2017–18 Premier League

Last updated on 21 August 2017

The 2017–18 Premier League is the 26th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The season started on 11 August 2017 and is scheduled to finish on 13 May 2018. Fixtures for the 2017–18 season were announced on 14 June 2017.[3]

Chelsea are the defending champions. Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town have entered as the promoted teams from the 2016–17 EFL Championship.

Overview

Sleeve sponsorship

From the start of the 2017–18 Premier League season, club strips will feature sleeve sponsorship, whereby new sponsor logos will appear on the left sleeve of the strip for the first time ever.[4][5][6]

Discipline

Beginning in 2017, a three man panel will review video evidence on the Monday after games. Any player who is judged to have caused an opponent to be sent off or wins a penalty as a result of deceiving the referee by simulation will be suspended.

Teams

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Locations of the 2017–18 Premier League teams
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Greater London Premier League football clubs

Twenty teams will compete in the league – the top seventeen teams from the previous season, and three teams promoted from the Championship.

Teams promoted to the Premier League

The first club to be promoted was Brighton & Hove Albion, following their 2–1 win at home to Wigan Athletic on 17 April 2017, coupled with Huddersfield Town's 1–1 draw against Derby County. Brighton will play in the top flight of English football for the first time since 1983, and will play in the Premier League for the first time in their history.[7]

The second club to be promoted was Newcastle United, sealing their immediate return to the Premier League by beating Preston North End 4–1 at home on 24 April 2017.[8] They were crowned champions on 7 May 2017 after beating Barnsley 3–0 at home, coupled with Aston Villa's 1–1 draw against fellow promoted club Brighton.[9]

The third and final club to be promoted was play-off winners Huddersfield Town, who beat Reading 4–3 on penalties after a 0–0 draw in both regular and extra time in the EFL Championship play-off final on 29 May 2017. Huddersfield will play in the top flight of English football for the first time in 45 years, and will play in the Premier League for the first time in their history.[10]

Teams relegated to the EFL Championship

The first club to be relegated was Sunderland, ending their 10-year stay in the Premier League after a 1–0 home defeat to AFC Bournemouth on 29 April 2017.[11]

The second club to be relegated was Middlesbrough, who suffered an immediate return to the Championship following a 3–0 away defeat to Chelsea on 8 May 2017.[12]

The third and final club to be relegated was Hull City, who also suffered an immediate return to the Championship following a 4–0 away defeat to Crystal Palace on 14 May 2017, with Palace securing their safety in the division with the result. Defeat for Hull, coupled with relegation rivals Swansea City's 2–0 victory against Sunderland the day before, condemned them to a second relegation in three seasons.[13]

Venues

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity
AFC Bournemouth Bournemouth Dean Court 11,360
Arsenal London Emirates Stadium 59,867
Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton Falmer Stadium 30,666
Burnley Burnley Turf Moor 21,944
Chelsea London Stamford Bridge 41,631
Crystal Palace London Selhurst Park 26,309
Everton Liverpool Goodison Park 39,595
Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Kirklees Stadium 24,169
Leicester City Leicester King Power Stadium 32,273
Liverpool Liverpool Anfield 55,017
Manchester City Manchester City of Manchester Stadium 53,394
Manchester United Manchester Old Trafford 74,994
Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne St James' Park 52,354
Southampton Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,384
Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent bet365 Stadium 30,089
Swansea City Swansea Liberty Stadium 21,088
Tottenham Hotspur London Wembley Stadium[1] 90,000
Watford Watford Vicarage Road 21,000
West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich The Hawthorns 26,688
West Ham United London London Stadium 60,000
Source: [14]

1: ^ Tottenham Hotspur will play at Wembley due to the rebuilding of their own stadium at White Hart Lane

