Premier League Press Conference Summaries

Last updated on April 12th, 2024



RULED OUT: Jurrien Timber (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Gabriel Magalhaes (unknown)


“We’ve got one more day to prepare the match and we’ll see tomorrow if everyone is available.” – Mikel Arteta, when asked about Gabriel’s absence from training


“We have some but hopefully with another day we’ll be okay.” – Mikel Arteta, when asked whether there had been a hangover from the Bayern Munich game




RULED OUT: Douglas Luiz (suspended), Boubacar Kamara (knee), Jacob Ramsey (foot), Tyrone Mings (knee), Emiliano Buendia (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Clement Lenglet (knock), Matty Cash (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Antoine Semenyo (calf), Marcus Tavernier (hamstring), Tyler Adams (back), Luis Sinisterra (hamstring), Chris Mepham (illness), Ryan Fredericks (calf)




RULED OUT: Ben Mee (ankle), Christian Norgaard (back), Rico Henry (knee), Aaron Hickey (hamstring), Josh Dasilva (knee)


AVAILABLE: Ivan Toney (hip), Kevin Schade (muscle), Ethan Pinnock (ankle)




RULED OUT: Kaoru Mitoma (back), Evan Ferguson (ankle), Adam Webster (unknown), Solly March (knee), Billy Gilmour (knee), Tariq Lamptey (unknown), Julio Enciso (unknown), Jack Hinshelwood (foot), James Milner (muscle)




RULED OUT: Dara O’Shea (suspended), Luca Koleosho (knee), Nathan Redmond (leg), Aaron Ramsey (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Jordan Beyer (muscle), Ameen Al-Dakhil (unknown), Han-Noah Massengo (unknown)


AVAILABLE: James Trafford (illness)


“I don’t think there’s anybody else that’s going to miss [out], we should have a pretty good squad other than Dara [O’Shea] missing.” – Vincent Kompany




RULED OUT: Reece James (hamstring), Christopher Nkunku (hamstring), Romeo Lavia (thigh), Levi Colwill (toe), Lesley Ugochukwu (hamstring), Wesley Fofana (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Ben Chilwell (illness/knee), Raheem Sterling (illness), Robert Sanchez (illness), Enzo Fernandez (unknown), Axel Disasi (unknown)




RULED OUT: Marc Guehi (knee), Sam Johnstone (elbow), Cheick Doucoure (Achilles), Rob Holding (ankle), Matheus Franca (groin), Chris Richards (knock)


MIGHT PLAY: Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (hamstring), Jairo Riedewald (unknown)




RULED OUT: Dele Alli (groin), Lewis Dobbin (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (hamstring), James Garner (knock), Arnaut Danjuma (ankle), Amadou Onana (knock)


AVAILABLE: Idrissa Gueye (personal)


[Onana] is back training, he’s been training today. Jimmy Garner got a knock today, we’re happy it’s just a knock. Dom [Calvert-Lewin] didn’t train today but we’re pretty positive with settling him down over the next couple of days. He’s just got a minor niggly hamstring which we’re just being ultra careful with but he thinks he’s on top of it. The medical team are as well.” – Sean Dyche








RULED OUT: Joel Matip (knee), Thiago Alcantara (muscle), Ben Doak (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Alisson (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Diogo Jota (knee), Stefan Bajcetic (calf), Trent Alexander-Arnold (knee)


“There was no chance to play Trent [Alexander-Arnold]. He was on the bench because we were allowed to put 23 players into the squad. He had two sessions.

