The ‘Premier League’, which is commonly referred to as the English Premier League or the EPL, is the top level of the English football league system. 20 elite clubs take part in the competition, which operates with a system of promotion and relegation. The bottom three teams are relegated to the EFL while the top four qualify for the Champions League. Europa League qualification can also be achieved via Premier League – and domestic cup – performances. Manchester City are the reigning Premier League champions while Manchester United are the most decorated team in the competition’s history.