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Summary

  1. Roy Hodgson's first news conference as Crystal Palace manager
  2. Ronald Koeman faces the media after Europa League defeat
  3. Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is fit again and will face the media
  4. Get involved: #bbcfootball or text 81111

Live Reporting

By Laura Savvas

All times stated are UK

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It's time for me to bid farewell for the day.

Thanks for joining me and I'll see you very soon.

I'm sure the weekend's fixtures will no doubt give us lots of talking points, so I wonder what we'll be discussing on Monday morning?

Get your opinions ready...

Stay safe. Bye for now!

In case you forgot...

Bournemouth v Brighton (Fri, 20:00 BST)

Joshua King of Bournemouth
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And if you can't quite wait for tomorrow...

Don't forget Bournemouth v Brighton is tonight's fixture at 20:00 BST which should keep you going until Crystal Palace v Southampton tomorrow at 12:30 BST.

See our match preview here.

Meanwhile, in Scotland...

Hazard to leave Stamford Bridge?

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Eden Hazard
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Real Madrid are set to revive their interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, and Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, 26, next summer.

It's in the latest football gossip.

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Another fun day of training!

Gallery on the way 📸 #mancity

Another fun day of training! Gallery on the way 📸 #mancity

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.@mbatshuayi was in high spirits heading out to training earlier today! 🤙

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🔴 The Reds are ready for Burnley...

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🔴 The Reds are ready for Burnley... #MyLFCMatchdayImage

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❤️⚫️⚪️ Rafa has thanked fans, staff, players and media for their kind messages while he recovered from recent surge… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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📸 Week's training complete...

Next stop, @NUFC

#SCFC 🔴⚪️
📸 Week's training complete...

Next stop, @NUFC

#SCFC 🔴⚪️
📸 Week's training complete...

Next stop, @NUFC

#SCFC 🔴⚪️
📸 Week's training complete...

Next stop, @NUFC

#SCFC 🔴⚪️

📸 Week's training complete... Next stop, @NUFC #SCFC 🔴⚪️

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💪🏽 | The ☀️ was shining as the #watfordfc squad continued @ManCity preparations earlier this week...

Well, that was very busy wasn't it?!

We're all done with the news conferences for this afternoon.

As ever, the running schedule didn't follow timings, but hey ho, I'm sure you're as used to that as I am.

How about a look at how the Premier League teams are preparing ahead of the weekend?

'Watford will be demanding but we have to handle the situation' - Guardiola

Manchester City v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Manchester City

Guardiola on Vincent Kompany: "Today Kompany trained with us, I think for the next days he will be able to play again. We are okay."

On Watford: "It will be a demanding game, especially after just three days and the travelling but we have to handle the situation."

On City's form: "Last season we had a problem scoring. But now we have players that play more in and not wide. They help our strikers."

'We need him, I need him, the team need him' - Guardiola

Manchester City v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City on Yaya Toure: "Yaya we need him, I need him, the team need him, he was important last season and will be this season. We admire what he has done he is an exceptional player, so now he was not in the last game the squad, of course he is ready to help us."

On whether he will be in the squad this weekend: "I would like for everybody to be involved but I think about every game and what is the best team to play. We will see."

Guardiola did confirm that captain Vincent Kompany is back in training after missing last weekend’s win over Liverpool with a calf injury, but is unlikely to return tomorrow.

People talk about Liverpool's defence all the time' - Klopp

Liverpool v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Liverpool

Klopp on Liverpool's defence: "Our fault is that with some things we give you the opportunity to talk about it - that is our mistake. It is a lack of concentration. Everyone who ever played football missed a ball in some situation. It is not a quality thing.

"It looks to me like a self-fulfilling prophecy because we talk about it all the time. Everyone had conceded goals so far. We cannot take out the five goals against City but if we could do it we have played a lot of games with decent defensive performances.

