The 28th season of the top flight professional English football, Premier League 2019/20 will take place from August 9 2019 to May 17 2020. After a thrilling title race last season against Liverpool, Manchester City emerged as victorious for the second consecutive Premier League Title. The 2019/20 edition of the tournament is set to bring equal amount of excitement, with Liverpool and Manchester City, once again tipped to be the favourites to win the title.
Comprising of four divisions until 1991, the top division of English football split up and all the teams in the top division, after multiple discussions with the football authorities and television broadcasters, formed the Premier League in 1992.
The competition format remained the same, with three clubs relegated and three clubs promoted every season, and the top four clubs in the Premier League would qualify for the Champions League.
The main reason for the change in approach was to bring in more money into the game. The first broadcast rights for the Premier League was to be won at £304 million over five years by Sky UK. The Premier League is the most-watched sports league in the world, broadcast in 212 territories to 643 million homes and a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people.
|1992–93||Manchester United||Alex Ferguson|
|1993–94||Manchester United||Alex Ferguson|
|1994–95||Blackburn Rovers||Kenny Dalglish|
|1995–96||Manchester United||Alex Ferguson|
|1996–97||Manchester United||Alex Ferguson|
|1998–99||Manchester United||Alex Ferguson|
|1999–2000||Manchester United||Alex Ferguson|
|2000–01||Manchester United||Alex Ferguson|
|2002–03||Manchester United||Alex Ferguson|
|2006–07||Manchester United||Alex Ferguson|
|2007–08||Manchester United||Alex Ferguson|
|2008–09||Manchester United||Alex Ferguson|
|2010–11||Manchester United||Alex Ferguson|
|2011–12||Manchester City||Roberto Mancini|
|2012–13||Manchester United||Alex Ferguson|
|2013–14||Manchester City||Manuel Pellegrini|
|2015–16||Leicester City||Claudio Ranieri|
|2017–18||Manchester City||Pep Guardiola|
|2018–19||Manchester City||Pep Guardiola|
20 clubs participate in the Premier League every season, except in the first season when 22 clubs participated. Sheffield United, Norwich City and Aston Villa are the new entrants in 2019-20 edition of the tournament.
|Aston Villa||Dean Smith||James Chester|
|Bournemouth||Eddie Howe||Simon Francis|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Graham Potter||Lewis Dunk|
|Burnley||Sean Dyche||Ben Mee|
|Chelsea||Frank Lampard||César Azpilicueta|
|Crystal Palace||Roy Hodgson||Luka Milivojević|
|Everton||Marco Silva||Séamus Coleman|
|Leicester City||Brendan Rodgers||Wes Morgan|
|Liverpool||Jürgen Klopp||Jordan Henderson|
|Manchester City||Pep Guardiola||David Silva|
|Manchester United||Ole Gunnar Solskjær||Ashley Young|
|Newcastle United||Steve Bruce||Jamaal Lascelles|
|Norwich City||Daniel Farke||Grant Hanley|
|Sheffield United||Chris Wilder||Billy Sharp|
|Southampton||Ralph Hasenhüttl||Pierre-Emile Højbjerg|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Mauricio Pochettino||Hugo Lloris|
|Watford||Javi Gracia||Troy Deeney|
|West Ham United||Manuel Pellegrini||Mark Noble|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Nuno Espírito Santo||Conor Coady|
The Premier League has two transfer windows- Summer and Winter, where clubs can buy players. The summer transfer window generally over two months long, which begins and ends before the start of the season, while the winter transfer window is the mid-season window, which lasts the month of January. The 2019-20 Premier League transfer window scheduled from May 16 to August 8 2019.
The 2019-20 Premier League is the first season to incorporate a winter break, which has always been included in major leagues across the Europe. This came up after much debate about the Premier clubs having a disadvantage in the UEFA Champions League over clubs from other leagues, who come fresh from a winter break.
In February 2020, the Premier League will see one round of matches played over two weekends, with five matches on the weekend commencing February 8, and five on the weekend commencing on February 15.
Prize money is drawn from broadcast revenue – TV money – and a team’s monetary health come the end of the season depends on how many televised games they are involved in, as well as their final position.
The prize money for the Premier League champions is around £150 million ($182m), although it also brings with it many other financial rewards
The official sponsors for the English Premier League 2019/20 season are-
|EA Sports||Lead Partner|
|Coca-Cola||Official Soft Drink|
|TAG Heuer||Official Timekeeper|
|Avery Dennison||Official Licensee|
|Continent||Country / Territory||Rights holder|
|Central and Eastern Europe||IMG|
|Germany, Austria and Switzerland||Sky Deutschland|
|Ireland||Sky Sports, BT, Premier Sports|
|Sweden, Denmark and Finland||NENT|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports, BT, Amazon|
|MENA and Africa||Middle East and North Africa||beIN Sports|
|Sub-Saharan Africa (free-to-air)||Infront|
|Indonesia and East Timor||Mola TV|
|Pacific Islands||Sky Pacific|
|Central America||SKY Mexico|
|Global||Ships and planes||IMG/Sport24|