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Chelsea FC

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Willy Caballero, Robert Green

Defenders: David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Victor Moses, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, Davide Zappacosta, Emerson

Midfielders: N’Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Cesc Fabregas, Danny Drinkwater, Ross Barkley, Jorginho

Forwards: Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Olivier Giroud

Coach: Maurizio Sarri

Founded in 1905, Chelsea quickly gained a reputation for signing big name players and for attracting large crowds, but failed to win a major trophy in their first fifty years. They spent thirty of their first forty seasons in the First Division, although often found themselves finishing in mid-table or battling relegation. The closest Chelsea came to success was in the FA Cup; they were runners-up in 1915 and losing semi-finalists in 1911, 1920, 1932, 1950 and 1952. The duck was finally broken by manager Ted Drake, who introduced a series of changes at the club and led Chelsea to the League Championship in 1955.


Huddersfield Town FC

Goalkeepers: Jonas Lossl, Ben Hamer, Ryan Schofield

Defenders: Zanka, Christopher Schindler, Terence Kongolo, Michael Hefele, Jon Gorenc-Stankovic, Chris Lowe, Scott Malone, Florent Hadergjonaj, Tom Smith, Erik Durm

Midfielders: Danny Williams, Aaron Mooy, Jonathan Hogg, Philip Billing, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Juninho Bacuna, Alex Pritchard

Forwards: Ramadan Sobhi, Rajiv van La Parra, Steve Mounie, Elias Kachunga, Laurent Depoitre, Collin Quaner, Adama Diakhaby

Coach: David Wagner


Huddersfield Town’s nicknames are The Terriers. Bill Brooke introduced the nickname in the 1969/70 season. He acknowledged the terrier-like qualities of fitness and tenacity of Ian Greaves’ (the manager at the time) young side.

The rivals of Huddersfield are other local midlands teams such as Leeds United, Oldham Athletic and Bradford City. Huddersfield Town FC pride themselves on saying that they are currently doing better than all of their rivals. They’re the only Premier League club in that list of teams.

The top level of English football is where Huddersfield Football Club plays. Huddersfield were a relatively unknown club just a few years ago, but they are building a bigger fan base and reputation. Their home ground is known as John Smith’s stadium.


Manchester United FC

Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, Joel Pereira

Defenders: Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Victor Lindelof, Diogo Dalot, Axel Tuanzebe, Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Fred, Ashley Young, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Scott McTominay

Forwards: Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Alexis Sanchez

Coach: José Mourinho


Leicester City FC

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel, Edlin Jakupovic, Danny Ward

Defenders: Harry Maguire, Jonny Evans, Ricardo Pereira, Wes Morgan, Danny Simpson, Christian Fuchs, Ben, Chilwell, Yohan Benalouane

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Vincente Iborra, Daniel Amartey, Matty James, Marc Albrighton, Adrien Silva, Nampalys Mendy, Hamza Choudhury, Andy King, James Maddison, Bartosz Kapustka

Forwards: Jamie Vardy, Demarai Gray, Kelechi Iheanacho, Shinji Okazaki, Fousseni Diabate, Islam Slimani, Leonardo Ulloa

Coach: Claude Puel


Newcastle United FC

Goalkeepers: Karl Darlow, Rob Elliot, Martin Dubravka, Matz Sels, Freddie Woodman

Defenders: Fabian Schar, Ciaran Clark, Florian Lejeune, Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett, DeAndre Yedlin, Javier Manquillo, Achraf Lazaar

Midfielders: Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden, Mohamed Diame, Matt Richie, Kenedy, KI Sung-yueng, Henri Saivet, Rolando Aarons

Forwards: Joselu, Christian Atsu, Jacob Murphy, Ayoze Perez, Dwight Gayle, Adam Armstrong, Ivan Toney, Yannick Toure

Coach: Rafael Benitez

Newcastle United FC are an English professional association football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. Formed by a merger between Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End in 1892, the club was elected to the Football League, which they entered in 1893.

Newcastle are England’s ninth most successful club of all time, four times League champions (in 1905, 1907, 1909 and 1927) and six times FA Cup winners (in 1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, and 1955). Newcastle have played in England’s top league from 1898–1935, 1948–61, 1965–78, 1984–89, 1993–2009 and 2010-2017 and continuing, playing in the second flight at all other times.


