Premier League latest including Chelsea & Arsenal news conferences

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 moreSummarySheff Utd’s Chris Wilder (after 09:00 BST)Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta (after 12:00 BST)Norwich boss Daniel Farke (after 13:15 BST)Everton’s Carlo Ancelotti (after 13:30 BST)West Ham’s David Moyes (after 13:30 BST)Live Reporting Saj Chowdhury & Thomas MallowsAll times stated are UKPosted at 9:379:37More from WilderSheff Utd v Tottenham (18:00 BST, Thu)Sheffield UnitedBack in November the clubs drew 1-1 – Wilder said at the time that the Blades showed their Premier League credentials after they were “ridiculed” at the start of the season. The Yorkshire side also had a disallowed goal that day.Here’s what he said a few moments ago: “I was delighted with performance after we stood about for 10 minutes waiting to see if John Lundstram’s big toe was offside, which it was. “There were some disappointed bodies in the dressing room afterwards. I was quite happy with that and if we can take it on from Sunday to Thursday, and cut out the silly mistakes, then it’ll give us a bit of an opportunity to maintain our position in the top 10.”Posted at 9:329:32’The manager is one of the greatest of the modern era of football’Sheff Utd v Tottenham (18:00 BST, Thu)Sheffield UnitedWilder on playing Spurs and facing Jose Mourinho:”Two of proudest moments [this season] were Spurs and Man United, even though we didn’t win which is a strange one for me. It was a good afternoon for us and we need to reproduce that to get anything from the game on Thursday.”Being in the Premier League, our club going head to head with Spurs is great reward for what we’ve achieved the last few years. The manager is one of the greatest of the modern era of football, without a shadow of a doubt.”ReutersCopyright: ReutersPosted at 9:289:28Early team newsSheff Utd v Tottenham (18:00 BST, Thu)Sheffield UnitedHeeeeere’s Chris Wilder!On John Lundstram’s shoulder problem: “He has a scan today so we’ll know the outcome this morning, it looked quite an awkward fall so I should imagine he’ll be touch and go for Thursday.”Defender Jack O’Connell has not played since the restart because of an injury he picked up in training.Here’s the update on him: “Every day that goes by gives him more of a chance, his attitude is spot on and he’ll be doing everything he can to make that happen as soon as possible.”We have to make the right decision, looking at medium and long term with these type of injuries. If it’s right for us, we’ll consider it. Posted at 9:229:22Tuesday’s gossip columnManchester City will consider signing Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, if Bayern Munich buy their Germany winger Leroy Sane, 24. Manchester United have also been linked with the Englishman.(Telegraph – subscription required)Chelsea are willing to sign United’s 19-year-old England Under-20 midfielder Angel Gomes, who has also had multiple offers from abroad.(Independent)Benfica want former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino to become their new manager after Bruno Lage’s resignation.(TSF – in Portuguese)Arsenal will not attempt to buy Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, when his loan deal fromReal Madrid ends.(Sun)Real Madrid’s 21-year-old Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi – who has been on loan at Borussia Dortmund- has rejected an offer from Manchester United.(AS, via Manchester Evening News)Former Republic of Ireland and Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane is in talks to become manager of the Azerbaijan national team.(Sun)Read the rest of today’s gossip here.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 9:169:16PardsSocial media has been abuzz with the news that apparently Alan Pardew’s eight-year deal with Newcastle expires today.So…er…happy expiration day!Posted at 9:099:09From Manders…Posted at 9:059:05’United need a new striker, says Solskjaer’The back pagesThe TimesTimesCopyright: TimesPosted at 9:029:02’Klopp won’t shop’The back pagesThe Daily StarStarCopyright: StarPosted at 8:568:56Football commentators must address racial ‘bias’ says PFAThis from BBC Sport’s Laura Scott is worth a read:There is “evident bias” in some football commentary relating to the skin tone of players, according to a new study.In 80 televised games analysed across four European leagues, including the Premier League, players with a lighter skin tone were praised more often for their intelligence and work ethic.Meanwhile, those with darker skin tones were “significantly” more likely to be “reduced to their physical characteristics or athletic ability”, such as their pace and power.The research, conducted by Danish firm RunRepeat in association with the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), concluded that the findings showed “bias from commentators”.Read more here.Posted at 8:568:56’Cap in hand’The back pagesThe Daily MailMailCopyright: MailPosted at 8:538:53’I can’t splash cash’The back pagesDaily MirrorMirrorCopyright: MirrorPosted at 8:498:49’FA’s historic cuts threaten grass roots’The back pagesThe Daily TelegraphTelegraphCopyright: TelegraphPosted at 8:468:46’I don’t need to spend’The back pagesThe Daily ExpressExpressCopyright: ExpressPosted at 8:438:43Post updateThe back pagesWhile we wait for Chris Wilder, let’s take a quick look at some of today’s back pages…Posted at 8:418:41Coming up…Sheffield Utd v Tottenham (18:00 BST, Thu)We are hoping to bring you Chris Wilder shortly. His Blades are looking to get one over Tottenham on Thursday – a win that would see them leapfrog Jose Mourinho’s side, who are in seventh.What an incentive!Posted at 8:348:34Howe’s striking conundrumBournemouth v Newcastle (18:00 BST, Wed)Kris TempleBBC Radio SolentThe two-game suspension of Callum Wilson gives Eddie Howe a real striking conundrum for tomorrow’s huge home game against Newcastle. While Wilson would admit he hasn’t fired on all cylinders this season, his work rate and the nuisance he causes defenders in the, often-lone, number nine role is hard to replace in Howe’s squad.Joshua King seems most suited to it, but has mainly been deployed wide this season. He is only rated “touch and go” to make the Newcastle game after injury. Dominic Solanke hasn’t looked comfortable as a lone striker in the few times he’s been seen there, and still doesn’t have a Premier League goal for the Cherries.Youngster Sam Surridge is probably the most natural like-for-like replacement for Wilson, but has only played 16 minutes of top flight football. Howe rates the 21 year old, but Surridge would be a gamble, in a game that has massive significance down at the bottom.Posted at 8:318:31’We have to take control of our situation’ – HoweBournemouth v Newcastle (18:00 BST, Wed)Here’s a bit more from Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe on his side’s precarious position:”We have to act. We have to take control of our situation and our destiny and get results.”We can’t focus on other teams and other results. “We need to use it as a real opportunity to show that we want to stay in this division next season.”For our strikers to get chances, the team around them have to perform well.”It’s the same defensively, for defenders to keep clean sheets the team around them have to perform well.”Posted at 8:218:21’The goalscoring issue has been an issue for us’ – HoweBournemouth v Newcastle (18:00 BST, Wed)Bournemouth are 18th and have 27 points – victory against the Magpies would give them some respite from the relegation pressures.It’s been two defeats since two since the restart – they’ve also failed to find the net.Howe added: “The goalscoring issue has been an issue for us throughout the season and the biggest concern is that it is very unlike us.”The last two games have been tight but we haven’t done enough.” Posted at 8:188:18Early team newsBournemouth v Newcastle (18:00 BST, Wed)Here’s Cherries boss Eddie Howe:”Joshua King had a scan, nothing serious came back from it. He still hasn’t trained with us so will be touch and go for the game.”Philip Billling is fit and ready from his dead leg.”Posted at 8:118:11Valencia sack coach CeladesValencia, eighth in La Liga, have dumped their coach Albert Celades and appointed Voro until the end of the season. Sporting director Cesar Sanchez then announced his resignation.Celades is the sixth manager Valencia have sacked since the club was bought by Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim in 2014ReutersCopyright: Reuters
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