Search Menu

The Ten-Year EPL Table: Chelsea ahead of Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton ahead of Tottenham and Man City

Share

The English Premier League since 2002 has featured thirty-eight clubs, twenty-four of which have been in England’s top flight for three seasons or more.  It’s been a helluva ride: we’ve seen the record for fewest points broken (twice), seen Newcastle slip from the Champions League to the Championship and we witnessed Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Guus Hiddink, Claudio Ranieri and “Big Phil” Scolari all take charge of Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea for varying short periods of time.  The natural resource-fuelled teams have begun to dominate the Champions’ League positions, and we witnessed first Arsenal’s Invincibles and ended the ten years marvelling at Sir Alex Ferguson’s “Slightly Less Invincibles”.

Compiling the entire Premiership into one table makes for interesting reading.  It’s arranged by order of Title Wins, then Top Four berths (minus relegations, which penalises both the Toon Army and Leeds), by average Points Per Season and finally, by Average Goal Difference.  It shows once again how stark the difference is between the Premiership’s “haves” and “have-nots” as during this past decade only eight clubs have managed a top-four finish.  Of those eight, Tottenham, Man City and Everton only climbed the mountain only once.  In stark contrast, the relegation zone saw multiple repeat offenders – West Brom, Sunderland and Birmingham chief amongst them.

Here, in all it’s glory, is the decade’s English Premiership Cumulative table (minimum three seasons in Premiership):

Team Years Title Range Top 4 Top 10 Relegations Pts Avg Avg GD
Man Utd 10 5 1 to 3 10 10 0 826 82.6 43.8
Chelsea 10 3 1 to 6 9 10 0 804 80.4 43
Arsenal 10 2 1 to 4 10 10 0 771 77.1 39.8
Liverpool 10 0 2 to 7 9 10 0 695 69.5 29.6
Everton 10 0 4 to 17 1 7 0 553 55.3 3.2
Tottenham 10 0 4 to 14 1 8 0 551 55.1 3.1
Man City 9 0 4 to 16 1 6 0 472 52.44 4.1
Newcastle 9 0 3 to 18 2 4 1 464 51.56 -0.56
Aston Villa 10 0 6 to 16 0 7 0 524 52.4 0.8
Blackburn 10 0 6 to 15 0 6 0 499 49.9 -4.4
Leeds United 3 0 5 to 19 0 1 1 146 48.67 -7.3
Bolton 10 0 6 to 17 0 4 0 470 47 -8.7
Stoke City 3 0 11 to 13 0 0 0 138 46 -11
Fulham 10 0 7 to 17 0 3 0 459 45.9 -6.9
Charlton Athl. 6 0 7 to 19 0 1 1 273 45.5 -13
West Ham 8 0 7 to 20 0 4 2 359 44.88 -13.75
Southampton 4 0 8 to 20 0 1 1 176 44 -8.25
Birmingham 7 0 9 to 19 0 2 3 301 43 -12.43
Middlesbrough 8 0 7 to 19 0 1 1 342 42.75 -7.88
Wigan 6 0 10 to 17 0 1 0 252 42 -20
Wolves 3 0 15 to 20 0 0 1 111 37 -27
Portsmouth 7 0 8 to 20 0 2 1 293 36.63 -12.57
Sunderland 7 0 13to 20 0 1 2 240 34.29 -24.43
West Brom 5 0 11 to 20 0 0 3 169 33.8 -24.8

To view more on the Premiership’s Cumulative Tables, visit Balanced SportsCumulative Premiership Tables page.

For more analysis and opinion, shoot across to Matthew Wood‘s blog, Balanced Sports.

Football Expert? Prove it! Share your knowledge, tips and comments. Win cash prizes - £11,000 monthly! Join OLBG's free-to-enter tipping competition.

One Comment to The Ten-Year EPL Table: Chelsea ahead of Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton ahead of Tottenham and Man City

  1. I think that’s a real testament to just how well David Moyes has done at Everton. I’m not a big fan of the club, but to come fifth in the decade tables despite having one of the smallest budgets and squad sizes in the premiership is seriously impressive.