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    Chelsea vs Fulham: Blues look to put January mega-money signings to use against noisy neighbours – stream, TV, odds

    CHELSEA have not been shy in splashing the cash since Todd Boehly replaced Roman Abramovich as owner.But now, Graham Potter has his work cut out inspiring a charge up the Premier League table – starting on Friday night against noisy neighbours Fulham.
    British record signing Enzo Fernandez could feature in Chelsea’s West London derby clash against Fulham on Friday nightCredit: Getty
    Graham Potter has a job on his hands leading Chelsea to Europe with the struggling giants tenth in the Premier LeagueCredit: Getty
    The Blues are currently languishing in TENTH in the standings, 21 points adrift of league leaders Arsenal and ten points off the top four.
    Chelsea spent a staggering £259.1million in the summer before shelling out a further £329.9m in January – including the British record £106m move for Enzo Fernandez from Benfica.
    Potter was unable to offload Hakim Ziyech, with plenty more deadwood likely to be shifted come the summer.
    Now Potter will have to work some magic to work out his best XI and how to keep all of his big-name stars happy despite a logjam in the burgeoning squad.
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    For Chelsea, the second half of the season starts now and it absolutely must be an improvement on the shocking first few months.
    Unfortunately for them, they come up against West London rivals Fulham – who beat them 2-1 just three weeks ago.
    For so long, the Cottagers have been hidden in their shadow, but now they sit ABOVE Chelsea in the standings after their promotion last summer.. and deservedly so.
    Fulham sit in seventh, but are only two points above their neighbours.. and the Blues have a game in hand.
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    So for Chelsea, there is lots more than local bragging rights to play for.
    But can Potter get his hands on a crucial three points?
    What is their form like?
    Chelsea: With just one win from six games in 2023, it’s fair to say their form has been abysmal.
    They edged past Crystal Palace 1-0, drew to Liverpool and Nottingham Forest and lost to Man City twice – including the 4-0 FA Cup mauling – and Fulham.
    Fulham: A strong start to the new year saw them beat Leicester, Hull and Chelsea.
    But since then, they’re winless – losing to Newcastle and Tottenham in the league, while drawing with Sunderland most-recently in the cup.
    Chelsea’s top scorer is Havertz with just five goals
    Fulham are enjoying a fantastic season
    What is the team news?
    Potter is dealing with an injury crisis and is set to continue without N’Golo Kante, Denis Zakaria, Christian Pulisic, Edouard Mendy and Armando Broja.
    Trevoh Chalobah is a doubt and Joao Felix is still serving a three-match ban.
    Raheem Sterling and Wesley Fofana returned to first team training but they have both been predicted miss out on the Fulham fixture.
    However, English duo Reece James and Ben Chilwell are reportedly ready to be included in the matchday squad.
    British record transfer Enzo Fernandez could be thrown in at the deep end if his registration paperwork is completed in time.
    And Mykhailo Mudryk could be given his full debut after an impressive 20-minute cameo off the bench against Liverpool having avoided an FA ban after a video of himself using a racial slur came to light.
    Elsewhere, Marco Silva has no added injury concerns but the Fulham boss will be hoping Neeskens Kebano can recover from his Achilles tendon injury.
    New signings Sasa Lukic and Cedric Soares could be involved.
    Star men
    Chelsea: Despite missing so much time with injury, the return of Reece James could prove huge for the Blues.
    Adept at right-wing-back or on the right of a central three, the England man – who missed the World Cup – is so important to everything the club do in defence and attack.
    So while all eyes might be on the new mega-money signings, don’t forget about James.

