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Premier League clubs face 30% wage cuts as season suspended indefinitely

Craig Burley weighs the pros and cons of the Premier League following Belgium's suit and voiding the season.
Jon Champion spells out reasons why clubs and the Premier League want to complete the season.
Jon Champion chimes in on why Premier League players are still yet to take any form of pay cut.
MP Steve Brine says the DCMS want to see players treated like other members of club staff facing cuts.

Premier League clubs are in talks with the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) over a 30% player-pay deferral plan, following a video conference on Friday that also sanctioned a £125 million grant to clubs in the EFL and National League and a £20m donation to the National Health Service (NHS) to support the battle against the coronavirus.

Britain's health minister, Matt Hancock, said on Thursday that Premier League players need to take a pay cut and "play their part" during...

Ranking the best Premier League transfers of all time: 100-51

Craig Burley reveals the four defenders he would induct into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Danny Higginbotham makes his selections for the first two Premier League Hall of Fame inductees.
Stev Nicol ranks the four defenders he would induct into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Julien Laurens details why this summer is so important for Arsenal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Whilst at home, James Milner picks an isolation squad using items around the house and word puns.

With the 28th edition of the Premier League on an indefinite hiatus, now is a good time to look toward the past. The modern incarnation of the English top flight and the millions (and eventual billions) that flowed into the game totally changed the way we think about soccer. There's a reason soccer outlets are still publishing transfer rumors on a daily basis while the actual game itself is paused in most countries around the globe: We are desperately obsessed with transfers.

Today, we look back...

Barcelona's Griezmann defends Giroud after Benzema spat

1998 World Cup winner Frank Leboeuf rips into Karim Benzema for his comments about Olivier Giroud.
Julien Laurens says Karim Benzema's remark that he is "F1" and Olivier Giroud is "kart racing" wasn't needed.
Will Olivier Giroud remain at Chelsea next season or should he seek pastures anew?

Antoine Griezmann has defended Olivier Giroud after Karim Benzema criticised the Chelsea player on an Instagram live.

The Real Madrid forward, who hasn't been picked for France in five years, said Giroud was a like go-kart while he was playing at Formula One level.

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"You don't compare Formula 1 with karting, and I am being nice," Benzema said.

Griezmann, who played...