2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW25



RULED OUT: Ezri Konsa (suspended), Leon Bailey (muscle), Bertrand Traore (hamstring), Marvelous Nakamba (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Emi Buendia (hip)


“Phil’s [Coutinho] fine. He got a bit of cramp in a few different areas, I’m sure he’ll be fine with a couple of recovery days. Emi’s [Buendia] slightly different because he has had some contact. He had a big whack in his hip area which is really sore. We’re hoping with some treatment and some good recovery [then] maybe he’s got an outside chance. At the moment, he’s a serious doubt.” – Steven Gerrard




RULED OUT: Christian Eriksen (match fitness), Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Ivan Toney (calf), Vitaly Janelt (abdominal)


“He’s training well, he looks like the quality player we know he is, it’s a joy watching him play. But he will not be available.” – Thomas Frank on Christian Eriksen




RULED OUT: Enock Mwepu (hamstring), Jeremy Sarmiento (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Leandro Trossard (Covid), Alexis Mac Allister (Covid)


“All the guys who were unavailable are available, other than Enock Mwepu and Jeremy Sarmiento. So we’re looking good.” – Graham Potter




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


MIGHT PLAY: Charlie Taylor (knock)


“Maxwel [Cornet] will be fine, I’m sure of that. The longer-term situation… Vyds [Vydra] and Johann Gudmundsson are making good progress but are going to be a few weeks, I think. Charlie Taylor, we’re having to be careful with – he’s beginning to make progress but I doubt he’ll be ready for this one.” – Sean Dyche




RULED OUT: Nathan Ferguson (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Cheikhou Kouyate (AFCON)


AVAILABLE: James McArthur (hamstring), James Tomkins (knock)


“It’s a shame as he worked so hard to get back on the field with the team. But we’ll give him the support he needs to come back.” – Patrick Vieira on Nathan Ferguson




RULED OUT: Demarai Gray (hip), Ben Godfrey (hamstring), Abdoulaye Doucoure (groin), Yerry Mina (thigh), Fabian Delph (thigh), Tom Davies (thigh), Vitalii Mykolenko (Covid)


AVAILABLE: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee)


“Yerry’s is an unfortunate injury which will be between 8-10 weeks. It’s a strong injury around his quad. Demarai Gray won’t be fit for Leeds but hopefully a minor knock around his hip” – Frank Lampard




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


MIGHT PLAY: Mateusz Klich (cramp)


“Phillips, Cooper, Firpo and Bamford, like in the game against Villa, won’t be considered for the game against Everton.” – Marcelo Bielsa




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








AVAILABLE: Jordan Henderson (back), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Covid), Joe Gomez (Covid), Divock Origi (knee)


“Sadio [Mane] will come now this morning for training. I assume he will be in full training and then we’ll make a decision after that, how he feels. Emotionally he’ll still be flying but physically we’ll have to see.” – Jurgen Klopp




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


“These two players are still out. I think Gabriel [Jesus] is coming back soon, hopefully.” – Pep Guardiola




RULED OUT: Fred (Covid), Nemanja Matic (shin), Eric Bailly (ankle), Mason Greenwood (other)


MIGHT PLAY: Alex Telles (Covid)


“Alex [Telles] resumed training yesterday. He might be available, I’ll have to speak to him about how he feels because he was out for almost two weeks. The three players who will not be available tomorrow are still Bailly, Fred, and Matic.” – Ralf Rangnick




RULED OUT: Callum Wilson (calf), Matt Targett (can’t face parent club), Matt Ritchie (knee), Federico Fernandez (thigh)


MIGHT PLAY: Kieran Tripper (calf), Paul Dummett (muscle)


“He’s ready to play. He’s shown all the technical qualities that we love about him in training already but it’s a case of managing the group & making sure I make the right selections. I thought the midfield balance against Everton was really good.” – Eddie Howe on Bruno Guimaraes




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


MIGHT PLAY: Lukas Rupp (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Joshua Sargent (illness)


“Mathias (Normann) has been out for a while. He’s getting back to the fitness that’s required, this game may be too soon for a start” – Dean Smith




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


AVAILABLE: Tino Livramento


“We used the time so far for recovering. There are still a few guys who are not so fresh, but this is normal the second day after the game. We have another 24 hours, enough [time to ensure] we are in good shape [tomorrow]. Reddy [Redmond] is still out but Tino [Livramento] is back in the team and is an option for tomorrow.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




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


“Unfortunately, he’s not fit. For sure he’s a big loss for us. He needs more time to recover. I don’t know, I hope he will be available for the next game vs Man City.” – Antonio Conte on Eric Dier




RULED OUT: Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring)


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


AVAILABLE: Rob Elliot (unspecified)


“I can’t say [if he will be available for Saturday]. I haven’t even met him yet, to be honest. The first thing will be to meet him, speak to him and welcome him back to the fold, and to congratulate him. The second thing will be to have an assessment alongside him as to where he is and how he’s feeling.” – Roy Hodgson on Ismaila Sarr




RULED OUT: Angelo Ogbonna (knee), Arthur Masuaku (knee)


“Yes, he’s available to play against Leicester. It’s different views on should he be available or not. We as a club took the decision that we make him available, and I stand by that.” – David Moyes on Kurt Zouma




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


MIGHT PLAY: Joao Moutinho (calf)





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