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  • When: 11th August 2023 to 19th May 2024
  • Where: Various
  • Watch: Sky Sports, TNT Sport, Amazon
  • Official Website: Premier League

The 2023/24 season will be the 32nd edition of the Premier League. The campaign begins on Saturday 12th August with the 38th and final round of the season taking place on Sunday 19th May, but what twists and turns will there be in between?

Manchester City and manager Pep Guardiola were again unstoppable last season on their march to their fifth league title in six years. They finished 5 point ahead of Arsenal who were top for much of the season, with Manchester United and Newcastle United completing the top four and the Champions League positions.

Liverpool and Brighton finished in fifth and sixth place respectively and qualified for the 2023/24 Europa League whilst Aston Villa, who finished in seventh position will compete in the UEFA Conference League.

Burnley, Sheffield United and Luton Town all joined from the Championship and they’ll look to replicated the promoted teams from last season who all stayed up.

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Premier League Stats & Trends

Chart That Shows the Final League Positions of the Premier League's Big 6 Clubs Between 2013/14 and 2022/23

Big 6 Team’s Premier League Record – 2013/14 to 2022/23

Team Titles Top 2 Top 4 Top 6
Manchester City 6 8 10 10
Chelsea 2 2 7 8
Liverpool 1 4 7 9
Manchester United 0 2 5 9
Arsenal 0 2 4 8
Tottenham Hotspur 0 1 5 8

Premier League Season 2022/23 Top Player Stats

Most Goals Most Assists Most Clean Sheets
Erling Haaland (36) Kevin De Bruyne (16) David de Gea (17)
Harry Kane (30) Mohamed Salah (12) Alisson (14)
Ivan Toney (20) Leandro Trossard (12) Nick Pope (14)
Mohamed Salah (19) Michael Olise (11) Aaron Ramsdale (14)
Callum Wilson (18) Bukayo Saka (11) David Raya (12)
Marcus Rashford (17) Riyad Mahrez (10) José Sá (11)
Gabriel Martinelli (15) Trent Alexander-Arnold (9) Emiliano Martínez (11)
Ollie Watkins (15) James Maddison (9) Ederson (11)
Martin Ødegaard (15) Bruno Fernandes (8) Kepa Arrizabalaga (9)
Aleksandar Mitrovic (14) Christian Eriksen (8) Lukasz Fabianski (8)
Bukayo Saka (14) Morgan Gibbs-White (8) Bernd Leno (8)
Pascal Groß (8) Jordan Pickford (8)
Erling Haaland (8)
Bryan Mbeumo (8)
Ivan Perisic (8)
Andrew Robertson (8)
Player statistics courtesy of premierleague.com

About The Premier League

Premier League Trophy

By Norio Nakayama, Flickr

The Premier League is one of the highest-profile leagues in world football, in spite of the fact that it’s only been running in its current format since 1992, though there has been a top-flight championship since 1888. That makes it technically one of the youngest top-flight divisions in the world, yet over the years it has developed into one of the most-watched and highest-anticipated football leagues on the planet.

The Premier league has some of the largest viewing figures of all top-flight leagues and one of the highest revenues in the game. In fact, it’s been reported that the league generates over £2.2 billion a year in domestic and international television rights alone, with £1.6 billion of that filtering down into the teams that take part in the league. Figures took an upwards turn in 2015 however, where broadcasters Sky and BT paid a total of £5.16 billion to renew their contracts up until the 2018-19 season.

In 2019, Amazon joined Sky Sports and BT (TNT) Sports in becoming a domestic broadcaster, with a deal worth £4.35 billion to show 200 games per season. The subsequent cycle between 2022/23 and 2024/25 saw a renewal with Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime.

As the most-watched league in the world, the Premier League pulls in some pretty astonishing numbers in term of viewing figures with, around five billion people watching from more than two hundred territories around the globe.

The History of the League

Premier League Ball

Gannyball, Wikimedia Commons

Obviously a league as popular and impressive as the Premier League has more to tell you about than simply the number of people that tune in to watch its games. One of the confusions surrounding the English top-flight involves its foundation; after all, teams count the titles that they won before the formation of the Premier League in their trophy tally, so doesn’t that mean that the old First Division is where life began? The short answer is ‘no’, with the First Division actually being the league that developed into the Championship.

The reason that it’s slightly confusing is that the twenty-two teams that made up the First Division resigned from the Football League as one in order to form the Premier League back on the 27th of May 1992. That meant that the top-flight in English football became an entirely new entity, separated in terms of commercialisation from the Football League. As a result, the Second Division became the new top-flight in the Football League. What’s important here is to remember that relations between the Premier League and the Football League remained cordial enough for teams to be relegated into and promoted from the new First Division.

