Man City-Arsenal befits COVID-19 altered season

The signs of the times were everywhere. The minute of silence for the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic that had halted the Premier League for more than three months. All of the... Read more »

Premier League 2020-21 preview: Final table predictions

Premier League kickoff is almost here. How does our crew see the season playing out? Manchester City is the champion in our combined table, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United rounding out... Read more »

How to solve European soccer’s scheduling mess

On Tuesday morning, amid growing panic over the coronavirus pandemic, with their sport at a terrifying crossroads, the most powerful suits and institutions in European soccer convened for an “urgent” teleconference. Their... Read more »

Premier League announces matches will be played despite COVID-19

The English Premier League broke away from the overwhelming tide of sports leagues canceling games and seasons on Thursday, announcing that the weekend’s matches will go ahead as scheduled despite the ongoing... Read more »

Premier League suspends season after multiple cases

Once Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19, it was only a matter of time. Fewer than 24 hours after the English Premier League announced it would move ahead with matches... Read more »

Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea tie Leicester (video)

Chelsea did what they needed to. No, that’s not to say that the fourth-place Blues emerged from Saturday’s see-saw match at Leicester City any closer to the third-place Foxes in the Premier... Read more »

Liverpool’s lack of a challenger augments season

In cycling, there’s a dictum that, early on in the race, it’s best not to escape from the pack all by yourself. Because when you break away from the peloton early in... Read more »

Manchester City Champions League ban: UEFA’s mighty strike

At long last, UEFA has decided to take its own rules and authority seriously. On Friday, in a shock decision that immediately roiled the soccer world, the European governing body banned Manchester... Read more »

Mané, Liverpool beat Norwich City 1-0 behind

The biggest and baddest challenges of the Premier League haven’t tripped up Liverpool. Neither did one of the unlikeliest. Last-place Norwich City resisted for nearly 80 minutes before Sadio Mané scored the... Read more »

Manchester City vs Arsenal postponed with Gunners players self-isolating after Evangelos Marinakis contact

Manchester City and Arsenal’s Premier League meeting at the Etihad on Wednesday night has been postponed “as a precautionary measure” due to the coronavirus outbreak. Arsenal identified on Tuesday that a number... Read more »