The English Premier League 2016-17 is the 25th season of this famous football championship, which is the top professional league for English association soccer clubs. This football league commenced in 1992 and since then it has remained the best one.
The latest season of the Premier league started on August 13, 2016 and will end on May 21, 2017. In this championship, Leicester City became the defending champions. Hull City, Middlesbrough, and Burnley entered the EPL as the 3 promoted football clubs from the Football League Championship of 2015-16.
English Premier League 2016-17 achievements
Till now, 269 football matches have been played with total a score of 762 in the league. The top goal scorers so far are Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, and Alexis Sanchez. Each of them has scored 17 goals. Besides this, the biggest football home wins include AFC Bournemouth, which scored 6 to 1 against Hull City on October 15, 2016.
On the second number is Chelsea with a score of 5 to 0 against Everton. This match was played on November 5, 2016. The third on number is Liverpool, which scored 6 to 1 against Watford in a match that took place on November 6, 2016. Tottenham Hotspur is also a part of biggest home wins with a score of 5 to 0 against Swansea City in a match that took place on December 3, 2016.
Performance of football clubs in the EPL 2016-17 season so far
When it comes to the performance of football clubs in the English Premier League so far, Manchester United has played 10 Premier League games without any defeat, Liverpool was defeated only once in 17 league games and Manchester City won 6 consecutive games to open the season. Moreover, Arsenal won 6 straight games after the opening of the 2016/17 season.
The achievements of Antonio Conte at his team Chelsea has changed the rules, since only 1 football team in the history of the EPL has matched this run. The current top 6 football teams in the English Premier League have played 85 matches so far against the teams that rank seventh and below. Among the matches played, the football clubs have won 64 matches, drawn 16 matches, and lost 5 matches.
The 2016/17 season of the Premier League is on its way to break the records for the total points required in order to claim the league title and get the position of top 4 football teams in the EPL. In the last season of the English Premier League matches , Leicester won the title by 10 points with a total score of 81. And, if the latest season of the Premier League continues on its current course, then 78 points will be sufficient to get to the 5th position.
The contrast is also seen when we compare it to the other chief football leagues of Europe. 15 football clubs in the top 5 leagues of Europe have scored points at a rate of more than 2 in each of their game. The Premier League can enhance 5 of these 15 clubs.
UEFA Champions League 2016-17 achievements
When it comes to UEFA Champions League 2016-17, it is the 62nd season of the premier soccer tournament in Europe. This popular football event is organized by UEFA. However, the UEFA Champions League did not carry the same name from the very beginning. It was named as the European Champion Clubs’ Cup earlier. It is the 25th season of the Champions League since it was renamed.
The final of the UEFA Champions League is scheduled to be played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Whichever team wins this popular football tournament will be qualified as the representative of the UEFA in the FIFA Club World Cup of 2017, which will take place in UAE (United Arab Emirates). In addition, the winners will also get to play against the winners of the UEFA Europa League of 2016-17 in the UEFA Super Cup 2017.
The qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League started on June 28, 2016 and ended on August 24, 2016. However, the proper competition began on September 13, 2016 and will finish on June 3, 2017. The defending champions in the UEFA Champions League are Real Madrid.
A total of 108 football matches have been played in the UEFA Champions League and a total of 333 goals have been scored. The top goal scorer is Lionel Messi of Barcelona with 11 goals. Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint-Germain comes next with 8 goals. Then, there are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively. Both of them have scored 7 goals each.
English Premier League and UEFA Champions League
When talking about the achievements of football clubs in the latest season of the English Premier League on Champions League, Leicester City has won the Champions League knock-out fixture. Even though, the critics of Mourinho say that they will miss out on the Champions League and the supporters of Tottenham see the 5th spot as deterioration, yet all the 6 football clubs may get higher points in total as compared to the last season.
In fact, Tottenham can achieve its highest ever total in the era of the EPL and still only get the Europa League football as the award. The last 7 games between the top 6 teams of the Premier league have generated only 15 goals in total. And, the victory of Liverpool over Manchester City with a score of 1 to 0 shows how cagey the English Premier League is in its latest season.