An impressive home record is essential for any side hoping to have a successful season, but picking up results away from home is equally as important to those sides with ambitions of challenging at the top of the division.
Premier League supporters may not be able to head on a fabled away day for some time in these unprecedented times of behind-closed-doors fixtures, but which fans have returned home joyous on the most occasions so far this season?
Here are the five Premier League teams with the most wins away from home in 2019/20:
Southampton – 7
A dismal start to the season left Southampton in the relegation places heading into the festive fixture schedule, before a turnaround in fortunes has seen Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side comfortably move clear of the Premier League’s drop zone.
Southampton’s success has largely been built on a fine record away from St Mary’s, with only three teams boasting more away victories than a Saints’ side who have the worst home record in the division.
Amongst their most notable triumphs have been wins at top four contenders in Sheffield United, Leicester and Chelsea, whilst the club also returned to action following the Premier League’s restart with a comprehensive 3-0 victory at Norwich last Friday.
Leicester – 7
Leicester’s consistency this season has left Brendan Rodgers’ side on the brink of securing Champions League qualification, the Foxes having upset the established order to sit third in the division at present.
A fine record at the King Power Stadium has been boosted by seven wins on their travels, including the Premier League’s biggest ever away victory – and record winning margin of all-time either home or away – after thrashing Southampton 9-0 at St Mary’s in October.
Rodgers’ side’s ability to counter-attack in devastating fashion makes them perfectly suited to picking up results on their travels, Leicester registering four consecutive away wins during an eight-game winning run earlier this season.
Chelsea – 8
Chelsea moved ahead of Leicester and Southampton on eight away victories after resuming the Premier League season with a hard-fought win over Aston Villa, with the west London side having now picked up more points on their travels than at Stamford Bridge.
Frank Lampard’s side have registered high-scoring victories at the likes of Burnley and Wolves, whilst they also emerged victorious from consecutive away assignments at London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal in December.
Much has been made about whether behind-closed-doors fixtures will neutralise home advantage, though that is unlikely to worry a Chelsea side who possess eerily similar records at home (24 points) and away (27 points) so far this season.
Manchester City – 9
The second best away record in the division belongs to second-placed Manchester City, with the Premier League champions having racked up 28 points from 15 away fixtures so far this season.
City have registered nine wins on the road during the current campaign, including beginning the season with a 5-0 thrashing of West Ham at the London Stadium and a 6-1 humbling of struggling Aston Villa.
Those emphatic victories have contributed to 35 goals scored in away fixtures so far this season, more than any other side in the Premier League.
Liverpool – 12
Unsurprisingly sitting at the top of the rankings are runaway leaders Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp’s side have enjoyed an almost flawless Premier League season to date.
Liverpool have dropped points on just three occasions so far this season and whilst each of those set-backs have come on the road, the Merseyside club’s 12 away victories is still comfortably the highest in the division so far.
Amongst Liverpool’s finest travelling displays have been important victories at top four hopefuls Chelsea and Leicester, in addition to late drama to secure three points at Aston Villa and Crystal Palace respectively.
The Reds’ next away assignment is a trip to face second-placed Manchester City on July 2, a fixture which could see the club crowned champions for the first time in three decades.