Premier League

The English Premier League table is decided over a 38-game season, with the 20 best football clubs in England competing for places in the EPL standings.

The 2020 EPL season was significantly impacted by the global corona-virus pandemic. The league was suspended from March to June, leaving the league with a sprint finish and a glut of fixtures to wrap up the season.

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Each season runs from August to May, with all the teams playing each other in the Premier League home and away.

Three points are awarded for each win, one point for each side in the event of a draw and no points awarded for a defeat.

The Premier League is widely recognised as the most popular in world soccer with fixtures mostly played on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Matches are also played between Premier League teams on Friday and Monday nights, as well as midweek rounds of fixtures kicking off on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Manchester United are the most successful EPL club since the competition began in 1992, regularly winning the Premier League title as champions around the turn of the century.
London clubs Arsenal and Chelsea have also been powerful forces in the top division standings, with several championships between them.

Manchester City have risen up the Premier League table in recent times alongside Liverpool, contesting for the EPL crown at the top of the standings.

Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers are the two shock winners of the Premier League, beating off the competition to lift the trophy in 2016 and 1995 respectively.

Teams finishing in the top four of the Premier League currently qualify for European competition the following season in the Uefa Champions League.
Places are also available in the next campaign’s Uefa Europa League further down the top half of the EPL standings.

The bottom three clubs in the table at the end of the Premier League season, meanwhile, face relegation to the second tier Championship division.

Three relegated teams are replaced by three promoted from the Championship every season including the champions, runners-up and winners of the play-off final held at Wembley Stadium in London.

The festive season is a popular time among fans of the EPL, with big changes in the standings possible with a large number of fixtures played over the Christmas and New Year period.

A winter break will be introduced for Premier League teams every January, bringing it into line with other major top divisions across European soccer.

The team finishing top of the Premier League are crowned champions before competing in the curtain-raiser to the following season, the FA Community Shield, against the reigning champions of the FA Cup.

All EPL fixtures and results for this weekend

Latest Premier League standings