Team news

Team news: Holding, David Luiz, Willian


Please find the latest team news update from our medical team ahead of Thursday’s match against Dundalk.

Updates since our last match:


Rob Holding

Right hamstring. Sustained hamstring strain during the warm-up at Manchester City on October 17. Rob has progressed well and is aiming to be back in full training within the next week.


David Luiz

Left thigh. Sustained slight thigh issue during Sunday’s match. Will miss Thursday's match and is being assessed ahead of our match at Manchester United.



Right calf. Slight calf issue. Back in full training and available for selection.


Continued status on longer-term injuries:


Calum Chambers

Left knee. Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on December 29.

Latest update on Calum:

    • Now back in full training and progressing well towards full match fitness.


Pablo Mari

Left ankle. Sustained significant sprain to ankle ligaments during Manchester City (a) on June 17.

Latest update on Pablo:

    • Continuing outside running and strengthening programme, together with light ball work.

    • Aiming to integrate into full training after the November international period.


Gabriel Martinelli

Left knee. Sustained injury during training on June 21.

Latest update on Gabi: 

    • Successful arthroscopic procedure undertaken to repair a lesion in the cartilage of the left knee.

    • Has now commenced running outside, in addition to daily strengthening and recovery programme at London Colney.

    • Aiming to return to full training by the end of the calendar year.


As part of Premier League protocol, all members of our first team squad and support staff continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19.

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