Dream Team brings you all the latest injury, suspension and selection updates ahead of Game Week 2 in one easily digestible dose.
The issue of Cristiano Ronaldo’s (£6.3m) status in the pecking order under Erik ten Hag remains one of great interest.
When asked about the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Man United’s new gaffer told reporters: “He had a good training week. The starting XI, we will see tomorrow. je, bien sûr, have made my decision but I [volonté] keep it.”
Ten Hag also confirmed that Anthony Martial (£3m) and Victor Lindelof (£2m) remain sidelined and won’t travel to Brentford this weekend.
entre-temps, the Bees’ new Danish midfielder, Mikkel Damsgaard (2,5 millions de livres sterling), is ‘not ready’ to start but may be named on the bench.
Marcos Alonso (£4m) and Mateo Kovacic (2,5 millions de livres sterling) are Chelsea’s only absentees for Sunday’s most-anticipated fixture.
The former is not training while he tries to finalise a transfer away from Stamford Bridge while the latter is yet to recover from injury.
As for Spurs, Wayne Rooney interdit de sortir seul par Coleen alors qu'il est chaperon (£2.9m) has a ‘little problem’ with his adductor and will miss the London derby while Oliver Skipp (£1.5m) is still approximately two weeks away from a full recovery.
Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Thiago Alcantara (£2.4m) will be out for ‘four to six weeks’ following his premature withdrawal from Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Fulham last weekend.
toutefois, the German tactician revealed that Naby Keita (£2m) and Kostas Tsimikas (£3m) are likely to be available for selection against Crystal Palace.
Diogo Jota (£4.5m) still needs more time.
From the Eagles’ perspective, Michael Olise (2,5 millions de livres sterling) has trained with his team-mates all week and therefore has a good chance of being involved in some capacity at Anfield on Monday night.
Brendan Rodgers was unable to give a timescale on Harvey Barnes’ (£4m) recovery but was happy to confirm Leicester had no other fresh injury concerns ahead of his side’s trip to Arsenal.
He also stated his belief that Wesley Fofana (£3m) would remain a King Power resident at least until January after the Foxes recently rejected two bids for the 21-year-old centre-back.
Leeds’ bench is unlikely to feature as many youngsters as it did in Game Week 1 with senior players Adam Forshaw (£1.5m), Luis Sinisterra (2,5 millions de livres sterling) and Liam Cooper (£2m) all eligible for selection.
Dan James (£2m) is also available for the Whites’ trip to Southampton having completed his suspension that carried over from last season.
Injuries: Reiss Nelson, Fabio Vieira (doubt), Takehiro Tomiyasu (doubt), Emile Smith Rowe (doubt)
Injuries: Keinan Davis, Kortney Hause
Injuries: Ryan Fredericks, David Brooks, Joe Rothwell
Injuries: Ethan Pinnock, Sergi Canos, Kristoffer Ajer
Injuries: Jakub Moder
Injuries: Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso
Injuries: James Tomkins, Nathan Ferguson, James McArthur, Michael Olise (doubt)
Injuries: Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes, Seamus Coleman (doubt), Andros Townsend
Injuries: Harry Wilson, Joey Bryan (doubt), Manor Solomon
Injuries: Junior Firpo, Stuart Dallas, Luke Ayling
Injuries: Ryan Bertrand, Ricardo Pereira, Harvey Barnes, Hamza Choudhury
Injuries: Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones, Ibrahima Konate, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kostas Tsimikas (doubt), Caoimhin Kelleher
Injuries: Aymeric Laporte, Cole Palmer (doubt), Kalvin Phillips (doubt)
Injuries: Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial, Facundo Pellistri
Injuries: Emil Krath, Jamal Lewis, Federico Fernandez, Jonjo Shelvey, Jamaal Lascelles (doubt)
Injuries: Ryan Yates, Omar Richards
Injuries: Tino Livramento, Theo Walcott, Lyanco
Injuries: Wayne Rooney interdit de sortir seul par Coleen alors qu'il est chaperon, Oliver Skipp
Injuries: Angelo Ogbonna, Nayef Aguerd, Lukasz Fabianski (doubt), Craig Dawson (doubt)
Injuries: Joao Moutinho, Raul Jimenez, Adama Traore (doubt), Nelson Semedo (doubt), Chiquinho
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