2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW14



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


MIGHT PLAY: Bukayo Saka (muscle)


“It was an action where he said he felt something muscular. He wasn’t comfortable to continue and we’ll have to assess him” – Mikel Arteta on Bukayo Saka




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


“Danny, unfortunately, won’t make tomorrow. We were protecting him at the weekend. He’s had a little bit of a setback – a previous injury – nothing major, but we had to put the brakes on for a few days at the least.” – Steven Gerrard




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


MIGHT PLAY: Christian Norgaard (back), Rico Henry (knock), Sergi Canos (knock)


“Christian [Norgaard] had to come off with a minor back issue but he should be ready for Thursday. I don’t know what happened to Rico [Henry] and Sergi [Canos] but they had to come off, but I expect them to be ready too.” – Thomas Frank




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


“[They] are getting closer and closer. Next couple of weeks, we’d like to see them training with the team.” – Graham Potter on Danny Welbeck and Steven Alzate




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


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


“He is training fully, he still needs more football but he feels good.” – Sean Dyche on Dale Stephens




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


MIGHT PLAY: Reece James, Jorginho, Timo Werner


AVAILABLE: Kai Havertz


“We have some players in doubt, maybe we need a bit more time, more examinations. Reece James, Jorginho and Timo Werner: they all trained today with us and there will be some last-minute decisions about the three. With Romelu, there is no reaction from his injured ankle. He’s stayed in training and he’s ready to progress in minutes.” – Thomas Tuchel




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


[Andersen] is not going to travel with the team. He is still not 100 percent. We have to evaluate the injury every day and to see how he is feeling, but for the game tomorrow it will be too short [a turnaround]” – Patrick Vieira




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


MIGHT PLAY: Andre Gomes (calf)


“The group of players is the same but Andre Gomes is training. Dominic [Calvert-Lewin], Yerry Mina and Davies are not available but at least we have players training. They will need some time to have match-fitness.” – Rafael Benitez




RULED OUT: Robin Koch (pelvic)


MIGHT PLAY: Luke Ayling (knee), Patrick Bamford (ankle)


FIT: Kalvin Phillips


“With respect to Kalvin [Phillips], he is available for the game tomorrow. Shackleton and Pascal [Struijk] coming on were all to do with improving how the team was playing. I don’t link it to his individual performance, whether it was high or low.” – Marcelo Bielsa




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


“The squad will pretty much be similar to Sunday. Youri [Tielemans], we’ll see where he is at at the back-end of the week but he’s progressing really well. I’ve seen him back out on the pitch with the rehabilitation team today, so he looked very strong. We’ll just assess that as the week goes through, but it’s probably going to be more towards the end of the week.” – Brendan Rodgers




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


“Everyone came through [the Southampton game] well, as far I know. All the [injured] boys are getting closer. Bobby [Firmino] needs probably another week to do more football stuff. Joe [Gomez] and Naby [Keita] are not too far away from team training. With Curtis [Jones], it’s not in our hands. We have to wait until the doctors give us the green light.” – Jurgen Klopp




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


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


“Kevin (De Bruyne) still hasn’t trained. He was negative for the last test but could not train. Maybe tomorrow they [Foden and Grealish] can play but not a lot of minutes.” – Pep Guardiola




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


MIGHT PLAY: Luke Shaw (head), Edinson Cavani (tendon)


AVAILABLE: Mason Greenwood




RULED OUT: Matt Ritchie (suspended), Jamaal Lascelles (suspended), Paul Dummett (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Dwight Gayle (hamstring)




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


“He’ll see a specialist to get the best advice. We’ll wait and see, but hopefully not a long one.” – Dean Smith on Mathias Normann




RULED OUT: Stuart Armstrong (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Jack Stephens (knee)


“It was only Stuey [Armstrong] who was not part of the squad today. The rest was with us.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




RULED OUT: Cristian Romero (thigh)


MIGHT PLAY: Giovani Lo Celso (knock)




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


MIGHT PLAY: Emmanuel Dennis (ankle), Adam Masina (knock), Juraj Kucka (knee)


“Of course it’s very hard, but I have good players and also at Leicester we played well. We must continue in this way. I know Sarr is very important for us, but we have to go on.” – Claudio Ranieri




RULED OUT: Angelo Ogbonna (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Aaron Cresswell (back)


“We’ve got a doubt about Aaron Cresswell but he’s been out today so we’re hopeful that he’s not too bad. We’ll see how he is.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Ruben Neves (suspended), Willy Boly (muscle), Daniel Podence (Covid), Yerson Mosquera (thigh), Jonny (knee), Pedro Neto (knee)






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