Zlatan Ibrahimovic came to the rescue of Man United as their nine-match winning run came to an end in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday. Jose Mourinho’s men had enjoyed a recent resurgence that saw them winning nine matches on the trot across all competitions but had to wait till late […]
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.
Diego Costa is reportedly seeking. way out of Stamford Bridge thus January and this will be a rude shock to Chelsea fans who wouldn’t want to lose their star player with the Premier League race still on. Though an exit during the January transfer window is largely unlikely due to the fact that the club […]
Chelsea prove again that the can cope without their top scorer Diego Costa as they defeated defending champions Leicester City 3-0 at the Kings Stadium in the Premier League. A training ground bust-up over his fitness amid rumours that he has had a lucrative offer from China had led to Antonio Conte dropping his star […]
The Gunners title race has stuttered in the last few weeks which saw them dropping out of the top four. Thanks to goal from Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez that reignited their title challenge with a deserving 4-0 win over Swansea at the Liberty stadium, condemning Paul Clement to an embarrassing defeat in his first […]
Saul Niguez would be the perfect long-time replacement on veteran midfielder Michael Carrick. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has a major overhaul of the team in view as he plans to make the his side competitive again after some years of setback. The team has put their poor start to the season behind them and their summer […]
Recent new emanating from Stamford Bridge might not be what Chelsea fans are looking forward to. The Blues faithful are expecting to see their team bounce back from their loss to Tottenham against Leicester City on Saturday in the Premier League. The 0-2 loss to Spurs made them lose the opportunity to extend their lead […]
Arsenal have handed new contracts to three of their star players and none of them included those the fans have been waiting to see commit their future to the club. The club hierarchy are sweating are over the contracts of their most important players, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. The two players have been given […]
Arsenal have tied up their second defender deal of the week, it was announced on Thursday morning. Laurent Koscielny has revealed that he has agreed a three-year contract with the Premier League giants. The France international took to his personal Twitter account to announce that he will “extend my adventure” with the north Londoners until […]