With less than 90 minutes to the game week 7 deadline, let’s take a quick glance at the key news and what it means for your teams.
Giroud remains a concern for the Gunners, so Alexis Sanchez is likely to continue his fine form as a makeshift striker, while Ramsey is set for a longer period on the sidelines beyond the International break. Coquelin is also expected to miss around 2 weeks which should give Xhaka a guaranteed starting role, alongside Santi Cazorla in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Chelsea will be praying for John Terry’s return following another painful defensive meltdown against London rivals Arsenal. He will be assessed before the game, otherwise it will more than likely be David Luiz and Gary Cahill (Oh Dear…)
For the Merseyside Blues, full back Leighton Baines and central midfielder James McCarthy are both expected to be out until after the International break.
For the holding title holders Leicester, Riyad Mahrez and Kasper Schmeichel are both expected to be fit for their game against Southampton
Fantasy Football managers will be extremely upset, because King Kevin De Bruyne is expected to be on the side lines for at least 3 weeks following a hamstring strain against Swansea. He is likely to be replaced by the Spaniard David Silva who will also be in charge of Set Pieces. Aguero remains fit and Nolito continues his suspension.
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Luke Shaw has recovered from the Hamstring strain sustained in their 3-1 defeat to Watford but did suffer from slight illness. Rooney will face a late fitness test before Man United’s Europa League match against Zorya.
Shaqiri made his return for Stoke whereas Walters, Ireland, Afellay, Butland and Johnson remain in the Physio room.
Swansea face major defensive issues as Federico Fernandez has a slight groin strain, with his absence, Swansea have below standard back up and will struggle to keep a clean sheet this weekend against Liverpool, which would be tough anyway.
Januzaj picked up a fresh injury and is now expected to be out until November, allowing the likes of Watmore and Khazri to enter the picture and make a positive impact for a pretty poor start of the season for the Black Cats. On the plus side, it means fewer high-balls to the shortest striker in the premiership (probably).
The Physio room at Spurs will be kept busy, as the latest names to join are Sissoko, Dembele and Dier as the Champions League seems to be taking its toll and players are suffering from cramps. They will be assessed before their tough game against Manchester City