Category: Premier League

The Premier League is an English professional league for men’s association football clubs. At the top of the English football league system, it is the country’s primary football competition. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the English Football League (EFL; known as “The Football League” before 2016–17). Welsh clubs that compete in the English football league system can also qualify.

The Premier League is a corporation in which the 20 member clubs act as shareholders. Seasons run from August to May. Teams play 38 matches each (playing each team in the league twice, home and away), totalling 380 matches in the season.[1] Most games are played on Saturday and Sunday afternoons; others during weekday evenings. It is colloquially known as the Premiership and outside the UK it is commonly referred to as the English Premier League (EPL).

The competition formed as the FA Premier League on 20 February 1992 following the decision of clubs in the Football League First Division to break away from the Football League, which was founded in 1888, and take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal.[2] The deal was worth £1 billion a year domestically as of 2013–14, with BSkyB and BT Group securing the domestic rights to broadcast 116 and 38 games respectively.[3] The league generates €2.2 billion per year in domestic and international television rights.[4] In 2014/15, teams were apportioned revenues of £1.6 billion.[5]

The Premier League is the most-watched sports league in the world, broadcast in 212 territories to 643 million homes and a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people.[6] In the 2014–15 season, the average Premier League match attendance exceeded 36,000,[7] second highest of any professional football league behind the Bundesliga’s 43,500.[8] Most stadium occupancies are near capacity.[9] The Premier League ranks third in the UEFA coefficients of leagues based on performances in European competitions over the past five seasons.[10]

While 47 clubs have competed since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, only six have won the title: Manchester United (13), Chelsea (5), Arsenal (3), Manchester City (2), Blackburn Rovers (1) and Leicester City (1). The current champions are Leicester City, who won the title in 2015–16.

Chelsea vs Arsenal: Blues manager Antonio Conte wants to land ‘good hit’ in title race

Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger - Football Weeks

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes his side can striker a telling blow against keen London rivals Arsenal in their Premier League clash this afternoon. The Blues are nine points clear of Arsenal, who thrash Chelsea 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium earlier in the season. Conte is not taking winning the EPL for granted if they […]

The three reasons that show why Liverpool can finish in top four

Liverpool have succumbed a tough start to 2017 but a top-four finish is still a realistic possibility for the Reds. The reasons below show why the Anfield giants can finish in top four this season. Sadio Mane’s return Embed from Getty Images // The Senegalese return to Anfield is a welcome news for Reds manager […]

Liverpool FC news: Photos as Steven Gerrard returns to Liverpool training pitches

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According to media outlets making the rounds, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard had reportedly back to his boyhood club this week to begin his role as Liverpool Academy Coach. The former England international looked glad to be back on the training pitches as he enjoyed his first day in his new role as the Reds Academy […]

Dembele is certain Tottenham would displace League leaders Chelsea

Tottenham’s Mousa Dembele remains optimistic that if his side do not back-down, they would outrun Chelsea and win the Premier League title. Spurs has been unable to claim the title since their first win in 1961, finishing in the third position last season after losing four of their final five matches. Embed from Getty Images […]

Chelsea FC news: Nathan Ake reveals what Antonio Conte after Chelsea return

Nathan Ake opens up about his first conversations with Antonio Conte following his return to Chelsea from Bournemouth FC this January. Chelsea’s Nathan Ake has revealed the Blues manager Antonio Conte sees him as being able to play in many positions following his return to the Stamford Bridge. The Dutch international was summoned back to […]

Three reasons why Arsenal are no closer to winning the title

Well, well. The Gunners are at it again. they are unlikely to end their 13-year drought to win the Premier League title this season. Here are the reason why: The Emirates club lack of intensity. Embed from Getty Images // Arsenal coming off a 5-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup fourth round at […]

Why Manchester United can beat Arsenal to top four

Here are three reasons why Manchester United can beat Arsenal to a top-four finish Jose Mourinho knows how to win United’s manager Jose Mourinho openly described Gunners manager Arsene Wenger as a specialist in failure during the Portuguese manager press conference in the latest episode of his long-running feud with the Gunners manager. Embed from […]