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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 played80
Goals scored230 (2.88 per match)
Top goalscorerTammy Abraham
Sergio Agüero
(8 goals each)
Biggest home winManchester City 8–0 Watford
(21 September 2019)
Biggest away winWest Ham United 0–5 Manchester City
(10 August 2019)
Highest scoringManchester City 8–0 Watford
(21 September 2019)
Longest winning runLiverpool
(8 matches)[2]
Longest unbeaten runLiverpool
(8 matches)[2]
Longest winless runWatford
(8 matches)[2]
Longest losing runEverton
(4 matches)[2]
Highest attendance73,689[2]
Manchester United 1–0 Leicester City
(14 September 2019)
Lowest attendance10,416[2]
Bournemouth 3–1 Everton
(15 September 2019)
Total attendance3,150,483[2]
Average attendance39,381[2]
2020–21
All statistics correct as of 6 October 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. A key change is that eight matches will be shown on television at 19:45 on Saturday nights across the season, broadcast by Sky Sports.[6] Further, 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]

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 is 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 60,704
Aston Villa Birmingham Villa Park 42,785
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   Granit Xhaka Adidas[8] Fly Emirates[9] Visit Rwanda[10]
Aston Villa   Dean Smith   Jack Grealish Kappa[11] W88[12] BR88[13]
Bournemouth   Eddie Howe   Simon Francis Umbro[14] M88[15][16]
Brighton & Hove Albion   Graham Potter   Lewis Dunk Nike[17] American Express[17] JD[18]
Burnley   Sean Dyche   Ben Mee Umbro LoveBet[19]
Chelsea   Frank Lampard   César Azpilicueta Nike[20] Yokohama Tyres[21] Hyundai[22]
Crystal Palace   Roy Hodgson   Luka Milivojević Puma[23] ManBetX[24] Dongqiudi
Everton   Marco Silva   Séamus Coleman Umbro[25] SportPesa[26] Angry Birds[27]
Leicester City   Brendan Rodgers   Wes Morgan Adidas[28] King Power[29] Bia Saigon[30]
Liverpool   Jürgen Klopp   Jordan Henderson New Balance[31] Standard Chartered[32] Western Union[33]
Manchester City   Pep Guardiola   David Silva Puma[34] Etihad Airways[35] Nexen Tire[36]
Manchester United   Ole Gunnar Solskjær   David De Gea Adidas[37] Chevrolet[38] Kohler[39]
Newcastle United   Steve Bruce   Jamaal Lascelles Puma[40] Fun88[41] StormGain[42]
Norwich City   Daniel Farke   Grant Hanley Erreà[43] Dafabet[44] Best Fiends[45]
Sheffield United   Chris Wilder   Billy Sharp Adidas Union Standard Group[46]
Southampton   Ralph Hasenhüttl   Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Under Armour[47] LD Sports[48] Virgin Media[49]
Tottenham Hotspur   Mauricio Pochettino   Hugo Lloris Nike[50] AIA[51]
Watford   Quique Sánchez Flores   Troy Deeney Adidas[52] Sportsbet.io[53] Bitcoin[54]
West Ham United   Manuel Pellegrini   Mark Noble Umbro[55] Betway[56] Basset & Gold[57]
Wolverhampton Wanderers   Nuno Espírito Santo   Conor Coady Adidas[58] ManBetX[59] CoinDeal[60]

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Brighton & Hove Albion   Chris Hughton[61] Sacked 13 May 2019 Pre-season   Graham Potter[62] 20 May 2019
Chelsea   Maurizio Sarri[63] Signed by Juventus 16 June 2019   Frank Lampard[64] 4 July 2019
Newcastle United   Rafael Benítez[65] End of contract 30 June 2019   Steve Bruce[66] 17 July 2019
Watford   Javi Gracia[67] Sacked 7 September 2019 20th   Quique Sánchez Flores[67] 7 September 2019

