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  1. Thursday's football latest

    That's it for Thursday's football latest.

    We'll be back tomorrow with more news and views from some more Premier League managers.

    Follow the latest news on the BBC Sport website.

  2. Ups and downs

    It is coming to the business end of the season in all of the English and Scottish divisions.

    So who is in line for promotion and who faces the possibility of being relegated.

    BBC Sport has come up with an easy-to-follow guide for all the possible permutations.

    David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne
  3. Burnley news conference

    West Brom v Burnley (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    And finally for now, Burnley manager Sean Dyche who saw James Tarkowski make his England debut in the international break while goalkeeper Nick Pope was also part of the squad.

    Dyche believes there is "more to come" from Tarkowski and the defender has a chance of making the World Cup squad.

    With Tom Heaton almost fit to return after injury, Dyche looks like he will have a selection dilemma over the coming weeks

    "Tom is really close now, but I want to be in that position where I have to make a choice," he admits.

    Sean Dyche
  4. Swansea news conference

    Manchester United v Swansea (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Saturday sees Carvalhal come up against his compatriot Jose Mourinho.

    "I have a good record against Mourinho," says Carvalhal. "I have never lost to him and never lost at Old Trafford because it is my first time to play there.

    "He is the best manager ever in Portugal. He is very good with mind games and he likes to be in the theatre of war and ususlly he wins those battles. I am different and prefer to be out of the theatre.

    If we achieve something we will be very happy, if we achieve nothing it will be normal."

    Jose Mourinho
  5. Swansea news conference

    Manchester United v Swansea (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Away from cake and onto the game and Swansea are in 14th place on 31 points, three points clear of the relegation zone but Carvalhal knows his side will be up against it at Old Trafford, despite their recent promising form.

    "We will continue to do our work and do what we were doing before the international break" he says.

    "Usually United at home are very powerful. We know about that. They win most of their games at home and we will do our preparation and try to score. We believe they will attack more than us but we must be efficient and organised."

    Carlos Carvahal
  6. Cakes on the menu again at Swansea

    Manchester United v Swansea (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    We are slightly envious of the press pack at Swansea. First manager Carlos Carvalhal treated them to custard tarts a few weeks ago, and today he was at it again with more Portuguese sweet treats ahead of his side's trip to Manchester United.

    Carlos Carvahal
  7. Austin set for comeback

    West Ham v Southampton (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    There could be good news on the injury front for Hughes with Charlie Austin almost fit again after a hamstring injury which has kept him out of their last 19 matches in all competitions.

    "We're hopeful on Charlie Austin and he is keen to be involved against West Ham," says the Welshman.

    "It was a significant injury and he’s done magnificently to recover."

    Charlie Austin
  8. Southampton news conference

    West Ham v Southampton (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Saturday's game at the London Stadium comes after disturbances during the last home game against Burnley and unrest among Hammers fans.

    But Hughes knows he and his players need to focus on their own performances and have a positive mindset.

    "The second half performance in the Cup game against Wigan was much improved," he says. "There is a level of anxiety surrounding West Ham but we have to just play to our potential and try and effect the atmosphere in our favour."

    Incidents at the London Stadium
  9. Southampton news conference

    West Ham v Southampton (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Now to Southampton manager Mark Hughes who will be in charge for his first league game on Saturday at fellow strugglers West Ham.

    Saints are in 18th place, one place below the Hammers with two points separating the sides and Hughes knows the importance of the game.

    "This is a key game for both sides," he says. "At this end of the season you can damage your rivals’ prospects while enhancing your own.

    "This is a great club with some exceptional people and we’ve got the tools to get the job done in this eight weeks."

    Mark Hughes
  10. Leicester news conference

    Brighton v Leicester (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Leicester will welcome back Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire from international duty with England, as well as Portugal's Adrien Silva.

    Vardy, of course, hit the back of the net for the Three Lions in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Italy at Wembley, and Puel spoke of his pride of seeing his number nine on the scoresheet.

    "It’s always important for a striker to score a goal. If he can score for the national team, it’s good for our squad also," he said. "It is important for his confidence. It is difficult for defenders to mark Jamie."

    However, Foxes fans will have to wait and see if Kelechi Iheanacho is involved on Saturday after breaking his hand while with Nigeria.

    Jamie Vardy
  11. Leicester news conference

    Brighton v Leicester (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Eighth-place Leicester City go into this weekend's clash away at Brighton unbeaten in their last three Premier League games and level on points with Everton.

    But despite having the upper hand in terms of league position, manager Claude Puel is only too aware of the challenge that awaits at the Amex.

