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  1. Post update

    That's all for now.

    Remember we have live text and radio commentary of Arsenal v Liverpool on the BBC Sport website and Radio 5 live tonight.

  2. Cedric and Bertrand to miss game

    Southampton v Huddersfield (15:00 GMT)


    Team news: Cedric Soares and Ryan Bertrand will miss Saturday's game.

    Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino: "Cedric hurt his ankle after his collision and Bertrand has a problem with his hamstring. Maybe Ryan will be back for the festive period, but Cedric maybe will need a little longer."

    More from Pellegrino:

    "We have got the same feeling as the fans when we play badly. We are unhappy and we have to try to bounce back from these situations and show our best version to them."

  3. 'Noble is not available this weekend'

    West Ham v Newcastle (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    West Ham United

    Hammers boss David Moyes expects Cheikhou Kouyate to be in the squad for Saturday's home match against struggling Newcastle.

    He said: "We have a doubt with Michail Antonio, who couldn’t play in the Carabao Cup tie at Arsenal in midweek as he had a bit of a calf injury.

    “Cheik Kouyate has trained this week, so we’re hopeful that he’ll be available again.

    “After that, I think the big one is that Mark Noble won't be available for the weekend as he has a bit of a hamstring injury.”

    And here's Moyes on Newcastle's current predicament: "I have known Rafa for a long time. He is a very good manager and did a very good job at Newcastle when they were in the second tier.

    "They started the season very well but they have not got good results in their last few games, so it’s a good time for us to give our maximum in our own stadium and get the three points.

    "I wish him the best, but not on Saturday."

  4. Foxes team news

    Leicester v Manchester United (Sat, 19:45 GMT)

    Leicester City

    Claude Puel says he is managing the fitness of his players closely.

    Matty James has recovered and is working on coming back to full fitness and Robert Huth is still unavailable. There are no other injuries in the squad.

  5. A Puel Christmas...

    Leicester v Manchester United (Sat, 19:45 GMT)

    Leicester City

    Leicester's news conference had a Christmas theme...

    Q: Have you finished your Christmas shopping?

    Puel: “Erm, no. Perhaps my wife has been busy!”

    Q: What gift would you most like under your Christmas tree?

    Puel: “I’m not difficult, I just want the players and staff to be happy”

  6. 'No regrets over benching Vardy & Mahrez'

    Leicester v Manchester United (Sat, 19:45 GMT)

    Leicester City

    Claude Puel on £29m record signing Islam Slimani: "Just one thing, I don’t put my team in place, with the price of the players. It’s all about training and working hard. The last game was a good opportunity to see Iheanacho play."

    On leaving Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez on the bench against Manchester City in midweek: “I have no regrets. We need to protect the players. It’s important we keep players without injuries, but we must try to win every game. It’s not possible to play every play for every game”

  7. Get Involved - Manager selection box


    Paul Thame: Wenger would be the one that no-one really likes but is kept in the box regardless.

    Lou F: Pochettino would obviously be black hes knooowoooww!

    Andy Stafford: Pep Guardiola as a Galaxy as his football is out of this world and he loves a celebration.

    Which Christmas chocolate would Premier League managers be?

  8. 'The care and they are trying'

    West Ham v Newcastle (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Rafael Benitez

    Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez on team news before Saturday's game:

    "Aleksandar Mitrovic still has a problem with his back. He will be out for around 10 days. Jesus Gamez has had an operation on his ankle."

    On January transfers: "In terms of transfer window, we don’t have any agreements with anyone. We have to keep focused on football. The scouting department are looking at players and are working hard."

    "We haven’t received any offers for our players. We have to do things as quickly as possible but I have the confidence and belief that we will do it."

    On Newcastle's one point from the last 27 available: "We were doing so well that everyone was expecting us to be towards the top of the table. We have had a bad run but we are confident that we can do well.

    "Some of these games are one-goal margins. We have to be sure we don’t make the same mistakes.

    "We have to keep the team spirit. Against Arsenal, we were pushing and making chances at the end. The players are giving everything. They care and they are trying."

  9. Happy Christmas from Man Utd

    Leicester City v Man Utd (Sat, 19:45 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester United laid on the mince pies (and biscuits and wine) for the media today.

    Jose Mourinho wished everyone 'no matter what the colour of their shirt' a Happy Christmas.

    It wasn't a very enlightening press conference though. Jose, grudgingly, confirmed Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick would not be returning from injury over the Festive period.

    He also said no decisions would be made on individual players' futures on the basis of Wednesday's surprise defeat by Bristol City.

    He could have made them already of course.

