Premier League Fixtures
The Premier League fixtures release date brings with it much anticipation and is usually announced in July ahead of the start of the season. The Premier League fixtures release date allows fans to have a taste of what’s in store for their team over the course of the season.
For managers, the announcement of the Premier League fixtures gives them a chance to plan and anticipate the course of the season, to see if there are a tough run of fixtures that could make all the difference in the Premier League come the end of the season in May.
Much too the consternation of Premier League teams and their managers, Premier League fixtures don’t take a winter break over Christmas. So remember, while the other European leagues are taking a breather over the holiday period, fans of the Premier League still get to enjoy all the action.
Premier League Results
Historically, Manchester United have been the most successful team in the Premier League. Since the creation of the Premier League out of the old English First Division in 1992, Manchester United stand out as clear favourites with 13 titles, thanks the their outright dominance under Sir Alex Ferguson.
How many teams have won the Premier League?
Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester City have all had the honour of winning the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino (Spurs) & Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool) will be looking to break Man City's hegemony this season
Manchester United’s success in the early to mid-90s was only successfully challenged by Kenny Dalglish’s Blackburn Rovers, who pipped United to the title by one point at the end of the 1994/95 campaign. United soon won it back though, and it wasn’t until the arrival of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal in 1997 that a true rivalry for Premier League hegemony emerged.
Over the ensuing seasons, United and Arsenal, Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, battled for Premier League dominance, sharing in the spoils every single season until 2004. Cue the arrival of Russian oligarch and billionaire Roman Abramovich.
Abramovich can be said to have ushered in a new era that has endured until today where Premier League spending (and competition) has gone through the roof. Abramovich’s billions flooded into Chelsea’s coffers and saw them clinch their first league title since the 1950s in 2004. Then the Premier League entered a period of Manchester United-Chelsea rivalry as intense as its previous incarnation.
Since the beginning of the 2010s the Premier League has opened up considerably with the arrival of Manchester City, backed by the Abu Dhabi group, emerging as leaders alongside Chelsea since 2013. Bizarrely this has only been challenged once when Leicester City pulled off the surprise of the century to clinch the 2015/16 Premier League title, much to enjoyment of neutrals everywhere.
As we enter the new 2019/20 season with City having won two back to back titles it looks like it could be there's again. Some say it's a two horse race with Liverpool have come on leaps and bounds, only missing out by 1 point last season but picking up the Champions League as a consolation.