Why Injury Recovery in EPL Promises a Mouth-Watering Battle For Champions League Spot
Manchester United the fifth team trailing Chelsea by 3 points hopes Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford will be fit enough for their push in catching up Chelsea. Paul Pogba has been out the majority of the season and man united will hope that the ankle injury is shaken off and he will be available to pull the strings in the midfield with Bruno Fernandes. Marcus Rashford enjoyed a fine season with 24 goals in 39 matches before getting double stress back injury but the pandemic break has indeed given him to recover and should be available to add firepower in the man united attacking front.
Wolverhampton and Sheffield United occupy sixth and seventh positions consecutively and both are 5 points behind the fourth position team. They both hope they can continue their fine form they both had since the start of the season when the premier league resumes. Both have had no major injuries.
Man City winger Leroy Sane has a new target to aim for after lockdown. This after Pep Guardiola, Manchester City Coach, said that Leroy Sane has returned to training after recovering from a long-term knee injury. Sane who was strongly linked with a big-money move to Bayern Munich last summer before suffering the injury which resulted in his lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Tottenham Hotspur(currently 8th in the table 7points behind Chelsea) have been the most hit team in terms of injury. Tottenham lost Harry Kane(hamstring), Son Heung Min(fracture to his right arm), Moussa Sissoko(Knee Injury) and Steven Bergwijn(sprained ankle). The wide list has made Mourinho short in options for the striking position with both Kane and Son out and Tanguy Ndombele's poor form in midfield has left spurs missing the services of the versatile french man Moussa Sissoko. Tottenham will be boosted with this break as all the players who were on the treatment table are expected to be fit when the premier league resumes and a push for the champions league will look achievable.
Arsenal had no major injuries apart from Sead Kolasinac and Tierney both defenders recovering from shoulder injuries. Mikel Arteta's side is ninth in the table eight points behind the fourth position will hope they can the many draws to wins. If Arsenal can turn the draws to wins then a late push for champions league football at Emirates next season seems a possibility too.