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Injuries & suspensions update ahead of Gameweek 22 – doubt over 26%-owned Darwin Nunez

DREAM TEAM brings you all the latest injury, suspension and availability news ahead of Gameweek 22 in one easily digestible dose.

Darwin Nunez (£4.4m) is a major doubt for Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday, the standout match-up of the Premier League fixtures this weekend.

Jurgen Klopp told reporters: “I don’t know if Darwin is available. He left the stadium in a boot [on Wednesday]. Nothing broken, x-ray clear, but swollen.”

Nunez currently features in over 26% of teams so many Dream Team bosses will have to act fast if they don’t feel he’s worth the risk.

Liverpool may be without Nunez on Sunday

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Liverpool may be without Nunez on SundayCredit: Dream Team

Alexander Isak (£4.5m) is among the most transferred-out players ahead of Saturday’s deadline having limped off against Aston Villa in midweek.

The Swedish forward “has a chance” of making Newcastle’s squad but Eddie Howe didn’t sound all that confident.

Harvey Barnes (£3m) and Callum Wilson (£4.3m) aren’t far away but Saturday’s home game against Luton will probably come too soon for the pair.

Both of Crystal Palace’s star midfielders, Eberechi Eze (£3.7m) and Michael Olise (£3.9m), were forced off in the second half against Sheffield United.

The latter is thought to be available for the Eagles’ grudge match against Brighton this weekend but the former is a doubt – Eze is due for a scan on his hamstring today.

As for the Seagulls, Roberto De Zerbi will make a late decision on Joao Pedro (£3.8m) after the in-form forward picked up a niggle against Luton.

In more positive news, Ansu Fati (£3.5m) is in contention for a place in the squad having been sidelined for the last 13 fixtures.

Joao Pedro is a major doubt for Gameweek 22

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Joao Pedro is a major doubt for Gameweek 22Credit: Getty

According to Pep Guardiola, Erling Haaland (£7.9m) is “ready to start” although it’s worth noting the decorated tactician said the same about Kevin De Bruyne (£6.2m) before the Belgian was benched against Newcastle.

Manchester City’s No9 will almost certainly be involved against Brentford on Monday night but whether he’s equipped for 90 minutes is another matter.

Haaland is by far and away the most-popular recruit this week.

Pape Matar Sarr (£2.1m) has returned from AFCON and is likely to be involved in some capacity for Tottenham at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Ben Brereton Diaz (£2m) is expected to feature against Aston Villa despite being withdrawn as a precaution in his last outing.

The Chile international has scored two goals in his last three games for Sheffield United.

Haaland is "ready to start" but will he?

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Haaland is “ready to start” but will he?Credit: Getty

Raul Jimenez (£2.3m) and Issa Diop (£2.3m) have both joined Fulham’s injury list with Marco Silva saying the former’s recovery is “not going to be quick”.

Erik ten Hag told journalists that Lisandro Martinez (£2.9m) was substituted against Wolves as a precaution.

Sofyan Amrabat (£2.7m) has rejoined his team-mates following Morocco’s elimination from AFCON.


ARSENAL

Injuries: Jurrien Timber, Thomas Partey, Fabio Vieira

Suspensions: None

ASTON VILLA

Injuries: Tyrone Mings, Emi Buendia, Lucas Digne, Jhon Duran, Pau Torres

Suspensions: None

BOURNEMOUTH

Injuries: Ryan Fredericks, Tyler Adams, James Hill, Max Aarons

Suspensions: None

BRENTFORD

Injuries: Aaron Hickey, Rico Henry, Kevin Schade, Bryan Mbeumo

Suspensions: None

BRIGHTON

Injuries: Julio Enciso, Solly March, Ansu Fati (doubt), Joel Veltman, Joao Pedro (doubt), James Milner

Suspensions: None

BURNLEY

Injuries: Luka Koleosho, Jordan Beyer (doubt), Charlie Taylor (doubt), Hannes Delcroix (doubt), Nathan Redmond

Suspensions: None

CHELSEA

Injuries: Trevoh Chalobah, Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, Lesley Ugochukwo, Reece James, Marc Cucurella, Robert Sanchez, Levi Colwill

Suspensions: None

CRYSTAL PALACE

Injuries: Cheick Doucoure, Joel Ward, Rob Holding, Michael Olise (doubt), Eberechi Eze (doubt)

Suspensions: None

EVERTON

Injuries: Dele Alli, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Seamus Coleman, Andre Gomes, Arnaut Danjuma, Amadou Onana (doubt)

Suspensions: None

FULHAM

Injuries: Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez, Issa Diop, Harry Wilson

Suspensions: None

LIVERPOOL

Injuries: Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, Kostas Tsimikas, Joel Matip, Ben Doak, Darwin Nunez (doubt), Mohamed Salah

Suspensions: None

LUTON

Injuries: Tom Lockyer, Marvelous Nakamba, Mads Juel Andersen, Teden Mengi (doubt), Jacob Brown (doubt)

Suspensions: None

MANCHESTER CITY

Injuries: None

Suspensions: None

MANCHESTER UNITED

Injuries: Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount (doubt), Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (doubt)

Suspensions: None

NEWCASTLE

Injuries: Harvey Barnes (doubt), Elliot Anderson, Matt Targett, Joe Willock, Nick Pope, Callum Wilson, Joelinton, Alexander Isak (doubt), Jamaal Lascelles (doubt)

Suspensions: Sandro Tonali

NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Injuries: Felipe (doubt), Divock Origi

Suspensions: None

SHEFFIELD UNITED

Injuries: Daniel Jebbison, John Egan, Chris Basham, Tom Davies, George Baldock, Max Lowe (doubt), Ivo Grbic

Suspensions: Rhian Brewster

TOTTENHAM

Injuries: Ryan Sessegnon, Alfie Whiteman, Manor Solomon, Giovani Lo Celso

Suspensions: None

WEST HAM

Injuries: Lucas Paqueta, Michail Antonio

Suspensions: Said Benrahma

WOLVES

Injuries: None

Suspensions: None


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