2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW37



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


“They are both out for the rest of the season. Gabi’s [Martinelli] is a pretty nasty injury. We need to assess next week how long he will be out for, but it will be weeks at least. With Alex [Zinchenko], it’s a calf issue. He won’t be available to play in the next few games.” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: Philippe Coutinho (unspecified), Jed Steer (Achilles)


MIGHT PLAY: Calum Chambers (illness)


Still injured, Philippe Coutinho, and the other players are ready to play. Today Calum Chambers was sick but I think tomorrow he is going to be ready to try to travel with us. – Unai Emery




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




RULED OUT: Ivan Toney (suspended), Christian Norgaard (Achilles), Pontus Jansson (hamstring), Keane Lewis-Potter (knee)


AVAILABLE: Thomas Strakosha (calf)




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


MIGHT PLAY: Joel Veltman (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Ben Chilwell (hamstring), Reece James (hamstring), Mason Mount (pelvic), Marc Cucurella (thigh), Kalidou Koulibaly (hamstring), N’Golo Kante (groin), Benoit Badiashile (groin), Marcus Bettinelli (knock), Armando Broja (ACL)


MIGHT PLAY: Mateo Kovacic (knock)


Koulibaly has been training with us this week but is probably not really ready for a game like this, he’s ahead of schedule to be fair. Benoit [Badiashile] has injured himself in training two days ago, his groin, and will miss the game. We’re assessing that now, as we speak.” – Frank Lampard




RULED OUT: Wilfried Zaha (hamstring), Jeffrey Schlupp (personal reasons), Luka Milivojevic (unspecified), James Tomkins (calf), Nathan Ferguson (muscle)


“His injury seems to be more serious than we would have liked it to be. So I fear that he won’t be playing again this season but we can always live in hope.

“It’s a proper strain that he’s got, it doesn’t clear up normally within two weeks – it would take a longer time than that. For this game coming up on Saturday, and then one eight days later, it’s going to be too soon.” – Roy Hodgson on Wilfried Zaha




RULED OUT: Conor Coady (ineligible to face parent club), Seamus Coleman (knee), Vitalii Mykolenko (thigh), Tom Davies (hamstring), Ben Godfrey (groin), Ruben Vinagre (Achilles), Andros Townsend (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (groin)


He’s had a few down days and it’s looking more promising. He will be with us again tomorrow for training. He has come through the last couple of days well. – Sean Dyche on Dominic Calvert-Lewin




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


MIGHT PLAY: Daniel James (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Junior Firpo (suspended), Luis Sinisterra (ankle), Tyler Adams (hamstring), Marc Roca (knee), Stuart Dallas (leg)


MIGHT PLAY: Liam Cooper (glute)


There’s only Dallas, Adams, Sinisterra [out]. Cooper is back in training and Roca has got a patella tendon injury. Not too bad on the injury front. – Sam Allardyce




RULED OUT: Caglar Soyuncu (hamstring), James Justin (Achilles), Jannik Vestergaard (calf), Sammy Braybrooke (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Kelechi Iheanacho (groin), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (ankle), Danny Ward (finger), Ryan Bertrand (match fitness)


Kelechi [Iheanacho] is in training today and he’ll be in full training on Saturday morning, as well. Kels has ticked all the boxes that we need to. We’ve probably had to put him on a little bit of a fast-forward button, from the boxes that the medical staff would like to tick normally, but it’s needs must at the moment. – Dean Smith




RULED OUT: Darwin Nunez (toe), Thiago Alcantara (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (thigh), Naby Keita (muscle), Calvin Ramsay (knee)


AVAILABLE: Roberto Firmino (muscle)


Darwin [Nunez] will not be available, it’s inflammation of the tendon of the toe. Very painful, obviously. Didn’t train yet this week, so will not be available for tomorrow. The long-term injuries are still out but all the rest should be available. Bobby [Firmino] trained.” – Jurgen Klopp




MIGHT PLAY: Nathan Ake (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Lisandro Martinez (foot), Marcel Sabitzer (knee), Donny van de Beek (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Marcus Rashford (illness), Scott McTominay (knock), Tom Heaton (ankle)


Rashy, he trained the whole week but today he reported he doesn’t feel well, so he’s ill. We have to see how he recovers during the day and then see tomorrow. – Erik ten Hag




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


MIGHT PLAY: Kieran Trippier (knock), Joelinton (knock), Jacob Murphy (groin)


He’s a machine. It’s a well-used phrase in football… he will run through a brick wall for the team, the club, and I think he does every game. He succumbed to that brick wall last night! It seemed to hurt him. But we hope he’s OK. He’s been incredible for us this year. – Eddie Howe on Joelinton


“It looks like Joe Willock may be in trouble with his hamstring. We might lose him for the season but that’s unclear as I sit here now. Fingers crossed our team will still be strong.” – Eddie Howe




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


MIGHT PLAY: Emmanuel Dennis (knock), Danilo (knock)


Dennis is back in full training and has looked good, so that’s good. – 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)


Potentially yes, they (the young players) have been training with us for the past three weeks and they have been in our training for the whole season. Dom Ballard made his debut this season and during the week Dom, Kami [Doyle] and Sam [Amo-Ameyaw] have been training with us and potentially they will be involved in the game.” – Ruben Selles




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


MIGHT PLAY: Eric Dier (knock), Japhet Tanganga (knock)




RULED OUT: Gianluca Scamacca (knee)




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







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