2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW27



RULED OUT: Bertrand Traore (hamstring), Marvelous Nakamba (knee)


AVAILABLE: Ezri Konsa (back from suspension)


“They’ve been upbeat, trained well and prepared well. We want to try and change our form tomorrow.” – Steven Gerrard




MIGHT PLAY: Christian Eriksen (match fitness), Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen (match fitness)


AVAILABLE: Ivan Toney (calf), Mathias Jensen (dead leg)


“Christian Eriksen will be in the squad and he will get on the pitch tomorrow. It’s a big day for all of us but especially Christian and his family.” – Thomas Frank




RULED OUT: Adam Webster (groin), Enock Mwepu (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Lewis Dunk (back from suspension)


“Adam (Webster) and Enock (Mwepu) look like they may be struggling – a little setback for Adam and the weekend will probably come too soon for Enock. Apart from that, pretty much everybody is available.” – Graham Potter




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


MIGHT PLAY: Maxwel Cornet (foot)


AVAILABLE: Ashley Westwood (Covid), Charlie Taylor (knock)


“Maxwel’s [Cornet] foot injury, touch and go, see how he is tomorrow, it’s not a really serious one but a bit sore still. Ash [Westwood] has cleared his protocols so is back in training today. Charlie [Taylor] will be back in and around the squad.” – Sean Dyche




RULED OUT: Joel Ward (groin), Nathan Ferguson (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Vicente Guaita (knee)




RULED OUT: Ben Godfrey (hamstring), Yerry Mina (thigh), Fabian Delph (thigh), Tom Davies (thigh)


AVAILABLE: Demarai Gray (hip), Abdoulaye Doucoure (groin)


“Ben Godfrey won’t be back, he’s still a couple of weeks away. Doucoure and Gray are both training with us now and in the squad. It’s whether they start is an issue for me. Doucoure has been out for five weeks now. With Demarai, we have to make sure that coming into a game of this type of physical output that’s needed to get the performance and potential result, it’s a big ask.” – Frank Lampard




RULED OUT: Patrick Bamford (foot), Kalvin Phillips (hamstring), Liam Cooper (hamstring), Leo Fuhr Hjelde (knee)


AVAILABLE: Diego Llorente (hamstring), Robin Koch (head)


“There’s not a fixed date [for Phillips, Cooper and Bamford]. The prediction that they were going to be available early March, how they are right now, doesn’t seem like it’s going to be the case.” – Marcelo Bielsa




RULED OUT: Cole Palmer (muscle)


AVAILABLE: Jack Grealish (shin), Gabriel Jesus (knock)


“They are ready. So important for us, definitely.” – Pep Guardiola on Jack Grealish and Gabriel Jesus




RULED OUT: Edinson Cavani (groin), Scott McTominay (illness), Mason Greenwood (other)


“[Cavani] hasn’t been training with us so he won’t be available for tomorrow’s game and the same is true with Scotty [McTominay]. He is still ill, he hasn’t been training with us.” – Ralf Rangnick




RULED OUT: Kieran Trippier (foot), Callum Wilson (calf), Matt Ritchie (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Allan Saint-Maximin (knock), Javier Manquillo (ankle), Ryan Fraser (hamstring)


“We’re going to make a late call on him – he’s been away getting intensive treatment. We said when he suffered the injury, it wouldn’t be long-term so we’re keeping our fingers crossed on him.” – Eddie Howe on Allan Saint-Maximin




RULED OUT: Adam Idah (knee), Andrew Omobamidele (back)


MIGHT PLAY: Tim Krul (shoulder), Jakob Sorensen (knee), Lukas Rupp (hamstring)


“He will be out for the near future. I’m waiting for an update on how long that will be.” – Dean Smith on Andrew Omobamidele




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


AVAILABLE: Romain Perraud (Covid)


“Romain [Perraud] is back after his Covid case so we only have Lyanco, Nathan Tella and Alex McCarthy still out. The rest is training with the group. I have a big squad that I can select the best possible XI from.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




RULED OUT: Rodrigo Bentancur (ankle), Japhet Tanganga (knee), Oliver Skipp (groin)


“Unfortunately, he’s not available for tomorrow’s game. He had a problem in his ankle. I don’t think this is a serious problem. I hope to see him in the team very soon but for sure he’s not available tomorrow.” – Antonio Conte




RULED OUT: Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Peter Etebo (thigh), Kwadwo Baah (match fitness)


AVAILABLE: Joao Pedro (calf), Juraj Kucka (abdominal), Josh King (knock)




RULED OUT: Vladimir Coufal (hernia), Angelo Ogbonna (knee), Arthur Masuaku (knee), Andriy Yarmolenko (personal reasons)


MIGHT PLAY: Manuel Lanzini (achilles)


“Vladimír’s [Coufal] surgery went exactly as planned and he will begin his rehabilitation at Rush Green immediately.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Nelson Semedo (hamstring)


We don’t have Semedo, but we will find good solutions for Sunday.” – Bruno Lage



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