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Mantej Mann and Steve Sutcliffe

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  1. Goodbye!

    That's it from us.

    Thank you for joining our coverage of today's Premier League news conferences.

    Be sure to tune in tomorrow as we bring you live coverage from the remaining 13 top-flight managers.

  2. Mitrovic key for Fulham

    Fulham v Burnley (16:00 BST, Sunday 26 August)


    Serbia forward Aleksandar Mitrovic smashed in 12 goals in 17 games for Fulham in the Championship last term. And his goals may prove vital for Fulham if they are to survive in the top-flight this season.

    Two London derbies have brought two defeats thus far but Mitrovic got off the mark with a goal against Tottenham last time out.

    And his manager Slavisa Jokanovic believes he could be a key player moving forward.

    "Aleksandar Mitrovic is one of the most experienced Premier League players in my team," said Jokanovic.

    "He's always available to fight. I believe his goal will encourage him further."

  3. Burnley like the 'crazy gang'

    Fulham v Burnley (16:00 BST, Sunday, 26 August)


    Slavisa Jokanovic

    Despite their losing start to the season, Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic says "we are better today then we were yesterday".

    He added: "I'm satisfied with our process. We're building step-by-step. Our first target is to compete. Our last target is to win the game."

    "I know our supporters expect points, and we will find a great atmosphere at the Cottage. The fans have been crucial in the past.

    "Burnley are always running and fighting, like a crazy gang. We respect the way they play football and the success they had last season.

    "If we don't move off the ball when we attack, it'll be simple for the Burnley defenders. We need to brave and create ways to do damage."

  4. 'Mawson needs to build his fitness'

    Fulham v Burnley (16:00 BST, Sunday 26 August)


    Fulham will be looking for their first point of the season when they resume their Premier League campaign at home to Burnley on Sunday.

    Manager Slavisa Jokanovic says he has three players on the injury list ahead of the the match at Craven Cottage.

    "Floyd Ayite and Tim Ream are out - the rest are available for the game. Alfie Mawson needs time to build his fitness," said Jokanovic.

    “We are going to observe the situation, but definitely we believe he can start competing with us.”

  5. Post update

    Last but not least - it's the turn of Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic next...

  6. 'A win would settle everyone down'

    Southampton v Leicester City (15:00 BST Saturday 25 August)


    Southampton are yet to register a win from either of their opening fixtures but then manager Mark Hughes is not exactly noted for making fast starts.

    He has won just two of his 13 opening day matches as a Premier League manager (D3 L8) and will be hoping to get three points this time out.

    "It’s up to us to make sure we play well, start well and get our first win on the board," Hughes said.

    "I think it’ll just settle everyone down and then we can build our season from that point onwards."

  7. Leicester a threat on the counter

    Southampton v Leicester City (15:00 BST Saturday 25 August)


    Now it's time to jump down to the South Coast to hear what Southampton manager Mark Hughes makes of his team's chances this weekend.

    "It’s not easy Leicester," Hughes said.

    "They are a very accomplished counter-attacking team and have been for a number of years now. It’s difficult to go up against them because clearly as the home team you want to be on the front foot and you want to ask questions of your opponents playing away from home.

    "But you have to be mindful of the threat they have on the break.

    "A big part of that is Jamie Vardy. He won’t be available so you would imagine that would be a bonus but they’ve probably got another £20m striker coming in to replace him."

  8. 'We forget he is just 21'

    Southampton v Leicester (15:00 BST, Saturday 25 August)

    Leicester City

    Asked about Wilfred Ndidi's new contract, Leicester boss Claude Puel said: "We forget that he is just 21, it’s crazy, he is like an experienced player.

    "It’s great to have this sort of player in the team – he gives attitude, spirit and strength.”

  9. 'He has to play with consistency'

    Southampton v Leicester (15:00 BST, Saturday 25 August)

    Leicester City

    James Maddison

    Leicester's new summer signing James Maddison has impressed in the early stages of the season, since joining the Foxes from Norwich in June.

    Now according to his manager Claude Puel he just has to do it every week.

    Puel said: “I think it’s a good start for James Maddison like all the players, he has to play with consistency on the pitch.

    "He came from the Championship to the Premier League and it will be interesting to see him at this level.”

  10. 'Perhaps he is fit'

    Southampton v Leicester (15:00 BST, Saturday 25 August)

    Leicester City

    Leicester boss Claude Puel will return to his old club Southampton this Saturday, looking to follow up his side's victory over Wolves last weekend.

    However, the 2016 Premier League champions will have to make do without England striker Jamie Vardy, after he was sent off in the victory over Wolves.

    Speaking this afternoon, the Foxes' manager said: "For this game, we will see the selection. The most important thing is for the players to continue their hard work.

    "There are no new injuries. We will see with Shinji Okazaki. Perhaps he’s match fit, we will see.”

  11. 'He is fantastic with and without the ball'

    Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 BST, Saturday 25 August)


    What a glowing appraisal...

    That's the verdict that the Everton manager Marco Silva delivered when asked about Gylfi Sigurdsson's performance against Southampton.

