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  1. Goodbye

    Thanks for joining us this afternoon. It's been a blast as usual.

    We'll leave you with some of today's top stories to be getting on with.

    See you soon.

  2. Gazza on Dunston's FA Cup hopes

    Dunston UTS v Gateshead (Sat, 12:30 BST - live on the BBC)

    Paul Gascoigne

    Before we get going this a great read from our colleague Neil Johnston who looks at Dunston UTS' big day in the FA Cup on Saturday against National League side Gateshead.

    Speaking to BBC Sport, former Dunston resident, and ex-England midfielder, Paul Gascoigne gives his backing to the club playing in the ninth tier of English football.

    They are one win away from a first appearance in the FA Cup first round.

    Read the piece here

    You can watch their match on the BBC website, red button and iPlayer - kick-off is at 12:30 BST

  3. Fans 'win games' for Man Utd - Mata

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 12:30 BST)

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    Video caption: Fans 'win games' for Manchester United - Mata
  4. Transfer news from Wolves!!!

    Wolves v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Boss Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed the club have closed in on a £15m deal with Sporting Lisbon for keeper Rui Patricio, who has scored plenty of fantasy league points this season... and been very good in real life.

    "He's a very mature player, a lot of experience and besides that, he's a man, he knows how to handle things," said Santo, referring to the fallout Patricio has had with his parent club.

    "He can separate things and you must separate things - when you train, when you compete and all the matters which surround you, you have to go away from that and I think he can do it."

    Team news: Wolves are likely to remain unchanged - Santo has named the same team in all of their eight Premier League games this season. Jonny Otto, who made his Spain debut, has returned fit along with Wolves' other internationals, including Helder Costa who scored on his Portugal debut.

  5. 'We have to find solutions to score'

    Everton v Crystal Palace (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Marco Silva

    More now from the Everton manager Marco Silva, on the threat attacking quartet, Theo Walcott, Bernard, Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson may offer against Crystal Palace.

    "It is really important for me to see what they did [in the last match, a 2-1 win over Leicester]," Silva said.

    "I think everybody is happy with this situation. It is important they enjoy what they are doing as well, I don't want to just focus on these four. We have [Ademola] Lookman to to add to the three strikers.

    "The players did well and it is up to us to continue in this way and get better every time. We have to find solutions to score and win the match."

  6. Is Zaha fit for Everton?

    Everton v Crystal Palace (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Wilfried Zaha came back from international duty with Ivory Coast with a muscle strain.

    Here's Palace manager Roy Hodgson with an injury update: "It’s good news that he’s close enough to be assessed to see if he’ll be fit enough to play, but you’re taking into areas of sports science and medicine that I’m not comfortable talking about.

    "My information is that he hasn’t trained with us since the injury but they’re hoping he’ll be able to train tomorrow and if he does, I guess he’ll be available to play but I won’t know that tomorrow."

    Jonny Williams, Joel Ward and Christian Benteke will miss Sunday's game. Max Meyer and Alex Sorloth (both virus) did not train on Friday.

  7. Team news

    Everton v Crystal Palace (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    The Everton manager Marco Silva has been conducting his press duties this afternoon and he started by giving an update on the availability of his players.

    "We followed all of our internationals closely, Idrissa Gueye picked up a problem, which isn't a good time for us but we were prepared for the schedule," Silva said.

    The Portuguese boss also confirms that Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina and James McCarthy could be involved in Sunday's clash against the Eagles.

  8. Team news

    Newcastle v Brighton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    And here's Benitez with the Magpies team news:

    "Salomon Rondon has been doing part of the training sessions, but is not available. Ciaran Clark will have some treatment, but he is out. Paul Dummett is training normally so he should be OK."

  9. 'I could have told my coffee machine'

    Huddersfield v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    Jurgen Klopp has also been asked about the UEFA Nations League. It's fair to say the Liverpool boss is not a fan.

    “You don’t want to see Anthony Joshua fighting every second night," he said. That’s not possible. In no other sports - in American football you have a summer break that is nearly longer than our season has, a real, proper break.

    “In Basketball they have a summer league. Only in football everyone wants big competitions where you can get relegated, promoted, playing for something.

    “At one point we have to think do we want opera every night? Or every two months.

    “I like competition but at one point somebody has to step back and think they are players, how can we make sure they perform?

    “The Nations League is a good idea but do it in another sport because in football there is no space for it. I realise that I could have told my coffee machine because nobody is really interested in [my opinion]."

  10. 'I don’t know my budget for January'

    Newcastle v Brighton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Rafael Benitez

    Aside from the current UK government, the word 'budget' has been most closely associated with Newcastle United Football Club.

    Magpies boss Rafael Benitez was asked about his budget for January:

    "I have been speaking with [managing director] Lee Charnley this week, but I usually speak with him. I spoke with [scout] Steve Nickson too.

    "I don’t know my budget for January, but it is not a problem. I am confident we can achieve what we want to achieve.

    "All my career, even with the top sides, we have never been top spenders. A lot of other teams have spent big this season. The atmosphere is quite good here and the players know that the way is to keep working hard."

  11. 'I think of the team first and not individuals'

    Huddersfield v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    The Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is now asked about England full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold who was left out of the Reds fixture against Manchester City.

    “He is a fantastic boy, our boy and a outstanding player," Klopp said.

    "Thank God we have a few options to change the line-up. I don’t think it’s a challenge but if a player is not ready for something like that [being dropped] he will struggle over his career.

