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The 2019–20 Premier League is the 28th season of the Premier League, the top English professional football league, since its establishment in 1992. Manchester City are the defending champions for the second successive year, after picking up the domestic treble the previous season.

Premier League
Season2019–20
Dates9 August 2019 – 17 May 2020[1]
Matches played19
Goals scored50 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorerTeemu Pukki
Raheem Sterling
(4 goals each)
Biggest home winManchester United 4–0 Chelsea
(11 August 2019)
Biggest away winWest Ham 0–5 Manchester City
(10 August 2019)
Highest scoringLiverpool 4–1 Norwich City
(9 August 2019)
West Ham 0–5 Manchester City
(10 August 2019)
Longest winning runArsenal
Liverpool
(2 matches)[2]
Longest unbeaten runArsenal
Bournemouth
Brighton & Hove Albion
Everton
Leicester City
Liverpool
Manchester City
Sheffield United
Tottenham Hotspur
(2 matches)[2]
Longest winless runAston Villa
Chelsea
Crystal Palace
Leicester City
Newcastle United
Southampton
Watford
West Ham United
(2 matches)[2]
Longest losing runAston Villa
Newcastle United
Southampton
Watford
(2 matches)[2]
Highest attendance73,620
Manchester United 4–0 Chelsea
(11 August 2019)[2]
Lowest attendance10,714
Bournemouth 1–1 Sheffield United
(10 August 2019)[2]
Total attendance757,609[2]
Average attendance39,874[2]
2020–21
All statistics correct as of 18 August 2019.

It is the first Premier League season to have a mid-season break in February, whereby five games of a normal round of ten will be played on one weekend and the remaining five the following weekend.[3] It is the first season to use VAR.[4] Changes to the rules affecting backpasses, penalties, handballs and substitutions were introduced in 2019–20.[5]

The Premier League season marks the start of a new three year TV deal. Eight matches will be shown on television at 19:45 on Saturday nights, broadcast by Sky Sports.[6] Amazon will broadcast two full rounds of fixtures in December, including a Merseyside derby, which will mark the first time an entire round of live matches has been broadcast domestically.[7]

Contents

TeamsEdit

Twenty teams compete in the league – the top seventeen teams from the previous season and the three teams promoted from the Championship. The promoted teams are Norwich City, Sheffield United and Aston Villa. Norwich City and Aston Villa return to the top flight after absences of three years, while Sheffield United return after a twelve-year absence. They replace Cardiff City, Fulham (both teams relegated after one season back in the top flight) and Huddersfield Town (relegated after two years in the top flight). Cardiff City's relegation means that this season will be the first without a side from Wales since the 2010–11 season.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Greater London Premier League football clubs
Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Arsenal London (Holloway) Emirates Stadium 60,260
Aston Villa Birmingham Villa Park 42,785[8]
Bournemouth Bournemouth Dean Court 11,364
Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton Falmer Stadium 30,666
Burnley Burnley Turf Moor 21,944
Chelsea London (Fulham) Stamford Bridge 41,631
Crystal Palace London (Selhurst) Selhurst Park 26,047
Everton Liverpool (Walton) Goodison Park 39,221
Leicester City Leicester King Power Stadium 32,312
Liverpool Liverpool (Anfield) Anfield 54,074
Manchester City Manchester City of Manchester Stadium 55,017
Manchester United Old Trafford Old Trafford 74,879
Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne St James' Park 52,354
Norwich City Norwich Carrow Road 27,244
Sheffield United Sheffield Bramall Lane 32,702
Southampton Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,384
Tottenham Hotspur London (Tottenham) Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 62,214
Watford Watford Vicarage Road 20,400
West Ham United London (Stratford) London Stadium 60,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton Molineux Stadium 32,050

