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March 22, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. EDT

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Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

March 22, 2022 at 2:21 p.m. EDT

New Pod on the Tyne Podcast

If you support Newcastle, here’s a midweek treat for you. Listen now to fill the void during this international break.

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

March 22, 2022 at 1:50 p.m. EDT

Raheem Sterling cleared not to train in England for royal event in Jamaica

Raheem Sterling has been allowed to delay meeting his England team-mates in order to attend an event in Jamaica hosted by the Duke of Cambridge.

Sterling, 27, has accepted a personal invitation from the Duke and will travel to the England training base on Wednesday.

The Manchester City man is proud of his Jamaican heritage and has a ‘Kgn’ tattoo in reference to his hometown – Kingston, the capital of Jamaica.

Click here to read the full story.

(Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

March 22, 2022 at 1:11 p.m. EDT

Sheffield United get boost from Enda Stevens as winger returns to Under-23 game

Sheffield United wing-back Enda Stevens sailed through his first 45 minutes in two months without a problem today, giving the club a major boost to promotion hopes.

The Republic of Ireland international hasn’t played for the Championship club since the 2-2 draw at Preston North End on January 18 due to a calf problem.

With United recently without 11 outfield players through injury, Stevens’ return in Tuesday afternoon’s Under-23 win over Colchester United was a big positive.

Click here to read the full story.

(Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

March 22, 2022 at 12:44 EDT

Listen to the latest Talk of the Devils podcast

Join Laurie Whitwell, Andy Mitten and presenter Ian Irving for the latest Talk of the Devils podcast.

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

March 22, 2022 at 11:37 a.m. EDT

Chelsea are set to hit the highest price ever paid for a sports team after more than 20 parties made offers

Chelsea are likely to secure the highest price ever paid for a sports club or franchise after more than 20 interested parties made offers for the Premier League outfit last week.

Current owner Roman Abramovich put Chelsea up for sale on March 2, six days after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The 55-year-old oligarch has appointed New York investment bank Raine Group to handle the sale process and it is understood he was hoping for a figure north of £3.5billion.

That, however, seemed unlikely when he was added to the British government’s sanctioned list on March 10, due to what he described as his close and long-standing relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. .

Read the full story by clicking the link below.

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

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Chelsea are set to hit the highest price ever paid for a sports team after more than 20 parties made offers

March 22, 2022 at 10:55 a.m. EDT

Rangers accuse a group of 1872 supporters of launching a ‘propaganda war’ against the club

Rangers have accused a “small rump” of their fanbase of “intent to cause damage to our club” and to launch a “propaganda war”.

The statement from the Scottish Premiership club comes after Club 1872, a group of influential shareholders, questioned the ‘judgment, competence and honesty’ of the management team, following the decision of the Rangers to play a friendly against Celtic in Sydney later this year.

Rangers’ decision to play in the exhibition has been incredibly unpopular, with fans protesting the decision in recent games.

But the club argued in a statement that the protests had an ulterior motive.

Click here to read the statement.

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

March 22, 2022 at 10:46 a.m. EDT

A clash of two titans

Wembley Stadium is the venue for Italy against Argentina on June 1.

Euro 2020 winners vs Copa America champions.

What not to be excited?!

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

March 22, 2022 at 10:32 a.m. EDT

Beginners arrive at camp

Tyrick Mitchell and Kyle Walker-Peters arrived at St. George’s Park for their first international camp.

They seem very happy to be there!

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

March 22, 2022 at 10:17 a.m. EDT

Rico Henry signs new contract at Brentford

Rico Henry is staying in west London for four more years as he signs a new contract.

Thomas Frank also has the option of extending Henry’s contract for another year.

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

March 22, 2022 at 9:59 EDT

Trippier and Wilson ‘on schedule’ recovering

Newcastle United pair Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson are on track to recover from serious injuries.

Both players missed several games through injury but were included in Newcastle’s traveling squad for their hot weather training camp in Dubai during the international break as they continued their rehabilitation.

Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe gave an update on the injured duo’s fitness on Tuesday, with Trippier out for six Premier League games with a left foot injury and Wilson out for 10 with a calf problem.

“I would say they are on schedule from where they received their respective injuries, but I wouldn’t say necessarily ahead of schedule,” Howe said.

Click here to read more.

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

March 22, 2022 at 9:02 a.m. EDT

Can Iain Macintosh win the FA Cup?

Yes, it’s a digital, massively pixelated FA Cup trophy, but it’s still important to Iain Macintosh.

He is in charge of Newcastle who will face Everton in Football Manager 2022.

If you want to see him play the final live, all the details are below.

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

March 22, 2022 at 8:42 EDT

Ederson withdraws from Brazil squad

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has withdrawn from the Brazil national team due to illness.

The 28-year-old shot-stopper will miss Brazil’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Chile and Bolivia after withdrawing from Tite’s squad.

The Brazilian FA said: “The rest of the group arrives in Teresopolis this Tuesday, with the exception of goalkeeper Everson, called up to replace his compatriot Ederson. The Atletico-MG player joins the Brazilian team in Rio de Janeiro, Wednesday.”

To read the full story, click here.

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

March 22, 2022 at 7:54 a.m. EDT

Louis van Gaal tested positive for COVID-19

Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal has tested positive for COVID-19, disrupting his side’s preparations for international friendlies against Denmark and Germany.

Van Gaal’s side have already qualified for the Qatar World Cup after topping Group G with 23 points.

It’s not the first time that Van Gaal has missed crucial preparation time with the Netherlands squad. In November, the former Manchester United boss had to be driven to training in a golf cart after injuring his hip in a cycling accident.

To learn more, click here.

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

March 22, 2022 at 7:14 a.m. EDT

Everton’s Doucoure will play for Mali

Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has switched allegiance from France to Mali who he will represent in this month’s World Cup play-offs.

The 29-year-old played in France’s Under-21 squads for many years but, following talks with the Mali federation last month, switched allegiance to represent his parents’ country.

For the full story, click here.

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

March 22, 2022 at 5:05 a.m. EDT

A full rebuild is needed at Leeds this summer

Leeds have been riddled with injuries this season – twice as many as other Premier League sides.

The separation with Marcelo Bielsa was undoubtedly a little late, but Jesse Marsch still has time to change things.

Either way, regardless of Leeds split next season, they need a thorough rebuild.

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

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Whichever division Leeds are in, a thorough rebuild is needed this summer

March 22, 2022 at 04:46 EDT

Chelsea will struggle to keep politics out of the club

As Chelsea fans wait to find out who their next owner will be, it has become clear that the process and the questions being asked are about much more than just football.

It’s almost impossible to keep politics out of football and it will be important to keep that in mind when Chelsea choose their new owner.

Holly Perceval

Holly Perceval·

Junior Editor, News

GO FURTHER

Whoever their next owners are, Chelsea will struggle to keep politics out of the club

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