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2014–15 Premier League
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.
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.
|Aston Villa||Villa Park||42,682|
|Crystal Palace||Selhurst Park||26,255|
|Hull City||KC Stadium||25,400|
|Leicester City||King Power Stadium||32,262|
|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
Note: Flags are determined by FIFA eligibility rules.
- Referee kits are made by Nike and are sponsored by EA Sports. Nike has a new match ball: the Ordem Premier League.
|Team||Leaving manager||Reson for Departure||Date of left||Position in table||Arriving manager||Date started|
|West Bromwich Albion||Pepe Mel||Mutual consent||12 May 2014||Pre-season||Alan Irvine||14 June 2014|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Tim Sherwood||Sacked||13 May 2014||Mauricio Pochettino||27 May 2014|
|Southampton||Mauricio Pochettino||Signed by Tottenham||27 May 2014||Ronald Koeman||16 June 2014|
|Crystal Palace||Tony Pulis||Mutual consent||14 August 2014||Neil Warnock||27 August 2014|
- The table is correct as of 15 September 2014
||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Chelsea||4||4||0||0||15||6||+9||12||2015–16 UEFA Champions League group stage|
|4||Southampton||4||2||1||1||8||3||+5||7||2015–16 UEFA Champions League play-off round|
|5||Manchester City||4||2||1||1||7||4||+3||7||2015–16 UEFA Europa League group stage|
|13||West Ham United||4||1||1||2||6||7||−1||4|
|16||Queens Park Rangers||4||1||0||3||1||9||−8||3|
|18||Burnley||4||0||2||2||1||4||−3||2||Relegation to 2015–16 Football League Championship|
|19||West Bromwich Albion||4||0||2||2||2||7||−5||2|
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