The English Premier League (EPL) is a fierce competition based all over England and in some parts of Wales. There are 20 teams in the EPL ( 3 more teams could be joining the EPL if Catalonia wins Independence and leaves Spain) with all of them holding a crucial place in the Premier League. Manchester City have been on fire this season to the point when losing 4-0 to Manchester City is a good thing.
At the other end of the table is Crystal Palace; they recently broke the record of not scoring in 6 games, having a total of 7 games lost. Crystal Palace hosted the reigning champions Chelsea at Selhurst Park. They picked up their first win and their first three points of the season against Chelsea one of the best teams in the EPL.
The EPL has been a place only for teams in the UK for it’s entire existence, but that could change in 2017. Spanish teams Barcelona, Espanyol, and Girona could be joining the EPL due to Catalonia possibly winning Independence and leaving Spain. It would be a major thing for Barcelona to join the EPL because Spanish side Real Madrid would have no trouble winning the La Liga Santander ( The Spanish soccer league) for years to come. Barcelona leaving the La Liga would be a major upset due to many EPL managers arguing that Scottish teams should be able to join the EPL before Spanish teams. Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger said at a Press Conference, “I would like to see Scottish teams in the EPL before spanish teams.”
English Premier League top four teams
Arsenal signed Sead Kolašinac on a free transfer from Schalke in Germany and Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon in France for $68 million.
Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata $70 million from Real Madrid, Tiemoue Bakayoko for $40 million from Monaco, Antonio Rudiger
for $34 million from Roma, Willy Caballero from Manchester City on a free transfer, Davide Zappacosta from Roma for $23 million, and Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City for $35 million.
Manchester City signed Benjamin Mendy for $51 million from Monaco, Kyle Walker for $45 million from Tottenham, Bernardo Silva for $45 million from Monaco, Ederson for $36 million from Benfica, and Danilo for $27 million from Real Madrid.
Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku from Everton for $84 million, Nemanja Matic from chelsea for $44 million, and Victor Lindelof from benfica for $35 million.