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  • UK government announces plans for Premier League fans to return

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Premier League could see fans return for the final week of the 2020-21 season, as the UK government has announced its plan to come out of lockdown in the coming weeks and months. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his ‘roadmap’ plan on Monday, as the rate..." February 22

  • Zaha to stop taking a knee before Premier League games

    BBC "Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha says he will stop taking the knee before games. BBC Sport understands the 28-year-old will no longer follow the initiative adopted in the Premier League last season after the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. On Thursday Zaha said..." February 19

  • EPL referee receives death threats as another red is overturned

    ESPN "Referee Mike Dean has asked to not be involved in any Premier League games this weekend after he was targeted with online death threats alongside members of his family. The death threats have been reported to the police and Dean is still set to referee the FA Cup tie..." February 08

  • Crystal Palace race Benfica and Monaco to sign Leicester's Demarai Gray

    The Guardian "Crystal Palace face competition from Benfica and Monaco to sign Demarai Gray from Leicester for a cut-price fee. Gray’s contract at the King Power Stadium expires in the summer, with the former England Under-21 forward having played just 18 minutes in the Premier League for..." January 26

  • Premier League reports drop in COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The amount of COVID-19 cases in the Premier League continues to fall. There were only eight positive results among the 2,518 players and club staff tested over two rounds of testing between Jan. 18 and Jan. 24, the Premier League announced on Monday. " January 25

  • Crystal Palace want to sign Leicester City's English winger Demarai Gray

    The Sun "The Eagles will swoop for Gray as a replacement for Andros Townsend if he leaves this month — or at the end of his deal in the summer. Gray seems sure to seek a fresh start after Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers sidelined him. He has only played one Premier..." January 24

  • Christian Benteke set to leave Crystal Palace with West Brom potential suitors for the out-of-form Belgian striker

    Daily Mail "Crystal Palace will consider offers for striker Christian Benteke after signing Jean-Philippe Mateta. Benteke, 30, who has still to agree new terms, is among the forwards being considered by West Brom but could opt to see out his contract.  The..." January 23

  • Crystal Palace sign French striker Mateta from Mainz

    Sky Sports "Crystal Palace have signed French striker Jean-Philippe Mateta from Bundesliga side Mainz on an 18-month loan with an option to buy. The 23-year-old arrived in London for a medical on Wednesday ahead of a move worth up to £16m, with Palace paying an initial £2.7m..." January 21

  • EPL to allow additional 2 substitutions for concussions

    The Score "The Premier League will allow teams to use an additional two permanent substitutions to take out any player suspected of having a concussion, according to Martyn Ziegler of The Times. The trial will reportedly begin next week and extend to the FA Cup after the fourth..." January 19

  • EPL reports drop in COVID-19 cases after latest week of testing

    The Score "The Premier League uncovered 16 cases of COVID-19 from 3,115 tests administered to players and club staff between Jan. 11 and Jan. 17. It's a significant decrease from the previous count of 36 the league announced for the testing period running from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10,..." January 18

  • Premier League chief issues warning to clubs over COVID-19 protocols

    Evening Standard "The Government has warned footballers to start following coronavirus protocols and told the game’s authorities to “strictly” enforce the guidelines, following more group celebrations last night. The Premier League issued a new, strengthened set of protocols to clubs..." January 13

  • Crystal Palace's Eze breached COVID-19 rules in visit to former club

    Daily Mail "The FA have launched an inquiry following Eberechi Eze’s appearance at QPR’s FA Cup tie against Fulham and insist they did not give the green light for him to attend. Crystal Palace forward Eze was pictured in the stands at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday -..." January 12

  • Premier League shuffles midweek games due to Aston Villa coronavirus outbreak

    ESPN "Tottenham Hotspur will now face Fulham on Wednesday after their match with Aston Villa was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in the Villa squad. The Premier League sanctioned a late change following medical advice that the situation at Villa Park had not..." January 11

  • Premier League insists it can survive coronavirus surge as clubs record 40 new positive COVID-19 tests

    CBS Sports "The Premier League insists it will be able to continue as normal after 40 new coronavirus tests in players and staff were recorded across the English top flight. A total of 28 cases were recorded in Premier League staff and players from 1,311 tests between Monday, December 28 and the..." January 06

  • Crystal Palace braced for Wilfred Zaha transfer battle amid AC Milan interest

    Mirror "  Crystal Palace are braced for January interest in Wilfried Zaha after the Ivory Coast star's outstanding start to the season. Zaha netted his eighth goal in 14 Premier League games against Leicester – double his tally from last..." December 30

  • Paulo Dybala Offered to Premier League's Big Six

    90 Min "Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been offered to a number of Premier League clubs, with his representatives insisting the Argentine is now ready to seal a switch to England. Dybala came close to a move to the Premier League in 2019, when both Manchester United and Tottenham were keen..." December 07

  • What was it like as Premier League fans returned?

