Injuries and suspensions update ahead of Dream Team Game Week 20

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.

Arsenal

Injured: Sead Kolasinac (doubt), Martin Odegaard, Calum Chambers (doubt), Cedric Soares (doubt), Takehiro Tomiyasu (doubt), Emile Smith Rowe (doubt)

Suspended: Granit Xhaka

Aston Villa

Injured: Leon Bailey, Ashley Young, Jaden Philogene-Bidace, Marvelous Nakamba

Suspended: John McGinn

Brentford

Injured: David Raya, Tariqe Fosu, Zanka, Josh Dasilva, Rico Henry (doubt), Sergi Canos (doubt)

Suspended: None

Brighton

Injured: Lewis Dunk (doubt), Enock Mwepu, Jeremy Sarmiento

Suspended: None

Burnley

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)

Suspended: None

Chelsea

Injured: Ben Chilwell, Andreas Christensen, Trevor Chalobah, Reece James

Suspended: None

Crystal Palace

Injured: James McArthur, James Tomkins

Suspended: None

Everton

Injured: Fabian Delph, Tom Davies, Yerry Mina (doubt), Richarlison (doubt), Jarrad Branthwaite

Suspended: None

Leeds

Injured: Charlie Cresswell, Kalvin Phillips, Joe Gelhardt, Liam Cooper, Jamie Shackleton, Pascal Struijk

Suspended: Diego Llorente, Tyler Roberts

Leicester

Injured: Wesley Fofana, Ricardo Pereira, Jamie Vardy, Timothy Castagne (doubt), Boubakary Soumare (doubt), Ryan Bertrand (doubt)

Suspended: None

Liverpool

Injured: Divock Origi, Harvey Elliott, Nat Phillips, Thiago Alcantara

Suspended: None

Man City

Injured: Phil Foden (doubt), Oleksandr Zinchenko (doubt), John Stones (doubt)

Suspended: None

Man United

Injured: Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire (doubt), Cristiano Ronaldo (doubt), Jadon Sancho (doubt), Phil Jones (doubt)

Suspended: Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay

Newcastle

Injured: Isaac Hayden, Jamaal Lewis (doubt), Federico Fernandez, Ciaran Clark (doubt), Karl Darlow (doubt), Martin Dubravka (doubt), Callum Wilson

Suspended: Javier Manquillo

Norwich

Injured: Christoph Zimmermann, Lukas Rupp, Andrew Omobamidele, Billy Gilmour, Mathias Normann

Suspended: None

Southampton

Injured: Alex McCarthy, Theo Walcott, Armando Broja (doubt), Mohamed Elyounoussi, Tino Livramento, Will Smallbone

Suspended: None

Spurs

Injured: Eric Dier, Cristan Romero, Son Heung-min, Steven Bergwijn

Suspended: None

Watford

Injured: Peter Etebo, Ismaila Sarr, Nicolas Nkoulou, Kwadwo Barr

Suspended: None

West Ham

Injured: Angelo Ogbonna, Kurt Zouma, Tomas Soucek (doubt)

Suspended: None

Wolves

Injured: Yerson Mosquera, Jonny, Pedro Neto, Willy Boly, Hwang Hee-chan

Suspended: None

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