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By Denise Evans and Elizabeth Hudson

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  1. Have a good weekend!

    Well, that's you lot.

    Thanks for joining us today as we took you on a whistle-stop tour of the manager news conferences up and down the land.

    Click here for a reminder of this weekend's fixtures.

    Bye for now!

    Claudio Ranieri
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    Chris Swales: How much are United going to miss Sanchez? Is it just me who thinks that he can now be rested until the transfer market opens?

    SMS Message: As a Spurs fan, I'm quietly seething that Simon (14.35) is able to quietly chuckle that we have to pay to do a bit of work on our stadium. from Dave in Ingy
    Dave in Ingy
  3. 'Maddison has learned his lesson' - Puel

    Leicester v Watford (15:00 GMT)

    Leicester City

    Leicester manager Claude Puel believes James Maddison has learned from his first Premier League red card.

    The midfielder was sent off for simulation in the 1-1 draw at Brighton last week and was banned for Tuesday's Carabao Cup penalty win over Southampton.

    He returns for Saturday's Premier League visit of Watford with the Foxes looking for their second win in seven top-flight outings.

    He said: "Of course it will be a good lesson for him and his team-mates. He was very upset with himself last week.

    "It was not the time to discuss it with him but now he wants to put it right this weekend. "Sometimes a player needs to anticipate a fall but here it was too much."

    James Maddison
  4. 'Watford are a strong team' - Puel

    Leicester City v Watford (15:00 GMT)

    Leicester City

    Claude Puel on Saturday's opponents Watford:

    “They [Watford] started very well this season.

    "It’s a strong team, who play together and defend together. We play at home, we need to perform and find the solution.”

  5. Post update

    Manchester United reject Adnan Januzaj has been named player of the month at his new club, Real Sociedad

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  6. A royal visit

    Leicester City manager Claude Puel says it was an "honour" to have the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the memorial to the five people who died in the King Power helicopter crash.

    The Duke of Cambridge had known club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha for several years.

    Dutch and Duchess of Cambridge
  7. Team news: Oborra fit, Maguire still out.

    Leicester City v Watford (15:00 GMT)

    Leicester City

    Leicester manager Claude Puel has been giving updates on his squad's fitness, after overseeing a traing session with Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha.

    Puel said: “Vicente [Iborra] can come back. Harry [Maguire] made some warm-ups and touches with the ball this morning. I hope he can come back in training sessions next week.”

    Claude Puel
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    Simon Waterman: as an Arsenal fan, I'm quietly chuckling to myself on the news spurs fans have to pay for doing a bit of work on their new stadium.

  9. Pep - City couldn't have done any more to keep Brahim

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

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been speaking about Brahim Diaz, the young forward who is set to leave for Real Madrid.

    Coming two years after the departure of Jadon Sancho to Borussia Dortmund, it is asking some uncomfortable questions about the ability of City to bring players through from their academy to the first-team.

    Guardiola said: "The market is the market. City go around England to take players. At Barcelona, there were many player, like, Cesc Fabregas, who wanted to leave and go to Arsenal.

    "In the case of Brahim it is very simple. We want him to stay, we want to extend his contract for four or five years and we'll do absolutely everything to keep him here but as I said before it's in his hands. My advice is: if he doesn't want to stay, he has to leave."

    Brahim Diaz
  10. The past counts for nothing - Guardiola

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

    Manchester City

    City go into Saturday's game as strong favourites having won the previous six Premier League encounters between the pair, scoring 21 times and conceding just twice.

    The Cherries, who have never beaten City in a competitive game, have conceded 13 times in their three previous trips to the Etihad Stadium but Guardiola is not thinking about previous results.

    "I don't care about the records and the stats - they are in the past, the good results we've had don't allow us to start three up," he says.

    "They are stable and a good team, a lot of years playing the with the same manager, they buy what they need, they deserve to take results."

    Eddie Howe and Pep Guardiola
  11. Pep could shuffle his pack

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

    Manchester City

    Top of the Premier League and Guardiola starts a hectic December with a home game against Bournemouth on Saturday and could make changes to his team after Tuesday's draw at Lyon.

    "It was a really tough game, the Champions League always is and after this game we have another in three days at Watford," he said.

    "That's a tough experience. everyone deserves to play and will play."

    Pep Guardiola
  12. De Bruyne not ready for City - yet

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

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will have to wait a little longer to welcome back star midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.

