English Premier League 2017-18

The English Premier League turns 25 years old when its 2017/18 season starts. Since its first season in 1992/93, the Premier League has grown into arguably the biggest annual sporting event in the world. Clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal have gone on to become sporting empires in their own rights. Chelsea start the 2017/18 season as the defending champions. They dominated a better part of the previous season which was also their very first title under Antonio Conte. Manchester United, who are the most successful club in league history, have experienced a dry spell since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. But with the likes of Nemanja Matic and Romely Lukaku being added to the team, one could expect them to challenge in the upper echelons of the league table. Where Arsenal will go under Arsene Wenger is another interesting sub-story for the season and the same can be said about Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. Everton could be dark horses of the season as they have made some smart moves in the transfer window and quietly built, at least on paper, a strong side. Newcastle United, who once used to consistently challenge for the title, make a return to the Premier League this season under Rafa Benitez. Bright and Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town are the two teams that have been promoted and both are making their Premier League debuts.
Arsene Wenger with a lap of honour in 2016
April 20, 2018 6:24:53 pm

It has been a roller-coaster of emotions during the 21 1/2-year tenure of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, which will end next month.

Arsene Wenger was appointed as Arsenal manager in 1996
April 20, 2018 5:02:42 pm

Arsene Wenger will manage Arsenal for the last time this season and depart after near 22 years with the Gunners.

antonio conte
April 20, 2018 10:43:05 am

Antonio Conte praised the performances of his strike pairing Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud in Thursday's 2-1 win at Burnley.

victor moses
April 20, 2018 10:30:13 am

Victor Moses set up the first goal and scored the second himself as Chelsea won 2-1 at Burnley. In the night's other match, Southampton was unable to ease its relegation worries after a 0-0 draw at Leicester.

marcos alonso
April 19, 2018 8:40:04 pm

Marcos Alonso will serve a three-match ban for a challenge on Shane Long that was missed by officials during Saturday's win at Southampton.

mohamed salah
April 19, 2018 5:37:38 pm

Mohamed Salah has scored 30 goals in 32 league appearances during a spectacular debut season at Liverpool with a tally of 40 strikes in total across all competitions in 45 outings.

manchester united
April 19, 2018 10:37:21 am

Manchester United tightened their grip on second place in the Premier League after a clinical 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday.

vincent kompany
April 18, 2018 9:11:41 pm

Antonio Conte believes Manchester City could dominate English football for a long time after Pep Guardiola's side were crowned Premier League champions.

spurs vs Brighton
April 18, 2018 11:58:58 am

Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion, giving fresh hope to Chelsea in the battle for a Premier League top-four finish.

sergio aguero
April 18, 2018 10:57:14 am

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is set to miss the rest of the Premier League season after undergoing knee surgery on Tuesday.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the game against West Brom
April 17, 2018 12:28:12 pm

Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 home loss to West Brom, handing the title to Manchester City, and Jose Mourinho said his team were the "masters of complication".

Peter Crouch scored against West Ham United after Joe Hart's error
April 17, 2018 12:19:22 pm

The draw leaves Stoke on 28 points from 34 games, level with Southampton and five behind 17th placed Swansea City who both have a game in hand, while West Ham are 14th with 35 points.

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April 15, 2018 10:40:06 pm

Manchester City won the Premier League title without even playing on Sunday when nearest challenger Manchester United surprisingly lost 1-0 at home to last-place West Bromwich Albion.

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April 15, 2018 10:01:53 pm

Newcastle virtually assured its Premier League status for another season by coming from behind to beat a depleted Arsenal side 2-1 thanks to Matt Ritchie's second-half winner on Sunday.

April 15, 2018 12:12:50 pm

Wolves have occupied top spot since October and achieved promotion with four games to spare. Wolves are nine points ahead of second-place Cardiff.

April 15, 2018 10:41:23 am

Pep Guardiola plans to be playing a round with son Marius on Sunday when City will be crowned champions if West Bromwich Albion wins at Manchester United.

manchester city
April 15, 2018 2:44:20 am

Manchester City regained their swagger and closed in on the English Premier League title after beating Spurs 3-1.

salah liverpool
April 15, 2018 2:37:44 am

Mohamed Salah became the third Liverpool player in history to score 40 goals in a single season by netting once again in a 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

April 14, 2018 1:22:55 pm

Manchester City have a 13-point lead over second-placed Manchester United with six league games left but have been jolted by a run of three straight defeats in all competitions.

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April 14, 2018 1:40:50 am

Manchester United cannot step off the gas following last weekend's derby win over Premier League leaders Manchester City and must ensure they get the points required to secure second place, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.