The 2021-22 Premier League season began on Saturday August 14th, 2021 (Aust. time)
The English Premier League (EPL) is a professional-soccer (football) competition that takes place as England’s top flight football season and is popular with sports fans and punters right around the globe with the highest worldwide audience of any league.
There are 20 Premier League clubs in the competition every season, which runs from August to May each year. The teams are confirmed by the EPL Ladder rankings from the past season, as well as those from England’s second-tier competition the Football League Championship.
2021-22 EPL Season: Week 24
Matchweek 24 of the Premier League season gets underway from Sunday February 6 (Australian time) with Burnley and Watford facing off at Turf Moor in a rescheduled match from back in Week 17.
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- Week: 24
- Start Date: Sunday February 6, 2022
- Number of Matches: 10 (at time of publish)
- Weekly Highlight: TBC
- Weekly Tip: TBC
2021/22 EPL SEASON
- Season: 30th
- Start Date: August 14, 2021 (AEST)
- Current Premier League Champions: Manchester City (2020-21)
The 2021/22 EPL season is the 30th season of the Premier League competition.
The season kicks off on August 14, 2021.
The defending Premier League champions are Manchester City who secured the 2020-21 Premier League championship, their fifth Premier League title.
The relegated teams from the previous season that will not play in the 2021/22 Premier League tournament are: Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United.
The promoted clubs appearing in the 2021/22 Premier League competition are: Norwich City, Watford and Brentford. It has been 74 years since Brentford played in the top flight and this is their first Premier League appearance.
The 2020/21 Premier League Teams:
- Aston Villa
- Brentford (Promoted)
- Brighton & Hove Albion
- Crystal Palace
- Leeds United
- Leicester City
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- Norwich City (Promoted)
- Tottenham Hotspur
- Watford (Promoted)
- West Ham United
- Wolverhampton Wanderers
Leicester City historically became EPL champions for their 2015/16 season win. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
The three teams ranked lowest on the Premier League table are relegated into the Football League Championship at the end of the season, while the top two clubs from the Championship along with the winner of the Championship Playoffs between the third – sixth ranked clubs are promoted in their place to the EPL for the next season.
The EPL season consists of a total of 380 matches each season, each Premier League team playing 38 games throughout as they vie for the coveted title awarded to the club that sits top of the table at the end of the 38 weeks of play. Each club plays the other teams in the League twice, getting home stadium advantage once and playing an away game once, with each win worth three points and a single point awarded for a draw.
As the most-watched football league in the world, the Premier League is hugely popular in Australia and there are plenty of EPL betting markets open at Ladbrokes every season including head-to-head markets each and every round as well as futures odds on offer for each team to be crowned champions. Manchester United boast the most number of titles with 13, while the 2015-16 EPL Champions Leicester City scored their first title in their history after starting the season as $5000 outsiders!