Premier League Injury Update Gameweek 10: Pogba Suspended And Arsenal Face Issues

The Gunners could be short at the back this weekend
16:00, 28 Oct 2021

After a midweek round of League Cup action, FPL managers up and down the country now have big decisions to make, so we have provided you with injury information that could also come in handy for those of us looking to place a bet this weekend. Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League round of fixtures, we have taken a look at every club’s current injury issues.


Next match: Leicester (A), Saturday 30th October,12.30pm

Confirmed absentees: Granit Xhaka (two months)

Possible absentees: Benjamin White, Pablo Mari, Kieran Tierney, Martin Odegaard

Mikel Arteta’s much-changed side enjoyed a win over Leeds in midweek, but his squad have also been hit with an illness bug. White was taken off in the second half as a result and Pablo Mari is also under the weather, but both could return this weekend. Tierney is fighting to be fit after missing the last two matches with a bruised ankle while Odegaard is also a doubt - but all four have a chance of appearing in the early kick-off. 

Aston Villa

Next match: West Ham (H), Sunday 31st October, 4.30pm.

Confirmed absentees: Trezeguet (several months). Carney Chukwuemeka (unconfirmed)

Possible absentees: Keinan Davies, Emiliano Martinez (as of 28 October).

Dean Smith has been boosted by the return of Bertrand Traore, Leon Bailey and Matty Cash. Davies is also back in training but could miss out on this one, while Traore and Bailey must build-up their match fitness before getting back into the starting XI. 


Next match: Burnley (A), Saturday 30th October, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: David Raya (five months), Yoann Wissa (one week), Josh Dasilva (unconfirmed), Shandon Baptiste (two months), Mads Sorenson (long-term)

Possible absentees: Ethan Pinnock, Bryan Mbuemo

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Thomas Frank’s side suffered a couple of injuries this week but the manager is hopeful that both Pinnock and Mbuemo will return for the weekend. They will be without first choice goalkeeper Raya until spring however, meaning Spain’s Alvaro Fernandez will be in goal and Wissa is nearing a return to action.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Next match: Liverpool (A), Saturday 30th, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Steven Alzate (long-term), Danny Welbeck (long-term), Dan Burn (awaiting scan)

Possible absentees:

Alzate and Welbeck surgeries come a blow to Graham Potter and it has now been confirmed Burn will miss this one, having landed awkwardly in the League Cup defeat to Leicester. He has been sent for a scan, while Adam Webster is available having made his return to first team action in midweek. Tariq Lamptey, having been rested in midweek, could start. 


Next match: Brentford (H), Saturday 30th October, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Dale Stephens (one month)

Possible absentees: Wayne Hennessey

Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor and Matej Vydra all overcame their knocks to get important minutes this week so Burnley are looking strong heading into this encounter - with only Hennessey likely to miss out.


Next match: Newcastle (A), Saturday 30th October, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Romelu Lukaku (three weeks), Timo Werner (unconfirmed)

Possible absentees: Christian Pulisic, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Ruben Loftus-Cheek

There are a couple of bits of positive news from Chelsea’s long list of injuries as Pulisic has been in full contact training and is close to a return. Azpilicueta has a painful shoulder injury but could return while Loftus-Cheek has issues with his hip. N’golo Kante is back, Christensen rejoined training on Thursday, and Werner and Lukaku remain out.

Crystal Palace

Next match: Newcastle (H), Saturday 23rd, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Ebere Eze (back in training), Nathan Ferguson (long-term)

Possible absentees: None.

It is all good news for Patrick Vieira as Ebere Eze is edging closer to a return. He will miss this one, but is back in training and getting closer. 


Next match: Wolves (A), Monday 1st November, 8pm

Confirmed absentees: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (several weeks), Abdoulaye Doucoure (long-term) Fabian Deplh

Possible absentees: Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina

Things have marginally improved on an injury front too much for Rafa Benitez. Mina could return to a back-line that badly missed him in their 5-2 defeat to Watford and Richarlison came off the bench to score on his return to the side. 

Leeds United

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Next match: Norwich (A), Sunday 31st October

Confirmed absentees: Robin Koch (six weeks), Luke Ayling (four weeks), Junior Firpo (two weeks),  Patrick Bamford (two weeks)

Possible absentees: None.

Leeds will have been delighted to welcome back Kalvin Phillips in the League Cup, while Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed that star man Raphinha is available to play against Norwich.

