2016–17 Premier League

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Premier League
Season 2016–17
Dates 13 August 2016 – 21 May 2017
Champions Chelsea
5th Premier League title
6th English title
Relegated Hull City
Middlesbrough
Sunderland
Champions League Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City
Liverpool
Manchester United (as Europa League winners)
Europa League Arsenal
Everton
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1,064 (2.8 per match)
Top goalscorer Harry Kane
(29 goals)[1]
Best goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (16 clean sheets)
Biggest home win Bournemouth 6–1 Hull City
(15 October 2016)
Chelsea 5–0 Everton
(5 November 2016)
Liverpool 6–1 Watford
(6 November 2016)
Tottenham Hotspur 5–0 Swansea City
(3 December 2016)
Manchester City 5–0 Crystal Palace
(6 May 2017)
Biggest away win Hull City 1–7 Tottenham Hotspur
(21 May 2017)
Highest scoring Swansea City 5–4 Crystal Palace
(26 November 2016)
Everton 6–3 Bournemouth
(4 February 2017)
Longest winning run 13 matches[2]
Chelsea
Longest unbeaten run 25 matches[2]
Manchester United
Longest winless run 16 matches[2]
Middlesbrough
Longest losing run 6 matches[2]
Crystal Palace
Hull City
Watford
Highest attendance 75,397[3]
Manchester United 0–0 West Bromwich Albion (1 April 2017)
Lowest attendance 10,890[3]
Bournemouth 4–0 Middlesbrough
(22 April 2017)
Total attendance 13,612,316[3]
Average attendance 35,821[3]

The 2016–17 Premier League was the 25th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The season began on 13 August 2016 and concluded on 21 May 2017.[4] Fixtures for the 2016–17 season were announced on 15 June 2016.[5]

Chelsea won their fifth Premier League title, and sixth English title, with two matches to spare following a 1–0 away win over West Bromwich Albion on 12 May.[6]

The defending champions were Leicester City, who finished 12th, thereby setting a new record for the worst Premier League title defence; the record had previously been held by Chelsea, who had finished 10th in 2015–16 after winning the title in 2014–15.[7]

Burnley, Middlesbrough and Hull City entered as the three promoted teams from the 2015–16 Football League Championship.

Overview[edit]

Premier League rebranding[edit]

On 9 February 2016, the Premier League announced a rebrand; beginning with the 2016–17 season, the competition was known simply as the Premier League, without any sponsor's name attached. As part of the rebranding, a new logo was introduced.[8]

Ticket prices[edit]

From the beginning of the 2016–17 season, ticket prices for away fans were capped at £30 per ticket.[9]

Teams[edit]

Greater London Premier League football clubs

Twenty teams competed in the league – the top seventeen teams from the previous season, as well as the three teams promoted from the Championship.

Teams promoted to the Premier League

The first club to be promoted was Burnley, following their 1–0 victory against Queens Park Rangers on 2 May 2016, coupled with promotion rivals Brighton & Hove Albion's 1-1 draw against Derby County on the same day, sealing an immediate return to the Premier League. They were also promoted as the Football League Championship winners on 9 May 2016, following their 3-0 victory against Charlton Athletic.[10][11]

The second club to be promoted was Middlesbrough, following their 1–1 draw against promotion rivals Brighton & Hove Albion on the final match day on 9 May 2016. Since they finished above Brighton on goal difference, they took the second automatic promotion spot. They played Premier League football for the first time since the 2008–09 season.[12]

The third and final club to be promoted was Hull City, following their 1–0 win against Sheffield Wednesday in the Football League Championship play-off Final at Wembley Stadium on 28 May 2016, sealing an immediate return to the Premier League.[13]

Teams relegated to the EFL Championship

The first club to be relegated was Aston Villa, following their 1-0 defeat against Manchester United on 16 April 2016, ending their 24-year stay in the top flight. This was the first time since 1983 and the first time in Premier League history that Aston Villa were not playing in top flight football.[14]

The second club to be relegated was Norwich City, despite their 4-2 vistory against Watford on 11 May 2016. This was due to relegation rivals Sunderland's 2-0 victory against Everton on the same day, causing an immediate return for Norwich City to the EFL Championship.[15][16]

The third and final club to be relegated was Newcastle United, following their 0-0 draw against already relegated Aston Villa on 11 May 2016, coupled with derby and relegation rivals Sunderland's 2-0 victory against Everton on the same day, ending their 6-year stay in the top flight.[17][18][19][20]

Stadia and locations[edit]

West Ham United played for the first time at the London Stadium, formerly known as the Olympic Stadium.[21] Although having a capacity of 60,010, for the first Premier League game this was limited to 57,000 due to safety fears following persistent standing by fans at West Ham's Europa League game played in early August.[22]

