2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW6



Fit: Granit Xhaka


“Hopefully everyone is available, so good news. We have one more session before the game, but in general everyone is feeling good.” – Mikel Arteta




Ruled out: Axel Tuanzebe, Leon Bailey, Morgan Sanson, Trezeguet, Keinan Davis


Might play: Emi Buendia


Fit: John McGinn


“He will be a big loss, so we have to decide if we go to a back-four or stick with a five.” – Dean Smith on how Tuanzebe’s ineligibility to face his parent club might affect his tactics




Ruled out: Bech Sorensen, Dasilva


“No injuries, everyone is fit and available There will be ten of the same starters and then I need to find the last one” – Thomas Frank




Ruled out: Adam Webster


Might play: Enock Mwepu, Yves Bissouma


Fit: Tariq Lamptey, Pascal Gross


“Tariq is coming back from a long injury, we have to be careful.” – Graham Potter on Tariq Lamptey




Ruled out: Connor Roberts, Kevin Long, Dale Stephens


Might play: Josh Brownhill


“He has got a chance, he’s had a dead leg but he has got a chance.” – Sean Dyche on Josh Brownhill




Ruled out: Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic


Fit: Edouard Mendy


“For Mason Mount, it’s too soon – he has a little, little, minor injury from the Aston Villa game. He has made a big step, huge progress, but not enough to be ready for tomorrow.” – Thomas Tuchel




Ruled out: Eberechi Eze, Nathan Ferguson


Fit: Jeffrey Schlupp




Ruled out: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Seamus Coleman, Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Jean-Philippe Gbamin


Fit: Lucas Digne, Jordan Pickford


“Pickford is okay, has been training, Lucas [Digne] is okay. The others are getting better but remain out.” – Rafael Benitez




Ruled out: Patrick Bamford, Diego Llorente, Robin Koch


Might play: Raphinha, Luke Ayling, Jack Harrison


“Diego Llorente, Robin Koch and Patrick Bamford won’t be available. The rest of them I couldn’t tell you if they will be or they won’t be. If I said they would definitely play or wouldn’t play, neither of those things are certain.” – Marcelo Bielsa




Ruled out: James Justin, Wesley Fofana


Might play: Jonny Evans


“He’s recovering after the game and was a little sore, like most of the players on the second day, but it’s good news for us, he’s come through it. That was his first 90 minutes since earlier in the year. It’s just managing that process and seeing how the foot reacts. We’ll find out later on where he’s at.” – Brendan Rodgers on Jonny Evans’ midweek appearance




Ruled out: Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara, Harvey Elliott


Might play: Neco Williams, Roberto Firmino


Fit: Trent Alexander-Arnold, James Milner


“Trent was not injured, Trent was a little bit ill. He’s back in training, trained yesterday and will be fine. Bobby trained already for two or three days, so he is back in contention. Porto, 100 per cent. Brentford, we have to see.” – Jurgen Klopp




Might play: Rodri, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Ilkay Gundogan, Oleksandr Zinchenko


We still have a few [injuries]. Some come back a little bit in training, tomorrow we decide if they’re ready to play or not. Not all of them [are in contention], some come back, we will see how they react to training and tomorrow we will see.” – Pep Guardiola




Ruled out: Marcus Rashford, Amad Diallo


Fit: Edinson Cavani, Dean Henderson


“Edinson has joined in training fully after that game [on Wednesday] and he’s held his hand up and is ready. He’s so professional and meticulous and, of course, we’re glad to now have him back training with us and in the squad.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer




Ruled out: Callum Wilson, Joe Willock, Jamaal Lascelles, Martin Dubravka, Jonjo Shelvey, Paul Dummett


“Joe Willock’s was a complete fluke. He kicked the ground and damaged his toe. He’ll not make this week and it’ll be touch and go for next week as well. Jamaal Lascelles’ is a muscle injury. He tried yesterday but it was no good so it’ll be a couple of weeks.” – Steve Bruce




Ruled out: Christoph Zimmermann, Przemyslaw Placheta, Todd Cantwell, Sam Byram


Might play: Milot Raschica, Joshua Sargent


“Cantwell is out due to personal reasons and there’s a question mark behind Rashica after the cup game.” – Daniel Farke




Ruled out: Jack Stephens, Stuart Armstrong, Will Smallbone


Might play: Theo Walcott


“We have now with Jack Stephens a player who is long out, 10 to 12 weeks maybe, so we need every centre-back. A long-term injury is always a blow to us. The tendon on the knee is disrupted, so it’s a tendon injury. It takes, I don’t know how long, but it will take time.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




Ruled out: Steven Bergwijn, Ryan Sessegnon


Might play: Lucas Moura




Might play: Kiko Femenia, Daniel Bachmann, Joao Pedro


“We will see if Kiko [Femenía] and João [Pedro] will be ready for the game. João is someone who provides a great option for the team, and like the rest of the squad has a big part to play this season.” – Xisco Munoz




Ruled out: Ryan Fredericks


“Ryan’s probably the only player we’ve got any real major concerns over. He felt his groin and he’s had an injury prior to it before, so he’s being assessed at the moment.” – David Moyes




Ruled out: Rayan Ait-Nouri, Yerson Mosquera, Jonny, Pedro Neto


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