Premier League Press Conference Summaries

Last updated on February 16th, 2024



RULED OUT: Thomas Partey (muscle), Jurrien Timber (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Gabriel Jesus (knee), Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf), Takehiro Tomiyasu (knock), Emile Smith Rowe (ankle), Fabio Vieira (groin)


“Some of them have been progressing better than others. We have a training session again today. Some of them, they’ve done a few beats this week and I am positive that hopefully, we are going to get a few back for tomorrow. At the moment, no, [no one is definitely ruled out for tomorrow].” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: Ezri Konsa (knee), Boubacar Kamara (knee), Tyrone Mings (knee), Diego Carlos (hamstring), Emiliano Buendia (knee), Jhon Duran (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Philip Billing (suspended), Tyler Adams (hamstring), Max Aarons (hamstring), Ryan Fredericks (calf), Romain Faivre (illness), James Hill (ankle)




RULED OUT: Bryan Mbeumo (ankle), Rico Henry (knee), Aaron Hickey (hamstring), Kevin Schade (muscle), Josh Dasilva (knee)


AVAILABLE: Yoane Wissa (back from international duty), Frank Onyeka (back from international duty)




RULED OUT: Joao Pedro (hamstring), Solly March (knee), Jack Hinshelwood (foot), James Milner (muscle), Julio Enciso (knee)


AVAILABLE: Simon Adingra (back from international duty)




RULED OUT: Lyle Foster (muscle), Luca Koleosho (knee), Nathan Redmond (leg), Jordan Beyer (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: Charlie Taylor (shoulder)


“Charlie [Taylor] was close for the Liverpool game, so if he carries on with having a good week, he should be available. He’s a quality player. The biggest thing you can’t underestimate in this league is that experience is one thing, but more important is the profile, the level of athleticism. And of course, he has that.” – Vincent Kompany


Lyle Foster won’t be available, he had surgery on a chronic issue that needed resolving. It’s not season over but he’ll certainly miss out for a period of time.” – Vincent Kompany




RULED OUT: Reece James (hamstring), Thiago Silva (groin), Marc Cucurella (ankle), Wesley Fofana (knee), Benoit Badiashile (muscle), Lesley Ugochukwu (hamstring), Romeo Lavia (thigh), Carney Chukwuemeka (ankle)


AVAILABLE: Robert Sanchez (knee)




RULED OUT: Eberechi Eze (hamstring), Michael Olise (hamstring), Marc Guehi (knee), Cheick Doucoure (Achilles), Rob Holding (ankle), Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Arnaut Danjuma (ankle), Dele Alli (groin), Andre Gomes (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Abdoulaye Doucoure (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Raul Jimenez (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Kenny Tete (Achilles), Alex Iwobi (back from international duty), Calvin Bassey (back from international duty), Tosin Adarabioyo (knock)




RULED OUT: Trent Alexander-Arnold (knee), Dominik Szoboszlai (hamstring), Joel Matip (knee), Thiago Alcantara (muscle), Stefan Bajcetic (calf), Ben Doak (knee), Alisson Becker (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Mohamed Salah (hamstring), Ibrahima Konate (back from suspension), Conor Bradley (personal reasons), Joe Gomez (illness)


“Mo [Salah] is back in full training, that brings him automatically in contention.” – Jurgen Klopp


With Dom [Szoboszlai], it will be around [the EFL Cup final], we will see how it exactly works. Trent [Alexander-Arnold], maybe a week or two longer. It’s not great. Not sure Dom has a chance for the final but maybe. Trent will probably be after.” – Jurgen Klopp




RULED OUT: Mads Andersen (calf), Tom Lockyer (health), Marvelous Nakamba (knee)




RULED OUT: Jack Grealish (muscle), Josko Gvardiol (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Bernardo Silva (knock), Mateo Kovacic (knee), Sergio Gomez (knock)


“Jack [Grealish], I think, will not be ready. Bernardo [Silva], we will assess now in the training session after his knock. Kova [Kovacic] I think is back, or training at least. Sergio [Gomez], as well. The rest, we’ll see. We’ll see when they arrive.” – Pep Guardiola




RULED OUT: Mason Mount (calf), Lisandro Martinez (knee), Anthony Martial (groin), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (leg), Tyrell Malacia (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Luke Shaw (muscle)


“He is doubtful for the weekend but we are positive he can make it. It was a precaution [to substitute him] and I think it was the right decision, especially when you, afterwards, win the game. But we are working to Sunday.” – Erik ten Hag on Luke Shaw




RULED OUT: Callum Wilson (tendon), Joelinton (quad), Nick Pope (shoulder), Sandro Tonali (ban), Matt Targett (hamstring), Elliot Anderson (back)


MIGHT PLAY: Jacob Murphy (calf), Joe Willock (Achilles), Alexander Isak (groin)


“We hope he’ll be back before the end of the season, we hope we will see him again. I’d never rule anything out with Callum [Wilson]. He could come back and still play an important part towards the end of the season for us.” – Eddie Howe


“Probably not for the weekend. He’s very, very, very close and looking really good. I’m really pleased with the progress that he’s made. Mentally I can see he feels free, he feels good, so let’s wait and see.” – Eddie Howe on Alexander Isak


“You need to listen to my words here: he has not trained yet. That’s where that one is. It could mean anything!” – Eddie Howe on Jacob Murphy




RULED OUT: Chris Wood (hamstring), Gonzalo Montiel (hamstring), Willy Boly (international duty), Ola Aina (international duty), Ibrahim Sangare (international duty)


“For this game, no, they are not going to be available. They will return to us, they will rejoin [the group], but for this game, no.” – Nuno Espirito Santo on his remaining AFCON contingent




RULED OUT: Chris Basham (leg), John Egan (leg), Rhys Norrington-Davies (hamstring), Daniel Jebbison (illness)


MIGHT PLAY: Ben Brereton-Diaz (hamstring), Oliver McBurnie (calf), George Baldock (muscle), Gustavo Hamer (dead leg)


AVAILABLE: Ivo Grbic (concussion)


“We’ve had a couple of setbacks recently, the likes of Oli McBurnie and Ben [Brereton-Diaz], so fingers crossed we can get one or two back for Sunday and that will make us a little bit stronger and give us a better opportunity of getting a result.” – Chris Wilder




RULED OUT: Pedro Porro (muscle), Destiny Udogie (knee), Manor Solomon (knee), Fraser Forster (foot)


MIGHT PLAY: Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Giovani Lo Celso (hamstring)


Destiny [Udogie], in last week’s game, jarred his knee a little bit. Don’t think it’s anything too serious but he’ll miss tomorrow. Hopefully, with no game next week, that’s all he’ll miss. Pedro [Porro] picked up a strain at training, again we’ll get some futher information. It’s fair to say he’ll miss tomorrow. Maybe a couple of weeks for him.” – Ange Postecoglou




RULED OUT: Lucas Paqueta (calf)


AVAILABLE: Michail Antonio (knee)


“Lucas Paquetá is not fit and available for tomorrow. He’s been on the grass for a couple of days, but he’s not ready yet. We’ve missed Lucas loads.

“Michail Antonio’s back available. We need to see exactly how he is but he’s back in the squad. Kurt Zouma is fine. The bigger problem was Edson Álvarez who came off with illness last time out, but he’s fine as well.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Matheus Cunha (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Hwang Hee-chan (back from international duty)





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