2014–15 Premier League
4th Premier League title
5th English title
Queens Park Rangers
West Ham United
|Goals scored||975 (2.57 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Sergio Agüero (26 goals)|
|Best goalkeeper||Joe Hart (14 clean sheets)|
|Biggest home win||
Southampton 8–0 Sunderland|
(18 October 2014)
|Biggest away win||
Swansea City 0–5 Chelsea |
(17 January 2015)
Everton 3–6 Chelsea|
(30 August 2014)
|Longest winning run||
|Longest unbeaten run||
|Longest winless run||
|Longest losing run||
Manchester United 0–1 West Bromwich Albion
(2 May 2015)
Queens Park Rangers 2–2 Stoke City
(20 September 2014)
All statistics correct as of 30 May 2015.
The 2014–15 Premier League (also known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the 23rd season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The fixtures were announced on 18 June 2014. The season started on 16 August 2014 and concluded on 24 May 2015.
On 3 May 2015, Chelsea won the title with three games to spare after a 1–0 home win over Crystal Palace. It was their first league title since 2010, their fourth Premier League title and their fifth English league title overall.
Burnley were the first team to be relegated despite beating Hull City 1–0, while Queens Park Rangers suffered the same fate after a 6–0 demolition by Manchester City. Hull City were the third and final team to be relegated after a draw against Manchester United on the final day of the season.
Manchester City's Sergio Agüero won the Golden Boot with 26 goals, with his teammate Joe Hart clinching a record fourth Golden Glove, having kept 14 clean sheets. Eden Hazard and José Mourinho were named as Player and Manager of the Season respectively.
A total of 20 teams contested the league, including 17 sides from the 2013–14 season and three promoted from the 2013–14 Football League Championship. On 5 April 2014, Leicester City earned promotion from the 2013–14 Football League Championship after a 10-year absence from the Premier League. They were crowned champions after beating Bolton Wanderers on 22 April 2014. On 21 April 2014, Burnley earned promotion to the Premier League with second place following their win over Wigan Athletic. On 24 May 2014 Queens Park Rangers were the final team to be promoted after winning the 2014 Football League Championship play-off Final, 1–0 against Derby County at Wembley Stadium in London. The three teams replaced Cardiff City, Fulham and Norwich City, which were all relegated to the Championship at the end of the previous season.
|Aston Villa||Villa Park||42,682|
|Crystal Palace||Selhurst Park||25,747|
|Hull City||KC Stadium||25,400|
|Leicester City||King Power Stadium||32,312|
|Manchester City||Etihad Stadium||46,708|
|Manchester United||Old Trafford||75,635|
|Newcastle United||St James' Park||52,405|
|Queens Park Rangers||Loftus Road||18,000|
|Southampton||St Mary's Stadium||32,505|
|Stoke City||Britannia Stadium||27,740|
|Sunderland||Stadium of Light||48,707|
|Swansea City||Liberty Stadium||20,827|
|Tottenham Hotspur||White Hart Lane||36,284|
|West Bromwich Albion||The Hawthorns||26,445|
|West Ham United||Boleyn Ground||35,245|
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.
- 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.
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||League position||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|West Bromwich Albion||Pepe Mel||Mutual consent||12 May 2014||Pre-season||Alan Irvine||14 June 2014|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Tim Sherwood||Sacked||13 May 2014||Mauricio Pochettino||27 May 2014|
|Southampton||Mauricio Pochettino||Signed by Tottenham||27 May 2014||Ronald Koeman||16 June 2014|
|Crystal Palace||Tony Pulis||Mutual consent||14 August 2014||Neil Warnock||27 August 2014|
|Neil Warnock||Sacked||27 December 2014||18th||Alan Pardew||2 January 2015|
|West Bromwich Albion||Alan Irvine||29 December 2014||16th||Tony Pulis||1 January 2015|
|Newcastle United||Alan Pardew||Signed by Crystal Palace||2 January 2015||10th||John Carver||26 January 2015|
|Queens Park Rangers||Harry Redknapp||Resigned||3 February 2015||19th||Chris Ramsey||12 February 2015|
|Aston Villa||Paul Lambert||Sacked||11 February 2015||18th||Tim Sherwood||14 February 2015|
|Sunderland||Gus Poyet||16 March 2015||17th||Dick Advocaat||17 March 2015|
On 3 May 2015, Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 1–0 to secure the Premier League title with three games to play. PFA Player of the Year winner Eden Hazard scored the winning goal near the end of the first half, heading in the rebound of his own penalty kick. The win left Chelsea 16 points ahead of Arsenal, which had five games remaining. Chelsea were atop the standings the entire year, having got off to a good start. For Chelsea, it was the fourth title in the last eleven years, but first in the last six seasons. It was the fifth title in the club's 110-year history. "We showed absolutely everything since day one, everything football demands from a team," said manager José Mourinho. "We had fantastic attacking football, we had fantastic domination ... we defended amazingly well." It was Mourinho's 22nd career title. He won titles at Chelsea in 2005 and 2006, before being forced out by owner Roman Abramovich, and returning in 2013. Diego Costa led Chelsea with 20 goals.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Chelsea (C)||38||26||9||3||73||32||+41||87||Qualification for the Champions League group stage|
|4||Manchester United||38||20||10||8||62||37||+25||70||Qualification for the Champions League play-off round|
|5||Tottenham Hotspur||38||19||7||12||58||53||+5||64||Qualification for the Europa League group stage|
|7||Southampton||38||18||6||14||54||33||+21||60||Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round|
|12||West Ham United||38||12||11||15||44||47||−3||47||Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round|
|13||West Bromwich Albion||38||11||11||16||38||51||−13||44|
|18||Hull City (R)||38||8||11||19||33||51||−18||35||Relegation to the Football League Championship|
|20||Queens Park Rangers (R)||38||8||6||24||42||73||−31||30|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Since winners of the 2014–15 FA Cup, Arsenal, and winners of the 2014–15 Football League Cup, Chelsea, qualified for the Champions League based on league position, the spot awarded to the FA Cup winner (Europa League group stage) is passed to the sixth-placed team, Liverpool, and the spot awarded to the League Cup winner (Europa League third qualifying round) is passed to the seventh-placed team, Southampton, since those teams were the first teams in the table not already qualified for any European competition.
