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Summary

  1. Crystal Palace's Roy Hodgson and Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo next to face media
  2. Manchester City's Pep Guardiola and Newcastle's Rafa Benitez up later
  3. Arsenal will play Rennes and Chelsea face Dynamo Kiev in last 16 of Europa League
  4. Chelsea banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows by Fifa
  5. Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for permanent Manchester United role
  6. Solskjaer says Lingard and Martial could return to face Liverpool
  7. Have your say: #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Laura Savvas

All times stated are UK

  1. The weekend's fixtures

    Premier League action gets back underway tonight, with not one, but two fixtures tonight.

    Check out the bumper schedule across the weekend - including the Carabao Cup final.

    (All times listed in GMT)

    • Cardiff City v Watford (Fri, 19:45) - Premier League
    • West Ham v Fulham (Fri, 19:45) - Premier League
    • Burnley v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30) - Premier League
    • Bournemouth v Wolves (Sat, 15:00) - Premier League
    • Newcastle v Huddersfield (Sat, 15:00) - Premier League
    • Leicester v Crystal Palace (Sat, 17:30) - Premier League
    • Arsenal v Southampton (Sun, 14:05) - Premier League
    • Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 14:05) - Premier League
    • Chelsea v Man City (Sun, 16:30) - Carabao Cup final
    Premier League
  2. Chelsea handed two-season transfer ban

    Chelsea

    Some more information now about the breaking news from Stamford Bridge.

    Chelsea have also been fined 600,000 Swiss francs, while the Football Association has been fined 510,000 Swiss francs.

    The ban does not prevent the release of players and will not apply to Chelsea's women's and futsal teams.

    The Premier League club have been given three days to appeal against the world governing body's decision.

    It comes following a Fifa investigation into the Blues' signing of foreign under-18 players, including former striker Bertrand Traore.

    Chelsea
  3. Pogba praise

    Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 14:05GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    How times have changed.

    The last time Manchester United played Liverpool, Paul Pogba was left kicking his heels on the bench as an unused substitute.

    The France midfielder will be part of the United starting line-up at Old Trafford, with Solskjaer saying 'in his mould, there is no-one near' Pogba.

    "He is a top player," said the Norwegian.

    "He is a World Cup winner, a leader in the dressing room and on the pitch. He wants the ball all the time. He can score goals, has great close technique, makes long runs to get into the box and he can also spray passes when he is sitting in midfield."

    It kind of begs the question why Mourinho could not get the best out of him.

  4. Cherries team news

    Bournemouth v Wolves (Sat, 15:00)

    Here's an injury update from Eddie Howe for you...

    "There are no dramatic changes to our team news. David Brooks and Callum Wilson are both still out - they're some way away yet. We'll also have to make a late call on Junior Stanislas.

    "We've also got some long-term absentees. The likes of Simon Francis and Lewis Cook are big misses for us. They've been the foundation of our side for some time now."

    Eddie Howe
  5. 'We know we'll be in for a tough game against Wolves'

    Bournemouth v Wolves (Sat, 15:00)

    Bournemouth

    Howe on Wolves: "Wolves have done very well this season. They're a well-balanced team with some real individual talents. They've stuck to their philosophy since their promotion.

    "Continuity in team selection is important. The fact that Wolves have used so few players this season is credit to their staff and management. We know we'll be in for a tough game."

    Eddie Howe
  6. 'We've got to start showing more consistency'

    Bournemouth v Wolves (Sat, 15:00)

    Bournemouth

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is next in the hot seat.

    "We've a good couple of weeks and had some good training sessions. We're keen to get back out playing games and are looking forward to the weekend," Howe said.

    "After the Cardiff and Liverpool defeats we're keen to get back out there. Our home record has been strong recently, but we've got to start showing more consistency."

    Eddie Howe
  7. Bielsa mention

    Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 14:05GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Marcelo Bielsa's outstanding work at Leeds United this season has brought another major rivalry for Manchester United closer to being reintroduced into the football calendar.

    Bielsa has also had an input into events at Old Trafford this season, for it was under the Argentina that energetic midfielder Ander Herrera developed when he was at Athletic Bilbao.

    "He covers every bit of grass on the pitch and has so much passion, energy and enthusiasm," said Solskjaer.

    "I remember when he played against us (United) for Bilbao. He has gone through a good school in Bielsa."

  8. BreakingChelsea banned from signing new players for next two transfer windows

    Chelsea have been banned from signing new players in the next two transfer windows for breaching Fifa rules in relation to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

    More on this developing story here.

