2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW34



RULED OUT: Kieran Tierney (knee), Thomas Partey (thigh)


MIGHT PLAY: Alexandre Lacazette (Covid), Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf)


“He trained yesterday and hopefully he will be feeling [good] today. After Covid, we have players that have struggled for weeks, others have recovered quicker. Let’s see. Hopefully, he can recover quickly.” – Mikel Arteta on Alexandre Lacazette




RULED OUT: Lucas Digne (shoulder), Kortney Hause (abdominal), Morgan Sanson (knock), Bertrand Traore (groin)


“There’s a small outside chance that he might make the last couple of games of the season but it’s too early to put a date or a game on that.” – Steven Gerrard on Lucas Digne




RULED OUT: Ethan Pinnock (hamstring), Zanka (thigh), Sergi Canos (hamstring), Frank Onyeka (ankle)




RULED OUT: Yves Bissouma (suspension), Jakub Moder (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Leandro Trossard (illness), Steven Alzate (illness), Shane Duffy (thigh)


“It looks like Leo [Trossard] will be available, it was a 24-hour sickness problem and he’s been training today. We’re assessing other bumps and bruises but we don’t have any other problems as it stands.” – Graham Potter




RULED OUT: Ashley Westwood (ankle), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (calf), Ben Mee (leg), Erik Pieters (knee)


“Erik Pieters is doing a lot of running on the grass and is where he needs to be. There’s no timescale at this moment on Ashley Westwood, but the operation has gone well.” – Mike Jackson




RULED OUT: Antonio Rudiger (groin), Mateo Kovacic (ankle), Callum Hudson-Odoi (back), Ben Chilwell (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Andreas Christensen (knock)


“For Sunday’s match, not back. Both of them not back. Also, no other injuries.” – Thomas Tuchel on Antonio Rudiger and Mateo Kovacic




RULED OUT: Nathan Ferguson (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Luka Milivojevic (hamstring), Michael Olise (knock)


“We will wait to have until tomorrow. He took a knock early in the [Newcastle] game and wasn’t feeling 100 per cent.” – Patrick Vieira on Michael Olise




RULED OUT: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh), Donny van de Beek (groin), Andre Gomes (groin), Andros Townsend (knee), Nathan Patterson (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Yerry Mina (match fitness)


“Dominic [Calvert-Lewin] felt a small sensation in his quad in training. We scanned it and it’s 10 days to two weeks, unfortunately, so we’ll miss him for these next couple of games, for sure. He’ll possibly be back for Chelsea. Donny van de Beek won’t be available. He’s got a small groin injury. Andre Gomes is the same.” – Frank Lampard




RULED OUT: Adam Forshaw (knee), Patrick Bamford (foot), Tyler Roberts (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Junior Firpo (knee), Jamie Shackleton (calf)


“We had an unfortunate injury update two days ago. Adam (Forshaw) was back in training and took a knock, in a collision, on his knee cap. It’s a six week injury, so that puts him out for the season.” – Jesse Marsch




RULED OUT: Wilfred Ndidi (knee), Ryan Bertrand (knee), Boubakary Soumare (personal), Danny Ward (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Jamie Vardy (knee)


“He’s come through. We’ll see the effects in training today on his knee, but hopefully he’ll have some involvement.” – Brendan Rodgers on Jamie Vardy




MIGHT PLAY: Roberto Firmino (foot)


“Bobby [Firmino] getting better and better, it’s just uncomfortable, painful. So we have to make sure. Today, first day on the pitch. Still two days to go, so maybe. If Bobby gives the thumbs up, then he will be involved. If not, then we wait another few days” – Jurgen Klopp




MIGHT PLAY: Kyle Walker (ankle), John Stones (muscle), Nathan Ake (ankle)


“Kyle [Walker] is getting better. We will see tomorrow. [John Stones had] a niggle. Little problems, like Nathan [Ake]. Today we make an assessment, tomorrow we decide.” – Pep Guardiola




RULED OUT: Edinson Cavani (calf), Luke Shaw (leg), Paul Pogba (calf), Fred (hip)


AVAILABLE: Scott McTominay (foot), Raphael Varane (knock), Cristiano Ronaldo (personal leave)


“Scott McTominay will be back and fit to play. The same with Rafa Varane and obviously Cristiano Ronaldo is available again. All the other [recent absentees] are still injured plus Paul Pogba – it’s very unlikely he will play until the end of the season. The doctor told me that it will take four weeks minimum.” – Ralf Rangnick




RULED OUT: Callum Wilson (calf), Kieran Trippier (foot), Ryan Fraser (hamstring)


“We’ll look at it on an individual basis but we want players that are 100% fit and ready to give their best again physically. We’ve had a big physical effort so we need to be ready” – Eddie Howe on possible rotation




RULED OUT: Adam Idah (knee), Ozan Kabak (hamstring), Andrew Omobamidele (back), Josh Sargent (ankle), Lukas Rupp (knee)


AVAILABLE: Brandon Williams (was unable to face parent club), Kenny McLean (foot), Pierre Lees-Melou (cramp)


“Josh [Sargent] is OK for the Aston Villa match next week but won’t be available for the game on Saturday. Kenny [McLean] is available despite a small fracture in his toe, he’s training today so he should be OK.” – Dean Smith




MIGHT PLAY: Alex McCarthy (match fitness)




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




RULED OUT: Cucho Hernandez (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: William Troost-Ekong (hamstring), Samuel Kalu (ankle), Francisco Sierralta (calf)


“We’re monitoring one or two who haven’t been able to train as we would like during the week. But I’m expecting tomorrow to have pretty much a clean bill of health. Cucho Hernandez, everybody knows, won’t be with us. There’s a risk one or two others might not make it.” – Roy Hodgson




RULED OUT: Angelo Ogbonna (knee), Kurt Zouma (ankle), Issa Diop (ankle)


“Issa [Diop] has an injury and Kurt [Zouma] has an injury, we’re not putting timescales on it because you always want to get them back quicker. Hopefully, we can get them back as quick as we can.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Max Kilman (knee), Ruben Neves (knee), Daniel Podence (foot)


MIGHT PLAY: Ki-Jana Hoever (thigh)


AVAILABLE: Raul Jimenez (end of suspension)







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