Pulisic, Tierney, De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Bale and more injury updates

Chelsea FC v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
Christian Pulisic is still not fit for Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)

A number of high profile players are struggling with injuries early in the Premier League season and will miss the upcoming games over the weekend and Monday night.

There are some huge games in the coming days, with the highlight of this round of fixtures arguably being Liverpool hosting Arsenal on Monday night.

Manchester City also take on Leicester City and Manchester United look to bounce back from defeat to Crystal Palace as they travel to Brighton.

Here are the key injury updates ahead of the weekend’s action.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech are still not fit enough to make the Chelsea squad, although they are training again.

Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell are available for Frank Lampard, although new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will not play as he has not trained enough with his new team.

‘There is always concerns when there is a history with fitness,’ said Lampard of Pulisic. ‘You have to make sure you don’t overcook him. There is a fine line, but he is hungry to play. It’s something we have to manage with him. We want to get as many minutes of the great Christian we saw last season.’

Kieran Tierney

Kieran Tierney has been out with a minor groin injury but is expected to be fit for Arsenal’s trip to Liverpool on Monday night, after missing the wins over West Ham and Leicester in the Premier League and Carabao Cup respectively.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos is also expected to be available.

Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is expected to be fit for Sunday’s home clash with Leicester but striker Gabriel Jesus is reportedly set to miss the game through injury, although that is as-yet uncomfirmed by the club.

This would leave City with a striker shortage as Sergio Aguero remains out with a knee injury.

Tottenham Hotspur Unveil New Signing Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale is not fit to play for Spurs yet (Picture: Getty Images)

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is struggling with a knee injury and a lack of match fitness which means he will not play for Tottenham until the middle of October.

Sergio Reguilon is moving towards match fitness but is unlikely to make his Spurs debut this weekend.

‘Sergio will train with us on Friday,’ said Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho. ‘The information I got today from the people that stayed behind was that he had a complete session today and Friday he joins the group.

‘Maybe not match fit but not injured any more and ready to train with the team. Gareth will take a little bit longer so of course no chance for the weekend.’

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