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Live Reporting

Ben Collins and Thomas Mallows

All times stated are UK

  1. Bye for now

    That's all for today then. Thanks for joining us for reaction to Thursday's Europa League games and all the latest from Friday's Premier League news conferences, which included criticism from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp over the five substitutes rule not being introduced and news of Southampton's Danny Ings returning to training.

    We'll be back for live text commentary as fans return to Premier League grounds on Saturday, beginning with Burnley's home game against Everton (12:30 GMT), plus there's the north London derby to look forward to on Sunday (16:30).

    Enjoy your weekend, I'll leave you with some of today's best content:

    Video content

    Video caption: 'Just hate Tottenham' - Arsenal's Hector Bellerin on importance of north London derby
  2. Jimenez means a lot to Wolverhampton - Nuno

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Nuno Espirito Santo and Raul Jimenez

    Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo has not been surprised by the support for Raul Jimenez since he fractured his skull against Arsenal because he "means a lot to this city".

    Jimenez, 29, will not be released from hospital until next week.

    Nuno admitted he was "worried" and "everything goes through your mind" when Jimenez was hurt on Sunday.

    Wolves fans raised £7,500 in two hours for a giant flag for the Mexican in the Steve Bull Stand at Molineux.

    In addition, thousands of messages of support for the player have been received by the club.

  3. Blades waiting on Stevens & Ampadu

    Sheff Utd v Leicester City (Sun, 14:15 GMT)

    Sheffield United

    Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has just given an injury update, saying he's yet to decide on whether Enda Stevens and Ethan Ampadu will play this weekend.

    “We’ll give him [Stevens] the opportunity of being involved in the squad," said Wilder. "There’s a chance there.

    "Ethan has been training as well. He’s another one we’ll make a late decision on.”

  4. Antonio out, Yarmolenko back in training

    West Ham v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    West Ham United

    West Ham boss David Moyes has confirmed that forward Michail Antonio will be out with a minor injury from Monday's 2-1 win over Aston Villa.

    “We’re not sure how long he’ll be,” said Moyes. "Hopefully it’s not too bad, but he won’t be available for Saturday’s game.

    “He’s still having a bit of a problem with his hamstring. It’s not the same injury. We think it’s something slightly different, which is the good news, so we’re hoping that he won’t be too long.”

    But winger Andriy Yarmolenko has returned to training and could return to the squad after recovering from coronavirus.

    "Like anybody else who has had the virus, it goes in different stages and you’re not sure how quickly they can recover as they recover at different speeds," Moyes added.

    "But the good news is he’s back, he’s fit, he’s healthy and he’s been training the last couple of days.”

  5. Lampard 'can't give assurances' over game-time

    Chelsea v Leeds United (Sat, 20:00 GMT)

    Chelsea

    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said that "everyone's fit" for Saturday's game and added: "I can't give assurances to players of game-time, but just ask the players to train well and when they are given opportunities, take their chances, just as Olivier Giroud did in Seville."

    The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the France striker wants to stay at Chelsea but needs to play more first-team football building up to the European Championship in the summer.

  6. We can't wait to hear the supporters - Lampard

    Chelsea v Leeds United (Sat, 20:00 GMT)

    Chelsea

    On the return of fans to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard added: "It means a great deal to have the fans back. We have been missing them. One of the reasons we all love the game is because of the supporters, and we can't wait to hear them supporting the team tomorrow."

  7. Bamford should be proud of way his career's gone - Lampard

    Chelsea v Leeds United (Sat, 20:00 GMT)

    Chelsea

    Speaking at today's news conference, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he remembers training with Patrick Bamford when they were both players at Stamford Bridge.

    "He had great finishing ability and he should be proud of the way his career has gone, even if it didn't work out for him at Chelsea with such competition in forward areas," he said.

  8. Leeds' Bamford returns to Chelsea with a point to prove

    Chelsea v Leeds United (Sat, 20:00 GMT)

    In the lead-up to this season, one radio station famous for talking sport tweeted a question: is Patrick Bamford good enough to be a starter for #LUFC in the Premier League?

    The striker responded with four words that failed to disguise the eye-rolling weariness of a man who has heard it all a thousand times before: "And so it starts."

    For Bamford, such doubts about his ability began in the first half of this decade after Chelsea had plucked the then 18-year-old promising striker from Nottingham Forest and he went on to not feature in the first team in five years.

    Temporary top-flight pit-stops at Crystal Palace, Norwich and Burnley saw him sidelined and then slighted as a player lacking the brawn and bite to go with his brain, before he was jettisoned and landed at soon-to-be-relegated Middlesbrough and a future in what many saw as his natural level of the Championship.

    But Bamford, now 27, had other ideas and this weekend he is back at Stamford Bridge, armed with absolute trust from his manager, seven goals in 10 league appearances and a big point to prove.

    Click here to read more on why it's working out this time round for Bamford in the Premier League.

