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Confirmed gameweek 17 Premier League team news and manager quotes for every club

Sports Mole rounds up every Premier League club's confirmed team news ahead of gameweek 17, and what their managers have had to say about their injury situations.


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

Gameweek 17 opponents: Brighton (H)

Out: Thomas Partey (thigh), Fabio Vieira (groin), Jurrien Timber (knee), Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf), Mohamed Elneny (hamstring)

Doubtful: Gabriel Martinelli (ill)

Mikel Arteta quotes: "Martinelli is feeling good. He'll be in contention. We have no other news apart from Mo [Elneny] had to be subbed. He felt something in his hamstring. We did a scan and it doesn't look too serious, so he'll be with us soon we hope, which is very good news."


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

Gameweek 17 opponents: Brentford (A)

Out: Emiliano Buendia (knee), Tyrone Mings (knee), Bertrand Traore (muscle), Lucas Digne (suspended), Douglas Luiz (suspended), Robin Olsen (unspecified), Boubacar Traore (unspecified)

Doubtful: Youri Tielemans (unspecified), Leon Bailey (unspecified)

Unai Emery quotes: "Today is a very difficult day for us to know who we can play on Sunday. They are a bit tired and we have injured players.

"Youri Tielemans and Leon Bailey are both doubts. Robin Olsen is out and Boubacar Traore is out. Two players are suspended - Lucas Digne and Douglas Luiz. Then we have the injury to Emi Buendia.

"I think it is normal to have some suspended and some injured players [but] maybe now there are more injured players than normal. It is not an excuse for them and it is not an excuse for us."


Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola on November 4, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Luton (H)

Out: Tyler Adams (thigh), Alex Scott (knee), Ryan Fredericks (calf), Max Aarons (hamstring), Emiliano Marcondes (ankle), Lloyd Kelly (muscle), Hamed Traore (ill)

Doubtful: Darren Randolph (ill)

Andoni Iraola quotes: "I think the squad will be pretty similar as what we had last week, we haven't had any new issues. Darren Randolph is already training with the group, which is good news.

"Junior [Traore] is still ill and Alex [Scott] and Max [Aarons] are doing some things outside with the group, but I think the squad will be pretty similar to the past weeks."


Brentford's Bryan Mbeumo receives medical attention after sustaining an injury on December 6, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Aston Villa (H)

Out: Rico Henry (knee), Aaron Hickey (hamstring), Ivan Toney (suspended), Kevin Schade (adductor), Nathan Collins (ankle), Kristoffer Ajer (foot), Bryan Mbeumo (ankle)

Doubtful: Joshua Dasilva (hamstring), Mathias Jensen (adductor)

Thomas Frank quotes: "Bryan had an operation today in the ankle and is out for 12 weeks. Let's get through the operation first, but Bryan is a positive guy. It's tough to take, but he will come back stronger. He has a very good mindset."


Brighton & Hove Albion's Ansu Fati receives medical attention after sustaining an injury on November 25, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Arsenal (A)

Out: Danny Welbeck (unspecified), Solly March (knee), Julio Enciso (knee), Pervis Estupinan (thigh), Tariq Lamptey (thigh), Ansu Fati (thigh)

Doubtful: Adam Webster (knock)

Roberto De Zerbi quotes: N/A


Burnley's Lyle Foster reacts on October 21, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Everton (H)

Out: Lyle Foster (mental health), Luca Koleosho (knee), Michael Obafemi (knock), Charlie Taylor (suspended)

Doubtful: Josh Cullen (knock), Jack Cork (calf), Aaron Ramsey (knee)

Vincent Kompany quotes: "[Aaron Ramsey and Michael Obafemi] It's short-term issues so nothing major. Hopefully the fitness is there for them to compete, but we should have them available pretty soon.

"We've had a few other players who were out with niggles and who weren't available, we hope to get them back if not the Everton game then the Fulham game, but it's going in the right direction in terms of availability for the squad.

"Anything [Luca Koleosho is] still able to give us this season is a bonus. On a positive note the surgery went well, so he will make a full recovery and he will be back as new when the time is right, but we can't put a timing on it for now."


