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DE­FENDER Rob Holding (rup­tured an­te­rior cru­ci­ate lig­a­ment) is ex­pected to be out of the Gun­ners line up for be­tween six and nine months. Mid­fielder Aaron Ram­sey (an­kle) is a doubt and Me­sut Ozil (back) is un­likely to fea­ture once more, but Granit Xhaka is avail­able fol­low­ing sus­pen­sion. HUD­DER­S­FIELD will be with­out sus­pended pair Steve Mounie and Philip Billing. Striker Mounie misses the sec­ond game of a three-match ban fol­low­ing his red card against Brighton and mid­fielder Billing sits out after reach­ing five yel­low cards. De­fender Chris Lowe could fea­ture after re­cov­er­ing from a shoul­der in­jury.

Last sea­son: Ar­se­nal 5 Hud­der­s­field 0

Top scor­ers: P-E Aubameyang (Ar­se­nal) 10; M Jor­gensen & A Mooy (Hud­der­s­field) 2

Ref­eree: Paul Tier­ney

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BOURNEMOUTH will be with­out Eng­land mid­fielder Lewis Cook for the rest of the sea­son be­cause of a se­ri­ous knee in­jury. Mid­fielder Dan Gosling will miss the Liver­pool game with his own knee prob­lem. De­fender Adam Smith (knee) con­tin­ues his re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

LIVER­POOl boss Jur­gen Klopp is with­out Sa­dio Mane (foot), Do­minic Solanke (groin), De­jan Lovren (con­cus­sion), Joe Gomez (bro­ken leg) and Nathaniel Clyne (mus­cle). Left-back Andy Robert­son will re­turn.

Last sea­son: Bournemouth 0 Liver­pool 4

Top scor­ers: C Wil­son (Bournemouth) 8; M Salah (Liver­pool) 7

Ref­eree: Lee Ma­son


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BURN­LEY mid­fielder Steven De­four is touch and go after pick­ing up a knee prob­lem against Crys­tal Palace last week­end. The same knee kept him out for more than six months pre­vi­ously, but the Clarets are hope­ful it is noth­ing se­ri­ous. BRIGHTON will check on for­ward Glenn Mur­ray (shoul­der) and winger Jose Izquierdo (knee) be­fore kick off. Mid­fielder Dale Stephens is avail­able again after com­plet­ing a three-match ban, but de­fender Shane Duffy will now start a ban fol­low­ing a red card against Ful­ham. For­ward Alireza Ja­han­bakhsh is back in train­ing but not ready to play.

Last sea­son: Burn­ley 0 Brighton 0

Top scor­ers: S Vokes (Burn­ley) 3; G Mur­ray (Brighton) 8

Ref­eree: Martin Atkin­son

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CARDIFF have prob­lems up front for this crunch Pre­mier League rel­e­ga­tion clash. Ken­neth Zo­hore is out with a calf in­jury while Gary Ma­dine and Danny Ward are also nurs­ing knocks. Makeshift striker Cal­lum Pater­son will lead the line again. Nathaniel Men­dez-Laing is chas­ing a first start since dam­ag­ing knee lig­a­ments in Au­gust. MICHAEL Obafemi re­mains a fit­ness doubt for Southamp­ton. The Repub­lic of Ire­land teen striker con­tin­ues has a ham­string prob­lem. New boss Ralph Hasen­huttl will take charge of his first Saints match.

Last sea­son: No Cor­re­spond­ing fix­ture

Top scor­ers: C Pater­son & J Mur­phy (Cardiff) 3; D Ings (Southamp­ton) 4

Ref­eree: Jonathan Moss

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JORGINHO and David Luiz are ex­pected to re­turn to Chelsea’s start­ing line-up. Blues boss Mau­r­izio Sarri is ex­pected to re­store his first-choice side after Wed­nes­day’s loss at Wolves, a sec­ond de­feat in three league games. Ma­teo Ko­vacic could start in mid­field and Olivier Giroud may come in up front. CITY pair Ser­gio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne have been ruled out. Striker Aguero has a mus­cu­lar prob­lem while the game comes too early for play­maker De Bruyne (knee) after a month out. Left-back Ben­jamin Mendy (knee) and goal­keeper Clau­dio Bravo (Achilles) are long-term ca­su­al­ties.

Last sea­son: Chelsea 0 Man City 1

Top scor­ers: E Haz­ard (Chelsea) 7; S Aguero (Man City) 8

Ref­eree: Michael Oliver

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