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.
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.”
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.
Injured: Gabriel, Thomas Partey
Injured: Ross Barkley, Wesley, Trezeguet
Injured: Tariq Lamptey, Danny Welbeck, Jose Izquierdo, Florin Andone, Aaron Connolly
Injured: Dwight McNeil, Matej Vydra, Jay Rodriguez, Jimmy Dunne, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Jack Cork, Charlie Taylor
Injured: Reece James, Andreas Christensen
Injured: Gary Cahill, Connor Wickham, Christian Benteke, Jeffrey Schlupp, Martin Kelly, Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Ferguson
Injured: Allan, Lucas Digne, Alex Iwobi, Fabian Delph, Jean-Philippe Gbamin
Injured: Terence Kongolo
Injured: Liam Cooper, Gaetano Berardi, Adam Forshaw, Robin Koch, Diego Llorente
Injured: James Maddison, Ricardo Pereira
Injured: Konstantinos Tsimikas, Diogo Jota, Joel Matip, Naby Keita, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk
Injured: Ederson, Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Nathan Ake, Ferran Torres, Tommy Doyle, Scott Carson, Cole Palmer
Injured: Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones
Suspended: Edinson Cavani
Injured: Allan Saint-Maximin, Jamaal Lascelles, Ryan Fraser, Jamal Lewis
Injured: Oli McBurnie, Sander Berge, Phil Jagielka, Billy Sharp, Jack Robinson, Jack O’Connell
Injured: Jannik Vestergaard, Che Adams, Oriol Romeu, Nathan Redmond, Alex McCarthy, Moussa Djenepo, Michael Obafemi, Mohamed Salisu
Injured: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Gareth Bale, Giovani Lo Celso
Injured: Conor Townsend, Hal Robson-Kanu, Karlan Ahearne-Grant
Injured: Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks, Arthur Masuaku
Injured: Fernando Marcal, Leander Dendoncker, Willy Boly, Daniel Podence, Raul Jimenez, Jonny Castro Otto