The Premier League 2019/20 campaign came to a stunning end after a dramatic Gameweek 38, with the fate of the European and relegation spots being decided on the final day. The league was restarted from June after it was withheld due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Every match has been played in empty stadiums since then which was conducted and completed successfully. The Premier League also confirmed the new season will start from 12th September 2020 and will end on 23rd May 2021.
Premier League 2019/20: The final Gameweek
Premier League Gameweek 38+ attracted viewers because of two reasons. There was unfinished business around the European qualification spots and the relegation battle. Finally, after some nail-biting encounters, everything is clear right now. The Premier League has never seen a nail-biting finish like this for the European spots and teams battling out to survive in the top flight on the last day of the season.
Premier League 2019/20: The Champions
The Championship battle for this season’s Premier League was a product of utter dominance and desire. It was none other than Liverpool Football Club who finally cliched their 19th league title after 30 long years. Liverpool confirmed their Premier League title on Gameweek 32+ after the restart. Liverpool has clinched a total of 99 points this season and lost just 3 matches in the league this season. They have won a record of 32 matches and was unbeaten at Anfield this season.
They have also won a record of 18 home matches which they share along with Manchester United and Manchester City who have achieved this before. They have managed to win 30 matches in a single league season fastest than anybody else ever. They have made another record of clinching the Premier League title faster than any team in the history, confirming the title before 7matches. They have broken the record of Manchester United in 2001/02 and Manchester City in 2017/18 who confirmed the league title before the last five matches.
Premier League 2019/20: The European qualifiers
Premier League 2019/20’s Top 4 battle was a saga to remember. Manchester United, Leicester City and Chelsea were fighting for the remaining two Champions League spots after it was cleared that Man City will be playing in next season’s Champions League after their ban was lifted by CAS for their appeal against the punishment implemented by UEFA. Manchester City finished as the runner up of the season. We had to wait until the final day to know about the two other teams who will be playing in the Champions League next year. But after the final day, everything is clear that Manchester United and Chelsea will join the champions and the runners.
Despite starting the season so well, Leicester couldn’t cope up with the pressure and finished 5th and cemented the opportunity to play the Europa League. Leicester dropped around a 14-point lead and a massive goal difference over Manchester United. Manchester United’s January signing Bruno Fernandes made a huge impact on the club and Football pundits are not denying his contribution in making this club 3rd in Premier League. Tottenham on the other hand, under Jose Mourinho, clinched the Europa League qualifier spot after a poor start to the season. Arsenal has a chance to clinch the final Europa League spot if they can beat Chelsea in the FA cup final at Wembley.
Premier League 2019/20: The outgoers and the newcomers
Premier League’s relegation battle also finished dramatically. Norwich City FC was relegated earlier and there were two spots remaining in the red zone. Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Watford were battling for survival. But it was Aston Villa who finally became successful to stay in the top flight of English Football. Unfortunately, Bournemouth and Aston Villa were relegated to the EFL Championship next season along with Norwich City. But it was the moment of joy for the clubs who have clinched top spots in EFL championship to enter in next season’s Premier League. Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion will play in Premier League next season after becoming the champions and runners of this season’s EFL respectively. Still, a spot is remaining which will be decided by a play-off between Brentford, Fulham, Cardiff City and Swansea who are in the 3rd,4th,5th,6th respectively.
Premier League 2019/20: The Awards
Premier league’s awarded the Golden Boot, the Golden Glove and the Playmaker award. The Player of the year and the Manager of the year award is yet to be decided.
The Golden Boot
From the starting day, the battle to get the top scorer award of Premier league was heating up. Jamie Vardy of Leicester City started his campaign brilliantly scoring back to back goals. Southampton’s Danny Ings and Arsenal’s Piere Emerick Aubameyang was constantly performing well. Also, Liverpool’s Mo. Salah and Sadio Mane were coping up with them. But Finally, It was Jamie Vardy who secured his first-ever Golden boot, even though he missed the season for some time due to injuries and the birth of a baby boy. Vardy scored 23 goals this season which is one more than the second-placed Ings and Aubameyang. He is the oldest player to win the Golden boot ever.
