Premier League Press Conference Summaries

Last updated on September 29th, 2023



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


MIGHT PLAY: Bukayo Saka (knock), Gabriel Martinelli (muscle), Leandro Trossard (hamstring), William Saliba (knock), Declan Rice (back), Fabio Vieira (knock)


Again, [Martinelli] hasn’t trained. We want him back, we need him back, but at the moment, he’s not been available. [Trossard], same situation. Saka, [same situation].” – Mikel Arteta


“Willy [Saliba] as well had a knock, Fabio [Vieira] as well wasn’t involved in the last game. Let’s see how everybody is today. They weren’t selected, they weren’t in the squad for a reason. We need to assess them today. They weren’t feeling up to being in the squad.

“My hope is that everybody is fit and available because we need them with the amount of games that we have.” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: Tyrone Mings (knee), Leon Bailey (muscle), Emiliano Buendia (knee), Diego Carlos (hamstring), Tim Iroegbunam (back)


MIGHT PLAY: Jacob Ramsey (knock), Alex Moreno (match fitness)


AVAILABLE: Bertrand Traore (muscle)




RULED OUT: Alex Scott (knee), Ryan Fredericks (calf), Emiliano Marcondes (foot), Chris Mepham (knock), Lloyd Kelly (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Dominic Solanke (ankle)


AVAILABLE: Tyler Adams (hamstring)


“We still don’t know with some players. We are training this afternoon and especially with Dom [Solanke], he couldn’t train yesterday.“

We will see how he comes this afternoon. He will try, for sure, but we really don’t know yet.” – Andoni Iraola




RULED OUT: Ivan Toney (suspension), Rico Henry (knee), Ben Mee (muscle), Kevin Schade (muscle), Josh Dasilva (hamstring), Shandon Baptiste (shoulder), Mikkel Damsgaard (knee)




RULED OUT: Pascal Gross (muscle), Julio Enciso (knee), James Milner (muscle), Adam Lallana (knock)


AVAILABLE: Evan Ferguson (illness)




RULED OUT: Lyle Foster (suspension), Hjalmar Ekdal (knee), Maneul Benson (knock), Michael Obafemi (hamstring), Nathan Redmond (unspecified), Darko Churlinov (blood poisoning)


MIGHT PLAY: Johann Berg Gudmundsson (muscle)


Just obvious ones like players who went off like Benson. It’s not bad news for him but it has an impact on the squad for the weekend. It was a serious knock. It’s nothing dramatic though and hopefully, he will recover quickly.

“Redmond is making good progress. Hopefully, he’ll be back after the international break.” – Vincent Kompany




RULED OUT: Ben Chilwell (hamstring), Nicolas Jackson (suspended), Malo Gusto (suspended), Reece James (hamstring), Christopher Nkunku (knee), Romeo Lavia (ankle), Wesley Fofana (knee), Marcus Bettinelli (knee), Trevoh Chalobah (hamstring), Benoit Badiashile (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: Noni Madueke (muscle), Carney Chukwuemeka (knee)


AVAILABLE: Armando Broja (knee)


“We are really sad about the news about Ben [Chilwell]. Time? It’s difficult to know now, it’s only two days since it happened. We need to assess him in the next few days and the doctor will tell us. For sure, the club will communicate.” – Mauricio Pochettino


“For Monday, I don’t believe. Maybe the week after, we’ll see. Also we need to assess him but I cannot confirm at the moment.” – Mauricio Pochettino on Reece James


“We have a few options to play with a striker or without a striker. We also need to assess all the squad after the game. Things appear after 48 hours and we are going to see how they are and how they have recovered from Wednesday.” – Mauricio Pochettino




RULED OUT: Michael Olise (hamstring), Odsonne Edouard (hamstring), Dean Henderson (thigh), Jefferson Lerma (hamstring), Matheus Franca (back), James Tomkins (knock), Naouirou Ahamada (ankle) Jairo Riedewald (muscle)


