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Remembering every Premier League side that went the whole season unbeaten at home

Liverpool edged closer to an unbeaten home season with victory over Aston Villa this weekend, the champions having won each of their fixtures on Merseyside this season to set a new top flight record of 24 consecutive home victories.

No side has ever won each of their home fixtures but Jurgen Klopp’s side are now just two wins away from an unprecedented landmark, whilst the current Reds side would also join an exclusive group of teams to have enjoyed unbeaten home campaigns.

Here are the six Premier League clubs to go a whole season unbeaten at home:

Manchester United

Unbeaten home seasons: 1995/96, 1999/00 and 2011/12

The most successful club of the Premier League era, Manchester United were the first to complete an undefeated season on home turf during the club’s double-winning campaign of 1995/96.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s young side would bounce back from an opening day defeat at Aston Villa to secure the title on the final day of the season ahead of runners-up Newcastle, their formidable home record seeing the club finish four points ahead of Kevin Keegan’s Magpies.

Just four teams would leave Old Trafford with a point throughout a memorable campaign, United finishing a Premier League season unbeaten at home on two further occasions – the second during the 1999/00 season in which the Red Devils set new records for most goals scored and biggest winning margin.

Remarkably, their third unbeaten home campaign would not deliver the title, finishing as runners-up on goal difference in 2011/12 courtesy of Sergio Aguero’s dramatic final day winner for Manchester City against QPR.

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Unbeaten home seasons: 1998/99, 2003/04 and 2007/08

Arsenal have also achieved the feat on three occasions previously, though just one of those undefeated campaigns has delivered the Premier League title for the north London side.

Arsene Wenger’s Gunners would finish as runners-up to Manchester United’s treble-winning side in 1998/99 despite failing to suffer a single defeat at Highbury, whilst an unbeaten record at their new Emirates Stadium home would only deliver a third-placed finished in 2007/08.

Arsenal would, of course, deliver the title during 2003/04, their famed ‘Invincible’ season seeing the club remain unbeaten throughout the entire campaign, both home and away.

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Unbeaten home seasons: 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08 and 2014/15

No team has ever enjoyed more unbeaten home seasons than Chelsea, the west London side having achieved the feat on five occasions, including for four consecutive campaigns between 2004 and 2008.

That record would see the club claim back-to-back Premier League titles under Jose Mourinho, whilst their run would stretch an incredible 86 games unbeaten at home under three different managers, before Xabi Alonso’s winner for Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in October 2008.

Chelsea would add a fifth unbeaten home season to their collection during the 2014/15 campaign, a season that would deliver another league title, Mourinho adding a third top flight crown to his collection during his second spell in charge of the Blues.

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Unbeaten home seasons: 2008/09, 2017/18 & 2018/19

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are rapidly heading towards a third consecutive season unbeaten at Anfield, the Merseyside club approaching three years without defeat on home turf since a 2-1 reverse against Crystal Palace in April 2017.

Should the Reds close out the Premier League campaign without a home defeat, it would be the fourth time the club have achieved the feat – though this looks likely to be the first season in which their formidable home record will deliver a league title.

Liverpool finished as runners-up when going undefeated at home in both 2008/09 and 2018/19, whilst they finished as low as fourth in 2017/18 – the lowest ever finishing position for a side unbeaten at home.

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Manchester City

Unbeaten home season: 2011/12

Manchester City became the fifth club to compile an unbeaten home season since the division’s rebranding, during a 2011/12 campaign which saw the club win a drought-breaking league title and first of the Premier League era.

Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero scored in stoppage-time to snatch a 3-2 victory against QPR on the final day of the season, sealing the title in the most dramatic of fashion and preserving their unbeaten home record.

That campaign would be the first – and so far only – time two sides have both completed an entire season unbeaten at home, runners-up Manchester United having also gone without defeat at Old Trafford.

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Unbeaten home season: 2016/17

Tottenham would go the entirety of the 2016/17 season without a home defeat under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino, finishing as runners-up on the back of their strong form at White Hart Lane.

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Spurs’ impressive run in north London would see the club drop points on just two occasions on home turf, winning 17 of their 19 home fixtures in addition to playing out 1-1 draws with both Liverpool and Leicester.

Six draws and four defeats on the road would end their title hopes, however, the club finishing seven points adrift of Antonio Conte’s title-winning Chelsea team.

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