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Summary

  1. No hooligan problem in England, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
  2. West Ham warned they could play behind closed doors if there is more crowd trouble
  3. Sunderland boss David Moyes charged by the FA
  4. Get Involved: Which players deserve iconic status at your club and why? #bbcsportsday

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By Elizabeth Hudson, Michael Emons and Gemma Collis

All times stated are UK

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Which players deserve iconic status at your club and why?

D P Hodgson: Pablo Zabaleta. A lionheart in an era of mercenaries.

Eden McCarthy: Leon Britton - Signed in 2003 and been alongside us ever since we were in the 4th tier. Over 500 Appearances now for Swansea as well.

Lee Parkinson: For Leeds United it would be Tony Yeboah. Why? Well erm...hello its Tony Yeboah! 

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Afellay returns to Stoke

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Stoke midfielder Ibrahim Afellay has returned to the club as he continues his recovery from injury.

The 30-year-old Dutch international has been out after sustaining knee ligament damage in training in April and was given permission to work on his rehab away from the Potteries.

“He’s not a guy that puts on too much weight anyway, but he’s come back and looks in great condition,” manager Mark Hughes told the club website."He’s clearly been working very, very hard since the injury and the next step is to re-integrate him back into the group and get him back onto the field of play again." 

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Montero still unavailable for Swansea

Stoke v Swansea (Monday, 20:00 GMT)

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Stoke defender Geoff Cameron is a doubt after hyperextending his knee during last week's victory over Hull City.

Phil Bardsley is another potential absentee, having been given compassionate leave following the death of his grandfather.

Jefferson Montero is back in training after a calf injury but this game will come too soon for the Swansea winger.

Fernando Llorente is in contention to start, having made his comeback from injury as a substitute last weekend.

Ivanovic available for Chelsea

Southampton v Chelsea (Sunday, 16:00 GMT)

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Southampton winger Sofiane Boufal will be hopeful of starting against Chelsea after a goalscoring full debut in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

Jay Rodriguez suffered concussion in the win over Sunderland and is a doubt along with former Blue Ryan Bertrand.

Chelsea will be without midfielder Cesc Fabregas who has only just returned to training, but defender Branislav Ivanovic is available.

Kurt Zouma is getting closer to a return from a long-term knee injury after playing for the development side.

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West Ham's Carroll and Sakho still sidelined

Everton v West Ham (Sunday, 13:30 GMT)

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Everton duo Leighton Baines and James McCarthy will both miss this weekend with hamstring injuries.

Matthew Pennington, Tyias Browning, Darron Gibson and Muhamed Besic also remain sidelined.

West Ham club-record signing Andre Ayew could start, having made his first appearance since 15 August on Wednesday.

The Hammers' injury list remains lengthy with forwards Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho among five absentees.

Liverpool captain Henderson back from ban

Crystal Palace v Liverpool (Saturday, 17:30 BST)

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Crystal Palace captain Scott Dann is in contention after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Midfielder Jason Puncheon is doubtful with the calf injury that ruled him out against Leicester last weekend.

Liverpool are set to recall Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane, who were rested in the midweek EFL Cup game against Tottenham.

Jordan Henderson is back after serving a ban against Spurs, but James Milner is doubtful through illness.

Man City will assess De Bruyne

West Brom v Manchester City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

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West Brom defender Jonny Evans returns after serving a one-match ban.

However, Claudio Yacob is suspended after accumulating five yellow cards, while Saido Berahino won't be considered because of a lack of fitness.

Manchester City will assess midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, who was injured against Southampton last weekend.

Defender Pablo Zabaleta could be involved after missing the last two games with a foot injury, while captain Vincent Kompany is available.

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Which players deserve iconic status at your club and why?

Dan Holman: Rare to recognise iconic status while still playing but Troy Deeney is Mr. Watford. Deserves England recognition.

Michael Lewis: For Sunderland it is Niall Quinn. Great player, and the chairman who oversaw promotion to the Premier. Could do with him back now.

