2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW10



Ruled out: Granit Xhaka (knee)


Might play: Kieran Tierney (ankle), Ben White (illness), Pablo Mari (illness), Martin Odegaard (knock)


“He’s progressing in training. Let’s see again how he is. He felt a little bit better in the last few days but he wasn’t 100 per cent ready to start the game [vs Leeds]” – Mikel Arteta on Kieran Tierney




Ruled out: Trezeguet (knee), Morgan Sanson (illness)


Fit: Emiliano Martinez


“Emi Martinez will be back training with us today. He’s had some personal issues that he had to fly back home for, but he’s back today so I have no worries about his availability.” – Dean Smith




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


Might play: Vitaly Janelt (thigh), Bryan Mbeumo (hamstring), Ethan Pinnock (hip)


“Both Ethan [Pinnock] and Bryan Mbeumo – I won’t say available, they will be assessed. There is a good chance that they could be available for Saturday. Sometimes with these injuries, 48 hours means a lot.” – Thomas Frank




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


Fit: Yves Bissouma, Adam Webster


“We don’t know the full extent yet, but it was his knee. It doesn’t feel as bad. We just need to wait for his scan results.” – Graham Potter on Dan Burn




Ruled out: Dale Stephens (ankle), Wayne Hennessey (ankle)


Fit: Ben Mee


“Nothing serious, a few knocks and bruises. Everyone should be fine.” – Sean Dyche




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


Fit: Andreas Christensen (teeth), Cesar Azpilicueta (shoulder), N’Golo Kante (muscle), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (hip)


“Timo [Werner], Romelu [Lukaku] are still out. Christian Pulisic did join training the last two training sessions but it’s still too early given the time that he missed. Everybody else is available. It’s realistic that both of them – Timo and Romelu – have a new target: after the international break. For Christian, we are looking forward to the Burnley match.” – Thomas Tuchel




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


“He has been really good. He had a full week with the first team where he did from the start to the end, he is doing really well. I was really pleased with where he is at the moment, but it is still too short for him to take part in the game tomorrow” – Patrick Vieira on Eberechi Eze




Ruled out: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh), Abdoulaye Doucoure (foot), Yerry Mina (hamstring)


Might play: Andre Gomes (calf), Fabian Delph (shoulder)


“Doucoure is getting better, it seems that he’s progressing well. I cannot say how long exactly, but at least a couple of weeks. With the international break, hopefully after he will be fine.” – Rafael Benitez




Ruled out: Patrick Bamford (ankle), Robin Koch (pelvic), Luke Ayling (knee)


Fit: Raphinha, Junior Firpo, Jamie Shackleton




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


Might play: Ricardo Pereira (muscle), Ayoze Perez (illness)


Fit: Jamie Vardy


“He’s okay. He’s trained the last couple of days so he’s fine.” – Brendan Rodgers on Jamie Vardy




Ruled out: Fabinho (knee), James Milner (hamstring), Harvey Elliott (ankle)


Might play: Thiago Alcantara (calf)


Fit: Naby Keita (shin)


“With Fabinho, it doesn’t look that good – not too complicated but complicated enough to keep him out again, probably. I still wait for last news but he was not in team training yet, which is never a good sign. Thiago was first time yesterday in team training, we did a session where he could be part of pretty much the whole session. It doesn’t mean he’s ready to play a football game, unfortunately.” – Jurgen Klopp




Ruled out: Ferran Torres (foot)




Ruled out: Paul Pogba (suspended)


Fit: Anthony Martial (knock), Raphael Varane (thigh)


“Paul [Pogba] is suspended but, apart from that, it’s a fully fit squad. Which is a very strange position to be in, to have 25 outfield players and five keepers training.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer




Ruled out: Elliot Anderson (knock), Paul Dummett (calf)


Fit: Jonjo Shelvey, Martin Dubravka




Ruled out: Christoph Zimmermann (ankle), Ben Gibson (suspended), Todd Cantwell (lack of match fitness), Sam Byram (lack of match fitness)


“There is not too much to update. Christoph Zimmermann had his ankle surgery and he’ll be out for several weeks. Other than that, more or less all the other players are available.” – Daniel Farke




Ruled out: Armando Broja (ankle), Jack Stephens (knee)


Fit: James Ward-Prowse


“I think Broja is not available for the weekend because he had an ankle injury after the Burnley game when he scored the goal, so he will miss this game for sure. From the game on Tuesday we have one or two players with a little bit of a problem with muscles but not that hard. We have a good selection to pick the right team.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




Ruled out: Ryan Sessegnon (knock)


Might play: Bryan Gil (hamstring)


“Bryan [Gil] we have a problem with. We are assessing. Sessegnon is not involved, he is still not in the group. Normal knocks after the game.” – Nuno Espirito Santo




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


Might play: Kiko Femenia (hip)


Fit: Danny Rose




Might play: Alex Kral (illness)


Fit: Vladimir Coufal


“In the main, we’re getting better. Coufal got some minutes. [Ryan] Fredericks is making progress. Kral has returned after isolating. Like everyone we’ve got some knocks and niggles and things, but hopefully we’ll be fine.” – David Moyes




Ruled out: Yerson Mosquera (thigh), Jonny (knee), Pedro Neto (knee), Marcal (calf)


Fit: Willy Boly

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