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Live Reporting

Ben Collins and Denise Evans

All times stated are UK

  1. Bye for now

    Thanks for joining us for reaction to Manchester United and Chelsea's comfortable wins in the Champions League on Wednesday.

    We'll be back later with live text commentary on all the Europa League games below, but until then I'll leave you with today's top stories:

  2. Newcastle agree to season-ticket refunds

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport

    Newcastle United have agreed to refund season-ticket holders for behind-closed-doors games this season.

    Thousands of supporters have had money withdrawn from their bank accounts as part of long-term season-ticket deals despite being unable to attend matches because of coronavirus.

    But the club now says it will reimburse fans in three stages over the course of the season.

    The first refund for the first five home league games this campaign will reach fans by mid-December.

    Depending on if and when supporters are let back into St James' Park, further refunds will come in early 2021 and at the end of the season.

  3. Ziyech display was Lampard's highlight from win in Russia

    Burnley v Chelsea (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said that Hakim Ziyech starting against FK Krasnodar and playing so well was the highlight of Wednesday's win, with the Morocco winger scoring on his first start.

    He added that it's inevitable there will be rotation in the busy weeks ahead with a game every three days, and he is happy to call on a deep squad.

    Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech scores against FK Krasnodar
  4. Silva's ready to return for the Blues

    Burnley v Chelsea (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said that defender Thiago Silva is fit and ready to play on Saturday. He added that "it made sense" to leave Silva at home this week to help with managing his fitness over the course of a busy season, and that it was useful to give Antonio Rudiger some game time in Russia.

    Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is doing some work outside and is making progress with his shoulder problem, while Lampard said there is some tiredness in the group having only arrived home from Russia in the early hours of this morning.

    Thiago Silva
  5. I never doubted Pulisic - Lampard

    Burnley v Chelsea (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    Chelsea were only in action last night, beating FK Krasnodar in the Champions League, but manager Frank Lampard has spoken to the media again today.

    And he had praise for one of Wednesday's goalscorers, American winger Christian Pulisic, saying that he has incredible talent and, like many players in his homeland, a great desire to improve and get the best from his ability.

    "He found his feet very quickly and his performance last year was massively impressive. I never doubted Christian," said Lampard.

  6. 'It's the most difficult league in the world, every game's a fight'

    Tottenham v Brighton (Sun, 19:15 GMT)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton's only league win so far this season came at Newcastle on 20 September but manager Graham Potter finished his news conference by saying "we have to believe we can win, I'll always maintain that.

    "The players are a fantastic group and a young squad. We're in the most difficult league in the world and every game is a fight for us."

  7. We have to focus on what we can do - Potter

    Tottenham v Brighton (Sun, 19:15 GMT)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Tottenham have won four of their five games so far this month, scoring 20 goals in the process.

    Brighton boss Graham Potter said: "He [Jose Mourinho] has put his stamp on the side and I have been impressed. He's a top coach in football and I have huge respect for him.

    "We're expecting a tough game, they're in good form. They have players in a good moment, but we have to focus on what we can do ourselves to get a good result."

  8. Propper has 'outside chance' for the Seagulls

    Tottenham v Brighton (Sun, 19:15 GMT)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton boss Graham Potter has now spoken to the media too, and gave this update on midfielder Davy Propper.

    "He's making good progress and getting closer," he said. "There's an outside chance he'll be in the squad on Sunday.

    "The game will come too soon for Alireza [Jahanbakhsh].

    "We've had good numbers training this morning. It will be a similar group to the one we've had in recent weeks."

  9. Clarets captain Mee is 'getting there' in fitness recovery

    Burnley v Chelsea (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    Burnley boss Sean Dyche has also confirmed that full-back Phil Bardsley is waiting to be cleared for selection after testing positive for coronavirus.

    Midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson (calf) is "touch and go", while Erik Pieters is out but fellow defender Ben Mee is nearing a return to full fitness.

    "He had a run-out in the week, which was good," said Dyche. "We're trying to get him another game ASAP. He's training with the first team all the time now, he's getting there. He's been out a while now so ideally we need more game time for him but he's certainly sharpened up in training."

    Midfielder Jack Cork is "a bit behind them and making steady progress".

