Spurs and Chelsea charged by the FA, Ronaldo passed fit for Man City clash, and big bets on Burnley
1. Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have both been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players and officials in Monday’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo has been declared fit for Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final second-leg tie against Manchester City, which is finely balanced at 0-0 after the teams shared a goalless draw at the Etihad last week.
3. Emre Can is set to return from injury and give Liverpool a boost ahead of their Europa League semi-final second-leg against Villarreal on Thursday, although Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp did not confirm if Can would be able to start the game.
4. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea believes this season has been his best in a Untied shirt. De Gea has kept 17 clean sheets so far in the league this season, and was recently voted as United’s player of the year by fans of the club.
5. Netherlands and Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has called on fans of Manchester United to be patient with Memphis Depay. Robben claims that Depay has all the attributes required to be a success in the Premier League, and just needs some time to adjust.
6. Following Aston Villa’s seemingly inevitable relegation, next season will see two former European Cup winners face off in a country’s second tier for the first time, as both Villa and Nottingham Forest will be in the Championship (The Guardian).
7. After seeing Leicester City won the Premier League having started the season at 5000-1 long shots, a large number of similarly farfetched bets have been placed on newly-promoted Burnley to lift the Premier League trophy next season – more than have been placed on favourites Manchester City! (Goal.com).
8. Love is in the air for one Austrian-born Premier League star. Leicester left-back Christian Fuchs has stated that he could kiss Chelsea winger Eden Hazard after his goal in the 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Tottenham handed Leicester their first ever Premier League crown (GiveMeSport.com).
9. Following Atlético Madrid’s away-goals win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League last night, Atleti manager Diego Simeone called his son Gianluca via a video link so that he could join in the celebrations (MailOnline).
10. And finally…Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill asked former Leicester City striker Steve Guppy to find out if star striker Jamie Vardy might be eligible to play for the Republic, before Vardy made his England debut – against O’Neill’s Ireland side (Goal.com).
By Ben Wheatland (@BenWheatland)
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