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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • LaLiga side Villarreal open talks to sign Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue

    Daily Mail "Villarreal have opened talks with Watford over a deal for midfielder Etienne Capoue. The 32-year old is wanted by coach Unai Emery though Watford want around £4million for the Frenchman who has just over two years left on contract. Villarreal are offering a two and a..." December 28

  • 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

  • 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

  • Liverpool Consider Stop-Gap Daryl Janmaat Signing

    LiverPool Offside "Yesterday, Joe Gomez suffered a serious knee injury in training with the England national team. Today, he underwent surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon, and even in a best case scenario that likely means he will miss most of the 2020-21 season. Along with..." November 12

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Barry Douglas, Robbie Gotts linked with loan moves away from Leeds United

    Through It All Together "Two Leeds United players have been linked with moves away from the club today by Alan Nixonin that newspaper you shouldn’t buy. Barry Douglas was linked heavily with Watford FC earlier in the week, and it now appears that the deal is likely to be a loan..." October 11

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Doucoure joins Everton for reported £20M to complete new-look midfield

    MSN.com "Carlo Ancelotti's renovations at Everton continue. Abdoulaye Doucoure moved from Watford to the Toffees on Tuesday, linking up with fellow summer signings Allan and James Rodriguez at Goodison Park. The 27-year-old..." September 09

  • 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

  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho considering £13million move for Will Hughes

    Mirror "Jose Mourinho is considering a surprise move for Watford midfielder Will Hughes. The Hornets are facing a battle to keep hold of their best players this summer following relegation to the Championship. And £13million-rated Hughes has emerged as a target for..." September 06

  • 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

  • AS Monaco join Everton in transfer race for Watford midfielder

    London Evening Standard "AS Monaco are the latest club to express an interest in Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. The France international is ready to leave Vicarage Road this summer following Watford’s relegation to the Championship. Interest in Doucoure is high and..." September 02

  • Everton closing in on midfield trio of signings

    Royal Blue Mersey "Everton are looking more and more likely to get all three of the midfield players they have been linked with in recent days.  Loan player in part exchange for Doucoure? Watford have reportedly asked for a player on loan as part of any deal for midfielder Abdoulaye..." August 28

  • Troy Deeney open to Watford stay this summer

    talk sport "Troy Deeney has revealed to talkSPORT he will not ask to leave Watford this summer, and is leaving his Hornets future in the hands of the club. The 32-year-old has a year remaining on his contract at Vicarage Road and there have been doubts over whether he will stay following the..." August 21

  • Deulofeu done supporting Barcelona as he launches huge Koeman rant

    TeamTalk "Former Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu says he “doesn’t care” how Ronald Koeman will fare in his new job at Barcelona, detailing his troubling experiences under the Dutchman. Deulofeu, now at Watford, spent half a season with Koeman at Everton in the 2016/17..." August 20

  • Report: Fulham and Wolves have joined Everton in race for Watford midfielder

    The Boot Room "The Evening Standard have claimed that Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers have joined the race to sign Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure this summer – with the Toffees having an initial bid turned down. Doucoure, 27, has been strongly linked with a Watford exit over the..." August 19

  • Everton find contract ‘agreement’ with Watford midfielder – ‘Convinced by Ancelotti’, Toffees his ‘priority’

    Sport Witness "Aside from the likes of Gerard Deulofeu, one of the big names who was always expected to leave Watford this summer was Abdoulaye Doucouré. The French midfielder has been one of the stars at Vicarage Road, and it was always expected for a club to try and buy him this summer, as..." August 18

  • Ismaila Sarr says ‘everyone would love to play’ for Liverpool as transfer talk continues

    Evening Standard "Watford star Ismaila Sarr admits ‘everyone would love to play’ for Liverpool as talk of a move to Anfield this summer gathers pace. As reported by Standard Sport on Wednesday, Liverpool are interested in signing the Senegalese international,..." August 13

  • Liverpool frontrunners as Watford star’s efforts to emulate Mane revealed

    TeamTalk "Liverpool are emerging as the favourites to make a firm approach for Watford winger Ismaila Sarr, according to a report. The Senegal international is a target for several English clubs after his stunning debut season with the Hornets. Sarr scored five Premier League..." August 12

  • Premier League Club Launches Investigation After Footage Leaks Of Their Player At A Sex Party

    Total Pro Sports "Watford centre-forward Adalberto Peñaranda is having a drastic career change as he is set to leave his club following the leak of a video showing him engaged in what appears to be a sex party with multiple women. The 23-year-old star has been under investigation by the club..." August 07

  • Liverpool make first move as hunt for exciting Watford star steps up

    TeamTalk "Liverpool have contacted the representatives of Watford winger Ismaila Sarr, with Wolves and Crystal Palace also keen, according to a report. Senegal international Sarr moved to the Hornets in a club-record deal last summer. Upon his arrival, fellow Senegal star Sadio Mane..." August 04