2015–16 Premier League

24th season of the Premier League

The 2015–16 Premier League was the 24th Premier League that took place from 8 August 2015 to 17 May 2016.

Premier League
ChampionsLeicester City
1st Premier League title
1st English title
RelegatedNewcastle United
Norwich City
Aston Villa
Champions LeagueLeicester City
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City
Europa LeagueManchester United
Matches played380
Goals scored1,026 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorerEngland Harry Kane (25)
Biggest home winManchester City 6-1 Newcastle United
(3 October 2016)
Biggest away winAston Villa 0-6 Liverpool
(14 February 2016)
Highest scoringNorwich City 4–5 Liverpool
(23 January 2016)
Longest winning run6 matches
Tottenham Hotspur
Longest unbeaten run15 matches
Longest winless run19 matches
Aston Villa
Longest losing run11 matches
Aston Villa
Highest attendance75,415
Manchester United 2–1 Swansea City
(2 January 2016)
Lowest attendance10,853
AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke City
(13 February 2016)
Average attendance36,351
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It was won by Leicester City who, guided by Claudio Ranieri, upset bookmakers odds of 5000/1 at the start of the season by finishing 10 points clear of 2nd place Arsenal to win their 1st ever top flight English league title.

The season was supposed to end on Sunday 15th May, but instead ended on Tuesday 17th May due to the abandonment and subsequent rearrangement of Manchester United's last home game against A.F.C. Bournemouth after a bomb scare.

League Table change

As of 15 May 2016

Top 4 change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Leicester City (C) 38 23 11 3 64 34 +32 81 Qualification for the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Arsenal (Q) 38 20 11 7 65 36 +29 71
3 Tottenham Hotspur (Q) 38 19 13 6 69 35 +34 70
4 Manchester City (Q) 38 19 9 10 68 38 +30 66 Qualification for the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League play-off round

Bottom 4 change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 48 62 −14 39
18 Newcastle United (R) 38 9 10 19 44 65 −21 37 Relegation to the

2016-17 Football League Championship

19 Norwich City (R) 38 9 7 20 35 61 −28 34
20 Aston Villa (R) 38 3 8 27 27 76 −49 17

* A win will give the team 3 points, a draw will give them 1 point, and a loss will give them no points.

Stadia and locations change

Team Stadium Capacity
AFC Bournemouth Dean Court 11,464
Arsenal Emirates Stadium 60,338
Aston Villa Villa Park 42,682
Chelsea Stamford Bridge 41,798
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park 26,255
Everton Goodison Park 39,571
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
Norwich City Carrow Road 27,010
Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,589
Stoke City Britannia Stadium 27,740
Sunderland Stadium of Light 48,707
Swansea City Liberty Stadium 20,909
Tottenham Hotspur White Hart Lane 36,284
Watford Vicarage Road 21,500
West Bromwich Albion The Hawthorns 26,445
West Ham United Boleyn Ground 35,016

Personnel and kits change

Team Manager Captain Kit Manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AFC Bournemouth   Eddie Howe   Tommy Elphick JD Sports Mansion Group
Arsenal   Arsène Wenger   Mikel Arteta Puma Emirates
Aston Villa   Eric Black (caretaker)   Micah Richards Macron Intuit QuickBooks
Chelsea   Guus Hiddink (caretaker)   John Terry Adidas Yokohama Tyres
Crystal Palace   Alan Pardew   Mile Jedinak Macron Mansion Group
Everton   David Unsworth

  Joe Royle (caretakers)

  Phil Jagielka Umbro Chang Beer
Leicester City   Claudio Ranieri   Wes Morgan Puma King Power
Liverpool   Jürgen Klopp   Jordan Henderson New Balance Standard Chartered
Manchester City   Manuel Pellegrini   Vincent Kompany Nike Etihad Airways
Manchester United   Louis van Gaal   Wayne Rooney Nike Chevrolet
Newcastle United   Rafael Benitez   Fabricio Coloccini Puma Wonga
Norwich City   Alex Neil   Russell Martin Erreà Aviva
Southampton   Ronald Koeman   Jose Fonté Adidas Veho
Stoke City   Mark Hughes   Ryan Shawcross New Balance Bet365
Sunderland   Sam Allardyce   John O'Shea Adidas Dafabet
Swansea City   Francesco Guidolin   Ashley Williams Adidas GWFX
Tottenham Hotspur   Mauricio Pochettino   Hugo Lloris Under Armour AIA
Watford   Quique Sanchez Flores   Troy Deeney Puma 138.com
West Bromwich Albion   Tony Pulis   Darren Fletcher Adidas Tlcbet
West Ham United   Slaven Bilić   Mark Noble Umbro Betway

Top scorers change

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 25
2   Sergio Agüero Manchester City 24
  Jamie Vardy Leicester City
4   Romelu Lukaku Everton 18
5   Riyad Mahrez Leicester City 17
6   Olivier Giroud Arsenal 16
7   Jermain Defoe Sunderland 15
  Odion Ighalo Watford
9   Troy Deeney Watford 13
  Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

References change