A total of 43 clubs have played in the English Premier League since its formation in 1992, although only twenty clubs participate in the league every year. These 20 clubs are member and shareholders with voting rights on issues such as rule changes and contracts.
Amazingly, only four teams have won the title: Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal, and Chelsea. This apparent imbalance, along with the promotion / relegation process is the biggest criticism of the current league system. Manchester United won topped league their eleventh time in the 2008–09 season, have won the most titles.
The "Big Four" (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United) have been totally dominant and as a result have earned places in the UEFA Champions League year after year. The last time a team outside the Big Four won a trophy was in the 1995-95 season when Blackburn Rovers won. Another amazing fact is that Manchester United have never finished outside the top three, Arsenal has only fared worse than third twice while Liverpool (who has never won the League in its current format), only slipped outside of the top 4 twice.
Other clubs of particular interest include Crystal Palace, who have had four separate spells in the league and haven't been able to avoid relegation once. Luton Town and Notts County were active participants in league negotiations in 1991, but have never been able to regain entry.
We profile English Premier League Clubs including their history and performance, sponsors, ownership, home groups information, marquee players and more. The profiles are accessible on the right. Team names in bold are currently active league members.