"It would be easy to look at this team and say 'It is so exciting how they play...' but I am not sure if it is the world in general or a Liverpool thing but it is always looking for one thing we can be angry about and not happy with."

'I really like what Sean Dyche is doing there' - Klopp

Liverpool v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Liverpool

Klopp on Burnley: "Yes they won against Chelsea, who were one-man down. What I really like is what Sean Dyche is doing there. They have a clean plan. You can see it in each game and it is so difficult to play (against) as all their players show a big desire to defend all the situations and there is not one player in the team who you think 'He gambles a little bit'.

"Their two away games they got four points from Chelsea and Tottenham. That is something I have to consider when I think about the line-up, we need freshness in mind and legs. There will be really small spaces, there is not a lot of easy situations where you can out-play them.

"It is really interesting to play them because they are always on a really high level since I've been in the league. Maybe the best game we played against them was the first game when we lost 2-0: we were really strong in this game, had the ball all the time and they still scored twice.

"But it is not that we think about these games. We've made a big step in all the areas we need for these games. If we are all ready for work we can be really good."

I was really happy with how the crowd welcomed Coutinho - Klopp

Liverpool v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Liverpool

More from Jurgen Klopp...

On Philippe Coutinho: "Coutinho should be ready. I was really happy with how the crowd welcomed him, I don’t think anyone was 100% sure on this. I think as a Liverpool family, we were sensitive to it. For him it was good. So far he has trained outstandingly. The game was not perfect of course, but that's how it is after a long break."

'We must not be overly confident' - Benitez

Newcastle United v Stoke City (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Newcastle United

Benitez on Stoke: "Stoke have good players. A good team with good balance. Pace, ability, size and can play on the floor with an experienced manager."

On the team's confidence: "We have to be sure we don’t have overconfidence. We have to keep doing what we have done."

'Shelvey must stay focused' - Benitez

Newcastle United v Stoke City (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Newcastle United

Benitez on Jamaal Lascelles' contract talks: "We are working hard and it won’t be difficult."

On Joselu returning to Stoke: "Hopefully he continues tradition you have of scoring versus other teams. He’s showing what we knew he had but can improve."

On Jonjo Shelvey: "I sat down with Jonjo yesterday to tell him he is a good player. He must stay focused, train and know he can get back in the team."

'We have to work very hard' - Benitez

Newcastle United v Stoke City (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Newcastle United

Benitez on missing the Swansea game: "There was a lot of work behind the scenes. I watched from the sofa, took notes. I was shouting but it was okay."

On current good form: "When something is wrong, stay calm, and it’s the same way when something is right. We have to work very hard."

On the transfer window: "This is the group and we have to work together and move forward. We want to improve everybody. We have to continue to work and give the players tips to be better.

"You know my idea about the window but at the same time I’m quite positive.This is the group and we have to move forward together.

"I will not worry about what we didn’t do in the window, I focus on improving players. We have enough to compete in the Premier League."

'It is up to us to improve' - Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City (Sat, 17:30 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino on finding form: "I think we are far away in the way we want to play and the performance. I am so happy because it is so early in the season and the performance is okay but I think we need to improve and show more quality. We have a very good squad and very good players and now it is up to us to improve.

"We were talking a little bit before training today. We need to feel – we are a coaching staff that pushes a lot – but we need to show them that never is enough. They need to have a willingness to work more, to try give their best. That mix will help the team achieve all that we want in the end."

Rafa thanks fans

Newcastle United v Stoke City (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Newcastle United

Rafael Benitez, who is returning after an operation, starts his news conference with a quick thanks to the fans for their thoughts.

"I want to say thank you for everybody for their sympathy. I’m fine now. It was complicated."

Rafa is back!

Newcastle United v Stoke City (Sat, 15:00 BST)

#nufc boss Rafael Benitez is back in front of the cameras this afternoon.

#nufc boss Rafael Benitez is back in front of the cameras this afternoon.

