2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW31



RULED OUT: William Saliba (back), Mohamed Elneny (knee), Takehiro Tomiyasu (knee)


AVAILABLE: Eddie Nketiah (ankle)


“William [Saliba] is still not available, he’s progressing well and we are hopeful that we are going to have him available in the next few weeks but we have to see.

“Eddie [Nketiah] is back, he’s fully fit now and he’s back.” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: Matty Cash (calf), Leon Bailey (hamstring), Philippe Coutinho (hamstring), Boubacar Kamara (foot)




RULED OUT: Ryan Fredericks (calf), Hamed Traore (foot), Junior Stanislas (knock)


AVAILABLE: Marcos Senesi (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Pontus Jansson (hamstring), Kristoffer Ajer (calf), Keane Lewis-Potter (knee)


AVAILABLE: Frank Onyeka (hamstring)


It’s a hamstring injury that will most likely keep him out for the rest of the season. It’s bad news for us and for Pontus [Jansson]. There’s a small chance [he returns] but it’s a big one, unfortunately. – Thomas Frank




RULED OUT: Levi Colwill (unable to face parent club), Adam Lallana (muscle), Tariq Lamptey (knee), Jeremy Sarmiento (foot), Jakub Moder (knee)


“No big injury news. Some problems but no important problem – we will see tomorrow morning and then decide the first eleven.” – Roberto De Zerbi




RULED OUT: Kalidou Koulibaly (hamstring), Armando Broja (ACL)


MIGHT PLAY: Carney Chukwuemeka (knock), Marcus Bettinelli (knock)


AVAILABLE: Thiago Silva (knee)


He won’t be available for either [Gameweek 31 or the Real Madrid match next Tuesday], a hamstring injury. It’ll be a matter of weeks rather than days. – Frank Lampard on Kalidou Koulibaly


“Tomorrow will be an opportunity for some players that didn’t play in the Champions League, possibly didn’t play at the weekend, to come in because it’s a game where we absolutely need freshness and energy as well.” – Frank Lampard




RULED OUT: Wilfried Zaha (groin), Vicente Guaita (calf), Nathaniel Clyne (unspecified)


AVAILABLE: Odsonne Edouard (ankle), Chris Richards (knock)




RULED OUT: Abdoulaye Doucoure (suspension), Seamus Coleman (hamstring), Andros Townsend (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (hamstring), Ruben Vinagre (Achilles)


It’s as much the game-time with Patterson; coming back after an injury and then spending a bit of time out. With the way things have worked with the internationals, even getting reserve games, it’s been awkward. It’s game-time as much as anything but he’s certainly in the thinking. – Sean Dyche




RULED OUT: Aleksandar Mitrovic (suspended), Neeskens Kebano (Achilles), Layvin Kurzawa (knee)


Nothing different from last week, all of the players that we had last week, available for the match, they are going to be available. – Marco Silva




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


MIGHT PLAY: Max Wober (hamstring)


We have some players with some different issues and some of them without training, in this moment, but in the next days we have to evaluate them and to decide. Maybe some of them will be out of the list for the next game. – Javi Gracia




RULED OUT: Harvey Barnes (hamstring), Ricardo Pereira (hamstring), James Justin (Achilles), Sammy Braybrooke (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Ryan Bertrand (match fitness)


AVAILABLE: Youri Tielemans (ankle), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (back from suspension)


“Harvey Barnes will be out certainly on Saturday. He’s touch and go for next Saturday. Ricky [Pereira] felt his hamstring after the game last week. His looks a little worse than Harvey’s so I think he’ll be out for a few weeks. Harvey’s is in an area of the hamstring we’re less worried about, but [missing Ricardo] takes away our wide options.” – Dean Smith




RULED OUT: Naby Keita (muscle), Stefan Bajcetic (thigh), Calvin Ramsay (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Alisson (knock), Ibrahima Konate (knock)


AVAILABLE: Luis Diaz (knee), Thiago Alcantara (hip)


He’s 100% ready in training, that’s it now. He’s now completely normal in training and now we have to reintegrate him. If nothing happens, then Luis will be in the squad. From there, we go. – Jurgen Klopp on Luis Diaz


“We had a couple of problems this week. Ibou [Konate] couldn’t train for two days, should be back today hopefully. Alisson wasn’t involved for two days, will train today individually.” – Jurgen Klopp




RULED OUT: Phil Foden (appendix)


“I think he will be back to the training centre with the doctors. I think he feels better. I spoke with the doctors three days ago and he feels better but still he’s not ready.

“I don’t know [when he will be ready]. When he starts training you will know it from our social media and after that he will be closer to coming back but still he cannot train with us.” – Pep Guardiola on Phil Foden




RULED OUT: Marcus Rashford (groin), Lisandro Martinez (ankle), Raphael Varane (knock), Donny van de Beek (knee), Alejandro Garnacho (ankle), Tom Heaton (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Luke Shaw (hamstring), Scott McTominay (knock)


AVAILABLE: Casemiro (back from suspension)


“There’s a chance, yeah, but I can’t confirm it, in this moment.” – Erik ten Hag on Marcus Rashford facing Sevilla next week


“I cannot tell what it is but is not the area of the Achilles. We have very good replacements, with Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, so we have players who can replace them. But of course, it is a miss.” – Erik ten Hag on Lisandro Martinez’s injury, hinting that Luke Shaw is ready




RULED OUT: Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring), Emil Krafth (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Miguel Almiron (thigh)


“We said at the time, I don’t think it’s a serious injury [to Saint-Maximin] but he’s away getting treatment at the moment and isn’t with us. But hopefully at some stage next week, he’ll come back and he’ll be available very soon.

“[Almiron] has done really well. He’s ahead of schedule at the moment. Fingers crossed he gets through training and he could be available really soon.”

“It’s a possibility [Almiron could be involved against Villa]. We’ll have to see how he trains today, he’s had limited training time but he’s looked really good.” – Eddie Howe




RULED OUT: Chris Wood (thigh), Dean Henderson (thigh), Willy Boly (hamstring), Giulian Biancone (knee), Omar Richards (leg)


MIGHT PLAY: Ryan Yates (shoulder), Serge Aurier (knock), Renan Lodi (knock), Moussa Niakhate (hamstring), Cheikhou Kouyate (hamstring), Gustavo Scarpa (knee)




RULED OUT: Che Adams (calf), Mohammed Salisu (hip), Tino Livramento (match fitness), Mislav Orsic (hip), Juan Larios (muscle)


“Ché Adams is not coming back [this weekend], unfortunately. Salisu neither is coming back. Juan Larios still has a long-term injury. Tino Livramento is playing today for the B team as part of his rehab and hopefully, all going well, he will then be with us.

“Mislav Oršić had a hip problem during the week and is not going to be available.” – Ruben Selles




RULED OUT: Lucas Moura (suspended), Emerson Royal (knee), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Yves Bissouma (ankle), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Ben Davies (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Richarlison (calf)


“We have only Richy with one week training with us. Only Richy is completely back and we recover him. For the other players, they start to work harder but work alone so they are not available.” – Cristian Stellini




RULED OUT: Gianluca Scamacca (knee)


“Hopefully, everybody is okay. The only news is Gianluca Scamacca is due to have an operation on his knee tomorrow.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Ruben Neves (suspended), Jonny (suspended), Chiquinho (knee), Sasa Kalajdzic (knee)


At the moment we don’t have any update about injuries, fortunately. Daniel Podence is available, as are the rest of the players. – Julen Lopetegui

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