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Summary

  1. Six Premier League matches on Saturday
  2. Leicester’s first home game since helicopter crash
  3. Cardiff host Burnley (12:30 GMT) aiming for second league win
  4. Newcastle host Bournemouth and hoping for back-to-back wins
  5. Spurs travel to Crystal Palace at 17:30 GMT
  6. Is the Premier League competitive? #bbcfootball

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By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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  1. A poignant day at Leicester

    Today matches

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    Cardiff’s game against Brighton is the first of six Premier League fixtures today.

    It will be a poignant day at King Power Stadium where Leicester host Burnley in their first game since the terrible helicopter tragedy two weeks ago where Foxes chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others lost their lives.

  2. FA Cup first round

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    Video caption: Haringey Borough 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

    Before we focus on the day’s other Premier League games, it’s worth mentioning that we will have full coverage of the FA Cup’s first round, which continues today.

    It began last night as League One AFC Wimbledon avoided an upset after a last-minute deflected goal earned them victory at non-league Haringey Borough.

    Our live text commentary from all the games begins at 12:00 GMT.

  3. Is the Premier League competitive anymore?

    Sergio Aguero celebrates a goal for Manchester City against Southampton

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    The poor start by the bottom five teams and the fact that the top three teams – Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea – are unbeaten for the first time in the Premier League era means we are asking: do you think the top flight is competitive anymore?

    The record of the bottom five against the top five this season has seen all 19 games lost, with 12 goals scored and 60 against.

    So can anyone beat anyone? Is the top-flight competitive? And does it matter?

    Let us know via #bbcfootball or text us on 81111.

  4. 1-0 to the Briiiight-on?

    Cardiff v Brighton (12:30 GMT)

    Glenn Murray celebrates scoring against Wolves

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    So Cardiff boss Neil Warnock might only need another 16 points to stay up. And what better way to add to the five already gained with a win against Brighton on your 100th game in charge?

    But it could be a tricky afternoon for the hosts, who come up against Chris Hughton’s Brighton side. They are 12th in the Premier League table with a healthy 14 points on the board.

    They chalked up three consecutive wins before their 3-1 loss at Everton last weekend, all one-nils against Wolves, Newcastle and West Ham.

  5. Could 21 points keep a team in the Premier League?

    Cardiff v Brighton (12:30 GMT)

    Premier League table

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    As pointed out by the excellent Stuart James in the Guardian on Friday,this is the first time in 27 Premier League seasons that five clubs have seven points or less after 11 games.

    Leaders Manchester City have 29 points already, the same as Fulham, Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Southampton combined.

    If that type of form continues, a team could stay up with 21 points.

    That’s cheered you up now, hasn’t it Bluebirds?

  6. Grounds for optimism?

    Cardiff v Brighton (12:30 GMT)

    Neil Warnock

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    Good news Cardiff fans.

    You might be second bottom of the Premier League but if the form of the bottom five continues in the same vein, there is no chance that you’ll need the traditional 40 points to stay up – nowhere near!

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