    "He is fantastic, not only with the ball, but he is also fantastic without the ball," Silva said.

    "In possession he is a player of high quality, especially when he can find space like he did in the last game. I really enjoyed watching him."

  12. 'We are stronger with the fans'

    Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 BST, Saturday 25 August)


    Everton claimed their first win of the season in their last outing after a 2-1 win over Southampton at Goodison Park.

    And Toffees manager Marco Silva has praised the impact of the supporters urging them to stick with his side.

    Silva said: "If the fans can support the players in every minute of every match like they did in the last game, then we will be stronger for sure.

    "It will be tough against Bournemouth but we want to play in our way and make the game tough for our opponents too. We have a process to follow and it is important to make good results."

  13. 'He's started scoring important goals'

    Bournemouth v Everton (15:00 BST, Saturday 25 August)


    It's probably fair to say that Richarlison has made quite an impact since joining Everton in the summer.

    He of course worked with his current manager Marco Silva at Watford, and the Portuguese manager is pleased with how his protege has settled on Merseyside.

    “It is not a surprise to see how quickly he’s settled in and that he’s started scoring important goals. He can also support and help with and without the ball.

    “Even if he doesn’t score in the first two matches he works well and that is important for me.”

  14. Post update

    Now time to hear from the Everton manager Marco Silva....

  15. Aubameyang to get out of the blocks?

    Arsenal v West Ham (15:00 BST, Saturday 25 August)


    Now according to media reports Arsenal's fastest player is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but the Gabon striker is yet to get out of the blocks when it comes to scoring goals this term.

    He has failed to find the target in both the Gunners opening matches but his manager Unai Emery believes that will soon change.

    "The first idea for us on Saturday is to create chances and then the players’ confidence for starting to arrive in the box, to score," Emery said.

    "Maybe the players can not score three good chances in one match and on another day, I am sure they are going to do maybe the same chances in one match and score three.

    "For that, Aubameyang is a player who, in his career, has scored a lot and he is going to do that here also."

  16. 'I have respect for his career'

    Arsenal v West Ham (15:00 BST, Saturday 25 August)


    Here's what Unai Emery makes of Jack Wilshere's return to Arsenal this weekend:

    "I spoke with him for 15 minutes here in Colney before he left," said Emery.

    "The first thing for me is I have respect for his career here. And then, he chooses what the best was for him in his future. It’s for that, on Saturday, I know that here, the supporters like him and have this respect also.

    "I think there is a good reception for him here. Then we are going to play and we are going to think after that, for us to win. But, I [hope] the best for his career."

  17. New game, new tactics?

    Arsenal v West Ham (15:00 BST, Saturday 25 August)


    So what else did Arsenal's Spanish manager Unai Emery have to say about his team's approach this weekend.

    "Saturday is another match, tactically it will be different," he said.

    "It will be demanding and I want to have more control to find the win in this match. We are working on different situations tactically.

    "In the first we are playing with four at the back, then we have two and one, and one and two.

    "With two and one, it is like a 4-2-3-1 and one, two, is for a 4-1-4-1 or a 4-3-3. We have players who train in this system. The moment on the pitch is different. If we need to improve in this mobility, the quality is very important, but also how the player is moving on the pitch.

    "I think with two systems, we can continue to progress and think about winning the next match."

  18. 'My idea is control'

    Arsenal v West Ham (15:00 BST, Saturday 25 August)


    Unai Emery is the first Arsenal manager to lose his first two games in charge since Steve Burtenshaw.

    Steve who... we hear people ask as they type his name in to Google. Well he lost his first three in charge as caretaker in March/April 1986 just before the George Graham era got underway.

    Emery has taken a little bit of stick for Arsenal's set-up in the first couple of games so does he need to evolve or stick with what he knows? Here's what he had to say:

    "My idea is first control, but the opposition want the same," he said.

    "With this control, you can be near to the win and then know when you need to change the rhythm. I know we need intensity in every moment in the games.

    "This control is to not let the opposition play. For example in the two first matches, we didn’t have the control [enough - only in some moments, but not like what we need to find to win."

  19. 'We need to win this match'

    Arsenal v West Ham (15:00 BST, Saturday 25 August)


    Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists his side "must win" against West Ham this weekend after beginning the campaign with back-to-back defeats.

    He said: "We are going to play 38 matches. Whether you are playing against Manchester City, it’s the same as if you’re playing against West Ham on Saturday.

    "After the first two matches, we have two defeats and we need to win this match against West Ham.

    "We are thinking in our way and about our work to create our ideas and our system on Saturday with our supporters at the Emirates."

  20. Koscielny back on the turf

    Arsenal v West Ham (15:00 BST, Saturday 25 August)


    France defender Laurent Koscielny has returned to training at Arsenal after recovering form an Achilles operation.

    Arsenal boss Unai Emery said: "He’s working very hard. First he was in France. He came back to us last Sunday. We are happy to have him here with us, because he’s our captain and he’s showing us his spirit to stay with us.

    "We need to be patient with him because the injury was an important injury. It’s clear that it’s very important to stay with us, working here and showing us that he wants to help us."