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Premier League gameweek 33: Confirmed team news and manager quotes for every club

Sports Mole rounds up every Premier League club's confirmed team news ahead of gameweek 33, and what their managers have had to say about their injury situations.

ARSENAL

Arsenal's Jurrien Timber comes off injured on August 12, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Aston Villa (H)

Out: Jurrien Timber (knee)

Doubtful: Gabriel Magalhaes (knock)

Mikel Arteta quotes: "We have got one more day to prepare the match and we will see if everyone is available. We have some [doubts] but with another day hopefully everybody is going to be OK.

"[Timber] has still got a few steps to make. He needs to play a game at least with the U23s. He is going to have an in-house game soon as well. He has done everything in training, now it's getting that match fitness and having people around and starting to compete in matches, which is different to training.

"For everything we see in training and the time that he was fit, I think he is going to have a big, big impact in the team."



ASTON VILLA

Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings is carried off the pitch in a stretcher after sustaining an injury on August 12, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Arsenal (A)

Out: Emiliano Buendia (knee), Tyrone Mings (knee), Boubacar Kamara (knee), Jacob Ramsey (toe), Douglas Luiz (suspended)

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

Unai Emery quotes: "We will train tomorrow, today we recover with some players, we did compensation work. [Clement] Lenglet and [Matty] Cash are training today with the group.

"We'll work tomorrow again and see how they will feel to get a decision about the team and the players to be available for Sunday."



BOURNEMOUTH

Bournemouth's Marcus Tavernier receives medical attention after sustaining an injury before being substituted on April 6, 2024© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Man Utd (H)

Out: Ryan Fredericks (calf), Luis Sinisterra (thigh), Marcus Tavernier (hamstring), Tyler Adams (back)

Doubtful: Chris Mepham (illness), Antine Semenyo (illness)

Andoni Iraola quotes: "The problem with Ant [Semenyo] in the past week is that he has a cold and not 100%. He played 45 minutes against Palace and was probably not at his 100%. He wanted to push and he is in good form, so we wanted him to push.

"Probably there was more risk involved, when you are not feeling well and you go to a football pitch and probably the injury risk is higher. But for me, for the technical staff, for the doctors, for him, it's difficult to make this decision.

"Also this week we had some players that are 50/50. It is difficult to decide, because sometimes it works, sometimes they can get injured.

"I hope [Marcus Tavernier] can play the last games, but it is going to be difficult. If everything goes well, he could be available for us for the last two games, or something like this. It is tough when someone like Tav gets a muscle injury and is out for four or five games. But it is something that is happening to all of the teams and we have to accept it.

"Tyler [Adams] is improving. He is out definitely tomorrow, but it is a muscle thing. I think he can continue this improvement and he can be available next week.

"[Chris Mepham] has a health issue. Even with Ryan Fredericks, it is the same situation. I hope we don't have more. With a cold, normally you don't lose games, you try to push, it is sometimes decisions we have to make about if they are ready for 90 minutes or go on in the second half."



BRENTFORD

Brentford's Christian Norgaard leaves the pitch after sustaining an injury on January 5, 2024© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Sheff Utd (H)

Out: Joshua Dasilva (knee), Rico Henry (knee), Ben Mee (ankle), Aaron Hickey (hamstring)

Doubtful: Christian Norgaard (back), Ethan Pinnock (ankle), Kevin Schade (adductor)

Thomas Frank quotes: "Everyone from last week, when we faced Aston Villa, is available. Ivan [Toney] is fine.

"The good news is that [Kevin] Schade is available and will make the squad - that's very good news. And Ethan Pinnock is available as well.

[Could Ivan Toney start?] "Definitely, yes."



BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION

Brighton & Hove Albion's Kaoru Mitoma during the warm up before the match on December 21, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Burnley (A)

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

Doubtful: None

Roberto De Zerbi quotes: "The situation is tough. We still have nine injured players. It's more or less the same squad we played against Arsenal [with], but with no Tariq Lamptey.

"Julio Enciso can't play tomorrow. I don't know if it's a tough injury, but he's not available.

"Billy [Gilmour] is better. I don't know how much time before he can start with us on the pitch but he's better. James Milner is the same. I think [Adam] Webster, Milner and Billy can be available in the next few weeks."