'We miss Pogba. We need him' - Mourinho

Manchester United v Everton (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Manchester United

Mourinho on Paul Pogba: "I don't know. Out for the weekend match, only one I am thinking about. He is not playing this weekend. I don't know if same one or other leg (as last season)."

"We have players waiting for an opportunity. We have started the season really well, with one match a week. No need for changes. But there are good players more than ready.

"We miss Pogba, we need him. But Herrera, Fellaini and Carrick are waiting for a real chance. They are ready. We lost players during crucial moments of the season. We didn't cry about that. We have to cope. We will be without Pogba for a few matches but we have other players to play."

'Lukaku comes in the right moment' - Mourinho

Manchester United v Everton (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Manchester United

On how Romelu Lukaku has adapted to the squad: "He comes in the right moment. Good age. Number of years experience. Clearly adapted to Premier League, with good friends in dressing room. Easy integration. The way we play is easy for him to play in it."

On Romelu Lukaku's impact: "I don't think about goals. It's important for a striker but I don't put any pressure on him. He is playing well. Good relation between our striker and the team. It is just the start."

'Rooney is a legend' - Mourinho

Manchester United v Everton (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Manchester United

Mourinho on Wayne Rooney: "He is an Everton player. I'm not going to speak about Wayne. Other than he deserves to be recognised before and after the game. I think he will get a welcome he deserves.

"Sometimes in England the word legend comes too easy. Not in this case. Trophies, goals. One of most important players at Man United. The stadium will show him respect he deserves."

United team news

Manchester United v Everton (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Manchester United

Mourinho on team news: "Luke Shaw is not injured any more. It is a question of form and options. Not injured. Marcos Rojo is still in the timings after such an important injury, everything went well. But he is not training with the group in a normal session. He still has a couple of months."

Ready for Jose Mourinho?

'We are so happy with Llorente' - Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City (Sat, 17:30 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino on whether Fernando Llorente will be involved: "I think he made his debut in the Champions League against Dortmund and why not? Maybe. We have a plan to play tomorrow and then see whether he plays or not, of comes off the bench.

"I think we are so happy with him and he will have a very good impact on the team and the club and important throughout the whole season."

On his call to Llorente: "I think like always, we explained our philosophy and project for the future, what we expect from him and need from him. It was a very good conversation with him, a private conversation. I think we talked about the project, the future and what we expect from him."

'Kane does not need titles to show he's one of the best strikers' - Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City (Sat, 17:30 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino on whether Harry Kane is world class without titles: "I think it’s two different things. If you see different players, big players, it’s depends on the team and the possibility to play in different leagues and countries.

"I think there are many reasons. For me there’s no doubt Harry Kane is one of the best strikers. In my opinion he does not need titles to show that he’s one of the best strikers.

"It’s true that players try to score to win and show good performance and in the end win titles, of course that’s the aim for everyone. But for me so far Harry Kane is showing he’s one of the best strikers in the world."

'I think the approach of the Champions League was fantastic' - Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City (Sat, 17:30 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino on different approach to Dortmund game: "No, no. I think it’s important to improve and learn. The team after the Everton game was very good and I think the approach of the Champions League was fantastic.

"The performance maybe wasn’t the best, but it was very solid and you need to show that solidity and performance when you play at the top level, because the Champions League demands you be solid in your performance."

On Harry Kane winning trophies at Spurs: "I think he’s so focused. First of all he’s a great example to us everyone, he’s always trying to improve himself. His whole motivation is so high. I think we need players with that motivation. If you, like Harry Kane, show that motivation all can happen and all is possible in football.

"We are working very hard to try to course first build our philosophy and the way we want to play. Then to win because the objective always is to try to win games and win titles, because that is our ambition."

Mourinho coming up

Manchester United v Everton (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Simon Stone

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Jose Mourinho is likely to be asked about Paul Pogba's hamstring injury when he speaks to the media later.There is some suggestion the Manchester United manager is not impressed at the work Pogba has been doing with his own physio.However, as I understand it, Pogba has not been doing anything out of the ordinary that would warrant a negative reaction from inside Old Trafford.