James Wilson: I'd say Coutinho for Liverpool. Been a gem for three seasons now and has got progressively better. 

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'If the best way is to attack, we should attack'

Watford v Hull City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes says he "does not focus on keeping clean sheets" because the Brazilian encourages his side to attack opponents.

"I'm not saying to my team 'don't go forward', I want them to play their best game. If the best way is to attack, then we should attack."

Watch the full interview on Football Focus, BBC One Saturday 29 October 12:00 BST.

I don't focus on clean sheets - Gomes

Janmaat fit to return after shoulder injury

Watford v Hull City (Saturday, 15:00)

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Watford defender Daryl Janmaat is likely to feature after recovering from a shoulder injury.

Record signing Isaac Success is absent once again with a muscle problem and Craig Cathcart also misses out with a groin injury.

Hull are without top scorer Robert Snodgrass, who has been ruled out for four weeks with an ankle injury.

Andrew Robertson is out with a calf injury while Moses Odubajo faces a long lay-off after another kneecap fracture.

Leicester squad unchanged for White Hart Lane trip

Tottenham v Leicester (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

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Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is sidelined with the knee injury which ruled him out last weekend.

Harry Kane is getting close to a return after his ankle problem, while midfielder Moussa Sissoko is serving the second game of a three-match ban.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has an unchanged squad for the trip to White Hart Lane.

Nampalys Mendy is still sidelined with an ankle injury, while Ben Chilwell remains out with a muscle strain.

Howe will make late call on Stanislas

Middlesbrough v Bournemouth (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

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Middlesbrough's only absentee is Grant Leadbitter, who is continuing his recovery after hernia surgery.

Calum Chambers returns after missing last week's draw with Arsenal when he was ineligible to face his parent club.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe will make a late call on Junior Stanislas, who is doubtful with a calf injury.

Midfielder Andrew Surman is available after recovering from illness, but Marc Pugh is a doubt with a knock and Brad Smith and Lewis Cook are still out.

Rooney could return for United

Manchester United v Burnley (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

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Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly will be out for around two months after suffering a knee injury in the defeat by Chelsea last weekend.

Chris Smalling and Wayne Rooney could return after missing the midweek win over Manchester City.

Burnley striker Andre Gray is available again after serving a four-match ban for homophobic social media posts.

George Boyd has recovered from a knee injury, but Steven Defour is "touch and go" after a hamstring problem.

Defoe set for starting line-up return

Sunderland v Arsenal (Saturday, 12:30 BST)

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Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe is set to return to the starting line-up after beginning on the bench in midweek.

Sebastian Larsson, Vito Mannone, Fabio Borini, Lee Cattermole and Jan Kirchhoff remain sidelined.

Arsenal trio Theo Walcott, Nacho Monreal and Santi Cazorla all face late fitness tests.

Fit-again pair Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey are available but Lucas Perez is out for two months with an ankle injury and Granit Xhaka is suspended.

Time for the team news

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It is time for Fantasy Football managers to pay close attention as we go through the team news for this weekend's Premier League matches.

'Can't understand how tests were missed' - Glover

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Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning (right) retained their Women's Pair Olympic title in Rio this summer

Britain's rowing double Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover has expressed her frustration at the "serious failings" identified in the Rio Olympics anti-doping methods. 

An independent observers report found that up to 50% of tests were aborted on some days and little to no in-competition blood testing was conducted in "higher-risk sports".

"As a clean athlete you want every single athlete to be held up under strict scrutiny," the three-time world champion told BBC Radio 5 live.

“I can’t understand how these tests were missed, because in the Olympic Village it’s really hard not to know where people are."

Out of competition testing too rare - McColgan

Athletics

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British 5,000m runner Eilish McColgan says more out-of-competition anti-doping tests are needed to catch cheats.

