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The 2015–16 Premier League (known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the 24th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The season began on 8 August 2015, and was scheduled to conclude on 15 May 2016.[6] However, the Manchester United vs Bournemouth fixture was postponed to 17 May 2016 on the final day due to a suspicious package inside Old Trafford.[7]

Premier League
Season2015–16
Dates8 August 2015 – 17 May 2016
ChampionsLeicester City
1st Premier League title
1st English title
RelegatedNewcastle United
Norwich City
Aston Villa
Champions LeagueLeicester City
Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City
Europa LeagueManchester United
Southampton
West Ham United
Matches played380
Goals scored1,026 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorerHarry Kane (25 goals)[1]
Best goalkeeperPetr Čech (16 clean sheets)[2]
Biggest home winManchester City 6–1 Newcastle United
(3 October 2015)[3]
Biggest away winAston Villa 0–6 Liverpool
(14 February 2016)[3]
Highest scoringNorwich City 4–5 Liverpool
(23 January 2016)[3]
Longest winning run6 matches[4]
Tottenham Hotspur
Longest unbeaten run15 matches[4]
Chelsea
Longest winless run19 matches[4]
Aston Villa
Longest losing run11 matches[4]
Aston Villa
Highest attendance75,415[5]
Manchester United 2–1 Swansea City
(2 January 2016)
Lowest attendance10,863[5]
Bournemouth 1–3 Stoke City
(13 February 2016)
Total attendance13,851,698[5]
Average attendance36,451[5]

Chelsea began the season as defending champions of the 2014–15 season. Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich City entered as the three promoted teams from the 2014–15 Football League Championship.

Leicester City won the championship for the first time in their 132-year history, becoming the 24th club to become English football champions, and the sixth club to win the Premier League. Many commentators consider this to be one of the greatest sports shocks in history, especially considering that Leicester spent half of the previous season at the bottom of the table before finishing 14th.

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SummaryEdit

Leicester City were the surprise of the season. Following their late escape from relegation in the previous season many pundits had predicted that they would be relegated[8] and bookmakers gave 5,000–1 odds on them winning the title.[9] After the dismissal of manager Nigel Pearson, they began the new season with Italian Claudio Ranieri in charge. Pearson had been known for his short temper with the press, while Ranieri has a reputation for good humour.[10] The appointment was met with scepticism by pundits, including Leicester fan and former player Gary Lineker, as Ranieri had recently been sacked from his previous post as manager of the Greek national team after suffering a humiliating defeat to the Faroe Islands in his last game in charge.[10][11]

Despite winning their opening game against Sunderland and topping the table, they dropped back following a 5–2 defeat by Arsenal in September.[12] However, aided by Jamie Vardy's record feat of scoring in eleven consecutive Premier League games, they then remained unbeaten – and returned to the top of the table – until 26 December, when a 1–0 defeat by Liverpool dropped them to second place. They returned to the top after a 1–1 draw with Aston Villa on 16 January and remained there for the rest of the season.[12] Following the Stamford Bridge 2–2 draw between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur on 2 May 2016, and having two more games to play, Leicester City were confirmed champions, their first title in the top flight of English football, eclipsing the runners-up spot they reached in 1929.[9]

Defending champions Chelsea sacked manager José Mourinho in December while in 16th place and eventually failed to qualify for European football for the first time in two decades. Eden Hazard, the previous season's PFA Players' Player of the Year, did not score a league goal until late April.[13] They eventually finished 10th, set a then-record lowest finish for a Premier League title holders. They broke the joint-record of 7th set by Blackburn Rovers in 1995–96 and Manchester United in 2013–14.[14] This record only stood for one year, as Leicester City finished 12th the following season.

Arsenal, looking for their first title since 2004 and following a poor start, improved and in early January took the top spot from Leicester. However, a poor run of results, including draws with Liverpool,[15] Stoke [16] and Southampton,[17] and a loss to Chelsea[18] saw them drop to fourth by mid-February. They remained in contention, but draws with West Ham,[19] Sunderland [20] and Crystal Palace[21] in April saw their title hopes vanish.

