The transfer window is three days away from reopening in January and clubs will be busy looking for ways to bolster their squad. And obviously clubs around Europe already have their transfer lists drawn out and their target players. The Premier League will definitely not be left out as they have arguably been the busiest […]
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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. 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. 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. The league generates €2.2 billion per year in domestic and international television rights. In 2014/15, teams were apportioned revenues of £1.6 billion.
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. In the 2014–15 season, the average Premier League match attendance exceeded 36,000, second highest of any professional football league behind the Bundesliga’s 43,500. Most stadium occupancies are near capacity. The Premier League ranks third in the UEFA coefficients of leagues based on performances in European competitions over the past five seasons.
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.
The transfer window reopens on January 1. Clubs are already targeting players they want to bring in while some players are also looking towards the potential clubs they can switch to. The title race in the Premier League is also getting hotter. That said we taken a look at the major areas Arsenal need to […]
Pedro and Eden Hazard made light of Diego Costa’s absence as they helped Chelsea create a new club record with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Boxing Day. The Blues are on 11 matches winning streak going into the game at Stamford Bridge and they were without their talisman Costa who after he picked up […]
Arsene Wenger could not have wished for a better response from his players after back-to-back defeat that almost halt their title race. The Gunners suffered consecutive defeats against Everton and Man City respectively despite taking the lead in those matches, which led to Wenger facing heavy criticism as they dropped from second to fourth in […]
Man United boss Jose Mourinho has enjoyed a successful managerial career though he has experienced his own downturn which is obviously past of the requirements of life. But the word “long-term” is not synonymous with the Portuguese coach when it comes to managing a club. From Porto where he won his first Champions League trophy […]
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Chelsea have been able to leapfrog their title rivals to the summit of the league and to also maintain a firm grip at the top because they have been lucky with injuries this season. Antonio Conte’s side are currently leading the pack with 43 points, six points above Liverpool who […]
Henrikh Mkhitaryan returned to action after being out due to injury with a wonder goal that gave Man United a 3-1 win over Sunderland as David Moyes return to Old Trafford ended in a disappointment. Moyes returned to Man United for the first time almost three years after he was sacked following a dismal nine […]
Chelsea will be without two key players when they face Bournemouth on Boxing Day at Stamford Bridge. The Blues will be looking to extend their impressive winning run to Premier League games on Monday. The London club have not dropped a point since the defeat at Arsenal back in September and a win over Eddie […]
David Moyes returns to Old Trafford for the first time since he was sacked in 2014 as Man United clash with Sunderland on Boxing Day. Noted was appointed in the summer of 2013 after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson but was sacked after some unimpressive performances and results with just Six games to the […]
Liverpool ensured that they keep up the pace with Chelsea after their injury time winner over Everton in the Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park. The Reds had dropped five points in tow matches which made them lost ground in the title race but have since bounced back with wins over Middlesbrough and Everton consecutively. Jurgen […]