2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW24



MIGHT PLAY: Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf), Mohamed Elneny (AFCON), Cedric (hip)


AVAILABLE: Nicolas Pepe (AFCON), Granit Xhaka (back from suspension), Thomas Partey (back from suspension)




RULED OUT: Leon Bailey (muscle), Marvelous Nakamba (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Bertrand Traore (AFCON)


“We’ve now got Leon Bailey back in full training, but he won’t be in the squad for tomorrow. Bertrand Traore is in transit and on his way back from the Africa Cup of Nations. To get them back in the squad for the coming fixtures will be a big help. Besides that, there’s only Marvelous Nakamba who’ll be missing as he’s got a long-term one. We’re fully fit, fresh and ready to go.” – Steven Gerrard




RULED OUT: Christian Eriksen (match fitness)


MIGHT PLAY: Bryan Mbeumo (Covid), Yoane Wissa (Covid), Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: David Raya (knee), Frank Onyeka (AFCON), Joshua Dasilva (hip)




RULED OUT: Matej Vydra (hernia), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (appendicitis)


MIGHT PLAY: Ashley Barnes (thigh), Charlie Taylor (knock)


AVAILABLE: Josh Brownhill (back from suspension)


“Charlie Taylor is probably still going to miss this one, he’s getting closer, but I think he’ll miss this one. Johann Gudmundsson’s making a good recovery from appendicitis but he’s still going to be probably a few weeks. Vyds [Vydra] is the same, coming back from his hernia. Barnesy is coming back, he might get around the group. Still needs more game-time but he has been training with us for three to four weeks now” – Sean Dyche




RULED OUT: Nathan Ferguson (knock)


MIGHT PLAY: Cheikhou Kouyate (AFCON), James McArthur (hamstring), James Tomkins (knock)


AVAILABLE: Wilfried Zaha (AFCON)


“He’s had a lot of games in difficult conditions. I’ll speak to him and find out how he is.” – Patrick Vieira on Cheikhou Kouyate




RULED OUT: Ben Godfrey (hamstring), Abdoulaye Doucoure (groin), Fabian Delph (thigh)


AVAILABLE: Alex Iwobi (AFCON), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee)


“Dominic [Calvert-Lewin] is in the squad, he’s been training the last few days. Ben [Godfrey] came back from his scan this morning and will be a four-to-five week hamstring injury, we hope, without any issues. Doucoure is still probably three-to-four weeks away. Fabian Delph is four or five weeks away.” – Frank Lampard




RULED OUT: Patrick Bamford (foot), Junior Firpo (muscle), Kalvin Phillips (hamstring), Liam Cooper (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Jamie Shackleton (Achilles), Charlie Cresswell (shoulder), Adam Forshaw (muscle)


“Bamford has an injury where we can’t predict when he’ll return because it depends on the pain going away so he can start jogging again. Since the injury started, the pain hasn’t gone away.” – Marcelo Bielsa




RULED OUT: Jamie Vardy (hamstring), Wesley Fofana (leg), Jonny Evans (hamstring), Ryan Bertrand (knee), Timothy Castagne (thigh)


AVAILABLE: Kelechi Iheanacho (AFCON), Wilfred Ndidi (AFCON), Ricardo Pereira (leg)


“Ryan’s [Bertrand] had an op and that’s going to keep him out for a large part of the season. His surgery has gone well. He’s got to go away and recover. He’ll be in when the others are off at the end of the season; then we’ll see what he’s like.” – Brendan Rodgers






MIGHT PLAY: Mohamed Salah (AFCON), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Covid), Joe Gomez (Covid), Divock Origi (knee)


AVAILABLE: Harvey Elliott (ankle)


“Mo is now back, I spoke already to him. Pretty much the first thing Mo told me was: ‘I’m ready.’ He is an experienced player, he is a physical monster, so we have to see. He will obviously have a little recovery session today and we will see how he feels tomorrow and from there we go. The proper plan we don’t have – play him as often and as long as possible is probably the plan but we will not rush it. But if he is fine we will not leave him out for the wrong reasons as well, so let’s see.” – Jurgen Klopp on Mohamed Salah




RULED OUT: Gabriel Jesus (knock), Cole Palmer (muscle)




“I spoke with him this morning and he feels good but he is not perfect, a few niggles – muscular. We have to be careful.” – Pep Guardiola on Gabriel Jesus




RULED OUT: Fred (Covid), Alex Telles (Covid), Mason Greenwood (other)


MIGHT PLAY: Victor Lindelof (illness), Eric Bailly (ankle), Jadon Sancho (fatigue), Bruno Fernandes (back)


AVAILABLE: Edinson Cavani (personal leave), Jesse Lingard (personal leave)


“We’ve two players missing. Alex Telles already missed the cup game because he tested COVID positive last week and, unfortunately, the same thing happened today with Fred. That’s why he will be missing from tomorrow’s game & possibly even [Saturday]” – Ralf Rangnick




RULED OUT: Callum Wilson (calf), Matt Ritchie (knee) Federico Fernandez (thigh)


MIGHT PLAY: Dan Burn (toe), Paul Dummett (muscle)


AVAILABLE: Joelinton (groin)


“I think he’s come off those crutches now and he’s walking normally, which is a big step. I don’t think it’s going to be short-term. Hopefully, he can make the last few games of the season and really help us in the key moments.” – Eddie Howe on Callum Wilson




RULED OUT: Tim Krul (shoulder), Andrew Omobamidele (back), Ozan Kabak (illness), Jakob Sorensen (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Joshua Sargent (illness), Christoph Zimmermann (match fitness)


AVAILABLE: Lukas Rupp (hamstring), Mathias Normann (pelvic), Billy Gilmour (ankle)


“We won’t push [Jakob] Sorensen, who was injured at Watford, but he’ll return quicker than expected.” – Dean Smith




RULED OUT: Lyanco (hamstring), Nathan Tella (groin), Alex McCarthy (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Armando Broja (knee)


AVAILABLE: Tino Livramento (knee), Moussa Djenepo (AFCON), Will Smallbone (calf)


“Not training yesterday, not training on Sunday. We will have a look how he is today. It’s possible that he is available for tomorrow, we don’t know it yet. We wanted to give him time to recover, and let’s have a look how it is.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl on Armando Broja




RULED OUT: Eric Dier (thigh), Japhet Tanganga (knee), Oliver Skipp (groin)


AVAILABLE: Son Heung-min (muscle), Cristian Romero (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring), Rob Elliot (unspecified)


MIGHT PLAY: Ismaila Sarr (AFCON), Peter Etebo (thigh)


AVAILABLE: Emmanuel Dennis (back from suspension), Imran Louza (AFCON), Adam Masina (AFCON), William Troost-Ekong (AFCON)


“The injury situation is good, we have a large complement of players available. The only ones definitely not available are Nkoulou, Elliot is nursing an injury and Sarr, who played last night. We don’t know as of yet what time he will be returning.” – Roy Hodgson




RULED OUT: Angelo Ogbonna (knee), Arthur Masuaku (knee), Manuel Lanzini (achilles)


MIGHT PLAY: Michail Antonio (fatigue), Lukasz Fabianski (Covid), Kurt Zouma (personal reasons)


AVAILABLE: Said Benrahma (back from AFCON)


“Michail [Antonio] is back, and has done a couple of days. We had an injury to Lanzini and an injury to Arthur [Masuaku]. They’re both doing okay but Arthur’s going to see a specialist about his knee and Manu’s needing a bit of time with an Achilles injury” – David Moyes




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


MIGHT PLAY: Francisco Trincao (illness)







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