“Diogo [Jota] didn’t have more really but the information from the medical department is [he was] a step ahead, so he can play a little bit longer. I think Diogo was absolutely fine tonight [for] 20 minutes, it helped him a lot and now we will see what we can do from there.” – Jurgen Klopp on his selections versus Atalanta




RULED OUT: Issa Kabore (ineligible to face parent club), Elijah Adebayo (hamstring), Chiedozie Ogbene (hamstring), Mads Andersen (calf), Tom Lockyer (health), Marvelous Nakamba (knee), Gabriel Osho (knee), Jacob Brown (knee), Albert Sambi Lokonga (hamstring), Dan Potts (hamstring), Amari’i Bell (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Reece Burke (knock), Teden Mengi (knock)




MIGHT PLAY: Phil Foden (dead leg), Kyle Walker (hamstring), Nathan Ake (calf), Kevin De Bruyne (illness)


AVAILABLE: Ederson (muscle)


“We will have training this afternoon, we will know better how they feel. I would like to tell you [the details of Foden’s injury] but I didn’t see the team or speak with the doctors. So, we will train this afternoon.” – Pep Guardiola


“No, Eddy is the first choice. He was ready to play against Madrid, he is ready to play tomorrow. He is going to play the next game. We take the decisions for many reasons.” – Pep Guardiola on whether Ederson’s benchings meant that Stefan Ortega was the new number one




RULED OUT: Luke Shaw (muscle), Jonny Evans (muscle), Raphael Varane (muscle), Victor Lindelof (hamstring), Lisandro Martinez (calf), Anthony Martial (groin), Tyrell Malacia (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Scott McTominay (unknown), Marcus Rashford (knock)


“Rashy trained yesterday, [we will] see how he recovered from it today. We will have another training today and then we will make a decision on it.” – Erik ten Hag on Marcus Rashford




RULED OUT: Kieran Trippier (calf), Sven Botman (knee), Jamaal Lascelles (knee), Callum Wilson (tendon), Joelinton (quad), Nick Pope (shoulder), Sandro Tonali (ban), Tino Livramento (ankle), Miguel Almiron (knee), Matt Targett (Achilles), Lewis Miley (back)


MIGHT PLAY: Lewis Hall (quad), Joe Willock (Achilles)


“Lewis Hall has not trained at all this week, so he’s been a slight concern from the previous game. Tightness in his quad. No muscle pull directly but enough to see him miss training this week. So, he’s a doubt for the game.” – Eddie Howe


“The closest player to coming back would be Tino Livramento, who has not joined in training yet but has been more visible on the grass. [Kieran is] doing well. He’d be one of the players in the background that’s starting to feel really good. He’s still not on the training pitch with us but positive signs, positive outlook for him, and hopefully he’ll be back soon.” – Eddie Howe




RULED OUT: Taiwo Awoniyi (muscle), Willy Boly (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: Nuno Tavares (muscle), Morgan Gibbs-White (knock)


“He is starting his individual programme. We don’t have the exact timeline that he’s going to return but it’s closer. Hopefully, he can help us this season.” – Nuno Espirito Santo on Taiwo Awoniyi




RULED OUT: Max Lowe (ankle), George Baldock (calf), Chris Basham (leg), John Egan (leg), Tom Davies (hamstring), Rhys Norrington-Davies (hamstring), Daniel Jebbison (illness), Rhian Brewster (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Jack Robinson (ankle)


“We’ll give him every chance to be involved at the weekend but obviously, he rolled his ankle. So it’s getting that swelling down and hopefully getting him back out on the grass. It’s going to be a late decision but hopefully we’ll get Jack [Robinson] back.” – Chris Wilder




RULED OUT: Richarlison (knee), Manor Solomon (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Fraser Forster (foot)


“Not for this week. Close but obviously with the weekend off next week, we’re going to give him some time to recover. He’s on track to do that. Everyone else from last week has got through unscathed and is ready to go.” – Ange Postecoglou on Richarlison




MIGHT PLAY: Alphonse Areola (groin), Jarrod Bowen (hip), Kalvin Phillips (hamstring), Konstantinos Mavropanos (muscle)




RULED OUT: Pedro Neto (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Rayan Ait-Nouri (calf), Jean-Ricner Bellegarde (knee)


AVAILABLE: Hwang Hee-chan (hamstring)


“Rayan [Ait-Nouri] will travel with the group, he’s had a minor issue, but I envisage him being part of the match day squad.” – Gary O’Neil





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