2014–15 Premier League

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Premier League
Season 2014–15
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The 2014–15 Premier League will be the 23rd season of the Premier League, the English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The fixtures were announced on 18 June 2014.[1] The season will start on Saturday 16 August 2014 and will conclude on Sunday 24 May 2015.[2]

Teams[edit]

A total of 20 teams will contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2013–14 season and three promoted from the 2013–14 Football League Championship.[3] On 5 April 2014, Leicester City earned promotion from the 2013–14 Football League Championship after a ten-year absence from the Premier League.[4] They were crowned champions after beating Bolton Wanderers on 22 April 2014.[5] On 21 April 2014, Burnley earned promotion to the Premier League with second place following their win over Wigan Athletic.[6] On 24 May 2014 Queens Park Rangers were the final team to be promoted after winning the 2014 Football League Championship play-off Final, 1-0 against Derby County at Wembley Stadium in London. The three teams replace Cardiff City, Fulham and Norwich City, who were all relegated to the Championship at the end of the previous season.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Stadium Capacity
Arsenal Emirates Stadium 60,338
Aston Villa Villa Park 42,682
Burnley Turf Moor 22,546
Chelsea Stamford Bridge 41,798
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park 26,255
Everton Goodison Park 39,571
Hull City KC Stadium 25,400
Leicester City King Power Stadium 32,262
Liverpool Anfield 45,276
Manchester City Etihad Stadium 47,405
Manchester United Old Trafford 75,731
Newcastle United St James' Park 52,405
Queens Park Rangers Loftus Road 18,360
Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,589
Stoke City Britannia Stadium 27,740
Sunderland Stadium of Light 48,707
Swansea City Liberty Stadium 20,750
Tottenham Hotspur White Hart Lane 36,284
West Bromwich Albion The Hawthorns 26,445
West Ham United Boleyn Ground 35,016

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager1 Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Arsenal France Arsène Wenger Puma[7] Emirates[8]
Aston Villa Scotland Paul Lambert Macron[9] dafabet[10]
Burnley England Sean Dyche Puma[11] fun88
Chelsea Portugal José Mourinho Adidas[12] Samsung[13]
Crystal Palace Wales Tony Pulis Macron[14] Neteller
Everton Spain Roberto Martínez Umbro[15] Chang[16]
Hull City England Steve Bruce Umbro[17] 12BET[18]
Leicester City England Nigel Pearson Puma[19] King Power[20]
Liverpool Northern Ireland Brendan Rodgers Warrior[21] Standard Chartered[22]
Manchester City Chile Manuel Pellegrini Nike[23] Etihad Airways[24]
Manchester United Netherlands Louis van Gaal Nike[25] Chevrolet[26]
Newcastle United England Alan Pardew Puma[27] Wonga[28]
Queens Park Rangers England Harry Redknapp Nike[29] AirAsia[30]
Southampton Netherlands Ronald Koeman Made by club[31] Veho[32]
Stoke City Wales Mark Hughes Warrior[33] Bet365[34]
Sunderland Uruguay Gus Poyet Adidas[35] BFS Group[36]
Swansea City England Garry Monk Adidas[37] GWFX[38]
Tottenham Hotspur Argentina Mauricio Pochettino Under Armour[39] AIA[40]
West Bromwich Albion Scotland Alan Irvine Adidas[41] Intuit QuickBooks[42]
West Ham United England Sam Allardyce Adidas[43] Alpari[44]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
West Bromwich Albion Spain Pepe Mel Mutual consent 12 May 2014[45] Pre-season Scotland Alan Irvine 14 June 2014[46]
Tottenham Hotspur England Tim Sherwood Sacked 13 May 2014[47] Argentina Mauricio Pochettino 27 May 2014[48]
Southampton Argentina Mauricio Pochettino Signed by Tottenham 27 May 2014[48] Netherlands Ronald Koeman 16 June 2014[49]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2015–16 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2015–16 UEFA Champions League play-off round
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2015–16 UEFA Europa League group stage
6 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Newcastle United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Queens Park Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Swansea City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to 2015–16 Football League Championship
19 West Bromwich Albion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 West Ham United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Source: Barclays Premier League Official League Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

Result table[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BUR CHE CPA EVE HUL LEI LIV MNC MNU NEW QPR SOT STO SUN SWA TOT WBA WHU
Arsenal a a a
Aston Villa
Burnley
Chelsea a a a
Crystal Palace
Everton a
Hull City
Leicester City
Liverpool a a a
Manchester City a
Manchester United a a a
Newcastle United a
Queens Park Rangers a
Southampton
Stoke City
Sunderland a
Swansea City
Tottenham Hotspur a
West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United

Updated to games played on 24 May 2014.
Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

References[edit]

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