Premier League

The Premier League, attempting to define a league that is widely thought of as the unrivalled champion of football divisions from across the world, a league that's beyond comparison to any other, could be a daunting task, but the team at MonsterBet football betting will do just that. We'll take a look at the historic background, the players and matches that have shaped the Premier League into the breathtaking, thrilling, fast-paced, blink and you'll miss an exhilarating moment phenomenon as we know, and watch it today. We'll take a journey down the glittering memory lane of the Premier League, the winning teams from each season, from the very beginning to the current champions.

Betting on the Premier League

Unlike any any other sporting league, tournament or championship, the Premier League evokes every humanly possible emotion, from the high ecstasy of success, to gut-wrenching lowest of lows and everything in-between, in the relative short space of 90 minutes.

The Premier league also divides opinion, and none more so when it comes to betting. MonsterBet will take a look at how football betting has evolved around the heavyweight league of football, and how with MonsterBet, you can place your bets on the Premier League for free, with the latest free bet offers from our top recommended bookmakers.

Football betting in general has exploded in popularity in recent years, largely credited to the comprehensive coverage and access to the Premier League. Punters and fans are now able to bet freely on their supported club or their theory or point-of-view. Unlike the smaller leagues and tournaments in England and worldwide, the betting markets and opportunities available on any one Premier League match or season is unparalleled. Any given fixture in the Premier League has upwards of 300 individual betting markets whilst there are also plenty of ante post options including;

  • Outright winner
  • Relegation
  • Top goalscorer
  • Winner/top goalscorer double
  • To stay up
  • Top four finish
  • First manager to leave post

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Football coupon accumulators are one of the joyful pastimes of Premier League betting, and its still thriving in popularity in a far more accessible way. Gone are the days you'd have to trudge down to your local bookmaker to collect your complicated football coupon, where a slip of one of those tiny pens, and a mark in a wrong box could change the whole complexion of your intended bet. Now, online bookmakers offer easy to select and view coupons online, ranging over all leagues in the world, including the Premier League.

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The History of the Premier League 

Since it's very first season in 1992/93, the Premier League has continued to produce dramatic moments season after season. MonsterBet took a trip down memory lane to give you an overview of each and everyone of the Premier League seasons so far.

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2016/17 

Champions - Chelsea

Despite all the fanfare around the two Manchester clubs at the start of the season, it was Chelsea who claimed the 2017 Premier League title in Antonio Conte's first season in charge. The Italian's switch to a 3-4-3 formation was revolutionary and it transformed the Blues season after a shaky start, with them ultimately finishing seven points ahead of second placed Spurs. 1,064 goals scored - Harry Kane once again topped the scoring charts with 29 goals, including seven in his final two games of the season.

2015/16

Champions - Leicester City

The biggest shock in Premier League history saw Leicester City, tipped by many for relegation and 5000/1 to win the league at the start of the season, crowned champions. Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N'golo Kante were all instrumental as Claudio Ranieri's men worked wonders to finish a quite stunning 10 points ahead of second place Arsenal. 1026 goals scored - Harry Kane picked up where he left off the season before as he hit 25 goals as the league's Top Goalscorer.

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2014/15

Champions - Chelsea

Leading from virtual start to finish, Jose Mourinho won his first trophy since his return to Chelsea. Inspired by new signings Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa as well as the mercurial talent of Eden Hazard, the Premier League trophy returned to the capital after a five year absence in Manchester. 975 goals scored - Sergio Aguero scored 26 goals to ensure the accolade of the league's Top Goalscorer remained in the North West.

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2013/14

Champions - Manchester City

In one of the most gripping title races in Premier League history, Manchester City finally emereged triumphant ahead of a Luis Suarez-inspired Liverpool side. Coupled with a League Cup final victory over Sunderland, it was a successful first season in-charge for new City boss Manuel Pellegrini. 1052 Goals Scored - Luis Suarez's 31 goals weren't quite enough to fire Liverpool to their first Premier League title but they were enough for him to be crowned the league's Top Goalscorer.

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2012/13

Champions - Manchester United

 Sir Alex Ferguson signed off in style with his Manchester United side capturing their 13th Premier League title in his final campaign in charge. United regained the title from cross town rivals City and went some way to avenging the events of the final day of the previous season. 1063 Goals Scored - Robin van Persie was once more the league's Top Goalscorer with 26 goals, following his acrimonious transfer to Manchester United.

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2011/12

Champions – Manchester City

Possibly one of the greatest finishes to a Premier League season, as with virtually the last kick of the ball, on the final day of the season saw Sergio Aguero net to claim a dramatic 3-2 win over QPR, thus securing Manchester City's first Premier League title, made even sweeter by their arch-rivals United losing out on goal difference. 1066 Goals Scored – Aston Villa midfielder Marc Albrighton scored the Premier League's 20,000th goal, and Robin Van Persie ended the season with 30 goals to be named the Top Goalscorer.