Tottenham Hotspur FC

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Paulo Gazzaniga

Defenders: Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Ben Davies, Juan Foyth, Kyle, Walker-Peters, Davinson Sanchez, Serge Aurier, Cameron Carter-Vickers

Midfielders: Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Winks, Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura, Josh Onomah, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou

Forwards: Heung-Min Son, Fernando Llorente, Harry Kane, Vincent Janssen

Coach: Pochettino

The History of Tottenham Hotspur F.C., an English football club based in Tottenham, London, began in 1882. The club was formed as Hotspur Football Club by a group of schoolboys, but renamed Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in 1884. The club became a professional football club in 1895, and won the FA Cup in 1901 before they joined the Football League, becoming the only non-League club to achieve the feat since the formation of the Football League. Since then, Tottenham have won the FA Cup a further seven times, the Football League twice, the Football League Cup four times, the UEFA Cup twice and also the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. The Cup Winners’ Cup victory in 1963 made Tottenham the first English team to win a UEFA competition. In 1960–61, they were the first team to complete The Double in the 20th century.


Liverpool FC

Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker, Loris Karius, Simon Mignolet

Defenders: Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, Ragnar Klavan, Alberto Moreno, Andrew Robertson, Joel, Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk

Midfielders: Georgino Wijnaldum, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby, Keita, Fabinho

Forwards: Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Xherdan Shaqiri, Danny Ings, Dom Solanke, Ben Woodburn

Coach: Steven Gerrard

The club, Liverpool FC, was founded in 1892 following a split from Everton F.C. and joined the Football League in 1893. The appointment of Tom Watson as manager resulted in the club’s first successful period, in which they won two League Championships. Two League Championships were won in the 1920s and a further one was won in 1947. Following the club’s fortunes declined and they were relegated to the Second Division in 1954. Following the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985, English clubs were banned from European competitions until 1991. The club was still successful domestically winning three League Championships during this period. The 1990s saw a lack of success for the club as they struggled to repeat their success in the Premier League era. The club reached former heights in 2005 when they won the UEFA Champions League (formerly known as the European Cup) for a fifth time.


West Ham United FC

Goalkeepers: Adrian, Lukasz Fabianski

Defenders: Winston Reid, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Arthur Masauku, Pablo Zabaleta, Declan, Rice, Sam Byram, Fabian Balbuena, Ryan Fredericks

Midfielders: Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Pedro Obiang, Mark Noble, Edimilson Fernandes, Manuel Lanzini, Josh Cullen, Robert Snodgrass

Forwards: Javier Hernandez, Lucas Perez, Felipe Anderson, Marko Arnautovic, Michail Antonio, Andy Carroll, Andriy Yarmolenko

Coach: Manuel Pellegrini

West Ham United Football Club is a professional football club based in Stratford, East London, England. They compete in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. The club re-located to the London Stadium in 2016. West Ham have been winners of the FA Cup three times, in 1964, 1975, and 1980, and have also been runners-up twice, in 1923, and 2006. The club have reached two major European finals, winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965 and finishing runners-up in the same competition in 1976. West Ham also won the Intertoto Cup in 1999. They are one of eight clubs never to have fallen below the second tier of English football, spending 60 of 92 league seasons in the top flight, up to and including the 2017–18 season. The club’s highest league position to date came in 1985–86, when they achieved third place in the then First Division.


Arsenal FC

Goalkeepers: Petr Cech, Bernd Leno, David Ospina

Defenders: Sokratis, Laurent Koscielny, Rob Holding, Nacho Monreal, Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin, Sead, Kolasinac, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Carl Jenkinson, Stephan Lichtsteiner

Midfielders: Lucas Torreira, Mohamed Elneny, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Forwards: Alex Iwobi, Danny Welbeck, Alexandre Lacazette, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Coach: Unai Emery

Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The club has won 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups, two League Cups, the League Centenary Trophy, 15 FA Community Shields, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

Arsenal was the first club from the South of England to join The Football League, in 1893, and they reached the First Division in 1904. Relegated only once, in 1913, they continue the longest streak in the top division,[3] and have won the second-most top-flight matches in English football history.[4] In the 1930s, Arsenal won five League Championships and two FA Cups, and another FA Cup and two Championships.


Manchester City FC

Goalkeepers: Ederson, Claudio Bravo,Joe Hart

Defenders: John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi, Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala, Jason Denayer, Philippe Sandler,Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy, Danilo, Tosin Adarabioyo, Aymeric Laporte

Midfielders: David Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan, Fabian Delph, Leroy, Sane, Raheem Sterling, Bernado Silva, Phil Foden, Patrick Roberts, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Brahim Díaz, Douglas, Luiz, Jack Harrison

Forwards: Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus

Coach: Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City Football Club is a football club in Manchester, England. Founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s (West Gorton), it became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894. The club’s home ground is the City of Manchester Stadium in east Manchester, to which it moved in 2003, having played at Maine Road since 1923.

Manchester City first played in the top-tier of the Football League in 1899 and won their first major honour with the FA Cup in 1904. The club’s most successful period was from 1968 to 1970, when it won the League Championship, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup, under the management team of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison. After losing the 1981 FA Cup Final, the club went through a period of decline, culminating in relegation to the third tier of English football for the only time in its history in 1998.


