2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW11



RULED OUT: Emile Smith Rowe (groin), Mohamed Elneny (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf)




RULED OUT: Lucas Digne (ankle), Ludwig Augustinsson (hamstring), Diego Carlos (Achilles), Boubacar Kamara (knee)


AVAILABLE: Leon Bailey (muscle)




RULED OUT: Lloyd Kelly (ankle), David Brooks (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Junior Stanislas (muscle)


AVAILABLE: Joe Rothwell (thigh), Ben Pearson (knee)




RULED OUT: Pontus Jansson (hamstring), Christian Norgaard (Achilles), Thomas Strakosha (ankle)


AVAILABLE: Keane Lewis-Potter (foot)




RULED OUT: Jakub Moder (knee)




RULED OUT: Reece James (knee), Wesley Fofana (knee), N’Golo Kante (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Hakim Ziyech (illness)


“He’s due to see a specialist over the weekend. So, until we get that information, there’s not too much else I can add” – Graham Potter on Reece James




RULED OUT: Nathaniel Clyne (ankle), Will Hughes (illness), Nathan Ferguson (foot), James McArthur (groin), Jack Butland (hand), Chris Richards (hamstring)






RULED OUT: Anthony Gordon (suspension), Nathan Patterson (knee), Mason Holgate (knee), Ben Godfrey (leg), Andros Townsend (knee), Yerry Mina (calf)


AVAILABLE: Abdoulaye Doucoure (personal reasons)


“Patterson, we’re hoping will be fit in two-to-three weeks. Ben [Godfrey] is a bit behind, it’s his first day out on the grass, so we’re still probably looking at the other side of the World Cup break. Doucoure had a family issue but he’s back in the squad for tomorrow. Mason [Holgate] is training, not ready to be in the squad yet but training really well. Yerry [Mina] had a little bit of a setback this week so he won’t be available.” – Frank Lampard




RULED OUT: Nathaniel Chalobah (suspension), Kenny Tete (muscle), Layvin Kurzawa (calf), Manor Solomon (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Aleksandar Mitrovic (foot)


AVAILABLE: Willian (calf)


“He’s getting better. He did the warm up and the session today was more strategy. Today was the first day he was involved with the team. After two weeks without. We’re checking and assessing him.” – Marco Silva on Aleksandar Mitrovic




RULED OUT: Stuart Dallas (leg), Adam Forshaw (ankle), Leo Hjelde (appendix), Archie Gray (toe)


AVAILABLE: Luis Sinisterra (back from suspension), Junior Firpo (knock)


“Leo’s [Hjelde] recovered well from his appendectomy and he was on the pitch today but won’t be available for probably another week or so. Adam’s [Forshaw] surgery went well, he’s eight days out, feeling better. Archie [Gray] was on the pitch as well today, feeling better with his broken toe but not available. Stuart’s [Dallas] making good progress. Everybody else is healthy, including Junior Firpo.” – Jesse Marsch




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


MIGHT PLAY: Nampalys Mendy (knee), Dennis Praet (knock), Jonny Evans (calf)


AVAILABLE: Timothy Castagne (eye)


We’ve had a couple of players who haven’t trained so much but came back in. Dennis Praet and Papy Mendy have come back in having not trained a lot during the week. Apart from that, we’ll have to assess Jonny Evans just before the game to see where he’s at with a tight calf, but apart from that it’s been a good training week. – Brendan Rodgers




RULED OUT: Trent Alexander-Arnold (ankle), Luis Diaz (knee), Joel Matip (calf), Naby Keita (muscle), Arthur Melo (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: Curtis Jones (match fitness), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (match fitness)


AVAILABLE: Andrew Robertson (knee)


“We still have to figure out who’s available for the [Manchester] City game. We have to see. No final decisions yet – Jurgen Klopp




RULED OUT: Kyle Walker (groin), John Stones (hamstring), Kalvin Phillips (shoulder)


They feel good, they are ready for Sunday. – Pep Guardiola on Erling Haaland, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva




RULED OUT: Scott McTominay (suspension), Harry Maguire (hamstring), Martin Dubravka (can’t face parent club), Donny van de Beek (knock), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (knock), Brandon Williams (unspecified)


MIGHT PLAY: Anthony Martial (back)


“It’s too early to say something about that. We have to wait, we have to see how it progresses in the coming hours. If he is not available, then we have to do it with other players. We will have 20 in the squad and they have to win this game.” – Erik ten Hag on Anthony Martial




RULED OUT: Alexander Isak (thigh), Emil Krafth (knee), Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring), Karl Darlow (ankle), Matt Ritchie (calf)


“Alexander Isak is making progress but he’s not available for this game. We’ve not picked up any new injuries.” – Eddie Howe




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


No, [Niakhate] is not close. He is still very much in his rehab. He is nowhere near consideration, really. Serge [Aurier] has only trained with us a couple of weeks. We’ve managed to get him half a game against Leicester, we needed to make the change there but it ended up being a positive for him to get the match minutes under his belt because he’s had no pre-season.

And then obviously, needing him to start the game against Villa and trusted his experience and his reliability in his game to get through what has been a bit of an accelerated programme. It proved to be positive in the game and we never thought he would play 90 minutes, he’s not up to that level at the moment physically – Steve Cooper




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


“Romeo [Lavia] maybe starts the beginning of next week with the team. Tino [Livramento] needs a little bit longer time. The rest is fit.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl




RULED OUT: Dejan Kulusevski (hamstring), Emerson Royal (suspended)


AVAILABLE: Lucas Moura (tendon)


I think that we need to have a bit of patience with him and don’t take stupid risks because we have to play a lot of games from now until November. It will be very important to recover him very well. At this moment he is not 100% sure to be really fit, to be in perfect physical condition. It’s for this reason that it’s good to respect the opinion of the doctors of the player. – Antonio Conte on Dejan Kulusevski




RULED OUT: Maxwel Cornet (calf), Nayef Aguerd (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Kurt Zouma (illness), Michail Antonio (illness), Angelo Ogbonna (hamstring), Craig Dawson (dead leg), Thilo Kehrer (knock)


“I don’t have news on Angelo [Ogbonna] or Craig [Dawson] yet. [Michail] Antonio is a little better. Kurt [Zouma] has had the sniffles, so we need to see how they are but hopefully they have a chance.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Pedro Neto (ankle), Nathan Collins (suspension), Sasa Kalajdzic (knee), Raul Jimenez (groin), Chiquinho (knee)


AVAILABLE: Ruben Neves (back from suspension), Boubacar Traore (illness), Goncalo Guedes (knock)


“Diego Costa covered more minutes than we thought at Chelsea. Hopefully he can continue to give those sort of minutes or maybe more. Depends how hard we can push him.” – Steve Davis


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