McColgan was speaking to BBC Radio 5 live following the revelation that of the 11,470 athletes competing at the Rio Olympics, 4,125 had no record of any testing in 2016.

“When you’re testing at the Olympic Games, people have probably already come off what they’ve been taking because they know at around championships you’re going to get tested” she said.

“The problem lies months and months before. Out of competition testing is really rare. I think Wada needs to knuckle down and start testing a bit more."

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Follow Mexican Grand Prix practice

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Follow live radio and text coverage of the first and second practice sessions before the Mexican Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg holds a 26-point lead over Lewis Hamilton with three races of the season

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Which players deserve iconic status at your club and why?

Anthony Bugler: Koscielny for Arsenal. The embodiment of Wenger's philosophy, he arrived cheaply and with little reputation, but has grown into a world-class player.

Michael Rankin: Klinsmann for Spurs that celebration (a full-length dive) after scoring against Sheffield Wednesday in itself is iconic and what a season he had that 1994-95 season. He was also a big reason why we avoided relegation in the 1997-98 season.

Chris Brown: Chris Brunt at West Brom, been a key player since he arrived at the club in the Championship, still our best passer and when we need a player to find a way through a defense he is usually the one. A fantastic professional and a very humble and down to earth bloke to.

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'Chelsea have the capacity to win the title'

Southampton v Chelsea (Sunday, 16:00 GMT)

Southampton have a home game against Chelsea on Sunday and Saints boss Claude Puel is relishing the challenge.

"It is a fantastic match for my players on Sunday. The most important thing is we play our game," he says. "We know they're a great team with the capacity to perhaps win the title. It will be tough."

Puel is also asked about the form of record signing Sofiane Boufal, who scored his first goal for the club in the 1-0 EFL Cup win over Sunderland on Wednesday.

"It's just the start for Sofiane," adds Puel. "We have to be patient, but his performance was very interesting."

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Will Rosberg wrap up the title in Mexico?

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Mexican GP: Will Nico Rosberg wrap up the title?

BBC Radio 5 live's Tom Clarkson and Jack Nicholls look ahead to the Mexican Grand Prix, where Nico Rosberg can clinch the championship if he wins and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton finishes 10th or lower.  

Can Germany's most hated club catch Bayern Munich?

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BBC Sport finds out why RB Leipzig are one of the most ostracised clubs in Germany, and asks whether they can defy the odds and rival fans to triumph in this year's Bundesliga.

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RB Leipzig: Can Germany's most-hated club catch Bayern Munich?

Bradley tells Swans to 'forget about luck'

Stoke v Swansea (Monday, 20:00 GMT)

Swansea boss Bob Bradley has told his side to forget about "luck" and focus on making improvements across the board.  

The Swans ended their five-match losing streak with a 0-0 draw against Watford on Saturday, but still haven't won a game since the opening day of the season. 

"We had a tough run of fixtures at the beginning. Maybe everyone’s starting to feel a little unlucky," the former United States manager said.

"Since I arrived, I’ve said let’s not worry about luck and worry about trying to improve in the right areas. You can have a call go against you or a chance go off the posts but in the long run your ability to become a good team is based on doing so many little things right." 

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Football

Manchester United v Burnley (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has put last weekend's 4-0 mauling by Chelsea behind him, admitting now the players have shown a positive reaction he'd rather lose once 4-0 than four times 1-0. He knows Burnley will provide a difficult test tomorrow, citing the fact his Chelsea and City both failed to beat them when chasing the title two seasons ago.

There was encouragement too for out of favour midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who Mourinho still believes can be a success at Old Trafford despite not playing since being taken off at half-time in his only start in the defeat by Manchester City six weeks ago. It may take the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder time to adapt to the "intensity and aggression" of the Premier League he says, but is convinced he will.

Mkhitaryan could come in for tomorrow's game but Michael Carrick may be rotated again, despite starting in the win over City - Mourinho described the 35-year-old as "phenomenal" but admitted he cannot play consecutive games like the younger Marcus Rashford or Ander Herrera.

