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Summary

  1. Nine Premier League news conferences throughout the afternoon
  2. Recap from Bournemouth and Brighton news conferences earlier today
  3. West Ham boss Slaven Bilic speaking at 14:00 BST
  4. Mauricio Pellegrino will face the media at 14:30 BST
  5. Swansea, Leicester, Huddersfield, Burnley and Watford also to come

Live Reporting

By Laura Savvas

All times stated are UK

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Don't get upset, Alli. I'll be back soon!

I think we all deserve a well-earned break, don't we?

You're fully up-to-date with the Premier League pressers, and we'll have more to bring you tomorrow.

But, for the time being, I'll leave you to enjoy the rest of your afternoon.

Thanks again for joining me and I'll see you soon!

'I think their players are really dangerous' - Pellegrino

Crystal Palace v Southampton, Sat 12:30 BST

Southampton

Pellegrino on Crystal Palace: "We knew how Roy Hodgson was playing in the past, but everything changes when you have a new group of players. 90% of our job is to think about our style and our model.

"We are thinking more about the individual qualities of our players. I think their group of players is really dangerous, but every single game in the Premier League is important and has important players. I see this game as an opportunity to try and get better from the last performance."

'I see the next game as opportunity to keep improving' - Pellegrino

Crystal Palace v Southampton, Sat 12:30 BST

Southampton

Pellegrino on the future of Southampton: "I think that the number of goals is there and that is a fact. We create more chances and we deserved to score more goals in the past three games. Football sometimes is efficiency, I see the next game as opportunity to keep improving and to create more chances and convert."

Van Dijk could feature on Saturday for Saints

Crystal Palace v Southampton, Sat 12:30 BST

Southampton

Pellegrino on Virgil van Dijk: "Virgil was training well. Tomorrow we will decide. Hopefully he will be getting better every single week, but I am happy with that because, it's not just about Virgil; everybody is ready to be a part of the team.

"For me, the captain is something that the team may decide and you have to deserve instead of something the manager can give.

"Now, when he is not playing, you cannot put the captain as someone who is not playing but obviously Virgil was one of the leaders of the squad."

'You have to give a minimum and sometimes we were below that' - Pellegrino

Crystal Palace v Southampton, Sat 12:30 BST

Southampton

Pellegrino on Saturday's home loss to Watford: "The conclusion from the Watford game is to compete at this level, you have to give a minimum and the baseline is higher and sometimes we were below that. Sometimes, the opponent is better than you like the other day when we conceded two soft goals, but we have to improve for the future.

"We had to take responsibility because we are professional, but at the same time, football at the end is a game. Sometimes we talk about money and we think we are a company, but when the ball is on the ground, overall it's a game. It's part of our job.

"Football today is about 22 players. It's not just about 11. When we analyse games, it's about challenging all the time and obviously in some respects of the game, they were better than us."

Pellegrino
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Isco has agreed a new contract with Real Madrid to keep him at the club until 2022, the club have confirmed.

The 25-year-old, whose previous deal was due to expire in 2018, will pen a five-year extension.

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'You cannot analyse them after one month' - Pellegrino

Crystal Palace v Southampton, Sat 12:30 BST

Southampton

Pellegrino on De Boer: "Our job now is not an easy job. How can we validate the work of one colleague in this moment after four games? But we have to accept that. Obviously, we have to keep going.

"The result is everything in our life but I will repeat that Crystal Palace have a good group of players, but to draw a conclusion, you cannot analyse them after one month. It's really difficult."

"I trust that we have been working really well this week. It will be tough for them and for us."

Mauricio Pellegrino is here!!!

'The confidence is back' - Bilic

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

West Ham United

Slaven Bilic
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The Hammers finally got their first points of the season on the board with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield on Monday.

Striker Andy Carroll made his first appearance of the season for the club, and although he didn't score he proved a big influence.

Building up to Saturday's game at West Brom, West Ham boss Slaven Bilic said: "Andy lifted the whole team. It's great to have him back.

"Now we have to use this momentum from Monday. The confidence is back - let's use it."

Forward Marko Arnautovic returns after his three-match ban. Midfielder Manuel Lanzini "is still one or two weeks away".

Marco Silva
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Three things are certain in life.

Death. Taxes. And football news conferences running behind...

Marco Silva is nowhere to be seen, but luckily Slaven Bilic is about to face the media...

Clarets injury news

Liverpool v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Burnley

Sean Dyche confirmed Burnley have no other injury worries ahead of the trip to Liverpool.

Jeff Hendrick is fit and available for selection.

Jeff Hendrick
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Pellegrino coming up...

Crystal Palace v Southampton, Sat 12:30 BST

Southampton

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino will be taking the hot seat at around 14:30 BST.