Meanwhile, their London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, won six matches in a row, and when Arsenal lost to Manchester United at the end of February, Tottenham leapfrogged them into second place,[22] where they remained until the final weekend of the season. Draws with West Bromwich Albion[23] and Chelsea stopped them winning their first title since 1961. The game in which Tottenham's title challenge ended was their 2–2 draw at Chelsea on 2 May, with many altercations between players and benches on and off the field, especially after Eden Hazard scored the equalizing and final goal.[24] Mark Clattenburg, who refereed the game, subsequently stated that he could have "sent three players off from Tottenham" but chose instead to allow them to play on, giving the team a total of nine yellow cards (a league record), so as to allow them to "self destruct" and have no one else to blame but themselves.[25][26]

After a 2–1 home loss to Southampton and a 5–1 defeat away to Newcastle United in their final two matches, Tottenham ended the season in third place, one point behind Arsenal.[27]

Aston Villa, a presence in the Premier League since the league's foundation in 1992 and present in the top division since the 1988–89 season, were the first team to be mathematically relegated, after a 1–0 loss at Manchester United on 16 April.[28] On 11 May, Sunderland won 3–0 against Everton, a result which relegated Newcastle United and Norwich City with one game remaining.[29]

All of the final fixtures of the season were scheduled for 15 May, and to kick off at the same time. However, Manchester United's home game against Bournemouth was postponed for a future date after Old Trafford was evacuated because of the discovery of a suspicious device, which was destroyed in a controlled explosion. It was confirmed to be an accidental leftover from a training exercise.[30]

ReactionsEdit

The unlikely nature of Leicester's title led to a flood of coverage from across the globe. Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted his congratulations, saying it was "An extraordinary, thoroughly deserved, Premier League title." Congratulations were also sent by the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who praised his compatriot Ranieri.[31]

Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore described it as "biggest story we've ever had" in English football.[32] Former Leicester manager Martin O'Neill described it as the "greatest achievement of this century".[32] Gary Lineker, the former Leicester striker who led a consortium that saved the club from administration in 2002, had said he would host the BBC football show Match of the Day in his underwear if Leicester won the title.[33] After they won the title he said: "There were no odds that I would have taken at the start of the season. No odds. You could have given me 10 million to one and I'd have said 'Nah, it's a waste of a quid'".[34] José Mourinho, manager of 2015 champions Chelsea and Ranieri's replacement at the same team eleven years earlier, sent his congratulations, saying: "I lost my title to Claudio Ranieri and it is with incredible emotion that I live this magic moment in his career."[35] Ranieri said after winning his first title at the age of 64 that he wouldn't have appreciated it as a young man: "Now I am an old man I can feel it much better."[35][36]

The long odds bookmakers had given Leicester at the start of the season led to them incurring losses of up to £25 million, with one punter winning over £100,000, having wagered £20 at the original 5,000–1 odds;[37] the largest payout was £200,000 to an anonymous bettor who wagered £100 on the team in October when the odds were improved to 2,000–1.[38]

Superstitious claims of phenomena helping Leicester win the league include the club's Thai owners employing Buddhist monks to bless the players,[31] and the reburial of King Richard III in the city's cathedral in March 2015.[39]

TeamsEdit

Twenty teams competed in the league – the top seventeen teams from the previous season and the three teams promoted from the Championship. The promoted teams were Bournemouth (playing in the top flight for the first time ever), Watford (returning to the top flight after eight years) and Norwich City (returning after a season's absence). They replaced Hull City (ending their two-year spell in the top flight), Burnley and Queens Park Rangers (both teams relegated after a season's presence).