    Image caption: Christmas time
  10. 'Leicester could get into the Europa League'

    Leicester v Man Utd (Sat, 19:45 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    United boss Jose Mourinho on whether Leicester's title win could happen again? "Phenomenal in that season and benefited from all type of contenders did not have a good season. Expectations now are if the top teams perform, it is very difficult for them to have the same dream and achieve the same incredible title. They are doing well. They are in a comfortable position. No dramas. No fears. Can they fight to get into the Europa League, yes they could. They are the same good team they were.

    Expectations on you as United manager? "Expectation is to try to win every match. The matches we lost we fought until the last second. Fought in every match right to the end to achieve the best result. We can't promise any more."

    Team news:

    "Marouane Fellaini is not available. Michael Carrick is not available. Antonio Valencia (hamstring) is out as you know. Eric Bailly is having surgery."

  11. 'Bristol City fought a lot to try to be lucky'

    Leicester v Man Utd (Sat, 19:45 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Jose Mourinho

    After opening with, "Happy Christmas to everyone. Doesn't matter the colour of the shirt." United manager Jose Mourinho has been talking about Saturday's forthcoming match against Leicester and Wednesday's cup defeat by Bristol City.

    Christmas for Mourinho and Man Utd: "When game finish v Leicester for this little period, I am just Jose Mourinho."

    Being asked about certain players being awful at Bristol City and the long-term effects: "No. I don't make decisions based on one game or one feeling of one night. Not at all."

    Thoughts on Wednesday's defeat: "Always like to speak about the loser. Should speak more about the winner. They were lucky, but they fought a lot to try to be lucky. Team from lower division kills the giant. That is one of the beautiful things about football. I could be critical of my players. They did enough to win and lost when they were trying to win. They were the only team people thought could win. We move on quickly. Tomorrow is another game."

  12. Barkley comeback close

    Everton v Chelsea (Sat, 12:30 GMT)


    Sam Allardyce says Ross Barkley played in the training game earlier this week, along with Yannick Bolasie and James McCarthy.

    On Bolasie: "Physically he is ready, technically he's a little rusty but we have to think about throwing him in at some stage. He could be on the bench tomorrow."

    On Barkley's comeback he added: "If everything continues the way it is, early January.”

  13. Day off for Toffees

    Everton v Chelsea (Sat, 12:30 GMT)


    Sam Allardyce has proved his is not a Scrooge as he's given his players Christmas Day off.

    The Toffees boss said: "I hated it when I was a player. It was a complete waste of time".

  14. Post update

    Nice touch by Everton...

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  15. 'I don't know if Silva will return'

    Man City v Bournemouth (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    About key moments like Raheem Sterling's winner against Bournemouth being key to their 16-game winning streak: "It was so important that late win against Bournemouth because we drew that game before. Nobody thought 16 games in a row at that moment. Same when we won against Southampton in the last seconds. When you win that amount of games - sometimes it's comfortable and sometimes it's like that sort of situation.

    On paper reports about him being investigated over Catalan independence: "We will see what happens."

    On David Silva returning for Saturday's game? I don't know.

  16. 'Foden could be out for a time'

    Man City v Bournemouth (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    City boss Pep Guardiola on January transfer targets: "I never spoke about what are our targets. Media are so clever and intelligent. I never spoke about other players and it depends on the price of the players.

    On his hopes of Fernandinho signing a new deal: "He knows for a long time how important he is for us. Hopefully, it will finish well.

    On Phil Foden's injury: "He's injured. It's not good. It's a ligament. Could be out for a time. The referee has to be careful about diving players but they also need to protect the players."

  17. BreakingFoden injury

    Man City v Bournemouth (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City


    Pep Guardiola says midfielder Phil Foden will be "out for a time" with ligament damage, adding: "It’s not good".

  18. Post update

    To Manchester City now and Pep Guardiola has some injury news.

  19. 'Helps to be the underdog'

    Man City v Bournemouth (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    Eddie Howe's Bournemouth, who are in 16th place, travel to league leaders Manchester City on Saturday.

    He said: "I think we have to believe that we can win. Saying that, it's going to be extremely difficult and we're probably going to need a bit of luck.

    "I do believe we can get a result, but we're going to need everything to go in our favour."

    "Historically, being the underdog has helped us. We can really try and be ourselves without the pressure."

    On feeling the pressure he added: "I don't feel fireproof at all or immune from the pressure of other Premier League managers. However, we are a unique football club."

  20. 'Football not family'

    Southampton v Huddersfield (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Huddersfield Town

    David Wagner on the Christmas fixtures: "It’s so important during the Christmas period that you focus on what is in front of you. We are focused on football at this time not family.”

    On the January transfer window: "I can make it totally clear that I have spoken to Dean Hoyle, our Chairman, and no player will leave our club if I don’t want to send him out on loan or sell him. There will be no outgoings without my permission.”