Top 5 goal scorers
- Jamie Vardy (Leicester): 23 goals
- Danny Ings (Southampton) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang(Arsenal): 22 goals
- Raheem Sterling (Manchester City): 20 goals
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): 19 goals
- Harry Kane (Tottenham): 18 goals
The Golden Glove
The race for the Golden Glove award did end dramatically as Burnley’s Nick Pope, Dean Henderson of Sheffield United and former golden glove winner Liverpool’s Allison Becker all failed to clinch it this season despite good performances. It was Manchester City’s Ederson Moraes who secured his first-ever Golden Glove in Premier League after going neck to neck constantly with Pope, Allison and Dean Henderson. Ederson has kept 16 clean-sheets which is one more than the second-placed Nick Pope.
Top 5 Clean Sheet keepers
- Ederson Moraes (Manchester City): 16 Clean-sheets
- Nick Pope (Burnley): 15 Clean-sheets
- David De Gea (Manchester United), Rui Patricio (Wolves), Dean Henderson (Sheffield United), Allison Becker (Liverpool), Kasper Schmeichel ( Leicester City): 13 Clean-sheets
- Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United): 11 Clean-sheets
- Vicente Guaita (Crystal palace): 10 clean-sheets
The Playmaker award
Premier League’s 2019/20 season has seen many beautiful passes which have led to the goals. But it was again one of the best midfielders of the world right now, if not the best, Kevin De Bruyne who has won the Playmaker award for this season. De Bruyne has managed to make 20 assists this season, touching the record of another legend of this game, Thiery Henry who also made 20 assists in a single Premier League season.
Top 5 Assist Providers
- Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): 20 assists (Equals Thierry Henry’s tally)
- Trent Alexander Arnold (Liverpool): 13 assists
- Andrew Robertson (Liverpool): 12 assists
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), David Silva (Manchester City), Son Heung Min (Tottenham): 10 assists
- Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City): 9 assists
Premier League 2019/20: Other Stats
Here are some interesting figures about the Premier league 2019/20 season.
Most goals scored by a team (Top 5)
- Manchester City: 102 goals
- Liverpool: 85 goals
- Chelsea: 69 goals
- Leicester City: 67 goals
- Manchester United: 66 goals
Successful passes by a team (Top 5)
- Manchester City: 26,329 passes
- Liverpool: 23,872 passes
- Chelsea: 23,244 passes
- Manchester United: 20,059 passes
- Leicester City: 19,915 passes
Least goals conceded by a team (Top 5)
- Liverpool: 33 goals conceded
- Manchester City: 35 goals conceded
- Manchester United: 36 goals conceded
- Sheffield United: 39 goals conceded
- Wolves: 40 goals conceded
Most successful tackles by a player (Top 5)
- Aaron Wan Bissaka (Manchester United): 129
- Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City): 128
- Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City): 119
- Declan Rice (West ham United): 116
- Serge Aurier (Tottenham): 93
Premier League 2019/20: The Rise of youngsters
Premier League’s 2019/20 was a season to remember for the youngsters. Many young players have come out this season from the academies and showed a lot of promise. Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Billy Gilmour, Mason Mount are the names which Chelsea has produced this season and performed very well under Lampard.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, Nketiah, Gabriel Martinelli also attracted the fans with their style of play. Also, Leicester’s Morgan and Thomas performed very well at the end of the season. Manchester City’s Phil Foden has also proved that he is capable of leading the midfield play in future for both his club and country.
But above everyone Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood made the greatest impact, creating many records too. The 18-year old has amazed the viewers with his dribbling, finishing technique and passing abilities. He has touched George Best, Wayne Rooney and Brian Kidd by scoring 17 goals in a season as a teenager for Manchester United. Brandon Williams and Scott McTominay have shown their potential too.
The Premier League 2020/21 season will start within 48 days. Fans can hope their team to do great in the upcoming season, by resolving the mistakes from this season. Everybody expects another mouthwatering season from all the English clubs, we can’t wait for the EPL to return!
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