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Summary

  1. Updates from 10 Premier League news conferences
  2. Mourinho on injuries & Carabao Cup draw
  3. Chelsea boss Conte angered by questions about his future
  4. New Leicester boss Claude Puel speaks about his appointment
  5. Harry Kane to miss Spurs match with Man Utd

Live Reporting

By Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

Right, I'm off to lie down and eat pizza for a while.

Back in 19 hours or so with Premier League build-up, plus live updates from Man Utd v Tottenham.

Ta-ra for now.

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BBC One, 16:20 BST

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Pellegrino on injuries and Brighton

Brighton v Southampton (Sun, 13:30 GMT)

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino on facing Brighton: "It will be a tough game as they have been working with the same ideas for a long period of time and with their manager.

The Saints manager confirmed that summer signing Mario Lemina has been ruled out of the match following an ankle injury sustained in training.

Other than that, he has a clean bill of health for Sunday.

Mauricio Pellegrino
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Beard and team news

Burnley v Newcastle (Monday, 20:00 BST)

“We still have Paul Dummett out and all the other players are available. Dwight Gale and Massadio Haidaraare fine," said Rafa Benitez of his Newcastle squad.

Then the most important question of all. What does he make of Sean Dyche's beard?

"You’re killing me with these questions. His is better… he can win that, we can win the game.”

Benitez aims for January assessment

Burnley v Newcastle (Monday, 20:00 BST)

Rafa Benitez has given his views on all things Newcastle, as they prepare to face Burnley on Monday.

"We started with an exercise on team spirit today. It was quite funny - the players enjoyed it," said the Spaniard.

"We have had some games where maybe we deserved more. It could be even better, but we have to wait until January to see our potential.

“By January, we will have played all the top sides. We have to wait a bit before we’re too happy.”

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Mourinho on Jones and Shaw

Manchester United v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Bill Rice

BBC Radio Manchester

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho didn't even wait for the first question today, instead pre-empting it and saying he wouldn't speak about Harry Kane's absence.

The United boss did say Luke Shaw does still have a future at United under him, despite the full-back playing only 48 minutes in the Carabao Cup for the Reds so far this season - although he admits it's difficult to see how at the moment he can give him the game time he needs.

Mourinho was relaxed about Shaw's comments that he would like to play under Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino again one day, having worked with him at Southampton. Mourinho said the player had simply been honest about his feelings and he would have been disappointed if Shaw hadn't praised his old boss.

Mourinho also says Phil Jones is ready to return in defence against Spurs tomorrow having hobbled off against Huddersfield a week ago, and hopes Eric Bailly may be able to play alongside him after missing the last four matches.

England or Spain for Pep?

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

Liam Bradford

BBC Radio Manchester

Pep Guardiola once again urged caution when asked about his side’s incredible start to the the season, he reminded journalists that the Blues were in a similar position at a similar stage of last season and no one should get carried away.

The City boss was, however, full of praise for England’s U17’s, three of which are City players, for reaching the World Cup Final. Guardiola even promised to try and watch the game - whether he’ll be shouting for England or Spain, however, is anyone’s guess.

Pep Guardiola
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Kompany latest

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

Manchester City

Injury news from Pep Guardiola regarding Man City's captain.

"Vincent Kompany just travelled so we'll see how his injury is. In the next ten days, he will be coming back. It's a muscular injury."

Mourinho comments on Carabao Cup draw

Manchester United v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Jose Mourinho is asked about the rather eventful Carabao Cup draw.

We're expecting him to discuss if he is happy about meeting Bristol City but instead Mourinho reveals how he felt about the technical glitches.

"I’m not happy – first of all because I didn’t watch the draw and what I watched was not a live draw, it was some images of a draw, but no I didn’t like it, I like to see it, I like to feel it, I didn’t like not at all."

Mate, I had to do a live text on it for two hours. How do you think I feel?

Carabao Cup
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Don't mention Kane...

Manchester United v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Jose Mourinho, the wily old fox, has pre-empted being asked about Harry Kane's injury.

Speaking at his news conference, the Manchester United manager said: "Because I know the question I don’t need the question, I'll answer.

"I don’t speak about injured players so don’t ask me about Harry Kane, because to speak about Harry Kane I have to speak about Ibrahimovic, about Pogba, about Rojo, about Carrick so I don’t speak. Next question."

Jose Mourinho
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'Calm and focused' at City

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

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has spoken about his side being top of the table.

