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Mohamed Salah has been named PFA Player of the Year
Mohamed Salah has been named PFA Player of the Year

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Salah wins PFA Player of the Year

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been named PFA Player of the Year for the second time in his career.

The Egyptian ace pipped Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne to the award after a fabulous individual campaign which saw him finish joint-top scorer in the Premier League with 23 goals, as well as registering a league-high 13 assists.

Upon winning the prize, Salah said: "It’s a great honour to win a trophy, individual or collective and this one is big, so I'm very happy and very proud of that.

"This one is a really good one to win, especially because it’s voted by players. It shows you that you’ve worked really hard and you get what you worked for.

"I have my room with trophies in a cabinet and I made sure that I had another space for one more. I always keep space and just try to imagine that the trophies are going to come."

As well as De Bruyne, the Reds star beat off team-mates Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane to the award, with Tottenham forward Harry Kane and Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo also nominated.

Elsewhere, Red Devils star Ronaldo, 37, spearheaded the PFA Team of the Year after an impressive first campaign back at Old Trafford.

Despite his side's struggles, the Portuguese icon weighed in with 18 league goals and pipped Spurs striker Kane to the sole centre forward berth in the XI.

Antonio Rudiger was the only other non-Liverpool or City player to feature, with the German defender having shone once again for Chelsea — though he completed a free transfer to Real Madrid last week.

The PFA Team of the Year was dominated by Liverpool and Manchester City
The PFA Team of the Year was dominated by Liverpool and Manchester City

Williams: Diet culture was "very uncomfortable"

Former England star Fara Williams has spoken out about how attitudes towards food intake and body image have caused significant damage in the women's game.

Williams, 38, remains the Lionesses' record appearance holder with 172 caps and was speaking at the launch of the BBC's Women's Euro 2022 coverage.

Reflecting on her playing days, Williams said: "It was very uncomfortable for me at times because I like food, I like to eat but you felt as though you couldn’t eat certain foods because you were being watched. 

"I’ve always thought there’s an issue with women’s football. We’re not educated about the foods we’re supposed to have.

"For me, I worry. When you see a lot of these players, you can see that they’re struggling with their diet. 

"You get a fat test every time you go into camp and if you’re not under a certain body percentage you go into ‘fat club’. For me, to label something as ‘fat club’ as a professional is crazy. 

"I was always worried as a player. I was never in ‘fat club’, I would never go, I would just not play the game."

Williams' comments add further cause for concern after a recent study suggested 36% of female players in a 115-participant survey had shown signs of disordered eating.

Mee and Tarkowski head Burnley exits

Ben Mee will leave Burnley upon expiration of his contract
Ben Mee will leave Burnley upon expiration of his contract

In-demand defensive duo Ben Mee and James Tarkowski will both leave relegated Burnley on free transfers this month, it has been confirmed.

The Clarets announced the imminent departures of several first-team stars this afternoon including Aaron Lennon, Dale Stephens, Erik Pieters and Phil Bardsley.

Tarkowski, 29, is a two-cap England international and is reportedly close to joining Everton, who were also embroiled in the relegation battle alongside Burnley last term.

The future of Mee remains less clear, however. The club captain, 32 was heavily involved the club's temporary management team following Sean Dyche's April sacking and leaves Lancashire having made over 350 appearances.

In brighter news for Clarets fans, Ashley Barnes will be staying put after the club triggered a one-year extension to his deal, while talks are still ongoing with Matej Vydra and Jack Cork over extensions.

EFL bring in five subs for 2022-23

The English Football League have increased the amount of substitutes permitted in a match next season
The English Football League have increased the amount of substitutes permitted in a match next season

The Football League have confirmed that clubs will be permitted to make five subsitutions in a match from next season.

Championship, League One and League Two sides can make use of an additional two changes in a contest, though the switches must still be made in a maximum of three intervals.

An EFL statement read: "For all league fixtures going forward, clubs will be allowed to name up to seven substitutes on their team sheet with no more than five being able to take part in the match. 

"Each club is only permitted a maximum of three opportunities to make substitutions during the fixture and a club may make more than the one substitution at each of its three opportunities. 

"Clubs may make substitutions at half-time and any substitutions made during this break will not count towards the maximum of three opportunities."

Other regulation changes for the new campaign include increased flexibility for teams to use away or third kits to avoid colour blindness clashes and tighter regulations around prospective owners and directors.

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