BURNLEY

Burnley's Aaron Ramsey walks off the pitch after receiving medical attention on August 30, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Brighton (H)

Out: Aaron Ramsey (knee), Nathan Redmond (thigh), Luca Koleosho (thigh), Dara O'Shea (suspended), Jordan Beyer (thigh), Ameen Al-Dakhil (unspecified), Han-Noah Massengo (ankle)

Doubtful: James Trafford (illness)

Vincent Kompany quotes: "[James Trafford] has been ill. He's come back now and he looks in good spirits."



CHELSEA

Chelsea's Christopher Nkunku on December 19, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Everton (H)

Out: Wesley Fofana (knee), Romeo Lavia (thigh), Reece James (hamstring), Christopher Nkunku (hamstring), Levi Colwill (foot), Lesley Ugochukwu (hamstring)

Doubtful: Ben Chilwell (illness), Cole Palmer (knock), Malo Gusto (fatigue), Axel Disasi (unspecified), Enzo Fernandez (unspecified), Raheem Sterling (illness), Robert Sanchez (illness)

Mauricio Pochettino quotes: Robert Sanchez and Raheem Sterling are both suffering from illness, while Enzo Fernandez and Axel Disasi are undergoing medical assessment. Ben Chilwell is back in partial training, but Levi Colwill, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku and Lesley Ugochukwu remain on the sidelines.

"We'll see. [Fernandez and Disasi] are under assessment. They have different types of issues. We don't believe they are big issues but we will see if they can be available. They have not trained after Sheffield and that is why we don't know.

"Chilly is training, partial training and see if he can be involved in the squad on Monday. It's good news. But he hasn't played too much this season."



CRYSTAL PALACE

Crystal Palace's Sam Johnstone on November 4, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Liverpool (A)

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

Doubtful: Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (thigh)

Oliver Glasner quotes: "[Michael Olise] is closer [to starting] than the week before. He had the whole week training with us. It's been a really good week and Michael was part of it, so he's close to starting.

"Michael can't win the game alone, but he has a big role, and all the others have a big role. We'll need a great goalkeeper because Liverpool are a very attacking team, so everybody has a key role and we will show it again that we are competitive as a team.

"I can't say when [Marc Guehi will return], but he's working hard, we're working hard, and of course we give our best. It's a week where we have three games, so maybe it's the week after, but we hope, at latest, against Manchester United [on 6 May].

"We have no new injuries, but Jairo [Riedewald] is coming back. He trained the whole week with us and he could be in the squad on Sunday. You always have to be careful because if a player is out for five, six or seven weeks, and it's not like he can have one week's training and play 90 minutes. He will have to find his rhythm, like all the other injured players.

"It's good that at the end of the season we're getting options back. We also hope that next week, or in the next two weeks, one, two, three players are coming back."



EVERTON

Everton manager Sean Dyche on November 26, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Chelsea (A)

Out: Dele Alli (groin), Lewis Dobbin (ankle)

Doubtful: Amadou Onana (knock), Arnaut Danjuma (ankle), Idrissa Gueye (personal reasons), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (hamstring), James Garner (knock)

Sean Dyche quotes: "[Amadou Onana]'s back training, he's been training [yesterday].

"[On Idrissa Gana Gueye] His child and family are well. So he has been training this week and should be available again.

"Jimmy Garner got a knock [on Thursday], but we are happy that's just a knock. Dom didn't train [yesterday] but we are pretty positive with settling him down in the next couple of days. [He has] a minor niggly hamstring which we are just being ultra careful with. He thinks he is on top of it, and the medical team are as well.

"So we are just having to watch the players and make sure they are right. Mostly, we have just got knocks at the minute, nothing that we think will affect Monday against Chelsea.

"Hopefully, providing [Danjuma] came through [yesterday], he has a bounce game today [for the Under-21s'. We are going to use that to get him some minutes, he should at least be in the thoughts for Monday's squad.

"It's been hard for [Gomes] with all the ups and downs of injury. I told him in the summer he could be an important player for us. He's been so unlucky, he delivered a very good physical performance [vs Burnley] considering he hadn't played so long. We know he has quality and he's put himself right back in the frame for what we need going forward."



FULHAM

Fulham manager Marco Silva reacts on February 24, 2024© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: West Ham (A)

Out: None

Doubtful: Armando Broja (knock)

Marco Silva quotes: "It's more competitive when you have all these senior players fighting for each position. It's a big headache but it's the best headache you can have as a coach.

