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Mantej Mann

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  1. Goodbye!

    That's it from us - thanks for joining our coverage today.

    Football fans are set for their long-awaited return to some EFL grounds tonight!

    There are also two English clubs in Champions League action.

    Join us later for live text commentary of Chelsea's trip to Sevilla and Manchester United's game with Paris St-Germain.

    Until then...

    Frank Lampard
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    Jack: Those saying only some clubs being allowed fans is unfair - should we have all games this season behind closed doors then? And should last season have been abandoned once not all games weren't able to have fans?

  3. Lennon 'hurt' by fans' protests

    Jonathan Sutherland

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Moving north now...

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon was "hurt" by fans' protests outside Celtic Park, but admits he would have understood if he was sacked after defeat by Ross County.

    Celtic have won just twice in 10 matches, and their 35-game unbeaten cup run was ended by County on Sunday.

    The League Cup defeat prompted angry demonstrations from fans calling for Lennon to go, with chief executive Peter Lawwell urging unity on Tuesday.

    "On the scenes on Sunday, we're hurt and disappointed," Lennon said.

    Read more here.

    Neil Lennon
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    SMS Message: My going to a game puts my health, my families health and the health of every single bus driver, steward, police officer, residents near the ground AND ALL their families at risk. Fans back at games is a monumentally stupid decision based on the idea that money is more important than lives. It isn't. Don't. Go. To. A. Game. from Tim, Devon
    Tim, Devon
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    Stuart: It should be all clubs or no clubs allowing fans to return. For me it’s a competition and nobody should have any advantage however small.

  6. Sounds promising

    Manchester United v Paris St-Germain (20:00 BST)

    Entertainment data company Gracenote say United have an 83% chance of progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

    Simon Gleave, head of sports analysis at Nielsen's Gracenote said: "Group H was expected to be the most open and so it has proven to be.

    "Three teams all still have at least 40% of qualifying and it is possible that nothing will have been decided before the final matchday.

    "United are still the favourites to progress with 83% chance of doing so according to the Euro Club Index. Defeat against Paris Saint-Germain this week will make United the outsiders of the three though.

    Chance of progress
  7. What's to come?

    Manchester United v Paris St-Germain (20:00 BST)

    Three of the four English clubs in this season's Champions League have booked their place in the knockout stages...

    But there's still work to be done for Manchester United.

    United only need one point from their final two games - starting with Paris St-Germain tonight - to reach the last 16.

    You can read more here.

    Ole Gunnar
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    SMS Message: Jose's still clearly an excellent manager (though we'll see if he's still at Spurs in three years time) but... to focus on the psychological aspect of some players playing three times a week is incorrect. Some players need careful managing and are recurrently injury prone (Andy Carroll), I think Bale is the same and to aim for three matches a week risks injury, in my opinion. I'd be a bit nervous if I was a Spurs or Wales fan hearing that. from Eddie, Plymouth
    Eddie, Plymouth
  9. Post update

    LASK v Tottenham (Thurs, 17:55 GMT)

    That's all from the Spurs boss, who will be flying high after guiding his side to the top of the Premier League table after Sunday's goalless draw at his former club Chelsea.

    Jose Mourinho
  10. Injury update

    LASK v Tottenham (Thurs, 17:55 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Spurs will also be boosted by the news that Harry Kane will be available for Sunday's north London derby with Arsenal.

    However, the Tottenham boss remains coy on the nature of Kane's problem, saying "I'm not going to tell you the nature of his injury".

    "Harry Kane, Carlos Vinicius and Sergio Reguilon have a chance for the weekend," said Mourinho

    "Erik Lamela I don't believe has a chance for the weekend."

  11. 'Bale just needs confidence back of playing three games a week'

    LASK v Tottenham (Thurs, 17:55 GMT)

    After an injury-disrupted season at Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho says that Gareth Bale is still getting used to playing regularly again since rejoining Spurs on loan.

    He said: "The only problem with Gareth is to get into the dynamic and the confidence of playing consecutive matches without any bad feeling or negative feeling, without any remembrance of the recent past when the condition was not the best and the fears were there.