Crystal Palace FC

Goalkeepers: Julian Speroni, Wayne Hennessey, Vicente Guaita

Defenders: James Tomkins, Scott Dann, Ryan Inniss, Jairo Riedewald, Patrick Van Aanholt, Jeffrey Schlupp, Pape Souare, Joel Ward, Martin Kelly, Mamadou Sakho, Jaroslaw Jach, Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Midfielders: Luka Milivojevic, James McArthur, Jason Puncheon, Jonathan Williams, Cheikhou Kouyate, Max Meyer

Forwards: Sullay Kaikai, Wilfried Zaha, Andros Townsend, Christian Benteke, Connor Wickham, Alexander, Sorloth

Coach: Roy Hodgson

Crystal Palace FC Football Club is a professional football club based in Selhurst, London, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. They were founded in 1905 at the famous Crystal Palace Exhibition building by the owners of the FA Cup Final stadium which was situated inside its historic grounds. Palace played their home games at the Cup Final venue until 1915 when they were forced to leave due to the First World War. In 1924, the club moved to their current home at Selhurst Park.


Burnley FC

Goalkeepers: Tom Heaton, Anders Lindegaard, Nick Pope, Adam Legzdins

Defenders: Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Kevin Long, Charlie Taylor, Stephen Ward, Matthew Lowton, Phil Bardsley

Midfielders: Jack Cork, Ashley Westwood, Jeff Hendrick, Steven Defour, Johann Gudmundsson, Robbie Brady, Scott Arfield, Aiden O’Neill, Aaron Lennon

Forwards: Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes, Sam Vokes, Nahki Wells, Jonathan Walters

Coach: Sean Dyche

Burnley have been champions of England twice, in 1920–21 and 1959–60, have won the FA Cup once, in 1914, and have won the Community Shield twice, in 1960 and 1973. The Clarets also reached the 1961 quarter-finals of the European Cup. They are one of only five teams to have won all top four professional divisions of English football, along with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Preston North End, Sheffield United and Portsmouth.


Watford FC

Goalkeepers: Heurelho Gomes, Ben Foster, Pontus Dahlberg, Daniel Bachmann

Defenders: Christian Kabasele, Sebastian Prodl, Craig Cathcart, Miguel Britos, Younes Kaboul, Adrian Mariappa, Tom Hoban, Adam Masina, Ben Wilmot, Marc Navvaro, Jose Holebas, Daryl Janmaat, Kiko Femenia, Marvin Zeegelaar

Midfielders: Etienne Capoue, Nathaniel Chalobah, Tom Cleverley, Will Hughes, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Roberto Pereyra, Gerard Deulofeu, Ken Sema

Forwards: Troy Deeney, Andre Gray, Stefano Okaka, Jerome Sinclair, Issac Success, Obbi Oulare, Adalberto Peñaranda

Coach: Javi Gracia

Watford FC Football Club’s nicknames are The Hornets and that’s because the club play in the colours of a Hornet, yellow and black. There used to be a hornet on the club badge but it was replaced by a hart, which is an old-fashioned word for ‘stag’, which is a male deer.

The traditional rivals of Watford FC are listed as Reading and Luton Town. Compared to their rivals, they are doing very well, as they are higher divisions than both of them. This could soon change though, as Reading could still win promotion to the Premier League in 2017 if they win the Championship playoff final.

However, Marco Silva was sacked half-way through the season and Javi Gracia was hired to replace him. Watford will look to stay up once again the in the Premier League.


AFC Bournemouth

Goalkeepers: Asmir Begovic, Artur Boruc

Defenders: Nathan Ake, Steve Cook, Nathaniel Clyne, Jack Simpson, Charlie Daniels, Adam Smith, Simon Francis
Diego Rico, Chris Mepham

Midfielders: Lewis Cook, Dan Gosling, Andrew Surman, David Brooks, Jefferson Lerma

Forwards: Ryan Fraser, Junior Stanislas, Jordan Ibe, Mark Pugh, Joshua King, Callum Wilson, Dominic Solanke, Lys Mousset

Coach: Edward John Frank Howe

AFC Bournemouth is a professional football club in Bournemouth, Dorset, that play in the Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system. Formed in 1890 as Boscombe St. John’s Institute F.C., the club adopted their current name in 1972. Nicknamed The Cherries, since 1910 Bournemouth have played their home games at Dean Court. Their home colours are red and black striped shirts, with black shorts and socks.

Bournemouth have won the second and third tiers of English football, and were twice runners-up of the fourth tier. They have also won the Football League Trophy and the Football League Third Division South Cup.