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5 injured Dream Team stars to avoid at start of the season

The Premier League returns when Liverpool host Norwich on Friday – but it has come too soon for some Dream Team favourites.

Pre-season plans have been scuppered for some through injury, meaning they are doubts for the first weekend.

So whether this is with Season, Weekender and/or Draft in mind, you may have to get these players out of your Dream Teams over the coming days.


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1 Dele Alli (7.4% ownership)

Alli is hamstrung

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Alli is hamstrung

Those pesky hamstrings eh, Dele?

Mauricio Pochettino confirmed the Spurs midfielder will definitely miss the opener against Aston Villa on Saturday after sitting out their friendly with Inter Milan.

It’s a recurring issue for Alli, which will be a real worry for both Spurs and his Dream Team fans.

2 Alexandre Lacazette (9% ownership)

Lacazette is hopeful of making the Newcastle game

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Lacazette is hopeful of making the Newcastle game

Ever since Lacazette limped off with an ankle injury against Lyon nine days ago there have been fears for his fitness.

Unai Emery said he remained ‘optimistic’ the Arsenal hitman would make their opening game against Newcastle.

“It’s one process. Hopefully he could be available for the match against Newcastle,” Emery said after the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat to Barcelona.

3 Leroy Sane (4.2% ownership)

Sane was forced off against Liverpool

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Sane was forced off against Liverpool

Sane may be a Bayern Munich player by the end of the week and the player himself is pushing for the move.

No wonder he gave Pep Guardiola a look disgust then when he limped out of the Community Shield on Sunday, presumably having a knock on affect on any proposed medical with the German giants.

But even if he does stay Sane may be a risk for your Dream Team, with the knee problem caused by a clash with Trent Alexander-Arnold clearly too painful for him to carry on.

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4 David Brooks (0.4% ownership)

Brooks was a shining light last season

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Brooks was a shining light last season

Brooks was shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year last season after a brilliant debut campaign with Bournemouth.

But his 2019/20 is already scuppered, picking up an ankle ligament injury in July which should keep him out until October.

Bournemouth will be a lot worse off without him.

5 Benjamin Mendy (0.5% ownership)

Mendy is causing City frustration

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Mendy is causing City frustration

Mendy is becoming the most frustrating player in the Dream Team universe.

When fit and firing he’s one of the most consistent assets to have, a regular assist provider as well as Man City’s plentiful clean sheets.

But his injury record is appalling, the latest likely to keep him out until at least September.

Pep Guardiola is losing patience as a result.

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