2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW3



OUT: Reiss Nelson (muscle)


AVAILABLE: Fabio Vieira (ankle/foot)


“Everybody’s OK. As you saw, we had Cedric [Soares], Fabio [Vieira] and Emile [Smith-Rowe] playing with the under-21s. They looked fit, they trained all week with us, so they are available for selection.” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: Diego Carlos (Achilles)


MIGHT PLAY: Kortney Hause (knee)




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


MIGHT PLAY: Dominic Solanke (ankle), Jordan Zemura (illness)


Dominic Solanke, maybe. We’ll assess that tomorrow. Regarding Joe Rothwell and Ryan Fredericks, it will be too early for them to come back in at the weekend. Other than that, everyone else has come out of the weekend all good. We’re fully fit in that sense. – Scott Parker




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




RULED OUT: Jakub Moder (knee)




RULED OUT: N’Golo Kante (hamstring), Mateo Kovacic (knee), Marcos Alonso (other), Armando Broja (knock)


MIGHT PLAY: Christian Pulisic (Achilles)


“[Kante’s injury is] quite serious. We’re talking about weeks, which is not good news. We’re disappointed and sad because N’Golo was super important and super fit. He will be out for several weeks. Armando will be out for some days but cannot come with us to Leeds and Mateo Kovacic, as well, still out with knee problems. Christian Pulisic had Achilles problems but trained today, so let’s see.” – Thomas Tuchel




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




RULED OUT: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee), Abdoulaye Doucoure (hamstring), Ben Godfrey (leg), Yerry Mina (ankle), Andros Townsend (knee), Andre Gomes (muscle)


AVAILABLE: Allan (foot)


“Allan is fit and in the squad. He’s back but he’s missed games in pre-season and we’ve got to get him match-fit. Abdoulaye Doucoure is probably going to be around three weeks from now.” – Frank Lampard




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


MIGHT PLAY: Joe Bryan (hand)


AVAILABLE: Andreas Pereira (knock), Bobby De Cordova-Reid (knock)




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


MIGHT PLAY: Patrick Bamford (groin), Liam Cooper (knock)


AVAILABLE: Joe Gelhardt (dead leg)


We know we can’t risk him and that we don’t want him to pick up further injury. But he’s feeling good, he’s looking good. So let’s see. [Taking him off] was a precaution and then it’s just being precautionary with him in general. We know after having almost missed an entire season that we just have to be really intelligent with how we manage everything. So we’ll be prepared if he’s ready to go and if he’s not.ot risk him and don’t want any further injury [but] looking good.” – Jesse Marsch on Patrick Bamford




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


AVAILABLE: Harvey Barnes (knee)


“Harvey Barnes, it’s great news for us, he’s been back in training. He’s looked excellent and fit and had a really good pre-season. It was a blow to lose him for the opening few games but he should be available. We will decide whether he will be in from the start. He’s looked good in training. He may be available to start, maybe not [play] the full 90 minutes, but we’ll assess that tomorrow after the final session.

“It certainly opens up that possibility [of changing formation to a 4-3-3] when you have at least one winger who gives you that pace and width in the game. It’s always important for how we play, that width. We always try to be flexible in how we play. But of course, when you’re limited, when he was out, we had to adjust.” – Brendan Rodgers




RULED OUT: Darwin Nunez (suspended), Thiago (hamstring), Ibrahima Konate (knee), Joel Matip (groin), Diogo Jota (thigh), Curtis Jones (calf), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Caoimhin Kelleher (muscle), Calvin Ramsey (muscle)


AVAILABLE: Roberto Firmino (knock)


“Big opportunity and he looks great in training. He was in the squad last week but now’s back in complete normal training. Hopefully it stays this and then he will start. – Jurgen Klopp on Joe Gomez




RULED OUT: Aymeric Laporte (knee)


AVAILABLE: Kalvin Phillips, Cole Palmer


Kalvin [Phillips] is back, Cole [Palmer] is back. Some niggles [for] some players, [but] the rest are ok. – Pep Guardiola




RULED OUT: Victor Lindelof (thigh), Facundo Pellistri (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Anthony Martial (hamstring)


“Victor (Lindelof) has not returned to the training pitch but the good news is that Anthony Martial is back in training with the team. – Erik ten Hag




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


MIGHT PLAY: Matt Targett (hamstring), Ryan Fraser (back)


“Ryan Fraser we hope will be fit and available. He had a back spasm last week, so he was a late withdrawal from the Brighton game. Matt Targett we’ll make a very late decision on.” – Eddie Howe




RULED OUT: Omar Richards (leg)


MIGHT PLAY: Ryan Yates (knock), Moussa Niakhate (knock), Jack Colback (illness)


“Ryan Yates is back in training, that’s positive. Steve Cook is back in full training. Jack Colback is still suffering with his illness.” – Steve Cooper




RULED OUT: Tino Livramento (knee), Romain Perraud (leg), Theo Walcott (muscle)


AVAILABLE: Che Adams (knock), Lyanco (knee)


“After the last game we had only a problem with Che [Adams], he wasn’t training until today. Today he was stepping back in the session. Missed a few sessions this week but is available.

The longer-term injuries: Romain [Perraud] is still not available because he was also out for the last game, and Tino [Livramento]. [Theo Walcott] is also not training with the team. He missed the whole of pre-season with injury and is on his way back with the team, every day training.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




RULED OUT: Cristian Romero (muscle), Oliver Skipp (heel)


AVAILABLE: Clement Lenglet (thigh)


“We checked him, and honestly the player wanted to give availability, but in this type of situation it would be stupid to take risks.” – Antonio Conte on Cristian Romero




RULED OUT: Nayef Aguerd (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Craig Dawson (thigh)


AVAILABLE: Angelo Ogbonna (knee)


“There’s not much to report from last night but we’re hoping to get people back. Dawson is not too far away now.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Chiquinho (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Raul Jimenez (knee), Joao Moutinho (foot)


“Just Chiquinho is out. We have three groups – the group who started the season, the players like Raul [Jimenez], Semedo, Adama [Traore] and Joao [Moutinho] who have started training. The other group is Guedes and Nunes who need to understand our routines.” – Bruno Lage

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