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CARDIFF are with­out Harry Arter, who serves a one-match ban for five yel­low cards, while fel­low mid­fielder Joe Ralls has com­pleted a three-match ban. Jazz Richards (ham­string) and Ken­neth Zo­hore (calf) have joined Nathaniel Men­dez-Laing (knee) and Lee Peltier (shoul­der) on the side­lines. ALIREZA JAHANBAKHSH is a ma­jor doubt for Brighton with a ham­string strain. Mid­field­ers Pas­cal Gross and Davy Prop­per (both an­kle) re­main side­lined.

Last sea­son: No fix­ture.

Top scor­ers (all com­pe­ti­tions): Josh Mur­phy, Cal­lum Pater­son (Cardiff) 2; Glenn Mur­ray (Brighton) 6.

Ref­eree: Martin Atkin­son.

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PALACE boss Roy Hodg­son has no fresh in­jury con­cerns. For­ward Chris­tian Ben­teke is re­cov­er­ing from knee surgery and aims to re­turn in Jan­uary. Striker Con­nor Wick­ham and de­fender Joel Ward (both thigh) are side­lined, as is Scott Dann (knee). TOT­TEN­HAM’S Mousa Dem­bele will miss the rest of 2018 with an an­kle lig­a­ment in­jury. Danny Rose (groin) and Jan Ver­tonghen (ham­string) are out too. Eric Dier (thigh) and Vic­tor Wanyama (knee) are fit. Hugo Lloris re­turns af­ter his Cham­pi­ons League ban.

Last sea­son: Crys­tal Palace 0 Tot­ten­ham 1.

Top scor­ers: An­dros Townsend, Wil­fried Zaha (Palace) 3; Harry Kane (Tot­ten­ham) 10.

Ref­eree: Jon Moss.

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DAVID WAG­NER hopes to have a full Hud­der­s­field squad. Mid­fielder Danny Wil­liams, yet to play this sea­son be­cause of a knee in­jury, is back in full train­ing. MID­FIELDER Pe­dro Obiang should re­cover from a mi­nor knee prob­lem for West Ham, but cap­tain Mark No­ble is sus­pended. Andy Car­roll and Jack Wil­shere (both an­kle) could re­turn af­ter the in­ter­na­tional break.

Last sea­son: Hud­der­s­field 1 West Ham 4.

Top scor­ers: Phillip Billing, Mathias Jor­gensen, Christo­pher Schindler, Jon Stankovic (Hud­der­s­field) 1; Marko Ar­nau­tovic (West Ham) 5.

Ref­eree: Chris Ka­vanagh.

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HARRY MAGUIRE and James Mad­di­son will be ab­sent for Leices­ter with knee in­juries. Matty James has re­sumed train­ing af­ter a long-term Achilles prob­lem but this game will come too soon for him to be in­volved. BURN­LEY could be with­out Eng­land de­fender James Tarkowski, who saw a spe­cial­ist on Thurs­day to de­ter­mine whether he needs surgery on a groin prob­lem. Jack Cork and Phil Bard­s­ley are fit to re­turn af­ter miss­ing last week­end’s de­feat at West Ham.

Last sea­son: Leices­ter 1 Burn­ley 0.

Top scor­ers: James Mad­di­son, Jamie Vardy (Leices­ter) 3; Ash­ley Barnes, Chris Wood (Burn­ley) 3.

Ref­eree: Mike Dean.

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NEW­CAS­TLE are likely to be with­out Ja­maal Las­celles (shoul­der), Jonjo Shelvey (mus­cu­lar prob­lem) and Yoshi­nori Muto (calf). All left the pitch dur­ing last week­end’s 1-0 win over Wat­ford. De­fender Flo­rian Le­je­une is re­cov­er­ing from a long-term knee lig­a­ment in­jury. BOURNEMOUTH will hand a late fit­ness test to Joshua King. The Nor­way in­ter­na­tional has missed three matches with an an­kle in­jury but has re­turned to train­ing. Man­ager Ed­die Howe has no fresh se­lec­tion is­sues.

Last sea­son: New­cas­tle 0 Bournemouth 1.

Top scor­ers: Joselu (New­cas­tle) 2; Cal­lum Wil­son (Bournemouth) 7.

Ref­eree: Lee Probert.

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