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By Laura Savvas

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  1. 'Maupay is young and hungry'

    Brighton v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    On Neal Maupay: "Neal has adapted really well into the group. He's a good lad who really wants to play in the Premier League.

    "He's young and hungry and wants to take the next step."

    On Maty Ryan: "All of the goalkeepers have been really open minded as a collective.

    "Maty is the sort of character that wants to keep improving and help the team"

    Neal Maupay
  2. 'The exciting thing is we know we can improve'

    Brighton v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    On the Premier League: "We can always get better, that's normal. Once the competition starts then you start analysing performances, the exciting thing is we know we can improve."

    On life at Brighton so far: "I've had a taste of the Amex atmosphere already and a full house in the Premier League will be great this weekend.

    "It feels like I've been here for quite some time, everyone's been great and very welcoming."

    Graham Potter
  3. 'The group is in a good place'

    Brighton v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    On his squad: "Some players have been asked to do different roles and they've done well.

    "Everyone's trained well and the group is in a good place. Every player is pushing one another and that's a really good thing."

    "Lewis [Dunk] has been great and he enjoys the responsibility on and off the pitch."

    Lewis Dunk and Graham Potter
  4. 'We were very effective last weekend'

    Brighton v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Graham Potter is next up to face the waiting media.

    “We've had a full week's training and no injury issues after last weekend," the Seagulls boss said.

    "The players did their best last Saturday and did what we asked them to do - overall we were very effective."

    Graham Potter
  5. Gunners team news

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Arsenal have released their team before of Unai Emery's presser in about half an hour.

    Here's all you Gunners need to know:

    Granit Xhaka - Bruising to lower back and leg. Being assessed ahead of Saturday.

    Rob Holding - Left knee. Continuing with on-field rehabilitation and now participating in full training with the first team.Emile Smith Rowe - Groin. Aiming to participate in full training in 1-2 weeks.Hector Bellerin - Left knee. Continuing with on-field rehabilitation. Aiming to participate in full training in October.Kieran Tierney - Groin. Continues to receive treatment and further assessments. Aiming to participate in full training in October.Dinos Mavropanos - Groin. Continues to receive treatment and further assessments. Aiming to participate in full training in October.

    Granit Xhaka
  6. Good afternoon

    Any day I can slip a "good afternoon" or "good evening" reference in from Unai Emery, is an excellent day.

    With that in mind, as it's Throwback Thursday, please enjoy this snippet of brilliance from the Arsenal manager before his news conference this afternoon.

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  7. BreakingBury's fixture at Rotherham called off by EFL

    Bury's away fixture against Rotherham on Tuesday has been suspended by the English Football League - their fifth successive game to be called off.

    The suspension comes as the League One club works towards a 23 August deadline to avoid expulsion from the EFL.

    Full story here.

  8. Clarets team news

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Burnley

    Some team news from Sean Dyche now.

    Danny Drinkwater and Charlie Taylor are fit but the Clarets boss thinks the pair need more match minutes. Robbie Brady and Steven Defour remain sidelined.

  9. 'Arsenal a good side who've spent a lot of money'

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Burnley

    On Arsenal: "They are a good side who have spent a lot of money. It looks pre-season and early season they have been slightly more defensive but they can certainly attack."

    On Burnley's poor record against Arsenal: "It’s a broken record but you have to be on top of your performance."

    Burnley Arsenal
  10. 'Drinkwater is lacking in fitness'

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Burnley

    On Danny Drinkwater: "He came in generally fit but lacking in football fitness, that is the next step."

    Dyche added that his intention is to include him in a couple of games next week - the Under 23s are in action on Monday.

    On Steven Defour: "Danny DrinkwaterWe have had to be careful with him. He is back on the grass and working hard. He is looking ready to begin that process."

    Danny Drinkwater
  11. 'Barnes is an awkward customer and has learnt the game'

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Burnley

    On a lighter note, Sean Dyche is asked about the 'Ashley Barnes' grime song released by Burnley artist Bacchus.

