The 2017/2018 English Premier League season has just ended with a total of 31 goals scored on the final day.
Top 4, Champions League, Europa League, new comers
The top 4 and Champions League bound teams for the next season are Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
Manchester City, led by Spaniard, Pep Guardiola, had the best run in the league, bagging a whopping 100 points, 19 ahead of second placed Jose Mourinho-led Manchester United.
Two usual suspects for top 4 in the past did not make it this year. They are Chelsea and Arsenal. They will play in the Europa League next season. Burnley, which surprised many to finish 7th, 9 points behind Arsenal, will be England’s third representative in the 2018/2019 Europa League if they scale through a qualifying play-off game to be organised by UEFA.
Swansea City, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion finished at the bottom and will be plying their trade in the Championship next season.
The newcomers to the league for next season are Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Fulham.
Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah broke the Premier League record of most goals in a season, scoring 32 goals in a 38 match season, to win the Golden Boot and to dismiss records set by Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.
The Egyptian football king has already been crowned the EPL player of the year.
Below is the list of the top five highest goal scorers for the just concluded season:
- 1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 32
- 2. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 3
- 3. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) – 21
- 4. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – 20
- 5. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 18
Pep Guardiola became the first Spanish coach to comquer English football and win the Premier League
Even with a trophyless season, Arsenal had something to celebrate – their outgoing boss, Arsene Wenger. Wenger played his final game as gunners boss on Sunday with a 0-1 away victory at Huddersfield Town.
His 22-year coaching career in Arsenal saw him manage 1,235 games. He secured seven FA Cups, three Premier League titles, the Invincibles fame after going a whole season undefeated and creating what is now known as Wengerball.
Antonio Conte will arguabky be the most disappointed manager in the league this season. He flew high last season to win the league for Chelsea but this season he led a “defendimg champions Chlesea to 5th place, 30 points behind the winners.
There are reports he would renegotiate his future after the FA Cup final tie with Manchester United. Although, quite a number of fans are calling for his sack.
At a press conference after Sinday’s 0-3 way loss to Newcastle United, Conte expressed his dissapointment. He noted that this was the first time he has started the season at the club and not won the title, having recorded three successes with Juventus and one with Chelsea.