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Live Reporting

Ben Collins

All times stated are UK

  1. Bye for now

    That's all for me for today then. Thanks for joining me for reaction to Sunday's Premier League games and the latest from Monday's news conferences.

    We'll be back later for live text commentary on Arsenal's Premier League games at home to Newcastle (20:00 GMT).

    Until then, I'll leave you with some of today's top stories:

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    Video caption: Ndombele goals caps brilliant performance for Spurs against Sheffield United
  2. Minor Mendy problem the only fresh concern for Foxes

    Leicester v Chelsea (Tue, 20:15 GMT)

    Leicester City

    Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that a minor neck issue for Papy Mendy is the only fresh injury concern before Tuesday's game.

    "Papy Mendy just has a slight strain in his neck, so we'll see how he is, but apart from that, everyone else will be fine," said Rodgers. "We've got a fully-fit squad, virtually, which puts us in a good place."

    Ricardo Pereira was on the bench for Saturday's win over Southampton and could feature on Tuesday, but the full-back won't be rushed back as he recovers from a groin injury.

    "It’s a long season," Rodgers added. "It’s great to have him back and available after 10 months or so. It’s just about timing, really.

    "He’s going to be an important player for us in the second part of the season, but he’s available and it’s just step by step for him."

  3. Saints to have 'mixed group' for rearranged FA Cup tie

    Southampton v Shrewsbury Town (Tue, 20:00 GMT)


    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl added that he will still be without Danny Ings, Jannik Vestergaard, Oriol Romeu, Nathan Redmond, Moussa Djenepo and Mohammed Salisu for Tuesday's rearranged FA Cup game.

    He said: “It will be a mixed group – some guys who have to play, because there are not a lot of alternatives, and some young guys who will have to step in and show what they have shown in the sessions, that they are developing their game and deserve to get a chance to play.”

  4. 'It’s the worst for Smallbone and for us - an ACL injury'

    Southampton v Shrewsbury Town (Tue, 20:00 GMT)


    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed that midfielder Will Smallbone faces a long spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury during Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Leicester.

    The 20-year-old was making his first appearance since September but was forced off with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.“It’s the worst for him and for us, an ACL injury, so half a year out, maybe,” Hasenhuttl said.

    “It’s horrible for the young lad and for us. At the moment, with injuries, it is definitely not our best run, but there are some circumstances in this strange season that lead to a lot of problems. It's a topic that we didn’t have for the whole of last season.”

  5. Great for Drinkwater to get some games - Lampard

    Leicester v Chelsea (Tue, 20:15 GMT)


    And finally from Frank Lampard, the Chelsea boss said it was good for Danny Drinkwater to get some game time after the ex-Leicester midfielder joined Turkish side Kasimpasa on loan.

    "It's great for Danny Drinkwater to go and play, for himself as much as anybody, to try to get some games," he said.

    "I'm not considering getting players out to bring players in. I'm trying to make sure that the balance of the squad is right."

    Danny Drinkwater
  6. Leicester are in the title race, for sure - Lampard

    Leicester v Chelsea (Tue, 20:15 GMT)


    Leicester will go top of the Premier League if they win on Tuesday and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says the Foxes will remain in the title race.

    Lampard, whose side are currently seventh, said: "They're in it, for sure - the way they're playing, the results they're getting and their position in the league, it's clear.

    "They are a very good team with very good individuals and a really good manager in Brendan Rodgers.

    "We have to not consider the race too much as it stands and consider ourselves and get a result against Leicester."

  7. Tomori may go out on loan - Lampard

    Leicester v Chelsea (Tue, 20:15 GMT)


    On Sunday, we reported that Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori is in talks over a loan move to AC Milan.

    Asked where it went wrong for the 23-year-old defender, Blues boss Frank Lampard said: "It's not a case of where did it go wrong, Fikayo is a developing player.

    "We had four centre-backs last year and I can't play four in one game. You try to find consistency at different times and at one point he was in that and later on not so much.

    "This year we have five centre-backs so the predicament is difficult for the centre-backs who are not playing regularly and that's why he may go out on loan for his development."

  8. I'll work with Werner to find form - Lampard

    Leicester v Chelsea (Tue, 20:15 GMT)


    Timo Werner

    Summer signing Timo Werner has only scored one goal in his last 14 games for Chelsea.

    Asked what he can do to help the German striker find his best form, Blues boss Frank Lampard said: "Speak with him, manage him, manage him on the training pitch because that's where little periods like this always turn around.

    "It's something that all players experience in their careers. When you are a top player, as Timo has shown he is, is when all eyes are on and it becomes magnified but the basics are the same and my job is to tell him that and work with him on it."

