2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW28



RULED OUT: Mohamed Elneny (knee), Eddie Nketiah (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Takehiro Tomiyasu (knee), William Saliba (back)


“Tomiyasu looks pretty serious, for his reaction straight away and what he said to me. Obviously, it’s very early and difficult to know. William, I don’t know. He had some discomfort and could not carry on, so we had to take him off.” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: Philippe Coutinho (hamstring), Boubacar Kamara (ankle), Leander Dendoncker (hand)




RULED OUT: Marcus Tavernier (hamstring), Illia Zabarnyi (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Junior Stanislas (knock), Adam Smith (knock)


AVAILABLE: Hamed Traore (muscle)




RULED OUT: Vitaly Janelt (knee), Kristoffer Ajer (calf), Keane Lewis-Potter (knee), Thomas Strakosha (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Mads Roerslev (hamstring)


We still need more assessment for Vitaly Janelt, who we had to sub off [against Southampton]. The thing we can say is that he will not be available for Saturday, so we need more [time] to see exactly what the injury is. – Thomas Frank




RULED OUT: Raheem Sterling (hamstring), Mason Mount (abdomen), Thiago Silva (knee), Cesar Azpilicueta (head), Armando Broja (ACL)


MIGHT PLAY: Reece James (illness), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (back), Edouard Mendy (finger), N’Golo Kante (hamstring)


“Raheem’s got a problem with his hamstring, it’s not too serious but he’ll miss the game at the weekend and the international trip. Same with Mason, he’s been struggling a little bit with his pubic bone.” – Graham Potter




RULED OUT: Albert Sambi Lokonga (ineligible to face his parent club), Sam Johnstone (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Will Hughes (illness), James McArthur (illness), Vicente Guaita (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Andros Townsend (knee), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Nathan Patterson (match fitness)


We’re still monitoring the situation, being careful, he’s being careful with his body. We’re trying to give him every opportunuty. He wasn’t overly in my thinking for the Chelsea game regardless of anything else because obviously the international window comes and you can use that even more wisely. – Sean Dyche on Dominic Calvert-Lewin




RULED OUT: Tyler Adams (hamstring), Stuart Dallas (leg), Adam Forshaw (hip)


AVAILABLE: Liam Cooper (muscle)




RULED OUT: Wout Faes (suspended), Youri Tielemans (ankle), James Justin (Achilles), Sammy Braybrooke (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Ryan Bertrand (match fitness), Jonny Evans (thigh), Victor Kristiansen (ankle)


“Victor [Kristiansen] maybe won’t make it. We’re hoping he might be close but he might miss this one. We’ll have to see [on Evans], there’s a doubt around him. Apart from that, everyone has trained and trained well and those who were available for previous games are okay.” – Brendan Rodgers




RULED OUT: Joelinton (suspended), Anthony Gordon (ankle), Emil Krafth (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Fabian Schar (foot), Callum Wilson (illness)


Similar to last week – we’ve got a couple of knocks. Intense game last week, really intense physically, so we’ve been managing and nursing a few players. We’ll wait and see who’s fit. Nothing major, hopefully. A few players have missed training this week but we hope to have the majority of players available. – Eddie Howe


“The scan wasn’t plain sailing, it wasn’t a shoo-in. It wasn’t a week or two injury. It’s slightly more serious than that, so we’re doing everything we can to get him back as quickly as possible. At the moment he’s in a period where he’s staying off the grass, staying off his feet, and the injury’s healing. It feels good, but he’s got work to do to get ready for that game.” – Eddie Howe on Anthony Gordon




RULED OUT: Chris Wood (unable to face parent club), Dean Henderson (thigh), Willy Boly (hamstring), Scott McKenna (hamstring), Giulian Biancone (knee), Omar Richards (leg)


MIGHT PLAY: Brennan Johnson (groin), Cheikhou Kouyate (hamstring), Taiwo Awoniyi (groin), Wayne Hennessey (knee)


“It’s unlikely that Brennan [Johnson] will be involved at the weekend but there is a small chance so we want to give him every chance to see if he’s available. If he is, then great, we’ll try and use him. If not, then it’s just one of them things.

“We’re not completely ruling him out but at the same time, when you walk off with a bit of a muscle injury it can take a little bit longer than a week to recover. But we’ll see.” – Steve Cooper




RULED OUT: Tino Livramento (knee), Juan Larios (muscle)


AVAILABLE: Kyle Walker-Peters (hamstring), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (unspecified issue)




RULED OUT: Hugo Lloris (knee), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Yves Bissouma (ankle), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Emerson Royal (knock)




RULED OUT: Hwang Hee-chan (unspecified), Diego Costa (knee), Hugo Bueno (hamstring), Chiquinho (knee), Sasa Kalajdzic (knee), Boubacar Traore (groin)


AVAILABLE: Pablo Sarabia (heel)





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