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor (chest) Shirt sponsor (sleeve)
Arsenal   Unai Emery TBA Adidas[9] Fly Emirates[10] Visit Rwanda[11]
Aston Villa   Dean Smith   James Chester[12] Kappa[13] W88[14] BR88[15]
Bournemouth   Eddie Howe   Simon Francis[16] Umbro[17] M88[18][19]
Brighton & Hove Albion   Graham Potter   Lewis Dunk Nike[20] American Express[20] JD[21]
Burnley   Sean Dyche   Ben Mee Umbro LoveBet[22]
Chelsea   Frank Lampard   César Azpilicueta Nike[23] Yokohama Tyres[24] Hyundai[25]
Crystal Palace   Roy Hodgson   Luka Milivojević Puma[26] ManBetX[27] Dongqiudi
Everton   Marco Silva   Séamus Coleman Umbro[28] SportPesa[29] Angry Birds[30]
Leicester City   Brendan Rodgers   Wes Morgan[31] Adidas[32] King Power[33] Bia Saigon[34]
Liverpool   Jürgen Klopp   Jordan Henderson[35] New Balance[36] Standard Chartered[37] Western Union[38]
Manchester City   Pep Guardiola   David Silva[39] Puma[40] Etihad Airways[41] Nexen Tire[42]
Manchester United   Ole Gunnar Solskjær   Ashley Young[43] Adidas[44] Chevrolet[45] Kohler[46]
Newcastle United   Steve Bruce   Jamaal Lascelles Puma[47] Fun88[48] StormGain[49]
Norwich City   Daniel Farke   Grant Hanley Erreà[50] Dafabet[51] Best Fiends[52]
Sheffield United   Chris Wilder   Billy Sharp Adidas Union Standard Group[53]
Southampton   Ralph Hasenhüttl   Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Under Armour[54] LD Sports[55] Virgin Media[56]
Tottenham Hotspur   Mauricio Pochettino   Hugo Lloris[57] Nike[58] AIA[59]
Watford   Javi Gracia   Troy Deeney[60] Adidas[61] Sportsbet.io[62]
West Ham United   Manuel Pellegrini   Mark Noble[63] Umbro[64] Betway[65] Basset & Gold[66]
Wolverhampton Wanderers   Nuno Espírito Santo   Conor Coady Adidas[67] ManBetX[68] CoinDeal[69]

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Brighton & Hove Albion   Chris Hughton[70] Sacked 13 May 2019 Pre-season   Graham Potter[71] 20 May 2019
Chelsea   Maurizio Sarri[72] Signed by Juventus 16 June 2019   Frank Lampard[73] 4 July 2019
Newcastle United   Rafael Benítez[74] End of contract 30 June 2019   Steve Bruce[75] 17 July 2019

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Liverpool 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 6 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Arsenal 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
3 Manchester City 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 4
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 4
5 Tottenham Hotspur 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Bournemouth 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
7 Sheffield United 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
8 Everton 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 4
9 Manchester United 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3
10 Burnley 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 3
11 Norwich City 2 1 0 1 4 5 −1 3
12 Leicester City 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
14 Crystal Palace 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
15 Chelsea 2 0 1 1 1 5 −4 1
16 West Ham United 2 0 1 1 1 6 −5 1
17 Aston Villa 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
18 Newcastle United 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0 Relegation to the EFL Championship
19 Southampton 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0
20 Watford 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
Updated to match(es) played on 18 August 2019. Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) If the champions, relegated teams or qualified teams for UEFA competitions cannot be determined by rules 1 to 3, rules 4.1 to 4.3 are applied – 4.1) Points gained in head to head record between such teams; 4.2) Away goals scored in head to head record between such teams; 4.3) Play-offs[76]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARS AVL BOU BHA BUR CHE CRY EVE LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW NOR SHU SOU TOT WAT WHU WOL
Arsenal 2–1 a a a
Aston Villa 1–2
Bournemouth 1–1
Brighton & Hove Albion a 1–1
Burnley 3–0
Chelsea a 1–1 a
Crystal Palace a 0–0
Everton a 1–0
Leicester City 0–0
Liverpool a a 4–1
Manchester City a 2–2
Manchester United a 4–0 a a
Newcastle United 0–1
Norwich City 3–1
Sheffield United 1–0
Southampton 1–2
Tottenham Hotspur a 3–1 a
Watford 0–3
West Ham United 0–5
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Updated to match(es) played on 18 August 2019. Source: Premier League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Season statisticsEdit

As of 18 August 2019

ScoringEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[77]
1   Teemu Pukki Norwich City 4
  Raheem Sterling Manchester City
3   Ashley Barnes Burnley 3
4   Sergio Agüero Manchester City 2
  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal
  Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur
  Marcus Rashford Manchester United
8 Twenty-nine players 1

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Raheem Sterling Manchester City West Ham United 5–0 (A)[78] 10 August 2019
  Teemu Pukki Norwich City Newcastle United 3–1 (H)[79] 17 August 2019

Top assistsEdit

Rank Player Club Assists[80]
1   Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 3
2   Todd Cantwell Norwich City 2
  Dani Ceballos Arsenal
  Riyad Mahrez Manchester City
  Erik Pieters Burnley
  Paul Pogba Manchester United
7 Twenty-one players 1

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets[81]
1   Jordan Pickford Everton 2
2   David de Gea Manchester United 1
  Ederson Manchester City
  Vicente Guaita Crystal Palace
  Dean Henderson Sheffield United
  Bernd Leno Arsenal
  Rui Patrício Wolverhampton Wanderers
  Nick Pope Burnley
  Mathew Ryan Brighton & Hove Albion
  Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City

DisciplineEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 5[84]
    • Arsenal
    • Chelsea
  • Most red cards: 1[85]
    • Everton

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