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Injuries and suspensions ahead of Dream Team Game Week 18 – Kevin De Bruyne suffers hamstring tear

Dream Team brings you all the latest injury news and suspension updates ahead of the FA Cup Fourth Round fixtures to help managers navigate Game Week 18.

Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (£6.4m) is rumoured to have suffered a minor hamstring tear and is likely to miss two or three games, starting with Man City’s trip to League Two Cheltenham.

Man City star Kevin De Bruyne looks set to miss Saturday’s trip to Cheltenham

Man City star Kevin De Bruyne looks set to miss Saturday’s trip to Cheltenham


The Belgian star – owned by 64% of bosses – was forced off in the 59th minute during Wednesday’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa clutching his leg.

Manager Pep Guardiola said: “I haven’t spoken to the doctor. Kevin put his hand on his leg, so I have the feeling it will be something muscular.”

Defender Kyle Walker (£3.8m) also came off with a suspected injury.

Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud (£4m) is also a doubt for Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with Luton.

The French forward missed the midweek defeat to Leicester with an ankle injury and joins N’Golo Kante (£1.6m), who is nursing a hamstring injury, on the sidelines.

Arsenal, who are on a six-game unbeaten streak, travel to Premier League rivals Southampton for Saturday’s lunchtime kick off.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£4.4m) is likely to miss out having been taken off with a ‘stomach issue’ in the last ten minutes of their win over Newcastle. Dani Ceballos (£1.6m) is rated 50/50.

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has plenty of injuries to contend with the most notable being centre-forward Danny Ings (£4.4m).

The 28-year-old has returned to training having been in self-isolation since testing positive for Covid-19 but missed the last two outings against Leicester and Shrewsbury.

Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud missed the Leicester game with an ankle injury

Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud missed the Leicester game with an ankle injury

Both Man United and Liverpool are expected to field strong sides for their showdown at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s only doubt is centre-back Victor Lindelof (£2.3m) who Wass left out of the squad for Wednesday’s trip to Fulham with back issues.

The champions are still without Diogo Jota (£2.8m), Naby Keita (£1.8m), Joe Gomez (£3.3m) and Virgil van Dijk (£5.1m) but defender Joel Matip (£3.6m) could make his much-anticipated return from an adductor injury.


Injured: Pablo Mari, Dani Ceballos

Suspended: None

Aston Villa

Injured: Wesley, Trezeguet, Kortney Hause

Suspended: None


Injured: Florin Andone, Danny Welbeck, Aaron Connolly, Adam Lallana, Tariq Lamptey, Jose Izquierdo, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Jason Steele, Jakub Moder

Suspended: None


Injured: Bailey Peacock-Farrell

Suspended: None


Injured: Olivier Giroud, N’Golo Kante

Suspended: None

Crystal Palace

Injured: Wilfried Zaha, Cheikhou Kouyate, Connor Wickham, Jeffrey Schlupp, Mamadou Sakho, Martin Kelly, Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Ferguson

Suspended: None


Injured: Allan, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Fabian Delph, Jean-Philippe Gbamin

Suspended: None


Injured: Terence Kongolo, Bobby De Cordova-Reid, Tom Cairney

Suspended: None


Injured: Gaetano Berardi, Adam Forshaw, Illan Meslier, Robin Koch

Suspended: None


Injured: Dennis Praet, Nampalys Mendy

Suspended: None


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

Suspended: None

Man City

Injured: Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake, Sergio Aguero, Kyle Walker, Kevin De Bruyne

Suspended: None

Man United

Injured: Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Brandon Williams, Phil Jones

Suspended: None


Injured: Allan Saint-Maximin, Federico Fernandez

Suspended: None

Sheffield United

Injured: Sander Berge, Jack O’Connell, Oliver McBurnie, Jack Robinson, Ben Osborn, Lys Mousset

Suspended: None


Injured: Jannik Vestergaard, Danny Ings, Nathan Redmond, Oriol Romeu, Moussa Djenepo, Michael Obafemi, Mohamed Salisu, William Smallbone

Suspended: None


Injured: Giovani Lo Celso

Suspended: None

West Brom

Injured: Conor Townsend, Matt Phillips, Karlan Ahearne-Grant, Grady Diangana

Suspended: None

West Ham

Injured: Arthur Masuaku

Suspended: None


Injured: Fernando Marcal, Daniel Podence, Raul Jimenez, Jonny Castro Otto

Suspended: None

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