2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW8



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


MIGHT PLAY: Emile Smith Rowe (groin), Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf), Thomas Partey (thigh), Cedric Soares (knock)


Unfortunately that day will be tomorrow when we have the last training session, today there is not much to give. – Mikel Arteta on team news




RULED OUT: Matty Cash (hamstring), Diego Carlos (Achilles), Jan Bednarek (unable to face parent club)


MIGHT PLAY: Ollie Watkins (illness), Robin Olsen (knee), Emiliano Martinez (illness)


AVAILABLE: Leander Dendoncker (throat)


Ollie Watkins has been a little bit unwell at the beginning of the week, so we’ll make a late call [Martinez] hasn’t been feeling too good overnight. I don’t think it’s a big issue. We’ve had him in front of the doctor and given him some medicine to hopefully make him feel better in the coming hours. I’ve got no doubt he’ll pull through, I think he’ll be available” – Steven Gerrard




RULED OUT: Joe Rothwell (thigh), David Brooks (hamstring), Ben Pearson (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Junior Stanislas (groin)


“The game comes too soon for Joe Rothwell, Ben Pearson – they’ll still be missing. David Brooks suffered a slight setback in the development game that he played. Just a slight awareness in his hamstring, some pain in his hamstring. Junior’s [Stanislas] trained well. He’s been on the grass with us for a good few days now.” – caretaker manager Gary O’Neil




RULED OUT: Ethan Pinnock (knee), Christian Norgaard (Achilles)


MIGHT PLAY: Sergi Canos (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Jordan Pickford (thigh), Mason Holgate (knee), Ben Godfrey (leg), Yerry Mina (ankle), Andros Townsend (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee)


AVAILABLE: Abdoulaye Doucoure (hamstring)


We’ll see come Sunday whether he’s ready to start the game or not, to be careful with him obviously because he had a difficult injury. We’ll see for the weekend.” – Frank Lampard on Dominic Calvert-Lewin




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


MIGHT PLAY: Antonee Robinson (ankle)


“We hope we will have good news soon. He’s much more involved and it’s good to see him on the [training] pitch already, but he’s just doing individual work, not many things on the ball, and he needs more time.” – Marco Silva on Harry Wilson




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


MIGHT PLAY: Dennis Praet (foot)


It’s just his foot. He’s had an ongoing issue for a little while. He’s tried to play through it, but he’s been off for a few days to allow that to recover. He was out on the pitches with our rehabilitation team today and he should be okay. – Brendan Rodgers on Dennis Praet




RULED OUT: Aymeric Laporte (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Kyle Walker (knock)


Aymer [Laporte] is back in training but is not ready. Kyle [Walker] is getting better, I don’t know if tomorrow he will be ready. – Pep Guardiola




RULED OUT: Emil Krafth (knee), Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring), Karl Darlow (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring), Bruno Guimaraes (hamstring), Callum Wilson (hamstring)


“Everyone has improved. But I will leave my team news to the time when we get it. It has been a slightly difficult period for us but hopefully we’re coming out of that.” – Eddie Howe




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


MIGHT PLAY: Serge Aurier (awaiting visa approval), Orel Mangala (hamstring)


“Orel [Mangala] did come back into training but he’s had a bit of a setback. It’s nothing too major, but it’s just set him back a day or two. Apart from that, we are as we were.” – Steve Cooper




RULED OUT: Romeo Lavia (muscle), Tino Livramento (knee)


So far we had everybody in training, apart from Livramento and Romeo [Lavia]. They are still out. The rest is training with the team. – Ralph Hasenhuttl




RULED OUT: Lucas Moura (tendon)


We have Ivan Perisic who can play on the right or left and Sessegnon, he is fit and he’s in a good moment of form. For sure maybe he’s one of the players that in this moment deserves to play, like Deki [Kulusevski], but we’ll do it with the right time and the right patience, to try to do the best for our team. – Antonio Conte




RULED OUT: Nayef Aguerd (ankle), Ben Johnson (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Sasa Kalajdzic (knee), Raul Jimenez (fatigue), Chiquinho (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Diego Costa (match fitness)


“Let’s see” – Bruno Lage on whether Diego Costa is ready




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