• Injured Sabitzer out for hosts.
  • Leipzig's Kaiser and Burke in contention.
  • Bremen's Gnabry faces fitness test.

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RB Leipzig must plan without Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer after the 22-year-old suffered a serious ankle ligament injury in his team's 1-0 victory away to VfL Wolfsburg on Matchday 7. Scotland international Oliver Burke and Dominik Kaiser are among those in contention to replace their injured team-mate.

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SV Werder Bremen will assess the fitness of attacker Serge Gnabry, who suffered a bruised spine at the start of the week. The 21-year-old is thought to be recovering favourably but should he miss out, the experienced Fin Bartels is ready to deputise.

Leipzig possible line-up: Gulacsi - Bernardo, Orban, Compper, Halstenberg - Keita, Demme - Kaiser, Forsberg - Werner, Poulsen

Absentees: Klostermann (cruciate ligament), Sabitzer (ankle ligament)

Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl

Bremen possible line-up: Wiedwald - Gebre Selassie, L. Sané, Moisander, S. Garcia - Grillitsch - Fritz, Junuzovic - Hajrovic, Gnabry - Manneh

Absentees: Drobny (broken wrist), Caldirola (ankle), Bargfrede (recovery training), Eilers (groin), Kruse (knee), Pizarro (muscle tear)

Coach: Alexander Nouri

Leipzig host Werder at the Red Bull Arena with the game kicking off at 15:30CEST/13:30GMT on 23 October.

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