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Greater London Premier League football clubs
Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity[40]
Arsenal London (Holloway) Emirates Stadium 60,260
Aston Villa Birmingham Villa Park 42,660
Bournemouth Bournemouth Dean Court 11,464
Chelsea London (Fulham) Stamford Bridge 41,798
Crystal Palace London (Selhurst) Selhurst Park 25,073
Everton Liverpool (Walton) Goodison Park 39,571
Leicester City Leicester King Power Stadium 32,312
Liverpool Liverpool (Anfield) Anfield 44,742
Manchester City Manchester City of Manchester Stadium 55,097
Manchester United Old Trafford Old Trafford 75,653
Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne St James' Park 52,338
Norwich City Norwich Carrow Road 27,010
Southampton Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,505
Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent Britannia Stadium 27,740
Sunderland Sunderland Stadium of Light 48,707
Swansea City Swansea Liberty Stadium 20,909
Tottenham Hotspur London (Tottenham) White Hart Lane 36,284
Watford Watford Vicarage Road 21,500
West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich The Hawthorns 26,850
West Ham United London (Upton Park) Boleyn Ground[a] 35,345
  1. ^ This was West Ham United's last season at Boleyn Ground as they were set to relocate to the London Stadium at the start of the following season.[41]

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Arsenal   Arsène Wenger   Mikel Arteta[42] Puma[43] Emirates[44]
Aston Villa   Eric Black (caretaker)   Micah Richards[45] Macron[46] Intuit QuickBooks[47]
Bournemouth   Eddie Howe   Tommy Elphick[48] JD Sports[49] Mansion Group[50]
Chelsea   Guus Hiddink (caretaker)   John Terry[51] Adidas[52] Yokohama[53]
Crystal Palace   Alan Pardew   Mile Jedinak[54] Macron[55] Mansion Group[56]
Everton   David Unsworth
  Joe Royle (caretakers)
  Phil Jagielka[57] Umbro[58] Chang[59]
Leicester City   Claudio Ranieri   Wes Morgan[60] Puma[61] King Power[62]
Liverpool   Jürgen Klopp   Jordan Henderson[63] New Balance[64] Standard Chartered[65]
Manchester City   Manuel Pellegrini   Vincent Kompany[66] Nike[67] Etihad Airways[68]
Manchester United   Louis van Gaal   Wayne Rooney[69] Adidas[70] Chevrolet[71]
Newcastle United   Rafael Benítez   Fabricio Coloccini[72] Puma[73] Wonga[74]
Norwich City   Alex Neil   Russell Martin[75] Erreà[76] Aviva[76]
Southampton   Ronald Koeman   José Fonte[77] Adidas[78] Veho[79]
Stoke City   Mark Hughes   Ryan Shawcross[80] New Balance[81] Bet365[82]
Sunderland   Sam Allardyce   John O'Shea[83] Adidas[84] Dafabet[85]
Swansea City   Francesco Guidolin   Ashley Williams[86] Adidas[87] GWFX[88]
Tottenham Hotspur   Mauricio Pochettino   Hugo Lloris[89] Under Armour[90] AIA[91]
Watford   Quique Sánchez Flores   Troy Deeney[92] Puma[93] 138.com[94]
West Bromwich Albion   Tony Pulis   Darren Fletcher[95] Adidas[96] Tlcbet[97]
West Ham United   Slaven Bilić   Mark Noble[98] Umbro[99] Betway[100]
  • Additionally, referee kits are made by Nike, sponsored by EA Sports, and Nike has a new match ball, the Ordem Premier League.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
West Ham United   Sam Allardyce End of contract 24 May 2015[101] Pre-season   Slaven Bilić 9 June 2015[102]
Watford   Slaviša Jokanović 5 June 2015[103]   Quique Sánchez Flores 5 June 2015[103]
Newcastle United   John Carver Sacked 9 June 2015[104]   Steve McClaren 10 June 2015[105]
Leicester City   Nigel Pearson 30 June 2015[106]   Claudio Ranieri 13 July 2015[107]
Sunderland   Dick Advocaat Resigned 4 October 2015[108] 19th   Sam Allardyce 9 October 2015[109]
Liverpool   Brendan Rodgers Sacked 4 October 2015[110] 10th   Jürgen Klopp 8 October 2015[111]
Aston Villa   Tim Sherwood 25 October 2015[112] 19th   Rémi Garde 2 November 2015[113]
Swansea City   Garry Monk 9 December 2015[114] 15th   Alan Curtis 7 January 2016[115]
Chelsea   José Mourinho 17 December 2015[116] 16th   Guus Hiddink 19 December 2015[117]
Swansea City   Alan Curtis End of caretaker spell 18 January 2016[118] 18th   Francesco Guidolin 18 January 2016[118]
Newcastle United   Steve McClaren Sacked 11 March 2016[119] 19th   Rafael Benítez 11 March 2016[120]
Aston Villa   Rémi Garde Mutual consent 29 March 2016[121] 20th   Eric Black 29 March 2016[121]
Everton   Roberto Martínez Sacked 12 May 2016[122] 12th   Ronald Koeman 14 June 2016[123]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Leicester City (C) 38 23 12 3 68 36 +32 81 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 65 36 +29 71
3 Tottenham Hotspur 38 19 13 6 69 35 +34 70
4 Manchester City 38 19 9 10 71 41 +30 66 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Manchester United 38 19 9 10 49 35 +14 66 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 59 41 +18 63
7 West Ham United 38 16 14 8 65 51 +14 62 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[b]
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 63 50 +13 60
9 Stoke City 38 14 9 15 41 55 −14 51
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 59 53 +6 50
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 59 55 +4 47
12 Swansea City 38 12 11 15 42 52 −10 47
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 40 50 −10 45
14 West Bromwich Albion 38 10 13 15 34 48 −14 43
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 39 51 −12 42
16 Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 45 67 −22 42
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 48 62 −14 39
18 Newcastle United (R) 38 9 10 19 44 65 −21 37 Relegation to the EFL Championship
19 Norwich City (R) 38 9 7 22 39 67 −28 34
20 Aston Villa (R) 38 3 8 27 27 76 −49 17
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[124]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Manchester United qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the 2015–16 FA Cup. As they had also qualified by their virtue of their league position (5th), this spot was passed to the next-highest ranked team (6th), Southampton.
  2. ^ Manchester City qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round by winning the 2015–16 Football League Cup. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the League Cup winners was passed to the next best-placed team (seventh-placed West Ham United).