Captain Wayne Rooney and defender Chris Smalling will both be assessed ahead of the game having not been involved in the midweek win in the EFL Cup.

Man City players 'don't deserve' bad run - Guardiola

West Brom v Manchester City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Premier League leaders Manchester City are without a win in six games in all competitions but boss Pep Guardiola expects results to improve soon.

"For the players, they don't deserve this," says the City boss. "We are in this period like it is but it will make us stronger in the future, I am sure about that.

"There are many things that have changed. I need time to learn, to improve. I'm still in that process.

"We have to learn as quickly as possible. We go game by game. We'll prepare for West Brom then on Sunday we'll talk about Barcelona."

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Radwanska into last four at WTA finals

Tennis

Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska has reached the last four of the WTA finals in Singapore after a 7-5 6-3 win over Karolina Pliskova.

The Pole will play world number one Angelique Kerber in the last four while Svetlana Kuznetsova takes on Dominika Cibulkova in the other semi-final.

Kuznetsova, who had already qualified for the last four, lost 3-6 6-0 6-1 to Spain's Garbine Muguruza.

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Kompany has City future - Guardiola

West Brom v Manchester City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Some more quotes from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who is asked whether captain Vincent Kompany has a future at the club after an injury-hit two seasons.

"He has a contract, so of course," says Guardiola. "What is the problem now about Vincent and the future?

"He is a Man City player and the reason why he didn’t play the last two seasons regularly was because he was injured many, many times.

"We are trying to give him faith to play regularly. When he’s fit he is going to have the same options to play as his team-mates. Then it depends on my decision - his quality, performance, everything."

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'Our run of results is not bad'

Manchester United v Burnley (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Finally for now from Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who is satisfied with the way his side have started the season.

"In the last seven matches, we lost one. It’s better to lose one match 4-0 than four matches 1-0. It’s three points," he says. 

"Our run of results is not bad. We lost two points against Stoke, which was the best match by far in our season in terms of chance creation and opportunities.

"We are a team in process, we won’t do that in three or four months, in this moment we just think about it game by game and Burnley will be very difficult."

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Wenger cautious over Ramsey return

Sunderland v Arsenal (Saturday, 12:30 BST)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will have to be careful not to over-play midfielder Aaron Ramsey after long-term injury.

Ramsey could feature for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury against Liverpool in their first match of this season.

"Aaron Ramsey will be in the squad tomorrow and it is good to have him back," says Wenger. "I have to be cautious with him, he has not played and we have only had one week with him."

The Gunners are second in the Premier League and Wenger is satisfied with his season so far. He added: "We have good solidarity and play with a good desire to win games. We have improved our defensive quality and we have to be inspired by what we have done and continue to improve."

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'He is phenomenal'

Manchester United v Burnley (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

One of Mourinho's veterans, Michael Carrick, 35, who captained the team in Wednesday's EFL Cup win over Manchester City, comes in for special praise from the Portuguese.

"The only thing I can say is that he’s phenomenal, no doubts about it," says Mourinho. "Do I have to manage him? I think I have to.

"I can not expect from Michael what I expect for Rashford and Herrera. When he is on the pitch he gives us important things, stability in our game, freedom to get the guys around him, more offensive. 

"He’s not just a player - he’s one who has a big understanding of the game."

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'Some players need time'

Manchester United v Burnley (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Time for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to give us his words of wisdom and he addresses the subject of Henrikh Mkhitaryan who has struggled to make an impact since his summer move and whose future at United has been questioned - and manages to make a joke at the same time.

"Mkhitaryan is not injured, Mkhitaryan is training with the team 100%," insists Mourinho. "Not injury, sometimes I confuse the meaning 'fit' in English language. Sometimes fit is ready to compete.  

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"Some players are really adapted to come and play and not to feel. Some players they need time, to feel it, to feel the intensity, time to feel the aggression, the game without the ball. 

