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Live Reporting

Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    That's it for now. Thanks for joining us.

    We'll be back on Friday morning when the rest of the Premier League managers will be facing the media.

    Enjoy your evening.

  2. Stoke news conference

    Stoke v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Losing to West Ham would mean the Hammers going above them in the Premier League table and Hughes knows the danger they present.

    "They are getting people behind the ball at the moment and David Moyes has them organised at the back," says Hughes.

    "He is a good manager as he has proven over the years."

  3. Stoke news conference

    Stoke v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    More from Mark Hughes: "We have been poor in terms of keeping the top teams out. The vast majority of the goals we have conceded have come against them. The scores haven't reflected our performances for the most part.

    "The owners are fans, and they, like the rest of the supporters, want to see committed performances and players running as much as they can.

    "If they can, then, like on Tuesday, they will be happy. They’ve been in the game a long time, they know it’s not always a smooth path.”

    Stoke players
  4. Stoke news conference

    Stoke v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Stoke were beaten 1-0 by Burnley on Tuesday night and Hughes has found that stats can be misleading.

    "Of the 40 stats we have looked at from the game, we came out on top in almost everyone apart from the one that ultimately mattered," says the Welshman.

    "We did enough to win the game on Tuesday and were the better team. Burnley had two shots on target all game and won it.

    "I've said before that I don't think our performances have been too bad, apart from the second half last weekend."

    Mark Hughes
  5. Stoke news conference

    Stoke v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    It looks like we are about to finally hear from Stoke manager Mark Hughes...

  6. Hayes set for addition to her squad

    Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes has announced she is expecting twins.

    The 41-year-old whose team sit second in the Women's Super League and face Montpellier in the Champions League quarter-finals next March, recently ruled herself out of contention for the England vacancy.

    "I'm massively excited to share the news that I am expecting twins in June," Hayes said. "I've got my biggest life challenge ahead of me and I'm very excited to fulfil a dream of mine in becoming a parent."

    emma Hayes
  7. Dyche is happy to chat

    Brighton v Burnley (Sat, 15:00)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche could never be accused of neglecting his media duties.

    He spent over half an hour talking to journalists just then, after doing a 10-minute radio interview, and has a couple of other media engagements still to complete.

    Dyche was calm and relaxed and always has an anecdote or two. Today's involved his early days at Nottingham Forest.

    Sean Dyche
  8. Southampton news conference

    Chelsea v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Pellegrino went on: "In the second half we tried to push but it was hard for us to bounce back but the main feeling watching the game was that we made mistakes with our lack of connection.

    "Three days ago we showed a different face and now in two days time we have another chance to play well and we want to play this game as quick as possible.

    "But I am concerned and I need to try to find a solution."

    Southampton v Leicester
  9. Southampton news conference

    Chelsea v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Wednesday night was a worrying one for Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino after his side lost 4-1 to Leicester - putting in a well below par performance.

    But Pellegrino hopes that they can get back to the form they had been showing recently at the weekend when they travel to Chelsea.

    "It's my responsibility to try to inspire my team," he says. "For the last week or so against Manchester City, Bournemouth and Arsenal we showed really good face but this game surprised everyone.

    "It was a bad game from the beginning, but as we conceded they got better and our confidence was down."

    Mauricio Pellegrino
  10. Post update

    Stoke v West Ham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Mark Hughes is due to face the media shortly!

  11. Ford apologises over 'English' comment

    The Football Association of Wales (FAW) will not take action against chief executive Jonathan Ford for saying the next Wales manager could be "foreign", but "definitely not English".

    A statement from the FAW said they will not "take the matter any further" after Ford apologised for the remarks.

    Jonathan Ford
  12. Dyche stays calm

    Burnley v Brighton (Sat, 15:00GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manager Sean Dyche is not getting carried away by Burnley's success.

    Burnley are sixth approaching the halfway point of the season, only out of the Champions League placed on goal difference.

    But there will be no sense of superiority ahead of his side's visit to Brighton on Saturday.

