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Summary

  1. 10 Premier League news conferences
  2. Mauricio Pochettino first up at 12:30 BST
  3. Jurgen Klopp, Paul Clement and David Wagner at 13:00 BST
  4. Burnley, Watford, Southampton and Brighton all coming up
  5. Ronald Koeman and Slaven Bilic at 14:00 BST

Live Reporting

By Laura Savvas

All times stated are UK

Slaven Bilic of West Ham
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Poor Slaven is feeling all the feels...

And just like that, another afternoon of Premier League news conferences passes us by...

It's been a pleasure, as always.

Bye for now!

And to complete the line-up...

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Brighton face Newcastle United on Sunday at 16:00 BST, and Arsenal take on West Brom on Monday night at 20:00 BST.

The weekend's fixtures in full

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A nice busy Saturday for us all then?

Premier League fixture list
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Watford

Tumbleweed
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Awks...

And in case you were wondering, I'm not sure where Marco Silva has disappeared to either...

Seagulls team news

Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United (Sun, 16:00 BST)

Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton manager Chris Hughton confirms he'll make a decision on Isaiah Brown's inclusion before Sunday, but Glenn Murray is available.

Steve Sidwell, Beram Kayal and Sam Baldock all remain sidelined, as they continue their recoveries from long-term injuries.

Hughton also confirms that Bruno is fit and available for Newcastle's visit to the Amex on Sunday.

"Bruno's fine, he's trained this week. We knew it wasn't a massive issue, but it was right to keep him out at Bournemouth."

'We are so excited and ready to go' - Poch

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino on there being a score to settle: "I think we were very frustrated and disappointed because we were fighting for the Premier League and it was a big disappointment to us.

"It is true it was not our best performance or best game. But okay.

"Now it is a different season, different circumstances and we are so excited and ready to go Saturday and will go there and fight to try and win the three points."

'The results have not been the best, but I prefer Wembley' - Poch

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs now face three away games in a row - West Ham, Apoel Nicosia and Huddersfield Town.

"I prefer to play at Wembley always. I love to play at Wembley," said Pochettino.

"I think the more games we play at Wembley the closer we will be to making Wembley home. I prefer to play at Wembley, but it’s true the results there from the start of the season have not been the best.

"But sure we are going to change everything from the negative to the positive."

'The officials are not best practice'

Parker v Fury

Pitch and Fury and Parker
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Both promoters are doing what they do best - talking - as the Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury news conference gets rolling.

Mick Hennessy, who manages Fury, tells us the bout will be screened in 25 countries as a pay-per-view broadcast on YouTube.

Parker's promoter David Higgins points a finger at a few people and says the British Boxing Board of Control are wrong to have some British judges among the scorers.

"I have spent weeks lobbying but we couldn't get a change," says Higgins. "The officials are not best practice. We think best practice is neutral. We don’t blame the Fury camp for that, we think the British boxing board should look at its guidelines."

'Kane has the power and the decision' - Poch

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino on Tim Sherwood's comments: "I respect every single opinion. And of course Tim has the right to speak about Tottenham and Harry, of course.

"But that is a question more for Harry Kane, what he wants to do. And only the answer is Harry Kane has the power and the decision and the possibility to say what he wants to do in the future."

'I am still confident in the team' - Koeman

Everton v Bournemouth (Sat 15:00 BST)

Everton

Koeman on confidence: "Everybody knew the fixtures would be really difficult. I am still confident in the team. Now it’s all about now. We will see."

On pressure: "I feel a good connection with the board. In football you need to win. Not just for me but for every manager."

On the League Cup and getting rid of competitions: “Take out replays from the FA Cup. It is ridiculous. That is a better decision. Two cup competitions is traditional. It is nice to win.”

'Performance of my life'

Parker v Fury

Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury
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Hughie Fury has been out of the ring since April 2016 but he rubbishes concerns ring rust may prevent him from challenging WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker at Manchester Arena on Saturday night.

"It will be a pleasure to perform there and put on the performance of my life on and I'm going to bring that belt back to Manchester," says Fury. "No one will have seen what will hit him. This is a different Hughie Fury."

