2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW28



MIGHT PLAY: Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf)


AVAILABLE: Emile Smith Rowe (illness)


“Same place as last week. We still have the doubt with Tomiyasu, the rest I think they’re all there.” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: Carney Chukwuemeka (knock), Marvelous Nakamba (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Bertrand Traore (hamstring)


“Bertrand [Traore] joined the group in full training for the first time yesterday, so he’s got two days under his belt now with no issues. We’ll make a decision later today whether he comes back into the squad. Carney Chukwuemeka will miss the weekend. He’s got an outside chance of being involved against Leeds. – Steven Gerrard




RULED OUT: Josh Dasilva (suspension)




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


MIGHT PLAY: Adam Lallana (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Jeremy Sarmiento (thigh)


“Enock (Mwepu) has had a really frustrating time, illness and injury has set him back. He’ll train tomorrow. It’s fantastic to have him nearly back and hopefully he’ll finish the season strong.” – Graham Potter




RULED OUT: Erik Pieters (knee), Dale Stephens (thigh), Matej Vydra (hernia), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (appendicitis)


MIGHT PLAY: Ben Mee (knee)


“Ben’s [Mee] going to be touch and go, I think, to whether he makes it & obviously the risk/reward of that scenario. It is more of a knock, which is favourable, rather than a twist. It’s whether it can settle down in time. Erik [Pieters] won’t be involved, Dale Stephens won’t be involved at the weekend. Erik’s going to be a few weeks rather than days.” – Sean Dyche




RULED OUT: Cesar Azpilicueta (knock), Ben Chilwell (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Hakim Ziyech (achilles), Andreas Christensen (achilles)


AVAILABLE: Thiago Silva (knock), Trevoh Chalobah (groin)


“Azpi [Azpilicueta] was not in training yesterday so this will be a bit too close unfortunately for him. Reece James was training yesterday, so far no problems, no reactions after his two matches. Hakim [Ziyech] was in training, seemed good, so hopefully, he can come back. The guys who were not with us at Luton because of minor injuries, like Trevoh [Chalobah], like Thiago Silva, were back in training yesterday and seemed fine, good to go.” – Thomas Tuchel




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




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


MIGHT PLAY: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (groin), Vitalii Mykolenko (dead leg), Demarai Gray (illness)


AVAILABLE: Andre Gomes (thigh)


“I’m hopeful. He’s going to train with us tomorrow. Hopefully, he integrates with the squad tomorrow and then we’ll see how he is for Monday. Demarai Gray had a bit of a fever going into the game against Boreham Wood when he was due to play, so we missed him – we’ve missed Demarai pretty much since I’ve been in.” – Frank Lampard on Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Demarai Gray




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


MIGHT PLAY: Diego Llorente (knock), Patrick Bamford (foot)


“Patrick Bamford was in training today. Kalvin [Phillips] and Liam [Cooper] are both making progress, they won’t be ready for the weekend but they’re on the pitch and they’re working every day. We’ll evaluate Patrick – can he be on the bench or does he need a few more days? He’s close. Diego Llorente was not in training today and he’s questionable for the weekend.” – Jesse Marsch




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


MIGHT PLAY: James Maddison (back), Ricardo Pereira (hamstring), James Justin (muscle)


“They are still being monitored, with Maddison certainly available next week, if not tomorrow.” – Brendan Rodgers




RULED OUT: Joel Matip (illness), Thiago (thigh), Roberto Firmino (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: Curtis Jones (thigh), Naby Keita (knock)


“Strength and depth is really important, but we have some [players] who aren’t available. Thiago will not be available. Curtis [Jones] is not bad, but good enough for tomorrow? We will see! Matip is ill, not COVID-19, and he will not be available. Bobby [Firmino] is looking good but not good enough for the weekend. I think the plan is that he trains on Sunday, first time full.” – Jurgen Klopp




RULED OUT: Ruben Dias (hamstring), Nathan Ake (knock), Cole Palmer (muscle), Zack Steffen (back)


“Nathan [Ake] and Ruben [Dias] are not available for Sunday.” – Pep Guardiola




RULED OUT: Mason Greenwood (other)


AVAILABLE: Edinson Cavani (groin), Scott McTominay (illness)


“He is back in training since yesterday, today was his second training session with the team. It looks good. I think he could at least be part of the group for Sunday.” – Ralf Rangnick on Edinson Cavani




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


MIGHT PLAY: Allan Saint-Maximin (knock)


“Maxi [Saint-Maximin] hasn’t trained yet with us, we’re hoping he does today. We’ll have to make a decision based on how he looks and how his injury status is after that training session. [Otherwise] I think we’re as we were, pre-Brentford.” – Eddie Howe




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


AVAILABLE: Max Aarons (knock), Brandon Williams (knock), Ozan Kabak (shoulder)


“He went to see a specialist and they’ve put him in a corset, they’re a little bit worried about it. He won’t be around for at least another two to three weeks. He’s a lad with lots of potential and it probably still growing.” – Dean Smith on Andrew Omobamidele




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


MIGHT PLAY: Kyle Walker-Peters (hamstring), Mohamed Salisu (hamstring), Mohamed Elyounoussi (heel), Shane Long (knock)


“Kyle [Walker-Peters] had little problems with his hamstring, that’s also the reason why we subbed him. We have also problems with [Salisu] and Moi [Elyounoussi]; Moi with his heel, Sally with his hamstring. So a few lads with a few issues but we will have a look, how far they are for the weekend and if they are available, we will see.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




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


AVAILABLE: Rodrigo Bentancur (ankle), Lucas Moura (dead leg)




RULED OUT: Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring), Ismaila Sarr (hamstring), William Troost-Ekong (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Kiko Femenia (muscle)




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


MIGHT PLAY: Tomas Soucek (facial), Mark Noble (knock), Arthur Masuaku (knee), Ryan Fredericks (groin)


“Like everybody, we’ve got a few injuries, but we’ve also got some players coming back. Fredericks is doing better and so is [Masuaku]. We’ve got a concern about Soucek because of the stitches in his head, but we’re probably no different from any other club.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Nelson Semedo (hamstring)





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