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Premier League
2015–16
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Season information
Winners Leicester City
Relegated Aston Villa
Norwich City
Newcastle Utd
Domestic cup winners
FA Cup Manchester United
Capital One Cup Manchester City (4th title)
Community Shield Arsenal
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Leicester City
Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City
Europa League Manchester United
Southampton
West Ham United
Season statistics
Matches played 346
Goals scored 1022
Average (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorer Harry Kane (25 goals)
Biggest home win Man City 6–1 Newcastle
(3 October 2015)
Biggest away win Villa 0–6 Liverpool
(14 February 2016)
Highest scoring Norwich 4–5 Liverpool
(23 January 2016)
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The 2015–16 Premier League is the 24th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The fixtures were announced on 17 June 2015. The season began on 8 August 2015, and was scheduled to conclude on 15 May 2016. However, the Manchester United vs Bournemouth fixture was postponed to 17 May 2016 on the final day due to a suspicious package in the stadium.

Chelsea began the season as defending champions of the 2014–15 season. AFC Bournemouth, Watford, and Norwich City entered as the three promoted teams from the 2014–15 Football League Championship.

After narrowly avoiding relegation the previous season, Leicester City became the 24th club to become English football champions, winning the league for the first time in their 132-year history, and the sixth club to win the Premier League.

Teams

A total of 20 teams will contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2014–15 season and three promoted from the 2014–15 Football League Championship. On 25 April 2015, Watford became the first Championship side to be promoted following their 2–0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion. On the final day of the season, Bournemouth won the Championship title, and their first-ever promotion to the top flight, with a 3–0 victory over Charlton Athletic. Norwich City became the third and final team to be promoted after beating Middlesbrough 2–0 in the Championship play-off final, bouncing back from relegation from the Premier League following the 2013–14 season.

The three promoted clubs replaced Burnley, Queens Park Rangers and Hull City. Burnley were relegated despite a 1–0 victory at Hull City, and Queens Park Rangers suffered the same fate after a 6–0 defeat by Manchester City. Hull City became the third team to be relegated after a 0–0 draw with Manchester United on the final day of the 2014–15 season.

Stadia

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium
Arsenal London (Holloway) Emirates Stadium
Aston Villa Birmingham Villa Park
Bournemouth Bournemouth Dean Court
Chelsea London (Fulham) Stamford Bridge
Crystal Palace London (South Norwood) Selhurst Park
Everton Liverpool Goodison Park
Leicester City Leicester King Power Stadium
Liverpool Liverpool Anfield
Manchester City Manchester Etihad Stadium
Manchester United Manchester Old Trafford
Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne St James' Park
Norwich City Norwich Carrow Road
Southampton Southampton St Mary's Stadium
Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent Britannia Stadium
Sunderland Sunderland Stadium of Light
Swansea City Swansea Liberty Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur London (Tottenham) White Hart Lane
Watford Watford Vicarage Road
West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich The Hawthorns
West Ham United London (Upton Park) Boleyn Ground

