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The 2005-06 season of the FA Premier League began on 13 August 2005, and concluded on 7 May 2006. The season saw Chelsea F.C retain their title after defeating Manchester United 30 at Stamford Bridge towards the end of April. On the same day, West Bromwich and Birmingham City were relegated, joining Sunderland in The Championship for the following season.
Total Goals: 944
Average Goals per game: 2.48
Biggest Win: Arsenal 7 Middlesbrough 0
For the second time in two seasons José Mourinho’s Chelsea triumphed in the Premier League, with a home win over closest rivals Manchester United confirming them as champions after a record setting albeit tense season. Chelsea’s early season form with 15 wins out of 16 gave the champions an unequivocal head start. With Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool falling way short of their expectations before Christmas, Chelsea had effectively became ‘Champions-Elect’ by early 2006. However a sudden collapse in form by mid-March caused their seemingly unassailable lead of 18 points to be cut down to just 7 in two weeks due to the impressive late run of form of Manchester United who went on a ten-match winning streak scoring over 30 goals. However a shock home draw with bottom of the table Sunderland (who were evidently relegated as a result) at Old Trafford killed United’s title hopes. The momentum was back with Chelsea who didn’t need a second bite at the cherry with wins over Bolton, Everton and finally Manchester United giving the west Londoners their second successive championship under Mourinho.
The top two clubs at the end of the season earned the right to participate in the UEFA Champions League group stages, while the third- and fourth-placed clubs get places in the Champions League Third Qualifying Round (where they progress to the Champions League group stages if they win or the UEFA Cup if they lose). However, if an English team wins the Champions League, but finishes outside the top four, then they get the final Champions League spot instead of the fourth-placed club, who have to settle for a place in the UEFA Cup. This could have been the case with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, but Arsenal pipped Spurs to fourth place in the final matchday of the season before losing 2-1 to F.C Barcelona in the final of the UEFA Champions League.
The fifth-placed club always earns a spot in the UEFA Cup. The winners of the FA Cup also earn a place in the UEFA Cup. If they have already qualified for European competition by their league position or winning the League Cup, then the FA Cup runners-up get their place. If the runners-up, too, have already qualified, then the highest league finisher who have not already qualified for Europe (normally sixth place) are given the place. This season, the FA Cup final featured Liverpool and West Ham. Since Liverpool finished third they were assured of a spot in the Champions League qualifying round, which in turn meant that West Ham received the cup winner’s UEFA Cup place……
The League Cup winners also qualify for the UEFA Cup. If they have already qualified for European competition through other means then their place is, unlike the FA Cup, not awarded to the runner-up, but instead the highest league finisher who has not qualified for Europe. League Cup winners Man United finished second, placing them directly into the Champions League group stage. This meant that the sixth-placed club, Blackburn Rovers, qualified for the UEFA Cup. The team directly after the UEFA Cup places, goes into the UEFA Intertoto Cup which means in turn, if the team – which was Newcastle United this season – wins a 2-legged match means they earn a place in the qualifying round of the UEFA Cup.
Top goal scorers
Scorer Goals Team
France Thierry Henry 27 Arsenal
Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy 21 Manchester United
England Darren Bent 18 Charlton
England Frank Lampard 16 Chelsea
England Wayne Rooney 16 Manchester United
England Marlon Harewood 14 West Ham United
Wales Craig Bellamy 13 Blackburn Rovers
Nigeria Yakubu Aiyegbeni 13 Middlesbrough
Senegal Henri Camara 12 Wigan Athletic
In this FIFA 19 Experiment video we see how the Premier League and world football as a whole could be changed through the implementation of a Draft system similar to that of the one’s in the NBA, NFL, MLB etc. The draft is one of the most highly anticipated events for an American sports’ calendar with clubs having the opportunity to select the best and brightest young talent for the future.
Well, I wanted to put a little spin on the draft and test it out in the English Premier League on FIFA 19. I also didn’t want to go with the generic best young players going to the worst ranked teams, I wanted to have a bit of fun. This is like the Hunger Games meets the draft. So, here’s the concept:
All 20 Premier League clubs must sacrifice their top 5 players to the draft. There will be 100 players in total up for selection. Using a random number generator in place of an actual human draft system because obviously I can’t get 20 reps from each club to participate in this video, I will then assign players to their randomly drawn team. I’m interested to see whether the premier leagues best players such as Salah, De Bruyne and Hazard end up being drafted to other big clubs or whether they end up at the relegation battling sides.
We will then simulate through an entire Premier League season in FIFA 19 to see what effect these selections have.
“If you’re really good at your job, you make it look easy.”
That’s what former manager, Graeme Souness, thought of Brad Friedel — the American goalkeeper whose talents took him from Galatasaray to Columbus and eventually to Tottenham. Along the way Friedel set the record for most consecutive starts in the Premier League (310). A record that underscores Brad’s consistency as a professional and commitment to the ‘one thing you can always do: work hard’.
After a long playing career, Friedel is starting a new chapter, as coach of the New England Revolution, and it’s no surprise that he’s bringing with him the consistency and work ethic that made him so successful as a player.
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