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARS AST BOU CHE CRY EVE LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW NOR SOU STK SUN SWA TOT WAT WBA WHU
Arsenal 4–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–2
Aston Villa 0–2 1–2 0–4 1–0 1–3 1–1 0–6 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–4 0–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 2–3 0–1 1–1
Bournemouth 0–2 0–1 1–4 0–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 0–4 2–1 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 3–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 1–3
Chelsea 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 3–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–1 5–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2
Crystal Palace 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 5–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–3
Everton 0–2 4–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 0–3 3–0 3–0 1–1 3–4 6–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–3
Leicester City 2–5 3–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 4–2 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2
Liverpool 3–3 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 4–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–3
Manchester City 2–2 4–0 5–1 3–0 4–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 0–1 6–1 2–1 3–1 4–0 4–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–2
Manchester United 3–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 3–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0
Newcastle United 0–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–3 2–0 1–1 3–3 6–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 5–1 1–2 1–0 2–1
Norwich City 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–2 4–5 0–0 0–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 0–3 4–2 0–1 2–2
Southampton 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 4–1 0–3 2–2 3–2 4–2 2–3 3–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 1–0
Stoke City 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–3 2–2 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 0–1 2–1
Sunderland 0–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 3–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–2
Swansea City 0–3 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–3 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–4 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–0
Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 4–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–2 2–2 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–1
Watford 0–3 3–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–3 3–2 2–3 2–3 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–3
West Ham United 3–3 2–0 3–4 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–4 1–0 3–1 1–1
Source: Barclays Premier League results
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Top scorersEdit

[1]