    “It was his birthday the City game so I thought the night before a lot of people might have contacted him so I didn’t want to disturb all these message exchange. I'm obviously joking of course.

    “Joe [Gomez] can play there and with respect deserved to play. That's why we did it. I think about the situation and the players I line-up first not what it would mean for Trent. It was nothing. He came back in a good shape, a good mood and enjoyed the time with the national team."

  12. Post update

    Huddersfield v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    More from the Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp:

    "It will not be an easy game, it will be the opposite. If we do our best, and do what we are good in, it will be difficult for Huddersfield. That is clear."

  13. 'Happy birthday David'

    Huddersfield v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    David Wagner and Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp started his press conference by wishing his friend, the Huddersfield boss, David Wagner a happy birthday.

    "He's 47, I know with a grey beard he looks a bit older," says Klopp.

    Klopp then confirms that he has not sent Wagner a present for his birthday.

    “I’m hoping not to give him one tomorrow, to be honest. We need to be ready for a really tough game. So far they have struggled with scoring goals, we know that it is possible for that to change though.

    “There's no reason to be worried by Dave’s situation at Huddersfield. I will use the words of a friend, 'Getting promoted was a miracle. Staying in the league was a miracle, and now this year if he stays in the league he will have a hat-trick of miracles'."

    "I don't think any other manager in the world could have done the job that David has done with Huddersfield."

  14. 'Jadon didn't want to be here'

    Man City v Burnley (15:00 BST)

    This is interesting from Guardiola on Jadon Sancho, who left City to join Borussia Dortmund in 2017 - the 18-year-old, who made his England debut last week, has been an integral part the German club's success so far this season.

    "We did everything," said Guardiola.

    "Hopefully he can achieve what he was looking for. I'm glad he's playing well."

    Could he come back?

    "I don't know. When he decided he wanted to move from here because he didn't want to be here. When he doesn't want to be here he's not looking forward to coming back.

    "Maybe in the future, new club, new manager. I don't know what will happen."

    Jadon Sancho
  15. 'The papers don't know'

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Alvaro Morato

    The Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri finished his press conference by responding to paper talk that Alvaro Morato might be heading through the Stamford Bridge exit door in January.

    "They [the papers] don’t know me very well," Sarri said.

    "I am completely focused on improving my team and my players. In the last month I think Morata has played better and in the last three days I have seen him do very very well in training."

  16. 'Sterling mentality stronger than before'

    Man City v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Here's Guardiola on his winger Raheem Sterling, who scored twice in England's 3-2 win in Spain:

    "His character and personality does not depend on scoring two goals. The most important thing - he knows - at 23 years old, he can still be better.

    "His mentality is stronger than before from my point of view. He plays so good, so well in terms of movement - he creates room for Jesse Lingard, Harry Kane etc"

  17. Wait a minute

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 12:30BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester United got in touch with the Football Association to ask for additional time to respond to Jose Mourinho's disciplinary charge.

    They have not indicated whether Mourinho intends to accept or deny it.

    Either way, he will be in the dug-out at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

    Before news of the extension broke, I asked him if he thought he was being victimised by the FA.

    His diplomatic response?

    "I cannot imply bias. My answer is no answer."

  18. 'I don't know if De Bruyne will play 90 mins'

    Man City v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Kevin de Bruyne

    Will we see Belgian midfield master Kevin de Bruyne back in action for Manchester City on Saturday, against Burnley?

    He's has made just one appearance so far this season having suffered a knee ligament injury in August.

    You might have seen photos of him in full training.

    Now here's City manager Pep Guardiola's view:

    "I don't know [if he will start].

    "I don't know if he is able to play 90 minutes.

    "He's trained well last two weeks. He's such an important player for us. Whenever a player is out, I like it when they come back - we will be stronger."

    Clarets fans will be hoping he doesn't appear.

  19. 'It is not acceptable. It’s disgusting.'

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    The Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has also been speaking about England and Chelsea midfielder Karen Carney who has received rape and death threats on social media.

    "I have seen the last match against Fiorentina," Sarri said.

    "She is a very good midfielder. What can I say about the situation it is not acceptable. It’s disgusting."

    "I think you can use social media but only for working not for socialising. I have a problem speaking to my friends on the phone because I like speaking to them face to face. It is not my world."

  20. 'He has won everywhere'

    Chelsea v Man Utd (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Maurizio Sarri

    Maurizio Sarri has also been asked if his team is playing better than Chelsea did under Jose Mourinho and about Antonio Conte's rift with the Manchester United manager.

    Out comes the straight bat.

    "I don’t know because we are talking about a coach who has won everything," Sarri says.

    "He has won everywhere. So I think I have to respect him but i think also that you all have to respect him.

    "I think that he is a very good coach, a very good manager, one of the best in the world. I don’t know about his problem with Antonio, sometimes out on the pitch we [managers] are a little bit nervous, a little bit tense, so in that moment you can say everything. I think Conte respects Mourinho and vice-versa."

    So does Mourinho command enough respect from the English press?

    "I don’t know," Sarri adds. "I think no at the moment but I’m not really sure, I don’t want to read anything. I know as a coach we have positive and negative periods. In negative periods I only want to think in my mind, I don’t want to read anything.

    "We are talking about only eight matches. They are doing well in the Champions League so they have the opportunity to improve in the Premier League."