EPL Season 2015-16 Key Dates

EPL Season 2015/16 Key Dates

EPL Season 2015-16 Preview
EPL Season 2015-16 Preview

It is the off-season where teams do battle on the transfer market rather than on the playing field, but it won’t be long until players are put through their paces for pre-season training and things kick off against for the 2015/16 season. To keep you informed of key dates and milestones along the way, here are some essential questions answered for you about the up coming season:

Season 2015-16 Key Facts

When does the EPL Season Start?

Season 2015/16 of the EPL will start on the 8th of August, 2015.

When does the EPL Season Finish?

The last game of the season is on the 15th of May, 2016.

Which 20 teams are in the EPL this season?

The 20 clubs in the Barclays Premier League 2015-16 Season are: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Norwich City, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United.

Which 3 teams were promoted from the Championship for this season?

Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich City are the 3 promoted clubs. They finished 1-2-3 in that order in the Championship last season.

When will the Fantasy Premier League open for the 2015/16 season?

The launch date for the Fantasy Premier League has not been confirmed. Last year it launched on the 16th of July. So expect the launch to be in the second week of July, as the EPL starts a week earlier than last year.

What are the first Gameweek Fixtures?

The schedule for gameweek 1 is:
AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa
Arsenal v West Ham United
Chelsea v Swansea City
Everton v Watford
Leicester City v Sunderland
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Newcastle United v Southampton
Norwich City v Crystal Palace
Stoke City v Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City
You can also check out our first 5 gameweeks analysis.

Where can I find the full schedule list for the season?

You can find the full list of fixtures on the official Premier League website.

Which teams qualified for the Champions League Last season?

Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United qualified for the Champions League based on their position last season.

Who scored the most goals last season?

Sergio Aguero from Manchester City scored the most goals in the EPL in season 2014/1 with 26 goals. That was followed by Harry Kane (Spurs) with 21 and Diego Costa with 20 goals.

Who had the best defense in 2014/15 ?

Champions Chelsea conceded the fewest goals last season with 32 goals against from their 38 PL matches. They also had the most clean sheets, with 17 shut outs throughout the season. Southampton conceded the second fewest goal with 33, and West Bromwich Albion recorded the second most clean sheets with 16.

Who had the most assists in the EPL in 2014/15?

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas had the most assists the Premier League last season with 18 goal assists.

Are there any double gameweeks scheduled already?

No, but these will occur later in the season. These happen due to rescheduling of fixtures.

Where can I see a list of injured or unavailable players?

The best site to view a list of injured players and their return date is the Physioroom.

Where can I find a list or schedule of pre-season matches?

Here is a list of pre-season matches, provided by premier league website and also found on the Mirror.

AFC Bournemouth
14 July v Philadelphia Union
18 July v Exeter City
25 July v Nantes
28 July v Yeovil Town
1 August v Hoffenheim

Arsenal
15 July v Singapore XI
18 July v Everton or Stoke City
25 July v Lyon
26 July v Wolfsburg
2 August v Chelsea

Aston Villa
11 July v Fulham
17 July v Sporting Braga
21 July v Swindon Town
25 July v Walsall
28 July v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Chelsea
23 July v New York Red Bulls
25 July v Paris Saint-Germain
29 July v Barcelona
2 August v Arsenal
5 August v Fiorentina

Crystal Palace
18 July v Union Berlin
24 July v Supersport United
26 July v Ajax Cape Town \ Sporting Clube de Portugal
1 August v Fulham
3 August v Dagenham & Redbridge

Everton
15 July v Stoke City
18 July v Arsenal or Singapore XI
1 August v Leeds United
2 August v Villarreal

Leicester City
21 July v Lincoln City
25 July v Mansfield Town
29 July v Burton Albion
1 August v Birmingham City

Liverpool
14 July v True Thai Premier League All Stars
17 July v Brisbane Roar
20 July v Adelaide United
24 July v Malaysia XI
1 August v HJK Helsinki

Manchester City
21 July v Roma
24 July v Real Madrid

Manchester United
18 July v Club America
21 July v San Jose Earthquakes
25 July v Barcelona
30 July v Paris Saint-Germain

Newcastle United
10 July v Gateshead
15 July v Club Atlas
19 July v Sacramento Republic
22 July v Portland Timbers
26 July v Sheffield United
29 July v York City
1 August v Borussia

Norwich City
11 July v Gorleston
14 July v Hitchin Town
17 July v Cambridge United
28 July v West Ham United
1 August v Brentford

Southampton
8 July v RB Leipzig
11 July v Valencia
11 July v Werder Bremen or Red Bull Salzburg
18 July v Groningen
21 July v KVV Quick 1920
23 July v Feyenoord
30 July (Europa League qualifying)
2 August Espanyol
6 August (Europa League qualifying)

Stoke City
15 July v Everton
18 July v Arsenal or Singapore XI
22 July v Wrexham
25 July v Brentford
1 August v Cologne
2 August v Porto

Sunderland
9 July v Darlington 1883
15 July v Sacramento Republic
18 July v Pachuca
22 July v Toronto
29 July v Doncaster Rovers
1 August v Hannover

Swansea City
15 July v Borussia Monchengladbach
18 July v 1860 Munich
24 July v Reading
25 July v Nottingham Forest

Tottenham Hotspur
30 July v MLS All-Stars
4 August v Real Madrid
5 August v Bayern Munich or AC Milan

Watford
11 July v AFC Wimbledon
15 July v Verl
17 July v Eintracht Braunschweig
19 July v SC Paderborn 07
28 July v Cardiff City
31 July v Sevilla

West Bromwich Albion
8 July v Red Bull Salzburg
15 July v Orlando City
17 July v Charleston Battery
19 July v Richmond Kickers
28 July v Walsall

West Ham United
2 July v Lusitans (H) (UEFA Europa League first qualifying round)
9 July v Lusitans (A) (UEFA Europa League first qualifying round)
11 July v Peterborough United
18 July v Southend United
21 July v Colchester United
25 July v Charlton Athletic
28 July v Norwich City
2 August v Werder Bremen

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