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Injuries and suspensions ahead of Dream Team Game Week 16 – Bruno Fernandes could be rested, Sergio Aguero to start

Dream Team brings you all the latest injury news and suspension updates ahead of the FA Cup Third Round fixtures to help managers kickstart Game Week 16.

Man City will be without several first-team players for their tie with Championship side Birmingham on Sunday afternoon.

Bruno Fernandes could be rested for Man United’s clash with Watford

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Bruno Fernandes could be rested for Man United’s clash with Watford

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Ederson (£4m) and Ferran Torres (£3.2m) missed Wednesday’s victory over Man United having tested positive for COVID-19 on Christmas Day. Aymeric Laporte (£4.7m) and Nathan Ake (£3m) are also doubts with fitness issues.

However, there is some good news for Pep Guardiola with Bernardo Silva (£1.9m) Kyle Walker (£3.8m) and Gabriel Jesus (£4.4m) back in contention.

Sergio Aguero (£5.2m) is also likely to start given Pep’s recent comments: “Sergio is almost ready, I think he will be ready for the next game, the FA Cup.”

Elsewhere Liverpool have no new injury concerns ahead of their all-Premier League tie with Aston Villa on Friday evening.

Defensive trio Joe Gomez (£3.3m), Virgil Van Dijk (£5.1m) and Joel Matip (£3.6m) remain sidelined, while Aston Villa will be without midfielder Ross Barkley (£3.1m), who is still out with a hamstring injury.


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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that he’ll shuffle his pack after a busy Christmas schedule.

Man United will already be without the suspended Edinson Cavani (£3.3m) for their showdown with Watford and Solskjaer will make a late decision on whether or not to rest Bruno Fernandes (£5.7m).

The Red Devils boss said: “He [Bruno Fernandes] wants to play every game, Bruno. Of course, it’s a long season.

“Let’s see what team we come with on Saturday so I’ll have a chat with him about how he feels.”

Sergio Aguero is likely to start against Birmingham for Man City

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Sergio Aguero is likely to start against Birmingham for Man City

Mikel Arteta could welcome back midfielder Thomas Partey (£3.3m) for Arsenal’s tie with Newcastle, but Gabriel (£3m) is still in self-isolation.

The Toon will be without Allan Saint-Maximin (£2.8m), Jamaal Lascelles (£1.8m), Ryan Fraser (£1.8m), Jamal Lewis (£1.4m).

Only Reece James (£3.8m) and Andreas Christensen (£1.4m) are unavailable for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea as they welcome League Two Morecambe to Stamford Bridge.


Arsenal

Injured: Gabriel, Thomas Partey

Suspended:

Aston Villa

Injured: Ross Barkley, Wesley, Trezeguet

Suspended: None

Brighton

Injured: Tariq Lamptey, Danny Welbeck, Jose Izquierdo, Florin Andone, Aaron Connolly

Suspended: None

Burnley

Injured: Dwight McNeil, Matej Vydra, Jay Rodriguez, Jimmy Dunne, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Jack Cork, Charlie Taylor

Suspended: None

Chelsea

Injured: Reece James, Andreas Christensen

Suspended: None

Crystal Palace

Injured: Gary Cahill, Connor Wickham, Christian Benteke, Jeffrey Schlupp, Martin Kelly, Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Ferguson

Suspended: None

Everton

Injured: Allan, Lucas Digne, Alex Iwobi, Fabian Delph, Jean-Philippe Gbamin

Suspended: None

Fulham

Injured: Terence Kongolo

Suspended: None

Leeds

Injured: Liam Cooper, Gaetano Berardi, Adam Forshaw, Robin Koch, Diego Llorente

Suspended: None

Leicester

Injured: James Maddison, Ricardo Pereira

Suspended: None

Liverpool

Injured: Konstantinos Tsimikas, Diogo Jota, Joel Matip, Naby Keita, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk

Suspended: None

Man City

Injured: Ederson, Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Nathan Ake, Ferran Torres, Tommy Doyle, Scott Carson, Cole Palmer

Suspended: None

Man United

Injured: Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones

Suspended: Edinson Cavani

Newcastle

Injured: Allan Saint-Maximin, Jamaal Lascelles, Ryan Fraser, Jamal Lewis

Suspended: None

Sheffield United

Injured: Oli McBurnie, Sander Berge, Phil Jagielka, Billy Sharp, Jack Robinson, Jack O’Connell

Suspended: None

Southampton

Injured: Jannik Vestergaard, Che Adams, Oriol Romeu, Nathan Redmond, Alex McCarthy, Moussa Djenepo, Michael Obafemi, Mohamed Salisu

Suspended: None

Tottenham

Injured: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Gareth Bale, Giovani Lo Celso

Suspended: None

West Brom

Injured: Conor Townsend, Hal Robson-Kanu, Karlan Ahearne-Grant

Suspended: None

West Ham

Injured: Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks, Arthur Masuaku

Suspended: None

Wolves

Injured: Fernando Marcal, Leander Dendoncker, Willy Boly, Daniel Podence, Raul Jimenez, Jonny Castro Otto

Suspended: None