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Summary

  1. Allardyce: 'Saturday will tell me a lot about players'
  2. Man City's Guardiola regrets approaching Redmond
  3. Chelsea's Conte accepts FA fine
  4. Plus news from eight other news conferences
  5. Get involved: #bbcfootball

Live Reporting

By Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

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  2. Pep's pitch admission

    Man City v West Ham (Sun, 16:00 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Pep Guardiola held his hands up to getting it wrong when he engaged in his bizarre post-match exchange with Nathan Redmond.

    But in raising the example of Joshua Kimmich, he was using a completely different incident to outline that he had done it before.

    Kimmich was his own player at Bayern Munich when, in March 2015, Guardiola stormed onto the pitch after a game against Borussia Dortmund and launched into a passionate monologue.

    The Football Association may want to discover why Guardiola felt he could do exactly the same with a member of the opposition.

  3. Mourinho: 'I don't play tennis'

    Arsenal v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester at Old Trafford

    Jose Mourinho

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was more interested in talking films than worrying about the top of the Premier League table today - his team are eight points behind leaders Manchester City.

    When asked is their game away at Arsenal a must win to keep the Premier League title race alive, he said, "he plays a game at a time", just like Bjorn Borg's coach tells the tennis player in the film Borg-McEnroe which he watched yesterday.

    Interestingly, last week United legend Eric Cantona compared Mourinho and City boss Pep Guardiola to Borg and McEnroe calling them both winners but with very different styles. Is that why Mourinho watched the film this week? Perhaps.

    When asked today though if he is McEnroe and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is Bjorn Borg he said "no", because although he loves the sport, he "doesn't play tennis."

  4. 'Man City have weaknesses'

    Man City v West Ham (Sun, 16:00 GMT)

    West Ham United

    David Moyes: "I think there's been moments where we've looked okay. The players are trying to improve and get better. A lot of our goals are down to individual mistakes.

    "This is a big job but it's a good job. We've got a good team. I've never gone into any game thinking we've not got a chance of winning.

    "Undoubtedly we're playing against the most in-form team in the league. They've got to be beaten somewhere.

    "There will be other teams that challenge them in a different way. I think there's ways to play against them. They've got weaknesses. We've got to make sure we're in the game.

    "We've got a few injuries. Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez aren't back. Winston Reid - we will check him out tomorrow. Jose Fonte is a long-term injury."

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  5. Benitez: 'Hopefully we can get some points'

    Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Rafael Benitez

    Newcastle ended a run of four straight defeats with a 2-2 draw at West Brom on Tuesday.

    The Magpies travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday to face champions Chelsea.

    Manager Rafael Benitez: "At West Brom, we showed character and a good reaction. There were a lot of positive.

    "Chelsea will be there at the top of table, but hopefully we can do something there and get some points.

    "The team will improve defensively, but they will need time... The only way is to work harder and better."

  6. ''Both teams need a result'

    Bournemouth v Southampton (Sun, 13:30 GMT)

    Southampton

    Mauricio Pellegrino: "We have to be proud in the way we approached the Man City game but we cannot be happy about that because we always need to look to improve, we have a derby next.

    "I know that Bournemouth are a side who want to grow and get better. For me, they keep the base of the team and most of them grew together.

    "Both teams need a good result but everybody wants to win. We need to be calm in difficult moments."

    Pellegrino also said he could call upon Charlie Austin after his brace against Everton last weekend.

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  8. Allardyce's first Everton news conference

    Everton v Huddersfield (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Sam Allardyce

    Everton manager

    Here's more from Big Sam.

    On hat-trick hero Wayne Rooney's role: He has put the debate about him playing deep to bed, hasn't he? You don't need to be a rocket scientist to see that after Wednesday night.

    On his style of play at Everton: I have never played the same way at any football club I've managed - and I've managed seven in the Premier League now.

    On recruitment: I think recruitment has always been one of my strengths. Together with Steve Walsh, we have to make sure the players we bring in are better than any they replace.

  9. Sam and Sammy

    Everton v Huddersfield (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Everton

    Sam Allardyce on Sammy Lee: "I am delighted he has come with me. We have a great working relationship and I felt it was very important (to have him here) because I cannot do it all on my own."

  10. "I have got some quality players'

    West Brom v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    West Bromwich Albion

    Alan Pardew has been discussing life at West Brom as he prepares to take on his former club, Crystal Palace this weekend.

