Friday’s Premier League news conferences – Live – BBC Sport

Friday’s Premier League news conferences – Live – BBC Sport


Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryComing up this afternoon – Sarri & Pochettino 12:30 GMT then Liverpool, Wolves 13:00 GMTMourinho gives injury updates on four playersArsenal defender Rob Holding suffers ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left kneeGet involved: #bbcfootball or text 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Live ReportingBy Mantej MannAll times stated are UKGet involvedSend a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Twitter: Use the hashtag #bbcfootballFacebook: FacebookPosted at 13:1513:15City slickersChelsea v Man City (Sat, 17:30GMT)Pep Guardiola faces the media shortly to look ahead to tomorrow’s trip to Chelsea.If Manchester City repeat their success in the corresponding fixture last season they will be 13 points clear of Maurizio Sarri’s men, which would surely rule Chelsea out of the title race completely.Kevin de Bruyne scored the winner last season but there is no guarantee he will be even fit this weekend.BBC SportCopyright: BBC SportMan CityImage caption: Man CityPosted at 13:1113:11Post updateLeicester v Tottenham (Sat, 19:45 GMT)It looks like the Spurs medical staff are being kept on their toes ahead of the Christmas schedule…Mousa Dembele, Erik Lamela, Davinson Sanchez and Victor Wanyama are all continuing their rehab, while Juan Foyth and Kieran Trippier are also unavailable for the trip to the King Power.Posted at 13:0513:05Post updateWe will have some team news from the Spurs camp shortly, ahead of their trip to Leicester tomorrow evening. Posted at 12:5912:59Get InvolvedText 81111 (UK only).SMS Message: As I said a year ago, Mourinho is just engineering a big fat payoff again, just like he did twice at Chelsea. He doesn’t care about United or doing a good job. He is just doing it for himself, last job in management then a nice lucrative semi retirement working for the media. from Aidan, Llanfyllin As I said a year ago, Mourinho is just engineering a big fat payoff again, just like he did twice at Chelsea. He doesn’t care about United or doing a good job. He is just doing it for himself, last job in management then a nice lucrative semi retirement working for the media.Posted at 12:5612:56Post updateChelsea v Man City (17:30 GMT)That’s all from the Chelsea boss ahead of their clash with champions Manchester City on Saturday. We will have live text commentary from Stamford Bridge on the BBC Sport website.Posted at 12:5412:54’It is normal that some players are playing badly’Chelsea v Man City (17:30 GMT)ChelseaOn N’Golo Kante’s recent performances, Sarri said: “When we won, the
position of N’Golo was good. At the moment we are not winning so it is normal
some players are playing badly and are in the wrong positions. “Our target is to be the best team in Europe so we have to improve and believe in it.”Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 12:5112:51’I was sure we would face problems sooner or later’Chelsea v Man City (17:30 GMT)ChelseaSarri on Chelsea’s recent run: “Maybe we were able to
win matches with some problems during the early part of the season, but now we have
to face difficulties. I was sure sooner or later that we would have to face
problems. “I thought that would happen in the first two months but we played
well and gained points, so I was sure the problems would arise in November or
December.”Posted at 12:4912:49’You cannot change the mentality in one day’Chelsea v Man City (Sat, 17:30 GMT)ChelseaSarri on changing the mentality of 25 minds: “Rather than 11 players doing 11 different
things, we need a collective target which can give us motivation, and that can
give us determination. I saw in some matches we lack determination like in
the last match. “You need to change the mentality in 25 minds to change the
way you play football. And you cannot do that in one day. It is very difficult as we have seen in Liverpool and in Manchester. It is a long way to go.”Posted at 12:4312:43’I have lost every match against Guardiola’Chelsea v Man City (Sat, 17:30 GMT)ChelseaOn the task ahead against Manchester City, Sarri said: “We started with 30 points of difference between us and City and we have to work hard to reduce the gap. I think we are improving, but so are they, so it is difficult
to reduce the gap. We have started the season very well but now we have to face
some difficulties which is normal. We have to solve problem by problem day by
day.”Asked how to beat Man City, Sarri joked: “I have lost every match against Pep Guardiola so you have to ask somebody
