2021–22 Premier League

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Premier League
Season2021–22
Dates13 August 2021 – 22 May 2022
Matches played20
Goals scored58 (2.9 per match)
Top goalscorerMichail Antonio
Bruno Fernandes
(3 goals each)
Biggest home win5 goals
Manchester City 5–0 Norwich City
(21 August 2021)
Biggest away win3 goals
Norwich City 0–3 Liverpool
(14 August 2021)
Highest scoring6 goals
Manchester United 5–1 Leeds United
(14 August 2021)
Newcastle United 2–4 West Ham United
(15 August 2021)
Longest winning run2 matches
Brighton & Hove Albion
Chelsea
Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United
Longest unbeaten run2 matches
Brentford
Brighton & Hove Albion
Chelsea
Everton
Liverpool
Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United
Longest winless run2 matches
Arsenal
Burnley
Crystal Palace
Leeds United
Newcastle United
Norwich City
Southampton
Longest losing run2 matches
Arsenal
Burnley
Newcastle United
Norwich City
Highest attendance72,732
Manchester United v Leeds United
(14 August 2021)[1]
Lowest attendance16,479
Brentford v Arsenal
(13 August 2021)[1]
Total attendance695,523[1]
Average attendance38,640[1]
2022–23
All statistics correct as of 23 August 2021.

The 2021–22 Premier League is the 30th season of the Premier League, the top division of football in England. Manchester City are the defending champions, having won their fifth Premier League title in the last season.The season started on 13 August 2021.[2]

Teams[change | change source]

There are 20 teams in this season and 17 return from last season. The teams that came up from the Championship are Norwich City, Watford (who both return to the Premier League after being away for a year) and Brentford (who return to the top division for the first time in seventy-four years).[3]

Stadiums and locations[change | change source]

Note Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Arsenal London (Holloway) Emirates Stadium 60,704
Aston Villa Birmingham Villa Park 42,682
Brentford London (Brentford) Brentford Community Stadium 17,250
Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton Falmer Stadium 31,800
Burnley Burnley Turf Moor 21,944
Chelsea London (Fulham) Stamford Bridge 40,834
Crystal Palace London (Selhurst) Selhurst Park 25,486
Everton Liverpool (Walton) Goodison Park 39,414
Leeds United Leeds Elland Road 37,792
Leicester City Leicester King Power Stadium 32,312
Liverpool Liverpool (Anfield) Anfield 53,394
Manchester City Manchester (Bradford) City of Manchester Stadium 55,017
Manchester United Manchester (Old Trafford) Old Trafford 74,140
Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne St James' Park 52,305
Norwich City Norwich Carrow Road 27,244
Southampton Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,384
Tottenham Hotspur London (Tottenham) Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 62,303
Watford Watford Vicarage Road 22,200
West Ham United London (Stratford) London Stadium 60,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton Molineux Stadium 32,050

Personnel and kits[change | change source]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor (chest) Shirt sponsor (sleeve)
Arsenal Spain Mikel Arteta Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Adidas[4] Emirates[5] Visit Rwanda[6]
Aston Villa England Dean Smith England Tyrone Mings Kappa[7] Cazoo[8] OB Sports[9]
Brentford Denmark Thomas Frank Sweden Pontus Jansson Umbro Hollywoodbets[10] Safetyculture
Brighton & Hove Albion England Graham Potter England Lewis Dunk Nike[11] American Express[11] SnickersUK.com[12]
Burnley England Sean Dyche England Ben Mee Umbro Spreadex Sports[13] AstroPay[14]
Chelsea Germany Thomas Tuchel Spain César Azpilicueta Nike[15] Three[16] Hyundai[17]
Crystal Palace France Patrick Vieira Serbia Luka Milivojević Puma[18] W88[19] Iqoniq[20]
Everton Spain Rafael Benítez Republic of Ireland Séamus Coleman Hummel[21] Cazoo[22] TBA
Leeds United Argentina Marcelo Bielsa Scotland Liam Cooper Adidas[23] SBOTOP[24] BOXT
Leicester City Northern Ireland Brendan Rodgers Denmark Kasper Schmeichel Adidas[25] FBS[26] Bia Saigon[27]
Liverpool Germany Jürgen Klopp England Jordan Henderson Nike[28] Standard Chartered[29] Expedia[30]
Manchester City Spain Pep Guardiola Brazil Fernandinho Puma[31] Etihad Airways[32] Nexen Tire[33]
Manchester United Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær England Harry Maguire Adidas[34] TeamViewer[35] Kohler[36]
Newcastle United England Steve Bruce England Jamaal Lascelles Castore[37] FUN88[38] Kayak[39]
Norwich City Germany Daniel Farke Scotland Grant Hanley Joma[40] Lotus Cars[41] JD Sports[42]
Southampton Austria Ralph Hasenhüttl England James Ward-Prowse Hummel Sportsbet.io[43] Virgin Media[44]
Tottenham Hotspur Portugal Nuno Espírito Santo France Hugo Lloris Nike[45] AIA[46] Cinch[47]
Watford Spain Xisco Muñoz England Troy Deeney Kelme[48] Stake.com[49] TBA
West Ham United Scotland David Moyes England Mark Noble Umbro Betway Scope Markets[50]
Wolverhampton Wanderers Portugal Bruno Lage England Conor Coady Castore[51] ManBetX[52] Bitci.com[53]

