2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW2



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


AVAILABLE: Kieran Tierney (knee)




RULED OUT: Kortney Hause (knee)


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


“In pre-season, he’s been healthy and he’s looked sharp. Repeating games and training sessions – again he looked sharp this morning – he’s in a good place. He was disappointed, like all of us, with the last game, but it’s one game. Leon’s in a much better place than he was last year. – Steven Gerrard on Leon Bailey




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


“Ryan (Fredericks) has come on a little bit, to be fair, he is out on the grass with us, and he’s pushing ahead in the right direction. We are probably a few more weeks from him being fully integrated into training. Joe (Rothwell) is probably a little bit behind.” – Scott Parker




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


MIGHT PLAY: Mikkel Damsgaard (match fitness)




RULED OUT: Jakub Moder (knee)


“Danny (Welbeck) is in the best condition he’s been in since I’ve been working with him. Everyone looks up to him and he’s playing really well. We’re just happy he’s enjoying his football.” – Graham Potter




RULED OUT: Mateo Kovacic (knee), Marcos Alonso (other)


“[Alonso] is not in training at the moment and tries to finalise his transfer, so he will not be available for tomorrow’s game. It’s the same for Kovacic, who is injured, unfortunately. Everybody else is available.” – Thomas Tuchel




RULED OUT: James McArthur (groin), James Tomkins (muscle), Jack Butland (hand), Nathan Ferguson (foot)


MIGHT PLAY: Michael Olise (foot)


“Michael [Olise] trained all week with the team, so there is a chance that he will be with the squad. The other two [James McArthur and James Tomkins], it will be too short for them.” – Patrick Vieira




RULED OUT: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee), Ben Godfrey (leg), Yerry Mina (muscle), Andros Townsend (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Andre Gomes (knock), Tom Davies (knock), Seamus Coleman (groin),


AVAILABLE: Salomon Rondon (back from suspension)


The reality is that we’re also still in a little bit of a pre-season mode and not all of the players have been able to play a lot of minutes in the short pre-season that we had. I have to weigh up the fitness levels to try and get the sharpest players on the pitch. If maybe some people haven’t had so many minutes, they might be more effective coming on.” – Frank Lampard




RULED OUT: Harry Wilson (knee), Manor Solomon (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Joe Bryan (hand)


AVAILABLE: Nathaniel Chalobah (knock)


“He will probably get surgery in the next few days. When he gets the surgery, we will have more news. We will be more sure about the timeline for him to come back. But it looks a long time injured. Let’s see. I think it’s better we wait.” – Marco Silva on Manor Solomon




RULED OUT: Stuart Dallas (leg), Luke Ayling (knee), Junior Firpo (knee)


AVAILABLE: Daniel James (back from suspension), Adam Forshaw (knee), Luis Sinisterra (hamstring), Liam Cooper (Achilles)


“Adam [Forshaw], Liam [Cooper] and Luis [Sinisterra] have all entered training and are eligible for the weekend. Junior [Firpo] is probably a couple of weeks behind, the same with Luke Ayling. He just needs a little bit more time. Stuart Dallas I saw on the pitch today, moving around a little bit, so that was an exciting moment for us.” – Jesse Marsch




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




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


MIGHT PLAY: Kostas Tsimikas (knock),


AVAILABLE: Naby Keita (illness)


“We have now, in the moment, definitely too many injuries, that’s clear. A couple of boys are coming back. Naby (Keita) will be back for Monday, Kostas (Tsimikas) will train today for the first time so he might be back as well. Thiago is good, but the injury is not good. I read four to six weeks [for a timeframe]. I would prefer four!” – Jurgen Klopp




RULED OUT: Aymeric Laporte (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Kalvin Phillips (muscle), Cole Palmer (foot)


“We have Kalvin (Phillips) with some niggles, I don’t know if he will be able. Cole Palmer had a knock in his feet in the last games, and is a doubt tomorrow. The rest (apart from Aymeric Laporte) are perfect.” – Pep Guardiola




RULED OUT: Anthony Martial (hamstring), Victor Lindelof (knock), Facundo Pellistri (ankle)


“So, he had a good training week. I would say he now has [played] two half-games. The starting XI, we will see tomorrow. I, of course, have made my decision but I [will] keep it.” – Erik ten Hag on Cristiano Ronaldo




RULED OUT: Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring), Emil Krafth (thigh), Jamal Lewis (calf), Federico Fernandez (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Jamaal Lascelles (thigh)


“It was quite a complex one. We had a number of scans and opinions. He’s had an operation and we expect him to be out for around 12 weeks. He was very disappointed. A real shame for him and for us but he’s on the road to recovery.” – Eddie Howe on Jonjo Shelvey




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


MIGHT PLAY: Scott McKenna (knock)


“We’ll give him every chance. If he doesn’t make it then it gives someone else a chance.” – Steve Cooper on Scott McKenna




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


“We only had Lyanco not training this week because of a problem with his knee.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




RULED OUT: Clement Lenglet (thigh), Oliver Skipp (heel)


AVAILABLE: Richarlison (back from suspension)


“He’s a bit tired in his abductor. Nothing serious but only precaution, but not good to take a stupid risk.” – Antonio Conte on Clement Lenglet




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


MIGHT PLAY: Craig Dawson (thigh), Lukasz Fabianski (knock), Michail Antonio (knock)


“Yes, I think they’re ready to start so that will be a decision to take” – David Moyes on new signings Maxwel Cornet and Gianluca Scamacca




RULED OUT: Raul Jimenez (knee), Joao Moutinho (foot), Chiquinho (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Adama Traore (hamstring), Nelson Semedo (hamstring)

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