    Fulham: Willian famously turned out for Chelsea between 2013 and 2020.
    Since then, he’s played for Arsenal and now Fulham in London alone – with a short stint at Corinthians in between.
    The 70-cap Brazil international has been superb for the Cottagers this term and could be their key figure back at Stamford Bridge.
    What have the managers said?
    Graham Potter: “It’s an exciting test for me of course and for the staff and everybody but it’s an exciting one. We’ve got a lot of really good players.
    ‘We’ve got Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Raheem Sterling and Ruben Loftus-Cheek back in the squad. They’re not ready for 90 minutes but certainly in the squad.
    ‘Wesley Fofana’s been training partly with the team and he’ll be stepping that up next week.
    “And then we’re still without Denis Zakaria, Christian Pulisic, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante and Armando Broja.”
    Marco Silva: “I know everyone is talking about Chelsea because it was a big amount of money in January but it is not the first time.
    “If it is too much money or not, it is not for me to talk about it… lucky them they have all this power to sign new players.
    “There were two positions we wanted to strengthen in our squad, the right-back position and we wanted to create more competition in our midfield as well, to give us different solutions.
    “It was a busy last day for us as a football club, I know you like it, but we don’t like it so much as a football club.
    “Cedric knows the football club and has played in the Premier League already and has a lot of knowledge that will help us for sure.
    “Lukic is another mature player as well in a good age, another quality player who will give something different for us and create competition. I think both of them will raise the level of our team.”
    What are the odds?
    Chelsea – 11/20
    Draw – 3/1
    Fulham – 9/2
    *Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct at time of publication
    When is Chelsea vs Fulham?
    Chelsea’s London derby with Fulham will take place TONIGHT, February 3.
    It is scheduled to get underway at 8pm UK time.
    Stamford Bridge is the allocated venue for this huge match and it can host approximately 41,837 fans.
    Fulham ran out 2-1 winners when the sides last met in January.
    What TV channel is Chelsea vs Fulham on and can it be live streamed?
    Chelsea vs Fulham will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK.
    Coverage is expected to commence from 7pm on both channels – a whole hour before kick-off.
    Subscription members of NOW TV and head to the website to stream the entire action.
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    SunSport prediction
    Chelsea 1 Fulham 1 More

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    Man Utd vs Crystal Palace: Red Devils turn attention to top four chase after booking Carabao Cup final spot – stream

    MANCHESTER UNITED will need to readjust their focus on chasing a Premier League top four spot when they entertain Crystal Palace THIS SATURDAY.The Red Devils comfortably booked their spot in the Carabao Cup final after thumping Nottingham Forest 5-0 on aggregate.
    Anthony Martial scored on his return to the sideCredit: Getty
    Michael Olise’s free-kick left David de Gea with no chance in the reverse fixtureCredit: AFP
    And it now means that Erik Ten Hag could potentially guide United to their first trophy since 2017 in less than a season in charge.
    However, the Dutchman will be determined for his side to get back on track in the league after they suffered a damming 3-2 defeat to high-flying Arsenal last time out.
    But Michael Olise’s stunning stoppage time free-kick proved that Palace are willing to fight until the bitter end.
    When is Man Utd vs Crystal Palace?

    Manchester United’s intriguing encounter against Crystal Palace will take place on Saturday, February 4.
    It is scheduled to get underway at 3pm GMT.
    Old Trafford is the allocated arena for this Premier League fixture and it can host approximately 74,310 fans.
    Olise’s last-gasp equaliser denied United of all three points when the side’s met in January.

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    Is Man Utd vs Crystal Palace on TV?

    Unfortunately, Manchester United vs Crystal Palace will NOT be broadcast live in the UK.
    This is due to the TV football blackout law which stops games from being shown live between 2:45 and 5:15pm on a Saturday.
    Viewers in the US have the option to stream the action on Peacock.
    Alternatively, SunSport will have minute-by-minute coverage of the entire match.

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    What is the team news?
    Erik Ten Hag would have been gutted to hear that Christian Eriksen is set to be out until April due to an ankle injury.
    Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay have also been ruled out of the Palace clash.
    However, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial both made returns to the squad against Nottingham Forest after lengthy spells out.
    And January signing Marcel Sabitzer is in line to make his debut for the Red Devils.
    Elsewhere, Patrick Vieira received a huge blow as talisman Wilfried Zaha could be facing up to six weeks out with a hamstring injury.
    James McArthur (groin) and Nathan Ferguson (foot) are set to miss out too, but Arsenal loanee Albert Sambi-Lokonga could make his first start in a Eagles shirt.
    What are the odds?

    Man Utd 4/11
    Draw 15/4
    Crystal Palace 8/1

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    Everton vs Arsenal: Table-topping Gunners look to open up eight-point gap on Man City against Toffees – stream, TV, odds

    EVERTON will be hoping they get the new manager bounce when they take on Premier League leaders Arsenal THIS SATURDAY.The Toffees appointed former Burnley boss Sean Dyche as their new man in charge following the sacking of Frank Lampard.
    Sean Dyche will take charge of his first Everton match against ArsenalCredit: Getty
    Arsenal got knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester CityCredit: Getty
    And Dyche has the pressure of leading Everton to safety who find themselves fighting for survival down in 19th spot.
    But the Merseyside outfit are set to face their toughest test with high-flying Arsenal coming to town.
    Furthermore, the Gunners will be desperate to recover from being knocked out of the FA Cup by title-hunting rivals Manchester City.
    When is Everton vs Arsenal?

