2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW15



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




RULED OUT: Leon Bailey (muscle), Trezeguet (knee), Bertrand Traore (thigh)


MIGHT PLAY: Danny Ings (thigh), Matt Targett (head)


“Unfortunately, Leon [Bailey] has had a scan and that’s confirmed that it’s a muscle injury in that quad area. It’s going to be quite a long one. He’ll be missing for a number of weeks. It’s difficult to put a date on that right now, but we won’t see him before Xmas” – Steven Gerrard




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




RULED OUT: Adam Lallana (thigh), Adam Webster (calf), Jeremy Sarmiento (hamstring), Danny Welbeck (thigh), Steven Alzate (ankle)


“It’s still early days in terms of assessing, but we will be without Jeremy Sarmiento, Adam Webster and Adam Lallana. We will find out the details of their injuries in the coming days.” – Graham Potter




RULED OUT: Ashley Barnes (thigh), Dale Stephens (Covid)


MIGHT PLAY: Phil Bardsley (knock)


AVAILABLE: James Tarkowski, Ashley Westwood


“It’s going to be weeks of recovery for Ashley, and we’re monitoring Dale Stephens. Bardsley is also a niggly so it’s not likely that he will be in the squad for the weekend.” – Sean Dyche




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


AVAILABLE: Reece James


“We did not train today with Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell and Trevoh Chalobah – they are all out for tomorrow. Everybody else is available.” – Thomas Tuchel




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


MIGHT PLAY: Joachim Andersen (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh), Tom Davies (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Andre Gomes (calf), Yerry Mina (hamstring), Salomon Rondon (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Mason Holgate


“Rondon is feeling better but we need to wait for the scan. Andre Gomes has been training, we are missing just Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Tom Davies. The other players are available. Still a couple of weeks minimum [for Calvert-Lewin]. We have to be very careful with him.” – Rafael Benitez




RULED OUT: Robin Koch (pelvic)


MIGHT PLAY: Pascal Struijk (hip) Patrick Bamford (match fitness), Luke Ayling (match fitness)


“It’s likely that they’ll be available for the game on Sunday.” – Marcelo Bielsa on Bamford and Ayling




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


“It might be too soon for the weekend.” – Brendan Rodgers on Tielemans and Justin




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


“We didn’t let them do the full [training] session but they looked brilliant. They will use the next two to three days to do the stuff they have to do. I think from Sunday onwards, if nothing happens, they should be in contention.” – Jurgen Klopp on Gomez and Keita




RULED OUT: Ferran Torres (foot)


AVAILABLE: Kyle Walker, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte


“Except Ferran Torres, all are ready to travel to London. It’s better, I said before the game against Villa, you need everyone, much better to have everyone.” – Pep Guardiola




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


MIGHT PLAY: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (hand), Luke Shaw (head), Edinson Cavani (tendon), Nemanja Matic (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Ciaran Clark (suspended), Paul Dummett (calf)


AVAILABLE: Matt Ritchie, Jamaal Lascelles


“He’s not close at the moment. He is back on the grass with the physios. He still has quite a bit to go through, but positive signs.” – Eddie Howe on Dummett




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


AVAILABLE: Todd Cantwell


“We felt Milot’s [Rashica] was just a slight groin issue, but it’s a bit more significant than that, so we expect him to be out for three or four weeks.” – Dean Smith




RULED OUT: Jan Bednarek (calf), Fraser Forster (knock), Stuart Armstrong (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Jack Stephens (knee)




RULED OUT: Cristian Romero (thigh), Giovani Lo Celso (knock)


“He will be ready to start again training sessions with us.” – Antonio Conte on Lo Celso




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




RULED OUT: Angelo Ogbonna (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Aaron Cresswell (back)


“Aaron Cresswell is back in training. He’s done a bit of light training so we’ll take a look at that. Otherwise, we’re okay, other than Angelo Ogbonna being out with his cruciate. In the main, we’ve got everybody fit though.” – David Moyes




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


MIGHT PLAY: Daniel Podence (Covid)


“We will have to wait and see if he can join us tomorrow.’” – Bruno Lage on Daniel Podence




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