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C Palace v Southamp­ton

Can Hodg­son give Palace an in­stant boost? Roy Hodg­son’s ca­reer will for­ever be blot­ted by Eng­land’s hu­mil­i­at­ing Eu­ros de­feat to Ice­land, but he knows how to lead a team out of trou­ble. The wily old vet­eran has done the same with Ful­ham and West Brom in far worse cir­cum­stances after all. Team news: Lof­tus Cheek and Tomkins are back for Palace, Van Dijk could make his Southamp­ton re­turn.

New­cas­tle v Stoke

Should New­cas­tle fans start be­ing more hope­ful? A lack of in­vest­ment had Rafa Ben­itez fum­ing head­ing into the sea­son, but his side have strung to­gether two wins in a row and it’s sud­denly look­ing rosy. Can the league’s youngest side make it three on the spin? Team news: Mag­pies de­fender Mbe­mba is near­ing full fit­ness, but Stoke skip­per Shawcross is touch and go for the fix­ture.

Hud­der­s­field v Le­ices­ter

Can Foxes be­come first team to score in Hud­der­s­field? This team is not the Le­ices­ter of old but the league ta­ble lies – they are only 17th be­cause of fix­tures against Man United, Chelsea and Ar­se­nal. Jamie Vardy and Co’s trip to the Ter­ri­ers is no gimme, how­ever. Team news: Ter­ri­ers mid­fielder Palmer is out un­til the New Year. Iborra could fi­nally make his Le­ices­ter de­but.

West Brom v West Ham

Will West Ham put their mo­men­tum to good use? A de­flected Pe­dro Obiang goal saved Slaven Bilic’s skin in a much-needed win over Hud­der­s­field. Bilic is not out of the woods yet though – West Brom away is one of the tough­est fix­tures out­side the top six. Team news: Chadli and Burke are West Brom doubts but Rob­son-Kanu is back from a ban, as is Ar­nau­tovic for West Ham.

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