    Everton’s mouthwatering match against league leaders Arsenal will take place on Saturday, February 4.
    It is scheduled to get underway at 12:30pm GMT
    Goodison Park is the allocated arena for this lunchtime encounter and it can host approximately 39,572.
    Arsenal thrashed Everton 5-1 when the sides last met in a competitive fixture.

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    What TV channel is Everton vs Arsenal on and can it be live streamed?

    Everton vs Arsenal will be broadcast LIVE on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
    Coverage is set to commence from 11:30am GMT – 30 minutes before kick-off.
    Subscription members of BT Sport can stream the action live on the BT Sport website or BT Sport app.
    Alternatively, read SunSport’s live blog for minute-by-minute coverage of the match.

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    What is the team news?
    Sean Dyche is set to start his stint without Andros Townsend (ACL), Nathan Patterson (knee medial), James Garner (back) and Ben Godfrey (knee sprain) who are all unavailable.
    Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta will be sweating over the fitness of Thomas Partey who had to be replaced at half-time against Manchester City with a rib issue.
    Emile Smith Rowe is also a doubt having been left out of the FA Cup squad altogether.
    And Gabriel Jesus, Mohamed Elneny and Reiss Nelson have definitely been ruled out courtesy of long-term injuries.
    However, fans could get to see Jorginho get his first run out in Arsenal colours.
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    Everton 15/2
    Draw 18/5
    Arsenal 2/5

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    Chelsea vs Fulham: Blues look to put January mega-money signings to use against noisy neighbours in huge London derby

    CHELSEA hope to put their huge January expenditure to use by getting revenge on local rivals Fulham in the Premier League.The Blues have splurged around £200million this winter on their ever-growing squad.
    Chelsea shared the spoils with Liverpool in their last Premier League matchCredit: Getty
    But it still was not enough to break the deadlock at Anfield as Chelsea drew 0-0 with Liverpool last time out.
    To make matters worse, West London neighbours Fulham sit above Graham Potter’s men in the table even after such a huge outlay.
    And Marco Silva’s men will be oozing with confidence having got the better of their rivals already this season.
    When is Chelsea vs Fulham?

    Chelsea’s London derby with Fulham will take place on Friday, February 3.
    It is scheduled to get underway at 8pm UK time.
    Stamford Bridge is the allocated venue for this huge match and it can host approximately 41,837 fans.
    Fulham ran out 2-1 winners when the sides last met in January.

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    What TV channel is Chelsea vs Fulham on and can it be live streamed?

    Chelsea vs Fulham will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK.
    Coverage is expected to commence from 7pm on both channels – a whole hour before kick-off.
    Subscription members of NOW TV and head to the website to stream the entire action.
    Alternatively, read SunSport’s live blog for minute-by-minute coverage of the match.

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    What is the team news?
    Graham Potter has been hit with a injury crisis at Chelsea and is set to continue without N’Golo Kante, Denis Zakaria, Christian Pulisic, Edouard Mendy and Armando Broja.
    Trevoh Chalobah is a doubt and Joao Felix will face the remainder of his three-match ban.
    Joao Felix got hit with a three-match ban following his reckless challengeCredit: Reuters
    Raheem Sterling and Wesley Fofana returned to first team training but they have both been predicted miss out on the Fulham fixture.
    However, English duo Reece James and Ben Chilwell are reportedly ready to be included in the matchday squad.
    Elsewhere, Marco Silva has no added injury concerns but the Fulham boss will be hoping Neeskens Kebano can recover from his Achilles tendon injury.
    Latest odds

    Chelsea 11/20
    Draw 3/1
    Fulham 9/2

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    Al Fateh vs Al-Nassr: Ronaldo looks to mend Super Cup heartbreak by opening his scoring account in Saudi colours

    CRISTIANO RONALDO is struggling to get to grips of Saudi football – but he’ll be hoping to silence the critics when Al-Nassr take on Al Fateh.The Portuguese legend failed to score in his official Saudi Pro League debut against Ettifaq.
    Cristiano Ronaldo has gone two consecutive matches without a goalCredit: Rex
    But fortunately for Ronaldo, Brazilian star Talisca was able to deliver the goods and earn Al-Nassr three points.
    However, there was no saving grace during their Super Cup semi-final encounter with Al-Ittihad as Al-Nassr found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-1 score line.
    And manager, Rudi Garcia laid some of the blame on Ronaldo for not taking his chances.
    It’s safe to say that the former Manchester United man has not got off to the perfect start, but a couple of goals could change everything.
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    When is Al Fateh vs Al-Nassr?

    Al Fateh’s intriguing encounter against Al-Nassr will take place on Friday, February 3.
    It is scheduled to get underway at 3pm UK time – 6pm local time.
    Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium is the allocated arena for this match and it can host approximately 19,550 fans.
    Al Nassr snatched all three points in June with a stoppage time penalty.