"We started the same way this year to last season," said the Manchester City boss.

"Last Tuesday [against Wolves in Carabao Cup] we realised how difficult it is to win. You have to be calm and you have to focus on what you have to do."

When asked about the possibility of going unbeaten all season, he responds: "I answered that in the last press conference. Forget about it."

Oh. Ok.

Puel on... history

Leicester v Everton (16:00 BST)

Leicester City

We're taking a break from the football chat at Leicester, and we've moved onto the history of the town.

Puel, who was born in Castres, is being grilled on whether he likes rugby - it's important for the people of Leicester.

"Of course I like rugby, my father played it. But for me no, it's football," he says. Sign him up as a Tigers fan then.

Next there's talk of the dead king in the car park.

Here's the link in case you're confused.

"I take all of the specialty of the city, it's important to have a good feeling with the fans, the owners and the whole club," Puel says.

"When I arrive I come to the club in my colours, I take the badge and I have to live the club. It's mportant to defend the colours of the club."

He's taken this King thing seriously. He's going to battle for the Foxes...

Injury news

Leicester v Everton (16:00 BST)

Leicester City

Puel has only been at the Kingpower Stadium for around 48 hours, but here's his update on the latest injuries.

Robert Huth: "I think he is perhaps available in a month, maybe a little more. He is evolving and working hard but we must be careful with it."

Matty James: "I don't know exactly how long he has been without playing football but his evolution is good."

'I like a smile around the place'

Leicester v Everton (16:00 BST)

Everton

David Unsworth is asked if there are smiles around the dressing room, perhaps suggesting there weren't any under former boss Ronald Koeman.

"I can only comment on what I do. It would be unfair to comment on people who have gone before me," said a diplomatic Unsworth.

"I like a smile around the place and an atmosphere where players feel free to express themselves within a team structure and with 100% effort.

"I've always done that and it'll be no different in Everton's first team."

'We need wins quickly'

Leicester v Everton (16:00 BST)

Everton

David Unsworth has been discussing the mangerial situation at Everton.

The caretaker boss said: "It's no different at all. I've spoke to Farhad Moshiri last night and had a good conversation but it's not changed. I'm fully focused on Sunday.

"I'm clear what my role is day to day until somebody tells me otherwise. We will just keep doing what we do best

"It's always about getting results. We expect results. I've said that time and time again - this club, our fans, expect a certain level of performance. We got that the other night but we need wins now quickly - not for me but for the club."

Conte's rant (continued)

Bournemouth v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

George Cummins

BBC Radio 5 live

We didn't see that coming.

Normally, Antonio Conte is very calm. That was the most animated I have seen him in a press conference since he arrived in England.

Adding to what he had already said about rumours surrounding his future, Conte said: "If you want to hit me, hit me. I stop. This is incorrect and I hate these type of situations

"If someone is happy to write this and make the newspaper more interesting continue to do this but don't put other people in it, because this is incorrect."

Antonio Conte
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Puel on ambitions

Leicester v Everton (16:00 BST)

Leicester City

The softly-spoke Puel is facing questions on his hopes for Leicester in the future.

"The ambition for the moment is to keep the good spirit in the team and to keep the team dynamic. After, with confidence, we can work on the details in the training sessions. We want to get a good result against Everton.

"I can't say what position we will finish in as a team but it's about trying to perform on the pitch and to get in the top half of the table. It is not a dream, it is a reality. After in January or February we can see if we can do other things.

He also confirmed that club captain Wes Morgan "is not a problem for me of course, he can keep the captaincy".

Wanyama update

Manchester United v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Other than Harry Kane, Spurs have also confirmed that Victor Wanyama is still receiving treatment and continuing to go through rehabilitation.

The midfielder is due to see a specialist about the knee injury which has kept him sidelined since August.

Both these two scored in Spurs' win over Man Utd last time out.

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No Kane, no party?

Manchester United v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Bill Rice

BBC Radio Manchester

Manchester United's defence of the Carabao Cup continues after their win at Swansea this week, while Tottenham's wait for silverware goes on after defeat by West Ham.

United boss Jose Mourinho says he gets more criticism than other managers because he is expected to win trophies, but how confident will he be ahead of facing Spurs without their talismanic striker Harry Kane, who has been ruled out through injury?

