KEY POINTS

  • The two-week international break is currently underway
  • Premier League is set to resume on Nov. 20
  • Man City are the reigning champions

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, Liverpool FC’s Roberto Firmino and Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku are among the stars in the Premier League who are currently injured.

With the two-week international break underway, the clubs are hoping to have their players back in action when the league resumes on Nov. 20.

With 26 points, Chelsea are at the top of the 2021-22 Premier League table, three points clear of second and third-placed Manchester City and West Ham. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are placed fourth with 22 points and Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal complete the current top five of the English top-flight.

Here is the list of five Premier League stars that have been forced to miss their respective international breaks due to their various injuries:

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates the winner against Tottenham
Roberto Firmino has been at Liverpool FC since 2015. POOL / PETER POWELL

The Liverpool No. 9 limped off the field after sustaining a hamstring injury during the Reds’ 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League earlier this month. Klopp has said that the injury is serious and Firmino is not expected to return immediately after the international break.

Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Old Trafford on August 14, 2021 in Manchester, England. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The Manchester United midfielder injured his right thigh while training for France in the ongoing international break. Even Pogba has suffered a hamstring injury and will be out until Dec. 31. The Red Devils expect to have the midfielder back for their January 2022 games.

Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner (Chelsea)

Romelu Lukaku (L) scored his first Champions League goal for Chelsea
Romelu Lukaku (L) scored his first Champions League goal for Chelsea AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS

Lukaku suffered an ankle injury during Chelsea's 4-0 Champions League win over Malmo on Oct. 20. In the same game, Werner also pulled up with a hamstring issue. Both the players have not returned for Chelsea yet but head coach Thomas Tuchel recently insisted that the duo has been given a target of returning after the international break.

Raphael Varane (Manchester United)

Raphael Varane
Raphael Varane of Manchester United celebrates at full-time following the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on August 29, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

The Manchester United center-back sustained a hamstring injury during his side’s 2-2 draw with Atalanta in the Champions League earlier this month. The Frenchman is expected to be out until Nov. 30 and the Red Devils are hopeful of having him back for the busy December period.

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