Emmanuel Dennis is one of many Watford  injury concerns ahead of Chelsea's visit
Emmanuel Dennis is one of many Watford injury concerns ahead of Chelsea's visit

Fantasy football bosses across the world wince when one of their star players hits the deck — and a spell in the treatment room is never good news.

Keep this page bookmarked to stay up to date with all the Premier League injuries and expected return dates throughout the season.

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Granit Xhaka (knee): Midfielder has been ruled out until December with a knee injury.

Sead Kolasinac (ankle): Sustained a significant injury on international duty but could return in early January.

Bukayo Saka (other): Felt a strain in the win over Newcastle but will be assessed ahead of the midweek game at Manchester United.

Aston Villa

Bertrand Traore (thigh): Is still some weeks away from returning to Premier League action. 

Trezeguet (knee): Returned to training this week after a long-term lay-off but is not expected to be match fit until the new year.


Mathias Jorgensen (other): Is being assessed ahead of the game against Tottenham.

Kristoffer Ajer (thigh): Suffered a hamstring injury and may be out until after the Christmas period.

Josh Dasilva (hip): Midfielder was ruled out of the Championship play-offs in April with no date set for his return.

Shandon Baptiste (shoulder): No date set for his return from a dislocated shoulder.

David Raya (knee): The Bees No1 will be out until March after injuring his knee ligaments.

Julian Jeanvier (knee): Has started training outdoors but is not in contention for this week.

Rico Henry (other): Came off as a precaution at the weekend but should be fit for the game on Thursday.

Sergi Canos Tenes (other): Came off as a precaution at the weekend but should be fit for the game on Thursday.

Christian Norgaard (lower back): Had to come off against Everton but should be fit when they face Spurs.


Steven Alzate (ankle): Seagulls ace underwent surgery on an ankle injury and is out until 2022.

Danny Welbeck (thigh): Striker is struggling with a hamstring strain and will be referred to a specialist.


James Tarkowski (suspension): Will miss the game against Wolves after accumulating five yellow cards.

Ashley Westwood (suspension): His fifth yellow card of the season against Crystal Palace means he is suspended for the visit to Wolves.

Ashley Barnes (thigh): Set for a spell on the sidelines after tearing a muscle in his thigh.

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Ben Chilwell is expected to be a long-term absentee for Thomas Tuchel's side
Ben Chilwell is expected to be a long-term absentee for Thomas Tuchel's side

Mateo Kovacic (thigh): Unlikely to be available against Watford.

Ben Chilwell (knee): In-form left-back is expected to be out for at least six weeks after a partial ACL injury against Juventus.

N'Golo Kante (knee): Twisted his knee but could be available for the Watford match.

Crystal Palace

Nathan Ferguson (Achilles): Still suffering from a long-term injury and is unlikely to feature before January.

James McArthur (thigh): Suffered a hamstring injury with no current return date.

Joachim Andersen (thigh): Is currently being assessed but will likely miss out this week.


Yerry Mina is close to a return to first-team action
Yerry Mina is close to a return to first-team action

Andre Gomes (calf): Struggling with a calf issue but could return this week.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh): Striker's thigh injury will likely keep him out for two more weeks.

Yerry Mina (thigh): The Colombian could return for the Merseyside derby.

Mason Holgate (suspension): Still suspended after his horror tackle against Tottenham.

Tom Davies (knee): Ruled out for the Liverpool game by manager Rafa Benitez.

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Luke Ayling (knee): Faces a late fitness test to return against Crystal Palace.

Robin Koch (pelvis): Stepping up his recovery after an operation in the US.

Patrick Bamford (ankle): Hitman is nearing his return but is lacking match fitness ahead of the Crystal Palace game.


Youri Tielemans (calf): Still a couple of weeks from returning following a calf injury.

Wesley Fofana (shin): Centre-back looks set to be out until 2022 after requiring surgery on a broken fibula he suffered after a horrific challenge in pre-season.

James Justin (knee): Full-back will get a run-out in an Under-23s match soon ahead of returning to the first team.

Ricardo Pereira (hamstring): Ruled out for a couple of weeks after tweaking his hamstring in training.


Harvey Elliott (ankle): Suffered a broken ankle and is a long-term absentee.

