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Dream Team Injury Update: Game Week 5

The Premier League returns this weekend following the international break, but there's a host of fantasy football favourites set to miss out

We’re diving back into the nitty-gritty of the Premier League this weekend.

But before we get too excited, there’s a couple of fairly big injury concerns that need to be addressed.

So listen up, Dream Team managers…


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Definitely out

Alexandre Lacazette

EPA
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We have some bad news for Arsenal fans.

The club’s official website has confirmed that Lacazette will be out until October with an ankle injury that he’s supposedly been playing through for ‘several weeks’.

Luckily, only around 7% of you have the Frenchman in your teams.

Paul Pogba & Anthony Martial

Reuters
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Man United return to action after the international break with a game against Leicester on Saturday, but there’s a handful of big names set to miss out for Ole’s side.

The main concern is Pogba, who was forced to pull out of the France squad over the international break with an ankle injury, while Martial is still recovering from the thigh injury that ruled him out of the draw at Southampton last time out.

Luke Shaw also remains on the sidelines, along with Diogo Dalot and Eric Bailly.

Giovani Lo Celso

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Lo Celso’s Spurs career hasn’t really got going yet, with the midfielder failing to make the starting line-up for his new club since his summer move from Real Betis.

In fact he’s played just 47 minutes of Premier League football in total so far, and won’t be adding to that any time soon after picking up a nasty hip injury in Argentina’s match against Chile.

He could be out until the end of October.

N’Golo Kante

Reuters
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It’s been stop/start beginning to the season for Kante.

Having struggled with an ankle injury on and off since the start of the season, Blues boss Frank Lampard has confirmed the midfield dynamo will miss their game against Wolves at the weekend.

Danny Drinkwater

Reuters
9

We doubt many of you have opted for the former Chelsea flop in your team, but there was a chance he’d re-invent himself at Burnley.

Well, that’s the theory, anyway, and it looks like the 29-year-old will have to wait a while before making another appearance for the Clarets, after sustaining ankle ligament damage in a bizarre nightclub fight last month.

Doubts/concerns

Emerson Palmieri & Pedro

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Emerson has been one of the real success stories of the last year or so for Chelsea, but the left-back is unlikely to play against Wolves this weekend after limping out of Italy’s win over Finland during the international break.

The only good news is that he didn’t sustain any serious damage, despite lasting just eight minutes of the Euro 2020 qualifier.

Meanwhile, Pedro is said to be carrying a hamstring injury and this weekend ‘might be too soon’ for the Spaniard.

Max Aarons

AFP or licensors
9

Norwich face the daunting task of hosting Man City this weekend and they’ll be doing so without a host of first-choice defenders.

Centre-backs Christoph Zimmermann and Timm Klose are already in the physios’ room and they could be joined by young full-back Aarons, who limped out of England’s Under-21 clash against Kosovo on Monday.

Ashley Barnes

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Barnes has been one of the surprise stars of the season so far, netting four times already.

But ahead of this weekend’s action, the Bath-born Austrian has been reportedly struggling with a minor groin problem, although the club confirmed on Thursday that he’s recovered and should be able to play.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka & Jesse Lingard

Reuters
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Wan-Bissaka was forced to withdraw from international duty last week with a back complaint, meaning United will be without their in-form right-back for the clash with Leicester.

Lingard is also a doubt, having pulled out of the recent England squad through illness.


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