with an ankle injury. Defender Carbon is absent because of a family illness and is replaced in the squad by Kozluk, 19.