2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW9


ARSENAL

 

Ruled out: Granit Xhaka (knee)

 

Might play: Bukayo Saka

 

“He hasn’t trained yet, we have to assess him today and see how he is. It’s down to the doctors and himself to see how he recovers and how he is feeling between today and tomorrow.” – Mikel Arteta speaking about Bukayo Saka on Thursday

 

ASTON VILLA

 

Ruled out: Trezeguet (knee)

 

Might play: Keinan Davis (match fitness)

 

Fit: Leon Bailey, Bertrand Traore, Matty Cash

 

“Bertrand Traore and Leon Bailey have come back from 4/5 weeks out, so we’re building up their fitness. They’ll be in the squad but I’ll have to assess where they are. They’ve both got a chance,” – Dean Smith

 

BRENTFORD

 

Ruled out: Mads Bech Sorensen (knee), Josh Dasilva (hip), Shandon Baptiste (shoulder), Yoane Wissa (ankle)

 

Might play: Vitaly Janelt

 

“Yoane Wissa will be out for a few more weeks with an ankle injury. The others are closer and will be assessed before the game.” – Thomas Frank

 

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

 

Ruled out: Danny Welbeck (thigh), Steven Alzate (ankle)

 

Might play: Adam Webster (thigh)

 

Fit: Yves Bissouma

 

“Adam [Webster] has been training this week, he’s had a good week. There’s an outside chance he’ll be available.” – Graham Potter

 

BURNLEY

 

Ruled out: Dale Stephens (ankle)

 

Might play: Matej Vydra (back), Charlie Taylor (minor knock), Ben Mee (Covid)

 

“We are going to have to make a decision on all three of them [Vydra, Taylor, Mee] because they are close. It is a three-game week so we will have to make a decision on them. We are hopeful on those three but we will have to make a call on it tomorrow.” – Sean Dyche, speaking on Thursday

 

CHELSEA

 

Ruled out: Romelu Lukaku (ankle), Christian Pulisic (ankle), Timo Werner (thigh)

 

“No big news for Romelu [Lukaku] & Timo [Werner], the thing I can say is that they are out for tomorrow, they will be out for the Soton game. Then we will see what’s next, I don’t think that it makes any sense to go into speculation about how long.” – Thomas Tuchel

 

CRYSTAL PALACE

 

Ruled out: Eberechi Eze (achilles), Nathan Ferguson (achilles)

 

Fit: Wilfried Zaha

 

“Wilf [Zaha] is good – he started training with the team a couple of days ago. He will be in the squad tomorrow. We are looking good.” – Patrick Vieira

 

EVERTON

 

Ruled out: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh), Abdoulaye Doucoure (foot), Fabian Delph (shoulder), Andre Gomes (calf), Yerry Mina (hamstring)

 

Fit: Richarlison

 

“How long he will be out, we need to see. It depends on how he reacts to the treatment. We will not see him for four or five weeks, could be?” – Rafael Benitez on Dominic Calvert-Lewin

 

LEEDS UNITED

 

Ruled out: Patrick Bamford (ankle), Robin Koch (pelvic), Luke Ayling (knee), Kalvin Phillips (calf), Junior Firpo (muscle)

 

Fit: Raphinha

 

“Ayling and Bamford are not going to be here for the next two games. Raphinha has acclimatised back to his return to England. Koch still has at least one month to go. Kalvin [Phillips] is healthy but he hasn’t competed for three weeks, if he played on Saturday it would be far too quick.” – Marcelo Bielsa

 

LEICESTER CITY

 

Ruled out: James Justin (knee), Wesley Fofana (leg), Wilfred Ndidi (hamstring), Marc Albrighton (knock)

 

Might play: Timothy Castagne (hamstring), Ayoze Perez (illness), Youri Tielemans (back), Jonny Evans (back)

 

“He had a spasm towards his lower back. He looks fine. He’s on a recovery work today with the medical team, but he looks fine.” – Brendan Rodgers on Youri Tielemans

 

LIVERPOOL

 

Ruled out: Thiago Alcantara (calf), Harvey Elliott (ankle)

 

Might play: Curtis Jones (hip)

 

“Curtis [Jones] will train today with us completely, he did already parts of training before we went to Atletico. He should be in contention. Thiago, not, he is not in team training yet, will not be this week for sure.” – Jurgen Klopp

 

MANCHESTER CITY

 

Ruled out: Ferran Torres (foot)

 

“The team is in really good condition” – Pep Guardiola

 

MANCHESTER UNITED

 

Ruled out: Raphael Varane (thigh), Amad Diallo (thigh)

 

Might play: Bruno Fernandes (knock), Anthony Martial (knock), Fred (hamstring), Marcus Rashford (dead leg)

 

“Games like Wednesday night will always bring knocks and bruises. Bruno [Fernandes] might be a doubt but he’s doing everything he can to be fit. I’m not going to rule anyone out from Sunday but I’m not sure if everyone’s going to be fit.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

 

NEWCASTLE UNITED

 

Ruled out: Martin Dubravka (foot), Paul Dummett (calf), Jonjo Shelvey (suspended)

 

NORWICH CITY

 

Ruled out: Christoph Zimmermann (ankle), Todd Cantwell (lack of match fitness), Billy Gilmour (ineligible to face parent club)

 

“I can confirm he needs ankle surgery that will take place on Monday coming and think he will be out for 6 weeks or so.” – Daniel Farke on Christoph Zimmermann

 

SOUTHAMPTON

 

Ruled out: James Ward-Prowse (suspended), Jack Stephens (knee)

 

Fit: Che Adams

 

“There’s still Jack Stephens missing. Che Adams is back in training and is available for the weekend. There are no injuries there otherwise, so I can pick from a big squad.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl

 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

 

Ruled out: Ryan Sessegnon (knock), Matt Doherty (knock)

 

Fit: Steven Bergwijn, Ben Davies

 

WATFORD

 

Ruled out: Peter Etebo (thigh), Francisco Sierralta (hamstring), Christian Kabasele (hamstring)

 

Might play: Kiko Femenia (hip), Nicolas Nkoulou (match fitness)

 

Fit: Joshua King (knee)

 

“He trained with us all the week, he is available.” – Claudio Ranieri on Joshua King

 

WEST HAM UNITED

 

Might play: Vladimir Coufal (groin), Alex Kral (illness)

 

Fit: Ryan Fredericks, Mark Noble

 

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

 

Ruled out: Willy Boly (knock), Yerson Mosquera (thigh), Jonny (knee), Pedro Neto (knee)

 

Might play: Raul Jimenez (tiredness)

 

Fit: Francisco Trincao