DREAM TEAM brings you all the latest injury and suspension news ahead of Game Week 20 in one easily digestible dose.
Firstly, please be aware that Burnley v Leicester has been postponed due to several positive Covid results among the Clarets’ squad.
There are concerns about other fixtures for similar reasons, most notably Sunday’s north London derby, so keep your ear to the ground for further updates.
Speaking of Spurs v Arsenal, Antonio Conte has confirmed that Eric Dier (£2.5m) has been sidelined with ‘a little muscular problem’ and will miss the crunch match-up if it goes ahead.
As for the Gunners, Mikel Arteta was frustratingly vague, saying: “We had concerns already before the match against Liverpool, and after the game, we had some more issues. We haven’t been able to assess the squad yet because we couldn’t fly last night.”
Ralf Rangnick is sweating on a number of doubts ahead of Man United’s double Game Week but is hopeful his key players will pull through.
Speaking at his press conference, the German said: “Cristiano [Ronaldo] trained yesterday, Harry [Maguire] the day before. We have to wait for the final training session this afternoon but as it seems right now they should be available.”
Jadon Sancho (£2.7m) and Phil Jones (£1.1m) are also uncertainties.
Leeds could welcome back the trio of Rodrigo (£2.0m), Patrick Bamford (£3.9m) and Pascal Struijk (£1.4m) to ease their injury crisis ahead of second visit to West Ham in a week.
David Moyes hopes to have at least one of Mark Noble (£1.7m) or Tomas Soucek (£3.3m) back for the fixture.
Man City face Chelsea at the Etihad on Saturday lunchtime but have some more positive Covid tests to contend with although it’s unlikely the players involved will be revealed before the teams are announced.
Injured: Sead Kolasinac (doubt), Martin Odegaard, Calum Chambers (doubt), Cedric Soares (doubt), Takehiro Tomiyasu (doubt), Emile Smith Rowe (doubt)
Suspended: Granit Xhaka
Injured: Leon Bailey, Ashley Young, Jaden Philogene-Bidace, Marvelous Nakamba
Suspended: John McGinn
Injured: David Raya, Tariqe Fosu, Zanka, Josh Dasilva, Rico Henry (doubt), Sergi Canos (doubt)
Injured: Lewis Dunk (doubt), Enock Mwepu, Jeremy Sarmiento
Injured: Ashley Barnes, Connor Roberts (doubt), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (doubt), Dwight McNeil (doubt), Charlie Taylor (doubt), Erik Pieters (doubt), Matej Vydra (doubt), Nathan Collins (doubt)
Injured: Ben Chilwell, Andreas Christensen, Trevor Chalobah, Reece James
Injured: James McArthur, James Tomkins
Injured: Fabian Delph, Tom Davies, Yerry Mina (doubt), Richarlison (doubt), Jarrad Branthwaite
Injured: Charlie Cresswell, Kalvin Phillips, Joe Gelhardt, Liam Cooper, Jamie Shackleton, Pascal Struijk
Suspended: Diego Llorente, Tyler Roberts
Injured: Wesley Fofana, Ricardo Pereira, Jamie Vardy, Timothy Castagne (doubt), Boubakary Soumare (doubt), Ryan Bertrand (doubt)
Injured: Divock Origi, Harvey Elliott, Nat Phillips, Thiago Alcantara
Injured: Phil Foden (doubt), Oleksandr Zinchenko (doubt), John Stones (doubt)
Injured: Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire (doubt), Cristiano Ronaldo (doubt), Jadon Sancho (doubt), Phil Jones (doubt)
Suspended: Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay
Injured: Isaac Hayden, Jamaal Lewis (doubt), Federico Fernandez, Ciaran Clark (doubt), Karl Darlow (doubt), Martin Dubravka (doubt), Callum Wilson
Suspended: Javier Manquillo
Injured: Christoph Zimmermann, Lukas Rupp, Andrew Omobamidele, Billy Gilmour, Mathias Normann
Injured: Alex McCarthy, Theo Walcott, Armando Broja (doubt), Mohamed Elyounoussi, Tino Livramento, Will Smallbone
Injured: Eric Dier, Cristan Romero, Son Heung-min, Steven Bergwijn
Injured: Peter Etebo, Ismaila Sarr, Nicolas Nkoulou, Kwadwo Barr
Injured: Angelo Ogbonna, Kurt Zouma, Tomas Soucek (doubt)
Injured: Yerson Mosquera, Jonny, Pedro Neto, Willy Boly, Hwang Hee-chan
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