2018–19 Premier League

Premier League
Season 2018–19
Dates 10 August 2018 – 12 May 2019
Matches played 37
Goals scored 106 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorer Sadio Mané
Aleksandar Mitrović
(4 goals each)
Biggest home win Manchester City 6–1 Huddersfield Town
(19 August 2018)
Biggest away win Huddersfield Town 0–3 Chelsea
(11 August 2018)
Manchester United 0–3 Tottenham Hotspur
(27 August 2018)
Highest scoring Manchester City 6–1 Huddersfield Town
(19 August 2018)
Longest winning run 4 matches[1]
Chelsea
Liverpool
Longest unbeaten run 4 matches[1]
Chelsea
Everton
Liverpool
Manchester City
Longest winless run 4 matches[1]
Huddersfield Town
Newcastle United
West Ham United
Longest losing run 4 matches[1]
West Ham United
Highest attendance 74,439
Manchester United 2–1 Leicester City
(10 August 2018)[1]
Lowest attendance 10,353
Bournemouth 2–0 Cardiff City
(11 August 2018)[1]
Total attendance 1,420,812[1]
Average attendance 38,400[1]
2019–20
All statistics correct as of 1 September 2018.

The 2018–19 Premier League is the 27th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The season started on 10 August 2018 and is scheduled to finish on 12 May 2019.[2][3] Fixtures for the 2018–19 season were announced on 14 June 2018.[4]

Manchester City are the defending champions. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Fulham joined as the promoted clubs from the 2017–18 EFL Championship. They replaced West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City and Stoke City who were relegated to the 2018–19 EFL Championship.

Teams

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

Teams promoted to the Premier League

The first club to be promoted was Wolverhampton Wanderers, following Fulham's 1–1 draw against Brentford on 14 April 2018. Wolves will play in the Premier League for the first time since the 2011–12 season. They were also promoted as the EFL Championship winners on 21 April 2018, following their 4–0 victory against Bolton Wanderers.[5][6]

The second club to be promoted was Cardiff City, following their 0–0 draw against Reading on 5 May 2018, the last day of the regular season, coupled with promotion rivals Fulham's 3-1 defeat against Birmingham City. Cardiff entered their second spell in the league, their only previous appearance being in the 2013–14 season.[7][8]

The third and final club to be promoted was Fulham, following their 1–0 victory against Aston Villa on 26 May 2018 in the EFL Championship play-off Final at Wembley Stadium. Fulham returned to the Premier League for the first time since the 2013–14 season.[9]

Teams relegated to the EFL Championship

The first club to be relegated was Stoke City, following their 2–1 defeat against Crystal Palace on 5 May 2018, ending their 10-year stay in the top flight. This was also the club's first relegation from the Premier League.[10]

The second club to be relegated was West Bromwich Albion, following Southampton's 1–0 victory against Swansea City on 8 May 2018, ending their 8-year stay in the top flight.[11][12]

The third and final club to be relegated was Swansea City, following their 2–1 defeat against already relegated Stoke City on 13 May 2018, ending their 7-year stay in the top flight. This was also the club's first relegation from the Premier League.[13]

Stadiums and locations

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity[14]
Arsenal London (Holloway) Emirates Stadium 60,260
Bournemouth Bournemouth Vitality Stadium 11,329
Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton Amex Stadium 30,666
Burnley Burnley Turf Moor 21,944
Cardiff City Cardiff Cardiff City Stadium 33,316
Chelsea London (Fulham) Stamford Bridge 40,853
Crystal Palace London (Selhurst) Selhurst Park 26,074
Everton Liverpool Goodison Park 39,221
Fulham London (Fulham) Craven Cottage 25,700
Huddersfield Town Huddersfield John Smith's Stadium 24,500
Leicester City Leicester King Power Stadium 32,273
Liverpool Liverpool Anfield 53,394
Manchester City Manchester Etihad Stadium 55,017
Manchester United Trafford[lower-alpha 1] Old Trafford 74,879
Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne St James' Park 52,354
Southampton Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,384
Tottenham Hotspur London (Wembley) Wembley Stadium[lower-alpha 2] 90,000
London (Tottenham) Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 62,062
Watford Watford Vicarage Road 20,400
West Ham United London (Stratford) London Stadium 60,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton Molineux 32,050
  1. Despite bearing the Manchester name, United along with their stadium Old Trafford are based in a neighbouring borough of Trafford.
  2. Tottenham Hotspur play their first three home games at Wembley due to the rebuilding of their own stadium.[15][16]

