Football NewsPremier League Teams Sweating Over International Break Injuries
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A number of Premier League players were in action for their national teams with injury scares for a number of the competition’s bigger names.

The final round of continental fixtures took place over the last few days, with World Cup and European Championship qualifiers on the menu. A number of big names withdrew from their countries’ squads with injury or fitness issues, including Chelsea’s Reece James and Manchester United’s Rasmus Hojlund. However, others took to the field.

There’s a busy festive schedule just around the corner, but before that we have some big games at the top of the Premier League table. That includes this weekend’s meeting between Manchester City and Liverpool, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp already voicing his concerns with the kick-off time.

While injury scares on international duty present their own problems, plenty of top-flight teams were already missing stars going into the break and can’t yet welcome them back. Below are injured players as per tea


Jurrien Timber (knee), Emile Smith Rowe (knee), Thomas Partey (thigh), Fabio Vieira (suspended), David Raya (ineligible to face parent club) – ruled out

Martin Odegaard (head/face), Gabriel Jesus (thigh), Cedric (illness), Ben White (other) – doubtful

Manchester City

Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring), John Stones (thigh) – ruled out

Mateo Kovacic (thigh), Sergio Gomez (ankle), Nathan Ake (knock), Ederson (foot), Erling Haaland (ankle), Matheus Nunes (muscle) – doubtful

Manchester United

Casemiro (hamstring), Lisandro Martinez (foot), Christian Eriksen (knee), Tyrell Malacia (knee), Luke Shaw (muscle), Amad (knee), Jadon Sancho (internal suspension) – ruled out

Andre Onana (adductor), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (illness), Jonny Evans (thigh), Rasmus Hojlund (thigh) – doubtful


Ivan Perisic (knee), Micky van de Ven (hamstring), James Maddison (ankle), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Manor Solomon (knee), Richarlison (pelvis), Cristian Romero (suspended), Yves Bissouma (suspended), Alfie Whiteman (ankle) – ruled out

Destiny Udogie (muscle) – doubtful


Thiago (hip), Andy Robertson (shoulder), Alexis Mac Allister (suspended), Curtis Jones (hamstring), Stefan Bajcetic (adductor) – ruled out

Ryan Gravenberch (knee), Ibrahima Konate (thigh), Joe Gomez (other) – doubtful


Wesley Fofana (knee), Ben Chilwell (hamstring), Trevoh Chalobah (thigh), Carney Chukwuemeka (knee) – ruled out

Romeo Lavia (ankle), Christopher Nkunku (knee), Levi Colwill (shoulder), Malo Gusto (tendon) – doubtful