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Live Reporting

Ben Collins and Deepak Mahay

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all folks

    Thanks for joining us for all the latest from today's Premier League news conferences. We'll be back later for live text commentary here on Leicester's home game with Newcastle (from 18:45 BST).

    Until then, we'll leave you with some of today's top content:

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    Video caption: On This Day: Leicester City lift Premier League trophy to crown 5000-1 title
  2. Title showdown & relegation nerves

    Hope you have a great weekend. We could see Manchester City clinch the Premier League title and there are plenty of other issues to be settled:

  3. Hazard apologies to Real fans while Zidane set to leave

    Before we sign off for the day, here's an update on Real Madrid, with Eden Hazard having apologised for laughing with Chelsea players after his side were knocked out of the Champions League semi-finals in midweek.

    The former Chelsea forward, 30, was seen joking and smiling with his former team-mates at the final whistle. Hazard said on Instagram it was "not my intention to offend Real Madrid fans".

    Hazard was substituted before full-time after failing to have an impact on the game, which the Spanish giants lost 2-0 as Chelsea progressed 3-1 on aggregate.

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  4. Tomkins available again after eye injury

    Sheff Utd v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed that his squad is almost at full strength for the final few games of the season, while defender Nathan Fergusonis preparing to return to training.

    "Strangely enough at this late stage of the season, we seem to be recovering a lot of players," said Hodgson.

    "At the moment those injured and unavailable are Mamadou Sakho, Connor Wickham and Nathan Ferguson, who has made big progress in actual fact and will be training with the team at the beginning of next week.

    "Even at the end of the season he has managed to get fit, which is very positive, but particularly for him because it’s been such a miserable 18 months for the young lad.

    "Both James Tomkins and Nathaniel Clyne played for the under-23s last Monday after a shortish period training with us. They were back in training with us this week and are fit enough to take part.

    "It’s the first time in my career where I had a player suffer a major eye injury (Tomkins). It’s delightful to see him recover and be able to compete for a place in the last two weeks of the season."

  5. Doucoure returns but Rodriguez ruled out

    West Ham v Everton (Sun, 16:30 BST)


    Everton will be looking to bounce back after last week's defeat by Aston Villa and Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti is boosted by the return of midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

    "For this weekend, we have Doucoure back. After the injury that he had, he has recovered well," said the Italian. "It is true, he is one of the most important players. With Doucoure, we have had some fantastic results - without him, we had more problems.

    "It is really important [to have him back] because he showed fantastic quality. He has helped the team a lot when he has played."

    However, Everton will be without Colombian winger James Rodriguez at the London Stadium because of a calf injury.

    "He had a little problem in the warm-up before the game against Aston Villa," Ancelotti added. "He didn’t train this week with the team, he trained alone.

    "It is a little problem. He is starting his proper rehab and he is going to train at the start of next week."

    Abdoulaye Doucoure
  6. 'Rice can make the difference, we have big games coming up'

    West Ham v Everton (Sun, 16:30 BST)

    West Ham United

    West Ham boss David Moyes said that Declan Rice is recovering from the knee injury he suffered on international duty in March but would not confirm when the England midfielder will be available for selection.

    “We’re obviously getting closer to getting Declan back, because we’re another week down the line and we’re hoping that we can have him available,” said Moyes.

    “He’s back on the grass and closing in on it. Undoubtedly he’s a big miss for us and we’ll try to get him back as quickly as we can.

    “He’s so important for us and we need to get him back as soon as we can. He can make the difference in the games and we have a big game coming up this weekend for a starter.

    “We’ve got a few people back on the grass, back training. We’ve got another day before we get to game time and we’re hoping we can get them back, but I wouldn’t put any timescales on it exactly for when I think it’ll happen.”

  7. We’re excited about where we are - Potter

    Wolves v Brighton (Sun, 12:00 BST)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton finished 15th last season with 41 points and currently have 37 this term.

    Manager Graham Potter added: "We’re excited about where we are, there’s a feeling of positivity and we want to finish as well as we can. The boys are in good spirits and we will do our best to carry on from last weekend’s win over Leeds."

    On Shane Duffy returning from his loan spell with Celtic, he added: “Losing his father just before the move [last summer] would have had a big impact, as you would expect. He’s back and been training with us. We want to get him back up to speed and to make sure he’s enjoying his football.”