    He said: "We have not got to the level where we are swaggering into places. We are realistic. The fans are realistic. Football can be a fragile business. Five years ago we were having to sell players."

    Dyche says it is possible he will bring in new players during the January transfer window.

    Sean Dyche
  13. Brighton news conference

    Brighton v Burnley (Sat, 15:00)

    Without a win in their last six games, Brighton are finding it tough in the top flight as some of the sides below them start to pick up precious points.

    Seagulls boss Chris Hughton is realistic about his side's chances as they prepare to take on high-flying Burnley.

    "We are one of a number of teams who are not in good form at the moment," admits Hughton

    "We are conscious we need to pick up points and score goals and our next two games are two very big games for us."

    Chris Hughton
  14. Burnley news conference

    Brighton v Burnley (Sat, 15:00)

    Defenders Ben Mee and Matt Lowton could both return to the Burnley squad for the trip to Brighton after both recovered from injury.

    Sean Dyche says an assessment on Stephen Ward's knee injury will be made on Friday.

    Stephen Ward
  15. Crystal Palace news conference

    Leicester v Crystal Palace (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Finally, Roy Hodgson has also given a few injury updates with bad news for Mamadou Sakho who faces a spell out with a calf injury.

    Timothy Fosu-Mensah will have a scan on a hamstring injury sustained against Watford while Joel Ward remains out with a groin injury.

    Defender Luka Milivojevic will miss the game through suspension

    Mamadou Sakho
  16. Charlie Taylor's concern

    Brighton v Burnley (Sat, 15:00)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Defender Charlie Taylor has come in to speak to the media whilst we wait for Burnley manager Sean Dyche.

    Taylor joined Burnley from Leeds in the summer but has had to wait a long time for a taste of Premier League action, making his debut when he came on as a substitute in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Stoke.

    The 24-year-old admits there "were moments" during his exile when he wondered if he had done the right thing.

    But, having had a taste of the top flight, he is determined to stay there.

    Charlie Taylor
  17. Botham given Scunthorpe role

    Away from the Premier League for a moment and news that Scunthorpe United have appointed former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham as their new club president.

    Botham, 62, scored over 7,000 runs and took more than 500 wickets for England and also played professional football, making 11 appearances for Scunthorpe between 1980 and 1985.

    Sir Ian Botham
  18. Crystal Palace news conference

    Leicester v Crystal Palace (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    If it's December, it must be time for football managers, including Roy Hodgson, to have a go at the festive fixture schedule.

    Although Palace do seem to have a hectic time, taking on Arsenal on the evening of 28 December and hosting Manchester City at lunchtime on 31 December before travelling to Southampton for an evening game on 2 January

    "I think it's unfortunate if you are a team that gets moved for television and you only get one day rest," says the former England manager.

    "We have two days between Arsenal and Man City. I find it harsh we only have one day between playing Southampton and Man City. We will find that very hard. Our squad isn't very big."

    Roy Hodgson
  19. Crystal Palace news conference

    Leicester v Crystal Palace (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Palace have enjoyed an upturn in form with nine points from their last five games but Hodgson knows they still have a long way to go.

    "Nothing has changed for me or my staff. We have worked exactly the same way since we came in," he continues.

    " We can only hope to continue with what we've achieved so far. We aren't the finished article."

    "But if you ask am I pleased with what we have done in the last 10 games, the table does look better."

    Crystal Palace celebrate
  20. Crystal Palace news conference

    Leicester v Crystal Palace (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Crystal Palace moved out of the bottom three on Tuesday night thanks to their last-gasp win over Watford but although they are back in there on goal difference after West Brom's draw against Liverpool on Wednesday, manager Roy Hodgson is full of confidence

    "We are closer to the pack and that's the important thing," he says.

    "There is going to be a pack of teams for a period of time going forward in and around that third spot. Now we have ourselves within 3-4 points of that pack, it's important we stay with them."

    Roy Hodgson