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Man City Eye Victory Against Burnley, Arsenal Face West Ham


Manchester City’s Ivoirien striker, Wilfried Bony (left) vies with Leicester City’s Ghanaian striker, Jeff Schlupp, during a Premiership match. City will meet Burnley in one of today’s league fixtures. PHOTO: AFP

Burnley midfielder Matt Taylor is not ready to return from an Achilles problem despite featuring twice for the club’s development squad.

Fredrik Ulvestad is viewed as a long-term signing  and will not be involved.

Manchester City could recall Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta, who were unused substitutes against Leicester.
Samir Nasri and Fernandinho were left out of the squad for that game, though the Brazilian says he was nursing a calf problem and was also unwell.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini has a fully-fit squad to choose from.

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out for up to four weeks with a hamstring injury.
However, Mathieu Flamini is back in contention after a similar problem.

West Ham could be without striker Enner Valencia, who cut his toe by standing on a broken teacup, and Alex Song is doubtful with a knee injury.

James Tomkins and Winston Reid are out and Arsenal loanee Carl Jenkinson is ineligible, but Morgan Amalfitano returns after a three-game ban.

A lack of defensive options may see Cheikhou Kouyate switch from midfield to centre-back, while 16-year-old Reece Oxford could also be involved.

Crystal Palace are without midfielders Mile Jedinak and Jordon Mutch because of suspension and injury respectively, but Glenn Murray returns after a ban.

Yaya Sanogo is fit after a hamstring problem, but fellow forwards Maruoane Chamakh and Fraizer Campbell are ruled out.
QPR midfielder Joey Barton completes a three-game suspension.
The Hoops will monitor injury doubts Darnell Furlong, Eduardo Vargas and Adel Taarabt.

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