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager1 Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Arsenal Arsène Wenger Puma Emirates
Aston Villa Tim Sherwood Macron Intuit QuickBooks
Bournemouth Eddie Howe JD Sports Mansion Group
Chelsea José Mourinho Adidas Yokohama
Crystal Palace Alan Pardew Macron Mansion Group
Everton Roberto Martínez Umbro Chang
Leicester City Claudio Ranieri Puma King Power
Liverpool Brendan Rodgers New Balance Standard Chartered
Manchester City Manuel Pellegrini Nike Etihad Airways
Manchester United Louis van Gaal Adidas Chevrolet
Newcastle United Steve McClaren Puma Wonga
Norwich City Alex Neil Erreà Aviva
Southampton Ronald Koeman Adidas Veho
Stoke City Mark Hughes New Balance Bet365
Sunderland Dick Advocaat Adidas Dafabet
Swansea City Garry Monk Adidas GWFX
Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino Under Armour AIA
Watford Quique Flores Puma 138.com
West Bromwich Albion Tony Pulis Adidas Tlcbet
West Ham United Slaven Bilić Umbro Betway
  • 1 According to current revision of List of English Football League managers
  • Additionally, referee kits are made by Nike, sponsored by EA Sports, and Nike has a new match ball, the Ordem Premier League.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
West Ham United Sam Allardyce End of contract 24 May 2015 Pre-season Slaven Bilić 9 June 2015
Watford Slaviša Jokanović 5 June 2015 Quique Flores 5 June 2015
Newcastle United John Carver Sacked 9 June 2015 Steve McClaren 10 June 2015
Leicester City Nigel Pearson 30 June 2015 Claudio Ranieri 13 July 2015
Sunderland Netherlands Dick Advocaat Resigned 4 October 2015 19th England Sam Allardyce 9 October 2015
Liverpool Flag of Northern Ireland Brendan Rodgers Sacked 4 October 2015 10th Germany Jürgen Klopp 8 October 2015
Aston Villa England Tim Sherwood 25 October 2015 19th Flag of France Rémi Garde 2 November 2015
Swansea City England Garry Monk 9 December 2015 15th Flag of Wales Alan Curtis 7 January 2016
Chelsea Flag of Portugal José Mourinho Mutual consent 17 December 2015 16th Netherlands Guus Hiddink 19 December 2015
Swansea City Flag of Wales Alan Curtis End of caretaker spell 18 January 2016 18th Flag of Italy Francesco Guidolin 18 January 2016
Newcastle United England Steve McClaren Sacked 11 March 2016 19th Flag of Spain Rafael Benítez 11 March 2016
Aston Villa Flag of France Rémi Garde Mutual consent 29 March 2016 20th Scotland Eric Black 29 March 2016
Everton Flag of Spain Roberto Martínez Sacked 12 May 2016 12th

Results

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Leicester City  (C) 38 23 12 3 68 36+32 81
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 38 19 9 10 71 41+30 66
2016–17 UEFA Champions League play-off round
5 Manchester United 38 19 9 10 49 35+14 66
2016–17 UEFA Europa League group stage
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 59 41+18 63
7 West Ham United 38 16 14 8 65 51+14 62
2016–17 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 63 50+13 60
9 Stoke City 38 14 9 15 41 55−14 51
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 59 53+6 50
11 Swansea City 38 12 11 15 42 52−10 47
12 Everton 38 11 14 13 59 55+4 47
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 40 50−10 45
14 West Bromwich Albion 38 10 13 15 34 48−14 43
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 39 51−12 42
16 Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 45 67−22 42
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 48 62−14 39
18 Newcastle United  (R) 38 9 10 19 44 65−21 37 Relegation to 2016–17 Football League Championship
19 Norwich City  (R) 38 9 7 22 39 67−28 34
20 Aston Villa  (R) 38 3 8 27 27 76−49 17
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.

Result table

Home \ Away ARS AST BOUCHECRYEVELEILIVMNCMNUNEWNWCSOTSTKSUNSWATOTWATWBAWHU
Arsenal 4–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–2
Aston Villa 0–2 1–2 0–4 1–0 1–3 1–1 0–6 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–4 0–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 2–3 0–1 1–1
Bournemouth 0–2 0–1 1–4 0–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 0–4 2–1 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 3–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 1–3
Chelsea 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 3–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–1 5–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2
Crystal Palace 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 5–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–3
Everton 0–2 4–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 0–3 3–0 3–0 1–1 3–4 6–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–3
Leicester City 2–5 3–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 4–2 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2
Liverpool 3–3 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 4–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–3
Manchester City 2–2 4–0 5–1 3–0 4–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 0–1 6–1 2–1 3–1 4–0 4–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–2
Manchester United 3–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 3–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0
Newcastle United 0–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–3 2–0 1–1 3–3 6–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 5–1 1–2 1–0 2–1
Norwich City 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–2 4–5 0–0 0–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 0–3 4–2 0–1 2–2
Southampton 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 4–1 0–3 2–2 3–2 4–2 2–3 3–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 1–0
Stoke City 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–3 2–2 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 0–1 2–1
Sunderland 0–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 3–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–2
Swansea City 0–3 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–3 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–4 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–0
Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 4–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–2 2–2 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–1
Watford 0–3 3–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–3 3–2 2–3 2–3 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–3
West Ham United 3–3 2–0 3–4 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–4 1–0 3–1 1–1
Updated to games played on 15 May 2016
Source: Barclays Premier League football scores & results
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics

