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Live Reporting

Steven Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Right that is me done for the day.

    If you have a spare moment here are a few bits on the website that are well worth a look:

    Thanks for joining me. See you all soon.

  2. Post update

    Sheffield United v West Ham (Sun, 14:00 GMT)

    Sheffield United

    Some early team news...

    Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says that while there are still a "couple of issues" forward Lys Mousset and midfielder John Fleck are back in training and could be involved against West Ham.

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    Sheffield United v West Ham (Sun, 14:00 GMT)

    Sheffield United

    Still got it.

    But Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder will probably be hoping for better this weekend with five of the Blades' seven defeats this season being by one goal.

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  4. Don't forget...

    You can watch live Premier League football across the BBC this weekend - it's Fulham v Everton. Find out more here.

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  5. 'I would love to work with Khedira' - Ancelotti

    Fulham v Everton (Sun, 12:00 GMT)

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport

    The normally urbane Carlo Ancelotti bridled a bit when he was asked about links with Real Madrid midfielder Isco. "Isco is a rumour from the press from media, not from our side," he said.

    But he was more relaxed talking about Juventus and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, who Ancelotti worked with at Real Madrid and said this week it was a "dream" to play in the Premier League.

    The Italian said: "I have a good memory with him at Real Madrid, he's a fantastic professional. I would love to work with him but unfortunately, he's not the only one. I had fantastic players in my career, I have a good memory of them but to come to Everton is another thing to consider."

    One to watch, perhaps?

  6. 'We're unsure if he is ready'

    Fulham v Everton (Sun, 12:00 GMT)


    Fulham boss Scott Parker says his squad is back to full strength after the international break, but Mario Lemina could be a doubt for the weekend.

    "Everyone’s back," said Parker.

    "The latest boys have just arrived today. We’ll have a clearer insight as to how they are tomorrow.

    "Mario Lemina has been training for the last week. We're unsure if he's ready to go for Sunday but we'll make a call on him. Our Covid tests have all come back negative."

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    Right final push....

  8. 'We're playing the best'

    Liverpool v Leicester (Sun, 19:15 GMT)

    Leicester City

    Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers isn't taking anything for granted when his side travel to Merseyside despite several Liverpool players being ruled out of Sunday's game.

    “Every team will have their moments with injuries, but they are still a formidable team.

    "They’ve got top class players that have been playing, and players that will come off the bench who will be really strong. We’ve had our own injuries and the players that have come in have been top class for us.

    "We’re going to have to defend well and be aggressive when defending. When we are in attack we’re going to have to be clinical, we’re playing the best.”

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    Liverpool v Leicester (Sun, 19:15 GMT)

    Leicester City

    Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has been speaking to the media prior to the league leaders' trip to Anfield to face reigning champions Liverpool on Sunday.

    And it sounds as though he has plenty of reason for optimism with several players returning to training.

    Ricardo Pereira (ACL), Wilfred Ndidi (adductor), Timothy Castagne (hamstring) and Caglar Soyuncu (adductor) are all back on the training pitch though Belgian full-back Castagne is the most likely to be involved against the Reds.

  10. 'We need influence of former players'

    Dan Roan

    BBC Sports editor

    Asked if the FA would like Greg Clarke's successor to be a former player, chief executive Mark Bullingham said: "We need the influence of former players on our board.

    "If you look at the two different components of the role: one a fantastic ambassador - they can do that - and also but someone that can run the board for a £450m turnover business.

    "Some players will be capable of doing that but some might not have the experience."

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    Now to a bit of news from earlier in the day.

    The Football Association has set up a selection panel of six members to recruit a new FA chair following the resignation of Greg Clarke.

    The sextet are Stacey Cartwright, Peter McCormick OBE (interim FA Chair), Rupinder Bains, Jack Pearce, Liam Rosenior and Kate Tinsley.

    The role will be advertised in early December and remain open for four weeks before the shortlisting process begins with an appointment expected by the Spring of 2021.

