Talks are ongoing between Premier League players, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) and the league as to how best to take a wage cut and/or make further donations to the NHS and other institutions, with players acutely aware that they are in a financial position to step up and support those who support them all season long. … [Read more...] about What Premier League clubs are doing to help during coronavirus
The title may be all but decided - so we'll leave that out of the equation - but the race for the Champions League still looks like it would have plenty of twists and turns in it should the season play out to its conclusion. So what do the run-ins say about the chances of the runners and riders? … [Read more...] about Premier League run-in: Who would miss the easiest or toughest run-in if the last nine games are cancelled?
The Opta Predictor estimates the probability of each match outcome (win, draw or loss) given each team's attacking and defensive quality. The team's attacking and defensive qualities are based on four years of historic results, with more weighting given to their most recent results. The model will take into account the quality of the opposition that a team scores or concedes against and reward them accordingly. … [Read more...] about Man City to defeat Liverpool and Arsenal hot favourites? – Opta predicts Premier League fixtures
"I do believe that 99 per cent of footballers originate from the streets of Berwick, Bootle, Bolton, Solihull, Dudley - they're not from Hampstead and Knightsbridge - they've got good souls and are good people. They've just done well, they're just lucky enough to be in the one per cent of people who dream of being a footballer and make it. … [Read more...] about Premier League to meet PFA on Saturday over plans to cut player wages by 30 per cent
Newcastle defender Danny Rose says footballers feel their "backs are against the wall" over talks about wage cuts, with Premier League clubs due to speak with players' representatives on Saturday. Top-flight stars, currently out of action due to the coronavirus, have come under fire after a number of clubs furloughed non-playing staff but left players' wages untouched. The Premier League said on Friday that clubs would consult players over a combination of pay cuts and deferrals amounting to 30 percent of their annual salary. … [Read more...] about Premier League Players’ “Backs Against Wall” Over Coronavirus, Says Danny Rose