2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW1



MIGHT PLAY: Emile Smith Rowe (muscle), Takehiro Tomiyasu (thigh), Fabio Vieira (ankle/foot), Kieran Tierney (knee)


“Three out of four of those probably are going to be training this afternoon. If everything goes well, they will be available for selection. You’ll find out tomorrow [who the missing player is]!” – Mikel Arteta on Emile Smith Rowe, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Fabio Vieira and Kieran Tierney




RULED OUT: Kortney Hause (knee), Keinan Davis (match fitness)


AVAILABLE: Emiliano Buendia (thigh), Tyrone Mings (knock)


We’ve had a couple of niggles within the last seven days – Tyrone Mings, Emi Buendía to name a couple, but we have a full squad available who trained yesterday. – Steven Gerrard




RULED OUT: Joe Rothwell (thigh), Ryan Fredericks (calf), David Brooks (match fitness)


“The latest is [Fredericks] on the grass now. He picked up an injury when we were in Portugal, a calf injury. It will be too quick for the weekend, he won’t be ready for the weekend along with Joe Rothwell as well, which is disappointing.” – Scott Parker




RULED OUT: Kristoffer Ajer (hamstring), Sergi Canos (hamstring), Ethan Pinnock (knee)




RULED OUT: Jakub Moder (knee)


AVAILABLE: Alexis Mac Allister (groin)




MIGHT PLAY: Ben Chilwell (match fitness)


“He looks better and better, but at the same time, he needs a little bit more time to adapt to the physicality of the match, which is normal. It’s a very, very demanding league, and we have to take care of him. We can’t just throw him in.” – Thomas Tuchel on Ben Chilwell




RULED OUT: Michael Olise (foot), James McArthur (groin), James Tomkins (muscle), Jack Butland (hand)


MIGHT PLAY: Sam Johnstone (thigh)


 “Macca [James McArthur] will not be a part of the squad tomorrow. Tonks [James Tomkins] has an issue with his calf so won’t get involved tomorrow. Michael [Olise] is still a couple of weeks away.” – Patrick Vieira




RULED OUT: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee), Seamus Coleman (groin), Jose Salomon Rondon (suspension), Andre Gomes (knock), Tom Davies (knock), Andros Townsend (knee)


We’re probably looking at around six weeks for the injury. – Frank Lampard on Dominic Calvert-Lewin




RULED OUT: Harry Wilson (knee), Nathaniel Chalobah (knock)


MIGHT PLAY: Joe Bryan (hand)




RULED OUT: Daniel James (suspended), Stuart Dallas (leg), Luke Ayling (knee), Junior Firpo (knee), Adam Forshaw (knee), Luis Sinisterra (hamstring), Liam Cooper (Achilles)


“It’s been a huge week for him. He looks great, looks strong, looks sharp. The good thing is having Patrick closer to 100 per cent helps us work tactically. I believe there is a lot of room for improvement for Patrick as a player, and that’s our goal.” – Jesse Marsch on Patrick Bamford




RULED OUT: Harvey Barnes (knee), Ricardo Pereira (Achilles), Ryan Bertrand (knee)


“It’s a massive blow to him. He was operated on last night. Such a shame as he’s been strong in pre-season.” – Brendan Rodgers on Ricardo Pereira




RULED OUT: Ibrahima Konate (knee), Diogo Jota (hamstring), Kostas Tsimikas (knock), Curtis Jones (calf), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Caoimhin Kelleher (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: Naby Keita (illness)




Kostas (Tsimikas) was unlucky in a training situation. I saw him now, he was out on the pitch and he might be – in his opinion, anyway – ready to train next week, which is helpful. Ibou (Konate), in a challenge in the game against Strasbourg, what happened there we have to see how long it will take but he is out for a while. Oxlade [is also out], of course. – Jurgen Klopp




RULED OUT: Aymeric Laporte (knee)




RULED OUT: Anthony Martial (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Facundo Pellistri (ankle)


It is always difficult to say with these injuries, but hopefully not too long. – Erik ten Hag on Anthony Martial




RULED OUT: Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring), Jamal Lewis (calf), Javier Manquillo (groin), Federico Fernandez (calf)


“Jonjo (Shelvey) is in London for another assessment, so we don’t have a clear, defined timeframe.” – Eddie Howe




RULED OUT: Ryan Yates (knock), Omar Richards (leg)


“Ryan Yates hasn’t got back in time, he’s not far away. Apart from that, we’re as we were. Wayne Hennessey’s back training, he missed the last game through a small injury but he’s available for the weekend.” – Steve Cooper




RULED OUT: Tino Livramento (knee), Theo Walcott (muscle), Nathan Tella (knee)


“Theo Walcott hasn’t had pre-season so far. He is not back in training. Nathan Tella was also out with injury for a little while, he was training today for the first time so he will also not be available for the weekend.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




RULED OUT: Richarlison (suspended), Oliver Skipp (heel)


MIGHT PLAY: Yves Bissouma (hamstring), Ivan Perisic (match fitness), Matt Doherty (match fitness)


“At the moment we only have one player who will definitely miss Southampton and that is Skipp. Bissouma, another day [before the game] still, nothing serious, but I don’t want to take a risk with anyone for the next games.” – Antonio Conte




RULED OUT: Angelo Ogbonna (knee), Nayef Aguerd (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Gianluca Scamacca (match fitness)


“Angelo (Ogbonna) is playing [today] for the U21s. He had his first 90 mins last week; he’s doing really well and coming along nicely. Hopefully, in 3-4 weeks he will be much closer.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Raul Jimenez (knee), Adama Traore (hamstring), Chiquinho (knee), Nelson Semedo (hamstring)

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