Club managers are always worried about injuries when players go for international duty. This is because crucial players need to stay fit to help their teams fight for League tables and trophies. The story can change dramatically if a key player returns to the camp limping. This weekend, the story will be the same for Premier League managers. UEFA Nations League has changed the dynamics because all players must commit themselves more to their national team. This only means there is a higher chance of suffering serious injuries. Today, we want to look at the top six EPL clubs with worst injury crisis after the dreaded break. (Focus on top six- Man City, Liverpool, Man United, Tottenham, Arsenal & Chelsea).
6. Chelsea- 2 Bad Injuries
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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will be a happy man when his squad returns from the International break. This is because they have enjoyed a great start to the new season and he has only two injuries to worry about. This weekend, only Cesc Fabregas (knee injury) and Marco Van Ginkel (anterior cruciate ligament damage) will not be available for selection. Cardiff City will not be a pushover this weekend but Stamford Bridge crowd will play a key role. A win could be enough to top the table because Liverpool will play Tottenham at Wembley which can go either way.
5. Liverpool- 4 Bad Injuries
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will approach the clash against Tottenham at Wembley full of confidence after winning his first four matches this season. The Reds are not only impressive going forward but also very tight at the back. So far, they have conceded only one goal and we all know it was a terrible mistake from goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
The German tactician has a big squad to select from after signing more players this summer. However, he is still missing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (anterior cruciate ligament), Dejan Lovren (pelvis), Adam Lallana (groin), and Simon Mignolet (hand injury).
4. Man United- 4 Bad Injuries
Manchester United fans will not expect anything less than 3 points against Watford this weekend. The Red Devils have already lost two matches so far this season making it almost suicidal to drop more points. They will be playing against a team that defeated Tottenham in their last League match to go joint top with 100% record so far. Jose Mourinho knows this will not be easy but injuries make it even harder. The team might be forced to get on with it without Luke Shaw (concussion), Phil Jones (hamstring), Marcos Rojo (knock) and Burnley slayer Marouane Fellaini who has a back problem.