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The Dream Team injury list: Game Week 12

It’s time for another weekend of Premier League thrills and spills. 

But sadly, there’s a number of high profile players who’ll miss out for Game Week 12 through injury.

And unless you want to fall behind your mates in your Dream Team mini-league, you’ll need to transfer them out of your line-up ASAP.

Here are some of the more significant names to miss this weekend’s fixtures…


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Kevin De Bruyne (Definitely out)

Kevin De Bruyne winces as he hurts his knee early on his return from serious injury

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Last week’s big injury news, but still worth a nod just in case you didn’t hear it.

De Bruyne injured his knee last week just as he was getting back to full fitness and will be out for a month.

If you’re in the market for a KDB-shaped replacement, we’ve already picked out five cheap alternatives to the Ginger Prince.

Danny Welbeck (Definitely out)

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You’ve probably all heard the news by now.

Poor old Wele suffered a very nasty ankle injury in Arsenal’s Europa League match against Sporting on Thursday night and will likely be out for the rest of the season.

We’re wishing Dat Guy all the best.

Harry Maguire (Definitely out)

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Maguire will be sorely missed from Leicester’s first home game since the tragic helicopter crash a fortnight ago.

The England centre-back has played in every Premier League game since his move from Hull in summer 2017 but tweaked his knee against Cardiff last weekend.

If you’ve got Maguire in your team and you’re looking for a replacement, then perhaps it’s time to jump on the Aymeric Laporte bangwagon – as the Man City centre-back is the most transferred-in player this week.

James Maddison (Definitely out)

Maddison is also out

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Maddison is also out

Like Maguire, Maddison has been ruled out of Leicester’s clash with Burnley.

The eye-catching midfielder has been picked by 7.6% of Dream Team managers but also hurt his knee against Cardiff.

Jamaal Lascelles & Jonjo Shelvey (Definitely out)

Bad news for the Magpies skipper

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Bad news for the Magpies skipper

Newcastle finally won their first game of the season last weekend.

But there was a fly in the ointment with captain Lascelles forced off with a shoulder injury.

And it could be a triple blow for Rafa Benitez in their game against Bournemouth this weekend, as Yoshinori Muto and Shelvey will also be sitting on the sidelines.

Richarlison (Doubt)

Will we see Richarlison playing in Everton’s game at Chelsea this Sunday?

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Will we see Richarlison playing in Everton’s game at Chelsea this Sunday?

He’s been Everton’s main man this season, netting six times in nine Premier League games since his summer move from Watford.

But it looks like Richarlison is a doubt for their weekend trip to Chelsea, seemingly hurting his ankle against Brighton last time out.

If there’s any chance he can play, then we reckon Marco Silva might just risk him. He’s been that good this term.

Josh King (Doubt)

King is likely to miss out

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King is likely to miss out

King has missed Bournemouth’s last two games against Fulham and Man United.

He was absent from training this week and rated his chances at being fit for the Newcastle clash at ’50/50′.

If you’ve got King in your line-up, then maybe you’ll want to transfer in his Cherries teammate Callum Wilson instead. After all, his recent England call-up has coincided with a period of red hot form.

James Tarkowski (Doubt)

A groin injury could rule Tarkowski out

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A groin injury could rule Tarkowski out

Tarkowski was a firm Dream Team favourite last season, but – along with his Burnley teammates – has struggled so far this term.

The England defender has only notched 17 points, so news that he’ll probably be sitting out of the Clarets trip to Leicester on Saturday gives you just another reason to take him out of your fantasy football line-up.


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