Premier League health check: Injury updates from your club after international break

With the European Championship qualifiers now done and dusted bar the playoffs, Premier League managers will be breathing a sigh of relief to have their squads back in one piece.

The Christmas fixture pile-up is lurking just around the corner, and it is the time of year where a healthy squad is of vital importance.

For some, the international break may have come at a good time, with players who are already injured given the time to recover.

For others, they may be ruing the fact that some of their star men have picked up knocks while representing their country.

Here is the latest status from premierinjuries.com of all the injuries, illnesses and suspensions ahead of the weekend’s fixtures, and how many players in each squad could be a doubt.

AFC Bournemouth- 7



David Brooks is close to returning for Bournemouth

Lloyd Kelly (thigh)- One to two weeks

David Brooks (ankle/foot)- One to two weeks

Andrew Surman (knee)- One week

Ryan Fraser (knee)- 50/50 for weekend

Charlie Daniels (knee)- No return date as yet

Josh King (hamstring)- Currently being assessed

Junior Stanislas (knee)- No return date as yet

Arsenal- 1



Dani Ceballos was injured against Vitoria in the Europa League

Dani Ceballos (thigh)- 50/50 for weekend

Aston Villa- 7



Jack Grealish is touch and go for Monday’s game against Newcastle

Jota (groin/hip/pelvis)- Set to return on Monday

Jack Grealish (calf/shin/heel)- Has returned to training, could feature on Monday

Tom Heaton (calf)- 50/50 for Monday

Bjorn Engels (hip)- Currently being assessed

Matt Targett (head/face)- Set to return on Monday

Keinan Davis (thigh)- Ruled out for Monday, no return date

Jed Steer (calf/shin/heel)- Ruled out for Monday, no return date

Brighton- 6



Lewis Dunk is suspended for the game against Leicester

Adam Webster (ankle/foot)- One month

Lewis Dunk (suspended)- One game

Bernardo (knee)- Ruled out for weekend

Leandro Trossard (groin)- 50/50 for weekend

Jose Izquierdo (knee)- Ruled out for weekend, no return date

Aaron Connolly (groin)- Unlikely for weekend, no return date

Burnley- 2



Sean Dyche does not have many injury problems

Danny Drinkwater (ankle/foot)- 50/50 for weekend

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (thigh)- Ruled out for weekend, no return date

Chelsea- 5



Christian Pulisic could miss out against Manchester City

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (calf/shin/heel)- One month

Antonio Rudiger (groin/hip/pelvis)- One month

Ross Barkley (ankle/foot)- 50/50 for weekend

Christian Pulisic (hip)- 50/50 for weekend

Marco van Ginkel (knee)- Ruled out for weekend, no return date

Crystal Palace- 2



Wilfried Zaha is a doubt for Crystal Palace v Liverpool

Wilfried Zaha (ankle/foot)- 50/50 for weekend

Joel Ward (groin)- Unlikely for weekend, no return date

Everton- 6



Fabian Delph pulled out of the England squad with injury

Jean-Philippe Gbamin (thigh)- Two months

Bernard (knee)- 50/50 for weekend

Fabian Delph (hamstring)- 50/50 for weekend

Cenk Tosun (groin/hip/pelvis)- 50/50 for weekend

Andre Gomes (ankle)- No return date

Cuco Martina (knee)- No return date

Leicester- 3



James Maddison has been struggling with a calf injury

James Maddison (calf)- 50/50 for weekend

Jonny Evans (illness)- Could return at weekend

Matthew James (calf/shin/heel)- No return date

Liverpool- 7



Mo Salah wore a protective boot while on the bench for Egypt

Joel Matip (knee)- Unlikely for weekend

Andy Robertson (ankle)- 50/50 for weekend

Joe Gomez (knee)- Could return at weekend

Jordan Henderson (illness)- Fit for weekend

Xherdan Shaqiri (calf)- Could return at weekend

Mohamed Salah (ankle)- Currently being assessed, unlikely for weekend

Nathaniel Clyne (knee)- No return date

Manchester City- 5



Bernardo Silva is suspended for the game against Chelsea

Leroy Sane (knee)- Two months

Oleksandr Zinchenko (knee)- One month

Bernardo Silva (suspended)- One game

Ederson (thigh)- Could return at weekend

Aymeric Laporte (knee)- No return date

Manchester United- 8



Scott McTominay was injured against Brighton

Eric Bailly (knee)- One month

Paul Pogba (ankle/foot)- Two weeks

Axel Tuanzebe (hip)- 50/50 for weekend

Nemanja Matic (unspec)- 50/50 for weekend

Luke Shaw (thigh)- 50/50 for weekend

Diogo Dalot (groin)- Unlikely for weekend

Scott McTominay (ankle)- Currently being assessed, out for weekend

Timothy Fosu-Mensah (knee)- No return date

Newcastle- 5



Sean Longstaff serves the last game of his three match suspension

Sean Longstaff (suspended)- One game

Fabian Schar (knee)- 50/50 for Monday

Florian Lejeune (unspec)- 50/50 for Monday

Matt Ritchie (ankle/foot)- Ruled out for Monday, no return date

Jamaal Lascelles (knee)- No return date

Norwich- 5



Jamal Lewis could be ruled out against Everton

Timm Klose (knee)- No return date

Grant Hanley (groin/hip/pelvis)- One month

Christoph Zimmermann (ankle/foot)- Two weeks

Josip Drmic (thigh)- No return date

Jamal Lewis (knee)- 50/50 for weekend

Sheffield United- 2



Dean Henderson is not allowed to play against Manchester United

Dean Henderson (unable to face parent club)- One game

John Egan (calf)- 50/50 for weekend

Tottenham Hotspur- 3



Jose Mourinho takes charge of his first Tottenham game against West Ham

Hugo Lloris (elbow)- Two months

Erik Lamela (thigh)- 50/50 for weekend

Jan Vertonghen (hamstring)- One week

Watford- 7



Christian Kabasele is suspended for Burnley

Christian Kabasele (suspended)- One game

Tom Cleverley (calf/shin/heel)- 50/50 for weekend

Domingos Quina (groin)- Ruled out

Sebastien Prodl (muscle)- Could return for weekend

Danny Welbeck (thigh)- Two-three months out

Roberto Pereyra (hamstring)- Ruled out, no current return date

Ismaila Sarr (ankle)- 50/50 for weekend

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West Ham- 5



Lukasz Fabianski is still missing for the Hammers

Lukasz Fabianski (thigh)- Two-three weeks

Jack Wilshere (groin/hip/pelvis)- 50/50 for weekend

Michail Antonio (thigh)- Could return for weekend

Mark Noble (ankle)- Could return for weekend

Manuel Lanzini (collarbone)- No return date

Wolves- 3



Adama Traore is 50/50 to face Bournemouth

Morgan Gibbs-White (back)- Could return for weekend

Adama Traore (hamstring)- 50/50 for weekend

Willy Boly (ankle/foot)- Ruled out, no return date

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