Stoke City announced that from the 2016–17 season the Britannia Stadium would be renamed to the bet365 Stadium.[23]

Tottenham Hotspur played at White Hart Lane with a reduced capacity, due to the north east corner of the stadium being dismantled to help facilitate building works for their new stadium being built adjacently.[24]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location and County Stadium Capacity[25]
Arsenal Islington, Greater London Emirates Stadium 60,432
Bournemouth Bournemouth, Dorset Vitality Stadium 11,464
Burnley Burnley, Lancashire Turf Moor 22,546
Chelsea Fulham, Greater London Stamford Bridge 41,623
Crystal Palace Croydon, Greater London Selhurst Park 26,309
Everton Liverpool, Merseyside Goodison Park 39,572
Hull City Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire KCOM Stadium 25,404
Leicester City Leicester, Leicestershire King Power Stadium 32,500
Liverpool Liverpool, Merseyside Anfield 54,074
Manchester City Manchester, Greater Manchester Etihad Stadium 55,097
Manchester United Trafford, Greater Manchester Old Trafford 76,100
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire Riverside Stadium 35,100
Southampton Southampton, Hampshire St Mary's Stadium 32,689
Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire bet365 Stadium 28,383
Sunderland Sunderland, Tyne and Wear Stadium of Light 49,000
Swansea City Swansea, Glamorgan Liberty Stadium 20,972
Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham, Greater London White Hart Lane 32,000
Watford Watford, Hertfordshire Vicarage Road 21,977
West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich, West Midlands The Hawthorns 26,500
West Ham United Stratford, Greater London London Stadium 57,000[22]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Arsenal France Arsène Wenger France Laurent Koscielny2[26] Puma[27] Emirates[28]
Bournemouth England Eddie Howe England Simon Francis[29] JD Sports[30] Mansion Group[31]
Burnley England Sean Dyche England Tom Heaton[32] Puma[33] Dafabet[34]
Chelsea Italy Antonio Conte England John Terry[35] Adidas[36] Yokohama[37]
Crystal Palace England Sam Allardyce England Scott Dann[38] Macron[39] Mansion Group[40]
Everton Netherlands Ronald Koeman England Phil Jagielka[41] Umbro[42] Chang[43]
Hull City Portugal Marco Silva England Michael Dawson[44] Umbro[45] SportPesa[46]
Leicester City England Craig Shakespeare (caretaker) Jamaica Wes Morgan[47] Puma[48] King Power[49]
Liverpool Germany Jürgen Klopp England Jordan Henderson[50] New Balance[51] Standard Chartered[52]
Manchester City Spain Pep Guardiola Belgium Vincent Kompany[53] Nike[54] Etihad Airways[55]
Manchester United Portugal José Mourinho England Wayne Rooney[56] Adidas[57] Chevrolet[58]
Middlesbrough England Steve Agnew (caretaker) England Grant Leadbitter[59] Adidas[60] Ramsdens[61]
Southampton France Claude Puel Northern Ireland Steven Davis Under Armour[62] Virgin Media[63]
Stoke City Wales Mark Hughes England Ryan Shawcross[64] Macron[65] bet365[66]
Sunderland Scotland David Moyes Republic of Ireland John O'Shea[67] Adidas[68] Dafabet[69]
Swansea City England Paul Clement England Leon Britton[70] Joma[71] BetEast[72]
Tottenham Hotspur Argentina Mauricio Pochettino France Hugo Lloris[73] Under Armour[74] AIA[75]
Watford Italy Walter Mazzarri England Troy Deeney[76] Dryworld[77] 138.com[78]
West Bromwich Albion Wales Tony Pulis Scotland Darren Fletcher[79] Adidas[80] UK-K8.com[81]
West Ham United Croatia Slaven Bilić England Mark Noble[82] Umbro[83] Betway[84]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Manchester United Netherlands Louis van Gaal Sacked 23 May 2016[85] Pre-season Portugal José Mourinho 27 May 2016[86]
Southampton Netherlands Ronald Koeman Signed by Everton 14 June 2016[87] France Claude Puel 30 June 2016[88]
Everton England David Unsworth End of caretaker spell 14 June 2016[89] Netherlands Ronald Koeman 14 June 2016[89]
Chelsea Netherlands Guus Hiddink 30 June 2016[90] Italy Antonio Conte 1 July 2016[90]
Manchester City Chile Manuel Pellegrini End of contract 30 June 2016[91] Spain Pep Guardiola 1 July 2016[92]
Watford Spain Quique Sánchez Flores Mutual consent 30 June 2016[93] Italy Walter Mazzarri 1 July 2016[94]
Hull City England Steve Bruce Resigned 22 July 2016[95] England Mike Phelan 22 July 2016[96][97]
Sunderland England Sam Allardyce Signed by England 22 July 2016[98] Scotland David Moyes 23 July 2016[99]
Swansea City Italy Francesco Guidolin Sacked 3 October 2016[100] 17th United States Bob Bradley 3 October 2016[100]
Crystal Palace England Alan Pardew 22 December 2016[101] 17th England Sam Allardyce 23 December 2016[102]
Swansea City United States Bob Bradley 27 December 2016[103] 19th England Paul Clement 2 January 2017[104]
Hull City England Mike Phelan 3 January 2017[105] 20th Portugal Marco Silva 5 January 2017[106]
Leicester City Italy Claudio Ranieri 23 February 2017[107] 17th England Craig Shakespeare 12 March 2017[108]
Middlesbrough Spain Aitor Karanka Mutual consent 16 March 2017[109] 19th England Steve Agnew 16 March 2017[110]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea (C) 38 30 3 5 85 33 +52 93 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Tottenham Hotspur 38 26 8 4 86 26 +60 86
3 Manchester City 38 23 9 6 80 39 +41 78
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 78 42 +36 76 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 77 44 +33 75 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
6 Manchester United 38 18 15 5 54 29 +25 69 Qualification for the Champions League group stage[b]
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 62 44 +18 61 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[c]
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 41 48 −7 46
9 Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 55 67 −12 46
10 West Bromwich Albion 38 12 9 17 43 51 −8 45
11 West Ham United 38 12 9 17 47 64 −17 45
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 48 63 −15 44
13 Stoke City 38 11 11 16 41 56 −15 44
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 50 63 −13 41
15 Swansea City 38 12 5 21 45 70 −25 41
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 39 55 −16 40
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 68 −28 40
18 Hull City (R) 38 9 7 22 37 80 −43 34 Relegation to the EFL Championship
19 Middlesbrough (R) 38 5 13 20 27 53 −26 28
20 Sunderland (R) 38 6 6 26 29 69 −40 24
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[111][112]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Arsenal qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the 2016–17 FA Cup. As they had also qualified there by the virtue of their league position (5th), this spot was passed to the next-highest ranked team (6th), Manchester United.
  2. ^ Manchester United qualified for the Champions League group stage by winning the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League. Based on their league position (6th), they would have received the spot above to enter the Europa League group stage. This spot was vacated without replacement as per UEFA regulations.
  3. ^ Manchester United, winners of the 2016–17 EFL Cup, initially attained a spot in the Europa League third qualifying round. That was passed to the next-highest ranked team in the league not already qualified for UEFA competitions (7th-placed Everton).

