The 2019–20 season of European football began on Friday from the English Premier League (EPL). 20 teams are taking part in the EPL. They will play 380 matches till 17 May next year. Each team plays two matches. One Home and One Away. Two-time defending champions Manchester City will have their first match against West Ham on Saturday. They will play 6 matches on Saturday. EPL is the highest prize money tournament in football. Its prize money is 21 thousand 380 crores. Teams also receive broadcasting rights, bonuses, facility fees, etc.
This time in the summer transfer window, clubs of England have spent 12 thousand 73 crores to buy players. This is the second-largest expenditure in buying players in the last 16 years. In 2017 English clubs spent a record. The expenditure was 12 thousand 260 crores.
Arsenal spent the highest amount of 1327 crores
For the fourth consecutive year, Premier League clubs spent more than $120 million. This time Arsenal spent the highest amount of 1327 crores. On the last day of the transfer window on Thursday, the clubs bought 17 players for Rs 1457 crore. The summer transfer window started in May. This time the clubs bought 101 players. 11 of the 20 clubs broke their summer transfer spending record.
La Liga can become the most expensive league
Spain’s League La Liga could become the highest spending league. The transfer windows of the league other than La Liga will close on 2 September. La Liga till now Rs 9500 crore Has spent. It has spent 2573 crores less than EPL. But he has 22 days left. Italy’s Serie A has spent Rs 7995 crores, German League Bundesliga has spent 5170 crores and France’s Serie A has spent 3200 crores.
New rules will apply in EPL – Coach will also get a yellow card
If the coach’s behavior is found to be wrong during the match, he will get a yellow card. City coach Guardiola received a yellow card at the Community Shield last week.
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used for the first time in England’s top league.
A team that scores a goal during a free kick cannot place its player in the players making a defensive free-kick wall.
The rule of handball has also changed. Now if the ball even accidentally touches the hand while scoring a goal, they will also consider it to be breaking the rules.