The Premier League Big Six
The English Premier League is one of the most important and expensive footballing leagues in the world – and is contested every year by 20 top football clubs. Like most top leagues, it works on the promotion and relegation system… where the three bottom teams at the end of the season drop down to the Championship league and the three teams at the top of the Championship league that year replace them.
The Premier League season runs from August to May every year – and each team plays every other team twice in the season – one at their home pitch and the other at the opposition pitch… which makes 38 games each. Every win is worth 3 points, a draw is worth 1 point and a loss is 0 points. This means that the total possible points available every season is 114.
Because this is such a long and drawn-out season, it is incredibly popular with soccer betting fans – especially when the games are generally played over the weekend – giving punters something to enjoy when the working week comes to an end!
THE BEST TEAMS IN THE WORLD
The Premier League is known for being home to the best teams in the world – clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal etc. As such, it is also the home to some of the biggest talents in the sport. Here are the league’s big 6.
LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB
One of the most popular clubs, not just in England but across the world is Liverpool FC – which plays its home games at the internationally famous Anfield. Ever since the beginning of league football, it has been one of the top-performing clubs. Naturally, it has seen a few dips in form throughout the years – such as after the departure of star striker Fernando Torres. However, when Jurgen Klopp started to steer the ship, it all started getting better for the squad – which now includes world-class players Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Allison Becker, Virgil Van-Dyck and more.
It was in the 2019-20 season, with these players and this manager that Liverpool managed to lift the Premier League trophy once again – the first time in 30 years that they have been crowned league champions. This is a team that inspires a lot of love amongst its super fans.
Known to many as the Red Devils, Manchester United is certainly one of the biggest and most successful teams in the world – especially when it was under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson. The success of the club is such that it has won more titles and trophies than any other club in the country, including, to date, 20 league titles, 5 league cups, 12 FA Cups, 21 Community Shields- and that’s not including international wins. They have also won 3 Champions League titles, one Europa League trophy, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Cup Winners Cup.
It is only comparatively recently that this team has come to be one of the top teams in the English football league – and they now dominate the Premier League nearly every single season. This is mainly because of the strong financial backing it has received, which has seen it invest in top world-class manager, Pep Guardiola and players such as De Bruyne, Silva, Aguero and other top names throughout recent years.
This was another team that had fortunes change after receiving strong financial backing – back in 2003 when Russian Tycoon, Roman Abramovic bought the club and assigned Jose Mourinho as the new manager. Ever since then, it has won five consecutive Premier League titles, two Champions League titles and two UEFA Europa League titles. Currently managed by Tomas Tuchel, it has started gaining ground again after a few questionable seasons.
London club and Chelsea rivals, Tottenham Hotspur was the first English team to ever win the League and FA Cup double in the 21st century. It was also the first club in Britain to win a UEFA club competition. Most recently it made the UEFA Champions League final in 2019 under the guidance of Pochettino.
The third London team in the big 6 is Arsenal – Spurs biggest foe in the league. In its history, the team has won 12 league titles – as well as 14 FA Cup wins, 16 Community Shields as well as an Inter-City Fairs Cup, a European Cup win and the League Centenary Trophy. It’s fair to say that since the club’s long term manager, Arsene Wenger, left, it has had some tricky times, but they look to be having a much better season this year and things are starting to look more positive for the Gunners again.
So, these are the top 6 clubs in the league – but there are other teams always to look out for – Leicester City and even recently West Ham has become a threat. Things are quick to change in the Premier League, which is why it is one of the most exciting leagues to watch and bet on in the world.