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    EPL 2020/21 season to kick off Sept 12

EPL 2020/21 season to kick off Sept 12

The 2020-21 English Premier League (EPL) season will kick off on September 12, while the final round of matches will be held on May 23, the league announced on Friday. The EPL stakeholders, which consist of the 20 current clubs, reached the decision during a conference call after which a statement was released. It also confirmed that the Championship, League One and [...]

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    Premier League clubs agree to five substitutions rule change

Premier League clubs agree to five substitutions rule change

The Premier League clubs have accepted the previously proposed temporary rule which will allow teams to make five substitutes in a match for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. The decision was reached by the Premier League shareholders during a meeting on Thursday. The agreement comes a month after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) had approved use of five substitutions per match to [...]

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    COVID-19: Premier League clubs approve return to contact training

COVID-19: Premier League clubs approve return to contact training

Ahead of June resumption of football matches, the English Premier League (EPL) clubs have voted unanimously to approve a return to contact training. The EPL, in a statement on Wednesday, titled "stage two of return to training", said teams can now train as a group and also engage in tackling while minimising any unnecessary close contact. Last week, players had resumed training [...]

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    COVID-19: Premier League confirms six positive cases after mass testing

COVID-19: Premier League confirms six positive cases after mass testing

The English Premier League (EPL) has confirmed that it received six positive cases of COVID-19 from three clubs after the first phase of mass testing on 748 players and staff. The mass testing was conducted as preparations for "project restart" intensify ahead of a scheduled next month resumption of the current season. In a statement on Tuesday, the EPL said those that tested positive [...]

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    Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea winger, tests positive for coronavirus

Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea winger, tests positive for coronavirus

Chelsea have confirmed that Callum Hudson-Odoi, England winger, tested positive for coronavirus. The first-team squad, coaching staff and some members of the club's backroom staff are to self-isolate after Hudson-Odoi's positive test result was confirmed on Thursday night. Despite the result, Chelsea said the 19-year-old was "doing well". Hudson-Odoi displayed symptoms of cold on Monday morning and has stayed away from the club [...]

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    EPL Sunday: Mane shines in Liverpool win as Man City beat Arsenal 2-0

EPL Sunday: Mane shines in Liverpool win as Man City beat Arsenal 2-0

Liverpool opened their EPL season with a commanding 4-0 win over West Ham United at Anfield — their biggest opening day win since 1994 — with three goals scored by their dangerous African attacking duo of Saido Mane who contributed a brace, and Mohamed Salah. Salah, the league's top scorer last season, needed only 20 minutes to continue from where he stopped and [...]

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    Ndidi, Iheanacho on losing side as Man United defeat Leicester City

Ndidi, Iheanacho on losing side as Man United defeat Leicester City

Manchester United opened the 2018/19 English Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Leicester City in the opener thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw. Claude Puel retained Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi in Leicester's line up, while Kelechi Iheanacho who had a goal-laden preseason led the attack, and both players were on the pitch for 90 minutes. Old Trafford, more [...]

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    English Premier League to have winter break from 2020

English Premier League to have winter break from 2020

The English Premier League (EPL) will have a mid-season break from the 2019-20 season, the FA has announced. Martin Glenn, Football Association chief executive, says the mid-season break will give future England teams a chance of doing well in major tournaments. Another major change announced is that FA Cup fifth-round matches will be moved to midweek in order to accommodate the planned [...]

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    EPL final day: Chelsea finish fifth, Salah takes golden boot, Wenger bows out with win

EPL final day: Chelsea finish fifth, Salah takes golden boot, Wenger bows out with win

Chelsea were disgraced 3-0 by Newcastle and finish fifth, losing out on the final spot for next season's UEFA Champions League to Liverpool, who comfortably dispatched Brighton 4-0 at Anfield. In a lethargic performance for the deposed EPL former champions, Dwight Gayle bundled in the opener on 26 minutes, and there were further goals in the second half to the delight [...]

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    Iheanacho stars for Leicester; Chelsea falter and City bid farewell to Toure

Iheanacho stars for Leicester; Chelsea falter and City bid farewell to Toure

Super Eagles attacking midfielder, Kelechi Iheanacho starred for Leicester City in their 2-1 win over Arsenal at the King Power stadium. In the season's penultimate round of matches, Iheanacho scored the opener with a well struck volley in the 15th minute after Arsenal failed to clear a Leicester corner. Arsenal were reduced to 10 men a minute later when young Greek defender, [...]

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    Southampton win at Swansea to relegate West Brom

Southampton win at Swansea to relegate West Brom

Southampton won 1-0 at Swansea on Tuesday night to all but preserve their English Premier League status, a result which automatically relegated West Brom down to the English Championship League. Prior to kick-off, both teams occupied the 17th and 18th positions on the EPL log with the same points tally, and with just one game left to play after this encounter, [...]

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    Victor Moses stars in Chelsea win

Victor Moses stars in Chelsea win

Nigerian international midfielder, Victor Moses put in a man of the match performance, forcing an assist and scoring the match winner as Chelsea earned an away win at high flying Burnley 2-1 in a dominant display. Burnley were unchanged from the weekend, while Moses, Bakayoko, Emerson, Pedro and Rudiger were recalled into the side, and Olivier Giroud got a deserved start [...]

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    Chelsea host Burnley, Arsenal battle Leicester on opening day of 2017/18 EPL season

Chelsea host Burnley, Arsenal battle Leicester on opening day of 2017/18 EPL season

Champions Chelsea will begin the 2017/18 Premier League campaign at home to Burnley hoping to continue their impressive record of having won 16, drawn six and lost only three of their opening day fixtures. Premier League runners-up Tottenham Hotspurs kick off the new campaign away from home with a potentially tough trip to Rafa Benitez's newly-promoted Newcastle. Manchester United will also begin [...]

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    After 22 years, John Terry to leave Chelsea at end of season

After 22 years, John Terry to leave Chelsea at end of season

John Terry will leave Chelsea at the end of the season, the player and the club have announced in a joint statement. The former England captain, who has made 713 appearances for Chelsea, has been used sparingly by Antonio Conte this season. He has played just 366 minutes in five Premier League games after signing a one-year contract extension last May. A statement [...]

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    Gary Neville: Manchester United will win the premier league

Gary Neville: Manchester United will win the premier league

Former Manchester United player and Sky Sports pundit, Garry Neville, has predicted that his former club are favourites to win the 2016/2017 premier league. The pundit was responding to a question posed to him by a young Sky Sports reporter. Watch the video below. WATCH: Could this be Gary Neville’s toughest interview this year? @SkyAcademy #ItCouldHappen @GNev2 https://t.co/tIavBA0fba — Sky Sports (@SkySports) August 10, [...]

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    Everton sack Roberto Martinez

Everton sack Roberto Martinez

Everton FC have relieved Roberto Martinez of his duties as the club's manager following a 3-0 loss to Sunderland on Wednesday. Everton have been able to pick only four points in the English Premier League (EPL) since March. Martinez, who had three years remaining on his contract, led the club to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and Capital One Cup this [...]

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