Topics of discussion will no doubt include an update on Virgil van Dijk, as well as team news and their upcoming fixture at Crystal Palace for what will be Roy Hodgson's first game in charge at Selhurst Park.

Virgil van Dijk
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Dyche confirms Anders Lindegaard training with Clarets

Liverpool v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Burnley

Dyche on Anders Lindegaard: "Anders has spent days with us. We’ll speak to him accordingly. We want three goalkeepers."

Breaking'It won’t be weeks, it will be a longer period' - Dyche on Heaton

Liverpool v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Burnley

Sean Dyche confirms that goalkeeper Tom Heaton had an operation on his shoulder on Wednesday.

"Tom’s surgery went very well. Tom was good afterwards. I’ll speak to him this afternoon," said Dyche.

"We're happy the surgery went well but we won't rush Tom back. He has to be 100% right, but this is just a blip and he'll be fine.

"As long as the surgery heals properly he’ll be on top of rehab because he’s ultra professional.

"They’d be a lesser period out for an outfield player but a goalkeeper is constantly landing on his shoulder.

"Tom understands the role and that it can happen. He’s had a fantastic run. It won’t be weeks, it will be a longer period."

He confirmed they are putting no time frame on the recovery as of yet.

Gray contract edging closer

Huddersfield Town v Leicester (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Leicester City

Shakespeare confirmed Vicente Iborra, Kelechi Iheanacho and Robert Huth all came through U23s unscathed and are being considered for selection to face Huddersfield.

Shakespeare on Demarai Gray contract talks: "It is getting closer. Hopefully we can put it to bed."

Clement expects a hard test

Tottenham v Swansea (Sat, 17:30 BST)

Swansea City

On a trip to Wembley, Paul Clement said: “It’s going to be a hard game for us, but it will be an exciting experience. We’ve gone to big clubs before and picked up points."

Bony & Sanches

Tottenham v Swansea (Sat, 17:30 BST)

Swansea City

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Paul Clement on Renato Sanches, who made his debut last week, after joining on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich.

"He feels he did some good things and some things he could do better. He will improve quickly once he settles down."

And on striker Wilfried Bony, who has rejoined the club.

"I want to get him up to match fitness as soon as possible, which is why he played for the U23s the other night.

"It won’t take him long, because he is very focused."

Swans team news

Tottenham v Swansea (Sat, 17:30 BST)

Swansea City

Swansea boss Paul Clement: "Ki Sung-yueng is close to rejoining training. Nathan Dyer is training but not ready to play and there is no further news on Kyle Bartley."

Watch the full interview on The Premier League Show, tonight at 22:00 BST on BBC Two.

Craig Shakespeare: First Leicester City press conference was toughest career moment

Huddersfield team news

Huddersfield v Leicester (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Huddersfield Town

Midfielder Kasey Palmer is expected to be out "for some months", according to David Wagner.

"Palmer came back from England Under-21s with some problems; he had a hamstring injury and we will be out for some months," he said.

"Steve Mounie got a knock but hopefully he will be back in training tomorrow.

"Martin Cranie, Jonathan Hogg and Collin Quaner have all been back on the grass and haven't had any problems."

Terriers to make difficult for Foxes

Huddersfield v Leicester (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Huddersfield Town

Wagner's side face former Premier League champions Leicester, who have one win from a tough set of opening fixtures, with defeats against Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.

"We have the chance to show we are capable and our aim is to make it as uncomfortable as possible for Leicester, " said the German.

"We know what we have to avoid to stop Leicester showing their strengths and we have to find ways of hurting them."

He added: "Of course I like the story of Leicester but that doesn't change the fact we would like to be successful against them."

Foxes team news

Huddersfield v Leicester (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Leicester City

Craig Shakespearehas confirmed Matty James and Christian Fuchs are likely to miss the Huddersfield game through injury.

James picked up an Achilles injury versus Chelsea. "He hasn't trained yet. We will see how he is tomorrow," said Foxes boss Shakespeare.

He also confirmed Fuchs suffered an eye injury after a “nasty, freak accident with a pole in training", and will see a specialist this afternoon.

Adrien Silva has trained with Leicester's sports scientists but is still not allowed to train with the squad.

Shakespeare hopes for news soon on Silva appeal.

"I am waiting for news, which I hope to get in the next 24, 48 hours."

Wagner wants a reaction

Huddersfield v Leicester (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield lost 2-0 to West Ham on Monday, their first defeat in the Premier League this season.

"The players know what they did wrong against West Ham," said Terriers boss David Wagner. "Now we would like to show a reaction."

"I am totally over the West Ham [defeat] now because we knew what we did wrong. The mistakes we made we can avoid."

Leicester news conference

Huddersfield v Leicester (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Craig Shakespeare should be here any minute now...