Parker's camp show a classy touch and thank Tyson Fury - who is at this news conference - for dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. Fury has since vacated the belt which Parker now owns and the praise for him is met with applause from the room.

Parker's trainer Kevin Barry added: "This is an opportunity in our first UK fight to look spectacular and make a statement. The Joseph Parker we have here is the best Joseph Parker I have seen."

You can follow Parker v Fury on BBC Radio 5 live on Saturday night and we will be running a live-text service on this website.

'Barry is a great example to young players' - Koeman

Everton v Bournemouth (Sat 15:00 BST)

Everton

Koeman on Gareth Barry's record: “He deserves it. He is a great professional, great player and example to young players.”

On Bolasie and Coleman: "I think it will be November, not October. They are working hard but they need time. They are doing well but it’s not up to me to mention October or November. Normally we expect them back in full training in November.”

On Oumar Niasse: "That doesn’t change from yesterday, he scored a great goal so of course he is in my mind for the weekend. I have 29 players so I have to make tough decisions.

“His attitude was positive. If there wasn’t then he wouldn’t get a chance yesterday.”

Tottenham Hotspur

It's going to the wire...

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Poch said he is going to make his decision tomorrow on whether to start Serge Aurier against West Ham.

'I look forward to it, it's so exciting' - Poch

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Poch on fixture build-up in October: "You’re trying to scare me. It’s exciting to play this type of game. We’re so focused to finish that period.

"That’s tough too. We will play the derby with West Ham now, they we will fly to Cyprus for nearly five hours, then come back arrive here at 5pm and prepare for Huddersfield on Saturday.

"The international break we will have all the players away so it will be difficult to prepare and work hard to try to engage everything. For our new players it will be fantastic but it’s impossible because they’re all internationals

"It’ll be a busy period in October and November, I look forward, it is so exciting, it will be tough but they are so excited to be playing Champions League against Real Madrid and Dortmund as well as Manchester United, Liverpool and West Ham again in the Carabao Cup."

Here's more from latecomer Mauricio Pochettino...

Hammers team update

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 12:30 BST)

West Ham United

Bilic on Pablo Zabaleta: “The characters like him are very important. He helps us keep a good shape on the pitch all the time.”

On injury news: “Lanzini started training with us today bit it’s way too early. It’s only Pedro Obiang who got injured against West Brom and will not be in the squad for Saturday. It was an injury where he finished the game no problem, it’s nothing major. Hopefully he will be ready for Swansea game.”

'We have to do some extra things on the pitch to hurt them' - Bilic

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 12:30 BST)

West Ham United

Bilic on Spurs: “I know we have to be complete, do basic things. That might not be enough against Spurs but we will also have to do some extra things on the pitch to hurt them. They are very good at the back. They don’t give you many chances but, as we showed last season, we created a lot in that game. We tried to get the ball off them as high as possible and break quick, which was really good.”

On Swansea's performance at Spurs: “I watched their game and they deserved what they got. They limited Spurs to strikes from outside the box and half chances too. They had a bit of luck which is always necessary too against big clubs.”

'There are a lot of possibilities with Dominic in the team' - Koeman

Everton v Bournemouth (Sat 15:00 BST)

Everton

Koeman on Dominic Calvert-Lewin: "He is a big talent. He is strong. He is fast and he showed yesterday he could score goals. He can be more clinical but that’s okay because no player at that age is totally good at all aspects.

"He can play different positions. He was playing nine, but he can play 11, seven or with two strikers. There are a lot of possibilities with Dominic in the team. He is making big steps."

On Sandro Ramirez: "I have spoken to Sandro and he needs time. Even in the big clubs they get time - but they have so many players so not as much pressure. The Premier League is more physical and intensive. You need time to adapt."

Time for a face-off?

Parker v Fury

The news conference for Hughie Fury's WBO world heavyweight title shot against New Zealand's Joseph Parker is about to get rolling at Old Trafford.