“He had an initial scan. It wasn’t very positive. He’ll have another scan in a week’s time. We may be lucky that it shows somewhat less damage but it didn’t look like good news.” – Roy Hodgson on Dean Henderson




RULED OUT: Dele Alli (hip), Seamus Coleman (knee), Andre Gomes (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Vitalii Mykolenko (knock)


AVAILABLE: Jack Harrison (hip)


Nothing too major, Myko came off. We’ve got to be careful with him, we’ll see how he is tomorrow. I think there were a few knocks but nothing too major.” – Sean Dyche




RULED OUT: Tosin Adarabioyo (groin), Adama Traore (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Kenny Tete (groin), Calvin Bassey (back)


AVAILABLE: Sasa Lukic (knee)




RULED OUT: Thiago Alcantara (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Trent Alexander-Arnold (hamstring)


Trent [Alexander-Arnold] trained yesterday normal, he will train today normal. Then we will have to make a decision. I’m not a doctor but it looks like he can be in the squad tomorrow and play.” – Jurgen Klopp




RULED OUT: Ross Barkley (hamstring), Albert Sambi Lokonga (hamstring), Gabriel Osho (knee), Daniel Potts (ankle), Jordan Clark (ankle)


AVAILABLE: Tom Lockyer (muscle)




RULED OUT: Rodri (suspension), Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring), John Stones (hamstring), Bernardo Silva (unspecified)


We have training this afternoon but I think John [Stones] is still not ready, Kevin [De Bruyne] is still not ready, Bernardo Silva is not ready. I think the rest is fine.” – Pep Guardiola




RULED OUT: Luke Shaw (muscle), Lisandro Martinez (foot), Sergio Reguilon (unspecified), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (hamstring), Jadon Sancho (disciplinary), Kobbie Mainoo (ankle), Tyrell Malacia (knock), Amad Diallo (knee), Antony (personal reasons)


AVAILABLE: Christian Eriksen (illness), Scott McTominay (illness)




RULED OUT: Harvey Barnes (toe), Joe Willock (Achilles), Emil Krafth (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Sven Botman (knee), Alexander Isak (calf), Callum Wilson (hamstring), Dan Burn (illness), Bruno Guimaraes (ankle), Martin Dubravka (illness)


Callum [Wilson], we’re going to see today. Very minor hamstring tightness, we’ll give him every chance to be available for the game. Same with Sven [Botman], we’re going to make a late check on him.

“Dan Burn has had some illness but we think he’ll be OK. [Isak] is another one we’re just going to make a late check on.” – Eddie Howe




RULED OUT: Danilo (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Nuno Tavares (groin), Felipe (knee)




RULED OUT: Rhys Norrington-Davies (hamstring), Daniel Jebbison (illness), Max Lowe (ankle), Ben Osborn (groin), George Baldock (calf), Will Osula (unspecified)


MIGHT PLAY: John Fleck (leg), Rhian Brewster (hamstring), Gustavo Hamer (knock)


AVAILABLE: Oliver McBurnie (return from suspension)


Oli [McBurnie] is back from his suspension. Gus [Hamer] is that little bit better, he was carrying something last week. John Fleck has trained today, which is good for Flecky having had that broken leg in pre-season. So that’s another one back. No-one else to add to the injury list.” – Paul Heckingbottom




RULED OUT: Ivan Perisic (knee), Brennan Johnson (hamstring), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Giovani Lo Celso (quad), Bryan Gil (groin), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Alfie Whiteman (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Son Heung-min (knock), James Maddison (knock)


Madders and Sonny trained today, they just finished the session and seemed to get through it not too bad. But we’ll just have to see how they pull up because it’s fair to say they’re still a bit sore after last week and have had a disrupted week of training. So, it’s just a matter of seeing how they pull up now.” – Ange Postecoglou 




RULED OUT: Aaron Cresswell (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Tommy Doyle (unable to face parent club), Jean-Ricner Bellegarde (suspended)





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