Why the Split Came About

Stack of British £1 Coins

One of the key words that is consistently used when discussing the Premier League is ‘money’. Men such as David Dein at Arsenal and Martin Edwards at Manchester United spent the end of the 1980s realising that there were huge commercial possibilities for clubs in the English top-flight, especially if they were able to run the clubs more akin to a business than a sports enterprise. The top teams had long considered breaking away from the Football League in order to create a division that would see them accrue more of the money available, which resulted in TV deals and other sponsorship money being redirected towards those sides in order to appease them.

At the start of the 1990s, with football keen to rid itself of the image of being rife with hooliganism and poor facilities, the top teams in the First Division had a meeting with the then managing director of London Weekend Television, Greg Dyke. Dyke was convinced that showing the best teams competing on his channel would increase his viewer numbers, whilst also allowing those teams to earn more money from their appearances on TV. The decision was to breakaway from the Football League and form a new division at the top of English football. The only fear was that the Football Association might not sanction it, meaning that it would lack any credibility.

The Formation of the League

Often in life, timing is just as important as what it is that you’re doing. Such was the case with the Premier League when it decided to move away from the Football League, given that the governing body of the English game and the Football League itself were at loggerheads. As a result, the Football Association had no problem with sanctioning the new top-flight, believing that it would weaken the Football League’s position. The clubs in the top-flight signed a ‘Founder Members Agreement’ in July of 1991, outlining the fact that it would become separate and distinct from the rest of football in the UK in terms of sponsorship agreements and broadcast deals.

Three teams, Luton Town, Notts County and West Ham United, were relegated out of the First Division at the end of the 1991-1992 season, with three teams earning promotion and replacing them in the new Premier League. Despite being part of the conversation around the idea of the formation of a new league, they were not to be a part of it. Instead, the twenty-two teams that made up the new Premier League were as follows:

Premier League Teams – 1992/93 Season

Team League Position 1991/92 Current League (2023/24)
Arsenal 4th (Division 1) Premier League
Aston Villa 7th (Division 1) Premier League
Blackburn Rovers 6th (Division 2) Championship
Chelsea 14th (Division 1) Premier League
Coventry City 19th (Division 1) Championship
Crystal Palace 10th (Division 1) Premier League
Everton 12th (Division 1) Premier League
Ipswich Town 1st (Division 2) Championship
Leeds United 1st (Division 1) Championship
Liverpool 6th (Division 1) Premier League
Manchester City 5th (Division 1) Premier League
Manchester United 2nd (Division 1) Premier League
Middlesbrough 2nd (Division 2) Championship
Norwich City 18th (Division 1) Championship
Nottingham Forest 8th (Division 1) Premier League
Oldham Athletic 17th (Division 1) National League
Queens Park Rangers 11th (Division 1) Championship
Sheffield United 9th (Division 1) Premier League
Sheffield Wednesday 3rd (Division 1) Championship
Southampton 16th (Division 1) Championship
Tottenham Hotspur 15th (Division 1) Premier League
Wimbledon 13th (Division 1) League 2

Whether the Football League liked it or not, there was a new top-flight in town and everything was set up for it to become a behemoth. Players who had previously been going to compete in La Liga in Spain and Italy’s Serie A because of the better facilities were soon heading to England in the promise of riches beyond anything they’d seen before. The English game had cleaned up its image and, as mentioned before, the influx of money was about to change everything.

Reduction in the Number of Teams

In the early 1990s the International Federation of Association Football, or FIFA, decided that it wanted all domestic leagues in the world to reduce the amount of games it asked its competitors to play, with the hope being that this would increase the quality of FIFA’s international tournaments like the World Cup. The Premier League chose to oblige, relegating four teams at the end of the 1994-1995 season and seeing just two sides promoted in their stead. The result was that the top-flight returned to having the twenty teams that it had boasted prior to the expansion to twenty-two that had occurred in 1991.

For more than a decade the Premier League, as with the likes of the Spanish and Italian top-flights, played out their season with twenty teams taking part. Then, in 2006, FIFA decided that it wanted domestic leagues to reduce their size even further ahead of the following season. This time, however, the Premier League refused. La Liga and Serie A joined the Premier League in refusing to change the number of teams taking part in their campaigns and FIFA decided not to fight them on the matter. As a result, the 2007-2008 season went ahead with the same twenty team field that had been in place since the mid 1990s.

Format

Complete Premier League Table 2017/18 Season

The league is made up of twenty teams in total and gets underway in the first couple of weeks of August. It then runs through until its conclusion in early May, with each team playing each other twice: once home and once away. The teams are awarded three points for a victory and one point for a draw, with a loss resulting in zero points for that team.

At the campaign’s conclusion, sides are ranked in a league format based on the number of points they have managed to accumulate during the course of the season. If, at the end of the season, two or more teams are tied on the same number of points then it will go down to goal difference and then the number of goals scored. If all of these are exactly the same then a one-off game will decide where each team will finish.

At the end of the season the team with the most points will be crowned the champions and be awarded an automatic Champions League spot for the following season. The next three spots, second, third and fourth, will also get an automatic Champions League spot. Fifth position will get an automatic spot in the UEFA Europa League, whilst sixth will enter it at the qualifying stage. There’s also a Europa League spot up for grabs for the team that wins the FA Cup, with the place being handed to the next highest league finisher that doesn’t qualify for Europe if the FA Cup winner has already earned the right through their league performance.