    The Belgian has played only five times so far this season and has been missing since suffering a second knee injury, against Fulham, on 1 November.

    There had been hope De Bruyne would be fit for tomorrow's Premier League game against Bournemouth but Pep Guardiola has ruled that out.

    "He is not ready yet," said Guardiola. "But he will be available soon."

    Striker Gabriel Jesus could return from a muscular problem for the champions.

    Kevin de Bruyne
  13. 'Football can throw up strange facts' - Hodgson

    Crystal Palace v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    While Palace have struggled in front of goal, Burnley have found it difficult defensively and the stat that Sean Dyche's side have conceded 27 times in the league this season comes as a revelation to the former England manager.

    "It's a surprising fact because I don't associate that [a poor defensive record] with Burnley," Hodgson says. "They got to Europe and they're an organised, strong defensive unit. Football can throw up these strange facts.

    "I don't think Sean's underestimated or undervalued. Last year he was a contender for Manager of the Year and has had a lot of good things said about him. He's very valued and doing an excellent job at his club."

    Roy Hodgson
  14. 'You get what you get' - Hodgson

    Crystal Palace v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace face fellow strugglers Burnley on Saturday and Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he has no new injuries with Christian Benteke remaining on the sidelines.

    Scott Dann and Connor Wickham are close to a return after long-term injuries.

    "I think the performances the team have given have been perfectly satisfactory," says Hodgson. "We've been in the games and had our chances to win them. 'Getting what you deserve' has no part in football, you get what you get."

    Roy Hodgson
  15. Home form key for Palace

    Crystal Palace v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Palace have only managed eight goals in their 13 league games so far but Hodgson hopes the Selhurst Park support can help them.

    "We've actually created more goal chances at home than away," he said.

    "We aren't scoring many goals, but we also aren't conceding many. With the great home support we get I will always believe we have a chance to win."

    Crystal Palace celebrate a goal
  16. 'Ki Sung-yueng can manage the game' - Benitez

    Newcastle v West Ham United (15:00 GMT)

    Fabian Schar is settling in to life in the north east and Rafael benitiez is happy with Ki Sung-yueng's good form for Newcastle in recent games.

    Benitez on Schar: "He was not playing and to show his level was not easy. It was a difficult time for the team and he (came in and) did really well. We knew about his quality on the ball, but players need time to settle down in England. He is doing really well now."

    Benitez on Ki: “We knew about his composure on the ball. He can manage the game and the tempo of the game on the ball. Coming back (from the World Cup), players need more time. "The good thing is he knew the Premier League and some of his teammates.”

    Rafael Benitez
  17. Team news: Dummett, Lejeune, Sterry, Lascelles, Shelvey, Mutō all out

    Newcastle v West Ham United (15:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Magpies manager Rafa Bentitez has given an update on his team.

    He said: “Paul Dummett is very close but not enough for this game. The others – Lejeune, Sterry, Lascelles, Shelvey, Muto – have all been training at least once.

    "I have to decide the squad because I have almost everybody available."

  18. 'It's about delivering the job' - Pochettino

    Arsenal v Spurs (Sun, 14:00 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Spurs have won just twice in 30 matches in all competitions at Highbury and the Emirates during the Premier League era.

    But Pochettino believes his side can come away from their north London rivals, where Unai Emery will be in charge for the first time in the fixture, with all three points.

    "The mentality so far is good, now it's about delivering the job," he said. "We have the belief and that is the most important thing in football and the faith that you can beat any team away from home.

    "The squad has that belief, with the right mentality all is possible. It's a special game, it's tough to play this sort of game, it means more. We know that it means to our fans this game."

    Mauricio Pochettino at the Emirates
  19. Good news for Pochettino

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Earlier, we brought you the news that Spurs would be hosting their first fan familiarisation event at their new stadium next month.

    And after the delays which the club has endured, the announcement is music to the ears of manager Mauricio Pochettino.

    "It makes me feel very, very happy," said the Argentine.

    "It makes me feel we are close to competing there. It's an important thing for the fans to show our new home and it makes me very, very happy."

    Mauricio Pochettino
  20. 'I am happy with my team' - Silva

    Liverpool v Everton (Sun, 16;15 GMT)


    Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has been linked with a move to Goodison Park.

    But Silva says it's part of "January transfer market rumours"

    He said: "Nothing in the Doucoure rumours, it is normal this time of year to talk about January transfers, but I happy with the team and we are happy behind the scenes."