    Pro Soccer Talk "It was the grandeur of the Premier League with the intimacy of local pub games. And it was glorious to have fans back in stadiums. Tears welled up as I heard West Ham fans on the radio singing ‘I’m forever blowing bubbles’ as I drove towards Stamford..." December 07

  • Premier League pledges £250M rescue package for lower divisions

    The Score "The English Football League (EFL) accepted an enhanced rescue package worth £250 million from the Premier League on Thursday. The deal is split into £50 million for clubs in League One and League Two in the form of grant and monitored grant payments, and a..." December 03

  • EPL clubs can't sign players freely due to Brexit shake-up

    The Score "Premier League and English Football League clubs will no longer be able to sign players from the European Union without a valid work permit unless they surpass a threshold based on the quality of the selling club and the player's seniority. The EPL and EFL announced the..." December 02

  • Liverpool, London teams to welcome fans back, Manchester clubs must wait

    The Score "Half of the teams in the Premier League will be permitted to welcome some fans back to stadiums when the COVID-19 lockdown in England ends next week. The U.K. government announced a new tiering system Thursday to help contain the spread of the virus, with 10 teams,..." November 26

  • CL big hitters plotting to sign Crystal Palace star on pre-contract Jan deal

    Football Insiders "Ajax are lining up a move for Crystal Palace star Patrick van Aanholt ahead of the January window, Football Insider can exclusively reveal. The Champions League big hitters are eyeing the left-back as a potential replacement for Nicolas Tagliafico. He was strongly..." November 24

  • Premier League reports decrease in number of new COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The Premier League announced eight new positive COVID-19 results Monday after 1,530 players and staff were tested between Nov. 16-22. That figure represents a decrease from the previous round of testing, where 16 cases were detected from 1,207 checks from Nov. 9-15 - the..." November 24

  • England to allow 4,000 fans at Premier League games in lowest-risk areas

    ESPN "Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed attend Premier League games in lowest-risk tier one areas of England when a month-long national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on Dec. 2, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday. As part of new COVID-19..." November 23

  • Premier League could have fans back before Christmas

    ESPN "Football could have fans back inside English stadiums before Christmas, sources have told ESPN. The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) held a landmark meeting on Tuesday with key administrators across football including representatives from the Premier..." November 17

  • English Premier League, Bundesliga teams tracking Kai Wagner

    Brotherly Game "Philadelphia Union left back Kai Wagner is drawing interest from the English Premier League, according to a report from Kristian Dyer. Dyer cites a source saying the 23-year-old is being tracked by West Ham and Fulham, among others and that “a couple Bundesliga clubs”..." November 16

  • Crystal Palace throw their hat in the ‘contingency plan’ ring for Alonso

    We Ain't Got No History "Marcos Alonso’s career is in a bit of a limbo at the moment. The 29-year-old spends more time in the stands than even on the bench these days, with Emerson Palmieri acting as the deputy to Ben Chilwell.  Despite being linked with the likes of Inter..." November 15

  • Premier League chief doesn’t expect five sub rule to return

    Pro Soccer Talk "Premier League chief Richard Masters does not believe the Premier League 5 substitutes rule will be voted back in by the 20 clubs. Masters was giving evidence to a UK parliamentary inquiry on ‘Sport in our Communities’ during the coronavirus pandemic, as he was grilled by..." November 10

  • David Alaba Open to Premier League Move With Liverpool & Man City Interested

    90 Min "Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is open to a move to the Premier League, having previously told suitors he was not interested in a switch to the English top flight. The 28-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at the Allianz Arena and is yet to agree on an extension,..." November 10

  • Premier League bosses under pressure to SCRAP pay-per-view games during second lockdown

    The Sun "PREMIER LEAGUE bosses are under increasing pressure to scrap pay-per-view football during the looming lockdown. The £14.95 fee will be reviewed by clubs at a meeting this week. Five matches are due to be screened on Sky Sports Box Office and BT Sport Box Office this..." November 02

  • Nuno Espirito Santo: ‘It’s all about performance, table is not important’ for top-three Wolves

    Pro Soccer Talk "Nuno Espirito Santo refused to be drawn into any speculation or dreams (at least publicly) of Wolverhampton Wanderers being top-four contenders following Friday’s 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace, even in this chaotic and unpredictable 2020-21 Premier League season. Allow..." October 30

  • The Premier League is hoping to persuade Fifa to allow a 'margin of error' on tight offside calls

