2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW35



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


MIGHT PLAY: Bukayo Saka (thigh)


“Yeah, hopefully he will be fine. He had some issues in the final part of the [Man United] game but he has recovered well and we are expecting him to be fine.” – Mikel Arteta on Bukayo Saka




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


AVAILABLE: Bertrand Traore (groin)


“Morgan Sanson and Kortney Hause will be missing. We welcome Bertrand Traoré back, who missed the last fixture.” – Steven Gerrard




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


AVAILABLE: Kristoffer Ajer (concussion), Christian Norgaard (shin)




RULED OUT: Jakub Moder (knee), Jeremy Sarmiento (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Yves Bissouma (back from suspension), Tariq Lamptey (knee)


“Jeremy Sarmiento has got a slight problem in his hamstring, nothing serious, but he’ll miss the game. Otherwise, no [new] injury problems.” – Graham Potter




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


MIGHT PLAY: Maxwel Cornet (knee), Jay Rodriguez (calf)


“We’re still waiting a little bit on him at this moment in time. He’s with the physios so it will probably be a late call on him.” – Mike Jackson on Maxwel Cornet




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


MIGHT PLAY: Andreas Christensen (illness), Ross Barkley (illness)


“Ben Chilwell, no. For Kovacic, it is too early. Callum Hudson-Odoi as well. Maybe Andreas Christensen, but let’s see after he was ill. And the same for Ross Barkley. Let’s wait until [Saturday] to see how they feel.” – Thomas Tuchel




RULED OUT: Nathan Ferguson (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Luka Milivojevic (hamstring), Tyrick Mitchell (knock)


“Everybody trained this morning. The only one who was out was Nathan Ferguson. – Patrick Vieira




RULED OUT: Donny van de Beek (groin), Andre Gomes (groin), Ben Godfrey (thigh), Andros Townsend (knee), Nathan Patterson (ankle)


AVAILABLE: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh), Yerry Mina (match fitness)


“Yerry Mina is back in the squad, it was more being careful with him. Ben [Godfrey] is out, will be a few weeks out. Dominic [Calvert-Lewin] is back in the squad. Donny [van de Beek] is not fit, nor is Andre Gomes.” – Frank Lampard




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


“I suspect and can probably expect that he will be on the pitch next week. We have to again be cautious but we’re all optimistic about Patrick at this point.” – Jesse Marsch on Patrick Bamford




RULED OUT: Wilfred Ndidi (knee), Ryan Bertrand (knee)


AVAILABLE: Jamie Vardy (knee), Timothy Castagne (head)




RULED OUT: Roberto Firmino (foot)


MIGHT PLAY: Kostas Tsimikas (illness), Curtis Jones (illness)


“It’s not a serious injury, we’re still kind of convinced. But now it takes a little bit longer already than we all thought. He will not be ready for tomorrow, didn’t train yet.” – Jurgen Klopp on Roberto Firmino




RULED OUT: Kyle Walker (ankle), John Stones (muscle)


“For tomorrow he is out and we’ll see for Wednesday.” – Pep Guardiola on John Stones




RULED OUT: Jadon Sancho (tonsilitis), Luke Shaw (leg), Paul Pogba (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Edinson Cavani (calf), Fred (hip), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (knock), Harry Maguire (knee), Jesse Lingard (personal reasons)


“I hope Fred will make it for the Brentford game. As it seems, Jadon [Sancho] might be out for the rest of the season with his tonsillitis, so he will most likely be unavailable. Apart from that, we have to wait and see. Harry Maguire [missed the game vs Chelsea], Jesse (Lingard) was missing for personal, family reasons.” – Ralf Rangnick




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


“Kieran and Callum are getting closer but I don’t think they’ll be ready. Kieran we’ve seen on the grass, has trained with us, one session. Callum is not quite there yet but is edging closer and is doing a lot of hard work with the sports science team.” – Eddie Howe on Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson




RULED OUT: Adam Idah (knee), Ozan Kabak (hamstring), Andrew Omobamidele (back), Christoph Zimmermann (hip)


AVAILABLE: Josh Sargent (ankle), Kenny McLean (foot), Lukas Rupp (knee)


“It is not the big toe. It is a small fracture. It is one back in the day you will have probably taped up and got on with it, but we have got a medical department that can take the pain away. He won’t want our sympathy.” – Dean Smith on Kenny McLean




RULED OUT: Tino Livramento (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Alex McCarthy (match fitness)


“It’s a big blow. There are not a lot of positives we can take from this. He has absolutely shown he is a Premier League player. Hopefully, the surgery is perfect and he will come back stronger.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




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




RULED OUT: Cucho Hernandez (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Samuel Kalu (ankle), Francisco Sierralta (calf)


AVAILABLE: Kiko Femenia (knock), Juraj Kucka (knock)


“I hope he will return before the end of this season but it will be close.” – Roy Hodgson on Cucho Hernandez




RULED OUT: Craig Dawson (suspended), Angelo Ogbonna (knee), Issa Diop (ankle)


AVAILABLE: Kurt Zouma (ankle)


“Issa Diop is making a very good recovery and there’s always an outside chance he could return before the end of the season. Angelo Ogbonna has started some running on the grass, which is good.” – David Moyes




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



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