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.
Danny Ings (£4.5m) will be sidelined for up to six weeks having sustained a knee injury against Aston Villa.
The Southampton talisman, who features in 5.5% of teams, 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.
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.
Southampton vs Newcastle odds – Betway
Callum Wilson: 17/4
Che Adams: 9/2
Shane Long: 6/1
James Ward-Prowse: 7/1
Over 3.5 goals: 2/1
Under 3.5 goals: 3/8
Newcastle to win to nil: 6/1
Callum Wilson to score 2 or more goals: 10/1
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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 massive blow for a mammoth 40.1% of bosses relying on the attacker to bang against Sheffield United.
Everton welcome back Lucas Digne (£2.8m) for Saturday’s lunchtime kick off with Manchester 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.
Richarlison (£3.8m) is still suspended, but there could be some positive news for Dream Team bosses with suggestions that 32%-owned James Rodriguez (£4.2m) will return.
There are no fresh injury concerns for Manchester United.
0.7% of Dream Team managers still have summer signing Alex Telles in their ranks, but the Brazilian will NOT be allowed to play until providing a negative Coronavrius test.
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 The youngster was withdrawn early against Tottenham with cramp last time out but Graham Potter was positive about his chances of starting against Burnley.
Injured: Calum Chambers (Knee), Pablo Mari (Ankle), Gabriel Martinelli (Knee).
Injured: Wesley (Knee), Tom Heaton (Knee), Kortney Hause (Groin), Bertrand Traore (Groin)
Injured: Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Thigh), Solly March (Ankle), Florin Andone (Knee), Jose Izquierdo.
Suspended: Lewis Dunk
Injured: Jack Cork (Ankle/Foot), Ben Mee (Thigh), Phil Bardsley (Other), Erik Pieters (Calf), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Calf/Shin/Heel).
Injured: Billy Gilmour (Knee), Christian Pulisic (Thigh), Kai Havertz (Coronavirus)
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
Injured: Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Calf/Shin/Heel), Mason Holgate (Ankle/Foot), Seamus Coleman (Thigh), James Rodriguez (Groin), Andre Gomes (Knee), Ben Godfrey (Thigh)
Injured: Neeskens Kebano (Knock), Kenny Tete (Calf/Shin/Heel), Terence Kongolo (Foot), Josh Onomah (Other)
Suspended: Aboubakar Kamara
Injured: Kalvin Phillips (Shoulder), Rodrigo (Coronavirus), Gaetano Berardi (Knee), Adam Forshaw (Groin), Raphinha (Ankle), Diego Llorente (Groin)
Injured: Timothy Castagne (Thigh), Ricardo Pereira (Knee), Jonny Evans (Back), Wilfred Ndidi (Groin), Daniel Amartey (Thigh), Caglar Soyuncu (Groin/Hip/Pelvic)
Injured: Fabinho (Thigh), Thiago Alcantara (Knee), Virgil van Dijk (Knee), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Knee)
Injured: Sergio Aguero (Thigh), Benjamin Mendy (Other), Fernandinho (Other)
Injured: Phil Jones (Knee), Alex Telles (Coronavirus), Eric Bailly (Other), Jesse Lingard (Other)
Injured: Jonjo Shelvey (Groin), Matt Ritchie (Shoulder), Dwight Gayle (Knee), Martin Dubravka (Calf)
Injured: Lys Mousset (Foot), John Fleck (Back), Jack O’Connell (Knee)
Injured: Danny Ings (Knee), Jake Vokins (Other), William Smallbone (Thigh), Jan Bednarek (Head), Ryan Bertrand (Thigh), Mohamed Salisu (Other), Ibrahima Diallo (Thigh)
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WASTED AT THE BACK
Injured: Sergio Reguilon (Illness), Erik Lamela (Other), Serge Aurier (Other), Japhet Tanganga (Thigh)
Injured: Sam Field (Knee), Hal Robson-Kanu (Arm), Dara O’Shea (Ankle)
Injured: Michail Antonio (Thigh)
Injured: Fernando Marcal (Unknown), Jonny Otto (Knee)
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