Personnel and kits

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor (chest) Shirt sponsor (sleeves)
Arsenal Unai Emery Laurent Koscielny Puma[17] Fly Emirates[18] Visit Rwanda[19]
Bournemouth Eddie Howe Simon Francis[20] Umbro[21] M88[22] M88[23]
Brighton & Hove Albion Chris Hughton Bruno[24] Nike[25] American Express[25] JD[26]
Burnley Sean Dyche Tom Heaton[27] Puma[28] LaBa360[29] TBD
Cardiff City Neil Warnock Sean Morrison Adidas Tourism Malaysia JD[30]
Chelsea Maurizio Sarri Gary Cahill[31] Nike[32] Yokohama Tyres[33] Hyundai[34]
Crystal Palace Roy Hodgson Luka Milivojevic Puma[35] ManBetX[36] Dongqiudi
Everton Marco Silva Phil Jagielka Umbro[37] SportPesa[38] Angry Birds[39]
Fulham Slaviša Jokanović Tom Cairney Adidas Dafabet ICM[40]
Huddersfield Town David Wagner Tommy Smith[41] Umbro[42] OPE Sports[43] Leisu Sports[44]
Leicester City Claude Puel Wes Morgan[45] Adidas[46] King Power[47] Bia Saigon[48]
Liverpool Jürgen Klopp Jordan Henderson[49] New Balance[50] Standard Chartered[51] Western Union[52]
Manchester City Pep Guardiola Vincent Kompany[53] Nike[54] Etihad Airways[55] Nexen Tire[56]
Manchester United José Mourinho Antonio Valencia Adidas[57] Chevrolet[58] Kohler[59]
Newcastle United Rafael Benítez Jamaal Lascelles Puma[60] Fun88[61] TBD
Southampton Mark Hughes Steven Davis Under Armour[62] Virgin Media[63] Virgin Media
Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino Hugo Lloris[64] Nike[65] AIA[66] TBD
Watford Javi Gracia Troy Deeney[67] Adidas[68] FxPro MoPlay[69]
West Ham United Manuel Pellegrini Mark Noble[70] Umbro[71] Betway[72] Basset & Gold[73]
Wolverhampton Wanderers Nuno Espírito Santo Conor Coady Adidas[74] W88[75] CoinDeal[76]

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Arsenal Arsène Wenger Resigned 13 May 2018[77] Pre-season Unai Emery 23 May 2018[78]
Everton Sam Allardyce Sacked 16 May 2018[79] Marco Silva 31 May 2018[80]
West Ham United David Moyes End of contract 16 May 2018[81] Manuel Pellegrini 22 May 2018[82]
Chelsea Antonio Conte Sacked 13 July 2018 Maurizio Sarri 14 July 2018

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Liverpool 4 4 0 0 9 1 +8 12 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Chelsea 4 4 0 0 10 3 +7 12
3 Watford 4 4 0 0 9 3 +6 12
4 Manchester City 4 3 1 0 11 3 +8 10
5 Tottenham Hotspur 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5 9 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Bournemouth 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
7 Everton 4 1 3 0 7 6 +1 6
8 Leicester City 4 2 0 2 6 5 +1 6
9 Arsenal 4 2 0 2 8 8 0 6
10 Manchester United 4 2 0 2 6 7 1 6
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 1 2 1 4 5 1 5
12 Southampton 4 1 1 2 4 4 0 4
13 Fulham 4 1 1 2 7 9 2 4
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 4 1 1 2 5 7 2 4
15 Crystal Palace 4 1 0 3 3 6 3 3
16 Cardiff City 4 0 2 2 2 5 3 2
17 Huddersfield Town 4 0 2 2 2 10 8 2
18 Newcastle United 4 0 1 3 3 6 3 1 Relegation to the EFL Championship
19 Burnley 4 0 1 3 3 9 6 1
20 West Ham United 4 0 0 4 2 10 8 0
Updated to match(es) played on 2 September 2018. 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).

Results

Home \ Away ARS BOU BHA BUR CAR CHE CRY EVE FUL HUD LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW SOU TOT WAT WHU WOL
Arsenal a 0–2 a a 3–1
Bournemouth 2–0 2–2
Brighton & Hove Albion a 2–2 3–2
Burnley 1–3
Cardiff City 0–0
Chelsea 3–2 2–0 a a
Crystal Palace a 0–2 0–2
Everton 1–1 a 2–1
Fulham 4–2 a 0–2
Huddersfield Town 0–0 0–3
Leicester City 1–2 2–0
Liverpool 1–0 a a 4–0
Manchester City 6–1 a 2–1
Manchester United a 2–1 a a 0–3
Newcastle United 1–2 1–2
Southampton 0–0 1–2
Tottenham Hotspur a a 3–1
Watford 2–0 2–1
West Ham United 1–2 0–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–2 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 1 September 2018. 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

As of 1 September 2018

Scoring

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals[83]
1 Sadio Mané Liverpool 4
Aleksandar Mitrović Fulham
3 Sergio Agüero Manchester City 3
Lucas Moura Tottenham Hotspur
Glenn Murray Brighton and Hove Albion
Pedro Chelsea
Roberto Pereyra Watford
Richarlison Everton
9 Marko Arnautović West Ham United 2
Eden Hazard Chelsea
Danny Ings Southampton
Joselu Newcastle United
Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur
Paul Pogba Manchester United
Mohamed Salah Liverpool
André Schürrle Fulham
Raheem Sterling Manchester City
James Tarkowski Burnley
Theo Walcott Everton
Callum Wilson Bournemouth
Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace

Hat-tricks

PlayerForAgainstResultDateRef
Sergio AgüeroManchester CityHuddersfield Town6–1 (H)19 August 2018[84]

Top assists

Rank Player Club Assists[85]
1 Benjamin Mendy Manchester City 4
2 Marcos Alonso Chelsea 2
Roberto Firmino Liverpool
Eden Hazard Chelsea
José Holebas Watford
Anthony Knockaert Brighton and Hove Albion
James Milner Liverpool
Andrew Robertson Liverpool
Cenk Tosun Everton
Luciano Vietto Fulham

Clean sheets

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets[86]
1 Alisson Liverpool 3
2 Kepa Arrizabalaga Chelsea 2
Neil Etheridge Cardiff City
Alex McCarthy Southampton
5 Asmir Begović Bournemouth 1
Martin Dúbravka Newcastle United
Ben Foster Watford
Joe Hart Burnley
Wayne Hennessey Crystal Palace
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur
Ederson Moraes Manchester City
Rui Patrício Wolverhampton Wanderers
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City

Discipline

Player

Club

  • Most yellow cards: 13[89]
    • West Ham United
  • Most red cards: 2[90]
    • Everton

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