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March 15, 2022 at 2:28 p.m. EDT

Discipline and intensity helped City stay away

It was a point-worthy performance against league leaders Manchester City.

Crystal Palace were on the back foot for most of the game, but it was discipline and intensity that helped them keep Pep Guardiola’s side at bay.

Matt Woosnam has analyzed arguably one of Crystal Palace’s best performances all season.

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

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March 15, 2022 at 2:06 p.m. EDT

Champions League football tonight!

Excited for more European football? Me too!

Tonight, Ajax hosts Benfica and Atletico Madrid travel to Manchester United.

They are both tied at 2-2 and 1-1 respectively, so I expect an intense game tonight.

We have a match blog from United’s match against Atletico. You can reach Rob Smyth by clicking here.

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 1:47 p.m. EDT

EU hits Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich with sanctions in new action against Russia

The European Union has hit Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich with financial sanctions as part of a new package of measures targeting Russia.

The EU on Tuesday added Abramovich to its updated list of those subject to asset freezes and travel bans due to their role in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Chelsea are scheduled to play against Lille in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. Athletic understand that UEFA are looking into the situation.

To learn more, click here.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 1:08 p.m. EDT

Chelsea withdraw request to play Middlesbrough in FA Cup behind closed doors

Chelsea have withdrawn their request for Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final with Middlesbrough to take place behind closed doors.

On Tuesday morning, they filed a request with the FA for the game to be played behind closed doors to protect “sporting integrity”.

However, the FA have now confirmed that they have removed this request.

For the full story, click here.

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 12:39 EDT

Updated Premier League fixtures

The Premier League have announced several schedule changes for April after live TV coverage was confirmed.

Liverpool’s home game against Manchester United has been moved to Tuesday April 19 and will start at 8:00 p.m.

Chelsea vs Arsenal (7.45pm) has been set for the following evening and will be shown on Sky Sports.

For the full list of changes, click here.

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 12:12 EDT

UEFA ban on Russian football teams confirmed at CAS

The ban on Russian football teams from participating in UEFA competitions has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The urgent CAS decision does not apply to Russia’s chances of being reinstated for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, however, as the interim judgment comes ahead of a full hearing in the coming weeks.

For the full story, click here.

Holly Percival

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 11:35 a.m. EDT

Tuchel on Chelsea

“We have to deal with it. There are new things we have to talk about, like how to get to games. Things that are normally taken care of,” Tuchel said ahead of Chelsea’s game against Lille tomorrow.

“We have a framework to go to Lille and play for Lille. There will be no excuses. It is already more difficult to arrange things for the best for the FA Cup (quarter-final in Middlesbrough on Saturday).

“As long as we have shirts, as long as we are alive, we will arrive, be competitive and fight hard for our success. We owe it to the people who normally support us… Of course we are in the spotlight but it is our responsibility.”

(Photo: Getty Images)

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

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March 15, 2022 at 10:57 a.m. EDT

Leverkusen full-back Jeremie Frimpong out for the season

The former Celtic player suffered a serious ankle injury in the 1-0 loss to Cologne at the weekend.

A blow for the 21-year-old, who had only missed one Bundesliga game (due to suspension) this season.

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 10:24 a.m. EDT

‘Chelsea and sporting integrity do not belong in the same phrase’

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson responds to Chelsea’s request to play their game behind closed doors.

Safe to say he’s not happy!

More here from George Caulkin.

(Photo: Getty Images)

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 9:44 a.m. EDT

Aaron Hickey wins first Scottish call-up

The Bologna full-back has been in fine form since moving to Serie A from Hearts and eventually breaking into Steve Clarke’s side.

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 9:22 a.m. EDT

Chelsea call for Middlesbrough match to be played behind closed doors

As Chelsea cannot sell tickets for the match under its licence, they want no fans to attend “to protect sporting integrity”.

An interesting take.

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 9:14 a.m. EDT

An update on Nkloulou’s physical condition

The Watford defender will return to action with the Under-23s today.

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 8:14 a.m. EDT

Salah will train today ahead of Arsenal clash

Merseyside’s massive sigh of relief is audible.

Mohamed Salah is due to train today ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal tomorrow, Jurgen Klopp confirms.

Huge news for FPL players too…

More here on Salah’s injury.

(Photo: Getty Images)

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 7:43 a.m. EDT

Dominic Calvert-Lewin fined £900 and three license points after pleading guilty to speeding offense

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been fined £900 and three points on his license after being found guilty of speeding by Chester Magistrates’ Court.

The 24-year-old did not appear in court, but pleaded guilty to one of two counts he was charged with through his lawyer, Barry Warburton of Warburton Solicitors LLP.

More here on this story.

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 7:19 a.m. EDT

Eriksen returns to Denmark squad

A touching story that we can all follow.

Christian Eriksen is back in the Denmark squad for the first time since suffering cardiac arrest nine months ago.

He has started Brentford’s last two games, assisting Ivan Toney in the 2-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.

More here on Eriksen’s return.

(Photo: Getty Images)

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 6:54 a.m. EDT

The next Erling Haaland?

Could Karim Adeyemi be the next RB Salzburg graduate destined for stardom?

Liverpool, Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have all been linked with moves for the German striker.

Tifo Football takes a look at what comes next.

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

March 15, 2022 at 6:22 a.m. EDT

Chelsea’s commercial income, and after?

Chelsea are ahead of London rivals Arsenal and Spurs in commercial revenue, largely thanks to the trophies they have won over the past two decades.

So what happens now in the post-Abramovich era?

Not to mention the short-term image issues that have yet to be resolved.

explains Phil Buckingham.

(Photo: Getty Images)

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

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March 15, 2022 at 5:18 a.m. EDT

The Latest View From The Lane Podcast

In a rare midweek without a game for Spurs, Charlie Eccleshare, Jack Pitt-Brooke and Danny Kelly discuss the loss to Manchester United.

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

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