2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW29



MIGHT PLAY: Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf)


AVAILABLE: Emile Smith Rowe (illness)


“Tomiyasu we are still assessing him because we have been taking some time to try and protect him and get him in the best, safest possible way so he can help the team. Emile [Smith Rowe] looks like he is going to be available.” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: Marvelous Nakamba (knee)




RULED OUT: Josh Dasilva (suspension)


AVAILABLE: Christian Norgaard (knock), Kristoffer Ajer (knock)




RULED OUT: Adam Webster (groin)


AVAILABLE: Enock Mwepu (hamstring)


“Enock (Mwepu) has trained this week. Obviously, we need to have a look at his minutes, but the fact he’s involved with the group is great news.” – Graham Potter




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


“Ben Mee is going to be a bit of time, certainly not a few days but hopefully not too long. The [international] break will benefit him. Erik Pieters, certainly not the next week or so but obviously the extended period to recover will help him. Johann Gudmundsson has got a longer-term one.” – Sean Dyche




RULED OUT: Reece James (muscle), Ben Chilwell (knee), Callum Hudson-Odoi (achilles)


MIGHT PLAY: Cesar Azpilicueta (stomach cramps), Christian Pulisic (illness), Marcos Alonso (Covid)


“Azpi [Azpilicueta] did not feel well. He had stomach problems and looked very pale so we decided to take him out, did not feel good. Christian [Pulisic] did not feel well. He had two bad nights, felt ill.” – Thomas Tuchel




RULED OUT: Nathan Ferguson (hamstring), James McArthur (knock)


MIGHT PLAY: Joel Ward (groin)




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


AVAILABLE: Demarai Gray (illness), Ben Godfrey (hamstring), Michael Keane (illness)


“We have players back that are now available that haven’t been, they are big players for us: Ben Godfrey and Demarai Gray. I haven’t really been able to call on them but now I can.” – Frank Lampard




RULED OUT: Kalvin Phillips (hamstring), Liam Cooper (hamstring), Junior Firpo (knee), Tyler Roberts (hamstring), Leo Fuhr Hjelde (knee)


“I hate speculating on injuries, but I would guess that this one’s going to keep him out a while. So we’ll see, it looks like something on the inside of the knee like an MCL strain. So hopefully it’s not too bad.” – Jesse Marsch on Junior Firpo




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


MIGHT PLAY: Ricardo Pereira (hamstring), James Justin (fatigue)


“We’ll have another check on Ricardo [Pereira] and Justin played 60 minutes, so we’ll check on him. Fofana is very much a doubt but we’ll hopefully have him back next week. He’s worked hard to get back and will hopefully be back very soon.” – Brendan Rodgers




MIGHT PLAY: Ibrahima Konate (knock)


AVAILABLE: Roberto Firmino (muscle)


“[Firmino] is back. We had a few little things but so far, nobody is out of training. We have, on top of that however, Covid is not over. These kind of things we have as well – or had, we will see how that’s going on. So far I didn’t get any news, injury-wise. I think they all should be ready.” – Jurgen Klopp




RULED OUT: Ruben Dias (hamstring), Zack Steffen (back)


MIGHT PLAY: Joao Cancelo (illness), Nathan Ake (knock), Cole Palmer (muscle)


“I don’t know – he’s sick right now. Hopefully, I don’t know. We play Monday, we’ll see. Nathan [Ake] is coming back, too. We will see.” – Pep Guardiola on Joao Cancelo




RULED OUT: Luke Shaw (Covid), Mason Greenwood (other)


MIGHT PLAY: Scott McTominay (calf)


AVAILABLE: Cristiano Ronaldo (hip), Edinson Cavani (groin), Raphael Varane (Covid)


“Cristiano [Ronaldo] resumed training yesterday. He trained for the whole session and I expect him to be in training today as well. He trained well, like the rest of the group, so I would have thought that he’s available for tomorrow. We will still miss out Luke Shaw. He’s, until yesterday, still being tested positive with Covid. Scotty [McTominay] is a question mark, he had some problems with his calf so we have to wait and see until after training today.” – Ralf Rangnick




RULED OUT: Kieran Trippier (foot), Callum Wilson (calf), Federico Fernandez (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: Allan Saint-Maximin (illness), Joelinton (groin), Bruno Guimaraes (cramp), Emil Krafth (cramp), Fabian Schar (groin)


AVAILABLE: Matt Ritchie (knee)


“I think everyone in our squad is in contention to play. We’ll let the dust settle from this game and see how we are physically. There are some very tired bodies in the changing room and a bit of cramp in the squad.” – Eddie Howe after Thursday’s match with Southampton




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


MIGHT PLAY: Sam Byram (fatigue)


AVAILABLE: Billy Gilmour (couldn’t face parent club)


“He is a little bit fatigued. I am hopeful he will be okay. All the lads that played last night’s game, came through it. We should have them available for Sunday.” – Dean Smith




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




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


“He had a scan and [it’s] a muscular problem. Maybe we’ll see him after the international break.” – Antonio Conte on Ryan Sessegnon




RULED OUT: Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring), Ismaila Sarr (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Kiko Femenia (knock), Josh King (neck), Joao Pedro (Covid), William Troost-Ekong (hamstring)


“Kiko [Femenia] took himself off with an injury, and Joshua [King] took himself off as well because he was suffering with his neck and had to see the physio. We did manage to get Peter [Etebo] on for 15 minutes though, which was a positive.” – Roy Hodgson after Thursday’s match with Wolves




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


AVAILABLE: Declan Rice (illness)


“I have no idea at the moment [when Bowen will return]. We are still trying to clear up exactly the injury, in all the scans, it does not look too bad but his action coming off the pitch made it look more serious than we thought.” – David Moyes on Jarrod Bowen




RULED OUT: Nelson Semedo (hamstring), Ki-Jana Hoever (thigh)


“Sometimes it’s a moment for a player to recover a little bit. I trust a lot in Max [Kilman]. I like, sometimes, to change some players and he’s played more than 30 games in a row, so sometimes you need to step back, recover and relax the pressure on your shoulders. He’ll return to the team for sure.” – Bruno Lage after Thursday’s match with Watford





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