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Summary

  1. Premier League news conferences
  2. Man Utd, Palace, Stoke, Saints & Swansea
  3. Liverpool advance to Champions League final
  4. Reds lose second leg 4-2 but advance 7-6 on aggregate
  5. Face Real Madrid in final in Kiev on 26 May
  6. Liverpool to get 16,600 tickets for final
  7. #bbcfootball or text 81111

Live Reporting

By Andrew Mullen

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks

    Thanks for your company today.

    We have been to Rome, Manchester, London, Swansea and Stoke today.

    And tonight we will taking you to Madrid for Arsenal's Europa League semi-final second leg with Atletico Madrid.

    What will be the story tomorrow? Two English teams in European finals or the end of the road for Arsene Wenger's dream?

    Check back in these parts from around 18:30 BST for build up and text commentary from the Wanda Metropolitano.

    Here's the preview to keep you busy until then.

    Adios.

  2. 'We are optimistic going into the last three games'

    Bournemouth v Swansea City (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Swansea City

    Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal: “Look at the last six league games we have played.

    “We play against Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea. So far, since we arrived, the games we have lost have all been against the big sides apart from Brighton.

    “In all the other games, we have won points.

    “With the run of games we have had, it’s normal that we lost some of them, but we showed against Chelsea that we are here to compete and that we will go face to face with any opponent.

    “We were unlucky not to get anything against Chelsea – we didn’t lose because we didn’t do the right things or create some chances.

    “We are dealing with the situation we are in and that makes us optimistic going into the last three games.”

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    Matt Price: Everton have Southampton and West Ham for their last two games. Huddersfield will be praying they beat them both.

  4. 'We want points as soon as possible'

    Bournemouth v Swansea City (Saturday 15:00 BST)

    Swansea City

    Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal: "We have three chances to get the points we need to stay in the Premier League

    “But we are not waiting for the last game or the last two games. We want points as soon as possible and we are looking at the next game as though it is the final one.

    “We understand it will be difficult away from home against Bournemouth, but our aim is to go there and fight for three points. That is all we are thinking about.”

  5. Post update

    Swansea finish the 2017/18 season with home fixtures against Southampton and Stoke, two sides who are currently below them in the table, after a trip to Bournemouth this weekend.

  6. Post update

    Not being lazy but Swansea also find themselves in our bottom six graphic ahead of Saturday's trip to Bournemouth...

    Premier League table
  7. 'Allardyce won't allow Everton to taper off'

    Everton v Southampton (Saturday 17:30 BST)

    Southampton

    Southampton manager Mark Hughes: "Everybody is different. Teams that are maybe in their own minds have completed their season, they are in mid-table and just fulfilling their fixtures, then maybe that can have a detrimental effect, but I don’t see that happening with Everton if I am honest.

    “Sam Allardyce is a very experienced manager who demands a lot from his players and he won’t let them or allow them to taper off their season."

  8. Relegation state of play

    West Brom will be relegated on Saturday unless they beat Tottenham - and even then, they will go down if Swansea avoid defeat or Southampton win (because the Swans and Saints still have to play each other).

    Stoke will be relegated if they lose to Crystal Palace, while if the Potters draw, they will go down if Swansea avoid defeat or Southampton win.

    Even if Stoke win, they can go down if four of their rivals all win at the weekend.

  9. 'Other teams looking over their shoulders'

    Everton v Southampton (Saturday 17:30 BST)

    Southampton

    Southampton manager Mark Hughes: "We are still working hard to the same end which is to make sure we are still in the Premier League at the end of these games.

    "Maybe teams around us will look around and see us coming up on the rails because I think everybody feels we are a side that has got good quality."

  10. 'Bournemouth was only part of the job'

    Everton v Southampton (Saturday 17:30 BST)

    Southampton

    Southampton manager Mark Hughes: "There was huge outpouring of emotion against Bournemouth but that was only part of the job we've got to do. We've got to step up and last weekend to a man everybody did."

  11. Post update

    We can re-use the same bottom six graphic for Southampton, but the tag certainly reads much better after beating Bournemouth 2-1 last weekend.

    Premier League table
  12. Islam Slimani: Newcastle forward given three-game ban

    Newcastle United

    Islam Slimani

    Newcastle forward Islam Slimani has been banned for three games for violent conduct after an off-the-ball incident during Saturday's defeat by West Brom.

    The 29-year-old Algerian, who is on loan from Leicester, appeared to kick out at Baggies defender Craig Dawson.

    The incident was not seen by referee David Coote but was caught on video.

    "He accepted the charge but argued the suspension was excessive," the FA said. "This was rejected by an Independent Regulatory Commission."

  13. Post update

    Quick bit of news you may have missed before we hear from Southampton manager Mark Hughes...

  14. 'Confident Benteke will be a Palace player next season'

    Stoke City v Crystal Palace (Saturday 12:30 BST)

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "It's great to have so many players fit at this stage of the season. Incredibly it looks like Jason Puncheon may train with us tomorrow, after his serious injury, Connor Wickham sat out today -- but he's OK. Unlikely either will feature this season though.

    "I'm confident Christian Benteke will be a Palace player next season. He'll tell you it's not been a great season in terms of goals, but he'll also tell you he's a lot better than this. He got over 15 goals last term to help keep Palace up."

  15. 'Last two matches are important'

    Stoke City v Crystal Palace (Saturday 12:30 BST)

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "These last two matches are important for everybody, particularly for the integrity of the league. We are up against two sides fighting for survival.

    "We know that Stoke are going to be 100% committed in front of their home fans. They're going to be desperate to get the points. They've got two games left against relegation rivals: us and Swansea.

    "Unless you're one of the top six sides in the Premier League, it tends to be a two manager job to keep a team up. I'll be talking to the directors if survival comes this season so that we can prepare to push on next season, we need to get that right.

    "My focus is on the club, what the club needs to ensure we don't find ourselves like this next season."

  16. Post update

    But much better for Crystal Palace...

    Premier League table
  17. 'Survival would be up there with Champions League win'

    Stoke City v Crystal Palace (Saturday 12:30 BST)

    Stoke City

    Stoke City manager Paul Lambert: "I've been really fortunate to win the Champions League as a player and win league titles but keeping this club up would be up there in terms of my achievements.

    "I expect a really tough game on Saturday. Roy Hodgson has done a great job at Crystal Palace. They are practically safe so whether that's a good or a bad thing for us I don't know. We just need to make sure we are on the front foot to win the game.

    It's pretty much the same squad as last weekend apart from Bruno Martins Indi who will miss out due to injury.

    "Maxim Choupo-Moting is still injured, as is Kostas Stafylidis."

  18. 'Clear for everyone we have to win'

    Stoke City v Crystal Palace (Saturday 12:30 BST)

    Stoke City

    Stoke City manager Paul Lambert: "It's clear for everyone we have to win on Saturday. We will try and play as well as we have been and try to get the victory.

    "We have been playing well but have just lacked a killer pass and a bit of luck at times. There is plenty of belief in the squad we can get out of trouble.

    "We just have to try everything we can to score goals. We did everything we could to get a result at Anfield last weekend. We played a good game and picked up a point no one expected.

    "The most important thing is the club stays up. For me it would be massive for us to stay up but it would be bigger for the Club."

  19. Post update

    Not such pleasant reading for Stoke...

    Premier League table
  20. Post update

    Now we turn our attentions to Stoke v Crystal Palace. That's 19th v 11th.

    Yes, Crystal Palace are 11th in the Premier League after that great win over Leicester City last weekend.