Managerial changes[change | change source]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in the table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Crystal Palace England Roy Hodgson[54] End of contract 24 May 2021 Pre-season France Patrick Vieira[55] 4 July 2021
Wolverhampton Wanderers Portugal Nuno Espírito Santo[56] Mutual consent Portugal Bruno Lage[57] 9 June 2021
Everton Italy Carlo Ancelotti[58] Signed by Real Madrid 1 June 2021 Spain Rafael Benítez[59] 30 June 2021
Tottenham Hotspur England Ryan Mason[60] End of caretaker spell 30 June 2021 Portugal Nuno Espírito Santo[61]

League table[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 3 0 0 3 0 +3 9
2 West Ham United 3 2 1 0 10 5 +5 7
3 Manchester United 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
4 Chelsea 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
5 Liverpool 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
6 Everton 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
7 Manchester City 3 2 0 1 10 1 +9 6
8 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
9 Leicester City 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 6
10 Brentford 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
11 Aston Villa 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
12 Watford 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
13 Southampton 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2 2
14 Crystal Palace 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
15 Leeds United 3 0 2 1 4 8 −4 2
16 Burnley 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
17 Newcastle United 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
18 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 0 0 3 0 3 −3 0
19 Norwich City 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
20 Arsenal 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0
Updated to match(es) played on 29 August 2021. Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) If the champions, relegated teams or qualified teams for UEFA competitions cannot be determined by rules 1 to 3, rules 4.1 to 4.3 are applied – 4.1) Points gained in head-to-head record between such teams; 4.2) Away goals scored in head-to-head record between such teams; 4.3) Play-offs[62]

Results[change | change source]

Home \ Away ARS AVL BRE BHA BUR CHE CRY EVE LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW NOR SOU TOT WAT WHU WOL
Arsenal 0–2 a a
Aston Villa 1–1 2–0
Brentford 2–0 a
Brighton & Hove Albion a 0–2 2–0
Burnley 1–2 1–1
Chelsea a a 3–0 a a
Crystal Palace 0–0 a
Everton a 3–1
Leeds United a 2–2 a
Leicester City 1–0
Liverpool 2–0 1–1 a a a
Manchester City 5–0 a a 5–0
Manchester United a 5–1 a a
Newcastle United 2–2 2–4
Norwich City 1–2 0–3
Southampton 1–1
Tottenham Hotspur a a 1–0 1–0
Watford 3–2
West Ham United 2–2 4–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–1 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 29 August 2021. Source: Premier League
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Season statistics[change | change source]

Top scorers[change | change source]

As of 29 August 2021
Rank Player Club Goals[63]
1 England Michail Antonio West Ham United 4
2 England Dominic Calvert-Lewin Everton 3
Portugal Bruno Fernandes Manchester United
England Mason Greenwood Manchester United
5 Algeria Saïd Benrahma West Ham United 2
Spain Pablo Fornals West Ham United
England Conor Gallagher Crystal Palace
England Demarai Gray Everton
England Danny Ings Aston Villa
Portugal Diogo Jota Liverpool
France Neal Maupay Brighton and Hove Albion
Egypt Mohamed Salah Liverpool
South Korea Son Heung-min Tottenham Hotspur
Spain Ferran Torres Manchester City
England Jamie Vardy Leicester City
England Callum Wilson Newcastle United

Hat-tricks[change | change source]

Player For Against Result Date
Portugal Bruno Fernandes Manchester United Leeds United 5–1 (H)[64] 14 August 2021

Assists[change | change source]

As of 29 August 2021
Rank Player Club Assists[65]
1 France Paul Pogba Manchester United 5
2 England Michail Antonio West Ham United 3
Brazil Gabriel Jesus Manchester City
4 Algeria Saïd Benrahma West Ham United 2
Germany Pascal Groß Brighton & Hove Albion
England Reece James Chelsea
Portugal Ricardo Pereira Leicester City
Egypt Mohamed Salah Liverpool
9 39 players 1

Clean sheets[change | change source]

As of 29 August 2021
Rank Player Club Clean sheets[66]
1 France Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 3
2 Brazil Alisson Liverpool 2
Brazil Ederson Manchester City
Senegal Édouard Mendy Chelsea
Spain David Raya Brentford
6 Spain David de Gea Manchester United 1
Spain Vicente Guaita Crystal Palace
Argentina Emiliano Martínez Aston Villa
England Jordan Pickford Everton
Spain Robert Sánchez Brighton and Hove Albion
Denmark Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City

Discipline[change | change source]

Player[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

  • Most yellow cards: 9[69]
    • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Most red cards: 1[70]
    • Arsenal
    • Chelsea
    • Leicester City

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