2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW30



MIGHT PLAY: Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf)


“No [injury] news, obviously yesterday we just recovered after the game. Today we will have the first training session, so we will see how everybody is. He [Smith Rowe] had a little issue before the game but he’s been fine the last two days, so hopefully he can get now some consistency and momentum.” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: Lucas Digne (hamstring), Kortney Hause (abdominal), Marvelous Nakamba (knee)


AVAILABLE: Douglas Luiz (facial), Calum Chambers (facial)


“Lucas Digne will miss the game. He’s nursing a hamstring issue. I don’t think the issue is too big. He’ll join up and be assessed by France, having been called up. I think he’ll be a big doubt for the first game and an outside chance for their second game.” – Steven Gerrard




RULED OUT: Josh Dasilva (suspension)




RULED OUT: Junior Firpo (knee), Tyler Roberts (hamstring), Leo Hjelde (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Rodrigo (thigh), Joe Gelhardt (back), Jamie Shackleton (knock), Lewis Bate (knock)


AVAILABLE: Kalvin Phillips (hamstring), Liam Cooper (hamstring)


“Liam [Cooper] and Kalvin [Phillips] are fully in training and are eligible for this weekend. We’ll make a decision today on exactly what we do with that and what the plan will be. They think [Firpo’s injury] is not so bad, it’s a little bit lighter, grade 2. From the date of injury, they think maybe 3-5 weeks.” – Jesse Marsch




RULED OUT: Jamie Vardy (knee), Ryan Bertrand (knee), Danny Ward (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Patson Daka (illness), Caglar Soyuncu (illness), Wilfried Ndidi (knee), Marc Albrighton (groin), Boubakary Soumare (knock), Timothy Castagne (thigh), Jonny Evans (hamstring)


“Çağlar Söyüncü should be back. Him and Patson Daka didn’t feel well so they couldn’t travel. Çağs is much better. There’s question marks for Patson.

“Wilfred Ndidi, we just have to assess him. He may have picked up an injury which may keep him out for a few weeks, which is a shame. Marc Albrighton had to come off.

“Ricardo Pereira and Ademola Lookman were guys who put themselves out there last night even though they weren’t 100%, they weren’t feeling well. Both those players came into the game and gave their all for the team so they should still be available.

“Jonny Evans is close to being a part of the squad, which would be great for us. He’s worked really, really hard as well.

“Timothy Castagne should be back into it [soon]. Hopefully, Jamie [Vardy] should be back training with us within the next week or so, so that’s great news. He may not be too far away after the international break.” – Brendan Rodgers




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




RULED OUT: Jarrod Bowen (Achilles), Vladimir Coufal (hernia), Angelo Ogbonna (knee)


“We’ll assess them all this morning and see how they are. It’s a bit early to know a lot about the team.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Pedro Neto (foot), Nelson Semedo (hamstring), Ki-Jana Hoever (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Hwang Hee-chan (dead leg/lower back)


“No news. We just have Nelson and Ki out of the game and also Pedro. I think the way they are working, maybe after the international break Pedro and Semedo will be back.” – Bruno Lage







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