April 3 – Fulham have been condemned to relegation from the Premier League with five games to play after an abject 4-1 defeat at Watford. Apart from already relegated Huddersfield, no club has been dropped down this early in the English top flight. Across Europe’s Big 5 leagues these are the first two teams to be relegated this season.
April 2 – England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is being investigated by his club Everton over an alleged fracas in his home city of Sunderland at the weekend.
April 1 – Former UEFA president Michel Platini, who always resisted extending goalline technology to other forms of scientific aids for referees, has once again waded into the debate over the video assistant refereeing system, partly blaming the media for its implementation.
March 29 – An English Premier League manager has banned its players using wi-fi at team hotels to prevent them from playing “addictive” video games.
March 28 – England captain Harry Kane has revealed he wants to end his career by switching sports and trying to become an NFL star as a kicker.
March 28 – Manchester City players dominate a Best XI of Premier League players over the past 1,000 minutes of league football played, but they would need Man Utd’s Marcu Rashform up front to complete their line-up.
March 28 – After weeks of speculation Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their permanent manager on a three-year contract.
March 28 – Chelsea progressed to the last four of the Women’s Champions League after eliminating Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 on aggregate with a dramatic stoppage time goal from Maren Mjelde.
March 20 – Brighton and Hove Albion on England’s sunny and clearly not-so-easy going south coast is one of the most likely place in Europe’s top league’s where you are going to get a kicking if you are a professional player, according to new data from the CIES Football Observatory.
March 20 – World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps is keen on leading France until the 2022 finals in Qatar. He guided Les Bleus to a second world title at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. On Friday, France open their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign against Moldova.
March 19 – Gabon have withdrawn its central defender Gilchrist Nguema from its final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi after it was discovered he is not registered with any club.
March 15 – With Brexit talks dominating the news agenda in the UK, the latest data from the CIES Football Observatory is a timely look at the playing time of footballers in the Premier League who have grown up in England.
March 14 – For the first time in 10 seasons, half the Champions League quarterfinalists are from one single country, with the Premier League providing four clubs in Friday’s eagerly awaited draw.
March 13 – Data looking at the highest and lowest percentages of shots on target across 30 European leagues sees Manchester United leading teams in the Big 5 leagues, ahead of Barcelona.
March 11 – AS Roma have handed Claudio Ranieri his next crisis role. The Italian has signed as interim coach in the Italian capital following Eusebio Di Francesco’s departure. Ranieri will debut with his new club against Empoli tonight.