  12. Pep would have taken a break

    Tottenham v Man City (Saturday, 17:30GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola could have taken his pick of virtually any job in the world - maybe not Real Madrid in fairness - if he had decided not to extend his contract by another two years yesterday.

    He wasn't interested though.

    Like he did after leaving Barcelona, Pep would have had a rest.

    "I didn’t think about anywhere else, just to stay here,” he said.

    “The decision was not just mine, it was the club’s as well. If we had felt it was enough, I would have taken a break.

    “But we have the feeling we still have many things to do together. We want to continue what we have done in the previous seasons.”

  13. 'Nobody takes care of players' welfare' - Ancelotti

    Fulham v Everton (Sun, 12:00 GMT)

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport

    Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti was also asked about player welfare, past and present.

    On dementia in football, he said he had concerns, and added: "Of course, every research they do for this is welcome. It's true that 40 years ago, when I played, there was not the control that the players have in this period.

    "The players now are more controlled, but it’s an aspect we have to take into consideration seriously because players welfare is most important."

    On the subject of five substitutions, he added: "On the welfare of the players, it doesn't change a lot with three or five subs.

    "If it’s five subs, just a little for the welfare of the players, this could be good in my opinion. In this moment, nobody takes care of the players welfare, the fixtures are really busy and national teams organised friendly games in this period."

  14. James and Richarlison fit to play Fulham

    Fulham v Everton (Sun, 12:00 GMT)

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport

    Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has just done his press conference ahead of Sunday's trip to Fulham, which is being screened live on the BBC.

    Seamus Coleman is missing through injury, but Everton's South American contingent including James Rodriguez, Yerry Mina and Richarlison have all returned from international duty and are in contention.

    Ancelotti said: "They trained today and it seems they don't have problems, they are quite fit but tired from the travel but we have time to recover for Sunday."

    Fabian Delph and Allan are also fit to play.

  15. 'Constant evolution'

    Leeds v Arsenal (Sun, 16:30 GMT)

    Leeds United

    Leeds will be boosted by the return of Kalvin Phillips this weekend, and manager Marcelo Bielsa says the England midfielder is "important to count on".

    "Phillips is a player who usually plays," said Bielsa.

    "The players who play regularly are important to count on. The evolution of Phillips is a constant one, not due to what I’m proposing, but because he has a lot of capacity to analyse and criticise himself.

    "He finds what he needs to improve and correct in his game."

    Kalvin Phillips
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    Just the five manager news conferences at Fulham, Wolves, Everton, Leicester and Sheff Utd to mop up.

  17. 'The ones that have to legislate are the authorities'

    Leeds v Arsenal (Sun, 16:30 GMT)

    Leeds United

    Dementia and football have been in the news recently, and Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa says "the ones that have to legislate for this are the authorities".

    "If the science shows there needs to be a change then the authorities need to make this change because it can’t be up to the coaches," said Bielsa.

    "How is it possible a coach is to resolve this issue of dementia by heading the ball?"

  18. Aguero and Sterling could return for City

    Tottenham v Man City (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Finally a little bit of team news from Manchester City. Manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that Fernandinho will miss Saturday's trip to Spurs.

    On a brighter note for City fans he says that Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling could both be fit after training over the last week.

    Record scorer Aguero has been out for the past month with a hamstring injury and Sterling pulled out of the England squad during the recent international break with a calf problem.

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    Tottenham v Man City (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was asked about what he thought of the job his old adversary Jose Mourinho has done at Tottenham.

    And he is very complimentary saying Mourinho has done "really good, as he has done in all the clubs," he has managed.

    "They dropped points against Newcastle and WHU in the last minutes, without that where would they be? Of course they are [Premier League] contenders," Guardiola adds.

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    Tottenham v Man City (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Manchester City

    More from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: "I'm not thinking much right now about titles.

    "It will be good to do what we have done the last three years but it's difficult.

    "We are thinking week by week to do a good job and we'll see at the end what we deserve.