The Chinese Super League 2019 season takes place from March until November, with an extended break from mid-August until mid-September. Shanghai SIPG dethroned the seven-in-a-row winners Guangzhou Evergrande last season and both are keen to return to the summit this year. The champions will have to do that without last season’s golden boot Wu Lei, who left for Spanish side Espanyol in preseason. Beijing Guoan are also in the hunt as they eye a first championship since 2009. Elsewhere, some of the biggest names in football have been tempted with moves to China. Bookmark this page to stay up to date with the CSL table, results so far and upcoming matches.