The 2018-19 Premier League was the 27th season of the Premier League since the top flight of English football was rebranded. Twenty teams played 38 matches, home-and-away. Manchester City entered as the defending champions and Newcastle United, Hull City and Crystal Palace entered as teams promoted from the 2017-18 Championship.
In an historic season, Manchester City successfully defended their title from the previous season, the first team to accomplish such a feat since Chelsea in 2006. In earning their fourth title of the 2010s and second under manager Pep Guardiola, City won a record 30 games, breaking the 2004-05 Chelsea side's record of 29, while earning 96 points, breaking the same Chelsea side's record of 95 points. City would only lose two games, both on the road, to earn a home record at the Etihad of 18-1-0. City made history weeks later by successfully winning their second straight FA Cup over Everton, thus becoming the first English side to ever defend a domestic double, and then a week afterwards won their first Champions League title to earn the club's first treble and become only the second English club to achieve the feat after archirval Manchester United did the same in 1999.
Middlesbrough became the first relegated team on May 6, one of the earliest relegations in history, as they lost a record 35th game that day. A week later, both Watford and Queens Park Rangers were relegated as well.
Manchester United took second placed with a respectable 80 points and were also undefeated at home, going 17-2-0. Liverpool would place third after winning their last ten straight games and Arsenal took fourth place with a last-day defeat of sixth-place Chelsea. Tottenham Hotspur ended a run of three straight top-four finishes by placing fifth. Stoke City defeated Chelsea in the League Cup Final in February to earn a place in the Europa League despite placing eleventh, while Everton would finish seventh and guarantee themselves a spot in the Europa League thanks to City's FA Cup triumph, ironically over Everton.
For the second straight year, the scoring leader and PFA Player of the Year played for City, this time in the form of Raheem Sterling, who scored 33 goals and made 40 assists and placed third in voting for the FIFA Ballon d'Or.