    "I played it to my kids and they seemed to think it was alright!"

    On Ashley Barnes (the player - not the song!): "He has worked very very hard to bring some success to himself, he is an awkward customer and has learnt the game. We want him to continue pushing himself and help the team."

    Ashley Barnes
  12. 'Last year reminded us that if you are not performing then you get hurt'

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Burnley

    Sean Dyche on a good week for the Clarets: "We wanted to see the players perform, in good fitness and good form, and we saw all of that and took it into the game."

    On last summer: "We had many challenges but we can see the difference. The players have come back clear minded."

    "Last year was a real reminder of how tight it is in the Premier League and if you are not performing then you get hurt," Dyche added.

    Sean Dyche
  13. Post update

    Next up, let's take a trip to the Barnfield Training Centre for Sean Dyche's pre-Arsenal news conference.

  14. Premier League predictions: Lawro v swimmer Adam Peaty

    Mark Lawrenson

    Lawro is making predictions for all 380 top-flight matches this season, against a variety of guests.

    His guest this week is swimmer Adam Peaty.

    Peaty, 24, had a successful time at last month's World Aquatics Championships, where he defended his 50m and 100m breaststroke titles, won the men's 4x100m medley relay and claimed bronze in the mixed event.

    He is a Nottingham Forest fan.

    Head here for their predictions.

    Adam Peaty
  15. Man City v Spurs - vote for your winner

    Manchester City host Tottenham in the big Premier League showdown of the weekend, but who will come out on top?

    BBC Sport's predictions expert Mark Lawrenson is backing the defending champions to triumph, but do you agree?

    Last week, there were more than 50,000 votes on the outcome of Liverpool v Norwich. Lawro predicted a Liverpool win and 87% of you agreed with him, while 7% went for a Canaries victory and 6% thought it would be a draw.

    Head here to vote.

    Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola
  16. Cattermole joins Dutch side VVV Venlo on trial

    Sunderland

    Former Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has joined Dutch Eredivisie side VVV Venlo on trial in the hope of earning a permanent deal.

    Cattermole leaves after a 10-year association with the Black Cats, joining former team-mate Jerome Sinclair in the Netherlands.

    The 31-year-old has also played for Middlesbrough and Wigan Athletic in the Premier League.

    Sunderland thanked Cattermole for being a "great servant" to the club.

    More here.

    Lee Cattermole
  17. Don't panic - fantasy football tips before gameweek two

    "Why, oh why didn't I pick Raheem Sterling as my captain?"

    "What do you mean Wilfried Zaha started on the bench?"

    "How did I not see Brighton's performance against Watford coming?"

    We've only had one game week but already fantasy football managers are engaging in some high-level frustration and self-recrimination.

    However, before you take the nuclear option of an early wildcard, allow us to present some smaller-scale alterations that could get your team back on track for game week two.

    Head here to find out our tips for your starting XI...

    Fantasy football tips
  18. Sol Campbell leaves Macclesfield Town

    More now on the news that Sol Campbell has left Macclesfield Town.

    The 44-year-old former England defender took over in November 2018 with the Silkmen bottom of League Two.

    Campbell kept them in the English Football League thanks to a run of just two defeats in their final 10 games.

    "Macclesfield Town gave me a great beginning in the managerial side of the game and fantastic learning curve which I am truly grateful for," he said.

    "I would like to thank all the players and staff for their support during my time at the Moss Rose and also all the loyal fans, whose belief at the end of last season ultimately played a tangible role in our success."

    Campbell began his managerial career four years after describing the lack of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) managers in English football as a "sad indictment" of the game.

    Following his appointment, Campbell said he had submitted "at least 12-15 applications" before he eventually landed the job at Macclesfield.

    Sol Campbell
  19. Post update

    Well that was short but sweet from Manuel!