The Premier League is an English professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the English football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Football League. The Premier League is a corporation in which the 20 member clubs act as shareholders. Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 38 matches each, totalling 380 matches in the season. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played during weekday evenings. It is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank and therefore officially known as the Barclays Premier League. Outside England it is commonly referred to as the English Premier League (EPL).
Last season the title went to Manchester City.
Promoted to the Premier League this season: Reading, Southampton and West Ham United, replacing the relegated Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Who's the title favourite this year? Who will be relegated? Discuss in this thread.