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Live Reporting

By Saj Chowdhury and Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Norwich v Chelsea (12:30 BST)


    Chelsea manager Frank Lampard: "Mateo Kovacic has been playing well so is an easy replacement [for Kante]. Bringing in Abraham was a choice, Tammy's mobility to play and cause Norwich problems was what I was thinking of.

    "I know Norwich very well from last season and they have started well this year. Teemu Pukki is a huge threat but so are many of their other players."

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    Alex: Relieved to see Abraham in the starting line up, we’ve seen too many young talents discarded. Glad Lampard is giving him time, doesn’t matter where we finish this season.

    It doesn't matter? Er...

  3. Noble-d

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    Video caption: How West Ham's Mark Noble tormented Crystal Palace player James Tomkins with a drone

    West Ham captain Mark Noble reveals who he would rescue in a zombie apocalypse, which of his team-mates has a nasty habit and tells the story of tormenting former team-mate James Tomkins with a drone.

    Watch Football Focus, Saturday 10 August at 12:00 BST on BBC One.

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    Oliver Famojuro: I can see Mount bagging two goals and Pulisic scoring a screamer

    Have to admit I think young Mason is brilliant

  5. Alone with Alonso

    Xabi Alonso

    We've already mentioned one former Spanish Liverpool hero, here's another - Xabi Alonso.

    Now Xabi, who I personally think has great taste in music, has been speaking to BBC World Service before he makes his managerial debut today when he leads Real Sociedad B against Burgos in Segunda Division B.

    Read his words here.

  6. 'Teemu is not just about the goals'

    Norwich v Chelsea (12:30 BST)

    Norwich City

    Norwich boss Daniel Farke: "After the first home game and win under out belt the feeling was good. We know it's going to an unbelievable difficult task today.

    "I would have preferred if they had some fair results before coming here today - they'll be more greedy to get their season going today.

    On Teemu Pukki: "It's not about individual statistics but team statistics. Teemu is important not only because of goals, but assists and team-work. I'm not interested if he gets the Golden Boot, it's about the team getting points."

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    Shivam Manghnani: Early days but Lampard needs a win today, already falling behind Arsenal, MUFC, Spurs in the race for the top 4. Failure to win and a certain Portuguese manager might be getting a phone call.

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    Norwich v Chelsea (12:30 BST)

    Tammy Abraham up front?

    Feeling it Chelsea fans?



    Norwich v Chelsea (12:30 BST)

    Norwich manager Daniel Farke keeps the same line-up that defeated Newcastle last weekend. Defender Timm Klose is on the bench and could feature for the first time this season after recovering from a hip injury.

    Norwich XI: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Hanley, Leitner, Lewis, Cantwell, Buendia, Stiepermann, Trybull, Pukki

    Substitutes: Fahrmann, Byram, Vrancic, Klose, McLean, Tettey, Srbeny

    Norwich starting XI

    Frank Lampard makes two changes to his Chelsea side, however, with Tammy Abraham and Mateo Kovacic coming in for Olivier Giroud - who drops to the bench - and the injured N'Golo Kante (ankle).

    Chelsea XI: Kepa, Christensen, Jorginho, Abraham, Pedro, Zouma, Kovacic, Mount, Pulisic, Azpilicueta, Emerson

    Substitutes: Caballero, Alonso, Barkley, Willian, Giroud, Batshuayi, Tomori

    Chelsea XI
  10. Breaking team news

    Norwich v Chelsea (12:30 BST)

    Chelsea's N'Golo Kante is out, while Tammy Abraham starts up front.

  11. Torres at his finest

    I can see that tear for Torres in your here's a clip of the striker in his pomp.

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    Video caption: Watch Fernando Torres' best Premier League goals as the striker announces his retirement
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    Loser92: I can see Crystal Palace getting something at Old Trafford today: maybe even all three points. This Manchester United side is a million miles from being title contenders.

    I can see Palace getting nil.

  13. Ta-ra Torres

    It was also a Friday when Spanish World Cup-winning striker Fernando Torres played his final professional match before retirement.

    It didn't quite go according to script for El Nino, whose side Sagan Tosu lost 6-1 to Vissel Kobe, which featured former team-mates Andres Iniesta and David Villa.

    Ah well.

    Read more here.

    Fernando Torres
  14. Hope for Bury?


    The news dominating much of Friday, and in fact much of the week was the future of Bury - or whether the club would actually have a future.

    Here's the latest:

    Bury are waiting to hear if a last-ditch offer to buy the League One club will save them from being expelled from the English Football League.

    Owner Steve Dale told BBC Radio Manchester he had agreed a deal with analytics company C&N Sporting Risk, led by Henry Newman and Rory Campbell.

    The EFL said it had been notified of an offer being accepted by Dale.

    Bury had been given until 23:59 BST on Friday to prove their financial viability.

    Read more by clicking here.

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  15. Wesley snipes

    Aston Villa 2-0 Everton


    When your club spend about £400m on players in three seasons, as a fan you would expect a decent return. Right?

    Some Everton fans must be wondering whether, again, it's going to be one of those seasons following Friday's 2-0 defeat at newly promoted Aston Villa.

    The Toffees only troubled Villa on a handful of occasions who recorded their first win since promotion thanks to goals from record-signing Wesley (a new fans' favourite?) and Anwar El Ghazi.

    Have a read of Steve Sutcliffe's match report.

  16. Saturday's gossip


    The world of the transfer window does not just revolve around the Premier League (mostly).

    It might have shut on this part of these shores, but it's still open in Scotland and on continental Europe - however, the window is shutting fast...

    One player who is subject of much speculation once again is Neymar.

    To get the latest rumours about the Brazilian click here.

  17. Pukki's one hot cookie

    Norwich v Chelsea (12:30 BST)

    Teemu Pukki

    There aren't many words that rhyme with Pukki.

    Basically what I'm trying to allude to is that Norwich's Finn is flying. He has four goals from two games - three more than Chelsea have so far.

    But will this be the day the Blues come alive and show their Premi... Champi... Europa League-spot credentials?

    That match kicks off at 12:30 BST. Team news at about 11.30 BST.

    There are five more 15:00 BST matches, and one humdinger of a 17:30 BST game.

    More details on those in a bit.