For the first time this season, all 20 Premier League teams will not be in action for a league game week because of the Capital One Cup Final. Cup finalists Chelsea and Tottenham are idle as are Leicester and QPR.
There is one game to check announced lineups in Week 27 before the ESPN FC fantasy game locks: West Ham-Crystal Palace.
Saturday, Feb. 28
West Ham vs. Crystal Palace
West Ham blew a two-goal lead at Tottenham for a disappointing draw in their last game on Feb. 22. Still, some impressive...
MANCHESTER -- Manuel Pellegrini believes English football's heavy winter workload helps account for the poor performance of Premier League teams in Europe.
The Chilean's Manchester City were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona on Tuesday and were one of four of England's top seven sides to suffer setbacks in continental competitions this week.
MANCHESTER -- Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City have been handed an advantage against Liverpool by the Merseysiders' draining workload in the Europa League.
Liverpool played 120 minutes against Besiktas in Istanbul on Thursday before losing on penalties, only arriving back in England in the early hours of Friday morning, and then kick off at midday local time on Sunday.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers had said even before the game that the scheduling gave City an advantage, and Pellegrini...