December 4 – After months of negotiations, the Premier League and English Football League, which covers the three division immediately below the top flight, have agreed a £250 million rescue package to help ease the financial burden on lower-league clubs caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
December 4 – Fans returning to English Premier League games this weekend will have to wear face masks at all times and have been banned from over-excessive singing or chanting to avoid Covid-19 transmission.
December 3 – Arsenal vs Rapid Vienna on a cold Thursday evening in the Europa League’s group stage with nothing at stake may not be the most glamorous occasion, but this dead rubber will take on significance for the club’s faithful and the wider English sporting community as Arsenal will host 2,000 fans at the match, the first Premier League club to welcome back fans since the coronavirus shutdown.
December 2 – Just as a limited number of fans are being allowed back into top-flight English games this coming weekend, so the unpredictability of Covid-19 has starkly hit home with Newcastle United’s game at Aston Villa on Friday becoming the first Premier League fixture this season to be postponed because of the disease.
December 1 – Newcastle United’s entire first-team squad have been forced to self-isolate as the Premier League club closed its training ground amid a growing Covid-19 outbreak.
November 30 – Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Mexican striker Raul Jimenez has undergone surgery on a fractured skull after a sickening first-half clash of heads in his team’s 2-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday.
November 27 – Top-flight English clubs will be split down the middle when it comes to welcoming back fans for the first time in more than eight months after the current national lockdown ends next week.
November 27 – Manchester United are reeling from a cyber attack that has hacked its computer systems with some club staff reportedly unable to access emails.
November 23 – Within minutes of his team’s latest victory being shown on Sky and transmitted round the world, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hit out at both Sky and BT Sport, the English game’s main two broadcast partners, over fixture scheduling which he claimed was responsible for a mounting number of injuries among the Premier League’s big-hitters.
November 17 – Premier League bosses have announced 16 new positive Covid-19 cases – a record weekly high and a serious threat to clubs losing key players immediately after the international break.
November 17 – Arsenal have become the first English Premier League club to make a commitment to climate change after signing the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework.
November 13 – EFL clubs have accepted a £50 million Premier League rescue package for League One and League Two.
November 11 – Following widespread accusations of greed and self-interest from fans’ groups, the English Premier League has finally agreed to scrap its controversial pay-per-view scheme imminently.
November 11 – Despite growing calls for the concept to be re-examined, a return to five substitutes per team in the English Premier League this season is unlikely, according to chief executive Richard Masters.
November 10 – Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters has defended the organisation’s Covid-19 bail-out offer for the three English Football League (EFL) divisions below the top flight, saying “scarce resources” is a reason for deadlock.