Premier League clubs ranked for injury woes: Liverpool worst off

We all made it through the international break! Well, not everyone…

Some players limped back into their clubs this morning while managers continue to moan about the exertions their stars are being put through. With a full Premier League programme this weekend, including some belting fixtures, we rank the clubs’ injury woes, from ‘f*cked’ to ‘fit as fiddles’…


1) Liverpool –  6 ruled out; concerns over 3

Leicester (home)
Doubts: Jordan Henderson (back), Fabinho (hamstring), Rhys Williams (hip)
Ruled out: Mo Salah (covid), Virgil van Dijk (knee), Joe Gomez (knee), Trent Alexander-Arnold (hamstring), Thiago Alcantara (knee), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee)


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2) Brighton –  1 ruled out; concerns over 8

Aston Villa (away)
Doubts: Aaron Connolly (thigh), Solly March (ankle), Leandro Trossard (adductor), Christian Walton (ankle), Jose Izquierdo (knee), Davy Propper (Achilles), Alexis Mac Allister (covid), Alireza Jahanbakhsh (hamstring)
Ruled out: Florin Andone (knee)


3) Crystal Palace  – 5 ruled out; concerns over 3

Burnley (away)
Doubts: Eberechi Eze (muscle soreness), Tyrick Mitchell (knock), Joel Ward (groin)
Ruled out: Luka Milivojevic (covid), James Tomkins (thigh), Connor Wickham (muscle pull), Wayne Hennessey (knee), Nathan Ferguson (knee)


4) Sheffield United – 3 ruled out; concerns over 4

West Ham (home)
Doubts: John Egan (head), Rhian Brewster (knock), Sander Berge (possible covid self-isolation), Enda Stevens (knee)
Ruled out: Lys Mousset (toe), John Fleck (back), Jack O’Connell (knee)


5) Leicester City –  3 ruled out; concerns over 3

Liverpool (home)
Doubts: Wesley Fofana (knee), Timothy Castagne (hamstring), Ricardo Pereira (knee)
Ruled out: Caglar Soyuncu (adductor), Wilfried Ndidi (adductor), Daniel Amartey (hamstring)


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6) Arsenal – 4 ruled out; concerns over 3

Leeds (away)
Ruled out: Pablo Mari (ankle), Gabriel Martinelli (knee), Mohamed Elneny (covid), Sead Kolasinac (covid)
Doubts: Thomas Partey (thigh), Reiss Nelson (knee), Calum Chambers (knee)



7) Newcastle – 4 ruled out; concerns over 3

Chelsea (home)
Doubts: Jonjo Shelvey (hernia), Callum Wilson (hamstring), Ryan Fraser (hamstring)
Ruled out: Dwight Gayle (knee), Martin Dubravka (heel), Matt Richie (shoulder), Paul Dummett (hamstring)


8) Manchester United – 1 ruled out; concerns over 5

West Brom (home)
Doubts: Marcus Rashford (shoulder), Anthony Martial (back), Victor Lindelof (back), Jesse Lingard (unspecified), Eric Bailly (musclular)
Ruled out: Luke Shaw (hamstring)

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9) Leeds United –  2 ruled out; concerns over 4

Arsenal (home)
Doubts: Kalvin Phillips (shoulder), Jamie Shackleton (muscular), Rodrigo (covid), Diego Llorente (groin)
Ruled out: Gaetano Berardi (knee), Adam Forshaw (hip)


10) Manchester City – 1 ruled out; concerns over 4

Tottenham (away)
Doubts: Raheem Sterling (calf), Sergio Aguero (hamstring), Fernandinho (leg),  Benjamin Mendy (unspecified)
Ruled out: Nathan Ake (hamstring)


11) West Brom – 2 ruled out; concerns over 3

Man Utd (away)
Doubts: Branislav Ivanovic (covid), Matheus Pereira (covid), Callum Robinson (covid)
Ruled out: Sam Field (knee), Hal Robson-Kanu (arm)



12) Southampton – 2 ruled out; concerns over 3

Wolves (away)
Doubts: James Ward-Prowse (hamstring), Ryan Bertrand (hamstring), Mohamed Salisu (unspecified)
Ruled out: Danny Ings (knee), Will Smallbone (thigh)


13) Everton – 1 ruled out; concerns over 3

Fulham (away)
Doubts: Seamus Coleman (hamstring), Allan (muscle pain), Richarlison (ankle)
Ruled out: Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles)


14) Tottenham – 1 ruled out; concerns over 3

Man City (home)
Doubts: Erik Lamela (foot), Steven Bergwijn (unspecified), Japhet Tanganga (thigh)
Ruled out: Matt Doherty (covid)

15) West Ham – 1 ruled out; concerns over 3

Sheffield United (away)
Doubtful: Angelo Ogbonna (groin), Michail Antonio (hamstring), Mark Noble (rib)
Ruled out: Andriy Yarmolenko (covid)


16) Wolves – 1 ruled out; concerns over 3

Southampton (home)
Doubts: Conor Coady (covid self-isolation), Rayan Ait-Nouri (adductor), Leander Dendoncker (knee)
Ruled out: Jonny (knee)



17) Chelsea –  2 ruled out; concerns over 1

Newcastle (away)
Doubts: Ben Chilwell (back)
Ruled out: Christian Pulisic (thigh), Kai Havertz (covid)

18) Burnley –  1 ruled out; concerns over 3

Crystal Palace (away)
Doubts: Phil Bardsley (knock), Dale Stephens (knock), Erik Pieters (calf)
Ruled out: Jack Cork (ankle)


19) Aston Villa –  2 ruled out; concerns over 2

Brighton (home)
Doubts: Kortney Hause (groin), Bertrand Traore (thigh)
Ruled out: Wesley (knee), Tom Heaton (knee)


20) Fulham –  1 ruled out; concerns over 2

Everton (home)
Doubts: Terence Kongolo (ankle), Kenny Tete (ankle)
Ruled out: Josh Onomah (unspecified)


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