The English Premier League, commonly known as the English top-flight football league, has been the most followed football league in the world since its inception in 1992. The league consists of 20 teams who play against each other twice in a season, with a total of 38 matches per team. In this article, we will take a closer look at the current schedule and the point standings of the English Premier League.
The 2021-22 season of the Premier League started on the 13th of August 2021 and will run through the 22nd of May 2022. Each team will engage in 38 matches, with 19 home games and 19 away games. The match schedule is designed in such a way that all the 20 teams play each other twice, once at their home and once at their opponent's home. The league has scheduled several matches to be played during the holiday season, including the festive period games around Christmas time, allowing fans to enjoy some exciting football during the holiday season.
The English Premier League follows a points-based scoring system, where teams earn three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. After each match, the total points are updated, and the teams are ranked accordingly in the points table. The team with the most points at the end of the season is declared the Premier League champions. At the same time, the teams that finish at the 18th, 19th, and 20th positions in the points table are relegated to the second division, the English Football League Championship, for the next season.
As of writing this article, the current top five teams in the Premier League points table are:
Manchester City - 47 points
Liverpool - 44 points
Chelsea - 38 points
Tottenham Hotspur - 36 points
Arsenal - 34 points
In contrast, the bottom five teams in the Premier League points table are:
Newcastle United - 15 points
Norwich City - 14 points
Burnley - 13 points
Watford - 13 points
Leeds United- 12 points
The English Premier League is one of the most exciting and fiercely contested football leagues in the world. With a vast number of fans from across the globe, the league provides an avenue for showcasing some of the best football talents in the world. The league's current schedule spans across more than nine months, providing fans with plenty of entertaining football matches to follow throughout the season. It will be interesting to see how the current point standings transform over the course of the season and who ends up being crowned the champions of the 2021-22 Premier League season.