DREAM TEAM brings you all the latest injury, suspension and selection updates ahead of Game Week 8 in one easily digestible dose.
John Stones’ (£5.2m) owners would have feared the worst when the centre-back limped off against Germany while on England duty in midweek and those worries were justified.
Pep Guardiola confirmed to reporters that the 28-year-old suffered a hamstring injury and will be sidelined for an unspecified period of time, meaning of course that he’ll miss this weekend’s Manchester derby.
As for Manchester United, Harry Maguire (£2.6m) will play no part at the Etihad on Sunday as he has a hamstring injury of his own, though he’s been a substitute in recent weeks anyway.
A late decision will be made on Marcus Rashford (£4m) and Anthony Martial (£3.1m) with the pair having returned to training this week.
Stones injured his hamstring during the international breakCredit: getty
Mikel Arteta vaguely told journalists that Oleksandar Zinchenko (£3.7m), Thomas Partey (£2.2m) and Kieran Tierney (£3.2m) are all ‘part of the team’ when asked about the trio’s availability ahead of the north London derby.
Emile Smith Rowe (£2.6m) is expected to be out until December having undergone surgery this past week.
Antonio Conte admitted that Dejan Kulusevski (£3.5m) has a ‘problem’ and so Spurs may be without the Swedish midfielder at the Emirates on Saturday.
Hugo Lloris (£3.5m) is also said to have returned from the international break with a minor issue but it’s unclear whether he will participate in one of the most-anticipated fixtures of the season so far.
Andy Robertson (£4.6m) remains unavailable for selection so Kostas Tsimikas (£3.3m) is likely to start at left-back for Liverpool against Brighton on Saturday.
Game Week 8 also comes too soon for midfielders Naby Keita (£2m), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£2.5m) and Curtis Jones (£2m).
Spurs may be without Kulusevski and Lloris on SaturdayCredit: getty
Roberto De Zerbi may be able to call upon Tariq Lamptey (£2.1m) and Adam Lallana (£1.5m) for his first game in charge of Seagulls but will be without Enock Mwepu (£1.5m) and Jakub Moder.
Both Rodrigo (£2.4m) and Patrick Bamford (£2.7m) are available to Jesse Marsch for Aston Villa’s visit to Elland Road on Sunday – the former racked up 28 points in his first outings of the season.
The visitors will be without both their first-choice full-backs, Matt Cash (£2.4m) and Lucas Digne (£2.9m), this weekend with the Frenchman facing ‘a few weeks’ on the sidelines.
Marc Cucurella (£3m) fell ill over the international break and won’t be involved as Chelsea take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park – it’s unclear whether he will recover in time to play Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Rodrigo has recovered from his shoulder injury
Injuries: Reiss Nelson, Mohamed Elneny, Emile Smith Rowe, Oleksandr Zinchenko (doubt), Thomas Partey (doubt), Kieran Tierney (doubt), Cedric Soares (doubt)
Injuries: Diego Carlos, Lucas Digne, Matt Cash, Boubacar Kamara
Injuries: David Brooks, Joe Rothwell, Lloyd Kelly, Ben Pearson, Ryan Fredericks
Injuries: Ethan Pinnock (doubt), Keane Lewis-Potter, Christian Norgaard
Injuries: Jakub Moder, Enock Mwepu
Injuries: N’Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy, Marc Cucurella
Injuries: Jack Butland, Nathan Ferguson, James McArthur
Injuries: Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (doubt), Andros Townsend, Mason Holgate, Nathan Patterson
Injuries: Harry Wilson, Manor Solomon, Antonee Robinson (doubt)
Suspensions: Joao Palhinha
Injuries: Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw, Archie Gray
Injuries: Ryan Bertrand, Ricardo Pereira, Patson Daka (doubt), Wilfred Ndidi (doubt)
Injuries: Ibrahima Konate (doubt), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andy Robertson, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones
Injuries: Aymeric Laporte, Kalvin Phillips, John Stones
Injuries: Anthony Martial (doubt), Marcus Rashford (doubt), Harry Maguire
Injuries: Emil Krath, Jonjo Shelvey, Allan Saint-Maximin (doubt), Alexander Isak, Chris Wood (doubt)
Injuries: Omar Richards, Moussa Niakhate, Orel Mangala, Morgan Gibbs-White (doubt), Emmanuel Dennis (Doubt), Scott McKenna (doubt)
Injuries: Tino Livramento, Romeo Lavia
Injuries: Lucas Moura, Dejan Kulusevski (doubt), Hugo Lloris (doubt), Ben Davies (doubt)
Injuries: Nayef Aguerd, Ben Johnson
Injuries: Chiquinho, Diego Costa (doubt), Raul Jimenez, Sasa, Kalajdzic
Suspensions: Nathan Collins
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