Premier League history has been littered with statement victories, results which send out a message that this is the team to beat in any given campaign.
To be the best you’ve got to beat the best as the old saying goes, a mantra delivered upon in some style by the teams featured on this list, a succession of Premier League sides who have outlined their intentions by securing emphatic wins against rival clubs.
Manchester City’s 4-1 thrashing of Liverpool this season was the latest example of a statement win, Pep Guardiola’s side dismantling the champions on Merseyside to showcase their credentials as title challengers.
Emerging victorious against a direct competitor can transform the narrative of a season and we’ve looked at some of the biggest statement victories the Premier League has ever seen.
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