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Denise Evans and Ryan Dobney

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  1. See you later

    And with the news that Southampton are fighting fit ahead of their game with Manchester City on Sunday, we are going to wrap things up for the day.

    We're off for a late lunch. Don't forget, you can stay across all of the weekend's games on the BBC website.

    Until next time, ta-ra!

  2. 'Squad all fit' - Mark Hughes

    Man City v Southampton (15:00 GMT)


    Southampton manager Mark Hughes has said his squad has a 'clean bill of health' as they travel to the Etihad on Sunday.

    “Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is over his illness – he’s trained, so he’s available, and everybody else is fit and available," he added.

  3. Team news: Clark not in squad

    Newcastle v Watford (14;00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    A final word from Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez: “I was reading that this is their [Watford] best start in 35 years.

    "That is good news for them. Javi Gracia is a good coach. They have confidence - and it is always more difficult when a team has confidence - but we will do our best.

    Florian Lejeune is doing some rehabilitation - he is getting closer. Ciaran Clark has been training the last two days and he is fine, but he is not in the squad.”

  4. 'We have to stick together' - Benitez

    Newcastle v Watford (14:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    "We are really lucky to have the fans – home and away, they are really good with the team," says manager Rafa Benitez, with his team currently struggling in the Premier League relegation zone.

    "I understand they sometimes don’t agree with the decisions I make, but in the end, our team is our team, the manager is the manager, and we have to stick together.”

  5. 'He will try to do his best for the club' - Benitez on Lascelles

    Newcastle v Watford (15:00 GMT)

    Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has signed a new long term deal.

    Rafa Benitez said: "I think it’s just a signal of his commitment. He will try to do his best for the club. It’s a message that he’s happy here, in the way things are going in terms of his development. That’s positive."

    Jamaal Lascelles and Rafael Benitez
    Image caption: Jamaal Lascelles put pen to paper on a new six year contract with the club
  6. Williams injured for Huddersfiled

    Huddersfield v Fulham (Mon, 20:00 GMT)

    Danny Williams is the only fresh injury concern for David Wagner.

    "Apart from Williams, everyone is in contention for the squad."

    "Rajiv Van La Parra and Hamid Sabiri had illnesses but are back in training. I have 22 players in training and all are in contention."

    David Wagner
  7. 'I want to thank everyone' - Wagner

    Huddersfield v Fulham (Mon, 20:00 GMT)

    Huddersfield Town

    Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner started his pres conference with a heartfelt opening statement.

    He said: "I’d like to thank everyone, who has really helped and worked for this football club and for giving me a warm welcome and support.

    “What we have achieved so far is a great story and we will see where it continues.

    "With the support from the stands, we will make those extra yards. After one win everything can look different. We will fight and work for every yard on Monday."

  8. McArthur, Zaha and Kouyate in contention, Benteke, Wickham and Ward OUT

    Chelsea v Crystal palace (16:00 GMT)

    "Nothing new, I mean the three players who suffered minor knocks who were not able to travel to Middlesborough, being MacArthur, Wilf [Zaha], and Cheik [Kouyate]," Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said, after resting the trio in the midweek trip to MIddlesbrough.

    "They provide us with good news, the recovery is good.

    "Benteke is making good progress, Ward is still recovering from thigh strain and Connor Wickham has picked up new thigh strain which is a huge disappointment as we were harbouring the notion he'd be fit to take part."

    Christian Benteke
    Image caption: Striker Benteke has been out injured due to a knee problem
  9. 'We need more fight' - Jokanović

    Huddersfield v Fulham (Mon, 20:00 GMT)


    Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has called for more "fight" from his team.

    "I choose what I believe is the best option to win," he said.

    "The process is never finished, other players will have a chance to push hard and fight for a space in the team.

    "We need more fight. We're not satisfied. The supporters aren't satisfied and are waiting for a reaction. The players must fight."

  10. 'I expect Hazard to play' - Hodgson

    Chelsea v Crystal Palace (Sun, 16:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson expects Chelsea's Eden Hazard to play a part when his side travel to Chelsea this Sunday.

    Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said Hazard is fit enough to play "40-40 minutes".