    Daily Mail "The Premier League are planning a renewed attempt to persuade FIFA to allow a ‘margin of error’ on the tight offsides that continue to plague the game. Mike Riley, the head of Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL), wants feedback from the Dutch..." October 25

  • Watford reject £25m bid for Ismaila Sarr from Crystal Palace

    Daily Mail "Watford have rejected a bid of £25million for winger Ismaila Sarr from Crystal Palace.  The Premier League side tested the waters with an offer and are considering upping their bid for the Senegal international, who was on Liverpool's radar earlier in the..." October 17

  • 5 standout transfers from English football's domestic deadline day

    The Score "The summer sales weren't over. After the window shut across Europe on Oct. 5, English clubs were still able to conduct business between themselves until Friday's deadline. Here are the standout last-day transfers you may have missed. Said Benrahma ?? West Ham..." October 17

  • EFL clubs turn down Premier League's £50M rescue package

    The Score "The English Football League (EFL) rejected a £50-million bailout package from the Premier League on Thursday. In a meeting between the organization's 72 clubs, it was decided the Premier League's offer fell "some way short" of what is required to cover the..." October 16

  • Premier League clubs to debate Project Big Picture

    Evening Standard "Premier League clubs will have the chance to debate the details of Project Big Picture for the first time as representatives of the top-tier’s 20 sides gather for a shareholders’ meeting today. The virtual meeting comes against the backdrop of an..." October 14

  • Project Big Picture abandoned after EPL clubs vote down plans

    The Score "Project Big Picture, the controversial proposal that promised to centralize power in the hands of a select few Premier League clubs, was scrapped Wednesday after a meeting between the top division's 20 teams. Manchester United and Liverpool, the two clubs that..." October 14

  • Premier League reports 5 new COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The Premier League announced five new positive COVID-19 results Monday after 1,128 players and staff were tested between Oct. 5-11. "Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days," per the league's official..." October 13

  • Premier League referees told to be more lenient with handball calls

    The Guardian "Premier League referees are to take a lenient approach to applying the new handball law after an outcry from across the game. This season there have been five penalties awarded for handball in three matchdays, compared with 19 across the whole of the last top-flight season. The..." September 30

  • Premier League reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The Premier League's latest round of COVID-19 testing produced 10 new positive results, the league announced Monday. The new cases were discovered after 1,595 players and club staff members were tested for COVID-19 between Sept. 21-27. " September 29

  • Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster wants £20m Crystal Palace transfer but Reds insist on buy-back clause

    The Sun "Brewster, 20, has been chased by the Eagles, Sheffield United and Aston Villa among others. But he fancies a return to his home town of London and the chance of a regular start. The England Under-21 hopeful is stunned the Kop will sell him after his..." September 27

  • Premier League reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The Premier League announced Monday that its latest round of COVID-19 testing has yielded four positive results. Overall, 2,131 players and club staff were tested from Sept. 7-13. The infected quartet will self-isolate for 10 days. " September 15

  • Crystal Palace making moves to sign Tiémoué Bakayoko from Chelsea?

    We Ain't Got No History "With negotiations progressing at a snail’s pace for Tiémoué Bakayoko’s proposed transfer to AC Milan, there is plenty of room for other interested parties to swoop in and try to gazump things. According to Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), that..." September 12

  • West Ham make £30m Tarkowski offer, Crystal Palace land Batshuayi on loan

    The Guardian "West Ham have made a £30m bid for James Tarkowski after having their first offer for the Burnley centre-back rejected. David Moyes is keen to strengthen his leaky defence and is determined to sign Tarkowski following the controversial sale of Grady Diangana to West Brom. West..." September 10

  • 7 Premier League newcomers you should be most excited about

    The Score "The forecasts for a significantly calmer summer transfer window were overblown, as plenty of expensive and exciting players are set to take the Premier League by storm. Chelsea have spent around £200 million and their offseason splurge might not be over. There have..." September 10

  • Premier League clubs return 3 positive coronavirus tests

    Sky Sports "The Premier League has announced it has received three positive tests in its first round of testing ahead of the new season. "The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 31 August and Sunday 6 September, 1,605 players and Club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of..." September 08

  • Chelsea release outrageous new kit

    Pro Soccer Talk "The new Chelsea kit is out there. Properly out there. Also: they have basically copied Crystal Palace. We know they aren’t based too far from one another across London, but this is a little too much… Check out photos of the new Chelsea kit below, as the third..." September 07

  • Five-subs rule again voted down by Premier League clubs

    Pro Soccer Talk "Premier League subs rule confirmed: Premier League clubs have again voted against use five substitutes per team, per game, for the 2020-21 season. The decision to return to three substitutes was made last month, but the clubs were reportedly reconsidering that position last..." September 03