2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW5



RULED OUT: Thomas Partey (thigh), Mohamed Elneny (hamstring), Reiss Nelson (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: Oleksandr Zinchenko (knee)




RULED OUT: Diego Carlos (Achilles)


MIGHT PLAY: Philippe Coutinho (fatigue), Tyrone Mings (illness), Cameron Archer (hip)


“Phil’s [Coutinho] issue at the weekend was down to fatigue and cramp. He should be available, and we’ve still got a full session to go before so hopefully we get through that.” – Steven Gerrard




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


MIGHT PLAY: Lloyd Kelly (knock), Jamal Lowe (illness), Ben Pearson (knock)




RULED OUT: Sergi Canos (hamstring), Ethan Pinnock (knee), Henrik Damsgaard (other)


MIGHT PLAY: Pontus Jansson (foot), Kristoffer Ajer (match fitness)


“His foot is better. It will be touch and go as to whether he’s available, but we’d like to take our chance on it if he’s ready to play.” – Thomas Frank on Pontus Jansson




RULED OUT: Adam Lallana (calf), Jakub Moder (knee), Jeremy Sarmiento (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Joel Veltman (neck)




RULED OUT: Conor Gallagher (suspension), N’Golo Kante (hamstring), Marcos Alonso (other)


MIGHT PLAY: Reece James (knock)


AVAILABLE: Kalidou Koulibaly (back from suspension)


At the moment he’s not ready to play full matches at Premier League level. He has only had one week of training after his injury. – Thomas Tuchel on Mateo Kovacic




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


MIGHT PLAY: Wilfried Zaha (leg), Tyrick Mitchell (knock)


“We have to wait and see tomorrow.” – Patrick Vieira




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


AVAILABLE: Neal Maupay (new signing)


“Mason [Holgate] opened up his knee and felt some pain, so we are going to scan it. The feeling is it will be weeks, maximum, we hope, but may take him out of the next couple of games.” – Frank Lampard




RULED OUT: Shane Duffy (unable to face parent club), Harry Wilson (knee), Manor Solomon (knee)




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


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


“We’ll evaluate the guys and see who’s ready to repeat and go. Klich is clearly 100% and I think that Luis [Sinisterra] is getting more and more fit.” – Jesse Marsch




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


MIGHT PLAY: James Maddison (muscle)


“We’ve had most of the guys training and available as was for the weekend. James Maddison: we’re hopeful but we’ll see how he is tomorrow.” – Brendan Rodgers




RULED OUT: Darwin Nunez (suspended), Thiago (hamstring), Ibrahima Konate (knee), Diogo Jota (thigh), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Caoimhin Kelleher (muscle), Calvin Ramsey (muscle), Naby Keita (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: Curtis Jones (calf), Joel Matip (groin)




RULED OUT: Aymeric Laporte (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Jack Grealish (knock), Nathan Ake (groin), Kalvin Phillips (shoulder)


“Last game had niggles in his leg, we didn’t take risks. He could have played.” – Pep Guardiola on Ilkay Gundogan




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




RULED OUT: Callum Wilson (hamstring), Emil Krafth (knee), Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring), Bruno Guimaraes (hamstring),Alexander Isak (waiting for registration)


“He’s [Guimaraes] doing well. I don’t know about this game but hopefully not far after, if he doesn’t make it. He’s very positive, in good spirits and he’s desperate to get back. Maxi [Saint-Maximin] is a worry for us at the moment with a hamstring. It was late in the game off the back of a sprint to try and save a goal.” – Eddie Howe




RULED OUT: Omar Richards (leg), Moussa Niakhate (thigh), Orel Mangala (hamstring)


It’s not serious, it is a hamstring injury. It’s still a bit inconclusive of when he will come back, but it is more days and weeks, rather than any longer than that. – Steve Cooper on Orel Mangala




RULED OUT: Tino Livramento (knee)




RULED OUT: Bryan Gil (knock), Lucas Moura (knock)


MIGHT PLAY: Cristian Romero (muscle), Oliver Skipp (foot)


“About Romero and Skipp, today they had the training session with us. For sure we have to wait to tell that they are completely recovered. But this is a good sign for us. Lucas [Moura] has this inflammation in his tendon. I hope to recover him very soon. I think about Richy [Richarlison] we are really happy. For sure, in the next games, you will see him from the starting XI. – Antonio Conte




RULED OUT: Nayef Aguerd (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Craig Dawson (thigh), Ben Johnson (hamstring), Aaron Cresswell (groin)


“Like anything else, when you play on a Sunday and have a midweek game it can take a bit out of you, so like everyone else we’re recovering. It tests your squad and the players, but hopefully we’ll be okay.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Chiquinho (knee)

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