  9. 'It would be welcome to have Fergie talk to the players if he wanted to'

    Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 14:05)

    Manchester United

    Solskjaer is asked whether he's going to adopt a mind-game approach similar to that of ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

    "Nah. I don’t think Jurgen Klopp will read what I say, I’m not gonna read what he says.

    "That is further down the line. It would be welcome to have him talk to the players if he wanted to, the gaffer.

    "We know how much it meant for him to overtake Liverpool."

    Sir Alex Ferguson
  10. 'We want to build a team that is worthy for Man Utd’s history'

    Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 14:05)

    Manchester United

    On Liverpool: "We know we are in for a tough game. Liverpool have been fantastic this season. They will pay us respect.

    "For them it is a big game, for us it is a big game. We know how big the game is for the staff and the supporters."

    On Man Utd's aims: "We want to build a team that is worthy for Man Utd’s history. Fantastic to win those three away games, we need to perform at home as well."

    Solskjaer
  11. 'There is no-one near with Pogba's physical presence'

    Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 14:05)

    Manchester United

    Paul Pogba was an unused sub against Liverpool earlier in the season under former manager Jose Mourinho.

    "He will play now. If you build your team around Paul Pogba, he is a top player. I have always liked him," Solskjaer said.

    "He is a World Cup winner and a leader in the dressing room and on the pitch. He wants the ball all the time. I wanted him playing to the best of his ability.

    "There are different types of midfielders but in his mould, there is no-one near with his physical presence, he can score goals, great close technique, he makes long runs to get into the box. He can also spray passes when he is sitting in midfield. That is not his best position but he can do it."

    Paul Pogba
  12. 'We’re not underdogs any more'

    Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 14:05)

    Manchester United

    On changes since the last Liverpool game: "It’s not about pride, it’s about we’ve taken a few steps in the right direction in that process of becoming a team that challenges higher up the league. It’s not about pride, onto the next one, I never look back, I want to see forward."

    On whether Utd can beat Liverpool: "I wouldn’t tell anyone, would I? We have to perform better than we did against PSG, because it’s a big game, a big team. Suddenly we’re not underdogs any more. People praise us but we didn’t perform to the level we wanted to against PSG, even though they should have had 10 men. We have to stay focused throughout. The little things make a difference. Mbappe was a centimetre in front of Eric."

    Solksjaer
  13. 'It’s a three-horse race for the title and fourth is my focus'

    Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 14:05)

    Manchester United

    Time for a bit of title-race talk...

    The Man Utd boss is asked whether it's hard to watch rivals Liverpool and Man City battling it out for the Premier League title.

    "I’ve not really focused on the teams, what they’re doing. I’m focusing on us and what we have to do to get to where we want to be. It’s a three-horse race for the title and fourth that’s my focus."

    On whether he wants Spurs to win the title: "I don’t get myself involved in that but maybe."

    Solksjaer
  14. 'We need to stay controlled but with some fight in us'

    Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 14:05)

    Manchester United

    Solskjaer on Liverpool: "I played a few of these myself and know the magnitude of it for the fans and everyone who works here.

    "It’s our job to be focusing and channeling all that energy into performance mode when we start the game on Sunday.

    "It’s not about emotions, I understand emotion can be brought into it, but we have to stay focused and controlled with some fight in us as well."

    Solskjaer
  15. Friday's papers

    The Daily Telegraph

    The Daily Telegraph's sports pages features Chelsea's Olivier Giroud.

    Friday's Telegraph
  16. Friday's papers

    The Daily Star

    The Daily Star believes that Chelsea's win over Malmo in the Europa League has given under-pressure manager Maurizio Sarri a bit of breathing space.

    Friday's Daily Star
  17. Friday's papers

    Daily Mirror

    The Mirror has plenty of football news on its back page - Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool all feature.

    Friday's Daily Mirror
  18. Ole’s time

    Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 14:05GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester United’s last meeting with Liverpool turned out to be the end for Jose Mourinho’s two-and-half-year stint as manager.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has enjoyed a phenomenal time as stand-in and victory in the Old Trafford rematch without Jurgen Klopp’s team could virtually seal the job full-time.

    Solskjaer looks ahead to the game shortly.

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  19. Lingard update

    Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 14:05)

    Manchester United

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to have midfielder Jesse Lingard back for Manchester United's Premier League game against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

    Lingard was injured in the Champions League defeat by PSG and was expected to be out for two to three weeks, but Solskjaer may have the England international available for the weekend.

    It is also possible Anthony Martial, who was also injured against PSG, could face Jurgen Klopp's side but Solskjaer feels he is less likely to have the Frenchman available than Lingard.

    He said: "Jesse is looking OK. I hope with Anthony."

    Jesse Lingard
  20. Post update

    Man Utd fans, I'm about to brighten your day.

    Hold your breath...