2017-18 Premier League 2

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The 2017-18 Premier League 2 is the second 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 Swansea City and West Ham promoted to the top division, the Swans as Division 2 champions and the Hammers as playoff winners. They replace Reading and Southampton, who were relegated from Division 1.

Promotion and relegation of two teams will apply once again this season. The teams finishing 11th and 12th 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.

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Teams

A total of 24 teams take part in the Premier League 2:

Arsenal, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Brighton & Hove Albion, Chelsea, Derby County, Everton, Fulham, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Norwich City, Reading, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham, West Brom, West Ham, Wolverhampton Wanderers

Division 1

League Table

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Liverpool 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3
2 Arsenal 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 3
3 Sunderland 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
4 Manchester United 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
5 Chelsea 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
6 Everton 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
7 Manchester City 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
8 West Ham 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
9 Derby County 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
10 Tottenham 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
11 Leicester City 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
12 Swansea City 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0

(Table updated: 17th August)

Upcoming Fixtures

Friday 18 August: Everton V Leicester City
Friday 18 August: Chelsea V Derby County
Sunday 20 August: Liverpool V Sunderland
Monday 21 August: Tottenham V West Ham
Monday 21 August: Arsenal V Manchester City
Monday 21 August: Manchester United V Swansea City

Results

August

Monday 14 August: Derby County 2-3 Arsenal
Monday 14 August: Leicester City 0-1 Manchester United
Friday 11 August: Manchester City 0-0 Chelsea
Friday 11 August: Sunderland 2-1 Tottenham
Friday 11 August: Swansea City 0-2 Liverpool
Friday 11 August: West Ham 0-0 Everton

Division 2

League Table

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Blackburn Rovers 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 3
2 Southampton 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3
3 Aston Villa 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
4 Newcastle United 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 3
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
6 Middlesbrough 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
7 Stoke City 1 0 0 1 3 4 -1 0
8 Fulham 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
9 Norwich City 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
10 West Brom 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
11 Wolves 1 0 0 1 1 5 -4 0
12 Reading 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0

(Table updated: 17th August)

Upcoming Fixtures

Friday 18 August: Reading V Blackburn Rovers
Friday 18 August: Middlesbrough V Norwich City
Friday 18 August: West Brom V Newcastle United
Monday 21 August: Aston Villa V Stoke City
Monday 21 August: Brighton & Hove Albion V Fulham
Monday 21 August: Wolves V Southampton

Results

August

Monday 14 August: Aston Villa 3-1 West Brom
Monday 14 August: Blackburn Rovers 5-1 Wolves
Monday 14 August: Southampton 4-0 Reading
Monday 14 August: Norwich City 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion
Friday 11 August: Stoke City 3-4 Newcastle United
Friday 11 August: Fulham 1-2 Middlesbrough

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