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.[1] The season started on Saturday 16 August 2014 and will end on Sunday 24 May 2015.[2]

TeamsEdit

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.[3] On 5 April 2014, Leicester City earned promotion from the 2013–14 Football League Championship after ten-years away from the Premier League.[4] They became champions after beating Bolton Wanderers on 22 April 2014.[5] On 21 April 2014, Burnley earned promotion to the Premier League with second place. This followed their win over Wigan Athletic.[6] 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.

Greater London Premier League football clubs

Stadia and locationsEdit

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Stadium Capacity
Arsenal Emirates Stadium 60,338
Aston Villa Villa Park 42,682
Burnley Turf Moor 22,546
Chelsea Stamford Bridge 41,798
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park 26,255
Everton Goodison Park 39,571
Hull City KC Stadium 25,400
Leicester City King Power Stadium 32,262
Liverpool Anfield 45,276
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 kitsEdit

Note: Flags are determined by FIFA eligibility rules.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Arsenal   Arsène Wenger   Mikel Arteta Puma[7] Emirates[8]
Aston Villa   Tim Sherwood   Fabian Delph Macron[9] dafabet[10]
Burnley   Sean Dyche   Jason Shackell Puma[11] fun88
Chelsea   José Mourinho   John Terry Adidas[12] Samsung[13]
Crystal Palace   Alan Pardew   Mile Jedinak Macron[14] Neteller
Everton   Roberto Martínez   Phil Jagielka Umbro[15] Chang[16]
Hull City   Steve Bruce   Curtis Davies Umbro[17] 12BET[18]
Leicester City   Nigel Pearson   Wes Morgan Puma[19] King Power[20]
Liverpool   Brendan Rodgers   Steven Gerrard Warrior[21] Standard Chartered[22]
Manchester City   Manuel Pellegrini   Vincent Kompany Nike[23] Etihad Airways[24]
Manchester United   Louis van Gaal   Wayne Rooney Nike[25] Chevrolet[26]
Newcastle United   John Carver   Fabricio Coloccini Puma[27] Wonga[28]
Queens Park Rangers   Chris Ramsey   Clint Hill Nike[29] AirAsia[30]
Southampton   Ronald Koeman   José Fonte Made by club[31] Veho[32]
Stoke City   Mark Hughes   Ryan Shawcross Warrior[33] Bet365[34]
Sunderland   Dick Advocaat   John O'Shea Adidas[35] BFS Group[36]
Swansea City   Garry Monk   Ashley Williams Adidas[37] GWFX[38]
Tottenham Hotspur   Mauricio Pochettino   Younès Kaboul Under Armour[39] AIA[40]
West Bromwich Albion   Tony Pulis   Darren Fletcher Adidas[41] Intuit QuickBooks[42]
West Ham United   Sam Allardyce   Kevin Nolan Adidas[43] Betway[44]
  • Referee kits are made by Nike and are sponsored by EA Sports. Nike has a new match ball: the Ordem Premier League.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Leaving manager Reson for Departure Date left Position in table Arriving manager Date started
West Bromwich Albion   Pepe Mel Mutual consent 2014051212 May 2014[45] Pre-season   Alan Irvine 2014061414 June 2014[46]
Tottenham Hotspur   Tim Sherwood Sacked 2014051313 May 2014[47]   Mauricio Pochettino 2014052727 May 2014[48]
Southampton   Mauricio Pochettino Signed by Tottenham 2014052727 May 2014[48]   Ronald Koeman 2014061616 June 2014[49]
Crystal Palace   Tony Pulis Mutual consent 2014081414 August 2014[50]   Neil Warnock 2014082727 August 2014[51]
Crystal Palace   Neil Warnock Sacked 2014122727 December 2014[52] 18th   Alan Pardew 201501022 January 2015[53]
West Bromwich Albion   Alan Irvine Sacked 2014122929 December 2014[54] 16th   Tony Pulis 201501011 January 2015[55]
Newcastle United   Alan Pardew Signed by Crystal Palace 201501022 January 2015[53] 10th   John Carver 26 January 2015[56]
Queens Park Rangers   Harry Redknapp Resigned 3 February 2015[57] 19th

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of matches played on 1 February 2015.[58]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Diego Costa Chelsea 27
2   Sergio Agüero Manchester City 14
3   Charlie Austin Queens Park Rangers 13
4   Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 12
5   Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 10
6   Saido Berahino West Bromwich Albion 9
  Wilfried Bony Swansea City
  Papiss Cissé Newcastle United
  Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur
  Robin van Persie Manchester United

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Diego Costa Chelsea Swansea City 4–2[59] 13 September 2014
  Sergio Agüero4 Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur 4–1[60] 18 October 2014
  Charlie Austin Queens Park Rangers West Bromwich Albion 3–2[61] 20 December 2014
  Jonathan Walters Stoke City Queen's Park Rangers 3–1[62] 31 January 2015

4 Player scored 4 goals

Clean sheetsEdit

As of matches played on 1 February 2015.[63]
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1   Fraser Forster Southampton 10
2   Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City 9
3   Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion 8
4   Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 7
  David de Gea Manchester United
  Brad Guzan Aston Villa
  Joe Hart Manchester City
  Simon Mingolet Liverpool
9   Tim Krul Newcastle United 6
  Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur
  Costel Pantilimon Sunderland

DisciplineEdit

As of matches played on 1 February 2015.

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 58[65]
    • Sunderland
  • Most red cards: 5[65]
    • Aston Villa
    • Swansea City

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club
August   Garry Monk Swansea City   Diego Costa Chelsea [66]
September   Ronald Koeman Southampton   Graziano Pellè Southampton [67]
October   Sam Allardyce West Ham United   Diafra Sakho West Ham United [68]
November   Alan Pardew Newcastle United   Sergio Agüero Manchester City [69]
December   Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City   Charlie Austin Queens Park Rangers [70]
January   Ronald Koeman Southampton   Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur [71]
February   Tony Pulis West Bromwich Albion   Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur [72]
March   Arsène Wenger Arsenal   Olivier Giroud Arsenal [73]
April   Nigel Pearson Leicester City   Christian Benteke Aston Villa [74]

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