    "I expect Eden Hazard to play and their team to play their best team. So I would be very surprised if it isn’t the first team playing that has played the first ten or eleven games and that would include Hazard."

  11. 'Southampton impress me' - Guardiola

    Man City v Southampton (Sun,15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    "I am impressed with the quality Southampton have in the middle and at the front," Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said.

    "They have huge talent and are so deep and so physical. It is so complicated to beat them. We must be sharp and move well and be clever. It will be a tough game."

    Pep has also given a further update on his team.

    He said: "Ilkay Gudongan is training with the team but he is still not 100%.

    "Nicolas Otamendi still has a little problem. He’s not training but he is strong and maybe tomorrow he’ll tell me he’s ready."

    Pep Guardiola
  12. Pep praise for Aymeric Laporte

    Man City v Southampton (Sun, 15:00GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Pep Guardiola has been speaking about one of the unsung members of his Manchester City squad, French defender Aymeric Laporte.

    City signed Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for a then club record £57m in January even though he is yet to win a full cap for France.

    He has started 19 Premier League games - and hasn't lost any of them, which is a record.

    Guardiola said: "He is a guy who wants to learn. He is arrogant, which is so important to play at a high level. He didn't play at the World Cup and has not been selected by France, so he is fresh.

    "He is strong, not skinny or small. He needed a period to adapt but he played more than 100 games against players like Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar, so that helps."

  13. 'I don't have time to listen to criticism' - Pochettino

    Wolves v Tottenham (Sat, 19:45 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has said he did not hear the remarks made by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, criticising Spurs' recent history.

    "I promise I don’t have time to listen to questions about if I achieve - when you don’t win you are frustrated but the players are too, you want to win and when you lose you need to try and create a good feeling, it is difficult to keep motivation with energy to achieve."

  14. 'Richarlison can give important things' - Silva

    Everton v Brighton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Marco Silva is happy with playing Richarlison as a central striker.

    “Good things, he can give important things for us and different thinks to Cenk and Dominic," Silva said.

    "His attitude is a good example to everyone. If he scores it will boost his confidence."

  15. 'I don't know what Walcott criticism is possible'- Silva

    Everton v Brighton (Sun,15:00 GMT)


    More from Marco Silva, who has addressed criticism of winger Theo Walcott.

    He said: "I don’t know what kind of criticism is possible. I look at every session every day. It is football sometimes. I have nothing to say about our players."

    He adds that Ademola Lookman is "pushing" for chances to play.

  16. 'We have to plan' - Pochettino

    Wolves v Tottenham (Sat, 19:45 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Mauricio Pochettino has taken his turn in front of the press.

    He's seems in a philosophical kind of mood today.

    Pochettino said: "We are working tomorrow to win games but if you are not preparing the team or the squad or planing for future and after you spend four and a half years here like me, you will fail."

    "Always we think today and tomorrow and I think this is most important, I work like I am going to be here all my career.

    "That is why it is difficult to see the big picture and I feel responsible to not only come here, but to work and live."

  17. De Bruyne crocked

    Man City v Southampton (Sun, 15;00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Here's the full story on Kevin de Bruyne's latest injury setback.

    Kevin De Bruyne
  18. Everton team news: Jagielka and Kenny out, Zouma ineligible, Mina ready

    Everton v Brighton (Sat, 15:00 GMT


    Everton manager Marco Silva has confirmed Phil Jagieka and JonJoe Kenny will be absent from the Brighton game.

    Silva added: "They'll be okay for training next week."

    "We know that Kurt Zouma can't play against Chelsea. Yerry Mina is ready to play if I make the decision - our ambition and focus is on tomorrow’s match."

  19. So much more to come

    The press conferences are coming from all sides now. Stay tuned for updates from Everton, Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Newcastle and Huddersfield.

    You lucky lot, you.

  20. 'Laporte has arrogance' - Guardiola

    Man City v Southampton (Sun 15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Aymeric Laporte has enjoyed a solid start to life at The Etihad, and manager Pep Guardiola has liked what he's seen so far.

    "Laporte is strong and physical," Guardiola said.

    "He has a good personality and the arrogance to play at a high level.

    "He’s fresh for us because he has not been selected for the national team. But he is a young player and we are so satisfied at his level so far."