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English Premier League: List of players released by the Clubs

Leicester City
Leicester City and Claudio Ranieri lifted their first league trophy in their history
Utsav Agarwal
Modified 11 Jun 2016, 19:48 IST

As the new Premier League season is about to commence in a couple of months’ time, each and every club in the league is busy bolstering their ranks to be more competitive for the upcoming season. So, as per Premier League norms, all the clubs have to submit a list of players that they are retaining and another list of players that they will release for the upcoming season.

Each team is supposed to make a list of 25 players who can participate in the Premier League, so each team can alter their squad in the summer transfer window.

Note: Newcastle, Norwich and Aston Villa were relegated last season from the Premier League.

Arsenal v Chelsea
Arsenal have released players like Rosicky, Flamini and Arteta

1) AFC Bournemouth

The just promoted club-AFC Bournemouth managed to survive the league in their first season as they went on to finish 16th in the league. They managed to pull off a shocker of a win when they beat the then champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and beating Manchester United at home in the process.

Below is the list of players who have been released:

Joshua Lewis Carmichael
Sylvain Distin
Jonathan Mukendi Muleba
Jayden Connor Stockley
Joshua Wakefield
Stephane Zubar


2) Arsenal

Arsenal had a very frustrating season as they yet again failed to mount a title challenge with all of the top teams falling apart. Arsenal had a genuine shot at winning the league for the first time since 2003/04 season, where they finished the season unbeaten.

They finished second in the league after a late Tottenham Hotspur collapse. They released three players at the end of the season, who were all important players. Mikel Arteta has been released after the Spaniard’s problems with long-term injuries, prompting him to announce his retirement.

Mathieu Flamini made more than 200 appearances for the London club in two spells, has also been released.  Fan favourite Tomas Rosicky has also been released from his contract. The 35-year-old was signed by Arsene Wenger 10 years ago. 

Below is the full list of players who have been released:

Mikel Arteta Amatriain
Mathieu Flamini
Tomas Rosicky

3) Aston Villa

Aston Villa have had an atrocious season that saw them relegated to the Championship. It was a season where they finished last after losing 27 games and only eight wins. This season has been shocking considering the fact that Villa were always considered to be the league’s mainstays.

Below is the full list of players who have been released:

Charlie Brendan Alec Bannister
Janoi Donacien
Lewis Kinsella
Kodi Lyons-Foster
Charles N'Zogbia
Kieran Edward Richardson
Benjamin Kevin Siegrist
Joshua John Webb

4) Chelsea


Chelsea’s season has been horrendous as they finished 10th in the league. It is still hard to guess how a club of this stature fell from grace this much, as they finished the league as champions the season prior to this.

Star players like Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas all failed to step up as the champions could not defend their title. They were out of the race by the end of September, showing how poor their season was.

Manager Jose Mourinho was relieved of his duties in mid-December, as his side were down to being only one point above the relegation zone. The performances improved slightly under Guus Hiddink, as they climbed the table with a 15-game unbeaten streak.

Chelsea released Marco Amelia, who did not make a single start for Chelsea, with academy players like Tika Musonda and Kevin Wright deemed surplus to requirements. Chelsea have also released loanees Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato, but they are not considered in this l

Below is the full list of players who have been released:

Marco Amelia,
Tika Kafusha Musonda
Kevin Wright

5) Crystal Palace

Despite having a stellar campaign the season before this one, Crystal palace had a very average campaign this season as they finished 15th in the league. They did, however, manage a few high profile victories as they went on to win a match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. High profile players like Emmanuel Adebayor and Marouane Chamakh have been released.

Below is the full list of players who have been released:

Emmanuel Adebayor
Reise Malcolm Allassani
Andreas Malde Breimyr
Marouane Chamakh
Connor William Dymond
Spencer Ellis Henderson Forte
Matthew George
David Michael Gregory
Brede Paulsen Hangeland
William James Hoare
Christopher David Kettings
Adrian Joseph Mariappa
Patrick McCarthy
Oliver David Pain
Christian Stephen Scales

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Published 11 Jun 2016, 18:42 IST
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