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By Steve Sutcliffe

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  1. Where is Mendy?

    Man City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was told Benjamin Mendy was in Hong Kong (according to his Instagram) near the front end of his press conference.

    Probably fair to say he wasn't happy.

    When asked about his full-back's whereabout he said:

    "In Barcelona, Hong Kong? **** Is he? He said he was going to Paris, but Hong Kong - I don't know.

    "I have to understand Instagram. Really I don't know. yesterday he's in Barcelona, Hong Kong, definitely not."

    Benjamin Mendy
  2. Kompany and Mendy out for City

    Man City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Pep Guardiola has confirmed neither Vincent Kompany nor Benjamin Mendy will be fit for Sunday's game against Chelsea.

    Both are long-term absentees this season.

  3. Post update

    Right time for some news from Manchester City.

    Updates from Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Leicester, Everton and Newcastle also still to come.

  4. Kane not ready yet

    Tottenham v Leicester (Sun, 13:30 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    The Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says that England forward Harry Kane is making good progress with his ankle injury.

    Sunday has come too early though. But when pressed the Argentine says that Kane could "maybe" be back to face Burnley on 23 February.

  5. 'Objective to be a realistic contender'

    Tottenham v Leicester (Sun 13:30 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    The Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated his desire to see his team challenge for the Premier League title.

    His team currently sit third in the table five points behind leaders Manchester City and second placed Liverpool.

    "We are there in third. Sunday will be key to win the three points will be tough though. They are a good team with a good manager and for us it is key to win the three points to be involved until the end.

    "That’s our objective to be realistic contender and have the possibility in the last five games to be there and make it possible."

  6. Post update

    Tottenham v Leicester (Sun, 13:30 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Mauricio Pochetinno

    The Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino started his press conference by being grilled (excuse the [pun) over his dining habits.

    He says he had a "nice meal" at Locanda Locatelli a Michelin starred restaurant in London on Tueday night.

    The Argentine was there with assistant Jesus Perez and another friend at the same time as David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane prompting rumours linking him to Real Madrid.

  7. 'They are an example for every club'

    Man City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 GMT)


    The Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been talking about his relationship with Pep Guardiola and the Manchester City side.

    He's very complimentary and it turns out we're moving back to the dining theme from earlier.

    "We have a good relationship. In the summer we had dinner together, I hope he speaks well about me as a coach," Sarri said.

    "The Premier League is very difficult. It is not easy to win or to get the Champions League. We need to work, but I think they are an example for every club.”

    So what about beating City?

    “I think that we were lucky because we scored in a very difficult moment of the match. Maybe we deserved to win in the second half, but we were lucky in the first as we scored in a difficult moment.

    "It is not easy against City to give them three or four opportunities. They had scored 43 goals in 15 matches, so it is difficult and we need to defend well. We need to be very fast when we are able to recover the ball. They are able to press really very well so it is difficult to exit that situation. If we can do that then we can do well.”

  8. 'We are no longer in title race' - Sarri

    Man City v Chelsea (Sun,16:00 GMT)


    Moving on to the game against league-leaders Manchester City...

    Maurizio Sarri said Chelsea were "lucky" to beat City last December when they ended the champions' 21-match unbeaten run.

    But the 60-year-old Italian insisted his side are not in the Premier League title race, contrary to a suggestion from City counterpart Pep Guardiola earlier this week.

    Sarri said: "I think we will be able to fight for the top four this season. No more, I think.

    "We can win something of course, but in the Premier League there is a fight between Liverpool and Man City. At the moment Man City is the best team in Europe."

    Maurizio Sarrri
  9. 'Higuain is a great player'

    Man City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 GMT)


    The Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been speaking about the impact of Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain who arrived on loan from Serie A champions Juventus at the end of January.

    "I think that Gonzalo is a great player," Sarri said.

    "He did very well everywhere, in Madrid, Naples and Milan, maybe not Milan.

    "He is a great player and he is very useful for Eden. They are really very suitable to play together I think. It is important for us he is determined, the impact is really very good for us.”

  10. Full house at City

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Not just Pep Guardiola today but also Manchester City women's team manager Nick Cushing and England international Nikita Parris.

    All looking ahead to games against Chelsea - a men's and women's double header at the Etihad Campus on Sunday.

  11. 'I want Hazard to be happy' - Sarri

    Man City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 GMT)


    Maurizio Sarri wants Eden Hazard to be "happy" wherever the Chelsea forward's future lies.

    Hazard this week admitted to having made a decision on his future, with his Chelsea contract expiring in June 2020 amid repeated links with a move to Real Madrid.

    Sarri said: "I speak every day with Eden, but I speak with Eden about his position on the pitch. "I will be really very happy with him if he will want to stay, because in my opinion he's the best in Europe.

    "But it's up to him, I think. I want to see him happy. And so, he has to decide."

    More on Eden Hazard from Sarri as he says does not expect the forward's decision to be known until the end of the season.

  12. Injury news: Hudson-Odoi & Cahill only doubts

    Man City v Chelsea (Sun, 16:00 GMT)


    Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been addressing the media ahead of his side's game with Manchester City on Sunday.

    First up was talking points surrounding fitness of his squad.

    Sarri says Callum Hudson-Odoi has a short fever and Gary Cahill has a minor back problem. He hopes to have all players available for Sunday.

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    FPL HJ: Most defining moment in Chelsea's recent history. Jesper Gronkjaer's Billion Pound goal vs Liverpool - 11th May 2003.

    Mollie: Huddersfield appointing David Wagner is their defining moment for sure. Kept a club destined for League One in the Championship, before getting us promoted to the Premier League, and then keeping us in the top flight too. Three miracles - each one more incredible than the last.

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    SMS Message: The positivity stemming from Solskjaer's reign has given us more hope than I've felt in over five years. I stopped reading pressers years ago, because the negativity was too much to deal with. Now, I never miss a pre/post-game presser. Ed, keep this man exactly where he is. from Greg, Sheffield
    Greg, Sheffield
  15. BreakingSolskjaer named manager of the month

    Manchester United manger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named Barclays Manager of the Month for January.

    "It means we’ve been the team of the month, both the staff and the players, so we’ve done well," said Solskjaer. "We want to be winning games, we want to move up the table and this is the start of it."

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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    Now following on from that last post, feel free to let me know the most defining moment at your club.

    It can be, good, bad, or wacky. A goal, a managerial change or a new owner.

    You know what to do.

  17. Man City's most important goal

    Now calling all Manchester City or just those that like the defining Premier League moments...what do you reckon?

    The Vincent Kompany goal v Man Utd or the Aguuuuuueeerrrrooooo moment?

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  18. Post update

    Tottenham v Leciester (Sun, 13:30 GMT)

    Now some injury news has just arrived from Tottenham which I hope means that manager Mauricio Pochettino is not far behind.

    England duo Dele Alli (hamstring) and Harry Kane (ankle) are both back in training again so not far away from action.

    Ben Davies (groin) is still receiving treatment, while Vincent Janssen (knee) and Eric Dier (virus) are definitely both unavailable this weekend.

  19. Post update

    Fulham v Man Utd (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Andre Schurrle

    Fulham's Andre Schurrle has won the Carling Goal of the Month award for January.

    The Fulham midfielder wins the award for scoring with an absolute zinger of a shot against Burnley - that the German ranks in his top three goals of all time.

    "Yeah, it was a beautiful goal. When I look at it the control and the shot were quite beautiful, so it’s probably [in my] top three."

    Fulham could probably do with similar heroics when they face Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.

    The Cottagers are currently 19th in the table and seven points from safety.