2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW13



RULED OUT: Granit Xhaka (knee), Sead Kolasinac (ankle)


“No news. Everybody is fine so far.” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: Trezeguet (knee), Bertrand Traore (thigh)


AVAILABLE: Douglas Luiz, Morgan Sanson


“Bertrand Traoré is still going to be some weeks away, so we need to be patient on that one. Sanson has trained fully. He’ll travel with us and be part of the squad. Douglas Luiz will come into the squad as well, so positive news from an injury point of view.” – Steven Gerrard




RULED OUT: David Raya (knee), Kristoffer Ajer (hamstring), Mathias Jorgensen (muscle), Josh Dasilva (hip)


AVAILABLE: Mathias Jensen, Mads Bech Sorensen, Yoane Wissa




RULED OUT: Danny Welbeck (thigh), Steven Alzate (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Enock Mwepu (muscle)


“We need to see how he is but he’s got a really good chance of being in the squad.” – Graham Potter on Enock Mwepu




RULED OUT: James Tarkowski (suspended), Ashley Westwood (suspended), Ashley Barnes (thigh)


MIGHT PLAY: Dale Stephens (ankle), Jay Rodriguez (muscle), Matej Vydra (muscle)


“Barnesy [Ashley Barnes] is the only one who is going to be a bit of time because he’s got a pretty decent tear in this thigh. There’s not a time limit on it, but it’s certainly not going to be days, it’s going to be weeks. Jay Rodriguez and Matej Vydra, just a bit of tightness but they should be fine.” – Sean Dyche




RULED OUT: Ben Chilwell (knee), Mateo Kovacic (hamstring), N’Golo Kante (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Kai Havertz (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku


“Ben Chilwell is out. He has a partial tear of his ACL, and the decision is to treat it conservatively. The next six weeks will tell the story if he makes it and be available, or if he will need surgery. N’Golo twisted his knee a little bit against Juventus and feels better but it seems he will be out for some days. Romelu is in training, if you ask the player he will say, ‘Yes, I can start!’ There is a bit of a difference between ready for training and ready for games – the possibility that he starts is not very high.” – Thomas Tuchel




RULED OUT: Nathan Ferguson (Achilles), James McArthur (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Eberechi Eze


“Everybody trained this morning. Eze had a really good week, a full session with the team. Nathan took part in some training this week. Players have to be ready, as we get to a time where the team needs them; they have to perform. Will [Hughes] is one of them. I’m really happy with what he is showing me in training.” – Patrick Vieira




RULED OUT: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh), Richarlison (suspended), Mason Holgate (suspended), Yerry Mina (hamstring), Andre Gomes (calf), Tom Davies (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Demarai Gray (muscle), Abdoulaye Doucoure (foot), Allan (muscle)


“He [Demarai Gray] was doing a light training session today – very light – so we will see if he can be available but maybe we don’t have too much time. It was OK, it was less than what we were expecting. Yerry [Mina] is doing well but still not ready. Obviously Dominic [Calvert-Lewin], not yet. Doucoure has been training today so is one player that maybe could be available.” – Rafael Benitez




RULED OUT: Patrick Bamford (ankle), Robin Koch (pelvic)


MIGHT PLAY: Luke Ayling (knee)


AVAILABLE: Raphinha, Rodrigo, Jamie Shackleton


“Ayling will probably be able to play with the under-23s on Monday as he is healthy now. Shackleton is also healthy. Raphinha and Rodrigo are also available. The ones who are finishing their periods of recovery are Koch and Bamford.” – Marcelo Bielsa




RULED OUT: Youri Tielemans (calf), Ricardo Pereira (thigh), James Justin (knee), Wesley Fofana (leg)


MIGHT PLAY: Jonny Evans (thigh)


“He should be okay for the weekend. He’s felt it from time to time over this last few weeks and he felt it in the warm-up. The last thing I want to do is lose another player to an injury. Daniel Amartey’s been playing exceptionally well and he’s come in and done a great job. Jonny should be, hopefully, okay for the weekend” – Brendan Rodgers on Jonny Evans




RULED OUT: Roberto Firmino (hamstring), Joe Gomez (calf), Curtis Jones (eye), Harvey Elliott (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Naby Keita (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: James Milner, Diogo Jota, Andrew Robertson, Divock Origi


“My phone didn’t ring this morning about any kind of issues. The players who were involved in the squad last game, against Porto, should be available again. A week or 10 days ago, we had pretty much two-and-a-half [central] midfielders. And now that looks different. For the first time for a while, I have to make decisions.” – Jurgen Klopp




RULED OUT: Ferran Torres (foot), Kevin De Bruyne (Covid)


MIGHT PLAY: Jack Grealish (knock), Phil Foden (knock)


“They are training individually, they are training much better. Phil much better. Not today because it’s a day off. Hopefully, they can be back soon to help us.” – Pep Guardiola on Phil Foden and Jack Grealish


“He is a little bit tired, no taste. He is feeling better now. It is around seven or eight days already so a few more days ahead of him to make a PCR test and if negative, he will be back.” – Pep Guardiola on Kevin De Bruyne




RULED OUT: Harry Maguire (suspended), Paul Pogba (thigh), Raphael Varane (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Luke Shaw (head), Fred (ankle), Edinson Cavani (tendon), Mason Greenwood (Covid)


“There are one or two that we’re kind of waiting on. Luke [Shaw] took a bang on the head [against Watford], so we’re assessing him during the week and we’ll make a call on how he is. Fred took a knock the other night and twisted his ankle. He managed to carry on and see the game out, which is pretty incredible. We’ll have to see how that settles down.” – Michael Carrick




RULED OUT: Paul Dummett (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Dwight Gayle (hamstring)


“Dwight Gayle was feeling his hamstring slightly so that’s one that will be assessed today. Other than that there’s been no new injury concerns for us with a training session still to do today.” – Jason Tindall, speaking on behalf of manager Eddie Howe




RULED OUT: Christoph Zimmermann (ankle), Sam Byram (lack of match fitness)


AVAILABLE: Kieran Dowell




RULED OUT: Stuart Armstrong (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Jack Stephens (knee)


AVAILABLE: Nathan Redmond, Moussa Djenepo


“Stuey [Armstrong] is out with a calf injury. Moussa [Djenepo] is back in training and Reddy [Nathan Redmond] also.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




RULED OUT: Cristian Romero (thigh)


MIGHT PLAY: Giovani Lo Celso (knock)




RULED OUT: Ismaila Sarr (knee), Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring), Peter Etebo (thigh), Francisco Sierralta (hamstring), Christian Kabasele (hamstring), Ken Sema (knee), Kwadwo Baah (ankle)


AVAILABLE: Juraj Kucka




RULED OUT: Angelo Ogbonna (knee)


“We seem OK but we’ll assess things today – get through the training and see how everyone is. We think we’re okay though.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Willy Boly (muscle), Yerson Mosquera (thigh), Jonny (knee), Pedro Neto (knee)




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