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ARS BOU BUR CHE CRY EVE HUL LEI LIV MCI MUN MID SOU STK SUN SWA TOT WAT WBA WHU
Arsenal 3–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–4 2–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–0
Bournemouth 3–3 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–0 6–1 1–0 4–3 0–2 1–3 4–0 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–2
Burnley 0–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–2
Chelsea 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–2 5–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 4–0 3–0 4–2 4–2 5–1 3–1 2–1 4–3 1–0 2–1
Crystal Palace 3–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 4–0 2–2 2–4 1–2 1–2 1–0 3–0 4–1 0–4 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1
Everton 2–1 6–3 3–1 0–3 1–1 4–0 4–2 0–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–0
Hull City 1–4 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–3 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–3 0–1 4–2 2–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–7 2–0 1–1 2–1
Leicester City 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–3 3–1 0–2 3–1 3–1 4–2 0–3 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–6 3–0 1–2 1–0
Liverpool 3–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 5–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 4–1 2–0 2–3 2–0 6–1 2–1 2–2
Manchester City 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–3 5–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–1
Manchester United 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 4–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–1
Middlesbrough 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–3 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–3
Southampton 0–2 0–0 3–1 0–2 3–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–4 1–1 1–2 1–3
Stoke City 1–4 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–4 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 0–4 2–0 1–1 0–0
Sunderland 1–4 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–3 0–3 3–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–2
Swansea City 0–4 0–3 3–2 2–2 5–4 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–3 1–3 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–4
Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 5–0 4–0 4–0 3–2
Watford 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–5 3–1 0–0 3–4 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–4 2–0 1–1
West Bromwich Albion 3–1 2–1 4–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 3–1 0–1 0–1 0–4 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 4–2
West Ham United 1–5 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–3 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–4 2–2
Source: Premier League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[1]
1 England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 29
2 Belgium Romelu Lukaku Everton 25
3 Chile Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 24
4 Argentina Sergio Agüero Manchester City 20
Spain Diego Costa Chelsea
6 England Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur 18
7 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Manchester United 17
8 Belgium Eden Hazard Chelsea 16
Norway Joshua King Bournemouth
10 Belgium Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 15
England Jermain Defoe Sunderland
Spain Fernando Llorente Swansea City

