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Live Reporting

By Ben Collins and Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

  1. Bye for now

    That's it for today then. Thanks for joining us for the Euro 2020 play-off draw and the latest from Friday's Premier League news conferences.

    We'll be back on Saturday for live text commentary on Jose Mourinho's first game as Tottenham manager at West Ham (12:30 GMT kick-off), followed by another seven Premier League games plus...get this...the Copa Libertadores final live on BBC Two (from 19:45 GMT).

    Until then, we'll leave you with some of our top stories right now:

  2. Scotland to host Israel in Euro 2020 play-offs

    Hopefully this story on the Euro 2020 play-off draw will help clear things up for you guys.

    Scotland will face Israel in the one-off semi-finals at Hampden on 26 March, with the winners to visit Norway or Serbia for a finals place five days later.

    And Northern Ireland will host the Republic of Ireland in Belfast if both sides win their respective semi-finals at Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovakia.

  3. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text on 81111 (UK Only)

    SMS Message: Mark Fletcher (12.54) absolutely right. I've spent weeks trying to figure out how Euro qualification, the play-offs, and the draw works. Brought me immense satisfaction when I finally figured it out! But then hey complicated it further with the top 4 of 6 third place teams making it to the round of 16. I get that it gives more of a chance to smaller nations to go far (as we saw in 2016), but boy has it been hard to figure out! from Tyler Jackson
    Tyler Jackson
  4. Post update

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Football Focus

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    Video caption: Petr Cech: Football Focus plays ice hockey with the ex-Chelsea & Arsenal goalkeeper

    Football Focus sent Olympic hockey gold medalist Sam Quek to Guildford to play the other hockey with former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, who talks about his love of minding the net in ice hockey and football.

    Football Focus will be on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 12:00 GMT on Saturday.

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    SMS Message: I've come around to Jose being the right guy at the right time for the current Spurs team, he's a leader that they can get their second wind from and push on to win things. If Spurs had put in another manager yet to win big, it's likely that squad unrest would quickly return and a bigger rebuild required. This is one huge reboot for Tottenham. from Al, London
    Al, London
  6. 'Kean is the present and the future'

    Everton v Norwich (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    Moise Kean

    Moise Kean has not had much playing time since joining Everton in the summer.

    In fact, the former Juventus forward has started just two of the Blues' 12 Premier League matches, a topic that his boss Marco Silva has been asked to address.

    "We really believe in him. Moise Kean has all the support he needs here," Silva said. "He doesn't need anything else. He has support from myself, the club, his team-mates.

    "He's adapting and working hard. He's the present and the future. What is most important is what we speak about directly to each other. You are talking about a talent with quality and he is working hard to play."

  7. I'll never manage Spurs - Lampard

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)


    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was also asked about Jose Mourinho saying he would never manage Tottenham, and whether he would one day take the Spurs job.

    “I can firmly say no...and you can replay that in 10 years!" he laughed.

    "He didn't see himself at Tottenham at the time, but you have to respect his right to work.

    "I played here for 13 years then went to Manchester City at the end of my career. I am very proud to manage this club. I have a lot of respect for this club, for what they've given me as a player and now, hence why I'll say I wouldn't manage Tottenham. I have friends who are Tottenham fans but it is certainly something that's not on my list."

  8. Slow recovery for Gomes

    Everton v Norwich (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    The Everton manager Marco Silva has also been asked about midfielder Andre Gomes, who suffered a serious ankle injury against Tottenham earlier this month.

    "We must take it step by step. It's the time to be really patient with him. He has come here more often doing his rehabilitation. It will be a slow recovery."

  9. Delph & Bernard doubtful

    Everton v Norwich (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    Everton manager Marco Silva has been speaking to the media at the club's training ground.

    The Blues, who have picked up in the last couple of games, have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League meetings with Norwich and that was back at Carrow Road in February 2013.

    But it looks as though they will be without Fabian Delph and Bernard, with both described as "big doubts" by Silva.

  10. Lampard's perfect for English football

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Pep Guardiola on Frank Lampard's start at Chelsea: "I think Chelsea, over many years, have been an incredible top team but from the beginning his team has played good.

    "They were consistent with his ideas, the results are theirs. I’m happy for him, I know him a little bit, I know when he was here he was an excellent person. For English football it’s great when young English guys take over. He’s perfect for English football. It’s good.”

