The Premier League is termed the toughest competition in the world involving clubs. There is a reason for that, and it is not just for the competitive levels seen in it, but also the quality of tackles and players in it.
After just three rounds of the competition, red cards have been a common occurrence, and injuries have been sustained.
Some of these are injuries that will keep top players out for a number of months. As the players are key to their clubs, their teams’ performances and eventual results are at risk of being affected.
The same should be the case with the type of bets placed on these teams missing their key players. However, what remains constant is that the best online betting sites in the United Kingdom, the likes of Bet365, Bet Victor, Betfred, and more, will keep on offering top bonuses and incentives for the Premier League markets. Such include free bets, edit bet functions, and more.
So, who are some of the top players we may not be seeing soon in the Premier League? The first one will definitely be Arsenal’s high-rated defender Jurrien Timber, who suffered an ACL injury.
Signed from Ajax with a lot of hype and expectation, Timber couldn’t even last his entire Premier League debut against Nottingham Forest.
He is out with a knee injury that will keep him out until late January 2024. Another player we may not be seeing in the coming weeks is Aston Villa’s Philippe Coutinho.
After struggling with injuries that slowed down a blossoming career that saw him join Barcelona in a big-money move. The Brazilian is back in the treatment room.
A promising season for the midfielder suffered a hiccup on Match Day 2 of the Premier League when he came in as a sub as Aston Villa took on Everton.
However, he lasted only a few minutes before being withdrawn with a hamstring injury. Initial reports indicate that he will be out of action until mid-September.
Villa will also be without Emiliano Buendia and Tyrone Mings for an unspecified period.
Chelsea not spared
The injury scourge hasn’t spared Chelsea either; the London club is already without Wesley Fofana, new signing Christopher Nkunku, and skipper Recce James, who got injured earlier in the season.
Fofana’s case is tough as he is set to miss the entire first leg with an ACL injury. While the Blues are still getting to terms with such big injury news, it emerged that young, promising forward Carney Chukwuemeka will also spend a few months sidelined with a knee injury.
The forward picked up the injury after scoring in the Chelsea defeat against West Ham United on Match Day 2 of the season. Everton have also had to bear the brunt of absences caused by injuries.
The Toffees have failed to win or score in their opening three league matches. Now, they are forced to deal with the absence of some of their key players injured in the process.
On Match Day 2, as they lost heavily to Aston Villa, Everton had two players withdrawn with injury; Dominic Calvert-Lewin suffered a head injury but is expected to come back sooner than Alex Iwobi, who suffered a hamstring injury. Iwobi is reportedly out until mid-September.
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