A Look at the 2022-23 Premier League Season

A Look at the 2022-23 Premier League Season

The 2022/23 Premier League season has sadly come to a close, but don’t worry – you only have to wait two more months for the next one to start. This season may have been a blur to some people because of the 2022 World Cup taking place during the November and December months, but there was certainly loads of action that happened. Keep reading if you’re looking for a quick recap on the 2022/23 Premier League season:


The Run-Down

Winning the Champions League may have been the main focus for Man City, but that didn’t stop them from pulling off their fifth Premier League title win in six years. They started the summer season with the £51 million signing of Erling Haaland who racked in a goal or two – sometimes even the casual hat-trick. With the wonderkid on their side, Haaland’s goals gave the team a new dimension that allowed them to surpass the long-time leaders of the season - Arsenal. Arsenal, who were at the top of the leader board, buckled under the pressure and watched City pass by them with only six weeks of the campaign left to go. Despite the close race for the title, Arsenal’s young squad put on a massively positive season.

In contrast, Liverpool’s summer signing of Darwin Nunez didn’t bring the team the results they’d wanted after he was suspended early on for head butting Crystal Palace’s Joachim Andersen. The team that everyone thought had everything in the bag to land in the top three this season, finished fifth – missing out on a Champions League spot. Their inconsistency during the first half of the campaign, injuries, and burnout from last season all contributed to their underwhelming season. Now fans will have to cross their fingers that their next season is not as topsy-turvy as this one.

As for the other English giants, Manchester United pulled off a campaign that no one saw coming. After a rocky start losing their first two games and a lack of confidence overshadowing the team, fans believed it would be a miracle if Erik ten Hag could lead the club to a top five finish. Surely enough, the signing of Real Madrid’s Casemiro and their home win against Liverpool brought a sense of optimism and excitement back to Old Trafford. With their third-place finish, United fans now get to watch them compete back in the Champions League, and an FA Cup final.

Exceeding expectations, Newcastle fans must be thrilled that the team has qualified for the Champions League after an amazing performance this season. Under Eddie Howe, the team has transformed into one of the elites and are headed on an upward trajectory. Along with Newcastle, Brighton had a great run landing themselves in sixth place sending them to play in Europa League for the first time ever. They may end up losing some of their key players to some bigger teams, but the future is looking bright for Brighton.


Best Moments

The 2022/23 season was full of excitement, drama, and some amazing moments that fans will continue to look back on for years to come. Here are some of the best moments that you might’ve forgotten about:

  • Ronaldo’s Early Exit: Cristiano Ronaldo began the season as Manchester United’s reigning Player of the Year, but made an explosive exit during the season’s opening months. After the controversial TV interview Ronaldo had with Piers Morgan, he brought an unsavory taste to the club and made the move to the Saudi Arabian side.
  • Haaland making History: In only one season Erling Haaland accomplished more than some players do in their career. He broke the record for the most goals (36) in a single Premier League season, and many more! Rightfully so, he was named both the Premier League Player of the Season, and the Young Player of the Season.
  • Tuchel and Conte Clash: When Tottenham met Chelsea for an early season match the hot weather was not the only thing boiling in the stadium. The pair of managers were involved in two very heated exchanges and one very memorable handshake.
  • Liverpool vs. Manchester United: Liverpool may not have had the season that they expected, but let’s not forget about their 7-0 win against Manchester United.
  • Kane’s Score Count: Although Haaland has had all the attention for his record breaking goals, Tottenham’s Harry Kane has also been making history. After a February match against City, Kane brought his goal count for the Spurs up to 267. This is above Jimmy Greaves’ record that stood alone for over 50 years – making Kane the club’s record goal scorer.


Unfortunately, every season sees the teams at the end of the table get relegated to welcome a new three. Southampton, Leeds United, and Leicester City all took one for the team and will play off in the English Championship next season, while Burnley, Sheffield United, and Luton Town are promoted. 

For the first time since 1996 Chelsea landed in the bottom half of the table and only managed to score 38 goals in 38 games – this is fewer that Leeds and Leicester who are being relegated. Despite their big-spending budget and some star players, it seemed they made more happen behind the scenes than they did on the pitch. Their early-season decision to get rid of Thomas Tuchel as manager and bring in Graham Potter proved ineffective, only to be later replaced by Frank Lampard, who is now being replaced by Mauricio Pochettino. The players didn’t fare well either, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang only managing one league goal all season, and Marc Cucurella not living up to his transfer cost.

Spurs fans weren’t so thrilled either after a disappointing Premier League run. The club’s lack of drive, underwhelming performance from their players, and their former coach’s belittling remarks led to a season that only had some minor positives. With an eighth-place finish, and Harry Kane possibly moving elsewhere, Tottenham’s in need of a coach who can bring the Spurs identity back to life.


Some fans are already making their predictions about how the 2023/24 season’s going to run. Let us know in the comments who you think is going to take the top three spots next season! Then head over to Soccercards.ca to find loads of merchandise to help you cheer on your favorite Premier League teams.


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