Friday 05 October 2012

Matchweek 7: Premier League press conferences

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

Sunderland's in-form Steven Fletcher is looking to breach Man City's defence on Saturday

Manchester City v Sunderland raises the curtain to another exciting weekend of Barclays Premier League action for Matchweek 7.

You can catch up on all the latest team news ahead of the weekend's matches on premierleague.com. See below for all the previews for this weekend's encounters including videos of manager press conferences.

Matchday Live also offers background on previous meetings between the two sides and you can test your skills by predicting the score in the Barclays Fanzone.

Saturday 6th October 2012

Manchester City v Sunderland (12.45pm) #MCISUN

Roberto Mancini (MCI) on coming up against former player Adam Johnson and remembering the lessons of last year's draw at the Etihad Stadium.
Martin O'Neill (SUN) on the impact new striker Steven Fletcher has made at the club, the areas in which his side need to improve and taking on the champions.

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Swansea City v Reading (3pm) #SWARDG

Michael Laudrup (SWA) on having patience in matches, the importance of the result against Reading and why his side need three points.
Brian McDermott (RDG) on the mood at Reading, the Royals' improving form and why Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup is such a nice fellow.

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West Bromwich Albion v Queens Park Rangers (3pm) #WBAQPR

Steve Clarke (WBA) on not looking at the League table and the challenge of taking on a side searching for their first win of the season.
Mark Hughes (QPR) on the form of Adel Taarabt, the frustration the squad feels with their start to the campaign and the job Steve Clarke has done at the Hawthorns.

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Wigan Athletic v Everton (3pm) #WIGEVE

David Moyes (EVE) on the huge progress being made by Seamus Coleman, the importance of consistency over the course of the season and the blend to be found in his current crop of players.
Roberto Martinez (WIG) on the positive aspect of his team's play but wanting that to be turned into points and how the visit of Everton always brings exciting matches.

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Chelsea v Norwich City (3pm) #CHENOR

Roberto Di Matteo (CHE) on how giving a rest to Juan Mata has paid dividends and the challenge of returning to League action after a European match.
Chris Hughton (NOR) on why Norwich were punished by Liverpool last weekend and why he is looking forward taking on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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West Ham United v Arsenal (5.30pm) #WHUARS

Sam Allardyce (WHU) on what part Andy Carroll is going to play against Arsenal and why the Barclays Premier League holds such global appeal.
Arsene Wenger (ARS) on Kieran Gibbs’ England call-up, West Ham’s well-balanced midfield and the impressive return to form of Andy Carroll.

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Sunday 7th October 2012

Southampton v Fulham (1.30pm) #SOUFUL

Nigel Adkins (SOU) on what his team need to do to record a first Barclays Premier League victory.
Martin Jol (FUL) on his latest signing and the qualities of Mark Schwarzer as the golakeeper turns 40.

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Liverpool v Stoke City (3pm) #LIVSTK

Brendan Rodgers (LIV) on the need to stop the defensive errors that are holding back his team.
Tony Pulis (STK) on the England call-up for Ryan Shawcross, managing expectations and competition in his squad.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa (3pm) #TOTAVL

Andre Villas-Boas (TOT) on his side's memorable win over Manchester United, the strength in depth of his squad and what he makes of Paul Lambert.
Paul Lambert (AVL) on Darren Bent's reaction to being dropped last weekend, his belief in giving youth a chance and the magnitude of taking on Tottenham.

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Newcastle United v Manchester United (4pm) #NEWMUN

Sir Alex Ferguson (MUN) on Chris Smalling's recovery and what Alan Pardew has achieved at the Sports Direct Arena.
Alan Pardew (NEW) on how Shola Ameobi is now at the same level as his other two strikers, the defensive problems affecting both clubs and how much flair will be on show on Sunday.

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Key Points

  • The Barclays Premier League enjoys its seventh matchweek this weekend
  • Follow all the previews and pre-match press conferences here
  • Matchday Live offers live commentaries and photos of the matches as they happen followed by reports