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2010/11

Champions – Manchester United

United regained the title, nine points ahead of last season's Champions Chelsea. A record-breaking 1063 Goals were scored for the first time in a 38-game Premier League season, and records continued to tumble as on Saturday 5th February, the set of eight fixtures saw 41 goals scored. The Top Goalscorer award was split between the two Manchester clubs, as both Dimitar Berbatov (United) and Carlos Tevez (City) couldn't be separated, with 18 goals a piece.

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2009/10

Champions – Chelsea

Chelsea stormed back to win their third Premier League title from Manchester United by a point, scoring a record 103 goals in the process and winning the FA Cup. 1053 Goals Scored – Didier Drogba netted 29 times to be named the Top Goalscorer.

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2008/09

Champions – Manchester United

A third Premier League title in-a-row for Manchester United equalled Liverpool's record of 18 top-flight titles. 942 Goals Scored – Nicolas Anelka finished the season a goal ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo to be named the Top Goalscorer.

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2007/08

Champions – Manchester United

A 10th Premier League title went to Old Trafford, and an all-English final between Chelsea and United saw Alex Ferguson's men also crowned Champions League winners. 1002 Goals Scored – Cristiano Ronaldo ended the season with 31 goals from 31 Premier League starts to be named the Top Goalscorer.

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2006/07

Champions – Manchester United

United's brief spell without Premier League glory (3 season's) came to an end with their 9th title. The Premier League's 15,000th goal was scored by Fulham defender Moritz Volz. 931 Goals Scored – Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was named the Top Goalscorer with 20 goals.

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2005/06

Champions – Chelsea

Chelsea's stranglehold on their Premier League rivals continued with a second consecutive title, matching their record of most wins in a season (29). Arsenal move from Highbury into the new Emirates Stadium, and one of the best Goalscorers to grace the Premier League, Alan Shearer retires, scoring a record 260 goals. 944 Goals Scored – Yet another Top Goalscorer award for the Frenchman Thierry Henry (27 Goals).

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2004/05

Champions – Chelsea

Roman Abramovich's revolution at Chelsea began in record-breaking style, as Jose Mourinho guided Chelsea to the Premier League title, conceding the fewest goals (15), keeping 24 clean sheets, and the most wins with 29. 974 Goals Scored – Arsenal's Thierry Henry scored 25 goals to become the seasons Top Goalscorer.

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2003/04

Champions – Arsenal

An iconic season that may never be repeated, Arsenal won their third title in optimum style, going through the season unbeaten. A squad that included names such as Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and a young Cesc Fabregas were nicknamed 'The Invincibles'. 1012 Goals Scored – Unsurprisingly the Top Goalscorer award headed to Highbury, as Thierry Henry finished the season with 30 goals. Roman Abramovich takes over as owner of Chelsea.

 

 

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2002/03

Champions – Manchester United

Arsenal looked booked for a third Premier League title, however a run of 18-matches unbeaten by United saw them overhaul an eight-point lead to claim their eighth Premier League Title. 1000 Goals Scored – Ruud Van Nistelrooy finished the season as Top Goalscorer with 25 goals.

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2001/02

Champions – Arsenal

Arsenal won their second Premier League title under Arsene Wenger, and topped it off with an FA Cup win. 1001 Goals Scored – It was a clean-sweep for Arsenal, as Thierry Henry scored 24 goals to claim the Top Goalscorer prize.

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2000/01

Champions – Manchester United

United beat runners-up Arsenal to the title for the third consecutive season. Tottenham's Ledley King scored the fastest goal in Premier League history, netting after just 10 seconds against Bradford City. 992 Goals Scored - Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink scored 23 goals to become the Top Goalscorer.

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1999/2000

Champions – Manchester United

Manchester United coasted to a sixth Premier League title by a record 18 Points. 1060 Goals Scored – Kevin Phillips of Sunderland ended the season as Top Goalscorer with 30 goals, becoming only the third player to score 30 or more in a season.

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1998/99

Champions – Manchester United

Alex Ferguson's Manchester United returned to the top of the pack with yet another Premier League title, but a season remembered for much more, as United claimed a monumental treble, of winning the League, FA Cup and Champions League. 963 Goals Scored – The Top Goalscorer crown was once more shared between three players on 18 goals, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Leeds), Michael Owen (Liverpool) and Dwight Yorke (Manchester United).

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1997/98

Champions – Arsenal

Arsenal overturned an 11-point deficit to win the title from Manchester United by 1 point, and claimed a League and FA Cup double under Arsene Wenger. 1019 Goals Scored – The Top Goalscorer award was shared between Dion Dublin (Coventry City), Michael Owen (Liverpool) and Chris Sutton (Blackburn Rovers), all finishing the season with 18 goals.

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1996/97

Champions – Manchester United

Manchester United continued their dominance of the Premier League with a 4th title, and kicked off the season with a certain David Beckham scoring from the half-way line. Arsenal appointed Arsene Wenger as manager to replace Bruce Rioch, and Chelsea replaced Glenn Hoddle with Ruud Guillit. 970 Goals Scored – That man again, Alan Shearer finished the season as Top Goalscorer with 25 goals, two ahead of Arsenal's Ian Wright.

