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EPL 2016-17: 5 key players ruled out of Matchday 7

The presence of these players would have definitely helped their respective teams.

The Premier League has never fallen short of surprises. Following six weeks of footballing action, this season has been no different. West Ham and Stoke City finished 7th and 9th respectively last season but however have made disastrous starts this season and are currently positioned among the bottom-three in the table. 

Matchday 7 will also be followed by an international break and the club managers will hope that their fit players do not succumb to injuries when on international duty. Moving into Matchday 7, the bottom placed teams will be hoping to get back to winning ways while the top teams will be looking forward to keep their momentum intact before the international break.

This weekend also witnesses a face-off between the only two unbeaten teams so far, Manchester City and Tottenham. To the agony of the fans of both teams, a player from each of the sides makes this list! 

Let us now take a look at five key players who are ruled out of Matchday 7 owing to injuries.

#1 Kevin De Bruyne

De Bruyne has been scintillating for Manchester City so far

In the face-off between the only two unbeaten sides in the league so far, Pep Guardiola will be without the services of his star player Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian picked up a hamstring injury during the 3-1 victory against Swansea last week and is likely to be out for over two weeks.

Having already scored two goals and provided four assists, De Bruyne has been in incredible form this season helping Pep Guardiola win his first six league fixtures. Ruled out for over two weeks, Pep will strongly hope that the playmaker will recover in time for the crucial Champions League clash against Barcelona on October 19. 

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