    Graham Potter
  8. Lallana still out for the Seagulls

    Wolves v Brighton (Sun, 12:00 BST)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton can secure their Premier League status for another year this weekend but manager Graham Potter said that midfielder Adam Lallana will remain out this weekend.

    "He will hopefully be available for our match against West Ham," Potter said. "Apart from that, there’s nothing new to report."

    "Wolves have had injuries to key players and they’ve been through a bit of a transition," added the Seagulls' boss. "Sometimes you get the performances but not the results. Any team in the Premier League would miss Raul Jimenez. They’re clear of danger and Nuno Espirito Santo is a fantastic coach."

  9. Kovacic remains out for Chelsea

    Man City v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 BST)


    Finally from Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea boss provided an injury update.

    "It does not change much at the moment," he said. "Mateo Kovacic is still out, we hope to bring him back for Arsenal then hopefully Wembley. It will be tight for the Arsenal game but for tomorrow he is out. Everybody else is available."

  10. Mount and Foden are outstanding examples - Tuchel

    Man City v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 BST)


    Mason Mount will meet another young homegrown Englishman in the Champions League final - Phil Foden - and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel added that "they're examples of how good young players can be, they are outstanding examples at the moment.

    "I cannot speak for Foden because he's not my player but you see clearly the talent and the desire and the ability, so he is a huge player.

    "Mason has the full package in terms of mentality, of being humble, of work ethic, and of course of talent, so the national team can be very, very happy because they're absolutely reliable at the highest level, and most importantly, they're hungry.

    "But before they arrive in the European Championship they both want to have the success for their teams, which means that they will play against each other in the final."

    Mason Mount
  11. 'I'm expecting Burnley to get all three points'

    Fulham v Burnley (Mon, 20:00 BST)

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC football expert

    Fulham are another side whose time in the top flight is running out. Even a win here will only delay the inevitable.

    Burnley know a point will make absolutely sure they are safe, but I am expecting them to get all three.

    Lawro's prediction: 0-2. Brandon Crook's prediction: This is a tough one to predict but I don't think Fulham will get the win they need. 1-1.

  12. We’ve got four games left and need to win all four - Parker

    Fulham v Burnley (Mon, 20:00 BST)


    Time has almost run out for Fulham to clinch Premier League survival. They're nine points from safety with four games left, beginning with the visit of Burnley on Monday.

    "These are games we need to win and we'll do everything in our power to win," said Fulham boss Scott Parker. "We’ve got four games left and we need to win all four.

    "We’re a young squad navigating through the toughest league in the world. What I have seen is a group of players relentlessly trying to get better and win matches.

    "I’m expecting a tough game, [Burnley boss] Sean Dyche has done an amazing job. We need to be fully aware. They have players with big experience and we need to stand up to that."

  13. Against Guardiola the level is high - Tuchel

    Man City v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 BST)


    Thomas Tuchel also spoke about facing Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who the Chelsea manager will come up against twice this month.

    "If you play against Pep you know that the most difficult game has arrived because he is the coach of the best team in Europe now," said Tuchel.

    "They are the benchmark in the league, it's a big gap but like we did in the FA semi-final, it is up to us to close the gap for 90 minutes and then we will do the same thing in the final.

    "Against Pep the level is high and you need to be on your very best coaching level to push your team to full confidence and to hopefully play on the best level."

    Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel
  14. 'At the moment I prepare for the final in Istanbul'

    Man City v Chelsea (Sat, 17:30 BST)


    Now here's Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, who was reflecting on reaching the Champions League final.

    "It was a nice morning on Thursday to arrive and see everybody happy and enjoying the feeling after a big win and starting to organise things," he said. "The schedule keeps us busy."

    And on whether he feels the final should be moved to England: "I didn't know if there was an argument or discussion around it. I'll play wherever it's played, anything can change quite rapidly these days. I have enough to do.

    "I have full trust in all the people at Chelsea and the other people who make the decision. At the moment I prepare for the final in Istanbul."

  15. 'Hopefully we can get an end to all the speculation'

    Aston Villa v Man Utd (Sun, 14:05 BST)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked about today’s deadline for co-chairman Joel Glazer to respond to a letter read out at a fans' forum last Friday.

    "I haven't got a completely good reasoning behind why it had to be like this but it’s not in the minds of the players anyway, and the communication between the club and fans is ongoing," he said. "Hopefully we can get an end to all the speculation and definitely the violence. That's not something we want to see. We want to focus on football, my job is to focus on football and we have three games to win in five days."

