What happened in football today: December 15, 2020

Premier League announce January broadcast schedule

The Premier League has announced that all January games will be shown on TV, except for some on the last weekend of the month.

January’s fixture list was revealed on Tuesday afternoon, with each game assigned to a broadcaster except for some over the final weekend.

There are currently five that will not air this last weekend of the month. The Premier League plans to review the current arrangement in mid-January.

Matip a doubt, Mitrovic returns – Premier League injury updates

Joel Matip remains a doubt for Liverpool’s clash with Tottenham on Wednesday night following a back spasm.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Fulham will be able to welcome back Aleksandar Mitrovic for his match against Brighton.

Carlo Ancelotti has also confirmed that James Rodriguez and Seamus Coleman will not be involved for Everton for their game against Leicester on Wednesday.

Rangers’ Morelos suspended for two games

Rangers have accepted a two-game ban for striker Alfredo Morelos, who will now miss Wednesday night’s League Cup quarter-final against St Mirren.

He was booked for jumping over Dundee United’s Mark Connolly in Sunday’s 2-1 win for Rangers.

It turned into violent conduct, however, after officials failed to see the bend.

Two Newcastle players ‘not good’, says Steve Bruce

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has said two of his players were “not well” after contracting COVID-19.

Speaking at a press conference, Bruce said: “If you’ve ever underestimated this thing, don’t because you’re talking about elite professionals here and the way everyone got ahold of it was enough. scary.”

Bruce did not name those who are still suffering, or how many players have tested positive after an outbreak forced the club’s training ground to close and postpone a game against Aston Villa.

Bristol Rovers have two games canceled after the COVID-19 outbreak

Bristol Rovers’ next two League 1 fixtures have been postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

Truckers did not disclose the number of cases at Memorial Stadium, but staff and players were asked to self-isolate in accordance with government rules.

This means Tuesday’s trip to Charlton Athletic and Saturday’s home game with Oxford United are cancelled.

Mourinho left Chelsea in the trunk of the assistant’s car

Jose Mourinho’s second stint at Chelsea ended with the Portuguese manager leaving the club’s training ground in the trunk of one of his assistant’s cars.

Mourinho returned to the club in June 2013. After dominating the Premier League for an unprecedented 274 days during the 2014–15 season, he was sacked on 17 December 2015 with the club one point above the relegation zone in 16th place.

For a more exclusive look at Mourinho’s volatile second stint at Chelsea, go deeper with Dominic Fifield below.

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