We dont know yet what effect the coronavirus pandemic will have on the regular season. Games have been played at reduced capacities to protect against the new illness, and some have already been canceled or postponed. EPL officials say they are monitoring developments closely. The pandemic also could change the dynamic of the transfer window, which ends on Thursday and which the Premier League is prepared to consider opening earlier. Many owners and managers have said they would welcome that. In fact, the EPLs Board of Directors, in a statement released on Wednesday, also said clubs \"would be open to the prospect of a summer transfer window.\"
Despite his comments, last season a Fox Sports survey of fans put him as the second most unpopular English Premier League player and Bradley was the seventh most unpopular player. And despite his redemptive season, Conte still wants to recruit this summer.
There have been plenty of late-blooming Premier League stars over the years - players who took a bit longer to develop but have become better players in the process, making things all the more difficult for those who came before them. Ronaldinho, the product of a radical youth policy at Barcelona, used to be looked upon with suspicion, as a cheat who had to be tamed, and who was considered to have come late. Yet he blossomed, culminating in perhaps the most embarrassing performance of all time, when the powers that be somehow managed to turn him into a centrefold in the Sun for the 2001 FA Cup Final, as he was lucky enough to score against Newcastle to win his last game for the club, and drag Real Madrid out of the Champions League.