  9. 'We're still worried but we know Jimenez is being taken care of'

    Liverpool v Wolves (Sun, 19:15 GMT)

    Wolves

    On the fractured skull Wolves striker Raul Jimenez suffered at Arsenal last Sunday, manager Nuno Espirito Santo added: "He is recovering. It's positive news given the seriousness of the situation. He had surgery but is still under observation. Soon he will be back home. We are not allowed to visit him at the moment.

    "We were afraid at first but now we are moving to a more normal situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with him. Everything was going through our minds. It was serious.

    "He means so much to us. It's like when someone in the family gets ill. It is a tough situation. We are sad and still worried but we know he is being taken care of and he is going to be OK.

    "Raul means a lot to this city. I am not surprised about the reaction. All the things you can say about Raul is not enough because he is an amazing person."

  10. Nuno proud of Jota's Liverpool form

    Liverpool v Wolves (Sun, 19:15 GMT)

    Wolves

    This weekend Wolves will face former player Diogo Jota, who has made a fine start at Liverpool since joining them in the summer.

    Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo said: "We are proud and happy he is doing well. He is a fantastic player. We shared so many things and that will never be forgotten. He is in the right place but now he is an opponent.

    "We know his characteristics but we are playing Liverpool. He is one of a number of talented players Liverpool has."

  11. 'We're among the most consistent over last 30 or 40 games'

    West Ham v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United could be in the top four this weekend if they beat West Ham, who are fifth, and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it would be a boost for his side "for all sorts of reasons".

    "We know we’ve played a game less so moving closer to the top would be great but it’s a long season. We shown great consistency away recently and hopefully we can continue that."

    United's home form has been poor so asked why consistency is proving so hard to find, Solskjaer replied: "It depends how long you want to go back. Football is a game with human beings. We've played great teams over the last 30 or 40 games, we are among the most consistent.

    "We played well on Wednesday. We were better against Paris St-Germain than against West Brom, but we beat West Brom and lost to PSG. We're getting less bad performances and becoming more consistent. But you can never control the result in the end, that’s controlled by fine margins."

  12. 'Hopefully we'll have fans back at Old Trafford soon'

    West Ham v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on fans returning to Premier League games this weekend.

    "It will be great, we are looking forward to it," he said. "We will have to use energy and thrive off home fans and hopefully make them quiet and edgy.

    "It’s great to see fans back, we want it at Old Trafford and hopefully we will get that soon."

  13. Aguero remains out for City

    Man City v Fulham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed that striker Sergio Aguero is back in training but won't feature at the weekend.

    "He's getting better," he said. "The good news is that he's on the pitch with us. We'll see [if he’ll be back soon]."

  14. Rashford doubtful, Shaw remains out

    West Ham v Man Utd (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Marcus Rashford is a doubt for Manchester United’s trip to West Ham with a shoulder injury.

    The England striker has been suffering since picking up an injury against Everton before the international break, and was forced off during the defeat to Paris St-Germain on Wednesday.

    Rashford returned to training on Friday but didn’t complete a full session, and will receive treatment to see if he can be involved this weekend. Luke Shaw remains out for the Reds.

  15. Digne & Coleman out for Toffees

    Burnley v Everton (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Everton

    Everton have no fresh injury concerns for Saturday's trip to Burnley, with full-backs Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman still sidelined.

    Republic of Ireland international Coleman is training individually after nearly a month out with a hamstring injury but will not be considered for the game at Turf Moor.

  16. 'The club will talk about Fernandinho's contract'

    Man City v Fulham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    On whether influential midfielder Fernandinho will sign a new contract, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola added: “The contracts aren't my part of the club. I'm not a manager just a trainer.

    "He is important for the club, his last game against Porto showed his importance. We need him a lot this season.

    "Last season we needed him a lot in a position with injuries [centre-half]. We only have two in his position now, he's coming back. The club will talk about his contract.”

  17. I'll do another 700 games then retire - Guardiola

    Man City v Fulham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Saturday's game will be Pep Guardiola's 700th as a manager.

    "I am going to do 700 more and after that I will retire, we have done incredible things together," he said. "Hopefully we can do it in the future."

  18. Sterling's contribution has been huge - Guardiola

    Man City v Fulham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he often speaks to Raheem Sterling, not just because the England forward has gone six games without a goal.

    "Raheem is an incredibly important player for us," said Guardiola. "The season is long. His contribution this season was huge, it has been in the past and will be [again].

    "We speak with the players every day. I am on the pitch with them, I talk with them a lot."

  19. Fulham are an encouraging team - Guardiola

    Man City v Fulham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists Fulham, who are fourth from bottom on their return to the Premier League, will be no pushover on Saturday.

    "Fulham are an encouraging team," he said. "I enjoy watching them for the way they play and they made an incredible result winning at Leicester away. It's not easy. We know the opponent we are going to face tomorrow."

  20. Saiss back in training for Wolves

    Liverpool v Wolves (Sun, 19:15 GMT)

    Wolves

    Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed that Morocco defender Romain Saiss is back in training after being out since October.

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