"[Armando Broja] did some exams [after picking up a knock in training on Thursday] and everything is going to be OK."



LIVERPOOL

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker goes down injured on November 25, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Crystal Palace (H)

Out: Joel Matip (knee), Thiago Alcantara (thigh)

Doubtful: Alisson Becker (hamstring)

Jurgen Klopp quotes: "There was no chance to play Trent [against Atalanta on Thursday]. He was on the bench because we were allowed to put 23 players into the squad. He had two sessions. Diogo 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 [last night for] 20 minutes, it helped him a lot and now we will see what we can do from there."



LUTON TOWN

Luton Town manager Rob Edwards after the match on October 21, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Man City (A)

Out: Tom Lockyer (heart issue), Amari'i Bell (hamstring), Marvelous Nakamba (knee), Elijah Adebayo (thigh), Dan Potts (hamstring), Mads Anderson (calf), Chiedozie Ogbene (hamstring), Jacob Brown (knee), Gabriel Osho (knee), Issa Kabore (ineligible), Albert Sambi Lokonga (thigh)

Doubtful: Teden Mengi (unspecified), Reece Burke (unspecified)

Rob Edwards quotes: "We've got seven centre halves at this club and not one has trained this week. Maybe we get one [of Teden Mengi and Reece Burke], maybe we get both, but maybe we don't get either. Teden twice pushed through to help us win the game last week against Bournemouth and was in a lot of pain.

"[Issa Kabore] will be a big miss. He's had a great attitude and filled in a number of positions."



MANCHESTER CITY

Manchester City's Nathan Ake shakes hands with manager Pep Guardiola as he walks off the pitch after sustaining an injury on March 31, 2024© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Luton (H)

Out: Nathan Ake (calf)

Doubtful: Phil Foden (dead leg), Kyle Walker (hamstring)

Pep Guardiola quotes: "We are training this afternoon and we will know better how they feel.

"[Phil Foden] I would like to tell you but I didn't see the team, I didn't speak with the doctors. We'll train this afternoon. After the press conference, we'll have a meeting and we'll see how they feel.

"[Kyle Walker] the same. I don't know right now. Honestly. [Ederson] was ready to play against Madrid. He is ready for tomorrow and we will make the decision.

"Take a look at our games and you realise. It is simple. [Rodri] is so important for the quality he gives us. But if you have a player that doesn't want to play then he's not going to play. If he's exhausted, it can happen, and another is going to play.

"I'd love to rest central defenders but we don't have them. [John Stones and Kyle Walker] got injured so they get cannot rest. We are in big, big trouble.

"I had the feeling we were tired in the last games. We will decide tomorrow what we have to do."



MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United's Luke Shaw walks off the pitch to be substituted due to injury on February 18, 2024© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Bournemouth (A)

Out: Luke Shaw (thigh), Tyrell Malacia (knee), Anthony Martial (groin), Lisandro Martinez (calf), Victor Lindelof (thigh), Raphael Varane (muscle), Jonny Evans (muscle), Scott McTominay (knee)

Doubtful: Marcus Rashford (knock)

Erik ten Hag quotes: "Scott [McTominay], I don't think so. We have training, so we have a day, he will push. He's so keen to be a part of it, but there's questions.

"[Marcus Rashford] trained yesterday, and we'll see how he recovers from it today. There's another training today and then we will make the decision.

"It's very difficult [to keep changing the defence]. Everyone who has a little bit of knowledge about football, they know it will affect your results and performances. The back four is always the foundation to get results - we didn't have that.

"We still have to win, we know that, so then others have to take responsibility, but when you oversee it then you know it has a negative impact."



NEWCASTLE UNITED

Newcastle United's Nick Pope is substituted after sustaining an injury on December 2, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Spurs (H)

Out: Sandro Tonali (suspended), Sven Botman (knee), Lewis Miley (back), Callum Wilson (chest), Joelinton (thigh), Nick Pope (shoulder), Jamaal Lascelles (knee), Valentino Livramento (ankle), Miguel Almiron (knee), Kieran Trippier (calf), Joe Willock (Achilles)

Doubtful: Lewis Hall (thigh), Matt Targett (Achilles)

Eddie Howe quotes: "The closest player to coming back would be Tino Livramento, he has not trained with the team but has been out on the grass. Lewis Hall has not trained at all this week, so he is a slight concern from last week. Other players are doing well in the background so I am hoping in the not-too-distant future we can get three or four back.

