One could argue David Silva is one of few foreign players to ever grace the Premier League and it’d be sad news when he calls time on his integrality Manchester City career in two season from now. Since joining Manchester City back in the summer of 2010, Silva has not only be a legend at […]
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.
Mourinho said in August: “I have won eight titles, I am the only manager in the world that won in Italy, Spain and England. “And after winning eight titles, not small titles, my second position last season is still one of my greatest achievements in football.” Jose Mourinho came under a great scrutiny recently after his […]
June 12 2018 makes it four years since Cesc Fabregas ditched Arsenal in order to sign a contract with the Gunners Premier League rivals Chelsea F.C. Fabregas, joins the Blues from Barcelona for a fee in the region of £30m on a five-year deal, and has gone on to win two Premier League titles, the […]
There have been reported fumes between Arsenal manager Unai Emery and midfielder Mesut Özil at Arsenal, and if reports bear fruits, Süper Lig side Fenerbahçe are looking to take advantage of this situation by making move for the Germany international. Ozil missed Arsenal’s 3-1 won against Cardiff City before the international break, with a reported […]
Paul Pogba’s latest statement suggests that he could leave Manchester United. This statement comes at a time when rumors are spreading fast about his Barcelona move. Manchester United are adamant that their £89m midfielder will not be sold to any club. However, Pogba’s latest statement cast doubt over his future at Manchester United. Answering a […]
Jose Mourinho must be hugely relieved as his side outclassed Burnley at Turf Moor. He was under a lot of pressure as his team lost the previous two matches against Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur. It was Romelu Lukaku who scored twice in the first half to get the victory for United. Mourinho looked in a […]
Life with West Ham United is not going as planned for Manuel Pellegrini, as the 64-year-old former Manchester City boss has lost his opening four Premier League matches since his appointment as the Hammers new boss. Pellegrini is now at 4/1 (behind Jose Mourinho who’s at 3/1) on Next Premier League Manager To Leave Odds. […]
After four matches to the new Premier League season, only three clubs still boast of 100% winning start to the new season. Surprisingly, Watford are one of those three clubs, meaning the Hornets sit 3rd in the table, behind Liverpool and Chelsea. Chelsea new manager, Maurizio Sarri, has now made the list of sixth manager […]
Luis Suarez may have won almost everything there is to win with Barcelona, but with the Uruguayan striker fast approaching his 32, the La Liga giants are looking at options to rebuild their attack for the future. As reported by Spanish news outlet Don Balon, the Spanish outlet confirm that Barca are interested in signing […]
Watford know better than anyone in the Premier League that it’s not possible to get carried away with strong performance to the season with three wins from three so far in the new season. Nevertheless, there are a number of areas in which they will be looking to go toe-to-toe with Spurs, who only managed […]