The 2023-24 Premier League injury table: Chelsea clear, Man Utd 2nd…

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Chelsea's Wesley Fofana during the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Picture date: Thursday May 25, 2023.

Injuries are the bane of every Premier League squad, but Chelsea and Manchester United are already facing something of an injury crisis in the opening weeks of the 2023-24 season. 

Both Chelsea and United have suffered underwhelming starts to their league campaigns and their situation will not be helped by the injuries piling up after just five league matches.

Supporters of both clubs will have little sympathy with Pep Guardiola after the Manchester City manager complained about injuries following their Champions League victory over Red Star Belgrade.

“We are in trouble but I am not going to say ‘oh, we have a lot of injuries’. It is what it is,” said Guardiola “With the players we have, we will go for it. As long as we have that mentality, that is good

“We have five really important players injured and to sustain that for a long time would be difficult.”

We’ve listed all the Premier League players currently carrying injuries, sorted by club, and given them an approximate date of return.

Note: Data comes from a combination of Premier Injuries and Transfermarkt as of 23/09/2023. Not all injury-related absence has been marked as such on Transfermarkt, and so we’ve done our best to pick through the absences to determine whether it was related to an injury or not.

Arsenal – 3

Thomas Partey (Groin, October 2023)
Gabriel Martinelli (Thigh, September 2023)
Jurrien Timber (Knee, N/A)

Aston Villa – 5

Emiliano Buendia (Knee, June 2024)
Tyrone Mings (Knee, June 2024)
Bertrand Traore (Other, September 2023)
Timothy Iroegbunam (Other, N/A)
Diego Carlos (Other, N/A)

Bournemouth – 4

Alex Scott (Knee, October 2023)
Tyler Adams (Thigh, September 2023)
Ryan Fredericks (Calf, N/A)
Emiliano Marcondes (Ankle, N/A)

Brentford – 6

Josh Dasilva (Thigh, November 2023)
Shandon Baptiste (Shoulder, October 2023)
Ben Mee (Knock, September 2023)
Kristoffer Ajer (Knock, September 2023)
Mikkel Damsgaard (Groin, September 2023)
Rico Henry (Knee, N/A)

Brighton – 6

Julio Enciso (Knee, November 2023)
Lewis Dunk (Other, September 2023)
Evan Ferguson (Illness, September 2023)
Pascal Gross (Other, September 2023)
Jakub Moder (Knee, N/A)
James Milner (Other, N/A)

Burnley – 4

Hjalmar Ekdal (Knee, October 2023)
Victor da Silva (Knee, September 2023)
Michael Obafemi (Thigh, N/A)
Darko Churlinov (Other, N/A)

Chelsea – 12

Wesley Fofana (Knee, June 2024)
Christopher Nkunku (Knee, December 2023)
Romeo Lavia (Ankle, October 2023)
Benoit Badiashile (Thigh, October 2023)
Carney Chukwuemeka (Knee, October 2023)
Marcus Bettinelli (Knee, October 2023)
Reece James (Thigh, October 2023)
Trevoh Chalobah (Thigh, September 2023)
Armando Broja (Knee, September 2023)
Marc Cucurella (Illness, September 2023)
Moises Caicedo (Knee, September 2023)
Noni Madueke (Other, September 2023)

Reece James during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, London, August 2023.

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Crystal Palace – 6

Michael Olise (Thigh, October 2023)
Matheus Franca (Lower Back, October 2023)
Jefferson Lerma (Thigh, October 2023)
James Tomkins (Calf, October 2023)
Marc Guehi (Other, September 2023)
Jordan Ayew (Thigh, September 2023)

Everton – 4

Seamus Coleman (Knee, October 2023)
Dele (Groin, September 2023)
Andre Gomes (Calf, September 2023)
Jack Harrison (Groin, September 2023)

Fulham – 3

Tosin Adarabioyo (Other, November 2023)
Sasa Lukic (Knee, September 2023)
Antonee Robinson (Other, September 2023)

Liverpool – 2

Thiago Alcantara (Groin, October 2023)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Thigh, September 2023)

Luton Town – 4

Dan Potts (Ankle, October 2023)
Jordan Clark (Ankle, October 2023)
Gabriel Osho (Knee, September 2023)
Ross Barkley (Thigh, September 2023)

Manchester City – 5

Kevin De Bruyne (Thigh, January 2024)
Bernardo Silva (Other, September 2023)
Mateo Kovacic (Lower Back, September 2023)
John Stones (Thigh, September 2023)
Jack Grealish (Thigh, September 2023)

Manchester United – 9

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Thigh, November 2023)
Luke Shaw (Other, October 2023)
Kobbie Mainoo (Ankle, October 2023)
Tyrell Malacia (Knee, September 2023)
Sofyan Amrabat (Lower Back, September 2023)
Mason Mount (Thigh, September 2023)
Raphael Varane (Other, September 2023)
Harry Maguire (Other, N/A)
Amad Diallo (Knee, N/A)

Newcastle United – 4

Joe Willock (Calf, October 2023)
Emil Krafth (Knee, October 2023)
Joelinton (Knee, October 2023)
Martin Dubravka (Illness, September 2023)

Nottingham Forest – 4

Danilo (Thigh, October 2023)
Serge Aurier (Other, September 2023)
Willy Boly (Illness, September 2023)
Wayne Hennessey (Knee, September 2023)

Sheffield United – 8

Max Lowe (Ankle, October 2023)
Ben Osborn (Groin, October 2023)
John Fleck (Calf, October 2023)
Rhian Brewster (Thigh, October 2023)
Rhys Norrington-Davies (Thigh, October 2023)
George Baldock (Calf, September 2023)
John Egan (Knee, September 2023)
Daniel Jebbison (Groin, August 2023)

Tottenham – 6

Ivan Perisic (Knee, June 2024)
Rodrigo Bentancur (Knee, October 2023)
Ryan Sessegnon (Thigh, October 2023)
Bryan Gil (Groin, October 2023)
Giovani Lo Celso (Thigh, September 2023)
Alfie Whiteman (Ankle, N/A)

West Ham United – 3

Edson Alvarez (Other, September 2023)
Jarrod Bowen (Illness, September 2023)
Aaron Cresswell (Thigh, September 2023)

Wolves – 2

Rayan Ait Nouri (Other, September 2023)
Joseph Hodge (Thigh, September 2023)

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