The English Premier League is done and dusted for another season.
Manchester City powered home to claim the title, after a late season bottling from Arsenal.
As usual, there were some heart-warming stories of clubs overachieving. But there was also devastation for some fan bases, that will now have to ride the highs and lows of the Championship, as opposed to the top-flight division.
So who ended up getting relegated, and which new teams will we see in the Prem next season? Let’s run through it, as we settle into the off-season and start getting hyped about 2023/24.
Premier League table, 2022/23 season
This is probably a good place to start, given that’s kind of all that matters in relation to promotion and relegation.
The top four, of course, earned automatic qualification for the Champions League. Liverpool (5th) and Brighton (6th) have secured Europa League spots and Aston Villa (7th) also has the chance to qualify.
But the final day was more about the ramifications down the other end of the table. Here’s how the 2022/23 EPL season finished:
- Man City – 89pts
- Arsenal – 84pts
- Man United – 75pts
- Newcastle – 71pts
- Liverpool – 67pts
- Brighton – 62pts
- Aston Villa – 61pts
- Tottenham – 60pts
- Brentford – 59pts
- Fulham – 52pts
- Crystal Palace – 45pts
- Chelsea – 44pts
- Wolves – 41pts
- West Ham – 40pts
- Bournemouth – 39pts
- Nottingham Forest – 38pts
- Everton – 36pts
- Leicester City – 34pts
- Leeds United – 31pts
- Southampton – 25pts
Which teams were relegated?
At the end of the 2022/23 EPL season, the clubs relegated were Leicester City (18th), Leeds United (19th) and Southampton (20th).
Southampton was the first club to understand its fate, with relegation confirmed weeks earlier. It ended a run of 11 consecutive seasons in the top flight.
Leicester City and Leeds, however, fought right to the final day, with Everton the other club unsafe entering Matchday 38. Everton narrowly escaped relegation, keeping their seventy year streak in top league alive… at least for one more season.
Leeds will exit top flight football after just three years in the Premier League, while Leicester City will depart after nine years in the league — becoming only the second team in Premier League history to be relegated after previously being crowned champions (the other being the Blackburn Rovers). Sadly, the relegation of Leicester City means that Aussie Harry Souttar will be out of the Premier League in 2023/24.
Who is being promoted to the Premier League in 2023/24?
Burnley, Sheffield United & Luton Town
But enough about who is leaving the Premier League. Let’s take a look at the new teams coming in; promoted to the top flight and joining the Prem in 2023/24.
Click on the club above to read the Premier League preview on each of the three promoted teams.
Burnley return after just one year out of the Premier League, while Sheffield have spent two years out of top flight football.
But we’ve buried the lead. The most exciting part of this whole topic is clearly Luton Town; the club has not played top flight football in 31 years and have NEVER played in the Premier League.
Who are Luton Town FC?
Luton Town FC — colloquially known as The Hatters — have been around since 1885, and have played at their home ground on Kenilworth Road since 1905. With a capacity of just 10,356, Kenilworth will be the smallest Premier League ground next season.
To put into perspective just how huge Luton Town FC’s Premier League rise really is, they are the first club to go from the fifth to top tier football in the Premier League era, after securing four promotions in 10 seasons.