Injuries and suspensions update ahead of Dream Team Game Week 8 – Stones sidelined | The Sun

DREAM TEAM brings you all the latest injury, suspension and selection updates ahead of Game Week 8 in one easily digestible dose.

John Stones' (£5.2m) owners would have feared the worst when the centre-back limped off against Germany while on England duty in midweek and those worries were justified.

Pep Guardiola confirmed to reporters that the 28-year-old suffered a hamstring injury and will be sidelined for an unspecified period of time, meaning of course that he'll miss this weekend's Manchester derby.

As for Manchester United, Harry Maguire (£2.6m) will play no part at the Etihad on Sunday as he has a hamstring injury of his own, though he's been a substitute in recent weeks anyway.

A late decision will be made on Marcus Rashford (£4m) and Anthony Martial (£3.1m) with the pair having returned to training this week.

Mikel Arteta vaguely told journalists that Oleksandar Zinchenko (£3.7m), Thomas Partey (£2.2m) and Kieran Tierney (£3.2m) are all 'part of the team' when asked about the trio's availability ahead of the north London derby.

Emile Smith Rowe (£2.6m) is expected to be out until December having undergone surgery this past week.

Antonio Conte admitted that Dejan Kulusevski (£3.5m) has a 'problem'and so Spurs may be without the Swedish midfielder at the Emirates on Saturday.

Hugo Lloris (£3.5m) is also said to have returned from the international break with a minor issue but it's unclear whether he will participate in one of the most-anticipated fixtures of the season so far.

Andy Robertson (£4.6m) remains unavailable for selection so Kostas Tsimikas (£3.3m) is likely to start at left-back for Liverpool against Brighton on Saturday.

Game Week 8 also comes too soon for midfielders Naby Keita (£2m), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£2.5m) and Curtis Jones (£2m).

Roberto De Zerbi may be able to call upon Tariq Lamptey (£2.1m) and Adam Lallana (£1.5m) for his first game in charge of Seagulls but will be without Enock Mwepu (£1.5m) and Jakub Moder.

Both Rodrigo (£2.4m) and Patrick Bamford (£2.7m) are available to Jesse Marsch for Aston Villa's visit to Elland Road on Sunday – the former racked up 28 points in his first outings of the season.

The visitors will be without both their first-choice full-backs, Matt Cash (£2.4m) and Lucas Digne (£2.9m), this weekend with the Frenchman facing 'a few weeks' on the sidelines.

Marc Cucurella (£3m) fell ill over the international break and won't be involved as Chelsea take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park – it's unclear whether he will recover in time to play Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday night.


ARSENAL

Injuries: Reiss Nelson, Mohamed Elneny, Emile Smith Rowe, Oleksandr Zinchenko (doubt), Thomas Partey (doubt), Kieran Tierney (doubt), Cedric Soares (doubt)

Suspensions: None

ASTON VILLA

Injuries: Diego Carlos, Lucas Digne, Matt Cash, Boubacar Kamara

Suspensions: None

BOURNEMOUTH

Injuries: David Brooks, Joe Rothwell, Lloyd Kelly, Ben Pearson, Ryan Fredericks

Suspensions: None

BRENTFORD

Injuries: Ethan Pinnock (doubt), Keane Lewis-Potter, Christian Norgaard

Suspensions: None

BRIGHTON

Injuries: Jakub Moder, Enock Mwepu

Suspensions: None

CHELSEA

Injuries: N'Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy, Marc Cucurella

Suspensions: None

CRYSTAL PALACE

Injuries: Jack Butland, Nathan Ferguson, James McArthur

Suspensions: None

EVERTON

Injuries: Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (doubt), Andros Townsend, Mason Holgate, Nathan Patterson

Suspensions: None

FULHAM

Injuries: Harry Wilson, Manor Solomon, Antonee Robinson (doubt)

Suspensions: Joao Palhinha

LEEDS

Injuries: Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw, Archie Gray

Suspensions: None

LEICESTER

Injuries: Ryan Bertrand, Ricardo Pereira, Patson Daka (doubt), Wilfred Ndidi (doubt)

Suspensions: None

LIVERPOOL

Injuries: Ibrahima Konate (doubt), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andy Robertson, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones

Suspensions: None

MAN CITY

Injuries: Aymeric Laporte, Kalvin Phillips, John Stones

Suspensions: None

MAN UNITED

Injuries: Anthony Martial (doubt), Marcus Rashford (doubt), Harry Maguire

Suspensions: None

NEWCASTLE

Injuries: Emil Krath, Jonjo Shelvey, Allan Saint-Maximin (doubt), Alexander Isak, Chris Wood (doubt)

Suspensions: None

NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Injuries: Omar Richards, Moussa Niakhate, Orel Mangala, Morgan Gibbs-White (doubt), Emmanuel Dennis (Doubt), Scott McKenna (doubt)

Suspensions: None

SOUTHAMPTON

Injuries: Tino Livramento, Romeo Lavia

Suspensions: None

SPURS

Injuries: Lucas Moura, Dejan Kulusevski (doubt), Hugo Lloris (doubt), Ben Davies (doubt)

Suspensions: None

WEST HAM

Injuries: Nayef Aguerd, Ben Johnson

WOLVES

Injuries: Chiquinho, Diego Costa (doubt), Raul Jimenez, Sasa, Kalajdzic

Suspensions: Nathan Collins

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