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Live Reporting

Caroline Chapman and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    That's all, folks.

    Dont' forget you can watch and follow live coverage of the FA Cup first round on the BBC Sport website on Friday evening.

    And MK Dons' trip to non-league Hyde United will be shown on BBC Two. We're live from 19:00 GMT.


  2. Sunday commentaries

    BBC Radio 5 live

    On Sunday the early kick-off at 12:00 GMT is at Wembley as Tottenham, having beaten Real Madrid in midweek, return to their home for the season to take on Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace. Alan Green and Steve Claridge provide the commentary for the London derby.

    Then at 16:30 GMT Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge as his Manchester United side face current champions Chelsea, which will be described for you by John Murray and Phil Neville.

  3. Live commentaries this weekend

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Let's bring you some details of the commentaries available this weekend on 5 live and we start in the Potteries tomorrow lunchtime (Saturday 12:00 GMT) for Stoke against Leicester, with John Murray and Pat Nevin in the com box.

    The 15:00 GMT kick-off comes from St James' Park as Newcastle take on Bournemouth, and former Magpies winger Chris Waddle will be alongside Ian Dennis for this one.

  4. Taxi!

    FA Cup first round

    Football Focus went to meet Heybridge Swifts 'Jack Cawley, whose team are in the FA Cup first round this weekend.

    The defender doubles up as a part-time taxi driver.

    Have a watch below...

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    Video caption: Heybridge Swift defender and cab driver
  5. 'We have to make sure we are good enough to stay up'

    Newcastle v Bournemouth (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle in ninth spot then ahead of a home match with struggling Bournemouth but a modest message from Rafa benitez, who says: We have to be competitive and make sure we are good enough to stay up. Then we can continue to build from that."

    Bournemouth, in their third Premier League campaign, were an impressive ninth last season but are one place off the bottom after only two wins this term.

    However, Benitez says: "These teams know the Premier League now. They have a clear idea to stay in the Premier League as a target. They have a good manager and a dangerous on the counter attack."

  6. Pep's media duties

    Man City v Arsenal (Sun, 14:15 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Pep Guardiola has just completed a 34 minute press conference, speaking to the broadcast media, the daily newspapers and the Sundays.

    He has now gone off to do a TV interview for the live rights holders.

    Guardiola has covered a range of topics, including the political situation in Catalonia.

    He said: "Wish 11 put in prison are released soon. What happened to them could have happen to us for giving an opinion. The two governments should sit and talk and agree a referendum."

    I really can't see the Spanish government putting Pep Guardiola in prison.

  7. 'Nobody was expecting we would be in the top 10'

    Newcastle v Bournemouth (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle returned to the Premier League this term as Championship winners and are currently ninth - five points outside the top four - after four wins and four defeats.

    Rafa Benitez says: "I have told the players something they already know - we have to have perspective. Nobody was expecting we would be in the top 10.

    "We are much better than people were expecting. It could be better, but it could be worse. We have to improve the team every week.”

  8. Merino ruled out for Magpies

    Newcastle v Bournemouth (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Up to Newcastle now and Rafa Benitez says midfielder Mikel Merino will miss tomorrow's game against the Cherries.

    "He will be out for at least a couple of weeks," Benitez says. "We will wait to see how he is with his lower back."

    On the subject of defender Paul Dummett, who has not played since the opening game of the season, Benitez addds: "He is training but not with the team yet. He is getting closer."

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  9. Hodgson on Wembley and Kane

    Tottenham v Crystal Palace (Sun, 12:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Roy Hodgson on Tottenham and going back to Wembley...

    "It's exciting to be going back there, I think Wembley is a fantastic football arena," said the former England boss.

    "They have an exceptional centre forward in Harry Kane, who scores with nearly every touch of the ball, but they're no one-man team.

    "I think the plaudits Spurs have been getting are very much deserved. They've been excellent this year when I've seen them."

    Roy Hodgson
  10. Zaha the great

    Tottenham v Crystal Palace (Sun, 12:00 GMT)

    Wilfried Zaha scored the late equaliser which earned Palace a much-needed point against West Ham last week, and he's been singled out for praise by boss Roy Hodgson.

    "Since Wilf's been back in training and back playing he's added something to the team, another dimension and an added threat," said the 70-year-old.

    "We really deserved to get something, often we were thwarted by an excellent goalkeeper. It was great to get that last-minute goal."

    Wilfried Zaha
  11. 'Someone is going to beat us'

    Manchester City v Arsenal (Sunday, 14:15 GMT)

    Manchester City of course are the only unbeaten team in the top four English divisions but Pep Guardiola insists his side will not match Arsene Wenger's Arsenal "invincibles" - who went unbeaten in the 2003-4 campaign.