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'It stopped a little bit that negativity about Wembley' - Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City (Sat, 17:30 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino has some team news on whether Dele Alli and Kieran Trippier will start against Swansea.

"Maybe. It’s an option. We need to analyse today, tomorrow and before the game we decide the starting 11."

Pochettino on Dortmund win: "I think it was clear that it was so important for us. It will help us to get our confidence and trust of playing there at Wembley, to help us feel that it is our home.

"That victory was so important. I told you after the game that it means more than three points.

"It stopped a little bit that negativity about Wembley, that was the perception. For us it was never negative, only positive things. It will help us in the future I think."

Chelsea team news

Chelsea v Arsenal (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Chelsea

Conte on Danny Drinkwater: "He has a problem in his calf. I think it is very difficult to see him before the international break and he needs time to recover. it's a pity because he was trying to work but now we have to move all these situations. In two, three weeks, I don't know."

Chelsea v Arsenal (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Chelsea

A Chelsea spokesperson has confirmed there is no update about fans found singing an anti-Semitic chant during the 2-1 win over Leicester City.

'It's time for the experienced players to stand up' - Koeman

Manchester United v Everton (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Everton

Ronald Koeman is not a happy man.

"After this press conference I’ll have a meeting with the key players. It’s time for the experienced players to stand up.

"I’m worried after what I saw yesterday. I wasn’t worried after Chelsea. The reaction should have started in the second half against Tottenham. But that and the first half against Atalanta is enough reason to be worried."

Team news

Crystal Palace v Southampton, Sat 12:30 BST

Crystal Palace

"James Tomkins and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are now fit. Mamadou Sakho and Pape Souare are still pushing for match fitness."

"Wilfried Zaha has more rehab to do. Sakho looks good, training every day but not played. Pape Souare same, what an incredible comeback."

'Anything can happen against Arsenal' - Conte

Chelsea v Arsenal (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Chelsea

"I try to make the best decision for every game and try to win. Don't forget, winning is very important for us. I am pleased about the players' commitment to their performance after Qarabag. Now there is a very tough game against Arsenal. We have to check the physical condition of all my players and I will try to make the best decision for all of the games. I have another day to reflect and for the to make the best decision for Sunday."

Conte on Arsenal: "I think that Arsenal is one of the six top teams in England and I think that they have a really good squad and want to fight for something important. For this reason, I think it is a massive game for us. When you play against Arsenal it is the same as when you play against City, Liverpool, United or Tottenham.

"Anything can happen. We are to fight. We have to play a game against a rival.

"Arsenal are a big rival for the title. I don't understand why they can't fight for the title."

Quick statement from Conte

Chelsea v Arsenal (Sun, 13:30 BST)

Chelsea

Before the bulk of the news conference gets under way, Antonio Conte has made a statement regarding this morning's terrorist attack in London.

"All our thoughts are for the people affected by the incident on the tube.

"There is a great disappointment for this and a lot of the time we ask why? Why?"

'Defensively we are making mistakes' - Koeman

Manchester United v Everton (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Everton

Koeman on Romelu Lukaku: "We know him really well. He is a great finisher, and I hope we know how to defend him. But there are a lot of qualities around him, but in the box he is dangerous, fast and strong.

"If we defend like we have the last few games, maybe it’s his afternoon.

On not replacing Lukaku - and some struggles for Sandro: "It’s not the time for frustration. You can’t do anything about it at this time. Yes, it’s different in possession now for us if you have a target man up front. It gives the team time to get up, we have different types of striker with Dominic and Sandro.

"Sandro needs time. He has pace, yes, but he is not the strongest yet. But it’s too easy to talk about the striker. Defensively we are making mistakes and that’s not the job of the striker."