Scoring

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 25
2 Flag of Argentina Sergio Agüero Manchester City 24
England Jamie Vardy Leicester City
4 Belgium Romelu Lukaku Everton 18
5 Flag of Algeria Riyad Mahrez Leicester City 17
6 Flag of France Olivier Giroud Arsenal 16
7 England Jermain Defoe Sunderland 15
Flag of Nigeria 001 Odion Ighalo Watford
9 England Troy Deeney Watford 13
Flag of CHI Alexis Sánchez Arsenal

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
England Wilson, CallumCallum Wilson AFC Bournemouth West Ham United 4–3 22 August 2015
Scotland Naismith, StevenSteven Naismith Everton Chelsea 3–1 12 September 2015
Flag of CHI Sánchez, AlexisAlexis Sánchez Arsenal Leicester City 5–2 26 September 2015
Flag of Argentina Agüero, SergioSergio Agüero5 Manchester City Newcastle United 6–1 3 October 2015
England Sterling, RaheemRaheem Sterling Manchester City AFC Bournemouth 5–1 17 October 2015
Netherlands Wijnaldum, GeorginioGeorginio Wijnaldum4 Newcastle United Norwich City 6–2 18 October 2015
England Kane, HarryHarry Kane Tottenham Hotspur AFC Bournemouth 5–1 25 October 2015
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Koné, ArounaArouna Koné Everton Sunderland 6–2 1 November 2015
Flag of Algeria Mahrez, RiyadRiyad Mahrez Leicester City Swansea City 3–0 5 December 2015
England Defoe, JermainJermain Defoe Sunderland Swansea City 4–2 13 January 2016
England Carroll, AndyAndy Carroll West Ham United Arsenal 3–3 9 April 2016
Flag of Argentina Agüero, SergioSergio Agüero Manchester City Chelsea 3–0 16 April 2016
Flag of Senegal.svg Mané, SadioSadio Mané Southampton Manchester City 4–2 1 May 2016
Flag of France Giroud, OlivierOlivier Giroud Arsenal Aston Villa 4–0 15 May 2016
Note

4 Player scored 4 goals
5 Player scored 5 goals

Clean sheets

As of matches played on 15 May 2016.
Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1 Flag of Czech Petr Čech Arsenal 16
2 Flag of Spain David de Gea Manchester United 15
England Joe Hart Manchester City
Flag of Denmark Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City
5 Flag of France Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 13
6 Brazil Heurelho Gomes Watford 11
Belgium Simon Mignolet Liverpool
8 England Jack Butland Stoke City 10
9 Flag of Spain Adrián West Ham United 9
Flag of Poland Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City

Discipline

As of matches played on 11 May 2016

Player

Club

  • Most yellow cards: 74
    • Aston Villa
  • Most red cards: 6
    • Southampton

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
August Flag of CHI Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City Flag of Ghana André Ayew Swansea City
September Flag of Argentina Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham Hotspur Flag of France Anthony Martial Manchester United
October Flag of France Arsène Wenger Arsenal England Jamie Vardy Leicester City
November Flag of Italy Claudio Ranieri Leicester City England Jamie Vardy Leicester City
December Flag of Spain Quique Flores Watford Flag of Nigeria 001 Odion Ighalo Watford
January Netherlands Ronald Koeman Southampton Flag of Argentina Sergio Agüero Manchester City
February Flag of Argentina Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham Hotspur England Fraser Forster Southampton
March Flag of Italy Claudio Ranieri Leicester City England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur
April Flag of Italy Claudio Ranieri Leicester City Flag of Argentina Sergio Agüero Manchester City

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