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Summary

  1. Tottenham, Burnley, Stoke, Crystal Palace, Swansea and Southampton managers face the media
  2. Full Premier League programme this weekend

Live Reporting

By Andrew Mullen

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's all folks.

    Don't forget Arsenal are in Europe League action tonight against CSKA Moscow.

  2. Post update

    Burnley v Leicester City (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Burnley

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche: “Four games ago the biggest game was just to get a win. For us the focus remains the same, the next game. We still have to have an eye on what happens if but we’ve done well to keep that in balance.”

  3. Carvalhal not surprised by Mawson United link

    Swansea v Everton (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Swansea City

    Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal says he is "not surprised" by reported Manchester United interest in defender Alfie Mawson.

    Read more in today's gossip column.

    Alfie Mawson
  4. 'It’s going to be a big game'

    Burnley v Leicester City (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Burnley

    Burnley's Matt Lowton: “It’s going to be a big game. They are right behind us in the table, so for us to put a bit more breathing space between us and them would be huge.

    “It’s going to be a difficult game. We know how good Leicester are and the players they’ve got, but we will be going into it full of confidence on a great run and hopefully we can get the points.”

  5. 'The players want to put that right against Chelsea'

    Southampton v Chelsea (Saturday 12:30 BST)

    Southampton

    Southampton manager Mark Hughes: “I sense along with a rise in confidence, there’s a bit of frustration after Arsenal which can only be good for us. The players want to put that right against Chelsea."

  6. Post update

    Swansea City v Everton (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Swansea City

    Swansea
  7. 'Brighton has an extra edge'

    Crystal Palace v Brighton (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "They've both been tight games against Brighton. Last time we probably both had an eye on the league and we had been hampered by injuries. It will be a much different team to the one we put out last time.

    "At this stage of the season, these five games have enormous importance regardless of who you play. But given that it's Brighton I can't deny it gives an extra edge, but we must not let our hearts rule our heads.

    "Alexander Sorloth trained for the first time today and Christian Benteke joined in the first part before being monitored by the sport scientists. We'll know tomorrow, but we hope they'll be available.

    "Options up front are a nice problem to have. Last week we had Wilf Zaha and Andros Townsend up top, an 18 year old on the bench. With those two forwards hopefully coming back we'll have options. Hopefully Jeffrey Schlupp will be back in contention in the next couple of weeks.

    "Jeffrey Schlupp is progressing quicker than anticipated given the injury he had."

  8. Davis set to miss out for Saints

    Southampton v Chelsea (Saturday 12:30 BST)

    Southampton

    Southampton manager Mark Hughes confirms Steven Davis is likely to be Southampton's only absentee for Chelsea on Saturday.

  9. Post update

    Crystal Palace v Brighton (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton manager Chris Hughton: "In my time here I've learnt more about what this derby means to the fans. It's one where we have to make sure we have a level within the game.

    "We've got a tough run-in but it's a great challenge. As a club and a group of fans this is what we've fought so hard for.

    "The fans have been outstanding so far and we need them to be able to enjoy the rest of the season with us.

    "Having Anthony Knockaert back is big for us because of the ability he has. We're losing Davy Propper so it's good to be able to have one going the other way."

  10. Dyche confirms Mee injury

    Burnley v Leicester City (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Burnley

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche confirms Ben Mee may miss several weeks with a shin injury.

    Scott Arfield and Georges-Kevin N'Koudou are both doubtful for the weekend, but there's better news on Johann Berg Guomundsson who is back in contention.

  11. 'We need to keep pushing. There’s still a lot of work to do'

    Tottenham v Manchester City (Saturday 19:45 BST)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Here's more from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino ahead of Saturday's potential title decider.

    On Harry Winks: "He is in Qatar, doing rehab. We will see what happens. We hope after that period he can come back fixing his problem and try again to be in the group training but yes of course we are a little bit concerned about his situation."

    On the top four: "No, in football never. It’s not over until the end. We need to keep pushing. There’s still a lot of work to do. You can’t underestimate clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal, you need to keep focused on winning games and winning points. Football can always surprise you."

    On Kyle Walker returning: "The fans feel disappointed. Sometimes you need a challenge. For me, he was a player who did a lot for us and the club. The relationship is good. He deserves a a good reception."

    On Toby Alderweireld: "We make a drama sometimes for small things. After 14 games unbeaten we're not going to talk about players injured for a long time. Toby is still our player, two year contract.

    "I am sure he is going to play until the end of the season. He is doing well, training, he just needs to wait for his opportunity."

  12. Europa League is our big target - Wenger

    CSKA Moscow v Arsenal (20:05 BST)

    Arsenal's focus is now on winning the Europa League with chances of a Premier League top-four finish "very slim", manager Arsene Wenger says.

    The Gunners take a 4-1 lead to Moscow for the second leg of their quarter-final tie.