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    Is Al Fateh vs Al-Nassr on TV and can it be live streamed?

    Unfortunately, Al Fateh vs Al-Nassr will NOT be broadcast live on TV in the UK.
    However, subscription members of Shahid can stream the entire action.
    Alternatively, SunSport is set to have minute-by-minute coverage of the match.

    What is the team news?
    Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lead the line once again despite failing to score in his opening two matches for Al-Nassr.
    But former Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina will miss out once again with an elbow injury. More

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    Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest: Ten Hag looking to reach first domestic final as manager – Stream, TV channel, odds

    MANCHESTER UNITED take on Nottingham Forest for a chance to play in the Carabao Cup final. The Red Devils already have one foot in the Wembley showpiece, having beaten Forest 3-0 in the first leg.
    Man Utd beat Forest 3-0 in the first leg last weekCredit: Getty
    And with the second leg at home, Erik Ten Hag’s men should find things a little more comfortable this time around.
    A trip to Wembley would be a first for Ten Hag, who looks to have turned United’s fortunes around this season.
    Winning the Carabao Cup would represent United’s first trophy win for six years.
    When is Man Utd vs Forest?

    Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest will take place on Wednesday, February 1.
    The game will get going from 8pm UK time.
    The match will be held at Old Trafford in Manchester.

    What channel is it and can it be live streamed?

    Man Utd’s clash with Nottingham Forest will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.
    You can live stream the action from the NOW TV or Sky Go app, both of which are available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.

    Team news
    Christian Eriksen will not play any part of the game after suffering an ankle injury in the win over Reading at the weekend.
    Anthony Martial and Diogo Dalot are both still unavailable for selection too.
    Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay may also miss the game through injury.
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    With the tie effectively wrapped up, Alejandro Garnacho and Anthony Elanga may be given starts.
    Jesse Lingard may start for Forest on his return to Old Trafford.
    Odds

    Man Utd – 4/11
    Draw – 18/5
    Nottingham Forest 7/1
    Forest to qualify – 80/1

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    Man Utd vs Reading: Erik ten Hag’s goes up against Old Trafford legend Paul Ince in FA Cup – odds, TV and stream info

    ERIK TEN HAG’S desperate hunt for a Manchester United trophy will see them face Reading in the FA Cup fourth round TONIGHT.The Dutch gaffer is under no illusions of the expectation level he has to work to at Old Trafford – and this game will NOT be taken lightly.
    Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag wants trophies – and he wants them NOWCredit: PA
    Paul Ince will be hoping to guide his Reading side to a memorable scalpCredit: Getty
    United fielded a full-strength team for their 3-0 Carabao Cup win against Nottingham Forest in the week.
    And while Ten Hag will demand victory at all costs against Championship Reading, there could be some shuffling of the pack.
    But unfortunately for United legend Paul Ince and his Royals boys, it will just mean hungry United fringe players desperate for their chance to shine.
    The likes of Alejandro Garnacho, Facundo Pellistri and Anthony Elanga will be champing at the bit to prove their worth to Ten Hag if given the call.

