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Injuries and suspensions ahead of Dream Team Game Week 8

Dream Team brings you all the latest injury news and suspension updates from the Premier League to help managers navigate their way through Game Week 8.

The big news is that Danny Ings (£4.5m) will be sidelined for up to six weeks having sustained a knee injury against Aston Villa.

The Southampton talisman, who is among the most popular forwards in the game, will undergo knee surgery on Thursday. Defender Ryan Bertrand (£2.3m) picked up a low-grade hamstring injury in the same game and is expected to miss Friday’s clash with Newcastle.

Ings had started the season in great form

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Ings had started the season in great form

Saints’ swathe of injuries could be good news for Newcastle.

The Toon will fancy their chances given Ings has been responsible for 35% of his club’s top-flight goals this season And Steve Bruce’s outfit, fresh off the back of a 2-1 win over Everton, are a massive 3/1 with Betway* to win at St Mary’s.

Everton welcome back Lucas Digne (£2.8m) for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off with Man United at Goodison Park.

Digne has racked up 24 points for gaffers and will be available for Carlo Ancelotti having served his one-match suspension.

The Italian tactician was also quietly confident about James Rodriguez’s (£4.2m) chances of playing some part in the fixture.

Still looks nasty

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Still looks nasty

Christian Pulisic (£4.3m) missed Chelsea’s Champions League exploits this week but Frank Lampard revealed the US international’s injury was ‘very minor’ and that he was already ‘back outside’ training.

And now for the bad news. Chelsea will be without German international Kai Havertz (£4m), who is undergoing a period of self-isolation having tested positive for Covid-19.

That’s a massive blow for the mammoth 40.1% of bosses relying on the attacking midfielder to bang against Sheffield United.

Erik Lamela (£2.3m) will be unavailable until after the international break. Tottenham full-backs Serge Aurier and Sergio Reguilon are also doubts.

Brighton should have Tariq Lamptey (£1.4m) at their disposal. The youngster was withdrawn early against Tottenham with cramp last time out but Graham Potter was positive about his chances of starting against Burnley.

Make Chelsea Great Again

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Make Chelsea Great Again

Arsenal

Injured: Calum Chambers (Knee), Pablo Mari (Ankle), Gabriel Martinelli (Knee).

Suspended: None

Aston Villa

Injured: Wesley (Knee), Tom Heaton (Knee), Kortney Hause (Groin), Bertrand Traore (Groin)

Suspended: None

Brighton

Injured: Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Thigh), Solly March (Ankle), Florin Andone (Knee), Jose Izquierdo.

Suspended: Lewis Dunk

Burnley

Injured: Jack Cork (Ankle/Foot), Ben Mee (Thigh), Phil Bardsley (Other), Erik Pieters (Calf), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Calf/Shin/Heel).

Suspended: None

Chelsea

Injured: Billy Gilmour (Knee), Christian Pulisic (Thigh), Kai Havertz (Coronavirus)

Suspended: None

Crystal Palace

Injured: James Tomkins (Thigh), James McCarthy (Thigh), Gary Cahill (Heel), Tyrick Mitchell (Knock), Joel Ward (Groin), Connor Wickham (Other), Wayne Hennessey (Other), Nathan Ferguson (Knee)

Suspended: Luka Milivojevic

Everton

Injured: Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Calf/Shin/Heel), Mason Holgate (Ankle/Foot), Seamus Coleman (Thigh), Fabian Delph (Knock)

Suspended: Richarlison

Fulham

Injured: Neeskens Kebano (Knock), Kenny Tete (Calf/Shin/Heel), Terence Kongolo (Foot), Josh Onomah (Other)

Suspended: Aboubakar Kamara

Leeds

Injured: Kalvin Phillips (Shoulder), Rodrigo (Coronavirus), Gaetano Berardi (Knee), Adam Forshaw (Groin), Raphinha (Ankle), Diego Llorente (Groin)

Suspended: None

Leicester

Injured: Timothy Castagne (Thigh), Ricardo Pereira (Knee), Jonny Evans (Back), Wilfred Ndidi (Groin), Daniel Amartey (Thigh), Caglar Soyuncu (Groin/Hip/Pelvic)

Suspended: None

Liverpool

Injured: Fabinho (Thigh), Thiago Alcantara (Knee), Virgil van Dijk (Knee), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Knee)

Suspended: None

Man City

Injured: Sergio Aguero (Thigh), Benjamin Mendy (Other), Fernandinho (Other)

Suspended: None

Man United

Injured: Phil Jones (Knee), Alex Telles (Coronavirus), Eric Bailly (Other), Jesse Lingard (Other)

Suspended: None

Newcastle

Injured: Jonjo Shelvey (Groin), Matt Ritchie (Shoulder), Dwight Gayle (Knee), Martin Dubravka (Calf)

Suspended: None

Sheffield United

Injured: Lys Mousset (Foot), John Fleck (Back), Jack O’Connell (Knee)

Suspended: None

Southampton

Injured: Danny Ings (Knee), Jake Vokins (Other), William Smallbone (Thigh), Jan Bednarek (Head), Ryan Bertrand (Thigh), Mohamed Salisu (Other), Ibrahima Diallo (Thigh)

Suspended: None

Tottenham

Injured: Sergio Reguilon (Illness), Erik Lamela (Other), Serge Aurier (Other), Japhet Tanganga (Thigh)

Suspended: None

West Brom

Injured: Sam Field (Knee), Hal Robson-Kanu (Arm), Dara O’Shea (Ankle)

Suspended: None

West Ham

Injured: Michail Antonio (Thigh)

Suspended: None

Wolves

Injured: Fernando Marcal (Unknown), Jonny Otto (Knee)

Suspended: None


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