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 25
2   Sergio Agüero Manchester City 24
  Jamie Vardy Leicester City
4   Romelu Lukaku Everton 18
5   Riyad Mahrez Leicester City 17
6   Olivier Giroud Arsenal 16
7   Jermain Defoe Sunderland 15
  Odion Ighalo Watford
9   Troy Deeney Watford 13
  Alexis Sánchez Arsenal

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Ref
  Callum Wilson Bournemouth West Ham United 4–3 (A) 22 August 2015 [125]
  Steven Naismith Everton Chelsea 3–1 (H) 12 September 2015 [126]
  Alexis Sánchez Arsenal Leicester City 5–2 (A) 26 September 2015 [127]
  Sergio Agüero5 Manchester City Newcastle United 6–1 (H) 3 October 2015 [128]
  Raheem Sterling Manchester City Bournemouth 5–1 (H) 17 October 2015 [129]
  Georginio Wijnaldum4 Newcastle United Norwich City 6–2 (H) 18 October 2015 [130]
  Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur Bournemouth 5–1 (A) 25 October 2015 [131]
  Arouna Koné Everton Sunderland 6–2 (H) 1 November 2015 [132]
  Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Swansea City 3–0 (A) 5 December 2015 [133]
  Jermain Defoe Sunderland Swansea City 4–2 (A) 13 January 2016 [134]
  Andy Carroll West Ham United Arsenal 3–3 (H) 9 April 2016 [135]
  Sergio Agüero Manchester City Chelsea 3–0 (A) 16 April 2016 [136]
  Sadio Mané Southampton Manchester City 4–2 (H) 1 May 2016 [137]
  Olivier Giroud Arsenal Aston Villa 4–0 (H) 15 May 2016 [138]
Notes

4 Player scored 4 goals
5 Player scored 5 goals
(H) – Home team
(A) – Away team

Top assistsEdit

[139]

Rank Player Club Assists
1   Mesut Özil Arsenal 19
2   Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur 13
3   Dimitri Payet West Ham United 12
  Dušan Tadić Southampton
5   Riyad Mahrez Leicester City 11
  James Milner Liverpool
  David Silva Manchester City
8   Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur 9
  Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City
  Erik Lamela Tottenham Hotspur

Clean sheetsEdit

[2]

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1   Petr Čech Arsenal 16
2   David de Gea Manchester United 15
  Joe Hart Manchester City
  Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City
5   Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 13
6   Heurelho Gomes Watford 11
  Simon Mignolet Liverpool
8   Jack Butland Stoke City 10
9   Adrián West Ham United 9
  Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City

DisciplineEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 74[141]
    • Aston Villa
  • Most red cards: 6[141]
    • Southampton

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club
August   Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City   André Ayew Swansea City [142]
September   Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham Hotspur   Anthony Martial Manchester United [143]
October   Arsène Wenger Arsenal   Jamie Vardy Leicester City [144]
November   Claudio Ranieri Leicester City [145]
December   Quique Sánchez Flores Watford   Odion Ighalo Watford [146]
January   Ronald Koeman Southampton   Sergio Agüero Manchester City [147]
February   Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham Hotspur   Fraser Forster Southampton [148]
March   Claudio Ranieri Leicester City   Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur [149]
April   Sergio Agüero Manchester City [150]

Annual awardsEdit

Award Winner Club
Premier League Manager of the Season   Claudio Ranieri[152] Leicester City
Premier League Player of the Season   Jamie Vardy[153] Leicester City
PFA Players' Player of the Year   Riyad Mahrez[154] Leicester City
PFA Young Player of the Year   Dele Alli[155] Tottenham Hotspur
FWA Footballer of the Year   Jamie Vardy[156] Leicester City
PFA Team of the Year[151]
Goalkeeper   David de Gea (Manchester United)
Defence   Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal)   Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur)   Wes Morgan (Leicester City)   Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
Midfield   Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)   Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur)   N'Golo Kanté (Leicester City)   Dimitri Payet (West Ham United)
Attack   Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)   Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

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