There’s a host of fantasy football favourites out injured ahead of this crucial weekend in the Premier League.
There’s the North London and Merseyside derbies coming up, meaning that Game Week 26 could be a particularly difficult one for all of you Dream Team managers.
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Here are the major injuries and doubts you need to be aware of. Buckle in because there are A LOT to get through…
Rashford’s heroic performance for Man United in their stalemate against Liverpool last weekend saw him play the full 90 minutes with an ankle injury.
We were all concerned this could mean a lengthy spell on the sidelines, but his late introduction against Crystal Palace during the week gives us hope that he could start at the weekend against Southampton.
Martial is another United star who’s been spending time in the treatment room.
The young Frenchman picked up a hamstring injury against Paris Saint-Germain more than two weeks ago, but could face the Saints this weekend.
However, with the second-leg of their Champions League clash against PSG coming up, we imagine Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will only risk him if he’s 100 per cent ready.
Man City’s young striker and occasional miracle worker has missed the last two weeks through injury, but could make an appearance this weekend after seemingly being given the thumbs up by the club’s medical staff.
Just as well, because Sergio Aguero must be pretty exhausted out there.
Bobby missed Liverpool’s battering of Watford during the week with an ankle injury, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp claimed there’s “a big chance” he’ll be ready for this weekend’s Merseyside derby.
So, at the very least, he’ll be in the squad, right?
The Arsenal centre-back has been simply heroic in recent weeks, but a minor knock against Bournemouth could make see him miss the Gunners’ derby clash against Spurs on Saturday.
Perhaps the only thing Solskjaer has got wrong at United so far is opting to give Lingard an early run-out against Liverpool last weekend.
The England winger went off in that game with hamstring problem – barely lasting 20 minutes – and now it looks like he’ll be out of contention for a little while.
Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho
Perhaps the biggest name on this weekend’s injury list is Laporte.
The Man City defender has been a huge favourite on Dream Team this season, with over 20% of you picking him.
Fernandinho isn’t such a hit on fantasy football, but he’s a vital member of Pep Guardiola’s team and he’ll be sorely missed.
The pair are expected to return at the end of March following the international break, so maybe get them out of your team for the time being.
There’s a name you haven’t seen for a while, eh?
We recently added the Ox to Dream Team (he’s valued at £2.5m, making him a bit of an end-of-season bargain) but he’s still a few weeks off Liverpool’s first-team.