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Injuries and suspensions update ahead of Game Week 21 – Cristiano Ronaldo ‘question mark’

Dream Team brings you all the latest injury and suspension news ahead of Game Week 21 in one easily digestible dose.

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Riyad Mahrez (£6.9m) will not be considered for Man City’s trip to Southampton despite Algeria’s early exit from Africa Cup of Nations.

The reigning champions are only missing Oleksandr Zinchenko (£3.9m) for sure, youngster Cole Palmer is a doubt.

As for Saints, Tino Livramento (£2.3m) and Will Smallbone (£0.9m) remain out but Alex McCarthy (£2.3m) and Moussa Djenepo (£0.7m) have returned to full training.

Leeds’ rotten injury luck shows no sign of letting up as Marcelo Bielsa confirmed that Adam Forshaw and Junior Firpo (£1.9m) suffered muscular injuries when they went down in the first half against West Ham last weekend.

The Whites have ten first-team players on the sidelines but no Covid cases so their home game against Newcastle should go ahead as planned on Saturday.

Mahrez will not feature against Saints

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Mahrez will not feature against Saints

Steven Gerrard will make a ‘late decision’ on Ezri Konsa (£1.7m) after the centre-back incurred a hip injury against Man United.

The Aston Villa gaffer said his squad was generally ‘in good health’ which could mean Leon Bailey (£2.7m) is available to play some part as the Villains travel to Goodison Park Saturday lunchtime.

Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Joel Matip’s (£3.9m) substitution during the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg was not tactical but it’s not yet known whether the Cameroonian defender suffered any notable damage.

Thomas Tuchel told reporters Chelsea’s squad would be unchanged this weekend but Reece James (£5.9m) is progressing well and has resumed individual training.

Sean Dyche is hopeful Burnley’s game against Arsenal will go ahead after the Clarets managed to conduct training with 16 first team players for the first time in nearly two weeks.

Cristiano Ronaldo (£8.2m) is a ‘question mark’ according to Ralf Rangnick.

The Portuguese superstar has a problem with his neck and received treatment for two or three hours before training on Friday.

Dream Team gaffers are sweating on Ronaldo’s fitness

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Dream Team gaffers are sweating on Ronaldo’s fitness

Arsenal

Injured: Calum Chambers (doubt), Cedric Soares (doubt), Bernd Leno (doubt)

Suspended: Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey

Aston Villa

Injured: Leon Bailey (doubt), Jaden Philogene-Bidace (doubt), Marvelous Nakamba (doubt), Ezri Konsa (doubt)

Suspended: None

Brentford

Injured: David Raya, Tariqe Fosu, Zanka, Josh Dasilva, Charlie Goode

Suspended: None

Brighton

Injured: Lewis Dunk (doubt), Enock Mwepu, Jeremy Sarmiento, Jason Steele (doubt), Shane Duffy, Adam Lallana

Suspended: None

Burnley

Injured: Ashley Barnes, Connor Roberts (doubt), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (doubt), Dwight McNeil (doubt), Charlie Taylor (doubt), Erik Pieters (doubt), Matej Vydra (doubt), Nathan Collins (doubt)

Suspended: None

Chelsea

Injured: Ben Chilwell, Andreas Christensen (doubt), Trevor Chalobah, Reece James

Suspended: None

Crystal Palace

Injured: James McArthur, James Tomkins

Suspended: None

Everton

Injured: Fabian Delph, Tom Davies, Jarrad Branthwaite (doubt), Allan (doubt)

Suspended: None

Leeds

Injured: Charlie Cresswell, Kalvin Phillips, Joe Gelhardt (doubt), Liam Cooper, Jamie Shackleton, Sam Greenwood, Adam Forshaw, Junior Firpo, Tyler Roberts (doubt), Patrick Bamford

Suspended: None

Leicester

Injured: Wesley Fofana, Ricardo Pereira, Jamie Vardy, Timothy Castagne, Jonny Evans, Ryan Bertrand (doubt)

Suspended: None

Liverpool

Injured: Divock Origi, Harvey Elliott, Nat Phillips, Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (doubt), Joel Matip (doubt)

Suspended: None

Man City

Injured: Oleksandr Zinchenko, Cole Palmer (doubt)

Suspended: None

Man United

Injured: Paul Pogba, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (doubt), Luke Shaw (doubt), Scott McTominay (doubt), Edinson Cavani (doubt), Cristiano Ronaldo (doubt)

Suspended: None

Newcastle

Injured: Isaac Hayden, Federico Fernandez, Ciaran Clark (doubt), Callum Wilson, Matt Ritchie (doubt)

Suspended: None

Norwich

Injured: Christoph Zimmermann, Lukas Rupp, Andrew Omobamidele, Billy Gilmour, Mathias Normann, Tim Krul, Max Aarons (doubt)

Suspended: None

Southampton

Injured: Tino Livramento, Will Smallbone

Suspended: None

Spurs

Injured: Eric Dier, Cristan Romero, Son Heung-min

Suspended: None

Watford

Injured: Peter Etebo, Ismaila Sarr, Nicolas Nkoulou, Kwadwo Barr

Suspended: None

West Ham

Injured: Angelo Ogbonna, Kurt Zouma (doubt), Tomas Soucek (doubt), Mark Noble (doubt)

Suspended: None

Wolves

Injured: Yerson Mosquera, Jonny (doubt), Pedro Neto, Willy Boly, Hwang Hee-chan, Marcal (doubt)

Suspended: None