Praise for Liverpool youngsters

Liverpool v Huddersfield (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Juliette Ferrington

BBC Radio 5 live

There was a lot of love for Ben Woodburn and England U17 starlet Rhian Brewster as well from Klopp.

“I don’t like to make things like this too big," said Klopp. "We had Rhian around last season before he got an injury.

"Rhian is very similar as a person to Ben Woodburn. He never thinks about what team he’s playing for. These boys are the future and we need to build the present."

Rhian Brewster
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All things Klopp

Liverpool v Huddersfield (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Juliette Ferrington

BBC Radio 5 live

So there’s hope after all with Phil Coutinho’s injury. He may be able to play against Huddersfield after Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp revealed that it’s ‘not clear yet whether he’s out on Saturday.’

That was one piece of good news and the other is that Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane should be back after the international break.

There was no talk about about Simon Mignolet or goalkeeping but Dejan Lovren has had a good week training after his first half substitution against Tottenham. Klopp said: “When I think about Dejan there are a lot more positive things than negatives ones. Everything is ok. He's had good week."

The Liverpool manager went on to say: “You cannot imagine how it feels to have your mistakes discussed in public. I'm not the kind of person to stand around with a smart phone rather than helping."

'Lack of respect'

Bournemouth v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

Conte now talks about newspaper stories which say Chelsea's players have text former coach Steve Holland to say they miss him.

Holland is now part of the England set-up.

"It's a lack of respect," said Conte. "I can see why they would write about them sacking me. But to write about other people in this way, it is incorrect.

"It's not good when this person has to send me a message to tell me 'I'm sorry this isn't true." Why do that to a person?"

Antonio Contre
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Conte hits back at reports

Bournemouth v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

Responding to reports that Carlo Ancellotti is waiting to replace him at Chelsea because he's not getting on with the players, Antonio Conte says...

Well, I can't type what he's said because he's done a swear. But he's basically saying the stories are nonsense.

"In the past, it's happened the same with the other managers. The stories try to create problems between me and the players. If people continue to write about this, I feel like I answered very well in the past about these issues."

Chelsea's press man then jumps in to say these stories are "absolute nonsense".

Chelsea
Chelsea

Bournemouth v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

Brace yourselves, it sounds like Antonio Conte is not a happy man in his new conference. He's been asked about the reported unrest in his camp...

Injury news

Bournemouth v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

Antonio Conte has confirmed Victor Moses will miss Chelsea's game with Bournemouth with a hamstring injury, and N'Golo Kante still isn't fit to play.

But the Blues midfielder could return for their next game against Roma.

"We have to try overcome this period," Conte said of his injury list.

"We have faced a lot of problems. We are going well. We have the points we deserve."

Victor Moses
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Puel on stage

Leicester v Everton (16:00 BST)

Claude Puel has begun! The first few questions are from French journalists.

He's started off talking about his time at Southampton, and (through the translator) he tells the media: "I managed to improve my English a little bit, but it still needs perfecting."

More to come... in English.

Unsworth in the hotseat

Leicester v Everton (16:00 BST)

Everton's caretaker boss David Unsworth is about to get going in his news conference.

The former Toffees defender takes charge of his first Premier League match since replacing Ronald Koeman - temporarily at least.

Everton occupy 18th spot in the table. They're in the drop zone on goal difference only.

Currently, I'm watching Everton's online community post comments about where Unsworth has disappeared to, and whether Carlo Ancelotti is going to rock up instead.

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Welcome, Claude

Leicester v Everton (16:00 BST)

It's fair to say there was a mixed response to Claude Puel's appointment as Leicester manager.

But Puel comes to the King Power with a decent record.

He led the Southampton to eighth in his first season in charge, as well as reaching the EFL Cup final, before he was dismissed over the summer.

Puel had also won silverware during his time managing Monaco.

The Frenchman replaced Craig Shakespeare this week and will take charge of his first game against managerless Everton on Sunday.

He'll be speaking to the media shortly.

Claude Puel
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Conte on his way

Bournemouth v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

George Cummins

BBC Radio 5 live

Awaiting Antonio Conte here in Cobham, where he will preview Chelsea's game with Bournemouth. You can listen to the game live on BBC Radio 5 Live at 17:30 BST.

Conte made nine changes for the EFL Cup win over Everton midweek. We're expecting news on who will return for the Champions.

His former manager, Carlo Ancellotti, who Conte called a “great friend” in a news conference here last season has been tipped in the papers today to take his job. We will hear what he has to say about that shortly.

