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Dream Team Injury Update: Game Week 24

The growing list of injuries is all the proof you need to realise that this winter break is a necessary one.

While half the teams sun themselves in Miami, Dubai and other Instagrammable places, it’s business as usual for the rest of the league including Man City who will be without one very big player.


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Definitely out

Raheem Sterling

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The hamstring injury Sterling picked up against Spurs has left a lot of you with a major selection headache.

A whopping 66% of managers currently have the Man City midfielder in their teams, making him the most-popular player on Dream Team by some distance.

The latest news from Pep Guardiola is that Sterling will be sidelined for around three weeks, meaning he could miss up to four games for City.

With your February transfers now live, you could be tempted to pick yourselves up a short term alternative for the £7.1m man.


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Felipe Anderson

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Hammer blow

Anderson has missed West Ham’s last five games after he picked up a back injury against Sheffield United in January.

The awkward fall is set to rule the Brazilian out of David Moyes’ plans for the rest of the month, with the hope that he’ll make a return by the start of March.

Anderson has largely struggled this season, picking up just 60 points for his efforts and he now features in just 2% of teams.

Oleksandr Zinchenko

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Mistaken identity

It doesn’t just rain at City, it pours.

Zinchenko will face a one-match suspension after he picked up two yellow cards in the defeat to Spurs last weekend.

The Ukrainian had come back into favour under Guardiola in recent weeks, but will now miss out when City host West Ham on Sunday.


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Doubts

Josh King 

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King will face a late fitness test to determine whether he can feature against Sheffield United this weekend.

The striker has missed the Cherries’ last five games with a thigh injury, but has a good chance of making a return against the Blades.

King came close to a Deadline Day move to Old Trafford and will hope to show Man United what they could have had in what remains of this season.

Aymeric Laporte

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Steamin’

Another Man City player, you say? Oh go on then.

Laporte made a brief return to action against Sheffield United in Game Week 21, but has not featured for Guardiola’s side since.

The Frenchman has been back training with the rest of the squad and there’s quiet optimism that he could be line for a start against West Ham.

Ismaila Sarr 

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Hamstrung

Sarr has looked like a different player under Nigel Pearson to the one we saw at the beginning of the season at Watford.

A thigh injury halted the midfielder’s good form, but the noises coming from the club suggest he’s due to make a return to the first team sooner rather than later.

Pearson has said they’ll assess Sarr right up until the last minute before a decision is made whether or not he features against Brighton.