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2020–21 Premier League

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Premier League
Season2020–21
Dates12 September 2020 – 23 May 2021
2021–22

The 2020–21 Premier League will be the 29th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs since its establishment in 1992. Liverpool are the defending champions, having won their nineteenth league title the previous season, their first in the Premier League era. The season was initially scheduled to start on 8 August,[1] but this was delayed until 12 September as a consequence of the postponement of the previous season's conclusion due to the outbreak of COVID-19.[2]

It will be the second Premier League season to have a mid-season break in February, whereby five games of a normal round of ten will be played on one weekend and the remaining five the following weekend.[3] It will also be the second Premier League season to use VAR.[4] As was the case at the end of the previous season, there will be limited or no attendance from fans in the stadiums besides each team's staff and personnel.[5]

Teams

Twenty teams will compete in the league – the top seventeen teams from the previous season and the three teams promoted from the Championship. The promoted teams are Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham, after respective top flight absences of sixteen, two and one year. They will replace Bournemouth, Watford (both teams relegated after five years in the top flight), and Norwich City (relegated after only a year back in the top flight).

Stadiums and locations

Greater London Premier League football clubs
West Midlands Premier League football clubs
Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Arsenal London (Holloway) Emirates Stadium 60,704
Aston Villa Birmingham Villa Park 42,785
Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton Falmer Stadium 30,750
Burnley Burnley Turf Moor 21,944
Chelsea London (Fulham) Stamford Bridge 40,834
Crystal Palace London (Selhurst) Selhurst Park 25,486
Everton Liverpool (Walton) Goodison Park 39,414
Fulham London (Fulham) Craven Cottage 19,000[6]
Leeds United Leeds Elland Road 37,890
Leicester City Leicester King Power Stadium 32,312
Liverpool Liverpool (Anfield) Anfield 53,394
Manchester City Manchester City of Manchester Stadium 55,097
Manchester United Old Trafford Old Trafford 74,879
Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne St James' Park 52,388
Sheffield United Sheffield Bramall Lane 32,125
Southampton Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,505
Tottenham Hotspur London (Tottenham) Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 62,303
West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich The Hawthorns 26,850
West Ham United London (Stratford) London Stadium 60,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton Molineux Stadium 32,050

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor (chest) Shirt sponsor (sleeve)
Arsenal Spain Mikel Arteta Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Adidas[7] Emirates[8] Visit Rwanda[9]
Aston Villa England Dean Smith England Jack Grealish Kappa[10] Cazoo[11] TBA
Brighton & Hove Albion England Graham Potter England Lewis Dunk Nike[12] American Express[12] JD[13]
Burnley England Sean Dyche England Ben Mee Umbro LoveBet[14]
Chelsea England Frank Lampard Spain César Azpilicueta Nike[15] Three[16] Hyundai[17]
Crystal Palace England Roy Hodgson Serbia Luka Milivojević Puma[18] W88[19] Dongqiudi
Everton Italy Carlo Ancelotti Republic of Ireland Séamus Coleman Hummel[20] Cazoo[21] TBA
Fulham England Scott Parker Scotland Tom Cairney Adidas Dafabet TBA
Leeds United Argentina Marcelo Bielsa Scotland Liam Cooper Adidas[22] TBA TBA
Leicester City Northern Ireland Brendan Rodgers Jamaica Wes Morgan Adidas[23] Tourism Authority of Thailand[24] Bia Saigon[25]
Liverpool Germany Jürgen Klopp England Jordan Henderson Nike[26] Standard Chartered[27] TBA
Manchester City Spain Pep Guardiola TBA[a] Puma[29] Etihad Airways[30] Nexen Tire[31]
Manchester United Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær England Harry Maguire[32] Adidas[33] Chevrolet[34] Kohler[35]
Newcastle United England Steve Bruce England Jamaal Lascelles Puma[36] FUN88 TBA
Sheffield United England Chris Wilder England Billy Sharp Adidas Union Standard Group[37]
Southampton Austria Ralph Hasenhüttl England James Ward-Prowse Under Armour[38] LD Sports[39] Virgin Media[40]
Tottenham Hotspur Portugal José Mourinho France Hugo Lloris Nike[41] AIA[42]
West Bromwich Albion Croatia Slaven Bilić TBA[b] Puma[44] Ideal Boilers
West Ham United Scotland David Moyes England Mark Noble Umbro Betway
Wolverhampton Wanderers Portugal Nuno Espírito Santo England Conor Coady Adidas[45] ManBetX[46] CoinDeal[47]
  1. ^ Current Manchester City captain, David Silva, is set to leave the club at the end of the 2019–20 season and his replacement is to be announced.[28]
  2. ^ West Bromwich Albion captain Chris Brunt, left the club at the end of the 2019–20 season and his replacement is yet to be announced.[43]


League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Europa League group stage
6 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Leeds United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Newcastle United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sheffield United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 West Bromwich Albion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to the EFL Championship
19 West Ham United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 12 September 2020. Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) If the champions, relegated teams or qualified teams for UEFA competitions cannot be determined by rules 1 to 3, rules 4.1 to 4.3 are applied – 4.1) Points gained in head to head record between such teams; 4.2) Away goals scored in head to head record between such teams; 4.3) Play-offs[48]

Results

Home \ Away ARS AVL BHA BUR CHE CRY EVE FUL LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW SHU SOU TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal a a a
Aston Villa a
Brighton & Hove Albion a
Burnley
Chelsea a a a a
Crystal Palace a
Everton a
Fulham a
Leeds United a a
Leicester City
Liverpool a a a
Manchester City a a
Manchester United a a a a
Newcastle United
Sheffield United
Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur a a
West Bromwich Albion a a
West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers a
First match(es) will be played on 12 September 2020. Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

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