Chelsea's Reece James leaves the pitch after being shown a red card by referee Simon Hooper on November 25, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Sheffield United (H)

Out: Wesley Fofana (knee), Ben Chilwell (thigh), Trevoh Chalobah (thigh), Carney Chukwuemeka (knee), Lesley Ugochukwu (unspecified), Robert Sanchez (knee), Reece James (hamstring), Marc Cucurella (ankle)

Doubtful: Christopher Nkunku (knee), Romeo Lavia (ankle), Malo Gusto (tendon), Noni Madueke (unspecified)

Mauricio Pochettino quotes: "Robert [Sanchez] is injured. He has been our number one goalkeeper so far so it's always a player you are going to miss.

"We have another goalkeeper [Djordje Petrovic] that has been working really hard to try to be ready when this type of thing happens. Of course it's very sad as we're going to lose a player for maybe a few weeks.

"We're still waiting to see exactly what the situation is with Robert but also with Reece [James] and Marc Cucurella.

"From the beginning [of the season] we've been hit with important circumstances and this is another difficult one. But we have to be strong as the competition doesn't stop.

"We need to be ready to compete. Of course, I have faith in all my players and Djordje arrived at Chelsea because we believe he has a great potential. Of course he is young and has come a different football background in the USA but after four or five months I feel it is the moment for him to step up.

"We trust in him and now is his time to make his [full] debut. We trust he can perform in the way we want.

"I prefer not to talk too much (about Reece James) now as we need to look more in depth at the situation. He's a bit down as he was excited to come back. I feel we dealt perfectly with his return as it was step by step. First 20-25 minutes, then 30-35 minutes, 40-45 minutes.

"It was the perfect way to build his confidence but it's a setback that for him is difficult to accept. He's frustrated but we have to find the best solution for him to be consistent. We are all here to support him.

"[Nkunku] can be involved. That is very good news. To be involved tomorrow and be in the squad and to feel the competition after the pre-season is good news for us. We need to be calm and quiet so not to put all the pressure on him.

"Now he's going to evolve, know the Premier League. It's a big motivation for us, for the team-mates, and the fans to see a player that should be important for us and to be in the squad for the first time."


Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze walks around the pitch after being substituted due to injury on November 25, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Man City (A)

Out: Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (thigh), Dean Henderson (thigh), Eberechi Eze (ankle), Cheick Doucoure (Achilles), Rob Holding (ankle), Jordan Ayew (suspended), Sam Johnstone (calf), Odsonne Edouard (knee), Jefferson Lerma (hamstring)

Doubtful: Tyrick Mitchell (hip)

Roy Hodgson quotes: "Tyrick Mitchell is ok, which is good. Mitchell is the only one really who is back.

"[Dean] Henderson has trained this week. It is probably too early to play. We may have been obliged to ask him to play but the medical department would like him to have more time I think. The same with Ebere Eze.

"We are already missing important players in terms of [Jordan] Ayew who is suspended, goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, we are missing Jefferson Lerma of course and missing Odsonne Edouard. We aren't the only team that can bemoan the fact we can't put out the team of our dreams.

"We have, I think four players from the academy on the bench tomorrow.

"Now that's fine – it's good for four players on the academy on the bench – but if we're going to get through a long part of the season, it might be too early to throw those players in and say: 'You've got to get the team up the table and start winning games.' That might be a big ask for them and an unfair ask."


Everton manager Sean Dyche on November 26, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Burnley (A)

Out: Dele Alli (groin), Seamus Coleman (unspecified), Ashley Young (unspecified), Jarrad Branthwaite (suspended), Idrissa Gueye (suspended)

Doubtful: Andre Gomes (calf), Michael Keane (unspecified), Vitalii Mykolenko (knock)

Sean Dyche quotes: "[Ashley] Young and Seamus [Coleman] won't be right for this one and we're hoping for a quick recovery from those two. [Michael] Keane has trained today [Thursday] so as long as there's no reaction he'll be back in the thinking.

"[Vitalii] Mykolenko had a bit of a niggle but I think he'll be ok, Dom [Calvert-Lewin] is fine. Dele [Alli] is still on the grass, going through the motions and Andre [Gomes] has been training with us for a few weeks and needs 90 minutes."


Fulham manager Marco Silva celebrates after the match on November 1, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Newcastle (A)

Out: Tyrese Francois (unspecified), Adama Traore (hamstring), Tim Ream (calf)

Doubtful: Willian (hamstring), Issa Diop (ankle)

Marco Silva quotes: "Tim Ream will be out and Adama [Traore] as well. All the others will be available for the match. Tim felt something in his calf against Nottingham [Forest]. He is not training. Let's see, him returning before Christmas will be too early.

