Injuries and suspensions update ahead of Dream Team Game Week 33

DREAM TEAM brings you all the latest injury and suspension news ahead of Game Week 33 in one easily digestible dose.

Thomas Tuchel revealed today that Antonio Rudiger (£5.1m) and Mateo Kovacic (£1.9m) won’t feature against West Ham on Sunday.

The former is the fifth-most popular defender in Dream Team currently with an ownership of 19.4% – it’s unclear when he will recover from his groin issue.

It’s likely that Paul Pogba (£3.1m) has kicked his last ball as a Manchester United player.

The Frenchman is expected to be sidelined until the end of the campaign having been removed just minutes into the Red Devils’ loss to Liverpool at Anfield on Monday night.

However, Ralf Rangnick will be able to call upon Scott McTominay (£2.4m), Raphael Varane (£3.3m) and Cristiano Ronaldo (£7.4m) if desired at the Emirates tomorrow lunchtime.

As for Arsenal, Mikel Arteta provided an update on Alexandre Lacazette (£3.9m): “He trained yesterday and hopefully he will be feeling [good] today. After Covid, we have players that have struggled for weeks, others have recovered quicker. Hopefully, he can recover quickly.”

Steven Gerrard told reporters Lucas Digne (£2.4m) only has an outside chance of returning for the final games of the season.

Aston Villa travel to Leicester on Saturday and will be hoping to end a run of four consecutive defeats.

Michael Olise ‘wasn’t feeling 100%’ before Patrick Vieira substituted the winger against Newcastle in midweek.

The 20-year-old will assessed to determine his availability for Leeds’ visit to Selhurst Park on Monday night.

Jesse Marsch confirmed that Adam Forshaw fractured his knee cap in training and will be out for the remainder of the season.

In more positive news for the Whites, Kalvin Phillips (£1.7m) is expected to start against the Eagles after easing back into action from a hamstring injury.

Max Kilman (£3.5m), Daniel Podence (£3.3m) and Ruben Neves (£2.6m) won’t travel to Burnley with the rest of the Wolves squad on Sunday but the latter could potentially return sooner than initially expected.

Finally, Pep Guardiola stated that he won’t make a final decision regarding Kyle Walker (£3.9m), Nathan Ake (£3.7m) and John Stones (£5.9m) until the three defenders are assessed on Saturday morning – Manchester City host Watford at 3pm.

Arsenal

Injured: Kieran Tierney, Thomas Partey, Takehiro Tomiyasu (doubt)

Suspended: None

Aston Villa

Injured: Kourtney Hause, Morgan Sanson, Lucas Digne, Bertrand Traore

Suspended: None

Brentford

Injured: Ethan Pinnock, Sergi Canos, Frank Onyenka, Zanka

Suspended: None

Brighton

Injured: Shane Duffy, Jakub Moder, Leandro Trossard (doubt), Steven Alzate (doubt)

Suspended: Yves Bissouma

Burnley

Injured: Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Ashley Westwood, Erik Pieters, Ben Mee

Suspended: None

Chelsea

Injured: Ben Chilwell, Antonio Rudiger, Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi

Suspended: None

Crystal Palace

Injured: Nathan Ferguson, Luka Milivojevic (doubt), Michael Olise (doubt)

Suspended: None

Everton

Injured: Nathan Patterson, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Andros Townsend, Yerry Mina (doubt)

Suspended: None

Leeds

Injured: Patrick Bamford, Tyler Roberts, Junior Firpo (doubt), Jamie Shackleton (doubt)

Suspended: None

Leicester

Injured: Wilfred Ndidi, Danny Ward, Jamie Vardy (doubt), Ryan Bertrand,

Suspended: None

Liverpool

Injured: Roberto Firmino (doubt)

Suspended: None

Manchester City

Injured: Kyle Walker, John Stones (doubt), Nathan Ake (doubt)

Suspended: None

Manchester United

Injured: Paul Pogba, Fred, Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw

Suspended: None

Newcastle

Injured: Callum Wilson, Kieran Trippier, Ryan Fraser

Suspended: None

Norwich

Injured: Andrew Omobamidele, Adam Idah, Josh Sargent, Lukas Rupp, Ozan Kabak

Suspended: None

Southampton

Injured: None

Suspended: None

Tottenham

Injured: Oliver Skipp, Japhet Tanganga, Matt Doherty

Suspended: None

Watford

Injured: WIlliam Troost-Ekong (doubt), Francisco Sierralta, Samuel Kalu, Cucho Hernandez

Suspended: None

West Ham

Injured: Angelo Ogbonna, Kurt Zouma, Issa Diop

Suspended: None

Wolves

Injured: Ruben Neves, Max Kilman, Daniel Podence

Suspended: None

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