Despite attaining Premiership survival on the final day of last season, this time West Bromwich Albion were unable to repeat their "great escape" and were relegated to the Championship. Albion had spent much of the season just ahead of the relegation zone, but Portsmouth's late run of good form - in addition to West Bromwich Albion failing to win any of their final 13 fixtures - dragged the Midlanders into the relegation places.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification:
For further information on European qualification see Premier League – Qualification for European competitions. (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished: (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
1.Liverpool had already qualified for the Champions League by league position, as a result, their UEFA Cup berth that they earned through winning the 2005–06 FA Cup, went to West Ham, who were FA Cup runners-up.