"[Issa Diop's recovery] It's a process. He's been training for the last two weeks. If you ask me if he is 100% ready, I will say it is probably too early for him. He's doing all the right things. We will see how he reacts to each session and keep assessing him. There are good signs from him too.

"[Willian] is OK. He trained this morning. We keep assessing him and checking him and try to recover him as much as we can, not just for this next match. When he trained this morning he felt OK. Let's see the next few hours."


Liverpool's Alexis Mac Allister walks off the pitch to be substituted after sustaining an injury on December 6, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Man United (H)

Out: Thiago Alcantara (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (calf), Andrew Robertson (shoulder), Diogo Jota (leg), Joel Matip (knee), Alexis Mac Allister (knee)

Doubtful: None

Jurgen Klopp quotes: "Nobody got hurt [against Union SG], nobody is injured, so we recover, go home and go again.

"We just wanted to share the intensity. Do I want to play Joe Gomez 90 or Ibou 90 if we had the chance to do that? [I decided] 45 and 45, the same in midfield.

"These changes were planned before the game, independent of the result. We just tried to give it a go. It was clear that Jarell [Quansah] if he could play through then he would play through. That was the thinking behind it."


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

Gameweek 17 opponents: Bournemouth (A)

Out: Dan Potts (hamstring), Cauley Woodrow (calf), Marvelous Nakamba (suspended)

Doubtful: Gabriel Osho (knee), Reece Burke (hamstring)

Club statement: Rob Edwards will welcome back Chiedozie Ogbene, Gabe Osho and Issa Kabore for Saturday's Premier League trip to AFC Bournemouth.

"The trio all missed the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City last Sunday with Ogbene and Osho fit to be in contention and Kabore available for selection having been ineligible to feature against his parent club.

"One man who definitely won't feature, however, is Marvelous Nakamba, who picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against the reigning champions so will be suspended for the game with the Cherries."


Manchester City's Erling Haaland reacts on December 3, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Crystal Palace (H)

Out: Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring), Jeremy Doku (muscle)

Doubtful: Erling Haaland (ankle), Jack Grealish (hip)

Pep Guardiola quotes: "[Haaland] arrived today, he will see the doctors and then we will see. He has had treatment. Hopefully, he can travel to Saudi [for the Club World Cup]. I don't think he will be ready to play this weekend but maybe he surprises me.

"It's not a fracture, just stress. The doctors say we have to take it day by day or week by week and see how he feels. The moment he doesn't have pain he will play."


Manchester United defender Harry Maguire on December 12, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Liverpool (A)

Out: Casemiro (hamstring), Lisandro Martinez (foot), Christian Eriksen (knee), Jadon Sancho (banished), Amad Diallo (knee), Tyrell Malacia (knee), Harry Maguire (groin), Bruno Fernandes (suspended)

Doubtful: Mason Mount (calf), Luke Shaw (hamstring), Anthony Martial (ill), Victor Lindelof (knock), Marcus Rashford (ill)

Erik ten Hag quotes: "Harry [Maguire] will not be available for coming games, but I don't think he is a long-term [injury].

"Luke Shaw trained this morning, so we think he's available for Sunday. Marcus Rashford [is available]."


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

Gameweek 17 opponents: Fulham (H)

Out: Sandro Tonali (suspended), Sven Botman (knee), Matt Targett (hamstring), Elliot Anderson (back), Harvey Barnes (foot), Jacob Murphy (shoulder), Javi Manquillo (groin), Joe Willock (Achilles), Nick Pope (shoulder), Kieran Trippier (suspended)

Doubtful: Anthony Gordon (hamstring), Dan Burn (back), Sean Longstaff (ankle)

Eddie Howe quotes: "We are now getting a couple of players back but not in their best physical condition. Kieran Trippier misses this game through suspension so it is a good time for him to rest and we will see how he is next week.

"We will see how Anthony Gordon is today. Joe Willock is in a period where he has had a couple of injections, a difficult injury, but he won't be back this side of January.

"It's the same now with Harvey Barnes, he won't need an operation but we are waiting to see if he comes back or not.

"Dan Burn is closer to be being back, Sean Longstaff closer to being back and we are managing them to stay back. Dan is not just the player, but the character and the leadership qualities you get in the dressing room with him.

