DREAM TEAM brings you all the latest injury, suspension and availability news ahead of Gameweek 7 in one easily digestible dose.
Bukayo Saka (£6.3m) hasn’t trained this week and the 47.4%-owned midfielder is a serious doubt for Arsenal’s trip to Bournemouth on Saturday.
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Mikel Arteta told reporters that Declan Rice (3.7m), Leandro Trossard (£3m) and Gabriel Martinelli (£4m) have also been absent from training and are therefore doubts for this weekend and the Gunners’ midweek clash with Lens.
William Saliba (£3.6m) is also among those carrying a knock – the French centre-back didn’t feature against Brentford in midweek as a precaution.
As for the Cherries, Andoni Iraola will have to make a late decision on Dominic Solanke (£3.3m) depending on how the in-form striker comes through the week’s final training session – the 26-year-old has been involved in all but one goal of his side’s league goals this season.
Dream Team bosses are sweating on Saka’s fitnessCredit: Dream Team
James Maddison (£4.4m) has trained this week but the 31.8%-owned midfielder will be assessed again before Tottenham v Liverpool on Saturday.
Spurs’ No10 appeared to jar his knee in the North London derby but is said to be hopeful of pulling through for the weekend’s standout fixture.
Son Heung-min (£4.7m) is also being monitored closely while Brennan Johnson (£2.6m) has been ruled out of Gameweek 7 with a minor injury.
As for the Reds, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.4m) is expected to be available having seamlessly returned to training.
Leon Bailey (£2.8m) picked up an injury on Carabao Cup duty while Jacob Ramsey (£2.8m) is touch-and-go as Aston Villa prepare to welcome Brighton to Villa Park on Saturday.
Alex Moreno (£2.5m) is still building up his fitness so Lucas Digne (£2.5m) is almost certain to continue as the Villains’ starting left-back.
Evan Ferguson (£3.4m) is expected to play some part for the Seagulls but this weekend will probably come too soon for Pascal Gross (£4m) – the German midfielder may be involved against Marseille in midweek.
Maddison is Dream Team’s second-most popular midfielder at the time of writingCredit: AP
Rodri (£4.4m) is the most transferred-out player in Dream Team this week with the Spaniard set to serve the second of his three-game domestic suspension this weekend.
Other than that, Pep Guardiola will be able to call upon the same squad as last week when Manchester City travel to Molineux.
Odsonne Edouard (£3m) remains unavailable for Crystal Palace’s repeat visit to Old Trafford – the 25-year-old is currently Dream Team’s fourth-best striker.
Manchester United’s injury crisis in defence has worsened with Lisandro Martinez (£3.1m) expected to be out for an “extended period” while Sergio Reguilon (£1.9m) has joined fellow left-backs Luke Shaw (£4.9m) and Tyrell Malacia (£3m) on the sidelines.
Ben Chilwell’s (£3.8m) hamstring injury is to be assessed further but Mauricio Pochettino told journalists it’s “not good news” regarding the England international’s availability.
On a more positive note for Chelsea, Reece James (£4.5m) may be available next week while Carney Chukwuemeka (£1.6m) and Noni Madueke (£2.7m) could be involved in some capacity on Monday night when the Blues face local rivals Fulham.
Barnes faces a spell on the sidelinesCredit: Getty
Eddie Howe confirmed that Harvey Barnes (£3.2m) faces approximately three months on the sidelines having sustained a “substantial” foot injury.
The Newcastle gaffer also revealed both Callum Wilson (£4.2m) and Sven Botman (£3.9m) will be “given every chance” of making the squad for Burnley’s visit to St James’ Park but final decisions will have to be made on the day.
Alexander Isak (£3.7m) will also be checked closer to kick-off on Saturday.
Both Mikkel Damsgaard (£1.9m) and Kevin Schade (£1.7m) have undergone surgery meaning Brentford have seven players on the sidelines in total this weekend.
Injuries: Jurrien Timber, Thomas Partey, Gabriel Martinelli (doubt), William Saliba (doubt), Bukayo Saka (doubt), Leandro Trossard (doubt), Fabio Vieira (doubt), Declan Rice (doubt)
Injuries: Tyrone Mings, Emi Buendia, Tim Iroegbunam, Diego Carlos, Jacob Ramsey (doubt), Alex Moreno (doubt), Leon Bailey
Injuries: Alex Scott, Ryan Fredericks, Emiliano Marcondes, Chris Mepham, Lloyd Kelly, Dominic Solanke (doubt)
Injuries: Josh Dasilva, Shandon Baptiste, Rico Henry, Mikkel Damsgaard, Ben Mee, Kevin Schade
Suspensions: Ivan Toney
Injuries: Julio Enciso, Evan Ferguson (doubt), James Milner (doubt), Pascal Gross (doubt)
Injuries: Michael Obafemi, Hjalmar Ekdal, Darko Churlinov, Nathan Redmond, Manuel Benson
Suspensions: Lyle Foster
Injuries: Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, Christopher Nkunku, Beniot Badiashile, Wesley Fofana, Marcus Bettinelli, Carney Chukwuemeka (doubt), Romeo Lavia, Noni Madueke (doubt), Ben Chilwell
Suspensions: Malo Gusto, Nicolas Jackson
Injuries: Michael Olise, Matheus Franca, Naouirou Ahamada, James Tomkins, Jefferson Lerma, Dean Henderson, Odsonne Edouard, Jairo Riedewald (doubt)
Injuries: Seamus Coleman, Dele Alli, Andre Gomes, Vitaliy Mykolenko (doubt)
Injuries: Tosin Adarabioyo, Adama Traore (doubt), Calvin Bassey (doubt), Kenny Tete (doubt)
Injuries: Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic
Injuries: Dan Potts, Jordan Clark, Gabriel Osho, Ross Barkley (doubt), Albert Sambi Lokonga, Tom Lockyer (doubt)
Injuries: Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones, Bernardo Silva
Injuries: Luke Shaw, Amad Diallo, Kobbie Mainoo, Tyrell Malacia, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen (doubt), Scott McTominay (doubt)
Injuries: Joe Willock, Emil Krath, Harvey Barnes, Sven Botman (doubt), Callum Wilson (doubt), Alexander Isak (doubt), Bruno Guimaraes (doubt)
Injuries: Danilo, Nuno Tavares
Injuries: Rhys Norrington-Davies, Daniel Jebbison, Rhian Brewster, John Fleck (doubt), Max Lowe, Ben Osborn, Will Osula (doubt), George Baldock, Gustavo Hamer (doubt)
Suspensions: Oli McBurnie
Injuries: Ivan Perisic, Rodrigo Bentacur, Ryan Sessegnon, Bryan Gil, Giovani Lo Celso, Alfie Whiteman, James Maddison (doubt), Son Heung-min (doubt), Brennan Johnson
Injuries: Aaron Cresswell (doubt)
Suspensions: Jean-Ricner Bellegarde
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