2014–15 Premier League

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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.[1] The season started on Saturday 16 August 2014 and will end on Sunday 24 May 2015.[2]

Teams[change | change source]

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.[3] On 5 April 2014, Leicester City earned promotion from the 2013–14 Football League Championship after ten-years away from the Premier League.[4] They became champions after beating Bolton Wanderers on 22 April 2014.[5] On 21 April 2014, Burnley earned promotion to the Premier League with second place. This followed their win over Wigan Athletic.[6] 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[change | change source]

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

Personnel and kits[change | change source]

Note: Flags are determined by FIFA eligibility rules.

Team Manager Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Arsenal France Arsène Wenger Puma[7] Emirates[8]
Aston Villa Scotland Paul Lambert Macron[9] dafabet[10]
Burnley England Sean Dyche Puma[11] fun88
Chelsea Portugal José Mourinho Adidas[12] Samsung[13]
Crystal Palace England Alan Pardew Macron[14] Neteller
Everton Spain Roberto Martínez Umbro[15] Chang[16]
Hull City England Steve Bruce Umbro[17] 12BET[18]
Leicester City England Nigel Pearson Puma[19] King Power[20]
Liverpool Northern Ireland Brendan Rodgers Warrior[21] Standard Chartered[22]
Manchester City Chile Manuel Pellegrini Nike[23] Etihad Airways[24]
Manchester United Netherlands Louis van Gaal Nike[25] Chevrolet[26]
Newcastle United England John Carver Puma[27] Wonga[28]
Queens Park Rangers England Chris Ramsey Nike[29] AirAsia[30]
Southampton Netherlands Ronald Koeman Made by club[31] Veho[32]
Stoke City Wales Mark Hughes Warrior[33] Bet365[34]
Sunderland Netherlands Dick Advocaat Adidas[35] BFS Group[36]
Swansea City England Garry Monk Adidas[37] GWFX[38]
Tottenham Hotspur Argentina Mauricio Pochettino Under Armour[39] AIA[40]
West Bromwich Albion Wales Tony Pulis Adidas[41] Intuit QuickBooks[42]
West Ham United England Sam Allardyce Adidas[43] Alpari[44]
  • Referee kits are made by Nike and are sponsored by EA Sports. Nike has a new match ball: the Ordem Premier League.

Managerial changes[change | change source]

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[45] Pre-season Scotland Alan Irvine 2014061414 June 2014[46]
Tottenham Hotspur England Tim Sherwood Sacked 2014051313 May 2014[47] Argentina Mauricio Pochettino 2014052727 May 2014[48]
Southampton Argentina Mauricio Pochettino Signed by Tottenham 2014052727 May 2014[48] Netherlands Ronald Koeman 2014061616 June 2014[49]
Crystal Palace Wales Tony Pulis Mutual consent 2014081414 August 2014[50] England Neil Warnock 2014082727 August 2014[51]
Crystal Palace England Neil Warnock Sacked 2014122727 December 2014[52] 18th England Alan Pardew 201501022 January 2015[53]
West Bromwich Albion Scotland Alan Irvine Sacked 2014122929 December 2014[54] 16th Wales Tony Pulis 201501011 January 2015[55]
Newcastle United England Alan Pardew Signed by Crystal Palace 201501022 January 2015[53] 10th England John Carver 26 January 2015[56]
Queens Park Rangers England Harry Redknapp Resigned 3 February 2015[57] 19th

Season statistics[change | change source]

Scoring[change | change source]

Top scorers[change | change source]

As of matches played on 1 February 2015.[58]
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
Ivory Coast Wilfried Bony Swansea City
Senegal Papiss Cissé Newcastle United
Denmark Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur
Netherlands Robin van Persie Manchester United

Hat-tricks[change | change source]

Player For Against Result Date
Spain Costa, DiegoDiego Costa Chelsea Swansea City 4–2[59] 02014-09-13 September 13 2014
Argentina Agüero, SergioSergio Agüero4 Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur 4–1[60] 02014-10-18 October 18 2014
England Austin, CharlieCharlie Austin Queens Park Rangers West Bromwich Albion 3–2[61] 02014-12-20 December 20 2014
Republic of Ireland Walters, JonathanJonathan Walters Stoke City Queen's Park Rangers 3–1[62] 02015-01-31 January 31 2015

4 Player scored 4 goals

Clean sheets[change | change source]

As of matches played on 1 February 2015.[63]
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[change | change source]

As of matches played on 1 February 2015.

Player[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

  • Most yellow cards: 58[65]
    • Sunderland
  • Most red cards: 5[65]
    • Aston Villa
    • Swansea City

Awards[change | change source]

Monthly awards[change | change source]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club
August England Garry Monk Swansea City Spain Diego Costa Chelsea [66]
September Netherlands Ronald Koeman Southampton Italy Graziano Pellè Southampton [67]
October England Sam Allardyce West Ham United Senegal Diafra Sakho West Ham United [68]
November England Alan Pardew Newcastle United Argentina Sergio Agüero Manchester City [69]
December Chile Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City England Charlie Austin Queens Park Rangers [70]
January Netherlands Ronald Koeman Southampton England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur [71]
February Wales Tony Pulis West Bromwich Albion England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur [72]
March France Arsène Wenger Arsenal France Olivier Giroud Arsenal [73]
April England Nigel Pearson Leicester City Belgium Christian Benteke Aston Villa [74]

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