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Live Reporting

Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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    We're almost at the end of our voyage through the words of the managers. Don't forget you can watch four FA Cup matches across the BBC on Tuesday and Wednesday, while BBC Radio 5 live will keep you across the action every night between now and Thursday.

    Bye for now.

  2. 'Injuries have been an issue'

    Chelsea v Liverpool (Tue, 19:45 GMT)

    Asked what has hindered Chelsea's progress this season, Lampard said injuries have been a big problem at the club.

    "There were a few overlapping from last year, which were huge: N'Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Antonio Rudiger. It's been an issue and now we have another bulk.'

    Lampard also said the fact Kane, who he describes as 'one of the best midfielders in the world', has only played half the season has been a big frustration.

  3. 'We have to be mindful'

    Leicester v Birmingham (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Rodgers admitted that his team must be wary of the threat posed by their Championship opponents. He spoke about Birmingham's Jude Bellingham. the 16-year-old that has played 31 league games this season.

    "It’s a Midlands derby against a team that will be tough," said Rodgers. "Their form is showing that they’re a resilient team.

    "They’ve got some very good players and you could argue they’re better away from home. Jude Bellingham is a phenomenal player.

    "For a kid at 16 years of age to show that personality is incredible really. We have to be mindful of their quality."

  4. 'Suffering makes you better'

    Leicester v Birmingham (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    On the subject of being beaten by the Premier League's bottom club, Rodgers believes it is an experience his side will benefit from.

    "Suffering makes you better," said the former Liverpool and Celtic boss.

    "This is the great challenge at this part of the season. We have to be able to learn from this if we’re going to be in this part of the table.

    "Nothing beats experience than experience. They’ve gone through it now. We were given some harsh lessons in some of the games, but we’ve responded to that before."

  5. 'We need to be faster'

    Leicester v Birmingham (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

    Leicester travel to Birmingham on Wednesday, looking to bounce back from Friday's defeat at lowly Norwich. Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has called for his team to be united and, erm, faster...

    "It’s really about that unity of everyone on the field," said Rodgers. "There’s no doubt that we can play better.

    "We have to improve our intensity on the ball. We’ve spoken about that since our last game.

    "Likewise, in attack, the speed of our game needs to be faster. We have to play better and we’re working very hard to do that."

  6. Liverpool loss 'just one game'

    Chelsea v Liverpool (Tue, 19:45 GMT)

    Frank Lampard can't see the wheels falling off at Liverpool anytime soon.

    Jurgen Klopp's side lost 3-0 at Watford on Saturday to end their hopes of remaining unbeaten for an entire Premier League season.

    "They've become relatively human but it's one game," Lampard said. "They're a strong team and they've been out on their own this season."

    On playing a midweek FA Cup tie instead of a traditional weekend fixture, the Chelsea boss says he can see the plus points of a late game.

    "The FA Cup is a huge competition, evening games bring a different atmosphere and playing Liverpool is always big for us."

  7. No update on Abraham

    Chelsea v Liverpool (Tue, 19:45 GMT)

    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is next to face the media.

    The Blues boss starts by giving an injury update for tomorrow's FA Cup fifth-round tie at home to Liverpool.

    'Andreas Christensen has a small issue," said Lampard.

    Lampard also says that striker Tammy Abraham has been in Barcelona looking for a solution to his ankle injury.

    With Abraham also suffering with a spot of illness, Lampard had no update as to when the 22-year-old would likely return.

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    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport

    Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti will find out by Wednesday whether he will be punished for being sent off afterSunday's draw with Manchester United.

    The Football Association (FA) will assess the referee's report before deciding on any action, which could be a warning, a fine, or even a ban.

    The Italian approached Chris Kavanagh at full-time after Dominic Calvert-Lewin's late goal had been disallowed.

    If he is banned, Ancelotti could miss Sunday's match at former club Chelsea.

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    While we wait on FA Cup chat, there's a little update on Carlo Ancelotti's red card to bring you...

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    Not long to wait until our next managers take their places behind the microphones. Frank Lampard and Brendan Rodgers will speak at around 13:30.

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    The Disney film could be Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

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    Justsaying: Just wondering if Jose has mentioned the hardship of having 24hrs less time than Norwich to prepare for their midweek fixture, like he did when Spurs played Southampton. It's so embarrassing having such a moaner as a manager.

  14. 'Club and fans should be excited'

    Reading v Sheffield United (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    Whatever the outcome of tomorrow night's tie with Reading, Sheffield United have been on a great run this season.

    The Blades are only five points off fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League and have a good chance of progressing further in the FA Cup.

    Wilder believes everyone connected with the club should feel enthusiastic for the final few months of the season.

    “11 league games left and an opportunity of getting to a quarter final.

    "Rightly so there should be excitement running through the club, from supporters, to office staff, to players to managers, and it is.” Wilder said.

  15. 'Blades can win difficult cup tie'

    Reading v Sheffield United (Tue, 20:00 GMT)

    Let's throw a bit of Chris Wilder into this managers mix, shall we...

    Sheffield United take on Championship side Reading in their FA Cup fifth-round tie tomorrow night.

    Is the Blades boss travelling to the Madejski Stadium with a full strength squad?

    “We’ve got a couple of injuries, waiting on Enda Stevens," Wilder said.

    "He’ll be fit for Saturday if he misses Tuesday. Whatever team we select I believe is going to be good enough to win a difficult FA Cup tie.”

  16. 'Liverpool fans aren't silly'

    Chelsea v Liverpool (Tue, 19:45 GMT)

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport

    I asked Jurgen Klopp whether he had a message for paranoid Liverpool fans who may be worried about the league potentially being postponed because of Coronavirus.

    He said: "Liverpool fans aren’t silly enough to believe these things."

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    Or, if we're talking Disney films, 1967's The Happiest Millionaire does the trick.

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    Gumbo74: I agree with Pep, no one will match this run.However that is probably because everyone else follows the rules of FFP. Having TWO of the best squads in world football (with money no object) enables you to fight on several fronts.

  19. Klopp dismisses question about Liverpool rhythm

    Chelsea v Liverpool (Tue, 19:45 GMT)

    Asked about Liverpool's rhythm, Klopp said: "It's all good. there are so many explanations about the defeat. I cannot now deliver interesting answers.

    "They didn't play well, that’s the truth. Watford had situations where they were better. It’s about mindset in moments and concentration levels. It was a very difficult game. They defended in 6-3-1 which is allowed but quite a challenge to play against."

  20. 'Watford loss has nothing to do with FA Cup team'

    Chelsea v Liverpool (Tue, 19:45 GMT)

    On that defeat by Watford, Klopp was asked if it would affect his team selection.

    "The defeat has nothing to do with line up tomorrow night," he said. "We have no clue what Chelsea are doing, they don't know what we are doing. We always play with a team which gives us best chance to reach next round."