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Liverpool 8 8 0 0 20 6 +14 24 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Manchester City 8 5 1 2 27 9 +18 16
3 Arsenal 8 4 3 1 13 11 +2 15
4 Leicester City 8 4 2 2 14 7 +7 14
5 Chelsea 8 4 2 2 18 14 +4 14 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Crystal Palace 8 4 2 2 8 8 0 14
7 Burnley 8 3 3 2 11 9 +2 12
8 West Ham United 8 3 3 2 11 11 0 12
9 Tottenham Hotspur 8 3 2 3 14 12 +2 11
10 Bournemouth 8 3 2 3 13 13 0 11
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 2 4 2 11 11 0 10
12 Manchester United 8 2 3 3 9 8 +1 9
13 Sheffield United 8 2 3 3 7 7 0 9
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 2 3 3 8 10 −2 9
15 Aston Villa 8 2 2 4 13 12 +1 8
16 Newcastle United 8 2 2 4 5 13 −8 8
17 Southampton 8 2 1 5 8 15 −7 7
18 Everton 8 2 1 5 6 13 −7 7 Relegation to the EFL Championship
19 Norwich City 8 2 0 6 10 20 −10 6
20 Watford 8 0 3 5 4 20 −16 3
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 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[68]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARS AVL BOU BHA BUR CHE CRY EVE LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW NOR SHU SOU TOT WAT WHU WOL
Arsenal 3–2 1–0 2–1 a a 2–2
Aston Villa 1–2 2–2 2–0 0–0
Bournemouth 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 a 0–2 3–0 1–1
Burnley 1–0 0–3 2–0 3–0
Chelsea a 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 a
Crystal Palace 1–0 a 0–0 2–0 1–1
Everton a 1–3 0–2 1–0 3–2
Leicester City 3–1 5–0 2–1 0–0
Liverpool 3–1 a 2–1 a 3–1 4–1
Manchester City 4–0 a 2–2 8–0 0–2
Manchester United 1–1 4–0 1–2 1–0 a a
Newcastle United 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1
Norwich City 1–5 2–3 3–2 3–1
Sheffield United 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–1
Southampton 1–3 1–4 1–2 1–1
Tottenham Hotspur a 3–1 a 4–0 0–1 2–1
Watford 2–2 0–3 0–0 1–3
West Ham United 1–2 0–5 2–0 2–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 2–5 1–1 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 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 6 October 2019

ScoringEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[69]
1   Tammy Abraham Chelsea 8
  Sergio Agüero Manchester City
3   Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 7
4   Teemu Pukki Norwich City 6
  Raheem Sterling Manchester City
6   Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 5
  Sadio Mané Liverpool
  Jamie Vardy Leicester City
  Callum Wilson Bournemouth
10   Ashley Barnes Burnley 4
  Sébastien Haller West Ham United
  Mason Mount Chelsea
  Mohamed Salah Liverpool
  Bernardo Silva Manchester City
  Wesley Aston Villa

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Raheem Sterling Manchester City West Ham United 5–0 (A)[70] 10 August 2019
  Teemu Pukki Norwich City Newcastle United 3–1 (H)[71] 17 August 2019
  Tammy Abraham Chelsea Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–2 (A)[72] 14 September 2019
  Bernardo Silva Manchester City Watford 8–0 (H)[73] 21 September 2019

Most assistsEdit

Rank Player Club Assists[74]
1   Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 8
2   Emiliano Buendía Norwich City 4
  David Silva Manchester City
4   Felipe Anderson West Ham United 3
  Anwar El Ghazi Aston Villa
  Roberto Firmino Liverpool
  Riyad Mahrez Manchester City
  Erik Pieters Burnley
  Mohamed Salah Liverpool
10 Twenty-seven players Various 2

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets[75]
1   Martin Dúbravka Newcastle United 3
  Ederson Manchester City
  Łukasz Fabiański West Ham United
  Vicente Guaita Crystal Palace
  Dean Henderson Sheffield United
  Rui Patricio Wolverhampton Wanderers
  Nick Pope Burnley
  Mathew Ryan Brighton & Hove Albion
9   Adrián Liverpool 2
  David de Gea Manchester United
  Angus Gunn Southampton
  Tom Heaton Aston Villa
  Bernd Leno Arsenal
  Jordan Pickford Everton
  Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City

DisciplineEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 20[78]
    • Arsenal
  • Most red cards: 2[79]
    • Everton
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Goal of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club Player Club
August   Jürgen Klopp Liverpool   Teemu Pukki Norwich City   Harvey Barnes Leicester City [80][81][82]
September   Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal   Moussa Djenepo Southampton [83][84][85]

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