The Premier League Fan Fest hits Miami this weekend for what will certainly be a terrific weekend of fixtures in England’s top tier. [ MORE: Premier League schedule ] We’ve got two Top Seven fixtures and a pair of resurgent sides meeting in a match-up as old as most, plus a derby down south and more. Defense-optional at the Emirates? [STREAM] Arsenal v. Manchester City, Sunday (Watch live, 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN) It’s been 13 matches since Arsenal blanked Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium to record its second clean sheet of the Premier League season, and the Gunners still seek their third. Their visitors have conceded in 10-straight matches to dip 14 points back of league leading Arsenal. If that sounds like a recipe for an ironic 0-0, well, we wouldn’t bet on it. Soured Cherries hope to test weary Chelsea [STREAM] Chelsea v. Bournemouth, Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN) Bournemouth upset Manchester United to pull into sixth place on Nov. 2 and … [Read more...] about Top Premier League storylines: Matchweek 17
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Our latest Premier League player Power Rankings have landed. [ MORE: Premier League schedule ] Matchweek 16 followed a similar pattern to recent weeks as players from Liverpool, Leicester City, Spurs and Man United dominated our top 20 with so many games played over the last seven days. Remember: this is a list of the top 20 performing players right now in the Premier League. If they didn’t play in the last matchweek, they aren’t getting in this list! [ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ] Let us know in the comments section below if you agree with the selections. 1. Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – EvenHeung-Min Son (Tottenham) – Up 7Marcus Rashford (Man United) – New entryMohamed Salah (Liverpool) – New entryHarry Kane (Tottenham) – Up 6Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle) – New entryJonny Evans (Leicester) – New entryDominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – New entryDanny Ings (Southampton) – New entryAaron … [Read more...] about Premier League player Power Rankings
All four Premier League entrants join a quartet of La Liga squads to comprise half of the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds field. Atletico Madrid and Atalanta scored the final two berths with wins on Wednesday, giving us the 16 teams left in the race to meet in Istanbul on May 20. [ MORE: Premier League schedule ] Serie A and the Bundesliga have three teams in the final 16, with Ligue 1 putting two in the fray. Teams can neither be drawn against teams from their own domestic league nor UCL group. Seeded teams Barcelona Unseeded teams Atalanta Who can PL sides draw? Chelsea: Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig Liverpool: Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Lyon, Real Madrid Manchester City: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Lyon, Napoli, Real Madrid Tottenham Hotspur: Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig, Valencia Follow @NicholasMendola … [Read more...] about Who can Premier League clubs draw in the Champions League knockout rounds?
Richard Masters joined the Premier League in 2006. © Twitter Richard Masters has been promoted to the post of full-time chief executive of the English Premier League in a move officials will hope end a saga involving two failed appointments. Thursday's announcement by the EPL ends the search as Masters, the interim chief executive of English football's lucrative top flight since the long-serving Richard Scudamore stepped down in November last year, takes the job on a permanent basis. Susanna Dinnage was picked as Scudamore's successor last year but opted to stay in her job with the Discovery media group.Then David Pemsel, formerly chief executive of the Guardian Media Group, whose flagship title is the Guardian newspaper, was chosen but quit last month before starting following press revelations about his private life.Bruce Buck, chairman of the Premier League nominations committee, welcomed Masters's appointment by saying: "As interim chief executive, he has faced challenges … [Read more...] about Richard Masters New Permanent Premier League Chief Executive
The Premier League has appointed Richard Masters as its chief executive, ending a long and troubled attempt to fill the position vacated by Richard Scudamore. Masters took the role of interim chief executive after Scudamore departed in November 2018 and is the third person to have accepted the job. David Pemsel resigned from the role a fortnight ago, two months before the then Guardian Media Group chief executive was due to begin, after what the league described as “media disclosures” about his private life. Pemsel’s appointment came after the broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage said she would take the job last year, only to change her mind and stay at the Discovery media group. Tim Davie, the chief executive of BBC Studios, was then reported to have turned down the position. “Richard took on the role of interim chief executive a year ago,” Bruce Buck, the chairman of Chelsea and of the Premier League nominations committee, said. “Since then, the … [Read more...] about Premier League ends chief executive search by appointing Richard Masters
Richard Masters has been confirmed as the new permanent Premier League chief executive. Masters, who was previously managing director and has been with the Premier League for 13 years, had been interim chief executive following the resignation of Richard Scudamore last year.The news comes two weeks after David Pemsel announced he was stepping down from the post - prior to actually starting in the role - due to media disclosures. The former chief executive of Guardian Media Group was appointed in October and had been due to start "no later than April 2020".However, the Premier League released a statement in late-November which read: "Following media disclosures earlier this week and discussions with David Pemsel, the Premier League has today accepted David's resignation and he will no longer be joining as chief executive."Masters therefore continued in the role on an interim basis - a post he has held since Scudamore stood down in November 2018.Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, who also … [Read more...] about Richard Masters named as Premier League chief executive