2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW4


ARSENAL

 

Ruled out: Xhaka (suspended), Elneny

 

Might play: Smith Rowe, Tomiyasu, Kolasinac

 

Fit: Gabriel, Nketiah, Partey, White

 

“He’s carrying an illness, he’s not been feeling good. The England national team was really positive about letting him go because everybody could see he wasn’t available. Let’s see how he is in the next couple of days.” – Mikel Arteta on Emile Smith Rowe

 

ASTON VILLA

 

Ruled out: Martinez, Buendia, Chukwuemeka, Philogene-Bidace, Davis, Trézéguet

 

Might play: Konsa

 

Fit: Bailey, Traore, McGinn, J Ramsey, Sanson

 

“They’re quarantining now and will be back, ready to play against Everton next week. They’re [training] over in Croatia, we spoke to the relevant authorities and government officials to make sure it was the right thing to do.” – Dean Smith on Emiliano Martinez and Emi Buendia

 

BRENTFORD

 

Ruled out: Bech Sorensen, Da Silva

 

Fit: Onyeka

 

“Team news is good, everyone is fit and available for selection. [The returning internationals] are all good to go.” – Thomas Frank

 

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

 

Ruled out: Lamptey, Burn, Scherpen

 

Might play: Connolly

 

Fit: March

 

“Leo [Trossard] and Jakub [Moder] are still on their way back, so we’ll see how they are tomorrow. But everyone else is OK. Shane [Duffy] has had a tough three matches in six days but has come through really well.” – Graham Potter

 

BURNLEY

 

Ruled out: Roberts, Long, Stephens

 

Might play: Collins, Cornet

 

“He’s pretty good, he’s better than we thought. We’ll make a decision over the next couple of days. He’s on the grass already and he’s active – not with us, with the physios. It’s favourable news, I would say.” – Sean Dyche on Nathan Collins

 

CHELSEA

 

Ruled out: Kante, Pulisic

 

Might play: Thiago Silva

 

Fit: Lukaku

 

“Maybe he [previously] had some problems. He came back two days ago: yesterday he trained with us, today he trained full – no problems at all.” – Thomas Tuchel on Romelu Lukaku

 

CRYSTAL PALACE

 

Ruled out: Schlupp, Eze, Ferguson

 

Might play: Milivojević

 

Fit: Olise

 

“Michael [Olise] has been working well in the last two weeks and has trained all week with the squad. He will be involved in the game tomorrow.” – Patrick Vieira

 

EVERTON

 

Ruled out: Delph

 

Might play: Coleman, Rodriguez, Mina, Godfrey, Davies, Calvert-Lewin

 

“He was not fully fit, he was making an effort to be on the pitch, he has been training with pain, so I’m really happy to see him trying in the training sessions even when he’s not fully fit. And that is why I’m expecting even more [from him].”  – Rafael Benitez on Dominic Calvert-Lewin

 

LEEDS UNITED

 

Ruled out: Koch

 

Might play: Raphinha

 

Fit: James, Firpo, Klich, Dallas

 

“The uncertainty wasn’t a difficulty to prepare the game and the position on whether he plays depends on what the club transmits to me.” – Marcelo Bielsa on Raphinha

 

LEICESTER CITY

 

Ruled out: Fofana, Justin, Perez (suspended)

 

Might play: Evans, Vestergaard

 

Fit: Bertrand, Pereira

 

“Over the course of the next couple of weeks, they’ll be training more, hopefully, involved more in the games, and they can build their fitness up.” – Brendan Rodgers on Jonny Evans and Jannik Vestergaard

 

LIVERPOOL

 

Ruled out: Minamino, Firmino

 

Might play: Milner, Fabinho, Alisson

 

Fit: van Dijk, Elliot

 

“Bobby [Firmino] will not be available but that is because of the injury he had in the last game.” – Jurgen Klopp

 

MANCHESTER CITY

 

Ruled out: Steffen

 

Might play: De Bruyne, Foden, Ederson, Jesus

 

“Yesterday, Phil [Foden] made his first training session. Kevin [De Bruyne] trained good the last week, part alone, part with the three/four other players who were here plus the under-18s. They feel much better.” – Pep Guardiola

 

MANCHESTER UNITED

 

Ruled out: Telles, Rashford

 

Might play: McTominay, Fred, Henderson

 

“He’ll definitely be on the pitch at some point, that’s for sure.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Cristiano Ronaldo

 

NEWCASTLE UNITED

 

Ruled out: Wilson, Fraser, Dubravka, Shelvey

 

Might play: Darlow, Dummett, Hayden

 

Fit: Almiron

 

We’re not going to put a timescale on it. It’s really frustrating for Callum and for us. He’s got two goals in three games as well. It’s unfortunate that he’s picked up this thigh injury. We’ll just give it as long as we can.” – Steve Bruce on Callum Wilson

 

NORWICH CITY

 

Ruled out: Zimmermann, Giannoulis

 

Might play: McLean, Placheta, Sargent

 

SOUTHAMPTON

 

Ruled out: Long, S Armstrong, Walcott, Smallbone

 

“Longy is in self-isolation in the hotel because of a positive covid test. The rest will arrive today and then we will have a look.” – Ralph Hassenhuttl 

 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

 

Ruled out: Romero, Sanchez, Lo Celso

 

Might play: Son, Skipp, Sessegnon, Bergwijn

 

“Sonny is not so well. I don’t know [if it’s serious]. Let’s wait and see. The doctors will make the analysis.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

 

WATFORD

 

Ruled out: Foster, Femenia

 

Might play: Sierralta

 

Fit: Joao Pedro

 

“We are waiting to hear and after we will see what is the answer of FIFA. I spoke with him about this but you know, we can do nothing. Now is the moment for waiting, because we will see what happens with the result.” – Xisco Munoz on Francisco Sierralta

 

WEST HAM UNITED

 

Might play: Masuaku

 

“I think most things are all good. I think it’s the first time since pre-season that we’ve got everybody back. I think we’re all in good shape.” – David Moyes

 

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

 

Ruled out: Jonny, Neto

 

Might play: Jimenez

 

“We think we can use Raul.” – Bruno Lage on Raul Jimenez