Naby Keita (hamstring): Could feature against Everton after recovering from a pulled hamstring.

Curtis Jones (eye): Will not play midweek after suffering an eye injury in training.

Roberto Firmino (hamstring): Still ruled out after picking up an injury against Atletico Madrid last month.

Joe Gomez (calf): Close to a full recovery but the Everton game will come too soon.

Manchester City

Ferran Torres was injured on Spain duty
Ferran Torres was injured on Spain duty

Kevin De Bruyne (coranavirus): Could feature if he returns a negative PCR test.

Jack Grealish (knock): Has not featured since withdrawing from the England squad and will be monitored for game against Aston Villa.

Phil Foden (other): Currently being assessed after picking up an injury against Everton.

Ferran Torres (foot): Spain ace suffered a small fracture on his right foot while playing for his country.

Aymeric Laporte (suspended): Suspended after his sending off against Crystal Palace.

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Manchester United

Paul Pogba (thigh): Could be out for up to two months with thigh injury.

Raphael Varane (hamstring): Frenchman's hamstring problem will keep him out for a few more weeks.

Edinson Cavani (other): Still missing since scoring against Tottenham and will likely be absent again.

Luke Shaw (head): Could return after suffering a head injury.

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Paul Dummett (calf): Welsh defender suffered a setback in September and is set to miss more time.

Dwight Gayle (hamstring): Will be assessed ahead of the midweek game against Norwich.

Matt Ritchie (suspension): Will miss the game against Norwich due to suspension.

Jamaal Lascelles (suspension): Will miss the game against Norwich due to suspension.


Sam Byram (thigh): Hamstring issues have kept the full-back out of action since 2020, though he has now returned to training.

Christoph Zimmermann (ankle): Defender is struggling with an ankle injury and had another surgery in mid-October.

Mathias Normann (pelvic): Will miss the clash against Newcastle with a pelvic injury.


Jack Stephens (knee): Back in training after several months out but is unlikely to return for a few weeks.

Stuart Armstrong (calf): Missed the game against Norwich with no date set for his return.

Moussa Djenepo (other): Missed last week due to unspecified reasons but is in line to return.


Cristian Romero (thigh): Could be set for a lay-off after an injury in training.

Giovani Lo Celso (other): Missed the win against Leeds and is currently being assessed.

Dane Scarlett (ankle): Sustained an injury during the international break and is unavailable.


Emmanuel Dennis (ankle): Is being assessed ahead of the midweek action but could still feature.

Ismaila Sarr (knee): Speedy winger is unlikely to feature after injuring his knee against Manchester United.

Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring): Ruled out of this week's action after picking up an injury against the Red Devils.

Juraj Kucka (knee): Suffered a knock but could still feature against Chelsea.

Francisco Sierralta (thigh): Picked up an injury while away with Chile but could return against Chelsea.

Christian Kabasele (thigh): Will rejoin training in two weeks following a hamstring injury against Leeds.

Peter Etebo (thigh): His torn quad muscle will keep him out until March.

Ken Sema (knee): Winger faces a spell on the sidelines after injuring his MCL in training.

Ben Foster (hip): Missed the defeat to Leicester with a hip injury.

Adam Masina (knock): Suffered a knock at the weekend and could be sidelined against Chelsea.

Kwadwo Baah (foot): Fractured his ankle in training and will be out of action for a number of weeks.

West Ham

Angelo Ogbonna (knee): Influential defender is set for a long spell on the sidelines after ACL injury.

Aaron Cresswell (lower back): Collided with a goalpost in the defeat to Manchester City but will likely feature against Brighton.


Jonny (knee): Spaniard needed surgery on a season-ending ACL injury in April and is likely to be out until the new year.

Ruben Neves (suspended): Has picked up five yellow cards and will miss the clash with Burnley.

Pedro Neto (knee): Winger had surgery on his knee in April and has begun his rehab ahead of a potential return.

Yerson Mosquera (muscular injury): Youngster will be sidelined until the new year.

Hugo Bueno (thigh): Mexican midfielder is out of action with a hamstring strain.

Daniel Podence (coronavirus): Is isolating after contracting the virus.

Willy Boly (other): Has suffered a muscular injury and will miss the match against Burnley. 


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