    "Even with the bodies recovering, we have lost a couple in the meantime, which is not ideal," Dyche added.

  10. Grosicki added to Baggies' Premier League squad

    Fulham v West Brom (Mon, 17:30 BST)

    West Bromwich Albion

    Nottingham Forest have lost an appeal against a decision to stop them signing Poland midfielder Kamil Grosicki on loan from West Bromwich Albion.

    The Championship club reportedly submitted the documentation for the 32-year-old 21 seconds after the 17:00 BST deadline on 16 October.

    The English Football League subsequently rejected the transfer.

    Forest appealed first to the EFL Board and then to an independent arbitration panel which upheld the decision.

    West Brom have now conformed that the Poland winger has been added to their 25-man Premier League squad for the 2020-21 season. The 32-year-old will train with the Baggies today and is available for immediate selection.

  11. 'When you meet these people, then you can offer an opinion on what's correct'

    Burnley v Chelsea (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    And Burnley boss Sean Dyche wasn't giving much away when he was asked directly what he'd want from new owners.

    "It's hypothetical, until you know who's involved and what the realities are," he replied.

    "The reason I say that is because all different ownerships, on a piece of paper, offer different things.

    "Having been through it [before], when you meet these people - if it's true, by the way - then you find out what they're about, what their goals are, what they wish for, what they want for the club, and then you can offer an opinion on what's correct.

    "I've been through it once and it changed the model of the whole club. I don't know if that would happen again, that's for possible buyers to decide, but until there's some fact to it, I'll hold my opinion on that."

  12. 'Unless it becomes a reality, my focus is on the team solely'

    Burnley v Chelsea (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    Burnley boss Sean Dyche has seen first hand the impact a takeover can have, with the Pozzo family bringing in Gianfranco Zola to replace him as manager after they took over Watford in the summer of 2012.

    "I've been through it [new ownership] at Watford," he said. "It was a different model and my position changed.

    "I don't know whether that will [happen again], I don't know what the new owners would want out of it

    "It's all paper stories at the minute. Unless that becomes a reality then my focus is on the team and the team solely."

  13. Takeover bid's not really my domain - Dyche

    Burnley v Chelsea (Sat, 15:00 GMT)


    Unsurprisingly, the first thing Burnley boss Sean Dyche is asked about is the club being the subject of a £200m takeover bid.

    "Really, I know what you know," he said. "I've been reading different stories, it's not really my domain.

    "I focus on the team and it needs focus at the moment. We've had a couple of good performances but it's been a touch start nonetheless.

    "The chairman and the board will make the big decisions for the club. I have no power over that side of things."

  14. Scoring the first goal in this division is massive - Parker

    Fulham v West Brom (Mon, 17:30 BST)


    Fulham have scored first in only one of their six Premier League games so far this season, only for Sheffield United to claim a late equaliser and secure a 1-1 draw.

    Fulham boss Scott Parker added: "I think we all realise that scoring the first goal in this division is massive. History tells us that with this team and it is something we're working on.”

    Last season's 26-goal top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic has so far scored twice from five league starts.

    “I think we’re playing to his strengths," said Parker. "What you can get away with last year you can’t get away with this year.”

  15. Monday's match a 'big game' for Cottagers

    Fulham v West Brom (Mon, 17:30 BST)


    West Brom won promotion from the Championship with Fulham and both are currently in the Premier League's bottom four, still looking for their first league win of the season.

    But Fulham boss Scott Parker reckons it's too early to call Monday's game a 'must-win.'

    "I think it is, we are only six games in, but saying that, this is a big game for us," he said.

  16. Kebano out for the Cottagers

    Fulham v West Brom (Mon, 17:30 BST)


    And first we have Fulham boss Scott Parker, who has confirmed that winger Neeskens Kebano is out of Monday's game.

    "[Joachim] Andersen has trained today, so we’ll see how he goes and make a call," Parker added.

    "He’s progressed very well and that’s a credit to the medical team. Terence Kongolo is still getting up to speed.”

  17. What's to come...

    Coming up shortly, we'll have updates and team news ahead of this weekend's Premier League fixtures.

    Up first, Fulham, Wolves and Burnley...