Personnel and kits

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor (chest) Shirt sponsor (left sleeve)
AFC Bournemouth England Howe, EddieEddie Howe England Francis, SimonSimon Francis[15] Umbro[16] M88[17] n/a
Arsenal France Wenger, ArseneArsène Wenger Germany Mertesacker, PerPer Mertesacker[18] Puma[19] Emirates[20] n/a
Brighton & Hove Albion Republic of Ireland Hughton, ChrisChris Hughton Spain Bruno Nike[21] American Express[21] n/a
Burnley England Dyche, SeanSean Dyche England Heaton, TomTom Heaton[22] Puma[23] Dafabet[24] n/a
Chelsea Italy Conte, AntonioAntonio Conte England Cahill, GaryGary Cahill[25] Nike[26] Yokohama Tyres[27] Alliance Tyres[28]
Crystal Palace Netherlands Boer, Frank deFrank de Boer England Puncheon, JasonJason Puncheon[29] Macron[30] ManBetX[31] Dongqiudi[32]
Everton Netherlands Koeman, RonaldRonald Koeman England Jagielka, PhilPhil Jagielka Umbro[33] SportPesa[34] n/a
Huddersfield Town United States Wagner, DavidDavid Wagner England Smith, TommyTommy Smith Puma[35] OPE Sports[36] PURE Legal[37]
Leicester City England Shakespeare, CraigCraig Shakespeare Jamaica Morgan, WesWes Morgan[38] Puma[39] King Power[40] Siam Commercial Bank[41]
Liverpool Germany Klopp, JurgenJürgen Klopp England Henderson, JordanJordan Henderson[42] New Balance[43] Standard Chartered[44] Western Union[45]
Manchester City Spain Guardiola, PepPep Guardiola Belgium Kompany, VincentVincent Kompany[46] Nike[47] Etihad Airways[48] Nexen Tire[49]
Manchester United Portugal Mourinho, JoseJosé Mourinho England Carrick, MichaelMichael Carrick[50] Adidas[51] Chevrolet[52] n/a
Newcastle United Spain Benitez, RafaelRafael Benítez England Lascelles, JamaalJamaal Lascelles Puma[53] Fun88[54] n/a
Southampton Argentina Pellegrino, MauricioMauricio Pellegrino Northern Ireland Davis, StevenSteven Davis Under Armour[55] Virgin Media[56] Virgin Media
Stoke City Wales Hughes, MarkMark Hughes England Shawcross, RyanRyan Shawcross[57] Macron[58] bet365[59] Top Eleven[60]
Swansea City England Clement, PaulPaul Clement England Britton, LeonLeon Britton[61] Joma[62] Letou[63] Barracuda Networks[64] 2
Tottenham Hotspur Argentina Pochettino, MauricioMauricio Pochettino France Lloris, HugoHugo Lloris[65] Nike[66] AIA[67] n/a
Watford Portugal Silva, MarcoMarco Silva England Deeney, TroyTroy Deeney[68] Adidas[69] FxPro 138.com
West Bromwich Albion Wales Pulis, TonyTony Pulis Northern Ireland Evans, JonnyJonny Evans Adidas[70] Palm[71] 12BET[72]
West Ham United Croatia Bilic, SlavenSlaven Bilić England Noble, MarkMark Noble[73] Umbro[74] Betway[75] n/a

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Watford Italy Mazzarri, WalterWalter Mazzarri Mutual consent 21 May 2017[76] Pre-season Portugal Silva, MarcoMarco Silva 27 May 2017[77]
Crystal Palace England Allardyce, SamSam Allardyce Retired 23 May 2017[78] Netherlands Boer, Frank deFrank de Boer 26 June 2017[79]
Southampton France Puel, ClaudeClaude Puel Sacked 14 June 2017[80] Argentina Pellegrino, MauricioMauricio Pellegrino 23 June 2017[81]

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8 6 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Huddersfield Town 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6
3 West Bromwich Albion 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 6
4 Watford 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4
5 Manchester City 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Liverpool 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4
7 Southampton 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
8 Everton 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
9 Leicester City 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
10 Tottenham Hotspur 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
11 Arsenal 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
12 Chelsea 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
13 Burnley 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
14 Stoke City 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
15 Swansea City 2 0 1 1 0 4 −4 1
16 AFC Bournemouth 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0
17 Newcastle United 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0
18 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0 Relegation to the EFL Championship
19 Crystal Palace 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
20 West Ham United 2 0 0 2 2 7 −5 0
Updated to match(es) played on 21 August 2017. Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored. 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[82]

Results

Home \ Away ARS BOU BHA BUR CHE CRY EVE HUD LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW SOU STK SWA TOT WAT WBA WHU
Arsenal a 4–3 a a
AFC Bournemouth 0–2
Brighton & Hove Albion a 0–2
Burnley 0–1
Chelsea a 2–3 a
Crystal Palace a 0–3
Everton a 1–0
Huddersfield Town 1–0
Leicester City 2–0
Liverpool 1–0 a a
Manchester City 1–1 a
Manchester United a a a 4–0
Newcastle United 0–2
Southampton 0–0 3–2
Stoke City 1–0
Swansea City 0–4
Tottenham Hotspur a 1–2
Watford 3–3
West Bromwich Albion 1–0
West Ham United
Updated to match(es) played on 21 August 2017. Source: Premier League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics

Scoring

As of 21 August 2017[1]

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Belgium Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 3
2 Spain Marcos Alonso Chelsea 2
Mexico Javier Hernández West Ham United
Senegal Sadio Mané Liverpool
France Anthony Martial Manchester United
Benin Steve Mounié Huddersfield Town
Japan Shinji Okazaki Leicester City
France Paul Pogba Manchester United
England Wayne Rooney Everton
England Jamie Vardy Leicester City
Wales Sam Vokes Burnley

Clean sheets

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets[83]
1 Spain David de Gea Manchester United 2
England Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion
Denmark Jonas Lössl Huddersfield Town
3 England Jack Butland Stoke City 1
Brazil Ederson Manchester City
Poland Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City
England Fraser Forster Southampton
Brazil Heurelho Gomes Watford
France Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur
Belgium Simon Mignolet Liverpool
England Jordan Pickford Everton
Denmark Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City

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