The battle to stay out of the bottom three is always one of the most entertaining aspects of a Premier League campaign, and the 2022/23 season should provide plenty more drama and intrigue at the wrong end of the table.
This is set to be the longest season in Premier League history, stretching from the start of August to the end of May. That is in order to accommodate the 2022 World Cup, which will take place in November and December rather than its customary time of June and July.
The games will come thicker and faster than ever in the Premier League this term. Relegation could partly be determined by which teams are best able to deal with the unprecedented intensity of the season.
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The three teams that won promotion to the Premier League last season – Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest and Fulham – are the three favorites to immediately return to the Championship. The gap between the top two tiers of English soccer has widened in recent years, making it difficult for promoted clubs to survive in the Premier League.
Leeds United only narrowly avoided demotion last time out, and are expected to struggle in 2022/23. Brentford, Everton and Southampton are also contenders to finish in the bottom three, while Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace are among the outsiders.
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The Premier League is played on a double round-robin basis. Each team in the division plays every other side home and away, giving a total of 38 matches. Three points are awarded for every win and one point for every tie. At the end of the campaign, the three sides with the fewest points are relegated.
As a result of this format, there is no fixed date when Premier League relegation is announced – that moment is simply confirmed when it is no longer mathematically possible for a team to finish 17th or higher. The earliest confirmation of relegation from the Premier League came when Derby County’s fate was sealed on 29 March 2008.
Relegation ends a club’s participation in the Premier League. A team that is relegated will spend the following season in the Championship, the second tier of English soccer.
Relegation is an important part of the English soccer system, which makes it a key point of difference with MLS in the United States. It is seen as essential to sporting integrity within the English soccer pyramid, and the vast majority of supporters of Premier League clubs would oppose the removal of relegation, even if it benefited their team.
The presence of relegation also makes the Premier League more entertaining. Because the division lacks a play-off system, the majority of clubs would have nothing to fight for if the threat of demotion was abolished. Relegation battles are sometimes even more dramatic and engaging than title races.
Norwich City were the first team to be relegated from the Premier League in the 2021/22 season. They accumulated just 22 points from their 38 games, and were sent down on April 30 after losing to Aston Villa. As you will see in the table below, this was a particularly unwelcome demotion for the Canaries.
Watford followed them through the trapdoor a week later following a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace. Like Norwich, the Hornets had won promotion from the Championship the previous season but were unable to retain their top-flight status for more than a year.
Burnley were relegated on the final day of the season after losing to Newcastle United. The Clarets would still have stayed up had Leeds United lost to Brentford, but the Yorkshire outfit were victorious in west London.
|Club||Number of Relegations|
|West Bromwich Albion||5|
|Queens Park Rangers||3|
Forty-two clubs have been relegated since the Premier League was launched in 1992, with a total of 88 demotions in that time. Three teams have been demoted in each season with the exception of 1994/95 when four went down.Eight teams have never been relegated from the Premier League, including Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford. The six other sides – Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur – have participated in all 30 Premier League seasons to date.Three Premier League title winners have been relegated. Blackburn Rovers finished in the bottom three in 1998/99, just four years after being crowned champions. Leicester City and Manchester City were both relegated before they won the title.
The Premier League was called the Premiership for sponsorship reasons between 1993 and 2007. It has been known as the Premier League ever since.
Soccer fans based in the United States can watch the Premier League on NBC, Peacock Premium, and fuboTV. Kick-off times usually range from 7.30 AM to 3.00 PM (EDT).
Greg Lea is a freelance soccer journalist from London. He is the former editor of The Set Pieces, and has contributed to the Guardian, FourFourTwo, and ESPN. A Crystal Palace fan, he is a long-time subscriber to the belief that it's the taking part that counts. Email: [email protected]More info on Greg Lea
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