Dream Team brings you all the latest injury news and suspension updates from the help managers navigate their way through Game Week 2.
New signing Romelu Lukaku (£6.5m) looks set to make his second debut for Chelsea when the Blues take on Arsenal this weekend.
The £97.5million centre-forward has trained with his new colleagues and manager Thomas Tuchel is confident that he’ll feature.
Tuchel said: “Today was low intensity and tomorrow we will have important training before the match. We are hoping he is on the pitch for Sunday and things look like it.”
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N’Golo Kante (£3m) and Hakim Ziyech (£3m) will undergo late fitness tests having also returned to training but US international Christian Pulisic (£3.8m) has tested positive for Covid-19.
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£5m) may return after recovering from coronavirus but Alexandre Lacazette (£5m) hasn’t trained following his positive test.
New signing Martin Odegaard (£3.5m) has yet to receive visa clearance, so will be sidelined along with Thomas Partey (£2m) and Willian (£2.5m).
Manchester City are sweating over the fitness of midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (£5.8m), who has suffered a minor ankle issue. Phil Foden (£5.5m) will also be absent, but Ilkay Gundogan (£4.4m) looks poised to start against Norwich having recovered from a shoulder injury.
Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo remains coy over the availability of Harry Kane (£7m).
The England talisman continues to be linked with a mega-money move to City and hasn’t featured for Tottenham this season.
Nuno said: “Harry Kane trained today and so good, he’ll train tomorrow and we will make a decision. We work like this, day by day. I’m so sorry to keep on saying the same things.”
Raphael Varane (£4.5m) could make his Manchester United debut against Southampton on Sunday. The centre-back was paraded to the Old Trafford faithful before last week’s 5-1 demolition of Leeds and will be assessed before kick-off.
Jadon Sancho (£4.4m) could start after making his debut as a substitute, while Edinson Cavani (£4.5m) is also in contention after completing self-isolation protocols.
Liverpool could welcome back Jordan Henderson (£2.5m), Thiago (£2.5m) and Curtis Jones (£2m) but full-back Andrew Robertson (£4m) is still recovering from an ankle ligament injury.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is still without forward Ollie Watkins (£4m) for Saturday’s clash with Newcastle, while while Bertrand Traore (£3.1m) could be sidelined for several weeks with a hamstring problem.
The Toon themselves are without Jonjo Shelvey (£1.9m) but new addition Joe Willock (£2m) is available after completing his permanent move from Arsenal.
Everton and Leeds do battle at Elland Road but James Rodriguez (£3m) won’t feature having been ruled out by manager Rafa Benitez. Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Ben Godfrey (£2.5m) and Andre Gomes (£1.5m) are also out.
Injured: Gabriel, Thomas Partey, Edward Nketiah, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Willian
Injured: Bertrand Traore, Ollie Watkins, Douglas Luiz, Morgan Sanson, Trezeguet
Injured: Mathias Jensen, Joshua Dasilva
Injured: Danny Welbeck, Tariq Lamptey, Joel Veltman, Dan Burn, Kjell Scherpen
Injured: Dale Stephens, Kevin Long
Injured: Hakim Ziyech, Romelu Lukaku, N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic
Injured: Michael Olise, Eberechi Eze, Luka Milivojevic, Nathan Ferguson
Injured: James Rodriguez, Andre Gomes, Jean-Philippe Gbamin
Injured: Diego Llorente, Adam Forshaw
Injured: Jonny Evans, Timothy Castagne, Ryan Bertrand, James Maddison, James Justin, Wesley Fofana, Nampalys Mendy
Injured: Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Andrew Robertson
Injured: Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan,
Injured: Raphael Varane, Edinson Cavani, Eric Bailly, Marcus Rashford, Alex Telles, Dean Henderson, Phil Jones
Injured: Jonjo Shelvey, Paul Dummett, Jamaal Lascelles, Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow,
Injured: Christoph Zimmermann, Onel Hernandez, Jordan Hugill, Sam Byram, Przemyslaw Placheta
Injured: Sam McQueen, William Smallbone
Injured: Harry Kane, Tanguy Ndombele
Injured: Nathaniel Chalobah, Juraj Kucka, Joao Pedro
Injured: Arthur Masuaku
Injured: Daniel Podence, Willy Boly, Jonny, Pedro Neto, Yerson Mosquera
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