  11. 'We don't lose many at Villa Park'

    Aston Villa v Newcastle (Mon, 20:00 GMT)

    Aston Villa

    Aston Villa manager Dean Smith

    More from Villa boss Dean Smith:"We've performed well at home so far. We were unfortunate against Liverpool but we've done a debrief on the Wolves game and picked out things we need to do better collectively. But also the players know they have to do individual bits better as well.

    "I've got a lot of respect for [Newcastle's former Villa manager] Steve Bruce. There were a lot of questions about the club and the way it was going and Steve has gone in and done what he does best. It will be a tough game for us. They are a very good counter-attacking team, as West Ham found out recently.

    "We don't lose many games at Villa Park. It took Liverpool until the 94th minute to win here and a couple of mistakes against Bournemouth, and with the fans behind us, it's what I expect more of. The supporters have been integral to us being where we are in the Premier League."

  12. Guardiola surprised by Poch exit

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Manager Pep Guardiola on Mauricio Pochettino's sacking: "I was a lttle surprised, he’s done incredible. All the managers are judged on titles but it’s not the truth. In the time he was there the club was better.

    "When a manager leaves you want the club and team to be better than the moment you took over. That happened but the decisions are made and there’s nothing else to say.”

  13. Grealish fit for Villa

    Aston Villa v Newcastle (Mon, 20:00 GMT)

    Aston Villa

    Here comes the Aston Villa boss Dean Smith, who kicks off with an injury update.

    "Jed Steer's got a partial tear of his Achilles so will be out for a while," he says.

    "I'm guessing that will keep him out for three or four months. Jack [Grealish] has been training with us. He is fit and ready.

    "Matt [Targett] came off just before half-time against Wolves with concussion but has trained. Bjorn Engels has been back in training and I expect him to be available for selection."

  14. 'Welcome back'

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    As predicted, the first question to Pep Guardiola was about Jose Mourinho.

    'Welcome back.'

    Guardiola's response was followed by an admission he was surprised by Mauricio Pochettino's departure from Tottenham.

  15. Ederson is back for Man City

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that goalkeeper Ederson will be fit.

    The Brazilian missed the key Premier League encounter with Liverpool a fortnight ago due to a muscular problem - and City suffered a 3-1 defeat.

    But Pep Guardiola reports that Ederson has trained for the last couple of days and will play against Frank Lampard's men.

  16. 'Spurs will be a threat under Mourinho'

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)


    Frank Lampard on the Premier League return of former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at Tottenham: "We had a couple of messages to congratulate him on his new role. I think history and results speak for themselves. He has done that consistently. It’s what we measure him and us as managers.

    "He's got a good team. They were a lot of people's favourites to be in the title race. They're now in what I think is a slightly false position, for whatever reason, but they have the players, the manager, and the structure is there - the stadium and the training ground. They'll be a threat, without a doubt. They are in the top-four race."

  17. Questions for Pep

    Manchester City v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Pep Guardiola is bound to be asked the obligatory Jose Mourinho question but he does have Manchester City questions to address today.

    City have slipped to fourth in the Premier League thanks to their 3-1 defeat at Liverpool a fortnight ago.

    They have not been as low as that since the end of Guardiola's first season in charge.

    Chelsea were the champions that season - and they visit the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

    Image caption: Man City
  18. Pukki & Zimmermann fit

    Everton v Norwich (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Norwich City

    Norwich boss Daniel Farke does, however, have some good news...

    "Kenny McLean is OK and Christoph Zimmermann is back in team training and available. Teemu Pukki is also fine to play."

  19. Canaries' injury problems mount

    Everton v Norwich (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Norwich City

    Norwich boss Daniel Farke is in the building for his news conference and he gets under way by talking about the Canaries' casualty list.

    "Grant Hanley hasn’t been able to train with us. I hope he can return to training soon. It's bad news with Josip Drmic. He was injured in our last game. It’s a serious muscle fibre injury. The physios think he’ll be out for eight weeks.

    "Jamal Lewis is also not available tomorrow. He came back injured from the national team. He doesn’t feel comfortable so we’ll have to do without him."

    With Timm Klose a long-term absentee...Ouch!

  20. 'No way we're going to sit back'

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

    Crystal Palace

    Roy Hodgson on Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson possibly missing for Liverpool: "I'll believe that when I see it."

    The Palace boss added: “There's no way we're going to sit back and help Liverpool win the title. We don't go into the game with any inferiority complex whatsoever."

    Music to Pep Guardiola's ears. Liverpool can open up a 12-point gap between themselves and Manchester City as the defending champions don't kick off till 17:30 GMT.