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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] The league generates €2.2 billion per year in domestic and international television rights.[4] In 2014/15, teams were apportioned revenues of £1.6 billion.[5]

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.[6] In the 2014–15 season, the average Premier League match attendance exceeded 36,000,[7] second highest of any professional football league behind the Bundesliga’s 43,500.[8] Most stadium occupancies are near capacity.[9] The Premier League ranks third in the UEFA coefficients of leagues based on performances in European competitions over the past five seasons.[10]

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.

Three old Premier League players who could be making way for youngsters at the end of the season

Premier League summer transfer window is drawing near and team,while still concentrating on the campaign, will also be making plans for the future. Premier League are known for their extravagance during transfer window and the next coming summer will not be an exception. Clubs signing new players means some old hand would have to make […]

Transfer news: The latest rumours from Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, and all the top teams

Here on Football Weeks, we summaries the biggest transfer talk from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and beyond. LEICESTER HOLD HODGSON TALKS Leicester City have held preliminary talks with former England boss Roy Hodgson in taking over their vacant managerial position having sacked Claudio Ranieri that led the Foxes to Premier […]

Why Tottenham needs to beat all competition to signing Helder Costa this summer

Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa is presently on the to-sign list of all club especially Premier League clubs, where he has been getting a lot of attention, with Liverpool showing the most interest. It would be a boost for Liverpool if they succeed in bringing Costa to Anfield this summer. Per Skysports, he moved on […]

Exclusive: Max Allegri, Juventus Coach tells friends he’s going to Arsenal this Summer

Juventus manager Max Allegri has revealed that he intends to win everything he can with the Italian side, then move on take over from Arsene Wenger in Arsenal this summer, per Calciomercato. The report comes from his hometown of Livorno, where news have been circulating that the Italian boss let the story of him becoming […]

Opinion: Reasons Why Adam Lallana Deserves His New Contract With Liverpool

Liverpool’s and England international Adam Lallana had reportedly signed a new three-year deal with Liverpool the will see him remain with the Reds until the summer of 2020, including an option to extend a year further and the wage according to the terms of the deal is believed to be £110,000 per week Lallana, during […]

Why this Liverpool out-cast could be what Hull City needs to avoid relegation

Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic’s not impressive stats in the Premier League were recorded. The Serbian joined the Reds for a reported fee of £20 million in the summer of 2014, from Portuguese side SL Benfica but was down the pecking order under Brendan Rodgers. He was only able to see the net 3 times and one […]

Chelsea FC news: Antonio Conte might consider leaving Premier League at the end of season

Going by reports making round in Antonio Conte’s homeland, Italy, he might be leaving Premier League at the end of the season despite his contract with the Blues having two more years before expiration. La Republica reports that new Inter Milan owner, the Sunning Group, have started negotiations to bring the Italian to Serie A. […]

Confirmed – Liverpool Starting XI Formation vs Leicester City

Leicester City will host Liverpool at the King Power Stadium in their first match without Claudio Ranieri. Who was sacked as the club manager earlier last week. The Anfield giants are considered favorites to earn all three points when they face the Foxes but the Jurgen Klopp’s side will face the reigning champions without their […]