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Top Premier League players that will be absent this weekend due to quarantine regulations.

This weekend, not every team will be fully prepared for the forthcoming encounter. Players that competed in the South American qualifications on Thursday are unable to compete in this Gameweek due to COVID-19 restrictions in the United Kingdom.

Just over 35 hours after their international games, some of these stars were due to start their club games. Some teams, like as Brazil and Argentina, have refused to allow their players to return home early. Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani of Uruguay only had 37.5 hours between international and local matches.

As a result, several of the Premier League's biggest names will be absent this weekend. Here are the top five:

Alisson (Liverpool)

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Alisson will miss Liverpool's Premier League match against Watford this weekend, causing a selection problem for the club. As a result, either Adrian or Caoimhin Kelleher, who is 22 years old, may start on Sunday.

While the Spaniard is the most probable candidate, Kelleher's gradual ascent in recent years should not be overlooked.

He's built a reputation for dependability at Anfield, and he's becoming more prominent behind the scenes.

Jurgen Klopp is faced with a difficult decision in any case. The Reds face the Hornets for the first time since their catastrophic 3-0 defeat in March last year, which ruined their 'invincibles' aspirations.

Ederson Moraes (Manchester City)

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Alisson isn't the only Brazilian goalkeeper who will be out of play this weekend in the Premier League. Because of the quarantine regulations, his Manchester City teammate Ederson will also be unable to play.

On Thursday night, Ederson was on the field for the whole match between Brazil and Uruguay. Luis Suarez, who swung a fantastic free-kick past him, deprived the Sky Blues keeper a clean sheet when he saw little activity at his end of the game.

Nonetheless, Ederson had a successful international week, continuing his excellent Premier League record this season. With five clean sheets this season, he leads the English top division. His team's only match this weekend is against relegation-threatened Burnley at home, so the 28-year-old goalkeeper may not be missed too much by City.

Fred (Manchester United)

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While Edinson Cavani is also expected to miss Manchester United's match this weekend, he has primarily played as a substitute. Meanwhile, Fred has been a consistent starter for the first team.

He has only missed one Premier League match this season, having scored on the first day.

The Red Devils' task will be difficult without him. However, with his normal 4-2-3-1 formation, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may start Paul Pogba in place of Fred, with Scott McTominay in the middle.

Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)

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As Manchester City tried to rebuild their attack following Sergio Aguero's departure, there was a lot of doubt about Gabriel Jesus' future at the club.

With a string of excellent performances for the reigning Premier League winners, Jesus has exceeded expectations. He's become a vital part of the team's ability to tear through opposing defenses while playing on the right side of the field.

Jesus has four assists, the most in the squad, while also scoring three goals in nine games this season across all competitions. However, because of his absence, Riyadh Mahrez may fill in for him this Premier League weekend as a like-for-like substitute.

Thiago Silva (Chelsea)

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Thiago Silva, 37, continues to play an important role for both club and nation despite his advanced age. So it's a foregone conclusion that the Chelsea centre-back will be a major absentee this Premier League weekend, when the league leaders travel to Brentford to face the high-flying Bees.

Silva's performance in the Champions League helped the Blues win the competition last season, therefore the Premier League leaders decided to extend his contract for another year. Silva has also played a crucial role in Chelsea's joint-best defensive record in the 2021-22 season, with only two goals conceded.

Thomas Tuchel may be forced to switch to a back-four as a result of his absence. Cesar Azpilicueta on the right and Ben Chilwell on the left might flank Trevoh Chalobah and Antonio Rudiger, who are both centre-backs.

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