The winners of the EFL Cup will gain entry in the the UEFA Conference League however if the winners have already qualified for the Champions League or Europa League the Conference League positions goes to the next highest league position outside of the other UEFA competitions.

The bottom three teams are all relegated into the Championship and three teams will replace them as they get promoted from the second-tier in time for the following campaign to get underway. Such is the difference in finances between the top-flight and the second-tier, the Premier League offers the relegated teams parachute payments, which is an amount of money paid over three years. The aim of this is to stop sides from getting themselves in to massive financial trouble, which has happened with the likes of Leeds United in the past.

The Finances

Though parachute payments make sense in some ways, there are those that object to them. For starters, the relegated teams find themselves in a much better position financial than any of the teams in the league below, meaning that the chance of them bouncing back up to the Premier League is greater than that of a club that has never been promoted. As a result, the Football League and the top-flight have been working together to find ways of making the payment to the relegated clubs more sensible, with the hope being that they’ll find a way to cushion the blow of relegation without giving the teams that have dropped down an unfair advantage.

In terms of how much teams are paid for their Premier League finish, the following chart should give you an example as it’s from the 2018-2019 season:

Chart Showing How Much Premier League Teams Receive in Prize Money in the 2018/19 Season

It should be noted, of course, that the above doesn’t tell the full story. Premier League teams also earn a considerable amount of money for television appearances, with additional payments of around £1.2 million for each game shown live on television domestically. The number of times each team was shown live during the 2018/19 season is shown below.

Chart Showing Number of Premier League Games Shown Live Domestically During the 2018/19 Season

This is to say nothing of any commercial deals that they’re able to negotiate for themselves. Again, they have an unfair advantage of Championship sides on account of the fact that they’re on television much more regularly and are watched by billions around the globe, making it easier to convince companies to pay them large sums of money to sponsor their shirts and so on.

The Trophy

Premier League Trophy

Neil Turner, flickr

As well as earning a huge chunk of money and getting to play in the Community Shield ahead of the following season, the Premier League champions also lift the Premier League trophy.

Created by the jewellers Asprey of London, the Premier League trophy stands at thirty inches tall and boasts a width of seventeen inches and a depth of around ten. That includes both the trophy and its base, of course, with the combined plinth and trophy weighing in at around twenty-five kilograms.

Winning teams not only find their ribbons put on the trophy on the day that they lift it but also get to keep their own copy of it to put in their trophy room. It’s made from a mixture of sterling silver and silver gilt, with a rare material called malachite used for the trophy’s plinth. There’s a lion on either side of the trophy as part of the three lions of English football, with the third lion being made up by the winning team’s captain when he lifts it into the air.

In 2004, after Arsenal won the Premier League without losing a game, they were presented with a gold version of the trophy in honour of their ‘Invincibles’ season.

Interesting Facts

Football Player with Red Kit

Throughout the history of the Premier League (since 1992/93) there have been fifty teams that have competed at some point in time, but only seven different teams have ever won the league. These are Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City.

Manchester United are the most decorated team in the history of the Premier League, having won the title on no fewer than thirteen separate occasions. Arsenal, who have won the league on three occasions themselves, pulled off one of the most remarkable league wins in the 2003-04 season where they went unbeaten throughout the campaign. They earned the nickname of ‘The Invincibles’ because of their amazing feat of twenty-six victories, twelve draws and no defeats.

Alan Shearer is the player with the most goals in Premier League history, having found the back of the net on 250 occasions in 441 appearances during an illustrious career. Shearer averaged 0.59 goals per game, a number only beaten by that of Arsenal’s Thierry Henry with a ratio of 0.68 goals per game from his one hundred and seventy-five Premier League goals.

As you might imagine, of course, the Premier League has many more interesting bits of trivia associated to it than just that, with the following being examples of things you might want to know:

  • As well as being the league’s most successful team, Manchester United have also won the trophy more times consecutively than any other side. They managed three back-to-back trophies between both 1998 to 2001 and 2006 to 2009
  • Manchester City boast the biggest winning margin, finishing 19 points clear of Manchester United at the end of the 2017-2018 season
  • That year City also managed to win more games than any side in previous Premier League history, taking three points 32 times and accruing one hundred points, Liverpool matched this in 2019/20, with 99 points in total
  • In 2004-2005 Chelsea made history when they allowed opposition sides to score just 15 times against them in 38 games
  • Manchester City’s record-breaking 2017-2018 campaign saw them score 106 goals, which is the most of any side since the league started
  • Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are the only teams never to be relegated out of the Premier League
  • 83,222 people turned up to Wembley Stadium to watch Tottenham play Arsenal in 2018, setting a Premier League attendance record
  • A mere 3,039 people watched Crystal Palace play Everton in 1993, the Premier League’s lowest attendance to date