The Big Six’s injury report following the international break in the Premier League.
With players missing due to injuries and a late South American fixture, Brinkwire Sport looks at how the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ performed over the international break.
Although fans typically complain the international break, consider the Premier League’s managers.
It’s not uncommon for a club’s 25-man roster to be devastated by troubles that arise during the fortnight break and repeat themselves throughout the season.
Managers will be eager to find out what, if any, damage has been done after a slew of players from England’s top clubs have flew out to various parts of the globe over the past fortnight.
CONMEBOL nations will play three games instead of two during the current break, which will affect a number of clubs.
Brinkwire Sport looks at the latest injury news for the ‘Big Six’ ahead of the Premier League’s comeback on Saturday.
The international break came at an inopportune time for Arsenal, who were on the verge of reviving their season after a disastrous start.
After starting their Premier League campaign with three consecutive defeats, the Gunners went into October’s break with three victories and a tie, putting them at the bottom of the table.
Arsenal were stunned to learn that Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka will be out for three months after incurring knee ligament damage in the 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby.
However, injuries have been kind to Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta’s team during the last several weeks.
In fact, Emile Smith-Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey, Nicolas Pepe, and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang have all scored in the break for their respective countries.
With the exception of a late twist, Arteta appears to be on the approach of having all of his international players return unharmed a L – the ideal scenario.
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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was handed a blow when it was revealed that Romelu Lukaku, the club’s record acquisition, had been returned home early from Belgium duty.
According to Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, the £97.5 million man was suffering from “muscle overload.”
At Belgium’s 3-2 defeat to France in the Euros, the 28-year-old scored. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.