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Live Reporting

By Ben Collins

All times stated are UK

  1. Bye for now

    So, can Liverpool maintain their superb start to the season later in what is arguably the most one-sided Merseyside derby in a generation?

    However, Leicester can put the pressure on by closing the gap to five points before the second half at Anfield kicks off.

    Thanks for joining us and letting us know your thoughts on the first round of fixtures on Amazon Prime.

    We'll be back later with live text commentary on Wednesday's six Premier League games. Until then, I'll leave you with some of our other top stories:

  2. Amazon Prime's first Premier League games

    SMS Message: You can't just say, "turn off notifications." It's 2019, I understand the concept of streaming, there will always be a lag in getting the picture especially when in full HD. However if the premier league are to give exclusive rights to amazon, they need to provide a tv channel for viewing the games. Pubs/bars etc will suffer, nothing worse than standing in a pub watching the game and someone spoiling the score before it happens. Anybody accepting 1 minute lag delays are shooting themselves in the foot. from Lewis
    Lewis
  3. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    Shivam Manghnani: With all the talk about the Merseyside derby and Mourinho back at Old Trafford, the subplot of John Terry's return to Stamford Bridge has gone under the radar. Odds on another 26th minute special?

  4. Amazon Prime's first Premier League games

    SMS Message: Love everything about the Amazon streaming. Kick off times being brought ahead by 15 mins doesn't make too much difference if going to a game. It's about time fans were able to have a proper choice of games and watching your own team, rather than focusing on others. I don't have BT or Sky as I'm only focused on watching my team, and this changes that and makes it possible. And for those moaning about it being delayed by a few seconds, just mute your live score app and there is zero issue at all. from Ryan
    Ryan
  5. Spurs to accept under £40m for Eriksen?

    Manchester United and Tottenham dominate today's gossip column, with Spurs reportedly willing to listen to offers of less than £40m for Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen.

  6. What awaits Mourinho on Old Trafford return?

    Manchester United v Tottenham (19:30 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Jose Mourinho returns to the Old Trafford dugout on Wednesday almost a year after his last appearance, for a 4-1 win over Fulham on 8 December 2018 that proved to be his last victory as Manchester United manager.

    Mourinho travels north with a Tottenham side re-energised since the departure of Mauricio Pochettino on 19 November, with three wins from three games, which has helped take them sixth in the Premier League.

    England midfielder Dele Alli in particular appears to have been transformed by Mourinho's arrival.

    In contrast, his old club are at a low ebb. When he walks into the visiting dressing room he was responsible for reducing in size during his time at the club, Mourinho will be preparing to meet a United side that are 10th in the table having won just four league matches this season and heading for their worst league finish since 1990.

    So, who has benefited most from Mourinho's United exit? And what should Spurs fans be wary of if they look back at the Portuguese's time at Old Trafford?

  7. Post update

    So which games are you most looking forward to later?

    I'll be watching the first half of Manchester United v Tottenham (19:30 GMT), then switching between that and Liverpool v Everton (20:15) before sticking with the second half of the Merseyside derby.

    Although who knows...if all the action is elsewhere during the early kick-offs then we can just switch and watch those games instead. Plus, I believe there's a goal centre service, like BT Sport do with their Champions League coverage, so we won't miss a goal (in theory!)

  8. Amazon Prime's first Premier League games

    SMS Message: Have to chime in with how much of a fan I am of the Amazon Prime coverage, the best part being that I am rewatching last night's matches in full while sitting in work. from Biff
    Biff

    Like your style Biff. We won't tell the boss.

  9. Post update

    I hear you Steve. I received the first goal alert around a similar time before seeing it actually go in...but then just turned off my notifications. Sorted.

  10. Amazon Prime's first Premier League games

    SMS Message: Because I'm really sad, I timed the lag on Amazon at 1 minute 16 seconds behind 5 Live on DAB radio. For me that's a deal breaker: I want to be right up to date with what is happening. Don't think the Premier League should sell exclusive rights to online-only platforms until they sort this. from Steve, Sheffield
    Steve, Sheffield
  11. Wednesday's fixtures

    Kick-off 19:30 GMT (unless stated)

    • Chelsea v Aston Villa
    • Leicester City v Watford
    • Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur *
    • Southampton v Norwich City
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United
    • Liverpool v Everton (20:15) *

    *Commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live or Sports Extra

  12. Amazon kick-off times

    Most of the midweek Premier League fixtures kick-off at 19:30 GMT - 15 minutes earlier than the regular time of 19:45, which I think most match-going fans appreciate in December.

    The others are at 20:15, which is 15 minutes later than the regular midweek kick-off time for televised games (20:00).

  13. Amazon Prime's first Premier League games

    Richard Demarchi: These games on Amazon are terrible for football fans. Irritating kick off times for those who go to games and an added cost on top of existing subscriptions. Competition for TV rights just means more expense for fans. TV and VAR ruining the game for real supporters.

  14. Premier League games on Amazon

    Why is it happening? When are they on? How can you watch them?

    Amazon Prime have since stepped up their football coverage by agreeing a deal to show every game from two rounds of Premier League fixtures in December, beginning with Tuesday night's two games.

    Here's more on that deal and why - for the first time ever - 'televised' Premier League games in the UK are not being shown on a traditional TV channel.

  15. Worst Wonderwall ever!

    Burnley 1-4 Manchester City

    And thankfully the lights were back on as the Manchester City players celebrated going back to second in the Premier League with a rendition of the Oasis classic.

    If you've watched Amazon Prime's All Or Nothing series on City then you'll know that it's become an anthem for Pep Guardiola's team.

    View more on twitter
  16. Post update

    Burnley 1-4 Manchester City

    To be fair to the City players, their dressing room being in darkness didn't stop them playing Wonderwall on their arrival at Turf Moor. It must've felt like they were walking into an indie club!

    View more on twitter
  17. Amazon crew to the rescue after power failure

    Burnley 1-4 Manchester City

    After dropping another two points at Newcastle on Saturday, Manchester City bounced back to winning ways with a dominant victory at Burnley.

    But it looked like it might be another of those games when they turned up at Turf Moor.

    The away team's dressing room was in darkness due to an electrical issue and Amazon Prime's TV crew came to the rescue by providing some studio lighting before kick-off.

  18. We had to get a foothold in the division - Wilder

    Sheffield United v Newcastle (Thu, 19:30 GMT)

    Sheffield United

    Sheffield United have no injuries for Thursday's game and Sunday's trip to Norwich.

    Manager Chris Wilder said: “We’ve got everybody fit. That gives us the opportunity to rotate if we want to, whether we do it Thursday night or whether we do it Sunday.

    “I'm delighted that we are creating chances," he added.

    "We had to get a foothold in the division and we’re playing with a little bit more freedom now. The onus is on us now to stick those chances away.”

  19. Wilder wary of Magpies quality

    Sheffield United v Newcastle (Thu, 19:30 GMT)

    Sheffield United

    Sheffield United face a Newcastle side which earned a 2-2 draw at home to defending champions Manchester City on Saturday - after claiming their first back-to-back wins under Steve Bruce earlier in November.

    Blades boss Chris Wilder said: “The quality that we will face Thursday night is not to be underestimated. They have players with Premier League experience, international experience, a passionate crowd home and away. We’re in good nick and we’re looking for a big performance.”