A report from the Daily Star claims Chelsea wing-back/winger Victor Moses will leave the club and likely to join Crystal Palace in January for a reported £12m after the Nigerian is now far down the pecking order at the Stamford Bridge. The Blues new gaffer has changed the team’s style of play, meaning a change […]
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.
Ever since he took charge of struggling Chelsea side in favor of Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri has made an immeasurable impact on the team that failed to qualify for the Champions League last season. After securing the signatures of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic, the former Napoli boss has solved Blues’ problems in the midfield, which […]
Manchester United will be visiting St.Mary’s Stadium for an important match with Southampton. The Red Devils won the Champions League fixture against Young Boys to qualify for the second round of the competition. However, the lack of quality on the ground was certainly evident in United’s game as they struggled to score a goal up […]
Both Arsenal and Tottenham are enjoying an amazing form right now. Emery’s side is unbeaten in 18 games now while Pochettino’s Tottenham has beaten Chelsea and Inter Milan in their previous two fixtures. They will be meeting at the Emirates Stadium for an exciting North London Derby this weekend. Let’s look at the 3 best […]
There has been a report linking Liverpool defender Joel Matip with a move away from the club recently, with Premier League rival Fulham believed to be keen on signing him. The Cameroon forward joined Liverpool from Bundesliga side Schalke in 2016, having initially signed a pre-contract agreement in February that year. However, since joining the […]
Marouane Fellaini struck a goal in the stoppage time against Young Boys to get Manchester United through to the knockout stages of the Champions League. With Juventus beating Valencia, Mourinho knew that a victory would get his side to the next round. And now that qualification is secured, he will have no pressure to face […]
Jose Mourinho was confident before the match against Crystal Palace that his side could make it to the top four by the start of 2019. However, the Portuguese gaffer predictions took a new twist after his his side goalless draw against the Eagles at Old Trafford. They failed to secure the points against a team […]
Manchester United was once again unimpressive in their home fixture against Crystal Palace. They already lost the derby match as Manchester City completely dominated them at the Etihad Stadium. The Red Devils are currently at the 7th place in the Premier League table with 14 points behind Manchester City. Crystal Palace could have won The […]
The transfer saga surrounding Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling threatened to be an exciting one. With his contract running down, the likes of Real Madrid were reportedly readying a bumper offer for the 23-year-old, before Sterling penned a new deal at the Etihad that made him the highest-paid English player. The new deal is said to be worth £300,000 per […]
Despite struggling in eighth position in the Premier League table and 12 points behind the league leaders Manchester City, Manchester United do have something to shout about despite not being the top team in the league. Despite the Red Devils’ one shot on target in the derby, Jose Mourinho’s men did score with a shot […]