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Summary

  1. Liverpool and Wolves news conference from 13:00 BST
  2. Man City, Everton, Palace and Newcastle from 13:30 BST
  3. Sergio Aguero signs Man City contract extension

Live Reporting

By Denise Evans

All times stated are UK

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  1. Ta ra!

    That's just about it from me today.

    No outbursts, lengthy statistical analysis or cow analogies to decifer from the various news conferences today.

    Something tells me that this weekend matches will not play out in such a straightforward fashion, though.

    But that's exactly how we like the Premier League right?

    Predictability is boring...

  2. Friends or foes?

    Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jesse Lingard play for bitter rivals in the Premier League.

    But off the pitch and away from football, they are actually pretty good pals...

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    Video caption: Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool youngster on friendly rivalry with Manchester United's X
  3. Depay set for United return?

    A bit of United transfer gossip for you and according to the Sun, Jose Mourinho has not ruled out an Old Trafford return for Memphis Depay.

    Depay, who fell out of favour with Mourinho at United after he was signed by previous boss Louis van Gaal, impressed for Lyon against Manchester City in the Europa League on Wednesday.

    Memphis Depay
  4. Knockaert reveals depression struggles

    Brighton v Tottenham (Saturday, 17:30 BST)

    Brighton & Hove Albion's French winger Anthony Knockaert says depression made it "mentally impossible" for him to perform well for the Premier League club last season.

    The 26-year-old received counselling for his issues and says he is now a "happy man again".

    Anthony Knockaert
  5. Post update

    That's just about it from the news conferences ahead of this weekend's Premier League action.

    Here's a reminder of Saturday's fixtures:

    Saturday Fixtures
  6. Benitez tribute to Stephen Darby

    Newcastle United

    Rafa Benitez has spoken after the news former Liverpool academy player Stephen Darby has retired from football after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

    Benitez was manager at Liverpool during Darby's time at Liverpool.

    “As a professional, as a lad, he was amazing. I would like to see him and support him in any way. I wish him all the best. He is very positive, he is a fighter.”

    Stephen Darby
  7. Lascelles fit to play

    Crystal Palace v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez, whose side is still looking for their first win of the season, travel to Crystal Palace.

    He said: “It’s very clear that the team, in the way they work and train every day, they have confidence.

    "The team is mentally ready, and we hope we can see that on Saturday."

    Benitez confirmed Jamaal Lascelles picked up a knock in training, but is fit to play tomorrow.

    He added: “We have just Lejeune (out) who is a long-term injury. The others have been training and are available.”

  8. A bit more on Mendy

    Cardiff v Man City (Sat, 15:00BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Just a little bit more on Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy.

    It has now been established Mendy has damaged a fifth metatarsal.

    The extent of the damage is not known and neither is the length of time he will be out.

  9. Hodgson explains Zaha call

    Crystal Palace v Newcastle (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Crystal Palace

    Finally, Hodgson denied that there had been any specific contact from the club to the Professional Game Match Officials over the treatment of Wilfried Zaha.

    Mathias Jorgensen was yellow-carded for a foul on Zaha during the Eagles' 1-0 win at Huddersfield last weekend leaving the Ivory Coast international furious.

    "I feel like I'd have to get my leg broken for anyone to get a red card," he said after the match.

    Hodgson explained: "I think that was quite simply that after every game that clubs are asked to comment and asked to send a report after every game. There has been no specific contact."

    Wilfried Zaha
  10. Home form key for Hodgson

    Crystal Palace v Newcastle (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Crystal Palace

    Palace have lost their two home games so far but Hodgson knows they need to start picking up points at Selhurst Park.

    "We were unlucky against Liverpool and we didn't get the result against Southampton we hoped to," he said.

    "We have won two very difficult away games and got six valuable points. Now we have to make sure we get three more tomorrow."

    Roy Hodgson
  11. No Benteke for Palace

    Crystal Palace v Newcastle (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Crystal Palace

    On to Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson whose side hosts Newcastle on Saturday.

    Hodgson says Christian Benteke remains absent with a knee injury but otherwise his squad is fit and healthy.

    Christian Benteke
  12. "We have to adapt to Cardiff"

    Cardiff City v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    Looking at City's away trip to Cardiff, Guardiola said he expects a "physical" game

    "Premier League is physical. Not just Cardiff. I realised that when I arrived, " he said.

    "Cardiff has a way to play and we have to adapt"

    On playing in the Premier League after a Champions League match: "It’s always difficult. Last season we did almost everything well.

    "We can’t forget what we’ve done. You have to be able to handle it. Most went to the WC, most went to the international break. It is what it is. You have to accept it."

  13. Pep's Benjamin Mendy confusion

    Cardiff v Man City (Sat, 15:00BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Pep Guardiola didn't entirely clarify what the extent of Benjamin Mendy's present injury situation is.

    The France full-back has not played for City since before the international break and was missing from training again today.

    Last week, Guardiola said Mendy had a knee problem.

    Today that had changed. Guardiola said the injury was bone related and is somewhere near the ankle or the foot.

    He offered no indication when the former Monaco man was likely to be fit again.

  14. Head-to-head

    Cardiff v Manchester City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    • The two sides met in an FA Cup fourth-round tie last season, with Manchester City recording a 2-0 away win.

    • Cardiff won 3-2 in their only previous Premier League home fixture against Manchester City, in August 2013.

    • Manchester City are winless in six top-flight away fixtures against Cardiff since a 3-0 victory in January 1954.

  15. "They punished our mistakes" - Guardiola

    Manchester City

    Guardiola gave a quick update on his feelings following City's 2-1 loss to Lyon in the Champions League on Wednesday.

    The manager was banned from the touchline following his conduct in his side's game against Liverpool in the competition last season.

    He said: "We lost and we made a lot of mistakes and when this happens they punished us.

    "I was banned and I have to accept it and hopefully the next game I can be there."

    Guardiola
  16. "Aguero is an important player"

    Cardiff City v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    "Sergio Aguero is an important player for the club, I don't know if he'll finish his career here but it's nice that he's chosen to stay with us," said Guardiola, after it was confirmed the striker has signed a contract extension at City.

  17. "Tough" for Silva

    Arsenal v Everton (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

    Everton

    Arsenal have had the distraction of a Europa League game against Vorskla Poltava but Silva, who has analysed the errors the Toffees made last time out against West Ham, accepts it will be a challenge.

    “We play a strong side but we have to play at our best level," he said. “It will be tough for sure.”

    That's it for now from Silva.

  18. 'I don't know about de Bruyne" - Guardiola

    Cardiff City v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    Pep Guardiola has given an update on Kevin De Bruyne's injury.

    "I don't know about Kevin De Bruyne. I spoke with the doctors and he is telling me it's going good and well but I don't know," he said.

    "We will see. Important that when he returns to pitch he is fully fit."

    Pep also confirms Benjamin Mendy is still injured

  19. Everton team news

    Arsenal v Everton (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

    Everton

    On the injury front, Phil Jagielka, Andre Gomes and Seamus Coleman remain out but Richarlison is back from suspension.

    And Silva hopes that the others will return soon.

    "I want all of them in a good condition to have more competition and be stronger in the training ground," he said.

    Marco Silva
  20. "The mind controls everything."

    Cardiff City v Manchester City (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    Man City boss Pep Guardiola has won't be drawn into a discussion about his players' physical condition.

    More from the Spaniard coming up.