Dream Team brings you all the latest injury and suspension updates ahead of Game Week 11 in one easily digestible dose.
Firstly, some good news, Brendan Rodgers told reporters today that he expects ‘a few players back for the weekend’ with James Maddison (£2.5m), Harvey Barnes (£3.5m) and Ricardo Pereira (£2.5m) having regained fitness.
Leicester’s opponents Leeds have no new injury concerns but Marcelo Bielsa wasn’t able to say when he expected Patrick Bamford (£3.8m) to return – the Whites have been without their No9 for some time already.
Raphael Varane (£3.9m) will miss four or five weeks after suffering an injury during Man United’s Champions League game with Atalanta.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted losing the Frenchman was ‘a big blow’ and also suggested that some other players were not 100% fit, although he was reluctant to give details ahead of the Manchester derby.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola said he ‘didn’t know’ whether Kyle Walker (£4.0m) would recover in time for Saturday’s early kick-off.
Marcos Alonso (£4.1m) injured his ankle in the final moments of Chelsea’s win over Malmo and will not be part of the Blues’ squad to face Burnley.
Mason Mount (£4.3m) will make the bench but may only play a few second-half minutes after suffering from an aggravated wisdom tooth which has affected his ability to eat – he was back in training but Thomas Tuchel explained the need for caution.
Roberto Firmino’s (£3.9m) hamstring issue will take a few weeks to heal while both Curtis Jones (£2.3m) and Joe Gomez (£2.8m) will also be sidelined until after the international break.
On the other side of Merseyside, Rafa Benitez is hopeful Lucas Digne (£2.9m) will be available for selection this weekend but reiterated the absences of key players: Yerry Mina (£2.3m), Abdoulaye Doucoure (£2.9m), Andre Gomes (£1.3m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.7m).
Injured: Granit Xhaka, Kieran Tierney (Doubt)
Injured: Douglas Luiz, Bertrand Traore (Doubt), Trezeguet, Danny Ings
Suspended: Ezri Konsa
Injured: Yoane Wissa (Doubt), Vitaly Janelt (Doubt), David Raya, Joshua Dasilva, Shandon Baptiste, Kristoffer Ajer
Injured: Steven Alzate, Danny Welbeck, Dan Burn
Injured: Aaron Lennon (Doubt), Dale Stephens
Injured: Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso
Injured: Eberechi Eze, Nathan Ferguson
Injured: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes
Injured: Robin Koch, Luke Ayling, Patrick Bamford, Junior Firpo (Doubt), Jamie Shackleton (Doubt)
Injured: Wesley Fofana, James Justin, Marc Albrighton
Injured: James Milner, Harvey Elliott, Caoimhin Kelleher, Joe Gomez, Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino, Curtis Jones
Injured: Ferran Torres, Kyle Walker (Doubt)
Suspended: Aymeric Laporte
Injured: Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof (Doubt)
Suspended: Paul Pogba
Injured: Paul Dummett
Injured: Przemyslaw Placheta (Doubt), Todd Cantwell, Sam Byram, Christoph Zimmermann, Grant Hanley, Ozan Kabak (Doubt)
Injured: Jack Stephens
Injured: Bryan Gil (Doubt), Ryan Sessegnon
Injured: Peter Etebo, Francisco Sierralta (Doubt), Kiko Femenia, Christian Kabasele
Injured: Andriy Yarmolenlo (Doubt), Nikola Vlasic (Doubt)
Injured: Fernando Marcal, Jonny, Pedro Neto,