September 18 – The English Premier League has urged the British government to stick to its previous plan for a controlled return of fans into stadiums from October 1 but could end up losing the argument.
September 18 – The English Premier League has agreed a new broadcast deal in China to cover the rest of the 2020-21 season after terminating its £564 million contract with PPTV earlier this month.
September 15 – The hiring of a law firm by Mike Ashley and Newcastle United to contest the Premier League’s decision-making over the proposed takeover of the club by a Saudi-led consortium raises new questions over whether the deal for the club could be put back together.
September 14 – The English Premier League has called on the government to rethink its plans on the proposed return of fans to stadiums in the wake of increasing Covid-19 infections.
September 14 – Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that a number of the club’s players caught Covid-19 during the summer.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 11 – Having won their first English league title for 30 long and painful years, Liverpool kick off the defence of their crown this weekend as they attempt to disprove the old adage that it’s harder to win it second time round.
September 10 – News of tough new coronavirus measures that make it illegal to socialise in groups of more than six in England, have sent financial shockwaves through the country’s professional clubs who fear that the return of fans to stadiums could be delayed beyond the planned October 1 date.
September 10 – Newcastle United have accused the Premier League of acting inappropriately after it rejected a takeover by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium last month.
September 9 – All 28 English Premier League fixtures that take place in September will be televised live following pressure from the government and fans groups to maintain last season’s arrangement of wall-to-wall games when the campaign resumed behind closed doors.
September 9 – West Ham United are the first English club to trial a ground-breaking Covid-19 sanitiser tunnel designed to get fans back into stadiums safely.
By Andrew Warshaw
September 4 – In a move that took most of the footballing world by surprise, the English Premier League has pulled the plug on its overseas television deal with Chinese broadcaster PPTV – with immediate effect and after just one season.
September 3 – English top-flight clubs are split over whether to use five substitutes instead of three, with the issue being debated for a second time at today’s shareholder meeting having already been rejected.
September 2 – Lionel Messi is reported to be edging closer to appearing in the English Premier League with cash-rich Manchester City.
August 28 – Manchester United star Paul Pogba has been left out of France’s squad for the upcoming Nations League games against Sweden and Croatia after testing positive for coronavirus.
August 25 – Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak (pictured) said his club wants to make peace with UEFA following the bitter legal battle over financial fair play, saying life’s too short to carry grudges.