Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham became the first team to inflict defeat on Pep Guardiola’s Man City this season and he has worked tirelessly to build the team that could make his rival green with envy. Maybe it is high time Guardiola learnt from the Tottenham boss. Well one may think that how could that be possible. […]
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.
A 44-year-old record was broken on Saturday as Wayne Rooney overtook Sir Bobby Charlton to become Manchester United top scorer with 250 goals in 546th appearance. The forward came off the bench to score the equalizer against Stoke City deep into injury time. Sir Charlton had been the top scorer since 1973 with 249 goals […]
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has revealed that managing his former side is his dream after returning to Anfield as an academy coach. The former England international is one of the most iconic figures in the Red’s history – as a player Steven notched up 710 appearances across all competitions and has his former side to […]
Manchester City and former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has made two changes to his side for this afternoon’s Premier League game at home against Tottenham Hotpspur, with Aleksandar Kolarov and Leroy Sane starting. From the lineup give, John Stones is dropped, with Bacary Sagna not included in the squad. City’s new signing Gabriel Jesus is […]
Arsenal beat Swansea City last weekend and will be looking to maintain their winning ways when they face Burnley at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow. Currently, the Gunners are eight points behind league leaders Chelsea and have step up big time if they keen on winning the Premier League title this season. As far as their […]
After a disappointing defeat at the hands rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea bounced back to their winning ways against Peterborough in the FA Cup and against Leicester City in the Premier League. Next up, the West London club will face struggling and relegation threatened Hull City and are favorites to earn all three points at the […]
Former Chelsea’s manager Ray Wilkins says the absence of Sadio Mane and Joel Matip could wreck Liverpool’s title bid. The Reds will struggle to triumph for the Premier League title without the duo players, according to the former Jordan national football manager. Klopp signed Mane in a £34m deal from EPL rivals Southampton last summer […]
Southampton manager, Claude Puel admits the transfer request submitted by the team captain, Jose Fonte has put the club in a difficult situation. Claude Puel accepts the Saints have found it difficult to cope with transfer speculation about club captain Jose Fonte. The defender per reports would soon be moving to West Ham after he […]
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp believes the experience of having youngster playing first team football will help his young players in the future. The former Borussia Dortmund manager fielder Liverpool’s five youngsters in his his starting XI during his side’s 1-0 win over Plymouth Argyle in their third round FA Cup replay. The likes of Joe […]