Looking Ahead Into The 2023/24 English Premier League Season
After the last day of the 2022/23 Premier League fixtures, everybody is set for the 2023/24 season. As usual, the Premier League attracts hundreds of fans across the world, and it is the most popular league that players want to feature.
EPL was founded on May 27, 1992, and since then, it has developed to define the modern era of football. Teams get promoted, while others get relegated after playing 38 games. The 2022/23 Premier League was competitive, with Arsenal FC having most of the time at the top of the table.
Mikel Arteta‘s team displayed one of the finest forms since Theirry Henrys’ time. They broke a record of 87 goals scored in the 2004/5 season by reaching 88 goals. Despite the amazing display, Manchester City was the champions.
The Top Four 2022/23 Season Competition
The top four Premier League teams automatically qualify for the prestigious champions league. It was yet another moment for the Arsenal team and the fans as they qualified for the Champions League, where they last participated in the 2016/17 season.
The Gunners emerged as the runners-up in the Premier League to book a place in the Champions League. Other teams that qualified were Manchester City, Manchester United, and New Castle.
The Edward John Frank Howe-led team was clinical as they displayed the best performance since 2003-4, when they last qualified for the Champions League. The team effort and positive attitude saw them beat the Premier League giants like Chelsea (H) and drew with Arsenal(A).
The team also had one of the finest defensive records in the Premier League in the 2022/23 season. They engage other teams in the coming Champions League.
Manchester United also struggled to remain in the top four, with Tottenham and Liverpool pulling fine displays to finish at the top four spots.
Teams Promoted and Relegated
The English Premier League is based on promotion and relegation format. The bottom three teams in the EPL are automatically related to the Championships, while the top 2 teams in Championship are promoted to the EPL.
The following four teams go into the playoffs to determine the team that fills the third spot for promotion.
The recent outcomes saw Southampton, Leeds, and Leicester City get relegated to the Championships. It was another nightmare for Leicester City, who were the 2016 EPL champions, to get down to the relegation zone.
On the other hand, Burnley, Sheffield United, and Luton Town are coming back to the Premier League. It was joy and jubilation at Luton Town after their 31-year wait, and finally, they got promoted to the Premier League for the new season.
Burnley and Sheffield have had one and two years, respectively, out of EPL and are now back.
Confirmed Dates for the 2023/24 Season
The 2023/24 season will start on August 12, 2023, as usual. This is the normal period after the Covid 19 disruption. There will be a winter break from January 13-20 to allow players to rest. In addition, there will be four international breaks.
The Premier League fixture schedule release date will be on Thursday, 15 June, at 9 am BST.