    Video content

    Video caption: Arsene Wenger - 'Europa League is our focus'
  13. Post update

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham have provided more details on the injuries to Danny Rose, Kyle Walker-Peters and Harry Winks.

    • Danny Rose (calf). Expected to be sidelined short-term but will not be available for Saturday’s match.
    • Kyle Walker-Peters (hamstring). Continuing rehab.
    • Harry Winks (ankle). Currently in Qatar undergoing rehab at Aspetar.
  14. Jack Butland has my backing for England number one - Lambert

    West Ham United v Stoke City (Monday 20:00 BST)

    Stoke City

    Stoke manager Paul Lambert: "I thought Joe Hart was excellent last weekend and he will be in the fight with Jack Butland and Jordan Pickford no doubt for the England number one shirt at the World Cup. Jack has my backing to take that spot in the summer though."

  15. 'If we keep doing what we are doing then we will win games'

    West Ham United v Stoke City (Monday 20:00 BST)

    Stoke City

    Big game for 19th-placed Stoke in their fight for survival. West Ham are six points clear of the relegation zone in 14th.

    Stoke manager Paul Lambert: "You need a little bit of luck at certain times. Our performance have been really high and I can't ask more of the team. If we keep doing what we are doing then we will win games.

    "We need to pick something up on Monday night but we will go going out to win the game and claim all three points.

    "You can judge a team by the reaction of your supporters and I think the way our fans applauded the side after last weekend's game shows that they see a team fighting hard to get the points we all want.

    "I think West Ham United are a strong side and they will provide us with a stern test on Monday. We will go into game to try and win it."

  16. 'Chance to write another unbelievable chapter'

    Huddersfield v Watford (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Huddersfield Town

    Huddersfield manager David Wagner: "Promotion was a fairytale but if we stay up this is bigger, that’s why I said it’s a miracle. The players know they can write another unbelievable chapter in Huddersfield's history, something no-one at this club has done for years.

    "The game will be a big occasion, I’m sure it’ll be a great atmosphere and we are aware we can make a very big step on Saturday.

    "I am very excited for the game on Saturday. We have five important games to go but we have to take it game by game. Our next one is in front of our home crowd. Our supporters have to be there and on their best. I’m sure they will play their part.

    "You can take small margins from the Watford match earlier this season but they have a new system and a new head coach, so this game is in the past. We will try everything to play and fight on our highest level.”

  17. Post update

    Huddersfield v Watford (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Huddersfield Town

    Huddersfield manager David Wagner: "The chance to play in the Premier League was an unbelievable achievement and we are now only a few games away from securing a second consecutive season in the Premier League which is unbelievable that it is possible. But it is only possible, it is not done."

  18. 'Harry is very honest and he is not going to lie '

    Tottenham v Manchester City (Saturday 19:45 BST)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been discussing the decision to award Spurs' second goal in Saturday's 2-1 win at Stoke to the striker after a successful appeal.

    "We didn't talk about it. Of course after the match Harry Kane said he touched the ball with his right shoulder," said Pochettino.

    "Harry is very honest and he is not going to lie about this situation. It is not a big issue, it is not a big deal for the team.

    "It was a club decision, i was not involved, but I am sure Harry and Christian Eriksen agreed on this."

  19. Police investigating assault on Sunday morning football referee

    Sunday morning football is a "powder keg waiting to explode", says a referee who is quitting after allegedly being assaulted by a player for the second time in his career.

    Ross Hawkes claims he was attacked by a Brereton Town player last weekend while in the process of sending him off for dissent during a cup game against fellow Cannock Chase Football League side Talbot FC.

    The 36-year-old says he was punched and kicked, leaving him with a cut eye and injuries to his legs. The game was abandoned and Staffordshire Police say it is investigating reports of an assault.

    The incident comes seven years after Hawkes - who is paid £30 per game - was assaulted by another player.

    "I have been assaulted twice and it has got worse. The third assault? I do not like to think what that might be," Hawkes told BBC Sport.

    Read the full story here.

    Referee
  20. Terraneo appointed West Brom technical consultant

    West Bromwich Albion

    West Brom have appointed experienced Italian sporting director Giuliano Terraneo as a technical consultant.

    Giuliano arrives at The Hawthorns for an initial six-month period after which West Brom will review their future plans.

    "Giuliano joins us in what we all acknowledge will be a very important close season," said Mark Jenkins, Albion's Chief Executive Officer.

    "He will assist in the recruitment of a new head coach and the re-structure of the squad. In the event of our losing Premier League status, it will be a squad we will want to compete strongly for promotion back to the top tier.

    "Giuliano will assist in the recruitment long-term of a new Sporting and Technical Director and he will also be involved in the complete review of the recruitment department."

    Earlier today, West Brom announced technical director Nick Hammond had left the club as part of the Baggies' plans to restructure.