As of my last update in September 2021, the English Premier League (EPL) is the top professional football (soccer) league in England. It is one of the most popular and competitive football leagues in the world. The EPL is contested by 20 clubs, and the season typically runs from August to May, with each team playing 38 matches.
The league operates on a promotion and relegation system, which means that the three lowest-ranked teams at the end of the season are relegated to the second-tier league called the EFL Championship, while the top two teams from the Championship and the winner of a playoff among the next four teams are promoted to the Premier League.
The Premier League was formed in 1992, breaking away from the Football League, which had been the top division of English football since 1888. The league is known for its global appeal, attracting top talent from around the world, and the matches are broadcast in numerous countries.
Throughout its history, the EPL has been home to some of the world’s best players and most successful clubs, such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester City. These clubs, along with several others, have a massive fan following both domestically and internationally, making the Premier League one of the most-watched sports leagues globally.