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Premier League welcomes new clubs for 2021/22 season

10 Jun 2021
Norwich, Watford and Brentford

New campaign officially begins today as Norwich City, Watford and Brentford are confirmed as PL clubs

Today the three promoted clubs - Norwich City, Watford and Brentford - can say they are officially part of the Premier League.

On Thursday the Premier League's Annual General Meeting convenes, and it is at the AGM that the season changes from 2020/21 to 2021/22.

What this means

The three clubs who were relegated in 2020/21 - Fulham, Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion - transfer back the share certificates that gave them Premier League status.

The Premier League Board of Directors then confirm the cancellation of these shares.

A new share certificate for each of the promoted clubs is signed by the Premier League directors and company secretary. As required under company law, the three clubs then enter into the share register.

As a result, the confirmation of the three promoted clubs as members of the Premier League is made at the AGM, with the League formally welcoming them as they are awarded their framed share certificates.

New-look table

To mark the changing over to the new season, the Premier League website and app also receives a visual refresh.

The Premier League table has been reset with the 20 clubs sorted in alphabetical order, while the Premier League's social media accounts now follow those of the three promoted clubs. 

All 20 clubs can now look forward to 09:00 BST on Wednesday 16 June, when they will discover their fixtures for the 2021/22 season.

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