    Reading, meanwhile will be hoping to spring a shock – but they will have to put their recent form in the second tier behind them.
    Ince’s troops were whacked 4-0 last time out by Stoke, but were hitting by key players picking up injuries in the lead-up.
    The Royals will be desperate to be able to call upon the services of the nomadic Andy Carroll – he missed the Stoke game as his injury troubles continue to affect his career.
    Here is Sunsport’s big-game preview ahead of the fourth round clash.
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    What is their form like?
    United bounced back from their dramatic defeat to Arsenal by easing to a 3-0 win against fellow Prem side Nottingham Forest in their Carabao Cup clash in the week.
    Ten Hag’s troops have won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five games in all competitions.
    Ince will be looking for a reaction from his players after they were thumped 4-0 by Stoke last time out in the Championship.
    They have won just one of their last five games in all competitions, losing two and drawing the other two.
    Will former Prem star Andy Carroll be celebrating come the final whistle on Saturday?Credit: PA
    What is the team news and any injuries to worry about?
    Anthony Martial, Axel Tuanzebe, Diogo Dalot and Donny van de Beek are all out injured for the game.
    Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood are still unavailable, while Luke Shaw is 50-50 to feature after missing the Forest win with illness.
    Reading have doubts over Naby Sarr, Sam Hutchinson and Andy Carroll – three of their most experienced players ahead of the game.
    They all missed the 4-0 drubbing at Stoke – so boss Ince will be desperate they can shake off niggles to feature against United.
    Who will be the star men?
    Ten Hag went full strength for the Carabao Cup win against Forest, such is his desperation to win a trophy.
    But he could well offer some fringe players a chance to shine against Reading. Alejandro Garnacho has become one of the most-talked about players at Old Trafford and could seize the opportunity.
    Andy Carroll will be desperate to roll back the years and come up against United again – but he has been struggling with an ankle injury and could miss out.
    So it could be down to the boss’ boy Tom Ince to prove he still has the skills to compete against the big boys.
    Alejandro Garnacho could be given another chance to impressCredit: Alamy
    Reading boss Paul Ince will be relying on son Tom to provide some sparkCredit: Getty
    What have the managers said?
    Looking ahead to the Reading game after beating Forest in the Carabao Cup, United boss Ten Hag said: “After today, I have something in my head
    “But I have to settle this game down and look into my plans and then I have to look into Reading and then we make a good plan to beat Reading.”
    Reading boss Paul Ince is looking forward to the challenge, saying: “It’s a great game for us. We have to go there, suck in the experience and enjoy it. And try to win the game.
    And on meeting Ten Hag, he added: “It’s always a challenge against any of the top managers. It’ll be nice to chat to him afterwards.
    “And maybe there will be some ideas I can take from him!”
    What are the odds?
    Man Utd 2-13
    Reading 16-1
    Draw 13-2
    Odds courtesy of Betfair
    When is Man Utd vs Reading?
    Man Utd will host Reading on Saturday, January 28 at Old Trafford.
    Is the match on TV and what channel is it on?
    The clash against Reading will be shown live on ITV4.
    How can I live stream it (FREE)?
    You can follow all the action from this fourth-round clash on SunSport’s dedicated match blog.
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    SunSport prediction
    Erik ten Hag has been keen to stress the importance of winning trophies as soon as possible – so this competition will NOT be taken lightly.
    Reading are stuck in mid-table in the Championship, and while the neutral romantics among us might be looking for a shock, everything points to a Utd win, 3-1. More

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    Preston vs Tottenham: Spurs’ mission to end 15-year trophy drought continues with tricky FA Cup clash – Stream, TV, odds

    TOTTENHAM continue their hunt to end a 15-year trophy drought when they take on Preston North End in the FA Cup this evening. Harry Kane’s superb strike recently inspired Spurs to a gruelling victory over Fulham following their damming North London derby defeat to Arsenal.
    Harry Kane led Tottenham to a 1-0 win against FulhamCredit: Rex
    Preston convincingly dispatched of Huddersfield in the third roundCredit: Getty
    And it was also captain Kane who helped Spurs get to the fourth round of English football’s oldest cup competition during their home encounter against Portsmouth.
    But now, the North London outfit travel to Championship side Preston who recovered from a one-goal deficit to beat Huddersfield in the previous round.
    However, the visitors will be oozing with confidence as Preston’s last victory over Spurs came way back in 1966.
    When is Preston vs Tottenham?

    Preston’s intriguing FA Cup tie against Tottenham will take place TONIGHT- Saturday, January 28.
    It is scheduled to get underway at 6pm UK time.
    Deepdale in Preston is the allocated arena for this fourth-round fixture and it can host approximately 23,408 supporters.
    Spurs humiliated Preston 5-1 when the side’s last met in a 2008 League Cup encounter.

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    What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

    Preston vs Tottenham will be broadcast LIVE on BBC One in the UK.
    Coverage is expected to commence from 5:40pm UK time – 20 minutes before kick-off.
    Viewers also have the option to stream the entire action on the BBC Sport website or BBC iPlayer app.

    Can I watch it for FREE?
    Yes! Prston’s FA Cup fixture against Tottenham can be watched for FREE in the UK as long as you hold a valid TV license.
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    What is the team news?
    Manchester City starlet Liam Delap will sit this one out as he is cup-tied having already featured for Stoke.
    And the forward is set to be joined by Troy Parrott who cannot face his parent club.
    Emil Riis Jakobsen and Sean Maguire are also likely to miss out due to injuries, but Preston boss Ryan Lowe will be delighted to welcome Ben Whiteman and Brad Potts back into the fold.
    Elsewhere, Lucas Moura continues his recovery period for Tottenham while Bryan Gil is a doubt.
    But Antonio Conte will be tempted to throw his latest recruit Arnaut Danjuma in from the start.
    Latest odds
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    Preston 7/1
    Draw 4/1
    Tottenham 1/3

    To qualify (incl ET and Pen)

    Preston 4/1
    Tottenham 1/6

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