  9. Christensen available, but Kante misses out

    Leicester v Chelsea (Tue, 20:15 GMT)


    Now let's hear from Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, who saw his side get back to winning ways by beating west London neighbours Fulham 1-0 on Saturday.

    On Tuesday they face an in-form Leicester side who sit third in the Premier League.

    On injuries, Lampard said: "Andreas Christensen is available but N'Golo Kante misses out because his hamstring is not ready."

  10. Allardyce says West Brom to 'make 250 enquiries' in January

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Sam Allardyce says West Brom will make "maybe 250 enquiries" during January before hopefully signing "three or four good players".

    The Baggies won 3-2 at Wolves on Saturday but with Brighton defeating Leeds, they are six points from Premier League safety.

    Allardyce, who was appointed as manager on 16 December, said he wanted signings "who can go straight into the first team - or at least not take very long before they can because we need that boost".

    The impending exit of playmaker Filip Krovinovic, a loan signing from Benfica that former boss Slaven Bilic pushed through, will create some space on the West Brom wage bill.

    But with no additional income from the club, Allardyce will have to wheel and deal in the market, which he says he is "very adept in".

  11. 'Allardyce has got the ability and always recruited well'

    West Ham v West Brom (Tue, 18:00 GMT)

    West Ham United

    Tuesday's game will see West Ham manager David Moyes renew acquaintances with former Hammers and England boss Sam Allardyce, who recently took charge at West Brom.

    "I'm really pleased to have him back in football," said Moyes. "He's got the ability and always recruited well, so from that point of view, if we can get what Sam's given to clubs before, West Brom'll be doing fine - hopefully after tomorrow night!"

  12. Gossip - West Ham looking at Montpellier striker

    The Daily Telegraph

    The Daily Telegraph is reporting that West Ham are weighing up a move for Montpellier's 26-year-old French striker Gaetan Laborde.

  13. 'If we can't get somebody, we'll work with what we've got'

    West Ham v West Brom (Tue, 18:00 GMT)

    West Ham United

    Boss Ham David Moyes says he is happy to work with the players he has if West Ham aren't able to sign a player he feels will improve his current squad.

    "I think it helped us greatly last year," he said. "If we can find somebody we think we can add to the squad who'll make us better, we might do that, but if we don't get it, that's the way it's going to be. It is a transfer window where we're out there trying.

    "We've got a really good squad at the moment with players who are really contributing in the starting XI and off the bench. We're aware that we're two senior players down from a few weeks ago, but if we can get somebody, great, but if we don't, we'll work with what we've got."

    David Moyes
  14. Long may that continue - Moyes on players' commitment

    West Ham v West Brom (Tue, 18:00 GMT)

    West Ham United

    And first up it's David Moyes, whose West Ham side have won their last two league games 1-0 to climb to ninth in the Premier League.

    "We're in a decent run at this moment in time but I don't take any of it for granted," he said.

    "We know we're going have to play very well and work really hard in every game to win. I want general consistency over many seasons. I have to say, the players are performing really well.

    "I want more of the same attitude the players are showing. Their commitment has been brilliant in all the games. Round the training ground, round the club, they've been brilliant, and you can see it on the field. Long may that continue."

  15. What's to come?

    Speaking of Leicester, we're about to hear from the Foxes' boss Brendan Rodgers, plus Chelsea's Frank Lampard, Southampton's Ralph Hasenhuttl and West Ham's David Moyes are also set to speak to the media.

  16. Get Involved - Premier League title race

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    Sulaimon Adelekan: If the rest of the Premier League allow Manchester City go top, it will be pretty difficult for them to come down. I think Manchester City will win the league this season but it is going to be tight with Leicester and Spurs also involved.

  17. Gossip - Lukaku on list of potential Man City signings

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will have £200m to spend in the summer, with Inter Milan's Belgium and former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, on a list of potential signings.

    That's one of the top stories in today's gossip.

    Romelu Lukaku
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    Sajmoham: I see Man City winning the league considering their from atm. They have a great defence. I think Man Utd can get 2nd if we accumulate the same amount of points we did towards the end of last season. Liverpool 3rd but anything can change.

  19. Wilshere rejoins Bournemouth till end of the season

    BBC Radio Solent

    Jack Wilshere has rejoined Bournemouth on a deal until the end of the season.

    The former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder has been training with the first-team squad to maintain fitness after leaving the Hammers in October.

    The England midfielder, 29, previously made 27 appearances for the Cherries during a season-long loan from Arsenal in the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.

    Wilshere is eligible to be part of the Bournemouth squad for Tuesday's Championship game at Derby County.

    "We're delighted to get it agreed," Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall told BBC Radio Solent. "I've been really pleased with what I've seen since he's been training with us.

    "There's no doubting Jack's quality. In his own words, he feels he's got 'unfinished business' here and he was a huge part of our most successful time."