    “It was freezing out on the training ground but it was great to be back out there. The reaction of the players and staff has been first class.

    “Looking at the squad, I have got some real quality players here. There should be some signs of my style of play on Saturday. It won’t be completely nailed down of course.

    "I’ve had two days on the training pitch. Hopefully we can get a win tomorrow. Kieran Gibbs and Matt Phillips are struggling. Hopefully they will be fit.”

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  11. 'Saturday will tell me a lot about the players'

    Everton v Huddersfield (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Sam Allardyce

    Everton manager

    My job is to bring the team back to winning ways - as good as they played the other night. Tomorrow's match will tell me about the players we have at this moment in time.

    I was so impressed the other night which shows what outstanding character they have.

    On his 18-month deal: You need to have a contract. If you do well the deal is extended, if not then you get sacked. The average life of a Premier League manager is about 14 months.

    This football club has a lot of ambition. If we get the right recruitment and galvanise the players... the important thing is to keep the players fit. Nine of them are injured.

    Those nine, coupled with Premier League and Europe fixtures have resulted in problems.

    On Ross Barkley:

    The club have tried and tried to keep him. The most important thing for Ross is not to worry about the contract - it's about getting fit. If he stays then it's great.

  12. 'I will play best possible team'

    Arsenal v Man United (Sat, 17:30)

    Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho is keen to show fans he appreciates the club's rivalry with Arsenal.

    "When we have the ball, we are going to attack with 11 players. Even the goalkeeper needs to know what to do when we have the ball.

    "I remember big matches. Before I came to England, for many years it was about Manchester United and Arsenal for the title.

    When asked whether he will rest players ahead of Manchester United's Champions League match against CSKA Moscow:

    "I would always try to play the best possible team, even if the Champions League match was a must-win.

    "I would forget it and go for the game one at a time and I would go for the game that is the most important game now, which is the next one."

  13. Focus soley on Arsenal

    Arsenal v Man United (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho: "I tell my players just to think about the game. It doesn't matter what happened before or what happens afterwards.

    "We don't think about how many points ahead of them we are or how many points ahead the leaders are.

    "It will be tough enough against Arsenal so we will focus totally on this game."

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  14. Allardyce's first Everton news conference

    Everton v Huddersfield (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Sam Allardyce

    Everton manager

    Everton was always going to be a temptation to come out of retirement.

    I'd been offered more jobs since I retired than during my career.

    Everton came along and it was done within 48 hours even with me being in Dubai on holiday. After enjoying the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi I got the phone call.

    It was an outstanding display by Everton the other night. The contract was finalised and now it's done and dusted. Delighted to come to a club of a magnitude of the club's size.

    I'm big mates with Peter Reid, Andy Gray and Paul Bracewell. Duncan Ferguson talks about the club with great affection.

  15. Team news

    Arsenal v Man United (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho doesn’t know if Nemanja Matic can play against Arsenal, but the Serbian will travel with the squad for Saturday's game.

    He confirmed Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are not available.

  16. Guardiola: 'I cannot control myself'

    Manchester City

    More from Guardiola on the Redmond incident: "I cannot control myself. I have to do that, hopefully I can improve. What Redmond said in his statement, I admire him as a player and thank him for his comments. If people don't believe me, we should cancel our press conference.

    "I've played in my career against lots of managers and I will never judge the way opponents play against one of my teams. It’s so complicated when teams defend with ten players. I said to Nathan you are a good player and you have to attack."

  17. 'I regretted approaching Redmond'

    Man City v West Ham (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Pep Guardiola (right)

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been asked if he regretted approaching Southampton's Nathan Redmond's after the final whistle following Wednesday's 2-1 win, he said: "Yes".

    He explains he needs to control himself.

  18. Blues team news

    Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Chelsea

    Chelsea team news:

    Defender David Luiz and Charly Musonda are still unavailable for the weekend, and Michy Batshuayi and Kenedy have just returned to full training.

  19. Conte: 'I accept the fine'

    Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Chelsea

    On Thursday, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was charged by the Football Association with misconduct following his dismissal against Swansea City.

    The Blues boss was sent to the stands in the 43rd minute of his side's 1-0 Premier League victory on Wednesday.

    Conte watched the entire second half on a dressing-room TV after disputing the referee's decision not to award a corner when the game was goalless.

    The Italian told Friday's news conference: "I think its right to accept the charge and pay the fine. I want to respect the decision."

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