We will bring you plenty from it and we will be live-texting the bout on the BBC Sport website on Saturday night, with commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

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'Ridiculous to put pressure on us to finish in the top four' - Koeman

Everton v Bournemouth (Sat 15:00 BST)

Everton

Koeman on finishing in the top four: “Maybe it was different for everybody because we reached the Europa League group stage, three points against Stoke and one point against City. People thought we had more.

“I know what I like and the way to be successful. It is ridiculous to put a lot of pressure on the team to finish in the top four.

“Everybody signed new players. We signed young players. That needs time. Let’s make the next step. That doesn’t mean we don’t have ambition. If there is one person in football then he is on this table - but I am realistic.”

'Playing against Utd is a beautiful thing' - Pellegrino

Southampton v Manchester United (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Southampton

Pellegrino on performance against Crystal Palace: "We created a lot of chances and deserved to win the game. We have to continue to work on things offensively."

On Manchester United: "Playing against them is a beautiful thing. We can put them under pressure and we will fight."

'Yesterday was the best medicine' - Koeman

Everton v Bournemouth (Sat 15:00 BST)

Everton

Ronald Koeman on Everton's away draw to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup: "Easy one. If you like to win a title then you have to beat all the teams. Of course it’s away, it’s Chelsea but it’s not important for now.”

On last night being a turning point: "Let's hope. The first step was yesterday. This Saturday is important. With the last results we need a win at home."

On the start of the season: "If you compare the results last season to now then it is not a big difference but we did have a really good run at home. This season is different, we had already played the qualification for the Europa League and the fixtures were difficult.

“Now we have to show we are confident. Yesterday was the best medicine. Good performances usually bring winning games.”

A quick VVD update...

Southampton v Manchester United (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Southampton

Virgil van Dijk of Southampton
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Mauricio Pellegrino says he will make a late decision on whether Virgil van Dijk will be in contention against Manchester United.

'Arnautovic has got everything' - Bilic

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 12:30 BST)

West Ham United

Bilin on Marko Arnautovic: “He got the reward and I agreed with his man of the match on Tuesday. I expect it from him and I want to see it more regularly. He has got everything.”

On not conceding in September: “It is good. The class is permanent but the confidence can vary during games, the season, whatever. The results, clean sheets, 4 points, 3-0 against Bolton, it has all helped. Suddenly we are better on the ball, more compact, it’s all linked.”

'The confidence is back' - Bilic

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 12:30 BST)

West Ham United

Bilic on recent good form: “We have stabilised. We went step by step, sorting out basic things. The confidence is back, we want to build on that now.”

On Javier Hernandez not as a playing striker: "Okay, he is not playing closest to opponents goal but then we are playing with those three strikers, he is not playing wide.”

On Mark Noble: “It is important to have Mark always, not just this game, he is our skipper. He gives us shape, discipline and it is great to have him back in the team. Where is he going to fit? He is important to us.”

'He's one of the best strikers in the world' - Poch

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane
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Pochettino on Harry Kane: "I’ve told you Harry's one of the best strikers in the world, and that's the confirmation - how people around the world see him.

"It says clearly that people recognise his value and he’s one of the best, playing for Tottenham, when we still haven’t won trophies."

'Spurs can win the league' - Bilic

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 12:30 BST)

West Ham United

Bilic on whether Spurs are the best team in the league: “You have a few teams, it varies but I still think they are, yes. They play the most attractive football and are definitely one of the contenders to win the league.”

On Wembley: “It happened to us in the first part of last season. It happens to all clubs but the first season, it affects you. Maybe it is just a bad spell or bad luck. They won in the Champions League though so have no worries.”

'It's always a special atmosphere' - Bilic

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 12:30 BST)

West Ham United

Slaven Bilic on record against Tottenham: “It is good at home, and we have played good against them away as well. It seems to give us a special kind of performances and no it’s my wish to get those against whoever. It’s always a special atmosphere.”

On last season's victory: “No advantage to us. This is a new game. It was only a few months ago so we have good memories to try and repeat what we did against them.”

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic
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Slaven has arrived!

Updates to follow...

