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 closest match of the week is the game that was going to be the Monday night contest between Everton and Leicester City. The predictor can hardly split the two teams, with Everton given a 36% chance of winning, compared to 35% for the Foxes. Of the teams who are favourites, Carlo Ancelotti's men have the lowest percentage. They would have come into the game having collected only one point from three games, but those were against Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea. Leicester are third but without a win in three top-flight away fixtures. … [Read more...] about Man City to defeat Liverpool and Arsenal hot favourites? – Opta predicts Premier League fixtures
"The players will have to consider that. If I was part of the players' union, as I was for many years, I'd also want some sort of contribution to my club because I think it is important that I contribute to my club and that they survive but also to make sure there is a contribution to the wider community and the NHS from the pay I get." … [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