How Many Games in a Premier League Season?
The English Premier League, more commonly known as the EPL, is one of the most popular football leagues in the world. Every Premier League season offers games packed with drama, excitement, and plenty of goals. So, how many games are typically played in a season?
Regular Season Games
The 2020-2021 Barclays Premier League season saw each team play a total of 38 games. All 20 teams in the league play each other twice over the course of the season, once at home and once away. This means each team plays a total of 38 matches in a season, with 19 matches at home and 19 matches away from home.
In addition to the 38 games that make up the regular season, there are also extra matches. These come in the form of:
- FA Cup Matches: Teams may play in up to five additional FA Cup games if they progress through the tournament.
- League Cup Matches: Teams may play in up to four additional League Cup games.
- UEFA Europa League: Teams may play in up to ten additional games if they make it to the group stage of the tournament.
- UEFA Champions League: Teams may play in up to thirteen additional games if they make it to the group stage of the tournament.
Thus, depending on how well a team performs in the various tournaments, they may play as many as 65 matches in a single season.
A Premier League season typically features 38 regular season games and potentially up to 65 games with additional tournament matches. Every game is an opportunity for the teams to showcase their talents, and for fans to enjoy the drama and excitement of the beautiful game.