We're all set at the King Power Stadium.
Shakespeare due to speak at 1pm.
Updates on @MercuryLCFC.

We're all set at the King Power Stadium. Shakespeare due to speak at 1pm. Updates on @MercuryLCFC.

Huddersfield news conference

Huddersfield v Leicester (Sat, 15:00 BST)

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David Wagner is in position, so get ready to hear from the Huddersfield boss.

What will Slaven have to say?

West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United (Sat 15:00 BST)

West Ham United

Slaven Bilic
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*Please, I just want to win again...*

Under-fire West Ham boss Slaven Bilic undoubtedly had a near-miss earlier this week when the Hammers won 2-0 at home against Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town.

He will be facing questions from the media at around 14:00 BST.

What will he have to say about his future at the London Stadium?

Now, where were we?

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'They want to go and win games' - Hughton

AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion, Fri 20:00 BST

Brighton & Hove Albion

Hughton on Bournemouth’s style of play: “They haven't changed their philosophies too much, but what they have changed in games this season is their formation. They’ve gone into a three-at-the-back in certain games, so they’re more than capable of doing that.

“However, generally they don’t change the way they play, they’re very much on the front foot and they’re an offensive side that want to go and win games."But it’s very difficult in this division when you’re up against the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea; it’s very difficult to play the way that you really want to play."

'There's certainly far more to come from them' - Hughton

AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion, Fri 20:00 BST

Brighton & Hove Albion

Hughton on Bournemouth’s slow start: “When you’re looking at any side and the quality in this division, if this is deemed a poor start by Bournemouth, it wouldn’t be the first time it's happened.



“When you’re at a club like Bournemouth that have only recently been in the Premier League, you can have good and bad periods. But what they’ve always done is come through them.

“They have a lot of quality in the team and I’ve no doubt it will only be a short period of time before they start turning those results around, because of the experience they’ve had in the last few seasons.“Probably by the standards they’ve had - they’ll be disappointed - but there's certainly far more to come from them.”

'West Brom was certainly a good result' - Hughton

AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion, Fri 20:00 BST

Brighton & Hove Albion

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Hughton on Brighton's confidence after first win: “I’d like to think that it will have an effect, because that’s what our game is all about, trying to go on good runs an build confidence from a good performance or good result.“What we had against West Brom on Saturday was both, certainly a good result that we wanted and needed, but also a very good performance.“I’m hoping that we can take that into Friday’s game. It will be very tough, it’s a tough place to go on a Friday night under the floodlights, but I just hope we can take some of that confidence from Saturday’s game."

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Now, let's hear what Brighton boss Chris Hughton had to say ahead of the Seagulls' two-hour trip across the coast to the Vitality Stadium...

'They look like a solid team' - Howe

AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion, Fri 20:00 BST

Bournemouth

Ryan Fraser is expected to shake off the ankle injury he suffered at Arsenal to be fit for the clash.

Howe on Brighton: “From watching them play I think they are equipped.

“I think they have a good team, a good balance and a nice way of playing.

“They look like a solid team and, like most teams in the Premier League, they are going to be tough to beat.”

'We have to have a cool head' - Howe

AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion, Fri 20:00 BST

Bournemouth

Howe on how he will turn results around: “Going back to basics really and trying to get the fundamentals of our game functioning.

“Historically we have always been very good with the ball, very confident with very good movement ahead of the ball.

“We haven’t quite seen that and I think that’s been the most concerning thing.

“I think it’s a case of making sure we get that part of our game back very quickly.

“We just have to have a cool head. Stick to what we know we can do and go out and deliver.”

Cherries host the Seagulls

AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion, Fri 20:00 BST

Bournemouth

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Earlier this morning, although we were all still wrapped up in the excitement from the Champions League, there were a couple of news conferences happening on the south coast.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe and Brighton manager Chris Hughton were both speaking to the media ahead of their Premier League clash tomorrow night.

I'll start with the Cherries...

What's to come?

Football

So, which of the Premier League big boys will be facing the media today?

Here's a list of the news conferences I'll be providing live coverage of this afternoon:

  • Swansea - 13:00 BST
  • Leicester - 13:00 BST
  • Huddersfield - 13:00 BST
  • Burnley - 13:15 BST
  • Watford 13:30 BST
  • West Ham 14:00 BST
  • Southampton - 1430 BST

You know as well as I do that football managers are not the best at being on time, so these times are subject to change.

Spare me a thought when you're tucking into your lunch and I'm furiously typing away like there's no tomorrow...

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That went quick!

Guess who's back?

No, it's not Eminem, sadly. It's just me. Again.

But I come bearing good news! The Champions League is so yesterday's news.

So, let's move on to the Premier League, shall we?