Premier League

Sport Soccer
Country England England
Founded 1992
Teams 20
Teams promoted / relegated 3
Website premierleague.com

The Premier League is the top-flight domestic football league in England. It is recognized as the richest and most popular domestic league in the world and is officially known as the Premier League, or the EPL.

History

The Premier League was founded at the close of the 1991 season when the entire English football structure was revamped in an attempt to revitalize the popularity of football in England after the relative doldrums of the 1980s. On May 27, 1992 the FA Premier League was established as a limited company. Since then the Premier League has grown and developed and is now a huge money spinning machine.

Format

It is comprised of 20 clubs and the season lasts from August to May of the following year. At the end of the season, the team that gathers the maximum number of points gets to win the league. The bottom three clubs are relegated to the Football League Championship.

The top four teams in the Premier League qualify for the UEFA Champions League. The top four automatically qualify for the group stages while the teams fifth and sixth go into the Europa League group stage, along with the FA Cup winner.

Manchester United are the most successful club in Premier League history and have won 13 Premier League titles so far. Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Leicester City, Liverpool and Manchester City too have won the Premier League, with the latter emerging as a financial powerhouse.

Most Titles

  • Manchester United - 13
  • Chelsea - 5
  • Manchester City - 5
  • Arsenal - 3
  • Blackburn Rovers - 1
  • Leicester City - 1
  • Liverpool - 1

Standings table 2021/2022

Rank Team G W D L GF GA Pts
1 Manchester City Man City 33 25 5 3 80 21 80
2 Liverpool FC Liverpool 33 24 7 2 85 22 79
3 Chelsea FC Chelsea 32 19 8 5 67 27 65
4 Arsenal FC Arsenal 33 19 3 11 52 40 60
5 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham 33 18 4 11 56 38 58
6 Manchester United Man Utd 34 15 9 10 53 51 54
7 West Ham United FC West Ham 34 15 7 12 52 44 52
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Wolverhampton 33 15 4 14 33 29 49
9 Newcastle United FC Newcastle 34 11 10 13 40 55 43
10 Leicester City FC Leicester City 32 11 9 12 47 51 42
11 Brighton & Hove Albion FC Brighton 34 9 14 11 31 42 41
12 Brentford FC Brentford 34 11 7 16 41 49 40
13 Southampton FC Soton 34 9 13 12 40 56 40
14 Crystal Palace FC Crystal Palace 32 8 13 11 43 41 37
15 Aston Villa FC Aston Villa 32 11 4 17 42 46 37
16 Leeds United Leeds 32 8 9 15 38 68 33
17 Burnley FC Burnley 33 6 13 14 29 45 31
18 Everton FC Everton 32 8 5 19 34 55 29
19 Watford FC Watford 33 6 4 23 31 67 22
20 Norwich City FC Norwich 33 5 6 22 22 69 21
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