2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW21



RULED OUT: Gabriel Jesus (knee), Reiss Nelson (muscle)


AVAILABLE: Leandro Trossard (registration)




RULED OUT: Lucas Digne (shoulder), Jan Bednarek (unable to face parent club), Diego Carlos (Achilles), John McGinn (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Matty Cash (groin), Ollie Watkins (ankle)


AVAILABLE: Leander Dendoncker (back from suspension), Ludwig Augustinsson (ankle)


Augustinsson is ready, Digne is out, Cash is OK as well and Ollie Watkins has trained normally yesterday and today, I think he will be ready for Saturday. John McGinn still has one or two weeks more until he starts training with us.” – Unai Emery




RULED OUT: Dominic Solanke (knee), Lewis Cook (knee), David Brooks (hamstring), Marcus Tavernier (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Ryan Fredericks (knock), Junior Stanislas (knock)


AVAILABLE: Adam Smith (back from suspension)


He’s not too bad, I don’t expect him to be out for too long. – Gary O’Neil on Dominic Solanke




RULED OUT: Frank Onyeka (hamstring), Pontus Jansson (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Rico Henry (calf), Aaron Hickey (match fitness), Shandon Baptiste (muscle)




RULED OUT: Levi Colwill (muscle), Jakub Moder (knee)


We have a problem with Levi Colwill, but we are ready to play. If we want to win at Leicester we have to play a perfect game. Lewis Dunk will play with Adam Webster or Jan Paul van Hecke.” – Roberto De Zerbi




RULED OUT: Reece James (knee), Ben Chilwell (hamstring), Wesley Fofana (knee), N’Golo Kante (hamstring), Armando Broja (knee), Joao Felix (suspension), Christian Pulisic (knee), Edouard Mendy (finger), Raheem Sterling (hamstring), Denis Zakaria (thigh)


MIGHT PLAY: Mykhailo Mudryk (match fitness)


“I would say no [there is no-one due back]. The boys are progressing well, Reece [James] has joined team training but won’t be involved at the weekend, the same as Ben Chilwell. Everybody else is pretty much where we were.” – Graham Potter




RULED OUT: Joachim Andersen (calf), James McArthur (groin), Nathan Ferguson (match fitness)


“It will be something between a week to ten days.” – Patrick Vieira on Joachim Andersen




RULED OUT: Andros Townsend (knee), James Garner (back), Michael Keane (knee), Nathan Patterson (knee)




RULED OUT: Neeskens Kebano (Achilles)


MIGHT PLAY: Shane Duffy (illness)


AVAILABLE: Antonee Robinson (back from suspension)




RULED OUT: Stuart Dallas (leg), Archie Gray (ankle), Crysencio Summerville (ankle), Adam Forshaw (hip)


AVAILABLE: Maximilian Wober (hip), Robin Koch (knock), Liam Cooper (knock), Luis Sinisterra (foot)




RULED OUT: James Justin (Achilles), Ricardo Pereira (Achilles), Jonny Evans (calf), Ryan Bertrand (knee), Boubakary Soumare (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: James Maddison (knee), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (glute), Ayoze Perez (back)


AVAILABLE: Dennis Praet (rib)


James Maddison is doing very well so we’re hoping he can be involved in the squad at the weekend. We need to manage that game-time consciously because it’s been a long time since he actually played and he’s not trained so much.

“He’s worked so hard behind the scenes. Just seeing him on the training pitch, he’s such a gift for us to have as a player. “ – Brendan Rodgers




RULED OUT: Roberto Firmino (calf), Virgil van Dijk (hamstring), Arthur Melo (muscle), Diogo Jota (hamstring), Luis Diaz (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Darwin Nunez (hamstring)








RULED OUT: Casemiro (suspended), Donny van de Beek (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Anthony Martial (leg), Diogo Dalot (muscle), Jadon Sancho (match fitness)


“He’s making the next step. Yesterday for the first time he was in team training. Team training is the final training before a game, so we will extend that in the coming days, [the] coming week, and then go step-by-step.” – Erik ten Hag on Jadon Sancho




RULED OUT: Bruno Guimaraes (ankle), Matt Targett (heel), Jonjo Shelvey (calf), Emil Krafth (knee)


He was devastated to come off the pitch. He felt at the time he had done serious damage to his ankle. The scan did come back with positive news, so hopefully not a long-term injury.

“No I don’t [have a timescale] as we speak. We just hope it’s not long-term. He’s made good progress this week, so we’ll see.” – Eddie Howe on Bruno Guimaraes




RULED OUT: Dean Henderson (thigh), Jesse Lingard (thigh), Giulian Biancone (knee), Omar Richards (leg), Moussa Niakhate (thigh), Cheikhou Kouyate (thigh), Taiwo Awoniyi (muscle), Willy Boly (ankle)


AVAILABLE: Ryan Yates (knock), Chris Wood (registration)


“He’s going to be out for four to five weeks, which is obviously a bit of a blow for all of us. It is certainly a discussion point [whether to bring in a new goalkeeper].

“After the weekend, we have two League Cup games that Dean wouldn’t have played in anyway, because of the loan ruling, so we were always planning without him for those games. – Steve Cooper on Dean Henderson




RULED OUT: Tino Livramento (knee), Juan Larios (muscle), Stuart Armstrong (groin), Armel Bella-Kotchap (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Theo Walcott (calf), Alex McCarthy (ankle)


We’ve got one or two back from injury. So, we’re in a much stronger position this week than we were last week, so we’ll see. – Nathan Jones




RULED OUT: Lucas Moura (tendon)


“A bit tired, especially the players who are recovering from injuies like Bentancur, like Kulusevski. But only fatigue.” – Antonio Conte




RULED OUT: Gianluca Scamacca (knee), Maxwel Cornet (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Alphonse Areola (hip)


AVAILABLE: Danny Ings (registration)


“Danny [Ings] is a good as it gets. The paperwork was done in time, and we need to wait for the confirmation on registration. He adds to what we need. Gianluca [Scamacca] has a bit of a knee injury which will keep him out for a short time.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Pedro Neto (ankle), Sasa Kalajdzic (knee), Chiquinho (knee), Boubacar Traore (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Pablo Sarabia (registration)









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