Premier League Season Overview
The English Premier League is one of the most popular and competitive leagues in the world and is the top division of the English professional football system. The league consists of twenty teams, who play each other in a single round-robin tournament in the course of a season.
Number of Games in a season
Each team in the Premier League will play a total of 38 games during the season. Every team will play each other twice, once at home and one on the away venue. In total, this means that each team will play a total of 376 matches over the course of the season.
Each team will also play in other competitions such as the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and the UEFA Champions League. So if a team has a successful season, they could easily add on another 20-30 games to their fixtures.
Out of these 376 matches
- 220 games will be played in the Premier League (38 x each team).
- 76 games will be played in the FA Cup (6 each team).
- 42 games will be played in the Carabao Cup (7 each team).
- 10-38 games will be played in the UEFA Champions League (depending on how far the teams progress in the tournament).
Therefore it is easy to see why the Premier League season is so long and gruelling, with many teams having to play in a number of extra competitions.
In conclusion, the number of games that each team in the Premier League will play over the course of a season is around 376. This includes games in the Premier League itself, as well as games in other competitions such as the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and UEFA Champions League. Therefore it is easy to see why the Premier League season is so gruelling and why so many teams struggle to stay competitive throughout the season.