Understanding English Premier League Team Stats
Teams in the English Premier League earn three points for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss. The other most common English Premier League stats by team are those readily available in game summaries or in the league table. That includes goals for/goals against, shots/shots on target, possession and goal difference. Not to forget the English Premier League standings!
Goal difference, a measure of goals scored minus goals against, can be important, especially in the Premier League title race. It is a primary tiebreaker if two or more teams finish with the same number of points at the end of the EPL season.
There are certainly other soccer team stats relevant for betting. One clear indicator of the ability of a team’s defense/goalkeeper is how often they’re able to keep a clean sheet. Yellow cards/red cards are also crucial to keep track of for suspension purposes. Check out the latest Premier League news and betting analysis.
The EFL Championship is the second-tier league on the English soccer pyramid and features 24 teams. The season is notably longer than the Premier League campaign. EFL Championship teams play 46 games each, as opposed to 38 in the EPL. At the end of the season, there’s a lot of turnover.
The top two teams in the EFL Championship standings are also promoted to the Premier League. The winner of the four-team playoff is also promoted to the EPL. Meanwhile, the bottom three teams in the Premier League standings are relegated to the third-tier EFL League One. Three teams from EFL League One are promoted to the EFL Championship. The bottom three teams in the Premier League at the end of each season are also relegated to the EFL Championship.
The teams that descended from the English Premier League, on this 2022-2023 season, and moved into the EFL. Here’s the list of the relegated teams:
The teams that descended from the English Premier League, on this EPL 2022-2023 season, and moved into the EFL. Here’s the list of the relegated teams:
- Burnley FC
- After six seasons in the Premier League and a 2018-19 Europa League appearance, Burnley were relegated back to the EFL Championship in 2021-22. The Clarets sacked longtime manager Sean Dyche in mid-April, but it was too little too late. They finished the 2021-22 EPL season in 18th place, three points away from safety. Over the Summer, they lost key players like Nick Pope, James Tarkowski, Dwight McNeill and Maxwel Cornet.
- Norwich City FC
- A midseason managerial change wasn’t enough to help Norwich City stay in the Premier League. The Canaries won just five games in the 2021-22 season, despite hiring Dean Smith and subsequently finished in last place. Norwich have become known as a “yo-yo” club because they frequently bounce between divisions. Norwich have been relegated in each of their last four Premier League seasons. Now, Norwich are back in the EFL Championship for the 2022-23 season.
- Watford FC
- Watford shuffled through three different managers in a highly-disappointing 2021-22 Premier League season. After defeating Manchester United 4-1 in November, the Hornets won just two more matches all season. Watford finished in 19th place and were winless in their final nine matches of the season. They’re back in the EFL Championship in 2022-23 after just one season in the EPL.