2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW38



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


MIGHT PLAY: Bukayo Saka (knock), Leandro Trossard (knock), Reiss Nelson (illness)


We had some issues this week – well, to be fair, in the last few weeks. As you know, some players were unable to play and to participate in the games – with Reiss [Nelson], we’ve had a little issue as well with Bukayo [Saka], which has been for a few weeks going on, with Leo [Trossard]. – Mikel Arteta




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


AVAILABLE: Diego Carlos (knock), Calum Chambers (illness)




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


MIGHT PLAY: Hamed Traore (foot), Joe Rothwell (unspecified), Philip Billing (back)


Philip Billing should be back involved, hopefully after his back issue last weekend. Junior Traore, we’re hoping, but not sure yet. And Joe Rothwell similar, hoping that he’s involved, but still too early to confirm. – Gary O’Neil




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




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




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


MIGHT PLAY: Raheem Sterling (hamstring), Mateo Kovacic (knock), Mason Mount (pelvic)


Reece [James] won’t be fit and Mason [Mount] is going to be really tight. Reece came out [at training] on Wednesday and he went back in. He had a little bit of an awareness but we hope the scan says there is no real damage. It is probably just a little reminder that it is a bit too early to be out. – Frank Lampard




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


AVAILABLE: Vicente Guaita (unspecified)


Wilfried’s [Zaha] injury was sufficiently severe to keep him out of the next game. He’ll need a week or two more to recover, so it won’t keep him out of next season. He will be fit for pre-season, but we won’t have the benefit of him on Sunday. – Roy Hodgson




RULED OUT: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (hamstring), Seamus Coleman (knee), Nathan Patterson (hamstring), Ben Godfrey (groin), Ruben Vinagre (Achilles), Andros Townsend (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Vitalii Mykolenko (thigh), Tom Davies (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Conor Coady (was ineligible to face parent club)


They [Calvert-Lewin and Patterson] won’t be fit. [Mykolenko] is a bit better, we’ll see how he reacts tomorrow to training. – Sean Dyche




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


MIGHT PLAY: Daniel James (hamstring)


“Nothing different from the last weeks.” – Marco Silva




RULED OUT: Luis Sinisterra (ankle), Tyler Adams (hamstring), Stuart Dallas (leg), Darko Gyabi (international duty), Archie Gray (international duty), Mateo Joseph (international duty)


MIGHT PLAY: Patrick Bamford (hamstring), Rodrigo (foot)


AVAILABLE: Junior Firpo (back from suspension)


Rodrigo trained today. Patrick [Bamford], we’re going to give him as long as we can – certainly until tomorrow, see where we’re at before we make our final selection for Sunday.” – Sam Allardyce




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


MIGHT PLAY: Danny Ward (finger), Ryan Bertrand (match fitness), Wilfred Ndidi (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (ankle), Ricardo Pereira (hamstring), Jonny Evans (cramp)


Çağs [Soyuncu] tried to get back into training yesterday but felt it. It was too close. He wanted to push himself so that shows a lot about his character. [Dewsbury-Hall’s] good. He’s been training the last few days. He’s available for selection.

“Kelechi [Iheanacho] is fine. Jonny Evans is fine. Ricardo Pereira, we scanned him and he’s fine. Wilf [Ndidi] is the only question mark at the moment. He hasn’t trained yet since the injury. – Dean Smith




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


MIGHT PLAY: Andrew Robertson (groin), Ibrahima Konate (illness), Darwin Nunez (toe)


[Darwin] trained yesterday, fully. Ibou [Konate] was ill yesterday. Robbo [Robertson] felt something in his groin yesterday, we scanned it, it was fine, but we have to see how we can deal with that. The long-term ones still out, the rest should be alright. – Jurgen Klopp


“We have to make sure I find a line-up with good legs, a lot of desire and we have to see… I will not take any risks with players, that makes no sense, but we have a big group together and the training week looked really good. I think it makes sense that we make changes, to be honest, to get fresh players on the pitch, and players who want to show something.” – Jurgen Klopp on rotation




MIGHT PLAY: Jack Grealish (knock), Manuel Akanji (knock), Ruben Dias (knock), Nathan Ake (hamstring), Aymeric Laporte (knock)


We’ll see tomorrow, training in the afternoon, we’ll decide, how they feel for the last game because we need to keep our rhythm as best as possible before the long weeks to prepare the finals.

“I’m going to play the game as real as possible, we’ll see how the players feel in terms of condition – because of course, we don’t want to take a risk. But if the players are available, we take a team to win the game.” – Pep Guardiola




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


MIGHT PLAY: Luke Shaw (back)


In this moment, I can’t say if he is available or not for Sunday. – Erik ten Hag on Luke Shaw




RULED OUT: Nick Pope (hand), Joelinton (muscle), Joe Willock (hamstring), Javier Manquillo (knock), Jamaal Lascelles (calf), Matt Ritchie (knee), Emil Krafth (knee)


I don’t think we’ve got anyone left to rest! We’ve got a few issues, I think the end of the season has come at a good time for us because we would have been really stretched. Players like Joelinton will miss the game, Manquillo will miss the game, then we’ve got the others who had been injured going into the Leicester game.” – Eddie Howe




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


MIGHT PLAY: Danilo (knock), Felipe (knock), Jesse Lingard (knock)




RULED OUT: Che Adams (calf), Armel Bella-Kotchap (hamstring), Mohammed Salisu (hip), Romain Perraud (ankle), Juan Larios (muscle), Samuel Edozie (international duty)


MIGHT PLAY: Paul Onuachu (back)


Tino [Livramento] will not play from the start due to his time restriction. He can play at least the same amount of minutes as he did against Brighton. Salisu, Juan [Larios], Armel [Bella-Kotchap] and Ché [Adams] are definitley out. Paul [Onuachu] is a doubt with a back problem – Ruben Selles




RULED OUT: Hugo Lloris (muscle), Cristian Romero (knock), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Alfie Devine (international duty), Eric Dier (groin)


MIGHT PLAY: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (knock)




RULED OUT: Gianluca Scamacca (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Emerson Palmieri (knock)


AVAILABLE: Nayef Aguerd (dead leg), Flynn Downes (illness)




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



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