After the ownership of the English Premier League championship and the early confirmation of seats in the Champions League and Europa League, the ultimate suspense of the English Premier League season remains only the relegation battle and the competition for qualification in the Europa League.
This morning Beijing time, the 38th round of ten matches of the 2022-23 Premier League season started simultaneously, and the last two suspense were also revealed one by one.
After a thrilling 90 minute battle, Everton won 1-0 and narrowly avoided relegation; Leicester City, who won, also had no choice but to be relegated. They will compete in the English Championship next season with Leeds United and Southampton. Villarreal defeated Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford to secure a spot in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.
Premier League champion: Manchester City
Although Arsenal led the standings on 2/3 of the season, it was Guardiola’s Blue Moon team who arrived at the finish line early. Manchester City ultimately finished with 28 wins, 5 draws, and 5 losses, accumulating 89 points, achieving a third consecutive league championship and being the second team in the Premier League to achieve a third consecutive championship. They also advanced to the Champions League final and FA Cup final, strongly challenging the treble.
Champions League spots: Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle United
Premier League runners up Arsenal, third place Manchester United, and fourth placed Newcastle United will play alongside Manchester City in the next season’s Champions League. According to the latest UEFA rankings, the Gunners will be in second place and Newcastle United will be in fourth place. The two teams that have been away from the Champions League for a long time are likely to create a death group.
Qualifications for the Europa League: Liverpool, Brighton
In the farewell game of the season, Liverpool drew 4-4 with relegated Saints as a guest, ranking fifth in the standings. Next season, they will play in the Europa League after a 7-year hiatus. Black horse Brighton, on the other hand, achieved the 6th best ranking in Premier League history and participated in the Europa League for the first time.
UEFA Champions League qualification: Aston Villa
Emmeri, who took over midway through his tenure, led Villa through an excellent season, rising from 17th place to 7th place when he took over, qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. Villa’s 7th place in the league is also the best ranking in the Premier League for the team in the past 13 years.
Downgrading: Leicester City, Leeds United, Southampton
After the saints were demoted early, the suspense of the relegation battle was 2 out of 3. Before the final round of the game, Everton scored 33 points, while Leicester City and Leeds United scored 31 points, which means that Toffees can successfully avoid relegation as long as they win, while Blue Fox and Leeds United will be relegated.
And the final result was the same. With Dukure’s winning goal, Everton defeated Bournemouth 1-0 at home, retaining their Premier League qualification and being one of the six teams that have never been relegated in the Premier League era.
After the game, a large number of fans flooded Goodison Park and set off blue fireworks to celebrate their successful relegation. The emotions suppressed by the fans for a long time were released.
However, Leicester City’s 2-1 victory over West Ham was of no use. Seven years ago, the Blue Fox, who performed a legendary championship miracle, collapsed overnight, becoming the second team since the establishment of the Premier League to win a championship and then face relegation (the first being Blackburn).
The ups and downs, joys and sorrows of life and death in the football world have all been experienced by Blue Fox. According to statistics, during the ten years from 2013 to 2023, the Blue Fox experienced promotion to the top league, successful relegation, winning the league championship, participating in the Champions League, winning the FA Cup, and being relegated
The Blue Fox team has a total value of 450 million euros, ranking ninth in the Premier League. They have famous players such as Madison, Tillermans, Harvey Barnes, Endi, and Valdi, and should not be relegated based on their strength. However, the competition in the Premier League is so fierce, and if they don’t advance, they will retreat.
It can be imagined that the opening of the Summer Window Blue Fox Supermarket is inevitable because the operating budget will be greatly discounted, and many players will be sold for cash, leaving some key players and young players to make a comeback in the English Championship.
Leeds United lost 1-4 to Tottenham Hotspur in the closing game, ranking second from bottom. After returning to the Premier League for three years, they also returned to the Champions League. Leeds United have employed four managers this season, but even veteran Allardyce has failed to take them to stay in the Premier League. When it comes to the effectiveness of changing coaches, Leeds United and Chelsea are opposite textbooks.
Promotions to the Premier League: Burnley, Sheffield United, Luton
This season’s Champions League champions Burnley, runner up Sheffield United, and playoff champions Luton will compete in the Premier League next season. Luton, from a town of 280000 people, was the team’s first ever match in the Premier League.
Premier League Golden Boot: Harland
At the end of the Premier League season, Harand was arranged to take a rotation by Guardiola, and his goal count remained at 36, breaking a single season goal record and winning the Golden Boot Award. How terrifying is Harland’s data – his goal count alone is only 2 goals less than the entire Chelsea team.
Premier League Assistant King: De Brauner
De Brauner has completed 16 assists and has been crowned as the top assists in the Premier League this season. This is the fourth time in Ding Ding’s career that he has been crowned as the assist king of the English Premier League, and the first person in history. Previously, Beckham, Fabregas, and Lampard have won the assist king of the season three times.
Premier League Golden Gloves: De Gea
Manchester United goalkeeper De Gea has completed 17 clean sheets in 38 rounds of attendance and won the Premier League Golden Glove Award for the second time, the last time in the 2017-18 season.
Which team surprised you the most in the final Premier League standings?
The 2022-23 season of the English Premier League has come to an end. We have witnessed Manchester City winning three consecutive championships, Harland devouring everything alive, the Blues falling off a cliff, the Gunners rushing forward, countless managers being laid off… and famous scenes such as Liverpool 7-0 Manchester United.
which scene left the deepest impression on you? Leave a message in the comment section!