    "I think it's more about that but he's playing regularly and he has a chance of a physical evolution. He doesn't need a tactical or technical one. He just needs to get his confidence back of playing three matches in a week. It's more about that."

    Gareth Bale
  12. 'We're not going to play for a draw'

    LASK v Tottenham (Thurs, 17:55 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    And here he is, Jose Mourinho...

    His Spurs side go into Thursday's game joint-top of Group J, with LASK three points behind in third place.

    "The priority is always to try to win the next match - the next match is a Europa League match," he said.

    "If at the end of the match we have a draw then yes, that's fine, and we've qualified before the last match, but we're not going to play for that. We play to win."

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    SMS Message: So happy for all the clubs in the lower divisions. In the last few months they have been getting absolutely ruined. Great news for them from David, London
    David, London
  14. Players should continue to kneel - Kane

    Sticking with Spurs in the meantime...

    England captain Harry Kane says Premier League players should continue to take a knee before matches in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

    QPR decided in September to stop making the gesture before games, with director of football Les Ferdinand saying its impact had "been diluted".

    Kane told BBC Radio 5 live he sees it as educational for a global audience.

    Read more here.

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    Video caption: The striker tells 5 Live why Premier League teams should continue confronting racism.
  15. Mourinho up next

    LASK v Tottenham (Thurs, 17:55 GMT)

    Heads up Spurs fans, we'll be hearing from Jose Mourinho shortly, ahead of his side's trip to LASK.

    Stay tuned for updates...

    Jose Mourinho
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    Keighlan: Non-League clubs should have been allowed fans in from the start. It's rare the stadiums are ever at full capacity and social distancing would be pretty easy to accomplish. But now many are going to go bust because of no revenue.

    Josh: If I am going back it’ll be to non league. Miraculous the majority of these clubs are still going, need to go support them however I can

  17. Post update

    Arsenal v Rapid Vienna (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Arsenal

    That's all from the Arsenal boss.

    He remains confident but the pressure is surely mounting after a disappointing start to the season.

    Mikel Arteta
  18. 'At the moment, we are not good'

    Arsenal v Rapid Vienna (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Arsenal

    Arsenal have made their worst start to a campaign since 1981 and Mikel Arteta says he is "worried" about his side's results.

    "A process has to be reviewed constantly," said Arteta. "I was certain that we would have moment of adversity and they are necessary. The challenge is how you react to them.

    "Do you become impatient? It takes time. This is not a month or three months. A lot of good decisions and a lot of support. When things are going well it's easy but unfortunately, at the moment, we are not good.

    "We can compete against any team. We have shown that in the last 12 months against the big teams.

    "Everybody wants to be on the front page, at the front of the TV. But unfortunately, at the moment, we are not that good & the lines are really thin."

  19. Fit for the derby?

    Arsenal v Rapid Vienna (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Arsenal

    David Luiz will miss the Europa League tie with Rapid Vienna but Mikel Arteta said:

    "I think he will be fit (for Sunday against Tottenham) if the scar has healed properly and he can head the ball."

  20. Luiz 'feeling fine'

    Arsenal v Rapid Vienna (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Arsenal

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says defender David Luiz is "feeling fine" after his clash of heads with Wolves forward Raul Jimenez on Sunday.

    Luiz was replaced at half time during the Premier League defeat and Arteta says the club's medical staff ave been "monitoring" the Brazilian.

    "He had a nasty cut," said Arteta.

    "We made a statement to clarify the situation. Some people can have the perception about whether he should have continued but thankfully we have one the leading authorities in this country, Gary O Driscoll, our doctor, who had massive experience in football and rugby.

    "He knows exactly what to do. He did all the testing. He done all the protocols for him to carry on playing. You have to make a decision in one minute. You know someone is bleeding, massive concussion next to you, somebody their life is under threat.

    "Maybe it’s a moment we can think, give these people a little more time and use a temporary substitution. Everything was done in the right manner and the only aim here is to protect the welfare of the player.”

    David Luiz