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Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)

Leicester piles more misery on Chelsea to go top of EPL

Jan. 19, 2021 5:24 PM EST

Five years after achieving the unthinkable, Leicester is back atop the Premier League and making another improbable run at the title. For big-spending Chelsea and its under-pressure manager, Frank Lampard, any ambitions of winning the league already appear to be dashed. Leicester beat Chelsea 2-0 on Tuesday to...

Everton and West Ham players commemorates COVID-19 victims during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and West Ham at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Jan Kruger,Pool via AP)

Analysis: World football's uncertainties as pandemic rages

Jan. 1, 2021 2:16 PM EST

The disconcerting familiarity of games played in empty stadiums ushered in a new year which carried over the same uncertainties facing world football. With a second wave of COVID-19 ravaging so many countries — accelerated by mutant strains — even continuing competitions without disruption remains a...

Arsenal's Bukayo Saka, second left, celebrates after scoring his sides 3rd goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates stadium in London, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. (Andrew Boyers/ Pool via AP)

Youngsters deliver for Arsenal as scrutiny shifts to Lampard

Dec. 26, 2020 5:12 PM EST

With his job increasingly on the line after an alarming start to the season, Mikel Arteta placed his faith in Arsenal's kids to get the team out of trouble. They delivered for their under-pressure manager. Powered by two 19-year-olds — Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka — and a 20-year-old in Emile...

Arsenal fans sit in spaced out seats for coronavirus rules during an English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates stadium in London, England, Sunday Dec. 13, 2020. (Catherine Ivill/Pool via AP)

Virus spike sees EPL games in London closed to fans again

Dec. 14, 2020 2:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — London's six Premier League clubs won't be allowed supporters at games again after the British capital was placed under the toughest level of coronavirus restrictions due to a spike in cases. The decision by the British government, which takes effect on Wednesday, leaves only four top...

Aston Villa's Anwar El Ghazi, center, celebrates scoring their first goal with Matty Cash, right, and Jack Grealish during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton and Aston Villa at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (Tim Keeton/Pool via AP)

Chelsea beaten by Everton; Manchester derby stalemate

Dec. 12, 2020 6:51 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The People's Club welcomed back its fans and Chelsea felt the full force. With 2,000 supporters allowed back into Goodison Park after nine months, Everton won 1-0 on Saturday to end Chelsea's 17-match unbeaten run in all competitions. It means third-place Chelsea can be...

Players of Paris Saint Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir leave the pitch, after an argument between the Turkish players and the fourth referee during the Champions League group H soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Tuesday Dec. 8 , 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Players walk off in protest against alleged racism in CL

Dec. 8, 2020 7:30 PM EST

In a powerful protest against alleged racism, players from Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir walked off the field during a Champions League game on Tuesday and didn’t return after a match official was accused of using insulting language about a Black coach. On a night when English giant...

Fans are socially distanced as they wait for kick off ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Manchester United at the London stadium in London, England, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (Justin Setterfield/Pool Via AP)

'Welcome home': Premier League's soul is back as fans return

Dec. 5, 2020 7:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Chris Dixon's eyes welled up as he prepared to return to his seat. From Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium, Dixon has been coming to West Ham games across seven decades. Nine months without being able to come to watch his beloved team has been agony. “I never thought at my age I would...

Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between between Chelsea and Leeds United at Stamford Bridge in London, England, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (Matthew Childs/Pool via AP)

Fans return to the EPL as Chelsea, Man U enjoy comeback wins

Dec. 5, 2020 5:16 PM EST

They filed into the stadiums for the first time in nine months, clutching treasured match tickets and with their masks partially hiding the glee on their faces. What once might have been taken for granted — going to watch their teams play in the English Premier League — felt like a huge privilege...

Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard holds the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United v Chelsea at the St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Owen Humphreys/Pool via AP)

Lampard not surprised to see Tottenham reborn under Mourinho

Nov. 27, 2020 11:54 AM EST

Frank Lampard never gave any credence to the view that Jose Mourinho, his old mentor, was a manager who had been swept aside by the modern game. Lampard, after all, developed a special bond with Mourinho while becoming one of the world’s great attacking midfielders under the Portuguese coach in their...