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Premier League injuries: Every Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal absentee as 91 players out

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Injuries to Premier League players have become more frequent this season due to the more congested fixture schedule. The coronavirus pandemic postponed professional football during the last campaign, which has had a knock-on effect in the 2020/21 season, with the calendar even more condensed than usual.

Unsurprisingly, this has led to more muscular injuries for the players, with some being forced to play three times a week at some stages of the campaign.

Liverpool have had well documented problems so far, with Jurgen Klopp losing his first-choice centre-back partnership of Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk to serious knee injuries.

Other teams, including Leicester City, have also had their fair share of absentees, meaning Brendan Rodgers has really had to stretch his squad.

Like everyone else, footballers have also had to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has also contributed to the number of players available each week.

On a positive note, it has seen the emergence of a few academy prospects, who have been given more opportunities to shine for their clubs.

With the games still coming thick and fast, here is a look at the number of players currently stuck on the sidelines for each team, according to Premier Injuries, as we head into gameweek 18 of the Premier League calendar.

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Arsenal

Gabriel Martinelli (ankle)

Gabriel Magalhaes (Covid-19)

Thomas Partey (thigh)

Aston Villa

Ross Barkley (thigh)

Wesley (knee)

Trezeguet (Covid-19)

Brighton

Danny Welbeck (knee)

Aaron Connolly (thigh)

Adam Lallana (ill)

Steven Alzate (ill)

Alireza Jahanbakhsh (knock)

Tariq Lamptey (thigh)

Jose Izquierdo (thigh)

Florin Andone (knee)

Burnley

Charlie Taylor (thigh)

Jimmy Dunne (knock)

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (illness)

Chelsea

Reece James (thigh)

Andreas Christensen (knee)

N’Golo Kante (thigh)

Crystal Palace

Gary Cahill (thigh)

Scott Dann (thigh)

Connor Wickham (unknown)

Jeffrey Schlupp (thigh)

Mamadou Sakho (thigh)

Martin Kelly (calf/shin/heel)

Wayne Hennessey (thigh)

Nathan Ferguson (thigh)

Everton

Allan (thigh)

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh)

Fabian Delph (thigh)

Jean-Philippe Gbamin (calf/shin/heel)

Fulham

None

Leeds United

Diego Llorente (groin)

Gaetano Berardi (knee)

Adam Forshaw (groin)

Robin Koch (knee)

Leicester City

James Maddison (knee)

Cengiz Under (ankle/foot)

Jamie Vardy (groin)

Ricardo Pereira (groin)

Dennis Praet (thigh)

Liverpool

Kostas Tsimikas (knee)

Diogo Jota (knee)

Naby Keita (knock)

Joel Matip (groin)

Joe Gomez (knee)

Virgil van Dijk (knee)

Manchester City

Aymeric Laporte (thigh)

Sergio Aguero (self-isolation)

Eric Garcia (Covid-19)

Nathan Ake (unknown)

Ferran Torres (Covid-19)

Manchester United

Victor Lindelof (lower back)

Marcos Rojo (calf)

Facundo Pellistri (Covid-19)

Anthony Martial (tight hamstring)

Nemanja Matic (tight groin)

Phil Jones (knee)

Newcastle United

Jamal Lewis (knock)

Jonjo Shelvey (muscular tightness)

Allan Saint-Maximin (Covid-19)

Jamaal Lascelles (Covid-19)

Paul Dummett (thigh)

Sheffield United

Sander Berge (thigh)

Jack O’Connell (knee)

Enda Stevens (knock)

George Baldock (knock)

Oli McBurnie (knock)

Jack Robinson (unkown)

Southampton

Jannik Vestergaard (knee)

Alex McCarthy (Covid-19)

Che Adams (head/face)

Oriol Romeu (calf)

Nathan Redmond (groin)

Moussa Djenepo (thigh)

Michael Obafemi (muscular injury)

Mohamed Salisu (muscular injury)

Tottenham Hotspur

Giovani Lo Celso (thigh)

West Bromwich Albion

Conor Townsend (knee)

Karlan Grant (ankle/foot)

Hal Robson-Kanu (arm/elbow)

West Ham United

Lucasz Fabianski (thigh)

Ryan Fredericks (Covid-19)

Issa Diop (knock)

Arthur Masuaku (knee)

Wolves

Fernando Marcal (groin)

Daniel Podence (calf)

Adama Traore (hamstring strain)

Raul Jimenez (head)

Jonny (knee)

Willy Boly (thigh)

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