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Friday 30 November 2012

Matchweek 15: Premier League press conferences

Barclays Premier League managers meet the press ahead of of this weekend's encounters

Michael Laudrup's Swansea will take on Arsenal without in-form winger Pablo Hernandez

In Saturday's early kick-off West Ham United host a Chelsea side in search of their first goal under Rafa Benitez as another full programme of weekend action gets underway at Upton Park.

Tottenham Hotspur go to Fulham in the other London derby, while in-form Swansea City visit Arsenal, second-placed Manchester City welcome Everton and leaders Manchester United make the trip south to Reading in the evening fixture.

In all there are eight contests taking place on Saturday, including Liverpool v Southampton, Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion v Stoke.

You can catch up on all the latest news ahead of the Matchweek 15 on premierleague.com's Matchday Live. Only with Matchday Live can you see all the press conferences from the managers, where they provide the latest injury news, their insight on the weekend's match ahead and other topics.

Saturday 1 December 2012

3pm unless stated

12.45 West Ham v Chelsea | #WHUCHE | Matchday Live >>

Sam Allardyce (WHU) on Mark Noble's return, doubts over Andy Carroll, the positives from the defeat by Manchester United and the difficulty of facing Rafael Benitez's Chelsea.

Rafa Benitez (CHE) on the off-field influence of Frank Lampard and John Terry, Chelsea's improving possession statistics, the importance of winning and the threat posed by West Ham..

Arsenal v Swansea City | #ARSSWA | Matchday Live >>

Arsene Wenger (ARS) on Arsenal’s spirit, desire and commitment, errant finishing, the efficiency of the Manchester sides and Michael Laudrup's shrewd bargain buys from Spain.

Michael Laudrup (SWA) on Pablo Hernandez’s injury, not getting overconfident, different tactics for each opponent; his respect for Arsene Wenger.

Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur | #FULTOT | Matchday Live >>

Martin Jol (FUL) on the latest injury news at the club, the form of Dimitar Berbatov and what he thought of his side's performance at Chelsea in midweek.

Andre Villas-Boas (TOT) on the return of Mousa Dembele, why the next three matches are so important for his team and the challenge of facing Fulham.

Liverpool v Southampton | #LIVSOU | Matchday live >>

Brendan Rodgers (LIV) on Lucas Leiva and Joe Cole’s returns; the leadership of Steven Gerrard; the defeat by Spurs; Nigel Adkins’s success.

Nigel Adkins (SOU) on how his team have improved, on his goalkeeper’s error against Norwich, how his team has started to gel, the trip to Anfield.

Manchester City v Everton | #MCIEVE | Matchday Live >>

Roberto Mancini (MCI) on James Milner’s injury, Jack Rodwell's return, the end of Mario Balotelli’s goal drought and Everton’s quest for the top four.

David Moyes (EVE) on Man City’s fine run of recent form, their Champions League campaign and Everton’s encouraging performances that just need to be translated into wins.

Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa | #QPRAVL | Matchday Live >>

Harry Redknapp (QPR) on Julio Cesar’s injury, the lack of balance in his squad, the draw with Sunderland and the challenge of Aston Villa.

Paul Lambert (AVL) on how well he feels his side have been playing for some time, Christian Benteke's huge potential, Ashley Westwood's unsung heroics and Darren Bent.

West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City | #WBASTK | Matchday Live >>

Steve Clarke (WBA) on what he thought of his side's performance against Swansea City, responding to defeat and why Stoke City pose such a threat.

Tony Pulis (STK) on how Peter Crouch hopes to wear a brace after losing teeth in midweek, Stoke’s run of away matches and how West Brom’s chairman deserves credit for taking a risk on Steve Clarke.

5.30pm Reading v Manchester United | #RDGMUN | Matchday Live >>

Brian McDermott (RDG) with the latest injury news on Danny Guthrie, Jimmy Kebe, his team’s propensity to conceding late goals, the setback against Aston Villa the prospect of facing Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson (MUN) gives the latest on Valencia and Nani’s injuries, jokes about Scholes disciplinary record, talks about his selection problems in defence, the win over West Ham and the challenge posed by Reading.

Sunday 2 December 2012

4pm Norwich City v Sunderland| #NORSUN | Matchday Live >>

Chris Hughton (NOR) on the latest on John Ruddy's injury, his delight with how his side have performed in recent matches and what makes Martin O'Neill such a good manager.

Martin O'Neill (SUN) on Lee Cattermole's injury, his thoughts on his year in charge of Sunderland and his respect for Chris Hughton.

Monday 3 December 2012

8pm Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic | #NEWWIG | Matchday Live >>

Alan Pardew (NEW) press conference to follow.

Roberto Martinez (WIG) on the injury news regarding Gary Caldwell and David Jones, the defeat by Manchester City, his team’s away form and Newcastle’s quality up front.

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Key Points

  • The Barclays Premier League has its 15th matchweek this weekend
  • Follow all the previews and pre-match press conferences here
  • Matchday Live offers insight to previous encounters and gives you the chance to predict the results