The English Premier League 2020/2021 season came to an end on May 23 2021. Manchester City won the league with games to spare. Manchester United took second position while Liverpool and Chelsea came 3rd and 4th respectively. The top 4 teams qualified for the Champions League.
Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United are relegated.
Arsenal underperformed again this season finishing 8th position. They will not be playing in Europe this season.
Promising Leicester City eventually dropped out of top four on final day of the season to finish fifth. They however qualify for Europa League football along side West Ham United who finished 6th.
Tottenham Hotspur finished 7th and gain Europa Conference League qualification.
Norwich, Watford and Brentford gain promotion to the premier league.
English Premier League Table 2020/2021 Season Final Standings
Chelsea again made history by winning the 2020/2021 champions league. They beat the favorites, Manchester City 1-0 to claim the title for the second time in their history. Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the match from a defense splitting pass by Mason Mount in the 42nd minute. Manchester city tried in the dying moments to equalise but Chelsea held strong.
It was a well deserved victory for Chelsea as they neutralized the attack of Manchester City all game reducing their effort to just one shot at goal. Chelsea should have scored at least one more if they had taking their chances.
Against all odds Chelsea won the champions league beating Atletico, Porto and Real Madrid on their way to glory.
Chelsea Champions League Journey to Kings of Europe
Manchester City laid down their title marker with a 4-1 win over champions Liverpool at Anfield. They top the league with 50 points. Title chasing Manchester United lose ground as they were held to a 3-3 draw against Everton. Arsenal continue their new losing streak with a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa. Chelsea with 2 wins from 3 games are now up to fifth on the standings. Spurs recover from their home game loss to Chelsea to win 2-0 against West Brom.
Frank Lampard has been sacked as Chelsea manager just after 18 months in charge. Lampard lead Chelsea to 4th position in the league and FA cup final last season. He has also helped Chelsea easily qualify for the second round in pole position, in this season’s champions league.
Chelsea started this season’s premier league campaign on a good note, hoping to fight for the title. Towards the end of 2020, they were top of the premier league. But things have turned sour as Chelsea have lost 5 out of their past 8 matches. They are presently 9th on the table.
Lampard’s sack was confirmed on Monday 25 January by the Chelsea management citing poor run of results.
Even Chelsea’s last 3-1 win over Luton in their lasted FA cup match couldn’t save him
Lampard was appointed on a 3year contract in July 2019. He is disappointed not to have had the time to take the club forward.
However, Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich said Lampard’s status as an important icon of the club remains intact despite his sacking.
Chelsea has appointed former PSG coach: Thomas Tuchel to take over from Lampard. He may be available as early as Chelsea’s home game against Wolves on Wednesday