"Joe has been to see another specialist to check on the progress of his Achilles, which has been problematic for him. The feedback was positive. For Tottenham, I don't think he will be available for us. We need to make sure the long-term prognosis for him is positive so he may need some rest."



NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Nottingham Forest manager Nuno Espirito Santo before the match on February 28, 2024© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Wolves (H)

Out: Taiwo Awoniyi (unspecified), Nuno Tavares (thigh), Willy Boly (muscle)

Doubtful: None

Nuno Espirito Santo quotes: "We still have to wait and see for Saturday. I'm sorry I cannot go much further on that. [Willy Boly] is still on treatment, unfortunately. We do not know exactly when he is going to return.

"[Taiwo Awoniyi] is starting his individual programme. I don't have an exact timeline for when he is going to return but it is closer. Hopefully he can still help us this season."



SHEFFIELD UNITED

Sheffield United's Chris Basham receives medical attention before being taken off on a stretcher on October 7, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Brentford (A)

Out: Max Lowe (ankle), Rhys Norrington-Davies (hamstring), Chris Basham (foot), John Egan (ankle), Rhian Brewster (hamstring), Daniel Jebbison (ill), George Baldock (calf), Tom Davies (thigh)

Doubtful: Jack Robinson (ankle)

Chris Wilder quotes: "We'll give [Jack Robinson] every chance to be involved, but he rolled his ankle. So it's getting that swelling down and getting him hopefully out there on the grass. It's going to be a late decision but hopefully we'll get him back.

"Everyone knows what we think about him. He's a great character and a warrior so he'll want to play and we want him to play. But we have to make sure we don't risk him for the rest of the season. So we'll see.

"I'm not going to put a gun to their head to get back. One of the things we've looked at is the risk and reward policy. We have to make sensible decisions, short term, regarding Jack. I don't want to risk a longer-term issue and it'll be the same for the players on that list [like Rhys Norrington-Davies and Rhian Brewster].

"The attitude of the players has been outstanding. The ones not playing and the ones who are, they all want to help the cause. They see a buzz about the group. We've had some disappointing days, the attitude has been spot on overall and those boys are working extremely hard, morning, noon and night, away from the lights, to get themselves back and add to the group."



TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou looks despondent on April 2, 2024© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Newcastle (A)

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

Doubtful: None

Ange Postecoglou quotes: "Not for this week [for Richarlison]. He's close and, obviously with the weekend off next weekend, it'll give him time to recover - and he's on track to do that.

"Everyone else from last weekend has got through unscathed and are ready to go."



WEST HAM UNITED

West Ham United manager David Moyes pictured on March 10, 2024© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Fulham (H)

Out: Alphonse Areola (groin), Jarrod Bowen (back), Kalvin Phillips (hamstring)

Doubtful: None

David Moyes quotes: "We're only just back today and the players have had a recovery session. I don't think we'll have Jarrod at the weekend and I'm not sure about Alphonse [Areola] and Kalvin Phillips.

"Dinos [Mavropanos] felt something [at Leverkusen on Thursday] but I'm not sure if it's bad or not yet."



WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Pedro Neto is stretchered off after sustaining an injury on October 28, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 33 opponents: Nott'm Forest (A)

Out: Pedro Neto (hamstring), Jean-Ricner Bellegarde (knee)

Doubtful: Hwang Hee-chan (thigh), Rayan Ait-Nouri (calf)

Gary O'Neil quotes: "Rayan [Ait-Nouri] will travel with the group. He's had different week to the others with the slight issue he has, but it is a minor issue, nothing too significant in there. He'll travel with the group, we'll name the team in the morning and it gives him another day to see how he's feeling. I envisage him being part of the matchday squad.

"[Hwang] Hee-chan's in the matchday squad which is fantastic news for us. Cunha's still fine and in the matchday squad. [Craig Dawson] is in the matchday squad again. For [Jean-Ricner] Bellegarde, it probably comes too early. We'll check him in the morning, but I wouldn't think [he] would play much of a part.

"It was the same with Pedro [Neto], when he was coming back from his significant hamstring injury. Matheus Cunha is in that process at the minute as well. [Hwang] will be similar. It's not always minutes, the game has moved to a place where you get data on how far they've run and amount of sprints. We'll have an area we feel is safe for the players and one where they start to go over that."


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