    "Brighton have almost secured their position in the table," he said. "Now they can play with freedom and quality, just thinking about their play, not their safety. It will be a dangerous team.

    “They are a team with confidence, but it is the same for us."

    "Their manager [Chris Hughton] has done good, hard work. They play football with a good structure and solidity, it always difficult to play against this team."

    Claude Puel
  12. Wigan charged over FA Cup pitch invasion

    Wigan Athletic have been charged by the Football Association for the pitch invasion by fans after the FA Cup fifth-round win over Manchester City last month.

    Manchester City have already been fined £50,000 after admitting a charge of failing to control their players when referee Anthony Taylor sent off Fabian Delph for a heavy challenge on Wigan midfielder Max Power.

    The League One club has until 18:00 BST on Monday 9 April to respond to the charge.

    Wigan v Manchester City
  13. Hodgson's praise for Salah

    Crystal Palace v Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30 GMT)

    Hodgson's side will go up against in-form Liverpool striker Mo Salah on Saturday and the manager was asked if the Egyptian is one of the best players in the world.

    "He's certainly showing that this season," he says. "I've never worked with him so can only talk from having watched him. He must be delighted to be performing in that top bracket of players."

    Mo Salah
  14. Crystal Palace news conference

    Crystal Palace v Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30 GMT)

    Zaha made his first start since February against Huddersfield after a knee ligament injury and the international break has done him plenty of favours.

    "It was amazing Wilf made that Huddersfield game, we were expecting him to be out until about Bournemouth [next week]," added Hodgson

    "Everything he's doing now is a bonus. It's good that he's been able to get the necessary treatment over the last few weeks. But we ill have to see about the Liverpool game."

    Wilfried Zaha
  15. Crystal Palace news conference

    Crystal Palace v Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30 GMT)

    Now to Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson whose side beat Huddersfield last time out to end an eight-game losing run, but host Liverpool on Saturday and Hodgson hopes that they can build on that display.

    "We had a very tough time, a run of difficult games, and the Huddersfield game broke that losing spell," he said. "It was nice to win that game."

    On the injury front, Wilfried Zaha will be assessed along with James Tomkins and Alexander Sorloth.

    Roy Hodgson
  16. Brighton news conference

    Brighton v Leicester (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    More from Hughton: "We've played consistently well in recent weeks and got results over the last month or so. I think we play better under pressure. We now look like we have more of a goal threat going forward."

    Finally, he says that Gaetan Bong will be fit to play but a late decision will be made on Dale Stephens while Anthony Knockaert and Leo Ulloa are both out.

  17. Brighton news conference

    Brighton v Leicester (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Brighton go into Saturday's home game against Leicester six points above the relegation zone in 12th place on 34 points and manager Chris Hughton knows that game and the next two against Huddersfield and Crystal Palace could be key to their survival.

    "If I'd been offered our current position at this stage back at the start of the season then I would have been delighted," says Hughton.

    "That doesn't take away the fact there's eight games left and we have to maintain our levels to keep ourselves up."

    "We've come on a lot since the reverse fixture back in August. We're at home where we've been in good form - you can't go into any home game without looking to win it - and there are different ways of doing that."

    Chris Hughton
  18. Pochettino gives positive update on Kane

    Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

    Back to Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino who has upbeat news on the fitness of England striker Harry Kane who suffered an ankle injury earlier this month against Bournemouth.

    "He is doing well and improving every day," says Pochettino.

    "It is difficult now to say if he will be involved this weekend - I cannot say no and I cannot say yes – but maybe next weekend.

    "We are positive about his recovery and we are happy. After Bournemouth, everyone thought it would be a long period out."

    Harry Kane
  19. Conte tips Morata to shine

    Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

    More injury news from Chelsea and David Luiz is out for another three weeks with a knee problem while teenager Ethan Amapadu's season is over after he suffered a fractured ankle.

    Christensen was sent home from the Denmark squad with 'fatigue' and if he has not recovered, Gary Cahill could take his place in defence.

    And finally, Conte says that Alvaro Morata could play a key role as the season comes to a climax.

    "He has been working very well, and he needed to work hard," says the Italian. "Now he is really fit and is ready to have an important end to the season for Chelsea."

    Alvaro Morata
  20. Chelsea news conference

    Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

    Although Spurs last win at Stamford Bridge came in 1990, Conte knows his side will face a tough game on Sunday.

    "We are talking about a really good team with many talented players and a really good manager," he says.

    "I have great respect for Tottenham. They have grown a lot and now are one of the best teams in England."

    Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pochettino