It’s something anyone can get, whether you’re an experienced football lover or not
Premier League Overview
The Premier League the professional football league. A league full of passion, defeat and success.
A game that you are filled with pride and pure joy, the next you stare at the unbelief at the goal line. It’s a wonderful love-hate relationship where I want to be with no one other than the Premier League. And it’s something anyone can get, whether you’re an experienced football lover or not. Major League Soccer is a joke by comparison. Well, pretty much every other league, but if you compare the level of play between the two leagues, the Premier League will increase you tenfold. (Not that I do not believe that MLS can improve and may eventually pick up struggles as football continues to grow in the US, but right now it’s not awesome.) Whether you’re a weathered player / fanatic in England’s top league, or a freshman looking to gain insights, I’m going to teach you everything you need to know to get even more integrated into the football realm.
Premier League Basics
Let’s start with some basics. You will see that it is called ePL – English Premier League or BPL – Barclays Premier League – both are correct and both mean the same thing. There are 20 clubs, mostly English, with the occasional Welsh team in the Premier League, and was founded on February 20, 1992. The season starts in August and ends in May, and the months in between spend them waiting impatiently for your favorite team to appear on TV again. Each team plays a total of 38 games, each team plays twice against each other. The Premier League is set up so that there are no playoffs, just rules and ascents. How it works: The three best teams at the end of the season are regulated in the EFL English Football League – the second league football, which consists of three leagues, the championship is the highest and the three best teams from the Championship League are the highest and the three best teams from the Championship League went up in the Premier League.
So, in essence, each league only switches three teams each year to keep things interesting. It gives teams the chance to prove themselves or destroy themselves. Another thing: since there are no playoffs, a team can get the title before the end of the season; the winner is only the one with the most points and nobody else can catch up.
The table is structured to qualify the top six teams for the Europa League, the fourth placed team enter the Champions League qualifying rounds and the top three teams automatically qualify for the Champions League.
In terms of national trophies, there is the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield, played between last year’s Premier League winners and FA Cup holders.
Of the 24 titles won and the 47 Premier League clubs, only six have won the title: Manchester United (13), Chelsea (4 – Go Blues!), Arsenal (3), Manchester City (2 ), Leicester City (1) and Blackburn Rovers (1). The current title holders are Leicester City, who have risen from the Championship League and at the beginning of the 2015/2016 season had an odd chance of winning the Premier League. Your story was pretty incredible, no matter who your favorite team is.
In the 2000s, there was a “big four” dominance era, which is typically the four best clubs that dominate: Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Although in recent years, Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester City were serious contenders for the top four, as well. Every season is full of upsets, underdogs and rivals. The most obvious rivalry, or derby, is between Manchester United and Manchester City, the two teams sharing the city of Manchester in half. Other notable derbies are Tottenham Vs. Arsenal, Liverpool Vs. Everton, Cardiff City vs. Swansea City, Chelsea Vs. Arsenal – the big teams that play against each other are usually just an automatic rivalry because they often argue with you for the title and it would be a big win.