Injuries and suspensions update ahead of Dream Team Game Week 4 – Brazilian doubts & Ronaldo hint

DREAM TEAM brings you all the latest injury and suspension news ahead of Game Week 4 in one convenient place.

First of all, more availability news than anything but since it concerns a certain Cristiano Ronaldo (£7.5m) it deserves top billing.

Speaking ahead of Manchester United v Newcastle on Saturday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer smirked as he told reporters: “He [Ronaldo] will definitely be on the pitch at some point that’s for sure.”

Many believe this means the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will start on the bench and come off the bench in the second half – unless the Norwegian is playing mind games.

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In regards to the Brazilian internationals who weren’t released during the international break, it’s still not entirely clear what the situation is at this late stage.

Jurgen Klopp seemed to rule Fabinho (£2.3m) and Alisson (£4.3m) out of Liverpool’s trip to Elland Road – Roberto Firmino (£3.5m) is injured – but Marcelo Bielsa was more vague, saying he still ‘wasn’t sure’ if Raphinha (£3.0m) would be eligible.

Chelsea are taking a similar stance with Thiago Silva (£3.5m) as Thomas Tuchel told journalists: “The chairman is still in negotiations. I’m waiting for the final decision. We still hope he can play.”

Emi Martinez (£2.7m), Emi Buendia (£3.1m), Cristian Romero (£2.9m) and Giovani Lo Celso (£2.0m) are all quarantining after their controversial meet-up with Argentina and are expected to miss this weekend’s action.

The same applies to Colombian Davinson Sanchez (£3.3m).

However, Mexico have reportedly withdrawn their complaint about Wolves withholding Raul Jimenez (£3.4m) so the 30-year-old should start against Watford on Saturday.

Spurs have bigger problems in the form of Son Heung-min’s (£5.2m) mysterious calf problem.

Today, Nuno Espirito Santo said: “Sonny is not so well. I don’t know [if it’s serious]. Let’s wait and see. The doctors will make the analysis.”

Romelu Lukaku’s (£6.3m) has evidently run off his thigh issue having trained without complaint yesterday.

However, N’Golo Kante (£2.7m) and Christian Pulisic (£3.8m) are not yet ready for action.

Regarding Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.7m), Rafa Benitez confirmed this weekend would be touch-and-go for Everton’s No9.

“He was not fully fit,” the Toffees boss said. “He was making an effort to be on the pitch, he has been training with pain, so I’m really happy to see him trying in the training sessions even when he’s not fully fit.”

Arsenal

Injured: Emile Smith Rowe (doubt), Sead Kolasinac (doubt)

Suspended: Granit Xhaka

Aston Villa

Injured: Bertrand Traore, Trezeguet, Emi Martinez (quarantine), Emi Buendia (quarantine), Keinan Davis (doubt), Ezri Konsa (doubt),

Suspended: None

Brentford

Injured: Joshua Dasilva, Mads Bech Sorensen

Suspended: None

Brighton

Injured:Tariq Lamptey, Dan Burn, Kjell Scherpen, Aaron Connolly (doubt)

Suspended: None

Burnley

Injured: Dale Stephens, Kevin Long, Connor Roberts (doubt)

Suspended: None

Chelsea

Injured: N’Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic

Suspended: Reece James

Crystal Palace

Injured: Michael Olise, Eberechi Eze, Luka Milivojevic (doubt), Nathan Ferguson

Suspended: None

Everton

Injured: Fabian Delph, Seamus Coleman (doubt), Yerry Mina (doubt), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (doubt), Ben Godfrey (doubt)

Suspended: Moise Kean

Leeds

Injured: Robin Koch,

Suspended: Raphinha (possible ban)

Leicester

Injured: Jonny Evans (doubt), James Justin, Wesley Fofana, Nampalys Mendy, Jannick Vestergaard (doubt)

Suspended: Ayoze Perez

Liverpool

Injured: Roberto Firmino, Takumi Minamino, James Milner (doubt)

Suspended: Alisson (possible ban), Fabinho (possible ban)

Man City

Injured: Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne, Zack Steffen

Suspended: None

Man United

Injured: Marcus Rashford, Alex Telles, Dean Henderson, Scott McTominay

Suspended: None

Newcastle

Injured: Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow (doubt), Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson

Suspended: None

Norwich

Injured: Sam Byram, Bali Mumba

Suspended: None

Southampton

Injured: Stuart Armstrong, William Smallbone, Theo Walcott, Shane Long

Suspended: None

Tottenham

Injured: Son Heung-min (doubt), Davinson Sanchez (quarantine), Giovani Lo Celso (quarantine), Cristian Romero (quarantine), Oliver Skipp (doubt)

Suspended:

Watford

Injured: Ben Foster, Kiko Feminia

Suspended: None

West Ham

Injured: Arthur Masuaku (doubt)

Suspended: None

Wolves

Injured: Jonny, Pedro Neto, Yerson Mosquera (doubt)

Suspended: None

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