- England was given an extra qualification berth for the Europa League first qualifying round as one of the top three associations in UEFA Respect Fair Play ranking. The spot was given to West Ham United after finishing on top of the Premier League Fair Play table.
|Home ╲ Away||ARS||AST||BUR||CHE||CRY||EVE||HUL||LEI||LIV||MCI||MUN||NEW||QPR||SOU||STK||SUN||SWA||TOT||WBA||WHU|
|Queens Park Rangers||1–2||2–0||2–0||0–1||0–0||1–2||0–1||3–2||2–3||2–2||0–2||2–1||0–1||2–2||1–0||1–1||1–2||3–2||0–0|
|West Bromwich Albion||0–1||1–0||4–0||3–0||2–2||0–2||1–0||2–3||0–0||1–3||2–2||0–2||1–4||1–0||1–0||2–2||2–0||0–3||1–2|
|West Ham United||1–2||0–0||1–0||0–1||1–3||1–2||3–0||2–0||3–1||2–1||1–1||1–0||2–0||1–3||1–1||1–0||3–1||0–1||1–1|
Updated to games played on 24 May 2015.
Source: Barclays Premier League football scores & results
1 ^ The 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.
|1||Sergio Agüero||Manchester City||26|
|2||Harry Kane||Tottenham Hotspur||21|
|4||Charlie Austin||Queens Park Rangers||18|
|6||Saido Berahino||West Bromwich Albion||14|
|9||Christian Benteke||Aston Villa||13|
|Wayne Rooney||Manchester United|
|David Silva||Manchester City|
|Costa, DiegoDiego Costa||Chelsea||Swansea City||4–2||13 September 2014|
|Agüero, SergioSergio Agüero4||Manchester City||Tottenham Hotspur||4–1||18 October 2014|
|Austin, CharlieCharlie Austin||Queens Park Rangers||West Bromwich Albion||3–2||20 December 2014|
|Walters, JonathanJonathan Walters||Stoke City||Queens Park Rangers||3–1||31 January 2015|
|Kane, HarryHarry Kane||Tottenham Hotspur||Leicester City||4–3||21 March 2015|
|Benteke, ChristianChristian Benteke||Aston Villa||Queens Park Rangers||3–3||7 April 2015|
|Bolasie, YannickYannick Bolasie||Crystal Palace||Sunderland||4–1||11 April 2015|
|Agüero, SergioSergio Agüero||Manchester City||Queens Park Rangers||6–0||10 May 2015|
|Mané, SadioSadio Mané||Southampton||Aston Villa||6–1||16 May 2015|
|Walcott, TheoTheo Walcott||Arsenal||West Bromwich Albion||4–1||24 May 2015|
4 Player scored 4 goals.
|1||Joe Hart||Manchester City||14|
|2||Łukasz Fabiański||Swansea City||13|
|6||Ben Foster||West Bromwich Albion||11|
|8||David de Gea||Manchester United||10|
|10||Brad Guzan||Aston Villa||9|
- Most yellow cards: 14
- Lee Cattermole (Sunderland)
- Most red cards: 2
|Month||Manager of the Month||Player of the Month||Reference|
|August||Garry Monk||Swansea City||Diego Costa||Chelsea|
|September||Ronald Koeman||Southampton||Graziano Pellè||Southampton|
|October||Sam Allardyce||West Ham United||Diafra Sakho||West Ham United|
|November||Alan Pardew||Newcastle United||Sergio Agüero||Manchester City|
|December||Manuel Pellegrini||Manchester City||Charlie Austin||Queens Park Rangers|
|January||Ronald Koeman||Southampton||Harry Kane||Tottenham Hotspur|
|February||Tony Pulis||West Bromwich Albion||Harry Kane||Tottenham Hotspur|
|March||Arsène Wenger||Arsenal||Olivier Giroud||Arsenal|
|April||Nigel Pearson||Leicester City||Christian Benteke||Aston Villa|
Premier League Manager of the Season
Premier League Player of the Season
PFA Player of the Year
PFA Team of the Year
- Goalkeeper: David de Gea (Manchester United)
- Defence: John Terry (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Branislav Ivanović (Chelsea), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
- Midfield: Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal), Nemanja Matić (Chelsea), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
- Attack: Diego Costa (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
FWA Footballer of the Year
PFA Young Player of the Year
Premier League Golden Boot
Premier League Golden Glove
Premier League Fair Play League
West Ham United finished top of the Premier League Fair Play League and therefore qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round after England finished in the top three in the UEFA Fair Play table.
|West Ham United||34,846|
|West Bromwich Albion||25,064|
|Queens Park Rangers||17,809|
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