Another fascinating season of top-flight football has reached its conclusion with Liverpool winning a historic first Premier League title, the Reds crowned as champions of England for the first time in three decades following a record-breaking campaign under Jurgen Klopp.
The Merseyside club secured the title with a club-record points total, but where does their landmark season leave the club amongst the Premier League’s most successful sides?
Manchester City – who hold the Premier League‘s single season point record having reached 100 points during 2017/18 campaign – just miss out on the top six despite their recent success, with Newcastle, Aston Villa and West Ham rounding out the rest of the top 10.
Leeds, West Brom and Fulham will be hoping to improve their points totals next season after earning promotion from the Championship this term, the former remarkably sitting 13th in the rankings despite a 16-year absence from the top flight.
Swindon Town remain statistically the worst Premier League side in history after finishing bottom during their solitary season in the Premier League – the Robins having amassed a paltry 30 points from their 42 games to sit behind Barnsley, Blackpool and Huddersfield Town in the rankings.
Following the final fixtures of the 2019/20 campaign we’ve decided to revisit the Premier League’s all-time table and rank the six sides with the most points in the division’s history:
6. Everton – 1,476 points
Everton sit sixth in the division’s all-time rankings, the Merseyside club having been ever-presents throughout the Premier League era.
The Toffees endured a disappointing season to finish 12th in 2019/20, however, and could lose their position in the top six should they fail to revive their fortunes under Carlo Ancelotti next season.
Manchester City – the most successful team of the past decade in winning four league titles – have now moved within 26 points of Everton’s tally of 1,476, despite having played 190 games fewer than the Merseysiders following spells in the lower leagues throughout the Premier League era.
Everton remain sixth in the rankings despite having lost the second most fixtures of any side in Premier League history, with only West Ham having managed more than their 380 defeats.
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5. Tottenham Hotspur – 1,654 points
Sitting just outside the Champions League places in the Premier League’s all-time table are Tottenham, the north London side having finished inside the division’s top six in each of the past 11 seasons to boost their overall points tally to 1,654 points.
The past decade has been the most successful in Spurs’ recent history following a mediocre existence during the opening years of the rebranded Premier League, securing a place amongst Europe’s elite for the first time in 2010 before adding five further top four finishes, included finishing as runners-up in 2017.
Now armed with a three-time title winner in the dugout in the form of Jose Mourinho, Spurs will be hoping to continue racking up points as they bid to re-establish themselves as title challengers in the coming seasons.
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4. Liverpool – 1,948 points
Liverpool‘s long-awaited title triumph was delivered with a club-record points total of 99, two more than their previous best of 97 points registered in 2018/19 as the Reds finished as runners-up to Manchester City.
Those huge hauls have seen Jurgen Klopp’s side close the gap on the sides above them, but they remain fourth in the Premier League’s all-time table on a healthy tally of 1,948 points.
Only two sides have ever reached the 2,000 landmark but the Merseyside club will be confident of comfortably surpassing that milestone next season, Klopp’s side having shown almost flawless excellence for two seasons and currently on an unbeaten run at Anfield that has lasted more than three years.
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3. Chelsea – 1,997 points
Chelsea look set to become just the third side to reach 2,000 Premier League points with the Blues now just three points short of the milestone figure, the west London side having established themselves amongst Europe and England’s elite since their billionaire takeover in 2003.
Frank Lampard guided Chelsea to a fourth-placed finish during his debut season at Stamford Bridge and the club have finished outside the top five on just two occasions since Roman Abramovich’s arrival in the capital, winning five league titles to cement their position as the second most successful side of the Premier League era in terms of titles won.
Chelsea have won 578 of their 1076 Premier League fixtures to date, drawing 263 and losing 235 to amass the third-highest points total in the history of the division.
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2. Arsenal – 2,011 points
Arsenal‘s fortunes may have faltered with the club suffering their lowest league finish in 25 years this season, but the Gunners remain second on the Premier League’s all-time table courtesy of their remarkable consistency throughout the Premier League era.
Arsene Wenger’s 22-year spell in north London saw the club crowned as champions on three occasions, whilst the Frenchman’s side failed to finish outside the top four in all but his final two seasons in charge.
That run of 20 consecutive top-four finishes contributes towards a points total of 2,011 following the conclusion of the 2019/20 campaign, Arsenal ranking second for most wins, most points and most goals scored throughout the Premier League era.
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1. Manchester United – 2,234 points
No surprises for guessing the number one spot in the Premier League’s all-time rankings, Manchester United a huge 223 points clear of Arsenal having been the dominant force in England’s top tier throughout Sir Alex Ferguson’s glittering career at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils were crowned as champions for the first time in 26 years during the Premier League’s inaugural campaign, before adding a further 12 titles to move clear of rivals Liverpool for most top flight championships in English football history.
United never finished lower than third during Ferguson’s 21 Premier League campaigns in charge, and whilst the club have undoubtedly been in transition since the Scot’s retirement, their lowest finish remains seventh during the dismal tenure of David Moyes.
United also became the first team in Premier League history to score 2000 goals in the competition earlier this season, academy graduate Scott McTominay scoring the landmark effort during a 3-1 victory at Norwich in October.
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