2020-21 Premier League 2

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The 2020-21 Premier League 2 is the fifth year of the new top tier of the Professional Development League. It was rebranded from the previous Under-21 Premier League in 2016, with the age range changed from Under-21 to Under-23. Clubs are also still permitted to field three 'over-age' outfield players and one 'over-age' goalkeeper. The match calendar is set to be fixed at the start of the season with no movement to match rounds permitted; clubs will only be permitted flexibility regarding on which weekend day (Friday to Monday) the game will be played.

The league remains split into two, with both West Ham United and Manchester United promoted to the top division. They replace Wolverhampton Wanderers who were relegated from Division 1. Burnley, Crystal Palace and Leeds United all earned Category One status in the summer of 2020 and join Divison Two for this season. Swansea City have dropped out as they leave Category One status. Chelsea are the defending Division 1 champions, awarded the title on points per game after the league was curtailed due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Promotion and relegation of two teams will apply once again this season. The teams finishing 12th and 13th in Division 1 will be relegated, while the team finishing top of Division 2 will be automatically promoted. Those teams finishing second, third, fourth and fifth in Division 2 will compete in a promotion playoff.

Contents

Teams

2020-21 Teams
Division One
Team Training Ground Manager
Arsenal Meadow Park, Boreham Wood Steve Bould
Blackburn Rovers Leyland County Ground, Lancashire FA Billy Barr
Brighton & Hove Albion Broadfield Stadium, Crawley Simon Rusk
Chelsea Kingsmeadow Andy Myers
Derby County Loughborough University Darren Wassall
Everton Haig Avenue, Southport David Unsworth
Leicester City Leicester Training Ground Ben Petty
Liverpool Kirkby Academy Barry Lewtas
Manchester City Man City Academy Stadium Enzo Maresca
Manchester United Leigh Sports Village Neil Wood
Southampton The Snows Stadium, Totton David Horseman
Tottenham Lamex Stadium, Stevenage Wayne Burnett
West Ham Rush Green Dmitri Halajko
Division Two
Team Training Ground Manager
Aston Villa Bodymoor Heath Mark Delaney
Burnley County Ground, Leyland Steve Stone
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park Shaun Derry
Fulham Imber Court Colin Omogbehin
Leeds United Thorp Arch TBC
Middlesbrough Heritage Park, Bishop Auckland Graeme Lee
Newcastle United Northumberland FA Chris Hogg
Norwich City Lotus Training Centre David Wright
Reading Bearwood Park TBC
Stoke City Clayton Wood Kevin Russell
Sunderland Academy of Light Elliott Dickman
West Brom The Hawthorns Deon Burton
Wolves Aggborough Stadium, Kidderminster James Collins


Division 1

League Table

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Chelsea 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
2 Tottenham 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 4
3 Derby County 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 4
4 Everton 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 3
5 Blackburn Rovers 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
6 Liverpool 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
7 Leicester City 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 3
8 Southampton 2 1 0 1 3 5 -2 3
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2
10 Manchester City 2 0 1 1 4 5 -1 1
11 Arsenal 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1
12 Manchester United 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
13 West Ham 2 0 0 2 0 4 -4 0

(Updated: 22nd September)

Fixtures

Friday 25 September Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Chelsea
Friday 25 September Manchester United 3-5 Liverpool
Saturday 26 September Arsenal 0-1 Tottenham
Saturday 26 September Southampton 2-2 West Ham
Monday 28 September Blackburn Rovers 4-0 Leicester City
Monday 28 September Everton 4-1 Derby County


Results

September

Monday 21 September Everton 3-0 Leicester City
Friday 18 September Tottenham 3-0 West Ham
Friday 18 September Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Manchester City
Friday 18 September Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Arsenal
Friday 18 September Derby County 2-1 Liverpool
Friday 18 September Southampton 1-4 Chelsea


Monday 14 September Chelsea 1-0 West Ham
Monday 14 September Manchester United 0-2 Leicester City
Sunday 13 September Liverpool 1-0 Everton
Saturday 12 September Tottenham 1-1 Brighton
Friday 11 September Arsenal 1-2 Southampton
Saturday 12 September Manchester City 3-3 Derby County


Division 2

League Table

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 West Brom 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 4
2 Middlesbrough 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 4
3 Wolves 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 4
4 Fulham 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3
5 Stoke City 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 3
6 Aston Villa 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 3
7 Burnley 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 3
8 Norwich City 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
9 Crystal Palace 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1
10 Newcastle United 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
11 Leeds United 2 0 1 1 2 6 -4 1
12 Sunderland 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
13 Reading 2 0 0 2 0 7 -7 0

(Updated: 22nd September)

Fixtures

Friday 25 September Burnley 1-3 Newcastle United
Friday 25 September Norwich City 3-0 Crystal Palace
Friday 25 September Aston Villa 1-2 Reading
Monday 28 September Sunderland 1-3 Leeds United
Monday 28 September West Brom 1-2 Fulham
Monday 28 September Wolves 3-0 Stoke City


Results

Monday 21 September Burnley 3-2 Sunderland
Monday 21 September Crystal Palace 3-3 West Brom
Monday 21 September Middlesbrough 2-0 Stoke City
Friday 18 September Reading 0-4 Fulham
Friday 18 September Leeds United 2-2 Wolves
Friday 18 September Aston Villa 3-0 Norwich City


Monday 14 September Norwich City 3-0 Reading
Monday 14 September Stoke City 4-0 Leeds United
Monday 14 September West Brom 3-1 Aston Villa
Saturday 12 September Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 Burnley
Friday 11 September Newcastle United 2-2 Middlesbrough


Top Goalscorers

Player Club Goals
DIVISION 1
Player Club Goals
DIVISION 2





Hat-tricks

Player Club Date Fixture