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The 2014–15 Premier League is the 23rd season of the Premier League. It is the top English professional league for association football clubs since it started in 1992. The fixtures were announced on 18 June 2014. The season started on Saturday 16 August 2014 and will end on Sunday 24 May 2015.

Teams

A total of 20 teams will play in the league. The top 17 sides from the 2013–14 season and the three promoted from the 2013–14 Football League Championship. On 5 April 2014, Leicester City earned promotion from the 2013–14 Football League Championship after ten-years away from the Premier League. They became champions after beating Bolton Wanderers on 22 April 2014. On 21 April 2014, Burnley earned promotion to the Premier League with second place. This followed their win over Wigan Athletic. On 24 May 2014 Queens Park Rangers were the final team to be promoted after winning the 2014 Football League Championship play-off Final. They won 1–0 against Derby County at Wembley Stadium in London. The three teams replace Cardiff City, Fulham and Norwich City, who were all relegated to the Championship at the end of the previous season.



Stadia and locations

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Stadium Capacity
Arsenal Emirates Stadium 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".60,338
Aston Villa Villa Park 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".42,682
Burnley Turf Moor 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".22,546
Chelsea Stamford Bridge 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".41,798
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".26,255
Everton Goodison Park 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".39,571
Hull City KC Stadium 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".25,400
Leicester City King Power Stadium 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".32,262
Liverpool Anfield 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".45,276
Manchester City Etihad Stadium 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".47,405
Manchester United Old Trafford 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".75,731
Newcastle United St James' Park 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".52,405
Queens Park Rangers Loftus Road 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".18,360
Southampton St Mary's Stadium 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".32,589
Stoke City Britannia Stadium 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".27,740
Sunderland Stadium of Light 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".48,707
Swansea City Liberty Stadium 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".20,750
Tottenham Hotspur White Hart Lane 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".36,284
West Bromwich Albion The Hawthorns 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".26,445
West Ham United Boleyn Ground 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".35,016

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags are determined by FIFA eligibility rules.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Arsenal France Arsène Wenger Spain Mikel Arteta Puma Emirates
Aston Villa England Tim Sherwood England Fabian Delph Macron dafabet
Burnley England Sean Dyche England Jason Shackell Puma fun88
Chelsea Portugal José Mourinho England John Terry Adidas Samsung
Crystal Palace England Alan Pardew Australia Mile Jedinak Macron Neteller
Everton Spain Roberto Martínez England Phil Jagielka Umbro Chang
Hull City England Steve Bruce England Curtis Davies Umbro 12BET
Leicester City England Nigel Pearson Jamaica Wes Morgan Puma King Power
Liverpool Northern Ireland Brendan Rodgers England Steven Gerrard Warrior Standard Chartered
Manchester City Chile Manuel Pellegrini Belgium Vincent Kompany Nike Etihad Airways
Manchester United Netherlands Louis van Gaal England Wayne Rooney Nike Chevrolet
Newcastle United England John Carver Argentina Fabricio Coloccini Puma Wonga
Queens Park Rangers England Chris Ramsey England Clint Hill Nike AirAsia
Southampton Netherlands Ronald Koeman Portugal José Fonte Made by club Veho
Stoke City Wales Mark Hughes England Ryan Shawcross Warrior Bet365
Sunderland Netherlands Dick Advocaat Republic of Ireland John O'Shea Adidas BFS Group
Swansea City England Garry Monk Wales Ashley Williams Adidas GWFX
Tottenham Hotspur Argentina Mauricio Pochettino France Younès Kaboul Under Armour AIA
West Bromwich Albion Wales Tony Pulis Scotland Darren Fletcher Adidas Intuit QuickBooks
West Ham United England Sam Allardyce England Kevin Nolan Adidas Betway
  • Referee kits are made by Nike and are sponsored by EA Sports. Nike has a new match ball: the Ordem Premier League.

Managerial changes

Team Leaving manager Reson for Departure Date left Position in table Arriving manager Date started
West Bromwich Albion Spain Pepe Mel Mutual consent 2014051212 May 2014 Pre-season Scotland Alan Irvine 2014061414 June 2014
Tottenham Hotspur England Tim Sherwood Sacked 2014051313 May 2014 Argentina Mauricio Pochettino 2014052727 May 2014
Southampton Argentina Mauricio Pochettino Signed by Tottenham 2014052727 May 2014 Netherlands Ronald Koeman 2014061616 June 2014
Crystal Palace Wales Tony Pulis Mutual consent 2014081414 August 2014 England Neil Warnock 2014082727 August 2014
Crystal Palace England Neil Warnock Sacked 2014122727 December 2014 18th England Alan Pardew 201501022 January 2015
West Bromwich Albion Scotland Alan Irvine Sacked 2014122929 December 2014 16th Wales Tony Pulis 201501011 January 2015
Newcastle United England Alan Pardew Signed by Crystal Palace 201501022 January 2015 10th England John Carver 26 January 2015
Queens Park Rangers England Harry Redknapp Resigned 3 February 2015 19th

Season statistics

Scoring

Top scorers

As of matches played on 1 February 2015.
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Spain Diego Costa Chelsea 27
2 Argentina Sergio Agüero Manchester City 14
3 England Charlie Austin Queens Park Rangers 13
4 Chile Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 12
5 England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 10
6 England Saido Berahino West Bromwich Albion 9
Côte d'Ivoire Wilfried Bony Swansea City
Senegal Papiss Cissé Newcastle United
Denmark Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur
Netherlands Robin van Persie Manchester United

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Spain Costa, DiegoDiego Costa Chelsea Swansea City 4–2 13 September 2014
Argentina Agüero, SergioSergio Agüero4 Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur 4–1 18 October 2014
England Austin, CharlieCharlie Austin Queens Park Rangers West Bromwich Albion 3–2 20 December 2014
Republic of Ireland Walters, JonathanJonathan Walters Stoke City Queen's Park Rangers 3–1 31 January 2015

4 Player scored 4 goals

Clean sheets

As of matches played on 1 February 2015.
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 England Fraser Forster Southampton 10
2 Poland Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City 9
3 England Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion 8
4 Belgium Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 7
Spain David de Gea Manchester United
United States Brad Guzan Aston Villa
England Joe Hart Manchester City
Belgium Simon Mingolet Liverpool
9 Netherlands Tim Krul Newcastle United 6
France Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur
Romania Costel Pantilimon Sunderland

Discipline

As of matches played on 1 February 2015.

Player

  • Most red cards: 2

Club

  • Most yellow cards: 58
    • Sunderland
  • Most red cards: 5
    • Aston Villa
    • Swansea City

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club
August England Garry Monk Swansea City Spain Diego Costa Chelsea
September Netherlands Ronald Koeman Southampton Italy Graziano Pellè Southampton
October England Sam Allardyce West Ham United Senegal Diafra Sakho West Ham United
November England Alan Pardew Newcastle United Argentina Sergio Agüero Manchester City
December Chile Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City England Charlie Austin Queens Park Rangers
January Netherlands Ronald Koeman Southampton England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur
February Wales Tony Pulis West Bromwich Albion England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur
March France Arsène Wenger Arsenal France Olivier Giroud Arsenal
April England Nigel Pearson Leicester City Belgium Christian Benteke Aston Villa
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