Background

England is the land where football came from, and the passion and energy of English football has long captivated the attention of football fans in England, Europe and beyond. Indeed, since the inception of the modern English Premier competition in 1992, the highest tier of English football has continued to grow in competitiveness, commercial value and global fan interest.

A new English Premier campaign begins once again in September 2020, entertaining football fans worldwide even as the sport recovers from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. While the atmosphere at stadiums will be quite different, the desire shown by players and clubs as they challenge for glory will certainly be familiar and invigorating.

Fun Facts

Manchester City scored the most goals in the league last season with a total of 102, but finished second behind Liverpool, who scored 85. It was the fourth time in six years that the team scoring the most goals did not become champions.

Based on history, at least one promoted team will likely stay in the league at the end of the season. Only one of the last 25 seasons saw all the promoted teams end up being relegated to the English League Champ right away.

With a total of 1,034 goals, the 2019/2020 season continues a high-scoring streak. There were more than 1,000 goals scored in ten of the last eleven English Premier seasons.

A tally of 40 points in the league table is often enough to avoid relegation, but not always. In the 2002/03 season, West Ham dropped out of the competition despite ending the season with 42 points.