Liverpool will be keen on returning to ways after their midweek Champions League defeat to Napoli. The Reds 2-0 loss at San Paolo Stadium shouldn’t be cause for too much concern, given that they faced a similarly poor run of form in the group stage of the last edition of the UEFA Champions League, but […]
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. 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.
Manchester City once again failed to get the victory against Tottenham even though they dominated possession and created better chances. City fans thought that they had won it late on through Gabriel Jesus, only for the VAR to deny them victory once again just like in the Champions League quarter-final. The rivalry took another turn […]
The new Premier League season has begun, and now everyone is wondering who the next English Champions will be. Manchester City and Liverpool look like the clear favorites but Tottenham could also be a good contender for the Premier League title. Manchester City Pep Guardiola has established one of the best teams in Europe. The […]
The Spanish clubs have made the headlines this summer by doing all the big businesses in this transfer window. At the beginning of the transfer window, Real Madrid signed Eden Hazard for £88million, then Barcelona and Atletico Madrid eclipsed that price-tag by landing two big players. Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester United also showed their […]
Paul Pogba’s latest statements have re-opened the debate about his future at Manchester United. The France international had already stated his desire to take on a ‘new challenge’ this summer and now he has sparked fresh speculation by saying that ‘question mark remains’ over his future at the club. Speaking to a French radio station, the […]
Reigning European Champions Liverpool F.C’s activity this summer transfer window so far have been quiet. Coming from the back of their recent European success, and finishing runners-up to the Premier League, there seems to be somewhat a sigh of satisfaction with Jurgen Klopp and the rest of the team. Whereas in the summer of 2018, […]
The Championship is wildly unpredictable, but experts don’t shy away from making bold claims about this league every year, even if only to prove the inadequacies in their own analysis. Just consider the number of self-assured people we all came across before the beginning of the 2018-19 season who were fiercely arguing in favor of […]
Leicester City have been told to offer a whooping €20m fee if they want to sign their summer target in SPAL striker Andrea Petagna. As reported by Italian news outlet Calcio Mercato, the Serie A side are set to sign him permanently at the end of the season, which they are now looking to exercise […]
Sky Sports are reporting Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur to be in talks with Olympique Lyonnais over the signing of Tanguy NDombele in the summer transfer window. The report, though, has claimed that the Premier League club and the French outfit are still far from agreeing on a deal. The report, however, comes after reports […]