2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW38



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


MIGHT PLAY: Takehiro Tomiyasu (muscle)


AVAILABLE: Rob Holding (back from suspension)




RULED OUT: Leon Bailey (ankle), Ezri Konsa (knee), Kortney Hause (abdominal)


“Konsa has had a scan and it’s confirmed that he has a knee injury, he’ll be missing for up to 16 weeks. When someone leaves the pitch and you see the challenge, you’re fearing that it could be an ACL, a six to nine-month injury but thankfully it wasn’t. – Steven Gerrard




RULED OUT: Ethan Pinnock (hamstring), Zanka (thigh), Saman Ghoddos (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Frank Onyeka (ankle)


“Ethan [Pinnock] will not make it for this game; he is not far away but there’s no point rushing him back.” – Thomas Frank




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


AVAILABLE: Enock Mwepu (groin)


“He will be in Sunday’s squad but probably won’t start.” – Graham Potter on Enock Mwepu




RULED OUT: Matthew Lowton (suspension), Matej Vydra (knee), Ashley Westwood (ankle), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Jay Rodriguez (hamstring), Ben Mee (leg), Erik Pieters (calf)


“We’re in the process [of appealing Matt Lowton’s red card]. We think we’ve got a strong case. [Jay Rodriguez] has been with the physios today, out on the grass again. I think that’s probably a 50/50.” – Mike Jackson




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


MIGHT PLAY: Timo Werner (hamstring), Mateo Kovacic (ankle), Andreas Christensen (personal reasons)


“[We’re] not sure yet, and at the weekend. [He] came on the morning of the [FA Cup final] and told me he was not ready. He had his reasons, they stay private and confidential, but it was not the first time.” – Thomas Tuchel on Andreas Christensen




RULED OUT: Michael Olise (foot), Nathan Ferguson (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: James McArthur (calf), James Tomkins (muscle)




RULED OUT: Salomon Rondon (suspension), Fabian Delph (muscle), Yerry Mina (calf), Andros Townsend (knee), Nathan Patterson (ankle)


AVAILABLE: Donny van de Beek (groin), Ben Godfrey (thigh), Jarrad Branthwaite (back from suspension)


“A couple of players who maybe haven’t had opportunities will get opportunities, but we’ll be going full pelt to try to get the right result.” – Frank Lampard




RULED OUT: Luke Ayling (suspension + knee), Daniel James (suspended), Stuart Dallas (leg), Adam Forshaw (knee), Tyler Roberts (hamstring), Crysencio Summerville (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Patrick Bamford (foot)


“(Patrick) Bamford has looked really good this week. Not made a decision on Sunday yet. Had a day off today, hopefully can make a decision in next couple of days.” – Jesse Marsch




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


MIGHT PLAY: Youri Tielemans (knee), James Justin (illness)


AVAILABLE: Ricardo Pereira (thigh)


“Youri [Tielemans] had a clash of knees in the Watford game, so it was just too sore for him this evening. Hopefully, he will be okay for the weekend. Justin was sick. Again, hopefully he recovers for the weekend. Fingers crossed.” – Brendan Rodgers




MIGHT PLAY: Mohamed Salah (groin), Virgil van Dijk (knee), Fabinho (hamstring), Joe Gomez (ankle)


“It looks all good. What we do with them for the weekend, I have no idea. I understand 100% [Salah’s] goalscoring battle with Heung-min Son but there is no chance that we take any risk. My preferred solution would be they all could play at the weekend for rhythm reasons, stuff like this, or at least could be on the bench and then we can bring them on or not. If not, then we take it from there. I cannot say 100%.” – Jurgen Klopp on Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho




RULED OUT: Ruben Dias (hamstring)


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


“We have incredible doctors and physios. They have trained today. We will see tomorrow. It is good for us to have them back.” – Pep Guardiola on John Stones and Kyle Walker




RULED OUT: Paul Pogba (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Jadon Sancho (illness), Marcus Rashford (illness), Eric Bailly (back), Luke Shaw (personal reasons), Phil Jones (knock)


“We, once again, unfortunately, have quite a few players missing and another couple of players with question marks. We have to wait for tomorrow’s last training session. – Ralf Rangnick




RULED OUT: Jonjo Shelvey (calf), Joe Willock (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Chris Wood (hip), Fabian Schar (concussion), Ryan Fraser (hamstring), Javier Manquillo (chicken pox)


“We’re following concussion protocols. He may be doing something outside today but we’re following the protocols closely so it’ll be a late decision on him.” – Eddie Howe on Fabian Schar




RULED OUT: Josh Sargent (ankle), Kenny McLean (foot), Adam Idah (knee), Ozan Kabak (hamstring), Andrew Omobamidele (back), Christoph Zimmermann (groin)


MIGHT PLAY: Billy Gilmour (ankle), Ben Gibson (back)


AVAILABLE: Mathias Normann (thigh)




RULED OUT: Tino Livramento (knee), Fraser Forster (back), Romain Perraud (foot)


“He has a fracture in foot, and he is out for five to six weeks.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl on Romain Perraud




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


AVAILABLE: Harry Kane (illness)


“We have the same players as the last game against Burnley. Not less, not more. In the last game we had Kulusevski – he had this problem and he didn’t train with us on Saturday but on Sunday was good to play. For sure, Harry [Kane] doesn’t want to miss this type of game. If you remember the last game against Burnley, we had three or four cases of stomach problems. In this week, I have to be honest, we had a couple of cases but we overcame the situation.” – Antonio Conte




RULED OUT: Emmanuel Dennis (knee), Ismaila Sarr (knee), Juraj Kucka (knee), Imran Louza (knee), Peter Etebo (knock), Shaq Forde (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Samir (groin), Cucho Hernandez (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Kiko Femenia (illness), Joshua King (illness), Tom Cleverley (knock)




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


AVAILABLE: Said Benrahma (ankle)


“Benrahma should be fit for the game. Diop’s ankle is not quite right yet. [Noble] has played well enough to play in the team and be involved, so if the right opportunity comes along, then yes, but I’ll only do what I think’s right. Obviously, it’ll be a big day for him.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Max Kilman (knee), Romain Saiss (knock), Nelson Semedo (hamstring)



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