Premier League 2019/20

Premier League 2019/20

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. [caption id="attachment_156447" align="aligncenter" width="696"]Vincent Kompany lifting the Premier League 2018/19 with his Mancheshter City teamamtes Premier League 18/19 champions Manchester City lifted the trophy for the fourth time in eight seasons whilst becoming the first team since 2009 to retain it.[/caption]  

History

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.  

Previous winners

 
Year Club Manger
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
1997–98 Arsenal Arsène Wenger
1998–99 Manchester United Alex Ferguson
1999–2000 Manchester United Alex Ferguson
2000–01 Manchester United Alex Ferguson
2001–02 Arsenal Arsène Wenger
2002–03 Manchester United Alex Ferguson
2003–04 Arsenal Arsène Wenger
2004–05 Chelsea José Mourinho
2005–06 Chelsea José Mourinho
2006–07 Manchester United Alex Ferguson
2007–08 Manchester United Alex Ferguson
2008–09 Manchester United Alex Ferguson
2009–10 Chelsea Carlo Ancelotti
2010–11 Manchester United Alex Ferguson
2011–12 Manchester City Roberto Mancini
2012–13 Manchester United Alex Ferguson
2013–14 Manchester City Manuel Pellegrini
2014–15 Chelsea José Mourinho
2015–16 Leicester City Claudio Ranieri
2016–17 Chelsea Antonio Conte
2017–18 Manchester City Pep Guardiola
2018–19 Manchester City Pep Guardiola
   

Most Premier League Titles-

  1. Manchester United – 13
  2. Chelsea – 4
  3. Manchester City- 4
  4. Arsenal – 3
  5. Blackburn Rovers – 1
  [caption id="attachment_170292" align="aligncenter" width="964"]Manchester United Premier League 2012-13 Champions Premier League 2012-13 Champions Manchester United won it for a record 13th time, but are yet to win since (image Source: PremierLeague)[/caption]

 Participating Clubs

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.
Team Manager Captain
Arsenal Unai Emery TBA
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
 

Transfer Window

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.

Winter break

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. [caption id="attachment_170294" align="aligncenter" width="929"]Premier League referee Alex Wallace looking at VAR VAR is introduced for the first time in Premier League (Image Source: PremierLeague)[/caption]

Prize money

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

Sponsors

The official sponsors for the English Premier League 2019/20 season are-
EA Sports Lead Partner
Barclays Official Bank
Cadbury Official Snack
Coca-Cola Official Soft Drink
Nike Official Ball
TAG Heuer Official Timekeeper
Avery Dennison Official Licensee
Panini Official Licensee
 

Where to watch?

 
Continent Country / Territory Rights holder
Europe               Belgium Telenet
Bulgaria Nova
Central and Eastern Europe IMG
Cyprus Cyta
France Canal+
Germany, Austria and Switzerland Sky Deutschland
Greece Cosmote
Iceland Siminn
Ireland Sky Sports, BT, Premier Sports
Italy Sky Italy
Netherlands Ziggo
Norway TV2
Poland NC+
Portugal Sport TV
Russia Rambler
Spain DAZN
Sweden, Denmark and Finland NENT
United Kingdom Sky Sports, BT, Amazon
MENA and Africa   Middle East and North Africa beIN Sports
South Africa SuperSport
Sub-Saharan Africa SuperSport
Sub-Saharan Africa (free-to-air) Infront
Asia-Pacific Australia Optus
China PPTV/Suning
Hong Kong PCCW
India Star Sports
Indonesia and East Timor Mola TV
Malaysia Astro
Mongolia SPS
New Zealand Spark
Pacific Islands Sky Pacific
Singapore Singtel
Taiwan Eleven Sports
Thailand TrueVisions Group
Americas Brazil ESPN Brazil
Canada DAZN
Central America SKY Mexico
USA NBC Sports
Global Ships and planes IMG/Sport24
Source: PremierLeague