Heroes and Villains: Premier League Gameweek 23

Following the latest round of Premier League action, we pick out some of the heroes and villains from the best and worst of the weekend’s fixtures. Manchester United climbed into the Premier League’s top four with a late win over West Ham, whilst Norwich moved out of the division’s bottom three for the first time … Read more

Premier League Awards: Rashford comes up clutch, Salisu shines, and Ziyech’s stunner

Our weekly Premier League awards honour the best – and worst – of the football action from the weekend. Moment of the Week How big a goal could Marcus Rashford’s late winner be in Manchester United’s season? The Red Devils had looked set to be frustrated in their bid to beat West Ham and move … Read more

Premier League to change rules following frustration at Covid postponements

The Premier League is set to change the criteria regarding Covid postponements following the frustration at the number of games called off this season. Under the new rules, clubs may need to show at least four positive Covid cases in order to request a postponement, with the current regulations allowing Premier League sides to call … Read more

Premier League Team of the Week – Gameweek 23

Each week we delve through the Premier League’s weekend action and compile our divisional Team of the Week, with the latest round of fixtures including late drama and huge results. Chelsea ended their run without a win after beating Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, whilst Manchester United left it late to snatch a crucial three points … Read more

Hits and Misses: Premier League loan signings 2021/22

Loan deals come in various forms in the Premier League, from emerging talents in search of regular first-team football to unwanted assets seeking a fresh chance. Aston Villa last week completed the loan signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, with the midfielder announcing himself as an instant favourite with a late equaliser in the club’s … Read more

FIFA set to introduce new loan rules to improve ‘competitive balance’ and prevent ‘hoarding’

FIFA have announced plans to introduce new rulings in terms of loan deals in a bid to provide greater ‘competitive balance’. Football’s governing body has revealed that changes to the loan system are ready to be implemented from this summer, with the rulings hopeful of improving the ‘development of young players, competitive balance and prevent … Read more

Manchester United reject Lingard loan bid

Manchester United have rejected loan approaches for Jesse Lingard this month, with Newcastle the latest side to express an interest in the midfielder. Lingard is keen to leave the Red Devils in search of regular first-team football after failing to make a single Premier League start so far this season, with a host of clubs … Read more

Fantasy Premier League: Four of the best captains for Gameweek 23

Each week we preview the weekend’s action and provide our best advice for Fantasy Premier League, selecting the players we believe should be leading contenders for your crucial captaincy. This weekend’s fixtures will see Antonio Conte face his former side as Tottenham take on Chelsea, whilst Everton begin life post-Rafael Benitez as Aston Villa arrive … Read more

Rating the impact of every Premier League club’s record signing

Business is open for Premier League sides with the January window in full swing, though it has proven a rather modest transfer period so far given the huge spending by England’s elite in recent seasons. Transfer fees are on a seemingly never-ending upward trajectory and the Premier League has led the way across Europe’s major … Read more

Players with most goals from free kicks in Premier League history

James Ward-Prowse continued to state his case as the Premier League’s finest set-piece taker this weekend, the Southampton midfielder firing home yet another fabulous free-kick in the Saints’ 3-1 defeat at Wolves. It was the 27-year-old’s second free-kick of the season and remarkably his 12th in the Premier League, moving him level with some of … Read more

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