Three Premier League stars ‘show symptoms of coronavirus’

first_img Promoted Content7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks They are being tested for the deadly disease today along with all players at the mystery club, with results expected back tomorrow. One of the trio first showed symptoms earlier this week and was immediately self-isolated, according to the Telegraph. But after appearing to improve, he is said to have relapsed since. The club’s game this weekend will certainly be called off if the results come back positive. But the news puts even greater pressure on English football authorities to suspend all matches in line with their European counterparts. It seems almost inevitable games will be cancelled or postponed once a player case is confirmed but Premier League chiefs are yet to act.Advertisement Loading… Three Premier League stars have shown symptoms of coronavirus, according to reports. Some Premier League clubs are said to be hopeful the government intervenes today so the League’s hand is forced. The next step in combating the spread of the bug is to play games behind closed doors. But there is a growing belief among Prem teams that English football is falling behind the rest of Europe in halting the outbreak. Players are also said to be concerned by the rapid spread with many unwilling to play on in current conditions. Last night, it was confirmed Juventus star Daniele Rugani has got the disease and has been quarantined. Read Also:Mane to earn millions from Liverpool’s EPL victory The Serie A giants are based in one of the worst-affected regions of Italy which is now on total lockdown due to the spread of the killer bug. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Martinez: Barkley can carry load

first_img The midfielder, who is set to be offered an improved contract next month, turned 20 last week and despite his age and relative inexperience he has become a key player in the side. Almost half his 33 club appearances have come under Martinez and he has started 12 of their 15 Barclays Premier League matches this season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez has no concerns about the risk of overloading Ross Barkley this season because of the youngster’s unique qualities. Martinez is mindful of the workload on younger players but is more than confident Barkley’s special talent can cope with the rigours of a long campaign which will only get more difficult in the new year. “Physically he is one of those players who is really capable,” said the Spaniard. “He is not like other footballers. Normally you get the technical player and the physical player and in Ross’s case it is both, which is quite unique. “It is important to measure him weekly to make sure he doesn’t burn himself out but he is really strong and capable of coping with the demands of the league and whatever is throw to him with international football. “I have been very impressed with how he has grown in that department this season, because playing 90 minutes is a completely different role than playing just part of a game. “I haven’t seen the ceiling of Ross from a physical point of view so I am not concerned at all, but we need to manage that well and treat him like any other player.” Martinez believes the academy graduate’s all-round development has been impressive since the summer. And the way the midfielder has handled himself as the plaudits started to flood in, from winning his first England cap to a man-of-the-match display in last weekend’s draw at Arsenal, has been especially encouraging. “My biggest impression was when he arrived in pre-season and showed he was ready and desperate to have a big role in the side and since then I haven’t seen a difference,” added the Toffees boss. “He takes everything in his stride and I think he is becoming a better player on a weekly basis. “With the quality he has and his character, where he never gets fazed by the situation, he has never been affected. “He loves the game, loves performing and I don’t think the scale of the game affects him. “If anything he is someone who, because he is so emotionally level-headed, he can play against anyone in the same manner. “You have a big strength when you are a good listener and he has all the attributes to be a terrific footballer and it is a pleasure to work with him.” Barkley and veteran defender Sylvain Distin, whose current deal expires in the summer, are set for new contracts in January while low-key talks continue with defender Leighton Baines, who has 18 months left on his contract and is attracting interest from Manchester United. “Even when you don’t speak about issues, we work really hard behind the scenes to try to make sure that the youngsters get rewarded and Ross clearly deserves that,” said Martinez. “Sylvain has been a terrific performer this season and we couldn’t be happier with his role at the club. “All these issues are vital for us and we are going to look after them straight after this Christmas period.” Also imminent in January are additions to Martinez’s squad. They have so far coped with injuries to midfielder Darron Gibson and striker Arouna Kone (both knee) and Baines’ broken toe. However, the manager knows he must strengthen if they are to maintain their challenge for the top four, which they are just a point outside at the moment. “We had two long-term injuries, plus suspensions and injury to Leighton Baines, but we have been able cope,” Martinez said. “It is true in January we should try to add a couple of faces just to make sure we cope with the demands of another competition, like the FA Cup, and make sure we don’t get caught short in that respect, but I couldn’t be happier with the strength of the squad so far. “It doesn’t matter (whether permanent or loan signings) – as long as they are through the door I don’t really care. “It is important to get the right balance. We have a strong spine at the club so it is very easy for new players to come in, but I’m not too bothered about the length of contracts of the players coming in.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Surgery woe for Rosicky

first_img The 34-year-old, who agreed a contract extension at the end of last season, has been struggling with the problem since June following international duty with the Czech Republic. Manager Arsene Wenger was set to give an update on the midfielder’s fitness this week ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Crystal Palace. However, Rosicky’s agent confirmed to website the player had now had “arthroscopic knee surgery”, but it is understood any projected recovery time is yet to be determined. Arsenal lost their opening game of the new Barclays Premier League season 2-0 at home to West Ham last Sunday and are also without midfielder Jack Wilshere because of an ankle injury. Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky is set for a spell on the sidelines following minor knee surgery.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more