else.”Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 12:4012:40’We had a blackout’Chelsea v Man City (Sat 17:30 GMT)ChelseaSarri added: “We managed the match against Wolves well for 50 minutes, but then we
had a blackout when we faced difficulties.
The opponent had five shots with only two on target, but they were both of their goals and we were not able to react.”Posted at 12:3712:37’Anything can happen’Chelsea v Man City (Sat, 17:30 GMT)ChelseaChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri: “At the moment we have no serious injuries and every player will be able to play. The match is very important and very difficult, against maybe the best team in Europe. We haven’t beaten them in a long period but anything can happen in a match.”Posted at 12:3112:31Post updateHere comes Maurizio Sarri…Posted at 12:3112:31Recap: Mourinho reluctant to play FredMan Utd v Fulham (Sat, 15:00 GMTAs well as looking ahead, it’s also worth reflecting on what has been…Speaking at this morning’s news conference, Jose Mourinho says he is reluctant to pick summer signing Fred until his side are “defensively stronger”.The 25-year-old was not included in Mourinho’s injury-hit squad for United’s midweek draw with Arsenal.You can read the full story here.PACopyright: PAPosted at 12:2612:26Get Involved#bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only).Remember, you can have YOUR say on today’s news conferences by using #bbcfootball on Twitter or by texting 81111 (UK only).Posted at 12:2312:23BREAKING: Holding out for six to nine monthsFirst up, we are hearing reports that Arsenal defender Rob Holding could be out for six to nine months with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.The centre-back suffered the season-ending injury during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Man Utd at Old Trafford on Wednesday.ReutersCopyright: ReutersPosted at 12:1412:14Welcome backHello again, thanks for joining our coverage of this afternoon’s Premier League news conferences.By my count, we’re expecting to hear from nine managers including Maurizio Sarri and Jurgen Klopp in the next hour.Stay tuned to hear what they have to say…Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 11:0011:00See you in a bitOk, that’s your lot for now and we’ll be back at lunchtime with the next load of press conferences for you.Jurgen Klopp, Maurizio Sarri and Mauricio Pochettino are all facing the media from 12:30 GMT.Thanks for joining me this morning. Posted at 10:5910:59Preparing the next generation of Premier League stars?#UnsungHero”He does everything from registration to coaching. He’s not just the club secretary – he’s ‘Mr Corby Warriors’ pretty much,” says goalkeeping coach Chris.Fifteen years ago Steve Porch wanted to set up a junior football club and today he has 140 players registered, oversees two of the teams and encourages kids into coaching and refereeing themselves.Video contentVideo caption: Unsung Hero 2018: East’s winner is Corby Warriors junior football coach Steve PorchUnsung Hero 2018: East’s winner is Corby Warriors junior football coach Steve PorchFind out who is crowned the Get Inspired Unsung Hero 2018 winner during BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Sunday 16 December, 19:00 GMT on BBC One and the BBC Sport website & app.Posted at 10:5910:59Injury news: BournemouthBournemouth v Liverpool (Sat, 12:30 GMT)BournemouthBournemouth will be without England midfielder Lewis Cook for the rest of the
season because of a serious knee injury as they prepare for the Premier League
match against Liverpool.
Midfielder Dan Gosling will also miss the game at the Vitality Stadium with his
own knee problem.
Defender Adam Smith (knee) continues his rehabilitation. Provisional Squad: Begovic, Francis, S Cook, Ake, Daniels, Lerma, Stanislas,
Brooks, Fraser, Wilson, King, Boruc, Rico, Mings, Surman, Ibe, Mousset, Defoe.Posted at 10:5510:55Injury news: BurnleyBurnley v Brighton (sat, 15:00 GMT)Burnley midfielder Steven Defour is touch and go for Saturday’s Premier League
clash with Brighton at Turf Moor. The Belgian was forced off against Crystal Palace last weekend after feeling
discomfort in the same knee that kept him out for more than six months and
missed the midweek loss to Liverpool, but the Clarets are hopeful it is nothing
serious. Burnley boss Sean Dyche has no new injury concerns, with defender Stephen Ward
(knee) and goalkeeper Nick Pope (shoulder) continuing to make progress. Provisional squad: Hart, Heaton, Lowton, Taylor, Mee, Bardsley, Tarkowski,
Long, Cork, Gudmundsson, Brady, Hendrick, Cork, Defour, Westwood, Lennon,
McNeil, Vokes, Barnes, Wood, Vydra.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images

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