2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW22



RULED OUT: Granit Xhaka (suspended), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (AFCON), Thomas Partey (AFCON), Mohamed Elneny (AFCON), Nicolas Pepe (AFCON), Sead Kolasinac (thigh)


MIGHT PLAY: Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf), Calum Chambers (knock), Cedric (knock), Martin Odegaard (Covid), Bukayo Saka (fatigue), Emile Smith Rowe (groin)


“We had concerns already before the [Liverpool] match, and after, we had more issues. We haven’t been able to assess the squad yet because we couldn’t fly last night. We just arrived to the training ground and all the boys are being looked at. So we don’t know.” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: John McGinn (suspension), Leon Bailey (muscle), Marvelous Nakamba (knee), Bertrand Traore (AFCON), Trezeguet (AFCON)


MIGHT PLAY: Ashley Young (toe)




RULED OUT: David Raya (knee), Frank Onyeka (AFCON), Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen (hamstring), Charlie Goode (hamstring), Joshua Dasilva (hip)


MIGHT PLAY: Sergi Canos (hamstring), Rico Henry (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Lewis Dunk (knee), Enock Mwepu (hamstring), Yves Bissouma (AFCON), Jeremy Sarmiento (hamstring)


“It’s about him coming into the group now, he adds to us with Enock [Mwepu] out for a few weeks and quite a packed couple of months coming up. We’re excited about him.” – Graham Potter on the recall of Moises Caicedo from his loan spell in Belgium




RULED OUT: Reece James (hamstring), Ben Chilwell (knee), Edouard Mendy (AFCON), Trevoh Chalobah (hamstring), Andreas Christensen (Covid)


“No [fresh] news which is good news. Trevoh [Chalobah] will be out, James out, Chilwell out. We have one positive test with Christensen.” – Thomas Tuchel




RULED OUT: Wilfried Zaha (AFCON), Jordan Ayew (AFCON) Cheikhou Kouyate (AFCON), James McArthur (hamstring), James Tomkins (knock)


MIGHT PLAY: Vicente Guaita (hand)




RULED OUT: Tom Davies (knee), Alex Iwobi (AFCON)


MIGHT PLAY: Richarlison (calf), Yerry Mina (calf), Fabian Delph (illness)


“At the moment, not available [because of] injury is just Tom Davies. Everybody was on the pitch yesterday or they were training. At the moment they are fine. It’s up to us to decide who can be available for this game.” – Rafael Benitez




RULED OUT: Kalvin Phillips (hamstring), Diego Llorente (suspended), Joe Gelhardt (ankle), Tyler Roberts (suspended), Liam Cooper (hamstring), Jamie Shackleton (achilles), Charlie Cresswell (shoulder)


MIGHT PLAY: Junior Firpo (head), Patrick Bamford (hip), Rodrigo (calf), Pascal Struijk (ankle)


“It’s probable that Pascal [Struijk], Rodrigo and Bamford are options to return.” – Marcelo Bielsa




RULED OUT: Jamie Vardy (hamstring), Kelechi Iheanacho (AFCON), Daniel Amartey (AFCON), Wilfred Ndidi (AFCON), Wesley Fofana (leg), Ricardo Pereira (leg), Jonny Evans (hamstring), Boubakary Soumare (illness)


MIGHT PLAY: Ryan Bertrand (knee), James Justin (match fitness), Timothy Castagne (thigh)


AVAILABLE: Patson Daka (hamstring), Caglar Soyuncu (hamstring), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (thigh), Luke Thomas (knock)


“For Everton, according to the Premier League rules, we had to have 13 players and goalkeeper, but we had eight, so the game didn’t go ahead. The return of players gives us a chance to get on with the fixtures.” – Brendan Rodgers




RULED OUT: Mohamed Salah (AFCON), Sadio Mane (AFCON), Naby Keita (AFCON), Divock Origi (knee), Thiago (hip), Nathaniel Phillips (cheekbone), Harvey Elliott (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Andrew Robertson (knock), Virgil van Dijk (knock), James Milner (knock)


“As far as I know, no real injuries. Robbo [Robertson], Virg [van Dijk], Milly [Milner] got knocks but last night, directly after the game – the medical department told me all will be fine but there’s a night between then and now, so will see that. But no injuries, so far. It means the same squad available like for the game last night.” – Jurgen Klopp after Thursday’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg




RULED OUT: Riyad Mahrez (AFCON)


MIGHT PLAY: John Stones (knock), Phil Foden (Covid), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Covid)


“Some people are coming [back], some people are positive again. When you test once, twice negative you can come back, otherwise, you stay at home and isolate. We have some new cases, yeah.” – Pep Guardiola




RULED OUT: Paul Pogba (thigh), Eric Bailly (AFCON), Luke Shaw (suspended), Scott McTominay (suspended)


MIGHT PLAY: Cristiano Ronaldo (hip), Harry Maguire (rib), Jadon Sancho (hamstring), Phil Jones (calf)


“Cristiano trained yesterday, Harry the day before. We have to wait for the final training session this afternoon but as it seems right now they should be available.” – Ralf Rangnick




RULED OUT: Javier Manquillo (suspension), Callum Wilson (calf), Isaac Hayden (knee), Federico Fernandez (thigh)


MIGHT PLAY: Karl Darlow (Covid), Ciaran Clark (Covid), Jamal Lewis (hamstring), Paul Dummett (match fitness)


AVAILABLE: Martin Dubravka (toe)




RULED OUT: Christoph Zimmermann (ankle), Mathias Normann (pelvic), Billy Gilmour (ankle), Lukas Rupp (hamstring), Andrew Omobamidele (back)


AVAILABLE: Todd Cantwell (Covid/injury)




RULED OUT: Tino Livramento (knee), Will Smallbone (calf), Theo Walcott (Covid), Mohamed Elyounoussi (Covid), Moussa Djenepo (AFCON)


MIGHT PLAY: Alex McCarthy (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Yan Valery (back from suspension), Kyle Walker-Peters (Covid)


“Tino [Livramento] and Will [Smallbone] are still out with injuries. We have Moi Elyounoussi and Theo Walcott out with Covid still. Kyle [Walker-Peters] is back from Covid, Thierry Small is back from Covid.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




RULED OUT: Son Heung-min (muscle), Eric Dier (muscle), Cristian Romero (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Sergio Reguilon (muscle), Steven Bergwijn (calf)




RULED OUT: Imran Louza (AFCON), Adam Masina (AFCON), William Troost-Ekong (AFCON), Ismaila Sarr (knee), Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring), Peter Etebo (thigh), Kwadwo Baah (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Emmanuel Dennis (knock), Ben Foster (groin), Kiko Femenia (hamstring), Christian Kabasele (knock)




RULED OUT: Said Benrahma (AFCON), Angelo Ogbonna (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Tomas Soucek (illness), Mark Noble (knee), Kurt Zouma (hamstring)


“When you play Sunday-Wednesday-Sunday you’re always liable to pick up injuries. We have one or two knocks that we need to assess. Kurt (Zouma) is on his way back and has started training.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Romain Saiss (AFCON), Hwang Hee-chan (hamstring), Willy Boly (calf), Pedro Neto (knee), Jonny (knee), Yerson Mosquera (thigh)












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