Premier League, 2018 (2017-18)

Premier League - Season Review 2017-18

  • The 2017-18 Premier League was the 26th season in the competition's history.
  • Manchester City won their third Premier League title and became England's league champions for the fifth time in a record breaking season.
  • Under manager Pep Guardiola, City became the first-ever team to accrue 100 points in a season in the top division and were confirmed as champions with five games to spare.
  • They also established competition records for the most wins (32), most goals scored (106) and most consecutive wins (18).
  • With vital home victories against Chelsea and Liverpool in the run-in, Manchester United finished as runners-up, their highest final position since 2012-13.
  • Despite playing all their home games at Wembley Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur finished in third position. Harry Kane scored 30 goals in a season in the Premier League for the first time.
  • The Golden Boot was claimed by Liverpool's Mohamed Salah though. His 32 goals set a new competition record for the most goals in a 38-game season, exceeding the 31 scored by Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.
  • Liverpool secured their position in the top four with a final day win against Brighton and Hove Albion. The Reds held off the challenge of reigning champions Chelsea who lost at Newcastle United on the final day.
  • Arsenal's final placing of sixth was their lowest finishing position since 1995 as they bid farewell to Arsene Wenger after 22 years as manager.
  • Burnley's final position of seventh was their highest in the top division since 1974. Sean Dyche's Clarets qualified for European competition for the first time in 50 years.
  • Huddersfield Town survived their first season in the Premier League with the help of late season draws at Manchester City and Chelsea. Like the Terriers, Brighton and Hove Albion also secured a second season in the division with nine wins for their 38 games.
  • Town and Albion had returned to the top division after an absence of forty-five and thirty-four years respectively.
  • With Newcastle United safe in mid-table, all three promoted teams avoided immediate relegation for only the second time in the history of the Premier League.
  • It was Stoke City, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion who were the trio to be demoted to the Championship.
  • Pep Guardiola was named Premier League Manager of the Year.
  • Mohamed Salah won the Premier League Player of the Season award as well as the PFA Players' Player award and Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year title.
  • Manchester City's Leroy Sane was named PFA Young Player of the Year.


The PFA Premier League Team of the Year was:


  • David De Gea (Manchester United)
  • Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)
  • Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), David Silva (Manchester City)
  • Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)


  • The average attendance was 38,317.
  • The highest attendance was a new competition record of 83,222 for Arsenal's visit to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on 10 February 2018.
  • The lowest attendance was the 10,242 who saw the game between AFC Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion on 17 March 2018.