    "I would like to say to Arsene, this record belongs to him," says Guardiola ahead of Sunday's game with the fifth-placed Gunners. "We are not going to break it. We are beatable. I don't know when, but someone is going to beat us."

    Pep Guardiola
  12. But more to say on Mesut Ozil

    Man City v Arsenal (Sun: 1415GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    However, despite saying little about Sanchez, Pep Guardiola was more expansive on Mesut Ozil, who gets so much grief for his lacklustre performances sometimes.

    He said: "I don't have doubts about his quality. The criticism is when the team lose and they want a big target.

    "Maybe his body language doesn't help him too much. But body language can confuse opinion."

  13. Guardiola plays down Sanchez link

    Manchester City v Arsenal (Sunday, 14:15 GMT)

    More from Pep Guardiola, who dismisses suggestions of another move for Alexis Sanchez in January with a simple "he's an Arsenal player."

    The Spaniard, whose team are nine points ahead of Sunday's fifth-placed opponents Arsenal, hopes Vincent Kompany, who has not played at first-team level since August, can start training after next week's international break.

    Alexis Sanchez
  14. 'You can imagine how happy I am now'

    Manchester City v Arsenal (Sunday, 14:15 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Over to league leaders Manchester City, five points clear at the top, and through to the knockout stage of the Champions League.

    Manager Pep Guardiola is asked about his future and says: "I was happy last year - you can imagine how happy I am now."

    Asked about a possible contract extension he adds: "We have time for that. It is not a big issue."

    On the subject of Sunday's opponents Arsenal, who fielded a much-changed line-up for last night's Europa League goalless draw with Red Star Belgrade, he says they have effectively had a week's rest.

  15. Sakho back in training

    Tottenham v Crystal Palace (Sun, 12:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    It's hello from Roy Hodgson. The Crystal Palace manager has given us a squad update.

    "Mamadou Sakho trained today, as did James McArthur. Good to see those two back. Patrick van Aanholt may train tomorrow, he's making progress .

    "We're hoping Christian Benteke will be able to train almost-fully with us over the international break."

    Roy Hodgson
  16. Conte on England youngsters

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sunday, 16:30 GMT)

    A question from a journalist has Antonio Conte chuckling.

    "Tammy Abraham and Reuben Loftus-Cheek were called up for England this week. That must mean it's good for the future and good news for you...if you're still here."

    Luckily, the Italian laughs off the last bit.

    "These players are heading in the right direction and it's important for them to play regularly, to show they are ready to be Chelsea's players," said Conte.

    "The pressure is totally different when you're a team fighting in the relegation zone than for something important."

    Antonio Conte
  17. 'You must keep your feet on the grass'

    Tottenham v Crystal Palace (Sun, 12:00 GMT)

    More from Mauricio Pochettino, who is asked how the team can be motivated to face Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace, having beaten Champions League holders Real Madrid only a few days ago. Spurs are currently third, eight points behind leaders Manchester City.

    "We have to be focused, we must use that result to lift us build our confidence and understand we must work hard to get another good result on Sunday," the Spurs boss says. "It's always difficult because the effort was massive but we must be ready.

    "Palace have a very good team, it's true they struggled at the start but Hodgson is a great manager and we had a very good relationship with him when he was national manager. Crystal Palace is a final for us, after the defeat at Manchester United.

    "We know very well that in football you must keep your feet on the grass, all the games are difficult and you cannot be relaxed when you compete at this level."

    Mauricio Pochettino
  18. Conte on United

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sunday, 16:30 GMT)


    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte on Sunday's opponents: "We are talking about a strong team, physically, and this type of game will be very difficult.

    "They're an important team and we must play great attention to them. We are preparing in the right way.

    "Whether you play against United, City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham. I think it's always a big game. I think this type of game must excite the players to play in a fantastic atmosphere and to know a lot of people will watch the game around the world."

  19. Liverpool's injury latest

    West Ham v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 GMT)


    A full injury update from Jurgen Klopp, adding to what he's already said on Sadio Mane.

    “Phillipe Coutinho is not available. With the rest it is really close," said the Liverpool boss.

    "Gini [Wijnaldum] - not sure. We have to see as it is really painful what he has, but maybe he can cope with it.

    "Dejan Lovren - maybe today is the ‘clearing’ session and in weeks like this we have to wait and see until the last second I make the squad.

    "Adam (Lallana) is close but so far hasn’t trained with the team so he will start next week and hopefully have two proper training weeks and then he will be available.”

  20. Is Conte under pressure?

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sunday, 16:30 GMT)


    Well, is he?

    Conte laughs and says: "I feel always the same pressure. Before the game I feel the pressure to win. Last season was the same. When you're on top of the table you feel the pressure. I always feel the same.

    "This is important because I'm a passionate man with great enthusiasm and I need to feel this type of pressure. I like it. I was born with the pressure."