Though the scoreline looks interesting and great, you would agree with me that the Blues laboured hard for the victory against the 2017 Swedish Champions. After unproductive first half, the Blues were more ruthless in front of goal in the second half of the encounter as they found the back of the net on three […]
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.
Chelsea will be at home when they tackle Malmo in one of Thursday’s Europa League fixtures, hoping to make it to round-16 of the competition. The Blues need just a draw against Malmo and it shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve considering the profile of their opponents. As much as the host are preparing for […]
Liverpool fans were frustrated with their club performance on Tuesday night which resulted in a goalless draw against Bayern Munich last night at Anfield. The Merseyside club were in front of their supporters and many thought they would explore home advantage over their opponents which they never did throughout the game. Instead, the host were […]
The Reds tackle Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League round-16 tie at Anfield later tonight and Jurgen Klopp knows the intensity of the challenge ahead. Having faced the Bundesliga giants during his days as Borussia Dortmund boss, Klopp knows what to expect from the Bavarians and he must perfect his tactics […]
The much talked about Champions League fixture is finally here and fans can’t wait to see Liverpool take on Bayern Munich at Anfield later tonight. The Reds are not in great great shape like they were in the start of the season but nothing should be taken away from the Merseyside club heading into tonight’s […]
The world’s oldest football competition, FA Cup, is in its fifth round and many clubs were involved in the competition on Friday and Saturday respectively. Brighton, Manchester City, Wolves, Crystal Palace, Newport County, Watford, QPR, Swansea and Millwall were in action during the weekend and some breathtaking goals were scored such as Riyad Mahrez’s goal […]
Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge later today and Maurizio Sarri will be looking to progress to the quarterfinal round of the FA Cup competition at the expense of his arch rivals. Having lost his first game as United manager last week, the only thing in Solskjaer’s mind is how to return back to […]
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been Real Madrid’s longtime target and that is not going to change in the next transfer market. The Los Blancos have been targeting the Belgian playmaker since 2013 when they were desperately in search of a perfect replacement for Mesut Ozil who left for Arsenal prior to the start of […]
Chelsea signed Jorginho from Napoli in the summer transfer window at the expense of Manchester City. It was reported during the transaction period that Pep Guardiola had already reached an agreement with the player over a possible switch to the Etihad stadium. Maurizio Sarri surprisingly blocked the move from materializing as he lured the Italian […]
From being an untouchable player to a bit-part player, that’s the best way to describe the effect of Riyad Mahrez’s decision to dump Leicester City for Manchester City in summer. The 27-year-old joined Leicester City from French Ligue 2 side Le Havre in 2014 and he helped the Foxes gain promotion to the Premier League. […]