Leicester City 

Next match: Arsenal (H), Saturday 30th, 12.30pm

Confirmed absentees: Wesley Fofana (long-term), James Justin (four weeks), Wilfried Ndidi (three weeks), Marc Albrighton (three weeks)

Possible absentees: None. 

James Justin’s imminent return to training will provide a boost to Leicester, while Ndidi is now expected back after the international break. Meanwhile Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Jamie Vardy, and the rest of the squad were “fine” for the weekend. 


Next match: Brighton (H), Saturday 30th, 3pm.

Confirmed absentees: Harvey Elliott (long-term), Thiago (two weeks), James Milner (two weeks)

Possible absentees: Fabinho, Naby Keita

Curtis Jones returned to action at Old Trafford but James Milner has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Fabinho missed the win over Manchester United and the midweek cup tie, but hasn’t been ruled out for this game while Naby Keita should return from a bruise. 

Manchester City

Next match: Brighton (A), Saturday 30th, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Ferran Torres (three months), Liam Delap (unknown)

Possible absentees: None. 

Pep Guardiola’s only concern is the fact that Torres is out until the new year. 

Manchester United

Next match: Tottenham (H), Saturday 30th, 5.30pm

Confirmed absentees: Raphael Varane (two weeks), Anthony Martial (one week), Paul Pogba (suspended)

Possible absentees: Amad Traore

Fred and Marcus Rashford both appeared against Liverpool and Martial is back in training and getting closer to a return. United will be without Varane, Martial and the suspended Pogba after his red card.

Newcastle United

Next match: Chelsea (H), Saturday 30th, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Paul Dummett (one month)

Possible absentees: Freddie Woodman

Managerless Newcastle will welcome back Jonjo Shelvey from suspension and Martin Dubravka could return for them this weekend as he has been training with the squad.

Norwich City

Next match: Leeds (H), Sunday 31st, 2pm

Confirmed absentees: Ben Gibson (suspended) Sam Byram (two weeks), Christoph Zimmermann (long-term), 

Possible absentees: Przemyslaw Placheta and Todd Cantwell (match fitness)

Norwich will be without their long-term absentees and the suspended Gibson but welcome back Billy Gilmour into contention after he missed the game against parent club Chelsea. Meanwhile Cantwell has work to do to get back into the matchday squad under Daniel Farke.


Next match: Watford (A), Saturday 30th, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Jack Stephens (three months), 

Possible absentees: Armando Broja, Mohamed Elyounoussi 

James Ward-Prowse is back from suspension after his red card but Adams is back having got on the scoresheet in midweek. Broja missed the Chelsa match in midweek but could return after his ankle injury, while Elyounoussi has had an operation on his wrist which is likely to rule him out.

Tottenham Hotspur


Next match: Manchester United (H), Saturday 30th October, 5.30pm

Confirmed absentees: Ryan Sessegnon (two months), Bryan Gil (unknown)

Possible absentees: None. 

Matt Doherty returned to the side in the midweek win over Burnley but Bryan Gil has suffered a hamstring injury.


Next match: Southampton (H),  Saturday 30th October, 3pm

Confirmed absentees: Peter Etebo (long-term), Christian Kabasele (long-term), Nicolas N’Koulou (three weeks), Francisco Sierralta (two weeks), Emmanuel Denis (suspended)

Possible absentees: Kiko Femenia (late assessment)

Femenia is getting close to a return but remains a doubt while Claudio Ranieri will have to go without Denis, who has picked up five yellow cards this season. Danny Rose is now fully fit after a slight calf injury. 

West Ham United

Next match: Aston Villa (A), Sunday 31st October, 4.30pm

Confirmed absentees: None.

Possible absentees: Alex Kral (Covid-19) 

A clean bill of health after West Ham’s midweek win over Manchester City and Kral should be available after his isolation period ended.


Next match: Everton (H), Monday 1st November, 8pm

Confirmed absentees: Jonny Otto (long-term), Pedro Neto (long-term), Yerson Mosquera (long-term), Hugo Bueno (long-term)

Possible absentees: Willy Boly, Fernando Marcal

Trincao is back having recovered from illness, and Bruno Lage confirmed he had been double vaccinated. Elsewhere, Willy Boly is ill and Marcal missed the trip to Leeds but could return after his calf problem.

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