"He has allowed us to play in a certain way. He has been an important part of what we have, and we have missed him when he has been away."


Nottingham Forest's Taiwo Awoniyi celebrates scoring against West Ham United on November 11, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Spurs (H)

Out: Taiwo Awoniyi (groin)

Doubtful: Murillo (hamstring), Serge Aurier (calf)

Steve Cooper quotes: "We'll see [about Murillo]. Obviously he limped off against Wolves. Serge [Aurier] as well is one that is fighting to be fit for the game. Inconclusive at the moment, we'll see."


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

Gameweek 17 opponents: Chelsea (A)

Out: Chris Basham (foot), John Egan (ankle), Tom Davies (thigh), Daniel Jebbison (illness), Jack Robinson (suspended)

Doubtful: George Baldock (hamstring), Rhian Brewster (knee), Rhys Norrington-Davies (thigh)

Chris Wilder quotes: "Ben [Osborn] will be involved at the weekend as well which is good news. We're getting there.

"Every manager comes in with their new ideas, not just on a matchday but during the week. But I don't want to go from this to that too quickly and breakdowns happen. It might be a bit more slowly slowly in terms of our methods being integrated into the group.

"One of my pet hates is that we can't lose players in training. We've got to get the load right and make sure they're introduced back into it, but delighted to have those guys back.

"Rhys [Norrington-Davies] is back as well and Rhian [Brewster] was out on the grass as well today. So fingers crossed we keep those boys nice and healthy and add the likes of Rhian and Rhys back into the group, which is going to strengthen us."


Tottenham Hotspur's James Maddison goes down injured on November 6, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Nott'm Forest (A)

Out: Ivan Perisic (knee), Micky van de Ven (hamstring), James Maddison (ankle), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Manor Solomon (knee), Alfie Whiteman (ankle), Ashley Phillips (ankle), Rodrigo Bentancur (ankle), Eric Dier (groin), Giovani Lo Celso (knock)

Doubtful: None

Ange Postecoglou quotes: "We've still got quite a significant absence - we've got eight on the treatment table.

"Unfortunately Giovani Lo Celso will join them, he'll miss this week, hopefully nothing too bad. It's a slight injury in training, nothing serious. In terms of the guys from last week, we're one more down but the rest of the guys are okay.

"It's still a challenge, not just in games, but in training as well. It's a little different now [to the start of the season]. It was good to get Pape [Matar Sarr] and Richarlison back last week and it freshened the team. I guess it's where we are going to be for the foreseeable."


West Ham United manager David Moyes reacts on November 25, 2023© Reuters

Gameweek 17 opponents: Wolves (H)

Out: Michail Antonio (knee)

Doubtful: Edson Alvarez (hip)

David Moyes quotes: "[Am I] going to rotate loads? I don't know yet. It depends on how the players are doing, their energy levels, and how we feel the lads are doing in the games. This time of year comes with a heavy work load for all teams.

"We need to wait and see. Edson [Alvarez] got a knock on his hip so we need to see how he is. But we need to assess the players when we see them later today.

"I think [Alvarez] has made a big impression very quickly. He's helped us to get some big results. He's settled in quickly. I think he's still getting used to the Premier League, the intensity and the number of games.

"Players from abroad, for example, aren't always used to playing at this time of the year. But he's doing very well and settled in well."


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

Gameweek 17 opponents: West Ham (A)

Out: Pedro Neto (hamstring), Joe Hodge (shoulder), Jonny (suspended)

Doubtful: Mario Lemina (hamstring), Rayan Ait Nouri (ankle)

Gary O'Neil quotes: "Rayan should be back because he came through training well, so will be available, the rest of the lads are all ok. Nothing from the last game, Mario recovered ok from his hamstring, so everyone else is fine.

"Pedro's not training with the group just yet, so the West Ham game he won't be involved in. But we're really hopeful he'll be in the squad for the Chelsea game, all being well. If he isn't in the matchday squad for Chelsea, it doesn't mean there's been a setback, it just means he hasn't been able to tick off all the things.

"He's really close, but with the nature of the injury, being close is still not enough. We need to make sure that he's right, but if everything goes perfectly between now and then, I am hopeful that he will be seen before Christmas, that doesn't mean that he necessary will, but if all goes to plan then we will have Pedro available for the Chelsea game."

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