"I don’t want to be misinterpreted but I don’t think he will be upset with me. Willian when he arrived at Chelsea he had problems, he went through a process and the next season he was a champion he was phenomenal and he still is. I had similar with Di Maria when he came from Portugal. Sometimes it happens." 

Guardiola happy in Manchester

West Brom v Man City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

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Jose Mourinho may not be enjoying life in Manchester, but there's been no such settling-in problems for City boss Pep Guardiola. 

In fact, if his team were not on a six-game run without a victory, the Spaniard says that life would be looking pretty rosy. 

"I am less happy than before because we didn’t win," he said.

"But my kids are happy in school, my wife as well, and the people try to take care of me."

Bradley hopes 'not to be discussing relegation' in coming weeks

Stoke v Swansea (Monday, 20:00 GMT)

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Swansea manager Bob Bradley says he hopes "not to be discussing relegation" in a few weeks' time. 

The Swans haven't won a league game since the opening day of the season and sit 19th, with only five points from nine games.

Bradley's side will play Stoke City - who have just four more points than Swansea - at the Britannia Stadium on Monday. 

"We know that we have to continue to work to turn the positives into more points. We still have a lot more work to do. The hope is that the work that's being put in is going to turn into results," the 58-year-old said.

'We want to keep Kompany safe'

West Brom v Manchester City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

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Injury news first up from Pep Guardiola at Manchester City - except the news is that there is no news.

"The injuries are getting better - but I cannot answer who will play at West Brom," he said.

However, he does go into some detail about captain Vincent Kompany, after the Belgium defender came off "tired" at half-time during the EFL Cup fourth round match against Manchester United on Wednesday. 

"We need to handle the situation until he can play 90 mins," said Guardiola. "We want to keep him safe and to have the same options as his team-mates."

'The players are doing better'

Sunderland v Arsenal (Saturday, 12:45 BST)

The Premier League's bottom side Sunderland take on second-placed Arsenal in the early kick-off on Saturday and Black Cats boss David Moyes sounds in good spirits.

"Our confidence is good and the players know they are doing better," says Moyes. "The results haven't shown that but the last two results could have been different.

"We want the fans in full voice but what we do on the pitch will determine that so we need to get them off their seats.

"Arsenal were strong last year and they've been contenders for the Premier League for many years. They are strong again this year." 

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Premier League title race could go to final game of the season - Pochettino

Tottenham v Leicester (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

It is a busy day of Premier League news conferences and next up is Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino.

His side, who finished third last season, face 2015-16 champions Leicester City but the Spurs boss believes the results of the previous campaign are not important now.

"It is a different season and a different situation," says Pochettino. "We need to learn every day and try to be better in every competition we play, but I cannot tell you that we are learning from the game a few months ago.

"It is a very competitive season and there a lot of teams that are fighting to be on top of the table. This season will be tough and competitive. Maybe we need to wait until the last game to see which club will win the Premier League."

Mauricio Pochettino
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Bieber, prayers & Ballon d'Or - sport quiz of the week

Quiz

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What sport has Justin Bieber been playing? Which prayer will get you a touchdown? Test yourself with this week's BBC Sport and A Question of Sport's quiz.

Mourinho to comment on FA charge?

Jose Mourinho news conference coming up at 14:00 GMT

Bill Rice

BBC Radio Manchester

A difficult period of four games in 10 days ended well for Manchester United with victory over Manchester City in the EFL Cup, and now Jose Mourinho wants his side to begin closing the six-point gap to the top of the Premier League.

Three of their next league games are at home, starting with Burnley at Old Trafford, so will Mourinho selected his strongest side to ensure three points, or risk resting some of those who played midweek?

He is also likely to be asked about the FA charge against him for comments about referee Anthony Taylor before the Liverpool game, captain Wayne Rooney's future after he was left out again, and his own living arrangements after admitting it is a "disaster" being in a hotel. 

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