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 […]
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.
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 […]
Jose Mourinho once again failed to secure a victory for the home fans as Manchester United slumped to a disappointing draw against Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday night against Valencia. Old Trafford faithfuls witnessed a lackluster performance from Mourinho’s men against the Spanish side who currently sit 14th in their league table. This […]
Could be true, might be rumour or speculations. But if reports bear fruits, Manchester City aren’t just satisfied with running rampant in the Premier league but are set to take Euro in a storm with the signing of Kylian Mbappé to the Etihad. Without any doubts, there’s arguably no hotter property in world football as […]
Speculations linking Jose Mourinho out of Old Trafford keeps making rounds. The Portuguese gaffer is favourite to be the next manager to be sacked and bookmakers have been busy pricing up the odds for who his replacement will be when he leaves the club. Here, Football Weeks take a look at the four leading contenders […]
Manchester City tumbled many records on their way to the Premier League title last season. They scored the most goals, acquired the most points and got the most victories in the Premier League history. So does it mean that they will win the Premier League title this year also? Not really. Following are some of […]
It was no less than shocking to see Manchester United get knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Derby County. Frank Lampard who is the manager of the Championship team bested his former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to proceed in the competition. Now Mourinho will be trying to forget everything and concentrate on his next […]
Alexis Sanchez came to Old Trafford this year after a swap deal United made with the Gunners. His arrival created a new expectation among United fans who have not seen a change in their club’s fortunes since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. He could become a match-winner for United since the Chilean star had […]