Premier League Press Conference Summaries

Last updated on April 19th, 2024



RULED OUT: Jurrien Timber (knee)


“It is too soon [for Timber]. He is going to play a game with the under-23s and after that we will see better, where he is, how he felt. He looks really good in training but it’s that last big step that now we need to make.

“Everyone else is all good.” – Mikel Arteta




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


MIGHT PLAY: Nicolo Zaniolo (knock)


AVAILABLE: Matty Cash (hamstring), Clement Lenglet (knock)




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


AVAILABLE: Antoine Semenyo (calf)




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


MIGHT PLAY: Ivan Toney (hip)


AVAILABLE: Kristoffer Ajer (calf), Christian Norgaard (back)




RULED OUT: Kaoru Mitoma (back), Evan Ferguson (ankle), Solly March (knee), Tariq Lamptey (unknown), Julio Enciso (unknown), Jack Hinshelwood (foot)


MIGHT PLAY: Pervis Estupinan (ankle), Billy Gilmour (knee), Adam Webster (unknown), James Milner (muscle)




RULED OUT: Luca Koleosho (knee), Nathan Redmond (leg), Aaron Ramsey (knee), Jordan Beyer (muscle), Ameen Al-Dakhil (unknown)


AVAILABLE: Dara O’Shea (back from suspension)


“Jordan [Beyer] and Ameen [Al-Dakhil], with five games left, I think it’s fair to assume it’s unlikely we willl see them again this season – other than if there’s a miracle. Their recoveries will be more geared to us having them 100 per cent fit for next season.” – Vincent Kompany




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


MIGHT PLAY: Robert Sanchez (illness)


AVAILABLE: Raheem Sterling (illness), Enzo Fernandez (unknown), Axel Disasi (unknown)




RULED OUT: Marc Guehi (knee), Sam Johnstone (elbow), Cheick Doucoure (Achilles), Jefferson Lerma (hamstring), Matheus Franca (groin)


MIGHT PLAY: Joel Ward (groin), Will Hughes (knock), Chris Richards (knee), Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Rob Holding (ankle)




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


MIGHT PLAY: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (hamstring), Jarrad Branthwaite (unknown), Idrissa Gueye (calf), Seamus Coleman (groin)


“[Branthwaite] has come through today but it was a light session. There’ll be a bit more on it tomorrow. So, hopefully there’s no reaction to today and therefore he can move forward tomorrow.”- Sean Dyche








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


We need Trent Alexander-Arnold, of course, but we need him in a really good shape, in form and that’s now what he has to get up to. It’s not about him, it’s not his fault if he wouldn’t be, it’s just the situation, so how quick can we get him rolling? Same for Diogo [Jota], it was the same for Robbo [Andy Robertson], it’s the same for Mo [Salah]. They all had injuries which they never had before, if you want – the length.” – Jurgen Klopp


“Now we have the injury with Conor Bradley, so it means one right-back solution is gone. It’s good that Trent is back, so now he will probably find a way into it on the field by doing it. He has to, that’s how it is.” – Jurgen Klopp




RULED OUT: 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: Teden Mengi (knock)


AVAILABLE: Issa Kabore (was ineligible to face parent club)




MIGHT PLAY: Erling Haaland (muscle), Manuel Akanji (knock)


AVAILABLE: Kevin De Bruyne (fatigue)


“Kevin [De Bruyne] feels well. Erling [Haaland], we will see. It was a tough game, 120 minutes, a lot of action, high intensity for both sides. Erling felt something, a muscular issue and that’s why he told me he could not continue. [The doctor] said yeah, a little bit niggles… we will see how his evolution is in the next hours.

“Kevin the last minutes, as well, felt exhausted, so tired. After what happened, five months injured, that is normal. We will see tomorrow.” – Pep Guardiola




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: Antony (knock), Harry Maguire (knock), Scott McTominay (knock)


“Alejandro [Garnacho] is a young player, has to learn a lot. He apologised for it and after that, we move on.” – Erik ten Hag on Alejandro Garnacho’s social media behaviour


“Yeah, Antony and Scott [McTominay] I expect them to be back. As I’ve said, Harry [Maguire] had a small issue at Bournemouth, which he overcame. He hasn’t trained this week, until today, but I expect him to be in full training today and available on Sunday.” – Erik ten Hag




RULED OUT: Sven Botman (knee), Jamaal Lascelles (knee), Joelinton (quad), Nick Pope (shoulder), Sandro Tonali (ban), Joe Willock (Achilles), Miguel Almiron (knee), Matt Targett (Achilles), Lewis Miley (back)


MIGHT PLAY: Callum Wilson (chest), Kieran Trippier (calf)




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


MIGHT PLAY: Anthony Elanga (knock)




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), Jayden Bogle (ankle)


They’re struggling for the weekend so that’s a blow for us. We gain one and we lose one, so that’s been a difficult situation to deal with. It’s two influential players in the group.” – Chris Wilder on Jayden Bogle and Jack Robinson




RULED OUT: George Earthy (concussion)


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


“Hopefully we will [have Areola and Phillips available] but again when I get to see the players, and get them working with the medical staff, we’ll find out exactly how they are.” – David Moyes


“I’ve not had a chance to see Jarrod [Bowen] yet since last night. Jarrod’s always quite robust but I know that he was really touch and go… he was really, really close to not playing.

“He took an injection as well to play last night so from that point of view we’ll need to see how he is and how he reacts this morning.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Matheus Cunha (calf), Pedro Neto (hamstring), Nelson Semedo (calf), Craig Dawson (groin), Jean-Ricner Bellegarde (knee), Leon Chiwome (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Rayan Ait-Nouri (calf)


“Neto is doing well and on the grass. If everything goes well he should play before the end of the season. Rayan [Ait-Nouri] could be available for the bench. Semedo is out, Cunha is out, Hwang [Hee-chan] only 45, tops. Bellegarde is out. Dawson has had his operation.” – Gary O’Neil





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