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Live Reporting

By Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Breathing space for Bilic?

    Crystal Palace v West Ham (15:00 BST)

    Simon Brotherton

    MOTD commentator at Selhurst Park

    Selhurst Park

    West Ham were narrow 1-0 winners in this fixture 12 months ago and we can expect a keenly-fought encounter this weekend in front of a noisy full house at Selhurst Park.

    Wednesday's Carabao Cup comeback win at Wembley over Tottenham was a major boost for the Hammers and their beleaguered manager Slaven Bilic, but it won't mean much if they slip up again here.

    Palace saw off the champions Chelsea, and deservedly so, in their last home match. If they can play to that level on something like a consistent basis, they'll soon start moving up the table.

  2. Let battle commence

    Crystal Palace v West Ham (15:00 BST)

    There's a big ol' ding dong at the bottom of the Premier League today.

    Crystal Palace still only have three points to their name after one win in nine games, and today they welcome 16th-place West Ham, who have two wins.

    The Hammers may well be buoyed by their mid-week win over Spurs in the Carabao Cup, while Palace will need to pick themselves up from their 4-1 defeat by Championship side Bristol City.

    West Ham are unbeaten in the Premier League against Crystal Palace under Slaven Bilic (won three, drawn one).

    But Roy Hodgson has won four of his six top-flight home matches as a manager against the Hammers.

    Roy Hodgson
  3. Smells like teen spirit

    It's a huge day for England's most talented U17s - they're playing in the World Cup final against Spain.

    After the under-20 side won their World Cup in June and the under-19 side's victory in their European Championships in July, could this group of teenagers bring another piece of silverware?

    You can watch live coverage of the match on BBC Two - kick-off 15:30 BST - and we'll also bring you live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.

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    Video caption: Who are the stars of England's U17 World Cup side?
  4. Get involved


    With top-scorer Harry Kane absent for Tottenham today, it got us thinking about things you can't live without when it comes to football.

    A pair of lucky socks? Your favourite snack to chow down on at half-time?

    For me, when I'm doing live texts, it's a combination of a team sheet and an IV drip of strong coffee.

    Let us know what you can't live without - and send pictures if applicable. You can get in touch via Twitter on #bbcfootball or by texting 81111.

  5. Sacking season

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Frank de Boer. Craig Shakespeare. Ronald Koeman. And it's not even November.

    Who'll be next for the chop in the Premier League?

    Former Rangers and Scotland boss Alex McLeish told the Friday Night Football Social: "It's bonkers. It's something that we really associated with Italy many, many years ago.

    "I remember tuning into the Italian football when it was on Channel 4 and they were sacking managers left, right and centre. After two or three games it was a merry-go-round and the same manager would be in another two or three jobs before the end of the season.

    "It's crazy and it's crept over here as well. You never envisaged that it would but it is so fickle here in the UK as well."

    Image caption: Will West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic be next to lose his job?
  6. Defying gravity

    West Brom v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    I've come to the conclusion that Tony Pulis is some sort of wizard.

    West Brom won their opening two league fixtures of the season, but are winless in all seven since.

    And those two wins are West Brom's only victories in their last 18 Premier League matches.

    Yet the Baggies are STILL in mid-table. It defies logic and gravity.

    Tony Pulis
  7. Who is indispensable to Man City?

    West Brom v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Kevin de Bruyne? Sergio Aguero? Raheem Sterling?

    Which player has proved indispensable to Manchester City this season?

    BBC football analyst Pat Nevin looks at the reasons behind Manchester City's brilliant start to the season, and identifies the one player who is crucial to Pep Guardiola's plans.

    You might be surprised with the answer.

  8. City on the charge

    West Brom v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    League leaders Manchester City have another 15:00 BST kick-off today and they're heading to the Hawthorns to visit West Brom.

    Although Pep Guardiola is keen to play down City's form so far this season, you can't deny it's an incredible run: played nine, won eight, drawn one, lost none - plus 32 goals scored and only four conceded.

    City have won 14 of their last 15 Premier League games against West Brom (D1), and the Baggies have lost the last 11 in a row.

    Manchester City
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  10. Keown & O'Neill

    BBC One, 12:00 BST

    Football Focus

    Dan Walker is joined by Martin Keown and Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill to preview this weekend's action.

    They hear from Jurgen Klopp and David Wagner, who are close friends outside of football, ahead of Liverpool's match against Huddersfield.

    Plus Nantes manager Claudio Ranieri, Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, and a visit to Championship leaders Wolves.

    Image caption: Coming up on Football Focus...Claudio Ranieri
  11. Early team news

    Manchester United v Tottenham (12:30 BST)

    It's all about one guy.

    Harry Kane will be absent today because of a hamstring strain he picked up in Sunday's 4-1 home victory over Liverpool.

    The club have not yet confirmed if he will be fit to face Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.

    Victor Wanyama is Spurs' only other absentee, while summer signing Fernando Llorente could make his full Premier League debut for the club.

    Manchester United duo Eric Bailly and Phil Jones should be involved after recent injuries.

    Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini remain sidelined along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Michael Carrick.

    Harry Kane
  12. Hat-trick of live commentaries

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Not one. Not two. But there is a bumper offering of THREE Premier League live commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live today.

    You won't miss a kick of Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur in the early game (12:30 BST). As soon as that's over it's off to The Hawthorns to see how leaders Manchester City get on against West Bromwich Albion (15:00 BST).

    After Sports Report at (17:00 BST) there's full commentary of Bournemouth against Chelsea (17:30 BST).

  13. Premier League fixtures


    • Manchester United v Tottenham (12:30 BST)
    • Arsenal v Swansea
    • Crystal Palace v West Ham
    • Liverpool v Huddersfield
    • Watford v Stoke City
    • West Brom v Manchester City
    • Bournemouth v Chelsea (17:30 BST)


    • Brighton v Southampton (13:30 GMT)
    • Leicester v Everton (16:00 GMT)


    • Burnley v Newcastle (20:00 GMT)
  14. Post update

    It's been a week of highs...

    West Ham


    Harry Kane


    Carabao Cup

    Now it's time to get back to the good stuff - starting with second v third in the Premier League.

    Welcome along!