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1995/96

Champions – Manchester United

United completed another League and Cup double, inspired by the return of their talismanic striker Eric Cantona. The controversial Frenchman had received a 9-month ban the previous season following an altercation with a Crystal Palace fan. 988 Goals Scored – Alan Shearer, now of Newcastle United scored 31 goals to become Top Goalscorer once more.

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1994/95

Champions – Blackburn Rovers

The Kenny Dalglish managed Blackburn Rovers won the League on a dramatic final day of the season, and the 1994/95 season was the final time 22 clubs competed in the league, as four were relegated and only two came up to form the Football League. 1195 Goals Scored – Alan Shearer matched Andy Cole's 34 goals from last season to claim the Top Goalscorer honour for Champions Blackburn.

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1993/94

Champions – Manchester United

Manchester United claimed their second Premier League title, and capped the season by capturing the League and FA Cup double. 1195 Goals Scored – Andy Cole finished the season as Top Goalscorer for Newcastle United (34 Goals).

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1992/93

Champions – Manchester United

The Premier League was formed and began on 15th August 1992, formed of 22 clubs, and was backed by BskyB who televised the matches. 1222 Goals Scored – Teddy Sheringham finished the season as the Top Goalscorer (22 Goals), playing for both Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur.

 

The Premier League's Best Players

Over its illustrious history, the Premier League has seen some of the finest players to ever lace up a pair of football boots, from flamboyant and speedy wingers, deadly strikers, ace passers to unrelenting defenders and unyielding goalkeepers. The roll call of greats is boundless, and here at MonsterBet we've put together a compilation of just some of the supreme talent the Premier League has showcased over the years.

Manchester United's unrelenting dominance of the Premier League has been aided with many players that feature among our compilation of the Premier League's Best Players. The Danish man-mountain himself, Peter Schmeichel kept guard in goal from 1991 to 1999 for United, and is undoubtedly the goalkeeper that features most in all-time Premier League dream-teams. Schmeichel holds the record for the greatest clean sheets-to-game ratio in Premier League history, with 42% of his games ending without his team conceding a goal (Manchester United, Aston Villa, Manchester City). His list of honours is vast, including winning the Premier League title on five occasions, 3 FA Cups, 1 League Cup, 1 Champions League, 1 UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Goalkeeper of the year in 1992/93/97 and 1998, as well as scoring two goals Premier League goals.

Another United keeper to feature on our list of the Premier League's Best Players is Edwin Van Der Sar. The Dutchman played over 300 times for Fulham and Manchester United following a nine year spell at Ajax and a brief stint at Juventus. In fact, the Premier League has been fortunate enough to have seen such high quality in this position, goalkeepers such as Petr Cech, David Seaman, Shay Given and Brad Friedel.

Other star's to roll-off United's conveyor-belt of Premier League talent include Gary Neville, Japp Stam, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Paul Ince, David Beckham, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Andy Cole, and the charismatic show-man Eric Cantona to only name a few.

A winger which features prominently amongst our compilation is the Portuguese wizard Cristiano Ronaldo. Transferring to Old Trafford in 2003, the twinkle-toed Ronaldo lit up the Premier League and goes down as one of the finest it's ever seen, winning the title three times, along with a host of other honours and individual awards, before moving onto Real Madrid.

A vital element of any team is its defence, and 20+ years of the Premier League has provided us with individuals showcasing power, dominance and commanding prescience. Defenders such as Tony Adams, John Terry, Lee Dixon, Jamie Carragher, Sol Campbell, Sami Hyypia, Ledley King and Ashley Cole.

The Premier League is acknowledged across the globe for its fast-paced and end-to-end play. Our next set of players in our compilation are individual's who's flashy, graceful and artistic flair, has kept generations captivated by the Premier League. Players such as Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, David Ginola, Matt Le Tissier, Gareth Bale, Gianfranco Zola and Robert Pires. Defensive minded midfield players that revolutionised the way the sport is played, star names such as Claude Makelele, Patrick Vieira, Michael Essien, Yaya Toure, Javier Mascherano, and a brief stint from the pit-bull himself, Edgar Davids.

Certain players that we've been fortunate enough to witness in the Premier League over the years have at one point made us all stare in utter amazement, as they've brandished their technical brilliance, skill and footballing ability. These players are of course the elite among the unique art-form that is a Premier League striker. Astonishingly skilful players that know how to find the back of the net on a regular basis, players such as Dennis Bergkamp, Alan Shearer, Jurgen Klinsmann, Ian Wright, Michael Owen, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, Dwight Yorke, Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney, Paolo Di Canio, Didier Drogba, Robbie Keane, Kevin Phillips, Robbie Fowler, and the list can go on-and-on.

Our compilation wouldn't be complete without a hat-tip to the managers that have displayed their own unique brilliance, if not simply entertained us over the years, the Ferguson's, Mourinho's, Wenger's, and the managers at the 'smaller clubs', such as David Moyes, Martin O'Neill, Kenny Dalglish and Kevin Keegan for his infamous “I'd love it if we beat them” rant.