Manchester United looked to be losing the previous game against Newcastle when they went 2-0 in the first half. However, the Red Devils managed to turn things around in the second half with the goals from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez. Now Jose Mourinho will take his players to Stamford Bridge for facing […]
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.
Premier League giants Chelsea F.C. were heavily linked with a transfer to sign Gonzalo Higuain during the summer window when the former Real Madrid forward was lined up for exit at Juventus. However, Chelsea missed out on signing the Argentine, who instead of moving to England opted to join Juve’s fierce rivals AC Milan on […]
Manchester United were quite a force in the Premier League when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge. The British manager was appointed manager of Manchester United in November 1986. During his 26 years with Manchester United he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles. He […]
Eden Hazard is currently the most valuable player for Chelsea. He has been serving the team with his speed, creativity and dribbling skills for years now. Many coaches and players have even compared him to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. And currently, he is in the form of his life. In his 10 appearances so […]
Everybody expected a very tough job for any manager succeeding after Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. Yet Unai Emery was the man who took that difficult position. Before taking this job, Emery already had served at two best football clubs of the world. For Paris Saint-Germain, he delivered five domestic trophies and gave three Europa League […]
No one was expecting a victory for Manchester United when they conceded two early goals in the first half against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. Yet the Red Devils made a huge comeback in the second half by scoring three goals, and hence secured the three important points. Both Juan Mata and Anthony Martial scored […]
The very eagerly awaited Premier League fixture between City and Liverpool ended in a goalless draw at Anfield. Though City were presented with a golden opportunity in the ending stages of the match, but Riyad Mahrez missed the penalty and the match went to a draw. Next up for both sides, Liverpool travels to John […]
There’s always going to be some footballers who are never to live up to expectation after their big move to England. The Premier League is one of the most demanding football leagues in the world which as we all know, one of the league where some of the most talented footballers have failed to make […]
The rise of Jadon Sancho through the footballing ranks has been a surprising and rapid for the winger. Sancho has been far from any typical winger as the 18-year-old as gone from being part of Manchester City reserves to a Bundesliga star in just over twelve months, and he is now looking forward to represent […]
Chelsea has been showing a hugely unpredictable trend of boom and bust for the past four seasons. They won the title with Mourinho in the 2014-15 season but finished at 10th the next year after suffering 12 losses. With Antonio Conte in the 2016-17 season, they got the title again by amassing an incredible 93 […]