Tottenham Hotspur are on top of their game so far in the Premier League this season and currently sit second in the ranking table. Over the past four years, Tottenham’s boss Mauricio Pochettino has slowly built and managed his team on a limited budget with Davinson Sanchez the Argentine’s most expensive signing as Spurs boss. […]
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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.
According to reports, Arsenal are looking forward to seal a transfer deal with James Rodriguez as a replacement for Mesut Ozil. The report is according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon, which claims the Colombia No. 10 would be very much pleased about the possibility of joining the North London club. The Gunners boss Unai […]
Juventus are reportedly ahead of AC Milan and Inter Milan in the race to sign Arsenal star when the transfer window re-opens in January. According to Italian publication CalcioMercato, the tabloid claims the Old Lady have held conversation with the Wales international’s representatives via their Sporting Director Fabio Paratici ahead of a January move. Juve’s […]
The Christmas period is here once again. A time of goodwill to all men and women. But Christmas to some family base on records, it’s time for arguments and bitterness which has led us to take a look back at the biggest Premier League flops of the season. These players are ones everyone expected so […]
According to The Sunday Post, West Ham United striker Andy Carroll could be an “option” for Scottish champions Celtic in regards to January signings. The 29-year-old played alongside Rangers boss Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, and has only just returned from a lengthy injury for the Hammers. The chances of the former Liverpool man joining Celtic […]
Premier League giants Everton has been on top of their game recently under Portuguese manager Marco Silva. From look of things, the Toffees’ effort is to challenge for European football next season. The Toffees has a good striker in the team and in light of this, Ademola Lookman has not been given a lucky chance. […]
We are set for another epic race to the Premier League trophy this season. The defending champions Manchester City are looking to retain their title , while, Liverpool are desperately searching for their first silverware under Jurgen Klopp. The Reds and the Citizens are in the first and second position respectively and they are closely […]
Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur are set to be the most successful football team this festive period, if previous seasons are destined to repeat themselves. Research conducted by online retailer Christmas Tree World has found that over the past 6 seasons, Spurs have accumulated more points than any other team currently in the Premier League […]
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 […]