Burnley team news

Burnley v Huddersfield Town (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Burnley

Sean Dyche confirms that Jonathan Walters is unlikely to feature this weekend due to a knee injury. Ashley Westwood is available for selection.

Dyche on Anders Lindegaard: "Anders turned down a couple of offers in the summer, but he's spoken to us of his desire to work hard and we welcome him to the club."

In other news...

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Sierra Leone's FA president Isha Johansen has been charged with abuse of office and public funds by the country's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

"This announcement by the ACC was inevitable and predictable - I am deeply saddened," she told BBC Sport.

"It's another sad day for justice, integrity and patriotism in Sierra Leone, another sad day for any woman who dares to pioneer change.

"I don't know how my story will end, but nowhere will it be written that Isha Johansen ever gave up."

'It was only a joke with one friend' - Poch

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino said Dele Alli's celebration on Tuesday (cupping his ears) was just a reference for a friend in the crowd.

"It’s nothing related with us, the fans, the club. It was only a joke with one friend in the stand. Yesterday he told me," the Spurs boss said.

'It’s so difficult for me to give the right opinion' - Pochettino

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sat, 12:30 BST)

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino on Mark Sampson: "I don’t have all the information. You know I don’t read too much. I don’t hear too much on the TV and don’t read the media.

"It’s so difficult for me to give the right opinion. That’s why I prefer to say nothing because the reality is I don’t have all the information to give you an opinion that I think in the end is not important for you or the fans.

"I think we need to move on from that question."

'The desire is still there' - Barry

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West Bromwich Albion

Gareth Barry added: "There's no better feeling than running out there with your team-mates trying to win a game. I'm going to miss that when I do finish so while I still can be involved I'm going to keep going and enjoying it. The desire is still there.

"When I think about my debut to hitting this number everything has gone so quickly in between. I'll be really proud and when I've finished I'll try to take in what's happened in between a bit more."

'I want to go as long as possible' - Barry

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West Bromwich Albion

Barry said: "I didn't think I'd get here. You make your debut and you're focused on different things. When I hit 500 you're thinking you're coming to the end of your career. I've been able to keep going. I've not set any targets and taken it a season at a time. It's a fantastic life I've been living - let's keep it going.

"I want to go as long as possible. Any ex-players and all my family say 'play as long as possible because there'll be plenty of time to sit back and do different things'."

Gareth Barry
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Gareth Barry has enjoyed successful spells at Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton and, most recently, West Brom

Gareth Barry has been speaking to the media as he prepares to break Ryan Giggs’ all time Premier League appearances record.

If Barry plays in West Brom’s game at Arsenal on Monday night, it will be his 633rd top flight appearance after making his Premier League debut in May 1998.

ICYMI...

Burnley v Huddersfield Town (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Burnley

Burnley have signed former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a deal until the end of the season.

BREAKING: Clarets complete deal for goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard. Full story: bit.ly/2fCCMi5

BREAKING: Clarets complete deal for goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard. Full story: bit.ly/2fCCMi5

Still to come...

Burnley v Huddersfield Town (Sat, 15:00 BST)

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It's press day at Barnfield, with Matt Lowton and the gaffer set to face the media ahead of @htafcdotcom

'We're excited about every single game' - Wagner

Burnley v Huddersfield Town (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Huddersfield Town

Wagner on the Premier League: "We're still very excited about every single Premier League game. We'll have great support there and we'll need every Huddersfield Town fan.

"You meet so many different styles of opponent in the Premier League. We have shown we can find solutions to this."

Wagner on Burnley: "We know what is in front of us with Burnley; a real team with a great work ethic. They have real character. Their team spirit is a key to their success, like it is with us. That is interesting and exciting."

'We've got eight deserved points so far; it could be more' - Wagner

Burnley v Huddersfield Town (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Huddersfield Town

Wagner on Huddersfield's form: "Every game excites us and is an opportunity. We're creating the moments in games and I'm okay with everyone in the attacking effort. We will become more clinical. We've got eight deserved points so far; it could be more. That has passed now & we're focused on the next game"