2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW36



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




RULED OUT: Jed Steer (Achilles)


AVAILABLE: Matty Cash (calf)


It’s the first time in the last month we have everybody ready to be in the squad for Saturday. Only Jed Steer is out, but Cash, Kamara, Bailey, Coutinho – in the last match they were in the squad but not 100% to play. – Unai Emery




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


AVAILABLE: Kieffer Moore (concussion)




RULED OUT: Christian Norgaard (Achilles), Pontus Jansson (hamstring), Keane Lewis-Potter (knee), Thomas Strakosha (calf)


AVAILABLE: Kristoffer Ajer (match fitness)




RULED OUT: Solly March (hamstring), Adam Webster (unspecified), Adam Lallana (muscle), Tariq Lamptey (knee), Jeremy Sarmiento (foot), Jakub Moder (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Joel Veltman (muscle)


“I don’t know, difficult question, more difficult to answer. I hope he can play the last two games” – Roberto De Zerbi on Solly March




RULED OUT: Ben Chilwell (hamstring), Reece James (hamstring), Mason Mount (pelvic), Marc Cucurella (thigh), Kalidou Koulibaly (hamstring), Marcus Bettinelli (knock), Armando Broja (ACL)


MIGHT PLAY: Wesley Fofana (hamstring)


We’re hoping that Chilly [Chilwell] may be fit, possibly the last game or two of the season, but it’s a tight call. It’s a similar story with Mason Mount. Maybe a little bit similar with Reece [James], I feel like Reece might be slightly behind that. So, we’re obviously chasing it a bit now. – Frank Lampard




RULED OUT: Luka Milivojevic (unspecified), James Tomkins (calf), Nathan Ferguson (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: Jeffrey Schlupp (knock), Naououri Ahamada (knock)


AVAILABLE: James McArthur (unspecified)




RULED OUT: Seamus Coleman (knee), Ben Godfrey (groin), Ruben Vinagre (Achilles), Andros Townsend (knee)




RULED OUT: Andreas Pereira (ankle), Daniel James (hamstring), Tim Ream (arm)


AVAILABLE: Aleksandar Mitrovic (back from suspension)


Daniel James is still injured, he’s got a small problem in his hamstring and was out in the last game, and will be out for the Southampton match as well. – Marco Silva




RULED OUT: Luis Sinisterra (ankle), Tyler Adams (hamstring), Liam Cooper (glute), Stuart Dallas (leg)


Right, my injuries are, before we even start, let’s get them out of the way: Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas Tyler Adams and Luis Sinisterra. That’s not bad, just four. – Sam Allardyce




RULED OUT: Kelechi Iheanacho (groin), James Justin (Achilles), Jannik Vestergaard (calf), Sammy Braybrooke (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Ryan Bertrand (match fitness)




RULED OUT: Roberto Firmino (muscle), Thiago Alcantara (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (thigh), Naby Keita (muscle), Calvin Ramsay (knee)


No. They were not in team training yet. I saw Bobby [Firmino] yesterday training, he looks pretty much nearly there but I don’t think he will be in for the weekend. If I go out of here and he’s in the session I will be surprised, I assume that we start with him, team training-wise, after the Leicester game. And Naby [Keita], no. – Jurgen Klopp




MIGHT PLAY: Nathan Ake (hamstring)


I think he’s much better but I don’t know. Now we have training in a few hours and we will see. – Pep Guardiola on Nathan Ake




RULED OUT: Lisandro Martinez (foot), Donny van de Beek (knee), Scott McTominay (knock), Tom Heaton (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Marcus Rashford (leg)


AVAILABLE: Raphael Varane (foot)


[Rashford] is doubtful, more than doubtful. So [there is] a big question mark. – Erik ten Hag




RULED OUT: Sean Longstaff (foot), Jamaal Lascelles (calf), Matt Ritchie (knee), Emil Krafth (knee)


He’s being re-scanned today, actually, which we hope will show an improvement. It’s slightly unclear when he’ll be back, but it’s not a long-term issue at all. It’s whether we can get him back before the end of the season. We could see him as early next week, potentially, if he improves really quickly, we might not see him at all. It’s unknown.” – Eddie Howe on Sean Longstaff


“They were on the pitch together but they weren’t a partnership as such. I saw enough from Alex [Isak], who played really well I thought and could have scored two or three goals on another day, to know that again he can play in that position. I know Callum [Wilson] in the number nine role is an outstanding player so it is something I’ll definitely consider.” – Eddie Howe on playing Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson together




RULED OUT: Neco Williams (jaw), Emmanuel Dennis (knock), Chris Wood (thigh), Dean Henderson (thigh), Scott McKenna (collarbone), Giulian Biancone (knee), Omar Richards (leg), Jack Colback (concussion)


MIGHT PLAY: Serge Aurier (knock), Renan Lodi (knock), Gustavo Scarpa (calf)


Serge [Aurier] walked off and we’re doing everything we can to see if he’s available. Maybe at a different time of the season, and maybe if Neco[Williams] was fit, it may have been a different situation, but we’re going to give him everything we have to see if he can be available. That’s going to be touch and go, to be honest. – Steve Cooper




RULED OUT: Armel Bella-Kotchap (hamstring), Mohammed Salisu (hip), Romain Perraud (ankle), Tino Livramento (match fitness), Juan Larios (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: Che Adams (knock)




RULED OUT: Hugo Lloris (muscle), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Clement Lenglet (shoulder)




RULED OUT: Gianluca Scamacca (knee), Vladimir Coufal (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Angelo Ogbonna (illness), Michail Antonio (knock)




RULED OUT: Chiquinho (knee), Sasa Kalajdzic (knee)


We are playing against teams fighting for different aims, for the Champions League, the Premier League or relegation. We have to be honest, be professional, of course. We are going to play at Old Trafford, it’s the most important reason to be ready to go there with our best Sunday clothes. – Julen Lopetegui











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