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref
Belgium Romelu Lukaku Everton Sunderland 3–0 (A) 12 September 2016 [113]
Chile Alexis Sánchez Arsenal West Ham United 5–1 (A) 3 December 2016 [114]
England Jamie Vardy Leicester City Manchester City 4–2 (H) 10 December 2016 [115]
Venezuela Salomón Rondón West Bromwich Albion Swansea City 3–1 (H) 14 December 2016 [116]
England Andre Gray Burnley Sunderland 4–1 (H) 31 December 2016 [117]
England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur West Bromwich Albion 4–0 (H) 14 January 2017 [118]
Belgium Romelu Lukaku4 Everton Bournemouth 6–3 (H) 4 February 2017 [119]
England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur Stoke City 4–0 (H) 26 February 2017 [120]
Norway Joshua King Bournemouth West Ham United 3–2 (H) 11 March 2017 [121]
England Harry Kane4 Tottenham Hotspur Leicester City 6–1 (A) 18 May 2017 [122]
England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur Hull City 7–1 (A) 21 May 2017 [123]
Note

4 Player scored 4 goals; (H) – Home ; (A) – Away

Top assists[edit]

Rank Player Club Assists[124]
1 Belgium Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 18
2 Denmark Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur 15
3 Iceland Gylfi Sigurðsson Swansea City 13
4 Spain Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 12
5 Chile Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 10
6 Germany Mesut Özil Arsenal 9
Spain Pedro Chelsea
Netherlands Georginio Wijnaldum Liverpool
Ivory Coast Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace
10 England Ross Barkley Everton 8
Scotland Matt Phillips West Bromwich Albion

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets[125]
1 Belgium Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 16
2 France Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 15
3 Spain David de Gea Manchester United 14
England Fraser Forster Southampton
5 Czech Republic Petr Čech Arsenal 12
6 England Tom Heaton Burnley 10
Spain Joel Robles Everton
8 Poland Artur Boruc Bournemouth 9
England Lee Grant Stoke City
Belgium Simon Mignolet Liverpool

Discipline[edit]

Player[edit]

Club[edit]

  • Most yellow cards: 84[128]
    • Watford
  • Most red cards: 5[129]
    • Hull City
    • Watford
    • West Ham United

Awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Goal of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club Player Club
August England Mike Phelan Hull City England Raheem Sterling Manchester City Uruguay Cristhian Stuani Middlesbrough [130][131]
September Germany Jürgen Klopp Liverpool South Korea Son Heung-min Tottenham Hotspur England Jordan Henderson Liverpool [132][133]
October Italy Antonio Conte Chelsea Belgium Eden Hazard Chelsea France Dimitri Payet West Ham United [134][135][136]
November Italy Antonio Conte Chelsea Spain Diego Costa Chelsea Spain Pedro Chelsea [137][138][139]
December Italy Antonio Conte Chelsea Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Manchester United Armenia Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United [140][141][142]
January England Paul Clement Swansea City England Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur England Andy Carroll West Ham United [143][144][145]
February Spain Pep Guardiola Manchester City England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur Belgium Eden Hazard Chelsea [146][147][148]
March England Eddie Howe Bournemouth Belgium Romelu Lukaku Everton England Andros Townsend Crystal Palace [149][150][151]
April Argentina Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham Hotspur South Korea Son Heung-min Tottenham Hotspur Spain Pedro Chelsea [152][153][154]

Annual awards[edit]

Award Winner Club
Manager of the Season Italy Antonio Conte[156] Chelsea
Player of the Season France N'Golo Kanté[157] Chelsea
Goal of the Season Germany Emre Can[158] Liverpool
PFA Player of the Year France N'Golo Kanté[159] Chelsea
PFA Young Player of the Year England Dele Alli[160] Tottenham Hotspur
FWA Footballer of the Year France N'Golo Kanté[161] Chelsea
PFA Team of the Year[155]
Goalkeeper Spain David de Gea (Manchester United)
Defence England Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) England Gary Cahill (Chelsea) Brazil David Luiz (Chelsea) England Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
Midfield Belgium Eden Hazard (Chelsea) England Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) France N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea) Senegal Sadio Mané (Liverpool)
Attack England Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) Belgium Romelu Lukaku (Everton)

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