We are due to get under way soon.

Chelsea
BBC

Coutinho injury explained

Liverpool v Huddersfield (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has dismissed claims Phillipe Coutinho will definitely miss tomorrow's match.

"It's not clear yet," said the Liverpool boss.

"Last week he had some back problems. During the week it settled with treatment. Now he has a problem with the abductor. It's not clear whether he's out for tomorrow. We'll make the decision after training today. He missed training yesterday but that's all at the moment."

"He is my best friend but it changes nothing"

Liverpool v Huddersfield (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has arrived and has spoken about his friendship with opposition manager David Wagner.

"We had a little chat on Monday but then it was clear for both of us. I didn't ask him how he was going to line up and I didn't ask him," said the German.

"But it's exciting. I'm really happy we are playing against each other in the Premier League. Nobody would have expected that 20 or 30 years ago. That makes it even nicer.

"When I was younger I played against my best friends all the time and I loved nothing more than winning against them. He is my best friend and we have a close relationship but that changes nothing about the game."

Which player is indispensable to City?

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

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.

Pep on his way

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

Liam Bradford

BBC Radio Manchester

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be glad it’s the return of the Premier League and a return to the correct weight of football after a midweek marathon in the EFL Cup against Wolves.

This game against West Brom will be City’s fourth game out of their last five Premier League fixtures to kick off at 15:00 BST on a Saturday which, to me, seems odd - why deprive TV audiences of Pep’s great entertainers?

As ever, there’ll be questions of Kompany’s fitness and Aguero’s prowess and I’m convinced Pep will tell us West Brom will pose a tough challenge for his side...

Manchester City
BBC Sport

Brighton v Southampton (Sun, 13:30 GMT)

Chris Hughton has indeed arrived and confirmed that Brighton's only injury absentee is Steve Sidwell.

The 34-year-old hasn't played this season after having back surgery in September.

Brighton v Southampton (Sun, 13:30 GMT)

I've been scouring the interweb to see whether Brighton boss Chris Hughton has turned up for his news conference yet, and I've happened to stumble upon this simply brilliant game face from Seagulls midfielder Pascal Gross on their Twitter feed.

Blue steel to the max.

Brightoin
Twitter

Frenemies

Liverpool v Huddersfield (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Jurgen Klopp and David Wagner are the bestest of friends. But this weekend they are rivals.

The former team-mates come up against each other at Anfield, as Wagner takes his Huddersfield side to play Liverpool.

This will be the first league meeting between the two teams since February 1972.

The Terriers come into the match having beaten Man Utd last weekend.

Only three newly promoted sides have previously defeated both Liverpool and United in the same Premier League season - Bolton Wanderers in 2001-02, Manchester City in 2002-03 and Portsmouth in 2003-04.

Huddersfield could become the first side to do within the same month.

Klopp will be speaking to the media soon.

Jurgen Klopp and David Wagner
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Coutinho out of Liverpool game

Liverpool v Huddersfield (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Juliette Ferrington

BBC Radio 5 live

The dark clouds look to have lifted ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s latest news conference but more injury woes with news that Philippe Coutinho is out of Huddersfield’s visit to Anfield tomorrow.

I’m sure defence and goalkeeping issues will also be spoken about as well as Klopp’s long-term friendship with David Wagner as the two men go head-to-head.

There’s bound to be a few questions about Rhian Brewster too as the Liverpool striker continues to capture the headlines as England Under-17s prepare for tomorrow’s World Cup Final.

Liverpool
BBC

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The south coast battle

Brighton v Southampton (Sun, 13:30 GMT)

It's been a slow and steady start to life in the Premier League for Brighton.

They have 11 points from nine games - including three wins - and sit 12th in the table.

The Seagulls have already won as many league games this calendar year as 2016-17 relegated sides Middlesbrough and Sunderland combined.

Up next is Southampton, who are two places and one point above them. Saints have been victorious in five of their last seven competitive away trips to Brighton.

Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino will be speaking to the media around 13:30 BST, while his opposite number Chris Hughton is on his way soon.

Chris Hughton
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Crystal Palace v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 BST)

West Ham United

How is Slaven Bilic dealing with the rumours surrounding his future as West Ham manager?

He explains: "I talk to the chairmen often. I am totally focused on the things I can influence which is the training, talking to the players, and the games. With that in your head you can improve and affect the things you can change."

Slaven Bilic
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