August 23 – Despite the absence of Luton Town’s Kenilworth Road in this week’s attendance figures due to its ongoing development, the second match-day of the Premier League recorded an average of 97.38% capacity as 303,936 fans took their seats to watch the weekend’s action unfold.
August 23 – West Ham United midfielder Lucas Paquetá is being investigated by the English Football Association (FA) over potential breaches of betting rules.
August 22 – Manchester United’s former England forward Mason Greenwood is to leave the club after a criminal investigation of possible attempted rape was closed by prosecutors six months ago.
August 18 – Leeds United have been fined £150,000 by the FA after homophobic chants by a section of fans were clearly heard at the club’s Premier League match against Brighton in March.
August 17 – The match officials who failed to award Wolverhampton Wanderers a late penalty against Manchester United in the opening round of the Premier League have been dropped for the next set of matches.
August 16 – Southampton’s in-demand Belgian midfielder Romeo Lavia is on the brink of a £58 million move to Chelsea after rejecting Liverpool’s advances last weekend. The 19-year-old was reportedly offended by his treatment from Liverpool after their pursuit of Moises Caicedo became the priority, despite weeks of negotiation with the young Belgian.
August 16 – Not content with having just smashed the British transfer record by buying Moises Caicedo from Brighton for an eye-watering (some might say obscene) £115 million to take their spending under the new American owners to almost £1 billion, Chelsea are poised to add two more names to their star-studded squad.
August 16 – After a decade of involvement, Brentford owner Matthew Benham is stepping away from FC Midtjylland in Denmark, selling his majority stake to Danish businessman Anders Holch Povlsen. Benham’s Smartodds however will keep supplying the club with data.
August 15 – Chelsea have taken their spending spree to a staggering $1 billion in 15 months under their American owners after smashing the British transfer record by signing Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo from Brighton for a reported £115 million.
August 15 – The first round of the 31st edition of the Premier League kicked off with clubs across the league in touching distance of reaching maximum capacity at almost every game.
August 14 – Having seemingly smashed the British transfer record by agreeing to lay out £111 million for Ecuadorian international midfielder Moises Caicedo from under the noses of Chelsea, Liverpool are the ones with egg on their face after the player opted to join the London club instead, according to multiple reports.
August 11 – The new English Premier League season begins tonight as triple winners Manchester City lock horns with promoted Burnley – managed by former City legend Vincent Kompany.
August 11 – Liverpool have agreed a British record transfer fee of £111 million with Brighton for midfielder Moises Caicedo, seemingly grabbing the Ecuador star from under the noses of Chelsea.
August 11 – According to a plethora of conflicting media reports, it was on, then off, then on, then seemingly off again. All in the space of 48 hours!