2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW11



Ruled out: Granit Xhaka (knee)


Might play: Kieran Tierney (ankle)


“Kieran [Tierney] has been training the last two days and is feeling much better, so hopefully he will be able to be available. Let’s see in the next two training sessions how he’s feeling.” – Mikel Arteta




Ruled out: Danny Ings (Covid), Douglas Luiz (hamstring), Bertrand Traore (thigh), Ezri Konsa (suspended), Trezeguet (knee)


“Danny Ings, Douglas Luiz and Bertrand Traore are still out. Ezri Konsa has had his appeal upheld, so he’ll be missing as well. Morgan Sanson coming back is good for us. Whether he’s fit enough to start is something we’ll have to weigh up.” – Dean Smith




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


Might play: Bryan Mbeumo (hamstring)




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


Might play: Dan Burn (knee), Aaron Connolly (heel)


“Dan Burn is not definitely out, he’s made really good progress, there’s an outside chance of him being involved. Danny Welbeck and Steven Alzate are also doing well, but won’t be involved in the game against Newcastle.” – Graham Potter




Ruled out: Dale Stephens (ankle)


Might play: Aaron Lennon (illness)


“Dale Stephens is not ready yet, he needs some game-time but he’s back on the grass & training with us regularly. Aaron Lennon’s got a bit of illness, so we’ll wait and see if he’s available. Everyone else is looking good.” – Sean Dyche




Ruled out: Marcos Alonso (ankle), Mateo Kovacic (hamstring), Romelu Lukaku (ankle), Timo Werner (thigh)


Might play: Mason Mount (teeth)


Fit: Christian Pulisic


“Marcos Alonso injured himself in the very last minute during the Malmo match, he tried now to come out for training but the stress is too high on the ankle, too painful. He will not be in the squad.” – Thomas Tuchel




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


Fit: Will Hughes




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


Might play: Lucas Digne (muscle)


“He has been training, so hopefully, he will be available.” – Rafael Benitez on Lucas Digne




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


Might play: Junior Firpo (match fitness), Jamie Shackleton (knock)


“Ayling, Bamford and Koch all remain unavailable. [Bamford’s return] is all subject to his evolution.” – Marcelo Bielsa




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


Might play: Harvey Barnes (illness), James Maddison (illness), Ricardo Pereira (muscle)


“Hopefully the players who were out [on Thursday] should be back and available, Harvey [Barnes] and James Maddison. Ricardo Pereira should be fine also, so we should get a few players back for the weekend.” – Brendan Rodgers




Ruled out: Roberto Firmino (hamstring), Joe Gomez (calf), Curtis Jones (eye), Naby Keita (hamstring), James Milner (hamstring), Harvey Elliott (ankle)


“Bobby [Firmino] is not good news with a serious hamstring injury, really unfortunate. We don’t know exactly how long he will be out but it will be not now after the international break directly. Usually when you have an injury before the international break, you think, ‘OK, after the international break they are ready’ but that is not directly the moment when Bobby will be ready again, probably.” – Jurgen Klopp




Ruled out: Ferran Torres (foot), Aymeric Laporte (suspended)


Might play: Kyle Walker (foot)


“Right now, I don’t know. We have training in a few hours.” – Pep Guardiola on Kyle Walker’s injury




Ruled out: Paul Pogba (suspended), Raphael Varane (hamstring)


Might play: Victor Lindelof (knock)


“With all the technology, you expect him [Varane] to be out for four-to-five weeks. It’s a blow for us as he’s come in and been really influential, but Eric Bailly came in last time and was exceptional. We’ve got a couple of players doubtful, unfortunately, but that’s part of the game. We’ll just have to give them as much time as possible.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer




Ruled out: Paul Dummett (calf)




Ruled out: Grant Hanley (groin), Christoph Zimmermann (ankle), Todd Cantwell (lack of match fitness), Sam Byram (lack of match fitness)


Might play: Ozan Kabak (illness)




Ruled out: Jack Stephens (knee)


Fit: Armando Broja, Moussa Djenepo


“He’s back [Broja], he’s available for the weekend. The rest, apart from Jack Stephens, are also fit. Moussa [Djenepo] is also back.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




Ruled out: Ryan Sessegnon (knock)


Might play: Bryan Gil (hamstring)




Ruled out: Peter Etebo (thigh), Christian Kabasele (hamstring), Ken Sema (knee)


Might play: Kiko Femenia (hip), Francisco Sierralta (hamstring)




Might play: Andriy Yarmolenko (knock), Nikola Vlasic (knock)


“At the moment we seem OK. Yarmolenko had a bit of an injury before we left, Vlasic as well. We’ll see how they are. It’s a quick turnaround between the games but hopefully we’ll be okay.” – David Moyes




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

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