Now that the Premier League season has finished you are probably wondering; When does the 2016 / 2017 Premier League season start? And when are the 2016/17 Premier League fixtures going to be announced? To keep you informed of key dates on the road to season 2016/17, here are some essential questions answered for you:
Season 2016-17 Key Info
When does the EPL Season Start?
Season 2016/17 of the EPL will start on the 13th, August 2016.
When does the EPL Season Finish?
The last game of the season is on the 21st, May 2017.
When will the Fixtures for Premier League season 2016/17 be announced?
Next seasons fixture were announced on Wednesday, 15th June, 2016 at 09:00 British Summer Time (BST). You can find the list of fixtures here.
Which 20 teams are in the EPL this season?
The 20 clubs in the Barclays Premier League 2015-17 Season are: Arsenal, Bournemouth, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United and Hull City.
Which 3 teams were promoted from the Championship for this season?
Burnley and Middlesbrough secured automatic promotion to the Premier League, finishing 1st and 2nd respectively in the Sky Bet League Championship last season. The playoff match for the final place was between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday, which Hull City won 1-0. So the three promoted clubs are Burnley, Middlesbrough and Hull.
When will the Fantasy Premier League open for the 2016/17 season?
The launch date for the Fantasy Premier League has not been confirmed. In previous years, the launch has been around the 2nd or 3rd week of July. With the season starting on August 13th, that gives FPL managers around a month to scout and select their teams.
Which two teams will be in the 2016 Community Shield?
The Community Shield features the champions of the previous Premier League season against the winners of the FA Cup. Leicester City win the 2015/16 Premier League season and Manchester United win the FA Cup. So the match will be Leicester City vs Manchester United.
When will the 2016 Community Shield be?
The 2016 Community Shield match will be played on the 7th of August, 2016. This is one week before the start of season 2016/17.
Where can I stay up to date with transfer gossip?
Most news sites provide a regularly updated roundup of transfer rumors & gossip. Keep in mind, many of these are either not true, or don’t happen for one reason or another. Here’s a random selection of sites that provide this:
Football365 Transfer Gossip
Sky Sports Transfer Rumours
Mirror Transfer Gossip
Talk Sports Transfer Rumours
BBC Football Gossip
ESPN Soccer Transfer News
Goal.com Transfer Talk
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.
23rd July vs Portsmouth
29th July vs Reading
30th July vs Cardiff City
3rd August vs Valencia
28th July vs AT&T All-Stars
31st July vs Chivas de Guadalajara
5th August vs Viking FK
7th August vs Manchester City
19th July vs Morecambe
23rd July vs Bradford City
26th July vs Bolton
30th July vs Rangers
16th July vs Rapid Vienna
20th July vs WAC RZ Pellets
27th July vs Liverpool
30th July vs Real Madrid
3rd August vs AC Milan
13th July vs Philadelphia Union
16th July vs FC Cincinnati
19th July vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC
27th July vs AFC Wimbledon
2nd August vs Bromley
29th July vs Dynamo Dresden
30th July vs Real Betis
3rd August vs Manchester United
15th July vs Grimsby Town
16th July vs North Ferriby United
19th July vs Mansfield Town
23rd July vs Scunthorpe United
26th July vs Barnsley
30th July vs Nottingham Forest
19th July vs Oxford United
23rd July vs Celtic
30th July vs PSG
3rd August vs Barcelona
8th July vs Tranmere Rovers
13th July vs Fleetwood Town
17th July vs Wigan Athletic
20th July vs Huddersfield Town
27th July vs Chelsea
30th July vs AC Milan
1st August vs Roma
6th August vs Barcelona
7th August vs FSV Mainz 0
20th July vs Bayern Munich
25th July vs Manchester United
28th July vs Borussia Dortmund
7th August vs Arsenal
22nd July vs Borussia Dortmund
25th July vs Manchester City
3rd August vs Everton
9th July vs York City
16th July vs Doncaster Rovers
30th July vs Aston Villa
23rd July vs PEC Zwolle
27th July vs FC Twente
30th July vs FC Groningen
7th August vs Athletic Bilbao
16th July vs Burton Albion
23rd July vs Preston North End
27th July vs Orlando City
20th July vs Hartlepool Utd
23rd July vs Rotherham Utd
25th July vs Stade Nyonnais
27th July vs Dijon FCO
30th July vs Montpellier
5th August vs Borussia Dortmund
13th July vs Charlotte Independence
16th July vs Richmond Kickers
23rd July vs Bristol Rovers
27th July vs Swindon Town
30th July vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
6th August vs Stade Rennais
26th July vs Juventus
29th July vs Atletico Madrid
10th July vs Woking
14th July vs Stevenage
30th July vs Queens Park Rangers
30th July vs Plymouth Argyle
1st August vs Torquay United
5th July vs Seattle Sounders
12th July vs Carolina RailHawks
28th July UEFA Europa League Qualifying
4th August UEFA Europa League Qualifying
7th August vs Juventus
Which teams qualified for the UEFA Champions League Last season?
Leicester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City qualified for the UEFA Champions League based on their position last season.
Who scored the most goals last season?
Englishman Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur scored the most goals in the EPL in season 2015/16 with 25 league goals. He was closely followed by Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero, who scored 24 league goals.
Who had the best defense in 2014/15 ?
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United both conceded the fewest goals last season with 35 goals against from their 38 EPL games. Manchester United and Arsenal both kept the most clean sheets, with 18 shut outs throughout the season.
Manchester United – 18 Clean Sheets
Arsenal – 18 Clean Sheets
Manchester City – 16 Clean Sheets
Leicester City – 15 Clean Sheets
Tottenham Hotspur – 13 Clean Sheets
Who had the most assists in the EPL in 2014/15?
Arsenal’s Mesut Özil had the most assists the Premier League last season with 19 goal assists.
Are there any double gameweeks scheduled already?
No, but these will occur later in the season. These occur 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.
Will Premier League players be involved in Internal football tournaments during the off season?
Yes, there are a number of tournaments that will be held through the summer, such as the European Championships (Euro 2016 in France) and the Olympics in Rio.
When will the 2017 Capital One Cup Final be?
The 2017 Capital One Cup Final match will be played on the 26th February, 2017.
When will the 2017 FA Cup Final be?
The 2017 FA Cup Final match will be played on Sunday the 7th May, 2017.
Meanwhile many players and club staff will be enjoying a nice holiday through the European summer weeks. But it’s also one of the busiest times of the year, when the action on the field is swapped for action in the transfer office. Clubs will be looking to recruit top talent to improve their squad for next season. So expect plenty of media transfer gossip and rumors, not to mention the international football tournaments such as the European Championships and the Olympics in Brazil. It won’t be long though until players are put through their paces for pre-season training and things kick off again for the 2016/17 season.