    And finally, any update on Edinson Cavani’s contract situation?

    "We don’t have a time limit, but the more goals he scores, the better we become as a team, the bigger the chance is that he'll want to have this feeling again. Let’s talk again after Sunday. Maybe it's changed, maybe he’s decided, maybe."

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  16. I trust my players to get a result - Solskjear

    Aston Villa v Man Utd (Sun, 14:05 BST)

    Manchester United

    Ole Gunnar Solskjear now focuses on what's ahead of him and the Manchester United boss expects a tough game against Aston Villa.

    "They're a very good team, you saw them last week beat Everton.," he said. "They've had a very good season. They had a little spell with some worse results but we played them in a pre-season friendly before this season and lost, then we won a hard-fought game 2-1 at Old Trafford [on New Year's Day]. We know it’s going to be tough.

    "The energy we used [against Roma] will probably be filled up twice because of getting to a final. I think we'll recover, refuel, because the players know it’s a big game for us.

    "I trust my players to get a result. Sunday is a massive game and we're looking forward to it after the boost of getting into a final. This will hopefully give us energy and then let's see what we do Tuesday and Thursday. We just have to take it day by day and hopefully we can play those games."

  17. 'Man Utd's squad is big enough to deal with this schedule'

    Aston Villa v Man Utd (Sun, 14:05 BST)

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC football expert

    Following the second leg of their Europa League semi-final with Roma on Thursday, this is the second of four games in eight days for Manchester United.

    But their squad is big enough to deal with that schedule and, other than their top two or three players - like Bruno Fernandes for example - the difference between their first and second choices in each position is not very big.

    Aston Villa are no pushovers, as they showed with their win at Everton last time out, but United should deliver, whatever team they put out.

    Lawro's prediction: 0-2. Brandon Crook's prediction: We might get some goals here. 1-3.

  18. 'Four games in eight days? It's impossible'

    Aston Villa v Man Utd (Sun, 14:05 BST)

    Manchester United

    Asked if there is a possibility he could change all 11 Manchester United players, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added: "Two games in three days is difficult but you can accept that we do that at Christmas. Two games in three days after a long season, with all the games we’ve had - even more difficult. Three games in five days - very, very difficult, almost impossible. Four games in eight, it is impossible.

    "I’m not sitting here sulking but I’m saying someone there does not understand the physicality of the Premier League. It's the best league in world. I don't know how you can defend playing these three games in such a short space of time. I've got to look after the players.

    "That might be someone not happy with my team selection for one game or two games. That might affect whoever gets into the fourth position or the Champions League. That’s not my problem. That’s everyone else’s problem."

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw
  19. There has to be a lot rotation - Solskjaer

    Aston Villa v Man Utd (Sun, 14:05 BST)

    Manchester United

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated that he will be rotating his side because of the tight fixture schedule facing Manchester United.

    "We want to try to put a good performance, a good product out there," he said. "At the moment it looks difficult but knowing these boys, they'll take the challenge head on. Knowing me, I'll take the challenge head on. But I cannot risk them, so it has to be rotation and it has to be a lot of rotation, a lot of decisions made on the day of the game.

    "I can promise you that its impossible to play 90 minutes at this intensity, at that level in the Premier League, four times from Thursday to Thursday. That means I cannot play everyone every minute, which means we've got to prioritise."

  20. We've been dealt a very bad hand - Solskjaer

    Aston Villa v Man Utd (Sun, 14:05 BST)

    Manchester United

    Now let's hear from Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was asked about United's fixture schedule as they must now play three games in five days (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday) after reaching the Europa League final and having to rearrange their Premier League game with Liverpool.

    "I've never seen that schedule before, not in the modern day football.," he said. "I've looked through and I know that Man United in 1991-92 had a very, very similar run-in and you can see how the results deteriorate. So, for me, we've been dealt a very bad hand by people who sit behind a desk in their suits who've never played football and understand what this is about.

    "Sunday at 2pm is not the problem. That was always scheduled. Tuesday-Thursday after Thursday-Sunday, that's a big problem.

    "I've got to look after the players, that's the biggest thing. We cannot risk injury for players and that's too much of an injury risk. This year has been so difficult, this season has been so difficult."

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer